For some, it was a question of which team would suddenly hit their stride as Ninjas In Pajamas (GS # 12) faced Vitality (GS # 10) this morning on a fantastic Sunday. After ZywOo became the best professional Counter-Strike player right now, statistically, more than a few fans were confident that Vitality would quickly return to its previous form.
NiP recently moved their IGL Jonas ‘Lekr0’ Olofsson to the young Hampus ‘hampus’ Poser turned out to be a mysterious game that would bite the Swedish team in the back before everything is said and done today. CS: GO – NiP Versus Vitality Go Pound For Pound Until They Finish In The Clouds
Vitality received the first choice of card and selected Nuke; Vitality would start on the T side. NiP selected Overpass for the second, where they would start on the T side.
Vertigo would be the decision maker with NiP from CT.
Nuke turned out to be a curious choice for Vitality despite their recent form shown on the relatively tight map as ZywOo struggled to keep pace while Tim ‘nawwk’ Jonasson and Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson seemed to be at home. The two teams went pound for pound in the first card, swapping points and kills frequently as it ended in a score (8-7) in favor of the NiP.
While the match seemed to be hotly contested, Vitality failed to put up strong resistance in the CT exam; NiP scoured the sites over and over again in the second half until they won half without dispute (16-7). The economy of Vitality throughout the first card continued to fracture, with only six of the twenty-three rounds finding Vitality at an economic advantage.