Na`Vi and C9 secure wins in Group B

Natus Vincere defeated Virtus.pro on Train (16-9) thanks to a strong defensive side, while Cloud9 upset SK with a victory on Nuke (16-9).

Virtus.pro got into the lead early in their match against Natus Vincere, but the CIS side was quick to equal the score, going from 5-1 down to 5-5 as their B hits proved successful.

Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski delivered in a low-buy round for Virtus.pro, getting two kills with the CZ-75 and closing out the round with the AK-47, but Natus Vincere replied with a similar round soon, as Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev opened up B from the upper ramp while using an interesting smoke for cover, making the score 7-6.

The back and forth continued until the end of the end of the half, with the teams trading the last two round to make the score 8-7.


seized's team got their first win in Katowice

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács secured a triple-kill in the pistol round to start off what turned out to be an impeccable Counter-Terrorist side for his team. With the economy on their side, Natus Vincere were repeatedly able to get entry kills which lead to Virtus.pro struggling on the offensive.

With GuardiaN, Denis "seized" Kostin and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev all stepping up when needed, Natus Vincere won eight rounds in a row to get to match point and then closed out the game after losing only a single round as Counter-Terrorists.

Matchpage
16
9
2nd March 2017
16
Train
9

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 23 - 13 +10 84.3 1.34
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 18 - 13 +5 74.3 1.24
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 18 - 15 +3 81.8 1.22
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 17 - 14 +3 72.1 1.18
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 13 - 17 -4 64.9 0.84
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 19 - 17 +2 87.8 1.11
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 18 - 19 -1 66.3 0.93
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 13 - 17 -4 69.7 0.92
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 12 - 17 -5 54.4 0.63
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 9 - 19 -10 65.6 0.61

The second game, between Cloud9 and SK, started well for the North American side who got a 5-1 lead before the Brazilians managed to step up their game on the Terrorist side of Nuke. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's team was able to tie the score at 6-6m prior to running into an in-form Timothy "autimatic" Ta again. The 20-year-old was playing great on Nuke and made big contributions in the last three rounds as his team finished the half 9-6.

SK picked up the pistol round thanks to Fernando "fer" Alvarenga's hat trick of USP-S headshots, but Cloud9 managed to instantly reply in the following round with a combination of Tec-9's, UMP's and Deagles. The North American side kept putting on the pressure from the Terrorist side and it was the combination of autimatic and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert to hold off the 2v3 retake of the A bombsite that got Cloud9 on match point.

Their relentless outside aggression paid off again in the last round once again as Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and co. closed out the match 16-9.

Matchpage
16
9
2nd March 2017
Brazil
16
Nuke
9

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 26 - 14 +12 108.6 1.54
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 21 - 16 +5 92.0 1.27
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 16 - 14 +2 70.0 0.99
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 16 - 18 -2 64.9 0.92
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 10 - 16 -6 60.0 0.85
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 22 - 18 +4 96.2 1.25
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 18 - 16 +2 83.6 1.11
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 16 - 18 -2 75.0 0.97
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 13 - 19 -6 49.3 0.69
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 9 - 18 -9 54.6 0.61

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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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
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
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
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
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
ez
2017-03-02 12:02
#3
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
BOT TACO
2017-03-02 12:04
Ez VP they said LUL
2017-03-02 12:03
ez 4 s1mple
2017-03-02 12:02
#6
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
yes
2017-03-02 12:02
gg for c9. Played really aggresive
2017-03-02 12:03
#43
Lithuania klbk 
Haha, I think that faze still win katowice
2017-03-02 13:12
They will always get out of groups 1st and then get beaten during or before semis
2017-03-02 13:39
#8
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
seized's team got their first win in Katowice
2017-03-02 12:04
#40
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
And last
2017-03-02 12:36
#45
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
lul
2017-03-02 13:20
n1
2017-03-02 12:02
#10
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
vp and sk out of groups LUL
2017-03-02 12:02
#12
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
ez navi
2017-03-02 12:03
Not Expected
2017-03-02 12:03
#14
Norway Bjvf 
Fallen 49 ADR LUL
2017-03-02 12:03
so easy Cloud9
2017-03-02 12:03
#18
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Romania Tise 
If SK loses vs Na'Vi they might aswell start packing.
2017-03-02 12:03
#21
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Australia JonoMate 
No team? lol
2017-03-02 12:03
Wp by navi, these bo1s though... Too random.
2017-03-02 12:04
#29
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France StickyRice 
A single BO1 is random. 5 BO1 is absolutely not random (way less than a single BO3) so if you can't qualify after the 5 games, it's not because of randomness, it's only because your team wasn't good enough.
2017-03-02 12:09
Agreed.
2017-03-02 12:28
GuardiaN was on fire that game ez for NaVi
2017-03-02 12:04
#24
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-02 12:04
#25
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Czech Republic Tobekson 
wp No team
2017-03-02 12:07
this SK vs NaVi will be nuts lets go sK
2017-03-02 12:08
#27
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Malaysia phyzell 
hope this shit helps. get a Monster drink... jajaja!
2017-03-02 12:08
#28
United Kingdom JME_ 
I still don't get why SK let Nuke through. It's arguably their worst map along with Cache but at least they have had more games with Cache in tournaments recently. Although they are struggling on Mirage, they are much better than C9 overall. A very avoidable loss this early on.
2017-03-02 12:09
Snax 9/19? Lul
2017-03-02 12:09
can someone explain me how this hltv rating works...? i mean: guardian had 18-13 with 74.3 adr seized 17-14 with 72.1 adr and yet seized has 1.18 rating while guardian 1.16
2017-03-02 12:11
#32
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Australia DrunkChef 
Divide kills and deaths and the number is the rating to put it simply. But the also add other stuff as well
2017-03-02 12:12
#33
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World smash143 
Opening/multi kills and many other things happening during the game effect your ratings. You can't see them on the scoreboard.
2017-03-02 12:13
BOT TACO Again
2017-03-02 12:14
Good job C9!
2017-03-02 12:14
#36
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
fallen so bad last few months
2017-03-02 12:17
#37
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CIS CA1MAN 
Only thing navi can so far are best of 1. That's something at least they improve :)! GoNavi
2017-03-02 12:22
#38
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United States ferdog 
Nice to see C9 doing fairly well on Nuke when it was their permaban for so long.
2017-03-02 12:25
sk and vp saving strats for major
2017-03-02 12:42
#42
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
NotLikeThis
2017-03-02 13:12
Nice! Would be good if SK got knocked out in groups!
2017-03-02 13:12
#46
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Brazil s0nichs 
For sure. Fallen is a monster, but it's two faced. I like SK, but Fallen it's selfish af.
2017-03-02 13:27
That will most likely not happen.
2017-03-02 13:40
#47
United Kingdom Dird 
SK need GOD (BOT) fox
2017-03-02 13:33
-coldzera +skoolage sk top1 hltv confirmed.
2017-03-02 13:34
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