Na`Vi beat Astralis; to Major final

Natus Vincere are the first MLG Columbus grand finalists as they have just came out on top of their semi-final versus Astralis 2-0 (de_inferno 16-14, de_dust2 16-5).

Day five at MLG Columbus continued with the first semi-final between Astralis and Natus Vincere, starting on the former's pick, de_inferno. It was the latter who kicked it off the better however, as they got up to 5-0 after the pistol and the first gunround, where they conserved grenades to force the Danes on a low timer.

Two perfect A executes worked out well for the Astralis squad, who picked up their third and fourth round once they delivered a fake based on the previous strategy. A triple by Nicolai "device" Reedtz pushed it to an even 5-5 before Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev regained the lead after winning a 3-on-5 situation.

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács kept getting shut down by the opposing AWPer however, which helped the Danish lineup push it to 8-6 in their favor before a strong defence on the B bombsite gave Na`Vi the last round.

The beginning of the second half saw a similar start play out, as Natus Vincere got five out of six rounds much thanks to GuardiaN's clutch triple. A clean defence on A and a 3-on-3 retake on B helped Astralis claw it back to 12-11, but more great play from Edward meant his team would go on to take the 14th round.


Edward put in a monstrous performance on Inferno

Three rounds in a row for Astralis made it seem like they'd be able to take match point first, but a buy worth of only a single rifle somehow worked out for the CIS-based squad, who pushed on to take map one for 16-14.

Denis "seized" Kostin kicked off Dust2 with a triple in a rush on short for 3-0 in his team's favor. Natus Vincere put on an unexpected tempo as they started with a few quick executes, surprising Astralis and taking it to 6-0. 

GuardiaN and Edward denied Astralis the first real chance at a round win with a couple of doubles, and not even a timeout seemed to have worked as the last major's runner-ups made it 8-0. 

Finally three rounds in a row went the Danes' way, but a crucial mistake by René "cajunb" Borg, who peeked in the last second, threw away a round, setting off another streak by Natus Vincere.

This time it wasn't stopped, even despite close situations, and the score soon showed 12-3 at halftime, at which point Astralis were staring down the barrel. Losing the pistol round didn't help things, but losing to a forcebuy after just winning one added insult to injury, as Natus Vincere took it 16-5 in the end to make it to the grand final.

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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 50 - 28 +22 97.1 1.44
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 46 - 29 +17 94.5 1.43
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 28 - 30 -2 75.8 1.06
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 28 - 29 -1 57.7 0.95
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 24 - 30 -6 59.3 0.93
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 32 - 33 -1 71.2 0.89
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 28 - 34 -6 70.3 0.88
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 28 - 36 -8 66.3 0.88
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 31 - 39 -8 65.0 0.85
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 27 - 34 -7 60.5 0.81

Only one best-of-three remains on day five at MLG Columbus, as Liquid and Luminosity are getting ready for the second semi-final of the eighth major.

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
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
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
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
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
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
Navi <3
2016-04-02 23:25
TORILLE!
2016-04-02 23:25
EZ GOD EDWARD
2016-04-02 23:25
#60
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World klimqxcs 
2fast i thought iam the 1st :(
2016-04-02 23:25
Torille!!
2016-04-02 23:25
#2
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
Navi finally will get their major win
2016-04-02 23:25
#72
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Ukraine  Pasha 
thanks to Edward <3
2016-04-02 23:26
But Navi are not from Brasil
2016-04-02 23:29
thanks for god
2016-04-02 23:38
#136
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Liechtenstein Hidolf_Atler 
Thank god *
2016-04-02 23:43
sorry, i'm fat
2016-04-02 23:59
#3
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Poland MatiPasio 
nt
2016-04-02 23:25
#4
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Estonia syccc 
wp
2016-04-02 23:25
gg
2016-04-02 23:24
x
2016-04-02 23:24
XAXA
2016-04-02 23:25
Astralis win over fnatic was a fluke, it's a shame how often they fall short when it matters most... especially for fnatic in this case
2016-04-02 23:24
If you cam to this conclusion using chain logic then don't even bother. Astralis outplayed Fnatic the same way Na'Vi outplayed Astralis today. Na'VI use fast plays (something which they never do) because they knew that Astralis don't know how to handle them. That's about it.
2016-04-02 23:30
Where's the chain logic?... They got rekt by NiP last time and now by NaVi, nothing new here, typical astralis losing all the big events
2016-04-02 23:32
I said IF. From what I could understand you said that it sucks for Fnatic that they've lost so bad to Astralis who then lost in such bad manner to Na'Vi. That's chain logic.
2016-04-02 23:33
#121
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Korea AlexeS5386 
Well u did use Chain Logic saying it was a fluke that they beat Fnatic. As Zadro said Astralis out played Fnatic and then Navi out played Astralis. Nothing more to say.
2016-04-02 23:34
ugh there is such a thing that is called making assessments... its not that astralis beat fnatic that often beat navi then it means astralis should beat navi, it's that astralis showed great form and made all the right decisions yesterday vs fnatic but playing navi they played far worse which is typical of them
2016-04-02 23:38
#139
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Korea AlexeS5386 
Well those "assessments" of yours sounded a lot like chain logic to me. And yes ofc they played worse against navi. Which is a shame but still. Its 2 completely different teams. In terms of strats and play style. And the fact that Astralis could beat Fnatic is no surprise they've done it quite a lot in 2015, During the summer ( i think it was ) where they had a great run winning a couple of tournaments.
2016-04-02 23:43
no, what's a shame for fnatic is that they couldn't manage a high level in the first stages of the tournament.
2016-04-02 23:41
that too, would've loved to see NaVi playing fnatic, then again if fnatic would've won again it would be quite dissapointing... in the end of the day NaVi vs LG final is a great match up
2016-04-02 23:43
I can't help but think that if Astralis had been playing Liquid or Luminosity they would have likely been in the final. But Lumi and Astralis are probably playing the same level of CS GO right now and a final between Luminosity and Na´Vi is not bad at all. I agree that yet another fnatic final would have been boring. It's nice to see other teams get their moment in the spotlight.
2016-04-03 11:46
#9
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
es
2016-04-02 23:24
YES
2016-04-02 23:25
#11
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United States Tryx[M] 
1
2016-04-02 23:24
gg
2016-04-02 23:24
#13
United Kingdom J0E- 
Was I the only one hoping that Na'Vi would take a timeout at the end of that Dust 2 game so they could do what Astralis did to fnatic.
2016-04-02 23:25
Why would they? Astralis dont disrespect them. On the contrary.
2016-04-02 23:27
Astralis did that to Fnatic because Fnatic disrespected Astralis. Astralis and Na'Vi had no issues and if they called the timeout, that would be worse than what Astralis did to Fnatic.
2016-04-02 23:31
I think the main reason Astralis took that timeout was not to spite fnatic, but to simply calm their nerves a bit, which karrigan also stated was part of the reason.
2016-04-03 11:50
1
2016-04-02 23:24
ez
2016-04-02 23:24
gg
2016-04-02 23:25
gg
2016-04-02 23:25
n1
2016-04-02 23:25
gg
2016-04-02 23:25
#21
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Brazil diixon 
n1
2016-04-02 23:25
ez for ence
2016-04-02 23:25
a
2016-04-02 23:25
EDWARD GOD
2016-04-02 23:25
ez
2016-04-02 23:25
#26
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina corotm87 
gg
2016-04-02 23:25
#27
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Faroe Islands YesntNamer 
nice
2016-04-02 23:25
#28
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
ez
2016-04-02 23:25
choke gods
2016-04-02 23:25
#30
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Brazil Mirekz 
ez
2016-04-02 23:25
xex
2016-04-02 23:25
choke
2016-04-02 23:25
lel forever choking :)
2016-04-02 23:25
#34
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Brazil ZACKK_SP 
gg
2016-04-02 23:25
#35
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Canada TwistZzZz 
expected
2016-04-02 23:25
#36
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World klimqxcs 
1st
2016-04-02 23:25
Press F to pay respects
2016-04-02 23:25
nice
2016-04-02 23:25
gg
2016-04-02 23:25
gg
2016-04-02 23:25
#42
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
wp navi
2016-04-02 23:25
as
2016-04-02 23:25
#44
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CIS OREL_1337 
im happy
2016-04-02 23:25
ez
2016-04-02 23:25
NAVI!
2016-04-02 23:25
choke
2016-04-02 23:25
astralis abasralis
2016-04-02 23:25
only astralis is capable for this: full choke after godlike mode FKIN LMAO
2016-04-02 23:32
edward
2016-04-02 23:25
#52
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Netherlands SVE420 
Ez
2016-04-02 23:25
NaVi so stronkkkk!!!!
2016-04-02 23:25
#54
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Czech Republic ljukeN 
top kek
2016-04-02 23:25
Semistralis
2016-04-02 23:25
ez... but no timeout with 15:5 lead by navi, like astralis did to fnatic. ????? :(
2016-04-02 23:27
like Astralis did you mean?
2016-04-02 23:26
yes. edited.
2016-04-02 23:27
NaVi is too cool for shit like this
2016-04-02 23:26
#57
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Portugal dracø 
who would've guessed :o :o :o I can't understand astralis =x
2016-04-02 23:25
#59
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World LeviathaNz 
Astralis to choke again..
2016-04-02 23:25
#61
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United States AshKetchum 
ez for navi :(
2016-04-02 23:25
that choking well done lmao at least fnatic would have made it a 3 mapper
2016-04-02 23:25
expected
2016-04-02 23:25
#66
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
edward thinks he is bobross Kappa
2016-04-02 23:26
1.6 god Edward is back
2016-04-02 23:26
Flamie and Edward saved my fantasy, but guardian ...
2016-04-02 23:26
WPPPPP NA`VI WHAT A SICK GAME EDWARDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-04-02 23:27
zonic lost to Na 'Vi again
2016-04-02 23:26
CHOKE IS REAL
2016-04-02 23:26
edward and flamie such gods!
2016-04-02 23:26
#75
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Astralis lost cuz semifinal lol
2016-04-02 23:26
#101
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Sweden Madrigals1 
LoL))) >Astralis >Finals Pick one.
2016-04-02 23:29
This game series lost cuz of 'device's instability
2016-04-02 23:26
Different name, same choke
2016-04-02 23:26
EZ PZ
2016-04-02 23:26
fkin lmao chokestralis
2016-04-02 23:27
how this silver won Fnatic?
2016-04-02 23:27
#85
fnx | 
Denmark Stefez 
EDWARD SMURF IN INFERNO
2016-04-02 23:27
the legend of the choke is real
2016-04-02 23:27
astralis choke again what a surprise
2016-04-02 23:28
nice choke device, hilarious to watch
2016-04-02 23:28
Navi just on another level today, Zeus has improved so much latey, and Edward on his late cs1.6 level. Just so good to watch, gl navi, gonna cheer for you in finals.
2016-04-02 23:28
#91
Edward | 
United States kUcheRR 
ez $500k for edward
2016-04-02 23:28
gogogogogoogogo!!!!!!!!
2016-04-02 23:29
Device the at the end made me feel so bad for him... I really hope he moves on and does better next time! Well played to Na'Vi - I've always been a big fan! Hopefully we'll see a LG vs Na'Vi rematch :)
2016-04-02 23:29
#95
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Argentina gbdz 
LG > ALL
2016-04-02 23:29
navi havent lost not a single map damn son
2016-04-02 23:29
gl guardian!
2016-04-02 23:29
Absolutely perfect game GGWP Na`Vi
2016-04-02 23:29
Well played Edward
2016-04-02 23:29
Although I'm a Na`Vi fan, I feel really sad about that ex-disnitas/ex-TSM usual choke. Luminosity to defeat Na`Vi like at SLTV XIV or IEM Katowice. P.S. Why? Because I'm tired of feeling disappointed after my beloved G2 and Na`Vi fail vs fnatic, Luminosity, EnVyUs or whomever else, so I expect the worst just to be glad to be mistaken in the end.
2016-04-02 23:30
HLTV change title to "navi completely assraped fat danish inbred fucks on their way to the final".
2016-04-02 23:30
expected
2016-04-02 23:30
gg wp, thx navi ;]
2016-04-02 23:30
Is Edward using chlenix again??!
2016-04-02 23:30
#170
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Russia 0mgfarsh 
chlenix 2.0
2016-04-03 05:59
Device FeelsBadMan BibleThump
2016-04-02 23:30
Man, Na'Vi with GuardiaN off means that the major gonna be ez for LG. No matter how much Edward, Flamie or Seized carries, LG got enough players to counter it. No GuardiaN = no win over LG.
2016-04-02 23:30
Deserved
2016-04-02 23:30
Flamie is a MONSTER
2016-04-02 23:30
Astralis yesterday played so good but today they choked hard FeelsBadMan...wp Na'Vi
2016-04-02 23:31
expected
2016-04-02 23:31
#116
CIS Ume 
Cocky danes going home :D woooh
2016-04-02 23:31
I think Astralis was too busy reading fnatic this major that they forgot how to face other monster.
2016-04-02 23:32
Edward is having an 1.80 kd! WOW He is going absolutely massive, he keeps this form tomorrow, NaVi is hopefully and deservedly going to Win, please make it Happen its obviously your time
2016-04-02 23:33
Nice!
2016-04-02 23:35
#123
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
edward 1.6 mode on?
2016-04-02 23:35
focusw0w~
2016-04-03 06:48
People say that Astralis choked, but don't forget that NaVi were small favorites before the game started. Furthermore, NaVi was not behind throughtout the game, except for that one moment when Astralis was leading 8-7 on Inferno. Sure, device made a mistake with the no-scope, but he was low on health and could have died anyway. Sure, cajunb made a mistake on dust2 long, but Astralis only had 3 rounds at that point and it was unlikely that they had won the map anyway. NaVi played a very solid dust2 and Astralis never looked comfortable. So in short: Astralis did not "choke". They simply lost to a better team.
2016-04-02 23:43
The thing is on this level you have to create opportunities out of nowhere in order to have an edge, Astralis instead wasted even those chances given to them by Na'Vi. That is called a choke basically.
2016-04-02 23:54
In my mind a choke is when you're favorites to win or you have a big lead and you don't take advantage. Astralis may have "choked" in certain stand-alone situations during the game, but seeing over the course of the full game I wouldn't describe their performance as "choking" because of the reasons in my previous comment.
2016-04-03 11:20
Edward creazy
2016-04-02 23:39
AST shocked again :) GG NAVI
2016-04-02 23:39
Next time karrigan!
2016-04-02 23:40
What happened to mTw boys? Everyone bailed?
2016-04-03 00:18
Zonic left to be coach. So i think the rest gave up.
2016-04-03 01:26
Well I knew about zonic, but others didn't say anything (at least nothing was in the news). Damn pussies!
2016-04-03 01:46
I know nothing. Just rumours.
2016-04-03 02:28
Spill the beans!
2016-04-03 02:45
MTW screwed them over and never paid any of the salary promised.
2016-04-03 13:03
I thought they never started playing together. So the other 4 aren't sticking together either?
2016-04-03 19:04
the pracced alot for a couple of months, but no officiel matches. and no, the four split up sadly :(
2016-04-03 19:48
that 14:14 round on inferno, destroyed Astralis chance to win this bo3, im not saying they would win, but atleast they would go to 3 map.
2016-04-02 23:41
True
2016-04-03 13:35
#133
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
expected. its semi finals.
2016-04-02 23:41
Fucking amazing!
2016-04-02 23:43
NaVi NaVi!
2016-04-02 23:46
#141
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Team Liquid will be NA's first major winners!
2016-04-02 23:48
Again no real credits to Edward from analysts... Like RALLY?? Wtf is this bias, still talking ONLY about flamie and GuardiaN. I'm fucking done.
2016-04-02 23:48
#151
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Sweden Kasidro 
Yeah except they praised him after the first map but maybe you didn't listen...
2016-04-03 00:14
I heard only one and it was smth like "Edward godmode" from Thorin, that's all.
2016-04-03 00:19
Nice to see the CS 1.6 Legend Edward rolling again congrats NaVi well deserved, btw bot Cajunb
2016-04-02 23:48
lol Na`Vi just smashed Astralis with Guardian on 24 kills
2016-04-02 23:53
Btw where are those retards who said Na'Vi is nothing without Guardian. Straight to the final you fucking kids.
2016-04-02 23:55
+1 navi is great team the best in term of strats and tactics
2016-04-03 00:08
This was accurate like half year ago
2016-04-03 01:10
Astralis to kick their current team and pick a new team made of the players of FaZe and Ancient.
2016-04-03 00:15
Only problem is Astralis as org runned by this players...
2016-04-03 00:17
#157
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Denmark fyhn 
Kinda a shame they lost all the pistols and that device choked as usual.
2016-04-03 00:24
WP navi well deserved!
2016-04-03 00:37
Astralis, a different team name still a joke, I can't even laugh anymore with their chokes, the "news" would be if they didn't choke at a major
2016-04-03 00:40
Well the semis curse continues
2016-04-03 01:09
seems like guardian is suffering same as olof from wrist injury.
2016-04-03 01:50
ez for navi
2016-04-03 02:30
Edward the best
2016-04-03 06:22
hltv kids said -Edward yo hltv cretins as usual
2016-04-03 07:19
expected af.. when did Astralis win against NaVi in the near past? and when did they get to a final in a major? its just adding 1 + 1 and to edward.. he always is playing well on inferno... i think it's his fav. map
2016-04-03 08:21
Astralis again. Cant do shit in semis! hahaha
2016-04-03 08:24
Time for that obnoxious nasty excuse for a human karrigan to go home, master choker, slry fuck you.
2016-04-03 09:02
#177
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Australia TotalEclipse 
How much?
2016-04-03 09:32
#178
Nifty | 
Ukraine ifhy 
CHOKESTRALIS
2016-04-03 10:26
Expected. Not expected however is the 0/4 gunrounds.
2016-04-03 13:05
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