NIP hand BIG second BLAST Spring Groups defeat

Fredrik "⁠REZ⁠" Sterner took over the server on Inferno to gift Ninjas in Pyjamas the series.

Ninjas in Pyjamas survived their first match in the lower bracket of BLAST Premier Spring with a victory over BIG, extending their stay in Group C for at least two more days. The European squad narrowly took the Germans' map pick of Mirage (16-14) before securing the 2-0 win on Inferno (16-11) thanks to a solid performance from REZ.

Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's men will now challenge Natus Vincere on Wednesday at 15:00 for the last spot in their group final, where a slot at the Spring Final will be on the line. The CIS squad was the one that sent Ninjas in Pyjamas to the lower bracket in their opening match, and now the Europeans have the chance to get revenge over Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and company.

BIG were relegated to the lower bracket by an 0-2 defeat at the hands of G2, but their latest loss does not put them out of contention just yet. The Germans can still secure their spot at Spring Final with two best-of-three wins in the gauntlet stage, but any additional defeats will send them straight to the Showdown.

REZ was untouchable on Inferno with a 1.67 rating

BIG kicked off their T side on Mirage in red-hot form, initially crushing Ninjas in Pyjamas with little resistance on their way to an early 5-0 lead while Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin and REZ struggled to find any success. The European mix took a few rounds to get going, but once they survived their first B-site hold, a stream of eight consecutive victories followed as Ninjas in Pyjamas comfortably cruised to an 8-5 lead.

Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and company stole back the momentum late in the half and carried their form into the first handful of rounds of their CT side, bringing the match all the way to the 30-round mark. Ninjas in Pyjamas didn't falter under pressure, however, and a Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser double-kill with the Deagle gifted his team entry to the B site to win the last round and secure a 16-14 victory.

BIG continued their flawless pistol round record on Inferno and claimed a brief 2-0 lead over Ninjas in Pyjamas on the CT side. The European combine bounced back once they brought out the rifles and quickly took a 7-3 lead as REZ began to fire on all cylinders. The Swedish rifler had a relatively quiet first map, but came alive on Ninjas in Pyjamas's pick, registering a 1.93 rating and picking up two or more kills in five rounds.

tabseN and company executed another great pistol round, but they were unable to build on their early offensive success as Ninjas in Pyjamas cruised to six consecutive round wins to claim map point. REZ continued to perform on the CT side and powered his team to a 16-11 victory to close the series with a 2-0 score.

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Mirage
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Inferno
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 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 38 0 78.2 1.09
34 - 30 +4 58.4 1.02
37 - 41 -4 80.2 0.96
33 - 36 -3 68.0 0.95
18 - 30 -12 45.5 0.79
 Ninjas in Pyjamas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 29 +14 78.1 1.31
39 - 31 +8 76.5 1.25
35 - 28 +7 55.9 1.11
36 - 35 +1 76.6 1.10
22 - 37 -15 50.9 0.76
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
-
Maps played:
0
KPR:
-
DPR:
-
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
-
Maps played:
0
KPR:
-
DPR:
-
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Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
-
Maps played:
0
KPR:
-
DPR:
-
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
-
Maps played:
0
KPR:
-
DPR:
-
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
-
Maps played:
0
KPR:
-
DPR:
-
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
-
Maps played:
0
KPR:
-
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#1
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Brazil MIBR_IS_BAD
gg
2023-01-23 21:10
ez for GOD BISKELA Aleksib haters malding below >>>
2023-01-23 21:11
2 replies
more like GOD REZLAN bot aleksibot
2023-01-23 21:12
1 reply
#11
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Denmark AleksiCT
Mori like god estag. Bot rezbot
2023-01-23 21:26
#3
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Sweden KennyKEX
EZ MATCH
2023-01-23 21:11
nice and easy
2023-01-23 21:11
this very very R EZ
2023-01-23 21:17
Rez was outstanding, cannot wait or the others to click.
2023-01-23 21:20
2 replies
Let's get Hampus on board and we're good
2023-01-24 03:49
1 reply
#34
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India MihirX27
Hey, someone has to take the fall (kinda).
2023-01-24 10:40
#9
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Other AngelReaper
this tournament format is so bad, too boring, none of this games matters, just change your fking system
2023-01-23 21:21
1 reply
#15
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Croatia Esketite
+1
2023-01-23 21:35
in 6 months big will pick up a player from their real academy teams sprout or alternate attax
2023-01-23 21:25
1 reply
#23
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Bosnia and Herzegovina filipasas
Sprout is danish nowadays
2023-01-24 02:11
#12
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Italy Karimk03
Im still waiting for syrson to perfom on lan like he does at online. How much time this guy need?
2023-01-23 21:26
Syrson doesn't give a duck! No quacks here people!!
2023-01-23 21:31
6 replies
es ist ihm gans egal
2023-01-24 03:27
5 replies
i know about 30 german words.. mostly due to being a big fan of german metal/industrial. haujobb (i met daniel myer in melbourne!) wumpscutt.. rammstein.. kmfdm of course and some other more obscure ones. i even saw nachtmahr live! (they're austrain though.) however, since the 40's went a certain way im not german first language. mind translating?
2023-01-24 05:09
4 replies
#29
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Germany nuss1g
he kept ur wordplay going in the world of feathery animals. Loose translation of Syrson doesn't give a duck! but the word "ganz" (really,whole) is replaced by gans (goose)
2023-01-24 07:53
It says "he doesnt care at all" even tough "gans" is misspelled and should be "ganz"
2023-01-24 08:07
#32
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Germany WEAZZL
As a german it's a pleasure for me to translate a joke, thus making it even less funny. It's a wordplay building on your joke with duck and quack. He misspelled "ganz" which could be translated as "at all" in this context as "gans" which means "goose". Es ist ihm ganz egal = He doesn't care at all
2023-01-24 08:09
it simply says he doesnt care at all but with a goose pun (gans instead of ganz)
2023-01-24 08:42
will BIG ever make it to Anubis? only time will tell. Meanwhile they are negative win% on their Mirage mappick soon.
2023-01-23 21:34
Aleksib is so Good, you just got to love the guy. Insane player for the team in all ways imaginable. And so likeable omg, is this love?
2023-01-23 22:32
NIP played a good match. Especially Aleksib and REZ. Pity that Hampus had such an abysmal game. Hopefully he'll do better in the following matches.
2023-01-23 23:37
3 replies
hampus has been subpar for a while now tbh i imagine nip expects way, way more from him
2023-01-23 23:48
2 replies
True. He's capable of more. And they need more of him. I really hope he can find his form. NIP fighting for a spot in top 5 would be very much possible.
2023-01-23 23:54
1 reply
I think on paper (when they all show up) this lineup can win tournaments
2023-01-24 00:14
NiP has a good team now, hope they can do more.
2023-01-23 23:41
#21
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South Africa Kirchir
R EZ :D Hope everyone has a lovely further, stay safe and hydrated <3
2023-01-24 00:13
i can see BIG goin bottom tier2 permanently with dust2 removal xD
2023-01-24 02:28
REZ vs 9 player winner R EZ
2023-01-24 07:11
rez just couldnt stop hitting them shots
2023-01-24 07:55
#35
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Brazil FreeSpeech
Yessss
2023-01-24 14:13
r EZ
2023-01-24 14:15
#37
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Korea Axiotimos
What's the point btw, this only to lose to navi lol
2023-01-25 07:38
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