Na`Vi edge Heroic to secure playoffs spot; NRG eliminate MVP PK

martiicsgo
May 16th, 2018 04:04

Na`Vi edged Heroic 2-1 (11-16 on Cache, 16-13 on Overpass, and 19-16 on Mirage) to secure a spot in the playoffs, while NRG eliminated MVP PK 2-1 (10-16 on Cache, 16-8 on Train, and 16-2 on Mirage) in the lower bracket to remain alive in Group A.

The Group A upper bracket semi-final kicked off on Heroic’s pick, Cache, where Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko and his men powered to an early lead on the offense, 3-0. Heroic finally got on the board in their gun round, but Natus Vincere quickly returned with three more to make it 6-1. Heroic managed to scrape together a couple of rounds before finally breaking the Natus Vincere economy for three straight to settle the half, down 6-9.

In the second half, the tides turned as Heroic were red-hot on their T-side, winning the pistol and the anti-ecos to bring the score to an even slate (9-9). Natus Vincere continued to struggle on the retakes as Adam "friberg" Friberg and co. secured the B-site once more to take the lead for the first time, 10-9. Heroic added one more to their lead, before Denis "electronic" Sharipov secured their first of the half by holding the defuse in a 1v1.

s1mple led Na'Vi with a 1.39 rating across three maps

Heroic quickly picked up two more, but a force-buy from Natus Vincere finally paid off to pick up the round win. A force-buy from Heroic in the following round was also effective, which tanked Zeus and company’s economy to help secure the remaining two for the series lead.

The series then landed on Overpass, where Heroic secured the pistol on their CT-side right before Natus Vincere returned in the eco to even the score, 1-1. Zeus and his men marched on to secure two more before the two sides traded rounds, at which point Heroic finally broke free to pick up seven in a row to end the half 10-5.

The second half saw Natus Vincere come out to secure the second pistol but Heroic struck back on the eco to retain the five-round lead, 6-11. However, this time around Natus Vincere held the line for four in a row to reduce the deficit (10-11). Heroic contested for a round win but Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and electronic remained stable on the CT-side to pick up five straight to reach map point. Although Heroic grabbed their third of the half, Egor "flamie" Vasilyev's quad kill with the AWP earned Natus Vincere the 16-13 win and the series tie.

Mirage was the decider that saw Natus Vincere quickly take control of the first half to dominate the field for a 12-3 lead at the half. The sides switched and so did the momentum, as Heroic won twelve rounds to reach match point; however, with enough money for a full buy, Natus Vincere were able to hold out for two more rounds to force overtime.

Natus Vincere came out swinging in the overtime to secure two on the CT-side before Heroic claimed one of their own. A big flank from Zeus allowed Natus Vincere to reach match point, where Heroic was unable to hold on in the 19-16 overtime loss.

Matchpage
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2
16th May 2018
16
Cache
11
13
Overpass
16
16
Mirage
19

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 66 - 68 -2 85.9 1.12
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 56 - 60 -4 69.3 0.99
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 56 - 59 -3 63.5 0.95
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 57 - 74 -17 75.0 0.94
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 55 - 65 -10 63.3 0.83
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 86 - 54 +32 91.0 1.39
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 77 - 54 +23 91.8 1.33
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 71 - 55 +16 83.4 1.23
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 45 - 61 -16 58.5 0.87
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 47 - 67 -20 61.9 0.87

The lower-bracket of Group A saw NRG and MVP PK kick off the best-of-three on Cache, where the Koreans were solid out of the gates to secure four straight, 4-0. Damian "daps" Steele and co. finally got on the board in the fifth round, but Hae-Sung "HSK" Kim and his men held on with three more on the board, 7-1. The two sides traded rounds where NRG eventually broke MVP PK’s economy to win the next four out of five rounds to end the half, 6-9.

The second half started with a strong defensive presence from NRG on the A-site, but Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee tapped his way back into the site to secure the second pistol for MVP PK. From there, MVP PK took the reins on the T-side for five straight, before NRG finally snapped to rebound with four of their own. MVP PK then put together a decent buy round to finally put an end to NRG’s comeback with a 16-10 win.

NRG see off MVP PK to stay alive in the Group A lower-bracket

NRG kicked off their map pick, Train, on the T-side winning the pistol and the anti-ecos for a 3-0 lead at the start. MVP PK then returned with three of their own to equalize the score 3-3, but daps and his men came back on their gun round to break the tie with four in a row, 7-3. The Koreans managed to put together two rounds, but NRG were too tough to tame as they won the remaining three to end the half with a 10-5 lead.

MVP PK came out swinging in the second half on their T-side with three quick rounds to reduce the deficit by two (8-10). NRG retaliated in their gun round to win their first for the CT-side in the second half and remained in the driver's seat with five more to secure the 16-8 win and tie the series 1-1.

It all came down to Mirage, where NRG looked strong on the CT-side to hold the line for four in a row, 4-0. MVP PK were then able to work with the little economy they had to secure their first of the half with NRG saving a rifle. From there, NRG kept their foot down and rounded out the first half with four more to take the 13-2 half. NRG pressed on in the second half to pick up the remaining three rounds to remain alive in the lower-bracket, while sending MVP PK packing.

United States
Matchpage
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1
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Cache
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16
Train
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16
Mirage
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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 60 - 38 +22 100.3 1.47
United States Ethan 'nahtE' ArnoldnahtE 61 - 38 +23 93.8 1.46
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 53 - 36 +17 78.3 1.26
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 38 - 38 0 67.1 1.09
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 39 - 44 -5 65.1 0.94
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 48 - 49 -1 80.1 1.07
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kangsolo 45 - 48 -3 73.5 0.95
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 38 - 50 -12 59.4 0.84
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 35 - 54 -19 63.6 0.79
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kimglow 27 - 50 -23 50.7 0.66

Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
345
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1162
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Hae-Sung 'HSK' Kim
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
388
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
546
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
603
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1236
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
#1
2018-05-16 04:05
Want a cookie?
2018-05-16 04:06
Expected
2018-05-16 07:44
#41
NiKo | 
Austria adse_ 
expected
2018-05-16 10:08
Name no work I cro
2018-05-16 15:04
Fuck
2018-05-16 04:09
#Last
2018-05-16 11:10
#2
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Bosnia and Herzegovina DildoKing 
Ez navi
2018-05-16 04:05
You mean simple vincere?
2018-05-16 07:26
Omg, man can you admit the fact, that in every team there is some player, which stands out among rest of team ?
2018-05-16 12:44
#61
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United States BeatGamer1231 
Some more then others...
2018-05-16 13:04
#3
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United States jaeger_steam 
Kick edward and zeus ffs But in all reality i feel edward could easily be replaced for someone younger/better and not be a big detriment to the team
2018-05-16 04:07
its not that his aim is bad, his timing and decision making is purely bad, like mirage was against MVP the smoke laying jungle/stairs and bomb planting and alrdy planted and edward solo push through smoke to three people without electronic or s1mple help and just dies which leaves team 2vs3 retake with bomb plant
2018-05-16 04:23
Hell man, he makes poor decisions everygame they play, no need to point out any specific ones xd
2018-05-16 09:21
no that was the perfect onr actually that his aim doesnt matter, he ruins team by dumb decisions
2018-05-16 09:27
He makes it up with his beard
2018-05-16 11:07
+1
2018-05-16 12:39
#5
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
choke from heroic, moddii with his experience throwing the win when they were up 15-13 with going LEEEEEEEEEEEEROY on a, not good.
2018-05-16 04:07
Well to be fair, he went for it 3 rounds in a row just in B winning the rounds alone. Cant succed every time :)
2018-05-16 04:24
#16
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
He dropped the game for them, they should just keep doing the things that work, going b to botzeus
2018-05-16 04:31
Except Zeus swapped with s1mple last 2 rounds. Which if they did 5 rounds earlier they would have closed it out easily the way they were supposed to.
2018-05-16 06:34
#30
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
S1mple is also bad in b so no difference
2018-05-16 06:59
S1mple already with 1.40
2018-05-16 04:07
-edward +mir
2018-05-16 04:09
#35
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Spain N0Love 
It'll happen eventually. It was supposed to happen instead of the electronic move in the first place. Zeus is just a disaster but at least he has the IGL excuse while Edward... I mean there's no real reason to not replace him tbh
2018-05-16 08:27
ye navi needs at least 4 players to win, cant win with 3 players only, zeus can stay
2018-05-16 17:39
nt moddii
2018-05-16 04:11
#10
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Kazakhstan 96kg 
13-6->13-15 na'vi(((
2018-05-16 04:12
#11
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United States pes0man 
12-3 up
2018-05-16 04:14
solo used to be one of my favorite players back in the day...
2018-05-16 04:14
Navi had only one more round in the series, but 39 more kills Heroic is a team truly playing for rounds and they managed to grind out a really close game. I have to admit that this roster seemed to lack firepower and I didn't have a lot of faith in them, but they seems to make it work I'm excited to see what they can accomplish
2018-05-16 04:27
Yeah, this is the difference of playing cs and playing smart cs
2018-05-16 04:53
I wonder if this ever worked... ANGE1 s1mple flamie electronic AdreN
2018-05-16 04:31
NO surprise kick zeus and edward top 1
2018-05-16 04:38
#20
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Brazil C9FAN 
-Freeburger +Anj
2018-05-16 04:56
#21
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Finland Ingested 
haha heroic should have won that. simple carrying fk nubs as usual. -edward forever
2018-05-16 05:14
#22
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
I honestly (fuck me i fall for it everytime), thought heroic was going to outright win it. Then HenryG said when heroic got the score to 13-13 he said Heroic nerves would make them choke navi will win in ot. Anddd it happened. Cz was insane on overpass. Zues was abused by moddii on b every round until 15. Electronic greatest timing with es3tag to perfectly disect B site. Im still #beHeroic
2018-05-16 05:14
#23
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
navi can literally achieve nothing without s1mple. he should take lesson from guardian's career , and leave this fucking team or he will forever lose in finals after carrying his team like a tractor just like guardian did and will never win a major. he will be known as a choker. let edward stay , let them do their thing. escape with electronic and join gambit already -mou/dosia + simple -siezed + electronic adren to igl again
2018-05-16 05:26
#24
mir | 
Russia Chieftein 
navi 3 vs 5 classic =( -edward +mir that's enough.
2018-05-16 05:32
it's ok when u have 1 anchor (Zeus) u need it, but when ur boat is small (5) u don't need 2 anchors (Deadward&Zeus)... kick Edward, he is really bad, his movement, his decides, his aim they are too bad. He can make boosts for simple or throw grenades and sometimes he kills on pistol rounds and vs eco. Take someone from pro100, buy mir, bondik, u need more fresh blood like electronic
2018-05-16 05:33
#26
s1mple | 
Ukraine minemax 
-edward!!!
2018-05-16 05:58
#27
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
2 old farts are getting hard carried again... nice
2018-05-16 06:18
#29
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Russia CISCSforFun 
Why NaVi can't buy mir instead of Edward when he benched in Vega?
2018-05-16 06:41
S1mple is the best player EVER!
2018-05-16 08:19
s1mple's avg rating is 2.0. There is no such players like him. And will never be I guess.
2018-05-16 08:23
Nub baiter/stats farmer
2018-05-16 09:25
0/8 plastic faze ChoKo fangay. stay salty cuz S1mple is the best. Be mad kid.
2018-05-16 11:53
Lol nt poorspain I hate Niko overrated nub just like s1mple
2018-05-16 16:34
"poorspain" I guess you need to visit Spain at first. It's not poor at all. S1mple is no fucking way overrated, he is the best carry player in the World ever.
2018-05-16 16:39
Nt nub with nub opinions
2018-05-16 16:50
plastic FaZe ChoKe Clown fan saying "nub" to someone such an irony
2018-05-16 19:32
How do you know I am plastic fan you retard tox1mple fan girl Only irony here is your brain trying to look like it’s functional
2018-05-16 20:17
ChoKo fangirl LUL I hope you have same mad and red face like your ChoKo when he chokes.
2018-05-17 00:19
I guess you got some brain damage since you still think you offend me with “Choko”. I already told you I don’t give a shit about niko you can go and put your head into his asshole maybe it will make you smarter. On the other hand you are licking sh1tple’s ass as much as you can. Enjoy being trash of EU LULSPAIN
2018-05-17 00:43
nt kid. you must be top bullymeister in your classroom with such 12iq insults.
2018-05-17 07:49
ez s1mple
2018-05-16 09:41
#40
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
if navi replace edward, s1mple, electronic and flamie will drop their form. Also i didnt feel like it was Edwards fault but Zeus.. He was getting killed every single round on B, the same way... almost lost the game for his team.
2018-05-16 10:00
Zeus' job was to get Na`Vi back in top3-4. And he did it. He is IGL and leader. They have enough fraggers in the team.
2018-05-16 11:56
MIR is free, why not to pick him?
2018-05-16 10:32
Edward is much better in terms of experience and dominating the World. (2010-2011) + good team synergy with Edward. He seems calm and smart. Bad aim tho, but he was super-star back in the 1.6 days. He fall off like markeloff, Neo and f0rest.
2018-05-16 11:54
And now he's much better at dying like an idiot.
2018-05-16 11:54
Still good team synergy imo.
2018-05-16 11:54
Cuz navi signed special contracts till major, since then they are free to do any changes.
2018-05-16 12:01
Cooooooool
2018-05-16 11:00
It is pretty easy to understand that navi is playing for simple. They give him freedom so that why he is carrying them, because it is like some sort of tactics.
2018-05-16 11:14
You know that you need to be really good to carry vs t1 teams even when you have freedom to do that.
2018-05-16 13:51
#47
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Algeria VivaAlgeria 
good job navi
2018-05-16 11:43
#48
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
NaVi struggling... let's see what can they do against Faze.... Good luck
2018-05-16 11:50
They raped FaZe twice before. So it's kinda 50/50 or even in favor of Na`Vi.
2018-05-16 11:55
#59
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Russia skipster 
60/40 FaZe wins
2018-05-16 12:46
Stuck in 2017?
2018-05-16 19:33
#74
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mantisbp 
Too many guys look in a statistic witch team was beaten or beat last time... Live life in present, right now 😀 In my opinion Faze in this tournament looking very good, better than NaVi.
2018-05-16 20:09
#57
s1mple | 
Armenia 1915 
EZ FOR BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD
2018-05-16 12:43
Agree
2018-05-16 16:35
edward even less kills than friberg....what else do they need to remove him xD
2018-05-16 12:49
#63
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Heroic looking very strong
2018-05-16 13:59
Hltv admins should write articles about Navi with “s1mple defeat team x “
2018-05-16 15:26
Man, Heroic played really nice. Some adjust and the team will make noise
2018-05-16 16:35
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