fnatic beat Na`Vi to win StarSeries X

MIRAA
August 31st, 2014 22:58

fnatic won SLTV StarSeries X following a 3-2 victory over Natus Vincere (17-19 on de_mirage, 16-3 on de_inferno, 11-16 on de_train and 16-14 on de_dust2).

Having won the knife round, Na`Vi got to picked the side they wanted to start on de_mirage, and it is no surprise that they chose the highly-favored CT side. fnatic went for a straight apartment rush in the pistol round and managed to plant the bomb in B, but Na`Vi easily retook the site to win the first round of the game.

In the first gun round, fnatic went for an A split and almost got the round as Markus "pronax" Wallsten got three kills, but the Swedish player fell short against Denis "seized" Kostin in the final confrontation. In the following round, fnatic attacked A again, but this time they executed the strategy to perfection to reduce the deficit to 1-4.

Still, Na`Vi kept their cool and won the next four rounds thanks to a lot of key kills from Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, after which fnatic got their second round of the match. That was as far as the Swedes went, however, as Na`Vi went on to make it 13-2 in their favor.

Things then went from bad to worse for fnatic as Na`Vi added two more rounds to their tally following an A push in the pistol round, but then the Swedish side executed one of the biggest comebacks in the history of CS:GO as they strung 13 rounds together to force the match into overtime.

Still playing on the CT side, fnatic got two first two overtime rounds but fell short in the third one, a mistake that would prove costly, as Na`Vi got three rounds as CT to walk away with a 19-17 win.


Na´Vi take the lead

On de_inferno, fnatic, who played the first half on the lesser-favored Terrorist side, took the initiative and won the first round with relative ease and the following two anti-eco rounds.

Surprisingly enough, Na`Vi were having a hard time to get a grip on the game, which allowed fnatic to further enlarge their lead to 6-0. The Ukrainian side then finally managed to get a round of their own, but they were immediately kept at bay by their opponents, which broke the team’s economy.

fnatic continued in the driving seat and won all rounds left in the first half except the last one, which gave them a 13-2 lead when they switched to the CT side.

The second half’s pistol round was a complete slaughter fest in the middle, with Na`Vi coming out on top as they got five kills without losing a single player. However, the Ukrainian team were not able to capitalize on that and were immediately dealt a huge blow by fnatic, who ran out 16-3 winners.


KRiMZ was a one-man army on the first two maps

Next up was de_train, where Na`Vi got to start on the CT side. In the pistol round, fnatic went for an inner push and managed to plant the bomb, but the Ukrainian players retook the site very easily and defused the bomb.

After losing the second round, fnatic decided to buy and rush the outer side, hoping to get some long-range kills, but they were simply outaimed by the home side, who also won the anti-eco round that followed.

With the score 4-0 in favor of Na´Vi, fnatic went for a double AWP setup and got two early kills, one from Jesper "JW" Wecksell, the other from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, but the Swedes still fell short after planting the bomb.

fnatic were looking helpless at times here, and a perfect example of that came in the eighth round, when they rushed the outer bombsite and planted the bomb. The Swedish team had a one-man advantage but still they were outplayed by Na´Vi, who remained in control of the game and picked up a commanding 13-2 lead.

The Swedish team came out the brighter in the second half and won the first four rounds, but then they were taken aback by a great strategy from Na`Vi, who faked the inner bombsite with two players to get all the opponents to rotate, this way leaving the other bombsite clear.

Robin "flusha" Rönnquist then got three kills to his name to keep his team’s hopes alive, but this time a comeback was not in the cards for fnatic, as Na`Vi ran out 16-11 winners to take the game to a fourth map, de_dust2.


GuardiaN's AWP was as lethal as ever

On de_dust2, Na´Vi, who were playing on the Terrorist side, rushed B in the pistol round and planted the bomb, but they lost control of the bombsite in a 3-on-3 situation. Na´Vi then went for a mid-B split, and such a move paid off, with Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev flanking two opponents in the tunnel before getting two more kills inside the bombsite.

Na`Vi went on to get the following two rounds to make it 3-1 in their favor, but a great retake from fnatic in the following round allowed the Swedes to close the gap to just one round.

GuardiaN, with two AWP kills from the T spawn, paved the way for his team to get back into the game, at which point the match was paused because of internet problems. For the rest of the first half, neither side could really find a breakthrough, but in the end it would be fnatic to be happier of the two as they switched to the highly-favored T side leading 8-7.

fnatic picked up where they had left off and added to their lead by winning the pistol round with a B rush. In gun play, Na´Vi picked themselves up and turned the deficit around, eventually making it 13-12 for them. It looked like the home side would take the title, but two rounds in a row for fnatic gave the Swedes the lead and forced Na´Vi to go on eco.

The last round went down to the wire, but Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko could not take down the second opponent after being left in a nail-bitting 1-on-2 situation in A, and so fnatic ran out 16-14 winners and collected the $14,000 cheque.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 87 - 69 +18 - 1.20
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 92 - 75 +17 - 1.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 80 - 78 +2 - 0.98
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 75 - 74 +1 - 0.96
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 59 - 73 -14 - 0.83
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 89 - 76 +13 - 1.13
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 85 - 77 +8 - 1.12
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 79 - 83 -4 - 0.98
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 63 - 81 -18 - 0.81
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischukstarix 53 - 77 -24 - 0.73

StarSeries X final standings:

1. Sweden fnatic - $14,000
2. Ukraine Na´Vi - $7,000
3. Ukraine HellRaisers - $5,000
4. Denmark myXMG - $4,000

Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1273
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1287
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
flusha2strong
2014-08-31 22:58
#29
Portugal esd7 
true
2014-08-31 22:59
true
2014-08-31 23:06
#85
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Ukraine petruska 
true
2014-08-31 23:16
true
2014-08-31 23:30
False Jk
2014-09-01 02:47
Joke False True as fuck
2014-09-01 08:03
cmon now. benzona
2014-08-31 22:59
2fast
2014-08-31 22:59
#43
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Germany volt =D 
how so fast?
2014-08-31 23:00
+1 and that guardian choke in the last round, missed like 5 awp shots in a row.
2014-08-31 23:00
Bromance confirmed
2014-08-31 23:03
U didn't see last round right?
2014-08-31 23:05
centryz2fast
2014-08-31 23:10
y u always so fast x
2014-08-31 23:35
really, after these latest decisions, I started to look Flusha with other eyes!
2014-08-31 23:37
leave your house nabtard
2014-09-01 00:02
true
2014-09-01 13:33
n1
2014-08-31 22:58
damn son
2014-08-31 23:00
n1 so close, same second
2014-08-31 23:01
close game gg navi :[
2014-08-31 22:58
#9
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Germany volt =D 
Easy for JW
2014-08-31 22:58
HAHAHAHAHAHAhAHAHA
2014-08-31 22:58
#12
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Germany Bongskie 
gg!
2014-08-31 22:58
Those two last rounds must've been so sad for starix
2014-08-31 22:58
was gonna comment on that aswell. He did some stupid things there which got fnatic entryfrags on the last 2 rounds. Nice throw starix..
2014-09-01 16:44
#14
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Russia Baliasnikov 
Noooooo :(
2014-08-31 22:58
#16
India 'sID 
wp
2014-08-31 22:58
hahah so close WP navi and fnatic
2014-08-31 22:58
so easy
2014-08-31 22:58
n1
2014-08-31 22:58
#20
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Europe bratu6ka 
gg
2014-08-31 22:58
#21
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Finland cockcheek33 
deserved
2014-08-31 22:58
"de_mireage"
2014-08-31 22:58
n1
2014-08-31 22:59
#26
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Europe midi 
(JW best)
2014-08-31 22:59
NaVi cant even win home in Ukraine.
2014-08-31 22:59
Most intense final i've ever seen :@
2014-08-31 22:59
technical issues made this final awful
2014-08-31 22:59
Easy skins.
2014-08-31 22:59
Too bad GuardiaN missed 50 shots during the last round, they had that round otherwise. Gj fnatic
2014-08-31 23:00
#38
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United States Nin_mnb 
Flusha is insane. gg na'vi
2014-08-31 23:00
#39
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
really nice match gg wp both teams
2014-08-31 23:00
NaVi not bad((((
2014-08-31 23:00
Zeus's mistake on mid at 13:12 score costs them a match
2014-08-31 23:00
wowowo what a series
2014-08-31 23:01
awesome match from both teams. no regrets betting on navi. they almost won this series
2014-08-31 23:02
easy???hahah fucking kids
2014-08-31 23:03
Expected
2014-08-31 23:04
flusha stronk!
2014-08-31 23:05
Great finals, wp both teams
2014-08-31 23:06
#62
Carcass | 
Lithuania gekkoN 
Nice match.
2014-08-31 23:06
great final game, gg Na'Vi, gratz Fnatic
2014-08-31 23:06
gj swedes :) nice comeback on mirage. gl hf
2014-08-31 23:07
Nice ninja play by flusha on long@dust2! Many cool plays by both teams GG
2014-08-31 23:07
#136
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Russia Svirv 
flusha is scary at times
2014-09-01 01:06
best/most consistent player of fnatic since almost a year!
2014-09-01 16:26
Song @ the end for ceremony?
2014-08-31 23:07
The band is called "pendulum" can't remember what songs they played but yeah.
2014-09-01 00:49
Not sure, think they just run The Island.
2014-09-01 02:19
kinda expected them to win but this was way too close , navi were amazing but this time fnatic were a bit better, they made a lot of comebacks and they deserved it,krimz once again a great performance ,finally fnatic are back on track :D <3
2014-08-31 23:08
entertaining match some costly mistakes in the end
2014-08-31 23:09
gg wp
2014-08-31 23:10
wp fnatic gg n1 gz
2014-08-31 23:10
#76
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Russia fleg 
gg fnatic :}
2014-08-31 23:10
free $ for myxmg
2014-08-31 23:10
flusha mvp
2014-08-31 23:13
Good fight Navi.
2014-08-31 23:13
#82
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Belarus Starvoid 
Guardian,Seized and Edward were carring hard
2014-08-31 23:14
Ez 4k for myxmg
2014-08-31 23:14
great final. well deserved fnatic!
2014-08-31 23:16
krimz u beautiful human being
2014-08-31 23:17
#88
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Brazil Lucasxp 
-pronax +maikelele
2014-08-31 23:17
pronax really is not adding much today in Fnatic!
2014-08-31 23:39
are you fucking kidding me? pronax is the igl of fnatic. if anything he should be praised after todays performance. almost coming back on mirage.
2014-09-01 04:29
that comeback was all about raw aim and lolipop mistakes by navi
2014-09-01 04:40
please throw out ur pc, ty
2014-09-01 07:49
first #7-1 never forget. second there is no team where 5players would play effective as fuck.Every players have bad moments and teammates must fix it and it's why it's called TEAM. #cap
2014-09-01 08:31
#89
AZK | 
United States Dood 
This was a really good game, definitely worth the skins I lost. WP na'vi and fnatic
2014-08-31 23:17
Best comment 2014, your not from around here clearly : DD
2014-09-01 04:26
#90
Vietnam hcd 
wp both teams. great game . i bet on Navi,a little sad when they lost but i love the game. 2 teams show us so much skills,highlights,smart plays... Fnatic so stronk on LAN,great chemistry :)) Navi seem like they lose their confidence so fast in game,but anyway,they have great potential and most important,best awp in the world,guardian,who always carry team on every match with so much consistent :)) I love bo5 match,maybe it takes a long time to play but its make more exciting for viewer. I think bo5 is great for final match of tournament :))
2014-08-31 23:18
amazing grand finals <3 wp both teams
2014-08-31 23:20
replace starix with s1mple plx
2014-08-31 23:21
starix missed sooo many key frags
2014-08-31 23:22
true
2014-08-31 23:28
Last round there were like 3 or 4 guys rushing on long and what does fucking starix do? Right before they round the corner he pulls up his nade and of course instantly dies when fnatic sees him. -starix +flamie
2014-09-01 11:04
amazing game, but the pause is kinda anoying
2014-08-31 23:22
Zeus's TK never forget !
2014-08-31 23:24
what happened, i miss'd it :(
2014-09-01 00:08
Zeus killed Guardian @ gunround
2014-09-01 10:03
it was pistol round...
2014-09-01 11:53
yeah, but a TK is a TK.
2014-09-01 11:54
Gg nice to watch now to bed everyone
2014-08-31 23:24
If it was bo3 without any advantage NaVi d win... but i more prefer bo5 as in final but dont like any advantage cause of coming from upper bracket... And they were pretty unlucky, like guardian made about 5 legshots in last 2 rounds... but fnatic deserve it, they didnt won any big tournaments such a long time
2014-08-31 23:25
An advantage is necessary in a double elimination bracket otherwise the team from the upper bracket gets no reward for not losing a series
2014-08-31 23:29
fnatic's downfall start now...
2014-08-31 23:31
This is just the beginning of their reign.
2014-08-31 23:33
hahaha <3 sarcasm
2014-08-31 23:42
fnatic is life, fnatic is love! <3
2014-08-31 23:32
xPeked
2014-08-31 23:32
gg
2014-08-31 23:32
Guardian carring as always
2014-08-31 23:35
#114
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
-starix +s1mple
2014-08-31 23:38
#137
United States ysl 
flamie?
2014-09-01 01:07
the day when starix starts carrying will be a day to fear NaVi
2014-08-31 23:42
Starix carried navi when ceh9 was playing support and he was playing main fragger, but now starix is suppprt and he doesnt have the oppprtunity to carry that much.
2014-09-01 11:11
second lan in row fnatic & NaVi showed a great game gratz fnatic!
2014-08-31 23:49
hard skinz hard live! Gratz fnatic and wp NaVi you played realy well!
2014-08-31 23:50
GJ fnatic! KRiMZ OP!
2014-08-31 23:52
very undemocratic final in ukraine ;/ good to see the best team win.
2014-08-31 23:58
Fragmovie inc: -krimz (4k's and 5k's) -JW's (sick awp shots) -olof (2x jump with usp) -flusha (sneaky beaky like 2k) -pronax (3k p250 with 180º) end :D
2014-09-01 00:09
#139
United States ysl 
some guardian's awp action?
2014-09-01 01:09
#172
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Europe _jUNGLE 
biased navi fanboy!
2014-09-01 10:03
#183
United States ysl 
you are braindead
2014-09-01 12:09
#185
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Europe _jUNGLE 
more like YOUR braincells do not recognize Irony thus are dead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony
2014-09-01 12:15
ukrainian guy who have brains? wtf is this? year 2500??????
2014-09-01 13:35
#189
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Europe _jUNGLE 
yeah, year 2500, Ukrainians got big brains and rule the world, Finns rule their deers and are still arrogant as fuck
2014-09-01 13:43
really? omg is this real life?
2014-09-01 14:19
This <3
2014-09-01 17:49
sick game, too bad there are so many pauses :( GuardiaN and JW are the best AWPers for sure! gz fnatic!
2014-09-01 00:11
fnatic are on fire right now !!
2014-09-01 00:36
Fnatic ghosting starix created this team so no, they won't change him
2014-09-01 00:44
#135
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Spain akproxx 
guardian pls you need sport lul
2014-09-01 00:51
#143
Algeria en0 
Na'Vi need to change something to back to their real level :)
2014-09-01 01:41
#159
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
dafuq..
2014-09-01 05:24
they need to kick starix
2014-09-01 09:30
fnatic has been really strong with this "new" lineup, lets see If they can keep up in the top
2014-09-01 01:56
KRiMZ mvp
2014-09-01 02:14
n1
2014-09-01 02:23
Na`Vi would be top 4 in the world if they removed Starix and added another good rifler, no offence to Starix, he was awesome in 1.6 and had some good moments in GO, but he's just not up to this standard anymore.
2014-09-01 02:47
Should have been easy 3-0 for fnatic... messed mirage..
2014-09-01 04:46
#158
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
messed mirage?MESSED MIRAGE?navi were up 15-2 wtf LOOL
2014-09-01 05:24
after making a comeback and tying the game. one stupid move from jw cost them the map.. you moron don't talk to me right now i am pissed...
2014-09-01 06:14
Ghosters down in their home... :P
2014-09-01 05:03
chubbyaN
2014-09-01 05:06
s1ck final, GG to both teams, NaVi deserved more though
2014-09-01 06:22
what a final GGWP
2014-09-01 06:55
#164
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India c0rvus 
Na`Vi needs a coach ?
2014-09-01 07:01
starix DNO
2014-09-01 07:15
flusha the god
2014-09-01 10:00
+1
2014-09-01 10:03
KRIMZ strong as always
2014-09-01 10:22
#177
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Serbia Svipke 
How exactly players who finish in PLUS(more kills than deaths) end up with 0.XX ratio? :O
2014-09-01 10:45
How is rating calculated? Rating is calculated by comparing a player's average stats... kills per round survived rounds per round a value based on number of rounds with multiple kills ...to the same averages for Counter Strike in general (which we calculated over a period of time).
2014-09-01 14:21
Fnatic is love Fnatic is life! I am a huge fan of the new Fnatic Lineup!
2014-09-01 12:33
gg gratz fnatic. I enjoyed the show
2014-09-01 14:24
starix and zeus need to go, always underperforming
2014-09-01 14:55
The retarded 1 game advantage for the first finalist is so retarded .. they use it for dota2 too .. This system was used once in international 1, but right after that they didn't use it anymore ..for a reason ..bc it kill the hype and it's just stupid in the end..
2014-09-01 16:01
All you retards who say na'vi needs changes seem to forget that fnatic is the strongest team on paper right now and they had a map advantage for this final. Na'Vi played really well except for some retarded calls and mistakes
2014-09-01 17:21
#201
Algeria W0r 
Link to dust2 pov please
2014-09-01 18:23
KRiMZ needs more hype.
2014-09-01 20:34
Haha ty pico :D :D :D Guardin pribral tak 30kg ne :D to mrdam
2014-09-01 23:26
-starix +flamie = ez pz
2014-09-02 00:31
flusha op
2014-09-02 09:17
GG WP, feel sad for Na`Vi.
2014-09-02 09:50
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