Natus Vincere through to StarSeries semis over ENCE

Natus Vincere have defeated ENCE 2-1 in the quarter-finals to advance to the semis at StarSeries i-League Season 7.

The best-of-three series kicked off on Train where the T-sided ENCE won the pistol round as Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen picked up a triple kill. Natus Vincere then went on a seven-round run to lead 7-1. ENCE got their breakthrough in the ninth round thanks to Aleksi "allu" Jalli who got two opening kills with the AWP.

After ENCE took four more rounds to trail 7-6, Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev got double kills to stop the Finnish team's streak. Sami "xseveN" Laasanen stepped up with a triple kill in the final round of the first half, which ENCE won to get their seventh (8-7).

s1mple turned the match around with a 1vs4 clutch on Inferno

ENCE secured the second pistol round victory as Jani "Aerial" Jussila got a triple kill in a 2vs3. The Finns then got three more rounds to lead 11-8. Denis "electronic" Sharipov picked up a quad kill in the 20th round and Natus Vincere went on to tie the game at 11-11.

electronic missed out on an ace in the 23rd round when he almost clutched a 1vs3 clutch but was denied by allu. ENCE secured the following four rounds to win the map with a 16-11 scoreline.

Natus Vincere started Inferno on the CT-side, taking the first two rounds as Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev got five kills. ENCE responded with a four-round streak to take the lead but Natus Vincere won two in a row to tie the game at 4-4. The Finns made it 7-4 with allu's 1vs2 clutch in the 11th round and went on to lead 9-6 at halftime.

Edward and electronic's opening kills brought the second half pistol round victory to Natus Vincere who won two more rounds to tie the game at 9-9. The tide was turning against the CIS team, who lost the following two rounds, but s1mple stepped up with a stunning 1vs4 clutch and an ace on the B-site as his side reached double-digits.

ENCE are out of the running in China

s1mple and Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko clutched a 2vs4 in the 22nd round to make it 11-11 and Natus Vincere earned four map points after Zeus clutched a 1vs2 in the 26th round. Edward and company closed it out two rounds later, winning 16-12.

ENCE kicked off Overpass by taking the pistol round victory on the CT-side but lost the following five rounds to trail 5-1. Aleksib clutched a 1vs3 in the seventh round to stop Natus Vincere's run. The Finnish team almost managed to tie the game at 5-5 but Natus Vincere widened the gap, leading 9-6 at halftime.

electronic's triple kill in the second pistol round extended his team's lead to 10-6. Natus Vincere put their foot down and took the map victory with a 16-11 score. With the 2-1 series win, they have moved on to the semis where they will face Renegades.

Matchpage
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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 74 - 46 +28 90.4 1.43
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 71 - 53 +18 96.2 1.41
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 57 - 50 +7 69.6 1.08
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 49 - 55 -6 63.7 1.03
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 39 - 51 -12 59.5 0.86
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 63 - 58 +5 90.9 1.22
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 54 - 61 -7 70.7 0.99
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 49 - 48 +1 58.3 0.95
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 49 - 60 -11 68.4 0.89
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 40 - 63 -23 60.0 0.74
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
872
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
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
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
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
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
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 10:02
God S1mple
2019-04-06 10:03
#22
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
s1mple = NaVi
2019-04-06 10:04
#28
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
Lucky 1v4 won them the match
2019-04-06 10:04
#33
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Germany rema1 
Cry is free
2019-04-06 10:05
#39
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
rape is free pretty much germany
2019-04-06 10:05
#62
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Germany rema1 
You should Change your news Source. It makes you dumb.
2019-04-06 10:09
#91
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
went to germany got raped n1
2019-04-06 10:17
#98
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Germany rema1 
Coolstorybob
2019-04-06 10:21
Xd Swiss guy talking Swiss ppl just got milka Swiss ppl max 50 IQ
2019-04-06 10:59
Where are ence fangays?? Ahahhahahahahaha
2019-04-06 11:21
#150
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
where are chinese fanboys LULW chinese event btw
2019-04-06 11:26
god simple. my friend got a photo with simple. Im fking jealous.
2019-04-06 12:01
haha eat more mila swiss S1mple rekt ur ence 1v9
2019-04-06 12:09
Electronic carried the fuck out, s1mple gets all praise
2019-04-06 12:59
ok nt milka
2019-04-06 13:03
#53
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
I think youll be crying when they lose to renegades
2019-04-06 10:07
Cry is free. FLUKE4ENCE
2019-04-06 10:18
"fluke" says murican....
2019-04-06 12:41
He's right. Ence is a fluke team.
2019-04-06 14:47
ence tier 2 team, fluke team
2019-04-06 15:03
#130
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Cry is free meme team
2019-04-06 10:55
#146
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Greece NaviGuy 
Cry is free hahaha
2019-04-06 11:08
omegaLUL
2019-04-06 11:42
This didn't age well
2019-04-06 19:16
+1 mein Freund!!!
2019-04-06 10:08
#51
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Ukraine volanchick 
CRY IS FREE HAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-04-06 10:07
#55
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
lucky 1v1 allu vs elec on 11-11 won train for ence. if not this ez 2-0
2019-04-06 10:07
Agreed
2019-04-06 10:17
#94
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India Chichiyum 
Man that foot work though..it was insane..and simple's ace on mirage.God plays
2019-04-06 10:19
Inferno*
2019-04-06 10:27
Lucky simple 4v1 won navi inferno. If not this ez 2:0 ence
2019-04-06 10:39
#82
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Iran oldHabit 
Cry is free #EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 10:14
#32
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-06 10:05
#57
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
NOT EVEN 2ND LUL
2019-04-06 10:08
nt
2019-04-06 11:10
F5 Zeus god. Legit
2019-04-06 10:03
+1
2019-04-06 10:29
Ence's luck ends here
2019-04-06 10:04
last time they won at Mirage this time they ban Mirage to play Navi strongest map Overpass lul
2019-04-06 10:13
They thought they are good on overpass becuase of liquid
2019-04-06 10:56
#149
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India cHAPPie__BK 
but they forgot that Liquid is a team full of chokers it wasnt ENCE having gr8 overpass it was just Liquid choked................They got decent overpass but not good enough to beat teams like NaVi or Asstralis
2019-04-06 11:25
They thought they are good at CSGO because of major luck
2019-04-06 12:02
Says Indonesia scene xD
2019-04-06 12:43
Do you need Indonesian hug also? I know reality is hurt
2019-04-06 13:05
#112
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Ukraine illinoize 
+1 meme team
2019-04-06 10:29
NaVi give them their Meme Crown straight away
2019-04-06 12:01
ence fluke OMEGALUL
2019-04-06 10:03
#5
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Sweden Nokkeri 
Not so easy for ence
2019-04-06 10:03
Impossible for ence *
2019-04-06 10:08
#135
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Europe tweekzter 
no chance 4 ence
2019-04-06 10:59
#6
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Ukraine McSwell 
EZ4ENCE meme is dead. S1mple destroyed the whole finnish team, while Allu couldn't even hit open awp shots...
2019-04-06 10:03
#20
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Greece NaviGuy 
+1
2019-04-06 10:04
#23
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United States WashamGaming 
Lmao that quad boost shot tho shoulda hit
2019-04-06 10:04
#95
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
He missed ^^ he moved he was in the air i think like a retard.. I've watched the replay. Although people said he just missed by placing his crosshair higher than the target
2019-04-06 10:19
#44
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Can we start calling Allu "the one knived n a humiliating way by simple" ? ;)
2019-04-06 10:06
Not the first time he's been knifed and won't be the last
2019-04-06 10:08
#85
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
I like your suggestion better :)
2019-04-06 10:15
Lmao i see what u did there
2019-04-06 10:27
#115
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Xd
2019-04-06 10:32
Lmao
2019-04-06 10:16
+1
2019-04-06 10:08
He and electronic did
2019-04-06 10:16
#136
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Europe tweekzter 
that clutch on inferno <3 destroyed ence there single handedly
2019-04-06 10:59
#7
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Canada HansROZE 
ENCE one of the most overrated teams ever to exist. Almost feel sad for people who actually thought they're a top 20 team.
2019-04-06 10:04
#26
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
n1 bait
2019-04-06 10:04
#50
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Finland ryltZ 
Ence is top5 easily, navi was better today, zeus edward and electronic played very well when xseven and aleksib wasnt on their mood
2019-04-06 10:07
Wasn't on their mood??? Nah dude. They got shut down. Xseven's aim was on point but he just got outpositioned and ouplayed. His timings were off and that cost him. Allu on the other hand missed lot of ez awp shots, especially on inferno.
2019-04-06 10:15
#92
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
n1 s1mple
2019-04-06 10:17
+1 and Inferno falled to that s1mple 1v4 situation. I think allu pressed windows button on that one :(
2019-04-06 12:03
NA bait quality is so low these days, such a shame :(
2019-04-06 10:23
Cry is free. FLUKE4ENCE
2019-04-06 10:28
#139
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Europe tweekzter 
ez4sirgay
2019-04-06 11:01
Xd finish scene dead
2019-04-06 11:01
Make NA baits great again
2019-04-06 10:38
#123
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Canada HansROZE 
Atleast we're better than botallu lol who cant even play proper awp lol, my sister plays better than this 30year old school dropout
2019-04-06 10:45
#8
flusha | 
Europe detr0 
rip f5
2019-04-06 10:03
#9
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United States spider_man 
6
2019-04-06 10:03
#10
s1mple | 
Azerbaijan $AZE$ 
EZ4NAVI 4SUREEE
2019-04-06 10:03
ez4ence
2019-04-06 10:03
#17
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United States WashamGaming 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-06 10:03
#29
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-06 10:04
you mean ez to lose? then yeah xD
2019-04-06 10:07
Lmao
2019-04-06 10:13
+1 xD
2019-04-06 10:13
+1 XD i m so happy today.
2019-04-06 10:25
Still butthurt from major? :D
2019-04-06 12:45
Ez4... Oh wait..
2019-04-06 10:08
#13
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Greece NaviGuy 
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 10:03
EZ4NA'VI
2019-04-06 10:31
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 11:06
#14
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Norway Alexed 
Ok man
2019-04-06 10:03
#18
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Indonesia MeX0NNNN 
EZ4S1mple
2019-04-06 10:04
#19
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
ENCE is the most overrated team of 2019.
2019-04-06 10:04
#31
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
literally still top 5 lmao n1 mibr fan
2019-04-06 10:05
Mibr roster 2 majors, ence 0 tier2 achievements, let alone tier1.
2019-04-06 10:13
#90
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
and still better than shibr
2019-04-06 10:17
#96
Boombl4 | 
India VAMc 
Every team has an era or peak time.... Where no one else can touch them.... Once it ends they can't be saved. Look at virtus pro, mibr and even faze at one point they were most dominant teams to play this game but now they are just shit even loosing to tire 3-4 teams some times. So where they are now at this time matter as they are still in the scene !
2019-04-06 10:20
I agree but when Ence fans try to turn down veteran teams like Mibr or faze, they need to be realized that their dream team hasn't achieved much yet
2019-04-06 10:24
Well faze can't beat ence Mibr can't beat ence
2019-04-06 12:46
Actually you are right but faze never had an era or anything. they are just star studded lineup.
2019-04-06 12:17
#34
aslak | 
Finland SunMutsi 
and mibr is the best team of 2019
2019-04-06 10:05
#36
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Europe T3sto$ami 
Mibr xd
2019-04-06 10:05
#99
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
What did you smoke ? The most overrated team this year is clearly mibr...
2019-04-06 10:21
No, that title belongs to MiBR nobody expected shit from ENCE coming into 2019 while MiBR has failed to meet almost all imaginable expectations.....
2019-04-06 10:34
#21
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Finland Nuoriosuja 
Imagine navi without s1mple
2019-04-06 10:04
#24
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Norway Phancy11 
Ez4s1mpletronic
2019-04-06 10:04
#25
Zeus | 
Russia FIN_MAX! 
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 10:04
1st
2019-04-06 10:04
pretty ez
2019-04-06 10:04
#35
Jamppi | 
Switzerland FRTNTE 
pretty ez 4 ence s1mple too ggood
2019-04-06 10:05
#37
Xyp9x | 
Hungary x4ii 
GG that was a good match
2019-04-06 10:05
GOAT P1MPLE
2019-04-06 10:05
#40
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Finland Maestroffi 
What a series, finally we are making progress and getting the results we need! On to the semifinals! GG #NAVINATION
2019-04-06 10:06
+1 #NAVINATION
2019-04-06 11:56
ggwp
2019-04-06 10:06
Simple greatest of all time
2019-04-06 10:06
Finland isnt strong enough to be able to beat Ukraine/Russia! :)
2019-04-06 10:06
#126
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
winter war checks out
2019-04-06 10:47
Kioshima truth
2019-04-06 10:06
#46
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China Alar1c 
GOD s1mple
2019-04-06 10:07
+1
2019-04-06 10:11
ez4navi
2019-04-06 10:07
NOTSOEZ4ENCE
2019-04-06 10:07
IMPOSSIBLE4ENCE
2019-04-06 10:09
Hell yeah
2019-04-06 10:11
GG ENCE you playing really good today, you just unlucky
2019-04-06 10:07
#66
nEGRo | 
Russia oldbiven 
haha unlucky
2019-04-06 10:10
Nah it was real ence the fluke one
2019-04-06 10:11
#124
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
that makes 0 sense
2019-04-06 10:46
wasnt unlucky, they played brainless that 1v4 and that cost them the match, its kinda crazy how much 1 round can affect
2019-04-06 10:40
Maybe next time they can win
2019-04-06 10:48
Ez4who?
2019-04-06 10:07
NAVI / s1mple / electronic / flamie / Edward / Zeus / Ugin / Na`Vi.HarisPilton / NAVI.FANS / CIS / Ukraine / Russia? Use one of that.
2019-04-06 10:09
+1 lmao
2019-04-06 10:11
#63
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Denmark r0zen^_^ 
Kinda hard playing inferno 3v5 :D
2019-04-06 10:09
ggwp
2019-04-06 10:10
FLUKE4ENCE <<<< GODIMPLE + GODTRONIC
2019-04-06 10:10
"The tide was turning against the CIS team, who lost the following two rounds, but s1mple stepped up with a stunning 1vs4 clutch and an ace on the B-site as his side reached double-digits." Wans't it A-site?
2019-04-06 10:12
Yes A
2019-04-06 10:37
#74
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Bangladesh thug_doctor 
Xseven. Lul
2019-04-06 10:12
Flamie showing nothing yet again... he could be gone if they dont win this event
2019-04-06 10:12
#161
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Consistently inconsistent
2019-04-06 12:11
Navi = s1mple
2019-04-06 10:13
#79
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 10:13
#83
NBK- | 
Macau s0APKing 
s1mple + electronic = NaVi
2019-04-06 10:15
THX s1mple to show them again whos the real GOD and thx for the knife on BOT ALLU... yes looks very ez4ence hhaahahaha
2019-04-06 10:15
#122
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
u sound butthurt
2019-04-06 10:45
#97
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India AAgOnFire 
EZ4S1MPLETRONIC
2019-04-06 10:20
"-but s1mple stepped up with a stunning 1vs4 clutch and an ace on the B-site as his side reached double-digits." U mean A-site?
2019-04-06 10:21
#102
kennyS | 
Russia yus1 
undeserved
2019-04-06 10:22
#103
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Taiwan zhcwhite 
nice match
2019-04-06 10:23
nice game, feel bad ofc for Ence but well played NaVi.
2019-04-06 10:26
Ence showing major was not a fluke, gj
2019-04-06 10:31
Dat s1mple clutch tho. Won the series, gg wp both!
2019-04-06 10:44
#125
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China tralia 
–xseven +sunny ence#1
2019-04-06 10:46
I would change Aerial instead. They should maybe stick together tho..
2019-04-06 10:52
#131
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Europe tweekzter 
here it ence
2019-04-06 10:55
ez4ence haha
2019-04-06 10:56
ez4Electronic
2019-04-06 11:01
#140
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Poland rude_wredne 
If not that ace on inferno from somple ence would have probably won. Still, close games. GG WP
2019-04-06 11:01
#142
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Europe tweekzter 
ence is probably the better team, but they were up against s1mple vincere
2019-04-06 11:03
#144
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Finland J3bediah 
Valve if you are reading this. Can you please unban ibp?
2019-04-06 11:06
#145
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Ukraine FGVM 
Stop disrespecting Ence, it was a really good rematch for the major semi-final. We won today, but it doesn't mean that Ence is a fluke team. GG WP.
2019-04-06 11:07
#151
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Finland Pesulakarhu 
+1
2019-04-06 11:28
#153
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
It's mostly just baiters, but thank you dude. :)
2019-04-06 11:50
#163
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Wtf, actual human being being nice in hltv? Am i seeing things?
2019-04-06 12:18
Bro, thanks for setting a good example
2019-04-06 14:34
#196
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Poland rude_wredne 
I think people are just fed up with this ez4ence shit. Even if they win 16-14 it's still ez4ence.
2019-04-07 00:38
Gg wp
2019-04-06 11:53
#164
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Ukraine Lordocl 
EZ 4 ENCEEE
2019-04-06 12:28
Ok
2019-04-06 12:31
OTSOSALI
2019-04-06 12:34
ez4ence road to home
2019-04-06 12:37
#171
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Ukraine torqueee^ 
#ENCELUCKEND'S
2019-04-06 12:45
#173
shox | 
India iejesus 
electronic is backkk
2019-04-06 12:50
EZ 4 NA`VINCE
2019-04-06 12:51
#175
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Finland CucumberFIN 
nt ence
2019-04-06 12:51
#176
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Croatia Netkov 
Expected.
2019-04-06 12:56
#180
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Denmark U w0t m8? 
Notsoez4ence
2019-04-06 13:05
GG WP
2019-04-06 13:08
#182
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Switzerland rhiq 
deserved gg
2019-04-06 13:20
EZ4NaVi keep going s1mple!
2019-04-06 13:32
#184
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Europe KappaKaako 
-allu +simple -xseven +electronic they could beat astralis xdd
2019-04-06 13:40
#185
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Spain akproxx 
I can see sunny wating for xseven since the major
2019-04-06 13:45
#186
shox | 
Lithuania Jaguar4s 
Reading about inferno it looks like ence only lost it because of all those clutches navi got in the end
2019-04-06 13:55
#193
kNgV- | 
Brazil Soulsix 
lol ENCE was a fluke
2019-04-06 20:03
NT4ENCE
2019-04-06 20:53
NOOB4ENCE
2019-04-06 21:15
Godward
2019-04-07 03:06
Good
2019-04-07 06:01
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