Na`Vi to StarSeries final over Titan

Natus Vincere are through to the grand final of the SLTV StarSeries XI finals after seing off Titan 2-0 (16-10 on de_dust2, 16-11 on de_mirage).


Having won the knife round on de_dust2, Titan pulled off a surprising move by choosing the lesser-favoured CT side to begin on. Na`Vi came out strongly in the first half and won the pistol round after getting two early peeks in the middle area.

The first gun round then went to Titan, who saw themselves in a 5-on-3 situation as both Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev were dropped down early in the round in the T spawn and in long, respectively.

Titan followed it up by stringing together five rounds to make it 6-3 in favour of them, but then Na`Vi pulled out all stops and broke the Frenchmen's momentum, even though they almost spurned a 5-on-2 situation with the bomb planted in A as Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez took down three opponents.

Na`Vi managed to equalise the match on six rounds but then they went back to old habits and began to lose players and the bomb early in the rounds, which allowed Titan to take a 9-6 lead into the second half.

Things went from bad to worse for Na`Vi as they lost the pistol round, but a double scout setup in the following round allowed the home side to end Titan's run. The Ukrainians never let go and remained in the driving seat until the end of the map as they ran out 16-10 winners.


seized is making up for his sub-par displays on Satuday

Next up was de_mirage, where Titan came out the brighter and won the pistol round following a quick A rush, with Kenny "kennyS" Schrub getting three kills to his name. In order to avoid another eco setback, the Frenchmen pushed towards B in the following round, but they were once again caught off-guard by Na`Vi's strategy.

The Ukrainian team upped the pace and picked up the following four rounds to take a 5-1 lead, but then a 1-on-2 clutch from kennyS gave Titan some much-needed breathing room.

The French AWPer was almost single-handedly trying to counter Na`Vi's supremacy, but then he got the help of Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans, who pulled off one of the most spectacular rounds of the year as he won a 1-on-5 situation. Still, that did not stop the home side from taking a commanding 10-5 lead into the second half.


Ex6TenZ won a 1-on-5 clutch

Na`Vi picked up where they had left off and won the pistol round following a textbook A rush, with Sergey "starix" Ischuk getting three kills, and the two anti-eco rounds. Titan gave a much better account of themselves in gun play and even managed to reduce the deficit to three rounds, but a 1-on-3 clutch from Denis "seized" Kostin powered his team to pick up a 16-11 victory.

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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 46 - 30 +16 - 1.28
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 45 - 37 +8 - 1.19
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 37 - 32 +5 - 1.01
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischukstarix 40 - 38 +2 - 0.98
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 31 - 34 -3 - 0.84
 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 43 - 37 +6 - 1.15
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 37 - 37 0 - 1.07
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 34 - 42 -8 - 0.83
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 30 - 41 -11 - 0.77
France Hovik 'KQLY' TovmassianKQLY 25 - 43 -18 - 0.69

In the best-of-five grand final, scheduld for 19:00, Na`Vi will take on LDLC, who have a one-map advantage as they come from the Upper Bracket of the tournament.

Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1577
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
gj navi
2014-10-19 17:27
gj Navi
2014-10-19 17:27
n1
2014-10-19 17:27
wp navi, titan got shrekt
2014-10-19 17:27
wp navi.seized n1
2014-10-19 17:27
Good game by all Na`Vi players, especially seized. Titan are 0 without kennyS. Go Na`Vi!
2014-10-19 17:27
mirage was fulled with wonderful individual plays
2014-10-19 17:27
GJ seized and ex6.
2014-10-19 17:28
wtf? Why writing about ldlc?
2014-10-19 17:28
#12
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
dat ex6tenz ace, just woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
2014-10-19 17:28
#13
 | 
Ukraine Bastarne 
gg na'vi
2014-10-19 17:29
ldlc? lol i thought Na`Vi did win against Titan and lost against LDLC but this posts changed my mind?
2014-10-19 17:29
#16
 | 
Belgium -KvL- 
Shouldn't LDLC be replaced by Titan in the text?
2014-10-19 17:29
seize n zeus played really well
2014-10-19 17:29
#18
Malaysia macx 
LDLC? lol.. its titan
2014-10-19 17:30
#19
Vietnam hcd 
Kenny 9% HS rate ? -Kenny + Scream pls #kappa
2014-10-19 17:30
#20
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India h8or 
Titanic sank again
2014-10-19 17:31
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans 1 VS 5 NICE
2014-10-19 17:31
tooo sick!
2014-10-19 17:35
Amazin' play by KQLY
2014-10-19 17:33
#29
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
yes, like thoorin said, so good twitter.com/Thooorin/status/523542823685..
2014-10-19 18:18
-18
2014-10-19 18:54
poor ldlc :(
2014-10-19 17:34
seized stronk haters wronk
2014-10-19 17:41
#28
Portugal zpkL 
kqly noob
2014-10-19 17:55
Now keep hating on ex6tenz
2014-10-19 18:54
ex6tens really stepping it up
2014-10-19 19:22
-18 KQLY ? wtf.... Onliner confirmed! ;)
2014-10-19 19:42
I CALLED IT!
2014-11-22 20:06
forgot to bring cheats with him
2014-11-22 20:29
Na'Vi gogogo Dont stop play like truck!
2014-10-19 20:31
Kukli not good. He had rotten frogs this breakfast (have some sense of humour). Bad performance.
2014-10-19 20:34
The baguettes had become stale xD
2014-10-19 22:57
ty apex for ez skins
2014-10-20 10:52
-Maniac -KQLY +kioShima +shox
2014-10-20 14:46
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