fnatic through to ESL Pro League S11 stage 2 over NiP

fnatic are through to the second stage of ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe after outlasting NiP in a three-map series.

The two Swedish behemoths found themselves fighting for survival in ESL Pro League Season 11, with fnatic coming out smiling in the end. The first map, Overpass, gave viewers the sense that the current world No.5 was having an off-day, but they responded with stellar performances on the next two maps, where Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin's talent shone through.

NiP kicked off their pick, Overpass, with a flying start that featured a USP-S triple kill from Tim "nawwk" Jonasson in a 2v3 post-plant. The Ninjas were rock solid on the offense and were able to persistently pick fnatic's defense apart. This, coupled with a spectacular performance from Simon "twist" Eliasson, who by half time had posted 20 frags, made for a dominant 13-2 half. Similarly to the first batch of rounds, fnatic were unable to put up a fight on the offense, conceding map one with a heavy deficit.

fnatic will join five other teams in stage two of ESL Pro League Season 11

Mirage followed, where Maikil "Golden" Selim and company finally found their stride. The pistol round went their way on the T side, and after a brief upset, fnatic gave their compatriots a taste of their own medicine, as the entire team stepped up to produce a 13-2 offensive half. nawwk and twist allowed NiP a head start in the second half, but once rifles were seen in fnatic's hands, map two quickly came to an end.

Train would see to the settlement of affairs, and NiP were first to set foot in the final exchange with a two-round lead on the CT side. Golden's follow-up triple kill blew a hole in the defense, and his men amply exploited the opportunity to advance, securing the ensuing six rounds. The Ninjas managed to sporadically put up a fight in the remainder of the half, softening the deficit to a somewhat manageable 5-10 scoreline.

NiP were unable to recreate a pistol round victory on the offense, which cost them dearly and allowed fnatic to get the ball rolling in the early rounds. Map point followed shortly afterward for fnatic, and a failed A hit from NiP marked the conclusion of the map and series at 16-5.

Matchpage
2
1
4th April 2020
Sweden
2
Overpass
16
16
Mirage
5
16
Train
5
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 49 - 39 +10 85.5 1.34
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 40 - 37 +3 82.5 1.22
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 39 - 37 +2 77.4 1.07
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 43 - 36 +7 71.2 1.07
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 36 - 41 -5 64.1 0.98
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 41 - 37 +4 70.5 1.03
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 37 - 39 -2 71.6 0.99
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 38 - 40 -2 65.2 0.98
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 36 - 47 -11 79.0 0.97
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 37 - 44 -7 70.2 0.86

With just one Play-In match left to play, the list of participants for stage two currently looks as follows:

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
682
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1313
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
659
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
NIP 1 map era xaxaxaxa so bad
2020-04-04 21:18
#8
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
funny dude
2020-04-04 21:21
So ez for GOAT in Sweden, nip onliners can’t even win online lul
2020-04-04 21:27
Ninjas in Overpass
2020-04-04 21:41
#30
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
nest in peace
2020-04-05 00:29
#2
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Japan boysdontcry 
Called it early, fnatic loosing the first map just to make it look a bit more complicated for them, ggwp stage 2 gonna be lit 🔥
2020-04-04 21:18
#3
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Israel Sonnabend 
gg!
2020-04-04 21:18
ez for JW
2020-04-04 21:19
#39
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Sweden LJW 
Ez R8 ex win
2020-04-05 08:24
#5
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United States 10YearBansRUs 
when is stage 2 taking place?
2020-04-04 21:20
#14
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Sweden flippig 
Tomorrow I think
2020-04-04 21:25
#33
JW | 
Palestine Entry_ 
stage 2 starts tomorrow for 5 days
2020-04-05 00:45
#36
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Sweden flippig 
ty
2020-04-05 01:45
#6
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Greece sifounasGG 
NT Nip fnatic is just better rn. Hope Nip comes back strong in future <3 I still belive in your magic <3
2020-04-04 21:20
#9
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
That's the spirit. Hope so aswell
2020-04-04 21:21
tomorrow. Astralis twitted that we are going to play against NAVI tomorrow
2020-04-04 21:24
#18
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Australia HighRate 
twitted lmao
2020-04-04 21:43
it's not funny. I try to improve my english and sometimes people can make mistakes mf.
2020-04-04 21:45
Tweeted** bro xx
2020-04-05 00:16
#43
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Hong Kong TROIIDA 
Twittereded* lmao aussie can't even native language oMEGLUL
2020-04-05 13:45
#23
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India ROFLaala 
Tweeted though. Mistakes happen
2020-04-04 22:28
You're doing great. Easy mistake since it's called TWITTer, don't mind the once who feel like they're gods because they've mastered the online slang before you. Keep it up!
2020-04-04 23:08
um, ones* Just sayin'
2020-04-04 23:47
Dicks are everywhere sadly...
2020-04-05 02:29
#7
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
noo
2020-04-04 21:20
#10
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Brazil Elakk 
please NiP disband and put your CS roster on hold, go invest in your R6 roster or something
2020-04-04 21:22
this game is very weird, theyre just throwing every map and basically no action at all. lol
2020-04-04 21:24
ez
2020-04-04 21:24
#16
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Japan Inlivino 
this match is straight out aim duel. Fnatic shutdown NiP so fast.
2020-04-04 21:27
Lol, Fnatic turn god mode after 1st map
2020-04-04 21:46
So ez
2020-04-04 21:46
#22
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Brazil Fauchard 
Bronha
2020-04-04 21:47
#26
f0rest | 
Sweden S3bluen 
Winning 16-2 and then throwing the other two maps...
2020-04-05 00:07
#29
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Serbia nocturn1 
throwing overpass and then rekting bots*
2020-04-05 00:21
#32
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Argentina XaiDN 
+1
2020-04-05 00:41
#28
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Serbia nocturn1 
ez
2020-04-05 00:20
#31
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Argentina XaiDN 
KRIMZ GOD
2020-04-05 00:41
NIP_DOGS_DISBAND_FFS
2020-04-05 01:42
#35
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Australia HighRate 
ez 4 fnatic <3
2020-04-05 01:44
#38
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World Beard43 
Loved the revolver action but this was 3 stompings, not much to it really.
2020-04-05 05:40
Hahahahahha 😂😂poor no money in paypalll
2020-04-05 09:09
#41
JW | 
Sweden Mullden 
Fnatic is inconsistent though (and has been for recent years), they really should work on that someway
2020-04-05 10:43
#42
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Poland friendlySeb 
fnatic are super good rn. NiP has been showing really good lately to. I think that in upcoming months both of these teams will be at the top.
2020-04-05 12:08
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