REZ
Fredrik Sterner 
Sweden
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Disappears in opening loss
July 3, 2018
REZ went just 7/14 in Ninjas in Pyjamas' 16-3 loss to Cloud9 on Tuesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
While REZ was the only person other than f0rest to tally a kill in the first two rounds, his play fell off a cliff from that point on. He only managed six kills in the final 17 rounds of the game as Cloud9 was firing on all cylinders while NiP was lagging behind. There were some nice moments from some members of NiP here, but none of them came from REZ. With the crushing loss, they're now in the losers' side of Group A and will play against ENCE to try and stay alive.
Shows up early and often in win
April 18, 2018
REZ put up a solid 21/19 KD in Ninjas in Pyjamas' 16-13 win over SK Gaming at DreamHack Marseille.
ANALYSIS
REZ was a huge part of this big win for NiP to open up their run at DreamHack Marseille. He opened with a 3k in the first pistol round to get NiP off to a nice start. From there, he was showing up frequently to keep SK bogged down. The Brazilians may have made a bit of a run in the second half, but REZ continued putting up some solid frags to get his team the win in the end.
Clutches Inferno for the split
April 15, 2018
REZ posted a 39/32 KD on Thursday in a 1-1 split against North in Week 6 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
REZ came out on top in the series starter on Nuke, where the CT-side saw a 12-3 lead in the first half. However, the second half was all North on the defensive come back but REZ stood tall in Round 25 with a triple kill clutch to prevent the defuse for the 14-11 lead. After reaching map point, North came right back to force the overtime rounds where REZ was unable to help secure a single round in the 19-15 loss. The series then moved on to Inferno where REZ had another lighting first half starting with a 1-vs-2 clutch to secure the pistol. From there, he helped dominate the first half and closed out the 11-4 lead with another 1-vs-2 clutch to secure the post-plant. REZ then pressed on in the second half to win five defensive rounds to earn the series split, posting a 16/12 KD and 82.0 ADR.
Eases past Na'Vi in sweep
April 5, 2018
REZ posted a 35/35 KD on Tuesday following the 2-0 win over Natus Vincere in Week 5 of ESL Pro League Season 7.
ANALYSIS
REZ started the series on the T-side of Overpass, where he picked up numerous opening frags and closed out the rounds for an impressive 12-3 half. Despite a lackluster start on his defensive side, a small adjustment allowed REZ's 86.0 ADR and 1.11 rating to help close the 16-12 win and take the series lead. Inferno was another display of great offensive power as REZ once again blitzed through the first half to obtain a massive 14-1 lead. Although another second half began to shift for the CIS foes as REZ struggled to find frags, he managed to help turn around the losses to pick up the remaining two and take the sweep.
No second half defense
December 9, 2017
REZ led with a 23/20 KD on Wednesday in a 16-9 loss to SK Gaming in the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
ANALYSIS
REZ opened the series on Overpass for the offense as SK Gaming shut down any attempt at making an advancement on the bomb sites. With a couple of plants early on, SK Gaming continued their reign with a 5-0 outing. REZ finally got on the board with a Round 6 entry into the A-bombsite to secure the bomb plant and the round. Although SK came right back to take the lead further into the ninth round for SK as REZ picked up the remaining offensive rounds to settle the half with a 9-6 deficit. REZ opened up the second half with a quad kill hold on the A-bombsite to prevent the late rotate. SK Gaming returned in the following round and took off with the remainder of the half, leaving REZ with just two more rounds to win before being taken down 16-9.
Quiet in loss to NRG
December 9, 2017
REZ posted a 16/23 KD on Tuesday in a 16-14 loss to NRG in the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals.
ANALYSIS
A 3-0 start wasn't a good way to kick things off for REZ, who struggled to win the trade rounds early in the first half. However, finally, on the board in Round 4, REZ got too greedy in the following round that allowed him to lose his gun and the hopes to win another round. NRG picked up four more to tack on to the NiP deficit as REZ looked for many ways to turn his momentum around. A few defensive holds sparked some life back in the team as REZ had a few strongholds on the A-bombsite to settle for a 9-6 score at the half. On the offense to start the second half, REZ got the entry-kills needed to pick up the three round streak to tie the game 9-9. Although NRG broke the tie, they also took off with the lead in the second-half, eventually reaching map point advantage. REZ was able to pick up a few more offensive rounds but the retake from NRG was too tough as he settled for the 16-14 loss, posting a 63.6 ADR.
Poor play in win
December 5, 2017
REZ finished Ninjas in Pyjamas' win over OpTic Gaming on Tuesday at the ESL Pro League Finals with a 15/18 KD.
ANALYSIS
In a sea of positive KDs, REZ was the lone member of his team to finish with a negative KD. While he had a nice triple kill to break the defense in Round 6, he was pretty lackluster after that point. He went 12/14 in the 24 rounds from then on while his teammates picked up his slack to come away with a 16-14 win.
MVP of Oakland
November 19, 2017
REZ dominated with an 86/81 KD on Sunday with a 3-2 win over FaZe Clan in the grand finals of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
REZ has been dominant throughout the group stage, semifinals and now the grand finals. The series kicked off on Cobblestone where REZ shutdown FaZe on the defense to round up the first half with a 9-6 lead. The second half was nothing but aggressive and quick offense from REZ to gain control of the map to run away with the Game 1 win. However, in Game 2 REZ continued to make a big impact, the team couldn't pull it together to win on Inferno, which is a map REZ has not performed well as of late. Train was the map that turned the tides with the series tied 1-1 but REZ had a slow start on the offense but the momentum changed. The offense of REZ began to pick apart the defense of FaZe one-by-one in a close first half 8-7 lead. The second half was all defense from REZ as he wouldn't let FaZe win more than three rounds to take the series 2-1 lead. Another FaZe favored map, Overpass, resulted in the same as Inferno with FaZe Clan coming out swinging for a quick win and a series tie to force Game 5. A contested start resulted in REZ trading rounds for the most part of the half, struggling to find frags to get the early advantage. In the end, REZ came out on top 9-6 but a few hiccups in the second half gave FaZe some light of opportunity. Although the FaZe offense only won four rounds in scattered fashion through the second half as REZ took home his first IEM trophy.
Slips in second half for loss
November 15, 2017
REZ posted a 30/19 KD on Tuesday in a 16-13 loss to SK Gaming in Group A of IEM Oakland.
ANALYSIS
The series started with a highly contested start in the early stages of the first half as REZ swiftly opened up the sites. Both teams traded rounds, but it was REZ to break out from the circle and shut down the SK defense for a massive 9-3 lead. In the following round, REZ picked up a triple entry frag on the B-bombsite to secure the 10-3 lead. Eventually, REZ contributed to the 11-4 lead going into the second, but the second half was nothing more than a dismal display of defensive performance. The second half was all SK on the offense to rip through the Cobblestone defense of NiP and win twelve rounds on the comeback to take the 16-13 win, with REZ posting a team-leading 113.0 ADR.
Returning the favor in Game 2
October 8, 2017
REZ picked up a 28/30 KD on Thursday in a 1-1 split with mousesports in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
REZ had a rough start in Game 1 of Inferno with an absolute beating from mouz on the defense to conquer the first half 13-2. There was nothing REZ could do in the second half to win any rounds for his team as mouz closed with three straight to take Inferno 16-2, with REZ posting a 12/17 KD and 74.7 ADR. Game 2 on Nuke provided NiP with the advantage since being dominant as of the second half of this year. REZ started Game 2 with a 5-0 defensive hold to start the half before mouz earned their Round 6 win. REZ held down the outside push to lower B firmly with the AWP on hand to take the 11-4 half. He then took on the second half with ease ripping through the mouz defense, only giving up two rounds before taking Game 2 16-6, posting a 16/13 KD and 91.2 ADR.
Heavy hitter in sweep
October 3, 2017
REZ earned a solid 44/34 KD on Tuesday in a 2-0 win over Fnatic in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
REZ had a blitzing start on Mirage with a 5-0 lead for the defense early on, holding down the A-bombsite in fashion. However, Fnatic broke the economy, which restricted REZ getting the AWP in hand for nine straight round losses. Finally, in Round 15 REZ managed to hold off for the final round of the half to settle a 9-6 deficit. Going into the second half, REZ started slow but began to pick up rounds getting the single opening entry-kill on the bomb sites to help contribute to map point. Although Fnatic came rallying back over REZ and his AWP to force extra rounds. Starting in a full economy, REZ was able to get the job done winning the needed rounds to solidify the 19-17 win. In Game 2, REZ had an explosive start with his Round 4 triple kill to break the defense of NiP on the A-bombsite to secure the 4-0 streak. From there, it was all REZ and his AWP ripping through the bomb site for a 12-3 lead. REZ then opened the second half by tapping down three on the B-bombsite retake to secure the round and the series 16-4, posting a massive 105.9 ADR.
Strong sniping in Game 1 win
September 30, 2017
REZ served well in the 1-1 split against FaZe Clan posting a 31/29 KD on Thursday in ESL Pro League Season 6.
ANALYSIS
REZ found his groove early on with the AWP at his fingertips, picking apart the FaZe defense for a dominant first half. Multiple opening kills and a strong economy early on led to an 11-4 lead at the half. REZ had some trouble at the start of the second half but once the AWP was picked up, the rest was history. The defense finally held off after winning the five rounds needed thanks to REZ firm hold on the B-bombsite for the 16-6 win. In Game 2, REZ had a hard time trying to keep the AWP in-hand after giving up too many close rounds in the first half, with a 9-6 deficit to result. However, his performance crashed in the second half with only one offensive round won in the 16-7 Game 2 loss on Mirage.
Defense wins rounds and series
September 2, 2017
REZ was strong with a 64/59 KD on Day 2 of DreamHack Masters Malmo with a 2-1 win over Gambit.
ANALYSIS
REZ had the least amount of frags to start Game 1 on Cache with a brilliant performance on the offensive side to take the first half 13-2. However, the second half belonged to Gambit as REZ scrambled to break the 13-13 tie to take the game into map point. Although Gambit forced overtime, REZ came out on top to secure four straight to secure the Game 1 wi9 19-16. REZ had a smooth start on Overpass for the offense to take and hold the early lead, including his Round 13 win with a triple kill on the A-bombsite to secure the last round of the half for NiP 9-6. The second half belonged to Gambit, but REZ fought back defensively to hold off and retake, forcing overtime. However, the overtime rounds were lackluster as Gambit evened the series with a 19-17 win. In Game 3, REZ got a slow start on Train but came back late on the offense to pick up a few post-plant holds to take the first half 9-6. From there, his defense remained stout to shut down Gambit 16-7 to take the series 2-1.
Does just enough to secure win
August 30, 2017
REZ went 13/15 in Ninjas in Pyjamas' win over FaZe Clan on Day 1 of DreamHack Malmo.
ANALYSIS
While he ended up as the only player on NiP with a negative KD, he still managed to do just enough to help his team get the win here. He mainly looked like he was just happy to be there for most of the game, as the youngster was lurking in the shadows of his teammates all throughout this one. He almost managed a clutch against GuardiaN, but only got one kill in the 1-vs-2. Regardless, this wasn't too bad a showing from the newest member of NiP.
Falls into obscurity
July 8, 2017
REZ had an off series in Ninjas in Pyjamas' defeat at the hands of Cloud9, finishing with a 40/55 KD.
ANALYSIS
After having a bit of a revelatory week, REZ had a rough outing here against C9. Even though his team had a nice start to Game 1, he was nowhere to be found early, and this ended up haunting them in the end. Despite this, he did have a great showing in Game 2 where he was showing off early on. His 15/8 KD at the half was enough to get them ahead at the half and onwards toward the win. Then he only found nine kills in the final game, which certainly contributed to the loss.
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