NAVI take down NiP to seal playoff spot in DreamHack Masters Spring

Natus Vincere secured a 2-0 victory with wins on Overpass (16-8) and Nuke (16-14) to leave the Swedes' playoff chances hanging in the balance with a 0-2 record.

NiP’s hardships persisted following a 2-0 defeat to NAVI, adding to their dismantling at the hands of Vitality in their previous match. The Swedish side is yet to record a single map win under new leadership, with the Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser-led team set to face off against ENCE in their third and final group match to determine if they will make it out of Group D and advance to the playoffs.

Natus Vincere immediately took control of NiP’s map pick of Overpass as the pistol round commenced, with the CIS squad claiming an early 3-0 lead on the CT side. A fantastic 2v4 clutch turnaround from Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov added one more to the team's tally before the Swedes could post their first round on the board. Four rounds were traded back and forth until NAVI tightened up the defence to win six straight and attain a 12-3 score, with electronic amassing 23 kills and 116.7 ADR at the break.

s1mple spearheaded NAVI to victory with a series-high 1.52 rating

NiP continued to struggle in the second half despite a Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora 1v3 pistol clutch as Natus Vincere replied with three successes of their own to continue to rack up rounds. Down 4-15, the Swedes strung together rounds for the first time to begin to garner some momentum. However, an incredible s1mple ace stopped NiP in their tracks as NAVI closed out Overpass 16-8, with s1mple and electronic concluding the map with 1.69 and 1.61 ratings, respectively.

Nuke kicked off in a provoking way for NAVI as a Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev crash resulted in electronic needing to team kill to retrieve the bomb, with NiP securing the round thanks to the player advantage. Moving forward, Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson and Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner led the charge for the Swedish squad on the defence to storm to a 7-0 scoreline and put themselves in a promising position to claim an extensive halftime lead. Natus Vincere then buckled down and found some success, narrowing the score difference to three rounds as the teams switched sides.

A nawwk and Plopski 2v4 clutch in the opening round of the second half helped bolster NiP’s lead by two, but NAVI responded with three rounds off the back of a pistol buy to stay hot on the Swedes’ heels. It was all Natus Vincere as the map progressed as the CIS side locked down six consecutive rounds to pull in front at 15-12 and put NiP in a precarious position. nawwk continued his outstanding performance on Nuke in the final rounds with numerous multi-kills to keep his team in the series, but his heroics proved futile as NiP could not win the last round of regulation force overtime.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 53 - 30 +23 95.1 1.52
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 49 - 36 +13 91.0 1.32
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 39 - 33 +6 75.2 1.13
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 30 - 41 -11 74.2 0.93
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 29 - 35 -6 69.1 0.91
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 54 - 38 +16 94.5 1.33
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 37 - 43 -6 81.5 1.06
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 34 - 36 -2 64.1 0.99
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 28 - 43 -15 63.1 0.83
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus 20 - 41 -21 52.1 0.66

NiP will need to beat ENCE in their final group match to secure passage to the DreamHack Masters Spring playoffs, with the anticipated clash set to kick off on Saturday at 14:00 .

Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1379
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
677
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1200
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
gg wp
2020-05-29 20:02
ez4goat
2020-05-29 20:03
hampus nice upgrade
2020-05-29 20:48
Free Nawwk
2020-05-30 00:49
NAVI DOES SOMETHING
2020-05-30 06:19
Hahaha yes Lekro was the problem... Look at the team now.. they suck ass
2020-05-30 08:41
#3
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North America ProudNAfan 
Nip so dumb why kick lekr0 for this trash
2020-05-29 20:03
#14
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Netherlands Moonshine27x 
lekr0 was the problem KEKW hampus 20-41 KEKW NiP KEKW
2020-05-29 20:04
trash have +16
2020-05-29 20:05
Nice bait mens))
2020-05-29 20:10
is you following nip roster in the last 3 months?
2020-05-29 20:14
yes he are
2020-05-29 21:29
#93
trk | 
Brazil SkindCS 
gg
2020-05-30 06:11
#4
CeRq | 
Bulgaria KurecLek 
2nd
2020-05-29 20:03
#5
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Bulgaria ohmeingutness 
Hampus LUL
2020-05-29 20:03
Gg
2020-05-29 20:03
wp
2020-05-29 20:46
#7
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Hungary Glng 
lekro>>>>>>>hampus
2020-05-29 20:03
#82
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Europe chespiZ 
Hampus god
2020-05-30 00:58
#8
jks | 
Ukraine AgainPain 
Save nawwk?
2020-05-29 20:03
#9
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Ukraine McSwell 
It was actually EZ game but fluke 1st pistol round on nuke made second map pretty close. Wp anyway.
2020-05-29 20:03
+1
2020-05-29 20:45
#10
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Russia slayfix1 
EZ
2020-05-29 20:03
+1
2020-05-29 20:46
Hampus great pickup
2020-05-29 20:04
#64
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Lebanon MustafaJouni 
hahahahahahahahahahah
2020-05-29 21:03
baits0mple
2020-05-29 20:04
expected from delusional user
2020-05-29 20:05
everything checks out
2020-05-29 20:06
you know I'm right
2020-05-29 20:10
nt 0ldl0f fan
2020-05-29 20:45
#13
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Poland SebL 
s1mple literally winning solo. And I don't know why is this NiP losing those matches in such a style, I think they need more time with new IGL.
2020-05-29 20:04
when I see "bombI4" straightaway I read it as "bumblebee" :D
2020-05-29 20:07
+1 🤣
2020-05-30 04:22
#19
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Russia ToughGuy 
so who will get 1st place in group D?
2020-05-29 20:07
navi or vitality depending on ence - nip game
2020-05-29 20:09
If nip wins vs ence it will be 1.NAVI 2.Vitality 3.NiP And if ence wins idk
2020-05-29 20:31
if ence wins,then round difference decides everything
2020-05-29 20:49
If ENCE win it will be like 1) Vitality 2)Navi 3) Ence 4)Nip
2020-05-29 23:31
#85
EliGE | 
North America Beecs 
No if ence wins vitality is 1st due to h2h map difference 3 way tiebreaker
2020-05-30 02:41
So if ence wins its 1.ence 2.NAVI 3.Vitality?
2020-05-30 07:22
#100
EliGE | 
North America Beecs 
Ence 2-0 navi Navi 2-1 vita Vita 2-0 ence If ence beats nip 3 way tiebreaker Vita 3 wins 2 losses Ence 2 wins 2 losses Navi 2 wins 3 losses Vita 1st Ence 2nd Navi 3rd Nip 4th
2020-05-30 08:20
Thank u bro so now i guess #LetsGoNinjas :Dd
2020-05-30 08:53
#20
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
s1mple GOAT
2020-05-29 20:08
+1
2020-05-29 20:45
+1
2020-05-30 04:22
#22
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Romania DonCroW 
Imagine being a NIP fan... and watching lekr0 who put the team back on the right spot and after one of the best NIP performance in the last months, i mean rtr, they somehow get rid of lekr0 for a mediocre igl+ low aim riffle, good job NIP, really good job ...
2020-05-29 20:10
#27
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Sweden deadvein 
Yes imagine being me
2020-05-29 20:11
Become a FURIA fan ..trust me they keep you super entertained with their aggressive style and cheeky game play
2020-05-29 20:37
#96
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Indonesia lumayan 
Aww.. poor u bro :(
2020-05-30 06:30
Nip fan here . So glad they lost, they deserved to lose . I hope they get destroyed tomorrow by Ence . They need to learn a lesson . #GONINJAS
2020-05-29 20:37
#25
Ukraine bia 
Why Vitality on the 1st position?
2020-05-29 20:10
#38
World Kobs 
they won more rounds
2020-05-29 20:21
#79
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Malaysia Iplaycsatcc 
Is the tiebreaker change on this tournament? I think the last time they use h2h as tiebreaker. I thought g2 and astralis use h2h too.
2020-05-30 00:53
#28
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
will I even experience NiP trophy in my life
2020-05-29 20:12
#29
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Brazil _Awper 
born in 2018?
2020-05-29 20:14
#33
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
nah just supporting since 2017 i didn't watch much pro cs before
2020-05-29 20:17
#36
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Brazil _Awper 
but they won a trophy late 2017, but get what you are saying anyway.
2020-05-29 20:19
#88
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Russia AliasNamer 
IEM Oakland?
2020-05-30 02:48
#106
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
sadly i started supporting just after that event
2020-05-30 13:59
Not possible
2020-05-29 20:38
#31
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Japan Amatsuk1 
oh no
2020-05-29 20:15
#32
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
-twist should have been the case , not -lekro
2020-05-29 20:16
#97
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Indonesia lumayan 
Why would u kick their best player? What a clown lol
2020-05-30 06:30
#34
tarik | 
India XCCUR8 
And lekro was the problem hahahaha
2020-05-29 20:17
#35
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Brazil ViniZikaaa 
nip is a shame
2020-05-29 20:19
#37
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Brazil Mtz1997 
Rip NiP... Hampus -21 KKKK
2020-05-29 20:19
#39
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Taiwan iloviz 
Lekr0 laughing
2020-05-29 20:26
PepeLaugh
2020-05-29 20:39
This is another 1 year of NiP slump They just started to play well with nawwk, and cut IGL, what a clown organization
2020-05-29 20:28
expected from the best team in the world
2020-05-29 20:35
#43
flusha | 
Cambodia PigFace 
Before the change you felt like they at least had chances to win or take maps from anyone. Now they dont look close to the other top teams... well done NIP management and players for being brain dead.
2020-05-29 20:37
#53
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Italy Er1cz 
+1
2020-05-29 20:46
Well played by Nawk. Really sad to see this line up go to shit for no reason.
2020-05-29 20:51
Hampus very good pick. Lekr0 deserved kick. Xaxaxa. Nice nip management idiots
2020-05-29 20:54
twist is a shit player, he's had a long time to develop but he's still wildly inconsistent and not anywhere near a t1 level I really don't like this org so it makes me laugh to see them lose over and over
2020-05-29 20:57
#61
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Denmark mersault17 
Hello
2020-05-29 20:57
omg how did nip destroy the team OMG
2020-05-29 21:02
#65
f0rest | 
Russia 1.6 FTW 
Men this nip lineup is so embarassing really, shoulda disband . This swedish cs generation sucks
2020-05-29 21:10
NIP and EG shouldve disband. such an embarassement
2020-05-29 21:45
-lekr0 +hampus may just go down as one of the biggest peanut brain player swaps of all time.
2020-05-29 21:52
300k for fns Or -kio +devil
2020-05-29 22:10
#105
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
- Aleksib + suNny - Zeus + s1mple - STYKO + Snax
2020-05-30 10:30
#71
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United States vs3veN 
I hope Navi can find their form soon. Even tho it is 2-0 but it was against NIP with a new player.
2020-05-29 22:25
As long as the players show up again like they did in katowice, they can easily pull off another dominating run.
2020-05-29 23:19
DIG gonna be better than NiP if this keeps up lmao
2020-05-29 22:45
Hampus overrated
2020-05-29 23:08
#77
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Latvia eslat 
KEKW
2020-05-30 00:13
damn NIP kick lekr0 for this ?? well save NAWWWK . he carried nip so much , lekr0 have better skill as igl and individual too. from early NIP is so strong with roster nawwwk. VOTE KICK HAMPUS (F1) - (F2)
2020-05-30 00:50
#83
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Brazil Beckenbauer 
ayyyy
2020-05-30 01:02
#84
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
"steal" is the right word for this garbage team
2020-05-30 01:32
#86
Quake | 
Macau s1v9mple 
Finally a series in which flamie wasn't completely trash
2020-05-30 02:43
s1mple goat
2020-05-30 02:47
+1 <3
2020-05-30 08:43
#89
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United Kingdom whatacliche 
Pog Hampus firepower carry
2020-05-30 02:49
#90
ropz | 
Europe Avalox 
1.52 = GOD
2020-05-30 04:21
Hey listen
2020-05-30 06:19
#98
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Romania SkipG 
NT nawwk
2020-05-30 06:43
Expected
2020-05-30 08:27
Navi take down nip, take down faze in two days, vp takes 1st spot winning grand cis final of blast today as well wow such pro gaming such wow such too good wow unrealz skillz gg
2020-05-30 19:38
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