Natus Vincere eliminate Astralis; move on to semis

Striker
February 23rd, 2018 22:21

Natus Vincere are the last semi-finalists of StarSeries i-League Season 4 after defeating Astralis 2-1 (Nuke 10-16, Inferno 16-14, Train 16-5).

The last quarter-final began on Nuke, a rather surprising pick from Astralis who beat Heroic on the map 16-4 earlier on at StarSeries. The Danes won the pistol round as CT with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen grabbing a triple, but a quick response with the following forcebuy saw Natus Vincere take the lead 2-1. They then lost to a halfbuy themselves, giving up a chance to gain a bigger edge while Astralis retook the lead with Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander putting in a lot of the work outside.

It was 7-3 in favor of the Danish squad when the tide turned, as Astralis made a mistake below heaven and gave up two picks against only pistols, with Natus Vincere taking full advantage of that, winning four out of the remaining five rounds in the half for seven in total.

electronic led the way in Na`Vi's triumph on Inferno

Na`Vi added a pistol round win on top of it, but this time Astralis replied with the pistols, forcing their opponents on two forcebuys in a row. Neither of them worked, but Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's double and a 1v1 clutch in the 20th round gave his team their ninth. However, there was still little the crowd favorites could do to stop Astralis from that point onwards, as gla1ve & co. powered to a 16-10 win with a strong offense.

It was then time for Na`Vi's pick, Inferno, where Astralis got off to a good start again with a 3-0 lead as Terrorists. The first two gurnounds went back and forth, which put Na`Vi on low economy, but two saved weapons helped them even things out at 4-4. The two teams continued to go back and forth until the very last round, in which Astralis' successful forcebuy gave them the 8-7 edge.

Na`Vi then clinched the second pistol and survived a hairy anti-force thanks to Denis "electronic" Sharipov's ace in a 2v5 situation, but the lead was quickly back in Astralis' hands once they came out on top of the first few gunrounds with little resistance from their opponents.

Astralis finish 5th-8th in their debut with Magisk

It was 12-10 when Natus Vincere started turning things around, winning two in a row in part thanks to s1mple's 1v2 clutch, and breaking the Danes soon afterwards with a fast pace. The score was equal at 14-14 when Na`Vi delivered a big blow to Astralis by winning a close situation on B, forcing the decider shortly afterwards following a comfortable win on A for 16-14.

Train decided it all and it was Natus Vincere who put their stamp on it early on, getting up to 4-0 as CT after the pistol and first gunround, soon turned to 7-1 after converting two of the following three full buys on the back of triples from s1mple and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev. Astralis found their footing with three rounds in a row, as Nicolai "device" Reedtz put up a key triple and Emil "Magisk" Reif clutched a 1v1, but Na`Vi's defence stood strong at the end as they grabbed a 11-4 half.

Another trio of kills from s1mple helped Na`Vi extend their lead to 14-4, surviving the two anti-ecos. One round going the way of Astralis meant little, as they got reset at match point and the CIS-based squad advanced to the semi-finals at 16-5, 2-1.

Matchpage
2
1
23rd February 2018
10
Nuke
16
16
Inferno
14
16
Train
5

News tags:
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 55 - 46 +9 78.8 1.20
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 57 - 41 +16 77.3 1.17
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 49 - 47 +2 71.3 1.10
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 51 - 47 +4 67.6 1.03
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 41 - 55 -14 71.4 0.90
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 59 - 49 +10 81.5 1.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 56 - 51 +5 73.4 1.08
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 42 - 57 -15 68.6 0.93
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 42 - 48 -6 57.4 0.92
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 36 - 51 -15 62.8 0.87

Matchpage
2
1
23rd February 2018
10
Nuke
16
16
Inferno
14
16
Train
5

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 55 - 46 +9 78.8 1.20
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 57 - 41 +16 77.3 1.17
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 49 - 47 +2 71.3 1.10
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 51 - 47 +4 67.6 1.03
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 41 - 55 -14 71.4 0.90
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 59 - 49 +10 81.5 1.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 56 - 51 +5 73.4 1.08
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 42 - 57 -15 68.6 0.93
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 42 - 48 -6 57.4 0.92
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 36 - 51 -15 62.8 0.87

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
679
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1381
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
930
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
 | 
Turkey konne@t 
ez messi
2018-02-23 22:21
Faze champion
2018-02-23 22:22
yes
2018-02-23 22:22
#FaZeDown #NaviUp
2018-02-24 09:09
#66
 | 
Argentina [Darkaren] 
+1, ez messi (s1mple)
2018-02-23 22:47
eletronic*
2018-02-23 23:23
why bully
2018-02-23 23:18
#2
 | 
Hungary Br0k3nS0ul 
k edit: fml
2018-02-23 22:21
#3
World Fr3de 
Well played Na'Vi, wouldn't surprise me if they go all the way, with the crowd on their side, and FaZe seemingly having trouble closing out finals.
2018-02-23 22:21
#28
 | 
United Kingdom galaxzy 
they are playing semis vs faze tmrw
2018-02-23 22:23
#32
 | 
Bulgaria FrostNixon 
Faze will destroy navi
2018-02-23 22:26
FaZe can't beat anyone in front of their homecrowd
2018-02-24 06:49
I think u are just a mad cloud9 fan Still salty after group stage elimination
2018-02-24 08:39
I'm not mad. I just find it amusing how many faze bandwagoners there are who think that faze is a god tier team even though they have never beaten anyone in front of their home crowd.
2018-02-24 08:50
#145
 | 
Europe ash215 
Still they perform consistently than clown9,
2018-02-24 09:07
#163
 | 
Hungary Rollie 
Why would you be fakeflagging the US?
2018-02-24 11:43
#171
 | 
Europe ash215 
Wow being American means should I support clown9 ,lul Nationality has nothing to do with CS ,I like watching Faze than c9 every day .Dhead
2018-02-24 14:25
#172
 | 
Hungary Rollie 
No, I thought because your sentence is bad
2018-02-24 14:29
hahahahhahahahaha +1
2018-02-24 14:32
#174
smooya | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
+1
2018-02-24 15:02
LUL
2018-02-24 21:17
There is no crowd what...
2018-02-23 22:29
#165
 | 
Poland anton1oo 
hahahah, +1
2018-02-24 12:06
#69
 | 
United States Shadow272 
what crowd?
2018-02-23 22:51
#84
jks | 
Germany wh1teey 
Crowd? U watching other tournament bro
2018-02-23 23:30
#90
 | 
Ukraine labl3 
Lol, 200 scholars crowd in cybersport “arena” lmao
2018-02-24 00:16
#159
 | 
Ukraine margred 
xDDDD
2018-02-24 10:36
you meant pupils not scholars
2018-02-24 12:14
8/8
2018-02-24 02:21
Rigged xD Astralis threw for skins.
2018-02-23 22:21
I love the kinds of people like youXD Always finding excuses for a teams lose
2018-02-23 22:32
It's a shitpost most likely. Asstralis is horrible anyways lol
2018-02-23 22:35
#53
 | 
Brazil NotAMonkey 
Fnatic in 2k18 lol
2018-02-23 22:37
#58
 | 
Finland Pikkun0va 
You dont have to be fan of "Best teams" typical brazil monkey being fan of best teams cuz so braindead (and yes i am faze fan, but i have been for 2 years so u cant talk shit)
2018-02-23 22:39
#86
 | 
Guatemala feerzein21 
Lmao suck a dick.
2018-02-23 23:46
#162
 | 
Finland Pikkun0va 
ok np ez
2018-02-24 11:25
#5
 | 
United States Washington_ 
ye
2018-02-23 22:21
astralis1mplelectronic
2018-02-23 22:21
Rip
2018-02-23 22:22
Gg
2018-02-23 22:21
#9
 | 
Europe trey_ 
EZ AFFFF S1MPLECSGOD
2018-02-23 22:22
#10
 | 
Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
ez
2018-02-23 22:22
#11
 | 
Croatia MrMate 
Gg
2018-02-23 22:22
#12
 | 
Ukraine niXoN|w1 
OMG EZ 3RD MAP SO PROUD OF MY BOYS
2018-02-23 22:22
#39
 | 
Latvia Flinchester 
SAME BRO!
2018-02-23 22:30
Haters be like : ez for astralis LUL
2018-02-24 03:03
GG Na'Vi. I'm sorry, but you will be playing a 3rd place decider.
2018-02-23 22:22
You misspelled FaZe bro
2018-02-24 06:49
GG FaZe. I'm sorry, but you will be playing a 3rd place decider
2018-02-25 04:39
WOOOOOOOOOO RUN MY BOYS
2018-02-23 22:22
2010
2018-02-23 22:22
#17
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
xd
2018-02-23 22:22
#19
 | 
Brazil EWRO 
expected
2018-02-23 22:22
Nice
2018-02-23 22:22
#21
 | 
Nepal Mury1611 
rigged cis
2018-02-23 22:22
#47
 | 
Ukraine ShaV 
rigged nepal
2018-02-23 22:34
#135
 | 
Brazil iamXPRT 
Rigged chinatown
2018-02-24 08:47
#23
 | 
Czech Republic sponka 
EZ 20
2018-02-23 22:23
#24
 | 
Europe potatomato 
As expected, another rigged tournament.
2018-02-23 22:23
#104
 | 
United States Skellington 
Could you provide your evidence?
2018-02-24 02:20
ez s1mple sex master
2018-02-23 22:23
#26
 | 
Denmark Kasburg 
Disapointment after Disapointment by Astralis
2018-02-23 22:23
bot device bot gla1ve bot xyp9x ez for navi
2018-02-23 22:23
Nothing against @denniscsgod - but I really believe that we would have won Blast Pro with Device because the event meant alot more to us than some others and therefore would have made our preparation better than for other events. Dennis was a big factor we came so far and he know
2018-02-23 22:24
#30
s1mple | 
Russia dra9on 
GG [G]ood Job :)
2018-02-23 22:25
go home dane
2018-02-23 22:25
#33
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
ez for top1 team
2018-02-23 22:28
#34
 | 
Latvia pumasiK 
EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2018-02-23 22:28
Tomato man gone from team tier 2 to another team tier 2 LUL
2018-02-23 22:29
suddenly the talk about "Na'vi not being a good" team and "s1mple having to play alone" is gone...xD
2018-02-23 22:30
until tomorrow xD
2018-02-23 22:34
#100
 | 
Netherlands Yak_41M 
+1 long time no see friendo :D
2018-02-24 01:41
cyka blayt
2018-02-23 22:30
#40
 | 
Belarus etozheghost 
Inferno. 14-14. 1 vs 2. Edward. Molotov. 15-14. That was fkng cool
2018-02-23 22:32
#55
 | 
India Pranav3112 
When I saw that live i knew that everyone on navi is on fire and they want to win the match
2018-02-23 22:39
#57
 | 
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Ya uzhe dumal 4to on na4net nashivat' i umret ili vorvet'sya v smok no sygral gramotno
2018-02-23 22:39
#175
 | 
Belarus etozheghost 
+, ya bi sam nashival v takoy situacii. Kak xorowo 4to y Edwarda molotov bil.
2018-02-24 16:33
Zeus Edward krasavi! )
2018-02-23 22:32
Bible Thump
2018-02-23 22:32
#44
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
good for s1mple
2018-02-23 22:33
dOnT bE a LoSeR bUy A dEfUsEr
2018-02-23 22:33
#59
 | 
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Edward's molotov
2018-02-23 22:40
Yeah his molotov was great but it was a huge blunder on Astralis' part to not have defuse kits when they had tons of money.
2018-02-23 22:54
#71
 | 
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Even though they had defuse I'm not sure that they would have time to defuse
2018-02-23 22:55
they would have definitely had time because with a defuse kit, the molly wouldn't havee burned the defuse in time because they knew his position.
2018-02-23 22:56
#73
 | 
Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Yeah probably , but in this kind of games little mistakes diside everything
2018-02-23 22:57
Yup, NaVi played really well all things considered. S1mple showed up for his team today.
2018-02-23 22:57
lets make it to the final
2018-02-23 22:34
#49
 | 
Paraguay lel0x 
Gg navi
2018-02-23 22:35
Expected
2018-02-23 22:35
xyp9x was not in the game, mean Astralis loose..
2018-02-23 22:36
Nothing against magisk - but I really believe that we would have won starserier S4 with kjearbye because the event meant alot more to us than some others and therefore would have made our preparation better than for other events. Magisk was a big factor we came so far and he know
2018-02-23 22:38
XD
2018-02-23 22:47
Cant blame it on Magisk and gg NaVi, not expected actually....
2018-02-23 22:39
#60
 | 
Russia v1p3rrr 
How did they lose so ez? Omg GL Navi
2018-02-23 22:40
#61
 | 
Greece Poor_Noob 
Ez
2018-02-23 22:43
#62
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Aaah it's a s1mple, yes?
2018-02-23 22:44
KriZZeN yes?
2018-02-24 06:51
#176
Xyp9x | 
Romania Old_Guy 
Ya
2018-02-24 19:47
Twitter 10 min ago: Lukas "twofaced" Toledo : "Nothing against @denniscsgod - but I really believe that we would have won Blast Pro with Device because the event meant alot more to us than some others and therefore would have made our preparation better than for other events. Dennis was a big factor we came so far and he know!"
2018-02-23 22:44
It hurts. We just fucked up. Nothing to say..
2018-02-23 22:47
#67
 | 
Canada gritabit 
Magisk is not enough to save this team
2018-02-23 22:48
#68
 | 
Poland mamba99999 
expected
2018-02-23 22:48
#75
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
This couldn't be easier for FaZe now, wtf.
2018-02-23 23:07
FaZe has never beaten anyone in front of their home crowd and never will lmao
2018-02-24 06:52
#76
 | 
Sweden larsbananas 
REKT
2018-02-23 23:13
#77
 | 
Portugal dracø 
"Nothing against @denniscsgod - but I really believe that we would have won Blast Pro with Device because the event meant alot more to us than some others and therefore would have made our preparation better than for other events. Dennis was a big factor we came so far and he know!"
2018-02-23 23:13
#83
 | 
Denmark Poopoohead123 
Rofl
2018-02-23 23:30
#93
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Lmao
2018-02-24 00:42
#78
HS | 
Estonia Shekz1 
I would like to see navi and mouze final
2018-02-23 23:17
whatup now danes WOOO
2018-02-23 23:19
#82
Zeus | 
Algeria SaiRuSDz 
It was a really nice game! Go Na`Vi
2018-02-23 23:28
100$ ;((
2018-02-23 23:42
#88
 | 
Ukraine SuperMetal 
Don't u know the golden betting rule?
2018-02-23 23:59
Don't bet on NaVi match? :D
2018-02-24 10:23
#170
 | 
Ukraine SuperMetal 
Yes, don't bet on NaVi and don't bet vs NaVi
2018-02-24 14:11
Hahah you will see how navi gonna play with no choker team they will lose 100%
2018-02-23 23:47
#89
 | 
Ukraine SuperMetal 
nice flag
2018-02-24 00:00
#91
 | 
Sweden TomodachiOM 
Oh but S1mple ruined NaVi right? Stfu haters
2018-02-24 00:19
Going to semi finals once a year is a big accomplishment? Swedistan braindead..
2018-02-24 00:37
#94
 | 
Ukraine ravenous150 
win at DH WInter against mous, major semi finals and right now sltv.
2018-02-24 00:52
Twice in a row already. Calm your tits, Astralis will get back soon :)
2018-02-24 00:56
2-0 vs QBF to get to semis XDDDD ACCOMPLISHMENT, We will see what NaVi will do in Katowice, OH WAIT... they lost to epsilon 0-2 sheaaat
2018-02-24 01:14
#124
 | 
World DopphMe0w 
LOL,kane said that they don't care about Katowice at all,starseries is more important for them
2018-02-24 07:25
What you have to say when you cant qualify, loosing su epilepsilon 0-2 xD
2018-02-24 07:36
#127
 | 
World DopphMe0w 
that was before qualifiers :) nice try tho
2018-02-24 07:37
NaVi was going to Semis Grandinfals won events all the time before S1mple and when GuardiaN did not have his injury , S1mple joins and it just goes down there ranked #16 or something losing almost every online game vs tier 2-3 teams group exits , now it have turned clearly because of zues but mostly electronic , S1mple have always been playing good but he was a superbad teammate really toxic , but he seem to have changed he is older now
2018-02-24 01:21
I was a big Navi fanboy until simple joined Completely ruined the team and they will never win a major with him
2018-02-24 02:27
#95
 | 
Venezuela xoile 
unexpected as fuck
2018-02-24 00:54
#97
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Nice defuse kits... Fucking hell.
2018-02-24 01:11
What happened? :O
2018-02-24 02:00
#101
 | 
United States f00bar 
Home crowd advantage is a real thing. I'm telling you
2018-02-24 01:45
#103
s1mple | 
Germany psymax 
ez for s1mple the best csgo player of all time
2018-02-24 02:06
#113
 | 
Germany cartii 
nt s1mple
2018-02-24 04:21
#131
 | 
Ukraine SuperMetal 
"germans see you in hell germans"
2018-02-24 08:12
Poor magisk has to play with chokers and whiffers
2018-02-24 02:27
so sad for astralis :(
2018-02-24 02:27
#112
 | 
Germany cartii 
Fak :(
2018-02-24 04:21
be happy
2018-02-24 07:06
#122
 | 
Germany cartii 
Cuz of mouz in semis?
2018-02-24 07:15
yes
2018-02-24 07:15
#125
 | 
Germany cartii 
yes i am <3
2018-02-24 07:34
GG faze
2018-02-24 04:32
would be a big surprise if navi lost, in front of ukrainian crowd sucks that navi plays like this once per year
2018-02-24 06:10
true
2018-02-24 07:39
magisk > all
2018-02-24 07:39
Magisk > all (from Astralis)
2018-02-24 07:59
and (from NaVi)
2018-02-24 08:34
S1mple > Magisk Flamie > Magisk Electronic > Magisk Edward and Zeus are too veterans to aim better nowadays. Yes.
2018-02-24 08:55
not by statistics man.
2018-02-24 09:03
not by statistics in this match? only flamie is out. the rest are better even in this Match.
2018-02-24 09:03
he got most kills, that's the only stats i care about
2018-02-24 09:04
sad for you then
2018-02-24 09:04
if you think so...
2018-02-24 09:05
Statistics: Electronic +16 K/D = better than Magisk Electronic 1.17 rating = better than Magisk S1mple +9 K/D = worse only by 1 point lol. but less deaths S1mple 1.20 rating = better than Magisk in general the best player of the match by the most important thing - rating is S1mple. rating is the most important since it counts everything in general.
2018-02-24 09:07
it's my understanding of the game, i just feel like kills are the most important thing in game, and if the guy is on the loosing team and got most kills that means something
2018-02-24 09:08
so if the guy goes 60 kills and 60 deaths he is better than his teammate who goes 30 kills and 10 deaths? very weak logic my friend.
2018-02-24 09:08
yes that is how i see it mate, and i truly believe that's how it works, low deaths count only gives you better economy while actual kills wins you rounds, but of course i got your point
2018-02-24 09:11
low deaths means more rounds for your team sometimes and many other things also. i got your point too, still disagree tho. gl
2018-02-24 09:12
have a nice day! and thank you for discussion!
2018-02-24 09:13
#134
 | 
Brazil iamXPRT 
Rigged UK
2018-02-24 08:42
#152
 | 
Europe KorwinNWN 
-XYPEX + kjaerbye(konfig)
2018-02-24 09:12
Wtf have you been smoking?
2018-02-24 10:25
+1
2018-02-24 11:01
#153
 | 
Europe KorwinNWN 
-chrisj(styko) + tabsen
2018-02-24 09:14
what are you talking about? do you see mouz here?
2018-02-24 10:02
edward 1v2 winning molly, when score was 14:14 on inferno. GG navi!
2018-02-24 10:28
im not really a NaVi fan but i'm happy for s1mple !
2018-02-24 10:34
#160
 | 
Europe KorwinNWN 
-edward+sdy
2018-02-24 11:01
#164
 | 
Ukraine niXoN|w1 
The way NaVi played their Train was straight up from 2010
2018-02-24 11:48
everything is possible ;]]] nice NaVi
2018-02-24 12:24
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.
62%
vs
38%