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Natus Vincere have won SLTV StarSeries IX Finals with a 2-0 (16-13 de_dust2, 16-8 de_inferno) victory versus Ninjas in Pyjamas for $14,000.
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund scored three kills on the opening pistol round to start the grand final, but Danilo "Zeus" Teslenko's one-on-one secured Na`Vi yet another pistol round.
Alesund's Scout kill led to Na`Vi getting picked apart and NiP won round two, forcing Na`Vi on a save. The CIS-based team quickly tied the game with a mid-to-B hit, though allowing three NiP players to save.
Two AWP kills by Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson put NiP up 3-2, but the home team once more replied by taking out NiP's B defense. Next round saw Alesund best Sergey "starix" Ischuk in a one-on-one.
Then Adam "friberg" Friberg and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg mowed down Na`Vi's predictable mid-to-B hit, and after one more win NiP were up 6-3. Then problems struck, as Na`Vi won a CZ75 save round.
NiP were forced to save, and their A defense was then split from long and catwalk to tie the game with Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev getting two kills. Next round followed the same path, and Na`Vi went into the lead.
Despite Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács' pick early on, NiP tied the game with Richard "Xizt" Landström's triple, and went up 8-7 thanks to a pair of kills from both Landström and Alesund.
The Swedes once more went for their quick A attack pistol round, and after a scare on round two, that saw Johansson get three kills to secure NiP the round, they were up 11-7.
Natus Vincere then stopped NiP in A, and Sukhariev's triple in a retake got them within two. Next two rounds went to Sukhariev's side as well, with him scoring two kills to tie it at eleven.
NiP lost one more round in a row before Johansson and Friberg overcame Denis "seized" Kostin's double to tie it up once more. Then Ischuk's lower B push, and one kill later on, gave Na`Vi control.
The Ninjas had to save, and despite getting three frags were trailing 12-14. Kostin's triple, in a round that saw Na`Vi stack A with five players, saw them gain map point on de_dust2.
NiP survived the first one thanks to Johansson's two kills in a two-on-two at A, but the home team secured a two-on-two situation in their favor in B the next round to win the map 16-13.
Sukhariev and Ischuk combined for five kills to win the terrorist pistol round of de_inferno. Na`Vi went up 3-0, and Kovács' two AK kills in A quickly made it 5-0, despite Friberg's two save round kills in banana.
The Swedes won a three-on-three after plant in B to get on the board, and Friberg's important kills in B the next round gave them a second round. Then Kostin took over for the next rounds.
The young Russian first got a quad kill in A to make it 6-2, and then his two entries, with three late round kills from Kovács put Na`Vi up 7-2, forcing NiP on a save round and effectively making it 8-2.
Alesund's triple kill in banana started NiP's comeback, and Friberg's one-on-one beat Ischuk's triple right after. Landström then scored three AWP kills, bringing his side within two.
The Ninjas' defense seemed inpenetrable, as Johansson scored three M4A4 kills in lane and the half ended with NiP stopping another Na`Vi A attack, winning their fifth round in a row.
Only trailing 7-8, NiP wasted no time in rushing the A bombsite to start the second half, with Lindberg and Landström winning them the pistol. Tied at eight, it seemed NiP were once again in control.
That illusion faded quickly, with Kostin stepping up and scoring three huge MAG-7 kills in B to give Na`Vi the lead. NiP's force buy was stopped by doubles from Kovács and Ischuk, and they were forced to save.
Aggressive play in halls and B got Na`Vi two entries, and Kostin's two kills in the middle secured his team their twelfth round. After a save, NiP found themselves trailing 8-14 in front of the loud Ukrainian crowd.
The Swedes got the entries into A, but Sukhariev and Ischuk cleaned up the site in a retake, giving them round fourteen. Sukhariev's big kills gave them game point, and one round later NiP were stopped for good, 16-8 and 2-0 overall.
SLTV StarSeries IX Finals final standings:
1. Natus Vincere - $14,000
2. NiP - $7,000
3. Titan - $5,000
4. Virtus.pro - $4,000
This concludes our SLTV StarSeries IX Finals coverage, but you can look forward to some post-event articles in the next two weeks to wrap up the event for good.
Post edited 2014-05-04 19:57:52
But anyway, lets wait for their upcoming matches and see how they play.. :)
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Post edited 2014-05-04 20:37:33
you're talkig about something else entirely ^-^
Don't forget to bring the casters to the next lan navi, you might get out of groups then.
And obviously they're ghosting, they're casting the fucking game lol. They HAVE to tell information, that's their fucking job.
Im not saying Na`Vi will win their next LAN but they didnt win because of ghosting. And Im sure you are a lazy ass and you wont read all my comment
They'll fail next lan.
The casters gave 0 info, they even didn't name the guns that the guys had in their hands, learn basic russian and then post shit here, otherwise take your sorry skin losing ass back home.
Post edited 2014-05-04 21:19:05
YOU DESERV IT!!! YOU DESERV IT!!! YOU DESERV IT!!!
Zeus Edward Starix Seized Guardian YOU ARE THE BEST
Post edited 2014-05-04 19:56:58
Post edited 2014-05-04 19:57:05
individually speaking,nip players are a trainwreck,only xizt is putting up numbers.its amazing how they got into this final with those numbers
Post edited 2014-05-04 19:58:24
you cant expect every game him and gtr making 50+ frags with 80% hs ratio
Even though this is another game than 1.6 :p
Post edited 2014-05-04 20:07:41
I MEAN ALL THE TOURNAMENTS SHOULD
Post edited 2014-05-04 20:02:33
Only russians have won SLTV...
Post edited 2014-05-04 20:02:03
I was ready to chalk it down as just experience and hard practice, but honestly it wouldn't be the first time an eastern-European team would be ghosting on home turf.
Whatevs, good game.
Post edited 2014-05-04 20:02:57
THAT was exactly their strength back then. Perfect rotations (almost 0 seconds of having a gap in the def line) and positioning. For example they had the best CT-side-play on dust2 (of all teams in the world and probably of all time) for this very reason. They never had the best aimers or the best overall strats, but their rotation-gameplay was incredibly good. When they played CT side on maps like dust2 they were able to make top teams look like amateurs. When talking about old Navi people always come up with "markeloff AWP, Edward top aimer blablabla", but the true quality of Navi was always their defense-teamplay (where for example markeloffs awp-play became insane). I always thought this is just the result of their huge amount of practice, but I guess it also has to do with how Zeus leads the team..
Post edited 2014-05-04 20:39:31
I'm also not accusing anyone of anything, just saying that I, too, thought it was a bit weird. And that it wouldn't be the first time, which is just a fact.
Post edited 2014-05-04 21:27:14
GGWP NaVI. Reminds me of 2010 again. <3
I should be happy now, but I'm so mad cause of idiots talking about help from casters :(
At least I know russian and I know that this win is fair and square! GJ Na'Vi. Really enjoyed those 6 maps
who the fuck needs guru's? I AM THE M*F guru
I'm looking forward to the next international LAN to see if they can confirm their good shape.
Good job Navi! Well deserved!
Post edited 2014-05-04 20:22:25
Virtus.Pro entered the event on the wrong foot, they will bounce back and in my book still are TOP2 after NiP.
For Titan it was way too early after the unplanned roster change to come and compete with NiP. They looked better than I had expected though, hopefully they will somehow make it work. I still think without shox they will never reach TOP1 world, which they did for a short period. They are still an elite team and without a doubt capable of winning against all teams and taking home major events, but not consistently. At least this event showed that they can still, even at this early stage of re-integrating kennyS, compete at the top. This helps stabilizing their TOP3 rank they are currently struggling to defend against dignitas.
NiP showing their normal shape against VP and Titan. Against Na´Vi f0rest and GeT_RiGhT went missing too much to overcome Edward's, GuardiaN's and seized's performances. They tried to counter GuardiaN with two AWPs and an Autonsiper on dust2 CT side, even then they couldn't handle him.
Na´Vi had a perfect torunament, everyone did their job and more. Spot-on calling from Zeus. As for ghosting, SLTV really should look into that. I saw players without in-ears, starix more than once had his headphones off his head after dying in a round. Nevertheless, Na´Vi are not coming out of nowhere as people making it seem. They beat just about every elite team before on LAN including Titan, NiP, HR and only recently struggled because they were adjusting to a new situation. seized also didn't really bloom on LAN until now. They defnitely are contestants going into future events. They always had good results versus the poles, NiP and Titan. Who they really struggle with are fnatic, LGB and dignitas.
Navi knows how to win everything, they did it in 2010 surprisingly, and they did it this time again, so stop being irrational pls.
I swear these NIP fans can't handle them losing, They're mad as fuck, YALL LOST.
il y a 22 heures
Weheeeeeeeeei we are in the finals of SLTV Lan.. Great feeling after a looooong, loooong time of practicing ... To everyone whos talking about ghosting.. We are using Steelseries Flux Pro in ears, so its impossible to hear anything from the crowd or casters... Well played Titans, Scream was playing out of his mind, pure beasts!!
Na'Vi is back
they showed incredible game, now they are top3
4. Na'Vi / Titan.
Post edited 2014-05-04 22:08:39
if you ranking teams at their current form that seems about right
Titan has done nothing in the last 3 lan events they are not top 3.
NaVi won this ONE event also eleminated in group stage at EMS.
that top 3 is accurate
Post edited 2014-05-04 23:14:10
However the people who say Na'Vi are the best team now or definitely top3 etc.. should really have a reality check. Na'Vi need to prove their worth in more than one tournament and need to show consistenty throughout the whole year to have any of chance of being placed in anything above 6/7th place.
Na'Vi were the best team in this tournament but we're still talking about just one tournament.
As a NIP fan and as a Russian, i have to say that anyone accusing the casters of ghosting is either mad at his skin bets (rofl) or a total butthurt idiot.
I've watched every single minute of the final stream and the casters did their best at refraining from giving out any valuable "game-changing" information and were always speaking in innuendos that only the audience could understand.
Post edited 2014-05-04 21:03:22
"mad nip fanboys"
"russian ghosting losers"
"what up now swedes"
"navi sucks and can only win at sltv"
Navi players and Nip players:
"GG guys let's go get drunk together because we're actually friends in real life"
The Navi this weekend.
2+1 = 3-0
HL3 confirmed ! thx navi !
2 straight maps against NiP?
Oh Hell NO!!
Do us all a favor, learn basic Russian before you start talking bs like this next time.
Huge respect for casters, absolutely 0 (ZERO) info was given to Na'Vi guys during the game.
Even if Na'Vi won't get any LANs in near future, this win was well deserved.
with russian casters
the 1st video, the grand final day
Post edited 2014-05-05 03:39:03
Holy... I feel lucky that i stopped betting after DH winter. hmm, so hard to predict things now.
i think, u just have no brain if think this way... I was in Kyiv arena and listened to them, they speak 'bout obviously things which happened in a past, sometimes speak by puzzles that even me could not understand, so, make a conclusion. I listened to navi's TS as well and I can tell u that some desicions Zeus made at the beginning of the rounds... so, what kind of info u are talking?
P.S. gj Na'Vi, new version of chlenix was released and they got it :D
P.S.S. f0rest is still da-Best
Post edited 2014-05-05 09:11:49
So why didnt NaVi win all SLTV series ?!?!?!?!
Or what about VP ? Rus language is close to Polsk!
I do however think the crowd helped a bit, it's always a boost to play at home turf with the crowd on your side.
Post edited 2014-05-05 15:27:35
can you tell me where I can get voice chat betweeen na`vi teammates? Thank you.