NiP take down TYLOO to reach 2-0 score in London
The match kicked off with Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and his troops securing the first pistol rounds as terrorists. TYLOO fired back immediately, though, as a 3k with the Desert Eagle from Ke "captainMo" Liu put them at 1-1.
The Chinese side started stringing together rounds as CTs, making it to 4-1 before NiP found their footing on the attacking side, as the Swedes tied things up at 4-4. TYLOO won the next round, but had their economy reset as they couldn't convert the following.
The two teams followed each other for the remainder of the half, but it was NiP who came out slightly on top with a 8-7 lead before the switch.
Fredrik "REZ" Sterner showed off some skill with the USP-s as he managed three headshot kills in quick succession in the second pistol round. The Swedes then fended off a series of unpredictable attacks from TYLOO, eventually reaching a 13-6 lead.
Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand's men then embarked on a comeback mission, successfully penetrating the Swedish defences and winning six rounds in a row to make it 13-12, but after winning the following round without losing a single player, Lekr0's men pulled ahead and put the lid on the match to win it 16-12.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0||29 - 15||+14||94.9||1.55|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||25 - 16||+9||93.1||1.38|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||19 - 17||+2||78.2||1.23|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||23 - 18||+5||77.6||1.23|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||12 - 18||-6||65.8||0.88|
|TYLOO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate||18 - 20||-2||67.8||0.99|
|Hui 'DD' WuDD||19 - 24||-5||70.9||0.89|
|Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT||15 - 21||-6||69.1||0.83|
|Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo||16 - 21||-5||65.9||0.81|
|HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody||16 - 22||-6||68.5||0.80|
With the first match in the second round of Swiss over, here are the standings in the New Challengers Stage of the Major: