NiP win Europe Minor over OpTic

Professeur
July 22nd, 2018 20:57

After making their way to the final through the lower-bracket, NiP won the Europe Minor over OpTic with a 2-0 scoreline (16-8 Dust2, 16-7 Nuke).

Dust2 was the map that started off the grand final of the Europe Minor, with NiP picking it unexpectedly. The opening of the map was back-and-forth, but OpTic was the team to establish dominance first, with Jakob "JUGi" Hansen leading the way for his team as they tied six rounds together, back-to-back (7-3).

In the following round, JUGi got a double entry, but NiP found a way back in to stop the rot, eventually making a full T-side comeback to end the half 8-7 up. Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson clutched a 1v2 in the pistol to continue his team's streak, with a B site lockdown in the first buy round seeing the Ninjas get on the home stretch, 13-7. OpTic stole away the next round, but NiP struck back with a buy that consisted of three AWPs and a SCAR-20, closing out the game 16-8.

After a rocky tournament, NiP were convincing in the grand final

Despite the pistol round going OpTic's way, NiP were the better-looking side early into Nuke, taking a 6-4 Terrorist-side lead by slowly working the map and finding picks. NiP then hit the A site a couple of times in a row, Nicklas "gade" Gade won one of those rounds single-handedly by clutching a 1v3, but the Swedes still ended the half on the high, 9-6.

Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund had a slow first half, but he was the star of the pistol round, securing a hat-trick with the Dual Berettas as OpTic headed towards B. After cleaning up the anti-ecos, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Dennis "dennis" Edman got doubles each to advance their lead to 12-6.

Similarly to the second half of Dust2, OpTic then won a round, but couldn't follow up on it and NiP pounced. The score was soon 14-7, OpTic went for a force buy, affording an AWP to JUGi, but NiP closed down their outside approach and finished the game 16-7.

Matchpage
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2
22nd July 2018
Sweden
8
Dust2
16
7
Nuke
16
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 34 - 31 +3 87.0 1.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 32 - 37 -5 68.5 0.89
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 26 - 37 -11 61.9 0.78
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 22 - 34 -12 57.4 0.74
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 21 - 40 -19 60.8 0.60
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 52 - 25 +27 114.1 1.81
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 36 - 27 +9 78.3 1.25
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 27 - 23 +4 73.7 1.23
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 32 - 31 +1 68.2 1.11
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 32 - 29 +3 68.1 1.02

Final standings for Europe Minor - FACEIT Major 2018:

1. Sweden NiP - $30,000
2. Denmark OpTic - $15,000
3. Finland ENCE - $5,000
4. Denmark Sprout
5-6. Germany 3DMAX
5-6. Sweden Red Reserve
7-8. France LeftOut
7-8. Poland Kinguin

Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1392
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
603
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1363
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
loooooooooooooool unexpected
2018-07-22 20:57
ez as fuck optic noobs rekt
2018-07-22 20:58
OpTic still at the major
2018-07-22 20:59
still rekt
2018-07-22 21:01
doesn't matter tho But yeah rekt
2018-07-22 21:01
Finally nip stickers
2018-07-23 02:03
#106
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Canada Comeagain 
Lol optic threw
2018-07-22 21:59
Lekr0 too strong
2018-07-22 20:59
EXPECTED
2018-07-22 20:59
Actually expected.
2018-07-22 20:59
#72
Maluk3 | 
Europe Unluko 
GGs
2018-07-22 21:18
#146
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Poland slamcsgo 
WHERE THE FUCK IS SHAKEEH
2018-07-22 22:37
#186
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Ukraine Dert38 
Unexpected
2018-07-23 10:25
Pog
2018-07-22 20:57
nip will win major
2018-07-22 21:00
ew
2018-07-22 20:57
#4
 | 
Pakistan d1ckweed 
First? No. :(
2018-07-22 20:58
#91
 | 
Latvia Frip! 
No
2018-07-22 21:42
#5
 | 
Sweden OfficalKN1GHT 
NiP Magic
2018-07-22 20:58
NiP 97-0
2018-07-23 11:24
5th
2018-07-22 20:58
#92
 | 
Latvia Frip! 
Nt, you are 6rd
2018-07-22 21:43
#147
 | 
Luxembourg P3rfect 
"6rd" Nice englando
2018-07-22 22:41
#149
 | 
Latvia Frip! 
Baited
2018-07-22 22:54
6rd, 6st same thing
2018-07-22 23:01
#181
 | 
Germany waien 
Lol its 6th
2018-07-23 09:20
WOOSH
2018-07-23 16:04
#194
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Spain x_Dovi 
I see what you did here
2018-07-23 11:40
i'm pretty sure its 6nd
2018-07-23 15:07
Oh damn! Well that's just sad because I thought I was 5nd
2018-08-07 17:21
#8
 | 
Turkey Lagerke 
#NIPMAGIC
2018-07-22 20:58
#9
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
Finally the ninjas are showing real results! Good job!
2018-07-22 20:58
Winning tier 3 tournament, Yeah Real result xD
2018-07-22 22:07
#116
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
not that, qualifying for a major is a start >.<
2018-07-22 22:08
#193
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North America LedwigCS 
Optic and ENCE could easily be considered Teir 2 teams who could take down most teams outside of the Top 6 and capable of competiting at that level, even putting decent fights up against those top 6 minus Astralis. Considering NiP haven't been to a Major in nearly 2 years and recently bombed out of Cologne very badly and they had a recent switch of IGL this win is major to showing the direction this team can go in and the potential it has if utilized correctly.
2018-07-23 11:32
#199
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Germany waien 
As a tier 3 team winning a tier3 tournament is good
2018-07-23 16:36
#10
fox | 
Norway narktastic 
xd
2018-07-22 20:58
Ez4EN....
2018-07-22 20:58
#154
 | 
Canada Trudeau 
Maybe Finnish people will finally stop spamming twitch chat
2018-07-22 23:09
Wow
2018-07-22 20:58
#86
 | 
Germany wifiroutter 
waAW
2018-07-22 21:38
Maybe NiP actually will do something good
2018-07-22 20:59
#14
 | 
Australia Astralia 
Lekrooooooooooooooopo
2018-07-22 20:59
so fucking easy 16-8 16-7 ahahahh
2018-07-22 20:59
NiP is Back !! f0rest <333
2018-07-22 20:59
#21
 | 
Sweden godname 
GTR IS LOVE
2018-07-22 20:59
#22
 | 
Poland KasPro 
unexpected
2018-07-22 20:59
#23
friberg | 
Romania carm34 
Ezzzzzz
2018-07-22 20:59
#24
 | 
Turkey haram123 
come back nıp <3
2018-07-22 20:59
#25
 | 
Sweden ThorinEk 
If you dont win... You lose! They finally remembered it!
2018-07-22 20:59
#26
 | 
Sweden ab3c3 
ez
2018-07-22 20:59
#27
 | 
Czech Republic Flapy_ 
Gj :)
2018-07-22 20:59
expected. Ez for the swedes!
2018-07-22 20:59
#29
fer | 
Lithuania LuckyBitch 
Did this match even matter?
2018-07-22 20:59
#40
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Serbia Suckleus 
Well if 15k$ dont matter l dont even Might seem a bit insignificant (idk how to spell it lol) considering they both get sticker money and major spot tho
2018-07-22 21:02
15k extra $$
2018-07-22 21:03
#63
fer | 
Lithuania LuckyBitch 
Let's be realistic, 15$ isn't a lot. Especially, given that they have a major qualification to prepare for, this feels like a good moment to save your tactics and keep some of the playing "hand" to themselves. I'm not saying OpTic are better or anything. It just feels that this win may not be a very objective criteria to judge team NiP situation
2018-07-22 21:11
#70
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Other Iockerboy 
well ofc 15$ isnt a lot but 15k$ is
2018-07-22 21:16
#71
fer | 
Lithuania LuckyBitch 
thank you
2018-07-22 21:16
I am not gay, but 15k is 15k
2018-07-23 10:29
yh i dont understand why these finals even exist, they both are winners. In cis minor final hellraisers was clearly just trolling around and celebrating, they almost lost to spirit 16 14 5 16 16 14
2018-07-22 21:20
#89
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Romania SPEEEEEEED 
well these finals actually means something not only 15k the team who wins gets a better seed in the major as nip won this, they are in the 3rd pool and that means they cant face north, astralis, space soldiers and gambit which are in the 1st pool
2018-07-22 21:40
facing everyone except astralis on this list would be win situation for them
2018-07-23 09:01
#200
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Romania SPEEEEEEED 
well maybe but i think everyone would prefer facing vega squadron,big,virtus pro. liquid maybe no xd
2018-07-23 17:24
seeding and money
2018-07-22 21:09
#65
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Latvia Zvede 
They can't get Astralis in first swiss bo1, so yea kinda :D
2018-07-22 21:13
#75
fer | 
Lithuania LuckyBitch 
I this seeding a real thing? Won't it be like completely random?
2018-07-22 21:23
From a certain seeding pool
2018-07-23 06:41
#30
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Sweden plikz 
HAPPY FOR NIP AND MY BIG BET ON NIP
2018-07-22 20:59
nice
2018-07-22 21:00
#33
 | 
Sweden crindz 
<3 Lekro destroying faces
2018-07-22 21:00
#34
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Sweden s!d_xaxa 
Ez?
2018-07-22 21:00
Nip magic is back
2018-07-22 21:03
#35
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
SO ez
2018-07-22 21:01
Finally a day where this team played up to their expectations. Dunno wtf they were doing prior to today. If they can keep it up then they can definitely make it to the legend stage
2018-07-22 21:01
#195
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North America LedwigCS 
They were having their player who should've been their new star struggling in a spot he never wanted that was hindering them with uncomfortable positions. GTR's health was so bad he couldn't eat or drink and still tried to attend Cologne, they're looking up as a team and will definitley keep more wins coming soon
2018-07-23 11:40
#39
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Belarus Seriouswqq 
soo ez for nip expected
2018-07-22 21:02
NiP magic is here
2018-07-22 21:02
#42
 | 
France AnnaJ_ 
gg
2018-07-22 21:02
#43
 | 
United Kingdom NiP-dTm- 
Well done ninjas!
2018-07-22 21:02
#45
 | 
Romania JeeFo 
Well played Ninjas, coming back from the dead. Got to admire their resilience.
2018-07-22 21:02
Expected, nip is actually really good when they have no pressure
2018-07-22 21:02
#54
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
+1
2018-07-22 21:04
Sooo... 3DMAX are German now ?
2018-07-22 21:02
#59
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Brazil Mentecapto 
lul it's a bug :P also pretty interesting how the top6 teams are all scandinavian
2018-07-22 21:08
i know it's a bug
2018-07-22 21:16
#48
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
lekro carry
2018-07-22 21:03
#51
 | 
Italy Er1cz 
finally NiP <3 <3
2018-07-22 21:03
Is JUGi the most consistent awper right now?
2018-07-22 21:03
#53
 | 
Europe havebadday 
f0rest and gtr were on fire again, love to watch them
2018-07-22 21:04
LEKRO POGGERS
2018-07-22 21:05
#56
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
WP NiP
2018-07-22 21:05
nice
2018-07-22 21:05
#58
SpawN | 
Europe An0n0n 
LMAO meaningless game, both teams already qualified. K0nfig just resting for the real major playoffs.
2018-07-22 21:07
#67
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Other Iockerboy 
15k meaningless?
2018-07-22 21:15
or he sucks
2018-07-22 21:54
K0nfig noob got rekt by nip
2018-07-23 06:42
EASY
2018-07-22 21:09
#62
 | 
Europe Vallon 
Well done, boys.
2018-07-22 21:10
#64
 | 
Russia Sur10n 
Feels good man
2018-07-22 21:12
NINJAAAAAS YOU ARE THE BEST AS ALWAYS!!!!!!! I loveeeee youuuuu. You mean sth special to me
2018-07-22 21:14
>Be 2014 >stalking GO, realize the uprising, betting skins & making profits out of kids using mom's card >NiP are my profit outcome, order their jersy (white version i ain't a negro) >Be 2018, just cashed in on them rolling my jersey >NiP is love, NiP is life
2018-07-22 21:16
Soooo is Ence in? If not valve sucks
2018-07-22 21:21
#78
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
No which is fucking sad
2018-07-22 21:24
#76
Snax | 
United States Freakmode 
tbh i didnt expect nip to make it to a major again anytime soon. Good for them.
2018-07-22 21:23
#77
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Nip on major PogChamp
2018-07-22 21:24
IGL's, take notes. Thats how you frag as IGL
2018-07-22 21:25
#80
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Poland BiNd! 
GJ Krzysiek! GL Ninjas!
2018-07-22 21:25
#81
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
Wow just wow
2018-07-22 21:25
#82
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
Speechless... After what feels like forever, nip is in a major again. Teared up during the GeT_RiGhT-interview.
2018-07-22 21:25
get ur shit together men is only game
2018-07-22 21:43
Is more then a gem, is a wey to live lief.
2018-07-22 22:22
fight me irl
2018-07-23 17:31
ur dad didn't realize the consequence of not pulling out about 12 yrs ago bro im sorry for him
2018-07-23 22:32
the world should have used a condom so we didnt have ur country
2018-07-23 23:56
U live on $2/day in ur lil Siberian village?
2018-07-23 23:57
ye and its still more money then ur allowance
2018-07-24 14:20
Are you fuck you?
2018-07-24 20:04
#84
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Malaysia byaIi 
NiP what a story !
2018-07-22 21:29
EZ4ENCEEE
2018-07-22 21:37
GL for both. Clearly both team just chilling and saving their best strats. You’ll never see 3/4 awp setup in serious mode. Get right with autosniper? Nahh.
2018-07-22 21:39
#90
AdreN | 
Hungary southh 
get right actually used a lot the autosniper in the past
2018-07-22 21:41
I know and when he did it. He’s having fun and trolling.
2018-07-22 21:49
Fuck yes!
2018-07-22 21:43
#96
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India NOAH0017 
one more 'expected' reply and i am out
2018-07-22 21:45
Expected
2018-07-22 22:31
Expected
2018-07-23 06:43
#98
 | 
Serbia whoa!! 
expected
2018-07-22 21:47
#102
 | 
Moldova HoOu 
R.I.P NiP :(((
2018-07-22 21:49
#107
 | 
Sweden mangefique 
0+1
2018-07-22 21:59
#108
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Brazil bandicoot 
people say nip are in major now. but is it really the major? challenger stage with no crowd is just last step before the main event no? or is stickers = major
2018-07-22 22:03
#119
f0rest | 
Macedonia ydjoon 
they have a big chance with only just Astralis and Liquid are sure locked in to grab the 2 of the 8 spots to move on to the Legends Stage.
2018-07-22 22:11
#125
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Russia Nikosimus 
With the new format it is a Major, they'll have the stickers and Pick'em shit soo.. yeah, formally it is
2018-07-22 22:23
#114
suNny | 
Ireland GOTU 
who is MVP?
2018-07-22 22:07
#120
 | 
United States KdN1 
Took NiP Magic just to make the major lol
2018-07-22 22:11
#122
NEO | 
Poland JCdenton 
Poor Taz
2018-07-22 22:18
Im not crying you re crying
2018-07-22 22:27
#129
 | 
Czech Republic RePlayGOD 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-22 22:27
expected
2018-07-22 22:30
Ence......
2018-07-22 22:32
ez 4 ENCE, they say xD
2018-07-22 22:35
#148
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
when igl is carrying.... ruh roh
2018-07-22 22:51
#150
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
404 k0nfig not found
2018-07-22 22:59
Lol +1
2018-07-23 10:09
Lmao optic throwing
2018-07-22 23:05
#153
 | 
Europe trey_ 
feels soo good man
2018-07-22 23:05
3dmax germany LUUUL
2018-07-22 23:09
k0nfag is so bad
2018-07-22 23:11
+1
2018-07-23 10:09
Bah wanted to see nip and ence make it to the major
2018-07-22 23:15
Tnx Ninjas
2018-07-22 23:24
optic throwing for skins
2018-07-22 23:36
#160
f0rest | 
Portugal physt 
YEAH
2018-07-22 23:43
Let's see if they can get past the main qualifier and get to the actual, real, major. Or if they are happy with just reaching the last qualifier because "muh stickers"
2018-07-22 23:48
stay pressed
2018-07-23 03:15
#190
 | 
Other Iockerboy 
they are in the real major
2018-07-23 10:57
#196
 | 
North America LedwigCS 
This is by formality the Real Major, but the team isn't content just yet, they intend to carry it as far as possible. I'm looking forwards to seeing the results
2018-07-23 11:52
#164
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Norway NoregNik 
HAHAHAHAHA BOT K0NFIG
2018-07-23 00:18
#165
 | 
China chen110110 
NiP Magic forever NiP fan
2018-07-23 00:19
#166
 | 
Canada Heatbeat_ 
expected
2018-07-23 00:19
#168
 | 
United States StewieOnLAN 
NiP is BACK!
2018-07-23 02:43
gg
2018-07-23 03:20
>NiP wins tier 2 team "NIP IS BACK" Bunch of retards.
2018-07-23 03:32
“Nip wins tier 2 team” nice englando retard
2018-07-23 06:44
It's more like a T3 tournament..
2018-07-23 11:23
#173
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Other mikecool 
Nip looked shakey this whole minor but one thing which was impressive was their mental fortitude throughout all games. They kept persisting even with terrible first halves for most of the minor and kept beating teams out through grit and determination and all. Still, it showed that all teams in the euro minor have some flaws that they'll definitely want to work on for the major. Good result for them all in all.
2018-07-23 04:04
#174
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Moldova jUMPERiNh0 
Deserved
2018-07-23 05:12
#179
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
useless final why they have to play it just 322
2018-07-23 06:44
Expected! NIP is back 👌
2018-07-23 09:29
#187
 | 
Ukraine Dert38 
Unbelievable
2018-07-23 10:26
#189
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Faroe Islands memento_1 
fnatic stupid people letting lekro go. there you see it. kicking their best player.
2018-07-23 10:31
#202
NEO | 
Poland sheezer 
LETS GO BOISSS, FINALLY #GOGONIP
2018-07-23 19:13
cool
2018-07-24 00:21
Lekr0 best Swedish player. IGL + fragging worst = pronax
2018-07-24 06:58
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