Natus Vincere has clawed their way back into the game after trailing 5-10 at half to defeat NiP 16-12 with an 11-2 counter-terrorist side on de_dust2_se in SLTV StarSeries V.
The match started with both sides trading rounds early on as NiP won the opening pistol but Na`Vi made them pay for their over-aggression on the following anti-save round which saw Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund push to death in the middle area.
Tied at five each a few rounds later the Swedes showed their standard Counter-Strike: Global Offensive form and started pulling away, eventually changing sides with a comfortable 10-5 lead.
Now on the harder side of the map, the bootcamping Natus Vincere team wouldn't give up, and some important AWP shots by Yegor "markeloff" Markelov allowed the team to win eight straight rounds.
NiP mounted a comeback at 10-13 with two rounds of their own, Na`Vi were too determined to allow the Swedes back in and closed the door with three more rounds for a 16-12 win.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||28 - 17||+11||-||1.55|
|Sergey 'starix' Ischukstarix||23 - 17||+6||-||1.13|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||20 - 20||0||-||0.97|
|Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff||18 - 18||0||-||0.93|
|Arseny 'ceh9' Trynozhenkoceh9||12 - 18||-6||-||0.67|
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||23 - 22||+1||-||1.13|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||22 - 20||+2||-||1.04|
|Robin 'Fifflaren' JohanssonFifflaren||15 - 15||0||-||0.87|
|Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg||16 - 22||-6||-||0.84|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||14 - 22||-8||-||0.68|
With Na`Vi bootcamping in Kiev and everyone but Richard "Xizt" Landström in the NiP game room of Inferno Online, the match definitely upps the ante coming into the weekend's TECHLABS Cup where both teams will be present.