NiP repeat Swedish derby win; to Minor playoffs

MIRAA
July 21st, 2018 00:42

NiP have booked a spot in the Europe Minor playoffs after defeating Red Reserve 2-0 in Group B's decider match.

The all-Swedish derby, a rematch of Group B's second encounter, started on Mirage with NiP coming out on top of a scrappy pistol round. After planting the bomb in the following round, Red Reserve were able to respond in a full third-round buy, thanks to a triple kill from Simon "twist" Eliasson.

The ex-GODSENT team would be traded back immediately, however, after being caught off-guard by NiP's force-buy, but twist came to his team's rescue once more and clutched a 1v3 on the B site. But Red Reserve's woes continued, and they were limited to just five rounds in the half after failing to string rounds together.

The second half began with a successful fast B execute from NiP, who followed that up with three more rounds, bringing the scoreline to 14-5. It looked like the Ninjas had the game under control, but Red Reserve tightened things up in their defence in an attempt to push the game to overtime, only to collapse at the final hurdle as they could not hold off a fast A execute.

NiP advance to the double-elimination playoffs

Train, the map that followed, quickly got out of hand for Red Reserve, who found themselves on the back foot early on after losing a pistol round to a quad-kill from Fredrik "REZ" Sterner. Once again, Fredrik "freddieb" Buö's side simply could not build on the few round wins that were going their way, taking just two of the opening ten rounds of the map.

Much to everyone's surprise, Red Reserve then won a full eco round on the back of a triple kill from twist, halting NiP's momentum. That round ended up turning the game on its head as the ex-GODSENT squad went on a fantastic run to bring the deficit to one round by the end of the half.

Now on the CT side, NiP added to their lead after taking the pistol round with a solid inner site retake. Red Reserve responded in the third round with a full buy, but then they were stunned by a quad kill from Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson.

With the momentum now clearly in their favour once again, the Ninjas continued pressing on and eventually hit match point thanks to a 1v3 clutch by Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund. Red Reserve still found a lifeline after winning a round on a very weak buy, but their resistance would not last as NiP wrapped things up in the 28th round.

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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 51 - 40 +11 93.3 1.32
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 48 - 32 +16 76.6 1.29
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 40 - 35 +5 78.1 1.10
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 32 - 43 -11 71.6 0.94
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 35 - 39 -4 68.7 0.94
 Red Reserve K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 42 - 38 +4 79.1 1.08
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 41 - 45 -4 84.2 1.00
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus 37 - 40 -3 70.6 0.97
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 33 - 42 -9 73.5 0.92
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buöfreddieb 36 - 41 -5 68.7 0.88
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1481
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Fredrik 'freddieb' Buö
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
834
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#2
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Brazil Cariocazera 
ez
2018-07-21 00:42
Your name is so bad
2018-07-21 00:42
#22
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Austria shaakeh 
actually not as expected
2018-07-21 00:45
#58
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Brazil Cariocazera 
+1
2018-07-21 03:46
#25
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Greenland dAnjel_ 
+1
2018-07-21 00:45
#59
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Brazil Cariocazera 
+2
2018-07-21 03:46
#55
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Brazil Cariocazera 
i gonna change, i'm waiting 30 days xD
2018-07-21 03:45
#24
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Australia BohemianJerry 
Kick gtr and maybe can do something at major.
2018-07-21 00:45
#57
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Brazil Cariocazera 
+1
2018-07-21 03:46
#35
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
Gl to the major
2018-07-21 00:50
#56
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Brazil Cariocazera 
for him, not me. btw, ty
2018-07-21 03:45
EZ FOR NIP
2018-07-21 00:42
#5
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Norway undret 
cool
2018-07-21 00:42
#51
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Czech Republic Dabej 
cool
2018-07-21 02:37
My cat rules
2018-07-21 00:42
#23
REZ | 
United Kingdom Bobafe 
Yes yes he does
2018-07-21 00:45
Lucky NiP
2018-07-21 00:42
#66
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India Ad1_KaM 
Ok
2018-07-21 05:42
Good
2018-07-21 00:42
#9
autimatic | 
Sweden d4m4r 
Fkn nip lucky
2018-07-21 00:43
is this 2013?
2018-07-21 00:42
#12
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Brazil Mentecapto 
NiP stickers incoming?
2018-07-21 00:42
#28
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
They have to beat Optic and then Ence in final
2018-07-21 00:47
#31
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Brazil Mentecapto 
What if Sprout beats ENCE :<
2018-07-21 00:47
#33
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
I see no chances for sprout
2018-07-21 00:48
#43
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Croatia DNM_ii 
ENCE loosing? hahahahahahahahahaha
2018-07-21 01:23
ENCE loosing HAHAHAHA
2018-07-21 11:00
#32
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Sweden hltvking 
no..
2018-07-21 00:48
#41
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Finland Finlanders 
If they beat optic its enough
2018-07-21 01:10
#49
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
No, it ll be UB final
2018-07-21 02:14
#91
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Finland Finlanders 
Yes u are right my mistake
2018-07-21 10:40
Optic will crush NIP.
2018-07-21 09:47
Easy for best team of all time.
2018-07-21 00:42
#20
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Italy xythhh 
in 2014
2018-07-21 00:43
#63
Lekr0 | 
Peru synergy_ 
And 2012 and 2013
2018-07-21 05:33
And 2018
2018-07-21 08:20
just a little bit biased
2018-07-21 00:51
+1
2018-07-21 09:10
LEZZGO
2018-07-21 00:43
#15
f0rest | 
Norway Goplen 
Yyyeeeee
2018-07-21 00:43
they will get trashed in playoffs
2018-07-21 00:43
#54
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United States burzeus 
they can beat sprout maybe and optic
2018-07-21 03:32
Optic will 2-0 them, they might have a chance against ence /sprout loser but I think they'll lose in the decider
2018-07-21 04:33
+1
2018-07-21 09:48
probably
2018-07-21 10:34
xD
2018-08-19 16:50
Wow
2018-07-21 00:43
SWEDISH DERBY LUL
2018-07-21 00:43
+1 wtf
2018-07-21 15:14
#21
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Lithuania andy_ 
HLTV IS DELETING COMMENTS OMEGALUL
2018-07-21 00:44
What those teams have with 16x14
2018-07-21 00:45
#27
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Turkey Black237 
ez for ma bois
2018-07-21 00:46
#29
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Canada Mouniaa 
I think nip is still bad
2018-07-21 00:47
Nice. Well played by them, Hope they make it to the Major. Sucks for Twist though, he played pretty good.
2018-07-21 00:47
Twist was a bot on train...
2018-07-21 08:22
And still he was the only one pulling his weight.
2018-07-21 15:25
#34
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
NiP i fucking love you after 2 years of struggle, its our time <3 #GONINJAS
2018-07-21 00:49
#37
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Bulgaria diyvof 
gtr so bad lul
2018-07-21 00:52
1v3
2018-07-21 08:22
#39
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Brazil Bobejake 
expected LUL
2018-07-21 00:57
#40
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Finland Smoonah 
haha draken
2018-07-21 01:09
#42
Algeria W0r 
Nip struggling at this lvl :\
2018-07-21 01:21
They play to the level of their oppokents
2018-07-21 08:23
#44
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Brazil hugoooo 
It's hard to know what's worse in 2018: BR CS or SE CS.
2018-07-21 01:24
#67
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Brazil VFI 
Polish cs 100%
2018-07-21 06:29
+1
2018-07-21 09:51
they wont win anyway
2018-07-21 01:36
#47
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Spain akproxx 
Golden should join nip
2018-07-21 01:46
Yes. As IGL. Kick Get_Right. He's done
2018-07-21 09:52
#48
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Greenland Jardeet 
Nip in a weird spot when they don't have a proper awper or IGL
2018-07-21 01:54
#53
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Macedonia trashbait 
and so is liquid top4 NiP TOP1
2018-07-21 03:26
#96
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Greenland Jardeet 
true but they atleast tried nitro as IGL before they kicked stanislaw
2018-07-21 13:51
#52
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Macedonia trashbait 
so ez
2018-07-21 03:25
nip won't make it.. through minor
2018-07-21 03:47
#62
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Kazakhstan PaBuJIb 
Finally disband
2018-07-21 05:27
#64
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Kazakhstan sundby 
Kick REZ
2018-07-21 05:36
#65
Lekr0 | 
Peru synergy_ 
Let's go NiP #GONINJAS
2018-07-21 05:38
Anyone know if there's going to be English VOD's available at all?
2018-07-21 06:56
#69
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2018-07-21 07:04
#70
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Malaysia byaIi 
NiP to major ?!
2018-07-21 07:58
Lold 2 dinos at score board xd
2018-07-21 08:40
dennis 27
2018-07-21 08:42
in case you couldnt comprehense.. getr+forest.
2018-07-21 09:56
f0rest with better rating at 30 than anyone in nip last 3 months
2018-07-21 11:38
Dennis and Lekro in top, seems like Fnatic beat red reserve, NiP got carried
2018-07-21 08:57
Kinda sad for twist
2018-07-21 10:33
I feel like Red Reserve didn't show their potential against NiP, which cost them playoffs and maybe stickers, they're going to make changes in the team, I believe, after the major On the other hand NiP played better and won both times, good luck against OpTic
2018-07-21 10:35
NiP twist ? /coming soon /
2018-07-21 11:24
#95
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Estonia Mrkruvi 
twist doesn't want to play in nip
2018-07-21 12:29
it is not certain
2018-07-21 16:43
I see that changing IGL to Lekro and allowing Dennis to focus on killing was a good move.
2018-07-21 14:50
#100
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Norway ZERKK 
nip in major? i arent think that
2018-07-21 15:52
actually yes ahah
2018-08-01 20:13
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