NIP defeat OG, advance to BLAST Fall Finals playoffs

Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's team has been eliminated from the Danish LAN without a map win to their name.

Ninjas in Pyjamas secured a spot in the BLAST Premier Fall Final quarter-finals after taking down OG 2-0 in Group A's lower bracket. The squad led by Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen barely came out ahead on Ancient (22-19) after two sets of overtime before sealing the victory on the CT side of Vertigo (16-10).

Today was the first time these two squads faced off since their semi-final match at Dubai Esports Tour 2022 in the summer, which Ninjas in Pyjamas also won. The Swedish core's victory today means they will face the loser of Natus Vincere vs Liquid in the first round of playoffs on Friday at 19:00 .

Aleksib's team secured their first win in Copenhagen over OG

Ninjas in Pyjamas came back with an improved defensive performance on Ancient against OG after a poor display against Heroic on the first day. Aleksib and company failed to build on their pistol round victory, but quickly recovered as Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen's double kill on the A bombsite with the Five-SeveN allowed the Swedish core to retake the momentum and create a 9-3 lead. OG struggled to crack the Ninjas in Pyjamas defenses, and only stole two more rounds before switching sides with a 5-10 scoreline.

nexa's men kickstarted the second half in good form with a pistol round win before claiming a five-round winning streak, which put the European squad level with Ninjas in Pyjamas at 11-11. Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan and Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov came alive after switching to the CT side, but their performance was not enough to prevent Ninjas in Pyjamas from edging the last necessary rounds to force overtime.

Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner played two fantastic sets of extra time and consistently found impact with the AWP as Ninjas in Pyjamas fought their way to a 22-19 victory.

The Ninjas opened up their map pick of Vertigo by taking the first two rounds, but they failed to build on their early success. It did not take long for OG to respond as flameZ and Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar powered the defense to a five-round streak which set up the European mix for an 8-7 finish. The Czech rifler topped the scoreboard at halftime with a 1.21 rating and 108.9 ADR.

es3tag gifted Ninjas in Pyjamas their third pistol round of the series after taking down four OG members on the B site. The early momentum allowed the CTs to string seven rounds in a row as the offense struggled to maintain their economy in shape. nexa's men only stole two rounds on the T side before Ninjas in Pyjamas closed the match with a 16-10 scoreline.

OG's defeat today means they are eliminated from the event, denying their last chance to possibly make the BLAST Premier World Final in December. The European mix currently has no tournaments scheduled until 2023, meaning they played their last LAN series of the season.

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24th November 2022
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Ancient
22
10
Vertigo
16
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 48 +4 83.1 1.16
52 - 46 +6 73.4 1.09
38 - 51 -13 74.7 0.92
36 - 49 -13 67.8 0.83
35 - 51 -16 61.2 0.74
 Ninjas in Pyjamas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 43 +18 96.5 1.35
56 - 46 +10 81.0 1.24
51 - 38 +13 75.5 1.22
40 - 42 -2 78.6 1.04
35 - 44 -9 60.7 0.90
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1365
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Czech Republic Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1306
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1055
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
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Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
rip
2022-11-24 13:35
2 replies
Let's just call it like it is. NiP didn't play good. It was just that OG played hoorendously bad.
2022-11-24 14:20
1 reply
+1, tbh. After Ancient pretty sure that OG was super tilted and it showed on their gameplay ngl.
2022-11-24 14:35
unlucko OG
2022-11-24 13:36
1 reply
Well when the game plan is so dependent on getting lucky timings, it will and should not work most of the time. If anything OG had more luck than NIP
2022-11-24 14:01
KKKKKKKK
2022-11-24 13:37
1 reply
Come back to spirit Abdul!
2022-11-24 13:38
#4
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Denmark Randomij
Hampus unleashed?
2022-11-24 13:37
#5
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Sweden Erfa
EZ for es3tag
2022-11-24 13:38
OG fell off
2022-11-24 13:38
2 replies
og irrelevant since 2021. This team exsist only because of blast partnership. Last place at Katowice, missed Antwerp major, both EPLs and Cologne, meh result at the major. Idk how they fluke spring and fall groups this year to clich final spots. They might even play at Dubai ffs!
2022-11-24 13:54
1 reply
Bast partnership is really ruining the scene. Og, eg, complexity, astralis, g2 dont deserve to compete in tier 1 tournaments right now. (In the past yes). They are here just to be stomped by faze and navi. And deserving teams like cloud9 and spirit are left aside in this closed up sistem. But who cares right?
2022-11-24 14:02
#8
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Indonesia nouser
oh i thought there was a decider. i guess the qf is the "decider" then
2022-11-24 13:39
1 reply
#11
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Sweden axelious
Yea pretty much, the QF isn't even in the arena right? It's a decider, just against the other group so you don't get the same matchups twice which tbh is kinda good!
2022-11-24 13:44
#9
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Austria wdy629
First and last time i bet on these OG boons… degster… lol nobrain ruski
2022-11-24 13:40
4 replies
Why would you bet on og hahahahaahhaahah. Not og fault you are brainless. 1) dont bet 2) if you want to bet on og, dont (never) 3) dont bet on nip also, they can loose vs anyone.
2022-11-24 13:57
3 replies
#33
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Austria wdy629
btw you know what fantasy is?
2022-11-24 15:21
2 replies
yes i know what fantasy is and yes you probably will laugh a me irl (sometimes even i laugh at me irl), still expecting og to win is very dumb. They got stomped by faze yesterday and they have 0 tier 1 players.
2022-11-24 15:26
1 reply
#37
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Austria wdy629
yeah i learned that lesson-thought degster could step up-but he cannot :-)
2022-11-24 15:36
Imagine nip having an awper
2022-11-24 13:42
6 replies
#12
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Sweden axelious
I think Rez actually did really well as awper this series. Hopefully he keeps it up!
2022-11-24 13:44
5 replies
#21
REZ | 
Sweden Lolkass
Well, the first two thirds of ancient he was complete ass with the awp, Only towards the overtime did he actually do well. He missed a lot of easy shots early on.
2022-11-24 14:05
4 replies
#23
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Sweden axelious
He missed some, not alot of. But yea, he got better the longer the game progressed. On Vertigo he didn't really AWP much though that's true. I'm just saying Rez is an awper atm. He even isn't a bad awper, but a decent one atm.
2022-11-24 14:17
3 replies
Imo. Atm. He is a hybrid. Imo. Atm. He is too inconsistent.
2022-11-24 15:36
I think he did alright, but the issue is that when he couldnt afford an awp and went with an m4, he was better...
2022-11-24 16:35
1 reply
#43
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Sweden axelious
I guess this is kinda true
2022-11-24 22:27
hampus <3
2022-11-24 13:46
Either degster and flameZ need a new team or OG gotta replace Neofrag and F1KU.
2022-11-24 13:47
1 reply
#16
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Finland aleksiii
Degster missed plenty of easy shots which cost them the game
2022-11-24 13:50
Whole match was like 5 lvl faceit gameplay
2022-11-24 13:51
Ez tag
2022-11-24 14:11
Very nice
2022-11-24 14:22
Trash squad, disband. They should play on tier 3, and maybe, they can win anyone.
2022-11-24 14:35
ez 4 NIPERINO
2022-11-24 14:47
#29
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Denmark 12inchNRG
how did OG lose to this absolutely dog shit NiP team
2022-11-24 14:58
1 reply
NIP always surprises in some matches. They have a great core
2022-11-24 14:59
#31
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Russia selil
imagine being degster. from major semis to this
2022-11-24 15:03
OG had one overperformance when they first formed this lineup, and everyone had faith that they'd actually accomplish stuff Looking at the names, honestly, it's an academy lineup. One day they will level up, but they're not ready to play in t1 yet
2022-11-24 15:22
losing to nip in 2022 💀
2022-11-24 16:09
Can og not make world finals? They're still in the top 3 of the circuit and maybe a team like faze or navi win which opens up another slot in the circuit
2022-11-24 17:32
What happened to OG recently?
2022-11-24 18:55
2 replies
+degster
2022-11-25 12:04
1 reply
nexa down bad?
2022-11-25 13:49
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