NiP send Sprout packing at Europe Minor
The lower bracket final at the Europe Minor featured NiP and Sprout. The best-of-three game kicked off on Nuke with the Swedes on the CT-side. While NiP picked up the pistol round and two anti-ecos, Sprout triumphed in the first weapon round to trail 3-1.
NiP's response was a six round streak which extended their lead to 9-1. NiP led 13-2 at halftime and secured the second half pistol round to make it 14-2. Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund & company wrapped it up with a 16-3 scorline.
Denis "denis" Howell's team started Mirage on the T-side and grabbed the first seven rounds. NiP hit back in the eighth round but they were reset in the ninth one, trailing 8-1. Sprout finished the first half 12-3 ahead as they clutched a 2vs4 in the 15th round.
NiP secured the first five rounds on the T-side to trail 12-8. Sprout earned four map points but NiP won a 2vs4 and a 3vs5 in the 27th and 29th rounds, respectively, to get to the ultimate regulation round. Martin "PERCY" Wessel denied the bomb plant in the last seconds of the last round to win the map 16-14 for Sprout.
Train started with Dennis "dennis" Edman & Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson's 2vs4 clutch in the pistol round which put the T-sided NiP 1-0 ahead. Sprout won the first weapon round and followed it up with four more rounds to lead 5-3. NiP's success in weapon rounds came towards the end of the half which they managed to win 8-7.
Timo "Spiidi" Richter & co. won the second half pistol round and the following round to take the lead (9-8). NiP tied the game at 9-9 by winning the 18th round thanks to a saved UMP and a Scout. The Swedish side went on to get a 16-13 map victory to win the series 2-1.
|Sprout||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Martin 'PERCY' WesselPERCY||68 - 58||+10||84.9||1.17|
|Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' SillassenNaToSaphiX||49 - 58||-9||67.9||0.91|
|Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi||41 - 54||-13||62.2||0.88|
|Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsensycrone||45 - 59||-14||68.6||0.82|
|Denis 'denis' Howelldenis||32 - 65||-33||50.3||0.61|