Na`Vi over EnVyUs to EEPL grand final

Na`Vi are the second team to make it into the grand final of the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 Finals by defeating EnVyUs 2-0 (16-9 on de_dust2 and 22-18 on de_cbble).

The second semifinal match-up between EnVyUs and Natus Vincere is one that is steeped in history, with the two teams both having made the grand final of the last CS:GO major in DreamHack Cluj-Napoca (which nV won) as well as having dueled on numerous other high profile arenas (such as the quarter-finals of ESL One Cologne).

However, both teams entered the semifinal in different states of mind, with EnVy having recently finished in the last place slot at the FACEIT S3 finals whereas Na`Vi returned to the United States from having been champions at IEM San Jose two weeks before.

The first map was de_dust2, Na`Vi's pick, and continued to prove to be Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's throne, castle, and domain as the Slovakian player wreaked havoc on the Frenchmen on both halves.

GuardiaN was as ever pushing the envelope of aggressive AWPing

Na`Vi finished their CT half up ahead at 9-6, with all five players having their moments to display firepower, such as when Denis "seized" Kostin picked up an AWP and obliterated four of nV's players around the mid area.

Despite losing the second pistol, Na`Vi force bought Deagles and TEC-9's with the score at 9-7 and managed to eco EnVyUs, who were struggling at holding split A-pushes in particular.

The French team at that point seemed to lose control of the game as Na`Vi exploited multiple angles of entry to gain a spread of T-side rounds and close the map out 16-9.

de_cbble saw EnVyUs in their "pistol-esque" element as Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and crew won their CT pistol and took the first three rounds. However, Na`Vi certainly had opened up the stratbook and were determined not to lose another best-of-three to the French team as the Eastern European team won the first gunround and kept the first half close before ultimately pulling ahead and finishing at 9-6 up.

kennyS put up a valiant effort on de_cbble 

EnVyUs once again won a pistol round (the French team therefore won all four pistol rounds in the game) and equalised the score at 9-9 before continued superb play from seized and GuardiaN began to give Na`Vi rounds and economy.

With erstwhile in-game leader Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko topping the scoreboard for Na`Vi, the yellow-adorned team moved ahead to a formidable 14-9 before EnVyUs finally put a T-side round on the board, mainly thanks to Dan "apEX" Madesclaire getting double entries on the 24th round.

This round allowed EnVyUs to string together a consecutive round, but on the following round of play, a Na`Vi team that saw only one rifle and four pistols somehow overpowered the Frenchmen on B-site and gave Na`Vi match point.

Na`Vi once again failed to capitalise on this fact and EnVyUs continued to successfully entry onto sites, bringing the score to 15-13 and forcing Na`Vi to call a pause. On said pause, Na`Vi decided to buy and this decision backfired for the team as they lost the round and reset their economy.

Zeus had a strong second map for Na`Vi 

EnVyUs switched up their pacing on their T-side of overtime which allowed them to get two rounds in their favour and finish the half up 17-16; however Na`Vi responded in kind after allowing nV one CT round, thereby bringing the score to 18-18 and double overtime.

The second overtime instead saw patient and analytic T-sided executes from Na`Vi disintegrate nV's defenses and bring give Na`Vi three straight rounds, making the score 21-18. 

Egor "flamie" Vasilyev picked up two finishing Autosniper kills on Na`Vi's first CT round of double overtime to add extra insult to injury and give Na`Vi de_cbble (22-18) and the series with a 2-0 win.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 54 - 40 +14 - 1.23
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 49 - 42 +7 - 1.11
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 46 - 38 +8 - 1.10
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 49 - 46 +3 - 1.00
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 37 - 44 -7 - 0.87
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 47 - 45 +2 - 1.06
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 43 - 46 -3 - 0.91
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 43 - 47 -4 - 0.90
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 41 - 46 -5 - 0.87
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 36 - 51 -15 - 0.75

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Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
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Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
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France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
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Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
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Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
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France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
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lol nice try baguettes
2015-12-13 06:44
Navi > LG > envy - FalleN>Guardian>>>KennyS
2015-12-13 06:44
r u marijuana men????? fallen suck many cock
2015-12-13 06:53
yeah fallen is only good with cheat but soon new vac wave so yeah you know where im going with this
2015-12-13 07:55
no... fallen no cheat... just suck many cock
2015-12-13 07:57
hah he sucks cock and they even don't give him cheats for that lol what a cheap whore
2015-12-13 07:58
yes my friend he is very much kanker but expected from 13sec BRA71L favela. vodka wins the day blyat
2015-12-13 08:00
vodka blyat and the holy image of putin blyat the day not win only but make the day brighter
2015-12-13 08:01
vac waves don't hit pros, m8...
2015-12-13 08:00
but fallen is not pro he's tier NA or SA call it whatever you want shit teamerino that can only lose.
2015-12-13 08:05
0/8 he gets money/home from playing cs
2015-12-13 08:18
expected reply seeing ur name and flag
2015-12-13 08:25
Norway HazelOrb 
kqly, sf and emilio? they were pros and were also famously vac banned :>
2015-12-13 15:28
ever since KQLY, no pro got VACed, it's not good for business
2015-12-13 18:23
2015-12-13 11:46
FalleN>Guardian???? AHHAHAAHHA
2016-01-17 06:51
Ukraine twil 
2015-12-13 06:44
ez boys
2015-12-13 06:45
gj men))) we will now not annex u kappa men ty for skin zeus and edward)))
2015-12-13 06:49
Sweden Stag 
the two by far worst players are both ukranian and the best ones are russians and the slovak... interesting.
2015-12-13 07:19
ye look at the scoreboard because you will see the players impact in the team, I bet you didn't even watch the game.
2015-12-13 13:17
zeus is the most important because he's the mastermind with experience behind the team. Thats why the ukraine guy is the most important.
2015-12-13 15:28
NV under performed this semi final. Navi were really strong since map 1, and really pulled it through on OT.
2015-12-13 06:45
Don't really see any underperformance here, dd2 was as expected somewhat decisive for NaVi, it's just that Na'Vi probably played their best cobble game to date.
2015-12-13 06:55
EnvyUs are really inconsistent.
2015-12-13 09:16
Everytime nV lose they're just underperforming?
2015-12-13 10:47
That's the HLTV logic lol
2015-12-13 12:22
2015-12-13 12:39
Well Done Na'Vi!!!! Good luck in the final :)
2015-12-13 06:45
zeus' constantly raising eyebrows scare the shit out of envyus
2015-12-13 06:46
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Gl in the final na´vi finally happy to see one of my favorit teams going huge! :)
2015-12-13 06:46
China xuxinsheng1 
guardian the god
2015-12-13 06:47
Hell yeah NaVi! Got a little scared after they went from 14-9 to 15-15.
2015-12-13 06:47
Gl in the final against your kryptonit. Great Games and a good showing Overall from navi
2015-12-13 06:48
guardiano bestest kenny ex-bestest overrated now
2015-12-13 06:48
Why does nV always pick cbble... When they win its always so close, even against shit tier teams like liquid
2015-12-13 06:48
Because high sens advantage Kappa
2015-12-13 06:59
Sweden Stag 
Explain your thoughts her eplease
2015-12-13 07:18
What I meant is cobble is a map where there are alot of angles to check on T side,making it somehow harder for low sens players, but that comment I made up there is just another troll post,no need to take it seriously (and I don't think you should take things here seriously, most posts here are just troll or just plain stupid)
2015-12-13 11:12
NT troll
2015-12-13 12:51
very impressive navi
2015-12-13 06:49
Russia Liberast 
2015-12-13 06:49
Belarus Starvoid 
gg ez skinz
2015-12-13 06:49
Keiti | 
Canada Lizzie 
kenny :(
2015-12-13 06:49
2015-12-13 06:52
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
wonderful! I'm happy for Na`Vi
2015-12-13 06:53
NAVI gogogo!
2015-12-13 08:29
Way2go Navi
2015-12-13 06:57
Navi nice job)))
2015-12-13 06:57
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
EZ Katka ! Da est Jesh !
2015-12-13 07:12
GG Navi!
2015-12-13 07:17
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
the 2 saucernoobs team eliminated as expected
2015-12-13 07:21
s1mple | 
Cyprus Biggie4 
Where are the KennySucks fanboys now? (kids that don't know anything about the game aged between 10 to 15) like Guardian proved millions of times that he is 100 times better than him I hope you all recognize this at last after this bo3... now go scratch your stickers and buy some Guardian ones Guardian=Mcgregor KennySucks=Aldo :D :D #KappaRoss
2015-12-13 07:26
Mcgregor just knocout 13 seconds aldo ahahahahah :D just like guardian every matches against kennyS and when navi lost again nv guardian still better than kenny
2015-12-13 12:01
rip navi fangays
2015-12-13 07:31
u w0t m8?
2015-12-13 08:15
nice game !~~~
2015-12-13 07:35
NBK take thiiiis
2015-12-13 07:45
god luck to Guardian he said he wanted to play fnatic in the final and so he will
2015-12-13 08:00
Gg to both teams. Great show on cbble
2015-12-13 08:03
blue hair breaks esport
2015-12-13 08:37
wth was that...seriously
2015-12-13 15:59
2015-12-13 08:39
Hong Kong Sample_ 
gogogogo navi
2015-12-13 08:48
Nice to see Na`Vi finally beating their nightmare, gg wp boys! =D
2015-12-13 08:55
Nv isn't their nightmare,,, that's fnatic. They've beaten envy in bo3 a few times before but fnatic always seem to ruin them. Hopefully not this time
2015-12-13 10:22
mir | 
Serbia Krimzynn 
He probably meant cobble as Na'Vi always have bad luck on cobble.
2015-12-13 14:25
2015-12-13 10:10
Russia AR4ER 
Russian players on fire! ;)
2015-12-13 10:15
Those russian players will bottomfrag against fnatic anyway
2015-12-13 10:25
2015-12-13 11:23
Russia AR4ER 
labus eblo off - european whore
2015-12-13 17:15
shh... Ruski (CYKA BLYAT)
2015-12-13 18:02
Russia Drinkins 
Seized was beast on dust2 ct-side. Gj Na`Vi! inb4 En`Vy disband/another big changes. It seems that Happy`s teams can not exist more than 3-4 months. Mourinho style.
2015-12-13 10:24
World ydeh 
they said envynoob is top 1
2015-12-13 10:26
Russia refrain 
2015-12-13 10:37
if envy is not playing the final then i guess there is no reason to watch it as fnatic is going to dominate it *I hope navi wins.
2015-12-13 10:55
EnVyUS lost, because they was so tired its not fair game ....
2015-12-13 11:10
KennyS " Game day - sleep schedule is really bad here in US, always tired."
2015-12-13 11:16
Japan eoeoeoewowow 
It's the same for Na'Vi m8.
2015-12-13 11:29
ahahahahah the best excuse so far:D
2015-12-13 12:44
what's the prize pool?
2015-12-13 11:12
2015-12-13 11:19
okay, thanks man
2015-12-13 12:00
France StickyRice 
In lots of sports (at least in big competitions) there is a 3rd place match, why not in CS ?
2015-12-13 11:37
Some tournaments do, some dont.
2015-12-13 11:47
it used to be a more popular thing to do in CS than it is now
2015-12-13 12:48
mir | 
Serbia Krimzynn 
Because 3-4 placed teams get the same reward anyways.
2015-12-13 14:26
France StickyRice 
In major it's 25.000$ for semi finalists (i think), they could give 30k$ for 3rd and 20k for 4th, or something like that.
2015-12-13 16:04
EnVyUS failed again
2015-12-13 11:41
Ukraine bia 
During the last 30 days, NaVi were 3 times in the final of the top LANs. HLTV, don't u think that ranking is a little bit wrong?
2015-12-13 11:43
+1 navi still underdog in so many peoples eyes but they had great results the last year with some ups and downs but when they are on fire they really strong individual skill and tactical wise
2015-12-13 13:14
Yeah, they should be ahead of VP anyway. Maybe ? too.
2015-12-13 14:13
kenny has been so bad in nV, barely a star player
2015-12-13 11:44
2015-12-13 12:00
World LeviathaNz 
When seized is on fire you're sure to lose...
2015-12-13 12:00
NA'VIIIII *kreygasm
2015-12-13 12:42
nV in a really bad shape.
2015-12-13 12:43
NV so overated Honey moon is finish men ! Time to go to hell
2015-12-13 12:47
Was expected, but too bad bots were/are down.
2015-12-13 12:51
Gj navi
2015-12-13 13:29
as usual last BOT edward
2015-12-13 13:30
NaVi became top3 atm.
2015-12-13 13:37
Russians - topfraggers. Gj Denis & Egorka!
2015-12-13 15:29
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