Natus Vincere to GG.BET ICE Challenge grand final over Heroic

Natus Vincere took Train (16-8) and Mirage (19-16) against Heroic to move on to the GG.BET ICE Challenge grand final, where they will face North.

Train kicked off with Natus Vincere going to the outside bomb site on Train, with Denis "electronic" Sharipov closing out a 1vs3 afterplant to give his team the lead. The first gun round came after two failed forcebuys from Heroic, and it looked good for the Nordic team, but Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and electronic with a full house of frags in a 2vs5 were able to make it 4-0. After an eco, Heroic were finally able to get on the board. The two teams then traded rounds, but Heroic came out on top in the long run, going on to win five in a row to even it out, 6-6, before going out to win the half, 8-7.

Natus Vincere then brought it back to 8-8 after the first pistol round, and started their way towards a first map win. At 11-8, Heroic were able to almost surprise Na`Vi with an outer execute on a pistolbuy, but Natus Vincere were able to turn the round around to defuse the bomb and keep their roll going. Without giving up a round on the defense, Natus Vincere closed the map out 16-8.

Natus Vincere move on to the final in London

A contact B play by Natus Vincere with an opening frag by Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and doubles by Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev and electronic gave the CIS side the first round on Mirage, Heroic’s map pick. A fast play to A by Natus Vincere ended up in a 2vs2 with a minute and a half left in the first gun round, which s1mple was able to win by stopping Adam "friberg" Friberg from defusing. Off of the back of a won forecebuy, Heroic brought it back to 4-4, but s1mple put his foot down with two opening CZ75 kills before getting two more to keep his team in the lead.

Natus Vincere then took the reins of the half, keeping Heroic on their heels to take a 9-5 lead. Finally, Heroic were able to win the last round of the half as Patrick "es3tag" Hansen opened on s1mple with an AWP kill in the B halls to keep it within three going into the attacking side.

Heroic won the first round of the second half, and they were able to tie it up on the first gun round thanks to four frags by Daniel "mertz" Mertz, including a 1vs3 clutch. Slowly but surely Heroic started to get ahead, winning the clutches and close situations to take a 14-10 lead. Natus Vincere then started to claw their way back in, putting up a wall, and making it all the way to 14-14.

Natus Vincere then firmly won the first half of overtime on the CT side with Edward stepping up his game to help his side take the three first rounds. mertz opened up the first round of the second half of overtime, which Benjamin "blameF" Bremer was quick to close with four kills to keep his team in the game, but it was too little too late as Natus Vincere were able to win the following to close the map and match out.

Matchpage
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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 47 - 44 +3 79.3 1.12
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 35 - 42 -7 71.4 0.97
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 39 - 43 -4 68.1 0.94
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 30 - 43 -13 65.0 0.84
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 28 - 41 -13 59.6 0.82
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 55 - 30 +25 93.1 1.47
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 49 - 41 +8 92.3 1.31
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 42 - 32 +10 72.7 1.17
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 40 - 36 +4 67.9 1.03
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 26 - 40 -14 54.9 0.71
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1387
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
950
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
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Europe WutFace233 
LUL
2019-02-07 13:06
#6
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
too quicc
2019-02-07 13:08
EPIC
2019-02-07 13:11
Nice!
2019-02-07 13:24
#48
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Germany TheRealDev2ce 
+1
2019-02-07 16:23
S1mple smurf
2019-02-07 13:06
He's always smurfing
2019-02-07 13:28
#3
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Acilion sucks
2019-02-07 13:07
What are you on about, he's a good no non-sense IGL
2019-02-07 14:12
#34
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Idk Losing games by 3-4 rounds and terrible frags. I don’t ever expect igls to top frag but when u lose buy 4 and one of the guys only has 8 kills it’s bad. It was my biggest issue with Taco. Liquid would lose a close game and he would have single digit kills. It’s like wtf man let’s go.
2019-02-07 14:18
#4
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
Ez
2019-02-07 13:06
#7
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Panama xemzex 
Nice
2019-02-07 13:08
s1mple kills with Nova )))
2019-02-07 13:08
#9
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Korea bourne907 
ez for cs god s1mple
2019-02-07 13:10
so hard
2019-02-07 13:10
edward and zeus always bottom :(
2019-02-07 13:10
Both are used to lying on the ground and enjoy it very much
2019-02-07 13:14
#23
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United States Ethans^ 
Zeus is suppose to be on bottom and Edward is on his last stand as a pro player now
2019-02-07 13:22
#54
Xyp9x | 
United States fishyt4u 
kick botward
2019-02-07 23:33
S1MPLE TO GG.BET ICE CHALLENGE GRAND FINAL OVER HEROIC, fixed.
2019-02-07 13:11
#46
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1
2019-02-07 16:10
#14
ropz | 
Finland Sandels 
zues pls
2019-02-07 13:11
#15
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Ukraine yowenella 
expected
2019-02-07 13:12
Think
2019-02-07 13:13
#18
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Im impressed, well done navi
2019-02-07 13:16
#19
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Romania cyberKiller85 
Sad that s1mple is wasting so much of his talent on these fucking tier5 bots(except electronic hes actually really good).
2019-02-07 13:16
#20
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Denmark SaCraZ 
+1
2019-02-07 13:19
Look at an Edward's twitter profile, it's named EdwardCSGOD and Zeus is the best player in CIS.
2019-02-07 13:22
#25
Romania jDT 
:)) rofl
2019-02-07 13:27
+2
2019-02-07 13:22
Flamie hit some sick shots today. Hopefully he can keep good form against top teams. If flamie isnt being a bot, the trio of him s1mple and electronic is literally god tier
2019-02-07 13:29
flamie its washed up . he used to be "electronic" in 2015-2016 but now he is shit
2019-02-07 14:26
+1
2019-02-07 14:49
#30
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
flamie is also slowly getting back to his prior form.
2019-02-07 13:52
Zeus = best IGL, legend flamie = inconsistent, but still good Edward = legend, experienced player with great personality
2019-02-07 14:49
#51
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Romania cyberKiller85 
Zeus outdated IGL who was always shit in terms of skill Flamie not good enough for top2 teams in the world EDWARD OMEGALUL EVEN PLAYERS LIKE SMITHZZ OR KARRIGAN ARE BETTER THAN HIM
2019-02-07 19:00
We all remember how shitty (top16) was Na`Vi without Zeus. They were solid top2 of 2016, but they kicked Zeus cuz were upset of their #2 spot on Majors. And they turned into shit. While IGL won Major with another team. He went back and they are "suddenly" top2 team again. They just need to improve their system more and more. And gain confidence (confidence towards team). "-Zeus" comment only made by trolls / baiters, retards or newfags who don't know history, or possibly haters of Na`Vi who know that if they gonna "-Zeus" they gonna turn into shit top8-16 again. Zeus = one of the most important parts of Na`Vi, not less than S1mple / electronic.
2019-02-07 19:03
#53
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Romania cyberKiller85 
First of all even back then Zeus was shit in terms of aim,and in terms of IGL what your saying happened more than 1 year ago,Zeus back then was a good IGL i agree but now hes absolute garbage.
2019-02-07 19:24
#26
XELLOW | 
Romania AaLaSt 
I have lot of respect for Zeus, he's an absolute legend of the game, but he should retire very soon or try coaching.
2019-02-07 13:34
#29
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Spain akproxx 
Flamie angeil jame s1mple electronic
2019-02-07 13:32
God, zeus’s been absolute garbage this tournament. And that is against tier 2 teams at best as well. He’s amazingly bad.
2019-02-07 13:59
#45
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Finland JAarnio 
He would be a good coach
2019-02-07 16:04
#32
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Asia streamer388 
Navi to win the final.same like what faze did in Eleague
2019-02-07 13:59
blameF online PogU blameF on lan without cheats OMEGALUL
2019-02-07 14:31
#37
shox | 
India iejesus 
oh god S1MPLE
2019-02-07 14:33
Ez 4 god simple
2019-02-07 14:45
S*ck balls haters. Na`Vi grinding back! Now top2 is not your aim boys, ONLY top1! And never give up, be happy with result, but don't be satisfied on 100%. Always work and fly to the stars! S1mple is Godlike as always. Electronic + flamie = Robins of Mr.Batman (aka S1mple). GJ Boys!
2019-02-07 14:51
#42
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United Kingdom 21savageUK 
wp
2019-02-07 15:22
god S1MPLE
2019-02-07 15:39
Meanwhile more important news blameF is HUuuuuuuuUUUGE!
2019-02-07 15:39
thought this was about their loss now, i saw zeus 20 frags but he had 16 now vs north kek guess he is bad always even when they are winning and losing.
2019-02-07 16:22
He is IGL. Remember Karrigan? MSL?
2019-02-07 18:51
#49
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
ZEUSLESS lul
2019-02-07 17:57
#55
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Ukraine minemax 
That's a good one! 😂
2019-02-08 06:35
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