NiP win StarSeries Season 2 Finals
The legendary swedish Counter Strike: Global Offensive squad NiP just came back to the podium - a team with a stand-in in the name of Mikail "Maikelele" Bill just won the second edition of SL i-League StarSeries finals in Kiev, Ukraine.
"Maikelele" as a stand-in once again helped NiP to win a trophy (hltv.org picture)
The biggest surprise was local teams Natus Vincere knock from the tournament in early stage - groups. Ukrainians with a new addition Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev shockingly lost their first match in group C to chinese team TyLoo and after that they were knocked out of the tournament after elimination match against Astralis.
Ninjas in Pyjamas were the first team who qualified to the grand final by beating Cloud9 in the semi final. The second finalist were G2 team from France.
Even with a stand-in Ninjas manage to beat Richard's "shox" Papillon's team and raised up the StarSeries Cup and 130 000$ check.
FlipSid3 Tactics were the only team who manage to pass group stage and played in the scene, but lost their quarter final against Cloud9.
Top8 from the SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals in Kiev:
|NiP - 130 000$|
|G2 - 50 000$|
|Cloud9 - 25 000$|
|dignitas - 25 000$|
|Heroic - 10 000$|
|Astralis - 10 000$|
|EnVyUs - 10 000$|
|FlipSid3 - 10 000$|