NiP endured against Astralis and will deal with Vigor tomorrow in another removal match.

Ninjas in Pyjamas beat Astralis 2-1 today in the DreamHack Masters Spring Europe lower bracket playoffs.

The Ninjas were down 15-10 on Overpass, the last map of the series. However they survived and won the video game in double overtime.

This CS: GO match was the last one Astralis will play with stand-in gamer Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer since the Danes do not have any occasion arranged for the next few weeks. Astralis has chosen to skip cs_summit six, the second Regional Major Ranking (RMR) competition of the year, which will kick off on June 24.

This might have been Astralis’ best series with this lineup, however, considering that they put up a good battle versus NiP. The Swedes took the very first map, Train, 16-12. NiP’s CT-side was much better than Astralis’ and Nicolas “Plopski” Zamora shined with 29 kills.

On Nuke, however, Astralis controlled NiP from the beginning, winning 11 rounds on their T-side, which is considered the weakest side of the map. With such a huge advantage, it just took 9 rounds for the Danes to liquidate the map 16-8 in their favor. Dupreeh and gadget fragged the most with 21 kills each.

Astralis had Overpass in their grasp in spite of their awful start (down 8-2). They practically won the video game with simply pistols and one AWP in regulation. But NiP combated their method back into the game with a big contribution from Simon “twist” Eliasson, who had some clutches and completed with 37 frags, one less than gadget.

Although the Ninjas moved on today, they may resist more consolidated teams. The Swedes changed the entire structure of their roster last month when they replaced Jonas “Lekr0” Olofson with new in-game leader Hampus Poser.

NiP will face Vigor tomorrow at 10:50 am CT for the 2nd round of the DreamHack Masters Spring Europe lower bracket.