Na`Vi breeze past FlipSid3
Natus Vincere are through to the StarSeries XIII grand final after easing past FlipSid3 Tactics 2-0.
The first match of the StarSeries XIII playoffs paired two Eastern European rivals against one another, with a spot in the tournament decider on the line.
On the opening day of the event, Na`Vi had scraped a 16-13 victory on de_cobblestone, which certainly led to the idea that this would be a close series. However, it ended up being a one-way street from start to finish as Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men proved to be far too hot for FlipSid3 to handle.
The two teams met each other once again on de_cobblestone, the opening map of the series, but this time around the outcome was very different nas Na`Vi cruised to a 16-4 victory after taking 12 rounds on the CT side, with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács looking on point with an impressive 1.90 rating.
Na`Vi through to grand final
Next up was de_inferno, where Na`Vi got off to a great start by picking up the opening four rounds as CT. FlipSid3 then refocused and closed the gap on their opponents, but Na`Vi simply dominated proceedings during the later stages of the half as they brought the scoreline to 11-4.
Na`Vi then piled more misery on their opponents by winning the opening three rounds of the second half. FlipSid3 still claimed the first gun round but it was just too little, too late, as the Ukrainian-Russian-Slovakian mixture strung two rounds together to hammer the final nail into their opponents' coffin.
K - D
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
45 - 20
Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward
39 - 17
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie
37 - 15
Denis 'seized' Kostinseized
30 - 19
Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus
29 - 23
K - D
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple
22 - 36
Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit
23 - 38
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik
20 - 35
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff
13 - 34
Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3
16 - 37