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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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Cloud9 CSGO terminates woxic’s contract three-months after forming the “Colossus”

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:44 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:46

by Andrew Amos

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Cloud9 are making another change to their long-term CS:GO “colossus,” reportedly benching Turkish AWPer Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker for ex-Chaos’ Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach. The former mousesports star is just three months into his three-year contract.

Update on January 18

Cloud9 and woxic mutually agreed to terminate the AWPer’s contract after trying to navigate problems that were “almost insurmountable.”

CSGO fans are now looking ahead for what may come next as C9 officially look for a replacement AWPer and head coach, as woxic will now plan his next move apart from the org.

Original story follows below


Cloud9 is undergoing big changes heading into the 2021 season. Turkish star woxic could be on his way out of the colossus just three months into his three-year contract.

The star AWPer is reportedly being benched “due to non-performance related issues,” according to Rush B Media, but a person close to the team “did not believe that there was an internal disagreement that took place which would cause [woxic] to be [benched].”

woxic playing for mousesports at DreamHack Open
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Woxic is set to be benched on Cloud9’s CS:GO colossus for American rifler Xeppaa.

The team had mixed results after their late-2020 rebuild, finishing last in Flashpoint Season 2, but third in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

W0xic has posted middling results at these recent events, with an average HLTV rating of 1.00 since joining Cloud9. He has struggled to shine like his 2019 peak with mousesports, where he played a part in claiming the European squad a ESL Pro League Season 10 title.

First in line to replace woxic is the now teamless Xeppaa. After the disbanding of Chaos, the squad has gone their separate ways, with the likes of Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf and Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina swapping to Valorant.

The 20-year-old American rifler shone during Chaos’ rise at the end of 2020, helping the squad win IEM Beijing 2020, DreamHack Masters Winter, and secure a podium spot at ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Summer.

Speculation has also been rife about who else Cloud9 could potentially be signing. Cloud9 General Manager Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer posted a Tweet with four emojis indicating two contracts being signed.

With the removal of Kassad at the end of 2020, the second signing could indicate a return of former Assistant Coach Chris ‘Elmapuddy’ Tebbit. The Australian coach has been linked with Cloud9 yet again, less than two months after leaving the squad for Gen.G.

Cloud9 are yet to confirm either the benching of woxic, or the signing of Xeppaa. We will update you as more information arises.