Cloud9 beat NIP at cs_summit 7 to clinch first win with Xeppaa

The Swedish side stays alive in the tournament as they'll have another chance to make it to the playoffs via the last-chance stage.

Cloud9 have defeated NIP in a three-map series in Group C at cs_summit 7, which sees Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin's squad move forward in the lower bracket of the group and set up a rematch against FURIA in the decider.

Meanwhile, NIP came out on top of a tiebreaker between the three last-placed teams, ahead of Complexity on map difference and ahead of FaZe on round difference. That sees the Swedes advance to the last-chance stage, while the Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer-led side and Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David & co. have been eliminated from the tournament.

Cloud9 took a long time to warm up into the series, with their Dust2 pick going awry early on as NIP got off to a flawless start on the defense with nine consecutive rounds. ALEX's AWP play towards the end of the half gave the European mixture a chance, but their hopes dwindled away once the Swedes won the second pistol round and put salt in Cloud9's wound after turning around back-to-back 2v5 situations.

Cloud9 will rematch FURIA next for a spot in the playoffs

The roles were reversed on Overpass, where C9 began on the CT side and strung nine together after a second-round forcebuy win, courtesy of Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen's quad-kill starting with just an MP9. The ALEX-led side went on to pick up an 11-4 half and Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach's quad-kill in the second pistol round put them within two rounds of victory, which took Cloud9 a while to squeeze through but they did so after a respectable comeback attempt from the Swedes for a 16-11 equalizer.

It came down to the deciding Train. An early lead went the way of Cloud9 there on the back of two triples from es3tag and one from the newcomer, Xeppaa, before Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson responded with back-to-back 1v3 clutches on the A bombsite to put NIP on the board. The two sides went on to trade rounds back and forth, with C9 coming out on top to claim a 9-6 advantage as they headed over to the offense.

twist added another big clutch to his name in the second half, but his heroic efforts were rendered meaningless once Cloud9 took control with guns in hand, running away with the map 16-12 despite losing to a pistol buy along the way.

cs_summit 7Best of 3
Sweden
Matchpage
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27th January 2021
16
Dust2
5
11
Overpass
16
12
Train
16
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 54 +10 90.2 1.22
58 - 50 +8 91.6 1.21
60 - 54 +6 78.2 1.16
42 - 47 -5 59.4 0.91
37 - 49 -12 55.0 0.80
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 55 +1 86.9 1.15
51 - 50 +1 81.5 1.09
48 - 54 -6 80.2 1.03
58 - 53 +5 67.6 0.98
41 - 49 -8 53.7 0.85
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1426
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
988
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
United States Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
329
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Pog
2021-01-28 01:37
9 replies
#10
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United Kingdom z1ppyb0Y
NiP are so bad lol
2021-01-28 01:41
7 replies
yes indeed!
2021-01-28 01:42
3 replies
Young Ninjas > NIP
2021-01-28 10:28
2 replies
It's because they've changed the clan tag from NiP to NIP
2021-01-28 12:16
+99999999999999
2021-01-28 15:36
#26
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Russia flennyiwnl
disband inc
2021-01-28 02:25
1 reply
+1
2021-01-28 08:10
LAWL nawwk -12 on the AWP vs ALEX? Pog
2021-01-28 03:50
the article title made me think they won some trophy lol
2021-01-28 11:14
#2
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Europe WHITEGRASS
sweet ass
2021-01-28 01:37
#3
ztr | 
Yugoslavia Yshes
Grats.
2021-01-28 01:37
#4
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Germany Jermen
almost losing to NIP...
2021-01-28 01:37
2 replies
their first and last win with this roster
2021-01-28 10:44
1 reply
#73
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Azerbaijan LeGioNNxd
we will see m8
2021-01-29 12:23
nice
2021-01-28 01:38
How did C9 win this. Honestly C9 will basically be a 2.0 of the EU OPTIC lineup led by Friberg high expectations but keep failing and failing untill the upper management pull the plug.
2021-01-28 01:38
11 replies
#16
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United Kingdom novaseer
because they picked Train and they have es3tag on the roster
2021-01-28 02:02
yes funny to see the K / D of nip players much better than C9 and still lost the game ... cs is a crazy game my friend ..
2021-01-28 02:22
1 reply
a lot of ENCE games under Aleksib were like that. Also they lost one map horribly winning only 5 rounds and that dragged their total stats down. If you look at the other 2 maps c9 had superior numbers
2021-01-28 03:52
Optic had no igl,this guys have top 5 igl in the world.That is the difference.
2021-01-28 05:14
7 replies
How the fuck is alex a top5 igl?
2021-01-28 10:40
3 replies
when he took vitality he led them to top2 place in the world they were still top 5 when he left cuz of travel so lets say that better igls are glave,karrigan,aleksiB, he must be atleast number 4 if u think he is not top 5 igl in the world u are crazy
2021-01-28 15:53
2 replies
lmao they started playing way better without alex
2021-01-28 20:40
1 reply
yes when online era started and coaches had much more impact.But if they went on lans with apex igl they would have rought time.And the didnt do way better they were ranked number 2,3 most of the same similar to the team rank when alex was igling
2021-01-28 21:21
Friberg is honestly a way better IGL than LOLex, Alex IGL style is just set up a star he failed once already wit that woxic, and also no one in C9 wants to play the support to I guess es3tag
2021-01-28 12:09
2 replies
LOLex xDD
2021-01-28 12:23
hahah u are dumb
2021-01-28 15:53
But c9 don’t play train and nip always were super good on this map,what happened,I lost money because of bet looking on map
2021-01-28 01:40
4 replies
Matchfixing Really though C9 has high expectations, and they WILL try and live up to it, although they might not succeed. They probably studied NiP's train hardcore to ensure a win
2021-01-28 02:11
#28
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United Kingdom novaseer
es3tag
2021-01-28 02:28
C9 super new roseter who played like 10 official mathes.Hltv noob wtf they dont play train how is this possible
2021-01-28 05:15
1 reply
+1 lol and they had 2 months to practice new maps, hltv mad bettora lmao
2021-01-28 06:50
#8
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Netherlands Sem0733
Thats what you get for your terrible rebrand.
2021-01-28 01:40
#9
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Philippines batstew
rez carried twist and nawwk's asses
2021-01-28 01:41
1 reply
#48
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Germany xOwen
+1 save rez
2021-01-28 10:20
NiP's COO should hand in his resignation. This team died with Lekr0. You can rebrand all you want, but bad results are bad results.
2021-01-28 01:43
1 reply
Actually the team died with GOAT Xizt
2021-01-28 02:10
#13
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Poland SebL
Cloud9 is showing a little bit of life, with small changes they could be good. NiP is dead since a long time, just save REZ and hampus.
2021-01-28 01:45
lol nip were so bad teh entire series what a waste of time watching lmao
2021-01-28 01:54
Why do nip get another chance after losing to bum9 actual garbage format
2021-01-28 02:01
Loser of this match had to redesign their logo
2021-01-28 02:07
-nawwk +f0rest
2021-01-28 02:09
I'm still upset over NiP's shitty logo. It's the only redesign that I have ever hated this much
2021-01-28 02:09
11 replies
Dignitas and EG redesigns weren't as bad as the NiP one lmao
2021-01-28 02:11
4 replies
The redesign of the Dignitas logo is the worst by far. The new NIP logo is decent but the Dignitas rebranding was just trash.
2021-01-28 08:12
3 replies
So you are saying Dignitas logo was worse than this img-cdn.hltv.org/teamlogo/FWweZ99RnoooVj.. ?
2021-01-28 10:42
2 replies
Yes, the DIG logo was ugly af.
2021-01-28 14:28
1 reply
definitely not worse than two lines or just taking random font and writing nrg
2021-01-28 20:39
hellraisers ... hello?!?
2021-01-28 02:19
3 replies
#27
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United States fade4182
Yeah at least you can still tell what nip’s logo is lmao
2021-01-28 02:25
1 reply
they had such a cool logo before and they changed it for two diagonal lines wtf lmao
2021-01-28 02:38
I forgot about Hellraisers tbh. I really hate Hellraiser's logo as well though NiP's old logo was just so much more iconic than Hellraiser's old one
2021-01-28 04:38
+1111 Fnatics was the best. Really lil differences that do it all 🔥🔥 Cant read/see shit in this new one 🤨🤨
2021-01-28 10:11
#47
ropz | 
India icle
+1111
2021-01-28 10:11
Nawwk should go back to rifle and make twist the primary awper again,because nawwk with rifle is so much better than twist on rifle
2021-01-28 02:14
2 replies
And twist on awp can do some crazy shit. This might fix the team without having to remove anyone
2021-01-28 02:41
#32
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Chile esanchez47
+1, looks like they're playing inverted roles
2021-01-28 03:42
#31
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Germany Shackrag
nip probably wouldve won with the old logo
2021-01-28 03:11
#40
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France Conterob
nip probably wouldve won with the old logo
2021-01-28 07:32
1 reply
WTF LETTUCE GAMING RULES!!!
2021-01-28 07:40
furia vs cloud9 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
2021-01-28 08:14
#45
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Bosnia and Herzegovina StigmaKG
Hell Yeah! Good win, goin better every day! C9 strong! GL 2day!
2021-01-28 08:17
-twist, -nawwk Both have been terrible for a long time now... Get f0rest back in the team, and maybe hallzerk as the awp.
2021-01-28 10:27
2 replies
stupid -nawwk?
2021-01-28 12:18
1 reply
He was great in the beginning, but he’s been absolute shit before his pause and after it.
2021-01-28 13:47
Why do they pick overpass after that horrible performance against vp? They have No clue on the t side. Threat is a Great coach but this team looks more and more dead.looked like nawwk smoked a bag of pot and went to his dads funeral. If he 's so tired they have to demand something from the players. They get alot of money for playing like they give a shit week after week..grab your nuts and do something
2021-01-28 11:04
Big Man Floppy does it again
2021-01-28 11:13
#57
Bymas | 
Lithuania a2kas
Xeppaa is like a reptiloide only for me?
2021-01-28 11:17
1 reply
#59
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France Conterob
More like Mongoloid
2021-01-28 11:52
#58
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
ulooks like nip didnt use the break as their favor ?
2021-01-28 11:37
#60
N4j | 
Germany N4j
Twist has been struggling for a while now
2021-01-28 11:53
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