Na`Vi send FaZe into 0-2 pool in London
The third 0-1 match of the tournament featured two heavyweights in the form of Natus Vincere and FaZe, the No.2 and No.5 teams in the world, respectively. Finn "karrigan" Andersen opened up the action in the pistol round with a trio of kills to help his team hold off a B execution from Na`Vi.
After losing both ecos, the Ukrainian team responded in the first full gun round with a decisive 1v1 by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, but FaZe hit back instantly. karrigan's troops further cemented their lead before Na`Vi clawed their way back into the game with two successful force-buys.
That round turned the tide back in Na`Vi's favour, with the Ukrainian team bringing the deficit to just two rounds (5-7). FaZe did not let the game snowball out of control, however, and tightened up their defence to restore a five-round lead before the end of the half.
Now playing on the Terrorist side, FaZe further added to their lead by taking the pistol round, but a massive blunder on their part saw them lose the following anti-eco. Na`Vi rode that momentum and went on a massive run, taking the lead for the first time in the game.
Down 11-12, FaZe were able to bring Na`Vi's streak to an end and restore parity, only to get punished for their indecisiveness by Egor "flamie" Vasilyev, who secured a quad-kill with the AWP. The Ukrainian team refused to take their foot off the gas after that and bagged the next three rounds en route to a 16-12 finish.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||25 - 16||+9||92.0||1.39|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||24 - 20||+4||86.4||1.24|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||20 - 19||+1||86.7||1.21|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||20 - 19||+1||76.4||1.09|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||12 - 19||-7||55.1||0.67|
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN||25 - 17||+8||73.1||1.19|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||20 - 20||0||77.1||1.00|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||17 - 20||-3||81.8||0.99|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||17 - 21||-4||65.3||0.94|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||14 - 23||-9||67.8||0.89|
The Swiss standings in London look as follows after this match: