mousesports and Natus Vincere move into the 2-0 bracket in Kiev

mousesports and Natus Vincere move into the 2-0 bracket of the Swiss group stage after beating SK and Gambit, respectively, in three map matches.

The Gambit vs. Natus Vincere match kicked off on Overpass, with the former taking the lead out of the gate after muscling their way to the B site and taking the round after eliminating all their opponents, but Natus Vincere won the forcebuy as doubles by Denis "electronic" Sharipov and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev with the CZ and scout, respectively, gave their team the equalizer. Gambit fought back and won a forcebuy of their own, establishing a lead in the early game.

Natus Vincere were eventually able to get back in the game, and closed the early 3-7 deficit into a 7-8 half, but Gambit won the second pistol round to deny Natus Vincere the equalizer, although Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and co. were able to bring it even after 20 rounds, 10-10. Late in the map, Natus Vincere brought it close but were eventually unable to win, giving it up to Gambit, 16-13. s1mple, whose performance is usually vital to his team’s results delivered a mediocre performance, while Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov went off with 28 kills and a 1.43 map rating.

Na`Vi were able to close out Train on the terrorist side

Natus Vincere started Mirage on a better foot, winning the first pistol round, the anti-ecos, and the first gun round for a 4-0 lead on the attacking side. The Russian-Ukrainian side then put out unrelentless aggression, winning almost every round. Midway through the half, though, Gambit linked a couple rounds together to put Natus Vincere in economic turmoil and were able to bring a one-sided half back to 7-8.

The second half started with Gambit winning another pistol round thanks to a triple by Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov, tying the match up and taking the lead after winning the anti-ecos. s1mple was back in the game, however, leading his team on the scoreboard and keeping the match close. With 12-12 on the board, Natus Vincere were able to win three in a row to get on match point, closing the map out eventually as s1mple broke the 30 frag mark.

AdreN’s men were no match for Na`Vi’s attack on Train

The third and final map of the series, Train, saw Natus Vincere start on the CT side and take the first pistol round. The first gun round was going the way of Gambit, but a 1vs3 by Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko on A with a FAMAS kept Natus Vincere ahead with a clean sheet. As Gambit were mounting a comeback, 3-6, s1mple denied them with an ace, but he then lost a 1vs2 Hobbit and Denis "seized" Kostin and Natus Vincere had to go on an eco. The half, which started in Na`Vi’s favor, ended with them barely taking it, 8-7.

The second half was a one-team show, as Zeus & co. took the pistol round on the attacking side and gave up only two rounds in the half before closing the match out, 16-9, to keep their record in the tournament clean.

Matchpage
2
1
18th February 2018
13
Overpass
16
16
Mirage
13
16
Train
9

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 71 - 55 +16 84.7 1.25
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 70 - 54 +16 85.2 1.24
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 60 - 57 +3 79.2 1.10
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 54 - 59 -5 74.9 1.02
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 46 - 54 -8 67.1 0.93
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 65 - 58 +7 80.1 1.11
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 56 - 62 -6 77.3 1.03
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 52 - 59 -7 66.1 0.95
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 51 - 63 -12 69.7 0.94
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 53 - 60 -7 72.3 0.93

The B stream match, which pitted mousesports and SK kicked off on Mirage, where mousesports took the early lead after winning the T-side pistol round and the following anti-ecos. SK went down 0-4, but then started piling rounds together to take the lead, 5-4, a one round lead they maintained all the way to the half-time pause.

The second half saw mousesports settle into the defending position, where they won six of the first seven rounds—the one being a 2vs5 by Marcelo "coldzera" David and Epitacio "TACO" de Melo—with Robin "ropz" Kool and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi putting in good numbers to keep the Brazilians at bay. The European combine gave up one more round, but were then able to win the following round and get on match point. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo & co. stayed alive with doubles by TACO and coldzera to go 11-15 and send mousesports into an eco. The Brazilian squad clawed their way to the thirtieth round, but landed just short of the shore as a triple by Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný in B stopped SK on their tracks, giving mousesports the 16th round.

mouz move on to the 2-0 bracket

The second map, Cobblestone, started with SK taking control on defense. It wasn’t until the sixth round that mousesports got on the board with a clean sweep of the B bomb site. Little by little mousesports started to get back in the half, but coldzera helped keep SK up with excellent defensive play on B. The half ended 9-6 for SK, with the second half open for the taking.

After switching sides mousesports won the second pistol round and the anti-ecos, tying it up the match and putting the ball in SK’s court. The match went back-and-forth as both teams traded rounds and kept the match tied. Heading into the final stretch, though, it was SK who were able to dismantle mousesports’ defenses, winning the map 16-11 and taking it to a third.

SK were unable to break mouz’s defenses on Inferno

Inferno was slated as the decider map, and SK started out winning it on the CT side as Ricardo "boltz" Prass and coldzera each got a double in the pistol round to kick it off. The third round went the way of mousesports, who were able to follow it up and tie it up early on, 2-2. oskar got a quad-kill, including a 1vs2 afterplant defense, after which mousesports jumped on the early lead, which they kept all the way to the half, 9-6.

Having won the pistol round, SK were able to tie the match, 9-9, after taking both anti-ecos. With guns in their hands, mousesports was another team, winning six rounds in a row to match point, and closing it out after losing only one gun round in the whole half, 16-10.

Brazil
Matchpage
1
2
18th February 2018
14
Mirage
16
16
Cobblestone
11
10
Inferno
16

 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 72 - 46 +26 81.3 1.28
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 64 - 48 +16 76.3 1.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 47 - 62 -15 75.2 0.95
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 41 - 59 -18 57.3 0.79
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 37 - 61 -24 65.1 0.78
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 65 - 49 +16 82.5 1.28
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 67 - 50 +17 85.0 1.23
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 56 - 50 +6 75.2 1.12
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 60 - 53 +7 78.8 1.09
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 28 - 59 -31 42.7 0.64

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
994
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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Slovakia cAway 
happy for my boi styko, gratz
2018-02-18 20:33
-31
2018-02-18 20:34
#21
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Slovakia jano5216 
? Jebe mu to?
2018-02-18 20:35
#86
Czech Republic PalY 
totalne ale :D
2018-02-18 21:33
He’s a good clutch player
2018-02-18 20:37
rofl
2018-02-18 20:37
#40
lamp | 
Libya mothh 
high impact player GODstyko
2018-02-18 20:39
#47
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Slovakia bombmeister 
this!
2018-02-18 20:42
happy for s1mple
2018-02-18 20:42
2nd
2018-02-18 20:33
Sk_Was_Tired_LuL
2018-02-18 20:44
NewYearNewFlag
2018-02-18 20:44
Had to play B stream, because Brazilian
2018-02-18 20:51
Those shit you’re talking about, are you sober? or is it just after you make love to your boyfriend?
2018-02-18 20:53
#78
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
You want know a sexual life of 2 gays?
2018-02-18 21:16
#3
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Czech Republic HunTerOG 
Let'S go Mouz
2018-02-18 20:33
#4
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Europe b7ack0ut 
gg
2018-02-18 20:33
#5
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World aagii247 
new era is coming it can be any team
2018-02-18 20:33
#6
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Norway mohzart 
SK HAHAHHAA
2018-02-18 20:33
Stop laughing Your faze is gonna lose to c9 now
2018-02-18 20:34
#49
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Norway mohzart 
AT LEAST FAZE CAN BEAT TIER 3 MOUZ AHAHAHAHHA
2018-02-18 20:43
Faze lose to tier 10 shitter NA CS LUL. how do you lose to amerifats idiots. they eat mcdonalds and watch fatly gut on tv while shooting schools.
2018-02-18 20:47
#63
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Norway mohzart 
"tier 10" beat sk twice and faze once in bo3. LOOOOOOOOL NIP IN 2016-2018
2018-02-18 20:48
2018-02-18 23:50
#42
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Europe ash215 
Why laugh at sk idiot.... Lul Faze chokers...
2018-02-18 20:40
#7
s1mple | 
Russia dra9on 
[G]ood [G]ame
2018-02-18 20:33
#8
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France Underbre 
f
2018-02-18 20:33
#10
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Norway Phancy11 
Felps > boltz
2018-02-18 20:34
#20
s1mple | 
Russia dra9on 
maybe
2018-02-18 20:35
#35
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
felps > taco boltz > taco
2018-02-18 20:38
boombl4 > flamie > Felps > boltz
2018-02-18 20:40
#11
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Russia i_fos 
ez4whywhy
2018-02-18 20:34
If I couldn't sell my premium SK fan membership when they lost Sommit, now i'll have to give it away for free. WTF boltz is wortest than TACO
2018-02-18 20:34
#22
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World aagii247 
Wtf Taco is important to Sk. U just watch score like the noob hahah
2018-02-18 20:35
Sure, to increase Baitzera's stats only
2018-02-18 20:36
#39
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World aagii247 
He do imortant kills man. It is better to get so many eco frags or good clutch frags? I think Taco is good i dont care about frags but i do care what he do in the team
2018-02-18 20:39
#13
Latvia kjyy 
fuck yeah wp mouz
2018-02-18 20:34
good for mous and botJ
2018-02-18 20:34
keep it up mouz
2018-02-18 20:34
Styko is a god
2018-02-18 20:34
#17
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
SK is dead! love it <3
2018-02-18 20:34
#18
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Czech Republic B0barian 
ChrisJ ROFL
2018-02-18 20:34
#23
rain | 
United States Yeeeeeh 
lmao sk gaming btw trash team trash players #RUNFAZE #FAZETOP1 #HATERSAREMOTIVATORS
2018-02-18 20:35
#28
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World aagii247 
Sk and faze and old teams era is over man new teams coming
2018-02-18 20:36
#94
rain | 
United States Yeeeeeh 
nt
2018-02-18 23:17
#24
trace | 
Argentina rodrigao 
Fertop3
2018-02-18 20:36
#25
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
GG I knew mouz could take it.
2018-02-18 20:36
Botsk
2018-02-18 20:36
#31
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Denmark Xipingu 
"S1mple ruined Na'Vi" Fucking idiots, lmao. GZ Navi and Mouz! #SKDOWN
2018-02-18 20:37
chrisj -31 wtf is that
2018-02-18 20:37
fer & boltz struggle hard They may not really care about this tournament, then the question is why to even have attended it?
2018-02-18 20:37
#91
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Brazil ovomexido 
they care, but they're just playing bad... only coldzera stepping up, boltz needs to find himself on the server asap same for fer
2018-02-18 22:53
sk haters are the funniest people on hltv
2018-02-18 20:37
Because, they play lucky cs. )))))))))))))
2018-02-18 20:40
#36
oskar | 
Czech Republic Skleepy 
"oskar got a quad-kill" That was an ace bro.
2018-02-18 20:38
+1
2018-02-18 20:44
eZ for nude sender Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
2018-02-18 20:38
#38
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
'sk didn't win because they had a standin' > boltz -24 LUL
2018-02-18 20:38
#44
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Latvia Tibro 
EZ 4 NAVI LMAO SK
2018-02-18 20:40
Expected. mouz > SK
2018-02-18 20:41
#46
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Brazil Nickzim 
SK Gaming and the amazing ability to get worse the more it trains.
2018-02-18 20:42
Sk rofl Plays better with stand in. Hacks outdated
2018-02-18 20:43
DESERVED
2018-02-18 20:43
SKG saving effort for WESG you heard it here first.
2018-02-18 20:43
#53
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Europe tweekzter 
Thats what happens when mouz players perform like they are able to. Unfortunately most of the time they are too inconsistent.
2018-02-18 20:43
#53
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Europe tweekzter 
Thats what happens when mouz players perform like they are able to. Unfortunately most of the time they are too inconsistent.
2018-02-18 20:43
#53
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Europe tweekzter 
Thats what happens when mouz players perform like they are able to. Unfortunately most of the time they are too inconsistent.
2018-02-18 20:43
#56
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Ukraine extezy10 
finally navi
2018-02-18 20:44
#59
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
NaVi 3-0 <3
2018-02-18 20:44
#61
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
lmao so ez
2018-02-18 20:46
#EdwardOldXYUCAC <3 Love this guy
2018-02-18 20:51
mouz top1 2018
2018-02-18 20:52
"Wait until they get boltz, they had a stand in" - SK fans January 2018 "They don't care about these events" - SK fans February 2018 "RIP SK" - SK fans March 2018
2018-02-18 20:52
#70
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Brazil vass28 
gg wp mouz, so many sk haters lol
2018-02-18 20:54
#71
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Russia razorVJ 
boltz is too fat to win a game
2018-02-18 20:55
#73
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Brazil kaikatsuwa 
Is a Bo3 swiss format... everyone still have a chance for win for finals (a lucky draw and/or a good day helping, like Tyloo).
2018-02-18 21:00
#82
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Syria bezaa 
excuses, excuses. Sk are a sinking ship, admit it
2018-02-18 21:23
#74
AREA | 
Finland VALTZUb 
botJ 28 kills in 83 rounds OMEGALUL
2018-02-18 21:01
Boltz lul 37-61 not bad....
2018-02-18 21:03
Fuck gambit cant win even 3v1
2018-02-18 21:05
#77
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
lol sk
2018-02-18 21:07
Well done mouz! Keep it going and please do not go 2-3 now!
2018-02-18 21:17
S1mple + Flamie = deadly duo, one of the best ever.
2018-02-18 21:18
one of the best ever in ukraine
2018-02-18 21:20
in the World.
2018-02-18 21:26
ye, as I said, in their world
2018-02-18 21:34
No in general. You are hater as I see. So it's ok that you think otherwise. Stay noob'd.
2018-02-18 21:38
#84
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Ukraine depcher 
Kyiv*
2018-02-18 21:30
kajiv ?
2018-02-18 21:58
About time Mouz beats SK :)
2018-02-18 21:31
SK Still Tired LUL
2018-02-18 22:05
#92
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Oceania nobrac 
hobbits carrying as IGL ? gambit in a big-ass flop. lol~
2018-02-18 23:10
#93
rain | 
Netherlands Skoyson 
Cry is free
2018-02-18 23:11
#95
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United States destrossive 
C H O R A M A I S
2018-02-18 23:49
#97
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United States Cherryyy 
-boltz +felps lul
2018-02-19 00:07
#98
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Feel so sorry for cold and fallen. Elite players on a whole other level putting up with 3 retarded monkeys. That sure is hard to watch. I'm actually hoping for them to go out on group stage so they can kick Taco already. FFS, they played with 4 people on inferno. Taco was always looking at the wrong place. Such a silver.
2018-02-19 01:34
ChrisJ didn't even show up and they still won :D Mouz is looking toight! Like a toiger.
2018-02-19 01:42
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