s1mple, electronic spearhead Na`Vi's comeback vs. NiP

MIRAA
June 14th, 2018 12:40

Natus Vincere are through to the semi-finals at the CS:GO Asia Championships after beating NiP 2-1 in Group A's winners' match.

The battle for the first spot in the playoffs featured two European teams, NiP and Natus Vincere, fresh off 2-0 victories over VG.Flash and EnVyUs, respectively. Riding the wave after winning StarSeries, Na`Vi entered the match as favourites, but they would soon realise that they were in for a very tough match.

It all began on Overpass, NiP's map choice. After losing the pistol round and the subsequent ecos, Na`Vi were able to hit back immediately and bring the deficit to a minimum with an ace from Denis "electronic" Sharipov, but the Swedes would not let their lead slip. Once they had their economy back in order, the Ninjas ran all over the Na`Vi defence, closing out the half with a shocking 12-3 lead.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first, with Natus Vincere hitting back with guns after losing the pistol round. The Ukrainian team put together a small run of rounds, but NiP then hit map point with a 2v2 retake before denying Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev a heroic 1v4 clutch.

Na`Vi's big guns were on fire against NiP

Natus Vincere came into Mirage, the second map of the series, a much more determined side and took control of proceedings right from the get-go. The Ukrainian side shut down any chances of NiP stringing rounds together or building up an economy, and went into the break up by nine rounds.

NiP kept themselves in the game after taking the pistol round, but they were caught off-guard by a weak buy from Na`Vi in the third round. Things were starting to look grim for the Ninjas, but Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg rescued the team with a 1v2 clutch.

That marked the beginning of a great run from the Swedes. Every time that it looked the Ninjas were about to lose their grip on the game, their ability to clutch 1v2 situations kept themselves in it. NiP would be able to cut the gap to just two rounds, but one final push from Na`Vi earned them the map.

NiP's newest recruit impressed in the series

It all came down to Train, where NiP came out the brighter of the two sides, winning three of the first four rounds of the map. Natus Vincere did not let that get to them, however, and went on a seven-round streak to put the Ninjas at risk of getting blown out.

A 1v2 clutch from Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund put a stop to Na`Vi's winning streak, but the Ukrainians hit back immediately to regain control of the economy, with a 1v3 clutch from s1mple in the final round of the half earning his team their 11th round.

NiP came from the break determined to turn things around and won the pistol round with a fast A execution. However, they were caught off-guard in the following round as s1mple pulled off a quad-kill with a Scout. A quad-kill from Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson shortly afterwards still breathed some life into NiP, but it was only a matter of time before Na`Vi put the game to bed.

Matchpage
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1
14th June 2018
Sweden
6
Overpass
16
16
Mirage
13
16
Train
9
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 71 - 43 +28 83.0 1.37
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 64 - 47 +17 92.8 1.34
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 51 - 56 -5 75.2 1.03
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 43 - 53 -10 73.8 0.92
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 39 - 55 -16 64.7 0.88
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 61 - 53 +8 100.8 1.36
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 54 - 56 -2 78.3 1.03
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 50 - 55 -5 70.1 0.98
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 49 - 48 +1 69.7 0.95
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 40 - 56 -16 63.0 0.78
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1365
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
#1
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Czech Republic HunTerIsHere 
okay
2018-06-14 12:41
So great to see nip fail
2018-06-14 12:42
Play a close game vs rank 2 team after having the lineup for like a week. I think you need to look up the meaning of he word fail. Typical hltv kid brain...
2018-06-14 14:47
Not even a week kinda. First official games with Lekr0 on the roster
2018-06-14 16:46
Looks like someone just hit puberty.
2018-06-14 14:53
+1
2018-06-14 18:12
#17
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Netherlands TsunamiCow 
lekro looking decent
2018-06-14 12:42
Same was dennis at the beggining remember? (Nip fan here) :)
2018-06-14 12:43
#23
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Netherlands TsunamiCow 
i hope he can consistently frag, nip needs some fucking consistency lol
2018-06-14 12:44
If NiP really wants to keep going with CSGO they need a complete new roster. i mean these guys are legends but what can they do nowadays? jackshit
2018-06-14 12:47
#32
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Netherlands TsunamiCow 
get academy roster with young potential stars, coach them and replace the main squad with the academy i guess sweden needs new generation of great cs players or just swedish shuffle lol
2018-06-14 12:49
Nip and fnatic to merge
2018-06-14 13:06
#59
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Austria shaakeh 
expectronic
2018-06-14 13:28
#55
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Doing that and Nip academy would go major and normal NIP wouldn't lol
2018-06-14 13:20
#73
World wtbx 
fairly sure they can keep going in csgo with whoever they want, they don't have to do jack shit. bet this team brings in plenty of money to the org
2018-06-14 14:21
Too bad they kicked their most consistent player in draken
2018-06-15 06:07
#34
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
dennis isn't made to be an IGL - gtr + hampus and you've got a good team
2018-06-14 12:51
Why dont they make gtr igl
2018-06-14 12:55
#39
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
because is shit and outdated and his retirement is long overdue
2018-06-14 12:56
Its not all his fault tbh. The meta doesnt let lurkers to be as affective as they used to be
2018-06-14 13:00
#44
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
sorry but just check a few demos of him playing, slow ass reactions, awful spraying, no confidence whatsover. It's over for him
2018-06-14 13:01
He is 31 of course he will have 300 ms reaction time. Awful spraying? His spray is not as good as it used to be but saying it is awful is just bs. No confidence? He usually has at least 3 clutches (1v2 or more) per game
2018-06-14 13:14
#98
cromen | 
Sweden keel0 
I don't know what year you are living in, 3 or more clutches per game LUL
2018-06-14 15:33
He just had 3 clutches against NaVi lol (I know one of them is a 1v1, still counts though
2018-06-14 18:10
Lekr0 is a god. Way better than drakes. Definitely a good pick up to add some firepower. Mistake to give him up by fnatic. I don’t think they have enough talent anymore. Flusha and krimz can’t carry golden and Xizt
2018-06-14 16:01
how quickly you forget how Lekr0 underperformed in his time in fnatic.
2018-06-14 23:23
My dream NiP roster would be Golden-IGL Dennis-Entry Forrest-Awper Get_Right-Lurker Rez-Support
2018-06-14 13:31
Dennis is not a proper IGL which is what they need
2018-06-14 13:31
stop overrating golden he a shitty ass IGL.
2018-06-14 14:38
He is actually not. He led Fnatic to a win at Katowice against Faze. And at Wesg yes against space soldiers but still he is a good IGL especially in the swedish scene where the only real IGLs are xizt and pronax and now golden. But I respect your opinion.
2018-06-14 19:27
dude? led? flusha played on a god level in the finals. krimz played well throughout. golden did nth. he even cost them so many rounds. it wasnt even his strats or calls they won they won based on individual firepower with their players winning their duels. and lekr0 won 70% entry duels. stop overrating that piece of shit IGL. look what happened to their t side after WESG. atrocious cause their igl sux
2018-06-15 06:57
I dont agree with you but I respect your opinion
2018-06-15 18:59
nt prodka
2018-06-14 15:02
#110
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France Pawewok 
+1
2018-06-14 18:13
Wow
2018-06-14 12:41
#3
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Indonesia axelvale 
Oof
2018-06-14 12:41
#4
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Ukraine ketinng 
Expected
2018-06-14 12:41
#112
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Germany Ayayaaa 
+1
2018-06-14 18:17
Unlucky nip, but very decent performace with lekro so far.
2018-06-14 12:42
#6
SZPERO | 
Poland b7ack0ut 
Ez
2018-06-14 12:41
#7
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Mongolia tim1856 
ez 4 s1mple
2018-06-14 12:41
+1
2018-06-14 18:15
#8
charlie | 
Kazakhstan Dar1on 
Ez
2018-06-14 12:41
#9
Xyp9x | 
Israel Mayr0N 
Good show from lekro
2018-06-14 12:41
#10
SpawN | 
Bulgaria nrgtop1 
gods
2018-06-14 12:41
#11
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
ez €€ ty nip fangays LMAO
2018-06-14 12:42
Any of Nip's players are better than hs lol
2018-06-14 12:58
n12
2018-06-14 12:42
#13
s1mple | 
Denmark JustYes 
ok
2018-06-14 12:42
#14
ropz | 
Sweden Unluko 
nice
2018-06-14 12:42
#16
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
electronic saved navi today and s1mple finally waked up on train
2018-06-14 12:42
#56
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Brazil CaioOlive 
But but but, stats
2018-06-14 13:21
#18
mimi | 
Norway NoregNik 
s1mple top 1 2018
2018-06-14 12:43
#19
s1mple | 
Russia avens1s 
ez for s1mpletronic
2018-06-14 12:43
:DD
2018-06-14 18:05
#20
s1mple | 
France Lioxys 
s1mple and electronic carrying their team hard
2018-06-14 12:43
Ez for s1mple , hes really a man possesed
2018-06-14 12:44
NICEEEEEE!
2018-06-14 12:45
#25
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Latvia Tibro 
gg
2018-06-14 12:45
#26
rain | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
nice round vs full glocks and m4s on distance xD
2018-06-14 12:45
time to retire gtr
2018-06-14 12:46
#28
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Ukraine Aklis 
Clip with gloks pls fast :D
2018-06-14 12:46
#29
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Czech Republic HuCi 
Nip : S1mple - 1 : 2
2018-06-14 12:46
S1mplus Electronicere
2018-06-14 12:47
#33
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France t3r4byt3 
HLTV don't realize that NiP are in playoffs as well...
2018-06-14 12:50
#36
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Romania Tise 
Was confused for a sec till I've checked the format.
2018-06-14 12:55
#35
shroud | 
Finland Kyl1E 
truly 2v4
2018-06-14 12:54
#40
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United Kingdom GeT_ReZ 
Whos the bot on nip?
2018-06-14 12:57
#42
shroud | 
Finland Kyl1E 
gtr
2018-06-14 12:58
#128
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United Kingdom GeT_ReZ 
did you not see how dennis played... GTR even went positive with lekr0, no one else did.
2018-06-15 21:04
As is the father so is the son! GO GO OLOF'S SON!
2018-06-14 12:55
#45
Sadokist | 
Poland tr1xx 
Lekr0 the only one with adr over 100, electronic has 3rd highest rating 2.0 in the last 3 months, Edward third and flamie last
2018-06-14 13:02
S1mple is so freakin' good... he is insane.
2018-06-14 13:03
Navi is in the semis or?
2018-06-14 13:04
#48
s1mple | 
Latvia em1^ 
yeah
2018-06-14 13:05
#50
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Belarus andryxa1337 
Yes
2018-06-14 13:06
1st place moves on to the semi-finals 2nd and 3rd move on to the quarter-finals
2018-06-14 13:06
What is wrong with flamie?
2018-06-14 13:06
Inconsistency, shit morale & mentality
2018-06-14 14:13
#53
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Belarus andryxa1337 
Good job Navi
2018-06-14 13:07
#57
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India pranavlko 
As T, NiP should have pushed the choke points that Zeus manages more. Wonder why they didn't do it.
2018-06-14 13:23
S1mple 2.06 train lol ...
2018-06-14 13:27
S1mple wanted to take flamie to sk with him lol
2018-06-14 13:32
flamie will be next seized?
2018-06-14 13:45
S1mple electronic device = Nokia 3310
2018-06-14 13:46
So sad to see how Dennis has dropped of since he became IGL, he was such a fragger before.
2018-06-14 13:48
Good lekr0 Seriously this guy is nutty
2018-06-14 13:48
#68
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United States trump2020 
if navi win this tier 3 event they will get 400 points if liquid win tier 1 belo they will get 75 points....gg liquid #5 gg navi #2
2018-06-14 14:11
belo tier 1? Lul. top kek
2018-06-14 14:14
#71
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United States trump2020 
liquid faze mouz sk compared to navi and ??????????
2018-06-14 14:16
Lul. No brain? Did i say anything about compare ? Belo tier 1 because there 4 decent team? No #1 no #2. Nice tier 1
2018-06-14 14:18
#76
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United States trump2020 
3 teams in top 5 and number 6 hahaha nice brain...only tier 1 if top 5 teams are involved hahaha ok according to Albanian logic ecs season 5 wasnt tier 1 ether
2018-06-14 14:26
Nice . 4 out of 8 team from top 10. Other 4 ( 50%) tier 100. Nice tier 1. Nice burger logic. Ecs - 6 out of 8 team from top 10. No tier 100 trash. Nice brain damage u have
2018-06-14 14:31
#78
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United States trump2020 
dirty drinking water Albanian logic is no such thing as a tier1 event....GG
2018-06-14 14:33
Oh, i see. Braindamage was a right word. You cant even read and understand
2018-06-14 14:34
#81
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United States trump2020 
dirty drinking water Albanian logic is no such thing as a tier1 event....GG
2018-06-14 14:34
#80
2018-06-14 14:35
ECS has all teams, just that some are too bad to qualify for LAN, shitty logic. As for Belo, faze and Mouz has standins. And the tournament has ghost and NTC. It is at best a tier 2 event.
2018-06-14 14:52
#88
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United States trump2020 
comparing to navis tournament i was and mouz coulda dropped out and let fnatic play
2018-06-14 14:54
But he never said the Asian tournament was better than Belo, he just correctly had a problem with you calling Belo a tier 1 event.
2018-06-14 14:58
#90
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United States trump2020 
so u dont consider a tournament with 4 of top 6 teams in it tier1?
2018-06-14 14:59
Not when the two best play with standins and the other 4 teams are average or terrible. In general I have a hard time calling any 8 team event a real tier 1. They usually have a few good team but always fill out with some local shit teams. The 16 team tournaments have both the great top teams and the great tier two teams that will beat the top if they don’t play good. In these tournaments it’s basically free semis no matter how crappy the top teams play.
2018-06-14 15:08
#95
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United States trump2020 
so say faze n mouz dropped out n navi n fnatic joined would it be tier1
2018-06-14 15:11
I think it’s more the on the bottom side with two tier 4 teams giving free wins, basically this tournament starts at semis which is bullshit for top tier event. But as I said, I think 8 team tournaments have a hard time to claim tier 1 for the reasons I stated, unless maybe all 8 teams are in the top 10.
2018-06-14 15:17
#118
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Romania Tise 
All of them besides Mouz and FaZe are miles worse than Na'Vi.
2018-06-14 20:02
NaVi in danish ranking OMEGALUL -110 after ECS check burger
2018-06-14 15:31
lul belo tier1, eksdee
2018-06-14 18:25
#74
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Latvia Andrievs 
Flamie started to play worse after the SK move that didn`t happen. Probably has not gotten over it yet. Even his new Panamera has not helped 😃
2018-06-14 14:21
#75
Hiko | 
United States ph3n0m3n 
NaVi 2v5 as always
2018-06-14 14:23
#79
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Europe precision6266 
zeus>flamie lmao
2018-06-14 14:33
Na`Vi legends
2018-06-14 14:59
#93
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Switzerland S!TH 
Usual shit tbh.
2018-06-14 15:03
Ez 4 s1mple
2018-06-14 15:40
s1mpletronic vincere
2018-06-14 15:47
comeback? from 12-3 or 11-4 in their favor?
2018-06-14 16:56
#105
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China yry666233 
expecting GTR's retirement that is what NiP needs exactly
2018-06-14 17:51
#114
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Finland Taynz 
+mou +AdreN -flamie -edward
2018-06-14 18:44
#116
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
lekro looking for krimz to help carry but sees getright and realizes he's fucked
2018-06-14 18:50
kick flamie
2018-06-14 21:19
Bad move to replace Draken and not Rez. NIP needed the explosiveness that Draken could bring, not just some mediocore, passive player in Rez. Good move to bring in Lekro, but I dont see this lineup being anything but tier 2. With draken, they might be able to find the synergy, and now they have no agressive player other that G_R + Dennis (who now has to focus on IGL). Also, they have no real awper xD glhf NiP
2018-06-15 00:49
1. Bring the deficit to a minimum 2. A shocking 12-3 lead Choose one. This writing is horrible.
2018-06-15 00:56
Navi Davi!
2018-06-15 07:22
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