NIP defeat BIG 2-0 in BLAST Premier Fall Group B opening match

The Swedes didn’t break a sweat in their opening night of the BLAST group stage.

NIP took BIG by storm and secured the second BLAST Premier Fall Groups Group B opening match with a 2-0 victory, setting up an upper-bracket final match against G2 on Tuesday for a spot in the Fall Finals. The outcome of this series was the preferred one for Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković, who says that G2 have NIP’s number as they beat them several times before, including at the BLAST Premier Spring Final.

BIG, who are now under the orders of Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić ever since Dustin "⁠DuDe⁠" Großmann put aside his coaching duties momentarily due to personal reasons, will have a chance at redemption in the lower bracket, where they will go up against the group’s underdogs, MIBR, to keep the hope of avoiding the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown alive.

REZ showed impeccable form with a 1.76 rating in the series

The series started on BIG’s trusty map pick of Dust2 and it was the German squad that took a 3-0 lead, but NIP stole the show after that as the Swedes took complete control on the CT side, allowing but a single round in the first half to take a considerable 11-4 lead at the half with Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser showing incredible individual form.

NIP’s in-game leader downed three players in the second pistol round to keep his team rolling towards victory, and although BIG put up a modicum of resistance it was Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner and company who forced their way to an imposing 16-9 victory before moving to their home map.

BIG’s chances to proceed through the upper bracket rested on a victory on Inferno, NIP’s map pick, but it was the Swedes who imposed their will early on, this time on the attack, going up 6-0 before Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and his men were able to fight back. Slowly but surely BIG got back into the series and even put a dent in NIP’s economy, but the CTs were able to strike back to command a 9-6 lead.

The Swedes came out with impetus on the attacking side, winning a play on the B site to bag the pistol round, after which they continued to increase their lead all the way to cleanly sweeping their German foes, taking Inferno with a convincing 16-6 scoreline.

"G2 have really good individuals, they have NiKo and huNter- that can just shoot everybody and sometimes even if you’re a very good team you can’t win against that," Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora answered on the broadcast when asked about their upcoming match, "I think it’ll be a close game but if we play the way we did today we’ll come out on top."

Sweden
Matchpage
2
0
20th September 2021
Germany
16
Dust2
9
16
Inferno
6
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 30 +25 118.1 1.76
32 - 25 +7 85.1 1.23
32 - 30 +2 83.9 1.15
29 - 21 +8 60.3 1.03
28 - 25 +3 55.9 1.02
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 32 -5 57.6 0.95
29 - 37 -8 75.0 0.94
24 - 33 -9 61.1 0.85
27 - 38 -11 56.5 0.85
24 - 36 -12 66.7 0.84
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1779
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Germany Dustin 'DuDe' Großmann
Dustin 'DuDe' Großmann
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
303
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1225
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
872
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1201
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
sad but expected
2021-09-20 21:41
2 replies
#9
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Brazil PrestusHood
Why do brazillians get to be eliminated by jermany smh. It would be less shameful if we lost for washed up device tomorrow....
2021-09-20 21:47
BIG so bad omegalul
2021-09-20 22:11
#2
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Latvia HiImRenars
R EZ
2021-09-20 21:42
#3
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Andorra amongus
Well played.
2021-09-20 21:42
EZ
2021-09-20 21:43
What happened with BIG? They seemed rather consistent last season, always near the top.
2021-09-20 21:44
5 replies
#8
ropz | 
Estonia Octatwo
they dropped xantares
2021-09-20 21:45
xantares was the problem.
2021-09-20 21:48
#14
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Brazil Elakk
Online
2021-09-20 21:48
1 reply
#46
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Mongolia Sythapilla
BLAST Premier is Online too
2021-09-21 07:05
lack of raw aim from xantares
2021-09-21 12:35
#6
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Turkey SplattXy
Ez asf -100$
2021-09-20 21:44
#7
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Israel BuckBreaker
gg
2021-09-20 21:45
not too great but at least positive from device)
2021-09-20 21:47
2 replies
#22
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Liberia rationale
Nikolai has forgotten how to spray. That was painful to watch. This inexcusable for a t2 player, let alone a "star" player like him.
2021-09-20 22:05
1 reply
well they have so much good facility's at nip that IF he did he could warm them up again easily
2021-09-20 22:08
#11
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Brazil Elakk
R EZ
2021-09-20 21:48
#13
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Brazil Bactuga
HLTV doesnt like NiP, everytime NiP loses a match its ''destroyed'' and then NiP actually destroys they just say ''defeated'' xDDD
2021-09-20 21:48
12 replies
#15
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Sweden zasha1337
this is so true. and whenever nip do something great its allways "the opponents made misstakes."
2021-09-20 21:55
REZ carried your "Ronaldo" once again. If REZ doesn't show up to a match, NIP is max tier 2
2021-09-20 21:57
4 replies
#21
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Brazil Bactuga
where did i mention Dev1ce and Rez?
2021-09-20 22:04
where did he mention Dev1ce and Rez?
2021-09-21 00:09
He didn't mention Dev1ce and Rez?
2021-09-21 05:57
#52
flusha | 
Sweden GabM
He still didnt mention rez or device
2021-09-21 09:51
Dude, nice conspiracy theories
2021-09-21 06:30
4 replies
#44
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Brazil Bactuga
wdym its true look at last games that NiP lost/won
2021-09-21 06:35
To be fair, they did write that G2 had a “convincing win” over MIBR, but NIP who won by a bigger margin over a better team, only got “defeated”
2021-09-21 07:56
2 replies
#61
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Brazil Bactuga
That MIBR vs G2 game was very closer than it seems to be, in Mirage 1 or 2 kills to Mibr could have won them the entire map
2021-09-21 18:37
1 reply
Which just makes it worse. Writing convincing win mean G2 won easily.
2021-09-21 21:54
Site owner and admins are salty danes that's why
2021-09-21 14:52
Big need more changes
2021-09-20 21:58
#18
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Russia ToughGuy
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz 29 - 21 +8 60.3 1.03 ronaldo of cs
2021-09-20 21:59
1 reply
Device needs players to set him up for kills just like Ronaldo needs players to set him up for a goal. Without a team they are useless.
2021-09-20 22:02
#20
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Poland xMBTx
REZ>device
2021-09-20 22:03
#24
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
ggwp Nip played really good today 👍🏻
2021-09-20 22:08
Rez popping off lately. Good for him!!
2021-09-20 22:15
there's no way device is in the top 20 this year
2021-09-20 22:16
1 reply
you never know kek
2021-09-20 22:35
#28
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Brazil Anarchybr
Without my XANTARES I can’t do it
2021-09-20 22:26
#30
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Brazil hugoooo
BIG is over without XANTARES... no firepower
2021-09-20 22:38
Need wantagod
2021-09-20 22:43
Ggwp NIP and BIG. I like BIG, seems like a great bunch of LEUTE. Tomorrow is gonna be a banger tho folks! G2 vs REZ! Let's go
2021-09-20 22:53
Gade is not enough for big... -Gade +faven or good german player
2021-09-20 23:53
2 replies
too early to say that
2021-09-21 06:27
1 reply
#50
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Germany X5ander
but the matches are really bad since the switch (with the exception against Navi), hope my boyz can surprise in the future, otherwise they have to change something. If Xantares won't come back, maybe faven is the best choice.
2021-09-21 08:12
Xantares was the problem
2021-09-21 00:00
#36
REZ | 
Hong Kong Opekp
SO EZ , Dev1ce was the problem
2021-09-21 01:38
Big still far away from good teamplay and k1to with real epic fail moves
2021-09-21 03:29
Xantares was the problem?.
2021-09-21 05:31
#40
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Sweden DEFENSE!
R EZ
2021-09-21 06:22
unluko
2021-09-21 06:27
#45
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United States Anonysto
Anonyst?
2021-09-21 07:05
I wonder when Christiano Ronaldo will show up haha
2021-09-21 07:21
#49
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Germany X5ander
Xantares plz come back :-(
2021-09-21 08:10
ez 4 nip
2021-09-21 09:50
nice pj's
2021-09-21 09:59
Sick gl Nip
2021-09-21 11:52
Clean
2021-09-21 12:31
#57
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Georgia Bochora12
Xantares wasent the problem gade was
2021-09-21 13:54
wp
2021-09-21 14:01
lesson learned: don’t replace good rifler with gade
2021-09-21 14:56
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