NiP send MIBR to BLAST Showdown

NIP came back from a map down to beat MIBR in three maps in Group A's lower bracket round, sending the Brazilians to the Showdown tournament.

The Swedish team stuttered at first but ended the series in cruise control in this keenly-contested affair against MIBR, who are the first side to fall to the last-chance Showdown stage of the new BLAST competition.

At first it looked like it would be a repeat of Friday's match against FaZe. NIP were a rabble and looked uncomfortable on their map pick, Train, where Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo showed glimpses of his old form with the AWP and Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner mustered just two frags. But the Swedes improved greatly after that and were on the front foot for the majority of the next two maps, with Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson and Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson leading the charge for the team.

The defeat to a new team who are still trying to find their groove will certainly sting MIBR, who leave London after just two matches. This is the second setback of the year for the Brazilians, who had previously failed to qualify for IEM Katowice, and a deep run at their next event, the Dreamhack Open stop in Anaheim at the end of the month, will be an absolute must to stop the bleeding and appease the fans.

twist topped the scoreboard after solid displays on all three maps

FalleN opened the action on Train with a 1v2 clutch to kick MIBR into an early lead, with the Brazilian side riding that momentum to a 7-1 score. NIP could not take advantage of the fact that they began the game on the highly-favored CT side and they constantly found themselves in 4v5 situations following a stinker of a half from REZ, who was constantly picked off by FalleN.

The Ninjas tightened up their defense and enjoyed a brief spell of dominance, but MIBR regained control of proceedings in the final stages of the half to secure a commanding 11-4 lead.

The second half began with nawwk almost pulling off a sensational a 1v2 clutch without any bullets in his Glock before MIBR managed to defuse the bomb in the nick of time. NIP responded on a force buy and had their best period of the game, but by then they were already too far behind to make a comeback as the Brazilians pressed on to the end the map.

NIP looked a different side on Vertigo - the same map where MIBR had pushed Liquid to overtime on Friday - and were in control during the early stages of the game. MIBR then got into their stride and dominated proceedings for a while, preventing their opponents from stringing rounds together, but the Swedes kept their defense very tight towards the end of the half to pick up an 8-7 lead, with Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson topping the scoreboard for his team with 14 kills after a series of key rounds.

MIBR eliminated from the Spring Series

twist kept NIP in the lead with a 1v2 clutch in the pistol round, denying Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo what would have been a spectacular 4K. The Swedes pressed on and kept MIBR's defense in check, with the scoreline blooming to a 13-7 advantage. The Brazilians still tried to respond, but their late comeback efforts fell short in the end.

It all came down to Inferno, which is historically one of MIBR's worst maps. The Brazilians struggled to get a footing in the game during the early stages, when twist ran rampant despite a couple of blunders with the AWP, but they fought back towards the end of the half to make it a competitive 6-9 scoreline.

NIP came out of the break with fire in their bellies and hit match point at 15-7 after running all over the Brazilian defense. FalleN's troops still attempted a comeback, but their efforts were in vain as the Swedes landed the finishing blow to move on to Sunday's consolidation final.

Sweden
Matchpage
2
1
1st February 2020
9
Train
16
16
Vertigo
12
16
Inferno
9
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 40 +16 73.7 1.18
58 - 50 +8 80.9 1.13
48 - 44 +4 66.0 1.10
40 - 41 -1 62.7 0.99
33 - 50 -17 62.9 0.84
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
50 - 50 0 77.3 1.05
43 - 46 -3 66.6 1.02
43 - 43 0 58.9 1.02
43 - 48 -5 65.2 0.93
45 - 48 -3 58.6 0.84
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1044
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1257
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
FER: "IT'S A NEW YEAR AND EVERYONE IS HUNGRY TO WIN" i.imgur.com/Z2lRBwm.png
2020-02-01 20:29
5 replies
#3
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United States Bonger
Brazil so bad axaxaxax
2020-02-01 20:30
#40
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Brazil oldStar
They are almost dead of hungry ! lol
2020-02-01 21:04
1 reply
#94
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Brazil |witcher|
Hunger*
2020-02-03 10:31
#56
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Denmark EggplantxD
Mibr dead team lololol
2020-02-01 21:38
#62
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Russia KICK_ZEUS
they are like african kids just because u hungry doesnt mean you get food ))))))))
2020-02-01 21:54
unluko mibr
2020-02-01 20:30
#5
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Brazil magute
kek
2020-02-01 20:30
twist bot to god
2020-02-01 20:30
1 reply
twist is always a god
2020-02-01 21:29
#7
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Sweden Trkmag
Business as usual
2020-02-01 20:30
twistez
2020-02-01 20:30
worst igl in the entire scene... average awper... fallen good guy but his tactics are destroying the teamplay
2020-02-01 20:30
#11
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Brazil kurtsouza
=( come on !
2020-02-01 20:31
#13
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China n4verz
LOL
2020-02-01 20:31
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-02-01 20:31
#15
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Liberia rationale
That was a horrible showing from MiBR.
2020-02-01 20:31
#16
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CIS Laggy
lul
2020-02-01 20:32
#18
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Ukraine ksay
actually sad i never liked mibr/sk/lum core but it's almost like i wanna start rooting for them at this point
2020-02-01 20:34
3 replies
i will root for them once fer is byebye, he is an arrogant deluded asshole
2020-02-01 20:34
2 replies
Wtf
2020-02-01 20:40
+1
2020-02-02 03:12
kNg is just inconsistent as FalleN, just bench kNg already and get a better rifler lmao
2020-02-01 20:34
6 replies
#46
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Brazil vass28
and kick fucking taco
2020-02-01 21:14
5 replies
also get rid of meyern and fer. Oh and also fallen and Kng and also zews as coach must leave. After that MIBR will look good
2020-02-01 21:27
4 replies
#53
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Brazil vass28
no just -kNg and -botaco +yurih + kscerato
2020-02-01 21:28
2 replies
MIBR without coldzera is a tier3 team, FalleN is the only one talented that remains, it'll be a waste a fúria player on. MIBR
2020-02-02 05:28
Why ruin a better team in Furia to save outdated Fallen?
2020-02-02 16:14
Aksjsysushsuaujsuajsjsj +1
2020-02-02 12:38
Lost to this NIP 🙈😂
2020-02-01 20:35
WE SMART WE LOYAL WE BRAZILLLLL KREYGASM
2020-02-01 20:37
1 reply
#84
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Sweden raveN4s[A]
:D
2020-02-02 04:32
Twist played so well this series
2020-02-01 20:37
#28
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Russia Glihhh
Bruhhhh
2020-02-01 20:41
disband please
2020-02-01 20:41
Sad
2020-02-01 20:42
#32
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Brazil noc4b
Blast Showdown in Brazil?
2020-02-01 20:42
That's sad.
2020-02-01 20:46
Is there a chance for finals for mibr
2020-02-01 20:49
1 reply
Yes, through the Showdown
2020-02-01 20:54
#35
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Denmark Kell3r
sad to see them go, they actually played kinda well tbh, expectations where quite low though, becuase of their poor result lately...
2020-02-01 20:51
#37
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Brazil AZAKII
The current brazilian cs is dead That's a fact
2020-02-01 20:56
#39
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Brazil pooternd
-fallen + a better igl
2020-02-01 20:58
What is the "showdown"?
2020-02-01 21:04
1 reply
#42
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Brazil oldStar
MIJK
2020-02-01 21:04
its sad to see what happened to Mibr, it really shows how important Coldzera was, he was passionate about the game but rest of the guys look like they dont even care
2020-02-01 21:10
1 reply
They are just ripping Immortals money as they can. KnG and Fer are tallented but they don't have passion to play anymore since now they are rich. After this contract they will return to Brazil to play at low level or retire. Look at 2x champion FnX, it's sad indeed. Fallen could join other team as cold did.
2020-02-02 05:39
#47
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Brazil vass28
-kNg -BOTACO +yurih +kscerato
2020-02-01 21:20
1 reply
#89
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Brazil zzzzzzznt
Noooo. It would ruin furia forever and rip br scene under fallens stupid decisions
2020-02-02 06:03
#48
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Germany DieS0nne
i dont know why but at first i read "NiP send MIBR to BLAST Shadowrealm"
2020-02-01 21:20
Bruhhhh
2020-02-01 21:23
lol
2020-02-01 21:27
EZ4NiP
2020-02-01 21:30
This MIBR is getting worse and worse. It’s just sad to see. I just see how what happened to a team when the team and the org are collectively making some horrible decisions. I would kick Fallen ASAP. The dude does more talking than fragging.
2020-02-01 21:37
1 reply
#65
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Finland Smoonah
beat fallen on wingman, not a hard opponent
2020-02-01 22:15
kkkkkkkk
2020-02-01 21:38
What exactly is "blast showdown"?
2020-02-01 21:44
4 replies
Teams in top 6 of blast premier go to blast finals Teams outside of top 6 go to blast showdown Blast showdown will have ten teams, only two of them can go to blast finals
2020-02-01 21:55
3 replies
aah like a second chans ty
2020-02-01 23:00
2 replies
When is this showdown
2020-02-02 01:00
1 reply
2020-02-05 02:02
- kng - taco - meyern + Bot1 + Bot2 + Bot3
2020-02-01 21:46
when will they disband and stop wasting monies
2020-02-01 21:47
Expected from Dead team
2020-02-01 21:53
4 replies
#66
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Finland Smoonah
not hard to be dead when you were never alive
2020-02-01 22:16
3 replies
#67
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Argentina macrigato
Fan of ENCE loool
2020-02-01 22:26
1 reply
#68
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Finland Smoonah
you do know about meemees right
2020-02-01 22:27
Hahahaha
2020-02-02 02:32
#64
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Finland Smoonah
cya made in bathroom hahaa
2020-02-01 22:14
Inferno insta lose for mibr
2020-02-01 22:29
M16r never changes Can't even beat Nipples without f0rest
2020-02-01 22:30
They need a new igl and maybe coach. It's always the same thing: lineup becomes stale, and whenever they try to change anything, it only gets worse
2020-02-01 22:35
1 reply
Desista. KnG and Fer don't like to play anymore, they're just for the money. TACO was never a tier 1 player. There's no way to MIBR become a tier 1 team again without cold, it's a dead team. Go support FURIA as Brazilian team.
2020-02-02 05:44
ahahahahh
2020-02-01 22:51
#73
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Brazil parrud0www
Mibr will come stronger soon
2020-02-01 22:56
8 replies
in ur dreams
2020-02-01 23:46
7 replies
#93
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Brazil parrud0www
like fnatic
2020-02-03 05:55
6 replies
Fnatic are top 4, MIBROFL are rank 15 idiot
2020-02-03 18:12
5 replies
#96
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Brazil parrud0www
September 16th, 2019: hltv.org/ranking/teams/2019/september/16 look
2020-02-04 02:26
4 replies
That's because they made roster move. MIBR are trash and will always be trash. Brazilian scene is dead
2020-02-04 18:48
3 replies
#98
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Brazil parrud0www
Becouse what? Roster doesn't play, players play hahaha danish dirty mouth
2020-02-05 01:56
2 replies
Are you retarded?
2020-02-05 17:49
1 reply
danish dirty mouth: second time
2020-02-07 02:16
they had a good run, it wont repeat. Good tier 2 team though.
2020-02-01 22:58
MIBR teir 2 confirmed
2020-02-02 00:25
Poor REZ
2020-02-02 05:18
It's sad to say, but Fallen needs to go... But he will not... so RIP MIBR!
2020-02-02 14:40
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