s1mple shines as Na`Vi edge past Heroic

Natus Vincere have secured a spot in the DreamHack Winter semi-final stage after edging past Heroic on three maps.

The series kicked off on Inferno, Heroic's map pick, but it was Na`Vi who drew first blood, thanks to a trio of quick kills from Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev to open up the B site. The Danish team hit back on eco after catching Natus Vincere's players off-guard with a full B stack, setting themselves up for a 3-1 lead.

The rest of the half was all about Na`Vi's impressive offense. The Ukrainian team took control of proceedings and shut down any chances of Heroic building up an economy or stringing rounds together, closing out the half with a commanding 11-4 lead.

Natus Vincere piled more misery on Heroic by taking the first three rounds of the second half, increasing their lead to 14-4. The Danes still scrapped a round to keep their hopes alive, but then Edward earned map point for his team with a quad-kill inside B, with the Ukrainians also taking the following round to lock down the map.

s1mple led the charge for Na`Vi

Overpass was the map that followed, and it was a completely different story. Heroic got off to a flying start and won nine of the first ten rounds as they did not give Na`Vi any room to operate. It was only then that Na`Vi's offense finally came to life, with the Ukrainians stringing four rounds together to bring the deficit to 9-5 before Jakob "JUGi" Hansen picked up a triple kill to earn his team's tenth round of the game.

Na`Vi came from the break a livelier side and won the first three rounds of the half to bring the deficit to just two rounds. But a comeback was not on the cards: after buying up, Heroic regained control of the match, winning five rounds straight to reach map point. Natus Vincere then finally brought Heroic's streak to an end, but there was no stopping the Danes from taking the map.

It all came down to Train, the decider map, which began with Heroic winning the pistol round as CT and the following anti-eco. A successful third-round buy then earned Na`Vi their first round of the map and sparked a fantastic run from the Ukrainians. The rounds that the Danes edged out were few and far between, and with their economy getting constantly reset, they were limited to just four rounds in the half.

Heroic go out in the groups

Now playing on the Terrorist side, Heroic kept the pace extremely high during the early stages and won the first five rounds of the half to bring the deficit to 11-9. Natus Vincere then tightened up their defense, and the game turned into an AWP duel between Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and JUGi. The 20-year-old Dane still tried to get his team back in the game, but Na`Vi eventually secured the map to seal passage to the semi-finals.

Matchpage
2
1
2nd December 2017
16
Inferno
5
9
Overpass
16
16
Train
12

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 71 - 45 +26 87.9 1.43
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 53 - 47 +6 80.1 1.14
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 53 - 49 +4 71.2 1.09
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 36 - 43 -7 65.2 0.98
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 33 - 52 -19 62.7 0.81
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 56 - 43 +13 70.8 1.14
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 49 - 44 +5 73.2 1.06
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 56 - 52 +4 84.9 1.04
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 41 - 54 -13 71.4 0.86
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 34 - 53 -19 54.9 0.71

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
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
#1
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North America Krulcifer 
I did it mom Finally!!!!
2017-12-02 19:57
#13
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Brazil Neegger 
s1mple best player ever /close
2017-12-02 19:58
#28
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World WestSideDude 
+1
2017-12-02 19:59
#52
rain | 
Europe f0restpr0 
true af
2017-12-02 20:07
+all
2017-12-02 21:51
+1
2017-12-03 08:33
#114
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Australia Tails  
Vs tier 2 teams :D
2017-12-03 09:27
#115
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Finland itsansuu 
+1111
2017-12-03 13:02
#24
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World WestSideDude 
s1mple is the best player EVER.
2017-12-02 19:59
#44
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Slovakia SLAVak 
you did your mom? that's fucked up mate
2017-12-02 20:03
#48
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North America Krulcifer 
well no because i said i did IT so like i see what u meant but no srry
2017-12-02 20:05
#49
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Slovakia SLAVak 
you've done your IT tests? well then congrats mate
2017-12-02 20:06
Lol wtf does that even mean? Learn to english broski
2017-12-02 20:44
#86
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North America Krulcifer 
Idk at this point my dude
2017-12-02 21:45
Not bad
2017-12-02 19:57
s1mple join FaZe, ffs
2017-12-02 19:58
new faze : rain, xyp9x, simple, niko, guardian
2017-12-02 20:11
mb -rain +shox (shox much better i think)
2017-12-02 20:12
#57
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
shox in 2k17 lol
2017-12-02 20:13
#64
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
hope you kidding cuz rain is top5 player and shox is not even top20
2017-12-02 20:23
#76
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Shox only better if back to form and not igl
2017-12-02 20:44
Rain has been a much mofe solid player lifetime than shox will ever be. Shox has his great moments and is one hell of a player but rain is just so dam consistent its fucking insane. Hes been a top10 rated player basically his whole career. Shox may be flashy but id take rain's consistently over shox any day of the week. Again not taking away from shox he is def one of the best players in the game. His ability to aim and readjust is almost unmatched. Just not as consistent.
2017-12-02 20:48
"Rain has been a much mofe solid player lifetime than shox will ever be. " This statement made me burst out laughing not even kidding Shox has been a top 10 player for 9 years now going on 10 and Rain hasn't been once stfu you stupid retard fanboy. 2009 on wards (excluding 2017) he has been a top 5 player across 2 games, they say FaZe fans are toxic retards who are delusional but you take the cake without a doubt and I didn't read the rest of your comment btw not really worht it after that first sentence.
2017-12-03 05:16
#111
ALEX | 
France Telt 
Well, he (she) was polite.. I really don't get why you'd insult someone you don't even know, just because you have another opinion. On top of that nobody wants to agree with such an agressive comment. You see, just arguing "normally" would be much more efficient
2017-12-03 08:29
I'm sick of seeing these stupid FaZe fanboys that don't know shit about CS spread their toxic opinions everywhere. He said in his opening sentence of his comment that Rain is a much more solid player LIFETIME than shox will ever be, Rain has been good for a couple months of 2017, Shox has been a top 5 player for 8 years straight in 2 different games how can you not insult someone who is spreading this garbage on HLTV. Edit: I also want to point out what he said isn't an opinion it's a flat out lie.
2017-12-03 08:34
#119
ALEX | 
France Telt 
Then do it politely, being.that agressive only gives a poor picture of you and what you write, no matter whether you're right or not
2017-12-03 20:38
I usually am but that statement actually triggered me, I know now that it was bait and I took the bait so there is nothing more I can do now.
2017-12-03 23:54
Lol first off i dislike faze but show respect where needed. And shox is great but rain is more consistent. Ive watched loads of cs played since 13 and actively bet over 3k a month so i think i know what im saying. Feel free to go back threw the rankings and Youll see what im saying. But your comment did make me giggle as u got so upset. Maybe calm down a lil then post. Shox is flashy rain is consistent. Ask anyone.
2017-12-03 22:39
"rain is more consistent" Rain good for 3-4 months Shox one of the best in the world for 8+ years Yes Rain is REALLY more consistent. I'm not upset, I always insult stupid kids it's something I have to work on apparently forgot I was on HLTV.... Shox is on another level of consistency than Rain, Rain good for a couple months of the whole year in 2017, Shox top player for 8+ years, this isn't a proper discussion you're obviously baiting and I took the bait.
2017-12-03 23:44
Lol
2017-12-04 05:31
Shox isn’t even top3 player in his team, lmao
2017-12-03 18:07
2009-2016 Top 5-10 in the world Rain never been top 20 lmao see ya dood This bait I'm falling for it obviously but obviously FaZe/Rain fans know literally nothing about CS and post this type of comments specifically to bait people who do. Rain is decent player like the 3rd-4th best player on FaZe does his role pretty well and doesn't talk so much shit like other players with huge ego.
2017-12-03 23:48
xyp9x would not be as good in a not danish team
2017-12-02 20:36
The idea of NiKo and s1mple in the same team makes me jizz. They'd make life hell for the rest of the team tho haha
2017-12-03 13:44
#4
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Sweden aer1aL 
NA'VI IN 2K17 LUL
2017-12-02 19:57
#6
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Russia Maxul 
Gj
2017-12-02 19:57
s1mple #CSGOD +26
2017-12-02 19:58
s1mple csgod
2017-12-02 19:58
es3tag always bottom frag
2017-12-02 19:58
its not a problem. he great suport, its all bro
2017-12-02 20:12
#65
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France cedd 
it is a problem. old heroic roster never had a guy as shit as es3
2017-12-02 20:27
CSGOD
2017-12-02 19:58
#12
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Netherlands eoNs! 
S1mple ruined Navi myth busted
2017-12-02 19:59
#99
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
The main myth - don't bet on Navi, don't bet against them.
2017-12-02 23:14
xd
2017-12-02 19:58
#16
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World WestSideDude 
+26 for csgod
2017-12-02 19:58
Expected from the man, the legend, the prodigy.
2017-12-02 19:58
Yeah, flamie really did good!
2017-12-02 20:02
0/8 x2
2017-12-02 20:03
#18
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
#world class
2017-12-02 19:58
#19
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Argentina wfc 
s1mple Vincere
2017-12-02 19:58
#20
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
#1 player but #15 team :( Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2017-12-02 19:58
Hope you are happy! -NeonAssasin
2017-12-02 20:07
I don't know if he's number 1, not like he's doing this against top opposition. Have a nice day regardless! -perkelemeister
2017-12-02 20:10
+1 but I think he's at the very least top 5 if not that, top 10 for sure maybe 6th or 7th.
2017-12-02 20:19
#72
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Malaysia byaIi 
Hope you are happy! -NeonAssasin
2017-12-02 20:34
#100
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Brazil sprk1 
simple can suck my big fat D -spaark1
2017-12-02 23:34
#21
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Netherlands eoNs! 
yeeee boy
2017-12-02 19:59
#22
Jame | 
Denmark PATMAN-DK 
es3tag poor performance again :/
2017-12-02 19:58
Again and again, GG S1mple
2017-12-02 19:59
jugi tried
2017-12-02 19:59
Media: Simpl3 god Forums: bot Simpl3
2017-12-02 19:59
#31
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
bcuz: media: true men with good lifes forums: braindead haters and nolife retards + schoolboys
2017-12-02 20:00
yep
2017-12-02 20:00
0/8 k
2017-12-02 20:02
#42
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
last thing I would do in this life is asking a Brazilian about his pathetic opinion sorry.
2017-12-02 20:03
So salty, l wonder why.
2017-12-02 20:03
#61
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Europe Vallon 
''media: true men with good lifes'' Ahahahaha, nice one.
2017-12-02 20:18
The media in this case isn't refering to the bbc foxnews etc zzzzzz
2017-12-02 20:33
#30
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
#CSGOD
2017-12-02 19:59
#32
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Belarus sheexN 
Na'Vi vs. Bots. in hard game na'vi get win to score 2-1. fantastic!
2017-12-02 20:00
#34
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
nt faget 0/8
2017-12-02 20:01
#36
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Finland Smoonah 
es3tag at lan lulstons
2017-12-02 20:01
"S1mple destroyed navi" LOL yeaaa tell me again how s1mple isnt single handedly carrying a bunch of scrubs that would get literally nowhere without him..
2017-12-02 20:01
#46
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
+1 those kids never change they will keep this "s1mple toxic" "s1mple don't communicate" "s1mple plays for frags" and other DOGSHIT.
2017-12-02 20:04
#40
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Russia Peeronid 
electronic overrated
2017-12-02 20:02
#41
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
es3tag is handicap
2017-12-02 20:02
turkey is handicap
2017-12-02 20:07
hahah
2017-12-02 20:14
#82
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Usa isnt a handicap 4 terorist groups too
2017-12-02 21:11
#47
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
If s1mple had a REAL tier 1 / top 5 team, like coldzera has SK, or NiKo has FaZe, he would easily be contending for the best player in the world. Until then, he will always have to hard carry in 99% of his games. Deal with it haters.
2017-12-02 20:04
#59
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
any team simple joined would become t2
2017-12-02 20:15
#60
FlipiN | 
Spain rastleh 
t1* but with time.
2017-12-02 20:17
Yeah like Hr run at the major or liquid amiright?
2017-12-02 20:33
#85
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
do you also remember how liquid bombed out of dreamhack in last place after losing to tyloo? and had no results except major ? and that players where close to killing each other because of how bad the atmosphere was? navi whith s1mple also won a big event, but you wouldn't say the team is good, would you?
2017-12-02 21:36
I only remember the fact that without s1mple liquid would have no fucking chance. He just wanted to go home after that and that's it. And the semi at the major was more important than anything else. The major is the sole reason a team like f3 is still alive for exemple.
2017-12-02 21:46
+1!
2017-12-02 22:14
#62
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
God S1mple is back?
2017-12-02 20:18
He was never there, lul
2017-12-02 21:25
back? he is always here!
2017-12-02 22:15
Hopefully electronic finds his game this event, theyre gonna need him for the w
2017-12-02 20:28
#67
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Niko u turd
2017-12-02 20:29
Final Gambit-Navi
2017-12-02 20:30
#70
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
s1mple destroys NaVi ... U thought this story is true? it's unfortunately wrong
2017-12-02 20:33
+1 only idiot kids and baiters-trolls type that shit about "destroyed"
2017-12-02 22:13
#73
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France 1Faren 
When people say s1mple destroyed Navi xD Na'Vi gonna destroy S1mple's career
2017-12-02 20:35
xD +1
2017-12-02 22:12
#75
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Why people say s1mple destroyed Navi? He is the 1 playing good
2017-12-02 20:37
he is playing like 5 players together
2017-12-02 22:13
#80
NiKo | 
United States skurr 
s1mple so good
2017-12-02 20:58
stop with this xyz shines as it's cringy af
2017-12-02 21:11
-1 it looks better than boring title names. and btw s1mple shined like a GOD once again so it's pretty much deserved...
2017-12-02 22:12
s1mple is crazy
2017-12-02 21:25
EZ 4 CSGOD S1MPLE FUCK THE HATERS
2017-12-02 21:42
#90
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Slovakia rage999 
only 87.9 adr with +26 LUL baiter
2017-12-02 21:57
nt idiot he is AWPer and entry
2017-12-02 22:12
check his flag static.hltv.org/images/bigflags/30x20/SK.. obv guardian tard
2017-12-02 23:40
s1mple enjoying this level of play
2017-12-02 22:50
#101
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Finland Vkims 
Winning makes you happy no matter what level it is
2017-12-02 23:38
#102
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United Kingdom H1dd3nNiP 
s1mple is not overrated Scream is stupid arab
2017-12-02 23:39
#104
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Brazil cadik 
s1mple shines in groups of tier 4 tournament. nothing new
2017-12-03 00:34
+1
2017-12-03 04:57
+20 /30 everymatch..
2017-12-03 01:24
#106
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Indonesia FinZzz 
To the people who says simple ruins navi, where you at?
2017-12-03 01:41
#108
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Sweden lagcats 
s1mple must be way more consistent
2017-12-03 05:02
I cant wait for navi to go to tier 5 if s1mple leaves navi,considering how everyone says he ruins navi
2017-12-03 05:18
#116
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France 1Faren 
Well, they have Electronic and Flamie so they are still ok, the roster without s1mple is still better than F3
2017-12-03 13:29
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