Vega Squadron stun Na`Vi to qualify for EPICENTER Wildcard qualifier

Vega Squadron have booked their spot in the EPICENTER Wildcard qualifier after defeating Na`Vi 2-1 in the CIS closed qualifier.

Following AVANGAR's decision to skip the remainder of the qualifier after qualifying for the CIS Minor, Vega Squadron took on Natus Vincere in a rematch of the Upper Bracket final, which Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men had won after two very close maps.

Na`Vi got off on the right foot in the series as they won Train after overturning a 9-6 half-time deficit with a near-flawless CT half. However, they would soon realise that they would not find qualification gift-wrapped.

On Nuke, Vega Squadron came out the livelier of the two sides and stormed to a 6-1 lead on the Terrorist side. That was when Na`Vi tightened up their defence and kept their opponents at bay, conceding just one more round before the end of the half, which ended with a surprisingly close 8-7 scoreline.

Vega Squadron will compete for a spot in EPICENTER's main tournament

After losing the first two rounds of the second half, Na`Vi went on a great run and took a 13-10 lead. Many believed that Zeus's men had all the tools required to close out the match, but Vega Squadron came back from the dead and locked down the map by winning six rounds straight.

It all came down to Mirage, which followed the same pattern as the second map as Natus Vincere took a narrow 8-7 lead after an extremely slow start to the game. Na`Vi further added to their lead by winning the first four rounds of the second half, but then they struggled to break through the Vega Squadron defence. With Dmitriy "jR" Chervak in stunning form on the A site, the Russian team won nine of the next ten rounds, locking down the map at 16-13.

Matchpage
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12th October 2017
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Train
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Nuke
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Mirage
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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 75 - 57 +18 98.0 1.32
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 67 - 52 +15 84.8 1.22
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 56 - 55 +1 73.5 1.02
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 53 - 61 -8 66.1 0.89
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 43 - 59 -16 63.8 0.86
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 65 - 52 +13 79.3 1.19
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 69 - 57 +12 80.9 1.13
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 51 - 54 -3 71.7 0.98
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr 54 - 67 -13 78.4 0.95
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 45 - 64 -19 70.3 0.85

Vega Squadron will now join three other teams in the wildcard qualifier for EPICENTER, taking place on October 23 at the same venue as the main event. The following teams will fight for two spots in the $500,000 competition:

Europe FaZe United States Liquid
China TYLOO Russia Vega Squadron
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
#1
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Ukraine gungrave 
RIP
2017-10-12 22:52
Kick seized ffs
2017-10-12 22:53
#22
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Denmark goFaZe! 
Disband
2017-10-12 22:53
#43
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United Kingdom Tendies 
BOIS
2017-10-12 23:02
#58
girL | 
CIS Sforz 
-decoy -botward (and zeus but we know its impossible)
2017-10-12 23:10
#122
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Other anarh1st47 
-Edward? Are you fuck you?
2017-10-13 03:37
lol botward is literally trash
2017-10-13 09:18
name checks out
2017-10-12 22:58
#105
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Kicking seized wouldn't help... They have just simple playing...
2017-10-13 00:10
Ofc it would help, get electronic and there is 2 playing
2017-10-13 00:36
#125
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Kazakhstan supercypok 
There would 3 playing
2017-10-13 03:49
#157
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
I'm pretty sure no one can save Navi... Zeus was too hyped
2017-10-15 12:54
#19
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Other Mortal_Wombat 
The solution is s1mple
2017-10-12 22:53
Sorry for the performance but welcome for the skins.
2017-10-12 22:54
Cry is free naviboys
2017-10-12 22:58
ASHAHAHAH
2017-10-12 22:52
#29
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United States legoyoda99 
Navi is rip rofl
2017-10-12 22:55
#3
TACO | 
Denmark j[v] 
ez
2017-10-12 22:53
#4
s1mple | 
Russia Yegor214 
RIP
2017-10-12 22:53
save s1mple
2017-10-12 22:53
#51
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United States Magma_44 
s1mple = new NiKo
2017-10-12 23:04
#100
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Croatia DNM_ii 
S1mple to FaZe pls. Kappa
2017-10-12 23:48
#103
NiKo | 
Argentina Yeldon 
FaZe doesnt want trash
2017-10-12 23:54
#106
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Niko hates simple, olof hates him too... Also FaZe is more like a personality team, they don't need a dickhead in the team
2017-10-13 00:12
#107
NiKo | 
Argentina Yeldon 
+100
2017-10-13 00:12
#111
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
And FaZe is already packed with amazing talent: 1) Karrigan- amazing IGL, genius, expert and very fast thinking for guardian and olof. 2) Rain - consistent as Coke with sugar, hitting shots and never going under 1.00 rating. 3) Olof - 2015 MVP, consistent and smart player, likes to take a risk and mostly it pays off cuz of quick decision making. 4) Niko - 2016 MVP, finally out of mouz, deagle God and tap master ("I don't like to spray, tapping is more efficient"). 5) Guardian - with starix in old Navi he was God, then with Zeus leaving Navi nobody could use his full potential, and now karrigan has done the best research in guardian and has put him in the best position, potentially best awper in 2017 after the transfer! tl;dr
2017-10-13 00:20
#113
NiKo | 
Argentina Yeldon 
I like you #nohomo
2017-10-13 00:25
#159
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
I like you too
2017-10-15 12:56
#137
Fed | 
United States FBI_Agent 
nt but faze is shit
2017-10-13 07:36
#152
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Hungary myrmidonn 
ESL One NY finals LUL
2017-10-13 18:24
#153
Fed | 
United States FBI_Agent 
faze fanboi as expected go drink g fuel and get cancer
2017-10-13 22:39
#158
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Such bait from Team choke fan...
2017-10-15 12:56
#160
Fed | 
United States FBI_Agent 
ook ook need more chiquita in the zoo?
2017-10-15 14:35
#6
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Germany lulas_ 
lmao
2017-10-12 22:53
#7
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
lol
2017-10-12 22:53
#8
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Finland Dynas 
Ez
2017-10-12 22:53
#9
sergej | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina putinftw 
haahaha
2017-10-12 22:53
#11
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Netherlands Nielsfalko 
late af
2017-10-12 22:53
expected
2017-10-12 22:53
#13
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
disband asap
2017-10-12 22:53
HAHAHA
2017-10-12 22:53
#15
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Argentina Slefiw 
+1
2017-10-12 22:53
hahaha NaVi big shit
2017-10-12 22:53
LUL SAVE S1MPLE
2017-10-12 22:53
#18
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
EZ VEGA, very proud of them
2017-10-12 22:53
Yeah boy me too!!!so fucking goood
2017-10-12 22:57
ahahahahah
2017-10-12 22:53
#21
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Slovakia TatKo 
Happy for Vega
2017-10-12 22:53
#23
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
This is all Zeus and seized failing miserably to do anything. Zeus is not a saviour leader, he's a decoy #2 and his tactics don't seem to work.
2017-10-12 22:54
you are retarded so flag checks out
2017-10-12 22:59
+1 zeus is a problem too
2017-10-12 23:14
#84
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Sweden Madrigals1 
decisions they make in game are fucking ridiculous, like 3vs3 afterplant, and 2 people rush towards connector LIKE WTF???
2017-10-12 23:34
guardian was the problem?
2017-10-12 22:54
#73
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
he was
2017-10-12 23:22
#108
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
He wasn't, it was just old igl who couldn't use him as he supposed to be, check guardian now, karrigan has done good
2017-10-13 00:13
Naviboys are facing with strong buthurts now XD Lol one day u lose in final and u don't care Next day u lose in group stage and u don't care The day after u lose in closed qualifier and u don't care So soon navi will lose in open qualifier to some fpl boys
2017-10-12 23:00
#45
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Denmark Xipingu 
Exactly like NiP - I'm sure Navi is hitting that EXACT slump now :D Edit: VP as well. Already at the bottom of that well LUL
2017-10-12 23:04
#27
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Denmark Xipingu 
HAHAHAHHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHHAHA REPEATING NIP HISTORY, WELL DONE NOOBS =D - DECOY - BOT + ELECTRONIC + MIR OR ANGE1
2017-10-12 22:55
#41
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Ange1 i would say, and i also must say my wet dream is for them to kick edward aswell and add worldedit/mou so they have 3 top 10 riflers :o
2017-10-12 23:01
#49
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1, that would be the fix they need.
2017-10-12 23:04
#28
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Brazil Gunzel 
NaVi dead team
2017-10-12 22:55
No they just need time ahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahavavavavvavava
2017-10-13 16:05
Nobody on NaVi played particularly badly, they were just generally outclassed by Vega This isn't like the other games where simple goes +30 and they still lose, at least it was a team effort
2017-10-12 22:57
Stun? Not really...
2017-10-12 22:57
#34
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Norway anMu 
AAHAHAHHAHAH REKT. What now s1mple fanfags? Shit toxic kid ruined my 2015/2016 navi. P.S. I was watching 2nd map of this game on Nuke, navi winning 13:10 and lost to eco to 13:16 xD. HAHAHAHAHAHA
2017-10-12 22:58
#60
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World WestSideDude 
and what is s1mple's fault? they play like shit. sure. but s1mple carrying them as much as possible as a player can do.
2017-10-12 23:10
You are so delusional
2017-10-12 23:15
s1mple destroyed navi this is too funny LMAO come at me s1mple fangirls :> #thecryisfree
2017-10-12 22:58
good. Na'Vi dont deserve to be there.
2017-10-12 22:59
-edward -seized +electonic +mir
2017-10-12 23:00
Why should Vega let mir go when they are better than NaVi? axaxaxax
2017-10-12 23:02
Why wouldn't they? NaVi will pay for him around 200k, so it good deal for vega
2017-10-12 23:04
Yea sure, and btw would be hard to get electronic too, they wanted to get him after the major but Flipsid3 refused the deal afaik
2017-10-12 23:10
F3 demanded too much money, like 300-500k. That's why Electronic still not in NaVi, but they will be forced to pay for him
2017-10-12 23:13
ahh k ty
2017-10-12 23:33
I think teams tried getting mir but he wanna play with his mates
2017-10-13 07:38
-zeus -seized and if it's not enough -edward and -flamie. Team should be rebuilded from almost 0, not the shit like they make 2 last years: kick starix, make starix coach, kick zeus, bring zeus back, make seized captain, not make seized captain. They have tried all possible stuff with these players, so they should stop. CIS management is trash.
2017-10-12 23:17
#44
strize | 
Canada DiiSCO 
seized disband
2017-10-12 23:03
#46
 | 
Germany Tunio 
Kick Edward
2017-10-12 23:03
Why Edward?
2017-10-12 23:18
#142
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Germany Tunio 
hes the Problem
2017-10-13 11:12
Vega is a good team, but cmon, Na'Vi lost 12 games out of last 20. And they almost lost 3-4 more
2017-10-12 23:20
#50
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
loool
2017-10-12 23:04
gratz<3
2017-10-12 23:05
#53
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Vega are decent though But navi suck
2017-10-12 23:05
QUALIFY FOR QUALIFIER
2017-10-12 23:07
We need more qualifiers
2017-10-12 23:30
Not suprised
2017-10-12 23:09
"stun"
2017-10-12 23:10
LMAO was ez
2017-10-12 23:10
#61
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Turkey darkh1ous 
Tomorrow "Natus Vincere disband"
2017-10-12 23:12
#123
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Other anarh1st47 
"Natus Vincere signs Vega Squadron squad; ex-lineup left"
2017-10-13 03:41
#62
 | 
World WestSideDude 
The problem is NOT seized or anyone.... STOP LOOKING ON STATS. BUT IF YOU LIKE IT - LOOK AT chopper, mir and keshandr stats. they all are RED and with - THE WHOLE NA`Vi STYLE RIGHT NOW IS TOTAL TRASH. not the statistic or seized...
2017-10-12 23:12
+1
2017-10-12 23:14
#124
 | 
Other anarh1st47 
+1
2017-10-13 03:42
why all blaming Seized? vega must kick Chopper for that reason too? he got -16 at this match. but they still won 2-1 by maps.... it means the stats are useless here.
2017-10-12 23:14
chopper's rating is 1.05 and all stats in his profile are green, he is a stable performer. While seized has KPR, DPR, HS%, contribution below average and overall rating 0.93. Stop be delusional fanboy (flag checks out). And Navi's problem is not only seized, I'm blaming Zeus/Kane too and overall org management.
2017-10-12 23:26
#90
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Sweden Madrigals1 
for me kane is the first one out tho
2017-10-12 23:39
yes, but they need to fix many problems to perform again
2017-10-13 00:15
Na`Vi need to back to old system of trainings or idk. And stop blaming seized, or even Edward. they both are great players and several times top2 of Major. and Edward is a legend, who used to dominate the whole 1.6 scene back in the days. so he knows how to win. Na`Vi, guys, stop raging, start training. and training not just for "\/", but for real reasults.
2017-10-12 23:17
#72
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
something goes wrong with Na`Vi (last 2 years)
2017-10-12 23:21
They need a awper not simple i would say if they -seized +mou somehow would prob a scary team
2017-10-13 07:41
#74
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Vietnam rollofocker 
go liquid and vega!!
2017-10-12 23:24
#75
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Argentina GonzaPines 
navi disband pls
2017-10-12 23:25
#77
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Norway Phancy11 
haha rip (c)
2017-10-12 23:26
Stop the drama Na`Vi. You just need to breath deeply and start working!!! Maybe you need more time to focus on your MISTAKES! Not just on your aim or other shit. You need 1-2 weeks just to watch your replays, mistakes. To figure out how you could "play better" in some situations. (seized is NOT the problem...)
2017-10-12 23:30
#88
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Norway Phancy11 
Yes he IS the problem, he said it self in twitter. Its probably sarcasm, but true anyway.
2017-10-12 23:38
#80
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Russia razorVJ 
Vega actually have a good chance to make it through the wild card qual.
2017-10-12 23:30
no way. tyloo >vega
2017-10-13 04:44
vega 60% Tyloo 40% vega 40% Liquid 60% Faze no chance
2017-10-13 08:15
#81
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
jR GOD
2017-10-12 23:32
#82
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Brazil arunino 
Vega jR for president!
2017-10-12 23:32
kick decoy plsssssssssss
2017-10-12 23:34
freeS1mple
2017-10-12 23:37
#87
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
We need VP - Na'Vi showmatch to establish who is in shittier form.
2017-10-12 23:38
#91
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Norway Phancy11 
And winner meet NIP lul
2017-10-12 23:39
Nip is descent t2 team they have potential. Bit VP and NaVi are t4 shit that doesn't want to accept it
2017-10-13 16:08
#94
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Sweden Madrigals1 
10 overtimes in a bo1 match inc.
2017-10-12 23:41
Lol
2017-10-13 04:14
Buyout Electronic at once FFS !
2017-10-12 23:39
#92
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Poland ramones1 
Loooool
2017-10-12 23:40
hahahaha nice vega !)))
2017-10-12 23:41
#95
 | 
Kazakhstan 001RusKZ 
Good)
2017-10-12 23:41
"jR shines as Vega Squadron stun NaVi"
2017-10-12 23:41
#97
 | 
Argentina cri$9to 
simple/starix ceh9 markeloff zeus & edward
2017-10-12 23:44
Zeus should just bail and head back to Gambit
2017-10-12 23:44
Dosia is now calling for gambit lez go
2017-10-13 04:14
Good job Vega! I knew u could do it :) thx for the cash!!!
2017-10-12 23:48
"stun". Really? At this point Navi losing to tier 2 or tier 3 wouldn't be stunning at all. Until they get rid of useless players, they will not be relevant whatsoever
2017-10-12 23:52
#102
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
GJ VEGA LUL
2017-10-12 23:54
#110
 | 
Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
Seized=The new K1oKiNg
2017-10-13 00:20
NaVi can apologise as much as they want, but things are unlikely to change.
2017-10-13 00:23
"stun"
2017-10-13 00:37
faze liquid pls pls
2017-10-13 00:50
sukaedy
2017-10-13 01:15
disband this crap team
2017-10-13 01:45
I know, I saw it, they are a joke.
2017-10-15 17:35
Pomoyka
2017-10-13 01:48
#120
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Ez Las Vegas quadron
2017-10-13 02:13
Fix_Navi_ffs -Seized -Zeus +Electronic +ANGE1
2017-10-13 03:09
I disagree with -Zeus. Can't frag, but still a good IGL. Like an infinitely better seangares. Electronic is too expensive.
2017-10-13 04:55
Zeus is motivator he doesn't have strategies now
2017-10-13 16:16
#154
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
he has everything. Gambit are now playing on his startegies. and they were shit before him joined the team.
2017-10-13 22:49
Yeah yeah shit ofc brainless favella
2017-10-13 23:51
Becoming a bit of a fan of Vega, they play nice cs
2017-10-13 04:30
#130
ottoNd | 
Brazil wIDt 
Navi -seized inc.
2017-10-13 04:53
ez for fake JasonR
2017-10-13 05:04
ez for liquid and faze
2017-10-13 06:15
I told you. It's obviously Zeus 's plan to completely destroy NaVi. and leave again.
2017-10-13 07:04
JR hit some nutty shots on Nuke.
2017-10-13 07:24
rip tyloo
2017-10-13 11:57
stun ? no way expected
2017-10-13 12:27
#146
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Asia HikaruS 
The solution is -flamie -Edward -Siezed -Zeus +s1mple +s1mple +s1mple +s1mple
2017-10-13 14:31
#147
allu | 
Finland M1ttens 
-zeus +seangares
2017-10-13 15:45
Such pro, its unreal!
2017-10-13 17:33
#156
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
#s1mplebacktoliquid
2017-10-14 03:58
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