Ninjas in Pyjamas advanced through the IEM Katowice 2021 play-in stage, but were on the bad end of one of the event’s most impressive plays. The team dispatched “the juggernaut” in a one-sided match, but k0nfig’s smooth play on Nuke outshone the Ninjas in Pyjamas.
The Swedes entered the server looking sharper than ever, bagging the pistol round with ease. NiP stumbled a bit as they gave away some rounds Complexity’s cunning plays, despite a bright start. Hampus “hampus” Poser and company soon caught up and evened the score 3-3. A fiery clutch from k0nfig one-upped Ninjas in Pyjamas’ tighter teamwork, as he sneaked two kills in with an AK-47 while standing in fire to steal a round.
Complexity’s damaged economy kept them from a full buy in that round. The team had to settle on pistols and utility to resist NiP. Benjamin “blameF” Bremer’s call to stack B site was spot-on as NiP made a beeline for ramp, but Complexity’s positioning collapsed once NiP entered the site. However, k0nfig lurked around in Nuke’s dark and waited for his moment.
A pistol kill on hampus was an injection of confidence and was enough to get him an AK-47, but he was still in a very awkward position. Tim “nawwk” Jonasson’s molotov should’ve fried k0nfig to death, but the player took a leap of faith and ran halfway through the fire. The decision worked out for him as he took down Nicolas “Plopski” Gonzalez and nawwk in a smooth spray. k0nfig did die in nawwk’s fire, but only after winning the fourth round for Complexity.
The round was a massive gamble for Complexity, but it paid off well. Despite those heroics, the team failed to outplay Ninjas in Pyjamas. k0nfig’s sneaky strats weren’t enough for Complexity in the long run. The player slid to the bottom of the scoreboard, finishing the game with 0.66 rating.
Ninjas in Pyjamas heaped misery on Complexity and pulled away in the first half. The second half of the match started with a pistol round loss for Complexity, eventually leading Ninjas in Pyjamas to a crucial win 16-7 win in IEM Katowice 2021 play-in. Complexity rebounded by defeating Wisla Krakow but now finds itself in a do-or-die match against mousesports. The loser will be eliminated from IEM Katowice 2021 while the winner will advance to the playoffs.