Ninjas in Pyjamas have overcome Team VeryGames in the final of DreamHack Valencia 2-0. The Swedes won de_nuke_ve 16-10 and de_train_se with a 16-12 score which brought them 2,500€ and the first significant title of their careers in the new game.
VeryGames had already shown against ASES earlier in the tournament that de_nuke was certainly not their best map, and they found themselves on back foot as NiP were on the driving seat for most of the map.
The Swedish team got off to a flying start and bagged the first five rounds. VG then finally managed to score their first round of the game, but their momentum was short lived, as NiP regained control of the match. Most of the remaining rounds went NiP's way, with the Swedes taking a comfortable 12-3 lead into half-time.
In the second half, NiP further increased the gap by winning the first two rounds, but a buying strategy from VeryGames in the third round paid off and inspired the French team to take the score to 14-8. But the Swedes were uninmpressed by VG's comeback and went on to secure the last two rounds they needed to win de_nuke 16-10.
Both teams then moved on to de_train, where VG were thought to have the upper hand due to their strong AWP play. But it was actually NiP who started out the better, winning the opening three rounds. VG then showed their sniping skills to put NiP's attacks to a hault, eventually taking the score to 5-3 in their favour. The last rounds went both ways, but VG were able to go into the second half with a narrow 8-7 lead.
Once again, NiP showed they were the better team in the pistol round to turn the score around to 10-8 in their favour. The remaining rounds went down to the wire, with Kenny "kennyS" Schrub picking up frag after frag, but not even the skilled French AWPer was enough to prevent NiP from winning the second map 16-12.
K - D
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
56 - 40
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest
45 - 32
Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg
41 - 35
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT
37 - 35
Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren
31 - 33
DreamHack Valencia final standings:
1. NiP - €2,500 + wildcard for DreamHack Winter
2. VeryGames - €1,250
3-4. x6tence - €625
3-4. k1ck - €625