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Despite losing the first two maps, NiP managed to hold off Na`Vi and win the SLTV StarSeries VI with a 3-2 score (12-16 on de_dust2_se, 9-16 on de_train_se, 16-8 on de_inferno_se & 16-2 on de_nuke_se) for $6,000.
With SLTV StarSeries VI coming to a close, it was all down to the last two teams – Ninjas in Pyjamas and Natus Vincere in a best-of-five grand final where the Swedes held an automatic 1-0 advantage due to winning the upper bracket.
The first map was Na`Vi's selection de_dust2_se, on which they started as the CTs. However, as usual at this event where Ts won 5 out of 6 pistols on dust2, NiP rushed together and secured the early 3-0 lead.
Sergey "starix" Ischuk scored 3 kills in the B bombsite during the first buy round and his in-game leader Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko won a 1-on-1 in the next round to make it 3-2.
The teams started exchanging rounds back and forth, until NiP finally pulled away to 6-4 and forced the Ukrainians to have an eco. However, a saved AWP by Yegor "markeloff" Markelov opened up their eco round and propelled Na`Vi to win it, making the score 6-5.
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund replied right away with the lone AK47 and his 3 kills, helping NiP pull away again with 7-5, after which Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg clutched a 1-on-2 in the A bombsite to make the score 8-5.
The last couple of rounds were exchanged for 9-6, while Alesund sat on a 19:9 score. Following the side swapping, Na`Vi desperately needed the pistol round win and they applied similar tactics as NiP by rushing out mid and splitting their opponents' defense, eventually leading to a 9-9 tie.
Neither team allowed the other to pull away as the score was even at 10-10 and 11-11 before Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev used an AWP he picked up from his fallen teammate Markelov to score 3 kills and force NiP to eco for 13-11.
The Swedes seemed to be getting back again by taking the 25th round, but Na`Vi's 3-on-4 win afterwards put NiP in a bad economic position and sealed the map with a 16-12 score.
Moving onto de_train_se the Ukrainians carried the momentum over to their T side and Ischuk outaimed Alesund in a 1-on-1 that could have went either way to give Na`Vi the better start.
First buy round saw Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson pick up 3 kills with an AWP, which kickstarted NiP's five round winning streak, including a quite fortunate win in the key round no.5 when Markelov failed to plant the C4 in time.
Teslenko brought the momentum back with his excellent 4-kill outside, and two rounds later Markelov and Sukhariev won a 2-on-2 to establish money control for the Ukrainians. They went on to win the half with a 9-6 lead, which turned into 10-6 despite double entry by Adam "friberg" Friberg in the second pistol round.
NiP bought in the 3rd round, but only managed to get back on the scoreboard in the one after that thanks to Lindberg's 3 kills in a close-round situation.
With the score standing at 12-7, Na`Vi went on a double eco to secure full equipment for themselves, and it made all the difference as they went on to win out the remaining rounds with more than solid defensive setups – 16-9.
Now facing defeat by being down 1-2 in maps, NiP shifted into the next gear and started with an aggressive push on the CT side of de_inferno_se to go up 3-0 after Friberg's 1vs1 against an early buy.
Na`Vi got on the board in round 5, but paid a high price in the next one when they failed to convert a 5-on-2 situation courtesy of Lindberg's 3 fast kills in A.
The still somehow managed to reduce the deficit to 5-3, and then Markelov had two 1-on-3s in the B bombsite in a row, losing the first and winning the second to force NiP to eco at 6-4.
However, the Swedes then adjusted their B bombsite defense and went on to shut down the remaining attacks for a 10-5 lead at the half. An aggressive apartments setup gave Na`Vi some hope as they brought it back to 10-7 after than pistol, but NiP won the eco round and the first buy after another great round by Lindberg for 12-7.
Nail in the coffin was put by Alesund who played his 1-on-2 perfectly, which put NiP on match point at 15-7, and two rounds later saw them walk away with a 16-8 win.
Knowing that map four will be de_nuke_se, the match was practically settled at that point seeing as Na`Vi don't play or practice that map at all, and despite a promising start after Sukhariev's 1-on-3 in the T-side pistol round, the Ukrainians lost the anti-eco right after which paved way for NiP's easy victory.
Markelov's AWP finally helped his team win round 10 for a 2-8 deficit, but Friberg and Alesund clutched two 1-on-1s in a row to get things back on track and win the half 13-2 (Alesund 24:6). No surprises took place after sides were changed, and the Swedes went on to win the map 16-2, and thus clinch another title.
SLTV StarSeries VI final standings
1. NiP - $6,000
2. Natus Vincere - $3,000
3. Virtus.pro - $2,500
4. ESC Gaming - $2,000
Ninjas in Pyjamas have won $6,000 for their efforts in this 2-month long season, while Natus Vincere earned $3,000 and their first notable placement at international tournaments.
Next up for Na`Vi should be the event in Prague on the following weekend, while NiP are looking to take a break until the ESEA Season 14 Global Finals in August.
Post edited 2013-07-07 19:52:41
So why you thik I should read your shit?
On Train , Dust2 Na`Vi won without any problem
On Inferno Na`Vi could have won it , they lost so many important rounds when there were more Na`Vi players alive
And On Nuke , Its nuke lol Na`Vi had to lose
But still they could have fought for this if they won that eco rounds and that 5v2 round , they would have 4-5 as T and as CT they would fight
The point is that Cointoss decided this final , if it was mirage I doubt NiP would win it.
Yeah, they COULD have won it but they didnt.
How do you know if it was mirage NaVi would have won? The game was never played on that map. If you can see the future tell if im going to be a millionaire, thank you.
Na`Vi and VP both won NiP on this map this tournament + Na`Vi won VP ~16-5 16-6 on mirage
Im not saying its 100% but its 70% atleast
Not an excuse but that's just how Navi are.
in 1.6 they are known to be best in train and tuscan also strong in dust2 and inferno, they always veto nuke in every occasions. But like I said, csgo is different since it has more maps, and their inferno is not as strong as it used to be.
Btw, isnt this the first time they played nuke? This time they was forced to play it because of the coin flip right?
Post edited 2013-07-09 20:53:27
And even more, they had a one map handicap xD.
Post edited 2013-07-07 20:05:17
Post edited 2013-07-07 19:51:53
but searching 5on5 mix/pcw is still faster than even the matchmaking thing :)
Post edited 2013-07-08 13:23:43
If NaVi just stopped being retarded and actually pracced nuke. They can only blame themselves.
If you dont practice you dont even deserve the win.
tournament wins by navi: 0
Keep watching movies quotes.
Keep it real
Post edited 2013-07-07 20:14:18
"But it wasn't a bo3 system and navi still haven't won jackshit in cs:go and just got raped 16:2"
Is there anything in this statement that is not accurate?
They've just misread NiP in some situations. And it's nothing unexpected, Na'Vi don't know NiP as well as VP does.
Na'Vi fanboy after LOSE - damn nuke :'(
wake up kids
therefore VG>NiP. There are always kids with those comments or threads. Even though they lost and it's their fault for not practising that map, It was not an easy win for NiP and Na´Vi proved what they are capable of and certainly would have been way more interesting if they have played mirage and ended up with a 16-14 for either NiP or Na`Vi.
i just posted nip 16 - navi 0 just becoz fanboy like u give too much excuses to navi for having to play the game in nuke.
P.S. I really enjoyed Anders and lurppis as casters.
gg for tie NiP.
* if NaVi won - random pointless spam from navi fanboyz all over the hltv, attacking sweden, nip and source players
anyway, great job NiP!!
gratz NiP, lucky it was bo5 with one map advantage...otherwise mirage and NaVi win.
NiP is top1 anyway but now there is a chalenge!
they knew they wont be able to win nuke and they also know that they're good at CS:GO now :-)
NaVi and VP are simply antistrating them imo.
VG are just too scared of NiP and lose over and over again.
NaVi should prac more nuke and inferno to become equal.
If be mirage bye nip bye ....
Post edited 2013-07-08 02:00:50
U DON'T go in to the grand final of a serious competition with more or less 60k viewers, alot of ur own FANS, expressing that u don't even want to fight for it (on twitter), changing ur name to capslock as "NUKELOFF" and asking other team to change to a different map.
Post edited 2013-07-08 13:16:02
/fanboy shield on.
Post edited 2013-07-08 01:04:40
time to cut the fat