Na`Vi beat AVANGAR to advance to StarSeries playoffs

Natus Vincere have sealed passage to the StarSeries i-League Season 5 playoffs after defeating AVANGAR on two maps.

The first series of the final round of the Swiss stage kicked off on Mirage, AVANGAR's map pick. The Ukrainian side came out the brighter of the two teams, winning the initial three rounds as Terrorists, but AVANGAR responded with a four-round streak to take the lead in the game.

AVANGAR set up a strong defence, but Natus Vincere kept pressing on and won five of the next six rounds. But after calling a tactical pause, the Kazakhstani team were able to shut down the offensive side twice in a row, bringing the deficit to a solitary round.

AVANGAR won the second pistol and followed that up with both anti-ecos — the second of those thanks to a 1v3 clutch from Timur "buster" Tulepov. Natus Vincere picked up the first gun round and then Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko called a tactical pause, inspiring the team to win two more rounds and go up 11-10.

AVANGAR then equalized the score thanks to an impressive fake strategy, but Natus Vincere replied with a four-round streak to hit map-point. The Kazakhs, trying to turn the map around, still responded with two more rounds to reach their 13th, but it was in vain as Na`Vi put the game to bed.

Natus Vincere through to StarSeries playoffs

Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev opened up the action on Inferno, his team's map pick, with a quad-kill to lead Natus Vincere to win their CT pistol. AVANGAR managed to buy in the third round, but they could not find a way through their opponents' defence.

On a shoddy pistol buy, buster found an entry-kill with a Deagle, with Dmitry "dimasick" Matvienko following that up with a crucial double-kill to get AVANGAR on the board. Natus Vincere immediately called a tactical pause in a bid to halt AVANGAR, but the Kazakhstani team would keep racking up rounds.

Natus Vincere nearly got back on the board in the 10th round, but buster denied that with a quad-kill in a 2v5 situation. With their backs against the wall, Na`Vi tightened up their defence and strung four rounds together to bring the deficit to 7-8.

AVANGAR piled more pressure on Natus Vincere after winning the second pistol and an anti-eco. Still, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and co. responded well with nothing but CZs to counter AVANGAR, and followed that up with four more rounds to take a 12-10 lead.

Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov and his teammates did not want to throw in the towel and levelled the score with a strong defence. But Natus Vincere would not let the game pick slip away from them, winning four rounds in a row to finish things off.

 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick 48 - 39 +9 87.8 1.22
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 39 - 39 0 82.7 1.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 34 - 39 -5 64.7 0.94
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 28 - 42 -14 69.6 0.89
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 31 - 41 -10 53.9 0.78
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 46 - 38 +8 98.4 1.28
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 39 - 36 +3 79.0 1.20
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 44 - 36 +8 72.5 1.16
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 40 - 32 +8 71.6 1.07
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 28 - 38 -10 59.6 0.88

Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
463
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
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
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
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
#5
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Gotta be the worst played bo3 I've seen in a long while. What a shitshow. Says a lot about the level of play if Edward is carrying... Also kane show he shouldn't be involved in this level of play.
2018-06-01 13:54
E for NaVi
2018-06-01 13:53
nice kane
2018-06-01 13:54
#14
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France Zywoomeister 
rip AVANGAR ;(
2018-06-01 13:54
#17
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Netherlands Rasierer 
Due to Kane's interfearing during the game and freetime, AVANGAR should've been awarded the map.
2018-06-01 13:55
#27
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Sweden drakendilf 
didn't watch the game, what did he do? :O
2018-06-01 14:05
he talked to the team during freezetime
2018-06-01 14:30
zeus boosted noob again LMAO hahahahah he is so bad zeus pro player pick one
2018-06-01 14:00
Godward
2018-06-01 14:01
#22
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Belarus andryxa1337 
gj navi
2018-06-01 14:03
#24
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Sweden Akoulad 
NaVi extremely lucky, sigh... After this showing they will guaranteed be elimated in quarter finals.
2018-06-01 14:04
#30
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Ukraine minemax 
The home crowd can help them a little bit, though...
2018-06-01 14:06
#51
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Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
If not u will suck my coCk
2018-06-01 16:51
Well played by Edward!
2018-06-01 14:04
lmao, most lucky team ever
2018-06-01 14:05
Zeus and Kane dream team for the opponent
2018-06-01 14:06
#31
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Sweden Kaffinerad 
Shame. Wanted the upset.
2018-06-01 14:06
99% that NaVi gonna get AGO in the quarter-finals
2018-06-01 14:33
there will be no surprises. it's a ukraine tournament
2018-06-01 14:53
#42
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Russia RoneEZ 
Again carrying by Edward( Edward pls leave from this team( You deserve more...
2018-06-01 15:16
#43
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Germany rema1 
+1 haha
2018-06-01 15:21
kids let's talk about kick EdwarD?
2018-06-01 16:18
dimasick TEAMKILL on X ROUND... its START to end on inferno! if she dont kill teamate ... AVANGAR WON 13 round... and start normal economic
2018-06-01 16:25
To be quite honest, I was expecting more from Na'Vi this tournment. They've been having a quite low performance against low tier teams, even though winning. Playing like this I'm not sure they're gonna win against SK if they make up to there. SK, by the way, was also a surprise. I was expecting them a quickly elimination, since they've been losing even against low tier teams recently, but they have manage to win the games and even beat Liquid, which just came out of a great performance in the past tournment. I'm proud of SK and I'm feeling sorry for Na'Vi, they have way more potential than this.
2018-06-01 17:35
Navi won tournament lul
2018-06-04 09:10
Navi won tournament lul
2018-06-04 09:10
#54
NiKo | 
France Dealotts 
S1mple so badd
2018-06-01 18:17
#55
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United States Freakmode 
god zeus
2018-06-02 06:10
#56
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Denmark Xipingu 
Wow navi got lucky. What a horrendous performance
2018-06-02 10:10
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