NiP over VG 2-0, wins AMD Sapphire
NiP has managed to win yet another tournament in Prague, as they defeated VeryGames 2-0 (16-9 de_nuke_ve, 16-11 de_inferno_se). The third place decider went to myDGB, who defeated BuyKey 2-0.
VeryGames managed to win the opening terrorist side pistol round on de_nuke_ve thanks to one-on-three heroics from Nathan "NBK" Schmitt, but NiP's second round buy quickly tied the game and shifted momentum.
NiP went on to win six straight rounds, led by Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, but the Frenchmen started getting into the game right after, winning three of the next five to make it 4-8, with NiP on the verge of having to save.
That was not meant to be however as they traded the final three rounds in a fashion that allowed them to keep their money up at all times, and ended the half up 10-5 with Alesund at 21 frags.
Ex6TenZ & co have to go home with another second place finish
Second half saw VG dig themselves into an even deeper hole, as their failed push outside allowed NiP to plant the bomb on the lower site where Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg's pair of Desert Eagle kills and a one-on-one win won the round.
First gun round went to NiP, as well as the following save round, giving the Swedes map point at 15-5. VeryGames mounted a short lived comeback by winning four straight rounds, but NiP closed out the map at 16-9.
VeryGames won the pistol round as terrorists on de_inferno_se, followed up by two save rounds from NiP. Fourth round saw Schmitt and Cédric Guipouy win a two-on-two, with VG going up 5-0.
Round six saw Lindberg and Richard "Xizt" Landström pick up two kills each as NiP got on board with their first round. VG lost the next round as well before succesfully force buying with two saved weapons, but then NiP struck back, winning six straight rounds.
GeT_RiGhT's NiP are still untouchable in CS:GO
VG won the final round of the half and the counter-terrorist pistol round, but NiP's Desert Eagle buy won them the second round once again. Round three saw VG go up in a two-on-one, but Adam "friberg" Friberg got his team the win.
Next round was in a three-on-three, but Alesund's flank allowed him to pick up three AK47 kills as he bolstered his score to 26/12. VeryGames traded the next couple of rounds, which allowed NiP to go up 14-9.
Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans won a one-on-one for his team, but NiP instantly won a round back to force game point. The match was seconds from being over, but time ran out on the next round with NiP up in numbers.
That was all she sang for VeryGames though, as the Ninjas managed to once again come out on top, with Alesund and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson winning a two-on-four situation in the B site to win 16-11.
In the third place decider the only team with local support, myDGB.net, defeated Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom's BuyKey 2-0 (16-9 on de_mirage_csgo and 16-13 on de_nuke_ve) to claim $4,000.
AMD Sapphire CS:GO Invitational final standings:
1. NiP - $10,000
2. VeryGames - $6,000
3. myDGB.net - $4,000
5-8. ESC Gaming
9-10. dAT Team
9-10. Brussels Guardians
This now marks the fourth consecutive event where NiP has taken down VeryGames 2-0 in the grand finals. Next up for NiP will be Thor Open in Stockholm on December 8-9, while VeryGames hasn't announced plans for more events in 2012.