Na`Vi edge past NRG; TYLOO defeat Grayhound

Natus Vincere and TYLOO live to fight another day at DreamHack Masters Stockholm after seeing off NRG and Grayhound, respectively.

Group B's elimination match pitted Natus Vincere against NRG, two top 10 teams fighting for survival after being defeated in the first round of the tournament. The opening map, Inferno, was Na`Vi's pick, but things quickly went sour for the Ukrainian team, who looked well off the face for most of the game.

Starting out on the CT side of the map, Na`Vi took the pistol and an anti-eco to secure an early lead, but a successful buy from NRG in the third round tipped the scales in the North Americans' favour. For the rest of the half, NRG cut through the Ukrainian defence like hot knife through butter, with the half ending with a one-sided 12-3 scoreline.

Natus Vincere looked much livelier after switching to the Terrorist side and won six of the opening seven rounds of the half, bringing the scoreline to 9-13. But then NRG put their foot down and held back the Na`Vi offence, hitting map point on the back of a spectacular quad-kill from Damian "daps" Steele. With no room for error, Na`Vi tried to push for overtime, but they ran out of gas two rounds too early and collapsed as they attempted to push the B site.

Na`Vi pulled through in a hard-fought series

Next up was Overpass, NRG's map pick, where the North Americans jumped out to a 5-1 lead on the Terrorist side. Na`Vi then got their second on the board, but a massive blunder on their part saw NRG get an open path to the A site and win an eco round.

The game was starting to spiral out of control for Na`Vi, but Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men managed to pick themselves up, equalising the score at 7-7 before NRG bagged the final round of the half.

A quad-kill from Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev in the second half pistol restored parity once more and set Na`Vi up for a great run. Down 8-12, NRG tightened up their defence a bit and picked up two rounds in a row, but their economy remained in poor shape, leaving them unable to contest the map.

It all came down to Train, where Na`Vi got out to a fast 3-0 lead on the Terrorist side. After NRG bought up, however, the flow of the game changed immediately, with the North Americans eventually levelling the score with an ace from Ethan "Ethan" Arnold.

nahtE was in stunning form throughout the series

NRG's fantastic run continued, with the scoreline blooming to a 5-3 advantage. That streak would come to an end in the next round, though, as Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev opened up the A site with a trio of kills. The rest of the half was highly contested, with rounds going back and forth before Edward gave Na`Vi the edge with a sensational 1v4 clutch.

The North American team responded by winning the first three rounds of the second half, but Natus Vincere took control of proceedings once they had money in the bank, winning five rounds in a row.

daps called a tactical pause in a bid to halt Na`Vi's momentum, but the Ukrainian side refused to let their foot off the gas and immediately countered every round that went NRG's way, eventually locking down the map in the 28th round.

Matchpage
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1
29th August 2018
United States
12
Inferno
16
16
Overpass
11
16
Train
12
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 69 - 44 +25 90.5 1.39
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 66 - 59 +7 91.0 1.19
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 60 - 45 +15 71.6 1.18
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 59 - 54 +5 74.0 1.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 47 - 53 -6 69.0 0.95
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 68 - 63 +5 92.7 1.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 56 - 57 -1 63.8 0.96
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 47 - 62 -15 67.6 0.93
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 46 - 62 -16 65.0 0.86
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 37 - 58 -21 62.5 0.83

Meanwhile, TYLOO and Grayhound faced off in an Asia-Pacific showdown that came to an end after two quick maps. TYLOO were far too hot for their opponents to handle and did not even let the Australian side, who were fielding Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar as a stand-in, reach double digits.

Business as usual for TYLOO, who beat Grayhound 2-0

Both maps were fairly similar as TYLOO cruised to 10-5 half-time leads as CTs before quickly wrapping things up on the T side, with HaoWen "somebody" Xu leaving the charge for the Chinese side throughout the series.

Matchpage
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8
Cache
16
9
Mirage
16
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 33 - 36 -3 74.0 1.07
Estonia Kristjan 'fejtZ' AllsaarfejtZ 35 - 37 -2 82.4 1.02
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 25 - 40 -15 62.1 0.74
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 29 - 38 -9 59.1 0.73
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 22 - 38 -16 53.8 0.71
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 46 - 26 +20 93.8 1.48
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 40 - 31 +9 84.1 1.29
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 35 - 31 +4 80.9 1.19
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 34 - 25 +9 72.8 1.18
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate 32 - 31 +1 74.7 1.05

TYLOO and Natus Vincere will now have a one-day break before their respective deciders, with the Chinese side set to meet the loser of the match between Astralis and North, while the Ukrainian team will take on the losing side of the Ghost-NiP clash

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
Estonia Kristjan 'fejtZ' Allsaar
Kristjan 'fejtZ' Allsaar
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
572
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
916
KPR:
0.74
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
ez4me ps: S
2018-08-29 21:15
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2018-08-29 21:14
#57
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Denmark Twick_ 
C Fugly needs to step up his game :/
2018-08-30 06:43
O No one cares NA LUL
2018-08-30 09:51
#11
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Russia GramDEL 
Fuck
2018-08-29 21:15
lol
2018-08-29 21:16
LET'S go MiBR and Optic
2018-08-29 21:33
s1mple is the GOAT of CSGO!
2018-08-29 21:14
-1+2
2018-08-29 21:16
+1
2018-08-29 21:26
#31
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World WestSideDude 
+9999999
2018-08-29 21:27
Hahahahahaha really bad bait
2018-08-29 21:40
#51
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
LUL HAHAHAHAHA
2018-08-30 00:17
virgins^^^^
2018-08-29 21:14
you
2018-08-29 21:16
no u
2018-08-29 21:20
#5
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Russia GramDEL 
That was tough game (navi vs nrg)
2018-08-29 21:15
Gg nrg
2018-08-29 21:14
It's just ting that we expected
2018-08-29 21:14
EZ4NAVI
2018-08-29 21:15
nrg would of beaten ghost easily feelsbad
2018-08-29 21:15
+1
2018-08-29 23:11
Edward 66-59 PogChamp
2018-08-29 21:15
EZ
2018-08-29 21:15
#13
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CIS LRtx 
GODWARD
2018-08-29 21:16
Lucky navi
2018-08-29 21:16
#16
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Nice Comeback, Edward clutch 1v4 LUL. NaVi was sooooooo fking bad on Inferno, previously their best map.
2018-08-29 21:16
They were bad CT inferno, which they've never been great at. Just not this level of awful. Wasn't really a comeback either
2018-08-29 21:23
Ethan is currently one of the best NA players, he should be playing for Liquid or C9 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-08-29 21:16
#50
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Australia CaZeR01 
But nrg > clown9
2018-08-29 23:58
#53
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
I wanna see ethan in liquid
2018-08-30 00:32
#20
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
-NEO +BnTeT, make VP great again.
2018-08-29 21:18
#22
s1mple | 
United States diremax 
nt navi
2018-08-29 21:19
ez past not edge
2018-08-29 21:21
s1MPLE GOD +25!!!!!!!!
2018-08-29 21:26
#30
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World WestSideDude 
S1mple aka the best player ever in action.
2018-08-29 21:26
#38
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Brazil Charizaldo 
yeah, we saw it in the first map
2018-08-29 21:51
#40
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Ukraine extezy10 
who is better than him? why brazil always mad bcs of s1mple? bcs he is better than every brazil player? chill. he is always better than all brazil cs. +25 and u talking about first map. for real everyone hate u guys on hltv...
2018-08-29 22:13
#42
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Brazil Charizaldo 
hehehehehehe s1mple fans so ez to bait
2018-08-29 22:35
#52
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Right now. Sure. Best ever? Not even close. You are the mad one, since every brazilian recognizes s1mple is the best right now, and no ucranian has ever aknowledged Coldzera, even when he was unanimity even amongst pro playera, s1mple included.
2018-08-30 00:20
#41
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World WestSideDude 
LULzil still mad cuz of tarded TACO knife? Or cuz Baitzera is 0 at the game?
2018-08-29 22:28
#43
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Brazil Charizaldo 
ez trigger
2018-08-29 22:35
#44
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World WestSideDude 
LULzil or BraLUL Kappa
2018-08-29 22:39
Br always mad that s1mple>cold
2018-08-30 06:20
It's really sad to see NRG go: they played really well against Navi but luck was on Navi's side today.
2018-08-29 21:27
Dude, if anything, it was not luck
2018-08-29 21:43
#54
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Everyone playing good even edward.. but nooooo LuCkWaSoNtHeIrSiDe
2018-08-30 00:33
#33
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
grayhound omegalul
2018-08-29 21:28
BnTeT and xccurate playing like true Polacks. Is this the skill of the best players out of Poland CS ?
2018-08-29 21:40
ez 4 s1mple
2018-08-29 22:10
#45
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Brazil xpn :) 
S1mple carrying as usual.
2018-08-29 22:41
#46
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
feelsbadman for cerq
2018-08-29 22:45
You should feel bad for Ethan, cerq missed some crucial shots on train
2018-08-29 22:59
#49
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Doesn't matter, CeRq is better.
2018-08-29 23:45
#55
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United States botlove11203 
fuck navi for real though
2018-08-30 02:30
#59
f0rest | 
Portugal physt 
s1mple you're a beast ma frend
2018-08-30 13:20
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