Na`Vi to EPICENTER final over AVANGAR

Natus Vincere are through to the grand final at EPICENTER 2018 following their 2-0 victory against AVANGAR in the semis (16-11 on Dust2 and 16-12 Train).

The best-of-three semi-final kicked off on Dust2 where Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko got a quad kill in the pistol round to give his CT-sided team the early lead. Following three more round victories by Natus Vincere, Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov picked up a double kill in a 2vs2 to give AVANGAR their first (4-1).

AVANGAR clawed their way back from their slow start and took the lead in the 11th round (6-5). However, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev & company managed to pick up the last four rounds of the half at the end of which they led 9-6.

Na`Vi are the first grand finalists

Timur "buster" Tulepov opened the second half with a quad kill to win the pistol round but Natus Vincere didn't let AVANGAR tie the game at 9-9 as s1mple and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev clutched a 2vs4 in the 18th round.

AVANGAR had another chance to tie up the game, this time in the 24th round, but Natus Vincere secured the round with four Deagle kills and went on to win the map 16-11.

AVANGAR started Train on the CT-side and picked up the pistol victory thanks to Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov's triple kill. Neither Natus Vincere, nor AVANGAR could go on a sustained run during the first ten rounds (5-5). Zeus & company won five of the last rounds in the first half to lead 9-6 at halftime

AVANGAR has gone out in 3-4th place

The Russian-Ukrainian team made it 10-6 with the second pistol victory. AVANGAR replied two rounds later with a full buy as buster and KrizzeN opened the round with their entry kills (11-7).

The Kazakhstani side followed it up with a 3vs5 victory thanks to Alexey "qikert" Golubev's triple kill. AVANGAR then tied the game at 11-11 but Natus Vincere won the 23rd round with pistols to reclaim the lead. Natus Vincere earned four match points but couldn't convert the first one as Dzhami "Jame" Ali had an incredible 1vs3 clutch (15-12). Natus Vincere closed out the map 16-12 and won the series 2-0 to advance to the grand final at EPICENTER 2018.

Matchpage
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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 52 - 26 +26 96.7 1.52
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 37 - 35 +2 76.6 1.09
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 34 - 35 -1 67.4 1.04
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 36 - 34 +2 71.7 1.02
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 31 - 34 -3 63.3 0.93
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 39 - 31 +8 75.5 1.17
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 35 - 40 -5 72.9 0.94
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 32 - 35 -3 61.1 0.93
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 30 - 42 -12 65.0 0.74
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 28 - 42 -14 61.0 0.73
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
642
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
545
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 Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
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:
771
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
rip i'd like to thank GOD Jame for his amazing showing and for giving me the power to get my first 1st btw if no s1mple AVANGAR win ez :)
2018-10-28 12:09
#13
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Denmark Twick_ 
Expected Thank mr jame
2018-10-28 12:10
thx for what? Showing that it is possible to cheat as a pro? Look closely.. qikert, jame haha nonames suddenly hitting shots... Its like fucking steriods in other sports.. Fucking aim macro and shit, OPTIC INDIA all over again..
2018-10-28 16:48
#75
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Denmark Twick_ 
Bro, you can't cheat on LAN, also they aren't nonamers. Oh sorry forgot you started watching in august
2018-10-28 16:50
#79
s1mple | 
Europe netowx 
Cant cheat on lan >forsaken cheated for a good time before getting caught
2018-10-28 17:49
#80
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Denmark Twick_ 
That was on a small tier 2 lan with so top 30 teams
2018-10-28 18:02
#81
s1mple | 
Europe netowx 
So what? Same shit, top tier is actually easier, cuz you are supposed to be better
2018-10-28 18:39
#76
speed4k | 
Russia Shkek 
Hitting good shots=cheats because they're "no-name" How much?
2018-10-28 16:56
#77
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
nonamers LUL
2018-10-28 16:56
#82
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Australia CaZeR01 
0iq
2018-10-28 21:50
#28
s1mple | 
CIS wWorst 
If no S1mple a lot of teams can win Na`Vi ez :)
2018-10-28 12:10
#30
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
i agree, they are pretty bad
2018-10-28 12:12
#39
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Poland wiktorex 
yeah for sure
2018-10-28 12:16
#49
riv | 
Taiwan idoleat 
No really. NAVI's strategies are now based on s1mple and electronic. Maybe other three will look good without s1mple and electronic. Also s1mple has said that Zeus is a great igl, NAVI can't win without Zeus.
2018-10-28 12:33
All that I can say Is u r noob . Still not understanding that navi is the team based on team play not individual play.
2018-10-28 13:12
#42
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
+1
2018-10-28 12:19
#62
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
why is jame banned from esea for cheating ?
2018-10-28 14:04
#69
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
banned for skin changer afaik
2018-10-28 15:03
#65
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
fan of cheater Jame LMAO
2018-10-28 15:00
lololoollolol Why can nobody see this jame and rest noobs cheats?? haha. its not hard to have nerds program macro and aim help for pro team :)
2018-10-28 16:49
#78
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
don't you think if they cheated they would win?
2018-10-28 16:57
#2
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United States l1nkax 
Kick edward
2018-10-28 12:07
third
2018-10-28 12:07
#11
 | 
Singapore Wadufuk 
Nope
2018-10-28 12:07
2
2018-10-28 12:07
NT
2018-10-28 12:07
wow
2018-10-28 12:07
#7
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Nice
2018-10-28 12:07
Go Navi
2018-10-28 12:07
#9
s1mple | 
Spain L3gi13 
Nice
2018-10-28 12:07
w0w
2018-10-28 12:07
#12
Jame | 
Russia H423zZ 
ez 4 s1 goat
2018-10-28 12:07
#14
 | 
Armenia cGev 
As expected
2018-10-28 12:07
#15
 | 
Brazil Botzera__ 
GodS1mple Not eco/exit fragger like coldzera
2018-10-28 12:08
#27
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
and ecokillervice LUL
2018-10-28 12:10
#33
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
+999999999999999
2018-10-28 12:13
#67
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
true
2018-10-28 15:00
#66
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
+1
2018-10-28 15:00
#16
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
gg ez
2018-10-28 12:08
#17
s1mple | 
CIS avens1s 
nt avangar, jame good
2018-10-28 12:08
#18
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Latvia pumasiK 
gl
2018-10-28 12:08
Jame = awesome
2018-10-28 12:08
#20
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
Gg ez
2018-10-28 12:08
gg well played
2018-10-28 12:08
#22
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Hungary StraYzie 
gj AVANGAR <3
2018-10-28 12:08
#23
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
nt Avangar, good perfomance, see ya on IEM Chicago!
2018-10-28 12:09
#24
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Indonesia resolut 
jesus navi wouldn't be half the team it is now without s1mple.
2018-10-28 12:09
Jesus, Na`Vi was so powerful without Zeus, without electronic etc. Stop this bandwagon shit.
2018-10-28 13:27
#68
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
Na`Vi are godlike team, but S1mple is their main key.
2018-10-28 15:00
#25
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Nt, Avangar. That Clutch from Jame was insane. GL next time!
2018-10-28 12:09
#26
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United States ferric 
S1mple back to carrying form
2018-10-28 12:09
nt s1mple,gl final
2018-10-28 12:11
Pay respect to Avangar, they fighted well
2018-10-28 12:13
Past simple of fight is fought btw.
2018-10-28 12:16
#32
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
S1mple 1v9 again jesus
2018-10-28 12:13
#34
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
well played na'- I mean s1mple
2018-10-28 12:14
s1mple 😮
2018-10-28 12:14
s1mple carry hard on train POGGERS
2018-10-28 12:16
Stop praise this overrated shit Jame. Only lucky
2018-10-28 12:16
Dude if Jame is lucky s1mple is god of luck
2018-10-28 12:27
Top Career, achievements, tournaments, world recognition, top rankings, popularity, media world e-sport. Who is it all about? Right, up to CsGod s1mple. This is also luck, right? Who is that jame? HAHAHAHA. Make radical conclusions, judging by only 1 match? In Russia, are all people with such intellect? OMEGALUL... /closed
2018-10-28 12:43
Jame's been good ever since he gave igl role to qikert and yeah luck is something that the strongest have
2018-10-28 13:26
#60
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Morocco Take_My_Keks 
U r literally dumb for not getting the point
2018-10-28 13:46
Even more excited to go to IEM now after the run by AVANGAR. ggwp to them. Jame is a monster. Deserves a better team.
2018-10-28 12:17
#41
shroud | 
Switzerland AL1eN^ 
Ez for the best players in da world Alexander s1mple Kostylev and Denis electronic Shripov. GL in final
2018-10-28 12:18
unexpected
2018-10-28 12:23
still close game, AVANGAR has done enough
2018-10-28 12:25
pls avangar get rid of bot fitch and krizzen and get hobbit and adren and u have 5 strong players
2018-10-28 12:26
#47
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Malaysia byaIi 
Jame mini s1mple
2018-10-28 12:29
#50
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Germany Trax_ 
How does electronic have a better rating than edward? Lower ADR, negative KDD OMEGALUL
2018-10-28 12:33
impact kills presumably, edward was farming more eco kills A few matches before that happened to s1mple but with much greater difference he had like +6-7 K/D diff but electronic still had better rating although he had a -k/d diff It was a mach they lost ofc
2018-10-28 12:52
AVANGAR didn't play too bad, they are a talented bunch. S1mple is just ridiculous and him + electronic are the deadliest duo around rite now.
2018-10-28 12:55
Expected
2018-10-28 13:17
#58
shox | 
India iejesus 
S1MPLE God
2018-10-28 13:32
NaVi would loose to Tier 2 teams without Simple.
2018-10-28 13:42
Zeus 15years play in cs qikert 1
2018-10-28 14:01
p1mple hardcarrying
2018-10-28 14:18
#64
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
S1mple GOD of the game, best player EVER
2018-10-28 14:59
Lol
2018-10-28 15:42
#70
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Kazakhstan Drenotur 
nt Avangar
2018-10-28 15:21
S1mple carry as normal
2018-10-28 16:40
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