ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 Match Report: NiP Vs TSM
After facing Fnatic earlier in the evening, the Ninjas went up against another giant, TSM.
Map: de_train (NiP starting as T, TSM starting as CT)
Xyp9x started off the game by picking up a triple kill winning the pistol round for TSM, and NiP replied by picking up the following round. With TSM’s money in a mess the Ninjas proceeded to take the next 2 rounds. Karrigan single headedly locked down the A site, forcing Allu over to B where Cajunb picked him off to win the 5th round. TSM struggled despite NiP being on an eco-round in the 7th, though came out on top, and took the following rounds without much trouble making it 5-3. Cajunb faced all the odds in the 10th round picking up a quad kill alone; saving TSM from what should have been NiP’s round. Allu clutched a close round bringing it back to 7-4, but TSM tore the Ninjas apart in the following round, resetting their economy, resulting in TSM ending the half ahead 11-4
TSM won the 2nd half pistol with Xyp9x making another big impact with a triple kill. Nip’s money in a shamble, TSM were able to take the following rounds with NiP only picking up 1 round on the CT side, making it to 15-5 winning a 4v2 in the 20th round. In the 21st round TSM ran over the A site, and quickly dealt with the CT’s with little trouble winning the round and the game 16-5.
Timeline: 0-1 1-1 3-2 3-5 4-7 4-11 (Halftime) 4-13 5-13 5-16