NIP defeat ENCE 3-1 to win IEM Fall Europe

The Swedes showed impressive form throughout the final Regional Major Ranking tournament in Stockholm on the eve of their hometown Major.

NIP have been crowned the IEM Fall Europe champions after defeating ENCE in a best-of-five match that was inconsequential in regards to the Major — where they will be the only Swedish team in contention —, but gave the victor a larger portion of the $105,000 prize pool.

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NIP’s final victory was the cherry on top of a perfect tournament as they went undefeated in all stages, bagging five best-of-ones in the group stage followed by two best-of-threes in the playoffs and the best-of-five grand final while showing an absolutely stunning form just weeks away from the PGL Major in Stockholm, for which they qualified as Legends topping the European Regional Major Ranking.

NIP have shown to be in great shape ahead of the Major

Thoughts are already very much on the Major in the NIP camp, as coach Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers showed in the post-match interview on the broadcast by stating that "we're going into a hardcore bootcamp before the Major and hopefully we can bring the crown back to Sweden."

NIP will have a couple of days of rest first to savor their victory ahead of their bootcamp, though, so the team can reset mentally while Linus "⁠LNZ⁠" Holtäng's maiden victory at an event of this caliber sinks in as the youngster stated that he "never felt this happiness before."

Despite the final loss, ENCE also showed great form of their own at the RMR event, losing only once before the final, to OG in a multiple overtime affair in the group stage while leaving behind teams of the calibre of Vitality, Astralis and G2.

The tournament hasn’t come to an end just yet, however, as last but not least is the Astralis vs. Vitality match, which went live at the conclusion of the final and will decide the two other semi-finalist teams’ placings in the tournament, be it third or fourth.

ENCE have much to be proud of in their run at IEM Fall

The final series started off on Overpass, where LNZ made a splash early on to give NIP an early T-side lead. ENCE put forth a bit of resistance but were eventually overrun by the Swedes, who went on to take the map 16-8. Roles were reversed on Mirage, where there were all smiles on the ENCE side as they glided to an 11-4 lead on the attack before closing things out 16-7 to tie things up and keep the series exciting.

ENCE then started out with a strong defense on Ancient in an incredibly showing by Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi, but NIP came alive on the defense, taking the reins late in the game to win in the very last round, 16-14, and take the lead in the series 2-1.

The Swedes finally dominated on Nuke, starting on the CT side and running away with an 11-4 half-time lead as Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz kept things in check with his AWP to round out a great final series and tournament showing, individually. After switching sides NIP didn’t lay off the gas pedal, cruising to a 16-6 victory to add the IEM Fall Europe trophy to their cabinet.

Sweden
Matchpage
3
1
10th October 2021
16
Overpass
8
7
Mirage
16
16
Ancient
14
16
Nuke
6
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
88 - 61 +27 90.7 1.36
71 - 73 -2 82.2 1.10
69 - 62 +7 79.7 1.08
68 - 58 +10 70.5 1.05
48 - 70 -22 59.8 0.76
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
78 - 71 +7 84.4 1.14
74 - 73 +1 74.7 1.03
64 - 65 -1 66.9 0.97
54 - 69 -15 73.6 0.95
54 - 68 -14 67.8 0.93

The IEM Fall Europe standings are:

1. Sweden NIP - $27,500 + 2500 RMR Points
2. Europe ENCE - $17,500 + 2344 RMR Points
3. France Vitality - $12,000 + 2188 RMR Points
4. Denmark Astralis - $9,000 + 2031 RMR Points
5. Spain Movistar Riders - $7,500 + 1875 RMR Points
6. Europe G2 - $6,500 + 1719 RMR Points
7. Denmark Copenhagen Flames - $5,500 + 1563 RMR Points
8. Bulgaria Fiend - $4,500 + 1406 RMR Points
9. Europe FaZe - $3,000 + 1250 RMR Points
10. Germany BIG - $2,500 + 1094 RMR Points
11. Europe OG - $2,000 + 938 RMR Points
12. Denmark Heroic - $1,500
13-16. Europe mousesports - $1,000
13-16. Czech Republic Sinners - $1,000
13-16. Sweden Dignitas - $1,000
13-16. France DBL PONEY - $1,000
17-20. Europe FunPlus Phoenix - $500
17-20. Europe Complexity - $500
17-20. Europe MAD Lions - $500
17-20. Bulgaria SKADE - $500
21-24. Sweden AURA
21-24. United Kingdom Endpoint
21-24. Germany Sprout
21-24. Sweden fnatic

Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
33
Team:
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1762
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Denmark N1nQa
19 mvps insane
2021-10-10 21:49
13 replies
yeah
2021-10-10 21:50
3 replies
most limpdick tournament win ever
2021-10-10 21:52
2 replies
thats brave coming from NA
2021-10-10 21:55
#73
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Asia Karbide
NA 1 major dev1ce 4 majors)))
2021-10-11 02:20
and 29 total tournament wins. more than insane.
2021-10-10 21:52
Easy for the goat after stockholm 20 MVPs + 30 tournaments + 5 Majors
2021-10-10 21:54
5 replies
Flair says it all
2021-10-10 21:56
2 replies
wyd? My flair is astralis. Afaik devvek1ng doesn't play for astralis
2021-10-10 21:56
dont you mean flag?
2021-10-11 01:12
That would be insane
2021-10-11 00:19
1 reply
Something only a true GOAT would be able to do )))
2021-10-11 17:22
Fluke ecovice
2021-10-10 22:09
1 reply
#58
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Norway 2kayn
Stay mad encefan
2021-10-10 22:50
#2
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Croatia Fiki207
Device GOAT
2021-10-10 21:49
#3
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Finland Doto_top1
Deserved! GGWP
2021-10-10 21:49
1 reply
but ence nt.Ancient was close
2021-10-10 21:50
#4
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Poland sosiad
device goat?
2021-10-10 21:50
3 replies
#46
device | 
Sweden unu_
Device goat.
2021-10-10 22:09
Yes
2021-10-10 22:13
Of course
2021-10-10 22:22
#5
ztr | 
Germany saluxus
#GONINJAS
2021-10-10 21:50
1 reply
+1 What a great time to love CS! Ton of new super competitive teams are hitting the scene and it looks like the Ninjas are back in a big way. EU and CIS are looking better than ever... Let's hope America and Asia gets competitive again.
2021-10-11 07:55
nip might win the major? what?
2021-10-10 21:50
#8
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Sweden zasha1337
wp ence #GONINJAS!
2021-10-10 21:50
i believe in devveking supremacy
2021-10-10 21:50
1 reply
Sunpayus supremacy better
2021-10-10 22:02
#10
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
ez 4 GOAT
2021-10-10 21:50
nice, hope they have something left for the major
2021-10-10 21:50
#13
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Russia ToughGuy
rip "4 years without trophy" meme
2021-10-10 21:51
4 replies
this is just a qualifier isnt it
2021-10-10 21:52
2 replies
still gives a trophy and a MVP.
2021-10-10 21:52
#92
REZ | 
Sweden Wileng
group stage i'd say yes, but playoffs absolutely not, its still a real tournament if not even more challenging because all the teams are desperately trying to get into the major
2021-10-11 18:58
Now G2 and OG
2021-10-10 21:59
#14
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Europe Zinn0
cool
2021-10-10 21:51
lets goo
2021-10-10 21:51
they fucking did it
2021-10-10 21:51
#17
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Croatia Esketite
Undoubtedly the best team in the world! Device the goat of CS! EZ
2021-10-10 21:51
#18
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United Kingdom novaseer
Well played NIP! Ancient was really exciting to watch - and this is coming from someone who despises that map
2021-10-10 21:51
EZ 4 Device
2021-10-10 21:51
So every idiot saying that Device was mediocre player and he only got great team around him, he carried those NIP noobs big time and if anything you can see how much he contributes to team. Astralis are not bad , but we all know that they will need more time to challenge again, Device allready done it. Let this be a lesson for you, if team dominates for secveral years/months, there are no weak links in it.
2021-10-10 21:52
4 replies
+1 smart polish
2021-10-10 21:52
Only LNZ bad rating tho
2021-10-10 22:01
1 reply
By calling them noobs i meant unproven, which other than Rez they are. Now they are proving themselfs and they might grow into strong team. Also rating does not matter, if he does his job well its fine.
2021-10-10 22:05
#61
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Norway 2kayn
No way a polish guy with a brain
2021-10-10 22:51
ez 19th mvp for GOATVICE
2021-10-10 21:52
EZ FOR E- I mean NIP
2021-10-10 21:52
3 replies
Not really, ENCE choked hard in ancient and there was multiple rounds that NIP won in nuke which could have gone either way.
2021-10-10 21:58
2 replies
All in all this tournament was a huge win for ENCE though. No one expected them to get this far. So it kinda was EZ4ENCE
2021-10-10 22:14
1 reply
yup, exceeded the expectations.
2021-10-10 22:16
Great showing by NiP , Device seems to be back in his usual form when it matters the most :) Good performance by ENCE too , making it into the finals was a big achievement as well. Good Luck for the Major! EZ FOR DEVVVE
2021-10-10 21:53
#29
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Turkey MrElpa
not so EZ for ENCE :(( nt though
2021-10-10 21:53
#30
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
EZ4ENCE anyways
2021-10-10 21:53
1 reply
#60
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Norway 2kayn
Nt
2021-10-10 22:51
EASY MVP FOR DEVICE
2021-10-10 21:55
#35
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Poland Jevilek
GG NT ENCE great performace on big stage
2021-10-10 21:56
Movistar poggers
2021-10-10 21:57
#38
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Czech Republic BlastTM
gg wp great tournament from both teams!
2021-10-10 21:57
GG! Proud of this ENCE performance at IEM Fall overall :) And NIP played really well the whole tournament, deserved win!
2021-10-10 22:05
1 reply
+1
2021-10-11 05:08
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-10 22:05
2 replies
#59
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Norway 2kayn
Yes bro! Ez4ence!!!!! 3:1.
2021-10-10 22:50
1 reply
XD
2021-10-11 00:16
EZ Clap
2021-10-10 22:09
#50
arT | 
Brazil logzera
GODEV1CE!
2021-10-10 22:14
#54
KQLY | 
Korea Shazil
lmao
2021-10-10 22:24
Nip fans hyped After a win over ence
2021-10-10 22:25
5 replies
#63
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Europe Vallon4
??? Literally undefeated in the tourney, dumb fettuccine.
2021-10-10 23:09
1 reply
#75
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Europe Cr3eP_70
Give him a break... You must be aware of "pasta" relevance on CS GO scene...
2021-10-11 02:56
LOL it’s hilarious. Nip would’ve lost to literally any other team
2021-10-11 07:21
2 replies
That is why they are on a 11 game winning streak ye? "Would've lost to any other team" Brainfart
2021-10-14 16:25
1 reply
against bots!
2021-10-14 17:34
Jesus mr devve
2021-10-10 22:29
gg ez
2021-10-10 22:41
Dycha is really good
2021-10-10 22:56
#64
dead | 
Brazil Bronly
EU making themselves a solid tier 2 scene =/ look at this pathetic top 10 =/ cis is the last remaining place to play a tier 1 cs go sad
2021-10-10 23:11
6 replies
xd clown
2021-10-10 23:34
Absolutely true, look at these people praising NIP for beating ENCE LMAO. NIP would’ve lost to literally any other team
2021-10-11 07:25
3 replies
Welp they beat Vitality and the remaining top tier european teams were beat by ence ENCE on path to reach the final lol, what the hell are you talking about?
2021-10-11 17:53
2 replies
vitality is dogshit, you think that's an accomplishment?
2021-10-11 20:48
1 reply
he is brainwashed by being sweden, NIP can only win bought matches
2021-10-13 02:42
#89
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Russia Thfthf
Its all because of damned covid, at the online era they all went to tier2.
2021-10-11 15:36
#66
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Poland paputekk
shame i couldn't watch it ggwp
2021-10-10 23:37
GG.
2021-10-10 23:39
Could you imagine with how well device and the rest are performing right now if they were headed into the next major with -LNZ +f0rest which along with Na`Vi I'm thinking would be right there as the favorites to win IMO.
2021-10-11 00:02
3 replies
I think still they have a good shot
2021-10-11 00:19
No chance in hell NIP will win this major with NAVI, ASTRALIS, FAZE, and LIQUID in contention
2021-10-11 07:26
1 reply
#88
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Russia Thfthf
Vitality*
2021-10-11 15:32
ggwp, well deserved lan trophy for NiP and MVP award for device !
2021-10-11 02:32
well played NIP!
2021-10-11 05:38
Time to replace snappi. Clear weakest link in ENCE
2021-10-11 07:20
Well deserved win for the NIP, but not bad at all from ENCE.
2021-10-11 08:16
#85
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Liberia rationale
What a shit match it was. Both teams did not care one bit about winning or losing.
2021-10-11 10:18
GGWP
2021-10-11 11:21
dev1ce great addition
2021-10-11 14:32
#93
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Sweden greger001
easy for SHEEP
2021-10-11 19:22
fnatic with UK players makes me sick dude,
2021-10-11 20:36
1 reply
Who is Fnatic, I looked at the top rank list 20, there they were not, then I looked at the rank list top 50, there were not them either, so I found them to the last ,,, they are No. 73 in the world, what are they finally doing live stream?
2021-10-14 21:49
$27,500 LOL
2021-10-12 00:27
rigged
2021-10-12 15:56
fluke run
2021-10-13 02:41
Who is Fnatic, I looked at the top rank list 20, there they were not, then I looked at the rank list top 50, there were not them either, so I found them to the last ,,, they are No. 73 in the world, what are they finally doing live stream? WHO ARE THEY?
2021-10-14 21:50
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