DreamHack Masters: No. 5 NiP Stay Alive, TyLoo Head Home

by Steven Cropley

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(Photo: Ninjas in Pyjamas)

Both teams fighting for their tournament life, No. 5 Ninjas in Pyjamas would take on the unranked Chinese squad of TyLoo in the third match of day two at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas. The ninjas had fallen after 30 rounds of game play to No. 8 Cloud9 while TyLoo has the bad end of a decimation as it fell 16-5 to WWG CSGO Team Rankings No. 2, SK Gaming.

Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg landed himself four kills in the opening pistol to set the tone for how he wanted today to go as the player had been criticized for his performance the previous day. Ninjas in Pyjamas would follow it up with the following two rounds as TyLoo was on pistols. The first two gun rounds would swing in the direction of the Chinese team which started on the defensive side of Cobblestone. NiP would grab two more of its own only to have TyLoo strike back with another pair of rounds. In the remaining five it would be all NiP until the final round as the Swedes notched four more before TyLoo grabbed its fifth for a 10-5 half.

Things would look rough for TyLoo as NiP picked up the pistol round, now on the defensive side. The Swedes would pick up the following two as they did in the first half to make but a force buy from TyLoo previously would leave the team from China on yet another pistol round, allowing NiP to move to a 14-5 lead. Heading into a full buy in round 20, TyLoo would be in a do or die situation and NiP chose for them, die. NiP would close it out in the following round to defeat the Chinese team 16-5 as the Brazilians did the day prior.

NiP will move on to play the winner of the Cloud9 vs. SK match taking place later today.