Na`Vi beat Heroic; to playoffs in Kiev

Natus Vincere have booked their spot in the StarSeries i-League Season 4 playoffs after beating Heroic 2-1 (16-14 on Train, 11-16 on Mirage and 16-4 on Overpass).

The second match of the day kicked off on Train, Heroic's map pick, with Natus Vincere securing their CT pistol thanks to an impressive quad-kill from Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. A bomb plant then gave the Danes some money to work with, but it was only in the fifth round that they managed to get their first on the board.

A scrappy period of the game then followed, with the trading blows for six rounds in a row, but as Heroic strung two rounds together, Natus Vincere's economy was in shambles. The Danish team continued playing at a high pace, bringing the deficit to just one round.

Natus Vincere came out of the break with all guns blazing and quickly bagged the pistol round. However, the Nordic squad immediately shut them down with a B-stack, and followed that up with both anti-ecos and a gun round to pick up an 11-9 lead.

That was when Natus Vincere won their first round with guns on the T-side, which marked the beginning of a five-round streak from them. Heroic still tried to get back into the game and equalised the score at 14-14, but the Ukrainians bagged the final two rounds of regulation to close out the map with a victory.

Natus Vincere are through to the playoffs in Kiev

Now playing on their opponents' map pick, Mirage, Heroic got off to a good start as they secured the initial three rounds as Terrorists. Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men went on to level up the score at 3-3 after buying up, but then the Danes responded on a very weak buy.

Natus Vincere immediately reset their economy, however, and kept denying Heroic's executions with a very tight defence to pick up a dominant 11-4 half-time lead.

Still, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's team would not back down, and began the second half with a triumphant CT pistol to bring the deficit to 7-11. Heroic carried that momentum into the gun rounds and constantly kept Natus Vincere's at bay, eventually taking the map with a flawless CT side.

s1mple led the way for Na`Vi with 72 kills

Starting out as Terrorists on the decider map, Overpass, Heroic picked up the pistol round but could not follow that up. They would redeem themselves with a quad-kill from Jakob "JUGi" Hansen to equalize the game at 2-2, and then grabbed the lead with four more kills from the 20-year-old.

After that, Na`Vi set up a tight defense, ending the half with an eight-round winning streak as they closed down the sites really well and gave Heroic very little room for manoeuvre.

With a flawless B execution in the second pistol, Natus Vincere found some breathing room, but then s1mple and Denis "electronic" Sharipov clutched a 2v4 situation to keep their team in the driving seat. It would not take long for Zeus' men to wrap things up, securing a 2-1 win that puts them through to the next stage.

Matchpage
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Mirage
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Overpass
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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 63 - 50 +13 81.6 1.23
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 58 - 53 +5 75.9 1.16
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 47 - 55 -8 72.1 0.98
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 43 - 55 -12 70.8 0.89
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 43 - 57 -14 61.0 0.78
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 72 - 46 +26 91.5 1.42
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 56 - 53 +3 85.9 1.12
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 48 - 54 -6 71.8 0.98
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 49 - 50 -1 67.3 0.94
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 44 - 51 -7 64.4 0.92

elow you can find the current standings of the Swiss stage:

Qualified
Europe FaZe 3-0
France G2 3-0
North America Liquid 3-1
Denmark Astralis 3-1
Brazil SK 3-1
Australia Renegades  3-2
Ukraine Natus Vincere 3-2
2-2  
United States Cloud9
Europe mousesports 
Eliminated
Europe HellRaisers 2-3
Denmark Heroic 2-3
Kazakhstan Gambit 1-3
China TYLOO 1-3
Poland Virtus.pro  1-3
Sweden fnatic 0-3
Korea MVP PK  0-3
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
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
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
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
-RUBINO +es3tag s1mple almost ruined Na`Vi but Edward saved the day.
2018-02-21 17:50
Dat was fast.
2018-02-21 17:50
2018-02-21 17:51
#70
nitr0 | 
Ukraine 400bpm 
XDDD
2018-02-21 20:05
#29
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Spain ChoS3N 
+26 frags?
2018-02-21 17:53
#46
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru 
haha baited
2018-02-21 18:03
GAMBIT without zues. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
2018-02-21 18:12
Gambit will rebuild, navi will continue to suck
2018-02-21 17:50
#40
s1mple | 
Ukraine Waxar 
haahahahahahahaahaahahahahahaha xDDDDDDDDD
2018-02-21 17:58
#72
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Australia KatVian 
And simple will continue to carry the fuck out of them.
2018-02-21 21:06
Expected
2018-02-21 17:50
wow
2018-02-21 17:50
#7
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Germany felo 
wasted spot in quarters
2018-02-21 17:50
#11
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United States benk125 
Should be Mousesports vs C9 loser instead
2018-02-21 17:51
#24
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Germany felo 
yup, gl for anyone to get NaVi. free semis LUL
2018-02-21 17:52
#54
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World nakTriceps 
Free semis for anyone who faces NaVi and Renegades. All the other are better.
2018-02-21 18:19
#73
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Australia KatVian 
Navi v renegades incoming
2018-02-21 21:06
#74
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World nakTriceps 
It´s not possible that two 2-3 teams face each other. It´s like: 3-0 vs 3-2 3-0 vs 3-2 3-1 vs 3-1 3-1 vs 3-2
2018-02-21 21:09
Says the SS fan
2018-02-21 17:51
hahahahahahha
2018-02-21 17:52
#42
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United States Cs_dev 
Says the jews no-countrey fan
2018-02-21 17:59
nt chinese tylul lul
2018-02-21 18:00
EU brain?
2018-02-21 18:27
whattt
2018-02-21 18:28
He has a Moroccan flag LuL
2018-02-21 18:29
my bad xd
2018-02-21 18:30
#64
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United States Cs_dev 
i dont talk to u XD i talk to jews one
2018-02-21 18:43
#68
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Cyprus twixeN 
Why you mad arab?
2018-02-21 19:26
SS hahaahha
2018-02-21 17:52
Coming from a fan of Silver Soldiers LuL
2018-02-21 17:53
hahaha
2018-02-21 18:00
#8
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Russia ZippSluvik 
wasted spot
2018-02-21 17:51
#10
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Germany AngiMerkel 
hi
2018-02-21 17:51
#12
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Ez
2018-02-21 17:51
#13
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
Kyyv....
2018-02-21 17:51
#63
Sunde | 
World sfu 
Kyyv? Wtf?
2018-02-21 18:40
#15
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Turkey inmortial27 
S1mple 72 kill Omega LUL
2018-02-21 17:51
#16
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
they will lose soon.
2018-02-21 17:51
wew
2018-02-21 17:51
#18
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Brazil metzu 
lol
2018-02-21 17:51
jealous brozileira huihuihui s1mple hater)
2018-02-22 11:39
#83
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Brazil metzu 
+1 yes /close
2018-02-22 14:01
danish bots
2018-02-21 17:51
would get rekt in playoffs
2018-02-21 17:51
#21
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Well played Na'Vi, But not really. Glad they're through though, mouz next!
2018-02-21 17:52
nice
2018-02-21 17:52
#26
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Turkey resemerek 
72-46 GOD SIMPLE!
2018-02-21 17:53
#28
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United States jaeger_steam 
If navi did not have simple they would not even be top10 team.
2018-02-21 17:53
#33
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Austria Faguette 
+1
2018-02-21 17:54
#79
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
NAVI TOP 10 LUL, just luck draws .
2018-02-22 08:01
ez
2018-02-21 17:53
N1ce
2018-02-21 17:53
Save jugi, to astralis plox
2018-02-21 17:54
#34
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
gg ez s1mple
2018-02-21 17:55
Damn, could have won FaZe and don't play this shit match....
2018-02-21 17:56
s1mple way too good
2018-02-21 17:56
#37
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Latvia Faaakk 
wp s1mple
2018-02-21 17:56
NaVi will go out in quarters like in most tournaments again lul
2018-02-21 17:56
nt boys, you will get better over time!
2018-02-21 17:57
navi is so fucking bad. they just toss simple in there with 4 bots and hope for the best. no structure. shit teamwork. half ass strats. lose to pistols. and they get a fucking pass onto playoffs? fucking retarded.
2018-02-21 17:59
#56
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Czech Republic realProkda 
HOW MUCH?
2018-02-21 18:27
#76
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World Beard43 
The simple carry is real
2018-02-22 02:49
#45
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
lul
2018-02-21 18:01
Wish s1mple would stop awp 24/7 when he is better with rifles. Well well
2018-02-21 18:05
#82
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Ukraine martnlo1 
+1, Flamie play better with AWP thab S1mple
2018-02-22 13:06
Remove s1mple and this team would be worse than Flipsid3 tactics, it's just like liquid in 2016, s1mple hard carrying 4 bots.
2018-02-21 18:05
S1mple is so good,best player kn the world in my opinion
2018-02-21 18:06
Best player of the world no doubt.
2018-02-21 18:08
NaVi vs liquid izi 1/2
2018-02-21 18:08
#53
JUGi | 
United Kingdom onwards 
FREE JUGi
2018-02-21 18:16
#55
Boombl4 | 
Ukraine dr1ve 
Kyiv, not Kiev
2018-02-21 18:21
#59
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Czech Republic realProkda 
who
2018-02-21 18:28
#62
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Australia g11 
Fnashit hahahaha
2018-02-21 18:32
#65
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Korea ecsta_s1 
fnatic=mvp.pk LUL mvp developed incredibly LUL
2018-02-21 18:44
#66
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Simple carrys so hard. I dont care if he fucked up vs. SK, navi doesnt deserve him...
2018-02-21 18:55
-renegades +heroic
2018-02-21 19:03
#69
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Ukraine gungrave 
so navi gonna play vs faze again? :D
2018-02-21 19:28
#71
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Ukraine w1ner 
yellow - color of the win! :D
2018-02-21 20:47
#75
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Indonesia FinZzz 
S1mple ruined navi!!!! Wheres Iarentthinkthat???
2018-02-22 00:18
#77
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World Beard43 
I aren't think thinking that
2018-02-22 02:50
#78
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Malaysia K2tan 
Simple carry as usual
2018-02-22 03:16
#81
FalleN | 
Europe wedhigh 
WP Navi, That Overpass was amazing !
2018-02-22 12:53
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