NiP outshine Evil Geniuses to progress to Group B upper bracket final

NiP have secured a spot in the Group B upper bracket final following a 2-1 victory over Evil Geniuses.

The upper bracket semi-final kicked off on Dust2, Evil Geniuses’ map pick, where the North American side picked up the pistol on the offensive side thanks to a triple kill from Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov. NiP unexpectedly struck back immediately in the following round as they secured a full eco victory to snatch economic control in their favour early on and lock down a 3-1 lead.

A dynamic CT side from NiP proved to be effective in subduing the Evil Geniuses attack moving forward, with the Swedish side shutting them down time and time again to extend their advantage to a commanding 11-4 lead at the halfway mark, with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg leading the scoreboard with 23 kills.

The dominance from NiP persisted onto their T side as Evil Geniuses were unable to find any success on the defence. After the Ninjas secured the pistol off the back of a Simon "twist" Eliasson triple kill, there was no way back into the game for the North American squad as the Swedes swiftly closed out the map to pick up a hugely one-sided 16-4 victory.

f0rest led the way with a huge performance on Dust2

Heading into Nuke, Evil Geniuses looked like a new team as the North Americans stormed to a 5-0 advantage on the defence, with Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte leading the charge after a poor first map. A quad kill from Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora got the Swedes on the board and a subsequent two rounds followed in their favour. NiP were hot on Evil Geniuses' heels moving forward, but a CeRq 1v1 clutch enabled the North Americans to stay ahead by the skin of their teeth to head into the halfway mark with an 8-7 lead.

The second half witnessed both sides pick up a three-round streak each before NiP eventually came out on top with the lead and the economic advantage. Evil Geniuses managed to tie the game up twice, but an intelligent 1v1 clutch from f0rest once more swung the map back into NiP’s favour. A twist 1v2 defuse looked to be the nail in the coffin for Evil Geniuses, but the North Americans buckled down to narrowly grind out the map 16-14 and force a decider.

Evil Geniuses tied the series on a closely-contested Nuke

Coming from a tantalising Nuke contest, NiP were determined to come out of the gates hot on the decider. Despite losing the pistol, the Swedes did just that as they cruised to a 6-1 lead on the T side of Inferno, with all players firing on all cylinders. Evil Geniuses managed to secure an additional round with light weaponry, but NiP hit straight back to keep control firmly in their grasp. Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and his squad would not let their foot off the gas for the remainder of the half, with the Swedish side claiming a 12-3 lead.

A triple kill from Fredrik "REZ" Sterner in the second half pistol edged NiP closer to victory as the Swedes soon hit 14 rounds. Evil Geniuses mustered one more round from a 1v2 clutch from Tarik "tarik" Celik, but the score difference proved insurmountable for the North American side as NiP closed out the map dominantly 16-4, and the series 2-1.

Matchpage
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2
22nd October 2019
Sweden
4
Dust2
16
16
Nuke
14
4
Inferno
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 42 - 54 -12 77.7 0.91
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 44 - 51 -7 64.4 0.89
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 41 - 56 -15 71.5 0.85
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 44 - 57 -13 66.1 0.83
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 42 - 60 -18 71.9 0.78
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 65 - 43 +22 89.0 1.34
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 49 - 41 +8 89.3 1.30
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 54 - 45 +9 87.1 1.28
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 54 - 41 +13 76.8 1.27
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 56 - 43 +13 80.7 1.22
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:
1238
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
865
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:
1625
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:
889
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
This is the best NA team? What a joke NA CS really is!!! I guess they are still jetlagged 4Head #GoNinjas
2019-10-22 20:28
No crowd no win axaxax
2019-10-22 20:29
we might see new NIP era very soon
2019-10-22 20:30
#47
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Other wtf_men 
NEW NIP ERA CONFIRMED
2019-10-22 20:37
as every1 always knew , bot_right was the problem
2019-10-22 21:00
Too ez 4 f0rest
2019-10-22 21:05
you're a joke
2019-10-22 21:29
sup bot_right, still cryin on ur mom's shoulder?
2019-10-22 21:34
#104
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
Lmao you clearly just came to the cs pro scene and dont know anything abt the past
2019-10-22 22:45
you clearly have not watch nip the last 2 years..
2019-10-22 23:09
#120
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Other wtf_men 
but he was the problem, from an objective point of view. that's not taking any credit away from all the achievments he has made in the past
2019-10-23 01:15
i have, theyve been shiet. you clearly havent seen nip in the last 2 years
2019-10-23 04:24
#121
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Indonesia lumayan 
Lol... now this guy thought he understand CS HAHAHAHAHAH. SUCH A JOKE 🤣🤣🤣.
2019-10-23 01:20
1 iq LMAO GTR most washed up player in cs history
2019-10-23 02:06
imagine not knowing tubewoody
2019-10-23 02:37
#129
VINI | 
Brazil AntiNIP 
NiP is done cs will never see any NiP era LMFAO MiBR will rise from the ashes and return, and make a new era AGAIN!
2019-10-23 04:00
#138
JW | 
Turkey LantarEZ 
With lucas
2019-10-23 06:35
#143
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Hong Kong RongYi 
nt fallen
2019-10-23 08:16
#60
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Georgia ladex 
Kartvels gaumarjos :D
2019-10-22 20:42
gaumarjos jo =)
2019-10-24 06:24
#112
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Europe chespiZ 
nip rlye good w/o get_r
2019-10-22 23:20
Maybe lul if NiP win this tourney or atleast grandfinal will be a confidence boost but they brotherhood fnatic will face mouz in lower bracket..
2019-10-23 09:08
nt MIBR_IS_OVERRATED
2019-10-22 20:30
Who 😳
2019-10-22 20:31
lmao +1
2019-10-22 20:37
Shut up fatty LOL +1
2019-10-23 04:26
RACIST
2019-10-23 20:02
#53
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
NiP closed out the map dominantly 16-4, and the series 2-0. Author??? 2-0??? Voltix, please fix
2019-10-22 20:39
+1
2019-10-22 20:42
#72
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United Kingdom VoltiX 
Fixed, thanks.
2019-10-22 20:54
Liquid is the best NA team.
2019-10-22 20:41
+1
2019-10-22 21:06
#2
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Denmark Krybos 
nice
2019-10-22 20:28
#3
f0rest | 
World croatoN 
I hope f0rest will get into the top 20 this year
2019-10-22 20:28
its too late i think :(
2019-10-22 20:32
+1
2019-10-22 20:37
Too late? For the first 3-4 months of the year he was a dominating force not having a single map below 1.0 rating. He faded out during the summer months, and is now back in form. He'll be top 20-15 imo
2019-10-22 20:54
I doubt he will be in the list, but if he is, he will probably be the oldest ever? His form, for his age, is completely insane.
2019-10-22 21:23
NiP has not won a single tournament though
2019-10-22 21:30
They will win this one. @ me if they don’t.
2019-10-22 21:36
@LULQUID_BESTQUID
2019-10-23 04:48
wtf mens))) they havent even been eliminated. You are so mean mens)))
2019-10-23 06:37
I hope they do too
2019-10-24 14:19
He deserves it every year man but always narrowly misses out. Unless NiP win this event and/or f0rest gets MVP, I don’t see it happening men :(((
2019-10-22 21:37
i really really hope so = )
2019-10-22 21:52
"first 4 months no map under 1" hltv.org/matches/2331068/mibr-vs-nip-iem.. 1st month NIP played this year and 2 maps lower then 1
2019-10-22 22:00
#37
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
hope so
2019-10-22 20:34
#43
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Romania FireSky_Unspc 
He s been playing really good lately, unless he falls off in the next few months he ll definetly be in the top 20
2019-10-22 20:36
#54
f0rest | 
Netherlands Selb 
i hope so men, best player on NIP
2019-10-22 20:39
He is a top 30 player for sure
2019-10-22 20:40
#66
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Spain N0Love 
He was shit at the major, that takes a lot out of his possibilities
2019-10-22 20:45
yepp unfornatly...
2019-10-22 20:51
NiP as a whole didnt do well at the major though
2019-10-22 21:37
true
2019-10-22 21:53
Astralis 5, Liquid 4, Zywoo, s1mple, Electronic, cerq and Brehze. These 14 players are in the top 20, 100% sure. The other 6 I can't really tell, but I think there are other players ahead forest: Ropz, Woxic, Tarik, sergej, coldzera, KSCERATO, NiKo, KRIMZ, KennyS, Olof...
2019-10-22 23:00
#128
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
NOT Coldzera, he had terrible year and quit cs for a few month, he cannot get top 20 this years.
2019-10-23 03:14
LMAO Tarik, Coldzera and KSCERATO are no where near f0rest's level. Olofmeister is very close but not infront Also what do you mean by Liquid 4? Nitr0 and Stewie aren't getting in the top20
2019-10-23 04:22
It's not about being at his level, it is about wins on the board. As GOAT as he is, this year has not been kind for NIPz in Pyjamas.
2019-10-23 09:06
I just thought of some players that play an important part in better teams than NiP, and Tarik is one of them. And btw, both Cold and KSCERATO are higher rated than f0rest in big events haha
2019-10-23 16:50
Astralis 4, Liquid 3 most likely tarik KSCERATO coldzera olofmeister 0/8
2019-10-23 04:45
Hopefully, but it will be very difficult if NIP doesn't win anything
2019-10-23 04:47
Hopefully, but it will be very difficult if NIP doesn't win anything
2019-10-23 04:47
NA CS is back to its roots
2019-10-22 20:28
#5
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Sweden changrai 
Evil gays 😎
2019-10-22 20:29
#122
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Poland rude_wredne 
lol
2019-10-23 01:49
#6
sL4M | 
Russia Expectator 
wow eg era was literally 1 day
2019-10-22 20:29
Imagine thinking that they were gonna have an era
2019-10-22 20:59
its more of a joke, some people were even calling liquid winstreak an era 😂 everything is an era nowadays
2019-10-22 22:21
+1
2019-10-22 22:43
#103
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Canada Jossh27 
You're so dumb
2019-10-22 22:43
hahahaha
2019-10-22 21:00
#7
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Romania FireSky_Unspc 
Nip are playing really good cs rn I m pretty sure Lekr0 is back to calling, and their hole structure looks good, I m looking forward to this lineup, happy Nip is back and f0rest is doing good
2019-10-22 20:30
#32
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
+1
2019-10-22 20:33
i really like their "hole structure" 👌
2019-10-22 21:25
lol
2019-10-22 23:23
XD
2019-10-23 00:23
#119
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Argentina thekhy 
+1
2019-10-23 00:43
#8
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Sweden Casparajtas 
Evil♿eniuses
2019-10-22 20:29
#10
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
eg was shocking on d2 and inferno, even on nuke they almost choked..
2019-10-22 20:30
#39
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Bulgaria No_1One 
expected from NA cs
2019-10-22 20:34
Expected from Mouz fan
2019-10-22 21:37
Woooooooooo
2019-10-22 20:30
legend foresttttttt <3 >>>> bot_right fuck off legend foresttttttt <3 >>>> bot_right fuck off legend foresttttttt <3 >>>> bot_right fuck off legend foresttttttt <3 >>>> bot_right fuck off legend foresttttttt <3 >>>> bot_right fuck off
2019-10-22 20:30
+1
2019-10-22 20:37
realy trash player bot_right 3 years trash playıng nip gaming
2019-10-22 21:59
gtr is so overrated
2019-10-23 15:39
+1 trashh
2019-10-23 15:45
NiP looking like its 2014 :D This is Fun :D #GONINJAS PAPAf0rest<3
2019-10-22 20:30
just amazing to see how the old veteran is still outfragging some of these younger folks!
2019-10-22 20:30
eg 24 hour era LMFAOOOOOO SO EZ 4 NIP. NOT EVEN 25 ROUNDS TOO CRY IS FREE EG FANS, CANT WAIT FOR YALL TO CHANGE BACK TO LIQUID FLAIRS
2019-10-22 20:30
#20
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Bulgaria No_1One 
0/8
2019-10-22 20:31
flag checks out, cerq biggest choker ever
2019-10-22 20:31
#40
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Bulgaria No_1One 
I don't care about cerq that much, just a shit bait
2019-10-22 20:35
not a bait, its fact
2019-10-22 22:53
#18
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Jetlag geniuses axaxaxaxaxa
2019-10-22 20:30
#26
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Bulgaria No_1One 
+1 xaxaxa
2019-10-22 20:31
When i saw the groups i thought that Nip will probly win over Furia but then thy will loose to EG, i guess i was wrong. BTW F0rest is the best
2019-10-22 20:31
#22
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Canada dennek 
bo5 era. fluke
2019-10-22 20:31
imagine losing 1-2, and all team has - on d/k =))
2019-10-22 20:31
#25
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
JETLAGGED GENIUSES LULW
2019-10-22 20:31
#27
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Portugal RCosta14 
Can't hear you tarik 🤷‍♂️🤔🤫
2019-10-22 20:31
#28
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-10-22 20:32
Turok is playing like bot since major W. Got paid for nothing almost for 2 years
2019-10-22 20:32
#31
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wp f0rest
2019-10-22 20:32
#33
f0rest | 
Sweden iCYAto 
In the bottom of the article it says that NIP won the series 2-0, wich is not true
2019-10-22 20:33
NiP can have girlfriends now confirmed
2019-10-22 20:33
That's fucked up
2019-10-22 20:35
#70
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Spain N0Love 
All but REZ ugly boi
2019-10-22 20:53
You're joking right?
2019-10-23 08:12
#35
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Chile mgafMUAT 
Now you can’t fault Furia for losing to them Xd
2019-10-22 20:33
#48
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out Yes you cant fault them Furia is shit no surprise losing to NiP
2019-10-22 20:37
#36
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
f0rest < 3
2019-10-22 20:33
#45
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out
2019-10-22 20:37
#38
Slovakia pgb1 
f0rest easily best player always, no cheats, just godlike skill
2019-10-22 20:34
#42
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Bulgaria No_1One 
ez 4 god f0rest
2019-10-22 20:36
#44
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
NA CS LUL
2019-10-22 20:37
#51
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Finland J3bediah 
What is this? NIP playing like an actual structured team first time for years
2019-10-22 20:38
No crowd No win for team jetlEG
2019-10-22 20:38
Wtf happened with tarik the man the legend 27 . Nip looking good. Cs go is unpredictable
2019-10-22 20:39
Eg overrate shit
2019-10-22 20:39
GTR still god.
2019-10-22 20:40
#62
REZ | 
Hong Kong katt1n 
>and the series 2-0. LUL
2019-10-22 20:42
#63
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Brazil d1rk 
f0rest the got of all CS's
2019-10-22 20:43
#64
woxic | 
Portugal inm8 
0 team play by EG and im really suprised by NIP, they shown they have putting a lot of work together
2019-10-22 20:44
in the last 3 months, I didn't see EG team after a 1-2 loss, that all team has minus on d/k...funny :)
2019-10-22 20:44
as NiP closed out the map dominantly 16-4, and the series 2-0 ??????????????????
2019-10-22 20:52
#69
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Germany Trax_ 
yikes
2019-10-22 20:53
Ez 4 the GOAT
2019-10-22 20:59
#77
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Latvia hellsave 
164164
2019-10-22 21:00
Oof
2019-10-22 21:01
forest vs fans
2019-10-22 21:03
#82
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
It’s not like EG were bad, but NiP really played damn well. Forest and Plopski had great plays. Haven’t seen NiP play like this for a long time.
2019-10-22 21:06
Well played by NiP.
2019-10-22 21:21
Complexity nearly whipped them first map
2019-10-22 21:27
#87
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Turkey annttiigs 
Look at the anti eco rounds. Threat effect :)
2019-10-22 21:28
They have not applied Threats tactics yet. This is all on them
2019-10-22 23:16
#153
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Turkey annttiigs 
not tactics but the discipline. I remember previous Threat era. Normally f0rest took out the ak and rush to short to kill all pistol players :)
2019-10-24 08:48
#95
f0rest | 
Finland Kentab 
31 years old an still as crisp as ever. Forp is the GOAT.
2019-10-22 21:47
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-10-22 21:52
#105
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Romania kinoN 
ezforest
2019-10-22 22:52
Nice :)
2019-10-22 22:53
It was just a matter of time... #GONINJAS
2019-10-22 22:57
Threat barely rejoined and is already making the difference
2019-10-22 23:31
I didn't see the nip i was used to seeing.. Making retarded mistakes, running around with knife, not checking spots, and so on. Now they have good dynamic, good communication. Playing some good cs! Great to see
2019-10-22 23:50
Forest is fucking on fire 65 kills in the series
2019-10-23 00:06
#118
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Brazil hugoooo 
What a rape wow
2019-10-23 00:35
#124
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
NA CS LULW
2019-10-23 02:25
Second round on Dust2 is a joke for EG Losing the round vs hard eco
2019-10-23 02:41
#127
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India Noobdian 
My boys
2019-10-23 02:54
#133
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Let's go boyz
2019-10-23 04:42
#140
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Greece her-1g 
Its been a long time boys 😀
2019-10-23 07:39
The threat effect. Also f0rest on fire. You love to see it.
2019-10-23 08:14
#146
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Turkey berkovic 
#GoNinjas
2019-10-23 12:05
#147
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Hong Kong Yanyou 
Is NiP back?
2019-10-23 13:12
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