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NiP win CSGO game versus G2 with back-to-back insane clutches

Published: 13/Nov/2019 22:33

by Scott Robertson

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Ninjas in Pyjamas mounted an impressive CSGO comeback against G2 Esports in the second map their ESL Pro League series, capped off with two insane back-to-back AWP clutches from Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson and Fredrik ‘REZ’ Sterner.

The Ninjas in Pyjamas are still a long ways away from reaching the heights their legendary roster once obtained. But the new look NiP players are racking up tons of impressive highlights on their road back to glory.

On November 13, NiP took on G2 Esports in round group play of the ESL Pro League. Both teams are competing in Group B alongside BIG and North.

NiP were in trouble early, losing the first map on Dust2, and were trailing 10-5 at halftime of map two on Inferno. But the Ninjas maintained their composure, winning round after impressive round on their CT side to tie the map at 13-13.

On the wrong side of a comeback, G2 Esports stormed in to the B bombsite in the next round, but into the waiting scope of NiP’s newest addition in twist.

Despite only wounding Kenny ‘kennyS ‘ Schrub and leaving himself vulnerable in the process, twist was able to find the one hiding spot on the bombsite, and drop the other four G2 players with his AWP. This 4k included two impressive wallbangs, and that initially hit and very wounded kennyS was forced to retreat and surrender the round to NiP.

But while twist unleashed a flurry of shots that decimated the G2 front, his teammate in REZ only needed one to destroy the French side’s remaining hope.

What you’re hearing is the sound of a man’s brain breaking. CSGO caster HarryG was unable to put into words what happened, as REZ retreated from car with three kills and only one shot to his name.

  1. As impressive as these plays were, neither player earned man of the map honors, as the young Nicolas ‘Plopski’ Gonzalez Zamora finished the map with an astounding 36-16 KD scoreline. Even more impressive, he had another big performance on map three, notching 32 more kills in a decisive map three on Mirage.

Despite the superior stats from Plopski, twist would steal the show in map three as well, with an anti-eco ace late in the map to shut the door on G2.

Since signing twist from Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas have been making a slow resurgence. At DreamHack Malmo and BLAST Copenhagen, they had strong tournament runs which each ended in losses to the eventual champions of those events in Fnatic and FaZe Clan respectively.

NiP are a top ten team again for the first time since June, and with a potential star in plopski being so young, and with Fnatic in the midst of a resurgence themselves, the old Swedish rivalry could be due for a renewed place at the top of the global leaderboard.

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How Team Vitality Broke their CSGO Curse Against All Odds @ IEM Beijing

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:21

by Marco Rizzo

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Dexerto explores how Vitality was able to win their first tournament of the year at IEM Beijing, pulling out an incredible comeback against a seemingly unstoppable NaVi. 

French CSGO has made a comeback in the past two years, with Team Vitality and G2 Esports working hard to put France back on the map.
While the performance of the two best teams in the region has been admirable, reaching multiple grand finals throughout the year, they have failed to overcome their opponent on every occasion.
After their performance at Blast Premier Fall Series, Vitality looked to be in good form coming into IEM Beijing-Haidian, especially as the addition of Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom seemed to add another weapon to the Vitality arsenal.
The Frenchmen showed from the start of the group stages how dangerous they could be and how their new sixth member could change the way they approached games.
The finals of the tournament saw the two highest-rated players in the world face each other, with Oleksandr ‘s1mple Kostyliev taking on Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut. Both acting as catalysts for one of the most entertaining series of the year.
The rivalry between the two is only just starting, with a few tournaments still left before the end of the year, both prodigies are looking to claim the title of the best player of 2020.