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.
K - D
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple
28 - 10
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie
15 - 10
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
17 - 15
Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward
15 - 13
Denis 'seized' Kostinseized
14 - 11