NiP through to final over Lemondogs

Ninjas in Pyjamas have reached the Grand Final of THOR Open 2012 following a 2-0 victory over Lemondogs.

As certainly most had anticipated, NiP extended their impressive unbeaten run on LAN by beating the second-placed side from Group B to progress to the Grand Final, in which they will contest the first prize of 100,000 SEK (approximately $15,100) with Curse.

Things did not look bright for NiP at the start of the first map (de_nuke_ve), though, with Lemondogs taking the opening five rounds despite being on the Terrorist side, which is widely considered to be the weaker side on this map.

NiP then responded and bagged four rounds in a row, but as they were trying to even things out, Lemondogs won their sixth round of the game to take the scoreline to 6-4. The remaining five rounds of the first half then way NiP's way, as the DreamHack Winter champions completely shut down both bombsites to take a three-round lead into the second half.

Now on the Terrorist side, NiP enlarged their lead by winning the pistol round following a push onto the Lower website which Lemondogs could do nothing against. Three more rounds were added to NiP's tab, with the Swedish giants becoming just two rounds away from winning the map.

The score was now set at 14-6, and even though Lemondogs made a three-round run, that did little to stop NiP, who would go on to win the map 16-9.

GeT_RiGhT inspired NiP to a comfortable win

Map two, de_dust2_se, followed the exact same trend, with Lemondogs starting out the brighter and winning the claiming the first three rounds following a quick push onto Long in the pistol round.

The next five rounds went to NiP, who were now in the lead 5-3, and despite the fact that Lemondogs managed to pull one back, Richard "Xizt" Landström's troops remained in the driving seat as they secured a comfortable 11-4 lead at half-time.

On their Terrorist side, NiP remained in control of the match, leaving Lemondogs helpless thanks to a handful of perfectly carried out strategies as walked out 16-5 winners to progress to the tournament decider.

9th December 2012
Best of 3

 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 52 - 25 +27 - 1.68
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 39 - 25 +14 - 1.23
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 31 - 25 +6 - 1.10
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 35 - 30 +5 - 1.02
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren 29 - 26 +3 - 1.02

 Lemondogs K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Isak 'cype' Rydmancype 33 - 35 -2 - 1.06
Sweden Patrik 'zajp' Knutsen zajp 29 - 36 -7 - 0.86
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 28 - 40 -12 - 0.73
Sweden André 'berg' Kjellbergberg 21 - 38 -17 - 0.56
Sweden Christian 'Spitfire' SchiöldeSpitfire 20 - 38 -18 - 0.54

World RayX 
NiP > world
2012-12-09 11:34
FalleN | 
Russia bRAZILR 
2012-12-09 11:34
cyx | 
Russia Juse 
2012-12-09 11:36
2012-12-09 11:36
2012-12-09 11:38
If they win the final 2-0 what is their lan record after that?
2012-12-09 11:40
get right buy a couple of watermelons :S
2012-12-09 11:46
48-0-0 in maps, if I counted right. steelseries go, dh valencia, eswc, dh winter, sapphire invitational and thor open.
2012-12-09 11:54
Yup you did. 46 now
2012-12-09 12:13
Denmark AndersR 
Holy crap, they have actually beaten the SK.Swe map streak record from '03, I never thought that would happen...
2012-12-09 14:26
Comparing is stupid... Different game, different time...
2012-12-09 14:39
No comparing is not stupid ffs, same genre, even the same fucking name. They aren't counting tournaments per year for example, that would be stupid.
2012-12-09 15:33
Denmark AndersR 
It's just to put it in comparison how amazing this feat actually is by NiP. That works perfectly fine.
2012-12-09 15:36
game sucks -.-
2012-12-09 11:45
huh, how about shut the fuck up? thanks mate
2012-12-09 11:53
Germany grimmtz 
Game sucks, so how about shut the fuck up? thanks mate
2012-12-09 12:00
2012-12-09 12:55
so y u go into this threads to say game sucks? itsnt logical
2012-12-09 13:40
Germany grimmtz 
Actually, it is.
2012-12-09 15:00
tell it to your mom, gilipollas.
2012-12-09 16:40
rah | 
United Kingdom rah(-_-) 
the truth hurts
2012-12-10 09:32
f0rest | 
Russia goodjob 
game sucks cause of NiP raping everyone and everything? pffffffffffff nice excuses if Navi gonna dominate as much as nip, you will say: "what a great game" 100% but they suck balls so will never happen
2012-12-09 12:12
Germany grimmtz 
game sucks not cause of NiP, game sucks cuz game sucks...
2012-12-09 15:00
Idiot, where did I write something about Na'Vi. I actually don't even know if Na'Vi take part in this nor do I care if they do.
2012-12-09 16:42
I bet you were like "omg this game sucks" when na'vi was dominating in 1.6.
2012-12-09 12:07
Oh, you bet? You lost idiot. Where did I write something about Na'Vi. I actually don't even know if Na'Vi take part in this nor do I care if they do.
2012-12-09 16:41
Getting called an idiot by an guy who obviously can't understand a simple sentence. Oh the irony. :DD Well no harm no foul.
2012-12-09 17:51
Are you sure YOU understood what you wrote? Doubt it.
2012-12-09 18:12
what a surprise!
2012-12-09 11:47
2012-12-09 11:47
Unexpected :P
2012-12-09 11:47
Nice read
2012-12-09 11:49
49 wins lan cab
2012-12-09 11:49
nip won? :O omg
2012-12-09 11:51
Georgia Fatal Fighter 
holy tomatoes, unbelievable stilsirius
2012-12-09 11:58
I'm shocked
2012-12-09 12:05
What a match so action packed and unpredictable :O
2012-12-09 12:05
More to follow... ZzZzZzZzzZZzZZzZZz
2012-12-09 12:06
stats plis ?
2012-12-09 12:06
2012-12-09 12:07
TY sherlock
2012-12-09 12:09
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
2012-12-09 12:20
2012-12-09 12:23
gtr 52-25... siiiiiiick!
2012-12-09 12:43
Evereybody knows, that NiP will win THOR Open. I will be a miracle, if Curse beat them.
2012-12-09 12:53
Contrary to popular belief Nuke is not a CT sided map, T side can be very easy to take with properly executed tactics, thus why NIP fell behind..
2012-12-09 17:16 If it was "very easy" to properly execute tactics, I think the stats would show.
2012-12-10 03:48
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