Na`Vi take down CLG, advance

Na`Vi are the final team to make the Top Eight at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca after defeating CLG 2-1 in the decider match (16-9 on de_train, 12-16 on de_cbble, and 16-8 on de_inferno).

The final decider match put together two frequent group stage rivals (at least in 2015): Na`Vi and CLG.

With CLG chosing the first map, de_train, it was their opponent Na`Vi who exploded into the game, taking the first pistol round and first gun round, up until the score stood at 5-0.

CLG switched into a series of precise executes, which helped the Canadian-Americans pick up five rounds to equalise the score. However, Na`Vi readjusted their mid-game and a crucial B-site defense by Denis "seized" Kostin helped the Ukrainian-Russian-Slovak team end the half 9-6 up.


Na`Vi shut down de_train

The second half saw Na`Vi keep their foot on the gas pedal, taking the T-side pistol and only allowing CLG to pick up one round until the game stood at match-point. CLG rallied with two more rounds but it was to no effect as Na`Vi ultimately took the map 16-9.

de_cbble was the second map, and a map of close contention for these two teams as previous meetings had gone Na`Vi's way with 16-14 and 16-12 scorelines. CLG took a clean CT pistol round only to be eco'd by a Na`Vi in the next round and allow the latter team to gain a foothold on the first half.

There were a number of rounds that came down to versus engagements and awkward duels, proving that both teams were evenly matched on cbble as had been previously suggested. However, Na`Vi had a slight edge and Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko and his men finished the half up 8-7.


Cutler led his team to success on de_cbble

CLG took another clean pistol, only to be once again eco'd thanks to Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's Deagle and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev's Five-Seven. However, CLG showed a rare bit of resilience and counter-eco'd Na`Vi to equalise the game.

Despite a tactical pause from Na`Vi, CLG continued to hold the momentum in the game from that point forward, moving all the way 15-10, when, in a truly bizarre one-versus-one, Zeus died while walking through a Molotov with 100HP, a move which gave CLG the map at 16-10.

de_inferno seemed to be a straight forward affair at first, with Na`Vi shutting down Pujan "FNS" Mehta and co. on the CT half, going up 13-2 by half's end. However, after losing the pistol round, CLG force-bought against Na`Vi and won, and began a comeback.

After Josh "jdm64" Marzano won an unlikely one-versus-two, Na`Vi called a pause which finally gave the team the wind in its sails to close out the map, which they ultimately won 16-8.

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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 69 - 45 +24 - 1.41
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 61 - 43 +18 - 1.19
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 52 - 52 0 - 0.98
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 50 - 49 +1 - 0.93
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 45 - 49 -4 - 0.88
 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 58 - 54 +4 - 1.11
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 48 - 50 -2 - 0.91
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 46 - 60 -14 - 0.80
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 43 - 57 -14 - 0.77
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 42 - 56 -14 - 0.77

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Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
#1
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Brazil mth^ 
LG ez
2015-10-30 23:04
#2
United Kingdom lliW 
n1
2015-10-30 23:04
#3
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Turkey Mustafa- 
tarik needs better team maybe -seang@res +tarik to Cloud9 and tier 1 american team
2015-10-30 23:05
#22
kennyS | 
Turkey J1T_T3R 
cloud9 is already the best on NA if you exclude LG why would they change sean, their igl ...
2015-10-30 23:09
gg
2015-10-30 23:04
xd
2015-10-30 23:04
moses deadered inside xD
2015-10-30 23:04
pickems ez today
2015-10-30 23:04
firsteazy
2015-10-30 23:04
"Taking the NA trash to where it belongs" :'D love Thoorin haha
2015-10-30 23:04
#74
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Greece andrews4 
Haahahah when did he say that?Any links maybe?
2015-10-31 11:27
Gg
2015-10-30 23:05
#13
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Portugal dracø 
same legends again :>
2015-10-30 23:05
coincidence????
2015-10-30 23:06
#21
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Portugal dracø 
I aren't think that, just a confirmation about the top 8 in the world.
2015-10-30 23:08
g2 top 8 team xddd
2015-10-30 23:16
#34
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Portugal dracø 
legends 2/2 majors, online games mean shit m8
2015-10-30 23:18
G2 at majors: 6-16 vs LG 16-13 vs Immunity 16-13 vs Cloud9 16-8 vs mouz 6-16 vs TSM 19-16 vs mouz 12-16 vs mouz 16-5 vs mouz soooo amazing
2015-10-30 23:21
#42
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Portugal dracø 
who would you choose to replace them then?
2015-10-30 23:24
I don't see really any reason to put them ahead of mouz, yet. If they can put up a decent performance against VP, maybe.
2015-10-30 23:26
#49
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Portugal dracø 
what did mouz acomplished that g2 haven't tho? 0 quarters in the last 2 majors (losing to flipsid3 and cloud9 in the 1st one and to g2 this time). Last lan that comes to mind (apart from the majors) was gaming paradise (it was shit I know), where they went down in the ground while g2 won the tournament while playikng against VP and Na'vi.
2015-10-30 23:32
#2 at apm
2015-10-31 01:24
#75
mir | 
Serbia Krimzynn 
Which means shit plus they lost against HR there
2015-10-31 12:30
#78
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Portugal dracø 
tbh there was only HR and TSM in that tournament, and they didn't even play against TSM. Can we agree on top 8 for g2 now? :>
2015-10-31 16:03
yeah definitely they played great against vp thought in apm the final was a six map series you would get tired during that
2015-10-31 16:22
#14
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Georgia otoghost 
NaVi vs VP Grand FInal
2015-10-30 23:06
+1
2015-10-30 23:06
seized carry navi
2015-10-30 23:07
GG
2015-10-30 23:08
N1 ---> 4/4 pick'em today :D LG last NA hope xD
2015-10-30 23:10
NA? This is Brazil my friend...SA
2015-11-01 04:56
I know m8, not that bad in Geography...
2015-11-01 22:01
LG best American team...best of all americas =]
2015-11-01 22:36
gg wp clg
2015-10-30 23:10
#25
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Poland trancemeister 
enVyUs vs.TSM final :)
2015-10-30 23:10
cold>seized fallen>guardian steel<zeus boltz>flamie fer>edward ez for lg
2015-10-30 23:17
#41
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
just saying that in these 7 eu teams g2 is probably the worst one and maikelele said they won like every scrim vs LG.. LG is good team i admit but calm down they won only 1 bo1 im pretty sure navi will roll em over. In my eyes LG is best SA/NA team atm tho but guardian is better than fallen for sure :D
2015-10-30 23:22
guardian>fallen and ez lg
2015-10-30 23:27
LG Won every scrim against Fnatic this mean Nothing, Pratice =///= Tournaments
2015-10-30 23:28
We shall see my dear friend. In some ways yes x) lmao
2015-10-30 23:29
YOU DONT WIN SCRIMS IDIOT
2015-10-31 00:19
Just stop,please.
2015-10-30 23:30
Okay :c boludito sz
2015-10-30 23:31
#53
Sweden ald; 
Lg ez
2015-10-30 23:51
clg and liquid looks better than cloud9
2015-10-30 23:54
nice performance from CLG, impressed by the team. They need to stay strong but dont think a roster change is needed, they can become way stronger.
2015-10-31 00:15
Hazed needs to go out tbh. Bottom fragging almost all the time, losing to FNS that is the igl with the lowest aim skill
2015-10-31 00:30
I don't think FNS is the igl anymore. I need to watch the match again but didn't notice anyone who underperformed.
2015-10-31 00:36
#65
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Norway norskeN 
cutler.
2015-10-31 02:50
#76
mir | 
Serbia Krimzynn 
Cutler is IGL. I'd say if they removed FNS and added someone else it would be better in the long run.
2015-10-31 12:32
FNS was the igl for a long time, when did they change?
2015-11-04 03:06
Expected Gl navi
2015-10-31 02:27
jdm64 and tarik needs better team.Best AWPer NA and carry -Skadoodle + jdm64 -Freakazoid + tarik
2015-10-31 07:15
flamie again suck hard... -flamie +dosia
2015-10-31 09:52
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