Natus Vincere beat Cloud9 in Lisbon
A strong presence in Connector on Overpass gave Natus Vincere a 4vs2 advantage on the defense early in the first pistol round, and advantage they were able to convert after killing the last two Cloud9 players on the B site. After losing the eco round, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey got the two opening kills in the first gun round, which helped open up the B site for a plant that they were able to successfully defend. Natus Vincere once again got in control after stopping an A push from the European-American side, and further increasing the lead to 4-1 by winning an anti-eco.
After losing several rounds and going down 1-6, Cloud9 were able to get back on the board as flusha and William "RUSH" Wierzba got doubles to go on and eliminate all opposition on their way to the A site. Having followed it up, Cloud9 then won an anti-eco to make it 4-6. The Terrorists were then able to turn things around, taking a 7-6 lead, as their defaults slowly eroded Natus Vincere. They then changed the pace, hitting the B site fast, taking the first half after winning a 3vs4 after-plant. Finally, Natus Vincere got a last-second defuse to grab the last round making it 7-8.
A huge three-kill round by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev including a 1vs1 clutch against flusha made the game even again. Natus Vincere then won the anti-eco round to get back in the lead, but a four-kill round by flusha in the first gun round tied it back up, 9-9. The teams then traded rounds, making it a brawl with a 10-10 scoreline. The CIS side had the money control at that point, and were able to take a two round lead before Cloud9 could buy again. The CIS side then went on to power through to close the match out 16-10.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||25 - 11||+14||93.7||1.50|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||23 - 15||+8||93.8||1.45|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||22 - 16||+6||100.2||1.36|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||13 - 19||-6||61.7||0.85|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||14 - 18||-4||55.6||0.78|
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ismail 'refrezh' Alirefrezh||17 - 17||0||71.5||1.04|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||17 - 19||-2||72.0||1.00|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||16 - 24||-8||85.2||0.90|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||13 - 18||-5||54.7||0.82|
|Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa||15 - 19||-4||63.1||0.74|
The standings in Lisbon so far are: