Na`Vi eliminate FlipSid3 in Kiev

Natus Vincere have survived their lower bracket showdown with FlipSid3, who have been eliminated from SL i-League Invitational #1 after a three-map series (Train 4-16, Overpass 16-14, Cobblestone 16-9).

The battle for survival between the two domestic teams kicked off on Train, where FlipSid3 got to a superb 9-1 start as Terrorists, with Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin often finding opening kills to start off the rounds.

Natus Vincere got back on their feet with a double AWP setup, winning three of the remaining five rounds, still for a measly 4-11 half. When they lost the second pistol round, they ended up forcebuying three times in a row due to the pressure, but none of the attempts worked out and FlipSid3 ran away with map one at 16-4.

With Na`Vi winning the CT pistol and FlipSid3 coming on top of two clutch rounds, the match was even at 3-3 towards the beginning of Overpass. Sergey "starix" Ischuk's team started running away with the match from there on however despite numerous close rounds, including a 1v3 from Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev.

FlipSid3 stopped the streak at six in a row, which was enough to force their opponents on an eco, but sloppy play lost them the favorable round and the half finished with a comfortable 10-5 lead for Na`Vi.

WorldEdit then showcased his pistol handling with an ace in an advanced position, but his play was negated as his team dropped the following round. That resulted in Natus Vincere taking map point with five rounds in a row, but the map wasn't quite over.


FlipSid3 took Na`Vi to their limit on Overpass

Three rounds in a row FlipSid3 delayed the seemingly inevitable with time running out, and kept on defending slow strategies from their opposition with individual plays from WorldEdit, Yegor "markeloff" Markelov and Oleksandr "Shara" Hordieyev. However, in the last round in regulation, Natus Vincere put the final nail in the coffin and evened out the series at 16-14, 1-1.

Cobblestone was left in the pool to decide the series and it was Natus Vincere sending a strong message to their opponents, with most of the first several gunrounds going their way in an easy manner. 

At 8-1, FlipSid3 found a way to another round win, only to find themselves money-less in the round afterwards. Before the end of the half Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy's squad was able to pick up one more round, but Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács closed the half with a 1v2 clutch for 12-3.

With a pistol round going their way, FlipSid3 were still miles away from taking it to a close series, and once Natus Vincere won an eco only two rounds afterwards, the match was nearly over.

Once again, similarly to Overpass, the tournament favourites struggled to finish off their opponents in numerous attempts, but finally the Slovakian sniper eliminated FlipSid3 after a 1v3 on the B bombsite at 16-9.

 FlipSid3 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 56 - 46 +10 74.4 1.15
Russia Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander 53 - 55 -2 74.4 1.03
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3 52 - 57 -5 82.2 1.00
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff 45 - 49 -4 64.2 0.99
Ukraine Oleksandr 'Shara' HordieyevShara 45 - 55 -10 71.1 0.97
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 59 - 47 +12 73.9 1.09
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 53 - 49 +4 88.7 1.08
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 52 - 54 -2 83.8 1.07
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 52 - 53 -1 76.6 1.04
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 46 - 48 -2 66.7 0.97

The next match at SL i-League Invitational #1 will be the first upper bracket semi-final between HellRaisers and Virtus.pro.

Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
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
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
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Oleksandr 'Shara' Hordieyev
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1203
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
nice, godian is back
2016-05-20 14:05
#56
CIS N-Y 
NaidrauG is back
2016-05-20 16:59
scávoK valsidaL is back
2016-05-20 17:05
i am back
2016-05-21 13:07
1
2016-05-20 14:05
#25
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Denmark LE0Nl 
nt m8
2016-05-20 14:06
Rip
2016-05-20 14:06
Congratulations You played yourself
2016-05-20 14:07
#54
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Iceland Bahatla3313 
at least he didn't edit the post big balls
2016-05-20 16:14
gg
2016-05-20 14:05
lol
2016-05-20 14:05
ez
2016-05-20 14:05
ez clutch
2016-05-20 14:05
547
2016-05-20 14:05
1
2016-05-20 14:05
ez
2016-05-20 14:05
ez
2016-05-20 14:05
#12
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Denmark LE0Nl 
#12 Easy GuardiaN
2016-05-20 14:05
NaVi top 2
2016-05-20 14:06
RIP F3 :C
2016-05-20 14:05
#15
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World asbi 
K Nigga K
2016-05-20 14:05
#16
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Switzerland c0yot3 
WELL PLAYED BUT REALLY CLOSE
2016-05-20 14:05
hi
2016-05-20 14:05
#18
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Portugal dracø 
we got to see a glimpse of the old guardian, oh boy oh boy!
2016-05-20 14:05
Dat last clutch was terrible and he should have been killed 10 times. His form is terrible tbh. Well all of na'vi was bad af, sucky game there.
2016-05-20 14:10
#37
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Portugal dracø 
True that. But comparing this game to some of his later ones you can see his form improving. Hope he gets to full strength soon
2016-05-20 14:12
Yeah i hope too, it would really suck to have another team slumping.I just don't wanna see csgl beating them that was terrible.
2016-05-20 14:14
dat-match
2016-05-20 14:05
insane
2016-05-20 14:05
FeelsBadMan
2016-05-20 14:05
#23
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Ukraine Wiesn 
potnenko...
2016-05-20 14:05
fast news.
2016-05-20 14:06
Zeus MOTM for Na'Vi imo
2016-05-20 14:06
Especially on train where he got 0 frags in first 6-7 rounds
2016-05-20 14:09
Well I am talking about the fact that he managed to get back on his feet and drop bombs on overpass and cobblestone which lead Na'Vi to the win. The first map was a complete through-away.
2016-05-20 14:13
#29
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World EarthFlag 
ez shitsid3
2016-05-20 14:07
uffff. hard play
2016-05-20 14:07
gj
2016-05-20 14:08
#33
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Moldova flymans 
What about 3rd map?
2016-05-20 14:08
F3 gives us small hope, then it crushes it and brokes my heart. As usual.
2016-05-20 14:09
#42
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Turkey Bamfitz 
nope sl destryoed their momentum with those delays
2016-05-20 14:20
agreed
2016-05-20 15:11
they destroyed nothing,tier1 teams like NaVi are always able to reset their minds after maps against teams like F3
2016-05-20 15:49
GO DIAN
2016-05-20 14:15
GODIAN
2016-05-20 14:18
time to disband finally? PLEASE?
2016-05-20 14:33
1 hour break for na'vi after first map, so fecking unfair.
2016-05-20 14:35
#48
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Wow 16-4 on TRAIN! RIP Waylander
2016-05-20 15:18
flipside gotta feel hard done by, they really could have taken this. oh well, rip skins.
2016-05-20 15:42
I remeber WorldEdit was a rich noob in the late years of 1.6 who would buy his spot to events with decent line ups to carry him. Now he's carrying.
2016-05-20 15:42
Do you mean Overdrive maybe? Woredit from CSS, not 1.6, and he is not rich at all
2016-05-20 15:55
Shit, as I was typing I was thinking: was it him? But then I figured, hell, somebody will call me out if I'm wrong. Thanks.
2016-05-20 16:47
ye overdrive is still shit))
2016-05-20 18:38
Not surprised
2016-05-20 18:45
yeah definitely meant overdrive, he played some CS:GO tournaments as well iirc
2016-05-21 15:35
#53
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Finland R1PST3R1 
nt f3
2016-05-20 16:12
Well played FlipSid3!
2016-05-20 20:27
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