NiP ravage FURIA; NRG win opener against Winstrike

NIP won their first match in Katowice against FURIA, 16-6 on Mirage, while NRG beat Winstrike 16-9 on Nuke.

NIP opened up the match with a play on Mirage’s B site, planting an running the time down. They tried to go to the same site on the first gun round, but FURIA were solid in their defense, getting their first round on the board. The Swedes exploded on B once again the following round on a forcebuy, resetting the Brazilian team. The Ninjas then switched it up for the second gun round, and got another round after an A execute.

NIP then got ahold of the pace of the match, winning rounds no matter what site they hit, with FURIA completely overwhelmed. FURIA went down 1-7, but were then able to get back on the board with consecutive rounds, but NIP were once again able to keep a hefty lead after a successful A play, making it 8-3. The Swedes then went on to win the half out, 12-3.

NIP made quick work of FURIA in their opener

The second half saw FURIA take the pistol round with an effective A play, and then won two rounds before the first buy round, making 6-12. NIP were then able to to defend the B site in a triple-kill round by Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg to keep their lead large. Stopping an A execute from the Brazilians, NIP made it to match point before closing it out 16-6 to take their first victory.

Matchpage
6
16
13th February 2019
Sweden
6
Mirage
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
15 - 12 +3 77.8 1.12
14 - 17 -3 81.8 0.86
12 - 16 -4 68.0 0.79
11 - 16 -5 48.7 0.65
6 - 16 -10 37.2 0.45
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
18 - 12 +6 97.4 1.52
17 - 10 +7 85.3 1.39
13 - 12 +1 62.0 1.13
15 - 14 +1 77.9 1.13
14 - 10 +4 66.4 1.10

A plant on the inner site of Nuke paid dividends for NRG after Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold and Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte got doubles to defend the bomb. Winstrike were then able to take the third round to keep it close, but NRG came out with a fast-paced split execute on the inner site to stay in control of the early game. The American squad then started to run away with the map as Winstrike struggled to contain NRG’s attacks.

Winstrike were able to get back on the board thanks to a good pistol buy round, as the Desert Eagles paved the way. A double by David "⁠n0rb3r7⁠" Danielyan on ramp helped his team, who played aggressive in radio, gave Winstrike another round, as the CIS side made their way back to a 6-6 tie. With 7-7 on the board, NRG planted in the inner site, but a solid retake by the CTs gave Winstrike an 8-7 lead at the half.

Winstrike didn’t have a chance against NRG’s CT side on Nuke

An opening frag by Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele and a double by Jacob "⁠FugLy⁠" Medina opened the way for NRG to win the second pistol round despite Winstrike making it to the B site and planting the bomb. The American squad then took the reins of the match putting up a wall on the CT side. Down 8-14, Winstrike were able to win a forcebuy on the B site off of the back of a big play by Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov, but it was too little too late as NRG shut the Ts down to get on match point. Finally, it was FugLy who won a 1vs1 against Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin the following round to make it 16-9.

Matchpage
9
16
13th February 2019
United States
9
Nuke
16
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 17 0 75.7 1.03
17 - 20 -3 72.7 0.86
13 - 21 -8 72.4 0.77
13 - 21 -8 57.6 0.74
13 - 21 -8 58.0 0.66
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 15 +9 114.5 1.61
19 - 13 +6 86.2 1.35
22 - 15 +7 80.8 1.31
20 - 15 +5 69.2 1.24
15 - 15 0 63.6 0.91
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
458
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
930
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1457
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Really disappointing performance from Furia, but they were quite overrated/overhyped by brazilian fanboys... i have them going 0-3 LETS GO!
2019-02-13 18:51
18 replies
#4
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Brazil FanOfMibr
+1 i have them 0-3 as well m16r fans overrated them so much, they are really bad team im ashamed for my country
2019-02-13 18:52
9 replies
Pretty sure they will 0-3, vici was a contender aswell but theyre looking pretty good or could also be fnatic being garbage as usual
2019-02-13 18:55
1 reply
#32
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Brazil Whillpull
Furia is overrated af
2019-02-13 18:56
Nt german
2019-02-13 18:53
1 reply
#23
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Brazil FanOfMibr
Im a real brazilian!
2019-02-13 18:54
Lol thinking furia will lose again
2019-02-13 18:54
+1
2019-02-13 18:54
#30
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Portugal xxxruixxx
No reason to be ashamed. The Major just started and they still have a few games to make their presence felt. NiP is a good team and Furia didn´t loose by 16-0...
2019-02-13 18:56
2 replies
16-0 or 16-14 is the same, only winners are remembered
2019-02-13 18:57
1 reply
#42
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United Kingdom wellhyper
tbf 0-16 results get remembered more than 16-14.
2019-02-13 18:59
+1
2019-02-13 18:51
1 reply
+1
2019-02-13 18:52
Definitely overrated
2019-02-13 18:53
#24
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Brazil lazaiko
ez4nip
2019-02-13 18:54
They were going aginst NIP an experianced team at majors and overall.
2019-02-13 19:00
they are still new to the scene, so that’s normal. but yeah they are overrated..
2019-02-13 19:01
+1
2019-02-13 21:03
Lets go ninjas!!!!!
2019-02-13 21:55
Lmao rip furia
2019-02-13 18:51
#3
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North America SLGam1ng
First
2019-02-13 18:51
3 replies
#9
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st
3st
2019-02-13 18:52
2 replies
#49
iM | 
Europe g4nl0cK
Thirst? You are not from Africa so i don't think you need water
2019-02-13 19:05
1 reply
#66
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Brazil Anahera
Reported
2019-02-13 23:20
#5
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Brazil FanOfMibr
BR CS LUL
2019-02-13 18:51
6 replies
#39
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Brazil Whillpull
Did the mibr is overrated account get banned?
2019-02-13 18:58
5 replies
#44
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Brazil FanOfMibr
i dont think so, why?
2019-02-13 19:01
4 replies
#53
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Brazil Whillpull
KKKKKKK just has been banned and already came back to love brazilians
2019-02-13 19:09
3 replies
I'm not banned at all wtf
2019-02-13 19:14
2 replies
when mibr_is_overrated8
2019-02-13 20:05
1 reply
when i get banned for 10 years
2019-02-13 20:17
Hi mom
2019-02-13 18:51
#8
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st
EZ4NIP
2019-02-13 18:52
EZ NRG
2019-02-13 18:52
EZ4NIP
2019-02-13 18:52
someone kick ableJ ffs
2019-02-13 18:52
#13
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Ukraine nikition27
When it willbe anonuce of second round?
2019-02-13 18:52
#17
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Sweden Mouz_no1
NiPMagic
2019-02-13 18:53
#19
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Panama Cyain10
Furia lul
2019-02-13 18:53
R A V A G E
2019-02-13 18:54
2 replies
in other news the entire nation of brazil has waged nuclear war with valve HQ and HLTV headquarters
2019-02-13 18:56
1 reply
+1 Lmao
2019-02-13 18:56
Man BRs were talkin all that shit after crushing barely T3 teams to get here but what happens when they meet even a dying team with structure? Where's all that shit talk now? Glad these clowns lost so badly.
2019-02-13 18:55
3 replies
You should see NiP's tweet when they went 7-1, absolute shitshow twitter.com/NiPGaming/status/10957309672..
2019-02-13 18:57
1 reply
Good. Maybe Furetards will see it and realize how trash they are.
2019-02-13 19:02
#56
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Brazil Drikon
korean unknow scene. nt little chicken
2019-02-13 19:33
CIS CS LUL
2019-02-13 18:56
1 reply
one T round is actually amazing, props to winstrike for actually getting one
2019-02-13 18:57
#37
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Finland Smoonah
get ravaged
2019-02-13 18:58
Trust the NiPMagic
2019-02-13 18:58
NiP flawless teamplay keep it up and gl furia next matches
2019-02-13 18:59
1 reply
+1 gg
2019-02-13 19:08
#47
NiKo | 
Denmark ptn
gg
2019-02-13 19:02
#50
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United States hehexddd
Rip Ynk's pickems
2019-02-13 19:08
Nice one Furia 🙂 being cocky is always great 😱
2019-02-13 19:15
with the word "ravage" in the headline I really expected a worse score than 16-6 lul nice clickbait HLTV
2019-02-13 19:47
NRG just warming up! Brehze is still jetlagged.
2019-02-13 19:53
Nathe new name lul
2019-02-13 19:54
"Ravage". Ok, HLTV.
2019-02-13 19:58
nip can win this!
2019-02-13 20:04
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