NiP and Evil Geniuses proceed through Group B upper bracket

NiP and Evil Geniuses won their opening StarSeries i-League Season 8 matches in two-map series against FURIA and 5POWER, respectively, to move on to the the upper bracket semi-final.

FURIA ran straight into yard on Train where after three opening kills they were able to plant and overwhelm NiP to take the early lead. The Brazilians expanded it to five before NiP started to calm the game down and tallied a few rounds of their own on the board. Down 3-5, Simon "twist" Eliasson was able to win a 1vs2, flick included on the last player, to defuse the bomb on A and keep the Swedes winning rounds. Having lost a lot of player during their round wins, NiP struggled economically after FURIA scored another round, and despite losing the half to the Brazilians it was only by one round, 7-8, although it was on the defending side of Train.

NiP won the second pistol round, taking then the following two to extend their lead to 11-8 ahead of the gun rounds, the first of which they were able to win. NiP were unable to find a way to keep pushing their lead as FURIA brought it to a tie. An incredible ace by Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg made it 12-11, after which a change of pace by NiP caught the B players off-guard to make it 13-11. With the momentum on their side, NiP went on to close map one, 16-13.

NiP beat FURIA in two maps

NiP carried their momentum to Nuke, where they won the first pistol round on the attacking side. After the anti-eco, they were also able to take the first gun round for a 3-0 lead. FURIA were able to win the fifth, but were immediately traded after NiP successfully hit A. The Swedes took control with slow methodical play going up 7-1 before FURIA won a hero AWP forcebuy, but were unable to follow it up with guns. The Brazilians were only able to win two more rounds before the half, going down 4-11.

Fredrik "REZ" Sterner managed to win a 1vs2 afterplant with two USP-S headshots to get NiP closer to the finish line, and although FURIA delayed proceedings winning the forcebuy, any hope was stripped away from the Brazilians as NiP won a forcebuy of their own. f0rest and company closed the series out 16-5 as FURIA looked dejected.

Sweden
Matchpage
2
0
22nd October 2019
16
Train
13
16
Nuke
5
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 41 - 24 +17 96.9 1.52
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 40 - 28 +12 87.9 1.32
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 38 - 30 +8 64.2 1.13
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 27 - 28 -1 57.1 0.95
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 27 - 36 -9 69.8 0.89
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 40 - 33 +7 89.5 1.19
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 30 - 36 -6 69.1 0.88
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 26 - 32 -6 54.5 0.82
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 26 - 36 -10 62.1 0.79
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 24 - 36 -12 53.5 0.74

Evil Geniuses and 5POWER started their bout on Inferno, where the Chinese team took a 2-0 lead after winning the CT-side pistol round. That would be about it for the Chinese team as Evil Geniuses went on a rampage and started to win round after round after round not giving their Asian rivals a chance as they plowed their way to a 13-2 half. 5POWER once again won the pistol round, but this time were able to make more of a push, winning five in a row until a triple on B by Ethan "Ethan" Arnold gave EG their first round on the CT side. From there on out the North Americans established dominance, giving up just one round before closing it out 16-8.

Evil Geniuses came out on top in their opening match

Evil Geniuses lost another pistol round, this time on the T side of Dust2. They were able to win the forcebuy, however, quickly bringing it to 3-1. A triple by Peng "xiaosaGe" Song on B put 5POWER within one as the Chinese team came around and made it 4-3 early on before once again starting to deflate. Puffing their chests, Evil Geniuses once again showed their pedigree on the attack breaking through defenses on both sites, including Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz winning a 1vs2 on B to take a 9-4 lead before closing the half out 11-4. 5POWER made it four out of four pistol rounds and once again made a push to even out the scoreline, but a Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte powered EG were able to win the map and series, 16-10, to proceed through the upper bracket.

Matchpage
2
0
22nd October 2019
16
Inferno
8
16
Dust2
10
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 42 - 30 +12 86.6 1.45
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 40 - 26 +14 80.6 1.39
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 37 - 25 +12 92.3 1.33
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 37 - 27 +10 74.6 1.22
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 33 - 30 +3 69.6 1.09
 5POWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' SongxiaosaGe 33 - 36 -3 87.2 1.07
China Lifan 'Viva' RanViva 33 - 35 -2 79.4 1.05
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wangshuadapai 23 - 38 -15 52.2 0.78
China Lei 'bottle' Maobottle 25 - 43 -18 68.1 0.65
China ShunJie 'UnicorN' DingUnicorN 24 - 37 -13 46.7 0.60
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1233
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
Frankie | 
France MarcoXY 
wp
2019-10-22 11:29
#2
EliGE | 
Romania kolera 
f0rest goat
2019-10-22 11:30
GOAT f0rest
2019-10-22 11:30
ez 4 nip
2019-10-22 11:31
#5
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-10-22 11:31
#6
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Sweden RoyceSW 
LETS GO NINJAS
2019-10-22 11:31
#9
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
+1
2019-10-22 11:32
Never bet at flukeria
2019-10-22 11:31
#8
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wp f0rest
2019-10-22 11:31
#10
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
5 YEAR CONTRACT OMEGALUL
2019-10-22 11:32
ez free cash for Furia players
2019-10-22 11:39
#15
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
ez doom for the org
2019-10-22 11:51
#27
REZ | 
Pakistan aur0raCS 
+1
2019-10-22 14:08
#11
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Australia AquaSpa 
NiP won because FURIA didn't show its best and with HEN1 not stepping up at all. But still, nice win :^) #GONINJAS
2019-10-22 11:35
wow u are such a nip fan
2019-10-22 11:37
NiP won cause they outplayed Flukia.
2019-10-22 13:18
You mean Hen1 played his normal game. He is not good. He tries to be quicker than he can be so he misses sooooooooooooooooo many shots. And then once in a while he has game when he hits and fanboys go nuts. Then back to missing in the next game.
2019-10-22 13:36
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT 2-0 over EG soon = )
2019-10-22 11:47
#16
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African Union mikecool 
Ez
2019-10-22 11:56
#17
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
5 years btw
2019-10-22 12:13
#18
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Sweden Lindhan 
ez 4 nip <3
2019-10-22 12:16
RIP FLUKIA
2019-10-22 12:18
#20
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Israel wetz 
Brazilians losing again
2019-10-22 12:19
#21
f0rest | 
Russia 1.6 FTW 
f0rp is insane bojz
2019-10-22 13:07
Forest goat
2019-10-22 13:16
Fun to see Swedish CS look promising again
2019-10-22 13:23
#26
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Russia PowerAbuse 
lets go ninjas!
2019-10-22 13:45
#28
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Sweden NIPTOP1ERA 
The Swedes took control with slow methodical play going up 7-1 before
2019-10-22 14:40
Player called bottle? Are they just taking completely random words as nicknames?
2019-10-22 15:10
I’m telling you, f0rest is as cracked as he is jacked. I saw him at a 7-11 the other day and he was buying cases of Redbull and adult diapers. I asked him what the diapers were for and he said ”they help contain my full power so I don’t completely shit on these kids“ and then he bunny hopped out the door
2019-10-22 17:15
f0rest legend
2019-10-22 17:32
Swedish cs = NiP
2019-10-22 17:48
gg ez
2019-10-22 19:42
#34
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Turkey berkovic 
f0rest is back!!!
2019-10-23 12:07
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