Ninjas in Pyjamas have defeated VeryGames in what looked like a very one-sided game for the first three halves, 2-0 (16-3 on de_dust2_se, 16-14 on de_train_se) and won the first place prize of $10,000.
NiP quickly won the opening pistol round as counter-terrorists on de_dust2_se as VeryGames' middle to B attack didn't pan out as planned. Next save rounds were over quickly, as NiP lost a few members but still went up 3-0.
Fourth round saw Nathan "NBK" Schmitt score two entry frags, but a pair of kills from both Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund gave NiP their fourth round, forcing VG on a save.
Round six saw NiP push outside of long A to the T spawn, and left in a two-on-two situation Lindberg and Adam "friberg" Friberg prevailed. VeryGames then attempted taking catwalk, but were once again gunned down by the Swedes.
Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans had a one-on-one in round ten, but Friberg sprayed him at long, now practically ridiculing VeryGames with a 10-0 lead on the harder side of the map.
The Frenchmen finally won their first round at 1-11, but NiP in-game leader Richard "Xizt" Landström's three M4A4 kills and an assist devasteted VG's long take attempt. Next round Lindberg rushed middle thinking VG was saving and scored three M4A4 headshots, while Landström rushed long for the last two kills.
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux was left in a one-on-four in the final round of the half, that saw the Ninjas absolutely crush their opponents, as they went up 14-1 on the harder counter-terrorist side of de_dust2_se.
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VeryGames finally woke up in the second half, as Cédric "RpK" Guipouy's play on catwalk allowed them to win the round. NiP managed a bomb plant on their save round, and went for an early buy.
Lindberg's entry and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson's three AK47 kills gave NiP a map point on their first buy as they attacked the B bombsite, and a similar attack in the next round closed the win for NiP with Alesund's two kills, 16-3.
Next map was de_train_se, where Schmitt's two P250 entry frags allowed his team to win the pistol round and gain an early 3-0 lead, the same number of rounds they managed to win in the entire first map.
VeryGames' inner fake to outer didn't work on round four as Friberg scored three headshots to stop the attack. Save towards inner got them two kills, as Alesund's auto sniper mowed down three terrorists.
NiP once again scored an easy win on the next round largely uncontested outside, and after VG's save round they regained the lead at 4-3. Next round came down to a one-on-one after Lindberg's three M4A4 kills, but Johansson's grenade took down Droolans.
Next round VG managed to penetrate NiP's defense in alley and went all the way into inner, but Alesund's two kills on the retake won NiP, who also scored the following save round without problems, the round.
After losing nine rounds in a row, Friberg once again shut VG down with three kills. Second to last round was littledifferent, as Lindberg got the entry and Friberg scored four frags to make it 11-3.
Fifflaren clinched the deciding round for NiP on the second map
VeryGames wouldn't stop trying to attack alley in the last round, as Friberg added two more frags to his collection of 18. It wasn't enough though, as Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, who literally carried his team in the semi-final versus Area51, clutched a one-on-two in the inner site.
The Frenchmen seemed to have caught some momentum from Schrub's round win, as they won the counter-terrorist pistol round as well as NiP's third round buy, setting themselves up with a 5-0 lead and finally some money control as NiP saved twice.
The Ninjas' outer attack was then shut down by the French incendiary grenades, but they successfully won a round at inner right after, putting them up 12-9. Friberg and Alesund then clutched a two-on-three, giving them their thirteenth round.
NiP then won their fourteenth round, as VG had to save. Next round came down to the wire, but Schrub could not match Alesund's fire power in a direct head-to-head duel, as NiP gained their first match point.
Next two rounds came both down to unfavorable one-on-one's for NiP, as Guipouy and Schmitt kept VG's hopes alive, while forcing NiP on a save round, cutting their deficit down to 12-15.
VeryGames won the next two rounds, but Johansson managed to win a one-on-two situation from brownhall, starting from a two-on-four with Landström, and clinch NiP a 16-14 and 2-0 overall victory at ESWC 2012.
K - D
Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg
47 - 29
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT
42 - 23
Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren
38 - 28
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest
36 - 28
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
37 - 36
K - D
Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK
34 - 40
Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS
30 - 37
Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-
28 - 42
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ
26 - 39
Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz
26 - 42
ESWC 2012 final standings:
1. NiP - $10,000
2. VeryGames - $6,000
3. Area51 - $4,000
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While our coverage is over from Paris with ESWC wrapped up, you can expect more highlight clips to pop up in the coming days as our movie crew gets to work. HLTV.org will next head to Jönköping, Sweden for DreamHack Winter 2012 on November 22-24.