Na`Vi blow away SK, to the playoffs
Natus Vincere destroyed SK Gaming od Dust2 (16-3) to secure a playoff spot with a flawless 3-0 record.
One of the most interesting matchups of 2016 returned in the second playoff decider of the ELEAGUE Major - Natus Vincere - SK. The CIS side was off to a good start - winning five out of the first six rounds.
Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's team replied with a silent A long push, catching Natus Vincere off guard, but were struggling to win consecutive rounds and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and co. were able to stabilize their economy and take the early game lead.
FalleN was forced to save the AWP for two rounds in the row as Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and co. shut down the offensives from the Brazilians. Seemingly closed out on both sites, SK tried to go for a B split in the last round of the half, but were once again locked out by Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and Denis "seized" Kostin.
High-fives all around for Na`Vi
The stand-in Ricardo "fox" Pacheco opened up the pistol round with two USP-S kills in the Long house, however, that wasn't enough for the Brazilians to close out the rounds as the three remaining Natus Vincere players got clean entries on B and held off the after plant.
13-3 down, SK went for a force buy and were on a brink of winning it, but flamie delivered in the 1v2 and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev did the same in the following round to make it 15-3 for Natus Vincere. Epitacio "TACO" de Melo picked up the AWP to to try to hold off the B site push, but was obliterated by s1mple's AK-47, allowing the CIS team to close the match 16-3.
K - D
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie
26 - 8
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple
21 - 10
Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward
15 - 7
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
10 - 10
Denis 'seized' Kostinseized
9 - 11
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