NiP knock Vitality out of DreamHack Masters Spring

NiP won a three-map series against Vitality to move along the DreamHack Masters Spring lower bracket, where they will play against FaZe next.

NiP and Vitality have built up a little rivalry with over a dozen maps played against each other in 2020. The last series, played in BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, went the way of Vitality, who qualified to the BLAST Premier Spring Finals sending the Swedes to a third-place decider where they will face MAD Lions for another shot at making it into the aforementioned tournament.

This time around NiP started out strong on their map pick, Mirage, which they won after a convincing display on the attacking side, but were unable to show the same strength on Vitality’s pick, Nuke, which was a one-sided affair in favor of the French team. Unlike the previous maps, Inferno went down to the wire as both teams were tied up 10-10 after 20 rounds, but it was finally the Swedes who were able to take revenge on their French foes to proceed through the DreamHack Masters Spring lower bracket.

NiP will play FaZe in their next lower bracket fixture

A USP ace by Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut on the A site kicked off proceedings on Mirage, but the Frenchmen were unable to capitalize on their lead as they lost against a full eco from NiP in the second round. Vitality almost converted on a focebuy on the following round, but a 1vs3 by Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser kept the Swedes ahead as they went to win the half in dominant fashion, 11-4.

NiP kept on track towards winning the first map in the series after taking the second pistol round, and did so after only giving up a single round in the second half, the first one Vitality played with rifles, before closing out Mirage 16-5.

NiP found success in the T-side pistol round on Nuke, but Vitality were able to bag a chaotic round which ended with a successful afterplant defense on the B site to make it 1-2. Just as NiP dominated the attacking side of Mirage, it was now Vitality who took charge finding holes in the defense round after round, leading 12-3 at the half.

Vitality increased their lead after the second pistol round, going up 14-3 before winning against a forcebuy to hit match point. Unable to put together a proper buy, the Swedes folded as ZywOo and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier got a triple and double, respectively, to move the series into the decider map.

Vitality finish their DreamHack Masters Spring run in 7-8th place

Doubles by Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson and hampus gave NiP the CT-side pistol round on Inferno, which they were able to follow up to a 3-0 lead before the first gun round, but Vitality were quick to tie it back up with rifles in play.

The French team then took a 6-3 lead and were on their way to win another, but a 1vs2 clutch by twist kept things close early on as they proceeded to tie things up 6-6. The Swedes then kept their momentum to close the half out with a 9-6 lead.

NiP put more ground between themselves and Vitality by winning the second pistol round, but the French squad pushed back by winning the forcebuy to go on to tie it up 10-10. Despite the setback NiP kept charging ahead late in the game, giving up just one more round en route to a 16-11 victory.

Matchpage
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2
10th June 2020
Sweden
5
Mirage
16
16
Nuke
3
11
Inferno
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 56 - 45 +11 81.9 1.21
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 51 - 43 +8 74.1 1.14
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 37 - 45 -8 67.9 0.99
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 40 - 53 -13 73.1 0.86
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 31 - 55 -24 54.7 0.77
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 50 - 42 +8 86.7 1.26
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 51 - 37 +14 75.4 1.22
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus 50 - 48 +2 80.7 1.11
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 44 - 43 +1 70.0 1.04
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 44 - 46 -2 71.2 1.02
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1421
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1095
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
fluke tbh
2020-06-10 20:27
12 replies
big can win tournament
2020-06-10 20:30
5 replies
+1
2020-06-10 20:45
2 replies
lekr0 is the problem
2020-06-10 23:06
1 reply
apparently xD
2020-06-10 23:07
Lul
2020-06-11 00:03
#71
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China braxton6
lost to G2 already lol
2020-06-11 13:34
BIG?
2020-06-10 20:28
Big fan ha ha very fuuny i go laugh laugh
2020-06-10 20:28
1 reply
go cry
2020-06-10 20:35
ironic
2020-06-10 20:28
1 reply
#29
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
+1
2020-06-10 20:59
Adam
2020-06-10 22:26
#2
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Brazil CR0CR3
EZ
2020-06-10 20:27
#3
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Spain JLenny47
apEX KEKW
2020-06-10 20:27
NIP incredibly lucky
2020-06-10 20:27
5 replies
Rofl
2020-06-10 21:19
Just shut up your mouth and cry
2020-06-10 21:50
3 replies
SEX_IS_OVERRATED
2020-06-10 22:08
2 replies
YES I AM !
2020-06-11 04:19
1 reply
:D
2020-06-11 14:46
#5
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Serbia embru
tru
2020-06-10 20:27
was ez ngl
2020-06-10 20:27
ezzzzzzzzzzzz plopski>zywho
2020-06-10 20:28
2 replies
Well zywoo just bad on last map, i didnt see it but it killed his rating....i guess entire team played terrible on inferno with no good igling of apex?! First 2 maps 1.33 and sth along 1.9....
2020-06-10 20:30
1 reply
#59
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Israel jablay
nt zylul
2020-06-10 23:23
#9
apEX | 
France MarcoXY
good match
2020-06-10 20:28
zywoo forgetting to use game deficit
2020-06-10 20:28
1 reply
xDD
2020-06-10 21:31
do they pre-write these in case either one wins?
2020-06-10 20:28
1 reply
#16
Boo | 
France mbl4
well yeah most part of it is just a summary of the match, so they can write it during the latter
2020-06-10 20:30
#15
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Sweden Lingon
NIP vs Faze is going to be fun
2020-06-10 20:29
Vitality lost to this LOL
2020-06-10 20:30
7 replies
imagine, flusha lost to Mad Lions...aswell
2020-06-10 21:29
6 replies
who cares?
2020-06-10 21:50
5 replies
been a fan of him, then you should
2020-06-10 21:51
4 replies
no LOL
2020-06-10 21:52
3 replies
Why do you have him as your flair then? Your boy lost to an even shittier team than NiP 😂
2020-06-11 00:10
2 replies
mad lions better than nip bro
2020-06-11 05:12
so I have Flusha as a flair so I have to care about Fnatic... got to love NA brains
2020-06-11 12:14
Good job NiP.
2020-06-10 20:39
#22
valde | 
United States jax9
Legend has it that Apex is still searching his mouse in the car. Take the L bugger
2020-06-10 20:39
Ffs
2020-06-10 20:42
ez twist
2020-06-10 20:50
GG WP Zywoo and four guys with a Vitality jersey.
2020-06-10 20:51
#27
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Finland Smoonah
better go tell mommy about your career frustrations Zywoo.
2020-06-10 20:52
lol -apex
2020-06-10 20:55
#30
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Poland SebL
NiP looks great. Vitality really inconsistent.
2020-06-10 21:02
2 replies
vitality just trash
2020-06-10 21:21
1 reply
#58
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Poland SebL
Not trash, just really inconsistent.
2020-06-10 23:18
Go tell your mommy about it, soft fat kiddo ? Good job baiting your team flukewh0 GG NiP.
2020-06-10 21:13
7 replies
cringe
2020-06-10 21:14
4 replies
+1
2020-06-10 21:20
Coming from braindead, challenged and soft snowflake that is 3covic3 dickrider ? LUL
2020-06-10 22:01
2 replies
oh boy even more cringe
2020-06-10 22:01
1 reply
Learned a new word ? I thought the best you could come up with was s0MpLe iS a bAiTeR, ToXiC KiD aNd sCaMmEr
2020-06-10 23:42
Are you ok? You seem upset.
2020-06-10 21:20
#52
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Maldives Numb_
fucking kazakh xD
2020-06-10 22:13
ZywOo BAITER LULW
2020-06-10 21:20
1 reply
lmao almost every round where zywho gets his kills are off baits
2020-06-10 22:18
Shox starting to find his form again isn't even enough to help Vitality at this point.
2020-06-10 21:21
NIP balanced mach better.
2020-06-10 21:44
#42
nawwk | 
Sweden Goudi
FeeelssooooGooooooooooooooooood
2020-06-10 21:48
1 reply
#55
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Sweden FL4XY
+1
2020-06-10 22:26
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2020-06-10 23:46
#64
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Imagine wanting to kick twist instead of Lekr0 lmao
2020-06-11 00:55
1 reply
Twist inconsistent af lol. And he's always choke in important matches, like it was on RtR. Lekr0 has better aim + much more consistent and he always carried NiP in important matches. NiP still need to kick twist.
2020-06-11 05:57
#65
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South Africa @FyreCS
Big once again proving they can’t do shit Bug always ready to be squashed lol
2020-06-11 01:49
#70
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Brazil maryjuano
Missutaaa newba
2020-06-11 12:34
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