Na`Vi beat SK, qualify for the playoffs

Natus Vincere are the first team to qualify for the playoffs after beating SK Gaming 16-6 on Mirage.

The two teams that provided us with some of the best series of 2016 met once again in New York, in a match that would decide which team will go on to the playoffs with a perfect 3-0 record.

Natus Vincere were the team to take the early lead thanks to the pistol round win and strong mid control as Terrorists, which allowed them to successfully split both sites.

7-4 up, the CIS team changed the pace and did a fast A execute on which SK got the first two kills, but Denis "seized" Kostin and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev managed to clutch the 2v4 situation for Natus Vincere in the end.

The Brazilians managed to win the following eco-round though, and were on the path to get to eight rounds in the first half before Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev managed four Deagle kills on the B site to make it 9-6 for Natus Vincere.


s1mple showed up big for Natus Vincere

After convincingly losing the pistol and the first buy round, SK found themselves 13-4 down. Lincoln "fnx" Lau and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo got into a post plant situation on the B site, but Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács managed to deal with the situation with some nice AWPing.

In the end, it was s1mple to close out the second half and the match with another four kills, this time with an AWP on the A retake in a 2v4 situation.

Matchpage
16
6
1st October 2016
Brazil
16
Mirage
6

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 28 - 10 +18 114.1 1.83
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 15 - 10 +5 74.2 1.37
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 17 - 15 +2 82.6 1.36
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 15 - 13 +2 84.4 1.24
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 14 - 11 +3 73.1 1.21
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 13 - 17 -4 76.9 0.86
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 11 - 17 -6 69.8 0.75
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 12 - 16 -4 60.5 0.74
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 14 - 20 -6 60.7 0.60
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 9 - 19 -10 51.3 0.47

Team Record
CIS Natus Vincere 3-0
Brazil SK 2-1
Poland Virtus.pro 2-1
Sweden fnatic 2-1
Denmark Astralis 1-2
United States Liquid 1-2
North America OpTic 1-2
France G2 0-3

Coming up next at ESL New York is Astralis - OpTic.

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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
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 Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
ez for best player in the world
2016-10-01 21:34
Simple 4 s1mple 28/10, 2v4 clutch to end it. NaVi also did very well to come back from that anti-eco loss T side.
2016-10-01 21:35
what's up now favelas? wooooo.
2016-10-01 21:36
It's just one map lawl. However NaVi is looking really good. Shows how fluky their StarLadder performance was (which I expected considering how they lost).
2016-10-01 21:38
Please refain from hunting for first comment or i hook ur mom
2016-10-01 21:34
You'll prolly miss though. ;)
2016-10-01 21:36
+1 Clever XD
2016-10-01 21:37
#74
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Finland GradeAUnderA 
2016-10-01 21:36
I'm so happy for s1mple, he deserves this <3
2016-10-01 21:33
Yeah, they should give the awp to him way more. He is the 2nd awper, but when he gets the awp, he delivers.
2016-10-01 21:34
He is more inconsistent and thus higher economical risk with awp than GuardiaN. Better to limit situation when the economy allows two awps or when GuardiaN dies. After all GuardiaN still is the top1 awper and s1mple is top5 rifler & pistol player.
2016-10-01 21:51
simple>SK
2016-10-01 21:34
2pac is alive check reddit!!!!!!!
2016-10-01 21:34
#4
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Finland neksu 
favela EleGiggle
2016-10-01 21:34
s1mple IS BEST
2016-10-01 21:34
#6
allu | 
United States muffinner 
sexy simple
2016-10-01 21:34
#7
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Europe mlok401 
s
2016-10-01 21:33
#8
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CIS sergioff 
GG NAVI <3 GODLIKE FORM
2016-10-01 21:34
suck stick noob brazilians
2016-10-01 21:34
#11
MSL | 
Azerbaijan korfex 
ez
2016-10-01 21:33
#12
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
lets go navi
2016-10-01 21:34
I didnt expect NaVi to be that good
2016-10-01 21:33
LOL, 4 best teams in world Na'Vi VP SK NiP But with s1mple na'vi seems to be the team with the greatest potential to be worked, SK isnt in best moment BTW, SK line is still quite new and has a lot to be worked also. Good for the game, and we still have GODSENT, Fnatic, Cloud9, Immortals. DIGNITAS, Astralis, mousesports, teams that can beat the top 4 at any time...
2016-10-01 22:07
NiP LMFAO
2016-10-01 22:52
Theres some who think CLoud9 is top 5, doubt they can beat NiP... =D
2016-10-01 22:57
C9 Obviously arn't
2016-10-02 03:32
s
2016-10-01 21:33
#15
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Finland GradeAUnderA 
ggg
2016-10-01 21:33
#16
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United States LiquiddZ 
gg
2016-10-01 21:33
K
2016-10-01 21:33
#18
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Norway insy 
s1mple, jesus that was beautiful to watch, favelas gonna hide again
2016-10-01 21:34
we still top 1 and your country still no scene :D
2016-10-01 21:37
#88
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Norway insy 
And there's no "we", it's the team, not you, delusional favela.
2016-10-01 21:41
haha you're NOT BRAZILIAN so you wont understand that we from brazil are a family expected for a plebeian
2016-10-01 21:42
#95
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Norway insy 
Yeah, a family. Because you're shitty incests.
2016-10-01 21:43
Nice corrupted family then.
2016-10-01 21:45
static.hltv.org//images/flag/by.gif And another one no scene
2016-10-01 21:46
Who cares about nationality? Atleast i don't think navi is my family.
2016-10-01 21:47
Oh wait they are from CIS country so ofc they are my family,so my family > SK
2016-10-01 21:47
Your family sure kills and steals from each other a lot
2016-10-01 22:54
another one comment to prove my theory the foreigners are so racist
2016-10-01 22:56
Brazil is not a race. Just a shithole.
2016-10-02 03:32
#128
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World mvhcmaniac 
This reminds me of the way San Antonio is with our Spurs... We're all a part of the team, the Spurs family. That's how it should be, imo. Take pride in your team, identify with your team.
2016-10-02 08:47
Really? I am Brazilian and enjoyed the game, s1mple and Na'Vi have huge potential to be workd and for sure will be always able to beat any team, and why not become top 1 in world?
2016-10-01 23:01
#129
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Netherlands EliteBekkers 
Top 1 in HLTV rankings, not in reality.
2016-10-02 11:59
1
2016-10-01 21:33
<3
2016-10-01 21:33
#22
 | 
Korea 2814 
yes
2016-10-01 21:33
JOONATTAON E
2016-10-01 21:34
s1
2016-10-01 21:33
ez
2016-10-01 21:33
#26
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Israel Encryp7eD 
gg. wp na'vi
2016-10-01 21:34
1
2016-10-01 21:33
1
2016-10-01 21:33
#29
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
s1mple on lan :O
2016-10-01 21:34
EXPECTED
2016-10-01 21:34
#31
broky | 
Latvia em1^ 
GOD S1MPLE
2016-10-01 21:34
#32
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Russia Reph 
GOD S1MPLE
2016-10-01 21:33
#33
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Israel tplaysmhg 
1
2016-10-01 21:33
#34
pronax | 
Russia ShaDyTH 
gj,navi
2016-10-01 21:33
GOD s1mple
2016-10-01 21:33
#36
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United States burnt child 
n1
2016-10-01 21:33
CUCKED
2016-10-01 21:33
yees
2016-10-01 21:33
#39
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Norway SkaMathias 
gg
2016-10-01 21:33
ez
2016-10-01 21:33
sk still top1
2016-10-01 21:33
Nt favela, sk era ended months ago. It is navi's time to shine.
2016-10-01 21:36
LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2016-10-01 21:54
#115
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Norway sparta92 
16-0
2016-10-01 22:31
#42
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Czech Republic fnx_2_majors 
wz
2016-10-01 21:33
416789401
2016-10-01 21:34
#44
France Sm0x 
easy peasy huehehe
2016-10-01 21:34
#45
shox | 
Canada dB- 
s1mple
2016-10-01 21:34
go sk
2016-10-01 21:34
s1mple finally stepping up
2016-10-01 21:34
#48
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Spain Alser 
s1mple playing like top 1 this map
2016-10-01 21:34
lol, SK sucks.
2016-10-01 21:34
#51
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Europe n0rbii 
S1MPLE GOD <3
2016-10-01 21:34
#52
smooya | 
Europe f0li0 
BRAP
2016-10-01 21:34
#53
FalleN | 
Brazil akatosh 
s1mple was great!
2016-10-01 21:34
im gud i know
2016-10-01 21:34
is hard 2 play with a guy who doesn´t knows cs basics
2016-10-01 21:34
#58
Europe bueR 
nice game. score should be 16-4 at most. P1MPLE is A GOD.
2016-10-01 21:34
ez 4 No team
2016-10-01 21:34
last round...
2016-10-01 21:34
wow
2016-10-01 21:34
WE SMART
2016-10-01 21:35
#64
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Montenegro IMNOTRETARDED 
U mad cuz im not
2016-10-01 21:35
Now it sure looks like navi were throwing latest online matches
2016-10-01 21:35
e4toxic
2016-10-01 21:35
Deserved win, SK has been struggling to win matches. Not a good signal.
2016-10-01 21:35
#80
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Turkey KacaKTV 
Cry
2016-10-01 21:37
#68
Zeus | 
Ukraine LoqoJoqo 
2.04 PogChamp
2016-10-01 21:35
s1mple ezzzzzzz
2016-10-01 21:35
#70
f0rest | 
Turkey skuggii 
where are the favelas at?
2016-10-01 21:36
#73
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
I love s1mple and guardian <3
2016-10-01 21:36
#75
 | 
Turkey KacaKTV 
EZ 3-0
2016-10-01 21:36
Md1 so easy, rip
2016-10-01 21:36
what a beautiful play NAVI ERA
2016-10-01 21:37
CSGOD S1MPLE
2016-10-01 21:37
Wow little to no brazillians commenting on this what a surprise
2016-10-01 21:37
That last round to win the map was sick by S1mple
2016-10-01 21:38
#89
El1an | 
Brazil ElianBR 
God s1mple
2016-10-01 21:41
#93
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
s1mple just dominated this match, those two 4k were crazy. SK didn't do well in any aspect, they failed to get first frags, they failed on every 2v2's, they failed everywhere and didn't stand a chance any moment.
2016-10-01 21:42
yeah , that's what happening when you are losing
2016-10-01 22:16
#110
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Brazil hugoooo 
Being down on the score has zero impact on getting first kills (supposing its full buy vs full buy) Losing the previous rounds also has no impact on deciding 2v2's.
2016-10-01 22:18
#94
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Estonia Delan0 
Pff its a bo1 but Navi is convincing. Seems like what guardian said. Their mental state is really important but if theyre on theres no stoping them. Best of luck to Navi.
2016-10-01 21:43
LUL s1mple plays better after breaking up with his grill
2016-10-01 21:45
#109
1mpala | 
Ukraine he-he  
what? when he broke up with Hiko?
2016-10-01 22:17
Their love story ends after he left liquid.
2016-10-01 22:21
damn they trashed vp and sk pretty easily
2016-10-01 21:48
Strong team in better moment, with huge potential to be workd... Na'Vi as SK, NiP and VP, teams to be BEATEN!
2016-10-01 22:21
NaVi just save the tactics in pro league NaVi <3
2016-10-01 22:08
ez GOD s1mple. nt fallen
2016-10-01 22:25
#114
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Waiting hltv's highlight video for s1mple. MVP of NY
2016-10-01 22:28
#119
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World WestSideDude 
Na`Vi beat Liquid, VP, SK Na`Vi top1 confirmed
2016-10-01 22:57
really proud of mah bois slavs
2016-10-01 23:45
2016-10-02 04:12
#126
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Singapore Trisha 
I told you guys navi will win easily.. Should have trusted me xD
2016-10-02 05:29
s1mple really is top 3 in the world, kid is crazy good
2016-10-02 08:24
nt to win at ESL,Na'Vi,but final SK vs Na'Vi and was how to the MLG Columbus.
2016-10-02 12:19
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