Na`Vi to semis over Tempo Storm

The third day in Katowice kicked off with a quarter-final series as Natus Vincere eliminated Tempo Storm 2-1 to advance to the semis (16-10 on de_overpass, 15-19 on de_cbble, 16-13 on de_mirage).

The first quarter-final of IEM Katowice 2016 brought Natus Vincere and Tempo Storm together in a best-of-three series. Natus Vincere was in Group A and finished their group in the third place with three wins and two losses. Tempo Storm, on the other hand, managed to finish Group B in the second place with 12 points, coming second only to Astralis.

The battle commenced on de_overpass with the Brazilians electing to start on the CT-side. João "felps" Vasconcellos opened up with the first kill but Natus Vincere picked up three unanswered kills, bringing it to a 4v2 and securing the pistol round. The Brazilians lost the following two rounds as well but kept Natus Vincere honest as they survived both rounds with only two players alive.

Tempo Storm gained the advantage in the first weapon round with an opening kill but Egor "flamie" Vasilyev's triple-kill was enough for Natus Vincere to extend the lead (4-0). A similar situation occured in the sixth round as Tempo storm got the opening kill only to be stopped by Denis "seized" Kostin's quad-kill.

Photo taken by Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski

seized started out strong with a 1.95 rating on de_overpass

Henrique "HEN1" Teles & company almost lost in a 4v2 but Ricardo "boltz" Prass managed to kill Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács in a 1v1 (6-1). HEN1 kept rolling with a quad-kill as Tempo Storm picked up their third round. They had a chance to tie it after Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles and felps' marvelous 2v5 but the CIS team didn't let it happen (7-5). Natus Vincere won the half 9-6 with seized's 20 kills.

Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves' triple-kill on the B-site insured the pistol-round for his team and they grabbed the subsequent two rounds to tie it at 9-9. Natus Vincere's solid hold on the B-site in the weapon round. seized's quad-kill and Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's ace gave a big boost to their team as they led 12-9.

seized showed up once again in a 2v5 with a quad-kill made things even better and Tempo Storm called a timeout after the score reached to 9-14. Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev & co. immediately attained six match points. They finished it off 16-10.


flamie led the comeback on de_cbble  

The second map (de_cbble) started with Tempo Storm's T-side pistol round victory and Natus Vincere was close to win with a force-buy but didn't have time to defuse the bomb after they eliminated all the opposing players. The weapon round victory by the CIS team was answered right back and the Brazilians brought the score to 4-1 in favor of themselves.

After this point, the Brazilians took charge and had relatively comfortable rounds. Natus Vincere got their second round in the tenth round of the map and followed it up by another but the finished the half 3-12 behind. They got the pistol round despite a 3v5 disadvantage and followed it up with two more rounds. HEN1 & co. grabbed the first gun round to put Edward's team in a tough situation (13-6).

Na`Vi's veterans, undaunted, secured four rounds consecutively, triggering a timeout by Tempo Storm (13-10). HEN1 stepped up once again to get Tempo Storm their 14th round and went on to get four map points (15-11). The CIS team did not give up though and reached to 15, meaning they went to overtime.


GuardiaN wasn't his true self throughout the series 

Tempo Storm woke up to start the overtime and got all of the three rounds on their CT-side, equaling the amount they got in the regulation. They finished it off 19-15 after a domination overtime performance.

The last map was de_mirage and it saw Natus Vincere start on the T-side and lose the pistol round. Force-buys by Edward's team hurt their economy and Tempo Storm started the match with a 5-0 lead. The CIS team called for a really early timeout to turn things around but it didn't pan out for them as Tempo Storm continued their roll (8-0).

A really close defuse stopped Natus Vincere's three round streak but Na`Vi answered right back with Zeus's 1v3 clutch (9-4). At halftime, the score was 10-5 with TS leading. They got the pistol round in the second half but lost to their armorless opponents in the eighteenth round as comeback warning alarms started to bell once again (12-6).

Natus Vincere came back once again to get the lead 15-13 and get two match points. They finished it 16-13.

Matchpage
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Overpass
10
15
Cobblestone
19
16
Mirage
13

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 84 - 56 +28 92.8 1.34
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 67 - 55 +12 87.8 1.17
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 61 - 58 +3 81.3 1.11
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 59 - 59 0 69.9 1.02
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 50 - 54 -4 67.3 0.98
 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 80 - 58 +22 91.8 1.27
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 64 - 68 -4 78.7 1.03
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 50 - 65 -15 66.4 0.90
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 45 - 68 -23 65.3 0.82
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 42 - 62 -20 60.9 0.80

Natus Vincere will go up against Luminosity in the semi-finals today while Tempo Storm will be exiting the tournament. Next up in Katowice, fnatic will be facing Virtus.pro in another quarter-final best-of-three match. Be sure to follow @HLTVorg to get updates from IEM.

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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
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
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
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
800
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
good match from favelas
2016-03-04 16:59
q
2016-03-04 16:59
csgolounge<fanobet.com/r/dkbets thx hltv for supporting fanobet, csgolounge fukin su*k!
2016-03-04 17:58
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2016-03-04 16:59
1
2016-03-04 16:59
1
2016-03-04 16:59
ez
2016-03-04 16:59
#9
Twistzz | 
Russia raintnt 
aaa
2016-03-04 16:59
n1
2016-03-04 16:59
#11
DaZeD | 
Netherlands Floor109 
Easy for Na'vi :D
2016-03-04 16:59
6swt
2016-03-04 16:59
#13
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
1
2016-03-04 16:59
n1
2016-03-04 16:59
cool story
2016-03-04 16:59
ez
2016-03-04 16:59
#17
fury | 
Europe urv1 
n1
2016-03-04 16:59
z
2016-03-04 16:59
#19
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Brazil mibrzera 
choke
2016-03-04 16:59
rip
2016-03-04 16:59
aa
2016-03-04 16:59
Rip
2016-03-04 16:59
#24
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
hen1 trash
2016-03-04 16:59
low quality bait.
2016-03-04 17:04
#78
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
See his bait awp on the second last round? Missed 3 shots on people standing still. Lelelele
2016-03-04 17:04
80-58 low quality bait.
2016-03-04 17:07
#91
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
Trash bait, exactly like fallen xD. That's why they'll never be great players, just overrated decent players.
2016-03-04 17:07
low quality bait.
2016-03-04 17:09
#112
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
Low quality country.
2016-03-04 17:13
nice bait, but I will not take that.
2016-03-04 17:14
Low quality country about low quality country.
2016-03-04 17:14
#121
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
Are you trying to say Brazil > Australia? xD
2016-03-04 17:15
Definitely.
2016-03-04 17:20
#140
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
At what? Disease? Death? Violence? Looking like Thai sewers? Quality of living? Average wage? Health care? Education? Average IQ? Better at Human Development? Trash country trying to banter because of a cs victory. ROFIE. Soccer is all Brazil has going for it, and even then, 7-1.
2016-03-04 17:26
You mad bro? He mad son.
2016-03-04 17:28
#146
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
Truth stings mate.
2016-03-04 17:29
You're so amazing. Are you really into a debate about two whole countries, in a CS:GO forum? Some kangaroos have higher IQ, m8.
2016-03-04 18:25
you took the bait mate.
2016-03-04 17:16
#114
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Brazil LIPE1 
oh i know i know spunj is the best? f*ck off
2016-03-04 17:13
you took the bait mate.
2016-03-04 17:15
he's from brazil so he'll remain trash forever
2016-03-04 17:15
#178
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Russia Ou7bReaK 
he is ok,i'm think.good rating for awp player
2016-03-04 21:05
#25
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Germany FLaaVEn 
gl
2016-03-04 16:59
Nice match from the brazilians, they are too strong right now. I want from them to improve and take the cs scene over Fnatic.
2016-03-04 17:00
u wot m8 xd
2016-03-04 17:21
nice
2016-03-04 16:59
gg
2016-03-04 16:59
gg wp
2016-03-04 16:59
gg
2016-03-04 16:59
m
2016-03-04 16:59
#32
Norway exzu 
ez
2016-03-04 16:59
first
2016-03-04 16:59
#34
Latvia kjyy 
gg
2016-03-04 16:59
nice try brazilianss
2016-03-04 16:59
NO DESERVE
2016-03-04 16:59
#37
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Bahrain CRY_A_RIVER 
Hen1 GOD
2016-03-04 16:59
no 1st sad
2016-03-04 16:59
Guardian the Savior.
2016-03-04 16:59
#41
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Sweden godname 
HEN SICK
2016-03-04 16:59
#42
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Brazil LIPE1 
nt boys..
2016-03-04 16:59
1'
2016-03-04 16:59
#44
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Australia DabBoy 
Unlucky Tempo
2016-03-04 16:59
#45
Australia BCP 
surprisingly poor performance from navi, hope they recover for tomorrow
2016-03-04 16:59
#71
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
tomorrow? kkj, they will get 32-0'd by luminosity today if they play like this.
2016-03-04 17:02
#76
Australia BCP 
damn didnt realise the match is today, i thought both semis were tomorrow
2016-03-04 17:03
They will lose if GuardiaN doesn't step up, LG are rock solid.
2016-03-04 17:41
#154
Australia BCP 
absolutely, fallen has been on point so far - he will shut navi down if guardian cant compete
2016-03-04 17:42
Na'Vi won due to TS mistakes, mistakes that LG will hardly concede. If they don't step up their game and keep playing like that, it will be a easy match for LG.
2016-03-04 18:46
#174
Australia BCP 
agreed, TS didnt have the experience to be able to capitalise when a top3 team are not themselves
2016-03-04 19:28
#46
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Algeria Problemdz 
+rep Tempo Storm
2016-03-04 16:59
Wait for the brazilians to say they choked or they should have won. With the worst Guardian I've seen in one year.
2016-03-04 16:59
close one.. gg brazzers
2016-03-04 16:59
nt TS #goLG
2016-03-04 16:59
proud of my boys. really nice job by tempo :)
2016-03-04 16:59
nice gz NaVi! :P
2016-03-04 17:00
well played TS, nt, hope they get more experience n became stronger!
2016-03-04 17:00
Nice match, GOD HEN1!
2016-03-04 17:00
#54
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
wp Na`Vi
2016-03-04 17:00
#55
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Russia AR4ER 
Tempo Storm - great team gL guys...GG Na'Vi!
2016-03-04 17:00
gg ez
2016-03-04 17:00
#59
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
Hen1 onliner
2016-03-04 17:00
they said, speacially Thorin saying he is most overrated AWP portuguese speaker haha!
2016-03-04 17:03
#60
shox | 
Norway Etr1us 
HOW DO THEY WRITE THESE SO QUICK?! GAWD DAAAYM
2016-03-04 17:00
this was prepared already for both team if one of them win, so all they needed was to press submit botton!
2016-03-04 17:02
We write'em during the games :D That's why there might be some mistakes.
2016-03-04 17:02
TS aim sux so hard. Only Hen1 is carrying them. But sometimes they do cool stuff tho.
2016-03-04 17:01
Flamie is a god, like I said before best up-and-coming talent since he joined Na'Vi.
2016-03-04 17:02
#65
World Zixt 
Cya ts
2016-03-04 17:02
hen1 +22
2016-03-04 17:02
greek god > favela
2016-03-04 17:02
thorin about navi vs tempo youtube.com/watch?v=rE8aKoV0210 and thorin about himself being wrong... youtube.com/watch?v=n3k4FsC2oN8 Other than that - great game tempo storm, im amazed, stong performances, another sick brazilian team, just have to be a little calmer than they are, waaaay toooo hyped that causes them to make mistakes...... and great that zeus saved the game for navi, not much to say.... gg
2016-03-04 17:02
+1 gr8 post m8
2016-03-04 17:57
hen1GOD
2016-03-04 17:02
#73
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Poland kRAMERO 
bravo /\//\\//
2016-03-04 17:03
Well Played Tempo Storm.
2016-03-04 17:03
Wtf is this seized photo would shit my pants if meet him in dark alley
2016-03-04 17:04
#80
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Great play from everyone in Tempo Storm at different points. They really do work well together as a team and HEN1 is a beast when he gets going. Na'Vi's experience eventually got them the win by grinding out rounds but Guardian played like shit all three maps, he needs to start playing properly to be luminosity as they're so on form at the moment. Seized and flamie both did a lot and even Zeus had his moments in the end. Best series I've watched for quite a while, really tense close rounds.
2016-03-04 17:04
Favela win ? imgur.com/Preglko I arent think that
2016-03-04 17:05
#84
Spain Ayrr 
Hen1's back must be broke at this point
2016-03-04 17:05
People riding hen1's dick too much, Flamie was MVP of this match no doubt
2016-03-04 17:05
Agreed hype blures vision on real MVP
2016-03-04 20:27
#86
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Taiwan SCVready 
well played tempo storm! gz navi!
2016-03-04 17:06
great fucking game wp guys
2016-03-04 17:07
GuardiaN has recently had wrist problems He didn't play for some time in February Therefore, he's not on peak now
2016-03-04 17:07
GuardiaN wasn't his true self throughout the series might be as well a good sign for navi. they can win as a team even when their main carry was shut down the whole series.
2016-03-04 17:08
Guardian having the worst bo3 of his life, k-d -4 :D
2016-03-04 17:08
#103
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Slovakia sanjuro 
:D
2016-03-04 17:10
WP TEMPOSTORM! SZ GG! NaVi :)
2016-03-04 17:08
kek guardian playing awful and navi still manage to win
2016-03-04 17:09
#107
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Brazil coachdag3x 
well deserved
2016-03-04 17:11
Now u see why Boltz was kicked out of luminosity. Impressed by Felps and hen1 whole event
2016-03-04 17:11
This picture of seized again? Cmmon.....
2016-03-04 17:11
Well played TS, nice to see some new strong teams.
2016-03-04 17:14
#119
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Brazil emezix 
Great Match! GG Navi!
2016-03-04 17:15
#123
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Ukraine speecher 
NAVI n1. Very strong mentale. Favellas - lil kids, which cant win even when guradian is off)) ARE U MAD?
2016-03-04 17:15
CUZ I'M NOT ahaha rip favelas
2016-03-04 19:59
I prefer the headline: "Top European professional team taken to its limit by North American premier team." NACS > EUCS. Kappa
2016-03-04 17:16
#129
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Brazil woody77 
TS premier team? TS probably better than CLG/Cloud9/RNG/OpTiC and same level of Liquid
2016-03-04 17:19
play.esea.net/index.php?s=league&d=stand.. I guess hyperbole doesn't translate well w/ blind fanboyism.
2016-03-04 17:29
It's entirely fair that they started in Premier, given how they came into it, but they should definitely be in the Pro League (which they will be, without a doubt, next season). 12-0 in Premier says it all.
2016-03-04 17:46
NA? r u crazy? the organization r NA, but it's a brazilian team! or fnatic r a UK team? only UK org. DAM
2016-03-04 17:21
Good thing I wasn't making a statement about the issuer of their passport. And only where they play, live, and qualified for this tournament from. TS is apart of the North American scene, so calling them North American is perfectly fine in that context.
2016-03-04 17:32
bit strange when you look at the score and how the match looked like :D
2016-03-04 17:17
Well, Navi has always started on the unfavoured side, therefore they needed to come from behind. Hence the feeling from the match.
2016-03-04 17:25
#128
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Brazil ibra_84 
////////Edward//Zeus//GuardiaN//seized// flamie hen1////17:13///20:12//15:11////11:8////17:14 hen1 insane
2016-03-04 17:17
If GuardiaN doesn't show up vs Luminosity I highly doubt they will take the series wp TS
2016-03-04 17:20
atually tempo did really amazing this tounrmanet, i like them more than luminosity,this was their first big stage appearance and they almost win against the top2-3 team atm, they have so much potential... they will be a a top5 team soon,their current form is , gj both teams, now go and win this all navi
2016-03-04 17:21
hen1 beast :D
2016-03-04 17:22
Damn they won when GuardiaN bottom fragging GuardiaN needs to show up in order to beat LG
2016-03-04 17:24
GOD HEN1
2016-03-04 17:24
#139
solo | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
gg both, impressive bo3
2016-03-04 17:26
Guardian bottomfragging with his worst performance in years, Edward is shit as usual and still navi beats these favelabois, ayyyy lmao.
2016-03-04 17:27
very proud TS
2016-03-04 17:27
thorin about guardian after navi vs tempo game :D twitter.com/Thooorin/status/705784584210.. GuardiaN, we love you! This just proves that NaVi can also survive without you which is actually great! gl vs Luminosity!
2016-03-04 17:27
he had a bad game, hope he keep bad against LG hehe. jokes aside GL both teams.. cheering for LG, will be a great battle!
2016-03-04 17:33
i'm really proud of TS, they did much more than we thought
2016-03-04 17:38
HE N1
2016-03-04 17:43
#162
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
GG TS. They had a good run! Top 5 potential if they keep this up!
2016-03-04 18:04
byebye brazils :D yes no zika anymore
2016-03-04 18:09
Good effort brazil!!! Na'Vi have been a team for years and you guys have not and games were very close!! Excited now that cs has these great teams instead of just a few..
2016-03-04 18:38
very great showing by ts hope to see them play more in the future! :D
2016-03-04 19:01
Overperformance by HEN1 and underperformance by Guardian it seems.. Guardian needs to step up or Navi will get destroyed in semis.
2016-03-04 19:08
Flamie is a Monster! Respect to ts, they Are doing everything right at the mmoment
2016-03-04 19:42
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