Na`Vi through to nV upper semi-final
Natus Vincere got the better of TSM on three maps 2-1 (de_inferno 11-16, de_dust2 19-15, de_overpass 16-11) to advance to the upper semi-finals, where they will meet EnVyUs later today.
Na`Vi started off on TSM's pick, which was the usual de_inferno, since the now Ukrainian-Russian-Slovakian mixture rarely plays de_nuke, the other go-to map for the Danes.
Nicolai "device" Reedtz turned up in great form for the first map and as Na`Vi failed to deliver on their Counter-Terrorists side, losing 7-8, TSM turned the map into a fairly comfortable 1-0 map lead at 16-11.
flamie's LAN debut with Na`Vi was a success
de_dust2 then followed, and with a solid 9-6 Terrorists half, Na`Vi looked too strong to be stopped from tying up at 1-1, but stopped they were thanks to brilliant play from Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen towards the end of the standard setting.
Egor "flamie" Vasilyev had something else to say on the matter though, as he helped his team get back and take the game into overtime with a game-changing triple deagle headshot, where his new team stormed onto map three, de_overpass, with a 4-0 scoreline.
Nobody really stood out from Natus Vincere there, maybe except for a round here and there by Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, but their cohesive play and countless clutches on the Counter-Terrorists side helped them get a 16-11 win and get to meet EnVyUs in the upper bracket semi-final, scheduled for 20:00
K - D
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie
79 - 62
Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward
62 - 49
Denis 'seized' Kostinseized
59 - 57
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
58 - 53
Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus
49 - 58
Before that plays out, Virtus.pro and NiP will be on in the first upper bracket semi-final, soon to be live with the first map, de_mirage.