NiP ease past ProGaming into semis

Ninjas in Pyjamas have earned themselves a spot in the DreamHack Winter semi-finals following a comfortable 2-0 victory over Progaming.TD.

Both teams then moved to de_inferno_se, which was the map that ProGaming.TD had picked. The Swedes began the brighter, but the Brazilians responded in convincing fashion right after, winning the second round thanks to another well-planned eco strategy and the following two rounds.
NiP then regained control of the game, claiming a whopping eight rounds in a row, and even though ProGaming put up some resistance in the 13th round to reduce the deficit to 9-4, the ESWC champions quickly picked themselves up and went into the break up 11-4. 
ProGaming came out very strongly in the second half, winning the opening five rounds to narrow the gap to just two rounds. But then NiP proved why they were considered the better team and simply shut down both bombsites, with the Brazilians getting only one more round as the Swedish team ran out 16-10 winners.

A flying start from the Swedish team on de_mirage_csgo saw the Swedish team claim no fewer than the first eight rounds of the map, as ProGaming looked helpless. The next two rounds eventually went the Brazilians' way, but NiP had plenty of money to spend and were able to continue doing their usual strats, adding three more rounds to their tab to make it 11-2. ProGaming still won the last two rounds of the first half, but they knew they had a mountain to climb to overturn a seven-round deficit against the ESWC champions.

Things went from bad to worse right after, with NiP winning the pistol round of the second half in what was a perfect round from the Swedes as everyone stayed alive. An impressive eco round from ProGaming then caught NiP by surprise, but the Brazilian team's recovery was short-lived, as the Swedish team took four consecutive rounds to win the map 16-5.

Both teams then moved to de_inferno_se, which was the map that ProGaming.TD had picked. The Swedes began the brighter, but the Brazilians responded in convincing fashion right after, winning the second round thanks to another well-planned eco strategy and the following two rounds.

NiP then regained control of the game, claiming a whopping eight rounds in a row, and even though ProGaming put up some resistance in the 13th round to reduce the deficit to 9-4, the ESWC champions quickly picked themselves up and went into half time up 11-4.

ProGaming came out very strongly in the second half, winning the opening five rounds to narrow the gap to just two rounds. But then NiP proved why they were considered the better team and simply shut down both bombsites, with the Brazilians getting only one more round as the Swedish team ran out 16-10 winners.

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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 54 - 27 +27 - 1.58
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 35 - 20 +15 - 1.30
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 39 - 27 +12 - 1.24
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 38 - 29 +9 - 1.19
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 17 - 26 -9 - 0.71

 ProGaming.TD K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' FonsecazqkS 38 - 40 -2 - 1.07
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 32 - 36 -4 - 1.03
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandeszakk 22 - 37 -15 - 0.80
Brazil Caio 'rkz' Sinigagliarkz 19 - 34 -15 - 0.68
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargocogu 18 - 36 -18 - 0.56

NiP have now progressed to the semi-finals at DreamHack Winter, in which they will face the winner of the match between mousesports and Copenhagen Wolves.

Klin n izi
2012-11-23 21:35
not izi
2012-11-23 21:36
too ez
2012-11-23 21:39
ez izi pz mate.
2012-11-23 21:45
D:
2012-11-24 00:09
f0rest <3
2012-11-23 21:36
gj
2012-11-23 21:36
f0rest beast 30-10 first map
2012-11-23 21:36
ProGaming showed some moves. I hope to see them against other top teams. Steel, keep it up.
2012-11-23 21:36
Oh yeah! Steel was very impressive!
2012-11-23 21:37
Progaming strats were hella poor
2012-11-23 21:37
+1
2012-11-23 21:38
and awp
2012-11-23 21:54
just the begin...
2012-11-23 21:37
Steel, my favourite player currently.
2012-11-23 21:38
this is getting boring
2012-11-23 21:38
GG nip they are Unstoppable !!!
2012-11-23 21:39
wp PG.TD steel showed some impressive skills
2012-11-23 21:39
yeh. steel is on level above from his teammates
2012-11-23 21:52
zqk also , and zakk wasnt that bad
2012-11-23 21:54
Steel KING
2012-11-23 21:40
nice game was
2012-11-23 21:41
Get rid of Cogu or please LESS AWP playing it's awful and does not help the team.
2012-11-23 21:41
PG played good last map. Maybe they need a hungry player, and drop cogu
2012-11-23 21:41
inferno was good
2012-11-23 21:42
1
2012-11-23 21:42
Steel is so good.
2012-11-23 21:43
steel and zqk were amazing... cogu didn´t play well, I guess he won´t be as good as he used to be!
2012-11-23 21:46
Cogu havent got any worse, he is probably playing his best cs ever atm. The game simply has evolved, and requires more skills novadays.
2012-11-23 21:54
+1
2012-11-23 21:55
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Brazil akak1
+9
2012-11-23 22:10
You must be really stupid if you think he would miss the kind of shots he did today on 1.6. Or you just starde watching counter-strike and still pretends you know something about it.
2012-11-23 22:11
When Cogu was considered decent AWPer in 1.6 back in 2006, players were much much worse than they are today. It was very easy to play like cogu did back in the days where people didnt know that many flashes, smokes and whole skill level overally was much lower. Its 2012 now, counterstrike has evolved so much that these guys are 10 times better than Cogu ever was ( I think he is on his peak atm, getting frags against NIP surely is his hardest achievent now.)
2012-11-23 22:20
you cant seriously say players were that much worse in 06, especially with awp... cogu played fine(nothing special though) with other weapons,,he just sucked big time with the awp. he has just been away from the game for too long, hes not on the level he was in 1.6
2012-11-23 23:34
Yeah, was very easy, thats why you are a monster back then oh wait...
2012-11-23 23:33
why r veits so dumb?
2012-11-24 00:32
What they are saying is that cogu misses such easy shots that every1 could do. Saw cogu missing 3,4, times someone on important rounds. It's not like Those supposed new pro gamers are jumping everywhere and can not be hit? Especialy that bunny jumps are kinda out of the question it is gonna be more easy for a awper to shoot someone dead. Still cogu fails at having those kind of frags and needs sometimes alot of shots.
2012-11-24 11:45
f0rest beast steel good
2012-11-23 21:47
gtr king
2012-11-23 21:48
overall gtr>f0rest but today f0rp is king! :D
2012-11-23 22:18
i would say overall f0rest>gtr
2012-11-23 23:35
agreed
2012-11-24 01:15
never ever gtr > f0rest :) and no its not about opinion he just doesnt stand in the same level as f0rest! there are neo and f0rest and then there are the likes of gtr and whatever.. in GO gtr just plays the same way as he did in 1.6 thats why always to last and low deaths as u can see here 20 compared to 27 of f0rest and the rest of the team, always for stats never entry kills, waits for the others to do his dirty work and then goes crossing for the easy ones.. dont get me wrong ofc he is great player just not comparable to f0rest :)
2012-11-24 11:13
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Brazil akak1
congratulations steel!! SICK PLAYER
2012-11-23 21:47
you're right ;)
2012-11-23 21:53
+1 and zqk also is damn good , 1 good awper and 1 igl they will do good
2012-11-23 21:55
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Brazil akak1
+1 :D
2012-11-23 22:06
stats plis
2012-11-23 21:48
suprised that they got 10 rounds at inferno. good job td
2012-11-23 21:53
its so stupid that they play against mouz.uk again,they going from the same group,they need to play in final meybe...nip vs [Lemon,aL] mouz vs [VG,TD]
2012-11-23 21:58
As others say: Cogu needs to be dropped like a pair of soiled underwear. Build the team around Steel and zqk and then work on communications.
2012-11-23 22:02
Lucas Lopes is the new Lincoln Lau?
2012-11-23 22:03
ahaha! he is really good, but fnx won tons of tournaments... maybe in 2013?
2012-11-23 22:08
f0rest on fire like evry time xD
2012-11-23 22:03
really nip mlehor team is currently in CS: go, even with fifflaren playing badly they can win every game in a big way. f0rest stats beast
2012-11-23 22:07
naisse english
2012-11-23 22:08
f0rest dA kiNG
2012-11-23 22:07
f0rest +27 dafuq is wrong with him
2012-11-23 22:08
f0rp :D NiP still without loss map :)
2012-11-23 22:16
cogu is to old for this shit :)
2012-11-23 22:18
#57
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Ukraine kalitajke
da zaebali uje
2012-11-23 22:18
haha f0rest<3
2012-11-23 22:18
look at nip players when they spray with ak or M4 ...what a great control, it look way harder than in 1,6
2012-11-23 22:25
omg look at fiflaren stats.. step ur fuckin game man. If NiP lose it will be ur fault!!
2012-11-23 22:34
saucer fiflaren sux
2012-11-23 22:44
so easy
2012-11-23 23:05
fifflaren carrier at the top will be short if he dont get better..it's like nip playing with Ozstriker or overdrive
2012-11-23 23:09
why would they change a player in a team that hasnt lost an official match yet, this lineup obviously works so i dont see what the problem is
2012-11-23 23:38
Don't change a winning formula right? It works but he has been consistently below team average. Right now there is no problem because the competition is still catching up and they are winning everything. Soon when more teams will be on a top level he will have to step up his game. There are alot of players in Sweden with the same or higher skill caliber.
2012-11-23 23:42
carn was in fnatic for like 7 years and he was at the bottom of the scoreboard most of the time,atleast in the last years, and fnatic didnt kick him, so i guess there is some reason behind it, and btw whats the difference if youre not madfragging when your team is winning?, its when your team is loosing you should be on top
2012-11-23 23:50
I agree with you but carn was their IGL and the man was fnatic to be honest. And you're right it does not matter if you're not madfragging if you're winning, besides not everyone can be a madfragger because there are only so many kills to share between the players this is true. I more base my opinion on the matches I have spectated and the statistics as well. Fiff does not have nearly as many 1&2&3 kill rounds as his teammates. This in itself is not a problem. The problem will be when the games will become much closer then 16-0/10 steamroll. When things get tough and many rounds come down to the wire, the clutch play and picking up the important frags will be crucial. This is were f0rest and GeT_RiGhT of course excel in. Friberg and Xizt keep up, but IMO Fiff does not.
2012-11-23 23:58
agree, right now he is useless, a guy like face or moddi would make way more damage.. or a real awper
2012-11-24 02:11
they need a real awper, look rattlesnake , thats one like delphan was for sk for example , nip would be even harder to beat..when more top awper will own at this game they will need one or it will be a serious disavantage . fifllaren is not top awp he is not even decent, imo first they removed him frim igl to see if he can frag when not leading ,he is close to the exit door
2012-11-24 02:08
All I can say is Cogu mad?
2012-11-23 23:25
just4fun!!! we really enjoyed DH. See ya ate CPH games
2012-11-24 00:28
GG guys... nip going to win one more tournament in CSGO... it's getting boring. xD
2012-11-24 00:44
I dont think Fifflaren is that bad as many in here here likes to think.. As a matter of fact he is a solid top player in CS GO, its more the other 4 NiP guys so far being superior compared to rest of the world. Wich other (swedish) player is today for sure better than fifflaren playing CS Global Offensive then ..? NiP wont change anyhing that currently is winning. Over longer time, then maybe yeah - who knows what future holds. I dunno.. it was pretty much the same talk with navi for example and its so called "weakest" link ceh9 seen as a total outsider wich wrnt skilled enough for the team. A majority of times it was Loord especially, who had to tackle the most public agressive reactions from G5-fans, and from time to time it was kuben that should go away/retire or whatever. Same story sometimes (even) for Face last year, but regarding the SK 2011-edition i remember most opinions went like: "Robban's to old" has to move away for another talent. These kind of discussions aka "player replacement demands" from some communityfans will almost always emerge like it's an obvious agenda, naturally what concerns the very best topteams. Not saying it is all 100% bad, fanppls show they really do care for their favourite teams and its a vital element for the eSport to show emotions, apparently when experiencing saddening losses and its good and nothing strange. But out of this some myths can over time actually be created wich isnt rly matching with the whole true reality regarding from the frequent bashing statements.
2012-11-24 00:52
moddi after one hour of cs go dm was probably already better than fifflaren at fragging
2012-11-24 02:14
hahahahah bye brazil and never come back
2012-11-24 01:14
your contry? sad :/
2012-11-24 01:18
south america is not my taste dont take it personal you can hate china or australia or my country for example I hate south america
2012-11-24 01:22
ok
2012-11-24 01:44
Do you have mental problems? What is the reason of this comment? Play more than they.
2012-11-24 01:45
lol :D
2012-11-24 01:48
they should change cogu to fallen
2012-11-24 01:20
really good idea :D
2012-11-24 01:45
f0rest and gtr beasts, cogu is shit
2012-11-24 01:26
steel was very impressive too. ;/
2012-11-24 01:50
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Slovakia radeoNko
zqk and steel beast
2012-11-24 06:30
cogu didnt play with his sens..
2012-11-24 06:54
fifflaren+friberg=0
2012-11-24 09:38
fifflaren was afk
2012-11-24 12:17
hire spawn,Heaton plus Cogu to beat NIP Lats wait for VG damage
2012-11-24 15:52
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