NIP exact revenge on G2 to set up Flashpoint 3 grand final against mousesports

The Swedes knocked G2 out of contention in the consolidation final after having been previously sent to the lower bracket by Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and company.

NIP have bested G2 in the last Flashpoint 3 playoff match before the Regional Major Ranking tournament's grand final. The squad led by Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković had knocked Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser and company down to the lower bracket in a barn burner earlier in the tournament, but are now out in third place after getting reverse swept in the consolidation final by the Swedes on Mirage (12-16), Inferno (16-9) and Dust2 (16-14).

G2 had been looking like strong contenders to make the final with victories over FaZe, Heroic and NIP in the upper bracket before a loss to mousesports, but the Swedes’ revenge on their upper bracket executioners means they will now be the ones to face the red-hot mouz on Sunday. The team led by Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong will be a hefty opponent for the ninjas, as they have not dropped a single map in the tournament with 2-0 victories against fnatic, BIG, Astralis and the aforementioned G2.

device made the difference for NIP in the consolidation final

The consolidation final started on NIP’s pick, Mirage, a map the Swedes just amply defeated Heroic on in the lower bracket semi-final. It was G2 who got out ahead, however, as nexa downed four players with his USP in the pistol round. It wasn’t until a 1vs3 clutch by Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz in the sixth round that NIP were able to get on the board in a half that went in the favor of the CTs, 9-6. Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug nailed a 1vs2 afterplant clutch on B in the second pistol round to keep his team cruising ahead to 12-6. Slowly but surely the Swedes started mounting a comeback, including a ninja defuse to get within two, 12-14, but G2 shut it down in the following two rounds.

Roles reversed on Inferno and it was NIP, on the CT side, who took the early lead, but the map was even by the tenth round as G2 put more and more pressure, but with Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner, device and Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora firing on all cylinders NIP were able to link five rounds in a row and hit double digits before the switch. NiKo and nexa cleaned house to win the second pistol round, but a successful forcebuy by the Swedes put them on the road to victory, which culminated with a 1vs3 by hampus on an A afterplant to make it 16-9.

A 3-3 start on Dust2 with G2 on the defense and NIP on the attack set the scene in the decider map as the two teams fought back-and-forth in the early rounds, although it was the team led by hampus who were able to get ahead and take a 9-6 lead at the half with device downing 19 players before switching sides. The Swedes put up a strong defense on the B site in the second pistol round to hit double digits and started to make their way to the finish line, although a six-round streak by G2 made coming back a real possibility. In the do or die round G2 were unable to push the series to overtime, however, as NIP secured a spot in the grand final with one final B retake, 16-14.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Europe
Matchpage
1
2
28th May 2021
Sweden
16
Mirage
12
9
Inferno
16
14
Dust2
16
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
65 - 49 +16 83.2 1.21
55 - 59 -4 76.7 1.05
54 - 49 +5 66.2 1.04
52 - 62 -10 68.0 0.97
53 - 55 -2 73.9 0.97
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 49 +24 83.5 1.31
57 - 58 -1 87.1 1.16
54 - 59 -5 73.1 1.01
49 - 56 -7 65.3 0.95
40 - 57 -17 49.2 0.83
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
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
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
901
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1443
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
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 so good
2021-05-29 00:54
16 replies
yes
2021-05-29 01:11
9 replies
device>s0mple this year
2021-05-29 01:18
8 replies
every year
2021-05-29 01:25
4 replies
+1
2021-05-29 01:47
2 replies
anonymo died for this
2021-05-29 02:58
1 reply
Random, but worth it i guess
2021-05-29 09:15
+1
2021-05-29 07:56
yes
2021-05-29 01:28
Ok
2021-05-29 05:29
1 reply
+1
2021-05-29 06:25
#52
 | 
Serbia Dusan837
device god
2021-05-29 01:15
#95
 | 
Korea ramza72
Omg this brazilian always said to player when lose he said bad, when he win HE said so good LMAO
2021-05-29 02:33
1 reply
Story of most hltv users
2021-05-29 11:03
Yes, and NIP gonna be a top 3 team, and probably NR 1! So much talent!
2021-05-29 02:34
Washed bot
2021-05-29 06:28
A signing with impact right away
2021-05-29 10:40
EZ
2021-05-29 00:54
1 reply
#61
 | 
Sweden AFCHannes
Ez
2021-05-29 01:23
#3
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
EZ for Godvice Chanelling his inner Simple and Zywoo to solo carry his team. He`s coming for that top 1 position this time.
2021-05-29 00:55
5 replies
Channeling his inner and outer eco fragger
2021-05-29 01:02
1 reply
+1
2021-05-29 11:09
#31
 | 
Sweden wyv0
TRUEE
2021-05-29 01:03
Rez higher ADR, so hardly solo carry. But a great performance, especially on Dust2
2021-05-29 10:00
#148
REZ | 
Sweden Umik00
don't know about solo carry but ye defently great preformence
2021-05-29 11:13
ztr is a god
2021-05-29 00:54
5 replies
#9
 | 
Russia Evil_DaviD1
ztr Role: moral support. Impact: 999999.99
2021-05-29 00:56
4 replies
+9999999999
2021-05-29 01:04
+999999.99 every time i see his happy face i get 5 years more of life xD
2021-05-29 01:43
1 reply
#106
 | 
Indonesia lumayan
LOOOOOOOOOOL
2021-05-29 04:04
#92
 | 
Chile cristiaan
+1 lmaoo
2021-05-29 02:17
E ZTR
2021-05-29 00:54
3 replies
EZ TR*
2021-05-29 08:33
2 replies
#133
 | 
United Kingdom ChuMatrix
R EZ TR **
2021-05-29 10:10
1 reply
REV1CE
2021-05-29 13:48
Nice
2021-05-29 00:54
#7
 | 
Argentina nokkiii
-plopski -ztr
2021-05-29 00:55
12 replies
#28
REZ | 
Sweden kWahoho
+ godski +EZ TR
2021-05-29 01:03
#30
 | 
Sweden 8uu
+ who?
2021-05-29 01:03
they are beating every top team they play right now, why do a roster change? haha
2021-05-29 01:04
8 replies
inb4 they get smashed by mouz
2021-05-29 01:40
cuz NiP just carried by dev1ce currently. Everyone knows these kids are not fit in well
2021-05-29 01:55
3 replies
hes not carrying them, REZ is playing almost at his level and hampus makes amazing calls.. one player does not win matches, just look at s1mple :D navi dont win much
2021-05-29 02:09
Rez highest ADR, but haters don’t care about facts as usual
2021-05-29 10:02
#178
 | 
Sweden GabeM
R EZ lol this is the first match device actually carried the match. He has been good but not fantastic upon this match.
2021-05-30 12:31
Won’t take long before the other teams figure them out
2021-05-29 02:46
HLTV logic
2021-05-29 08:42
1 reply
what do you mean hltv logic? perhaps ztr has more to give to the team than just a high ratio? the guy is always happy and high fiving the others, even when the lost a map.. thats a huge moral booster that teams need
2021-05-29 13:29
Building and building , noone - just sit down and watch!!!! Noob
2021-05-29 02:39
Swedish cs dead?! No it's alive and well! Legendary swedish cs is back with some help from little brother Denmark Cheers !
2021-05-29 00:55
9 replies
Denmark >>>>> sweden. Also if anything sweden is the little brother seeing how Denmark is the older nation.
2021-05-29 01:01
8 replies
Denmark is a great counter strike nation. I won't deny that. We got much to be proud of. But overall i would say that swedish cs > denmark cs.
2021-05-29 01:03
2 replies
thank you brother
2021-05-29 01:05
#163
 | 
Europe Vallon4
How is swe>den? Astralis are the undisputed GOAT, device-dupreeh-xyp9x is the GOAT core, best IGL in history is Danish, most consistent player in history is Danish, Heroic are a great team, there're also other really good danish players like k0nfig...
2021-05-29 14:49
if you knew anything about history, you'd know that the danish were at swedish tactical mercy. Lets sing it: Slaaaget vid Luuuuuund!
2021-05-29 04:07
4 replies
Denmark literally DESTROYED sweden in the bloodbath of stockholm, killing off most of the swedish royal family and taking over the swedish capital completely. Denmark >>> sweden in every way
2021-05-29 22:18
1 reply
You know history! Fair enough
2021-05-29 23:49
Denmark literally DESTROYED sweden in the bloodbath of stockholm, killing off most of the swedish royal family and taking over the swedish capital completely. Denmark >>> sweden in every way
2021-05-29 22:19
holy yikes admins are shadow banning any1 from commenting to this hahaha
2021-05-29 22:19
'Dev1ce is shit without Astralis' Also dev1ce... In the finals of the 1st tournament with NIP :) Just stop hating for no reason.
2021-05-29 00:55
1 reply
stop whining, is history 2morrow, so disgusting,
2021-05-29 01:29
#11
 | 
United States Phamous3k
Device FOR LIFEEE
2021-05-29 00:55
#12
OK | 
Albania maidz4
AMANEK MISSED BECAUSE OF PACKET LOSS
2021-05-29 00:56
6 replies
lol
2021-05-29 00:58
I heard Niko yelled in teamspeak, he would f*ck him up, if Amanek kept out fragging him ...
2021-05-29 01:01
G2 should -amanek rn or this team would’nt get anything
2021-05-29 01:12
2 replies
They should -nexa if anything. Their t sides got better thanks to amanek and jackz if they kick one of them, back to tier2
2021-05-29 08:31
1 reply
Both so fckng inconsistent player ever, even niko playing bad tho against nip hm
2021-05-29 10:14
Lol. Tbh nexa is just a master bottle choke. They choke in ub final and bottle it in consolidation. E v e r y t i m e
2021-05-30 05:14
#13
 | 
United Kingdom wellhyper
ez FOR nip
2021-05-29 00:56
ZTR HATERS SEETHING
2021-05-29 00:58
1 reply
why
2021-05-30 00:14
NiP v mousesports, gonna be hell of match ; worth watching
2021-05-29 00:58
#17
 | 
Russia dev1ce_MVP
ez for Godvice, the next winner of Flashpoint 3
2021-05-29 00:59
2 replies
+1 LETS GO DEVVE! ITS TIME FOR NIP WIN SOMETHING FOR LOOOOONG TIME
2021-05-29 01:02
1 reply
#44
 | 
Russia dev1ce_MVP
+10000
2021-05-29 01:08
device so good always consistent <3
2021-05-29 01:01
EZ4MOUZ
2021-05-29 01:01
#24
 | 
Russia scorchy
anonybot fans malding rn
2021-05-29 01:02
3 replies
who asked?
2021-05-29 09:59
2 replies
#132
 | 
Russia scorchy
you just did gj
2021-05-29 10:07
1 reply
NIP FANS BEST
2021-05-29 10:55
#25
 | 
Poland Kamiloo10
NIP LOSE IN FIRST MATCH CAN U BELIVE
2021-05-29 01:02
2 replies
but they won it
2021-05-29 01:06
#65
 | 
Russia scorchy
wrong, 2-1 nt
2021-05-29 01:25
#26
 | 
Croatia Esketite
respect
2021-05-29 01:02
Carry-mode Device
2021-05-29 01:03
2021-05-29 01:03
6 replies
the ego on that dude.... so glad nip won
2021-05-29 01:06
#46
 | 
Europe BH5K
i dont have instagram, cant see :(
2021-05-29 01:10
4 replies
Niko said "wtf we gotta beat them again?" as if he's never played played a double elimination bracket before
2021-05-29 01:12
3 replies
#78
 | 
Europe BH5K
Thx m8 :) i hope his ego drops a bit, before he destroys g2.
2021-05-29 01:46
2 replies
The team is already successful tf are u talking about “destroying”
2021-05-29 02:26
1 reply
#105
 | 
Norway JakkeJ
And FaZe was top1 once. Then NiKo's ego took over.
2021-05-29 03:32
It's just amazing to see device's performance he is just a goat and amazing player
2021-05-29 01:04
1 reply
no doubts he make nip good team already in 3 weeks of practice lmao
2021-05-29 01:05
#42
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Device going god-mode. :D Cannot wait for their match against Mousesports!
2021-05-29 01:06
#45
 | 
Russia NOD777
LETS GO NINJAS! SWEET REVENGE
2021-05-29 01:08
CARRYV1CE
2021-05-29 01:21
#68
 | 
Brazil wololo10
Ez mouz
2021-05-29 01:27
Damn, first tourney with devve and finals already
2021-05-29 01:35
#72
 | 
Sweden greger001
-ztr +HEAP
2021-05-29 01:38
9 replies
+Brollan/krimz if anything, lets not ruin dig
2021-05-29 01:51
5 replies
#84
 | 
Sweden greger001
I agree with not ruining Dig but damn, imagine HEAP instead of ztr. Young, hungry, crisp aim. But if f0rest and friberg retire soon and they disband, bringing HEAP to NiP would be t he move to make.
2021-05-29 01:58
1 reply
Fair point, don't want to think about them retiring tho :(
2021-05-29 10:29
I agree with KRIMZ/Brollan just because fnatic are a sinking ship. HEAP has time to learn some stuff with Dig right now, and I think he's where he should be to gain experience.
2021-05-29 02:11
krimz would be so sick. would easily propell nip to a top 3 spot, instantly. they need a bit more reliability and consistency. krimz would bring that.
2021-05-29 02:19
They wont get Brollan. There's no way Fnatic sell him
2021-05-29 11:38
#88
device | 
Sweden unu_
Don't make changes to a team that's in the finals.
2021-05-29 02:11
1 reply
Thats not how you manage a top team. The competition is constantly improving, you should too.
2021-05-29 10:37
#162
suNny | 
Ireland GOTU
+1
2021-05-29 13:56
#73
 | 
Spain elskio
Expected the unexpected
2021-05-29 01:38
Hilarous ! Raging ignorant Nerds claiming Device would show his true form when he didn’t have The support of Astralis ‘ system to set him up and that he could not Carry a team ... LOL ... I guess they were right ... Astralis playing for 5th place without Device and ranked #4 Nip playing to win their first tournament after buying Device ... - carried by Device ... The Haters are running low on arguments ... What Will be their excuse if Nip manages to upset Mousesports ??? - Stay tuned ...
2021-05-29 01:42
4 replies
"upset" nip always smash mouz even without device.
2021-05-29 01:47
tbf he IS showing his true form
2021-05-29 01:49
People are fucking stupid. Anyone with eyes and a functional brain could see device was a solid player without Astralis's system. It's not like he had that system his whole career, let's be honest.
2021-05-29 02:13
Tbh i think moving to NIP gave him a lot of motivation, still doesn’t cut the fact that Astralis with Dev1ce > NIP with Dev1ce, atleast as long as ZTR is there
2021-05-29 02:43
#86
 | 
Sweden HaasF1Team
Ggs
2021-05-29 02:06
#91
 | 
Chile cristiaan
bg
2021-05-29 02:18
#98
 | 
Poland SebL
I can only imagine how strong NIP could actually be with someone good instead of ztr. G2 is showing some potential, but not enough to make the final here.
2021-05-29 02:39
GOATVICE
2021-05-29 03:09
Everyone on the team went negative except for device
2021-05-29 03:17
major's going to be nice
2021-05-29 04:37
1 reply
+1
2021-05-29 07:22
#110
 | 
United States Rayduh
G2 always fall on the last hurdle
2021-05-29 05:35
#111
 | 
Sweden Xhamag25
imagine if nip didnt play with a bot
2021-05-29 05:54
#112
 | 
Ukraine Mykolkaa
Device is honestly so underrated. Carrying astralis for so kany years yet he was never praised like s1mple or zywoo. Now it shows how amazing he is. Any top 10 team except for vitality and navi could replace their AWPer with device and instantly become a top 3 team
2021-05-29 06:18
I only remember one big miss from ztr in this series, The pistol one on mirage, hes really steping upp, hes The one droping Guns playing whit ump etc, like so many Times b4 The numbers dont say it all Ztr is freaking fast, only way is upp
2021-05-29 07:18
1 reply
He is one of the best players ever touched CS:GO.
2021-05-29 10:00
Ease for dev1ce!
2021-05-29 07:57
devve king
2021-05-29 08:41
wp dev1ce if NiP keep up these results then he gets #1 easily
2021-05-29 08:50
1 reply
#155
 | 
Oceania yungyoda
Soon
2021-05-29 12:25
Device proving a point. Imagine people were saying he was only top5 because of Astralis? Hahaha. And him having the balls to essentially leave players he played with for ages to hop onto a team like NiP and dominate. Haters are lost for words now lmao.
2021-05-29 09:44
2 replies
#156
 | 
Oceania yungyoda
+1
2021-05-29 12:25
#164
 | 
Europe Vallon4
That second part is especially true. I wouldn't leave Astralis because I would probably believe all the hate as well.
2021-05-29 14:52
Ez with god ztr. Two my favourite teams in final! Let's go!
2021-05-29 09:59
C'mon get krimz for ztr
2021-05-29 10:05
rematch
2021-05-29 10:17
dev1ce GOAT, haters malding
2021-05-29 10:47
2 replies
#157
 | 
Oceania yungyoda
+1
2021-05-29 12:26
0/8
2021-05-29 15:24
as yes, they got a rematch again just cuz they lost, very cringe
2021-05-29 11:05
1 reply
+1111
2021-05-29 15:24
i want to see nip perform in a tournament that isnt partnered with nip, and isnt rigged for them
2021-05-29 11:06
1 reply
Just stop living in the past. Wake up. If you think anonymo deserved that win, you're clueless. They wouldn't have gotten this far... So please just move on. Polish fans malding 24/7 when their team couldn't even beat the team after that match. Not saying the rematch should've been a thing. But just drop it.
2021-05-29 11:27
device carrying NIP like he was carrying Astralis. What else is new???? LMAO
2021-05-29 11:08
LET’S FUCKING GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-05-29 12:13
Why not save Brollan from fnatic, and then bench ZTR?
2021-05-29 12:24
#158
 | 
Turkey annttiigs
I wish I see f0rest with a decent igl in charge. Eg, hampus.
2021-05-29 13:18
#168
 | 
Serbia gumiflex
G2 played badly, but despite the bad game they could have won if the game had not swallowed Amanek's bullet. If that had happened the device would probably be playing again now. The team with two defeats reaches the finals ... why do the others play at all if so. Let the device win tournaments so they don't cry.
2021-05-29 17:27
2 replies
please cry more 😎😎
2021-05-29 18:40
“Swallowed Amaneks bullet ...” LOL - you Can clearly see Amaneks shot hitting The Wall ... - Amanek whiffed his shot, flicking to The right ... Atleast try to make a (decent) effort ...
2021-05-29 23:04
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.