NIP secure playoff spot with dominant display against FURIA

The Swedish-majority side became the fourth team locked in for the playoffs with a commanding win against FURIA, limiting them to just 12 rounds in the series.

A 2-0 win over FURIA means that NIP have locked in their top eight place at the PGL Antwerp Major. They started off the series with a near perfect CT side on Nuke, in the end winning 16-2. Inferno proved to be a closer affair, but the Ninjas still ended up comfortable winners.

A loss for FURIA means they will play one more deciding match, where they will have their last chance to advance. The game will be happening tomorrow, with Copenhagen Flames and Vitality already in the 2-2 pool.

Brollan, NIP's newest recruit, was the top rated player in the series

The second 2-1 series started off on Nuke, which was the pick of the Brazilians. Their T side left much to be desired, however, as they fell to a 11-0 deficit before getting a round on the board, with the Swedish defense stopping their every move with ease. A 4v5 post-plant situation got FURIA their first round on the board, but their fortunes didn't change much after that, losing the half 2-13.

With NIP winning the second pistol round on the back of Nicolas "⁠Plopski⁠" Gonzalez Zamora's 3K, closing out the map was a mere formality, as they ended the map with a rampant 16-2 win.

Next up was Inferno, the pick of NIP, where it was once again the Swedes that got off to a hot start, feeling confident after the previous map as they quickly got to a 5-1 lead. This time FURIA were able to strike back, evening up the score at 5-5 with a couple of great holds. It was Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato's 1v2 clutch who got his team into the lead for the first time in the series, who looked revitalized after the first map drubbing. NIP were able to keep it close, with their makeshift AWPer, Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen, hitting two no-scopes in a round that tied up the scores at 7-7.

With FURIA ahead at the half, a pistol round win for NIP was crucial for their chances on the map, as they built on their good start, limiting FURIA to just two rounds throughout the second half. Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin justified his addition to the team with several impressive rounds, helping his team come out 16-10 winners on the map and secure their place in the top eight at the Major.

Sweden
Matchpage
2
0
16th May 2022
16
Nuke
2
16
Inferno
10
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 27 +9 100.2 1.46
36 - 19 +17 81.4 1.36
30 - 18 +12 73.2 1.32
35 - 26 +9 80.2 1.20
31 - 26 +5 68.0 1.11
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
31 - 33 -2 74.6 0.95
27 - 33 -6 60.8 0.88
22 - 32 -10 52.9 0.76
20 - 32 -12 53.1 0.69
16 - 38 -22 53.3 0.59
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1001
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
895
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
Wp
2022-05-16 17:33
4 replies
useless game
2022-05-16 17:35
3 replies
Stronger team won, maybe a bit more one sided thanks to great counter strating by NIP, but still an expected result.
2022-05-16 18:06
2 replies
Unexpected for me. Out of 6 games furia had 5. Brollan brought up something really different to this team, props to them
2022-05-16 20:21
1 reply
One showmatch and the rest way over 6 months ago on a roster with academy standin. Also new coach that allows threat to be full analyst and read Furias high gamble style and make good counter plays.
2022-05-16 21:09
#2
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
BOTURIA
2022-05-16 17:33
Major Winners In Pyjamas
2022-05-16 17:34
1 reply
Best night gear
2022-05-17 10:13
Ez
2022-05-16 17:34
#5
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Russia SexeSnek
ahahaha doubters took an L
2022-05-16 17:34
#6
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Brazil Vicmar
Gaules and mch in shambles
2022-05-16 17:35
eztag
2022-05-16 17:35
#9
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Denmark nunz1o
+w abusers in the mud lmao Ence is also failing next
2022-05-16 17:36
#10
REZ | 
Belgium w4lt3r
Very well deserved
2022-05-16 17:36
Dark horse they said xD kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-05-16 17:38
#12
ropz | 
India psn46
My brother Art_best_entryfragger in shambles now.
2022-05-16 17:40
1 reply
kkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-05-16 17:42
#13
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Europe Khanan
EZ tag BROlan R EZ PogChamp
2022-05-16 17:41
#15
device | 
Sweden unu_
Solid display from NIP today, not just everyone chipping in individually but some solid team plays got them a well deserved playoff spot
2022-05-16 17:43
Noice
2022-05-16 17:44
#17
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Why did the even pick nuke if they can't play it
2022-05-16 17:44
1 reply
They can but nip prepared really well. They played really good and disciplined cs today
2022-05-16 19:04
What a teamplay win. Congrats NIP!
2022-05-16 17:53
Make shift awper , hitting two no scope on t side kewk.
2022-05-16 17:56
#21
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Estonia nokkiii
farT
2022-05-16 17:56
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-05-16 17:56
#23
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China RADNIKEY
NIP is good without device as it turns out
2022-05-16 17:59
1 reply
Can be a contender for the #1 spot with Device back
2022-05-17 10:16
Pogski
2022-05-16 18:22
#26
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Romania RBK_GOD
W+M1 tactics not working mr. arT
2022-05-16 18:41
#27
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Spain YiXx_
EzTag. Top Awper
2022-05-16 18:43
Brazil cope KEK
2022-05-16 18:49
BR CS kekw
2022-05-16 19:00
7 replies
After your country has 5 teams only made up of Brazilians in its composition in the top 30 hltv and manages to put almost 800,000 spectators in a stream, you come back here ok...🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫😄
2022-05-17 05:45
6 replies
1 tier1 team > 5 tier2-3 teams
2022-05-17 11:52
5 replies
at least we don't need to use players of other nationalities to be able to create a team because 60% of the navi is Russian and 40% is only Ukrainian... omegalulllllll
2022-05-17 13:12
4 replies
2022-05-17 13:49
3 replies
#42 🤫🤫🤫
2022-05-17 14:07
2 replies
name cheacks out
2022-05-17 14:08
1 reply
Suck...
2022-05-17 14:13
No deve then Btw NIP real dark horse
2022-05-16 20:17
Edit : wronh thread
2022-05-16 20:29
Deserved
2022-05-17 05:42
ez 4 SWE
2022-05-17 08:31
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