fnatic crush G2 at DreamHack Masters Malmö; NiP beat Grayhound for playoffs spot

G2 has been eliminated from DreamHack Masters Malmö after a humbling 2-0 defeat to fnatic (16-4 Inferno, 16-5 Train), while NiP grabbed a spot in the playoffs over Grayhound (16-14 Mirage, 16-8 Overpass).

Jesper "JW" Wecksell triple in the pistol started fnatic on the right foot of Inferno, with the early lead allowing him the AWP with which he secured a double in the firs buy, paving the way for his team on the Terrorist side. The Swedish side ran up a 7-0 lead after Robin "flusha" Rönnquist clutched out a 1v1 against Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, after which G2 finally got on the board with Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač's triple on B.

G2 weren't able to build on that, however, as they only managed sporadic rounds and trailed 12-3 going onto the offensive side. Winning the T pistol gave the French-Serbian squad some hope, but fnatic replied with a force buy to end the map quickly, 16-4.

fnatic ran over G2 on both Inferno and Train

On Train, G2 won the pistol round by swarming the B bombsite, but just like on Inferno, ended up dropping the following one to a force buy as Maikil "Golden" Selim and Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin combined for all five kills. That set up fnatic for a strong CT side, with Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson leading the charge with an inspired performance. The 25-year-old picked up multikills round after round and closed out the 11-4 half with 26-7 K-D.

fnatic grabbed the second pistol of the map to extend their lead, with KRIMZ cleaning up the anti-eco with a MAC-10 ace to add even more frags to his tally. G2 grabbed one rifle round, but the Swedish side replied with the next and swiftly tied up the map, 16-5.

France
Matchpage
0
2
2nd October 2019
4
Inferno
16
5
Train
16
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 20 - 32 -12 65.7 0.70
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 22 - 34 -12 59.4 0.69
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 22 - 34 -12 54.4 0.61
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 20 - 34 -14 61.5 0.60
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 13 - 33 -20 41.3 0.51
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 51 - 16 +35 131.7 2.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 35 - 17 +18 91.8 1.53
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 32 - 23 +9 80.2 1.34
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 27 - 18 +9 63.3 1.18
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 22 - 23 -1 62.7 0.99

In the second series, back-and-forth force buy wins were traded early on Mirage, but Grayhound was the team to win the battle and take a 5-2 lead as Terrorists on their map pick. Christopher "dexter" Nong and co. extended that to 7-2 before Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg got activated and inspired NiP to bring the score back, concluding the half with his team trailing just one round.

The Swedes took the lead with the second-half pistol win, but Grayhound started to establish themselves in the gun rounds until f0rest and Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson won a 2v4 on the B bombsite to turn the tides of the game. NiP reached a 14-11 lead by focusing on the B bombsite, when Liam "malta" Schembri finally stopped them with a quad kill. The score was shortly equalized at 14-14, but NiP edged out the final rounds to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

f0rest was a standout performer on Mirage

Grayhound had a troubling start to their map pick, Overpass, as NiP bagged six of the first seven on the offense. The Australians then tied two together, the latter due to Simon "Sico" Williams picking off the planter and denying the plant, but NiP still got up to 8-3. Clutches from Joshua "INS" Potter and malta came in late in the half, allowing Grayhound to salvage the scoreline, 9-6.

A tight pistol round was turned the way of NiP by Fredrik "REZ" Sterner, who picked up three headshots to get the Swedes back on track. They then managed retakes in the following two rounds as well, eventually going on a six-round streak to make it 15-6. Grayhound stayed a live for a couple of rounds, but eventually, had to succumb to NiP 16-8.

Matchpage
0
2
2nd October 2019
Sweden
14
Mirage
16
8
Overpass
16
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 36 - 42 -6 83.4 0.99
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 35 - 40 -5 73.5 0.93
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 32 - 35 -3 67.6 0.89
Australia Joshua 'INS' PotterINS 33 - 39 -6 69.2 0.88
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 23 - 42 -19 53.1 0.71
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 44 - 30 +14 93.1 1.34
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 44 - 33 +11 92.2 1.29
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 40 - 33 +7 73.9 1.19
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 33 - 25 +8 59.5 1.11
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 37 - 38 -1 78.5 1.04
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
570
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Australia Joshua 'INS' Potter
Joshua 'INS' Potter
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
675
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
954
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' Williams
Simon 'Sico' Williams
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
631
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1620
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:
884
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
Now people will think that Fnatic is good, which is not the case. Same with NIP.
2019-10-02 20:14
#3
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Brazil Isme 
One for the future: KRIMZ
2019-10-02 20:14
#8
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Netherlands NELK 
Reply at the bottom?
2019-10-02 20:14
#9
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North America ProudNAfan 
God flusha
2019-10-02 20:15
#98
gAuLeS | 
Liechtenstein KotoPRO 
furia will destroy fnatic 2-0 16-1- 16-2
2019-10-02 23:24
Dont know why, but you made me laugh good job :D
2019-10-02 20:31
#12
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Germany Landwirt 
stfu
2019-10-02 20:15
#23
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
racist spotted
2019-10-02 20:17
#27
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Germany Landwirt 
I'm not a racist you retard
2019-10-02 20:18
#30
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
now explains this ?????????????
2019-10-02 20:20
#40
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Germany Landwirt 
Since when 1. Is Brazilian a race 2. Do hltv comments define what kinda person you are irl
2019-10-02 20:19
#47
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
1. always 2. it means that you are a closet racist, even irl
2019-10-02 20:20
#107
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United States _icedtea 
why is it a swiss flag now, huh?
2019-10-03 03:27
+1 brazilian is not a race rofl...people these days are retarded.
2019-10-03 02:08
It isn’t, that’s a nationality, Latin American would be the race.
2019-10-03 05:28
The good part is that there are no races, and in case you think that there are, Latin America is not a race, maybe the pre-Columbian people, but People from Latin America have to much European blood thanks to my ancestors:( Pe: xD
2019-10-03 08:11
you replied to wrong person
2019-10-03 14:59
Sorry, thought you were being sarcastic.
2019-10-03 17:49
#33
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
+1. Really should stfu
2019-10-02 20:19
OML IT'S RETARDED, THROW IT IN THE TRASH
2019-10-02 22:32
G2 played very nicely in nuke against Australis a shame they could not pass playoffs
2019-10-02 20:16
Better than overrated G2 at least ^^
2019-10-02 20:24
shut up voldeshit
2019-10-02 20:34
So true actually
2019-10-02 20:40
NERD!
2019-10-02 20:44
#2
Sweden T_T 
fnatic is back PogChamp
2019-10-02 20:14
u where playing against washedup2 and u said fnatic is back? LUL
2019-10-03 09:15
#115
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Poland rude_wredne 
compadre why mad mens??((( seat leon
2019-10-03 10:08
Im not mad mens((( you are mad men))
2019-10-03 14:44
#124
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Poland rude_wredne 
no im seat leon mens)))
2019-10-03 23:15
lets go mens))
2019-10-04 08:21
#4
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Estonia Mrkruvi 
ggwp
2019-10-02 20:14
#5
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Sweden D24_Tic 
YES
2019-10-02 20:14
#6
smooya | 
United Kingdom 1ARMgod 
Nice fnatic
2019-10-02 20:14
#7
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
ez 4 fnatic~ le: where are the excited kids that were yelling "omg G2 looks so promising now, without shox and lucky" xaxaxa
2019-10-02 20:16
How on earth can u put French (worst English speaking in EU) together in one team with east Europeans???? 😅👍 this will never work but cutting shox was good
2019-10-03 04:10
#10
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United States GiantDays 
Damn KRIMZ calm down
2019-10-02 20:15
#89
kennyS | 
Hungary ERiKb09 
Lul I thought the same
2019-10-02 21:24
#11
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Techyo 
SWEDISH SCENE IS BACK BABY
2019-10-02 20:15
#16
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Sweden iiceiice 
+1
2019-10-02 20:16
+1
2019-10-02 20:17
#34
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1
2019-10-02 20:19
#35
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
-1
2019-10-02 20:19
-1
2019-10-02 20:22
#73
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Sweden flabbit 
+3
2019-10-02 20:34
I’m confused
2019-10-02 20:37
#76
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Sweden flabbit 
-1
2019-10-02 20:38
-2
2019-10-02 20:38
Nice name
2019-10-02 22:36
Ty Czech mate
2019-10-03 00:06
-2
2019-10-02 20:39
hahahaha
2019-10-02 20:19
#39
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Sweden wyv0 
+1
2019-10-02 20:19
+1
2019-10-02 20:26
#74
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Sweden amazingfinnen 
+1
2019-10-02 20:36
Yesssss mens
2019-10-02 20:43
#13
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Germany Landwirt 
Swedish cs is back Pog
2019-10-02 20:15
Nah
2019-10-03 07:50
#15
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United States pes0man 
God krimz
2019-10-02 20:16
#22
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United States hoobit 
+1
2019-10-02 20:17
brutal
2019-10-02 20:16
ez4nip
2019-10-02 20:16
#19
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Europe b7ack0ut 
so EZ
2019-10-02 20:16
OHH MANN NIP VS FNATIC HYPEEE
2019-10-02 20:16
SO EZ FOR SWEDEN
2019-10-02 20:17
"Fnatic beats a 1 day old team with 3 jetlagged players and people overreact"
2019-10-02 20:17
#31
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Sweden deadvein 
how much?
2019-10-02 20:19
I had 50 on fnatic guys go check the match page i say the odds are great :)
2019-10-02 20:22
#37
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Sweden Zaser5 
how much?
2019-10-02 20:19
#52
2019-10-02 20:23
#43
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Sweden wyv0 
How much?
2019-10-02 20:20
#52
2019-10-02 20:23
#49
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
+1
2019-10-02 20:21
#26
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Sweden deadvein 
NiP looking good finally!
2019-10-02 20:18
Nerf Krimz pls
2019-10-02 20:18
#29
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-10-02 20:18
#32
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Portugal beatje 
Swedish CS back on the menu
2019-10-02 20:19
#36
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wp f0rest
2019-10-02 20:19
#41
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
EZ 4 f0rest, young talent of sweden, hope of sweden, sweden rising star : f0rest
2019-10-02 20:19
#46
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2019-10-02 20:20
#48
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Sweden wyv0 
No expiration date f0rest
2019-10-02 20:21
+1
2019-10-03 01:37
#42
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
How did brollan managed to come out negative lmao
2019-10-02 20:20
#96
Brollan | 
Tunisia RusH96 
cause krimz and flusha left nothing for him he did well if u watched the game 11 entry frags on inferno
2019-10-02 22:48
#44
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France DesmondHumes 
G2 needs time Swendish cs are fluking as usual xaxa
2019-10-02 20:20
#53
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Indonesia Chonji 
Gamerz2
2019-10-02 20:23
New team vs new team. But whatever make you sleep at night.
2019-10-02 20:28
#109
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
1 day of practice vs 1 month of practise, whatever makes you feel good
2019-10-03 05:09
#116
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Poland rude_wredne 
you are talking like they didnt train before official news of them joining the team
2019-10-03 10:09
#117
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
They didn't lmfao they were training with kio and lucky for ny and iem
2019-10-03 10:12
#118
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Poland rude_wredne 
and you know that because u travel and talk with them? 😂😂
2019-10-03 10:13
More like FR ppl are terrible at English so they can’t communicate well yet. NIP was practicing with Plopski even though Golden was playing the Major, what source do you have that G2 hasn’t practiced with the new players before it become official?
2019-10-03 10:16
#45
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Sweden Trkmag 
N1 sweden
2019-10-02 20:20
#50
Canada ssau 
now replace brollan and get even better
2019-10-02 20:21
#55
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Brazil Aloha420 
Unfortunately, tomorrow fnatic will back home. But.. it was close guys.. GL
2019-10-02 20:23
#60
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Sweden wyv0 
Aloha? More like byebye ha
2019-10-02 20:27
#69
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Brazil Aloha420 
hahahaha good point bro.
2019-10-02 20:31
Sad you guys had to ruin a likable team by getting one of the jerk twins. Now it’s unlikable.
2019-10-02 20:29
g2 have fucked up. as they all have to now think about what they gonna say to communicate instead of it being there natural language, there mind is occupied with linguistics and not tactics.
2019-10-02 20:24
#95
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
+1 you can't underestimate the relevance of communication on CS. Being able to ask for a hot dog in English doesn't mean you'll have clear, fast and precise comms.
2019-10-02 22:46
fnatic.crush?
2019-10-02 20:28
XD
2019-10-02 20:29
#65
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Argentina MrRioKai 
I mean, Kio wasn't the problem The language was the problem
2019-10-02 20:30
kio is still a really weak player.
2019-10-02 20:46
kio has shown he's one of the better players in France with him putting up decent numbers in his short stint with c9. also did quite well for a stand in for g2 without much practice.
2019-10-02 20:48
#66
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Lebanon ryBBah 
Finally fnatic is back, flusha JW and krimz ,what an amazing trio!
2019-10-02 20:30
Wow, they beat a brand new roster that has been travelling a lot
2019-10-02 20:30
#70
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France J0riS 
Ty ocelote for ruining g2, nothing against hunter and nexa but that was not the solution
2019-10-02 20:32
it's their first tournament...played with Lucky and Kio the week before... give them time
2019-10-03 01:40
KRIMZ 2.15 rating :)
2019-10-02 20:32
KRIMZ HOLY 2015
2019-10-02 20:38
#83
shox | 
India iejesus 
bad day
2019-10-02 20:44
They kicked GTR and won back to back matches. Should have done it 2 years ago
2019-10-02 20:47
flusha and KRIMZ are back
2019-10-02 21:10
#88
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Brazil Charizaldo 
k1oshima literally was not the problem
2019-10-02 21:14
the problem is that they didnt practice, it's not rocket science except if you're from reddit
2019-10-03 01:41
#90
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Norway flipflop 
KRIMZ 2.15 wtf
2019-10-02 21:38
krimz too stronk
2019-10-02 21:40
KRIMZ god f0rest GOAT
2019-10-02 22:01
#99
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Brazil millerjmatos 
+1
2019-10-02 23:54
#110
Lucky | 
France FH| 
+1
2019-10-03 05:13
#97
GuardiaN | 
Brazil Anux 
jetlag
2019-10-02 23:20
Sweden cs best cs
2019-10-03 00:56
#106
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Indonesia Exodd 
It’s Krimz! And he’s got a new hat!
2019-10-03 03:20
fnatic becc
2019-10-03 19:37
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