Na`Vi, VP, C9 and mouz win on day 1

All four of the favorites won their first matches at CEVO Professional Season 7 Finals, setting up clashes vs. Natus Vincere and Cloud9 vs. mousesports in the second round.

The event taking place at Arena in Columbus, Ohio kicked off today with the first round matches of group B in late afternoon per local time.

Zeus & co. had an unexciting first day in Ohio

Natus Vincere took on Luminosity on the stage and the CIS-based team ran away with two easy victories, 16-3 on Overpass and 16-8 on Dust2.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 43 - 19 +24 - 1.63
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 42 - 16 +26 - 1.57
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 37 - 24 +13 - 1.28
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 34 - 23 +11 - 1.26
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 28 - 23 +5 - 1.07
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurneyptr 28 - 35 -7 - 0.82
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 26 - 40 -14 - 0.80
United States Todd 'anger' Williamsanger 18 - 36 -18 - 0.55
United States Alexander 'LeX' DeilyLeX 17 - 38 -21 - 0.48
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' LundbergDevilwalk 16 - 36 -20 - 0.47

Their group rivals met Tempo Storm in the secondary playing area and faced a bigger challenge than expected. On the first map, Train, they were trailing 7-8 after the T-side, but made it back to win 16-9, while the second map Cache almost went down to the wire. denied a potential Tempo Storm upset on the second map

Despite an 11-4 lead as CT, the Poles saw that advantage slip away in the second half as Tempo Storm led by 30 total kills from Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan evened it all up at 13-13 and with a six-round momentum on their side. Nevertheless, the Poles recovered and grabbed the last three rounds for a 16-13 victory and passage to the winners' match. K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 43 - 32 +11 - 1.18
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 46 - 39 +7 - 1.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 38 - 36 +2 - 0.99
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 37 - 37 0 - 0.97
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 37 - 38 -1 - 0.93
 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 44 - 42 +2 - 1.07
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylickiryx 39 - 39 0 - 0.94
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 35 - 39 -4 - 0.85
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferriroca 33 - 39 -6 - 0.85
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 31 - 42 -11 - 0.76

Group A's stage match was a replay of the ESL ESEA Season 1 semi-final, pitting Cloud9 against CLG - who are attending with a stand-in Joshua "sancz" Ballenger for the team's in-game leader Pujan "FNS" Mehta.

With Stephen "reltuC" Cutler at the helm temporarily CLG grabbed a first half lead 9-6 on Cobblestone, but weren't able to hold on to it as they ended up losing the map 16-10.

CLG's temporary IGL reltuC cooked up some trouble for Cloud9

Cloud9's map pick was Cache and the recent three-time finalists looked poised for a dominant victory after a near-perfect 13-2 terrorist side. However, round by round CLG reduced the deficit and even made it to map point at 15-14.

Sean "seang@res" Gares then consolidated his team to grab the final round of regulation time and then the four needed rounds in overtime for a 19-17 map win and a 2-0 series victory.

25th July 2015
United States

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 49 - 29 +20 - 1.37
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 47 - 41 +6 - 1.09
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 39 - 34 +5 - 1.02
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 42 - 43 -1 - 0.96
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 35 - 44 -9 - 0.87
 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 46 - 43 +3 - 1.02
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 42 - 41 +1 - 0.94
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 38 - 44 -6 - 0.87
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 34 - 41 -7 - 0.80
United States Joshua 'sancz' Ballengersancz 31 - 43 -12 - 0.71

The last match of the day was mousesports vs. Liquid where the German team never really seemed in danger and held on for two solid victories, 16-8 on Dust2 and 16-10 on Overpass.

The second day of CEVO Professional Season 7 Finals will commence with group B winners' and elimination matches, followed by the same in group A.

United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
No team
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
United States Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
No team
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
2015-07-25 07:26
NA only got C9
2015-07-25 07:27
norway only got... oh wait, no one
2015-07-25 07:30
rip lgb :(
2015-07-25 07:36
Burn... But theres a huge difference between a whole continent and a small country as Norway.
2015-07-25 09:52
But there is also no excuses when you are located in EU and able to play versus multiple countries and the best whenever you please. Denmark has always been good in 1.6 and GO despite their size. Its how many viable teams you can play with that matters the most. Not how big your countries population is.
2015-07-25 10:27
Bullshit, of course population matters. If you have a larger population you have a larger pool of talent to draw from. If there is a one in a million chance that a genius is born then the country with the largest population is most likely to have most geniuses.
2015-07-25 10:38
Population within a sport or discipline only matters. NOT a countries population size. Otherwise China would be dominating at every single sport and video game. What equally matters is also the level of competition you can play against and the training conditions you have. Norway can play anyone in Europe to get better. NA has NA. You cant get better playing people weaker than you. People put WAY to much emphasis on a countries population. and overlook more important areas such as how many actually play the game, their training conditions, the culture surrounding it (IE South Korea takes their games very seriously, other Western countries do not. The best 50,000 plebs playing for fun will never be better than 200 people taking the game very seriously each day trying to become the best.) The Scandinavian culture surrounding CS is obviously more serious, I mean your McDonalds made a fucking McNip Burger for fuck sake. People in america would currently laugh at that shit.
2015-07-25 11:25
Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
Look at when a population as big as china really commits to a sport or game. Take LoL as an example. Right now the worlds top10 consist of 9 chinese teams. The reason china isn't that big on sports and games is because of the massive poverty, + a culture where work is more appriciated than games. The key difference between Sweden, Denmark and Norway is that the norwegian culture is nowhere near acceptance to professional video games. Denmark is on the same page as the norwegian population, but have 1 million more to chose from. That alone makes out 10-20 more talented players that can form a team. And its not like Denmark have more than 10 teams that are on a tier4+ level. Sweden on the other hand has a much more broad acceptance to CS and is played by most teenagerss(Norwegian youths play more CoD, Fifa and Halo). It also helps that they are almost the same population as Norway and Denmark combined. The last thing that is effecting Norwegian counterstrike is the lack of old professional players. We are just now starting to create players that are on top level because all the old professionals that were going to help the scene grow disappeared. Players like REAL and oops faded away at an age of 20. That left the new up and comers alone in the evolving process, while swedish youngsters had players like robban and walle to teach up players like forest and get right. And those players still haven't quit while teaching up players like krimz and olof.
2015-07-25 11:53
What the fuck are you talking about? "Take LoL as an example. Right now the worlds top10 consist of 9 chinese teams." That couldn't be more inaccurate. If you would make an example with LoL, it'd be Korea, because they've been dominating the game since it's start, and there's a lot of professional Koreans in every single region in the world, whilst there are almost no Chinese. And besides that, every single good chinese team has at least 2 koreans in their roster, so that was a horrible example tbh. Besides that, China probably has 3-5 teams in the top ten, and definitely not 9. If you wanted to take China as an example in eSports, you would probably want to mention Dota 2 instead (I'd imagine, without knowing the Dota scene all that good.).
2015-07-25 12:20
Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
Maybe an over exaggeration saying top 10 is with 9 chinese, but atlas top 16. I would say and read that top 16 exists of 9 chinese, 5 korean, 1 european and 1 taiwan. But yes, korean players have a tendency to be better then the rest of the world seeing their devotion and acceptance to professional gaming, only supporting what I said earlier.
2015-07-25 18:21
United States criimson 
Thank you good sir for having an actual brain and kick the crap out of stupidity today. Great service you have provided
2015-07-26 05:34
You mean Skadoodle right?
2015-07-25 07:53
you mean adderall right
2015-07-25 08:10
you mean only 1 decent player from your country right
2015-07-25 08:22
baited :P
2015-07-25 08:41
1 only 1 decent player from your country 2.
2015-07-25 08:45
>shroud >skadoodle >swag thats just 3 of the many...
2015-07-25 09:01
shrood not americano. still 1, Skadoodle.
2015-07-25 09:03
you seem to like ignoring swag, the man who almost single-handedly destoryed ldlc and nip when he was 16 1/2?
2015-07-25 09:05
Then got banned :L
2015-07-25 09:20
So getting banned for throwing is somehow supposed to make swags skill in game irrelevant?
2015-07-25 10:33
2015-07-25 11:31
Netherlands Nieroth 
Not being able to play kinda does make skill irrelevent yes.
2015-07-25 12:51
But wrecking before that doesn't...
2015-07-25 13:10
He's still one of the best players in NA, watch some of the none valve-sponsored matches hes played in recently
2015-07-25 19:01
Can't wait for NaVi vs VP
2015-07-25 07:30
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India CartmanN 
2015-07-25 07:30
Pakistan Deemu 
Damn..didn't even watch a single match but expected results tho A quick question ,stream was MLG ?
2015-07-25 07:32
Liquid pls adren when will you transform into sgares #2 NA needs you rip
2015-07-25 07:32
Liquid vs C9 4v4 incoming great T sides
2015-07-25 07:41
what the title says: Na`Vi, VP, C9 and mouz win on day 1 What I actually see: Na`Vi, VP, Adderall and mouz win on day 1
2015-07-25 07:38
I can see you lobstered many much skins :c
2015-07-25 12:45
Ireland n1ll 
You might want to get your eye sight checked then bro, that definitely says C9, not adderall.
2015-07-25 13:21
It's clear why the reject Swede was rejected by Swedish teams lol
2015-07-25 07:40
Pyth did ok tho.
2015-07-25 07:45
2015-07-25 07:40
NaVi were most dominant. Expected.
2015-07-25 07:41
Pakistan twistrage 
Navi shit team. Mouz gonna take this. #Nex #ChrisJ <3
2015-07-25 07:50
Dream on, boy
2015-07-25 09:12
ez c9 ez navi
2015-07-25 07:48
Pakistan twistrage 
Sexy9 <3
2015-07-25 07:49
Sweden Trojka03 
Kinda lame of you HLTV to barely cover the MouseSports vs Liquid game in this article, compared to the other matches, and you didn't even put up the stats. Whats that about?
2015-07-25 08:17
well, i thought they would edit it... doesnt seem to happen.
2015-07-25 09:39
Pure Racism ffs
2015-07-25 10:21
athxna | 
Netherlands p2dr 
2015-07-25 10:53
poor germans
2015-07-25 12:16
i dont get it why the didnt cover the last match ... but if you are interested here are the stats of the match:
2015-07-25 13:28
We don't have the logs from the match yet, why else would we possibly not feature the stats :)
2015-07-25 14:02
Sweden Trojka03 
Neznam terba. It just seemed strange, can't blame me for asking.
2015-07-25 14:44
Please at least give us the states of the mouz vs Liquid habe TGWI1S. And a little bit more text...
2015-07-25 08:47
Edzie is unstoppable
2015-07-25 08:51
Final Na'vi cloud9 confirmed
2015-07-25 09:22
its clear why DW was brought in, to make lex look a lot better
2015-07-25 10:09
2015-07-25 10:11
2015-07-25 11:16
2015-07-25 11:20
Why are there stats for every single game except the mouz-liquid game..
2015-07-25 11:28
-pasha bot(losing almost all aim fights and all clutches) +michu
2015-07-25 12:17
Estonia rYm 
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg :{
2015-07-25 12:36
I had hopes he was going to be a positive addition to the LG squad, but I've yet to see a match by him be anything but dismal. At this point, I wish they'd move him to "coach" and get a stronger fragger.
2015-07-25 13:30
Pick up naffly kappa
2015-07-25 15:19
World breezy0 
rofl all have stats but the mouz game ... wtf?!
2015-07-25 13:02
To bad i couldnt watch 50% of the matches.. thank you Major Lag Tv..
2015-07-25 13:20
Adderall works well for Cloud9 rofL
2015-07-25 13:21
Skadoodle is so focused he can't even joke or smile :D
2015-07-25 14:30
Not that surprising
2015-07-25 13:46
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom Harribo 
mouz v Liquid stats please
2015-07-25 14:28
World breezy0 there are player stats. no idea why they didn't add them.
2015-07-25 17:41
Edward, GuardiaN, Skadoodle. What a monsters!
2015-07-25 14:30
you forgot nex. he scored 51 frags :p
2015-07-25 14:48
2015-07-25 15:26
where are the stats for mouse?
2015-07-25 14:57
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