NIP top Group D, qualify for PGL Major Stockholm

The rest of the group is wide open, with only fnatic out of contention for a spot in the playoffs or the 9-12th place decider bracket.

NIP have punched their ticket to the PGL Major with a resounding victory over fnatic as Fiend took out DBL PONEY, one of the requirements other than the Swedish team’s victory to secure a spot on Counter-Strike’s biggest stage.

FaZe are now leading the rest of the pack with three wins and are close to the playoffs, but a loss to Fiend could leave them in third place behind the Bulgarians in what will be a crucial final day match for both outfits.

SKADE's prospects look grim, as they sit second to last with three points, but a victory over the last-placed fnatic could put them in the race for third were DBL PONEY and Fiend to lose their final matches as the three would enter a tie.

NIP will play their home Major in November

Despite being out of the running fnatic came out guns blazing on Nuke, taking a 7-3 lead before Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner and Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng won a 2vs4 that turned the tides of the half, as Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers’s men won the half out and took the lead before going on the defense.

The second half was a cakewalk for NIP as fnatic completely vanished from the server on the attack, unable to win a single round in what ended up being a resounding 7-16 loss.

NIP's victory is monumental for the Swedes and their Danish AWPer, as it means they will participate at the Major in Stockholm with a chance of making it in front of their home crowd. Before that, they will play the IEM Fall playoffs, which they will enter as the top seed from their group.

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2nd October 2021
Sweden
7
Nuke
16

FaZe looked to keep their odds of making the playoffs high against SKADE, and Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen’s men came out in force on Inferno’s CT side, taking an early lead and going up by three before switching sides.

The international squad kept the pressure up on the attack, immediately hitting double digits, but Denislav "⁠dennyslaw⁠" Dimitrov and company struck right back to keep things even. It wasn’t until the very end that FaZe were able to swing things back around in their favor, winning five rounds in a row to close out the map 16-13.

The importance of winning this close match was nonpareil for FaZe, as their ability to make the playoffs now resides solely in their hands when they go up against Fiend.

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2nd October 2021
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Inferno
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DBL PONEY and Fiend quickly found each other in a brawl on Inferno, but the Frenchmen couldn’t keep up with their Bulgarian foes, unable to stabilize their economy and falling behind 5-10 at the half. Alexandre "⁠bodyy⁠" Pianaro and his men then failed to show up on the attack, as Viktor "⁠v1c7oR⁠" Dyankov and company went on a tear to close out the map in style, 16-5.

This loss was a disaster for the French team, whose Major dreams have been made harder to reach as they can no longer reach the playoffs, but if FaZe win on Sunday they retain hopes of finishing in third place. This would put them in the 9-12th bracket, and a 10th place finish there would guarantee Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang and company a spot at the Major.

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2nd October 2021
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Inferno
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The Group D standings are:

Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
34
Team:
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1885
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1132
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1015
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1812
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Bulgaria Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
918
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1211
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Sweden sn1pie
It's comming home #GONINJAS
2021-10-02 23:26
3 replies
+1!!!
2021-10-02 23:28
1 reply
why no scenarios for tomorrow??
2021-10-03 07:26
#26
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Spain LoLaZo
BO1 group phase gg volvo.
2021-10-03 00:53
#2
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Brazil batcompany
Those matches are so random you can't even put a penny on any of them.
2021-10-02 23:26
4 replies
#4
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Sweden sn1pie
then just don't do it
2021-10-02 23:29
#7
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Europe Vallon4
Welcome to 2021 CS.
2021-10-02 23:31
1 reply
#20
b1t | 
Russia dteakh
"2021" is unnecessary
2021-10-03 00:25
imagine betting on bo1 match
2021-10-03 07:26
deserved, remember anonymo? kekw
2021-10-02 23:30
2 replies
#30
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Hong Kong Opekp
That Noob Team? i remember They cant Get in this event 16 in 13 still lose LOL
2021-10-03 03:12
1 reply
yea, funny
2021-10-03 11:16
poor krimz
2021-10-02 23:31
FAZE UP
2021-10-02 23:35
1 reply
+1
2021-10-03 14:58
#10
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France t3r4byt3
At least one Swedish team will be in Stockholm, congrats NIP
2021-10-02 23:35
5 replies
#12
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Sweden sn1pie
Yeah sadly it is only one, But they will make sweden proud
2021-10-02 23:38
4 replies
isnt dig still possible, tho very unlikely?
2021-10-02 23:45
3 replies
#15
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Sweden unu_
yes
2021-10-02 23:52
#22
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Sweden frizzahh
they must win against i think? which is very unlikely after todays performance against og.
2021-10-03 00:32
#39
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Pakistan hawrU
If they win today the most important thing they would do is to get 3rd place and eliminate vitality from the event. Then they will also have a chance in the 9-12 decider group
2021-10-03 10:53
So FAZE needs a win against fiend and a 7th place finish to make the major?
2021-10-02 23:52
#18
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Ukraine Xe0m
KRiMZ will be fine...
2021-10-03 00:21
Fnatic disband when?
2021-10-03 00:24
3 replies
when money ends
2021-10-03 00:49
2 replies
Why dont invest in something else? Ego because of teams rich history? or they actually see some hope in this roster?
2021-10-03 00:51
1 reply
braindead management thinks it could work but it never works when u try put players that speaks on native language whole career into international roster
2021-10-03 00:54
Who cares
2021-10-03 00:26
they don't even need to win FaZe only needs to score 9 rounds to qualify in the top 2 of the group
2021-10-03 02:01
#29
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Brazil Fauchard
Device and NIP will win this major writ it down !!
2021-10-03 02:30
Why did Fiend have to win against D-Pony for NIP to be safe?
2021-10-03 03:37
Save Brollan, fnatic is such a mess
2021-10-03 05:23
C'mon guys !
2021-10-03 09:21
#42
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Poland SebL
Very important for NIP that they manage to qualify, this group was a pretty easy one, they still have a lot to prove, there is still plenty of stuff to work on, but it's going in the right direction, this group stage was a big step forward. I'm happy for NIP, they deserved it. GGs!
2021-10-03 22:48
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