In Helsinki came to the end first gaming day of lan-tournament, where among 8 participants were our guys. In terms of group stage results, HellRaisers managed to enter playoffs from the second place, sensationally conceded their leadership in the group to German team PENTA and sent titled Poles from Virtus.pro to pack their bags. Details in our report.
In parallel group, Swedes from Ninjas in Pyjamas guaranteed themselves a leadership without problems. In two matches they allowed their opponents to earn eight rounds in total! Especially ninjas will oppose HellRaisers in semi-finals. The meeting of two old friends is scheduled for 15:00 Kiev time, do not miss it!
01.31, 15:00 – HellRaisers vs Ninjas in Pyjamas @bo3
NiP line-up: friberg, f0rest, Xizt, Maikelele, GeT_RiGhT
This confrontation already became traditional, without losing thus the adherence to principles. Last meeting of these teams was at Swedish major event Dreamhack Winter 2014 in December of last year. Ninjas with advantage of native audience support showed master-class to our guys then and confidently won on two maps – 16:6, 16:5. Now they will be deprived of such an advantage, because Finnish fans were much active only on 3DMAX matches. Therefore this time everything will be decided by the game, and non-gaming moment will play a second role.
But NiP look very prepared for this tournament. They managed with cold blood to destroy 3DMAX, who played very well, but lost most of the clutch-situations. In it also there is strength of "ninjia": they play flawlessly in the end of rounds and due to this getting victories. It is very hard to find weak sides in play of Swedes, but they surely exist.
First of all it is worth to remind about their recent obtainment – Maikelele. This sniper very confidently felt in the first gaming day, in the match against 3DMAX he, being the main AWP in team, after several unsuccessful rounds with this weapon decided to refuse the rifle in favor of M4A1-s and SCAR-10. He did not stop to lose his position, but started to bring more benefit.
But the rest of the team players are in great shape. GeT_RiGhT and f0rest traditionally shine with their personal skill and wonderful individual moments. Giving these guys a chance to play freely, may lead to serious problems.
HellRaisers with new roster have not met with Ninjas in Pyjamas. Our guys have one main goal – to find something surprising Swedes, to find their weak side and push it to the end. NiP the most difficult opponent for HellRaisers, however the Scandinavians also do not like to play against HR. The history can remember many epic moments between Swedes and the team of ANGE1.
Do not miss it! HellRaisers vs Ninjas in Pyjamas. ASUS ROG Winter 2015. January, 31, 15:00 Kiev time. More details on tournament, streams, lineups and ranking – in our report.
Cheer for HellRaisers!