fnatic outlast NiP; to meet Astralis in semi-finals

Striker
April 21st, 2018 21:51

fnatic have outlasted NiP 2-1 (Mirage 16-9, Inferno 5-16, Train 16-13) to secure a spot in the semi-finals, where the Swedes will meet Astralis.

fnatic got off to a flying start on their pick, Mirage, grabbing the pistol round and the first couple of gunrounds on the back of a clutch from Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and a quad-kill from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson to go up 6-0 as CT.

NiP's first successful round following a B split was enough to send their opponents on an eco, which they used to add a second round on the board, but fnatic were soon back in cruise control. Defending the A bombsite multiple times in a row, Maikil "Golden" Selim's team powered to a 12-3 half.

The Ninjas began to climb back thanks to two defuses by William "draken" Sundin, the first of which was in a 4v3 situation in the pistol round and the second in a 2v1 advantage in the gunround. With aggressive play towards mid and a clutch from Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, NiP reduced the deficit to just three rounds. Jesper "JW" Wecksell stopped the streak with a key double in the next round, inspiring fnatic to close out map one with four rounds in a row for a 16-9 victory.

KRIMZ led the way with a stellar performance on Train

Inferno was the choice of NiP, who started on the CT side and gave fnatic a taste of their own medicine at the beginning of the second map, running away with a 7-0 lead. KRIMZ & co. then put their first on the board, but couldn't string more together and found themselves with little to no money shortly afterward, as NiP added three more to their score.

A successful CZ-75 rush towards B inspired fnatic to claim three of the last four rounds, but it all seemed in vain when Dennis "dennis" Edman secured a 1v2 situation in the pistol round for his team, killing the defuser in the last moment. Surely enough, NiP went on to force map three at 16-5.

Train was the deciding map, where fnatic picked up an early 3-0 lead despite dennis's amazing triple in the pistol round, as KRIMZ and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist turned around a 2v5 situation. Once NiP got a hold of weapons, however, they kept defending both bombsites with relative ease, taking advantage of full utility to stop fnatic's early pushes. It wasn't until 9-3 when fnatic stopped the streak thanks to early picks on the inner bombsite, which allowed them to grab two out of the remaining three rounds for a 10-5 half in favor of NiP

An incredible 1v4 from f0rest yielded his team the following pistol, but fnatic found a reply with pistols and a Scout to begin their climb back into the match. After closing the gap to 8-11, fnatic conceded the first gunround, but they were soon in the driving seat again, coming out on top of several retake scenarios to claim their first lead since the sixth round at 13-12. 

That was when NiP broke the streak on the back of an early pick towards inner, but they couldn't string any more rounds together, as fnatic outlasted their Swedish rivals at 16-13.

Sweden
Matchpage
1
2
21st April 2018
9
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
5
13
Train
16

News tags:
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 55 - 49 +6 69.6 1.04
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 53 - 53 0 73.2 1.04
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 52 - 54 -2 81.8 0.99
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 47 - 52 -5 74.7 0.95
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 41 - 51 -10 62.9 0.86
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 70 - 46 +24 92.0 1.37
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 52 - 47 +5 82.9 1.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 54 - 44 +10 71.9 1.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 51 - 54 -3 81.0 1.11
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 32 - 57 -25 50.0 0.67

Sweden
Matchpage
1
2
21st April 2018
9
Mirage
16
16
Inferno
5
13
Train
16

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 55 - 49 +6 69.6 1.04
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 53 - 53 0 73.2 1.04
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 52 - 54 -2 81.8 0.99
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 47 - 52 -5 74.7 0.95
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 41 - 51 -10 62.9 0.86
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 70 - 46 +24 92.0 1.37
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 52 - 47 +5 82.9 1.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 54 - 44 +10 71.9 1.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 51 - 54 -3 81.0 1.11
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 32 - 57 -25 50.0 0.67

Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
369
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1107
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1316
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
568
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
GG WP both teams! Krimz TOP 2? Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-21 21:55
#25
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R 
GG
2018-04-21 21:53
Felt like the old days, nice fnatic NiP game, gg wp
2018-04-21 22:04
fantastic game nip deserved more tbh astralis win and over 2.5 maps in nip-fnatic ez money ez life
2018-04-21 21:53
#29
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Hungary StraYzie 
KRiMZ top 1
2018-04-21 21:53
f0rest deserves better
2018-04-21 21:57
#49
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Hungary StraYzie 
He does, everyone loves f0rest and he's a beast
2018-04-21 22:00
#81
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Europe tweekzter 
Yeah, that situation with that insane one tap at the defuse... lots of other players would have made arrogant gestures, but f0rest seemed so humble and just making funny expressions. :D
2018-04-22 00:30
Reply edited,hmmmmm
2018-04-21 21:57
Aren't you allowed to edit comments on this site?
2018-04-21 22:04
#62
ropz | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
KRIMZ is so good, like honestly I think he might be better now than he ever was, even better than his form in late 2014/early 2015
2018-04-21 22:15
#86
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Brazil olocoxd 
back then olof and flusha were better than him, now he`s better than both together.
2018-04-22 00:53
#89
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Yeah, its kinda funny when you realise they were like top 1 and top 5
2018-04-22 01:45
he finally got his main role after dennis and olof left
2018-04-22 11:04
s1mple top 1 !!! Have a nice day!!!
2018-04-22 08:14
ez
2018-04-21 21:52
#3
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Brazil theMonxtro 
a
2018-04-21 21:52
#4
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Europe BidisieM 
GOD KRIMZ
2018-04-21 21:52
#5
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Europe BidisieM 
GOD KRIMZ <3
2018-04-21 21:52
I'm glad fnatic made it, sadly Astralis will get to the final.
2018-04-21 21:52
#71
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Finland Ingested 
Krimz always carrying lil nubbins
2018-04-21 23:35
fantastic game nip deserved more tbh
2018-04-21 21:52
#8
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Belgium Very^v^Guy 
1
2018-04-21 21:52
#9
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Poland Roxin12 
ok
2018-04-21 21:52
#9
ScreaM | 
Belgium jorneiro 
nt NIP
2018-04-21 21:52
#11
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Germany Kaidixdeh 
gg
2018-04-21 21:52
#12
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Spain GonGon 
gg
2018-04-21 21:52
Unlucko
2018-04-21 21:52
ez 4 JWALLHACK
2018-04-21 21:52
gg ez for swedish house mafia
2018-04-21 21:52
fak ye
2018-04-21 21:52
#17
draken | 
Sweden Izonezz 
NiP won more rounds in total :P THIS WAS THE REAL FINAL!
2018-04-21 21:52
#18
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Hong Kong Road2Mars 
Sad that nip can't win it
2018-04-21 21:52
#19
Xizt | 
Sweden mibr4ever 
hahahah bye pita
2018-04-21 21:52
#77
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Switzerland Alzameister 
Lol why bye pita?
2018-04-22 00:25
fnatic don't deserve the win
2018-04-21 21:52
#21
Xizt | 
Sweden mibr4ever 
hahahah bye pita oh the joy.
2018-04-21 21:52
#22
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Brazil digozamaral 
Fuck ://
2018-04-21 21:52
#23
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Israel Kups 
GGWP :)
2018-04-21 21:52
#24
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Sweden Zolity 
WOOOOOOO GGS
2018-04-21 21:52
#27
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Malaysia byaIi 
krimz too good nice
2018-04-21 21:53
#28
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Spain Rekto_Plasm 
LAUGH NOW REZ HAHAHHAHA EZ FOR KRIMZ
2018-04-21 21:53
Nip threw that shit so hard
2018-04-21 21:53
how can u throw against a team better than u
2018-04-21 21:56
#47
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Norway anMu 
Fnatic were better on train??? LUUUUUL Nip had to give away 6 rounds to fnatic and krimz had to drop 30 bombs just to barely win 16:13. Match should have ended 16:12/16:9 for nip
2018-04-21 22:03
#66
KRIMZ | 
Sweden sajlento 
but it didnt ez game for krimz
2018-04-21 22:47
#72
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Finland Ingested 
yeah nip buy strategy ruined them a good last 3 rounds
2018-04-21 23:37
entire bo3 based on good CT sides... both teams had abysmal and bleak T sides on all maps. NiP needed a 12-3 half on train their T side there was just disgusting
2018-04-22 08:59
So ez 4 the best team in the world
2018-04-21 21:54
#32
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Europe treyhard 
wtf nice comeback
2018-04-21 21:54
#33
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Estonia WERZTY 
tf
2018-04-21 21:54
#34
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Turkey Altruan 
FeelsBadMan NIP
2018-04-21 21:55
#35
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
nothing new fnatic the GOATS
2018-04-21 21:55
I thought it was over when nip were up 9-3 lol
2018-04-21 21:55
#37
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Canada SureThingM8 
Outlast xD more like outluck....
2018-04-21 21:56
#46
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Norway anMu 
+1
2018-04-21 21:59
#38
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Russia Nikosimus 
Only NiP can win pistols like this and then completely throw everything after..:/ And instead of 13-5 you get 11-8
2018-04-21 21:56
13x16 =/
2018-04-21 21:57
#78
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Switzerland Alzameister 
sadly we lost, but NiP is improving everyday it seems like
2018-04-22 00:26
YIIIIHAAAAAAA
2018-04-21 21:57
KRIMZ TOO STRONK
2018-04-22 08:46
#43
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Norway anMu 
I am both fan of nip and fnatic but today better team lost sadly due to throwing 5v2 pistol round and losing antieco after second pistol round Free 6 rounds for fnatic they definitely didn’t deserve
2018-04-21 21:58
fan of fnatic xdddddddddddd
2018-04-21 22:11
#68
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Norway anMu 
Oh gosh retardberg is here again, ye I was huge fnatic fan because of olof, dennis and krimz so while fnatic aren’t my #1 anymore I still do cheer for them because of krimz I just don’t like your fatduo burgerking kids
2018-04-21 23:27
You are cheering for teams in ways normal people would hate on.
2018-04-21 23:29
#70
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Norway anMu 
#1 faze #2 nip #3 fnatic This is my order lol if fnatic doesn’t play faze or nip I always cheer for them despite fact I like only one player and dislike 3 fat boys and refugee
2018-04-21 23:35
lol
2018-04-21 23:42
#80
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Norway anMu 
Waste of time to speak with autist like you. Bye and enjoy your poor life full of negativity I know it’s not your fault since you are mentally challenged. Peace
2018-04-22 00:29
I am actually full of positivity.
2018-04-22 00:30
#84
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Norway anMu 
Ye everyone can clearly see that in every comment you ever posted. Pathetic 40yo virgin, who never said a nice word to anyone. A lot of people actually agree with me, they have never seen you make a kind comment. It’s pretty sad that even Jonty who is basically most polite user on this site says you are butthurt faggot who is just insulting everyone here. I guess you failed in life miserably or you are just an asshole since you came to this world
2018-04-22 00:47
Who said that I am full of positivity on HLTV where people like you are posting such bullshit lol. Also Jonty is just triggered that I am not talking to him anymore since he became too obvious.
2018-04-22 00:47
+1
2018-04-22 08:48
#104
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Sweden s!d_xaxa 
Hltv reveals your inner personality. May be this is your real personality and all that being positive outside is just fake.
2018-04-22 09:06
lol
2018-04-22 09:45
#116
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Norway anMu 
Ye you are faking your positive mindset outside because you have to lol. If you would behave same way irl as on hltv (like an asshole) you would get your shit face smashed against the wall every day. Here you have anonymity so you show your true face without risk someone would beat shit out of you. Everyone knows people show their true face online because there are no consequences. Also everyone already knows you are retard asshole so there really is no point of me saying more.
2018-04-22 18:40
lolol
2018-04-22 18:41
#123
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Norway anMu 
You can write as many lols you want, it won’t change fact you are just sad pathetic person
2018-04-22 19:04
bandwagon fan
2018-04-22 08:47
prntscr.com/j8hixx bandwagon fan*
2018-04-22 08:46
he cheers for the players not for the actual organization that pays them salaries. It's kinda weird.
2018-04-22 09:04
well he cheers for 15+ players but let's group that up he cheers for more than 3 teams what that means is: Semifinals - 4 teams (and he cheers for them all) and his "fav team" faze gets eliminated but there's his "2nd favourite team" nip , that get's eliminated but there's still fnatic his "3rd bes team" and for example some of his 7 fav teams win something he says im fan of them changes the flair .. .. basically i explained something but not all well he's just bandwagon fan
2018-04-22 09:07
precisely.. I like 3 of the 4 teams that are in semis now for instance but I only want NaVi to win because they are my one and only favorites (since 2010 ). I also like Windigo but I don't get too much of a choice who to like from Bulgarian CS lul. So yeah I totally get your point now.
2018-04-22 09:17
#122
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Norway anMu 
Don’t waste your time with retardberg’s alt account he is sad no one agrees with him so has to fake it at least
2018-04-22 19:01
#114
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Norway anMu 
Wow you are such a retard changing my flair? I always use LGB ask whoever you want. What’s wrong with me being fan of one team (faze in my case) but I also have symphaty to other teams because of players that are in are one of my all time favorites (nip, fnatic). I am fan of all 4 semifinalist xDDD? I hate navi because of s1mple, I dislike astralis because of their playstyle and gambit just lul, so only acceptable team in semis was fnatic and I say acceptable only because of krimz. If you use at least 1% of your 10IQ brain you would see reason why I cheer (in this order) for faze, nip and fnatic while having LGB flair. Because I am old school fan of LGB from kato14 (olof, dennis, krimz, twist, cype) my favorite line-up of all time. #1 is always team with olof #2 nip because dennis and f0rest #3 fnatic because of krimz and fact I cheered for them for 3 years Simple as that. But I guess you are just newfag who has no idea about cs before 2016/2017.
2018-04-22 18:30
It seems like you are dumb, or just too biased to even talk to . . .
2018-04-22 18:35
#118
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Norway anMu 
I am dumb? You said I am fan of all 4 semifinalist which is not true based on teams displayed on my profile. I gave proper arguments while you have mouth full of shit and lies.
2018-04-22 18:43
You just showed how dumb you are, I won't respond to your comments anymore due to your misunderstanding of my sentences
2018-04-22 18:46
#121
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Norway anMu 
Ok kid lol you said I am bandwagon fan which I just disprove, you said I am fan of all semifinalist which is retardation, then you said I am fan of +15 players which I disprove as well. 15yo kiddo run out of “arguments” or should I say ilusions and lies of your down syndromed brain??? Btw I would not be suprised if this would be alt acc of mr. retardberg because literally no one agrees with him or you just both share same mental illness.
2018-04-22 18:59
xdddddddddd
2018-04-22 09:44
#45
Slovakia pgb1 
F0rest and 4 bots, same story for years
2018-04-21 21:58
krimz??
2018-04-21 21:59
#51
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Sweden crindz 
sad to see nip out, but fnatic will have a better chance versus astralis. oh and GOD KRIMZ! so fun to see him play like this again.
2018-04-21 22:00
Thought the same, fnatic have a better chance at both semis and grand finals. Its nice to see nip back in form, though. Let’s hope it stays.
2018-04-22 01:17
#88
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Sweden crindz 
well said, bud +1
2018-04-22 01:21
<3
2018-04-26 01:04
#52
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Germany zeolikk 
EZ AF
2018-04-21 22:00
#53
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Poland Marcines 
krimz is nuts
2018-04-21 22:01
#54
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Bulgaria ranzGOD 
krimz is good but xyp is better #ToTheStars
2018-04-21 22:01
Krimz might be the second best player in the world atm after s1mple. He has been so incredibly solid the last months
2018-04-21 22:02
Well played both teams! FaZeUP! <3
2018-04-21 22:02
Krimz > nip RIP nip. Kick gtr and f0rest!
2018-04-21 22:06
#65
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
OMEGALUL kicking the goat
2018-04-21 22:25
I know it was just a quarter final, but this tournament should really give NiP a boost in the rankings as they have shown that they are a very strong team and even possible title contenders with this line up
2018-04-21 22:11
#64
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
+1
2018-04-21 22:25
#63
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
ggwp f0rest G.O.A.T
2018-04-21 22:25
#67
jdm64 | 
United States Chungo0 
I think Draken is on the way out of nip
2018-04-21 22:56
#75
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Spain Kyuuta 
Nah he has carried every fucking tournament except this one
2018-04-22 00:08
#79
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Switzerland Alzameister 
Lol actually draken is finally showing consistency except for this tournament. And besides that, who else would you want to pick up
2018-04-22 00:28
#93
jdm64 | 
United States Chungo0 
i dont follow sweedish cs, but +pyth
2018-04-22 04:33
+delpan
2018-04-22 06:07
#111
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Switzerland Alzameister 
pyth isnt an awper
2018-04-22 10:04
#120
jdm64 | 
United States Chungo0 
+pyth forest awp
2018-04-22 18:55
#124
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Switzerland Alzameister 
force an excellent rifler on the awp, good idea. Thats an incredible downgrade to what they have now, pyth isnt that great of a player. You suggest to do the same what they did in North when cajunb was still in there, force a rifler to the role of an awper.
2018-04-23 10:59
#74
flusha | 
Sweden Cadde 
I love nip since -90 but I love fnatic and swedens triumph atm and i hope they solidify a new rivalry era. Always the best matches betwin the two. Noone can campare in skill and momentum sequences. Csgo is missing intense and beastmode rivalrys and thats why Sweden is csgo. /closed
2018-04-21 23:57
#76
shox | 
France LauraS 
Hopefully Astralia start tomorrow as prepared as they were against Faze I can't imagine any team being able to stand against them if they keep up that form.
2018-04-22 00:17
#83
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Venezuela Psyccoz 
-25 Golden wtf
2018-04-22 00:35
#90
KRIMZ | 
Turkmenistan DevLW4LK 
Krimz is the god of CS Go.
2018-04-22 02:05
Golden hard carried by krimz going full ham in the 2 maps fnatic won. gyazo.com/934f9108a5b382cd07c7f8867d95f0.. compare IGL stats :Pp
2018-04-22 02:18
golden has been hard carried by teammates ever since he joined. IEM and WESG he was also being hard carried wasnt the reason why they won probably the reason why they had so narrow victory though cause they playing 4v5 with golden non-existent.
2018-04-22 06:49
faze krimz
2018-04-22 04:31
#96
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Slovakia Angerer 
Yet another month in a row when Krimz is destroying everyone, what a beast.
2018-04-22 07:31
#107
KRIMZ | 
Croatia Chipe9 
Pappa KRIMZ
2018-04-22 09:19
#110
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Macau fivemorning 
NiP bettors now crying the fuck out :)
2018-04-22 09:48
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