MIBR defeat NiP; move on to playoffs at IEM Katowice

MIBR are through to the New Champions Stage at IEM Katowice after beating NiP 2-0 (16-6 on Train and 16-14 on Inferno).

The best-of-three series kicked off on Train, with the Swedish side starting on the T-side and securing the pistol round victory thanks to a triple kill by Fredrik "REZ" Sterner. Marcelo "coldzera" David responded in the following round with a Deagle triple kill as MIBR tied the game.

The Brazilian side's strong defense propelled them to a 7-2 lead. NiP picked up their third round with a force buy, with Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and REZ combining to make it 7-3. MIBR finished the half 10-5 ahead after winning the last three rounds of the half.

The new lineup of MIBR has reached the playoffs

Fernando "fer" Alvarenga consolidated MIBR's lead with an ace in the second pistol round and the Brazilians made it 13-5 after winning the first weapon round as NiP didn't have enough time for the defuse on the B-site. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo & company won a 3vs3 in the 22nd round to close out the map with a 16-6 final scoreline.

fer and João "felps" Vasconcellos opened Inferno with double kills in the pistol round as the T-sided MIBR took the A-site. The Brazilians won three gun rounds to lead 6-0. NiP got on the scoreboard in the seventh round with a Banana shutdown. MIBR took three more rounds in the first half to lead 9-6 at halftime.

NiP picked up the first three rounds in the second half to tie the game and took the lead after Lekr0 and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's 2vs4 victory in the 19th round (10-9). However, MIBR came back from 14-12 to win the map 16-14, with their final round victory coming after a 1vs1 clutch by FalleN on the B-site.

Matchpage
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0
22nd February 2019
Sweden
16
Train
6
16
Inferno
14
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 47 - 31 +16 102.8 1.43
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 52 - 33 +19 97.4 1.43
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 32 - 29 +3 61.0 1.08
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 29 - 31 -2 68.8 0.99
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 29 - 36 -7 71.7 0.94
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 40 - 37 +3 82.2 1.13
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 38 - 37 +1 88.1 1.12
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 31 - 39 -8 70.9 0.95
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 30 - 39 -9 59.2 0.78
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 21 - 38 -17 44.1 0.62
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
2W - 2L
0W - 3L
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1016
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1486
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez for Astralis to rek them in Semifinals, or RNG in quarters :> NiP though... why not at least win 1 map :(
2019-02-22 21:47
EZ
2019-02-22 21:47
#15
 | 
Germany DrachenRainer 
MEEP MEEP
2019-02-22 21:47
Brazil try to win their first major?
2019-02-22 21:47
MLG COLOMBUS,ESL ONE COLOGNE??? nt Argentina 0 major boluditos
2019-02-22 21:48
nip 2-3 lmao
2019-02-22 21:48
#76
 | 
Austria shaakeh 
expectr
2019-02-22 21:57
#205
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India Noobdian1 
Where the fuck is north??
2019-02-23 03:52
#170
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Will still advance
2019-02-22 22:56
+1 , Shitters in Pyjamas don't deserve to get into playoffs, while they still have GeT_UgLy in their team.
2019-02-23 08:21
read my name and think again
2019-02-22 21:49
#72
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Brazil JaspCardoso 
This baiter is trying too hard
2019-02-22 21:54
Your name is the law?
2019-02-22 22:03
fam, you just got jebaited
2019-02-22 21:51
#61
 | 
Brazil Whillpull 
Didn't you get the sarcasm or are you baiting?
2019-02-22 21:51
Didn't you get the bait?
2019-02-22 21:52
MLG COLOMBUS,ESL ONE COLOGNE??? nt Argentina 0 major boluditos
2019-02-22 21:49
BR Organization? NO;Lg is north american organization,Sk is european organization.
2019-02-22 22:15
by your logic MIBR is also an american organization, it is owned by immortals
2019-02-22 22:18
bR oRgAnIzAtIoN your baits are reaching stupidity levels that shouldn't even be possible.
2019-02-22 22:20
your life is reaching stupidity levels that shouldn't even be possible.
2019-02-23 01:03
nt fake italy
2019-02-23 04:49
#155
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United States kearCS 
By that logic, UK has 3 major titles since Fnatic is UK based.
2019-02-22 22:38
#197
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
Poggers
2019-02-23 02:23
i hate brazil team either but why the fuck people dont accept that brazil won a major lmfao
2019-02-23 05:40
Nice edit,f5 spam
2019-02-22 21:47
why cry fakeflagger
2019-02-22 21:48
#136
TACO | 
Brazil Drekki 
+1
2019-02-22 22:25
#23
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
GG!
2019-02-22 21:48
Astralis will face RNG most likely.. unless any other team with lower rank than RNG makes it to the top 8.
2019-02-22 21:49
#66
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Australia CaZeR01 
They arent, look at the tournament page
2019-02-22 21:53
#74
 | 
India may_An_K 
Is it that in swiss system 2 teams cannot play twice each other
2019-02-22 21:57
but playoffs =/= swiss stage
2019-02-22 22:19
#133
 | 
India may_An_K 
Ty for clearing
2019-02-22 22:20
i am not sure seeding matters in playoffs
2019-02-22 22:03
#104
 | 
Europe dip6o 
Ast and liquid will play against low 3-2 elo Rng-mibr Navi vs high 3-2 elo
2019-02-22 22:06
EZ FOR BR
2019-02-22 21:50
cuz mibr is way better
2019-02-22 22:16
#168
 | 
Brazil HueyNewton 
Cry hater
2019-02-22 22:51
#169
TACO | 
Brazil Drekki 
all is possible ;)
2019-02-22 22:55
What a joke from no sceners!
2019-02-23 00:37
ez Champion Major for MiBr Astralis noob
2019-02-23 03:37
#219
 | 
United Kingdom sirJaeger94 
ez 4 mibr
2019-02-23 09:55
gg
2019-02-22 21:47
#3
 | 
Ukraine McSwell 
All that MIBR haters are crying hard now...
2019-02-22 21:47
#141
 | 
Brazil d1rk 
So tasty nhummy..
2019-02-22 22:27
NaVi and mibr are hated so hard atm
2019-02-22 22:33
No clue why
2019-02-22 22:33
names doesn't check out
2019-02-22 22:36
Add G2
2019-02-22 22:41
True
2019-02-22 22:43
Even though they are not even that bad
2019-02-22 22:43
#175
 | 
Brazil innanplinio 
Yeah, the players are not, but the team is struggling a lot
2019-02-22 23:57
I don't see G2 getting too much gate as MiBR or Liquid
2019-02-23 00:59
#195
 | 
Iceland caverat 
Yes Stop navi hating
2019-02-23 01:53
#4
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
GG wp
2019-02-22 21:47
#5
 | 
Czech Republic Peks123 
1110
2019-02-22 21:47
expected
2019-02-22 21:47
#8
 | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
pick'ems saved!
2019-02-22 21:47
#26
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
Same but i feel for nip :/
2019-02-22 21:48
#85
 | 
Brazil PropsY 
They can still make it! Gotta believe
2019-02-22 21:59
#115
 | 
Brazil Eneas56 
They will make it! I hope so at least
2019-02-22 22:10
maybe but if their match is against vitality, i prefer having them instead le bigmac and zywoo deserves it
2019-02-23 04:57
#9
s1mple | 
Brazil bafa12 
EZ
2019-02-22 21:47
#10
 | 
CIS ZILTOID 
mm
2019-02-22 21:47
#11
 | 
Denmark JustYes 
sad
2019-02-22 21:47
#12
 | 
Brazil petryyy 
ferMonster
2019-02-22 21:47
#13
 | 
Brazil PedroNoob 
LETS GO BOIISSS
2019-02-22 21:47
expected
2019-02-22 21:47
#16
 | 
Turkey leame 
ez pickem done
2019-02-22 21:47
too ez cmon
2019-02-22 21:47
#20
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
Ez
2019-02-22 21:48
#21
 | 
Czech Republic eth1x 
Nerf AUG!!
2019-02-22 21:48
GG mibr! Glad to see them back. GL to NiP tomorrow, we still got this. #GONINJAS
2019-02-22 21:48
#99
 | 
Brazil PropsY 
+1
2019-02-22 22:05
+1 I'm just hoping that either Liquid or mibr or Navi have the abilities to put down Astralis. Because otherwise CS is getting too boring
2019-02-22 22:35
Same man. I wanna see Liquid finally win a major, but i would be equally as happy to see s1mple win one or MiBR win their third
2019-02-22 23:22
+1
2019-02-23 00:18
I just feel sad that S1mple has to carry the Na'Vi on his back, because without him they would be so far from top 5... But he deserves a major, before cs go dies at all.
2019-02-23 01:02
Yes, he's a god, he deserves that
2019-02-23 01:06
beautiful comment!
2019-02-23 08:14
+1
2019-02-23 01:04
thank mr dennis
2019-02-22 21:48
#27
 | 
Brazil Roufas 
ggwp
2019-02-22 21:48
#29
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
Lets go boysss!
2019-02-22 21:48
ez
2019-02-22 21:48
#31
 | 
Norway rogueplayer 
GG ;)
2019-02-22 21:48
Yes! Let's fucking go!!!!
2019-02-22 21:48
#33
 | 
Brazil rickz1996 
ggwp great game.
2019-02-22 21:48
#35
Aleksib | 
Finland warp_ 
gg. hope the Ninjas go 3-2
2019-02-22 21:48
MIBR line up: fer, felps, TACO, coldzera, FalleN and dennis
2019-02-22 21:48
report mibr for 6 players in line up, valve pls
2019-02-22 21:52
Lmao
2019-02-23 01:02
lel
2019-02-23 01:07
#38
coldzera | 
United States m3llo 
Coldzera is getting chubby again, no one can stop it if get back his old form.
2019-02-22 21:48
b8zera
2019-02-23 14:30
EZ 4 MIBR, I KNEW IT
2019-02-22 21:48
#40
 | 
Panama Cyain10 
Expected
2019-02-22 21:49
4 pickems now right, surely one of faze, nip, or ence can advance?
2019-02-22 21:49
FaZe I think
2019-02-22 22:33
Same here but only have Faze and ENCE, I think you are in good shape because I believe if Faze advances tomorrow they have a chance to face NIP so you’ll be in.
2019-02-22 22:43
#165
 | 
Brazil brretroze 
I have 4 pickems also, but I've got FaZe, Ence and C9
2019-02-22 22:43
Hopefully faze and ence are matched up on Sunday
2019-02-22 22:44
ez4mibr
2019-02-22 21:49
EZ GOATZERA
2019-02-22 21:49
ferBEAST
2019-02-22 21:49
fermonster + godzera = major is coming
2019-02-23 03:17
EZ
2019-02-22 21:49
Ez
2019-02-22 21:50
GGWP NiP. I hope they get to playoffs. FalleN turned off his monitor on Inferno And Coldzera forgot how to clutch on Inferno too But well played boys.
2019-02-22 21:50
#194
 | 
Brazil AmbOoNi 
FalleN was too bad in inferno, so NIP had real chances. When FalleN goes well, the game changes completely.
2019-02-23 01:43
I never saw MiBR lose a match when FalleN is on Bad Mode.
2019-02-23 15:36
#57
 | 
India harshit1998 
MIBR on their new but old roster really getting good train Gods are back ;) haters keep hating. MIBR are way far good then they were back last year. #SomosMIBR
2019-02-22 21:51
fer is back
2019-02-22 21:51
#60
 | 
Russia Glihhh 
Forest - 9....
2019-02-22 21:51
gg coldzera is goat -dennis + ?
2019-02-22 21:53
Isn't Dennis in mibr lineup ? lmao
2019-02-22 21:53
? hes on nip
2019-02-22 21:53
It's a joke cuz he not played so good.
2019-02-22 22:01
dude, didn't you see the game ? He was clearly in MIBR lineup, stop baiting me.
2019-02-22 22:01
oh lmao yea
2019-02-22 22:04
Hahahaha lol
2019-02-23 01:03
#67
 | 
Brazil dave1988 
fermonster godzera wins gg ez
2019-02-22 21:53
No Fnx no major report me if mibr wins major. #BringBackFNX!
2019-02-22 21:54
nt viuva do fnx even i am reking him on gamersclub, quit the bullshit.
2019-02-22 22:02
#70
 | 
Russia Nikosimus 
NiP, how do they manage to lose all those 13-12 vs Liquid and 14-12 now..Ffs Hope f0rest turns up for 2-2 game, it's pointless to expect anything from dennis
2019-02-22 21:54
#71
 | 
Brazil Wegenes 
gg mibr
2019-02-22 21:54
SO expected guys
2019-02-22 21:56
now Vitality and FaZe advance and ez saved pickem
2019-02-22 21:57
#130
 | 
Other Mukade 
I hope so. NBKING
2019-02-22 22:19
#151
suNny | 
United States kgr8 
yeah man i hope so too
2019-02-22 22:34
Faze no chance
2019-02-22 22:41
#77
 | 
Poland kRAMERO 
NiP FaZe coL
2019-02-22 21:58
#77
 | 
Poland kRAMERO 
NiP FaZe coL
2019-02-22 21:58
#77
 | 
Poland kRAMERO 
NiP FaZe coL
2019-02-22 21:58
ez pz
2019-02-22 21:58
#81
 | 
Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Good to have fer back
2019-02-22 21:58
It is nice!
2019-02-22 22:10
#82
World csgo 
gg mibr
2019-02-22 21:58
Easy win
2019-02-22 21:58
#84
 | 
Brazil Charizaldo 
EZ bois EZ E Z
2019-02-22 21:58
MIBR VS RENEGADES POGGERS renegades 2-0
2019-02-22 21:59
And ENCE out hahahahahaha!
2019-02-22 22:03
ence will beat liquid, then navi and then astralis!
2019-02-22 22:04
In my ass for sure!
2019-02-22 22:04
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-03-01 03:58
Playing the way they played at group stage make me belive in that. Now they are much better for sure! Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-03-01 06:34
#87
 | 
African Union mikecool 
Thought nip would do better but I expected mibr to win nonetheless. Ggwp.
2019-02-22 22:00
Ez pickems
2019-02-22 22:02
#92
 | 
World nakTriceps 
Expected.
2019-02-22 22:03
Let's go mibr!!
2019-02-22 22:06
Wp nip, FaZe is the last team that can finish the my 5 correct pick and if they fail, my picks also fail :'(
2019-02-22 22:08
#137
 | 
Europe dip6o 
Who did you pick then? I mean I have 5 already, and 3 fuckups.
2019-02-22 22:25
Vitality 3-0 Complexity 0-3 Astralis Liquid Mibr Na' vi FaZe NRG BiG
2019-02-23 19:56
#233
 | 
Europe dip6o 
I mean Vitality to go 3-0 is pretty unreasonable. I had something like Ast 3-0 Liquid,MIBR,Navi,Faze,NRG,Big,Renegades and Col 0-3
2019-02-24 13:02
I know, but it wasn't my pick'em choices
2019-02-24 19:40
#193
 | 
Brazil AmbOoNi 
He must have made choices like a fanboy. 4 were guaranteed: Astralis 3-0 and MIBR, Liquid, NaVi. Only Renegades and BIG were surprises. Other safe picks still have odds, FaZe and NIP
2019-02-23 01:37
Mibr is literal garbage but dennis is a silver 1. Both teams did not deserve to win this, and both will get assraped in later stages, if NiP makes it that far.
2019-02-22 22:10
#224
 | 
Hungary Shaperz 
finally found someone with a brain
2019-02-23 12:28
Nice choke on inferno NiP, sad to see
2019-02-22 22:10
#120
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG
2019-02-22 22:14
#124
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Always legends. 100% Legends rate since their first attempt.
2019-02-22 22:16
MIBR isn't legendary at this point, you're legendary if you win a major, which they havent done 1.5 years. They're trash, but were lucky dennis is even worse and forest had a bad game for once.
2019-02-22 22:17
how much?
2019-02-23 08:31
#128
 | 
Other Mukade 
Lol
2019-02-22 22:18
#203
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Katowice 2015 - Legends Cologne 2015 - Legends Cluj-Napoca 2015 - Legends Columbus 2016 - Legends Cologne 2016 - Legends ELEAGUE Major 2017 - Legends Krakow 2017 - Legends ELEAGUE Major 2018 - Legends FACEIT Major 2018 - Legends Katowice 2019 - Legends There's nothing to "Lol" about
2019-02-23 03:31
#223
 | 
Other Mukade 
I’m not disagreeing of downplaying what you say mate. It’s just not that they play exactly great atm. Which is sad. Wish more teams can actually tactically stand up against astralis.
2019-02-23 11:16
#225
 | 
Hungary Shaperz 
TRIGGERED
2019-02-23 12:30
#232
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Just stating facts.
2019-02-23 20:16
I think Dennis will be dropped after this major.
2019-02-22 22:19
#135
 | 
Europe dip6o 
Well, if they somehow manage to get a legends spot, I guess he'll stay sadly
2019-02-22 22:24
#174
BnTeT | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Dennis' aim was wayy too sketchy, man. Well, sure, he stepped up on Liquid yesterday but the rest his aim looks like someone with tremor plays with high sensitivity. Not calm enough to actually hit the target. I'm sure he's like the non-toxic dude, but he needs to step it up a bit.
2019-02-22 23:54
He is anchoring hard. I think he is over it. Before he left fnatic he was pulling his weight. Even if they make legends he needs to go. Swedish csgo needs new blood to rise up. It is so stagnant...
2019-02-23 01:33
Zews looks like ynk in this photo. That skinnyness is lookin strange
2019-02-22 22:25
#139
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
mibr renegades nice match will be
2019-02-22 22:25
#156
 | 
Brazil syncme 
may the one that takes down astralis pass
2019-02-22 22:39
goodbye aussie =*
2019-02-23 03:20
what happened to f0rest 1+ rating streak now that they faced a decent team 4head ?
2019-02-22 22:26
#142
 | 
Europe dip6o 
Well, I'm still not convinced by both mibr and nip level of play
2019-02-22 22:27
I saddens me that this is what happens when forest doesn’t perform
2019-02-22 22:30
EZ4COLD
2019-02-22 22:30
+1
2019-02-23 03:15
#153
 | 
Argentina Inetero 
cold and fer.. gg
2019-02-22 22:36
#157
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
Got my 5 Pickems thanks to NAVI, mibr and RNG.
2019-02-22 22:40
2 players ~100adr is ridiculous. mibr are the real deal
2019-02-22 22:41
Why is MIBR so entertaining?
2019-02-22 22:46
faze or ence save my pickem XD
2019-02-22 23:00
#176
 | 
Kazakhstan dc7 
dennis the pistol gods relevance in 2k19 in the new meta teams just force 2nd because they have smgs same as other team or buy 3rd round anyway, so hes only good for a +1 round now they should just drop him and pickup nawwk they are needing a proper awper f0rest giving up his rifle skills to take up the awp role is doing more harm than good
2019-02-23 00:01
#178
 | 
Denmark kelvinha 
PLZ FAZE WIN PLZ FAZE WIN PLZ FAZE WIN
2019-02-23 00:28
Havent seen nip for a while and im shocked how dennis dropped off. F0rest clearly didnt have his day, so considering this it is almost miracle that inferno was this close.
2019-02-23 00:52
EZ for Renegades, MiBr No Chance unfortunately
2019-02-23 01:01
come on FaZe, save my pickems plz
2019-02-23 02:13
3rd major is real godzera #1 too
2019-02-23 03:14
Dennis literally worse than a medium difficulty bot.
2019-02-23 04:10
#210
 | 
Brazil gu1d0 
wp mibr..but playing like that they wont beat astralis or liquid.
2019-02-23 05:37
Dennis lul
2019-02-23 06:18
Coldzera looking really sharp under this new roster
2019-02-23 08:09
#220
 | 
China serdim 
two familiar baits serve him
2019-02-23 11:04
#234
 | 
Brazil erfur 
102 adr baiter? Cry more
2019-02-24 13:05
NIP will go out again in the group stage... Mark my words.
2019-02-23 13:32
#228
 | 
Lithuania SH4NKER 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-23 15:29
Unlucky for NIP
2019-02-23 19:32
Nice name
2019-02-25 06:28
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