NiP overrun Dignitas in ESL One: Road to Rio

Dignitas were unable to put up a strong fight against the new NIP roster, seeing Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson and co. pick up their second victory in ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe.

In the first meeting between the original NiP lineup, now representing Dignitas, and the new NIP squad featuring the likes of Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson and Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora, it was the young guns that secured a comprehensive 2-0 victory. The first half of Train was a fairly contested one, as Dignitas claimed six rounds on the T side, but after that, it was all about Lekr0's squad who won 23 of the next 30 rounds.

Lekr0 posted a 1.46 rating against the former Ninjas

Winning the first buy round on the Terrorist side of their map pick allowed Dignitas to challenge NIP early, equalizing the score at 2-2 after a lost pistol. Lekr0 stood out for NIP in the following round, locking down a B rush with a Famas triple to push his side ahead, 5-2, but Dignitas' A hits worked out and got them on the brink of equalizing, 5-4.

Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner had a good game against his former teammates on the defensive side of the map, but neither squad was able to chain more than two rounds in a row for the rest of the half. Thankfully for NIP, they claimed an eco in round 12 which saw them move to the offense 9-6 ahead.

With the USP-S, Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund claimed four kills on the second pistol round, giving Dignitas a chance to come back into the game, but all momentum was stolen away as Håkon "⁠hallzerk⁠" Fjærli's 1v2 clutch attempt was denied by Plopski. After being 13-8 up, Dignitas claimed another round, but REZ replied with a triple before Lekr0 closed out Train with an aggressive AWP play in Popdog.

On Vertigo, both teams went all-in on the force buys early on, resulting in rounds being traded back and forth. NIP ended up on top of that affair, pushing on to a 7-2 lead on the Terrorist side, before a 2v2 and a 2v1 went their way - allowing them to run away with the half.

Dignitas struggled for the rest of the defense, unable to secure a single round after the initial two, as NIP found success at A, B, and Mid. nawwk added insult to injury in the second half pistol by taking down REZ in order to complete his ace, and NIP were at match point shortly (15-2). From that point, a comeback was near-impossible, and the young Swedes closed it out 16-4.

Matchpage
0
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24th April 2020
Sweden
9
Train
16
4
Vertigo
16
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 33 -5 71.5 0.93
27 - 36 -9 78.7 0.85
23 - 34 -11 50.6 0.71
16 - 35 -19 53.1 0.68
23 - 34 -11 50.2 0.66
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 22 +15 96.2 1.46
37 - 25 +12 85.9 1.34
40 - 25 +15 85.8 1.32
33 - 21 +12 66.0 1.26
25 - 25 0 76.7 1.12

With this win, NIP move up to the top of the standings in group A, as they have two wins from the same number of matches:

Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1648
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
330
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
611
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
916
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
disband pls
2020-04-24 20:33
5 replies
#2
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Israel Sonnabend
+1
2020-04-24 20:33
3 replies
Give grandparents their chance
2020-04-24 20:35
1 reply
#16
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
expected
2020-04-24 20:38
#56
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Europe chespiZ
Agree
2020-04-24 22:46
+1 shameful how that is even a team lmao
2020-04-24 20:37
R EZ
2020-04-24 20:33
just retire dig...
2020-04-24 20:33
16 kills in 2 maps nice friberg xd
2020-04-24 20:34
#6
RUSH | 
United States DervGuy
Expected tbh...
2020-04-24 20:34
#7
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Europe CandyFliqqq
What was DIG thinking when they picked up this line-up lmao.
2020-04-24 20:34
#9
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Russia Ceo_of_navi
Why did f0rest join this team?
2020-04-24 20:35
10 replies
you don't get it? He picked his best possible line-up members&friends to play his last period. Meaning, he chooses heartwarming loyalty over a minimum last success. Only by being around CS for 20 years you will understand that.
2020-04-24 20:40
9 replies
+1
2020-04-24 21:38
+1 ok this is big brain
2020-04-24 21:52
+1 He's already made his mark on CS.
2020-04-24 22:02
+1 good words my friend
2020-04-24 22:06
+1
2020-04-24 23:10
+1 huge brain here
2020-04-24 23:41
#73
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Ecuador LONE_8122
+1
2020-04-25 04:26
+1, GuardiaN should take note of this
2020-04-25 09:46
1 reply
I feel authentically bad for him cause besides the talent he has, he is also a very good guy. My instict tells me that, it's not his performances or his status in cs scene that are influencing his self-esteem and confidence. In my perception, it is the real life that has given him some issues of complex and low-esteem and as a soft-hearted person as he seems, he carries all that in his game. I hope he gets mad and takes control of his "impact".
2020-04-25 16:30
Disband dig
2020-04-24 20:36
last week there was a thread asking who was better, Dignitas or NiP. 90% were saying Dig was way better and insulting whoever said NiP lmao expected from delusional fans of 4 old bots
2020-04-24 20:37
2 replies
u must be retarded dig odds was 5 and nip 1.15 nt
2020-04-24 20:38
1 reply
ye you are
2020-04-24 20:39
nawwk funny 6k
2020-04-24 20:37
The hard question would be to cut just 1 from the team xD
2020-04-24 20:37
lost more than 10 rounds in bo3 vs 30 yo bots disband only sulution. so bad
2020-04-24 20:37
What a Fiesta this was
2020-04-24 20:38
I said max 3 months
2020-04-24 20:39
2 replies
max 4 rounds u mean
2020-04-24 20:39
1 reply
yeah :) almost 16-0
2020-04-24 20:40
I hope dig still manage to bounce back and qualify
2020-04-24 20:40
#26
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Norway Triplex02
free my man hallzerk
2020-04-24 20:43
kick hallzerk , lets play with fifflaren ... hallzerk enough carried this team ..
2020-04-24 20:51
#31
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Brazil Karlogaria
Washedupitas at it again
2020-04-24 21:08
Lekr0 600 iq. Training the core how to lose easy games because he knew one day he would face them
2020-04-24 21:17
1 reply
lmfaooo
2020-04-24 21:58
#34
RpK | 
India kholwal
L(ekro) E(nd) K(ompany) R(un) O(ver)
2020-04-24 21:18
that anime episode where the kid overcomes his sensei
2020-04-24 21:21
#36
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Europe Vallon3
Sad stuff. But Dignitas are a monument rather than a competing team, anyway.
2020-04-24 21:24
What can you expect from retirement house
2020-04-24 21:31
Nip Vs Nip,Nip won no surprise
2020-04-24 21:31
4 replies
The only surprise in here is how a brainless twat is allowed to post anything, anywhere...
2020-04-24 21:54
3 replies
Yeah i dont understand it either, how you were able to post. Probably some problems with filtering system.
2020-04-24 21:56
2 replies
Needless but..., Thank you for proving my point. /Closed
2020-04-25 15:25
1 reply
Yes thanks for proving my point
2020-04-25 15:28
who cares
2020-04-24 21:38
gg ...
2020-04-24 21:52
Oh God, This is soooo good! Thanks NiP thanks Heretics!
2020-04-24 21:53
Finally NIP start to play. I hope they will keep this level during all road to Rio
2020-04-24 22:02
Well at least GTR and others can see now why they had to be replaced. Its the end of the road for them sadly.
2020-04-24 22:04
1 reply
Except for f0rest, he was actually a decent play before move with gtr
2020-04-25 22:07
#52
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Peru devbot
Save f0rest and hallzerk
2020-04-24 22:07
#53
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Indonesia lukerey
Should just play with fifflaren instead of hallzerk if u do it just for fun. Stop ruining hallzerk's career.
2020-04-24 22:24
nip overrun nip XD
2020-04-24 22:28
please, f0rest save yourself! leave them
2020-04-24 22:49
HOW THE FUCK DIG playing vertigo vs NIP? this is like one of the best map for nip
2020-04-24 23:07
#61
Jame | 
Poland SebL
Expected. This new NiP looks very good, they are gonna be T1 team in a couple of months, while Dignitas are shit, they don't have structure, don't have firepower, zero potential. -Xizt -friberg asap.
2020-04-24 23:45
Hallzerk to NiP easy top 1 :D.
2020-04-24 23:58
4 replies
#82
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
We dont need him at all. Nip are good as they are now
2020-04-25 09:47
3 replies
We? LMAO
2020-04-25 12:15
2 replies
#87
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
yes we. I consider my self a ninja. I support NIP
2020-04-25 14:19
1 reply
Ok
2020-04-25 14:30
#63
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
Hallzerk get out of there and join a real team.
2020-04-25 00:04
Lekr0 underrated af
2020-04-25 02:16
New coaching rules benefit certain teams
2020-04-25 03:18
Lol lol dignitas displaying their true talent
2020-04-25 04:12
#75
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Indonesia Exodd
They got beat by their own team lol, so sad to see
2020-04-25 05:40
friberg 16 bombs in 2 maps lol
2020-04-25 05:43
#77
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
leave this cancer team pls f0rest join a real one
2020-04-25 07:08
#78
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
SAVE HALLZERK
2020-04-25 08:15
#79
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Europe t.o.p
Not a surprise, Dignitas only has 2 actual players
2020-04-25 08:18
surprise that the only 2 players that showed they are able to play on average pro level at the top... Some players have to admit when they are no IGL they should retire.
2020-04-25 09:04
Since 4 years o 5 ago I think the problem is friberg. If he performs, the team wins, if not he ens up -4937372929 k/d
2020-04-25 12:16
Plz stop playing valorant
2020-04-25 21:32
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