Na`Vi defeat Liquid; North beat mouz

Natus Vincere and North have secured the first victories in Group B of the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals after taking down Liquid and mousesports, respectively.

Group B started out with a clash between European team Natus Vincere and  North American side Liquid.

After a successful entry frag by Jonathan "EliGE" JablonowskiLiquid struck with full power and denied the pistol round for the CIS team. Only two rounds later, Josh "jdm64" Marzano and his team got taken out as Natus Vincere took control over the B site in their first buy round.

Flamie played an important role in Na`Vi's win

Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and his men gained a lot of momentum and started a great run, taking down Liquid round after round and giving them nearly no space to play with.

Besides those two early rounds Liquid were only capable of taking two more in the first half. With a comfortable 11-4 lead, Natus Vincere did not allow Liquid to gain any more rounds after the side switch, taking the map 16-4.

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 15 - 16 -1 77.7 1.02
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 9 - 15 -6 75.3 0.75
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 10 - 15 -5 52.1 0.66
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 9 - 15 -6 45.4 0.50
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 5 - 16 -11 48.0 0.49
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 20 - 9 +11 106.9 1.79
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 16 - 12 +4 88.4 1.44
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 16 - 11 +5 91.0 1.41
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 12 - 9 +3 64.7 1.16
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 13 - 9 +4 50.0 1.12

At the same time, mousesports and North fought for their first three points in the tournament.

With Emil "Magisk" Reif putting a lot of pressure on his opponents, mousesports struggled to get their hands on the pistol round, but Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran neutralised the situation. North's force buy in the following round rewarded them with the equaliser, but mousesports turned the tables and secured an early 4-1 lead.

cajunb was the hero for his team
 

That lead didn’t last very long as the Danes relied on the incredible work of Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke. Still, Chris "chrisJ" de Jong and his men managed to secure themselves a close 8-7 lead by the end of the half.

After both teams switched sides, rounds went back and forth. North were a single round away from taking the victory, but mousesports forced the overtime by winning the final two rounds of regulation.

The European mixture's efforts did not pay off, however, as René "cajunb" Borg dramatically defused the bomb in the final round with only 1 HP left and brought his team their first victory in Dallas.

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 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 31 - 27 +4 82.4 1.16
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 29 - 24 +5 84.9 1.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 19 - 25 -6 68.7 0.83
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 20 - 28 -8 61.0 0.78
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 16 - 24 -8 63.4 0.73
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 34 - 23 +11 95.5 1.45
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 27 - 24 +3 89.2 1.31
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 25 - 22 +3 85.8 1.24
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 22 - 22 0 59.5 0.95
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 20 - 24 -4 65.9 0.93

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1423
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
960
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
ez
2017-05-31 01:29
yes
2017-05-31 01:29
#6
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United Kingdom Tendies 
So hyped for hunden to join g2 and win the major
2017-05-31 01:29
Hunden and Odeag over apex and NBK = ez Major
2017-05-31 02:15
nt oskar
2017-05-31 01:29
#5
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Denmark Notallama 
nt oskar - easy for k0nfig
2017-05-31 01:29
well played
2017-05-31 01:30
chrisJ needs to step up
2017-05-31 01:30
Liquid playing like trash as usual.
2017-05-31 01:38
#10
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
yeah but now again loosing to mouz gj navi gj
2017-05-31 01:39
#11
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World dddouseddd 
the play by k0nfig wasnt a 1v4 situation but ok hltv, ok
2017-05-31 01:43
#12
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Brazil ronibr 
botJ
2017-05-31 01:49
Na'Vi
2017-05-31 07:39
#15
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
GO NA`VI !!!!
2017-05-31 08:31
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