Ninjas in Pyjamas suffered a disappointing loss against 9 Pandas in the first IEM Dallas open qualifier. The loss was particularly disappointing for NIP, as they were heavily favored to advance to the next round. This loss comes at a time when NIP's performance has been at its lowest for quite some time. The team has struggled to find consistent form over the past three months, with a win rate of only 40%.
Their struggles were shown in the ESL Pro League S17, where they failed to qualify for the playoffs after losing to 00NATION. This was a significant setback for the team, as they looked to make a comeback after some poor results in recent tournaments.
NIP's struggle started at IEM Katowice 2023, where they lost both their games against Outsiders and Vitality. The losses highlighted the team's inability to perform at the highest level and raised questions about their ability to compete against the top teams in the world. The loss against 9 Pandas in the IEM Dallas open qualifier will only add more weight to their shoulders. The team will now need to regroup and focus on their upcoming matches if they hope to turn the ship around.
9 Pandas vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas | IEM Dallas 2023 Europe Open Qualifer 1
Overpass | 16-13 : Daniil 'd1Ledez' Kustov - 1.43 Rating / 28-19 K-D / 100.7 ADR.