NiP defeat AVANGAR; lead ECS S7 Europe standings

NiP won ECS week 4 over AVANGAR in three hard-fought maps, Dust2 (19-16), Train (17-19), and Inferno (16-10), to take the lead in the standings.

AVANGAR won the first round over NiP cleanly on the defending side of Dust2. It was finally on the fifth round with an A play that the Swedes were able to get on the board, which they were able to follow-up before AVANGAR made it 5-2. NiP then went on a five-round streak to take the lead, eventually going on to close the half out 9-6.

NiP then won the defending pistol round, but AVANGAR won a forcebuy as Fredrik "REZ" Sterner was unable to defuse in time after killing the last Terrorist on the A site. The match then evened out as the first map of the best-of-three started to get into the later stages, with 12-12 on the scoreboard. With the momentum on their side, it was finally the CIS side that was able to make it to match point, but unable to close it out, NiP took it to overtime.

Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson got a triple on the first round of OT, but REZ and Dennis "dennis" Edman were unable to win the round as they had no kit and the bomb, planted on A, ended up going off. The Ninjas turned it around, however, winning four rounds in a row to close the map out in their favor.

NiP were able to close Inferno out to win the match

AVANGAR kicked off the second map, Train, winning five rounds straight on the CT side before NiP could retaliate after winning a 3vs3 afterplant situation. AVANGAR stayed ahead, but the Swedes were able to string three more, making it 7-4 to put some rounds in on the attacking side. They were then able to abuse a weak economy on AVANGAR’s side, winning the last two rounds of the half to make it 6-9.

NiP started winning the second half, taking two rounds, but AVANGAR struck back on the first buy round. With 10-10 on the board, Ali "Jame" Djami was able to win a 1vs1 afterplant on B to keep his team in the lead. The CIS side, with the money advantage, tried to make a break to close out the map, getting ahead 14-10, but NiP read the attacking team’s slow rounds well, pushing it into another overtime.

The first round of overtime went to AVANGAR in a fast B play, after which NiP struck right back, but the CIS team closed the half out in the lead. NiP tied it up with an A fake on the first round of the second half, but they were unable to get another one as the match was pushed to the decider.

AVANGAR lost the lead in the standings to NiP

A triple by Timur "buster" Tulepov cleared out Banana for AVANGAR to win the first round on the attacking side of Inferno, and they were then able to win against a forcebuy and an eco to make it 3-0. NiP won the fourth, but a B explosion by the CIS side kept them in the lead early on. The match then evened out 6-6, as both teams adjusted their game, although it was finally NiP that took the last round to make it 8-7.

NiP kept their lead winning the second pistol round, and held their lead throughout the half despite losing a couple of rounds to AVANGAR. A 1vs2 clutch by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg got NiP on 14-9 and broke the CIS team’s economy, which they were then able to close a few rounds later to win the map and match.

Matchpage
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16th May 2019
Sweden
16
Dust2
19
19
Train
17
10
Inferno
16
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 81 - 65 +16 95.8 1.28
Russia Ali 'Jame' DjamiJame 61 - 51 +10 69.0 1.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 59 - 60 -1 66.5 0.99
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 67 - 70 -3 75.4 0.98
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 46 - 61 -15 54.5 0.85
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 62 - 59 +3 65.6 1.07
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 63 - 65 -2 78.6 1.04
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 57 - 63 -6 76.3 0.99
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 66 - 67 -1 74.2 0.99
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 59 - 60 -1 62.7 0.97

NiP would be guaranteed the fourth ECS Finals spot as long as they participate in week 5 and AVANGAR don't, as they will have accrued enough prize money to remain first on the standings even with a last-place finish.

According to James Bardolph, NiP will be at the ECS Finals, an indicator that they are likely to participate in week 5, though this has not yet been officially confirmed by FACEIT.

The ECS Season 7 Europe standings are now:

1. Sweden NiP - $17,000
2. Kazakhstan AVANGAR $12,500
3-4. Denmark OpTic - $5,000
3-4. Europe mousesports - $5,000
5. Poland Virtus.pro - $4,750
6. Europe FaZe - $3,250
7. Russia forZe - $3,000
8. Serbia Valiance - $2,500
9-11. France LDLC - $1,500
9-11. Europe Epsilon - $1,500
9-11. France G2 - $1,500
12. Sweden fnatic - $750

Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Ali 'Jame' Djami
Ali 'Jame' Djami
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
972
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1540
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
NiP ERA
2019-05-17 00:35
#40
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
I dont think 2-0 mouz and 2-1 avangar can be called an era. let's wait and see more matches.
2019-05-17 05:44
#42
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Finland _Fire 
He was obviously sarcastic
2019-05-17 06:58
#49
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United Kingdom TheBozzzaa 
obviously not obvious
2019-05-17 12:17
#50
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Bulgaria R34 
Sarcasm ain’t for dumb people, sorry...
2019-05-17 12:48
#51
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United Kingdom TheBozzzaa 
I said it's obviously not obvious because that guy didnt get it you dumb fuck
2019-05-17 12:52
Thats nice :)
2019-05-17 00:35
#6
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Ukraine San4o10 
Ez
2019-05-17 00:35
#GONINJASSS YAAASSSS GTRGOD
2019-05-17 00:35
#47
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India Noobdian1 
Yess
2019-05-17 10:03
Yes
2019-05-17 00:36
Yeet
2019-05-17 00:36
Nice for NiP if AVANGAR skips next week, what are they doing instead?
2019-05-17 00:38
Avangar aren't playing next week, they've played 3 weeks already NiP are qualified because they're playing next week
2019-05-17 00:40
#21
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France t3r4byt3 
AVANGAR have played every week till now actually
2019-05-17 00:44
They're apparently confirmed to NOT be playing next week. This was said constantly by the casters, NiP are planned to be there.
2019-05-17 00:52
#25
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France t3r4byt3 
Where did I say that AVANGAR were playing Week 5? I know they aren't, I'm just correcting the other dude's mistake cos he said they've played three weeks.
2019-05-17 01:01
Thought you were first commenter. Sorry about that.
2019-05-17 01:01
#13
karrigan | 
Belarus _LSK 
Good performance from both teams. Much better than chokequid vs m16r.
2019-05-17 00:39
#14
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
According to James Bardolph, NiP are through to the ECS Finals, so this is an indicator that they are likely to participate in week 5, though this has not yet been officially confirmed by FACEIT. But what's the point if they have already qualified?
2019-05-17 00:40
#22
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France t3r4byt3 
They haven't qualified until they confirm their participation in Week 5
2019-05-17 00:46
8 teams are in each week and the only way NiP are 100% going through to ECS Finals is if they get any amount of money more. Just by participating in a week you get 750$, therefore if NiP play next week they're in regardless of their results.
2019-05-17 01:12
Ez money, they can lose their first game 2-0 and make £150 each for literally zero effort.
2019-05-17 01:15
They only advance to finals if they attend ECS Season 7 Week 5. Dennis already posted saying : see you in london. That means they're going to W5
2019-05-17 10:05
#17
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Austria Tw1RLY 
Fnatic 12th place. Join us :D
2019-05-17 00:42
#19
s1mple | 
Europe SQXZAF 
Esl pro league better than ecs
2019-05-17 00:43
#20
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
wp
2019-05-17 00:43
#23
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Germany Fuzegamer18 
We need to respect Avangar they played really well in the last games. I think they can be a good attender to upset teams in the future tournaments
2019-05-17 00:48
So just the first three weeks give a direct spot to the finals, and the other spot is based on a money leaderboard. Not a fan of this system
2019-05-17 01:03
#54
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Sweden Jackoberto 
Me neither to last week is basically useless they only play for 12k$ Should either be 3 Weeks than the one with the most prize money or 6 weeks and the two with the most prize money, then increase the finals to 16
2019-05-17 15:31
#32
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-05-17 01:46
#34
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United Kingdom Sporks 
Yeah same I'm a little disappointed nip didn't get straight through
2019-05-17 02:31
Avangar can qualify in next week
2019-05-17 04:34
#36
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
I heard on eng stream they aren't scheduled to play in week 5
2019-05-17 04:58
they are not the organizers I think Avangar will play They must
2019-05-17 05:29
#38
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Sweden AtTheGates_ 
They may not. They have participated in every single one so far. You may not participate in more than 4 if I have understood it correctly.
2019-05-17 05:32
where is the proof VP played 4 time forze played 4 time optic played 1 time mouse 1 time faze 2 time I think every team can may play 5 week
2019-05-17 05:36
#55
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Sweden Jackoberto 
Even if they do they'd have to reach final and probably win
2019-05-17 15:34
#57
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Sweden AtTheGates_ 
So your way to prove to me that you can play 5 weeks and not merely 4 is to say that some teams have played 4(!) weeks and some less? When it is whether or not you are allowed to play 5 weeks we are talking about. Come on man... You are right in that I do not have a written source to give you. My source is that I heard it from the commentators on the stream I was watching of NIP-Avangar. Furthermore, Bardolph also said that NIP are guaranteed through. From that statement we can conclude a few things. 1. NIP will play next week since just by participating they will gain at least 750$ which makes them 12750$ above Optic meaning that even if Optic win and NIP loose all NIP will be ahead of Optic. (and all else for that matter) 2. And this is the important one. If NIP is guaranteed through, which they are according to Bardolph, It results in another thing. The other team that money wise could have beaten NIP is of course Avangar, but according to Bardolph there is no way they could get past. It means one thing and one thing only. Avangar are not playing next week. Otherwise NIP would obviously not be guaranteed through because Avangar would be able to get past NIP. 3. Ok, so now we have logically concluded that Avangar is not playing. Tell me, what do you think is the reason as to why they are not playing? They do not have anything scheduled during next week so the only plausible reason as to why they are not playing is simply that they are not allowed due to having played too many weeks. That's my proof. Do you understand now?
2019-05-17 21:42
Jame with least deaths.
2019-05-17 05:57
Rofl Jame saves glocks on pistol round... funniest team baiter ever!
2019-05-17 09:10
His master must have been coldzera, the lord of saving.
2019-05-17 15:15
It's all good Jame saved his k/d. Worst player ever on a pro team.
2019-05-17 09:02
He learned from Cold, the biggest saver of all time. Clearly ppl only look at stats since it helped Cold get #1
2019-05-17 15:15
#56
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United Arab Emirates K1o7a 
He learned from S0mple
2019-05-17 19:28
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