NiP to Group A upper final over Renegades; MVP PK send eUnited packing

NiP have advanced to Group A's upper bracket final following a 2-0 victory against Renegades (Nuke 16-4, Mirage 16-12), while MVP PK sent eUnited packing in the lower bracket after two maps (Train 16-9, Overpass 19-17).

Over on the main stream, a match for playoffs took place between NiP and Renegades in Group A's second upper bracket semi-final. The Swedes picked Nuke to kick off the series and it quickly began paying off, as they went on to secure a 3-0 start on the offense.

Renegades replied with two in a row when they got their hands on full weaponry, with Justin "jks" Savage putting up a key triple in the fourth round, but the half began to slip away from them when NiP turned around a 3v5 to clinch a forcebuy win, setting themselves up for a dominant run.

NiP will take on Liquid for a direct ticket to the semi-finals

That saw Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson & co. pick up an 11-4 half, which led to a quick finish to the opening map, with a pistol round and a couple of close scenarios giving NiP a 5-0 run on the CT side.

Renegades looked to respond on their pick, Mirage, and they picked up the first pistol round as Terrorists, but Lekr0's Deagle made light work of the second round, which transpired into another dominant streak for NiP. Unable to put the bomb down for most of the next eight rounds, Aaron "AZR" Ward's men finally broke through with two A executes, but it was all too little, too late, as NiP ran away with a 12-3 half.

The two sides went back and forth at the beginning of the second half, which worked in the favor of NiP, who reached match point at 15-6. A valiant effort saw Renegades reduce the deficit to just three rounds when it looked Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund & co. ran out of steam, but the match came to a close at 16-12, as Fredrik "REZ" Sterner's triple finished off the job.

Sweden
Matchpage
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Nuke
4
16
Mirage
12
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 51 - 26 +25 115.0 1.71
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 35 - 26 +9 76.6 1.24
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 36 - 32 +4 71.2 1.15
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 27 - 30 -3 64.2 1.02
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 24 - 28 -4 61.4 0.87
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 32 - 33 -1 77.8 1.02
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 31 - 37 -6 77.0 0.99
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 29 - 30 -1 64.4 0.87
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 23 - 36 -13 61.0 0.75
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 27 - 37 -10 56.9 0.74

On the secondary stream, MVP PK and eUnited fought for survival in the first round of Group A's lower bracket, with the Korean side picking Train as the first map. Starting on the T side, Seon-Ho "xeta" Son's side lost the pistol, but a second-round break gave them the edge at the beginning. eUnited responded by stringing three together for a 4-3 lead, but they were unable to hold it against a good offense from the Koreans, who clinched a 9-6 half.

After switching sides, eUnited once again grabbed the pistol round and this time also managed to capitalize on it with the following two, but that was all they could do, as a seven-round streak gave MVP PK the series lead.

MVP PK survive day one with zeff leading the Korean side to a 2-0 victory over eUnited

Overpass followed, with eUnited getting off to the better start as Terrorists, in large part thanks to two key rounds from Anthony "vanity" Malaspina. Although Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee's team were at one point trailing 2-6 on the defense, they turned it around with a 6-1 run to end the half with a one-round advantage.

eUnited were in the driving seat once they got away with another good start, but the Korean side once again fought back in the latter portion of the half, turning around an 8-13 deficit to take the match to overtime. There, MVP PK finished off the North American team 19-17.

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Train
16
17
Overpass
19
 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspinavanity 46 - 38 +8 81.1 1.15
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' MaldonadoMarKE 36 - 39 -3 69.5 1.09
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 46 - 39 +7 75.7 1.09
United States Victor 'food' Wongfood 43 - 45 -2 81.8 1.05
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 36 - 45 -9 67.8 0.95
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 52 - 41 +11 93.0 1.33
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kimstax 41 - 41 0 66.6 1.03
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 38 - 42 -4 74.3 0.99
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 41 - 44 -3 70.8 0.99
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 34 - 40 -6 57.7 0.88
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
327
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
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
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
350
KPR:
0.67
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
Ez 4 nip
2019-04-30 12:57
#3
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Sweden 1ArKade1 
Ez for nip
2019-04-30 12:57
EZ4NIP
2019-04-30 12:57
Unlucky for the boys
2019-04-30 12:58
Not really down to luck, the better team just won.
2019-04-30 13:21
Yes that's not what I meant, ofc the better team won. Still feel bad for rng
2019-04-30 15:12
Can still make it, group A is pretty weak so they are favored to win the lower bracket imo
2019-04-30 15:14
only real threat might be mouz
2019-04-30 15:24
R EZ
2019-04-30 12:58
#9
United Kingdom Ehto 
EZ for R EZ
2019-04-30 12:58
Na lul
2019-04-30 12:58
renegades LUL eunited org OMEGALUL
2019-04-30 12:58
Hahahaha AU CS
2019-04-30 12:59
#13
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Vietnam hotboylea 
An honor by losing to BEST Korea team :)))
2019-04-30 12:59
#64
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United States @FyreCS 
+111 Let’s go MVP!!!
2019-04-30 14:17
eUnited deserved this loss! Swole Patrol would have done a way better job!
2019-04-30 12:59
#22
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
+1
2019-04-30 13:10
+1
2019-04-30 13:26
+1
2019-04-30 14:16
+1
2019-04-30 15:06
#84
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Indonesia Chonji 
+1
2019-04-30 16:43
Respect for nip y so EZ for R EZ
2019-04-30 13:00
#16
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
R EZ is back baby! whooooo
2019-04-30 13:01
#17
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Macau Bent0 
eunited ez 1 day playing 7 days holiday
2019-04-30 13:01
Nice win for MVP, pretty bad performance from EUNITED....
2019-04-30 13:03
#19
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
time to buy the mvp roster
2019-04-30 13:05
#82
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United States Sillychubs 
Lmao
2019-04-30 16:43
#82
 | 
United States Sillychubs 
Lmao
2019-04-30 16:43
#20
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
eUnited just got karma after rat move with buying 3 core players of Swole Patrol
2019-04-30 13:05
#23
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
+1
2019-04-30 13:10
+1
2019-04-30 14:12
#21
device | 
Denmark AbhiS 
Go ninjas!!!
2019-04-30 13:09
Wtf is happening with Renegades???? :c
2019-04-30 13:10
You mean going back to where they belong?
2019-04-30 13:12
They’ll get to be 3A qualifier, don’t worry
2019-04-30 13:31
#GONINJAS
2019-04-30 13:13
#28
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
Do you remember zellsis's tweet where he said that eunited will fly to au 24 hours to leave tournament on the first day? Nice prediction
2019-04-30 13:15
#30
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Nice impact bot_right, fucking retire already
2019-04-30 13:18
Nothing left for him, REZ just killed everything.
2019-04-30 13:22
#33
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Greenland xen_ 
Imagine traveling 16 hours to get to Australia just to lose a Bo1 and 0-2 in a Bo3 and then you’re out of the tournament on the first day lol
2019-04-30 13:23
#39
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
Predicted by zellsis
2019-04-30 13:26
predicted Eunited to lose but surprised renegades didnt pick up a single map
2019-04-30 13:23
#37
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Estonia Mrkruvi 
Gogo NiP!
2019-04-30 13:26
#41
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Sweden TXSHIRX 
Smooya > Gratisfaction
2019-04-30 13:27
Hopping for this if mouse rek renegades, Give Smooya a home !
2019-04-30 17:31
#93
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Sweden TXSHIRX 
Yeah, cuz Renegades with smooya > Renegades with Grat
2019-04-30 20:19
#42
f0rest | 
Mongolia 22joyZz 
cooper and marke deserved this shameful loss. snakes
2019-04-30 13:27
#51
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2019-04-30 13:33
#47
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Other Onizuka_go 
now EU org gonna buy new one again?
2019-04-30 13:31
R EZ
2019-04-30 13:31
#50
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Sweden Trkmag 
Send the constantly overrated Liquid to quarters please NiP
2019-04-30 13:33
lol
2019-04-30 13:50
comming from: one of nip's most delusional fangays
2019-04-30 13:51
#61
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Sweden Trkmag 
I’m probably one of the least delusional fans of NiP, I don’t believe in this lineup at all, they have no structure, just 4 raw aimers and GTR. Lekr0 and pita are not tactical at all, they just believe in going all aim no brain FPL style. But Liquid is still overrated
2019-04-30 14:16
#85
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Indonesia Chonji 
do you prefer draken over dennis?
2019-04-30 16:44
#86
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Sweden Trkmag 
I do yes. dennis have been performing better now but NiP needs an AWP as well as a real IGL and draken is one of the best candidates.
2019-04-30 16:45
#96
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Indonesia Chonji 
I think flusha/golden is also a good candidate for an igl, although golden might not want to leave c9
2019-05-01 08:11
#99
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Sweden Trkmag 
Yes I’d pick flusha or Golden, agree
2019-05-01 11:00
LMAOOO EUNITED HORRIBLE ORG bunch of snacks
2019-04-30 13:34
lmao hltv can't distinguish xign and zeff
2019-04-30 13:34
Tomorrow news: eUnited buys over MVP.PK
2019-04-30 13:49
#57
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-04-30 13:53
#58
 | 
Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
Gg boyz
2019-04-30 14:02
#59
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African Union mikecool 
Nip were totally prepared for renegades. Made them look stupid. The boys looked deflated. Gg.
2019-04-30 14:02
#63
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
"reNeGadEs Is A tOp TeAm"
2019-04-30 14:17
#65
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Sweden Lindhan 
Ez 4 NiP <3
2019-04-30 14:24
NA CS LUL
2019-04-30 14:25
next news: eUnited add zeff XigN & xeta
2019-04-30 14:35
Guess it is about time for Rez's one great tournament a year
2019-04-30 14:53
#71
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China JackAuGustLee 
hohoho eUnited even loss to MVP what a joke isn't it? SWAG and SOm are much better
2019-04-30 15:10
Hltv confirmed: following the loss to MVP eUnited org has decided to buy MVP roaster
2019-04-30 15:21
#77
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
R EZ -GTR +Flusha when
2019-04-30 15:38
First time in a real good while i have seen NiP win a map convincingly over a not so terrible team atm. that stings but hope they improve:d
2019-04-30 15:56
#90
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Renegades doing its best to play on arena on quarters.
2019-04-30 17:42
#91
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
R EZ
2019-04-30 17:44
#92
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Swole>Eu
2019-04-30 18:46
Remember when NIP fans wanted Draken last week LOL
2019-05-01 06:37
dennis was the problem they say LUL
2019-05-01 10:05
#98
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Other kitny 
ez 4 n1p
2019-05-01 10:37
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