NIP vs 9INE Preview and Predictions: CCT Online Finals #1

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NIP vs 9INE Preview and Predictions: CCT Online Finals #1

An ancient name in EU CSGO meets one of its newest growing powerhouses in NIP vs 9INE

Ninjas in Pyjamas and 9INE were both under the spotlight going into the Paris Major, but both teams failed to deliver on what was expected of them. Now going into the first of CCT’s Online Finals, they are going head-to-head in the Lower Bracket after having lost games up above. If you’re fond of CSGO betting or just want to know more about this matchup, here’s our preview.


Every time an NIP lineup looks like it’s going to achieve something, something seems to go wrong. Following their disappointment in Paris, NIP took a convincing win in the first round of the Upper Bracket of this tournament before losing 2-1 to British powerhouse Into The Breach. Now their only way forward is past a similarly-struggling 9INE lineup.


Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.95
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.63

Fredrik “REZ” Sterner

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Danyyl “headtr1ck” Valitov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Player To Watch


NIP vs 9INE CCT Online finals 1


The Polish side had analysts frothing with their aggressive style and in-your-face gameplay in the Major RMRs, but since squandering their Legends Stage berth, they are now in a state of ignominy with no real respite in sight. Their defeat to Sharks Esports at this tournament hasn’t helped. In their last match, however, they dealt with Astralis Talent convincingly.


Wiktor “mynio” Kruk

  • HLTV Rating: 0.92
  • Impact Rating: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 67.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.64

Krzysiek “Goofy” Gorski

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Olek “hades” Miskiewicz

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.11
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Kamil “KEi” Pietkun

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.22
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Kacper “Kylar” Walukiewicz

  • HLTV Rating: 1.06
  • Impact Rating: 1.02
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Player to Watch


NIP vs 9INE Predictions: CCT Online Finals #1

We think NIP will win 2-1 against 9INE after a drawn-out battle.

NIP vs 9INE Head to Head Record 

NIP 2 – 1 9INE

NIP vs 9INE Maps 

  • Vertigo
  • Ancient
  • Nuke

NIP vs 9INE Score 

  • Map 1: NIP to win by +2<
  • Map 2: 9INE to win in OT
  • Map 3: NIP to win in OT

NIP vs 9INE Top Fragger


CCT Online Finals #1 9INE vs NIP Match Links

NIP vs 9INE Match Time

May 27, 2023 – 05:30 ET/04:30 CST/02:30 PT

NIP vs 9INE Preview and Predictions: CCT Online Finals #1
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