AVANGAR beat NiP in three maps

AVANGAR took Overpass 16-13, lost Cache 16-10, and won Dust2 16-11, to move on to the Group B winners' match over NiP.

AVANGAR kicked Overpass off with a successful defense in the pistol round despite three frags from Fredrik "REZ" Sterner, but after winning the anti-eco they gave up two rounds to NiP who tied it up, 2-2. The Swedes then won an anti-eco on their own to take the lead. Dennis "dennis" Edman then won a 1vs2 against Dzhami "Jame" Ali and Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov having put the bomb down between frags to keep his team rolling. NiP had a very convincing 8-3 lead early in the half, but once AVANGAR sorted out the economic situation they were able to take the last four rounds as Jame put in a few impactful plays.

Three headshots by Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund from Pit the helped his team take the first round of the second half to stay in the lead, and they won against the pistol and armor buy thanks to Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson who had three kills including a 1vs2. The second half quickly got interesting as both teams went back and forth. AVANGAR took the lead at 12-11, but the Ninjas were able to win the following to bring it back even, 12-12, although they then lost the following to a B play. The Kazakh-Russian side then won against a full eco and followed it up winning a 3vs2 afterplant to get on match point. NiP were able to get one more round, but AVANGAR closed the Swedes’ map pick out.

qikert was crucial in the decider for AVANGAR

NiP started winning the defending pistol round on Cache, 3-0, ahead of the first buy round by AVANGAR in which the Kazakh-Russian side got on the board, but were then immediately reset. A huge four-kill round including a 1vs3 with a last-second spray transfer through the smoke by REZ to make it just in time for a defuse kept the Ninjas racking rounds. The Swedes then went on to win the half out 10-5, only giving up the occasional round.

On the attacking side, NiP once again won the pistol round, followed it up, and then kept winning, taking the economic advantage and not giving AVANGAR a chance in the first four rounds of the half. Finally, Alexey "qikert" Golubev was able to get three frags in a 2vs3 afterplant to go on to defuse the bomb and get his team on the board for the first time in the second half. AVANGAR then made it to double digits off of the back of that big win, but NiP closed it out, 16-10, to take it to the decider.

NiP had a slow start on Dust2 which they couldn't turn around

AVANGAR started on the defending side on Dust2, and got off to a great start, winning the pistol round and the first gun round. Up 4-0, qikert got an ace in another gun round to keep his team on a streak and throw NiP back into another eco. AVANGAR then went all the way to 8-0 before NiP could get on the board. They went on to win two more in the half, giving up 5 of the last 7 rounds to NiP.

The second half saw AVANGAR further increase their lead as Timur "buster" Tulepov and KrizzeN opened up the round with their glocks for a 5vs3 afterplant. The Kazakh-Russian side then won the anti-eco and the first gun round. buster then had a big 1vs2 round, bringing his team on the brink of victory, 14-5. With a full buy, NiP were able to win their first round of the second half, as AVANGAR had to play the following round with two CZ75s. The half-buy would be enough, though, as AVANGAR took match point with each player winning his duels. Finally, despite giving up a few more rounds, qikert & co. were able to take it, 16-11.

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Overpass
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Cache
10
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Dust2
16
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 62 - 54 +8 79.0 1.15
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 55 - 51 +4 74.6 1.06
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 56 - 57 -1 69.3 0.96
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 51 - 62 -11 72.2 0.91
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 46 - 59 -13 66.9 0.89
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 62 - 50 +12 79.0 1.20
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 60 - 45 +15 71.3 1.14
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 57 - 56 +1 78.8 1.14
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 59 - 60 -1 75.0 1.04
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 45 - 59 -14 66.0 0.88
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
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:
1087
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:
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
rez have no balls nt
2018-10-24 14:36
#19
China o_O 
buster is a god
2018-10-24 14:38
#57
China o_O 
hltv.org/news/22353/buster-is-a-god
2018-10-24 14:46
REZ: "WE SHOWED MORE BALLS [THAN GAMBIT], THAT MADE US WIN"
2018-10-24 14:48
#61
China o_O 
fyroee: "BUSTER IS A GOD"
2018-10-24 14:50
F0rest in 2018 XD
2018-10-24 15:48
#66
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Buster: "WE GOT MORE BALLS (THAN NIP)"
2018-10-24 14:56
word.exe
2018-10-24 15:51
wow
2018-10-24 14:36
#39
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
Nip out of top10 next ranking pls hltv, ty
2018-10-24 14:42
#96
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
NIP #8 in Sweden maybe
2018-10-24 17:29
I'm actually kind of sad I thought NiP had finally stopped being trash This isn't the worst team to be upset by, but still
2018-10-24 14:48
EZ
2018-10-24 14:36
RiP
2018-10-24 14:36
#5
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Ukraine nots1mple 
oofing
2018-10-24 14:36
#6
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Europe Kilian_9047 
Lul
2018-10-24 14:36
#7
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United States EmperorTrump 
not ez for rez
2018-10-24 14:36
Get right retire
2018-10-24 14:36
Nt get right best player in nip F0rest and Dennis retire
2018-10-24 14:38
How lmao nip rip
2018-10-24 14:36
#11
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Poland halucyn0 
xd
2018-10-24 14:36
#12
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Poland Crai9Xen 
No f0rest No win
2018-10-24 14:36
#13
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Ez
2018-10-24 14:37
lmao
2018-10-24 14:37
#15
smooya | 
United Kingdom Porking 
LUL
2018-10-24 14:37
yes why not?
2018-10-24 14:37
#17
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
lmfao
2018-10-24 14:37
#18
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Albania insiderED 
yes, not unexpected
2018-10-24 14:38
#109
Jame | 
Czech Republic sanjen 
word.exe stopped working ez4avangar
2018-10-25 13:46
GeT_RiGhT was playing so good... But f0rest and REZ just completly underperforming. If just f0rest played better this was meant to be easy 2-0 in favor of NiP.
2018-10-24 14:38
#21
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
I honestly want to sold my tickets for epicenter playoffs atm
2018-10-24 14:38
#41
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
You expected NIP to go through ?????????
2018-10-24 14:42
#50
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
Fuck off nip haters
2018-10-24 14:45
When a team has to rely on "NiP magic" to make it through literally any tournament stage, maybe they're not as good as you think they are. Sincerely, someone who used to be a huge NiP fan.
2018-10-24 18:15
#22
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Austria goditi 
They will play again anyway
2018-10-24 14:38
#24
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
swole patrol > NiP
2018-10-24 14:38
sp > liquid next match nip > liquid
2018-10-24 14:40
#38
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Austria goditi 
Funny...liquid >sp, liquid>avangar, nip> sp als er have nip vs avangar again
2018-10-24 14:42
no, that will be already playoffs and nip will face loser of navi/faze i believe in quarters
2018-10-24 14:44
#23
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
AVANGAR are so good, EZ FOR THEM top 1 Kazakhstan team and top 2 CIS team GODbuster EZFORKRIZZEN jametop1awp qikertTOPIGL fitch the ex-gambit superstar monster
2018-10-24 14:38
DISBAND
2018-10-24 14:38
Really unfortunate for NiP that dust2 was the last map. A map they pretty much never play. Well played AVANGAR!
2018-10-24 14:39
cuz for some reason they scared avangar's mirage and banned it instead of d2
2018-10-24 14:41
#40
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
AVANGAR have a solid map pool
2018-10-24 14:42
ok how does it connect with what i wrote?xd
2018-10-24 14:43
#45
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
idk just saying they could play any map nip picked and wouldve won
2018-10-24 14:44
mirage is one of nip strongest at least it was not so long ago
2018-10-24 14:45
#56
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
AVANGAR have a good Mirage too, maybe NiP just trying out new maps
2018-10-24 14:46
#43
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
Unlike mouz
2018-10-24 14:43
#49
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
Very true mouz have a shaky map pool but can show up on any map if shit works out AVANGAR are actually a good team idk how they are ranked 31, 46-9 rn i think
2018-10-24 14:45
lool
2018-10-24 14:39
#31
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Europe Vallon 
Wow... just wow.
2018-10-24 14:40
Top kek.
2018-10-24 14:40
#33
Estonia rYm 
nip in 2018 don't think so
2018-10-24 14:40
#34
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
F♿️REST
2018-10-24 14:41
haha
2018-10-24 14:41
#44
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Malta TravisSSG08 
ez for vp axaxaxaxa
2018-10-24 14:43
#47
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World nakTriceps 
Disband NiP! AVANGAR has a good chance to make playoffs.
2018-10-24 14:45
#54
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
They are in play offs 1 win is enough
2018-10-24 14:46
#64
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World nakTriceps 
Didn´t know that, dude. What a shit format. 3 teams make out of the group? Holy fuck. Nice chance to NiP, so.
2018-10-24 14:55
#65
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
Yea only first goes to semi final
2018-10-24 14:55
#70
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World nakTriceps 
Nice for AVANGAR. Even with a possible loss to Liquid, they could win HR on quarters. Chance for them to reach semis in a good tournament.
2018-10-24 15:00
#58
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Russia foggy54 
Since 3 teams make out of the group, Avangar guaranteed the place in playoff.
2018-10-24 14:47
#67
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World nakTriceps 
I didn´t know that. Shit format, bro. Nice for teams like Avangar, so. But I didn´t like this format. The 1st of group A and B go directly to semis, and 2nd and 3rd go to quarters?
2018-10-24 14:56
#69
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Russia foggy54 
Correct. Quarters are going to be played on Saturday, semis and final - on Sunday.
2018-10-24 15:00
#72
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World nakTriceps 
Tks
2018-10-24 15:01
#51
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Russia foggy54 
Well done, Avangar!
2018-10-24 14:46
unlucky !
2018-10-24 14:46
will never understand why people write disband after an upset
2018-10-24 14:46
#55
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
Me neither so many haters
2018-10-24 14:46
#71
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Germany rema1 
Slowly i start to agree with those people. That was horrible from nip. Avangar werent even that good
2018-10-24 15:00
#75
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
Upsets happen but they shouldnt disband
2018-10-24 15:07
#77
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Germany rema1 
But you have to agree that they are underperforming massively with that Line-Up on paper
2018-10-24 15:11
#62
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Turkey Jarrod 
Nip omegalul
2018-10-24 14:51
#63
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Avangar will win mark my words
2018-10-24 14:54
#83
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
they already did
2018-10-24 15:29
#104
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
the whole thing
2018-10-24 18:57
Yes, they won the bo5.
2018-10-25 01:20
#68
woxic | 
Turkey kuco33 
expected
2018-10-24 14:59
nip bots get right underrated
2018-10-24 15:01
lol
2018-10-24 15:04
#76
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Turkey tastemycobra 
gj brothers
2018-10-24 15:09
Rez is so inconsistent.
2018-10-24 15:16
omegalul
2018-10-24 15:17
fitch bad af as always and i am talking not about his numbers but about his moves in game. totaly useless piece of shit
2018-10-24 15:21
#98
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
+1 avangar need to pickup hobbit
2018-10-24 18:08
this sounds like tier1 team already but not sure this possible. dream team for kz.
2018-10-24 18:20
#102
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
i know... i think this org can't afford hobbit, but it would be a dream come true.
2018-10-24 18:28
#81
draken | 
Sweden rawrxdd 
never in playoffs
2018-10-24 15:25
Relax dude, they will bounce back! Keep the faith.
2018-10-24 17:02
Not surprised
2018-10-24 15:28
Alga KZ
2018-10-24 15:58
Well NIP love loosing to CIS teams
2018-10-24 16:00
allow me to say rip nip xD losing to ...this ahahah, on the other hand go cis<333
2018-10-24 16:07
#89
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Europe esportilove 
LOL
2018-10-24 16:10
XD
2018-10-24 16:11
Rip nip
2018-10-24 16:25
#92
mou | 
Turkey LANCELOT06 
JAME REPORTED
2018-10-24 16:28
GOD_RIGHT!! He is back boiiisss! GOAT
2018-10-24 16:29
nip is back
2018-10-24 16:58
#97
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Sweden godname 
NIP so good yaya
2018-10-24 17:32
#101
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
gj AVG
2018-10-24 18:27
nip lmao
2018-10-24 18:35
gg ez
2018-10-24 19:24
#106
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Russia wondex 
I’m happy for them.
2018-10-24 21:31
#107
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Argentina nymeros 
+ Golden
2018-10-25 00:57
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