Natus Vincere have won their first match at the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier after beating Quantum Bellator Fire by a 16-8 scoreline.
The CIS clash did not begin the way many had predicted as Na`Vi got shut down on their way to the B site. Egor "flamie" Vasilyev then decided to take matters into his own hands as he picked up a quad-kill to level up the score, with the Ukrainian team following that up with two more rounds.
Quantum Bellator Fire were unwilling to let the map slide, however, and tightened up their defence, immediately countering Na`Vi's round wins to keep the game wide open. The Russian team eventually took the lead after stringing three rounds together, but Na`Vi picked up the pace to finish the half with eight rounds on the board.
The second half began with Natus Vincere further adding to their lead after taking the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev then came up huge with the AWP, picking up a quad-kill inside A and a triple-kill on the B site shortly afterwards. Quantum Bellator Fire struggled to penetrate the sites as Na`Vi kept their defence very tight, with the Ukrainians eventually locking down the map, 16-8, to move into the 1-0 pool of teams in Atlanta.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||29 - 12||+17||100.8||1.75|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||21 - 9||+12||84.2||1.49|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||18 - 13||+5||89.6||1.32|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||16 - 17||-1||81.0||1.19|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||12 - 15||-3||75.8||0.99|
|Quantum Bellator Fire||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Savelii 'jmqa' Braginjmqa||13 - 18||-5||71.8||0.90|
|Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' MatveyevwaterfaLLZ||14 - 20||-6||62.8||0.88|
|Aurimas 'Kvik' KvakšysKvik||15 - 18||-3||60.4||0.83|
|Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4||16 - 20||-4||68.8||0.79|
|Gregory 'balblna' Oleinickbalblna||8 - 20||-12||56.2||0.56|