NiP qualify for ECS Season 8 Finals

NIP have qualified for the ECS Season 8 Finals after securing a 2-1 grand final victory against m1x.

NIP join the participants' list of ECS Season 8, having secured first place in week three of the regular season. On their way to qualification, the Swedish squad bested Heretics and BIG in the quarter and semi-finals, both with 2-1 series scores, facing m1x for a slot at the $500,000 event in the grand final.

NiP are through to the ECS Season 8 finals in Arlington, US

Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson and his men kicked off their map pick, Overpass, on the offense, where they exuded confidence in the form of five initial rounds. The European mix showed promise in the form of a four-round retaliation, but lacked perseverance in the long-run, as the initial half concluded 9-6 in favour of NIP.

A second pistol created space for a further two rounds to be accrued, but on this occasion, the Ninjas were unable to post quite as many rounds as they previously had. m1x found success in five back-to-back rounds, however the last-ditch effort failed to prevent NIP from closing 16-12.

Dust2's initial pistol round saw NIP continue their 100% conversion record, following up with a 4-1 lead having conceded on m1x's full buy. It was at this point that the European mix turned the tables, and with the help of Flatron "⁠juanflatroo⁠" Halimi and Dionis "⁠sinnopsyy⁠" Budeci managed to assume their first lead of the half. NIP refused to go out without a fight, converting four in their favour before halftime at 8-7.

After switching to the offense, a pistol round conversion, followed by early success meant a lead for m1x. NIP answered with four of their own, only to be shut down in the following six rounds by an astonishing offense, forcing map three after a 16-12 victory was secured by Filip "⁠tudsoN⁠" Tudev and company.

juanflatroo and his squad took NiP to three maps

NIP opened up Inferno with a convincing CT start, where the team was able to pick up the opening round, and only in two full buys of their opponents did they concede position, leading to an early 7-2 presence. Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi scored an AWP triple kill to create space for more rounds to be accrued, however only a total of five were produced come half time by m1x.

The underdogs successfully secured the first two rounds of their defensive campaign but faltered once rifles were on the board for NIP. The Swedes comfortably made their way to map point, and later concluded the map after six consecutive rounds were secured at 16-7.

Europe
Matchpage
1
2
17th October 2019
Sweden
12
Overpass
16
16
Dust2
12
7
Inferno
16
 m1x K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 61 +3 90.4 1.12
60 - 60 0 81.1 1.01
43 - 62 -19 67.3 0.86
46 - 55 -9 61.3 0.84
41 - 59 -18 54.4 0.75
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 47 +23 98.9 1.42
64 - 45 +19 89.8 1.37
62 - 49 +13 75.8 1.18
52 - 58 -6 80.4 1.02
49 - 55 -6 65.2 0.96

With NIP qualified for the finals, the participants' list for ECS Season 8 Finals looks as follows:

Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Sweden NIP
Europe Week #4 winner
Europe Week #5 winner
Brazil Sharks
North America Week #3 winner
North America Week #4 winner
North America Week #5 winner
Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
150
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Albania Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Albania Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
lucky
2019-10-17 23:15
3 replies
G2 you mean, won mirage by luck
2019-10-17 23:15
Poop
2019-10-17 23:16
NT
2019-10-17 23:27
#2
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Sweden 1ArKade1
Gg
2019-10-17 23:15
#3
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Serbia Jnordz
n1
2019-10-17 23:15
#4
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United States Outback
Ye
2019-10-17 23:15
#5
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Israel fvlion123
mby next time :(
2019-10-17 23:15
10 replies
#10
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Sweden Lingon
Next week not that many top tier 1 teams are probably not going to play since starladder s8 is so thy could definitely make it to finals
2019-10-17 23:18
#17
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Sweden Lingon
I genuinely feel bad for you
2019-10-17 23:21
6 replies
#18
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Israel fvlion123
its ight just getting to play in ecs and getting that far is already an achievement for the non existent israeli scene
2019-10-17 23:24
5 replies
Israeli scene?? With only one israeli player being carried by 3 albanians no my friend u cannot say that...
2019-10-17 23:26
4 replies
“Non existent Israeli scene” “nO My fRiEnD U cAnnOT SaY ThAt”
2019-10-17 23:32
antisemitism
2019-10-17 23:39
2 replies
Then you're anti-Albanian. Checkmate
2019-10-18 05:40
1 reply
+1
2019-10-19 19:33
#50
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Indonesia rareguy
I wonder if m1x can qualify for the next week. How does the qualifications work on this ECS? For real, I'm actually excited to see some fresh unfamiliar names going heavy on tier 1 e.g. CR4ZY
2019-10-18 01:39
1 reply
#53
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Israel fvlion123
not sure tbh
2019-10-18 02:15
LETS GO BOYS!!!!!NiP is definitely getting back
2019-10-17 23:16
plop<3
2019-10-17 23:17
NiPple
2019-10-17 23:17
2ez4nip
2019-10-17 23:17
#15
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Hungary subzera
RIP m1x
2019-10-17 23:18
haha what a joke, the finals lan will be a joke just like season 7
2019-10-17 23:18
#19
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Estonia Mrkruvi
gg!
2019-10-17 23:24
Deserved
2019-10-17 23:27
#23
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Slovakia itsab8
undeserved wasted spot
2019-10-17 23:30
2 replies
Cry is free
2019-10-18 00:21
How is it undeserved when they beat all the teams to qualify? 10 IQ
2019-10-18 12:26
#24
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Sweden Lingon
Well played from M1x that money and experience could make them a big team
2019-10-17 23:31
1 reply
#40
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Croatia pakZee
Yes I agree I hope they keep playing together
2019-10-18 00:24
#26
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Romania Obuz8
Undeserved,fuck nip except REZ,only likeable guy
2019-10-17 23:35
9 replies
Undeserved? Hate NiP all you want but how can you say that a team which out classed every opponent they played are undeserving of winning? Also anyone who doesn't like f0rest has got to be completely loopy.
2019-10-17 23:41
8 replies
#33
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Romania Obuz8
Yeah i guess your right they deserved it but still fuck nip and fuck f0rest for being a quiet little bitch puppet that nip controls.All these years f0rest and GTR saw how hip treated everyone and they stayed quiet.Fuck them both i will be so happy the day they retire.
2019-10-17 23:54
7 replies
#36
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Sweden crittaN
Ever heard of contractual obligations? You low intelligence soyboy, get off the internet.
2019-10-18 00:15
6 replies
#41
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Romania Obuz8
When he got a new contract with ,,new" nip management he couldve said no and leave for another org and exposed them but chose to be their bitch.
2019-10-18 00:30
5 replies
you are actually so retarded
2019-10-18 01:18
1 reply
+1
2019-10-18 05:03
#44
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El Salvador Sp1x
You really have no idea how business and organizations work.
2019-10-18 01:20
#47
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Indonesia rareguy
They love the org, they love the game, why not? It's more like sentimental reason rather than financial reason. Why would GTR cried when he left NiP, if it's not about sentimental reason? I am pretty sure that they understand the position NiP has been left in back then, a real mismanagement. I don't think you would understand what it means to have a really nice organization that pays you playing computer games. You are an outsider in NiP's perspective, only saying "haha fuckin working for free" while don't know how much effort the org is spending just to stay alive and relevant to the scene. I'm pretty sure f0rest and GTR know this as they already spent more than enough time to peek in the business side of NiP.
2019-10-18 01:32
1 reply
#54
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Germany j3llY
+1 , well concluded
2019-10-18 03:16
#28
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Bosnia and Herzegovina _jugson_45
You will see the remaining 2 spots will be something like Virtus Pro or Heroic.NO GOOD TEAMS
2019-10-17 23:39
#29
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Iceland LaHabana
what was this week ? Faze and Mouz 5-8th and m1x 2nd ? ECS since last season is a big joke
2019-10-17 23:39
#31
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Brazil Salies
hey HLTV: thing above the title says ECS Season 7 plz fix
2019-10-17 23:40
2 replies
#32
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United Kingdom C4Golden
+1
2019-10-17 23:50
1 reply
+2
2019-10-18 00:10
Would be cool to see m1x under some org.
2019-10-18 00:11
struggle to qualify vs tier 90 wtf nip
2019-10-18 00:22
4 replies
2 replies
Is this supposed to be an argument? so what? doesnt change the game that happened Do you want me to drop a link of a the global hltv rank? Triggered fanboi can't even discuss ffs
2019-10-18 20:10
1 reply
#61
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Sweden deadvein
look who is triggered lmao
2019-10-18 20:33
#48
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Indonesia rareguy
Ya watched the game? m1x is playing randomly lmao, most of it were reactive strategy and I'm angry that they can do HS flicks so much that they won that 2nd map. Either fresh talents or just lucky.
2019-10-18 01:36
twist was the problem?
2019-10-18 01:13
1 reply
#49
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Indonesia rareguy
More or less, he missed some crucial shots which he was not supposed to
2019-10-18 01:37
#46
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South Africa @FyreCS
Nip look so good
2019-10-18 01:24
Event : ECS Season 7 Week 3 Jonathan E ur bad
2019-10-18 02:11
gl next Time tudi
2019-10-18 08:37
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