NiP knock Heroic out; to semi-finals
The match started off on Heroic’s pick, Nuke, with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg taking down four players on defense to give NiP the first round of the series. With f0rest and Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson going off with around 150 ADR each the Swedes quickly took the lead, 8-2, as Heroic were unable to find their way through the defenses. With 11-2 on the board, Lekr0 got a big four-kill round to keep NiP red-hot before the half, which ended 13-2 for the Ninjas.
The second half started out with NiP spreading out through the map, ending in a 1vs2 with Fredrik "REZ" Sterner and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund going up against a low-health Patrick "es3tag" Hansen in the inside bombsite who was able to clutch it out to keep his team in contention. Dennis "dennis" Edman and f0rest then got doubles on the forcebuy to clear the way to a round win. Despite losing the follow-up, NiP made an explosive A play to get on match point, which they followed up with a B play to win the first map, 16-4.
Overpass started with NiP once again taking the first pistol round on the CT side. With the weapons advantage, having planted in the first round, Heroic were able to make the best of their advantage to get on the board in the third round, but NiP immediately bit back shutting down the Danish-Swedish side several times in a row for a 5-1 lead. Asger "AcilioN" Larsen was finally able to win a 1vs2 in a B afterplant against GeT_RiGhT and REZ. Up 7-3, f0rest came up huge late in the eleventh round in a 1vs3 on B by killing the bomb carrier with 7 seconds on the clock. With AcilioN leading the way, Heroic found the key to making it through NiP’s defense to bring it back to within one, 7-8.
A triple by Andreas "MODDII" Fridh helped Heroic tie it up in the pistol round, which he followed up with a 1vs2 clutch after REZ opened the second round with an AK triple kill to take the lead for the first time. NiP then once again took the lead, 11-9, after the first three gun rounds. The Swedish side then got on a roll, finding the crevices in the Heroic defense, making it to 13-9 and destroying their rival’s economy. Despite a late push by Heroic to bring it back, the hometown favorites were finally able to close it out, 16-11, moving on to the semi-finals.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||45 - 23||+22||96.5||1.59|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||44 - 28||+16||104.5||1.54|
|Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0||32 - 21||+11||74.0||1.28|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||37 - 26||+11||79.4||1.19|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||29 - 26||+3||78.9||1.15|