Na`Vi, Echo Fox trade maps
Na`Vi and Echo Fox shared the spoils in the first match of ELEAGUE's Group E (16-6 for Na`Vi on Train and 16-11 for Echo Fox on Dust2).
Week five of ELEAGUE began with a clash featuring Natus Vincere, who have not attended an event since the StarLadder i-League Invitational #1, and the new Echo Fox lineup, featuring former Cloud9 member Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir.
Train kicked off the series, and despite getting out to a 3-0 lead, Echo Fox struggled to keep up with Na`Vi once the gun rounds started rolling as the CIS side cruised to a 10-5 advantage at the end of the half.
sgares' team held Na`Vi to a draw
In the second half, Na`Vi gave a great account of themselves and gave up just one round to Echo Fox before locking down the map, 16-6.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|22 - 11||+11||102.9||1.77|
|21 - 14||+7||98.7||1.49|
|23 - 12||+11||100.3||1.46|
|15 - 10||+5||72.3||1.33|
|9 - 11||-2||54.4||0.94|
After that came Dust2, where Echo Fox were simply far too hot to handle as they took a 12-3 lead after a fantastic display on the CT side.
After switching sides, Na`Vi started grinding out rounds and even reduced the deficit to two rounds, but then they were caught off-guard by an eco round from the North Americans, who went on to add the next two rounds to pick up a surprising victory.
|Echo Fox||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|21 - 13||+8||84.9||1.35|
|20 - 15||+5||84.9||1.28|
|18 - 20||-2||74.0||1.05|
|19 - 14||+5||57.0||0.99|
|15 - 16||-1||64.9||0.95|