VG beat Na´Vi to move to semis

February 24th, 2013 16:33

In was the longest and certainly one of the most memorable matches we have so far seen in CS:GO: VeryGames have defeated Natus Vincere 2-1 to progress to the Mad Catz semi-finals.

After more than six hours VeryGames and Natus Vincere finally settled their differences in a tie that had no shortage of drama, with nail-bitting overtimes, great rounds and also network problems. The Frenchmen march on in the tournament, while the Ukrainians will return home empty-handed.

The first map of the tie was de_mirage_csgo, and it proved to be one of the most interesting maps that we have so far seen in the game. VeryGames got off on the wrong foot here as their pistol round rush failed to take down a single player from Na´Vi.

The Ukrainian team then survived a major scare in the second round, as VG came close to restoring parity with an eco rush onto B, but the last Na´Vi player won the decisive 1-on-1 clash and defused the bomb.

Na´Vi went on to take the score to 6-0, and even though they were enjoying a commanding lead, the biggest difference between the two sides was that every close round was going the way of the Ukrainian team. Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, however, made sure to put an end to that trend, winning a 1-on-2 situation after the bomb had been planted on A to give VeryGames their first round.

The French team then added one more round, reducing the deficit to 6-2, but just when everyone thought that a comeback was in the making, Na´Vi regained control of proceedings and won five rounds in a row, much to the dismay of the ESWC runners-up.

With just about every tactic failing to produce results, VeryGames opted for aggressive early pushes, and that is how they got their round of the first half. They went close to adding a fourth round to their tab right after, but Yegor "markeloff" Markelov had different plans, winning a 1-on-3 situation, with two wallbangs in the process, to put Na´Vi in the lead 12-3.

Now on the defensive side, VeryGames looked like a much stronger side, winning the first seven rounds to take the score to 12-10. The Frenchmen then surprisingly decided to play aggressively and do some early pushes, a strategy that cost them the next two rounds.

With the score now 14-10 in favour of Na´Vi, Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans ordered his men to go back to their default strategy, and without too much surprise VeryGames regained control of the game, winning five rounds in succession. The Ukrainian giants' tactics seemed very limited, as 90 per cent of the time they rushed the A bombsite, but they were still able to win the last round of the half to take the game to overtime.

After five overtimes failed to set the two teams apart, VeryGames turned in a strong performance at the sixth attempt to win the map 34-30 and take the lead in the tie.

VG were the stronger side on mirage

Things did not look too good for Na´Vi, who had just lost the map they had picked, as the two teams switched to de_dust2_se. Here, the Ukrainian team started out the brighter, winning the pistol round, but then VeryGames gave a good response and won several rounds in a row. However, Na´Vi refused to concede defeat and turned the score around to go into interval up 11-4.

Now on the Terrorist side, VeryGames knew they had a mountain to climb to win the map, but still attempted to turn the score around and get the victory that would take them to the last-four stage. But all they managed was to win seven rounds, with Na´Vi coming out on top 16-11 to level the tie on one map.

de_inferno_se then followed, with VeryGames starting out on the Terrorist side. After taking down Sergey "starix" Ischuk early on in the pistol round, the Frenchmen proceeded to rushing the B bombsite. By the time the bomb was planted, Na´Vi had already lost two players, so it was with little surprise that VG took the lead. The following two rounds also went VG's way, with the French team managing to avoid taking too much damage from Na´Vi's pistols.

It was at this point that network problems arose, which rendered GOTV, and thus the streams, impossible. With no way to follow the matches except using's scorebot, the community missed Na´Vi turning around a 4-0 deficit to head into the break with a 10-5 lead that looked very promising.

After winning the pistol round in the second half, it seemed like Na´Vi had already one foot in the semi-finals, but they were dealt a heavy blow immediately after as they were stopped inside the B bombsite by VeryGames players, wielding P250s.

That one eco round proved to be the turning point in the match as it powered VeryGames to come out on top 16-14 after a lot of close rounds.

Mad Catz ViennaBest of 3
24th February 2013

 VeryGames K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 95 - 90 +5 - 1.09
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 93 - 85 +8 - 1.07
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 72 - 71 +1 - 0.96
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 85 - 92 -7 - 0.96
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 67 - 90 -23 - 0.76

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 104 - 92 +12 - 1.13
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff 93 - 78 +15 - 1.11
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 87 - 74 +13 - 1.08
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischukstarix 84 - 83 +1 - 1.03
Ukraine Arseny 'ceh9' Trynozhenkoceh9 60 - 86 -26 - 0.75

With this victory, VeryGames have secured passage into the Mad Catz semi-finals, in which they will lock horns with Anexis, while Na´Vi will return home empty-handed, wondering what could have been.

Good game
2013-02-24 16:33
amazing stream from cadead, no breaks at all
2013-02-24 16:36
its not cadred thats streaming it you simpleton, its FaceItTV
2013-02-24 16:39
Its all the same group of people under many different names. Cadred voted NorthCon as worst CSGO LAN... I think this beats it.
2013-02-24 17:17
it's not their fault when the internet at the location breaks...
2013-02-24 16:54
VG stronk but they will lose vs NIP))
2013-02-24 16:34
France Spip 
2013-02-24 16:35
ofc they'll lol, navi almost won against them, and this is first lan tournament for them. Bootcamp ~2weeks. And VP are like topkop saucers. Just wait for Na`Vi to train abit, and we'll see.
2013-02-24 16:38
Train a bit? Lol theyve been practising about 10 hours a day
2013-02-26 10:38
And yet they started playing CSGO very late dude ;)
2013-02-26 18:12
I know that^^ Its just that Navi has already put alot of hours into the game, too.
2013-02-26 19:12
they will actually lose nip is just better team atm
2013-02-24 16:46
can't he just say vg was better than navi, instead of saying, anyway, they'll lose vs nip.
2013-02-24 18:33
sup saucers oh wait
2013-02-24 16:34
Video record from Vienna. Na`Vi vs VG:
2013-02-24 17:32
Sweet :) Can't wait for NaVi at CPH Games :) for now just a 10 day bootcamp, they should continue that for some weeks and PLAY with NiP
2013-02-24 16:36
2013-02-24 16:35
navi is more epic.. doing what they did compared to their last performance.. now they are a truly strong team.
2013-02-24 19:22
Malaysia yanMY 
Na'vi WP
2013-02-24 16:35
2013-02-24 16:35
NiP better watch out for Na'Vi in future tournaments now..
2013-02-24 16:35
they are already do it, cuz nip declined training with navi
2013-02-24 16:41
forest gtr cheater they scared
2013-02-25 12:43
2013-02-24 16:40
sick matches
2013-02-24 16:36
For me, the best game in the CS:GO. Why ? Because NaVi improved. VG in lan is like any other team and no top 2
2013-02-24 16:36
a good start for Na'Vi, u better !!!
2013-02-24 16:37
Portugal mrKz 
what an amazing match!
2013-02-24 16:37
Well they deserve to loose after that stupid macth on mirage ... that the let vg desarm the c4 ... 5 times in a row
2013-02-24 16:37
nice job
2013-02-24 16:37
Ukraine gungrave 
nice try navi! wp
2013-02-24 16:37
VG players had less sleep, more nerves. But they were better. Great match anyway!
2013-02-24 16:38
will there be any demo available for this match???
2013-02-24 16:38
cya 1.6 boys
2013-02-24 16:38
it was first LAN in GO for NAVI. But still VG had problems with them close match. In next LAN NAVI > VG easy
2013-02-24 16:40
in next lan any saucer > navi easy
2013-02-24 16:45
Sure hhahaha just look at how many lans vg had in go and navi had. Next lan for navi>vg
2013-02-24 18:02
Norway p9ge 
You do realize the mojority of NiP players played 1.6. Retard
2013-02-24 16:46
You do realize this is about VG - Navi? cya 1.6'er
2013-02-24 16:53
dont worry the skill gap is huge. Just give navi 5-6 months and you will see the difference
2013-02-24 16:39
just give them a week or so not 5-6 months :P
2013-02-24 16:40
Excuses for being bad at its best
2013-02-24 16:42
34-30 11-16 16-14 dont seem bad to me on their first lan vs no2 team in the world
2013-02-24 16:43
2013-02-24 16:48
I hate VG, css noobs. :]
2013-02-24 16:39
Slovakia kubiaxk 
:) this
2013-02-24 16:41
2013-02-24 16:47
wp NAVI !!
2013-02-24 16:39
In was the longest and certainly one of the most memorable matches we have so far seen in CS:GO Haven't seen shit
2013-02-24 16:39
2013-02-24 16:41
They could have easily won on de_mirage but they forgot there was a b site too and some silly defuses oh and the scores of esc vs ldlc and navi vs vg to dreamteam :)
2013-02-24 16:40
mirage game was pretty ridiculous
2013-02-24 16:40
1st lan for navi guys stop troling
2013-02-24 16:40
and there it comes bandwagon of hating against anything css :D:D:D
2013-02-24 16:41
gg vg
2013-02-24 16:41
2013-02-24 16:42
Slovakia kubiaxk 
I think , successful start for NaVi , next time will crush them hard
2013-02-24 16:42
2 months ago nobody believed they would reach this level, now saucers celebrating more closed win since birth cs: go, navi really improved, amazing first lan for them. VG to fight for the top 2 . f0rest GeT_RiGhT and Xizt still >> all
2013-02-24 16:42
don't start this 1.6 - CSS war now retard :D
2013-02-24 16:48
i dont start anything j1m1
2013-02-24 17:23
sAucer :D
2013-02-26 18:23
RESPECT Navi. WP VeryGames.
2013-02-24 16:42
Actually its NaVi who won today! :)
2013-02-24 17:56
What? As if I don't know how to read?
2013-02-24 18:23
Think in broad sense! If you know what i mean. :)
2013-02-24 19:49
That's what I said, Navi won the respect..
2013-02-25 07:56
Yay Verygames! <3 Ya know I think all of Verygames players are cute/cute-ish, so if you compare them to other teams they are easily the most "good-looking" team out there :3 Plus having good hair doesn't hurt :D I mean yeah, they are on skinny side, but hey, better be fit than fat, right? :>
2013-02-24 16:44
u wot m8?
2013-02-24 16:49
United Kingdom Alth 
But would you fuck RpK?
2013-02-24 16:52
RapeKing would fuck him/her first.
2013-02-24 17:04
2013-02-24 17:05
worst thing i have read in a while..
2013-02-24 19:22
Estonia ckN 
2013-02-24 20:20
Damn! son.
2013-02-27 13:43
sIIIIIIck match
2013-02-24 16:43
ehhh if navi trained in de_mirage for T side attack bombplant B... they just no time to train hard all maps
2013-02-24 16:44
THey played mirage more than VG :/ it was played some in 1.6, nothing in css.
2013-02-24 16:47
i mean not in de_mirage, in general difference between cs1.6 and csgo is huge, that is fact cuz all players told it and u cant contradict this fact
2013-02-24 16:53
ok but they wouldn't go to the event if they are not confident to win it. So they lose to a better team fair and square
2013-02-28 21:28
Game was awesome! Good job both teams! But, VG will lose in semi. ;)
2013-02-24 16:44
YES VG!!! But credits to Na'Vi great perfomance at there first cs:go lan.
2013-02-24 16:44
that mirage navi shouldt lose that
2013-02-24 16:45
LOL poeple mad cause cs:s players won NaVi, it's new game for both, VG is better, NiP is better than VG. end of story. 1.6ers are not that good, saucers are not that bad. and now let the rage kids cry.
2013-02-24 16:45
On their first 1.6 LAN, Na'Vi (then KerchNet) placed top6 or top8 and then went on to dominate 1.6 for 1 year and a half. On their first GO event they beat the team supposed to be top2 right now, that's promising great match anyway
2013-02-24 16:45
2013-02-24 16:48
Slovakia kubiaxk 
2013-02-24 16:51
2013-02-24 16:53
2013-02-24 17:09
2013-02-24 17:38
2013-02-24 18:06
would like to see stactistics from match
2013-02-24 16:46
worst ending it could have
2013-02-24 16:46
Na`Vi - always impressive matches. Sick!
2013-02-24 16:49
well done navi!
2013-02-24 16:50
Peru dbie 
Na'Vi with a couple of weeks practicing a completely new game is enough to put in trouble a team that has been playing the sauce engine for years. Gonna be fun when Na'Vi starts winning it all like in 2010 and NiP gets forced to kick their saucers.
2013-02-24 16:50
you were saying "2-0 Na`Vi, should be ez.", they lost and now you talk like "WOW NAVI GOT SO LOW HOURS AND THEY NEARLY MANAGED TO WIN VG, AMAZING, 1.6 STRONK". u're that stupid or just another hltv troll?
2013-02-24 17:10
meh, I still think they are a far better team and they could've 2-0'd VG.
2013-02-24 17:15
i dont understand na vi fans . Na vi switch on csgo 1 month after Vg (vg still played css for 2 events) . Na vi played csgo for month they burned the game like any teams . They just didnt wanted to show up in event because they werent obviously ready . BUt please stop saying this they just played this game for couple of weeks . They played has much the game as others teams now . they trained so hard for months . at a certain amount of hours on a game we cant say "Wow they didnt started the game like ". Buykey finished 2nd at with 30 hours per player
2013-02-24 17:53
actually it was 2 months
2013-02-24 21:17
Brace yourself, mad Na'Vi fans are coming!
2013-02-24 16:51
Mad Na`Vi fans? Where did you saw mad Na`Vi fans? :P You are MR.COOLSTORYBRO, right?
2013-02-24 16:52
Epic game
2013-02-24 16:51
Would much rather a NiP vs Na`Vi final then a VG vs NiP final we know that result already
2013-02-24 16:52
2013-02-24 16:53
NaVi really should work on their T-side
2013-02-24 16:53
Navi all the way. Cool matches!!!!
2013-02-24 16:53
NaVi <3
2013-02-24 16:54
India N3E 
Na`vi... Well played.. VG were more experienced .. still Its d classic match CS had been waiting since SK vs 3D 2005 :)
2013-02-24 16:55
yes i agree :)))
2013-02-24 17:07
No. This is a new game, don't bring in 1.6 this is just go. New game, new scene.
2013-02-24 17:36
2010 coming again..
2013-02-24 16:57
pakman is a GEEK
2013-02-24 16:58
This is a sad day for cs:go. VG undeserved.
2013-02-24 16:59
someone cheated or what ?How was it unfair ?I didn't see the game but why are you saying that ?
2013-02-24 18:34
HOW MANY TIMES NAVI WAS PLAY IN CS GO...AND HOW MANY VG......See you at the next tournament
2013-02-24 17:00
Did you shout that at your pc when you typed it?
2013-02-24 17:12
he did he mad
2013-02-24 17:14
ahah he is mad fanboy. isn't he?
2013-02-24 17:46
See you saying the same during CPH Games
2013-02-24 17:36
I'm pretty sure at CPH Games we will see Na'Vi in finals, gg wp guys.
2013-02-24 17:00
GG both teams. But what a game! Na'vi is going to definitely shake up the entire scene very soon..
2013-02-24 17:05
+1 :)
2013-02-24 18:13
Player stats?
2013-02-24 17:54
navi :(
2013-02-24 18:08
Na'Vi, i don't know if you read this or not. I'm madly support you guys no matter what. Do what you gotta do. Please just don't give up, I know you guys really need this:) We, the fans will always support you guys. You guys deserve this as much as other teams. See you soon on next LAN:)
2013-02-24 18:31
2013-02-27 16:23
Their first LAN event and look at the results.. #hatersgonnahate
2013-02-24 18:46
I watched the first map until 30-30, went to eat something, came back and its 34-30. I watched the whole second map, and it was 16-11. I kept tracking the scorebot in the first half, it was 10-5 for navi, went away and came back to find it 16-14..
2013-02-24 19:16
u cost them the game :(
2013-02-24 19:33
in my opinion the only team who can win again NiP is only Na`Vi after a moth..
2013-02-24 20:02
I think so too, Na`Vi's first LAN event in CS:GO and they are fucking well prepared
2013-02-24 20:31
2013-02-24 20:29
Stats please!
2013-02-24 21:15
Na'Vi officially a top geam in CS:GO. Congrats! Na'Vi will probably be the first team to beat NiP at LAN. markeloff will bring the game to a new level with his top sniping. 1. NiP 2. Na'Vi 3. VG/ESC/VP Not based on achievements, just my current opinion. Na'Vi just feels like the team that will putting new things to the table along with NiP. They improved so quick.
2013-02-24 21:36
ROFL! "current" VG just beat them like a few hours ago. maybe in a few months they will be yes. it's results that count. Although my game was Source, I always followed both games, just Source a little more. great to see Navi back.
2013-02-25 10:48
I just dont see VG beating NiP. But I can see Na'Vi doing it
2013-02-25 12:43
you can surely only base something like that on results... yeah they're good at the moment, but not VG or ESC level.. judging by this one event, i'd put them level with VP at the moment.
2013-02-25 14:21
they are 2nd best team here by stats also they were as good as VG @mirage much much better @dust 2 didnt see inferno but i know navi lost both pistols and eco and still took 14 rounds so they are at least as good as VG
2013-02-25 21:37
Well they're not, because they still lost lol
2013-02-26 00:46
still they're same lvl as VG and probably better than ESC
2013-02-26 00:59
I guess when you play 11-12 hours a day for 3 months, you can pick up the game pretty "quick". VG still came out on top even with all that time NaVi spent, saucers>1.6 again.
2013-02-25 09:12
Average saucer comment.
2013-02-25 16:28
typical sauce kid. 1.6 always was better than shitty sauce on a head.
2013-02-27 07:14
always always always always always ... ... ... ... ... ... Until now. sauce>1.6. GO QQ
2013-02-27 14:31
nice try, but not.
2013-02-27 15:09
lol why is every1 has so low % of HS in this match?
2013-02-25 21:46
maybe because they played 121 rounds.
2013-02-27 13:45
so what? they got tired and couldnt hit HS? lol
2013-02-27 14:37
ceh9 why? +dosia and navi can beat any team!
2013-02-27 13:45
Lmfao, did you even watch those matches? ceh9 was playing good, he actually plays amazing in CS:GO, stop talking bullshit.
2013-02-27 14:23
But the stats say otherwise.
2013-02-27 14:40
I'd say +ANGE1, not dosia
2013-02-27 15:09
The potato would work just fine.
2013-02-27 15:11
ceh9 failed cs:go
2013-02-28 22:26
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