Copenhagen Flames upset NIP to qualify for Antwerp, Endpoint eliminate Sprout

The Swedes could not continue their promising start with Brollan, falling after a poor performance on Overpass.

Copenhagen Flames stole an upset win over NIP in convincing fashion to qualify for the Major with a 3-0 record, squeaking a tight Vertigo 19-17 before a confident victory on Overpass, 16-10.

The Ninjas struggled individually throughout the series, with Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin the only person to post above a 1.00 rating, whereas Copenhagen Flames had Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi and Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard to thank for monstrous carry performances on Vertigo and Overpass respectively.

nicoodoz topped the scoreboard for his team, providing high impact

The series opened with Copenhagen Flames' pick of Vertigo, and they kicked the map off with a strong start. The Danish side picked up the pistol and converted, building a solid T side off the back of a varied and deep playbook, getting out to a 6-3 lead before Ninjas really got a foothold in the game.

Once they did, the Swedes recovered, moving to a generally more passive defensive approach, getting themselves to an 8-7 half which was a decent return after a shaky start.

NIP looked like they would take the map comfortably after winning the second half pistol and riding that to a 14-10 lead, but nicoodoz had other ideas; a couple of monstrous ramp holds broke the Swedes and got Flames back into the game.

Copenhagen Flames surrendered that momentum off the back of a heartbreaking throw in a 2v1 situation, with Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser clinching a clutch on seven HP to help the Ninjas eventually get to overtime.

NIP seemed to have run out of steam by the time OT came around, winning a single round in each half as Copenhagen Flames confidently closed out the game 19-17.

Overpass was the pick of NIP, but they started poorly on the T side; after winning the pistol and converting the Swedes won a single round on the rest of their offense, falling to a 4-11 half with the young Dane jabbi tormenting them throughout.

A lost pistol left NIP facing a monumental battle to even put up much of a fight in this map, and losing a 5v2 in the first gun round did little to help matters; Flames eventually closed the map out 16-10, however Brollan did perform some heroics for NIP to at least make the map more competitive.

 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 45 +9 84.7 1.20
42 - 47 -5 67.1 0.92
33 - 50 -17 61.2 0.82
32 - 48 -16 66.4 0.76
24 - 43 -19 53.3 0.71
 Copenhagen Flames K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 33 +27 92.1 1.47
53 - 37 +16 95.3 1.38
49 - 38 +11 82.2 1.20
37 - 39 -2 67.1 1.04
33 - 38 -5 63.8 0.90

Over on the B stream Endpoint took on Sprout in the elimination match, with the former taking a 2-1 victory in what was a tightly contested series.

Endpoint took their pick of Dust2 in a close overtime battle, needing a monumental performance from AWPer Joey "⁠CRUC1AL⁠" Steusel to help get them over the line; they would have kicked themselves had they lost the map, having sported a 13-9 lead early in the second half.

On their own pick of Vertigo, Sprout had a convincing performance, storming to a 16-7 victory in large part due to a near-irresistible offence. Victor "⁠Staehr⁠" Staehr, returning to the squad after being absent through illness for most of the RMR, posted the pick of the performances, with 31 frags and 119 ADR earning him a 1.97 rating.

The decider of Ancient was another incredibly close affair, ultimately falling in favour of Endpoint 16-14; it was the tale of the two CT sides, with the teams both posting big halves on their defense. In the end it was several key clutches towards the end of the game that earned Endpoint the victory, keeping them in the hunt for a spot at the Major in Antwerp.

Matchpage
1
2
22nd April 2022
16
Dust2
19
16
Vertigo
7
14
Ancient
16
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 56 +17 88.1 1.31
69 - 57 +12 87.0 1.21
67 - 59 +8 77.9 1.16
52 - 50 +2 65.6 1.06
49 - 58 -9 57.7 0.94
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 57 +4 68.8 1.03
55 - 62 -7 71.9 0.95
57 - 63 -6 70.0 0.92
49 - 60 -11 71.3 0.91
57 - 68 -11 71.0 0.90
Denmark Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
169
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
957
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1337
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1459
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Well done
2022-04-22 19:44
2 replies
GG Well Played CF... nicoodoz smashing it! Deserved!
2022-04-22 20:16
1 reply
#44
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Brazil Lok72
no chance for NIPPLES that lose for Furia with Guerri
2022-04-23 01:29
expected
2022-04-22 19:45
2 replies
Upset??? Cphf where favourites every day
2022-04-22 20:07
1 reply
maybe they got upset that they lost, I don't see how anyone thought NIP would be favorites here but ggs
2022-04-22 23:36
Poopski
2022-04-22 19:45
Upset? Nip were favourites?
2022-04-22 19:45
7 replies
3 odds on flames
2022-04-22 19:45
5 replies
2.3 but bookies can be pretty clueless from time to time
2022-04-22 19:48
1 reply
#21
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Germany ConAction
well obviously they dont put flames as an overdog - they just can't justify it I guess
2022-04-22 19:51
#17
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Germany ConAction
on which site did you get 3 odds on flames? 2.5 is what I could bet on and I didnt see much higher - maybe 2.7 at absolute best on shit sites with shit limits
2022-04-22 19:48
1 reply
pretty sure i saw 2.75 on some site
2022-04-22 19:50
I stopped betting since CSGL died but god damn had I known I would've created an account just to bet on cphf wtf
2022-04-22 23:37
Yeah, right? CPH has been on fire for a while and NIP has been average at best for a long time now.
2022-04-22 22:22
Not really an upset lol
2022-04-22 19:45
3 replies
NIP were pretty heavy favourites on odds, so it was definitely an upset
2022-04-22 19:46
2 replies
NIP were around 1.4-1.5, hardly heavy favourites
2022-04-24 08:44
1 reply
still, definitely favourites which means upset
2022-04-24 17:02
in what world is it an upset? xD
2022-04-22 19:45
1 reply
2022-04-22 19:45
#7
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United States Jeffcubed
Falmes 🙂
2022-04-22 19:45
1 reply
aww what the hell rez
2022-04-22 19:47
What upset? As if NIP were favourites.
2022-04-22 19:47
#14
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Germany ConAction
well if you count this as an upset xd
2022-04-22 19:47
Upset?
2022-04-22 19:48
kick poopski
2022-04-22 19:49
#20
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Ukraine SwissRolls
Not r ez today, esetag missed crucial shots on vertigo and flopski today
2022-04-22 19:50
3 replies
Is rez good enough to help carry a team?…even with device back. Seems like him and plopski are to inconsistent. Hampus is the only one that can frag out when needed
2022-04-22 19:56
2 replies
Hampus the only one that can frag out when needed? Lmao do you even watch them play? The potential carriers right now are REZ (who is very inconsistent) and Brollan. It's never Hampus' fragging ability that win them a game
2022-04-24 08:51
1 reply
Are you to dumb to understand you can’t frag out when needed and be inconsistent? That doesn’t even make sense…Brollans been on the team 2 months top so how has he been carrying nip? No one is talking about “potential”. Every analyst for the last 6 months has said hampus is the best player on nip at the moment. Hell let’s talk “potential” because potentially rez can be better than simple. Talking “potential” means absolutely nothing
2022-05-05 16:37
Rez unrecognizable
2022-04-22 19:54
#23
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
A lot of clowns higher in the comments but who cares if we won't see flopengagen in play-offs anyway🙂
2022-04-22 19:54
Upset? It was expected
2022-04-22 19:56
1 reply
#27
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Brazil batcompany
Yeah like 2-0 is an upset anyway
2022-04-22 20:01
#26
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Brazil batcompany
2 - 0 ain't an upset
2022-04-22 20:00
#30
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Hungary szia
cph flames only play when its major time lol
2022-04-22 20:18
Falmes 🙂 go major 🙂 les go 🙂
2022-04-22 20:21
That packet loss hit hard
2022-04-22 20:29
CopenLANERS Flames does it again.
2022-04-22 20:44
Not really an upset. CPH are really good and NiP... Overrated AF ATM.
2022-04-22 20:52
2 replies
+1
2022-04-22 22:24
#43
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Brazil Lok72
overrated af last couple years
2022-04-23 01:28
Nicodoz 90 pts on fantasy team Nice
2022-04-22 21:20
2 replies
hltv.org/fantasy/262/league/124300/team/.. haha yea i got 91 too, excellent choice
2022-04-23 02:25
1 reply
Ax1le 163 points carring my fantasy lul
2022-04-23 05:53
CPH 🔥🔥🔥
2022-04-22 22:44
Falmes have done it again 😁 I'm sad Sprout didn't make it, they looked promising but threw it
2022-04-23 00:47
#42
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Brazil Lok72
upset is nip still alive
2022-04-23 01:28
CPH beating NIP is not an upset at all wtf? NIP is the most overrated team in professional counter strike right now after heroic
2022-04-23 04:56
4 replies
Why is Heroic overrated according to you?
2022-04-24 08:53
3 replies
Because they haven’t won a relevant tournament and they’ve been together for years?
2022-04-25 00:27
2 replies
Couldnt be more wrong even if you tried LOL. heroic Won: ESL one cologne and EPL s14 not to mention their SF placements at the latest major and in Katowice. Oh and "they've been together for years" is also entirely wrong as they've only had this current roster since march 2021
2022-05-02 18:28
1 reply
i said RELEVANT tourny silly
2022-05-04 08:05
CPH 3-0 again, nice
2022-04-23 05:50
#49
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Israel ZiinTotH
On the surface it seems like an upset, but CPH have proven themselves in the previous major to be a nice dark horse, I hope they will proceed with a decent run this major as well.
2022-04-23 09:19
1 reply
Literally the only nuanced comment here. +1
2022-04-24 08:53
hopefully falmes make it to champions this time :DDD
2022-04-23 09:28
1 reply
AND THEY DID IT, LFG WOOOOOOOOOO
2022-05-19 05:04
CPH is a great team imo. Jabbi is an odd player. Potential to go absolutely nuts but generally a player that doesn't stand out. As a team however they work really well when it comes to LAN games. They have a lot of 'cheeky' plays and strats that seem to work and are executed successfully at events like these.
2022-04-24 08:55
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