Ninjas In Pyjamas took down paiN in their opening match at ESL Pro League S17.
Nuke came out as the first map of the series. A great start for Ninjas In pajamas who secured themselves the first pistol round of the game. However, paiN was quick to respond. The Brazillian team bounced back despite falling short in the opening pistol round. A 4-2 lead in favor of paiN was turned around to a decent CT side half in favor of NIP who won the half 9-6. Despite paiN trying their absolute best to make the comeback and even take the lead at 13-12, NIP was the team to come out on top. NIP won paiN´s map pick Nuke 16-13.
Next up, Vertigo. This time paiN was the team to come out and win their duels from the beginning of the map. A 4-0 lead in favor of paiN hasn't enough for them to take the first half. NIP won the first half 9-6 after some impressive rounds by the talented rifler Brollan. Despite a great start on the T side, paiN couldn't keep up with the Ninjas and especially not Brollan who singlehandedly controlled the game and secured his team the best possible start. Ninjas in Pyjamas won Vertigo 16-13.
Ninjas in Pyjamas - paiN 2-0 | ESL Pro League Season 17
MVP: Brollan - 1.35 rating / 46-39 K-D / 100.4 ADR