LDLC top Na`Vi; win SLTV XI
LDLC have won SLTV StarSeries XI Finals with a 3-2 (16-9 de_inferno, 17-19 de_dust2, 12-16 de_overpass, 16-6 de_mirage) win over Natus Vincere.
A four kill by Denis "seized" Kostin wasn't enough on the defensive pistol round of de_inferno, as LDLC won the opening pistol round. However, four more kills by him, with a MAG-7, tied the game.
Trading rounds continued with Na`Vi going up 5-3, before the Frenchmen finally managed to string multiple rounds together. shox's multikill round made it 6-5 for LDLC.
Na`Vi's defense tied the game at six before LDLC gained one more terrorist side lead with a successful rotation to the B bombsite, following two picks in the A apartments area.
seized started off strong on de_inferno
The hometeam won the final two rounds of the half, but from there on out the first map was all LDLC, who swept the first three rounds of the second half to gain a 10-8 lead.
A triple kill effort by Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey forced Na`Vi on another save, and the Frenchmen mowed Na`Vi down in A right after, giving them a commanding 13-8 lead.
Then it was Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux whose quad kill extended LDLC's lead to 14-8, before Na`Vi's bombsite B hit finally worked, giving them their first terrorist side round.
Down 9-14 there wasn't much left to be done. LDLC first stopped Na`Vi in A, and then won an afterplant situation in the B bombsite to clinch a 16-9 map win.
SmithZz's LDLC won the opening map
Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer then scored a double, followed up by a triple to tie the game up. From there on out the French dominated Na`Vi first half, winning eight straight rounds for a 10-5 lead.
A triple by Edward on the pistol started Na`Vi's comeback, which saw them rack four rounds together to start the half, before LDLC managed to win a save round in A.
Edward had big rounds for Na`Vi on de_dust2
In overtime Na`Vi won the opening round on defense, but LDLC were able to grind out the other two rounds on their terrorist side, holding onto a 17-16 lead at half time.
A quad kill by GuardiaN's AWP tied the game, and the ex-CIS team forced a third map in the series with two successful attacks to the A and B sites for a 19-17 win.
GuardiaN engaged in carry mode on de_overpass
A triple from GuardiaN's P2000 got Na`Vi the first three rounds of the second half, but the Frenchmen replied, winning three of their own to bring it back to 10-11.
It all came down to map five, de_mirage. LDLC started strong after losing two in a row, racking up an early 5-1 lead on the considerably harder terrorist side.
shox's LDLC prevailed on de_mirage to win the event
Na`Vi replied with a round win, thanks to starix's play, but again LDLC ran away from the ex-CIS team, winning five more straight rounds to make it 10-2 in their favor.
After a full stop in the B site, Na`Vi rallied and a double kill by GuardiaN stopped LDLC in their tracks, again in B, with his team able to close out the final round as well.
All of a sudden only up 10-5, LDLC didn't look back and quickly stopped Na`Vi's bombsite A hit on the pistol round, as well as a forcebuy, and the ensuing save round.
LDLC won the first gun round as well, before two kills by seized gave the hometeam a glimmer of hope, only to be instantly yanked away by LDLC.
Edward ran out of time in a one-on-one all the way on the other side of the map, and LDLC quickly finished the series with a 16-6 win on de_mirage.
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SLTV StarSeries XI Finals standings:
1. LDLC - $13,000
2. Na`Vi - $7,000
3. Titan - $4,000
4. Epsilon - $3,000
In addition to the $27,000 paid out to teams, SLTV also paid their organizations $2,000 each in travel support, adding up to a total of $35,000 in money paid out.
LDLC will next be on show at FACEIT Finals next week, while Na`Vi's next event will be ESWC, which both Titan and LDLC still hope to qualify for the day before the event.