Na`Vi dominate NiP; to grand final
Natus Vincere join EnVyUs in the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca grand final after a dominating performance over NiP (de_train 16-3, de_dust2 16-6).
The second semi-final of NiP and Na`Vi started off on de_trainwith a seven-round streak from the latter off the back of Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev, without being too contested in either of them.
Aleksi "allu" Jalli's triple with an AWP was enough to stop the streak, but not enough to prolong their own, as Na`Vi broke their opponent's economy for two rounds in a row for 10-1.
The Finn brought another highlight-worthy action in round 12, and this time NiP were able to take one more in the bag before dropping both remaining for a 3-12 scoreline on the defensive.
At that point both flamie and GuardiaN passed the 20-kill milestone, and when their team picked up the second pistol round as well, they had little to no problems closing map one out confidently 16-3.
Natus Vincere made their first major final with domination
The beginning of map two was nearly a copy paste of de_train, this time with Natus Vincere on the Counter-Terrorist side, as NiP only got four kills together over the course of six rounds.
NiP's first chance at a successful round offered itself in a 3-on-3 situation on a light forcebuy, but it was quickly disposed of by Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko. Finally the Swedish-Finnish side got on the board only to be broke again after another dominating round.
It took a 10-2 scoreline for NiP to finally use their map two's timeout, and it came to some fruition, but Na`Vi could still be happy to switch over at 11-4.
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund's feat in the last seconds saved his team from a nearly-certain loss in the second pistol, but everything fell apart again, credit to three deagle headshots from Na`Vi's side.
A miraculous forcebuy win at 15-5 delayed the inevitable by a round, as Natus Vincere made their first major grand final after six previous attempts.
K - D
Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu
23 - 35
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest
23 - 36
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT
18 - 36
Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg
17 - 37
Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt
16 - 39