Na`Vi, NiP garner Group A wins

In some of the final games of the first day at IEM Katowice, Natus Vincere took down TheMongolz 16-6 on de_cbble while NiP scored a surprise victory over Luminosity with a 16-13 score on de_mirage.

For the next two group stage matches at IEM Katowice's Group A, Natus Vincere looked to improve their 2-2 record in the group by taking on the weakest team of the bunch, TheMongolz.

On the other hand, Luminosity of Brazil who remained undefeated in the group faced off against NiP, who stood at 1-3 and therefore had no chance of advancing to the playoffs of IEM Katowice, marking the first time the organisation will be unable to play in the Spodek Arena.


friberg played a big part in the Luminosity takedown

Despite being fan favourites as a team who struggled to obtain visas from the event and won the Asia Minor, TheMongolz had to concede with an eventual 0-5 record as their game with Natus Vincere started with a promising 6-9 half for the Mongolian team on the T-side of de_cbble, but saw Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács & co. run away to a 16-6 victory on the second half.

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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 28 - 12 +16 116.5 1.78
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 21 - 10 +11 92.0 1.51
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 19 - 8 +11 85.6 1.42
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 18 - 13 +5 82.4 1.24
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 11 - 16 -5 87.4 1.04
 TheMongolz K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Mongolia Tsog 'Tsogoo' MashbatTsogoo 22 - 15 +7 86.8 1.30
Mongolia Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' LkhagvaMachinegun 12 - 20 -8 80.2 0.80
Mongolia Otgonjargal 'Menace' GanzorigMenace 8 - 22 -14 61.1 0.59
Mongolia Bold 'ncl' Batsuhncl 8 - 20 -12 46.5 0.50
Mongolia Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' BattulgaZilkenberg 9 - 20 -11 50.1 0.48

The second match meanwhile delivered up quite a surprise as Luminosity went up 12-3 on their CT-side against NiP but a strong performance from Adam "friberg" Friberg and his teammates somehow brought the Swedish team back into the game and gave them a map win at 16-13.

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 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 28 - 18 +10 99.1 1.51
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 25 - 19 +6 81.0 1.20
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 21 - 16 +5 71.7 1.15
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 15 - 21 -6 74.0 0.90
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 17 - 21 -4 57.2 0.89
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 20 - 20 0 74.8 1.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 20 - 21 -1 79.0 1.11
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 20 - 21 -1 84.0 1.05
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 19 - 23 -4 76.7 0.90
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 16 - 21 -5 53.3 0.69

The table for Group A therefore appears as follows (with fnatic versus mousesports set to end soon):

# Team W L Diff Points
1. Brazil Luminosity 4 1 +18 12
2. Sweden fnatic
3 1 +16 9
3. CIS Natus Vincere
3 2 +12 9
4. Germany mousesports
2 2 +5 6
5. Sweden NiP 2 3 +1 6
6. Mongolia TheMongolz   0  -52

Group B of IEM Katowice will kick off tomorrow and determine the second team to automatically advance to the semifinal as well as the two teams which will move on to the quarter-finals.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

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
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
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Poland MatiPasio 
LET'S GO MOUSESPORTS <3
2016-03-02 21:48
So LG-NiP game was useless ? NiP out and LG top1 in group anyway ?
2016-03-02 21:58
#44
Ukraine tonj 
y
2016-03-02 21:59
Same as Fnatic and Mouz game.
2016-03-02 22:08
why they then even played those games.. who even want to see game which doesn't have any meaning ?
2016-03-02 22:13
So NiKo can practice on bots.
2016-03-02 22:14
#65
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Lithuania Undercover_ 
1Win in group stage = 1000 dolars for the team.
2016-03-02 22:18
#71
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World Vidua 
I do, thanks? Like I care if those teams win or not - I'm here for good CS and watching Niko vs fnatic has been glorious.
2016-03-02 22:24
who cares what you care ?
2016-03-02 22:31
#81
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World Vidua 
Everybody here but you.
2016-03-03 00:29
Not really
2016-03-04 02:30
if mouz would have won they would be on 9 points, and fnatic on 6. so in what way was that usless?
2016-03-02 22:16
Hmm, i actually don't know what would then happen. Because Fnatic beat NaVi, NaVi beat mouz and Mouz would have beaten Fnatic. Interesting, too bad it didn't happen.
2016-03-02 22:17
sorry, all 3 teams would have been on 9 points, creating a tie-triangle, and then I think the round diff. would decide who would advance
2016-03-02 22:20
#66
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Norway humaNN 
But in the format here on HLTV it says quarter finals, which means 8 teams, aka. 4 from each group, right? So Mouz/NiP is still in it?
2016-03-02 22:18
#2
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Nepal blackieJESUS 
bye mongolz :(
2016-03-02 21:48
..............W.L.Diff.Points 6. TheMongolz 0 5 -52 0
2016-03-02 22:00
I had higher expectations.
2016-03-02 22:38
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2016-03-02 21:48
1
2016-03-02 21:48
#5
Germany RyseN 
Well done NiP
2016-03-02 21:48
FUCK MAN! FUCK!
2016-03-02 21:57
#6
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Spain Silber_ 
lg choke
2016-03-02 21:49
The match didn't matter for LG at all, saying they choked when they didn't care too much is silly.
2016-03-02 21:50
#43
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Australia r1se2k 
I'm sure they still cared, it's not like they weren't trying, Taking pauses and such.
2016-03-02 21:59
Doubtful, they had nothing to gain from trying hard, they were guaranteed the group win regardless. Any tactics they used would be used against them in the semi's, literally no point to even try.
2016-03-02 22:04
no, you're wrong. you're phrasing it as LG didn't try and therefore NiP got the ez win. LG did try obviously and got defeated by a solid NiP.
2016-03-02 22:16
#70
HeatoN | 
World Shaktar 
Thing is they came into playing with NiP from 4 straight games very stressing with 3 very good teams, they were obviously exausted and that took its toll on them.
2016-03-02 22:22
#74
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Australia r1se2k 
Same with NiP. Can't act like they weren't having tough. To lose against 2 teams by 2 rounds.
2016-03-02 22:34
Doubtful? They win 1000 dollars for every game they win....
2016-03-02 22:32
b1
2016-03-02 21:48
n1
2016-03-02 21:48
ns
2016-03-02 21:48
THREAT master please teach old dogs new tricks!
2016-03-02 21:49
NIP respect
2016-03-02 21:49
#13
Poland tfg 
rip nip
2016-03-02 21:48
admin kick the favelas
2016-03-02 21:49
admin kick the favelas
2016-03-02 21:48
fatberg
2016-03-02 21:48
RIP NIP
2016-03-02 21:48
#18
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Sweden godname 
rip nip
2016-03-02 21:48
#19
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Brazil mibrzera 
LGdex
2016-03-02 21:48
#20
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United Kingdom Bravid 
NiP beat LG so gooood :)
2016-03-02 21:49
#21
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Sweden Donger89 
that lost against mouz cost nip so much
2016-03-02 21:49
Yea man...
2016-03-02 21:58
loss*
2016-03-02 22:17
#78
Latvia Dhu 
i would sya, that lost versus fnatic, cuz they were so close to win it 16:13, but they throw it :( Respect for them, they have a potential, pyth got unlcuky, maybe nervous at the start of the tournament, would be better if they played versus mongolz first, would have a nice warmup :)
2016-03-02 23:02
#22
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United Kingdom Cowyyy 
noice
2016-03-02 21:49
Rip Nip :c
2016-03-02 21:49
Good job NiP! I'm proud!
2016-03-02 21:49
Ty Godberg
2016-03-02 21:49
isnt there a decider game between nip and mouz ?
2016-03-02 21:50
Would be nice...
2016-03-02 22:01
#28
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
NIP did something, who didnt so far in this group. They destroyed Luminosity. They are winners for me. <3 NIP
2016-03-02 21:51
Are you totally that clueless ? LG had already secured top1 spot and spot as only team to Semi-Finals LG of course saved tactics
2016-03-02 22:00
#51
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Brazil karlyn90 
They destroyed? LG was playing for fun.
2016-03-02 22:10
+1 Those NiP fans are so clueless they thought that this match mattered and that LG was playing seriously when in reality NiP was already out and LG had already secured spot to semi-finals :DDDDDDDDD
2016-03-02 22:16
#85
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
nip wasnt?
2016-03-03 17:34
Totally agree, NiP so far ahead any team, top1 in the world! Just go suck a tailpipe fucktard.
2016-03-02 22:19
go FRIBERG !!!!
2016-03-02 21:51
#30
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Poland ekedeke 
mouz out <3
2016-03-02 21:51
GO LG!!!
2016-03-02 21:52
Kinda good performance from NiP in this tournament, but they still need so much change. Time will tell.
2016-03-02 21:59
#33
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CIS OREL_1337 
-52 nt
2016-03-02 21:52
#34
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Latvia Senotajs 
thank mr friberg
2016-03-02 21:52
LOOL when i first saw the score 12-3 i was like "rip my skins", but never stop believing in the magic :3
2016-03-02 21:55
If fnatic win this, their round balance from this game will count as 0 from 15-15 or the difference in OT?
2016-03-02 21:55
So to LG #1 = Fnatic must win by max 2 rounds vs mouz? If they win 4:0 in overtime Fnc will be 1#? or priority is head 2 head match?
2016-03-02 21:55
#52
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Brazil karlyn90 
head 2 head
2016-03-02 22:10
#38
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Brazil prkz0r 
taco top frag, is this real life?
2016-03-02 21:56
#53
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Portugal DeSTinyyyy 
GO NIP!U have to admit it they almost defeated fnatic in inferno and navi in overpass and won against lg on mirage I think is pretty respectable.I know the game against mousesports was shit but witouth that they did pretty well.
2016-03-02 22:12
they did super
2016-03-02 22:13
How the fuck is LG at top seed with 4-1 and +14 round difference? Fnatic won 19-17 over Mouse so that counts as 0 round difference because it went to OT?
2016-03-02 22:13
LG won fnatic, that's why they're 1st in the group.
2016-03-02 22:17
#57
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Germany jonko 
RIP NIP :(((( You were standard on every major..
2016-03-02 22:14
Nip did an amazing job and u can see pretty clearly that theyve changed alot since 2015. This wasnt their day and I would say that they might have underestimated Mouz a bit. Hopefully they will continue their good work for the future! Congrats to the Braz! Looking forward to see Tempo!
2016-03-02 22:35
lol
2016-03-03 04:01
Taco and Friber at top of the table. Dafuq.
2016-03-02 22:58
IS NIP STILL IN?
2016-03-03 00:22
Damn I was right..Nip out of the groups..and LG wins MAJOR
2016-03-03 07:03
Nip magic plz come back I really hope they win a major this year
2016-03-03 15:29
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