Who will be the first team to exit the BLAST Premier Spring Groups?

The BLAST Premier Spring Groups are in full swing and NIP and Complexity face off against each other in the first elimination match of the event. The Group C teams are down in the lower bracket having lost their inaugural matches of the event. While NIP lost to G2, Complexity lost to NAVI and now both teams face elimination. Here’s all you need to know about the NIP vs Complexity match including the live score, format and results.

NIP vs Complexity Live score

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NIP CS2 roster

NIP’s CS2 roster is as follows:

  • Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
  • Patrick "es3tag" Hansen
  • Danyyl "headtr1ck" Valitov
  • Kristian "k0nfig" Wieneck
  • Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet

Complexity CS2 roster

Complexity’s five-person roster is as follows:

  • Ioannis 'Johnny' "JT" Theodosiou
  • Ricky "floppy" Kemery
  • Michael "Grim" Wince
  • Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli
  • Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski

Match Preview

NIP’s last roster change was the addition of ALEX who also assumes the responsibility of the In Game Leader. As the former Movistar Rider player, he brings a unique perspective to the NIP roster. The team has had some time together to practice and gel together. Their first match of the League was against G2, arguably one of the best teams in the tournament. They fared relatively decent in the first map, but couldn’t find their footing in the second.

This lack of stable performance is what underscores the NIP fate at BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023. The Ninjas have potential, but their lack of stability on all maps means they are highly dependent on the opponent and the map veto.

At the same time, Complexity’s roster has had some time together as a squad. The team recently finished first in the PGL Copenhagen qualifiers. While the team does have some momentum ahead of it, it will be a test for the players to face off against a non-NA team. This match might go the distance, but NIP has a slight advantage simply in terms of firepower and experience.

One of the biggest differentiating factor between the two teams would be Overpass. With both teams strong on Overpass, boasting win rates above 70%, this map would be a key deciding factor.

Where can I watch NIP vs Complexity?

The NiP vs Complexity match will be live on Twitch. We have embedded the stream below for your convenience