Na`Vi, fnatic win SLTV group deciders

Na`Vi and fnatic have won the group decider matches of the SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals after defeating G2 (19-17 on de_dust2 and 16-14 on de_train) and ? (16-10 on de_dust2, 8-16 on de_mirage, and 16-7 on de_inferno) respectively.

Two group decider matches kicked off at the same time on the second day of the SL i-League StarSeriex XIV finals, in order to determine seeding for the quarter-finals, with the winner of each match to play the loser of the other tomorrow.

The Group A decider match paired together Na`Vi and G2. The former team was coming into the decider after having been outplayed by Luminosity the day before in the winners match whereas G2 had previously survived a scare against CyberZen in the losers match.

Na`Vi found themselves on the defensive on de_dust2, a map narrowly considered to be AWPer Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's virtual hometown, after G2 pulled forward with a 10-5 CT half. The Ukrainian-Russian-Slovak team matched in kind however and forced the game to overtime. Overtime was Na`Vi's court as the team garnered the necessary four rounds to take the first map 19-17.


Zeus' men take down G2 in two close maps

On de_train, Denis "seized" Kostin and his crew showcased a strong 9-6 T half before the team started to bleed rounds away on their defense (and apparently leading to hot tempers at the arena). Na`Vi did eventually scrape a 16-14 win on the map and advanced to play ? tomorrow in the quarter-finals whereas G2 will play fnatic. 

Matchpage
2
0
14th January 2016
Europe
19
Dust2
17
16
Train
14

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0

The Group B decider match was a face-off between the first and fourth best teams in the world and something of a classic match-up due to its history: fnatic vs. ex-TSM (or ? as the team is known).

The first two maps were arenas for the two teams to trump their rivals on their own map picks, with fnatic securing de_dust2 16-10 (a map that ? have been avoiding recently) and ? snatching de_mirage 16-8.


KRIMZ and co. sent ? off to play Na`Vi in the quarter-finals

The final map of de_inferno saw fnatic pull away to an 11-2 lead on the map's dominant CT-side before ? clawed the final two rounds to make the half 11-4. The Swedes won the second pistol and looked to clear the map until they were slighted in the second round by a Danish forcebuy.

fnatic bought up the next round regardless and broke down the Danes' defense and moved forward with rounds, securing the map 16-7 and moving on to play G2 tomorrow in the quarter-finals whereas ? will play Na`Vi.

?
?
Denmark
Matchpage
1
2
14th January 2016
10
Dust2
16
16
Mirage
8
7
Inferno
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
 ? K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0

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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
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
gj na'vi
2016-01-14 20:18
my god so fast... ps expected
2016-01-14 20:18
nice
2016-01-14 20:17
GGs
2016-01-14 20:17
nice
2016-01-14 20:17
expected
2016-01-14 20:17
#7
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Greece EzForClown9 
nice
2016-01-14 20:18
ayee lmao
2016-01-14 20:18
yey
2016-01-14 20:18
#10
Portugal jO7A 
Good awp battle between fox and guardian.
2016-01-14 20:18
#12
Jame | 
Iceland xijmplr 
> KRIMZ and co. sent ? off to play Na`Vi in the quarter-finals krimz #7 hltv confirmed
2016-01-14 20:18
#14
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
jkaem monstah
2016-01-14 20:19
#15
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom Harribo 
ggwp Good games to watch
2016-01-14 20:19
#16
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
Krimz <3
2016-01-14 20:20
jkaem beast and god fox
2016-01-14 20:20
Surprising to see fox been able to be above the 1.0 ratio playing vs guardian tbh, must feel so good for him to shut up critics. Funny how noone talks about Maikel whos beeing trash for months in a row.
2016-01-14 20:22
Very hard for Na'Vi but gj!
2016-01-14 20:24
lolele
2016-01-14 20:24
Someone please explain how this tournament works. I thought after the deciders there were going to play semis (LG - Fnatic, Envy - Navi) but apparently they're playing another 2 matches (Fnatic - G2, Navi - ex-TSM)?? How does this work
2016-01-14 20:25
the first of each group is in the semi finals the second and third is in the quarter finals the second in group A x the third in group B the third in group A x the second in group B
2016-01-14 20:33
jkaem best
2016-01-14 20:30
whats up now, fox haters?
2016-01-14 20:34
+1 :)
2016-01-14 20:42
Ayyyyyyyy :)
2016-01-14 23:16
#27
Reunion ellC 
maikelelele 0.6 LOL
2016-01-14 20:40
rip jkaem homo
2016-01-14 20:42
Edward w/o beard - bottomfrager Krimz w/ it - top of the scoreboard Beard is the key
2016-01-14 21:08
maikelele 0.60 :c
2016-01-14 23:09
zeus' eyes hahaha
2016-01-15 01:37
Maikelele beast! MAIKELELELELELE TO NIP
2016-01-15 07:48
zeus looks like pasza :3
2016-01-15 08:52
Maikelele really underperformed
2016-01-15 17:36
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