Vitality foil hampus' debut in one-sided victory over NiP
NiP’s DreamHack Masters Spring opener marked hampus’s first official match with the team since taking over in-game leadership from Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson, who was placed on the bench and transfer-listed. The Swedes did well in the pistol rounds, winning three out of four, but were unable to put forth a strong showing on either of the maps played as Vitality were in control of proceedings during the entirety of the match, sailing to a 2-0 victory.
hampus got three kills in his first round with NiP as the Swedish side took a 1-0 lead on the attacking side of Vertigo, but a triple by Richard "shox" Papillon on the following round thwarted NiP's efforts earlly on tying it up 1-1. Fredrik "REZ" Sterner and company were able to win a forcebuy of their own to keep it tight early on, but unable to sustain momentum, it was Vitality who set the pace of the half, going on to win all but one round to make it 12-3.
NiP kept their hopes alive winning the CT side pistol round as well as the anti-eco, although they were unable to bag the crucial first gun round. The Swedes denied Vitality match point when down 5-14, but another triple by shox rounded out by a 1vs2 clutch by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut put the French team one round away from winning the Ninjas’ map pick, which they were able to do two rounds later, 16-7.
NiP were once again able to take a pistol round, this time on the CT side of Dust2, as REZ took out three with USP headshots, but they were unable to follow it up. Despite giving up the two following rounds, NiP didn’t let Vitality run away, winning the first gun round to keep it a close 2-3 before tying it up with a successful B retake in the sixth round. Just like on Vertigo, however, the French team then took control of the half, running away with a large lead, ending 11-4.
Vitality finally won their first pistol round of the match and the anti-eco that followed without giving up a bomb plant and only losing two players. NiP then lost the first buy round, once again without planting, as Vitality hit map and series point at 15-4. hampus then found himself in a 1vs3 afterplant situation on A, but was unable to convert on the disadvantageous situation as Vitality emerged victorious, 16-4.
|Vitality||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Richard 'shox' Papillonshox||47 - 19||+28||106.9||1.77|
|Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo||34 - 22||+12||87.1||1.49|
|Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX||39 - 23||+16||93.0||1.45|
|Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa||33 - 23||+10||75.3||1.30|
|Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK||27 - 21||+6||71.1||1.18|
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk||26 - 37||-11||66.5||0.76|
|Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist||18 - 37||-19||61.9||0.68|
|Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus||22 - 34||-12||67.6||0.67|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||21 - 35||-14||60.5||0.67|
|Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski||21 - 37||-16||62.0||0.67|