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MongolZ Conquer YaLLa Compass 2024, Defeat NiP for Back-to-Back CS2 Championship

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The MongolZ have once again proven their dominance in the competitive CS2 scene by clinching the YaLLa Compass 2024 title with a 2-1 victory over Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). This victory marks their second consecutive international tournament win, following their success at the MESA Nomadic Masters Spring earlier this month.

A Dominant Run in Abu Dhabi

The MongolZ showcased an impressive performance throughout the tournament, culminating in a dominant display against NiP in the finals. Despite the 2-1 scoreline, the MongolZ were clearly the superior team, and the match could have easily ended in a 2-0 sweep if not for a missed map point on Ancient.

Map Breakdown

Ancient: NiP started strong on the T side, quickly establishing a 4-1 lead with Artem “r1nkle” Moroz boasting a 186 ADR and a 3-0 opening duel record. However, the MongolZ, led by Garidmagnai “bLitz” Byambasuren, mounted a comeback from a 3-9 deficit. Despite their efforts, NiP forced overtime and secured the map with a flawless 4-0 run.

Mirage: This was NiP’s first LAN game on Mirage since adding Isak “isak” Fahlén to their roster. The MongolZ capitalized on NiP’s rustiness, racing to a 6-0 lead. Although NiP tightened their defense and reduced the deficit to four rounds by halftime, the MongolZ maintained their composure and secured the map with a series of consecutive round wins.

Nuke: NiP initially took the lead on the CT side, but the MongolZ quickly regained control once they had the economy in their favor. A crucial 1v3 clutch by bLitz prevented a hard reset and kept the MongolZ in the game. Despite a brief resurgence from NiP, led by Max “maxster” Jansson with a trio of Five-Seven kills, the MongolZ’s near-impenetrable defense sealed their victory.

Key Performances and Highlights

  • Artem “r1nkle” Moroz, a tournament MVP candidate, was largely ineffective in the decider map, which significantly impacted NiP’s chances.
  • Fredrik “REZ” Sterner had a standout performance in the first half of Ancient, ending with a 16-5 K-D ratio, but his impact waned in the second half.
  • Max “maxster” Jansson provided a lifeline for NiP with a crucial eco round on Nuke, but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide.

Looking Ahead

This victory solidifies the MongolZ’s status as one of the most in-form teams in the CS:GO scene. They are now setting their sights on making it three consecutive wins at the ESL Challenger Jönköping next week. The ultimate goal for the team, as stated by Sodbayar “Techno” Munkhbold, is to win a Major.

NiP, despite the loss, showed promising signs in their LAN debut and are expected to be strong contenders at the upcoming FiReLEAGUE 2024 Global Finals in Argentina.

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