dignitas to grand final over Na`Vi

dignitas have defeated Natus Vincere 2-1 (Cobblestone 16-9, Overpass 13-16, Nuke 16-12) to advance to the grand final of EPICENTER: Moscow.

The second semi-final began on Cobblestone, where Dignitas got the better start overall as Terrorists thanks to winning the second-round forcebuy. They lost the 2-1 lead shortly afterwards however, as Natus Vincere stacked the wrong bombsite, kept all five players alive and won the next round with the saved weaponry.

Great openings from Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács gave his team a solid 6-3 lead, before Dignitas won a close round and got their economy broken. That allowed Na`Vi to extend the lead to 8-4, though the last three went the other way as Dignitas stabilized.

Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke's triple sealed the second pistol round, and with the first gunround going their way, the Danes got a 12-8 lead. Egor "flamie" Vasilyev's huge double entry in the B bombsite and a quad-kill overall put Na`Vi on nine, but Dignitas destroyed their opponents' economy right afterwards.


Natus Vincere's Terrorist side on Cobblestone still looked shaky 

The Ukraine-based team barely got a footing in the following rounds, as Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's side picked up a 16-9 win on the back of k0nfig's quad-kill and a 1v2 clutch.

At the start of Overpass Dignitas once again got the better of the pistol round as Counter-Terrorists, grabbing a 3-1 lead to start things off. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's triple gave Na`Vi their second round, bu t their opponents' forcebuy win broke their economy. 

Dignitas took full advantage of the situation, grabbing four rounds in a row afterwards for 8-2. Natus Vincere had a chance at a clean round, but they ended up hunting the last player and lost two players in the process, damaging their economy for the next round.

Dignitas closed out the half with four more rounds, switching over to Terrorists at a very comfortable 12-3. Natus Vincere began their comeback attempt with a won pistol round and one of the first two gunrounds, making the score 13-8. Denis "seized" Kostin then clutched a huge 1v3, where he only killed the bomb planter and managed to hide for the last several seconds. 

A couple of good rounds from flamie and GuardiaN picking up the pace after an awful showing up to that point put Natus Vincere at an even 13-13. Na`Vi kept fending off all attacks, grabbing the last three rounds to force the third map, Nuke.


dignitas made their first big final

Natus Vincere got a great 5-2 start as CT after winning the pistol due to s1mple's quad-kill and one of the first two gunrounds. Dignitas lowered the deficit to one round before dropping the next, as Na`Vi shut down the attack on A.

The next three rounds went to Dignitas, who got their first lead on the last map at 7-6, but individual brilliance from seized (1v1) and GuardiaN (1v4) secured the half for Natus Vincere.

Winning the first three rounds, with seized coming out on top of another 1v1 in one of the anti-ecos, the home team got a four-round lead. Upon Emil "Magisk" Reif's triple, Dignitas broke their opponents economy and equalized the score at 11-11 before Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev got a big triple of his own. Na`Vi's economy was in the dumps once more as they lost the following round and they could never get back into the map. After five rounds in a row going Dignitas' way, the Danes made their first huge final at 16-12.

Matchpage
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23rd October 2016
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Overpass
13
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Nuke
16

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 75 - 61 +14 89.5 1.16
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 56 - 56 0 74.1 1.10
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 56 - 61 -5 77.6 1.02
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 47 - 63 -16 67.8 0.93
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 43 - 51 -8 51.2 0.84
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 67 - 56 +11 90.1 1.22
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 65 - 52 +13 80.7 1.20
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 57 - 58 -1 80.2 1.08
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 55 - 55 0 68.1 1.02
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 48 - 57 -9 64.6 0.94

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
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
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
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 Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
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
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
gg, nice game
2016-10-23 17:05
Now it's going to be a boring final as always, dig will destroy VP 2-0 dignitas vs SK would be a much better matchup Sad thing is that VP won by lucky versus SK, cuz SK were clearly the better team
2016-10-23 17:16
Lul nice fakeflaging
2016-10-23 17:20
haha lol
2016-10-23 17:21
they won by luck like 3 bo3s.. sure
2016-10-23 17:26
#138
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Sweden Kasidro 
Lol if anyone was lucky it was SK during nuke, and they still lost
2016-10-23 17:29
Agree in the matchup. Would love to see SK against Dignitas this time, but they will meet at Pro League Finals so it doesn´t matter.
2016-10-23 17:42
#176
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Brazil DileBani 
I see you here way too, and you're always praising SK. I don't know if you are baiting or just stupid. SK won because they were simply worse. There is no "luck" at this level of competition.
2016-10-23 23:22
#3
Belgium Zw00p 
12s
2016-10-23 17:05
#4
broky | 
Latvia em1^ 
trash k0nfig cheater shit
2016-10-23 17:05
#83
rain | 
Brazil gbonfera 
cry is free KONFIGOD
2016-10-23 17:10
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
2016-10-23 17:17
#5
Netherlands adrbb 
w0ww
2016-10-23 17:05
GG
2016-10-23 17:05
#7
Canada ST2K 
ez
2016-10-23 17:05
hyuyes
2016-10-23 17:05
WHY NEVER FIRST
2016-10-23 17:05
#10
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Netherlands Obiht 
godverdomme
2016-10-23 17:05
ez
2016-10-23 17:05
ez
2016-10-23 17:05
S1mple go back to liquid at least u made finals with them navi noobs cant be carried
2016-10-23 17:05
good london
2016-10-23 17:18
Thats because the scene was way worse back then
2016-10-23 17:19
bluezcluez finds new excuses to call liquid bad after the teams he called overrated passed groups at epicenter while clown9 lost to mouz and faze LUL
2016-10-23 17:38
New excuses? Everyone said the 2 majors SJ Won was when the scene was at its worst. And what teams did I call overrated? I've never said that Dig/SK/VP/G2 we're overrated, I said G2 we're playing like shit that event and 'clown 9' lost to mouse in a bo1 with 2 of their main players like shit, same against faze and still made them close.
2016-10-23 17:45
#177
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Brazil DileBani 
You're dumb
2016-10-23 23:23
#14
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek 
nice
2016-10-23 17:05
A
2016-10-23 17:05
gg ez
2016-10-23 17:05
#17
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
gl
2016-10-23 17:05
gj
2016-10-23 17:05
ggg
2016-10-23 17:05
#20
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African Union remiska 
gg
2016-10-23 17:05
GG Dignitas!!
2016-10-23 17:06
so ez
2016-10-23 17:05
#23
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France Kabby 
ez
2016-10-23 17:05
#24
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Poland Acravis 
noice
2016-10-23 17:05
rip navi
2016-10-23 17:05
gg...
2016-10-23 17:05
not expected
2016-10-23 17:05
#29
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
nooo
2016-10-23 17:05
#30
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Russia da_eto_jestko 
wp dignitas!
2016-10-23 17:05
#31
ScreaM | 
Romania SeDaTy 
gg
2016-10-23 17:05
xd
2016-10-23 17:05
1st
2016-10-23 17:05
almost
2016-10-23 17:08
LUL
2016-10-23 17:05
Meh, let's hope the Final isn't going to be a complete overrun then.
2016-10-23 17:05
I agree. Dignitas can rekt Virtus.Noob easily.
2016-10-23 17:07
:D Kappa
2016-10-23 17:08
Nokappa. Dig 2-0 VP at ESL fag league season 4. Last eliminations to LAN
2016-10-23 17:13
I don't see any reason why it would be a walkover. Last two times the teams played on LAN it was respectively a 2-1 VP victory and a 2-1 Dignitas victory. The final will probably be close, but VP as favorites of course.
2016-10-23 17:24
lol ggwp deserved win
2016-10-23 17:05
good
2016-10-23 17:05
#42
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Brazil R_ananias 
Well played. Congrats! Na'vi needs to fix their T side on all maps.
2016-10-23 17:06
MAN TY FOR 110$ wp DIG
2016-10-23 17:06
#44
CIS Ume 
danish power!
2016-10-23 17:06
ez
2016-10-23 17:06
#46
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Argentina juanme555RIP 
MAGISKBOY IS NOW MAGISKMAN
2016-10-23 17:06
#47
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Serbia R4ngO 
how can you write it this fast?? wtf
2016-10-23 17:06
#56
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
"A couple of good rounds from Vasilyev and Kovács picking up the pace after an awful showing up to that point put Natus Vincere at an even 13-13. Na`Vi kept fending off all attacks, grabbing the last three rounds to force the third map, Nuke." dude he only had to write that last line before that its all written during the game
2016-10-23 17:06
#73
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Serbia R4ngO 
okay
2016-10-23 17:08
#48
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Canada josef733 
Good job Dignitas, still hoping vp will win this one.
2016-10-23 17:06
#49
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Korea 2814 
deserved
2016-10-23 17:06
#50
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Norway SpicyJuice 
RIP
2016-10-23 17:06
#51
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Happy for Rubino, he's a monster.
2016-10-23 17:06
EZ CHOKENITAS, they said
2016-10-23 17:06
well they got rid of that device guy
2016-10-23 17:07
?
2016-10-23 17:12
when device played under dignitas he was biggest choker in entire universe
2016-10-23 17:13
device never played in dignitas' current lineup his time in dig was with a completely different team, so makes no sense to say "they got rid of him"
2016-10-23 17:14
ik but i meant in like 2014, when he was playing under the dignitas ORG
2016-10-23 17:14
ah ok thought u meant that the current dignitas team had kicked device
2016-10-23 17:15
#54
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Korea MavenCSGOD 
Nice :)
2016-10-23 17:06
Navi top 1 in one month, lul
2016-10-23 17:06
So much expected haha, Na`Vi are too dumb, that's why they removed mirage and didn't kick Edward.
2016-10-23 17:07
kick their second best player? hah
2016-10-23 17:08
.93 rating
2016-10-23 17:11
"second best player" that loses every important duel
2016-10-23 17:11
#101
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
Edward second best? Let's see... s1mple>GuardiaN>flamie>seized>edward. Ah he's like 4th or 5th mate...
2016-10-23 17:14
Thats the reason why he won a round single input at nuke. Edward was Navi's best player from MLG till their Summer Break than the new update, s1mple and seized as an IGL happened! Also second best Major player this year you fool and guardiaN is so bad since his injury he is for sure not NaVi's second best player lol, from where did you get that info. We are not talking in general as I am sure that GuardiaN won't ever find his Pre Injury form
2016-10-23 17:26
#139
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
So mad LUL
2016-10-23 17:30
#178
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Brazil DileBani 
This isn't a bait. This is just idiotic
2016-10-23 23:26
Sorry but this year, overall, edward has been their second best player after s1mple. Coming into this year he was only better than zeus, but I guess you dont watch csgo anymore? Or are stuck in the past or whatever
2016-10-24 03:10
#182
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
Bad bait my friend. Edward is a complete bot. He has one good match a tournament though
2016-10-24 07:56
exptected
2016-10-23 17:07
that moment when the best cis team is still not good enough for s1mple :D
2016-10-23 17:07
It should say S1mple instead of Na'vi on the team rankings, because he is the only one who gets kills for them.
2016-10-23 18:32
2016-10-23 17:07
expected
2016-10-23 17:07
#65
Dosia | 
World RNGJesus 
s1imple tears... hmmmmmm! So yummy.
2016-10-23 17:07
GO VP!!
2016-10-23 17:08
#67
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France t3r4byt3 
DANES WINNING A SEMI-FINAL MATCH, EVEN WITH CHOKES PogChamp
2016-10-23 17:08
The curse is broken??? Or maybe the curse should only be applied to Astralis
2016-10-23 17:26
#140
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Sweden Kasidro 
Curse belongs to device and company
2016-10-23 17:31
Chokenitas they said LUL
2016-10-23 17:08
#70
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
magisk & k0nfig <3 ~~ big respect to rubino, gl in the final ;D
2016-10-23 17:08
finally! gl to them in final
2016-10-23 17:08
\V/
2016-10-23 17:08
Expected Na`Vi's map pool is smaller than italian cs scene
2016-10-23 17:08
ahahahahhh domoi sobaki :D respect for dignitas!
2016-10-23 17:09
#150
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World WestSideDude 
ruski hating ruski. very unusual...
2016-10-23 17:38
yep i hate navi since they fouded in 2010.
2016-10-23 17:40
#155
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World WestSideDude 
why is that? they are the best team in CIS ever and one of the best teams EU also.
2016-10-23 17:41
#78
walle | 
Lithuania BOT Troy 
Get rekt navi fangays
2016-10-23 17:09
EZ for VP
2016-10-23 17:09
s1mple EPICENTER: Moscow rating : 1.37
2016-10-23 17:09
#92
rain | 
Brazil gbonfera 
He's definitely playing out of his mind not a fan, but incredible
2016-10-23 17:11
>navi not removing cobble
2016-10-23 17:10
and play cache? both teams hate cache but i think navi hate it more than dignitas does
2016-10-23 17:13
They should of took the risk and played mirage
2016-10-23 17:22
#84
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
What a monster performance from Dignitas. I think you guys have earned huge amounts of respect from everybody the past months. Hope you go all the way now! Good luck guys.
2016-10-23 17:10
#85
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Poland mamba99999 
unexpected.
2016-10-23 17:10
Great game on nuke
2016-10-23 17:11
Gl to Dignitas in the final, love to watch them
2016-10-23 17:11
#90
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
GL in the final, wp
2016-10-23 17:11
said that, 2-1 for dig and here we are
2016-10-23 17:11
#95
Russia accn 
navi need one more s1mple
2016-10-23 17:13
#97
Europe bueR 
Guardian is no star player no longer IMO. Far too long he's just an average player at best.
2016-10-23 17:13
best event! favela out, s1mple out! YES!
2016-10-23 17:13
GJ deserved
2016-10-23 17:13
#103
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
This could be 2-0 but still win is a win
2016-10-23 17:14
Should have been 2-0. Dignitas was clearly better. Good game. Will be a close final
2016-10-23 17:16
#107
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Russia AR4ER 
fail by navi
2016-10-23 17:16
#109
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Poland eksnajn 
no cen9, no win
2016-10-23 17:17
The famous youtuber?
2016-10-23 17:21
DIGNITAS BEST TEAM EU
2016-10-23 17:18
#163
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Turkey Tormund1 
Not best in EU but best nordic team
2016-10-23 17:52
Navi deserve to lose. Their map pool so poor. Tie1 teams should play all maps!!!
2016-10-23 17:19
#137
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France t3r4byt3 
they're only really good on Train and Overpass average on Dust2 and Mirage and horrible on Cache, Cobble and Nuke
2016-10-23 17:29
why GuardiaN play so low on this tournament? cuz s1mple still play so good maybe, sloVAC cant motivation? ps: nice eglish ruski
2016-10-23 17:20
He was okay. Na'vi need 1 more shuffle and fire this retard starix
2016-10-23 17:26
okay, maybe its true, but game Guardian on nuke its not normal Guardian. maybe scared or stressed cajumb>Guardan :(
2016-10-23 17:34
He was soooo bad on Overpass (9-19 K-D) Still, Navi need changes. Maybe it will be Guardian, maybe not.
2016-10-23 17:45
Pizdezl
2016-10-23 17:21
#120
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Poland cGev 
RIP
2016-10-23 17:21
Lost 40 coins gg dignitas gl in finals :D
2016-10-23 17:22
Gratz dig, finally They made it! Hope that now They'll stick together cuz I don't want choketralis to waste another talent.
2016-10-23 17:22
MSL was not a problem! respect'nitas!
2016-10-23 17:23
I always said NaVi is no winner team. They won't ever win a major. Props to Dig they played superb games they made insane progress.
2016-10-23 17:26
Hard work paid off, deserved...
2016-10-23 17:27
- Edward hes a plow
2016-10-23 17:28
omg the first ever of i see a Danish Team in a Final
2016-10-23 17:31
Edward / GuardiaN both didnt show up, but still the series were close, but ya, gotta do something bout it boiz :) s1mple top frags regardless if his team wins or loses...
2016-10-23 17:32
#146
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
Series wasn't really that close, NaVi had no chance on T side Cobblestone, had an insane comeback on Overpass and on Nuke they won both pistols and still lost 12-16.
2016-10-23 17:36
+1
2016-10-23 17:38
Calm down, 16:12 / 16:13 scores are clsoe series, your dignitas could still lose, so enjoy the victory of your team while you can but dont overhype them...
2016-10-23 17:39
#167
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
16-12 is not really close when one team wins 6 rounds because of pistol rounds, 16-13 was an insane comeback like I said.
2016-10-23 18:45
gj boy, you right, you right!
2016-10-23 18:49
#147
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World WestSideDude 
Seized removed Mirage instead of Nuke... s1mple as that. btw nt s1mple, still top1 player in the World.
2016-10-23 17:37
s1mple: my team will be top1 in one month Zeus was the problem Kappa
2016-10-23 17:37
guys check out flamie shouldering konfig :O youtube.com/watch?v=CRRELhD5CkU
2016-10-23 17:45
Keep working NaVi, keep working, but for now RIP: youtube.com/watch?v=s0qHzy_AEyU
2016-10-23 17:46
ez
2016-10-23 17:48
wasted final spot #runSKG
2016-10-23 17:51
nt
2016-10-23 22:33
#164
rain | 
Other Mendelev 
How tall is rubino lmao
2016-10-23 17:54
5'7 common height
2016-10-23 17:56
No def less, or every dignitas member is 6'4? Unlikely.
2016-10-24 02:20
-MSL +JuGI EZ top1
2016-10-23 19:31
Ok, somebody has to do it: cajunB 4Head was 4Head the 4Head problem 4Head Kinda fan of this dig lineup. Still rooting for VP.
2016-10-23 19:59
#172
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Sweden larsbananas 
Expected. WP Dig!
2016-10-23 20:24
Easy for Dignitas, they are far better than VP.
2016-10-23 20:29
dignitas very strong
2016-10-23 21:48
s1mple will never find a team good enough for him
2016-10-24 07:30
#183
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France cedd 
once they become good again on cobble they will make finals trust
2016-10-24 08:25
no i know, but even when they become good again i still dont think they will be good enough for s1mple, the kid is just insane. He needs 4 other s1mples to play with
2016-10-24 08:55
#186
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Brazil adre221 
Frags aren't everything, it's funny that most teams that add him starts to peform worse even though he is always top fragging, I don't know if it is his behaviour but he always makes his teammates play worse.
2016-10-25 17:53
i agree frags arent everything, but u have to admit he isnt just a fragstar, he really does have great gamesense. It is crazy tho how every team he joins starts to play worse. I honestly am starting to think they are intimidated by him, not bc of how good he is but bc once he joins a team, all the attention goes to him. Like before s1mple joined navi, everyone was all about how good guardian is and how he is the star of the team. But ever since s1mple joined now its all about him.
2016-10-25 20:59
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