Na`Vi see off Gambit, G2 beat mouz to secure playoffs spot

Natus Vincere have eliminated Gambit from ESL One Cologne with a swift 2-0 victory (Overpass 16-6, Train 16-5), while G2 have advanced to the playoffs after defeating mousesports 2-1 (Dust2 16-14, Mirage 10-16, Inferno 16-9).

The second elimination match of Group A began on Overpass, where Natus Vincere got off to a 6-1 start as CT on the back of Egor "flamie" Vasilyev's quad-kill in the pistol round.

Gambit then started fighting back with three in a row, as they entered each bombsite with a few pickoffs, which led to Na`Vi saving their weapons. The Kazakh-Russian squad couldn't find their way to any more throughout the rest of the half, however, as Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko & co. finished off the half with a five-round streak.

s1mple led the way for Na`Vi in the CIS battle

Gambit grabbed the second pistol round to close the gap to six rounds, but it was too little, too late, as flamie's second quad-kill and a 1v2 clutch gave Na`Vi the first gunround and opened a way to complete the first map in a quick manner, which they did at 16-6.

Train followed and Na`Vi once again picked up a 5-0 lead, that time as Terrorists, with the help of double-kills from Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev in the pistol round and a 1v2 clutch from the latter in the first full buy.

Gambit clinched four out of the next five rounds with openings from Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev and Rustem "mou" Telepov, but much like on Overpass, they were unable to keep the pressure, as Na`Vi secured four out of the last five rounds.

Switching over to Counter-Terrorists, Zeus's team had little trouble closing out the match 2-0 on the back of huge plays in B retakes from s1mple, who grabbed a quad-kill, two doubles, and an ace in the six-round streak his team pulled off for a 16-5 victory.

Matchpage
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2
3rd July 2018
6
Overpass
16
5
Train
16
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 26 - 33 -7 58.7 0.90
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 25 - 35 -10 68.7 0.89
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 23 - 32 -9 64.3 0.83
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 24 - 37 -13 79.4 0.81
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 25 - 34 -9 66.0 0.79
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 53 - 24 +29 110.2 1.82
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 33 - 22 +11 88.2 1.39
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 31 - 26 +5 81.2 1.15
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 31 - 25 +6 74.4 1.14
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 23 - 26 -3 67.5 0.98

In the upper bracket semi-final, mousesports and G2 first faced off on Dust2. The two teams traded the first few rounds, with the Frenchmen eventually taking over to claim a 4-2 lead as Terrorists. The European side couldn't string rounds together, as G2 extended their advantage to 9-4 with everyone chiming in, while the last two rounds went mousesports' way.

The first two rounds of the second half were traded once again, this time with mousesports coming out on top of the shenanigans to grab a 12-11 lead after the first few gunrounds played out. The match kept going back-and-forth, but in the end it was G2 who claimed the last two rounds on the back of two doubles from Kenny "kennyS" Schrub to win the opening map 16-14.

Despite losing the pistol round, mousesports quickly took over on their pick Mirage, as Terrorists, leading 5-1 after Robin "ropz" Kool turned the second round around with a 1v2 clutch while Miikka "suNny" Kemppi converted a 1v1 in the first gunround.

G2 will face Astralis on Thursday for a spot in the semis

G2 replied with three out of the following four rounds, as kennyS clutched a 1v1 of his own, saving a 1v3 attempt from suNny. Chris "chrisJ" de Jong stopped his opponents' momentum with a quick triple from connector, inspiring mousesports to secure four more rounds before the half ended at 10-5 in their favor.

The two teams traded rounds back and forth at the beginning of the second half, with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's 1v2 swinging it in G2's favor, who lowered the deficit to 9-12 after a couple of anti-ecos. suNny's five kills over the next three rounds helped mousesports get within two before equalizing the series at 16-10, as ropz and Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný each put in a triple.

Inferno saw mousesports secure the pistol round as CT, but Ex6TenZ's triple in the following forcebuy turned the tide, as G2 went on to grab a 5-1 lead, after kennyS triumphed in a 1v2 clutch scenario. The next four rounds kept being traded until mousesports came out on top, locking down the last five to end up with an 8-7 lead going into the offense.

G2 opted for an aggressive play down middle in the pistol round and converted it, with kennyS picking up three kills, as well as the following antiecos. mousesports replied in the first gunround with an explosive A strategy, but their opponents reset them immediately and went on to secure the series 16-9, 2-1.

Matchpage
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2
3rd July 2018
France
14
Dust2
16
16
Mirage
10
9
Inferno
16
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 57 - 51 +6 78.9 1.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 63 - 59 +4 83.5 1.12
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 54 - 54 0 68.7 0.97
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 42 - 53 -11 62.0 0.90
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 42 - 60 -18 60.7 0.82
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 76 - 47 +29 97.4 1.46
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 54 - 49 +5 75.9 1.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 50 - 51 -1 61.0 0.97
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 45 - 52 -7 63.4 0.96
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 52 - 59 -7 73.4 0.96
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 Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1046
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1443
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1589
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
England AND G2 winning at the same day LOL
2018-07-03 23:12
CarryS is back
2018-07-03 23:12
#8
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-07-03 23:13
England is so bad
2018-07-03 23:13
#35
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Estonia RaimanS2k 
+1
2018-07-03 23:17
#4
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
nice
2018-07-03 23:12
expected ez for g2
2018-07-03 23:12
GOD Ext6enz
2018-07-03 23:14
/ban Baitzera_MIBR
2018-07-03 23:15
ITS COMING HOME
2018-07-03 23:43
#94
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
still both trash
2018-07-04 09:17
ez
2018-07-03 23:12
Ahah NBK is trash
2018-07-03 23:12
lel. smithzzz god s1mple big noob
2018-07-04 02:25
#7
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Europe no_u 
first
2018-07-03 23:12
hahaha embarrassing
2018-07-03 23:14
#96
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Europe no_u 
fuck u you bully
2018-07-04 11:05
<3
2018-07-05 03:20
#73
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Indonesia Exodd 
Lul
2018-07-04 05:38
#97
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Europe no_u 
dont lul me lol
2018-07-04 11:05
#9
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Uruguay Faq^v^ 
LET'S FUCKING GO G2
2018-07-03 23:13
#49
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France Astyx 
+1
2018-07-03 23:30
simple 1 x 9 again fucking machine
2018-07-03 23:13
God for sure
2018-07-03 23:49
#12
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
YO LES NOOBS
2018-07-03 23:13
Xantares is a noob
2018-07-03 23:22
#75
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Indonesia Exodd 
Nice name noob
2018-07-04 05:40
can only change name every 30d dumbass
2018-07-04 22:02
n1
2018-07-03 23:13
#14
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
So happy for g2, they performed way above my expectations
2018-07-03 23:13
#76
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Indonesia Volt_OW 
Yeah, same here
2018-07-04 05:43
+1
2018-07-04 11:08
#15
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Russia Glihhh 
Nice g2
2018-07-03 23:13
#16
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Brazil truphexz^ 
rip nip
2018-07-03 23:13
#17
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Netherlands jonsve 
-oskar +woxic/s1mple
2018-07-03 23:13
Navi are not letting go of simple.
2018-07-04 04:08
Huge letdown by oskar. Cant even blame it on snax. Oskar just flat out didnt show up.
2018-07-03 23:13
good
2018-07-03 23:13
#19
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Poland C4ctusjack_ 
soo wait if we gonna lose against astralis we are eliminated or we will get one more chance ?
2018-07-03 23:13
#29
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Ukraine twil 
if G2 lose to astralis they will be in a 1/4 finals
2018-07-03 23:16
#32
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Poland C4ctusjack_ 
thx bro
2018-07-03 23:16
GL, g2 looking good so far.
2018-07-03 23:25
#87
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Germany Trax_ 
+1 i really like how Ex6tence is calling, maybe sometimes its a little too complicated mid round, but the rest is nice
2018-07-04 07:13
#36
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Romania silksz12 
They have secured the quater finals, if they win vs astralis they will go on semifinals
2018-07-03 23:18
#21
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Denmark eoNs! 
Wow, this G2... I am impressed
2018-07-03 23:14
#22
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Europe andyy_ 
s 1 m p l e
2018-07-03 23:14
#25
Pogba | 
France uria64 
yo les noobs
2018-07-03 23:14
#64
eneshan | 
Turkey Cherub 
yo les noobs
2018-07-04 01:04
#26
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Czech Republic AXAXAXAXA 
Ahahahahahahahahahhaha
2018-07-03 23:15
#28
shox | 
India iejesus 
G2 is Back 💪
2018-07-03 23:16
Oskar is the problem
2018-07-03 23:16
#33
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New Zealand onelover11 
god KENNNNY
2018-07-03 23:17
#34
shox | 
India iejesus 
KennyGodS!
2018-07-03 23:17
#37
Brollan | 
Turkey Frostx 
Nice g2
2018-07-03 23:18
#40
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France t3r4byt3 
YES
2018-07-03 23:21
YO LES NOOOOBS Have an awesome day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-07-03 23:23
mistakes followed by more mistakes, that how you can describe mouz game
2018-07-03 23:24
#44
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Very smart by mouz. They don't want to crush everything yet so people overhype them, also this means more practice with Snax.
2018-07-03 23:25
Genius
2018-07-03 23:59
if snax on the team means other players (like here oskar) underperforming, it's already a bad trade
2018-07-03 23:28
let's go g2! so mad for fucked up sound @ ex6 interview tho
2018-07-03 23:29
#52
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Simple 100% will get #1 2018 list. Niko always #2
2018-07-03 23:35
G2 Ez
2018-07-03 23:58
snax bot in VP obviously bot in mouz
2018-07-04 00:04
CarryS
2018-07-04 00:06
S1MPLE = KENNY BOTH +29 KENNY IS TOP 1 AGAIN
2018-07-04 00:25
0/8
2018-07-04 07:07
#63
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Hungary subzera 
lol major champions
2018-07-04 00:39
#65
JW | 
India Holy_Monk 
Thank Me.s1mple
2018-07-04 01:04
simple and kenny where they belong
2018-07-04 02:10
G2 are looking good. Astralis (Danish teams overally) always had problems with French teams. Wouldn't be a surprise if the lose tomorrow against G2.
2018-07-04 02:44
kennyS IS BACK
2018-07-04 02:55
#71
Finland FliE 
What in the ass is the deal with oskar? Dude has been garbage for a while now, occasionally having the monster game you'd expect from him, but mostly just being junk. If he doesn't shape up, he should be the next one to go. Most inconsistent pro I know, right up there with rain.
2018-07-04 03:34
#81
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Yeah hes 30
2018-07-04 07:03
#81
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Oops
2018-07-04 07:03
#81
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Oops
2018-07-04 07:03
#100
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Pakistan Falconel 
+1. I agree, people overrate him and snax to the point where they always expect a good game out of him.
2018-07-04 13:49
CarryS lmao
2018-07-04 05:40
EASY MVP of ESL One Cologne for s1mple 1.82 rating against Gambit = HLTV logic.
2018-07-04 06:00
Navi n1
2018-07-04 06:25
S1mple #CSGOD +29!!!! 1.82 rating.... wtfffff
2018-07-04 07:08
#88
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World WestSideDude 
s1mple is the most talented player the World ever seen.
2018-07-04 07:19
kenny<3
2018-07-04 08:09
"zeus's lol"
2018-07-04 08:16
g2 suck in play off
2018-07-04 08:18
kennyS carried hard.
2018-07-04 09:39
#99
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China longkas 
I don't understand what Mouz was doing, so many dry peeks, no strategy, no cooperation. Tyloo, is that you ?
2018-07-04 11:18
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