NiP knock Heroic out; to semi-finals

NiP won Nuke 16-4 and Overpass 16-11 against Heroic to secure a spot in the semi-finals at DreamHack Masters Stockholm.

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.

NiP make it to the final four in Stockholm

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.

Sweden
Matchpage
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1st September 2018
16
Nuke
4
16
Overpass
11
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 45 - 23 +22 96.5 1.59
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 44 - 28 +16 104.5 1.54
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 32 - 21 +11 74.0 1.28
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 37 - 26 +11 79.4 1.19
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 29 - 26 +3 78.9 1.15
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 42 - 35 +7 92.9 1.21
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 23 - 36 -13 60.7 0.71
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 20 - 40 -20 48.0 0.62
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 16 - 35 -19 48.6 0.62
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 22 - 41 -19 57.4 0.59
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1612
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1107
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1633
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ez
2018-09-01 12:34
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Nice job the boys, acilion doing his very best
2018-09-01 12:34
Expected
2018-09-01 12:34
#86
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Denmark Twick_ 
My boy acillion playing like a beast
2018-09-01 16:13
#96
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Spain N0Love 
He is. But a little bird told me he can't handle his shit drinking alcohol. He was wasted as fuck in Valencia a friend told me
2018-09-02 12:11
F0rest goat
2018-09-01 12:34
+1
2018-09-01 12:36
Without a doubt
2018-09-01 15:23
#15
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Sweden Unluko 
gg
2018-09-01 12:35
#50
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Europe FlyingObject 
R EZ
2018-09-01 12:55
#2
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New Zealand SkirmishX 
ez 4 nip
2018-09-01 12:34
#4
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Turkey DebbSoray 
Nip is back babyyy
2018-09-01 12:34
#5
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Greece praytoGOD 
QQQQQQQ
2018-09-01 12:34
#7
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Slovakia ypsylonnn 
Niice
2018-09-01 12:34
#8
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Sweden kullmaN 
f0rest<3
2018-09-01 12:34
Awesome game #BelieveInNiP
2018-09-01 12:34
EZ f0rest and REZ
2018-09-01 12:34
#12
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Good to see a good performance across the board for nip
2018-09-01 12:34
IDK about you guys but for me f0rest's gotta be the GOAT of CS
2018-09-01 12:34
+1
2018-09-01 12:39
+1
2018-09-01 12:49
#54
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India Ad1_KaM 
Greatest GOAT!
2018-09-01 13:00
#69
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Lithuania Afgan` 
It's because of his beard?
2018-09-01 13:22
#76
f0rest | 
Finland Kentab 
No doubt, man still constantly dropping crazy numbers.
2018-09-01 13:49
#87
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Sweden crindz 
+1 !!!
2018-09-01 16:16
#93
f0rest | 
Brunei Peccavi 
+1
2018-09-01 19:10
Friberg :(
2018-09-01 12:35
#17
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Germany chillhase 
Nip ez major
2018-09-01 12:35
#18
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG WP NiP
2018-09-01 12:35
#19
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Turkey inmortial27 
Well deserved
2018-09-01 12:35
knock out hahahahah
2018-09-01 12:35
#21
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France Teellioz 
nt AcilioN
2018-09-01 12:36
Ez NiP f0rest <333
2018-09-01 12:36
Mertz = bot
2018-09-01 12:36
#25
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Indonesia youdelusional 
f0rest the absolute legend!
2018-09-01 12:36
Simple who? f0rest is GOAT.
2018-09-01 12:37
#73
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Latvia Tibro 
lmao so bad
2018-09-01 13:45
Device best
2018-09-01 14:43
NiP guy thinks f0rest is goat, navi guy thinks simple is goat; astralis guy thinks device is best. In other news, water is wet
2018-09-01 16:18
BIG LUL don't worry nip no chance against vp at major
2018-09-01 12:39
#29
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Malaysia byaIi 
gg. NiP not RiP
2018-09-01 12:39
Holy shit f0rest
2018-09-01 12:39
#31
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World LeviathaNz 
f0rest being so good for so long no question about who is the GOAT. How can he be so good and so consistent... He is a real machine.
2018-09-01 12:40
Longer you play better you are, for majority of players that actually try to be good.. No wonder he’s good..
2018-09-01 13:05
#94
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Switzerland Alzameister 
up to a certain point yes, but then age kicks in. Look at get_right, he is the best example
2018-09-02 08:55
kids getting excited with nipnr1 comments :D omegalulz. vs t5 ye, give them another day to pack their bags :* road isnt that far for them swe bois
2018-09-01 12:40
Ye the tier 5 team that kicked Optic & Fnatic asses and brought Faze to overtime.
2018-09-01 12:45
Since when is optic t1?? Fnatic?? Faze?? Fnatic roster changed fucking them over unstable af....faze never stable with bot karrigo 3k in 2nd half topkek Edit true t1= mibr astra navi...
2018-09-01 13:34
I wonder what it's like to be as dumb as you.
2018-09-01 13:42
too many mushrooms alkmaar boi? :c
2018-09-01 13:43
...is that supposed to be an insult?
2018-09-01 15:23
kidding me? rofl, ofcourseNOT. just sayin stop eatin them =] 2 braincells that are left are about to get rekt as well :(
2018-09-01 15:25
You really are quite unintelligent eh..? Nothing you say makes sense if your IQ at least hits the double digit mark..but then again, you wouldn't know.. I'd have to slam my face into the desk for 5 hours straight to lower myself to your level.
2018-09-01 15:27
make that 5,5 maxima bwoi 😘😘😘
2018-09-01 16:16
At least you know your own limitations.
2018-09-01 17:25
#33
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2018-09-01 12:40
EZ FOR PATRIK G.O.A.T. LINDBERG
2018-09-01 12:41
#35
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
How this garbage won Fnatic and OpTic xD
2018-09-01 12:41
because fnatic have draken and xizt
2018-09-01 12:50
#36
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Sweden Trkmag 
f0rest the GOAT
2018-09-01 12:42
forest man 10 years later still beating these nerds
2018-09-01 12:43
#38
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Brazil @cm 
Ez for Mertz.
2018-09-01 12:44
#39
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India akkshaikh 
F0rest 30 y/o nibba dominating youngsters. GOAT
2018-09-01 12:44
f0rest da legend
2018-09-01 12:44
#41
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
dear all ‘f0rest goat’ comments he beat fucking heroic calm ur tits
2018-09-01 12:45
Ye the team that kicked Optic & Fnatic asses and brought Faze to overtime are a bunch of nonamer amirite
2018-09-01 12:46
#46
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
OpTic and fnatic played like shit and Heroic were prepared and they choked hard time vs FaZe Heroic is also the team that went 0-3 on Major quals still irrelevant, lets see f0rest vs MiBR/Astralis then we’ll see if he is the ‘GOAT’
2018-09-01 12:49
Forest is obvious goat, no matter this game. Goat is hardly decided based of a single game. Who would be close to him as CS goat?
2018-09-01 12:59
#56
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
I’m not saying he isn’t the GOAT of both games, its just annoying seeing everyone spam after a performance vs Heroic and they act like he just beat a top 5 team when Heroic are barely scraping top 25
2018-09-01 13:01
Fair enough, but this is common in most teams, if MiBR wins a game then Cold is “top1” and so on. But I agree it’s rather annoying.
2018-09-01 13:06
What i don't get is why heroic didn't pick mirage since it had worked so well for them in the other matches (even with faze although they choke they managed to make a very good map almost getting away with it). INSTEAD thry pick Nuke...match fix¿?
2018-09-01 12:46
NIP removed mirage before Heroic got a chance to pick it.
2018-09-01 12:58
Oh ty didn't see it well
2018-09-01 13:06
#45
f0rest | 
Bulgaria Uberw0w 
Thank fuck NiP didn't choke. Gonna be a great semi-final no matter who wins. Go Ninjas!
2018-09-01 12:46
EZEZEZEE
2018-09-01 12:51
Why do people still call Get Right a pro player?? This guy is being a shit for more than 3 years
2018-09-01 12:59
#57
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India Ad1_KaM 
You know he isn't playing the same role as before?
2018-09-01 13:02
Oh my God. And even changing his role he keeps a shit?
2018-09-01 14:00
#95
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Switzerland Alzameister 
ofcourse he wont get as many kills when he plays a support role
2018-09-02 08:58
Coldzera is a support player!!! LOL
2018-09-03 20:51
#100
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Switzerland Alzameister 
lol comparing 2018 gtr to 2018 coldzera. Cold is a totally different beast
2018-09-04 08:55
You know what pro means? Even if he goes 0/20 every game, he stills plays professionally when he's in NiP and gets a salary
2018-09-03 08:33
0/8 THEORY pro NOOB in fact
2018-09-03 20:52
f0rest's back, wish we could see f0rest, get_right, neo, taz competing for the best trophies again
2018-09-01 13:01
#61
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Norway felt 
f0rest has always been consistent, it's what always kept NiP from completely drowning. sometimes he has off performances but that's understandable. but when you see how long he's been playing cs, it's just remarkable. compare him to the likes of Edward and NEO or even get_right and see how he's doing in comparison. an absolute god of the game.
2018-09-01 13:05
I completely agree, these 2 (f0rest and neo) have always been my favourite players since I found out that CS actually had a competetive scene. It's just amazing to still see them performing against all the top teams after 12 or 13 years. It's kind of heart breaking for me to see neo struggling so much, but I still believe he's gonna bounce back. I'm glad to see at least f0rest found a way to show us a tiny bit of his old self. I kinda wish to see these 2 legends in one team some day, at the end of their careers at least. Imagine f0rest, neo, gtr & taz in one team, would be a dream line up for me, no matter who'd be the 5th. I know they'd probably struggle even vs tier 3 teams, but still it would be a pleasure to watch for the old schoolers and would probably attract a lot of people
2018-09-01 13:17
Let's go NiP, f0rest and R EZ are gods
2018-09-01 13:03
#59
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Sweden Rexz 
f0rest<3
2018-09-01 13:04
anyone noticed how old rez looks like in the photo XD
2018-09-01 13:04
#63
REZ | 
Netherlands mQrph 
dunno if you're joking but that's pita
2018-09-01 13:05
lol fuck my life i tought its rez,where tf is he then xD
2018-09-01 13:10
#67
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Spain loviac 
R EZ
2018-09-01 13:11
#79
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
Pog R EZ, F0R EZ T, DENN EZ.
2018-09-01 14:12
Expected
2018-09-01 14:49
#89
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Sweden crindz 
f0rest and REZ!!! <3
2018-09-01 16:17
#91
Thailand fsjp 
No matter what they say about him. Forest is one of the legends in the history of CS.
2018-09-01 16:34
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