Na`Vi, C9 move on in Cologne

Na`Vi and Cloud9 are through to the Upper Bracket finals of groups C & D after winning games against Titan and mousesports, respectively.

The second set of openers in groups C and D at ESL One Cologne 2015 promised slightly less one-sided match-ups than the first set, merely by going off of the storied histories of all four teams in the next two matches.

In the Group C game, a revamped Titan lineup went up against Na`Vi on de_overpass. The Eastern European team opened up the game with a CT-sided pistol win. Titan came into the first gunround with a smooth execute and picked up a round for the Belgian-Swiss-French team.


Na`Vi get a leg up on Titan

Na`Vi stepped up on defense and held down a B-site take with a four-man stack, to pull ahead 4-1. The team were up 6-1 when Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko decided to call a tactical pause. After the pause, Richard "shox" Papillon won a one-versus-three with low HP, outplaying Zeus when the bomb was down to boot. Na`Vi once again re-converted and put Titan on a save, bringing the score to 8-2.

Na`Vi finished the half with a domineering 11-4 lead with Titan looking a little letdown on camera. Titan's triple stack at park near A forced an easy rotate from Na`Vi that allowed them to take the second pistol of the game as well. Cédric "RpK" Guipouy however got three pistol kills on Titan's force-buy to pivot the game away from Na`Vi.

RpK's heroics gave Titan the momentum the team needed to pull ahead and win a consecutive series of rounds, bringing the score to 8-12. Na`Vi nearly won a two-on-4 in the next round, however Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez won a crucial one-versus-two clutch to move Titan ahead.

Na`Vi finally got a grip on the game and advanced to a 14-9 lead, however another shox-powered eco gave Titan another round to help counter Natus Vincere's lead. These antics once again gave Titan space to gain rounds, bringing them up to 13-14.

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács solo-manned the ensuing round and picked up an ace to give Na`Vi match point. Titan doubled down on defense and answered back by forcing overtime.

The first half of overtime saw Titan take two rounds, with RpK and shox making individual plays, and Na`Vi take one. Na`Vi's CT-side on overpass proved to be the strongest factor in this overtime thriller, with the Ukrainian-Russo-Slovak side picking up three rounds to win 19-17.

Matchpage
17
19
20th August 2015
17
Overpass
19

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 28 - 17 +11 - 1.34
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 27 - 24 +3 - 1.12
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 25 - 22 +3 - 1.09
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 29 - 25 +4 - 1.08
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 24 - 25 -1 - 1.06
 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 27 - 26 +1 - 1.09
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 23 - 26 -3 - 0.97
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 25 - 27 -2 - 0.90
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 18 - 27 -9 - 0.75
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 19 - 27 -8 - 0.71

Group D's second game saw North American crowd favourites Cloud9 go up against mousesports, a team which had recently defeated Cloud9 on home soil at the CEVO-P Season 7 finals, on de_overpass.

The Canadian-American team won the T-sided pistol and then were promptly eco'd by a resurgent mouz team with pistols and armour. Fatih "gob b" Dayik had no problem shutting down C9 on B site on the first gunround, continuing mousesports' early lead.


shroud & co. steamrolled mouz on the second half

C9 finally pulled off an A-site take on the seventh round but mouz consolidated and kept Cloud9 from repeating a similar take in the next round. With the score at 7-2 for mouz, Cloud9 began to opt for pure aggressive takes (primarily on the B site) to string more rounds together.

Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's acquisition of the AWP was key to this mid-half comeback and the American AWPer continued to use it to full effect, with Mike "shroud" Grzesiek awaking as well and beginning to hit his stride. mousesports picked up a final round, finishing the half with a 8-7 lead.

mouz ran ahead with a pistol win, however like the Lannisters, Cloud9 returned the eco round favour and turned the game around yet again. This result forced mouz to eco twice and allowed C9 to pull ahead 10-9. With the mainly German team's economy in a state of shambles and not mirroring economic reality, Cloud9 pulled ahead to a 14-10 lead. C9 refused to let go of this lead, and shut mouz down, winning 16-10.

Matchpage
16
10
20th August 2015
16
Overpass
10

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 24 - 18 +6 - 1.22
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 19 - 15 +4 - 1.18
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 17 - 15 +2 - 1.03
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 15 - 14 +1 - 1.01
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 16 - 14 +2 - 0.98
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 21 - 18 +3 - 1.19
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 17 - 18 -1 - 1.02
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 11 - 15 -4 - 0.79
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 14 - 21 -7 - 0.70
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 13 - 19 -6 - 0.68

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1243
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
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
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1575
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
#1
CIS Ume 
nice, wp seang@res
2015-08-20 20:59
#10
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Brazil NaScene 
na'vi 2gud
2015-08-20 21:00
na'vi 2bad, all they do is rush sight and get steamrolled, luck shots won them titan game c9 best XD XD
2015-08-20 21:10
guardian won them the match
2015-08-20 21:13
XD get b8ted
2015-08-20 21:32
didnt get baited,try to read it again XD XD
2015-08-20 21:36
xd DOUBLE BAITED
2015-08-20 21:45
where did chrisJ's awping skills go? he used to be "that guy" in EU.
2015-08-20 22:53
#2
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Korea saddummy 
sick
2015-08-20 20:59
#3
Norway Ex3mZ 
n1
2015-08-20 20:59
n1
2015-08-20 20:59
#5
Norway DeanW 
n1
2015-08-20 20:59
so fast
2015-08-20 20:59
hayaii
2015-08-20 21:06
#7
United States enrgy 
sgares topfrag
2015-08-20 20:59
... Nex :/
2015-08-20 21:00
#9
Edward | 
United States kUcheRR 
ez guardian
2015-08-20 21:00
very hard for NaVi
2015-08-20 21:00
3st
2015-08-20 21:00
ul titan xD
2015-08-20 21:01
navi almost dropped it
2015-08-20 21:01
expected
2015-08-20 21:01
nex onliner confirmed or just a cheat in low tournaments ?
2015-08-20 21:02
Hopefully you will not assume everyone with that flag is as retarded as this guy :)
2015-08-20 21:41
#21
AZK | 
United States Dood 
"like the Lannisters" I like
2015-08-20 21:02
#23
Jame | 
Bangladesh NyAn_NeKo 
EZ for Muricaaaa
2015-08-20 21:03
#24
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Ukraine hYDROPONYQUE 
sweaty game for navi
2015-08-20 21:03
i hate navi
2015-08-20 21:03
expected
2015-08-20 21:05
nex choking when it matters
2015-08-20 21:06
wp sean. navi game was close, titans aim was on point.
2015-08-20 21:07
Repeat of world war 2 for the americans
2015-08-20 21:07
n1, thanks for drops NaVi <3
2015-08-20 21:07
sgares <3
2015-08-20 21:07
#33
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United States snack- 
WP shoxie and smithzz
2015-08-20 21:07
Not sure if C9 onliners or seang@res offliner <3
2015-08-20 21:14
chrisj and nex bottomfragging lol
2015-08-20 21:14
#40
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Serbia WYRR 
the headline is misleading, one more match to move on, isn't it?
2015-08-20 21:15
maybe a little, but then if you read the header, it concludes the headline: "are through to the Upper Bracket final"
2015-08-20 21:17
#44
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Serbia WYRR 
then "Na'Vi and Cloud9 through to the upper bracket" would simply be a far better headline, agree?
2015-08-20 21:22
a bit too long for our parameters so negative
2015-08-20 21:26
#46
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Serbia WYRR 
k den. no intention to harass you, just discussing
2015-08-20 21:27
I mean you have a bit of a point so I can't shut you down rhetorically can I ^^
2015-08-20 21:30
fdd
2015-08-20 21:31
FIRST!
2015-08-20 22:00
You know something is wrong when seang@res top frags, skadoodle is at the bottom of the scoreboard, denis top frags, and gob b is second.
2015-08-20 22:01
Let's just take a moment to appreciate sean.
2015-08-21 02:02
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