SK beat Na`Vi 2-0, on to the playoffs
SK defeated Natus Vincere at ELEAGUE to take the second playoff spot from group C (Dust2 16-8, Train 16-8).
The CIS team picked it up in the middle of the first half, with Denis "seized" Kostin going big in round 9 and getting four kills. Natus Vincere managed to equalize the score at 6-6 before Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo clutched a 1v1 against Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács on the B site to allow his team to finish the half with a 9-6 half.
Winning the pistol round on the T side put SK in the driving seat to close out the first map, as they got to a 14-6 score before Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and GuardiaN got on the double-AWP setup to get two rounds for their team.
SK didn't look troubled on Dust2
SK managed to take early mid control in the following round and convert that into a round win before closing out the first map 16-8 with an A-split.
SK replied with a B site push on which all five players survived, allowing them to rebuy despite losing the following round. After a few rounds were traded SK ended up on an eco, but Marcelo "coldzera" David and FalleN managed to pull out a miracle and clutch out a 2v5 on B.
On the back of that upset round, the Brazilians clawed back from 7-3 to an only one round deficit at halftime, making it 8-7.
After winning the pistol and the following round, SK took over the lead and got to 12-8. In the 21st round, SK read Natus Vincere's ivy push and shut it down—with FalleN picking up two crucial Tec-9 kills.
|SK||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera||53 - 27||+26||99.6||1.62|
|Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN||40 - 25||+15||90.0||1.46|
|Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx||39 - 33||+6||98.5||1.32|
|Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer||32 - 27||+5||65.8||1.14|
|Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO||28 - 28||0||66.3||1.00|
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||35 - 40||-5||76.5||0.95|
|Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN||31 - 36||-5||65.1||0.89|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||24 - 40||-16||69.0||0.72|
|Denis 'seized' Kostinseized||24 - 35||-11||53.2||0.67|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||26 - 41||-15||64.7||0.60|
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