Na`Vi to playoffs over FaZe

Natus Vincere are the last team to qualify for the DreamHack Masters Las Vegas playoffs after beating FaZe in three maps. They won Mirage, lost Nuke, and won Train,16-11, to take the match.

After winning the first three rounds on Mirage on the terrorist side, Natus Vincere were off to a flying start. The CIS side were then able to follow it up, winning the first gun round with a simple B execute that the FaZe were unable to defend against.

The eco went well for FaZe, as the European combine were able to get it all the way down to a 1v1, but it was finally Denis "seized" Kostin who was able to take Aleksi "allu" Jalli down to increase their advantage to 5-0. Finally, though, FaZe were able to neutralize Na`Vi to get themselves on the board on their second buy round.

FaZe were unable to follow it up, though, as a great lurk by seized killing two and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács winning the duel against allu crystalized the 2v3 in the seventh round, resetting the European team. After that, Natus Vincere started to run away with the map after resetting FaZe a second time in the eleventh round, ending the half with a 13-2 lead.

It seemed the map was about to be over after FaZe lost the pistol round, but three deagle kills by Finn "karrigan" Andersen during their eco allowed Null element were able to close the map out in the 22nd round, 16-6.


FaZe were able to bring it back in the second map

The second map started much the same way for Natus Vincere, as the CIS side was able to take an early lead on the CT side, 3-0, before FaZe were able to get on the board. With a 3-1 scoreline, Egor "flamie" Vasilyev was able to outplay Håvard "rain" Nygaard in a 1v1 situation to reset FaZe.

In a heartbeat, Natus Vincere were ahead 6-1, with FaZe still scrambling to put a full buy together. From thereon out, FaZe started chaining rounds together and were able to bring it back to 6-4. A 2v1 clutch by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev was able to cut the comeback short, but FaZe were able to overcome the setback and eventually take the lead, 8-7, into the half.

Keeping the momentum, FaZe were able to stop Natus Vincere in the pistol round, and increased their lead to 10-7 before losing the first gun round.

Round after round, Natus Vincere were able to turn it around and take the lead for the first time in the second half in the 23rd round, 12-11. FaZe immediately fought back, though, and kept their options in the match alive by winning 16-13 and taking it to the third map, Train.


Na`Vi took it in the third map

For a third time in a row, Natus Vincere were able to win the first pistol round of the map, this time on the CT side. FaZe replied quickly, though, taking the second round and forcing the CIS team on a forcebuy.

With 3-1 in favor of FaZe on the scoreboard, Natus Vincere were able to stop an A execute to keep the game within one. With 4-3 on the board for Natus Vincere, s1mple was able to stop a late outside push killing two and dinking the last player to give his team the round.

Down by one, a huge triple by Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad stopping a defuse got FaZe back even to 5-5 on the tenth round. After a tight start, FaZe started to take the lead, and eventually took nine rounds on the terrorist going into the last half of the match.

Natus Vincere weren’t about to give up, though, as four glock kills by s1mple cleared the way for the CIS team to take the first round of the second half. Natus Vincere were then able to follow it up in the first gun round to take the lead, 10-9, for the first time since the beginning of the map.

FaZe were finally able to win their first round on the CT half as all the CT players won their duels not allowing Na`Vi to execute onto the A site, causing the CIS team to call their timeout. The moment to talk seemed to pay off, as Natus Vincere went on to win their 12th round with a late play on A, putting FaZe into an economic bind.

Having been able to establish a 14-10 lead after the ecos, Natus Vincere were successfully able to bring it to match point after flamie beat allu in a 1v1 after plant situation. Finally, Natus Vincere were able to close the map and match out, 16-11.

Key Moment: The key moment came in the third map, on the 22nd round, with 11-10 on the board. Na`Vi slowly rotated to A late in the round and broke FaZe’s defenses and their economy for the rest of the map.

PotM: Denis "seized" Kostin was named player of the match for his contribution in key plays on both Mirage and Train, and having a team-high 12 multi-kills in those two maps.

Matchpage
2
1
18th February 2017
16
Mirage
6
13
Nuke
16
16
Train
11

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 56 - 46 +10 76.4 1.21
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 61 - 50 +11 80.7 1.18
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 58 - 48 +10 74.4 1.12
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 65 - 58 +7 89.4 1.12
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 51 - 52 -1 81.0 1.11
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 57 - 57 0 84.4 1.07
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 52 - 56 -4 79.1 1.03
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 54 - 59 -5 77.2 0.99
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 49 - 58 -9 68.9 0.83
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 42 - 62 -20 67.9 0.81

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
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
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
#1
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Brazil FaZenatic 
Allu is a bot. Also, Niko we can't wait for you anymore. FaZeUp!
2017-02-18 06:07
Na'vi struggling to beat Faze with a stand-in i hope that they get their sh*t together,cus if they play like they played against Faze, SK is goin to stomp them
2017-02-18 06:09
#13
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Brazil chuckdam 
SK will destroy Na'Vi in the playoffs. S1mple overrated.
2017-02-18 06:08
I am a Na`Vi fan, and I fully respect your opinion, as you are an SK fan. However, if I were to be honest, I think both teams have a 50/50 chance in this match-up, and perhaps Na`Vi even has a slight advantage, because SK is playing with a new player (felps), will Na`Vi has their full 5-man roster. GLs
2017-02-18 06:14
but not ingame leader
2017-02-18 06:28
#39
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Denmark niko8809 
Yeah, but starix can igl as well, during this event. That might help.
2017-02-18 12:50
#21
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
A new player that has been practicing with them for 2 months...
2017-02-18 06:48
#46
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Brazil chuckdam 
Na'Vi kicked Zeus to hire a toxic and overrated player. Na'Vi was in shape, just needed more practice, maybe someone to take the bat and lead. But no, let's hire S1mple, who won shit in his career and have a lot of social problems because he's too toxic to be social in first place. Maybe Thorin is the oracle of the new generation, maybe he's just that guy who wan't to see the world burn. I don't give a single fuck, SK will beat Na'Vi for sure, Picks: Overpass and Cobble, last map Train (or Inferno).
2017-02-18 16:07
#48
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Hungary ChuckeNy 
but that's why navi wanted s1mple, they'll make him to a not toxic player, and if it becomes, navi top 1
2017-02-18 17:13
#33
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Hungary ChuckeNy 
Sk overrated
2017-02-18 10:32
#54
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Brazil chuckdam 
Are you sure? It looked a very onesided train for me.
2017-02-19 05:56
#56
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Hungary ChuckeNy 
luck haha
2017-02-19 13:25
ALLU is a fucking BOT with a lot of missing shoot, SHOOTing AIR so EZ. -allu + Scream PLZ.
2017-02-18 12:07
gz
2017-02-18 06:06
ez
2017-02-18 06:06
#5
REZ | 
Mexico GEtiger 
ez
2017-02-18 06:06
#8
fer | 
Brazil Ze_Pequeno 
lol
2017-02-18 06:06
#11
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Russia flesha 
expected
2017-02-18 06:06
n1
2017-02-18 06:10
#16
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Portugal Death_Hack 
Navi deserved this, ez 4 Navi , but i think they will lose vs SK gaming tho. Go SK gaming!! and FaZe.....overhyped, more roster changes please kek
2017-02-18 06:12
A stadin that you cant tell your strategies is hard to play with navi will get stomped by sk
2017-02-18 08:12
LUL NAVI LUL IN LUL 2017 LUL
2017-02-18 06:21
#22
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Russia RacerJuiced_ 
4Head KIO 4Head IS 4Head THE 4Head PROBLEM 4Head
2017-02-18 07:04
guardian was the problem
2017-02-18 07:20
lullu
2017-02-18 07:48
#25
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Finland Smoonah 
can't wait for niKo to join
2017-02-18 07:54
#26
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Russia rainsjer 
KIO(((((((((((((
2017-02-18 08:06
#30
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France ColonelAnders 
I counted between 22 and 24 "were able"/"was able" "The second map started much the same way for Natus Vincere, as the CIS side was able to take an early lead on the CT side, 3-0, before FaZe were able to get on the board. With a 3-1 scoreline, Egor "flamie" Vasilyev was able to outplay Håvard "rain" Nygaard in a 1v1 situation to reset FaZe." "A 2v1 clutch by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev was able to cut the comeback short, but FaZe were able to overcome the setback and eventually take the lead, 8-7, into the half. Keeping the momentum, FaZe were able to stop Natus Vincere in the pistol round, and increased their lead to 10-7 before losing the first gun round. Round after round, Natus Vincere were able to turn it around" But nice article, and gratz NaVi
2017-02-18 10:05
#31
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France t3r4byt3 
RIP karrigan, the only Dane to miss the playoffs
2017-02-18 10:13
kio was the problem 5-20 18-21 19-21 ffs he had negative k-d even on the map they won...
2017-02-18 10:19
#50
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Finland Smoonah 
yeah if he had like +10 more kills it would have been a little better.
2017-02-18 20:03
FaZe should replace kio with ScreaM. Imagine a team with NiKo and ScreaM :-)
2017-02-19 11:53
#57
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Finland Smoonah 
:o
2017-02-20 02:56
allu is the problem. Air shooter !!
2017-02-18 12:09
#36
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Portugal dracø 
kio paying the price of playing sites with the stand in. Its hard af to play of someone you are not used to. i would love to see oskar join in with niko. Plz karrigan make it happen.
2017-02-18 12:09
#37
Hungary powi 
Make FaZe great aga.... for once!! -allu +oskar xd
2017-02-18 12:11
-ALLU + GOD OSKAR
2017-02-18 14:22
Fabien "the problem" Fiey
2017-02-18 14:32
When you got a team of 3 problems, allu, kio and kerrigan, who all got dropped because they have been the problem.... then it will not work out in the long run.
2017-02-18 14:44
#45
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United States nANDO111 
Make Faze Great, kick bot allu
2017-02-18 15:33
Allu is great stop shitting around
2017-02-18 17:10
-karrigan +sadokist FaZe Sadokist confirmed!
2017-02-25 07:16
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