Na`Vi to semis over fnatic

Natus Vincere are the third team to advance to SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 semi-finals after beating fnatic 2-1 (16-6 on Overpass, 7-16 on Inferno and 16-8 on Mirage).

fnatic began Overpass, Natus Vincere's pick, with a fast B execution as Terrorists. Robin "flusha" Rönnquist secured the pistol round with a 1v2 clutch, with the the Swedes following it up with the next two rounds.

Egor "flamie" Vasilyev opened up the way for his team's first round with a double-kill in the fourth round and in a 2v3 with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács in the next one. Then, Denis "seized" Kostin and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev helped their team guarantee the 3-3 tie with a triple and a double-kill, respectively.

The CIS-based team picked up two more rounds before fnatic won their first with weapons. In the tenth round, the Swedish team seemed to have another round secured, but GuardiaN guaranteed the 6-4 for his team with an amazing 1v3 clutch with the AWP. From that point, Natus Vincere continued to control the game as they only lost one more round before the end of the half.

With a triple-kill, GuardiaN helped his team win the second pistol round, and they extended the gap in the subsequent three. The Swedes were able to win one more round before Natus Vincere finished the map 16-6.


Na`Vi opened up the path for the semis with an Overpass win

Inferno started with fnatic winning their T-side pistol round, with a triple-kill by Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, and the successive anti-ecos. In the first gun round, GuardiaN did a M4A1 triple-kill, and another with the AWP in the next one, to carry his team to eventually tie the game at 3-3.

The Swedish lineuo then began to overcome Natus Vincere's defense, with a six round-streak guaranteeing them a 9-3 lead. In the thirteenth round, Jesper "JW" Wecksell and KRIMZ nearly won a 2v3 but flamie was able to secure it. fnatic then reached the eleven-round mark before the CIS-based team won one more in the first half.

A flawless CT pistol round by the Swedes, which included a triple-kill by flusha, saw them secure two more rounds. Despite their efforts Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev & co. only managed to win two more as fnatic closed their map pick 16-7.


During Inferno, KRIMZ led his team for the third map

The decider map, Mirage, had fnatic win the first two rounds while playing as Counter-Terrorists. Their opponents managed to get a one-round lead after buying for the first time in the third round, but a B retake by the Swedish team restored parity at 3-3.

Although Natus Vincere won the following round and broke fnatic's economy, the Swedes pulled off an eco to tie the score once again. However, the CIS-based team did not back down and extended their lead to 8-4 with a four-round streak.

In the thirteenth round, Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer stopped their opponents' streak with a 1v2 CZ clutch in a back and forth affair. Until the end of the first half, each team won one more round, with Natus Vincere taking a three-round lead.

Edward opened up his team's CT-side with a double-kill to win the pistol round. With the help of seized in their first anti-eco, the Ukranian player finished a 2v4 clutch with a ninja defuse versus flusha.

After fnatic managed to buy guns, two rounds went their way before seized pulled off a 1v2 clutch to secure a 13-8 lead. In the following one, Edward and GuardiaN won a 2v3 and, from that point onward, Natus Vincere's defense continued to prevail as they secured a 16-8 win and a place in the semi-finals of SL i-League StarSeries Season 3.

PotM: Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev is our Player of the Match as he was a key figure for Natus Vincere with the most kills (66), ADR (110.7) and opening kills (12) of the series.


 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 66 - 44 +22 110.7 1.46
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 56 - 43 +13 79.7 1.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 52 - 45 +7 76.3 1.14
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 38 - 42 -4 71.0 1.00
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 41 - 44 -3 65.9 0.95
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 52 - 50 +2 88.7 1.10
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 44 - 46 -2 74.9 1.04
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 42 - 55 -13 72.5 0.89
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 37 - 51 -14 62.5 0.86
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 42 - 52 -10 62.3 0.82

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
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
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
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#2
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
RIP FNATIC
2017-04-08 20:25
Easy for faze esports, the best team out there thanks to Allu, Rain, Niko, carryman and superk1o!
2017-04-08 20:26
Not deserved!
2017-04-08 20:25
IKR
2017-04-08 20:25
#7
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Andorra nalnozleoj 
YES! FINALLY
2017-04-08 20:25
nice!
2017-04-08 20:25
#10
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Italy Er1cz 
ez
2017-04-08 20:25
gg
2017-04-08 20:25
#12
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Sweden pend3x1g 
gg wp navi and hardluck Fnatic <3 #ALWAYSFNATIC
2017-04-08 20:27
eZ
2017-04-08 20:25
rip fnatic
2017-04-08 20:25
gods
2017-04-08 20:25
#17
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Sweden FatmanAri 
n1
2017-04-08 20:25
GJ
2017-04-08 20:25
not nice
2017-04-08 20:25
uop
2017-04-08 20:25
NAVI ) Fnatic CONFIRMED
2017-04-08 20:26
#21
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Ukraine twil 
GuardiaN GOD.
2017-04-08 20:25
ez 4 Pimple
2017-04-08 20:26
#24
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Germany jonezz 
GG Navi
2017-04-08 20:25
expected
2017-04-08 20:25
gg
2017-04-08 20:25
ez af
2017-04-08 20:25
Good Game
2017-04-08 20:25
They tried
2017-04-08 20:25
#31
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United Kingdom Brumafriend 
GuardiaN showed up in the first map (Overpass) and s1mple played super well on Overpass and Mirage. No real surprise that Na'vi didn't win Inferno - it is Fnatic, afterall. When Na'vi are playing that well with AWPs and rifles, the key for Fnatic is winning pistol rounds. Had they won the pistol of Mirage they would've had a chance but after losing it, it was an inevitable downward spiral - even though Flusha did nearly win that 1v1 the round after losing the pistol. I have to credit Fnatic for their efforts to deny Na'vi an easy win though, fighting until the last round - had they won the round when it was 8-13 they would've had a chance of coming back, but misplays from Fnatic throw away what should have been an easy round. Fnatic certainly did well this tournament though, beating Virtus.pro 16-2 (even if they are performing bad right now) is no easy job. Na'vi have a good chance at winning this now, I certainly believe they'll make the Finals, with the exception being if they come up against Astralis.
2017-04-08 20:25
smart guy
2017-04-08 20:40
#87
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United Kingdom Brumafriend 
thx bro i am payed analyst
2017-04-08 20:40
smart guy, but "if they come up against Astralis."? Do you really think CLG have a chance in Bo3? Or are you just being technically correct?
2017-04-08 21:02
#109
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United Kingdom Brumafriend 
I was unaware at the time that the winner of Astralis/CLG HAD to come up against Na'vi. My bad.
2017-04-08 22:09
np
2017-04-09 01:38
That's a nice comment here. A rarity these days.
2017-04-08 21:15
You can say it both ways. If NaVi approach the pistol buys from fanatic as a rifle buy, NaVi would've been 11-4 first half. And then they even won the pistol and the 2 rounds. Then you are looking at an 14-4 scoreline.
2017-04-09 01:41
WP both teams, Na'Vi obviously came out on top but a good showing nonetheless for a somewhat resurgent Fnatic as of late.
2017-04-08 20:25
ez SK
2017-04-08 20:25
GOD s1mple
2017-04-08 20:25
ez
2017-04-08 20:25
#38
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Sweden lagcats 
fnatic ;[ wtf
2017-04-08 20:25
#39
Norway Bjvf 
God S1mple
2017-04-08 20:25
ez for Edward
2017-04-08 20:25
rip fnatic lul
2017-04-08 20:25
Nice game, NaVi are back!
2017-04-08 20:25
#45
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
GG
2017-04-08 20:26
#46
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Sweden pend3x1g 
gg
2017-04-08 20:26
#50
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Finland Smoonah 
well deserved - gj navi
2017-04-08 20:26
Eezzzz for navi and s1mpleee
2017-04-08 20:26
#53
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Flusha: i didn't even have to call
2017-04-08 20:27
lul
2017-04-08 20:35
#54
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Lithuania Afgan` 
Fnatic no yoga, no win , cause Na'Vi do that
2017-04-08 20:27
#55
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Albania resick 
Guardian so good along with s1mple damn GUARDIAN DEFINITELY BEST AWPER RN
2017-04-08 20:27
#74
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Europe KappaKaako 
allu>guardian
2017-04-08 20:33
#57
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
GG both teams
2017-04-08 20:27
#59
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CIS sergioff 
GGWP NAVI!
2017-04-08 20:28
fnatic is such a shitty team atm that even navi can beat them in bo3
2017-04-08 20:36
#68
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Sweden wyv0 
S1mple alone rapes fnatic, dude just thrives playstyle wise against them
2017-04-08 20:30
#81
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Sweden pend3x1g 
Lineups, head to head (NAVI 13 - 0 - FNATIC 41) and see who the shit team LUL
2017-04-08 20:37
it's like saying NIP is tier 1 nowadays cause of their 87-0 4 years ago LUL
2017-04-08 20:38
#89
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Sweden pend3x1g 
but your team is shit they make it to the final and choke every time navi will go out vs Astralis
2017-04-08 20:42
if navi is shit who is fnatic then? they lost to navi twice at this event
2017-04-08 20:44
gg
2017-04-08 20:29
Na`Vi era inc
2017-04-08 20:29
Whoever the writer is, how the fuck do you not mention that history has been made by Na`Vi beating fnatic? this has literally been a storyline going on for the past 2 and a half years
2017-04-08 20:30
GODLY PLAY BY NAVI
2017-04-08 20:31
go home fnaTEK f*cking lucky
2017-04-08 20:31
#75
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United States HiddeNK 
Simple going off lol.
2017-04-08 20:35
#78
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Morocco Morocco 
i dont care who wins, i just want fnatic to lose
2017-04-08 20:35
same. I don't actually hate fnatic that much but I love seeing them lose
2017-04-08 21:37
NATUS VINCERE <3 really beautiful play, so strong!
2017-04-08 20:36
#85
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
For the first time in CSGO history, Na'Vi beat fnatic in a BO3... And it's in a $300,000 tournament on home soil. FeelsGoodMan Also, ez 4 s1mple.
2017-04-08 20:39
Yeah, i admmited it too...
2017-04-08 20:55
Yeah, surprised that the writer didn't mention this.
2017-04-08 21:14
#88
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Malta Trance_Lover 
All the interesting and fun teams to watch are out, time to shut this off.
2017-04-08 20:41
Na'Vi, Astralis and FaZe are still in it. And you could even argue Hellraisers are fun to watch.
2017-04-08 21:09
#92
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Turkey KacaKTV 
Deserved
2017-04-08 20:45
#93
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Sweden 133665 
i love both teams and i died when they drew each other in the quarters ggwp
2017-04-08 20:47
Ez for Godward, godpimple, and goddiaN.
2017-04-08 21:08
when will NiP/fnatic realize they wont be #1 again without merging rosters in some fashion? i.e. GTR f0rest Xizt olof dennis f0rest Xizt olof dennis flusha olof dennis JW f0rest Xizt f0rest draken Xizt olof dennis any of these ...
2017-04-08 21:27
Problem is: Only forest worth something in NiP ATM. And which fnatic to be replaced by him? Not igl flusha Not awper jw Olof deserve his place Krimz, Dennis?
2017-04-08 21:29
no
2017-04-08 21:29
#115
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World Sreakz 
jw must stop rushing with his awp aftr missing a shot.It caused few rounds to be lost because of his stupidity. -jw +twist
2017-04-09 11:08
#116
FalleN | 
United Kingdom 7hznd 
gg
2017-04-09 15:27
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