Natus Vincere advance to playoffs by beating fnatic

Natus Vincere grabbed their third win of the New Legends Stage and booked a ticket for Boston by defeating fnatic 16-7 on Inferno.

Starting on the CT side, Natus Vincere was the team to grab the early control of the match. They won the pistol and two followups, as well as the second buy round, which broke fnatic economy right after Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Jesper "JW" Wecksell clutched out a 2v4.

Natus Vincere went on to grab a 7-1 lead before fnatic could add their second, but Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev showed up to get an early AWP entry on banana after that, stopping the Swedish side from getting any momentum. Egor "flamie" Vasilyev started the 11th round with a tripple kill, KRIMZ replied with one of his own, but his clutch attempt was denied by patient play from Denis "electronic" Sharipov (9-2).

Zeus' team did the majority of the work on the defensive side of Inferno

The first half finished with Natus Vincere having a giant 12-3 lead, s1mple started the second one with a great P250 headshot, but fnatic recovered in the 4v5 to grab the second pistol round. Natus Vincere pressured their opponents with consecutive force buys, finally breaking them with a fast mid push, making the score 13.7.

Natus Vincere followed that round up, taking back the control of the game, and with both the economy and the momentum on their side, didn't have a tough time closing out the game 16-7 in the end.

Matchpage
7
16
22nd January 2018
7
Inferno
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 19 - 18 +1 83.7 1.04
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 15 - 20 -5 72.2 0.86
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 12 - 19 -7 67.3 0.80
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 11 - 20 -9 69.6 0.74
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 6 - 21 -15 45.4 0.47
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 25 - 13 +12 105.7 1.65
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 25 - 13 +12 110.3 1.61
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 16 - 11 +5 68.8 1.27
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 18 - 16 +2 88.2 1.12
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 13 - 11 +2 60.0 1.12

Qualified
France G2   Europe FaZe
Russia Quantum Bellator Fire   Brazil SK
Ukraine Natus Vincere    
2-2
Europe mousesports   Turkey Space Soldiers
United States Cloud9
Russia Vega Squadron
Kazakhstan Gambit   Sweden fnatic
Eliminated
Denmark North   Poland Virtus.pro
Germany BIG   Denmark Astralis
United States Liquid


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
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
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
#1
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
gg CONGRATZ NAVI! FASTEST DWARF ON HLTV!
2018-01-22 23:54
g oh. you tricked me
2018-01-22 23:54
#37
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Legends system broken
2018-01-22 23:57
#43
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Finland t33mu 
swedistan cs xaxaxax
2018-01-22 23:58
Xaxaxa
2018-01-23 00:07
EZ
2018-01-22 23:54
#29
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United States Bigreddev 
aHaahahAha
2018-01-22 23:55
#24
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
NaVi cant do it in bo3
2018-01-22 23:55
#42
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
already did it with a mix team: hltv.org/matches/2317593/ukraine-vs-fnat.. LUL
2018-01-22 23:57
#45
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
... brollan is playing stop trying
2018-01-22 23:58
#46
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
and bondik&markeloff. cry is free
2018-01-22 23:58
#50
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
??? you arent making your argument any better
2018-01-22 23:59
#55
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
you are not either lul. Na`Vi wtihout 2 main players and fnatic without only 1, i bet you can add 2+2 here.
2018-01-23 00:00
#56
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
??? you arent making your argument any better
2018-01-23 00:01
#57
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
??? you arent making your argument any better
2018-01-23 00:01
#44
SmithZz | 
Turkey Qral 
Cry is free
2018-01-22 23:58
#75
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Brazil Krull_Br 
Soo free
2018-01-23 00:14
NaVi back to the top
2018-01-22 23:54
#3
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Austria P0w3RfuL 
feelsbadman
2018-01-22 23:54
#4
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Estonia sux3ss 
sad
2018-01-22 23:54
#5
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Sweden ThorinEk 
fnatic take next match
2018-01-22 23:54
#41
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United States LookitsJrd 
Nope
2018-01-22 23:57
#64
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Gambit washed up dosias stomach so big he cant reach keyboard and mouse cause cant get close enough to desk.
2018-01-23 00:05
#70
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United States LookitsJrd 
Rip
2018-01-23 00:11
#73
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Sweden ThorinEk 
yeah i mean i feel as a professional player that might actually be a problem in the long run you feel me?
2018-01-23 00:13
#76
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United States LookitsJrd 
He needs to work out with pasha since pasha has more time on his hands
2018-01-23 00:15
#6
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Ukraine twil 
at least legend spot
2018-01-22 23:54
#7
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Lithuania Squash83 
well played
2018-01-22 23:54
#8
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Portugal Joefilas 
rip vega & ss although they will probably go against each other because we are unlocko
2018-01-22 23:55
#74
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Sweden ThorinEk 
guess today is your lucky day
2018-01-23 00:13
#77
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Portugal Joefilas 
Guess so
2018-01-23 00:15
Ufff
2018-01-22 23:54
#11
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France t3r4byt3 
nice to see Na'Vi getting Legends status back, s1mple deserves it
2018-01-22 23:54
#27
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Sweden ThorinEk 
flag aint check out
2018-01-22 23:55
#49
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France t3r4byt3 
do you mean the Fnatic flair? yeah not happy about Fnatic losing, but it is nice to see Na'Vi become Legends again after the Krakow shitfest
2018-01-22 23:59
#62
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Sweden ThorinEk 
well i really liked fnatic knocking navi out of krakow. #neverforget
2018-01-23 00:04
+1
2018-01-23 07:07
#13
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Ukraine ravenous150 
gg
2018-01-22 23:54
Hg
2018-01-22 23:54
#15
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Guardian was the problem kappa Zeus was the soluttion
2018-01-22 23:55
s1mple is a god
2018-01-22 23:54
#17
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
expected
2018-01-22 23:54
#18
s1mple | 
Ukraine K3KUS 
Ggwp
2018-01-22 23:54
#19
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Other Phinks 
Good job boys <3
2018-01-22 23:54
#20
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Denmark JustYes 
ez
2018-01-22 23:55
ez
2018-01-22 23:55
#22
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
nt KRiMZ
2018-01-22 23:55
#23
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Norway Phancy11 
Edward was insane today! Ggwp. I still don't understand why fnatic did choose terrorist side???
2018-01-22 23:55
ez.
2018-01-22 23:55
wp, now Vega to win I hope, cis stronk
2018-01-22 23:55
EZ
2018-01-22 23:55
Lets go space soldiers! Lets go boys
2018-01-22 23:55
4 LEGEND TEAMS ELIMINATED, AND 4 CHALLENGER TEAM ADVANCED TO PLAYOFF LOL
2018-01-22 23:55
#32
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Spain Mahtu 
Ez 4 NaVi
2018-01-22 23:55
Great to see Zeus and Simple rising together. If they fix they game with eletronic firepower +edward experience and flamie suporting this line can really go huge. I cheer for Navi since 2010, the team i consider still the best ever!
2018-01-22 23:55
+1 bruh
2018-01-23 07:07
wow not expected
2018-01-22 23:56
#35
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Russia 12344213123 
sad any team will fuck them 16-1 in 1/4
2018-01-22 23:56
#39
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Latvia pumasiK 
haters gonna hate
2018-01-22 23:57
It's going to be Gambit-Vega, Mousesports-C9, and Fnatic-SpaceSoldiers
2018-01-22 23:56
Flamie has been rolling back the years this tournament Its been good to watch
2018-01-22 23:57
#40
FalleN | 
Brazil nando1c 
Well played Na'Vi!
2018-01-22 23:57
#47
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
Flamie: um.. hello
2018-01-22 23:58
yeet
2018-01-22 23:59
#51
HOAR | 
Poland SZPERNi 
fnatic ty kurwo bez szkoly jebane bezmozgi
2018-01-22 23:59
#52
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Ukraine DIE4THEKING 
NICE LA
2018-01-22 23:59
cant wait to see they get 2x0ed at the first bo3 to laugh at s1mple fanbois xD #s1mpledestroyednavi
2018-01-22 23:59
#59
s1mple | 
Europe zrX_ 
calm your tits
2018-01-23 00:02
mark this threat :>
2018-01-23 00:04
#86
s1mple | 
Europe zrX_ 
vs qbfire .. dont think its gonna be 2-0 =)
2018-01-23 09:21
well, they got a t3 team... lets see after that =p I mean... the time they get a real team will be a 2x0, mark this threat :>
2018-01-23 09:50
#90
s1mple | 
Europe zrX_ 
youre fucking dumb
2018-01-26 21:20
reported cant accept facts and start crying LMAO
2018-01-26 21:20
#92
s1mple | 
Europe zrX_ 
calm down
2018-01-26 22:08
you are the one mad af, calling me "fucking dumb" LUL
2018-01-26 22:12
#94
s1mple | 
Europe zrX_ 
seems like you respond to my messages to quick , can you leave hltv for at least an hour ?
2018-01-26 22:14
no hltv isnt a forum, is a way of life. #HLTVarmy
2018-01-26 22:50
Zeus i Edward sobrali ramu! Poryado4no. Teper only 1st place.
2018-01-23 00:00
EZ 4 EDWARD AKA INFERNO KING
2018-01-23 00:02
Eliminated: North - expected & deserved Virtus.pro - sad BIG - sad, I wanted to see some solid German team Astralis - sad, wtf is going on with them? Do they need to replace IGLs every couple of years to not suck? FeTiSh, karrigan, now gla1ve? Liquid - no ELiGE carrying hard - no win.
2018-01-23 00:04
#72
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Brazil davidzor 
JDM needs to leave. Even a Zews had more impact on key rounds than him.
2018-01-23 00:13
a zews?
2018-01-23 01:05
#81
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Brazil davidzor 
A coach*. I thought about him thats why I wrote Zews ;p
2018-01-23 01:09
"Virtus.pro - sad" why sad? it's not like they have shown some good cs... they were eliminated hard by tier2-3 teams even.
2018-01-23 07:06
Didn't say it wasn't deserved, but it's still sad, because legends shouldn't get rekt that way. I know NiP didn't ever get to the qualifiers, but it still suxx to see how those giants get defeated so hard. I want them to come back stronger, but I doubt they will not retire after IEM Katowice.
2018-01-23 10:40
2 CIS teams Legends not bad Lets GO Vega and Gambit!
2018-01-23 00:07
#69
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Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
+let's go Vega gambit we can do it
2018-01-23 00:09
Nice
2018-01-23 00:08
#68
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Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
For those who say that s1mple carry Navi , anyway welcome back to legends boys now nothing holding us back
2018-01-23 00:08
#71
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Brazil davidzor 
S1mple deserved
2018-01-23 00:12
Godward
2018-01-23 00:23
#79
Sunde | 
World sfu 
As I said, tier3 team aka krimz+4 can't handle tier2 team like NaVi
2018-01-23 00:24
YEAH!!!! Na`Vi are legends again!!!!!
2018-01-23 07:04
#89
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Serbia R4ngO 
Na'Vi for life
2018-01-23 18:14
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