Natus Vincere beat fnatic 2-1; clinch a playoff spot in Marseille

Natus Vincere claimed a 2-1 victory over fnatic (16-7 Inferno, 11-16 Cobblestone, 16-14 Overpass) after a back-and-forth series to claim the first place in Group C and go into the playoffs.

On the first map of the series, Inferno, Natus Vincere started off with a 3-0 lead as Counter-Terrorists, soon extending that advantage as Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev valiantly held the line on B, taking down two and allowing for the retake to come in. With Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev pulling off a 1v1 on A and Edward having another great round on B, Natus Vincere marched on to a 7-0 lead.

Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and co. replied with a force buy and built on it by recovering from a 3v5 deficit in the following round, eventually making it 7-3. From that point until the end of the first half rounds were traded back and forth, which still suited the Ukrainians who finished 10-5 up.

Taking the second pistol and cleaning up the anti-ecos set Natus Vincere well on the path to victory in the first map. fnatic won a couple of rounds and looked like they had a chance to pull it back, but Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko led his team by example, securing three kills to win a round that killed fnatic's momentum and allowed Natus Vincere to finish it 16-7.

s1mple kicked into a higher gear on Overpass

fnatic was the team to grab the good start on Cobblestone, kicking it off with a 3-0 on the CT side of their map pick. Natus Vincere were able to tie it up, starting with the first buy round, but the Swedes were able to edge out a few close rounds to grab a three-round lead again (6-3).

Due to the close nature of the rounds, Natus Vincere was able to break fnatic's economy after s1mple's 1v1 clutch against Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson (6-7) and ride the momentum to an 8-7 first-half finish.

Despite taking the second pistol of the map, Natus Vincere's momentum quickly ground to a halt in the second half as they fell to a force buy, KRIMZ was the man of the hour for the Swedes as he secured three kills in the round. After some initial back-and-forth, fnatic looked like the better team, controlling the game from the T side, and soon closed out Cobblestone 16-11.

A pistol round win, Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and Maikil "Golden" Selim pulling back a 2v4 and Natus Vincere's weird buying patterns all combined for fnatic to have a great start on Overpass as CTs (6-0). Things could've gone even better had it not been for the heroics of s1mple, as his team struggled to make their mark the superstar clutched a 1v3 and a 1v2 situation back-to-back.

Those rounds brought Natus Vincere back to life and the Ukranian side started racking up rounds, dropping only two before the end of the first half to finish 8-7 down. Following a short interruption by fnatic, who won the second pistol, Natus Vincere were back on track by securing the force buy.

Edward and s1mple were at the forefront of the action as Natus Vincere racked up rounds, shutting down fnatic's approaches to the sites completely. After being down 14-8, flusha and KRIMZ stepped up with quad-kills in consecutive rounds, keeping their team in it. However, Natus Vincere pulled it together at the end to win the map 16-14, take the series and advance to the playoffs.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 59 - 57 +2 87.6 1.11
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 53 - 58 -5 84.3 1.04
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 51 - 57 -6 72.4 0.96
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 49 - 61 -12 68.0 0.87
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 39 - 60 -21 54.0 0.75
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 75 - 50 +25 89.7 1.40
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 65 - 50 +15 96.9 1.30
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 57 - 53 +4 80.6 1.12
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 49 - 48 +1 77.0 1.08
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 47 - 52 -5 62.8 0.90

Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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 Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Anybody who wants xizt to lead fnatic - look how NiP improved after xizt got kicked. Na`Vi to lose hard in the quarters. -olofmeister +KRiMZ
2018-04-19 19:28
#7
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
True Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-19 19:28
#27
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
It's a s1mple, yes
2018-04-19 19:30
#41
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Still a broken team
2018-04-19 19:38
Goodmem
2018-04-19 20:43
+1
2018-04-19 19:36
Ez
2018-04-19 19:28
never
2018-04-19 19:28
krimz wont leave for faze kek
2018-04-19 19:30
#33
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Spain akproxx 
If they made a offert for sure he will lmao
2018-04-19 19:33
they wont give him an offer anyway. faze looking for something different . as you can see they pick up xizt for no reason . they would better take taz lol
2018-04-19 19:34
#75
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Spain akproxx 
pretty sure they will stay with olof xd maybe bench karrigan for xizt or something
2018-04-20 00:02
The irony in this one is too strong
2018-04-19 19:53
#2
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Finland merkkis 
gg ez for s1mple
2018-04-19 19:28
fak
2018-04-19 19:28
#4
NiKo | 
Argentina maxbaumi 
fak
2018-04-19 19:28
#5
ZywOo | 
France GenezizFR 
ez for s1mple
2018-04-19 19:28
#6
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CIS LRtx 
S1MPLE GOD
2018-04-19 19:28
EZ NAVI let's go guys!
2018-04-19 19:28
Ez
2018-04-19 19:28
Bruh S1mple is crazy
2018-04-19 19:28
Gg wp. Señor vac stronk
2018-04-19 19:28
ez for s1mple
2018-04-19 19:28
Ezzzzz
2018-04-19 19:29
#16
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Russia RCeN 
Ez
2018-04-19 19:29
ez
2018-04-19 19:29
#18
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Ukraine w1nth 
EZ 4 CSGOD DELUSIONAL FNATIC FANS GO CRY
2018-04-19 19:29
#44
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Sweden wyv0 
Fnatic wins tournament, Na'Vi out in quarter Na'Vi only beats fnatic now, loses to everyone else
2018-04-19 19:42
They actually defeated Astralis 2-0 on ESL, and destroyed RNG. Na'Vi not so bad at all. Fnatic good. I wanted to say that Na'Vi need to play like solid team, not like: "Oh, S1mple made two 1v3 in a row, cmon guys!"
2018-04-19 20:01
Yes Na'Vi are currently relying too much in s1mple. And I think it is time for Edward to go and pick up mir. But anyways ggs
2018-04-19 20:07
Good nick, love Znajder <3
2018-04-19 20:08
#67
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Ukraine w1nth 
s1mple was the carry in Kiev, but now we see Edward finally recover from BOT form and electronic is fucking bombing them all.
2018-04-19 20:15
#19
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Russia GramDEL 
2 fast, hltv
2018-04-19 19:30
#20
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Ukraine ravenous150 
ez
2018-04-19 19:30
#21
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
S1mple godlike
2018-04-19 19:30
#22
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Turkey nopaznowin 
unluco
2018-04-19 19:30
#24
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CIS s1mpletop0ne 
ez for best player ever god s1mple cry is free FANATIK FANgirls
2018-04-19 19:30
#51
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Ukraine 69Leveee 
BRATAN))))))
2018-04-19 19:55
#25
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
I dont get the electronic hype. he had like 50 percent mac 10 kills. Imagine if navi had a good player instead of him? Like h0bbit. Would be really scary :) Well played navi
2018-04-19 19:30
Seized 2015-2016 i guess
2018-04-19 19:47
and 50% of those were against rifles. Really makes your point moot.
2018-04-19 19:51
#53
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
You clearly didnt watch the match. But even if it was true, mac10 takes no skill, hence it would still be a lot better with a more all around player, who could still do mac10 kills if he wanted.
2018-04-19 19:56
Bro you're obviously clueless. mac10 less skill to take out players of fnatics caliber with rifles? N clearly I did watch the match since my point was factual and you didn't refute it like a classic hltvtard. Na'Vi was down 6-0, and lost the ct pistol. Yet they were 15-11 up before s1mple had a few uncharacteristic wiffs and and krimz hit the spray of his life. electronic is rated 1.4+ so far, whether you like it or not hes better than 95% of csgo pros.
2018-04-19 20:00
#55
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
So you claim it takes skill to hold down mouse 1 and strafe?
2018-04-19 20:01
I claim it takes skill to be able to use a mac10 vs fnatic with rifles and still outplay them. It's simple logic, not to mention he rekt them with rifles as well, he just dropped the ak's to s1mple since he found success as entry with a mac10. Do you even CS?
2018-04-19 20:02
#61
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
He used it on maps where the distance is close, where the mac10 has an advantage... and sure he did take people with armor, but he mostly got eco frags with it. Running and gunning, which drops the skillcap of the match as a whole. Personally id see mac10 follow the cz out of the game, or atleast get nerfed to the fucking ground. They belong in gungame, nothing else :)
2018-04-19 20:05
If it was so easy, everyone would do it. But its not, hence people usually don't. Secondly he was the designated eco farmer with the mac10 because his game sense is so good. He was farming awp's for s1mple while s1mple focused on the win. You cannot argue the end result when it got them the win. Gun diversity should be more encouraged, it makes certain strategies a lot more fun to watch than the usual, ak vs m4 duels. At the end of the day having the mac10 vs a rifle is a disadvantage, and the fact he turned it into an advantage should be commended rather than critiqued.
2018-04-19 20:09
#74
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
I agree with parts of what you are saying. In general i think gun diversity is good. Im a big fan of deagle and scout. Shotguns in some aspects. Cuddos to electronic if he managed to bum rush a rifle player and hold down mouse 1, but it doesnt impress me, espcially not when sounds are so bad in cs:go compared to how they were in 1.6. I like that more weapons are viable, but i hate to see it happen when the cost of it is a lower skill requirment. I LOVE the teams picking up the deagle now. And yes its strong, but at least you have to aim and react.
2018-04-19 23:29
Only thing that got them the win was simple 2 clutches didnt see much from Electronic this series maybe the cz Eco kills but anyone could kill with cz
2018-04-20 09:27
#26
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Brazil digozamaral 
EZ s1mple vincere
2018-04-19 19:30
that last round though
2018-04-19 19:31
rip golden
2018-04-19 19:31
#30
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Vietnam BigTGoose 
In The Last Second Before Overtime,Krimz was missing his spray and let Fnatic lose that map.xD nt my boi
2018-04-19 19:32
Lekro overpeeked from short before they were in a 5v4 bomb site secret no reason to peek from short to grafit xD... and yea sad for krimz also jw missed a awp shot he shouldnt.
2018-04-20 09:31
s-GOD once s-GOD 4ever rest in peace sweden
2018-04-19 19:32
#32
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Norway Phancy11 
Krimz nice throw dude
2018-04-19 19:33
#34
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Spain akproxx 
S1mple best player atm
2018-04-19 19:34
Fnatic plays renegades tomorrow, so Fnatic fans don’t be down! We still have a chance.
2018-04-19 19:34
#36
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Norway JorgyZ 
Krimz just bleh'ed out that last round, rip my heard earned dollar :I
2018-04-19 19:34
#52
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
He was like; nah I think I need to adjust my chair abit....
2018-04-19 19:56
Was alot of misstakes from fnatic that last round and yes fnatic fucked my bet also had c9,nip,fnatic,astralis for 33x money:/
2018-04-20 09:32
#38
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
s1mple vincere
2018-04-19 19:36
S1mple magnificent
2018-04-19 19:37
#42
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United States Dr1GeR 
It's a simple yes?
2018-04-19 19:40
#43
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China Tonzzy 
simple is A GOD navi still struggling on every map except inferno
2018-04-19 19:40
They lost both pistols and were still up 15-11, some miracle plays from krimz and flusha to keep them in. They just suck on cbble, I dont know why they keep banning cache
2018-04-19 19:52
#45
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Poland Astoner55 
You know Na'Vi is on fire when Edward and Zeus both have positive KD ratio <3
2018-04-19 19:46
s1mple...
2018-04-19 19:55
#56
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United States EmperorTrump 
ez 4 s1mple
2018-04-19 20:01
#58
jOELZ | 
Finland jleh 
s1mple has black hat
2018-04-19 20:02
#60
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Russia LANAdelREYlul 
ez 4 simpletronic
2018-04-19 20:03
ez for mr S1mple 75-50.
2018-04-19 20:08
The csgod strikes again 1.40 !!!!!
2018-04-19 20:09
S#1 Seriously this guy is a fucking god
2018-04-19 20:48
#71
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Ukraine w1nth 
FULL FOCUS FAST WIN
2018-04-19 22:07
#72
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Brazil millerjmatos 
S1mple bEsT pLaYeR Of thE WoRlD
2018-04-19 22:40
#73
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Latvia pumasiK 
s1mple tronic lets goooo
2018-04-19 22:55
good game she were!
2018-04-20 05:40
#77
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Kazakhstan DCiph 
NAVI is GOD!
2018-04-20 07:26
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