Na`Vi through to StarSeries final

Natus Vincere have booked their place in the grand final of the SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals with a convincing 2-0 win over EnVyUs (16-12 on de_cobblestone, 16-5 on de_train).

The second semifinal contest in Minsk was a repeat of the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 final, featuring an EnVyUs side who had defeated fnatic and questionmark without losing a single map and a Natus Vincere team who had looked shaky in the previous stages.

EnVyUs, who began on the Terrorist side on de_cobblestone, came out of the game looking scary and cruised to an 8-2 lead as Na`Vi were continuously on the backfoot in economic terms. But Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács stepped up to the plate during the dying stages of the half, providing their team with the firepower needed to close the gap to five rounds before the break.

The second half started with Na`Vi getting five rounds on the board to restore parity at 10-10. A triple kill from Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey then gave EnVyUs their first round on the CT side, but the Frenchmen were unable to capitalise on that as Na`Vi quickly regained control of the game and won six of the following seven rounds en route to a 16-12 finish.


Na`Vi advance to the title decider 

Map #2 was de_train, where Na`Vi picked up where they left off, getting out to a 4-0 lead. EnVyUs then had a great opportunity to finally get a round but spurned a three-man advantage against Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko in a retake. Na`Vi continued to apply tremendous pressure and the scoreline bloomed to a 9-0 advantage for them before EnVyUs managed to do something.

But the round taken by EnVyUs was countered with a round by Na`Vi right after, preventing Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's men from getting any economic development. With a solid bank and the momentum with them, Na`Vi went into the restart with a commanding 13-2 lead.

Things plunged from bad to worse for EnVyUs, who wasted a 4vs2 situation in the pistol round with the bomb planted. Na`Vi went on to add two more rounds to bring the game to match point, and even though the French side still picked up three rounds, it was just too little, too late, as the CIS team closed out the map 16-5 right after.

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

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
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
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1247
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
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Ukraine twil 
Na'Vi IN MY HEART SINCE 2010!
2016-01-16 21:13
<3 DAVI NAVI
2016-01-16 21:20
Me too! But fnatic gonna eat then tomorrow :(
2016-01-16 21:22
#65
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Switzerland GoTMedicine 
Godian!! best of luck Na'Vi! Break the curse once for all! cheeers
2016-01-16 21:32
#70
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Ukraine twil 
ty brazilian friend best of luck LG in Leipzig!
2016-01-16 21:38
LG vs Na`Vi will be sick final
2016-01-16 21:57
*LG vs TQM
2016-01-16 22:06
TQ WHO? Chokers will never go to the finals.
2016-01-16 22:09
#94
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
+1
2016-01-16 23:13
Even with navi and lg in finals fanatic gonna take 1st place m8. That's how fnatic is good
2016-01-16 23:21
Go for the win tomorrow, please! Have you noticed that the teams that jumped straight to semifinals lost? LG and nV? I think it was the momentum of the two days that the two teams, both fnatic as Navi, ran in the tornament =]
2016-01-16 22:16
#73
ave | 
Denmark Mrnobody 
HEHEHE SINCE 2010 HAHAHAHAHA
2016-01-16 21:44
#97
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Ukraine twil 
?
2016-01-17 00:15
2010 was when NaVi was founded?
2016-01-17 05:21
#120
ave | 
Denmark Mrnobody 
Yup just shows how bandwaggon ppl are. Bet he dindt knew none of them before when they played in 3 different teams.
2016-01-17 23:57
How do you know that? There was no NaVi before 2010 and if he says his been a fan ever since it doesn't say anything about what he knows about the players or Kerchnet or Hellraisers.
2016-01-18 06:26
#122
ave | 
Denmark Mrnobody 
You mean A-Gaming :) 2 of them came from that org, Hell was not even up that time.
2016-01-18 15:03
NaVi was formed from Hellraisers and Kerchnet. Hltv had a topic here asking users for suggestions for the new name. A ton of people said "Hellnet". Don't know if there was one from A-Gaming but Kerchnet was up already in 2008. First you make a complete fool of yourself with that "2010 hahaha" comment, then try to change the discussion and then make a complete fool of yourself again. Just fucking give up? E: read and weep: hltv.org/news/3435-hr-duo-merge-with-ex-..
2016-01-18 15:23
#2
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
wp Na`Vi, hope they keep this level of play for 2016!
2016-01-16 21:13
#3
Slovakia radeZ 
gj navi
2016-01-16 21:13
gg navi for the win
2016-01-16 21:13
YE
2016-01-16 21:13
#7
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Finland RivendeLL 
ez
2016-01-16 21:13
New round times give too much advantage to teams that play boring style (NaVi). Anyways GG.
2016-01-16 21:13
boring style hahaha, go play cod if you need constant action
2016-01-16 21:14
#39
Portugal jO7A 
It's true. Na'Vi aside of LG were and still are the most slow-paces teams in the scene.
2016-01-16 21:17
thats what im saying, im laughing because he calls it boring
2016-01-16 21:20
#56
Portugal jO7A 
And it is, and this is why they were in tier2. The real reason of Na'Vi is winning atm is because their pace will faster right now. Everyone is expecting a slow-paced Na'Vi and they surprise everyone with their fast excuses. When some IGL/coach will figure this out, Na'Vi is gonna be out-strated like they were some months ago.
2016-01-16 21:24
navi have been like this since 2009, you are retarded
2016-01-16 21:29
#66
Snax | 
Other c.dallas 
They are not fasting up. Shut the fuck up, they almost always pushing with 20/30 seconds before the round end, autistic fuck.
2016-01-16 21:32
#91
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Norway Spooderman 
The real reason why Na'Vi is so good lately cuz Zeus doesn't have to be IGL anymore and they are pretty good skillwise ... and ofcourse cuz Edward shaved his beard
2016-01-16 22:45
retarded cunt
2016-01-17 06:31
lmao portuguese fangay, go to bagguelandia. wheres the fun playing only rush like bagget? no starts? well navi got one of the best style in cs
2016-01-16 21:23
true !!
2016-01-16 22:02
as opposed to nV's all aim no brain rushes? I'll give it to them for having interesting CT sides, but nVs T sides are cancer
2016-01-17 02:43
#110
JW | 
United States theobill1 
ANELE PRAY FOR PARIS ANELE
2016-01-17 04:06
When you see there's 3sec on board and somehow they still get the bomb planted and protected by great teamwork. Boring? Ok nV salter
2016-01-17 05:18
ez
2016-01-16 21:13
#11
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Russia Reph 
GRATS NA'VI
2016-01-16 21:13
Good Job NaVi!
2016-01-16 21:37
envy omg ((( ]
2016-01-16 21:13
#13
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South America IFK 
rip fnatic
2016-01-16 21:13
easy<3<33
2016-01-16 21:13
gg
2016-01-16 21:13
holly molly davi navi
2016-01-16 21:13
GOOD GAME <3 NAVI
2016-01-16 21:13
#19
Edward | 
United States kUcheRR 
ease
2016-01-16 21:13
NaVi DAVI
2016-01-16 21:14
2016-01-16 21:14
#43
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Ukraine gungrave 
:D
2016-01-16 21:18
:D +1
2016-01-17 00:18
#22
Jame | 
Iceland xijmplr 
nice
2016-01-16 21:14
#23
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CIS sergioff 
NA'VI REKT NV. <3 NA'VI!
2016-01-16 21:14
win win win
2016-01-16 21:14
no eco for navi on train = no kills for happy RIP
2016-01-16 21:14
ahahah true
2016-01-16 21:17
Expected because SLTV
2016-01-16 21:14
TQM losing to navi is suddenly not that bad :) 0
2016-01-16 21:15
NaVi lost to LG, back to bad now? ^^
2016-01-16 21:16
If they won that game, they would have had to play fnatic.
2016-01-16 21:32
GG
2016-01-16 21:15
FUCKING EZ!
2016-01-16 21:16
#34
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Ukraine PeR4uk 
NaVi DaVi
2016-01-16 21:16
#40
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Canada pokerchip 
An absolutely amazing game to watch, really high level Counter-Strike coming from the CIS region team. Let's see what Na'Vi can do against fnatic in the finals. Will it be a repeat of EEPL S2? Will Na'Vi finally conquer their longtime rivals? Stay tuned.
2016-01-16 21:17
Lol. Just found normal comment on HLTV. I am in shock
2016-01-17 01:35
#104
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Canada pokerchip 
=)
2016-01-17 02:54
The coordination from NaVi on train was absolutely amazing. It was a complete slaughter. I've never seen NV lose in such a brutal fashion. It was a pleasure to watch.
2016-01-17 02:50
#105
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Canada pokerchip 
I know right? 100% agreed.
2016-01-17 02:55
Wow NAVI GG and Congrats
2016-01-16 21:18
#45
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Europe jesh 
deserved
2016-01-16 21:19
#48
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Brazil subconsious 
HOLY REKT M8
2016-01-16 21:20
that rekt baguettes
2016-01-16 21:20
wp
2016-01-16 21:21
#52
Portugal jO7A 
It was kinda expected tbf. I'm still shocking on nV banning their best map: d2. They are bad on train and they didn't ban it. If they ban train, even though nV pick cobble, Na'Vi is forced to pick d2 and mirage is the decider map. nV with this scenario even if they lost cobble the match is still open with d2. I was kinda expecting, 2-1 nV or 2-0 Na'Vi. The cobble game was really important for nV because train is one of their worsts maps.
2016-01-16 21:21
dust2 is navi's best map, what are you even talking about pffff
2016-01-16 21:29
lol, Navi way better on d2
2016-01-16 22:15
GuardiaN > kennyS Gg ez
2016-01-16 21:22
nice picture
2016-01-16 21:25
t4his feels very7 special. t4his is really7 special, watching t4he t4eam i followed since 2[0
2016-01-16 21:27
this feels very special, this is really special, watching the team I have followed since 2010 win once again and dominate the world stage is really pleasing :) Thank you Navi players for making us (your fans) proud. DAVI NAVI !!!
2016-01-16 21:29
not really only 2 players from original navi
2016-01-16 21:48
#62
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Other anarh1st47 
very good game guys
2016-01-16 21:29
will player stats be added?
2016-01-16 21:32
#67
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
maybe now baguettes will stop saying that kenny still top1 awp
2016-01-16 21:32
NaVi top form. Awesome to see them like this.
2016-01-16 21:33
#71
Pieter | 
Netherlands Grifte 
Gz Na`Vi, hope they win the final aswell. GuardiaN is such an amazing player, damn that first map.
2016-01-16 21:39
wp deserved
2016-01-16 21:44
#76
Zeus | 
Ukraine LoqoJoqo 
zeus vs kennys youtu.be/poc93J2d5vc?t=514 #1 awp confirmed
2016-01-16 21:55
NaVi bestest
2016-01-16 22:00
Na'Vi really deserved to win the final. But even if they will not this is a solid start of the year.
2016-01-16 22:01
2nd time in a row EnvyUs > fnatic in groupstage Na'Vi > EnvyUs in playoffs fnatic > Na'Vi in finals.
2016-01-16 22:03
NaVi choke in finals.. 0 majors confirmed.
2016-01-16 23:01
expected
2016-01-16 22:06
that's what means to have someone to carry you anytime :). GuardiaN is the no. 1 for me.
2016-01-16 23:16
new era :D
2016-01-17 01:27
Said it half a year ago, and I'm glad it's becoming reality. NaVi is the real deal. Finally back up where they were in one six
2016-01-17 02:45
Navi can lose easy against weak teams but u can't denied they play really amazing cs and lovely to watch
2016-01-17 03:20
unexpected
2016-01-17 03:45
#109
JW | 
United States theobill1 
EZ GAME EZ LIFE EZ SKINS. What now KennyS fangays? RIP Baguettes 4Head. Guardian>Kenny all day MingLee . I want your tears fangays MVGame
2016-01-17 04:04
Sigh, another tournament for Fnatic then.
2016-01-17 04:09
Na'Vi DOTA2 is so shitty that their CS team earns more in prizepool in the past few months lol
2016-01-17 06:15
hahahah
2016-01-17 09:52
Guardian what a beast!
2016-01-17 19:04
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