NIP knock out Heroic in IEM Summer Group B lower bracket

Heroic gave up a 13-4 lead on Mirage before losing the series on their own map pick, Nuke.

NIP have secured a spot in the Group B lower bracket final after beating the No.2 team in the world, Heroic, 2-0. The Danes weren’t able to bounce back in the elimination match after they were dealt a blow in the upper bracket, where they lost to Evil Geniuses, and were taken out by the Swedes after leading 13-4 in the first map.

NIP, whose newcomer Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng made two big back-to-back plays to keep the team’s Mirage comeback alive, put forth a strong defense on Nuke after losing the map five times in a row prior to this match and followed it up with a strong T-side to secure the series and advance in the lower bracket, where they will next face the winner of the CIS derby matching Spirit and Virtus.pro.

"We didn’t play Nuke a lot before. We played it, but not a lot, so device came in with a lot of input and kind of told us how to play it," Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser said after defeating Heroic on that map. "We had our style, but we added some new things and here we are."

device and hampus put forth impressive performances on Nuke

Doubles by Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali on the CT side of Mirage got Heroic off to an early advantage as they took six rounds uncontested before doubling down on their superiority, winning the half 11-4. The second pistol round got the Danes even closer to taking NIP’s map pick, but the Swedes were able to win a third round forcebuy. Down 9-13, LNZ saved two 2-4 situations with triple kills as the hampus-led team brought it back to a tie, which persisted all the way to thirty rounds. NIP then put up a perfect defense before closing the map out in the last round of OT, 19-17.

NIP secured the first pistol round on the defending side of Nuke before taking a 3-0 lead. Heroic hit back with an A execute to get on the board in the fourth round, but were on the losing side of a B-site retake as the Swedes made it 4-1. Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz and hampus kept up the pace as NIP remained ahead, although Heroic were able to remain close, 6-9 at the half. NIP hit double digits in the second pistol round after which they cruised along on the T-side, breaking through Heroic's defenses to a 16-7 victory and securing a spot in the Group B lower bracket final.

Sweden
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5th June 2021
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Mirage
17
16
Nuke
7
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
51 - 41 +10 94.7 1.25
47 - 33 +14 81.0 1.19
40 - 35 +5 77.4 1.16
41 - 31 +10 69.1 1.13
28 - 38 -10 60.4 0.87
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 42 +3 89.7 1.12
38 - 41 -3 74.5 0.98
34 - 42 -8 65.7 0.92
36 - 41 -5 63.3 0.87
25 - 42 -17 54.1 0.69
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
967
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1690
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Austria Brandenburg
EZ
2021-06-05 16:14
9 replies
so many Heroic bettors malding on the matchpage
2021-06-05 17:30
8 replies
#70
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Upsets are absolutely fantastic for competition but not for bettors...
2021-06-05 18:01
7 replies
+1
2021-06-05 18:17
3 replies
anonymo died for this
2021-06-05 20:08
2 replies
U sure are el stupido!
2021-06-06 00:48
1 reply
Israel is albanian land
2021-06-06 01:15
#123
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
+1 only bet if you are willing to lose the money.
2021-06-06 00:05
#133
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Germany suriel666
NIP > HerOMEGALULic, no upset
2021-06-06 12:28
1 reply
Heroic are ranked second in the world and NiP are ranked 10th -- it's an upset, whether you like Heroic or not, friend.
2021-06-06 13:22
EZ4NIP
2021-06-05 16:14
#5
REZ | 
Sweden frayw
nice
2021-06-05 16:14
Wohoo!
2021-06-05 16:16
Ez4Ninyas
2021-06-05 16:14
cadian overrated bot
2021-06-05 16:14
12 replies
Name checks out. Life's too short to be this toxic.
2021-06-05 16:17
11 replies
words to live by
2021-06-05 16:17
2 replies
1+
2021-06-05 16:43
1 reply
1-
2021-06-05 17:41
+1 wise Viking
2021-06-05 19:23
Life's too short to get offended at every little thing.
2021-06-05 19:38
5 replies
Lifes too short to use hltv
2021-06-05 20:01
4 replies
Life's too short to not be gay for da homies
2021-06-05 20:29
3 replies
Slide into my ass bro
2021-06-05 20:30
2 replies
Hot
2021-06-05 20:31
1 reply
Not as hot as that throbbing veiny long thick heart of yours
2021-06-05 20:33
#120
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Sweden Ekisss
+1
2021-06-05 20:47
#9
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Indonesia FinZzz
Heroic is no longer a top 3 team. Its Gambit Navi and G2 currently
2021-06-05 16:15
4 replies
hmm
2021-06-05 16:17
#34
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Argentina macrigato
Mmmm g2
2021-06-05 16:29
#77
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Sweden GabeM
Navi to inconsistent and I think heroic would have won the series if they dosing choke mirage. They looked tilted on nuke.
2021-06-05 18:35
1. Gambit 2. Na'Vi 3. mouz G2/NiP is 4th
2021-06-06 09:23
#10
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Finland Cucumber))
meeen
2021-06-05 16:16
#11
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Croatia Esketite
respect
2021-06-05 16:16
rip heroic
2021-06-05 16:16
8 replies
Honestly, even if i like cadran, I hate hunden and he deserves to lose. All other ban coaches wait until the end of their ban. Hunded joined heroic as an analyst and he was one of the most guilty. Looking foward to see this guy lose again.
2021-06-05 17:47
7 replies
#72
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Denmark dondane
How was Hunden "one of the most guilty"? He had two cases compared to Rejin with 7 or zoneR with 16 cases.
2021-06-05 18:03
6 replies
+1 On top of that, as I recall, he actually admitted to abusing it and proceeded to aid in the investigation itself. Certainly, he was guilty, but I'm not sure why the hate has been blown out of proportion for him.
2021-06-05 18:36
2 replies
+1 Yeah, his ban was shorter than it would have been (8 months instead of 10 i think) because he helped in the investigation. I don't really get the hate on him at all though, obviously he cheated which is a proper ratty thing to do, but he served his punishment without complaint. Is his whole career supposed to just be over now even tho the ban was only 8 months?
2021-06-05 19:17
1 reply
i mean the biggest fraud is b1ggy, the heretics coach. he got a job in valorant with the worst professional track record i have ever seen. as a player he matchfixed in his time at epsilon, and he was a serial abuser of the coaching bug as a coach. banned from play permanently for matchfixing, banned from coaching permanently for abusing bugs, and yet he still gets a job in valorant. what a joke
2021-06-05 19:53
I didn't know that part. The fact that he helps for investigation. Even it is only 2 cases, I changed the income of match around 15-15 score. I was not 2 times, but around 7-8 times in 2 matches. He knew what he was doing and it changes the outcome of the matches. He admits after been caught. I was not like Pita who ask valve to do something. The guy wanted to have an edge over astralis. Maybe, I'm overeacted. ZoneR is really worse. I didn't know Biggy was on valorant now.
2021-06-06 02:19
2 replies
#139
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Denmark dondane
I just think it is an unfair characterization. He cheated, it was shitty. But if we compare his situation to all the other guilty parties, the level of his crime is somewhere in the middle. Many people did far worse, which is not an excuse but just a comment on your first comment. This guy lives and breathes Counter-Strike. Is he supposed to leave the industry? You have to understand that the guy has helped almost every single danish player who eventually became a pro for over a decade - in some way or another. He has been driving talent development through countless of teams as a player, and so many people will contribute a part of their career to the guy. You would be in awe if you knew how many current pros played on one of his teams in their very youth. As for now, I think you can leave your pitchfork at home.
2021-06-06 19:24
1 reply
I know, Hunden was part of almost every team in Danish. Acor, sjuush and bubzky won't be at that level without him. I just hope he learned something from it and he can control his greed for winning.
2021-06-07 05:14
Give them 3 more months and NiP are a top5 team.
2021-06-05 16:17
5 replies
#25
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Pakistan LoOuU2
not if they keep changing their fifth.
2021-06-05 16:21
Not hard being top 5 if you look at the teams currently Literally all top teams atm are onliners, getting to finals in one tournament, getting knocked out by a tier 2 team the next But no doubt NIP can be a very capable team, already was before claiming Dev1ce
2021-06-05 16:36
2 replies
#63
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Europe Vallon4
This guy gets it. Random ass CS era.
2021-06-05 17:34
We wont have a true top 1-3 until the major is over
2021-06-05 18:38
#131
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Romania sharp_
I really think they can go top five in less than a month
2021-06-06 08:50
heroic onliners
2021-06-05 16:17
ESIC hello 13-4>>> every advantage losed >>> 17-19. ESIC HALLO , but yes, who cares in 2021 about obvious matchfix in dead game
2021-06-05 16:19
10 replies
#28
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Japan 1maxztar
IQ
2021-06-05 16:25
3 replies
#32
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Kazakhstan ZhalgasB
checks out.
2021-06-05 16:28
Japanese guy ofc believe in noobas in pijamas who droped map to d0gnatic and today smashed heroic kkkkkkkk
2021-06-05 16:53
1 reply
#58
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Japan 1maxztar
go bet 1 dollar again tyty
2021-06-05 17:18
Any proofs for these claims
2021-06-05 16:50
5 replies
How can i proof im not from mafia
2021-06-05 16:54
4 replies
It’s not true men, did you bet?
2021-06-05 16:54
3 replies
Ofc he did lol
2021-06-05 19:29
2 replies
Sometimes they deny lol
2021-06-05 20:03
+1
2021-06-05 20:09
Device > Astralis.....?
2021-06-05 16:19
1 reply
That’s the dream
2021-06-05 16:54
#22
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
> 13-4 > "pros"
2021-06-05 16:19
11 replies
#42
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Kazakhstan ZhalgasB
Like if there was no team in professional cs go that gave away comeback, pepelaugh
2021-06-05 16:43
#54
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Poland xMBTx
its against PRO team, it would be like they gave up lead vs i dunno 4k elo, not your dmg mm
2021-06-05 16:59
9 replies
#75
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
> consistency >pros Pick one. You can't get 3 rounds in 13 attempts against other pros? xd All teams are tier 3, enjoy csgo.
2021-06-05 18:26
8 replies
#78
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Poland xMBTx
I have about 4,2k hours and I lost many times 13-4 lead in mm, so it can happen on any level of competition
2021-06-05 18:36
1 reply
#82
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
WIth 4 k hours, if you make a team with same amount of played hours, you can earn as much as these "pros". People are too lazy to try this or they have better things to do, if you believe in yourself, you can easily compete with these teams. You'll see in the future many new teams, uknown players, who can aim as good as any "pro".
2021-06-05 18:40
#81
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Sweden GabeM
Yup and that’s why it happens so rarely because pro teams are consistent. But it still can happen and online cs makes it even more possible stop malding.
2021-06-05 18:39
5 replies
#83
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
So rarely? Are you serious? If every day is rarely then I don't know .....
2021-06-05 18:42
#85
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
Fnatic had 9-0 yesterday, on T side. You would think some pros can win from 12-6 against force on CT Inferno. Athletes. Watch now VP throwing from 11-4, also on ct inferno. So rarely ....
2021-06-05 18:43
3 replies
#86
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Sweden GabeM
Online cs. Lan it happened as well but much more uncommon.
2021-06-05 18:48
2 replies
#90
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
I will be real with you, didn't catch lan too much because I'm watching cs since pandemic started, so i speak for online cs only. But can't wait to see lan games also, to see if they really deserve to get paid more than some doctors.
2021-06-05 18:51
1 reply
#92
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Sweden GabeM
Np if your used to online cs your gonna enjoy watching matches more when it’s back to lan. Problems is much less frequent and the consistency of the teams are much more present. I can’t even say if we have a clear no 1 team right now because of all the upsets.
2021-06-05 18:52
GODLNZ
2021-06-05 16:25
#30
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Chile StfanoLELE
Lnz already doing better than ztr
2021-06-05 16:27
1 reply
+9999
2021-06-05 16:28
#36
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Brazil hugoooo
omfg 13-4
2021-06-05 16:35
#38
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Netherlands kibitz-
Matchfixing
2021-06-05 16:36
#39
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Sweden Svahn
Denmark so bad hahah. Dev1ce is swedish now btw
2021-06-05 16:39
Sick game from Lnz WP
2021-06-05 16:42
ez game for average stats Device
2021-06-05 16:45
2 replies
Still he has more major mvps than times you had sex
2021-06-05 20:05
Also 1.83 rating on nuke is average?
2021-06-05 20:06
Expected Heroic is washed up
2021-06-05 16:45
LNZ looks very solid
2021-06-05 16:47
2 replies
true, very stable performance for first tier 1 game
2021-06-05 17:19
1 reply
2nd or third game
2021-06-05 20:06
Damn imagine what happens when deve starts preforming
2021-06-05 16:51
2 replies
1.83 rating on nuke? He played mirage after like 4 years
2021-06-05 20:07
1 reply
He was really good on mirage historically and he is mister consistent but he has some bad maps now and then but the amount will probably decrease over time
2021-06-05 20:08
#53
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Poland xMBTx
BOT REZ
2021-06-05 16:58
What happened Heroic 😐 GG anyways, gratz to NiP
2021-06-05 17:04
LNZ has impressed me a lot his two first games. I was kinda disappointed with the move to replace ztr but I'm sold now, looks very promising!
2021-06-05 17:16
LNZ insane
2021-06-05 17:19
s1mple - nip fight to the end and I like it NIP - here's fight to the end version 2.0
2021-06-05 17:31
LN EZ
2021-06-05 17:39
#66
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Sweden Svahn
EZ investment for NIP
2021-06-05 17:45
NIP doing so well
2021-06-05 17:49
Amazing game! This is why people should stop judging teams/players before they even completed 10 or so matches. As usual, CSGO fans are toxic and always makes ill-based assumptions over thin statistics that aren't even valid yet.
2021-06-05 17:58
#71
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Truly incredible game and a fantastic debut for LNZ. :D
2021-06-05 18:02
2 replies
man those clutches won them map 1 no doubt
2021-06-05 18:48
1 reply
#89
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Most definitely. LNZ had massive impact on mirage and those two rounds did wonders for NiP. :D
2021-06-05 18:50
LNZ is looking great in tier 1 matches. I hope he becomes a top player
2021-06-05 18:05
L OMEGALUL wer bracket
2021-06-05 18:22
#84
L.K.S | 
Other Xeeh
Astralis and Heroic already out
2021-06-05 18:41
ecovice always shining on angle-holding abusable maps. can only hit his shots if enemy runs into his crosshair.
2021-06-05 18:50
4 replies
#91
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Do you still not understand how static play works?
2021-06-05 18:51
3 replies
He has never seen the reproductory organs of a female
2021-06-05 20:08
2 replies
Noted... Have a good day, friend
2021-06-05 20:15
1 reply
You too fellow NipsquadNinjas fan)
2021-06-05 20:18
#93
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Poland Krzych0a
gg NIP <3
2021-06-05 18:56
So fun watching the morons in twitch chat during the first half of mirage... lol.
2021-06-05 19:10
4 replies
I always wonder, why do people even read the twitch chat? Bunch of retarded kids with 0 knowledge about the game who troll and flame because they are losing the bet.
2021-06-05 19:28
3 replies
I usually watch it because the chat people are so amusingly predictable, I usually get it right what the chat spams after each play...
2021-06-05 19:45
2 replies
- you take twitch chat serious - you make it your sport to predict the next spam I like your style but I think you might be the clown in the grander scheme.
2021-06-06 03:53
+1
2021-06-06 08:14
#99
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Poland SebL
NIP has huge amount of work ahead of them with LNZ, but the firepower on this team is in a really good place. Heroic has potential, but they need time to rethink what went wrong in this tournament.
2021-06-05 19:36
#107
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United States Rayduh
Heroic is not looking good
2021-06-05 20:06
#121
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Portugal zeniteee
Nip won mirage?
2021-06-05 21:16
1 reply
Yes, easily :D
2021-06-05 21:28
Heroic burnout
2021-06-06 00:23
1 reply
#130
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Denmark zorglubx
Rather I think we can agree, that the honeymoon they started with Refresh and Sjuush joining is now officially over.
2021-06-06 08:16
#134
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Germany suriel666
Heroic's Refrezh: "We're the best individually": Martin 'stavn' Lund 45 - 42 +3 89.7 1.12 Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck 38 - 41 -3 74.5 0.98 Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali 34 - 42 -8 65.7 0.92 Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen 36 - 41 -5 63.3 0.87 Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller 25 - 42 -17 54.1 0.69 LUL
2021-06-06 12:29
1 reply
I mean let's be real, you have to be pretty dumb to think that statement and those stats correlate in any way, shape or form.
2021-06-06 13:24
Dev always wins against danish
2021-06-06 12:41
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