NiP knock Vega Squadron out of FACEIT Major

NiP are one victory away from the FACEIT Major's Champions Stage after defeating Vega Squadron 16-11 on Train.

Vega Squadron kicked off the match on the right foot, winning their Terrorist pistol in a B execution and then taking the subsequent anti-ecos without much effort. NiP responded with a successful gun round, which they followed up with the next round as Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson denied Dmitriy "jR" Chervak from clutching a 1v4 post-plant situation. The Swedes then went on to take the lead at 4-3.

With their economy back on track, Vega Squadron calmly executed A to level up the score and force NiP to eco. Down 5-4, the Swedish squad equalized the scoreline once again, but their opponents immediately countered them with a double and a triple-kill from jR and Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov, respectively. Still, with nothing but pistols, NiP won the following round and went on to only lose the final round of the half closing it 8-7.

NiP take revenge on Vega Squadron

NiP further added to their lead in the second half after picking up a chaotic pistol round, 9-7, but Vega Squadron, with a scout triple-kill from Igor "crush" Shevchenko, responded well in their force-buy, inspiring the CIS team to eventually bag a narrow 10-9 lead. In the first gun round, Lekr0's men restored parity with a triple-kill by Fredrik "REZ" Sterner.

Surprisingly enough, Vega Squadron could not stop NiP's strategies from there on out. The Russian side almost pulled off a win on the 25th round to deny NiP from hitting match-point, but they could not defuse the bomb in time. Although crush and Pavel "hutji" Lashkov still found a lifeline for their team with a double and a triple-kill in the next round, making it 11-15, that was the best they could get from the clash which ended the following round, 16-11.

Matchpage
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15th September 2018
Sweden
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Train
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 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 21 - 20 +1 87.1 1.15
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 18 - 19 -1 85.3 1.01
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 19 - 18 +1 64.3 0.99
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 20 - 19 +1 68.6 0.94
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikovtonyblack 9 - 21 -12 44.0 0.55
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 21 - 14 +7 68.0 1.17
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 21 - 18 +3 85.2 1.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 18 - 18 0 86.8 1.11
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 19 - 19 0 71.7 1.05
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 18 - 18 0 72.1 0.97
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 2L
1W - 2L
1W - 3L
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
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Russia dec1deR 
f5
2018-09-15 14:33
#7
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
I’m so happy one more NiP let’s do this.
2018-09-15 14:33
i love editing my comments to get the top spot
2018-09-15 14:34
#31
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-09-15 14:36
#40
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Expected
2018-09-15 14:39
expected
2018-09-15 14:42
+1
2018-09-15 14:35
Noice
2018-09-15 14:42
gg
2018-09-15 14:33
#3
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Sweden FyrusCS 
gg
2018-09-15 14:33
#4
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
gg nip
2018-09-15 14:33
#5
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Netherlands Kaasplankje 
*Great white shark found dead in net at bondi beach*
2018-09-15 14:35
Lmao
2018-09-15 14:41
#6
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
NiP Magic
2018-09-15 14:33
#7
f0rest | 
India shaqdc1 
Please god give us a easy matchup now. Also man how good is Twitch chat. Forget therapist a day on twitch chat would cure depression
2018-09-15 14:33
#17
tweeday | 
New Zealand Rabb5t 
Yeah NiP deserve an easy matchup now after everything that happened before. Fnatic perhaps?
2018-09-15 14:33
I would love a match between these two, now especially because draken was benched from NiP and went to fnatic and Lekr0 got benched from fnatic and went NiP.
2018-09-15 14:40
Algo xizt and dennis Both departed from their team, played as a stand in in a big team (faze and astralis) and then went to the other team
2018-09-15 15:39
#20
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
You just know it will be NiP vs FaZe or some shit lol hopefully it's HellRaisers or C9/G2.
2018-09-15 14:34
TYLOO will win against FaZe.
2018-09-15 14:40
HA! That one was funny
2018-09-15 14:42
I have the feeling man :(.
2018-09-15 14:43
We will see, but i expect win from Faze
2018-09-15 14:53
Yep, this will be probably atleast a close game.
2018-09-15 14:53
#75
2018-09-15 15:40
Thanks i am glad that i met someone normal with Brain
2018-09-15 15:51
#79
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1 finally found mature fans of different teams respecting other teams,so done with salty kids on hltv
2018-09-15 15:59
#83
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
We do exist... only a few.... but we do exist.
2018-09-15 19:30
We are The little light of HLTV forums
2018-09-15 20:03
-1
2018-09-15 14:42
#55
2018-09-15 14:43
Well my feelings were wrong. Good luck in the next match.
2018-09-15 15:40
#80
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Singapore Wadufuk 
#79
2018-09-15 15:59
There is no easy match left, ya avoid mibr/ast/faze would be awesome.
2018-09-15 14:34
#9
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Hungary Brandinyooo 
EZ <3 #GONINJAS
2018-09-15 14:33
#10
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Switzerland liyan 
ns NIP
2018-09-15 14:33
Goninja
2018-09-15 14:33
Oh shit that was nerv-wrecking, I had 'nam flashbacks from two years ago, i can only imagine how F0rest and GeT_RiGhT felt. Paybacks' a bitch.
2018-09-15 14:33
#22
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Mexico ToNioVeGa 
NaM *
2018-09-15 14:34
#13
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Belgium 69Savage 
don't be a loser buy a defuser
2018-09-15 14:33
#14
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
REVENGE MOTHERFUCKERS
2018-09-15 14:33
PAYBack
2018-09-15 14:33
luckers in pyjamas. what a shitty match
2018-09-15 14:33
EZ 28-26
2018-09-15 14:34
barely winning in a 5v4 and again with lucky timings lmao what a great team xD
2018-09-15 14:37
stay mad
2018-09-15 14:40
#37
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Poland Hell2k 
astralis is 2- 1 nip is 2-2 different lmao
2018-09-15 14:38
#36
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India GET_REKT1337 
win=luckers loss=trash nice logic
2018-09-15 14:38
GJ NINJASSSS
2018-09-15 14:34
Vengeance
2018-09-15 14:34
#25
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Denmark shaekbye 
NIP NIP NIP <3
2018-09-15 14:34
#27
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Revenge!
2018-09-15 14:35
#29
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
revenge taken..
2018-09-15 14:35
#30
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
REVENGE
2018-09-15 14:36
I'm sorry, I'm not fully aware. What revenge are we talking about exactly?
2018-09-15 14:38
newfag
2018-09-15 14:40
Vega kicked NiP out of the previous Major.
2018-09-15 14:42
#77
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Turkmenistan coolguy3 
Vega eliminated NiP out of the qualifiers for the eleague major in 2017
2018-09-15 15:43
#32
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Hungary lemusz 
it was a nice run Vega, respect !!! i.imgur.com/kgMehom.jpg
2018-09-15 14:36
+1
2018-09-15 14:41
#63
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
+1
2018-09-15 14:46
#84
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
True
2018-09-15 19:32
#34
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Poland Hell2k 
4vs5 ...
2018-09-15 14:38
#35
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Vega could be a solid tier 2 team GGWP
2018-09-15 14:38
#39
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Malaysia byaIi 
"the biggest revenge in csgo history"
2018-09-15 14:39
#41
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Nip's wet dream lol
2018-09-15 14:39
GG Vega, still many mistakes, but you did great overall.
2018-09-15 14:41
#53
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ninjassssss <3
2018-09-15 14:42
Ez upset
2018-09-15 14:43
Nip hr coming
2018-09-15 14:43
#59
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Russia 12344213123 
omg lose this shit.... sooooooo saaaaaaaaaad ;(
2018-09-15 14:44
#60
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG WP NiP
2018-09-15 14:44
Ence, Avangar, Heroic better than team bo1
2018-09-15 14:45
#62
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2018-09-15 14:45
#64
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Paraguay HighAlching 
FUCK NIP i hope you lose 2-3 idiots
2018-09-15 14:49
GAMBOT not even in the major LUL eZ NiP
2018-09-15 14:56
#68
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Paraguay HighAlching 
who's talking about gambit retard? btw nip is boring shit team they aint gonna achieve nothing
2018-09-15 15:01
#69
walle | 
Lithuania BOT Troy 
how much fegit?
2018-09-15 15:07
#71
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Paraguay HighAlching 
0 faggot
2018-09-15 15:14
how much???
2018-09-16 01:10
#88
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Paraguay HighAlching 
cant read?
2018-09-16 01:20
#70
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Sweden Rexz 
LET'S GO NIP <3 <3
2018-09-15 15:11
#72
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
REVENGE PogChamp
2018-09-15 15:14
#73
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Indonesia youdelusional 
just don't meet FaZe tmr, NiP. either G2 or Hellraisers
2018-09-15 15:17
xD
2018-09-15 16:58
#82
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Canada herocoolzzz 
PLS MEET HELLRAISERS PLS #GONINJAS
2018-09-15 17:08
revenge
2018-09-15 20:46
hey they actually beat them this time
2018-09-16 03:29
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