Na`Vi edge past CLG
Natus Vincere are through to the quarter-finals of ESL One Cologne after beating CLG 16-14 on de_cobblestone.
Starting off on the Terrorist side, CLG came out the gate looking scary and took the first three rounds with ease. The first gun round then went Na`Vi's way, but their inability to build on that win hurt their economy as they were forced to go on a double eco.
After finding themselves down 1-6, Na`Vi were able to lock down the B site and finally start to build up their bank. Still, CLG refused to let go and maintained a solid three-round lead at the end of the half.
The second half began with tarik almost pulling off an incredible a 1-vs-3 clutch in the A site, only to be denied by GuardiaN. Na`Vi followed it up with one eco round but then they were stunned as CLG won the round with nothing to work with except pistols.
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Na`Vi then embarked on a fantastic run and won five rounds in a row to bring the scoreline to 13-10. Many believed that the game was about to come to a close, but CLG tightened up in defence and equalised the game on 13 rounds, forcing Na`Vi to call a timeout.
The following round then also went to CLG, but that was as far as they went, as Na`Vi picked up three rounds in a row to seal a 16-14 win and book a spot in the quarter-finals with blood, sweat and tears.
K - D
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie
27 - 22
Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward
21 - 20
Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus
22 - 20
Denis 'seized' Kostinseized
20 - 19
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
16 - 18