Vitality send NiP packing; ENCE clinch playoff spot over G2

Vitality defeated NiP 2-0 in the Group A lower-bracket semis to eliminate the Swedes while ENCE advanced to Group B's upper-bracket final and secured a playoff spot after beating G2 in three maps at DreamHack Masters Dallas.

The Group A lower-bracket semi-final between Vitality and NiP kicked off on Overpass, where the Swedes secured the pistol round as Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson stepped up to the plate with a triple kill. Vitality hit back in the first weapon round to get on the scoreboard (2-1).

NBK picked up four kills with his XM1014 in the fourth round to equalize. Vitality's ten-round streak came to an end when Fredrik "REZ" Sterner found three opening kills to secure the 13th round victory. The Ninjas won one more round to trail 11-4 at halftime.

The second map went to 30 rounds

NiP recovered to start the second half, with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's quad kill securing the pistol round victory. But the Swedes lost a 5vs2 in the 18th round when Cédric "RpK" Guipouy clutched a 1vs2 and got a quad kill (12-6).

Vitality could have closed out the game in the 23rd round but failed to do so as they lost a 5vs2 post-plant, during which f0rest clutched 1vs2. The Frenchmen finished it off a round later, taking the 16-8 map victory.

Lekr0 kicked off Dust2 with a triple kill in the pistol round, giving the T-sided NiP the 1-0 lead. REZ's ace in a 2vs5 extended NiP's lead to 3-0 and he picked up two opening kills in the following round to make it 4-0.

NiP's run in Dallas is over

Vitality secured five rounds in a row to take the lead but NiP responded in the tenth round to tie the game at 5-5. The French team picked up their seventh round thanks to Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut's 1vs2 victory against Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and f0rest. The youngster secured three kills with the AWP to close out the half, at the end of which Vitality led 9-6.

After losing the first two rounds in the second half, NiP picked up five in a row to tie the game at 11-11. Vitality responded with three consecutive round victories on the B-site, making it 14-11. NiP came back once again but Vitality secured the final two rounds to win the map 16-14. With the 2-0 series victory, Vitality remained alive in Dallas and eliminated NiP.

Matchpage
2
0
29th May 2019
Sweden
16
Overpass
8
16
Dust2
14
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 50 - 31 +19 96.1 1.37
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 37 - 29 +8 69.3 1.20
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 36 - 31 +5 71.6 1.10
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 36 - 39 -3 80.9 1.08
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 30 - 36 -6 59.7 0.88
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 47 - 38 +9 92.2 1.33
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 41 - 40 +1 83.4 1.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 23 - 33 -10 52.3 0.83
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pitapita 26 - 41 -15 62.1 0.80
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 29 - 38 -9 62.6 0.75

ENCE took on G2 in Group B's upper-bracket semi-final. The series started on Train with G2 on the CT-side. The French squad attained two rounds to begin the game but ENCE responded with a five-round streak to lead 5-2.

Double kills by Audric "JaCkz" Jug and Lucas "Lucky" Chastang in the eighth round initiated a seven-round run by G2, which was ended by Aleksi "allu" Jalli in the 15th round as he got three kills. The Finns were three rounds behind of G2 at halftime (9-6).

ENCE are through to the playoffs

G2 managed to get the bomb planted in a 4vs3 but Jani "Aerial" Jussila and Sami "xseveN" Laasanen killed the French quartet to secure the second pistol round victory. ENCE eventually reclaimed the lead and went on to win the map with a 16-11 final scoreline.

The French team started Dust2 on the T-side and won the pistol round thanks to Lucky and JaCkz's kills in a 3vs5. Aerial responded in the first weapon round with a 1vs2 victory as ENCE secured their first (2-1). Kenny "kennyS" Schrub grabbed a triple kill in a 2vs4 to win the fourth round and started a nine-round G2 streak.

G2 were knocked down to the lower-bracket

G2 finished the first half 12-3 ahead and secured the second pistol round to make it 13-3. Even though ENCE resisted by winning five of the following seven rounds, the deficit proved insurmountable and G2 took the 16-8 map victory.

ENCE picked up the first eight rounds on Nuke, where they began the game on defense. The Finns only allowed G2 to take three rounds in the first half and led 12-3 at halftime.

Jere "sergej" Salo got a quad kill in the second pistol round to make it 13-3 and ENCE went on to win the map with a 16-6 score. allu and company have clinched a playoff spot with the 2-1 series victory. G2, on the other hand, will continue their campaign in the lower-bracket.

Matchpage
2
1
29th May 2019
France
16
Train
11
8
Dust2
16
16
Nuke
6
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 59 - 39 +20 75.4 1.30
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 60 - 47 +13 87.4 1.25
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 54 - 47 +7 79.2 1.10
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 54 - 51 +3 69.6 1.08
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 30 - 48 -18 57.2 0.77
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 61 - 47 +14 92.5 1.35
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 47 - 52 -5 77.7 1.01
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 44 - 50 -6 68.7 0.92
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 44 - 52 -8 62.4 0.82
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 36 - 56 -20 58.3 0.75
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1594
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
802
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
558
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1562
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:
826
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
G2 should have banned nuke tbh
2019-05-30 01:32
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez
2019-05-30 01:32
#6
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-05-30 01:32
#5
oBo | 
United States 1nsaneMe 
G2 should have disbanded tbh
2019-05-30 01:32
#44
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Bulgaria VPSkype 
Flag check
2019-05-30 07:43
#10
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Sweden Unluko 
G2 disband pls
2019-05-30 01:33
Vitality got it
2019-05-30 01:49
#25
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China Gnikiv 
gTOdisband
2019-05-30 01:47
Cry
2019-05-30 03:40
EZ4ENCE
2019-05-30 01:33
#4
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France kNRD^ 
G2 :'( nt good game
2019-05-30 01:32
#7
rain | 
Poland JPKson 
RiP NiP
2019-05-30 01:32
Get f0rest out of there pls
2019-05-30 01:33
#12
oBo | 
United States 1nsaneMe 
Save R EZ, save forest.
2019-05-30 01:34
#43
f0rest | 
Germany SL4TT3R 
Same i feel so Sorry for f0REZt they dont deserve a team like this....
2019-05-30 07:41
Get right lmao
2019-05-30 01:33
#11
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Russia Nikosimus 
NiP should have won D2 but ok Unlucky today with pita, gonna show what they are made of at ECS
2019-05-30 01:33
#14
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France LanaRhoades 
They should have won ?? No they lost so they shouldn't have won mad fangay
2019-05-30 01:35
Flawless logic right there
2019-05-30 01:37
#21
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Russia Nikosimus 
Chill bro, baguettes won cuz they were better, especially firepower-wise And NiP have a reason justifying the loss Dont call people fangays while having your countrymen's team flair
2019-05-30 01:41
#32
friberg | 
Finland Kujis 
Imagine being a Scream fangay and making threads about him "being back" LuL
2019-05-30 02:24
#41
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
just let someone be a fan of who they want and think what they want. WHy care what they say?
2019-05-30 06:09
#46
REZ | 
Czech Republic Nikoleo 
With dennis dust went in their favor and on Overpass pita had 2 kills in the first half it would have been much more closer aswell and not 16-8
2019-05-30 08:20
#48
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Also Vitality would have tryharder than this if there were Dennis instead of pita ZywOo 4-3 in 10 rounds on overpass, we can expect bigger number from him in bigger matches
2019-05-30 09:35
#52
REZ | 
Czech Republic Nikoleo 
ok so they were not trying? cmon teams are not disrespecting other teams you might when you match up on faceit against someone with 10 games and 0.5 K/D but pros dont and Zywoo didnt have to play that much on overpass cuz rest of the team were doing good and Nip were 4v5 on that map d2 was Nip's fault they were supposed to win that map with Pita overperforming so much but get_right and lekro played badly still they had Pita overperforming not as good as dennis
2019-05-30 10:03
#13
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France iNolake 
Good shit Vitality even tho it wasn't pretty on Dust 2 G2... this team is an eternal disappointment
2019-05-30 01:34
#20
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France CriiZiX 
It was against the 3rd team in the world, this is a good performance (except nuke, a bit disappointing) Btw, G2 and Vita are both in the lower bracket currently and have both shown good skills in their matches. Stop baching G2 every time
2019-05-30 01:40
#42
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Latvia latvianguy 
I don't know why you guys tought that G2 is gonna achieve anything.
2019-05-30 06:45
Bot allu btw... He was the problem. Pita better than GR wtf
2019-05-30 01:35
And lekro
2019-05-30 02:29
#16
shox | 
India iejesus 
Allu is so bad lmao he looks like a god vs g2 Just disband already had enough of this.
2019-05-30 01:37
shox is the problem with Lucky
2019-05-30 02:15
#53
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
KennyS is the biggest problem cant even hit a shot with the AWP
2019-05-30 10:54
Because of shox's trash strats bringing down his confidence. kennyS is one of the most emotionally driven and influenced players out there.
2019-05-30 14:58
#61
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
Idk whats his problem but yesterday G2 lost the series to ENCE because of Kenny not being able to kill anybody on Train
2019-05-30 15:52
I think his wrist is hurt. He was constantly clutching hia right wrist woth bis other hand. Or it's because of shox. He performed well at the end of dust 2 because his confidence rose from good performance of his team. Kenny is heavily influenced by emotions, and this can be seen in his performance difference when his team is leading the map or losing it.
2019-05-30 18:25
#45
Jamppi | 
Finland Haudi 
Maybe it is because ence has so much better igl
2019-05-30 08:08
Get right omegalul ,worse than pita looooool
2019-05-30 01:38
#19
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Unlucky dennis
2019-05-30 01:38
#22
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Brazil CaioOlive 
LDLC Amanek back hopefully
2019-05-30 01:43
kick bot_right ffs
2019-05-30 01:43
RIP nip
2019-05-30 01:44
Allu 59 frags lul, must be ♿2 xaxaxa
2019-05-30 01:51
#28
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
nt f0rest
2019-05-30 01:52
#29
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Norway Ludvic 
inconsistent Lekr0
2019-05-30 01:55
Some say Dennis is still trying to get on his plane
2019-05-30 02:02
#35
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
LUL
2019-05-30 02:44
#34
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Japan ehegao 
boat allu
2019-05-30 02:34
#36
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
With a coach, nothing that Vitality should even be slightly proud about.
2019-05-30 02:45
#38
apEX | 
Malaysia kiosaken 
imagine thinking vitality wouldnt smash nip even if dennis was there. LUL
2019-05-30 04:47
They'd win pretty easy with Dennis though.
2019-05-30 09:38
Vitality would get raped with dennis there
2019-05-30 11:13
#65
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
1 trophy in Summit and every Vitality fan thinks they're really a top 5 team
2019-05-30 18:36
#39
f0rest | 
Mongolia 22joyZz 
nip have to disband!!! f0rest is the only worth player there
2019-05-30 04:59
and not rez lol?
2019-05-30 09:45
not even close
2019-05-30 14:58
-lucky +kioshima -get right +hampus -lekro +plopski Thanks me later
2019-05-30 05:09
#47
f0rest | 
Spain jeyolo 
Ez for my boii zygod
2019-05-30 08:39
#50
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Finland Faust_fSt 
G2 won 5 T-sided rounds on Train and Nuke combined btw.
2019-05-30 09:39
Amazing
2019-05-30 11:02
-lekro +flusha -dennis +draken gg
2019-05-30 11:38
#57
NiKo | 
China ygxdlb 
god allu op
2019-05-30 12:38
#62
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United States ADuckOnQuack 
G2 needs to drop Lucky and add Kio
2019-05-30 16:03
#63
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Malta CharlesManson 
so ez for ence
2019-05-30 17:50
#66
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Netherlands IMSOAWESOME 
Vitality's run at this tournament is a bigger fluke than C9's run at Boston
2019-05-30 18:50
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