Na`Vi edge out AVANGAR in London

Natus Vincere have scraped past AVANGAR 2-1 (Overpass 17-19, Dust2 16-8, Mirage 16-14) in the lower bracket final of GG.BET ICE Challenge.

The lower bracket final started on Na`Vi's pick, Overpass, where the favored side picked up an early 4-1 lead as Terrorists on the back of a pistol round win and triple kills from Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev in the first gunrounds.

The advantage soon dwindled away as AVANGAR capitalized on Na`Vi's mistake in the sixth round, where they let the time run out, with Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov adding on with a triple and a 1v2 in the following rounds. Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men did not seem to have an answer to the defense, as the Kazakhstani side secured a 10-5 half thanks to a nine-round streak.

Na`Vi lowered the deficit to just one when s1mple and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev combined for five in the second pistol round, but AVANGAR ran away with the following four rounds to get within touching distance from winning the opening map, managing to clinch a 3v5 turnaround en route to their 14th round.

Na`Vi move on to the consolidation final, where they'll rematch Heroic

However, with the best player in the world leading the way, Na`Vi clawed back into contention despite AVANGAR hitting match point, as they went on a five-round streak to take it to overtime.´That effort was all in vain, though, as Dzhami "Jame" Ali's team secured a 19-17 victory in the first overtime on the back of a flawless CT side.

Dust2 followed with AVANGAR taking point early with a 3-0 lead on the defense, but it was soon even at 3-3 thanks to triples from flamie and Edward. Na`Vi continued their reign in the gunrounds when Denis "electronic" Sharipov broke their opponents' economy with a 1v2 clutch, helping his team rack up five rounds in a row.

Although AVANGAR made it close after ending the half with three rounds going their way, when the sides switched, it was all about Natus Vincere. Securing the pistol round, they reached double digits and went on to push their opponents on multiple forcebuys, in large part thanks to another 1v2 clutch, this time from Zeus. That allowed s1mple & co. to close out Dust2 comfortably at 16-8.

AVANGAR leave the tournament in last place

Mirage was left as the decider and it looked firmly in the grasp of the favorites at the start. Kicking it off on the offense, Na`Vi grabbed a 4-0 lead and soon extended it to 7-1 after trading a couple of gunrounds, and even though AVANGAR strung two together afterward, they couldn't keep up with Zeus's team, who switched to the defense with a comfortable 11 rounds to their name.

The Kazakhstani squad brought it back with a clear-cut pistol round win and a 1v2 clutch from Jame in the first gunround. Na`Vi replied with two in a row, soon reaching 14 rounds, but it was far from over as AVANGAR put together four rounds late into the deciding map to make it 14-14. The nail-biting finish saw the favored side scrape past their opponents with the last two rounds, with s1mple putting up key entries to take the series 16-14, 2-1.

Matchpage
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6th February 2019
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Overpass
19
16
Dust2
8
16
Mirage
14
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 83 - 55 +28 89.8 1.34
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 60 - 53 +7 75.5 1.10
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 58 - 63 -5 76.7 1.04
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 61 - 62 -1 72.4 1.02
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 47 - 53 -6 59.2 0.92
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 62 - 55 +7 70.2 1.11
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 59 - 60 -1 76.9 1.08
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 65 - 65 0 78.3 1.04
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 61 - 64 -3 66.2 0.90
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 38 - 67 -29 57.9 0.76
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
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
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
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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
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
gg wp ez for GOAT s1mple
2019-02-06 19:50
#7
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Russia GramDEL 
Script?
2019-02-06 19:50
Yes
2019-02-06 20:03
#S1mple_0_Major
2019-02-07 06:21
Coldzera*
2019-02-06 19:50
#16
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Sweden Unluko 
I agree!
2019-02-06 19:51
who? nt taco
2019-02-06 19:51
wtf i bait my teammates
2019-02-06 19:52
XD
2019-02-06 19:59
+1
2019-02-06 20:22
You misspelled GeT_RiGhT.
2019-02-06 21:51
NT
2019-02-06 23:52
Goat hahahah
2019-02-06 19:51
#13
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-06 19:51
Ez for Oleksandr Kostyliev
2019-02-06 19:51
#85
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Indonesia Astranesia 
ez?? LMAO 2-1 avangar is not ez bruvv
2019-02-06 22:04
#120
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India KNOX23 
See that 83bomb nibba Its ez for him
2019-02-08 05:23
#2
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Russia GramDEL 
Hell yeah
2019-02-06 19:50
#3
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Ukraine w1nth 
Tough times...
2019-02-06 19:50
nice
2019-02-06 19:50
#6
oof | 
Luxembourg HLTVPolice 
Fake comeback
2019-02-06 19:50
#8
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Myanmar xdcc 
Bots
2019-02-06 19:50
someone is a fast typer
2019-02-06 19:51
#44
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
No, no-- They make this during the match... It would be impossible otherwise. This isn't made from memory, it's practically play-by-play so every detail of the most important rounds can be highlighted.
2019-02-06 19:58
#18
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
S1mple again carrying navi in most important rounds
2019-02-06 19:51
#19
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Not looking his best and still +28 jesus
2019-02-06 19:51
S1mple top1 Incredible how they nearly managed to throw away an 11-4 half
2019-02-06 19:51
Horrible team, i laughed at zeus aim in that 1v1
2019-02-06 19:51
#45
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Every professional player has lost a 1v1 aim-duel... Learn to be respectful to other people.
2019-02-06 19:58
+1
2019-02-06 20:42
+123
2019-02-06 23:04
> "horrible team" > top2 of 2018 (currently top3 in 2019)
2019-02-07 10:23
Just s1mple stuff
2019-02-06 19:51
#24
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Free s1mple
2019-02-06 19:51
fap
2019-02-06 19:51
without simple this na vi would be tier 5 team, not joking at all
2019-02-06 19:52
simple just too good as always
2019-02-06 19:52
Ez
2019-02-06 19:52
#33
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Norway Phancy11 
Krizzen shit his pants off on lan as always.
2019-02-06 19:54
#89
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Even Zeus fragged more ahahaha
2019-02-06 22:41
Navi against who?
2019-02-06 19:54
#35
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
zeus should get off his ski while shooting.. holy fk man.. this guy has been pro for so long now... fair play he knows stuff but the shooting..
2019-02-06 19:55
#43
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Finland Smoonah 
Danylows Teslenkows
2019-02-06 19:57
#36
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
That was a great match
2019-02-06 19:55
#37
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United Kingdom KainZ 
#SaveS1mpleandElectronic
2019-02-06 19:55
#38
NAF | 
North America Aqita 
s1mple GOAT
2019-02-06 19:56
#39
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Finland Smoonah 
simple carry fk nubs
2019-02-06 19:56
#40
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United States Nohj 
-edward
2019-02-06 19:56
#41
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Sweden fxzo 
guys, I support s1mple he is amazing but stop saying GOD TOP 1 because he carry against a tier 2/3 team. If they are struggling against avangar imagine versus liquid or astralis xd
2019-02-06 19:57
The similar
2019-02-06 20:05
he will play the same.or even better. but i can see that you dont understand how it works
2019-02-06 20:06
+5
2019-02-06 21:13
#96
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United States K1NGKY 
+100
2019-02-07 01:33
#58
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Did you not see last year? S1mple consistently does this against tier 1 opposition day in and day out. He is the only reason why Navi is a top 10 team.
2019-02-06 20:13
#63
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Sweden fxzo 
I'm not saying that he is not good but this is a tier 2/3 tournament and it is AVANGAR xd I mean if it was against astralis ok but it's avangar haha
2019-02-06 20:22
What is your point and what are you denying? I don't see any sense here
2019-02-06 20:43
Navi (still) in top10 is thanks to: 70% simple 29% electronic 1% rest of the team
2019-02-07 08:05
For sure it is harder to carry with bots teammates vs top 5 teams.
2019-02-06 20:14
He carry against any team dude...
2019-02-06 20:50
#46
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Brazil hugoooo 
I wonder how long it will take until s1mple gets tired to carry Na'Vi so hard. He surely deserves a team where his teammates play on a closer level to his.
2019-02-06 19:59
#67
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Brazil millerjmatos 
S1mple vs 9
2019-02-06 20:37
If he wants to continue to play Tier 1 there's nowhere really for him to go. NaVi is already the best CIS team. FaZe and Mouz are the only EU Tier 1 teams, with FaZe probably not picking him up due to team chemistry reasons and what will happen with Mouz is unclear. I also don't see s1mple returning to NA to play for C9, Liquid or some other team.
2019-02-06 22:31
#48
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India Chichiyum 
And they say jame is a t3 player.
2019-02-06 20:00
Navi jame?????????
2019-02-06 20:03
#57
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Korea ecsta_s1 
would be nice
2019-02-06 20:11
Imagine him replacing botward:Jame would go main awp and S(1)mple will return on rifles
2019-02-07 05:07
Just looks stats Edward>electronic>flamie>Zeus in 2019
2019-02-06 20:04
#72
shox | 
India iejesus 
true xD
2019-02-06 20:45
#52
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United States boxed 
+28 jesus s1mple
2019-02-06 20:05
#54
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Brazil de_lite 
Good showing from avangar
2019-02-06 20:05
simple is amazing :/
2019-02-06 20:21
#61
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Brazil Charizaldo 
76 wasn't enough so he killed 83 to win the match
2019-02-06 20:21
#64
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United States Trump2020KAG 
-29 killed av. Nt boys.
2019-02-06 20:22
Well, s1mple ez top1 2019 again i guess What an absolute god
2019-02-06 20:31
+1
2019-02-06 20:50
Against avangar xDDD
2019-02-06 21:57
He did the same against previous opponent. Stfu hater kid.
2019-02-07 10:37
#66
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Brazil millerjmatos 
Navi will be destroyed on major
2019-02-06 20:33
#68
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Ukraine den37773 
rofl game
2019-02-06 20:39
#71
shox | 
India iejesus 
S1MPLE Lol #thebest
2019-02-06 20:45
S1MPLE = GOD OF THE GAME FOREVER
2019-02-06 20:50
If it wasnt for s1mple NaVi would be tier 5. What a bunch of dogshit players.
2019-02-06 20:53
Good
2019-02-06 21:03
So yeah s1mple has to drop almost 90 kills in bo3 just to barely edge tier 3 AVANGAR? Lmao why is he still staying in this shit team just fucking join Faze finally, we all know it's coming one day
2019-02-06 21:06
Beause it's top2 team of 2018 and top3 of 2019 atm. Because it's the best organisation in his region and one of the most legendary ones. He got the team with top4 of 2018 and top22 of 2018 + best IGL in CIS. Why would he leave? For what?
2019-02-07 10:10
He should went international long time ago and stop being crybaby about missing home and family etc. pro footballers also leave there country to achieve something. CIS region is trash just like Navi, all teams besides Navi practice half year for one tournament (major) that's all. There is no future for s1mple in CIS. CIS = Trash scene
2019-02-08 00:00
#80
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
+Jame on NaVi as AWPer and let s1mple use the Rifle
2019-02-06 21:22
#82
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Rip kz
2019-02-06 21:55
#84
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Netherlands staticNL 
zeus kills one enemy every two rounds :/
2019-02-06 22:00
#88
s1mple | 
Lithuania Makatas 
Hey thats pretty good. Yesterday he got a kill every 10 rounds
2019-02-06 22:33
#95
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Netherlands staticNL 
zeus is improving!!! wow
2019-02-06 23:57
S1mple is cooking
2019-02-06 22:18
#90
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United States skroobdoober 
Ouch, would have gone the other way except for Simple coming in to carry at the last second as always. Still a great match to watch
2019-02-06 22:55
#92
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Very nice try Avangar! Respect
2019-02-06 23:15
#93
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Brazil SecondKS 
Kick krizzen for yesterday
2019-02-06 23:17
#99
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Trade s1mple for jame then navi will be better
2019-02-07 06:14
implying like it's s1mple's fault that he is beasting and others are with"-".
2019-02-07 10:08
Yea no balance on the team maybe it would help the pthers to get another guy so they also get some kills and confidence instead of playing around 1 player
2019-02-07 10:15
They are playing around their plan of playing. Not around 1 player. The fact that S1mple is miles ahead of any other doesn't mean that they all are "giving kills" to him or babysitting him whole game. It's absolute bullshit and non-sense. They just need to bring back their structure, fire-power and confidence (not cockyness, but true confidence in their power).
2019-02-07 10:16
S1mple should play with other players but if he move to faze he will be depressed because he will get 1 rating every game :/ sad but true navi are s1mple
2019-02-07 10:19
S1mple had one of the best possible ratings in any team. You are trying to bait or what?
2019-02-07 10:21
Wait and see when he leaves for faze
2019-02-07 10:33
Ok. Let's wait.
2019-02-07 10:33
s1mple <3 every match you can see this guy give his best. sad to see he is wasting his time on navi.
2019-02-07 07:32
inconvincing
2019-02-07 09:31
Hard af for #1 player of 2019, S1mple. If I was him and had to carry these "professional" knobheads so hard, I'd have gone insane.
2019-02-07 09:54
Sasha is such a consistent player with any rifle/pistol he picks. There is no similar player in the world playing on the same level with any weapon against the bests. Maybe only Niko and not always
2019-02-07 10:03
krizzen so lame has failed team !!
2019-02-07 10:07
#117
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
gg now take north next
2019-02-07 15:23
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