Vitality eliminate NiP from BLAST Premier Spring Finals

Vitality beat NIP in a two-map series on Mirage and Dust2 to proceed to the next round of the BLAST Premier Spring Finals lower bracket, where they will face Natus Vincere.

NIP and Vitality are no strangers, having played seven series and one best-of-one in 2020. Their last two series, played in BLAST Premier Showdown and DreamHack Spring Masters, went to three maps, with each team taking a victory. This time they faced off for survival in the BLAST Premier Spring Finals, and it was the French team that came out on top in only two maps to proceed through the tournament's lower bracket where they will play Natus Vincere next.

Two opening frags by Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire in the pistol round on the defending side of Mirage eased Vitality into an early lead. The Frenchmen widened the gap early, taking a 6-0 lead before NIP could tally a couple rounds of their own, although the ninjas brought it back to 5-7 before doubles by Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy and Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut swung momentum in the favor of Vitality, who closed the half with a 10-5 lead.

Vitality took a lot of uncontested map control in the second pistol round, outplaying the defenders to win the second pistol round on their rivals’ map pick. After losing the focebuy, NIP won their full eco as Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora converted a USP kill on apEX into a quad-kill to make it 6-12. NIP were able to get three more rounds, but fell short of double digits as Vitality closed out the map 16-9.

shox had a great showing on Dust2 with 33 kills

Just like Vitality had done in the first map, it was now NIP’s turn to have a strong start, as they got off to a 5-0 scoreline on the CT side of Dust2. Four kills by Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner kept the streak going in the sixth round before Vitality could finally get on the board. The French team then made a match of it, going to 5-6 before the two teams struggled to impose themselves late in the half. Going into the last round with a tie, it was finally the Swedes that got ahead, 8-7.

Vitality tied it right back up as Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon downed three to tally a total of 22 frags in the first 16 rounds. NIP were able to strike back with guns in hand to retake the lead, but Vitality kept the pressure up, tying it up at 11-11. NIP won a crucial round with a play on the B site to make it 12-13 and put Vitality on a forcebuy, but apEX with a double and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier with a triple kept their team ahead. Vitality then won a crucial 3vs3 retake on the B site to hit match point, which they closed out the following round, making it 16-13.

 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
35 - 36 -1 73.3 0.99
35 - 39 -4 68.8 0.95
34 - 40 -6 71.3 0.93
26 - 35 -9 57.0 0.90
27 - 39 -12 55.4 0.72
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 26 +26 89.2 1.48
40 - 32 +8 86.7 1.33
36 - 36 0 88.8 1.14
30 - 29 +1 55.0 0.95
28 - 34 -6 60.3 0.93
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1473
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1794
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
749
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1760
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1078
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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United Kingdom Multiplism
GGWP and thank you to the HLTV User, ungdomloS
2020-06-19 22:42
7 replies
Hi, nice edit.
2020-06-19 22:41
5 replies
#8
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United Kingdom Multiplism
your welcome, do you want partial honor in 1st reply?
2020-06-19 22:42
4 replies
oh you're too kind.
2020-06-19 22:43
3 replies
#14
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United Kingdom Multiplism
its no problem, now everytime they refer to this page, they will see your perfect profile.
2020-06-19 22:44
2 replies
fan of players (everyone)
2020-06-19 22:45
1 reply
#54
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Finland OGx
praise the Legend 🙏
2020-06-20 20:28
lol
2020-06-20 01:58
#2
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
ahhahaha
2020-06-19 22:41
expected
2020-06-19 22:41
#4
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United States RAK47
Hi to ezy for zywOo and shox (1 in a 1000 time)
2020-06-19 22:41
GG
2020-06-19 22:41
#7
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Turkey huberez
ez
2020-06-19 22:42
#9
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Greece sifounasGG
gg both teams #BeautifulGame
2020-06-19 22:42
deserved
2020-06-19 22:42
#12
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Brazil BNV
Ez 4 ShoxieJESUS
2020-06-19 22:43
Nice The GOAT shox is back!
2020-06-19 22:44
#15
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Brazil BradPittyy
A wild shox apear.
2020-06-19 22:44
#16
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Sweden godname
shox is back baaby
2020-06-19 22:44
shoxiejesus
2020-06-19 22:45
bros'n'sisters pls help me with my bet MiBR / EG hltv.org/forums/threads/2323019/mibr-vs-..
2020-06-19 22:45
Shoxie <3
2020-06-19 22:45
Shox was good
2020-06-19 22:46
Old School shoxie right there
2020-06-19 22:46
thanks for plopski and twist, cost them every single important round
2020-06-19 22:46
nice match from Vita and apEX
2020-06-19 22:51
NiP disband you clowns
2020-06-19 22:56
#27
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Brazil Elakk
Seven thousand kills through smoke, lucky shots, hampus and twist being bots, dying to mp9, fuck this shit
2020-06-19 22:57
2 replies
#31
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Germany HSV_isses
+1
2020-06-19 23:26
Bring back lekr0
2020-06-20 01:35
S1mple>>>>shox>>>>Zywho>>>>FPL>>>>NiP
2020-06-19 22:58
#30
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Norway Phancy11
ShoxieJESUS <3
2020-06-19 23:13
#33
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United States K1NGKY
s1mple vs zyw00 !!!
2020-06-20 00:02
#34
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Poland SebL
Vitality lacks teamplay, overall their results are better than they really are for me, really bad team imo. NiP has potential, they just need more time.
2020-06-20 00:03
2 replies
#36
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Russia ToughGuy
u again with your ah this team was bad but nip has more potential
2020-06-20 00:16
1 reply
#37
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Poland SebL
Yes it's me again. Yes, I think Vitality is a really bad team. And yes, I think NiP has more potential.
2020-06-20 00:20
Shoxie is a god Throwback 2014
2020-06-20 00:11
Vintage shox -> insta loss
2020-06-20 00:29
#39
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Poland tutatek
bot hampus freefrag every single round, lost d2 alone
2020-06-20 00:30
#40
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Brazil oldStar
Shox ! :O
2020-06-20 00:43
#41
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Russia Nikosimus
I dont get it - why do NiP always get fucked by some kind of insane individual performance? Is it what it takes to beat them or what? Zywoo before, electronic vs NaVi and now shox who wont play like that for 15-20 games after this Unlucky
2020-06-20 01:29
1 reply
#45
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Sweden FL4XY
yeah there is always 1 guy that only performs when they play NiP, like electronic he did not play that well until they faced NiP
2020-06-20 02:00
You have to be happy for shox here. He needed this for his confidence. Nice job buddy
2020-06-20 02:01
Hope we can see more this shox. Good old times shox, so good
2020-06-20 02:39
Nip be like one game playing like gods, and one game after that playing like easy bots
2020-06-20 04:20
#49
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Taiwan Haoyuan
Why these two teams always face each other LUL
2020-06-20 06:40
EZ 4 SHOXIEJESUS
2020-06-20 12:16
ShoxieJESUS Titan flashbacks
2020-06-20 13:01
shoxie having the game of his entire life and people thinkning he is back. Wait for next game when he totaly suck and then we can talk.
2020-06-20 13:24
Zywoo actually used to compete in armwrestling before he took up CS:GO. Unfortunately he never developed the bicep or back strength to compete at the highest level but his hand control in the strap was actually pretty fearsome. Rumor has it that his 1st invite to Zloty Tur (think of it as world champs of armwrestling) was revoked after he slept with one of their head refs, girl named Judyta Wiercinska, and presented a conflict of interest - and at that point he decided his odds were better in CSGO instead. There's a Twitch clip floating around somewhere where a girl who looks an awful lot like Judyta is sitting in the audience and they get her reaction to a Zywoo flick shot - everyone around her is going ape shit but her face just drops with what seems to be remorse. Pretty heartbreaking story all around, really makes you wonder what could have been.
2020-06-20 15:27
1 reply
#55
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Finland OGx
who broke your heart :(
2020-06-20 20:29
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