NiP overcome G2; North edge out BIG at ESL Pro League S10 Europe

The second group stage of ESL Pro League Season 10 kicked off in Europe, with NiP and North picking up initial victories in Leicester.

The second phase of the ESL Pro League Season 10 group stage kicked off with the two highest-ranked teams of group A facing off straight away: G2 and NiP. The French-Serbian squad picked Dust2 to start the action, going up 5-0 on the Terrorist side before Simon "twist" Eliasson managed to stop the onslaught with an AWP triple kill. It didn't add up to much, though, as G2 were up 9-6 for the half, and closed out the map on the defensive side with a six-round streak.

Plopski was instrumental in NiP's map wins

Inferno was next up, where G2 continued their strong form. As CTs, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's team put up an impressive display, finishing 10-5 up in part thanks to two 1v2 clutches on A by François "AmaNEk" Delaunay. Things were looking dire for the Swedes who were a map behind and 13-8 down on Inferno, but thanks to an inspired Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora, a couple of multifrag rounds from twist, and a triple-collateral from Fredrik "REZ" Sterner, NiP managed to come back and steal away their map pick, 16-13.

Mirage was left to settle the score, and NiP took over the momentum from Inferno, grabbing a 5-0 T-side lead. After a poor start, G2 struggled to string rounds together, ending the half 10-5 down. The Swedish side reached 14 rounds soon after that, and then completely broke G2 by winning a full USP-S eco in which twist bagged an ace.

France
Matchpage
1
2
13th November 2019
Sweden
16
Dust2
11
13
Inferno
16
8
Mirage
16
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 57 - 54 +3 75.3 1.09
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 61 - 54 +7 78.3 1.06
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 50 - 55 -5 70.3 0.96
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 44 - 59 -15 69.5 0.86
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 31 - 58 -27 46.7 0.66
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 88 - 46 +42 102.4 1.54
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 63 - 43 +20 78.0 1.30
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 45 - 47 -2 62.5 1.03
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 41 - 53 -12 63.8 0.95
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 43 - 55 -12 66.7 0.95

Next up were BIG and North, with Mirage being the map pick of German team. After a 2-0 start for them, North bounced back with four of their own, but they were not able to keep it up for the rest of the half, which went BIG's way convincingly, 9-6. Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş, Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz, and Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch all had their shining moments as BIG pushed onwards, eventually claiming the map dominantly, 16-7.

North managed two narrow map victories to come back against BIG

Train had a back-and-forth start, but after winning the pistol and losing the subsequent round, tabseN stepped up, claimed a triple, and set up his team for an early lead. North didn't falter, though, and picked up six rounds on the offensive side before switching to the defense and equalizing the scoreline at 9-9 after the pistol and followups.

With some impressive plays by Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye coming in, North managed chain seven rounds together (13-9), but then tiziaN and tabseN combined for all five kills to stop the bleeding. BIG then brought it back to 14-14, but they were unable to convert that score into a map win, with North securing the last two to force the decider.

Both teams won strings of rounds early into Nuke as the score went from 5-0 to 5-4, but BIG kept the lead throughout their CT half, finishing 9-6 up despite René "cajunb" Borg's best efforts on the opposite side. The first two rounds of the second half also went BIG's way, but then North looked impeccable on the defense when the rifles came into play tying the score at 11-11. From that point onward, rounds were traded back and forth, the score once again getting to 14-14. Unlike on Train, North were unable to close Nuke out in regulation, but eventually edged out the map after three overtimes, 25-21.

Matchpage
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1
13th November 2019
Germany
7
Mirage
16
16
Train
14
25
Nuke
21
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 78 - 66 +12 87.7 1.14
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 70 - 64 +6 72.9 1.04
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 63 - 63 0 72.1 1.00
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 57 - 67 -10 64.8 0.92
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 48 - 72 -24 53.8 0.76
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 76 - 68 +8 87.7 1.16
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 70 - 63 +7 80.1 1.13
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 71 - 66 +5 72.8 1.06
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 58 - 55 +3 62.8 1.02
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 56 - 64 -8 58.2 0.93

Two of the four teams in the group will advance to the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, where squads like Astralis, Liquid, and Evil Geniuses have already secured spots. The standings in the second ESL Pro League Season 10 Europe group stage are now as follows:

Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1308
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1125
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1459
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
568
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
797
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
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Finland Smoonah 
RIP BIG
2019-11-14 02:29
#2
NAF | 
United States skzl_ 
rip ence
2019-11-14 02:29
#4
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
GOD KJAERBYE
2019-11-14 02:29
#6
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Finland Smoonah 
PARKINSONBYE
2019-11-14 02:30
Botsmooya
2019-11-14 02:31
#36
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Belarus xalyava 
BOTSMOOOOOOOOYAAAAAA
2019-11-14 06:59
#20
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Australia opzy 
thats actually tragic, won first map ez and then got edged out on both the other two
2019-11-14 02:47
#30
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African Union mikecool 
They weren't big enuff...
2019-11-14 03:43
#38
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
2nd round sg buys really does throw off rounds from cts
2019-11-14 07:33
NT
2019-11-14 14:10
#71
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Finland Smoonah 
BT
2019-11-14 19:23
DU ?
2019-11-15 16:36
#3
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
kick smoobot
2019-11-14 02:29
+11111111111111111111111111111111111 he is not ready to play on this level
2019-11-14 02:37
Name checkout +1
2019-11-14 06:03
#44
ZywOo | 
Ukraine aartenal 
Which level? Big level? Lool
2019-11-14 08:15
No bug no win
2019-11-14 02:29
kkkkkkk +1
2019-11-14 02:43
ncie xD
2019-11-14 02:30
nice
2019-11-14 02:30
Totally unexpected day lol
2019-11-14 02:31
#22
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Canada herocoolzzz 
NiP and G2 was almost unexpected but BIG vs North? North are far better men
2019-11-14 03:20
lol , disagree
2019-11-14 03:21
#40
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Europe tweekzter 
Two wins with +2 and OT rounds and one loss with -9.
2019-11-14 07:49
not anymore imo
2019-11-14 17:17
bug clan lmao just disband and shut operations ffs
2019-11-14 02:31
#32
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North America rifles 
no, just kick the smoo
2019-11-14 03:55
0brain
2019-11-14 06:04
kingplop
2019-11-14 02:31
#13
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United States rightarcleft 
wonder what would had happened if kyjarbye stayed in astralis instead of picking up magisk
2019-11-14 02:32
#42
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Denmark bb123 
Astralis would still be chokestralis
2019-11-14 08:06
GODski
2019-11-14 02:32
BiG so bad,this team have no fure fo sure,at least on LAN xD
2019-11-14 02:33
#16
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Taiwan Himeii 
lmao G2
2019-11-14 02:36
Clown G2.Esl Sc4m league
2019-11-14 11:29
#70
kennyS | 
United States NixuSs 
They Lost To A Team That Was Ranked Higher Than Them, Where’s The Problem?
2019-11-14 18:22
I bet g2 and big. RIP my money, I will never bet to csgo again. Nobody can predict matches :(
2019-11-14 02:43
this krieg meta fucked the betting on CSGO idk who can make profits right now consistently before summer i made like 10k$ on csgo betting , now scene is so much random because everyone pickups Kriegs and ignore everything , just aim duels = random
2019-11-14 03:03
Just take the krieg in consideration before betting. Np
2019-11-14 16:36
How u can decides who win when team can win 2-0 and few hours later lose 0-2 against same team All about aim duels, u dont need deep strats pool, team just picking up kriegs and going for contact play style (Furia, EG etc)
2019-11-14 16:45
1.54 rating wow, Plopski <3
2019-11-14 03:21
#41
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Indonesia rareguy 
+42 wtf was that hahahaha
2019-11-14 08:09
#57
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Spain N0Love 
He's been playing really good lately. Happy for him
2019-11-14 11:08
#24
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Canada herocoolzzz 
GERMAN CS OMEGALUL
2019-11-14 03:21
Canadian cs trolololol
2019-11-14 09:09
#26
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-11-14 03:27
#27
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
WP Plopski
2019-11-14 03:27
#28
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Netherlands staticNL 
Plopski was killing it vs g2
2019-11-14 03:37
#29
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African Union mikecool 
Wtf plopski with the dropski
2019-11-14 03:42
G2 throw Inferno and lost match (Thx nexa for 8 kills on map) Big throw Train and too lost match
2019-11-14 03:49
#53
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Norway JorgyZ 
Big threw nuke as well.. 11-5 become 15-15
2019-11-14 10:42
#35
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
God Kjaerbye carrying again
2019-11-14 06:25
#37
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Sweden Mullden 
When was the last time aizy looked good/promising? 2017? 2016?
2019-11-14 07:07
#56
BnTeT | 
Cyprus shmoe 
aizy never looked good. he ugly.
2019-11-14 11:07
save tabsen
2019-11-14 07:45
#43
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Lithuania aels 
Big on lan omegalul
2019-11-14 08:13
#47
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
Flair checks out
2019-11-14 08:38
#45
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
My boy twist putting up some numbers
2019-11-14 08:21
#46
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France Asviix 
Plopski and NiP so lucky smh
2019-11-14 08:31
Stay salty.
2019-11-14 10:07
#52
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France Asviix 
Nt retard The 3k collat flashed was what gave NiP the win Do a rematch today and G2 wins ez
2019-11-14 10:15
Yeah because the only chance they had in that round was the triple kill right? Not like they could have won that round regularly especially when three of the G2 players were under half HP. If it was a 1v3 hell even a 3v5 I could agree that luck is what won that round but it was 5v5, NiP on the easier side with three of the T's heavily wounded, NiP had good odds on winning that round regardless of the triple kill.
2019-11-14 10:58
#48
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Germany X5ander 
my boyz from BIG, so unlucky :-( it was so close, damn it !
2019-11-14 08:59
nicolas gonzales zamora
2019-11-14 09:06
#55
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Sweden Lindhan 
ezzz 4 nip <3
2019-11-14 11:00
#59
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Spain akproxx 
Big ripppp
2019-11-14 11:53
#60
Algeria W0r 
Great for nip
2019-11-14 11:56
G2 xd
2019-11-14 11:58
#62
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Sweden Weedish 
ezy for plop
2019-11-14 12:12
#63
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Canada dennek 
nip were in talks for disbanding now look at them theyre doing so good respect for them
2019-11-14 13:14
chooooke
2019-11-14 14:13
#66
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
I havent watched cs in some time Who is IGL for north
2019-11-14 15:24
gg!
2019-11-14 19:54
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