fnatic defeat NiP; book semi-final spot in Malmö

fnatic claimed the victory in the Swedish derby, defeating NiP 2-1 (16-12 Dust2, 8-16 Nuke, 16-9 Overpass), and advancing to the semi-finals of DreamHack Masters Malmö.

The series started on Dust2, fnatic's pick, where messy rounds were traded back-and-forth at the start. Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora's 3K gave NiP the lead after they lost the pistol, but after surviving an anti-force, fnatic snatched away the next one on an almost-full-eco. It was 3-2 before NiP won another half-buy themselves as Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg entried his way into B. The veteran was looking to extend the lead shortly by claiming a 1v3 clutch, but he was shut down by Jesper "JW" Wecksell in the end, which started fnatic's comeback as CT.

The half finished with fnatic having a 9-6 lead, but NiP clawed their way back with a 4-1 start on the defense, largely thanks to two late-round triple-kills from Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson. However, fnatic broke them with a force buy push into B and started grabbing hold of the game. In a key round, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson secured four kills on a mid-B play, giving his side the round and the economy advantage that helped fnatic close out the map 16-10.

fnatic advance to the semi-final on home soil

Action then moved to Nuke, where NiP took control on the Terrorist side, sitting on a 5-1 lead after winning the pistol, losing a force-buy, and then winning a force buy of their own. fnatic then managed their first rifle round, but it was instantly replied on by NiP with a fast upper hit that found success. fnatic was able to bring the score back to 8-4 and had NiP on a half-buy, but Simon "twist" Eliasson found an entry on Ramp which his team capitalized on to further advance the Ninjas' lead (9-4).

The first half finished with fnatic closing the gap down to three rounds (9-6), with JW's 1v2 clutch in the pistol giving them hope of comeback. However, twist showed up with the Scout in the followup and spoiled fnatic's plans with a quad-kill. Any chances of fnatic coming back were shut down after f0rest got a triple while holding against an A split, with NiP claiming their map pick 16-8 shortly.

A dominant showing on Nuke kept NiP in the series

On the decider, Overpass, NiP claimed the CT pistol and narrowly survived the anti-force buy, but managed to fumble in the following one where Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin was the only fnatic member with a substantial investment, grabbing an SG 553 and three kills with it. The "Black and Orange" built momentum off the back of it, with Brollan and Maikil "Golden" Selim securing two entries on B in the first rifle round helping that cause.

fnatic reached a 7-2 lead before NiP managed to win an eco round, starting to find their footing after it. Three back-to-back lockouts from the Ninjas brought the score back to 7-5, but fnatic kept things competitive and broke their opponents bank at the end of the half, grabbing a 10-5 lead. The second half pistol saw fnatic pull of a 4v4 A site retake, which Robin "flusha" Rönnquist spiced up with a knife kill on f0rest. From 13-5 down, NiP pulled it back with four back-to-back rounds, but KRIMZ and flusha combining on B stopped their opponents comeback and saw fnatic seal the deal on Overpass, 16-9.

Matchpage
2
1
4th October 2019
Sweden
16
Dust2
12
8
Nuke
16
16
Overpass
9
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 59 - 50 +9 78.3 1.16
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 55 - 51 +4 75.5 1.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 49 - 51 -2 74.7 1.04
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 46 - 55 -9 68.8 0.98
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 44 - 50 -6 62.3 0.87
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 56 - 49 +7 81.9 1.19
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 54 - 50 +4 80.5 1.13
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 51 - 50 +1 72.7 1.01
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 54 - 56 -2 79.2 0.99
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 42 - 49 -7 63.1 0.89
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.63
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:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
562
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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 Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
FNATIC IS BACK THEY WILL WIN THIS MAJOR
2019-10-04 19:44
ok
2019-10-04 19:45
Too ez for the greatest Swedish core of CS:GO!
2019-10-04 21:07
#17
shroud | 
India _SHM_ 
What major
2019-10-04 19:46
#35
 | 
Europe chespiZ 
What major
2019-10-04 19:52
Why major
2019-10-04 19:55
#50
 | 
Mongolia le_pepe 
This major
2019-10-04 20:32
#21
 | 
Germany sister_kisser 
heck yea
2019-10-04 19:47
Ez
2019-10-04 19:47
Delusion
2019-10-04 19:52
#49
 | 
Europe chespiZ 
krimz boss
2019-10-04 20:31
What major
2019-10-04 19:58
#60
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
what time does the major start tomorrow?
2019-10-05 02:20
yikes
2019-10-04 19:45
#10
 | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
f0rest bad
2019-10-04 19:45
#3
 | 
Europe V3N0M42 
ez
2019-10-04 19:45
#4
 | 
Korea ecsta_s1 
wow
2019-10-04 19:45
#5
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Deserved BTW NiP probably needs some time to make their system as structured as xizt era, when they really won something (though not in major). Edit again: And I don't know what happens to REZ, he is not on point at all these days. How can a young talent play like a god before and bottom frag every single time now
2019-10-04 19:48
SHUT UP R EZ
2019-10-04 19:55
#56
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Hey SHUT UP Hard 4 R EZ
2019-10-04 22:56
#61
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
xizt era lmao they only won 57-0 cause their only opponents were 8 French drama queens that didn't want to play with each other for a good lineup
2019-10-05 02:22
#62
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
First of all, it’s 87-0. And what I was really talking about is NiP 2016-2017, they suck in major but they can actually win some big LANs: 2 time IEM, dh malmo 2016 and so on. And during those days NiP was still top5.
2019-10-05 03:54
GG
2019-10-04 19:45
#7
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
work on that teamplay nIpPpPp
2019-10-04 19:45
its flusha power
2019-10-04 19:45
Nip is nutshell
2019-10-04 19:45
lets go
2019-10-04 19:46
#12
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
ez nip are trash
2019-10-04 19:45
But that was a good game. Could've gone either way in 3rd map.
2019-10-04 19:48
#47
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
both teams are really bad tbf astralis will 2-0 in cruise mode
2019-10-04 20:06
Yeah that will be ez for astralis.
2019-10-04 21:45
#57
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
Your right both are bad. But they are both making Steps in the right direction. I think that if we give Them some more time they can both be solid #7-#5 teams
2019-10-04 23:07
#14
ZywOo | 
Asia Ez4ez 
F
2019-10-04 19:46
Astralis better get their guy ready can't have any jetlag for this one. Krimz is a GOD
2019-10-04 19:46
Ez clap for fnatic
2019-10-04 20:26
Might be tbh. Astralis hasn't really played anybody at this tournament yet. Not a lot of stuff to watch on FNATIC seeing as a lot of the strats are different with this lineup than the old one.
2019-10-04 20:55
#16
 | 
Europe Skraj 
NiP worse than Man utd
2019-10-04 19:46
#18
 | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
Rez inconsistent af
2019-10-04 19:46
#30
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Actually he is consistent bottom fragger in this month.
2019-10-04 19:49
#19
 | 
United Kingdom SickaBoy 
ez
2019-10-04 19:47
#20
 | 
Germany sister_kisser 
ezz
2019-10-04 19:47
#22
 | 
United Kingdom @VOSSKi_tv 
ez for brollan
2019-10-04 19:47
fnatic > nip as always. flusha>pita brollan>plopski woooo
2019-10-04 19:47
#25
 | 
Sweden flippig 
ezzzzz
2019-10-04 19:48
One of the most boring match tbh. Both teams made lots of mistakes every single round. They are not performing a great level of CSGO. But yeah, fnatic is better
2019-10-04 19:48
#27
 | 
India spiderCAKE 
Brollan playing like a veteran at just 17 years old! What. A. Player.
2019-10-04 19:48
#51
 | 
India JW_BesTesT 
Yeah his impact is huge and entrance is next level
2019-10-04 20:50
#29
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ozimandias 
Clown fiesta
2019-10-04 19:49
listen to me, fnatic vs astra, navi vs mouz, navi winz astra u herd it here first.😋😋😋
2019-10-04 19:50
EZ GAME CRY AS ALAWYS NIP GAYS
2019-10-04 19:51
Retarded s0mple fanboy checks out
2019-10-04 19:53
CRY IS FREE CRINGE IN PYJAMAS HAHAAHAHAH
2019-10-04 19:54
#34
 | 
Canada herocoolzzz 
astralis will lose the semis calling it first here! krimz is beast in this tournament!
2019-10-04 19:52
POOPSKI POOPED HIS PANTS AT BIG STAGE?
2019-10-04 19:52
All this hype just to lose to Astralis GLHF
2019-10-04 19:53
#52
 | 
India JW_BesTesT 
Thats deep
2019-10-04 20:51
#58
 | 
India stiwa5k 
I domt count them out
2019-10-04 23:08
FNATIC BECC BOIS NEXT MAJOR WINNER WILL BE SWEDEN!
2019-10-04 19:54
#41
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
gg
2019-10-04 19:55
#45
 | 
North America AlanSmith 
and again and again so tired of NiP losses...
2019-10-04 20:04
ok
2019-10-04 20:04
#59
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
NiP can win a bo3 against any team except Fnatic
2019-10-05 02:19
God Krimz so consistent.
2019-10-05 04:54
#64
 | 
Turkey berkovic 
lol
2019-10-05 17:27
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.