NIP knock out Heroic from Flashpoint 3

The Danes' lower bracket run has come to an end.

NIP came back from a map down to defeat Heroic 2-1 and book a spot in Flashpoint 3's consolidation final against G2. After surviving three elimination series, the Danish side — the highest-ranked team in attendance — seemed primed for an easy passage through to the next round as they won Nuke in convincing fashion, but NIP hit back on Overpass after fending off two match points before running riot on Mirage, where Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner produced a scintillating display.

This victory means that the Ninjas will have a shot at revenge against G2 after losing against the international team in the upper bracket semi-finals, on Sunday. "I think we are going to go back and watch the demos of those maps," Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora said when asked about the team's preparation for the next match. "It was really close last time, the games came down to the wire and could have gone either way."

NIP have guaranteed a top-three finish in the RMR tournament

Heroic set the tone for the match as they romped to a 6-2 lead on the T side of Nuke, with NIP struggling to get into their rhythm during the early stages. The Ninjas then put some rounds together and brought the deficit to a minimum before Heroic re-established control to end the half on double-digit territory.

NIP came out of the break a more resolute side and quickly knotted the score, but one slip-up proved catastrophic for them. The tide turned dramatically after Heroic won an eco round following a ramp rush, with the Danish team seizing control of the game thereafter.

The Danish team kept the momentum going and hopped out to a 6-1 lead on Overpass. Just like on Nuke, NIP amped up the pressure on their opponents in an effort to stop the bleeding, but the half ended with a 9-6 lead for Heroic despite valiant efforts by Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, who sat at the top of the scoreboard with 17 frags, nine more than any of his teammates.

Now playing on the CT side, NIP drew level off the back of a flawless pistol, with the game then turning into a tit-for-tat affair as neither side seemed able to take control of proceedings. Heroic eventually reached series point at 15-13 following a stunning 1v3 clutch by Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund, just one round after Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller had almost managed to turn a 1v4 scenario around. With NIP strapped for cash, the game seemed to be as good as over, but the Swedish side rallied back and went on to win the map in double overtime.

The cat-and-mouse nature continued on Mirage, the decider map, where only one round separated the two teams at the break after a hotly-contested first half. However, the second half brought a change in the pace of the game: A 1v2 clutch by Plopski kick-started a NIP onslaught as the Swedes ran amok and tore Heroic's defence apart.

"We want to get as far as possible because it's the road to the Stockholm Major," Plopski said in the post-match interview. "I think everyone wants to play there, especially us because we're Swedish.

"Individually, I'm playing more CS than I've ever played before. We're really happy with top three, but we don't want to stop here. We want to go all the way."

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Matchpage
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2
27th May 2021
Sweden
16
Nuke
10
19
Overpass
22
8
Mirage
16
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 58 -2 73.1 1.07
62 - 65 -3 82.6 1.07
61 - 59 +2 70.9 1.06
63 - 60 +3 70.7 1.02
54 - 64 -10 63.4 0.90
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 62 +10 83.1 1.14
69 - 58 +11 85.3 1.14
60 - 65 -5 73.5 1.00
56 - 59 -3 66.5 0.97
48 - 53 -5 66.5 0.95
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
961
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
812
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
device top 1 2021
2021-05-28 01:28
10 replies
#23
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Sweden randigdot
i think 2 nip players in top 20 i think is rez and dev but hoe knows it can be all. will se
2021-05-28 01:45
2 replies
device won't be anywhere near top 20 i think
2021-05-28 12:05
1 reply
#105
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Spain N0Love
lmao
2021-05-28 12:47
#71
ropz | 
Estonia Kukkel
ztr probably too, i think he is such a young talent
2021-05-28 07:32
6 replies
I agree, such a talented bottom fragger
2021-05-28 08:28
4 replies
#90
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United Kingdom novaseer
he didnt even bottomfrag in this series
2021-05-28 10:51
3 replies
By series you mean flashpoint 3? And yes, he did bottomfrag this series
2021-05-28 10:56
2 replies
#104
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Hungary BYZMO
He meant this bo3
2021-05-28 12:44
1 reply
Well, he might be at the bottom at the scoreboard after the game but the impact he has on rounds is insane. The kills he get really counts and he always set up his team for kills. Really good support player
2021-05-28 13:04
Probably not this year but who knows what will happen in the next few
2021-05-30 00:08
#4
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Finland Jomppeboi
nice
2021-05-28 01:28
2 replies
Inb4 mouz destroy them ggs
2021-05-28 03:21
1 reply
#62
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Denmark theHeniek
+1
2021-05-28 06:16
R EZ
2021-05-28 01:28
5 replies
Hamppeek EZtr Godevice Big Ploppa
2021-05-28 02:57
4 replies
plopski "ploppin a squat and shittin' on these kids" Gonzalez Zamora
2021-05-28 03:15
3 replies
lol haha
2021-05-28 03:29
Canadians and toilet humour name a more iconic duo
2021-05-28 10:42
1 reply
Like brits and Benny Hill. And to be fair, Canadians are just a bunch colonial brits and Frenchmen
2021-05-28 16:40
#6
ropz | 
Finland kurtits
expected, easy bet
2021-05-28 01:28
#8
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Denmark devnr1
ez money
2021-05-28 01:29
n1 nip now destroy mousesports
2021-05-28 01:29
1 reply
#63
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Denmark theHeniek
NT hahha
2021-05-28 06:17
Could not be easier. Expected af.
2021-05-28 01:30
#11
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Serbia eliiiiii_
dev40ce gonna find himself in godVAC and godMANEK's pockets tomorrow
2021-05-28 01:30
11 replies
indeed.
2021-05-28 03:14
you better pray that happens because if G2 after months of being together lose to a team playing their first tournament with device it's going to be really fucking embarrassing
2021-05-28 10:48
9 replies
#92
NiKo | 
Montenegro G1EX
+1
2021-05-28 11:02
i mean they already lost to mouz...
2021-05-28 11:28
7 replies
Mouz are good been together like 3 months
2021-05-28 12:05
5 replies
i love mouz and think they have huge potential but you have to admit that g2 were the favourites in that match
2021-05-28 14:54
4 replies
unlucky
2021-05-29 00:36
3 replies
not at all they got completely outplayed
2021-05-29 00:49
2 replies
it was another 16-14 3rd map, can't really call that completely outplayed imo
2021-05-29 00:50
1 reply
sorry, i meant mouz vs g2
2021-05-29 00:51
exactly. Imo even the win vs nip wasn't all that convincing since one map went to overtime and another ended 16-14 but alas we shall see
2021-05-28 12:58
EZ4NINJAS
2021-05-28 01:30
#15
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Once again REZ was a standout star alongside Device with the consistency, it's a shame Heroic couldn't really find their footing in map 3 but NiP shut them down really effectively. Really hyped to see how far NiP will go. :) Well played to both times for an excellent series.
2021-05-28 01:32
5 replies
+1
2021-05-28 01:45
#36
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Sweden HaasF1Team
C-C-COOL MAN
2021-05-28 02:15
+1 finally a smart person here
2021-05-28 02:16
1 reply
its jonty expected
2021-05-28 02:33
my hype for this team its over 9000
2021-05-28 02:33
Expected easy 4 🐐 device!
2021-05-28 01:33
NIP HATERS WHERE ARE U NOW
2021-05-28 01:33
#18
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Norway JakkeJ
Keeping the dream alive <3
2021-05-28 01:36
Impressive stuff!
2021-05-28 01:36
impressive!
2021-05-28 01:37
ez 4 ztr
2021-05-28 01:39
Heroic so bad
2021-05-28 01:43
1 reply
Give them some credit, they had some good runs this year.
2021-05-28 08:15
Heroic xd
2021-05-28 01:46
NiP play so good, future top1 PogChamp
2021-05-28 01:47
Dev1ce goat
2021-05-28 01:48
REZ still showing up (finally, waited for this for like 2+ years), and all the people saying device would suck without Astralis... That 2nd map was really great.
2021-05-28 01:49
#33
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Hungary szia
Nip is really capitalizing off their undeserved win
2021-05-28 01:52
3 replies
#45
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Sweden naztyy
Then you should start asking yourself if it really was undeserved
2021-05-28 03:05
Undeserved. Lol. That was a fluke win from anonymo. Hate all you can but NIP followed rules and it was a deserved rematch as per flashpoint and valves rules.
2021-05-28 04:23
Lmao you really think anonymo deserved to win against a team with bad connection? Its good that anonymo lost or else we wouldnt have seen these great games.
2021-05-28 08:15
#34
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Albania Elmmedin1
ztr is to happy and Rez is a beast man Devvegod 😍
2021-05-28 01:57
#38
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Poland Mixi997
40%
2021-05-28 02:23
1 reply
Lil tiny bit pathetic to still be crying about that
2021-05-28 12:48
#39
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France t3r4byt3
device: friendship ended with dupreeh, now REZ is my best friend
2021-05-28 02:25
1 reply
:( very sad
2021-05-28 04:26
#42
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Sweden pawn73
ezzz
2021-05-28 02:42
gg interesting game.. sad for me as fan of Heroic, they lost 😔
2021-05-28 03:04
1 reply
#99
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Germany Xxrorikx
ggs though
2021-05-28 12:04
Where are Nip and device haters. Do you still think anonymo would go this far?
2021-05-28 03:10
7 replies
#65
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Poland dawido0305
Probably they wouldn't but still was it fair to steal a win from them? Of course not
2021-05-28 06:38
6 replies
#68
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Serbia Jnordz
Noone stealed anything kekw It was Flashpoints fault not Nips, Jesus..
2021-05-28 07:08
3 replies
It was Jesus fault
2021-05-28 07:51
1 reply
UwU
2021-05-28 10:03
#98
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Poland dawido0305
Yes flashpoint fucked up and I did not say that is nips fault
2021-05-28 12:01
Still mad LUL
2021-05-28 07:12
Do you understand anything? The rules of the flashpoint stated that the decision will be made after the game. How is this NIP fault? They just followed the rules. Snax being salty about this is the stupidest things
2021-05-28 08:20
hunden cam finally patched?
2021-05-28 03:28
#52
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Europe Vallon4
dev1ce nothing without Astralis teammates? DEVICE HATERS WHERE YOU AT????????
2021-05-28 04:07
NiP is about to pop off completely and take over the scene and Poland cant do anything but seethe
2021-05-28 04:28
2 replies
#66
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Poland dawido0305
Lmao said israeli guy
2021-05-28 06:40
1 reply
Atm the israeli scene is better than the polish. Even though the polish one is bigger
2021-05-28 11:46
NIP will be near top 5 by 2022 if they keep this up
2021-05-28 04:39
2 replies
If they keep it up then top 1
2021-05-28 08:21
Wait for LAN
2021-05-28 12:06
#57
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United States Wafftop
Rematch, Heroic 40% packet loss
2021-05-28 04:50
looks like Device blows everyone out of the water
2021-05-28 05:39
#61
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Brazil BRA71LIAN
actually shocked about this
2021-05-28 06:11
#64
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Denmark theHeniek
Mouz vs nip what a banger!
2021-05-28 06:17
#67
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Hungary benig8888
Oh yeah
2021-05-28 07:00
NIP gonna turn into NaVi version 2. Device = Simple Rez=Electronics. If they dont perform = lost game
2021-05-28 07:49
1 reply
Haha thought the exact same thing yesterday
2021-05-28 11:48
nice
2021-05-28 08:19
Device showing he is the man even in another team. Solid top3 player and csgo GOAT as far as accomplishments go.
2021-05-28 08:27
1 reply
He's top 1 if you only consider his accomplishments
2021-05-28 09:44
ez 4 nipperino
2021-05-28 09:19
#83
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Peru SuperGOD
my cheaters choke T T
2021-05-28 09:40
Let’s go device!
2021-05-28 11:09
go device
2021-05-28 11:21
Onliners
2021-05-28 12:06
Noice device, put these onliners to thier place.
2021-05-28 16:38
Bye cheater team.
2021-05-28 16:45
I can only imagine how strong NIP could be if they would get someone good for ztr. Heroic is a really good team, I'm surprised that they lost here, they should've closed it in two maps.
2021-05-28 18:34
3 replies
ztr did well against heroic if you look at his stats, he also had alot of impact frag that game. But however I do agree he needs to be more consistent, especially on ct side
2021-05-28 18:44
2 replies
He needs to start performing asap, because he is going to get kicked if he doesn't.
2021-05-29 01:52
1 reply
kicked? no they wont kick him they took a gamble on a young upcoming player and for his age and time in a high tier team he have been performing he is hypeing up the team geting huge kills in rounds and as we speeking they are in the final of their first tournament so they will probably stay with this roster as long as they perform as a team
2021-05-29 22:36
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