Natus Vincere confirmed at IEM Sydney

March 23rd, 2018 05:19

ESL has confirmed Natus Vincere's invitation to the $250,000 tournament held in Sydney, Australia.

The Aussie event is scheduled to take place on May 1-6, with ESL officially announcing Natus Vincere as the sixth squad invited to the sixteen-team competition. 

The Ukranian-Russian roster kicked off 2018 with a couple of notable LAN results, finishing top four at ELEAGUE Major Boston and runners-up to mousesports at StarSeries i-League Season 4 despite the efforts of Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's MVP performance, who has been the hot topic to talk about due to the recent SK report.

Natus Vincere are coming down under for the first time

IEM Sydney will feature the same format used at IEM Katowice earlier in the year, which will begin with two eight-team double-elimination groups. Six teams will advance to the playoffs held on the last three days in front of the local crowd at Qudos Bank Arena.

Below is the updated list of participants for the upcoming event:

Brazil SK Europe FaZe
Australia Renegades Europe mousesports
United States Cloud9 Ukraine Natus Vincere
Other TBA Europe GG:Origin Qual.
Europe Europe Qual. North America NA Qual.
Other Asia #1 Other Asia #2
Other Asia #3 Oceania Oceania #1
Oceania Oceania #2 Oceania Oceania #3
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
2018-03-23 05:19
United States ChickEn8pLay1 
2018-03-23 05:19
Subroza | 
United States Orbyyy 
to bad s1mple and flamie wont be on the team anymore LUL
2018-03-23 05:20
juliano | 
Europe Wislert 
SK s1mple vs Navi
2018-03-23 05:20
HS | 
Other kFelidae 
without S1 and flamie?
2018-03-23 05:20
2018-03-23 14:32
Brazil diixon 
Playing with 3 players XDD
2018-03-23 05:20
Bangladesh drvken 
2018-03-23 05:55
kane gonna to ply :D
2018-03-23 10:08
Brazil mibrzera 
ez SK
2018-03-23 05:20
Next either liquid, fnatic or NiP...... oh shit what happens with flamie and simple
2018-03-23 05:20
Australia KatVian 
I say invite fnatic because Liquid have a good chance of making it through Na quals.
2018-03-23 05:22
i’d rather see a small NA team like complexity or NRG qualify
2018-03-23 05:23
Australia KatVian 
Over liquid? I think liquid would def provide better cs.
2018-03-23 05:24
India Reaper1 
I guess he meant that liquid gets invited and then these lower tier NA team gets to qualify
2018-03-23 05:28
Australia KatVian 
I guess so. It is viable but I don't think after winning Kato that fnatic deserve to go through quals for this one.
2018-03-23 05:30
no i mean there should of been more slots for na and eu because there are too many for asia and australia
2018-03-23 05:36
Australia NotSoMLG 
Nah its doubled from last year so they doubled the amount of oce teams.
2018-03-23 06:02
Lithuania arres 
But there are 3 spots for each asia and oceania. You cant double teams number to three. They definitely have to many spots.
2018-03-23 07:16
Australia NotSoMLG 
2 from oce last year (RNG and chiefs) this year is 4 RNG + 3 qualified teams. but yes there should be one more slot for NA and one more invited team to replace one from oce and one from asia. (there is already 2 EU slots)
2018-03-23 08:44
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
no asia teams - no chance for aus
2018-03-23 06:09
Lithuania arres 
Nrg rcently shows very good results. It would be interesting to see them as well
2018-03-23 07:11
Singapore eremflt 
2018-03-23 05:51
nip over astralis still a very funny guy
2018-03-23 05:48
Australia Bryanh1904 
Flamie and simple should be at the tournament anyway as both sk and navi r invited
2018-03-23 06:47
jks | 
Australia Kangar00 
G2? Astralis?
2018-03-23 07:00
G2 dont deserve astralis yeah probably
2018-03-23 07:38
nice inviting 3 player team
2018-03-23 05:20
United States Venom_ 
S1mple playing for 2 teams at the same time PogChamp
2018-03-23 05:21
Bangladesh drvken 
why not csgod
2018-03-23 05:55
Estonia Chaostic 
2018-03-23 07:23
NiKo | 
Russia katro 
2018-03-23 11:09
rain | 
Venezuela Kremator 
2018-03-23 05:21
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
It's been confirmed. SK coach already said this to a br analyst. It should be announced this weekend.
2018-03-23 05:42
rain | 
Venezuela Kremator 
source? i though Dead only confirmed TACO leaving
2018-03-23 05:44
rain | 
Venezuela Kremator 
2018-03-23 05:45
rain | 
Venezuela Kremator 
Funny, i dont know portuguesse biut i can almost understand everything on that twitter
2018-03-23 05:47
Brazil Karl_Tanner 
2018-03-23 05:55
rain | 
Venezuela Kremator 
if anybody else needs more proof (in english):
2018-03-23 05:57
Norway hixxx8 
Just think roster news after read “Natus Vincere confirms...” :(((
2018-03-23 05:21
Brazil coldzao2 
Well you saw australian flag didnt you
2018-03-23 05:24
France AnTr3aS48 
If its going to be from your phone then no
2018-03-23 05:28
Lithuania Paulius_CS 
with same line up?
2018-03-23 05:22
ez 4 na'vi s1mple
2018-03-23 05:22
Australia vamped 
Hltv post says they got invited. Twitter seems to lead on that they are confirmed. Wtf is going on with simple/SK
2018-03-23 05:22
2018-03-23 05:28
So Taco will play for SK probably ? And Simple + Flamie will play with navi untill some time has passed i guess.
2018-03-23 05:30
NiKo | 
Brazil kingAA 
this event has rooster lock?
2018-03-23 05:30
African Union Siktir 
It has chiken lock
2018-03-23 05:33
2018-03-23 05:54
Spain JasonRacism 
Kinda feels like a wasted spot if S1mple and Flamie leave
2018-03-23 05:31
this has to be a troll , ri8?
2018-03-23 05:32
rain | 
Venezuela Kremator 
+1 HLTV just reporting obvious stuff with good timing for massive adsense profit (since there must be at least 3k ppl atm F5 like crazy the webpage lol)
2018-03-23 05:42
2018-03-23 05:35
ez 4 na'vi LUCAS1 and HEN1
2018-03-23 05:35
wated spot indeed 1. na vi isnt even in top 5 and u pick them as your fifth invite 2. simple and flamie are lprobably leaving, retards they cant play with 3 players 3. first invite your iem champions before these tier 2 teams wtf 4. teams like liquid , astralis deserve it more than navi 5. if the last invite isnt fnatic then i will boycott iem
2018-03-23 05:38
EZ +markeloff +dosia Markeloff already said he's returning to main awp, it would be epic to see him make guardian look like a joke
2018-03-23 06:24
hahahaha this isnt cs 1.6 markeloff will never be as good as guardian with the awp dosia? im done
2018-03-23 06:30
Have you seen this markeloff awp ever? No. He's rusty. With practice I definitely think he can be a super star awper again. Pakistan CS OMEGALUL your best team got rekt by a bunch of kids from India lmfao Ok idk about dosia but there are a lot of cis players they can get.
2018-03-23 06:34
ive seen him awp in 1.6 and he was a god but awp in go is so much different especially after the nerf , he isnt rusty he has to adapt to a different kind of awping and btw im not ashamed to show my identity unlike u
2018-03-23 06:46
Markeloff was a passive awper anyway doofus
2018-03-23 06:55
problem solved , nothing to worry about anymore
2018-03-23 07:03
Norway anMu 
"Pakistan CS OMEGALUL your best team got rekt by a bunch of kids from India lmfao" Made my day sir, I luled very hard xD
2018-03-23 06:47
that never happened btw
2018-03-23 07:06
"markeloff will never be as good as guardian with the awp" true markeloff in his prime, was a god in every semi-final and final that disputed and was the best player in the world making navi be the best team in the world and guardian? = chokemaster nt
2018-03-23 09:10
???? im talking about csgo , i know he was the greatest awper in 1.6 no comparison but its like the same for guardian and kenny is csgo maybe he can reach the level of a lower level awper like woxic or something but he will not be a goat csgo awper
2018-03-24 08:29
bad decision
2018-03-23 05:48
United States Will767 
S1mple I think isn’t gonna be good with Sk because S1mple has his own style which my conflict with Fallen’s ideas and strats
2018-03-23 06:03
Kazakhstan dc7 
this proves s1mple isnt going to SK, just some throw-off news to keep us guessing plus he is contracted to navi until 2019 hen1 and lucas1 for sure
2018-03-23 06:03
Definetly fnatic
2018-03-23 06:14
I hope Astralis is last invite
2018-03-23 06:14
Ninjas | 
Luxembourg xdxdasd 
Nice SS inc...
2018-03-23 06:20
2018-03-23 06:26
With 2 stand-ins LUL
2018-03-23 06:27
Ukraine minemax 
If the rumors are true and s1mple leaves (even if flamie stays) Navi will get slaughtered.
2018-03-23 06:35
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
2018-03-23 06:37
2018-03-23 06:48
SK s1mple vs. Na'Vi s1mple
2018-03-23 07:01
this event gonna be a joke if the last invite isnt fnatic.
2018-03-23 07:47
Wtf. So Astralis Is not invited? Good job, giving loads od spots to Asians and Aussies + Kiwis and let Astralis, G2 or fnatic not being invited? Shitty
2018-03-23 08:01
Australia NotSoMLG 
Astralis havent been the best so far this year. only reason SK is there is because they won last year, C9 won the major and FaZe were last years runners up.
2018-03-23 08:46
Denmark ghostan11 
Still better than every Asia/au teams
2018-03-23 09:52
Australia NotSoMLG 
Sk isnt better than renegades lmao (ik they play in NA but still mainly AU)
2018-03-24 23:10
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
Astralis can suck a fat one, would rather Fnatic.
2018-03-23 09:59
3 spots for asia AND oceania, my god
2018-03-23 08:03
Italy CHEBBOxxx 
shit tournament
2018-03-23 08:04
Finland Hene 
Ez for my TBA boys
2018-03-23 08:21
Inviting NaVi instead of Astralis,NIP,Liquid,FNC shit tournament
2018-03-23 08:24
World P13TR45 
2018-03-23 08:51
African Union mikecool 
IEM Sydney is looking really good so far. Can't wait to attend it!!!
2018-03-23 09:11
Sweden KraftAnka 
HiKo are you kidding me?
2018-03-23 09:29
Confirms that s1mple and flamie stay for now basicallly
2018-03-23 09:35
Sweden KamaraD 
ez FOR NEW NA'VI: -Edward -Zeus -electronic -TBA -TBA
2018-03-23 10:02
Ukraine twil 
another proof navi won't make roster changes
2018-03-23 10:26
2018-03-23 10:47
last invite for fnatic as for iem katowice champions i guess
2018-03-23 11:55
astralis dont wanna go?
2018-03-23 12:13
HOW in the world is it possible that Oceania & Asia has 6 (!) spots combined, but Europe has only 1 spot?!?! WTF
2018-03-23 12:15
Denmark Xipingu 
Tournament in Sydney. They are going to let low tier teams have a shot I guess.
2018-03-23 12:36
It is too big tournament (I mean it is still IEM brand) to give a shot to 6 weak teams who will most likely get stomped. Okay, give them 3 spots combined, it is enough right? Besides Renegades I can't even give you the names of 3 teams from Oceania.
2018-03-23 12:40
Denmark Xipingu 
Me neither, but I guess they are afraid people won't show up if no sufficient amount of teams from there is present at the tournament. I doubt that will have impact, and I don't agree with the decision either.
2018-03-23 12:44
But in fact they will not make it to the stage, maybe slightly increasing chances for Renegades ;) I guess group stages will be played off stage like it always is. Cheers dude
2018-03-23 12:46
2018-03-23 12:30
Germany Naviever 
Zeus Edward electronic Kane Ceh9 easy top1 sidney
2018-03-23 12:42
Make Na'Vi 2010 agin
2018-03-23 13:14
2018-03-23 13:30
United States Brad_Bait 
Navi before Astralis? Joke of a tournament.
2018-03-23 13:03
nt asstralis fangirl
2018-03-23 13:31
They aren't disbanding?
2018-03-23 13:04
delusional brazilians still hope s1mple will carry their asses lul keep dreamin`
2018-03-23 13:30
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
2018-03-23 13:47
fox | 
Portugal kikoolie 
ez Na´Vi + TBA+TBA Kappa
2018-03-23 14:13
who will be playing lol
2018-03-23 14:27
Hazard | 
Poland Az1m 
No liquid, astralis, fnatic?
2018-03-23 14:37
Russia ez4u 
There are already 3 wasted spots. Clowns cant show anything good after that fluke at the Major. Renegades? Wtf is this ffs? Yea, i understand that this is an Australian event but do they really think that RNG wouldnt make it through Oceanian qualifiers? Navi? Who tf invites these shitters in 2k18? No way they will invite NiP, G2 or VP instead of Fnatic, Liquid or Astralis for the last spot. Also there's only 1 qualifier for NA when 6 fucking qualifiers for Asia and Oceania combined lol.
2018-03-23 18:03
top2 StarLadder, beat FaZe and Astralis Bo3 and almost beat mouz. can't show results? you better wear your glasses plastic FaZe 13y/o fangay
2018-03-24 08:26
Russia ez4u 
Yea, tell me that they also earned top4 at the Major by beating QBF u fucking delusional vodkadrinker.
2018-03-24 08:36
so you just ignore everything I said except Major? you faggot. It doesn't matter who they meat on Major, they took 3-4 place.
2018-03-24 08:38
Russia ez4u 
They cant qualify anywhere. I hope that was the last time when they were invited. These shitters shouldnt be allowed to play in t1 events. They wont even make it to playoffs as in most cases lol.
2018-03-24 08:44
still salty cuz they raped your FaZe in the ass on StarLadder?
2018-03-24 08:46
Russia ez4u 
Ahahhaha you're such a delusional cunt. FaZe just shitted on them at the Major lol.
2018-03-24 08:47
and still s*cked balls in the final :>
2018-03-24 08:48
Russia ez4u 
Last time when your t3 team won t1 event was 2016. Before IEM NY they sucked dick in every single final lol.
2018-03-24 08:52
you are talking like FaZe won something :> always choke Clan team :>
2018-03-24 10:12
Russia ez4u 
FaZe has already earned more money than NaVi in CS lol. So what are u talking about?
2018-03-24 11:31
they can't win a tournament it's a fact. why you trying to make excuses?
2018-03-24 11:37
Russia ez4u 
Just won more t1 events than NaVi since 2011 lol. Stop being delusional you vodkalover.
2018-03-24 11:38
how many they won in 2018?
2018-03-24 11:39
Russia ez4u 
How many events did NaVi win in 2018? Btw FaZe is going to win V4, whatsup NAVI?
2018-03-24 11:41 you agreed Na`Vi = FaZe. 2."going to win" nice argument. so I can say Na`Vi going to win all future Majors then. you are little fool rly xd
2018-03-24 11:42
Russia ez4u 
But Navi wont win any t1 event and this is the main difference between NaVi and FaZe.
2018-03-24 11:44
btw FaZe wont win anything and this is the main difference between Na`Vi and FaZe.
2018-03-24 11:44
Russia ez4u 
As ive said they have already won more events than NaVi since 2011 and V4 will be the next one event to the collection. What about NaVi? Dno. They will probably win 1 or 2 maps at IEM Sidney against Asian and Oceanian teams lol but still wont make it to playoffs as always. Also you're probably mentally ill, so get a doctor to help ya. Goodbye vodkalover. Dont take too much vodka, it's dangerous for ur brain.
2018-03-24 11:47
won't make to playoffs? you were in cave when they were playing semis on Major and grand final on StarLadder after beating bots from FaZe and Astralis?
2018-03-24 11:47
Hahahahaha, nt budget mouz fanboy, FaZe rekted by Virtus.old giants in semis hahahaha
2018-03-27 08:15
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