Na`Vi top Group D over Virtus
Natus Vincere have booked their spot in the MLG Columbus playoffs after easing past Virtus.pro 16-4 on Cobblestone.
The game began with Na`Vi, who started out on the defensive side of the map, jumping out to a 5-0 lead as they caused Virtus.pro's defense all sorts of problems time and time again. The Polish team then came very close to getting their first round on the board, but Egor "flamie" Vasilyev had different plans and picked up three kills in quick succession to overturn a 2vs3 situation.
Down 0-6, Virtus.pro finally landed a round thanks to two early kills from Paweł "byali" Bieliński, but that win was quickly countered with a round by Na`Vi, forcing the Poles to deal with a hard reset. The CIS side enjoyed a comfortable lead, had the economic control and were hitting their shots, so it was with little surprise that they took a commanding 12-3 half-time lead.
Na`Vi advance to the quarter-finals
Na`Vi piled more pressure on Virtus.pro by winning the pistol round as CT with an amazing retake in a 2vs4 situation, taking advantage of a massive misplay by the Polish team. A desperate buy in the third-round from Virtus.pro then failed to produce any results and brought the game to match point. Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's men still managed to bag a round with a Tec9 push, but it would only delay the inevitable as Na`Vi sealed the victory right after.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|17 - 8||+9||91.9||1.70|
|19 - 8||+11||92.0||1.59|
|17 - 10||+7||94.8||1.55|
|16 - 12||+4||85.8||1.23|
|14 - 11||+3||67.8||1.21|