NiP beat Sprout; Vitality lead Group B after defeating Heroic

NiP got their first points in the ESL Pro League Season 10 group stage after a three-map series against Sprout, while Vitality momentarily take first place in Group B after defeating Heroic.

NiP and Sprout started off their match on Mirage, the Ninjas’ map pick. Despite an early 2-0 lead by Sprout on the attack, it was the Swedes who managed to assert dominance in the first half, taking double the rounds of their opponents for a 10-5 half. The German side were able to take control on the defense and managed to take it all the way back to an 11-11 tie, but NiP finally found the key on the attack, going on to close their map pick 16-13.

NiP won their first ESL Pro League Season 10 match against Sprout

Sprout showed their best side on Nuke, and did so early on with an 11-round CT half. With Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg being the only NiP player able to put up a fight on the map, Sprout didn’t take long to close it out, winning four rounds in a row on the offense to make it 16-4.

Inferno started with Sprout taking three rounds on the CT side before NiP brought it back to a tie with three rounds of their own. The Swedes then won round after round to build a 9-3 lead on the way to another 10-5 half. NiP hit 14 rounds right after the switch, and although Sprout made a serios comeback attempt, it was the Ninjas that eventually closed the map and series out in the last round, 16-14.

Sweden
Matchpage
2
1
12th October 2019
16
Mirage
13
4
Nuke
16
16
Inferno
14
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 61 - 54 +7 85.0 1.18
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 55 - 55 0 75.8 1.07
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 48 - 59 -11 66.7 0.92
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 41 - 53 -12 61.6 0.91
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 52 - 62 -10 72.0 0.90
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 70 - 43 +27 91.1 1.40
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 66 - 52 +14 82.7 1.20
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 50 - 49 +1 68.1 1.03
Germany Josef 'faveN' BaumannfaveN 54 - 58 -4 75.5 1.00
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 43 - 55 -12 65.2 0.90

Vitality won the CT pistol round on Train, Heroic’s pick, but were unable to follow it up, taking an early 1-3 deficit. Both teams then split the following six rounds as the Danes took a 6-4 lead, although Vitality managed to win the preferred side albeit just by one round, 8-7. Heroic were able to get the best of the French side in the second half, but Vitality clawed their way back late in the map to bring it to round 30 although it was finally the Danes that closed the map out.

Vitality outlasted Heroic on Nuke to take the win

Dust2 was a very different story as Vitality stepped up their game and didn’t give Heroic a chance. After winning the first three rounds on the attacking side, they went on to win the half never giving up the lead, 13-2. Heroic made an incredible comeback attempt in the second half, taking the map all the way to 29 rounds, but it was finally the Frenchmen on a forcebuy who were able to push the series to a third map.

Heroic took the lead on Nuke on the attack, trying to lock down the Group B first place and a direct invitation to the Finals in Odense, but Vitality had other plans as they regained their footing and won the half 9-6. Heroic turned it back around, however, winning seven rounds in a row to take a 13-9 lead before Vitality managed to get to double digits. With the ball rolling, however, the French team started to find the crevices in Heroic’s defense, winning the decider map 16-13.

Matchpage
2
1
12th October 2019
14
Train
16
16
Dust2
13
16
Nuke
13
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 62 - 54 +8 73.6 1.12
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 62 - 59 +3 85.1 1.08
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 58 - 62 -4 75.9 1.06
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 53 - 60 -7 68.0 0.93
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 52 - 62 -10 66.3 0.87
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 70 - 62 +8 91.5 1.24
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 64 - 60 +4 91.9 1.21
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 64 - 59 +5 82.2 1.07
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 51 - 48 +3 50.9 0.96
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 47 - 60 -13 58.7 0.87
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Nip almost choked tho.
2019-10-13 02:19
#3
GeT_RiGhT | 
New Zealand CZR^ 
Very nice
2019-10-13 02:19
#8
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
Deserved
2019-10-13 02:22
b0trup
2019-10-13 06:48
Again Zywoo carying 4 Bots #FREEHONGKONG
2019-10-13 09:15
#19
kNgV- | 
South America GrilO_O 
Nice nickname my fellow manito +999 We are way too long without cbble Volvo pls
2019-10-13 06:18
#25
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Cobble worst map ever. No options for CT aggression; Ts spawn with map control on 90% of the map.
2019-10-13 08:45
#35
kNgV- | 
South America GrilO_O 
I don't see a problem here, even with "90%" (exaggerated) of the map, it's not insanely T sided, the results of the half were close (7-8, 6,9) and i prefer watching this than a 12-3 Nuke or Train.
2019-10-13 16:40
Heroic always manages to impress despite having 4th pick of danish players
2019-10-13 02:19
Yeah they are solid and can upset many teams.
2019-10-13 03:33
+1 Heroic >> North and ex-Optic
2019-10-13 05:13
I agree. Seems like the es3tag/snappi combo often put up a good fight
2019-10-13 05:15
Syrson god
2019-10-13 02:19
#5
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Latvia latvianguy 
this heroic team is pogchamp tbh
2019-10-13 02:19
ok
2019-10-13 02:20
Team ZywOo won not Vitality
2019-10-13 02:21
+1000
2019-10-13 09:15
nice name men
2019-10-13 09:16
Ty u 2
2019-10-13 13:19
#9
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
gg
2019-10-13 02:26
-borup +konfig and mgl best danish team
2019-10-13 02:27
#24
HUNDEN | 
Denmark GranMa 
6 players would help alot for sure.
2019-10-13 08:38
#11
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
f0rest is back
2019-10-13 02:45
nt Sprout
2019-10-13 02:46
I was watching Heroic when score was 13 9. And they lost wow
2019-10-13 02:51
F0rest is still the king, one of the only players who still delivers at this age!
2019-10-13 03:02
+1
2019-10-13 14:58
#freef0rest
2019-10-13 03:06
#20
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African Union mikecool 
Sprout and heroic are looking better, hope they keep improving
2019-10-13 06:45
Mirage was sprouts map pick. Sprout won 5 rounds in a row on nuke second half to close the map. What are u guys doing?
2019-10-13 07:00
#23
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Finland Smoonah 
brorups haha
2019-10-13 08:23
#29
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Turkey Elusivee 
EZ
2019-10-13 09:20
Nip should disband
2019-10-13 09:51
#31
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
heroic pretty good
2019-10-13 11:22
I didn't see all the friday match (Vitality-Sprout) but if it was the same than vs Heroic, Vitality players have to play Euromillions this tuesday...
2019-10-13 12:27
#36
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World breezy0 
Feeling bad for Sprout, if they just didnt have denis join them again..
2019-10-13 16:57
#37
Algeria W0r 
Weird how the winners have lower stats but they are more balanced
2019-10-13 22:27
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