LDLC over Na`Vi to playoffs
LDLC have overcome Natus Vincere 16-12 (8-7, 8-5) after a weak start on de_inferno to advance to the quarter-finals at ESL One Cologne 2014.
Na`Vi attacked the A bombsite of de_inferno on their terrorist pistol round to get the opening round, but LDLC won round two, thanks to doubles by Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez.
After an LDLC save the in-game leader of Na`Vi, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, got three kills as his team attacked the B bombsite via counter-terrorist spawn to go up 7-4 following another save.
Edward's strong CT play wasn't enough against LDLC
Second half pistol went to LDLC with apEX picking up three. On the fourth round the Frenchmen took out Na`Vi in A, and at 13-7 they had won a whopping nine rounds in a row.
LDLC then took out the previous rounds' heroes in A, forcing Na`Vi to save their weapons. Edward's quad-kill got Na`Vi the next round, but then LDLC split middle to B to force match point.
K - D
Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX
28 - 16
Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy
29 - 18
Hovik 'KQLY' TovmassianKQLY
20 - 16
Kevin 'Uzzziii' VernelUzzziii
16 - 17
Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac
9 - 17
This win means LDLC are through to the quarter-finals, taking place tomorrow in Cologne, while Na`Vi will go on to face Copenhagen Wolves momentarily for a must-win game.