s1mple shines as Na`Vi beat Renegades to move into StarSeries final

Natus Vincere are through to the grand final of StarSeries i-League Season 7 after defeating Renegades 2-1 in the first semi-final in Shanghai.

Fresh off a 2-1 victory over ENCE in a nail-biting series, Na`Vi entered the match against Renegades with all guns blazing. After losing the pistol round to a B execute, the Ukrainian side rallied back immediately with pistols and used that momentum to carve out a 5-1 lead.

Renegades were not willing to let the game out of hand, though, and picked up the pace, stringing three rounds together off the back of a Justin "jks" Savage clutch to bring the deficit to a minimum. It looked like Aaron "AZR" Ward's troops had found the formula to break through the Na`Vi defense, but the CIS giants were in control for the rest of the half and they raced to an 11-4 lead.

Things then went from bad to worse for Renegades, who quickly lost the A site in the pistol round and in the first gun round, which put Na`Vi on map point. With no margin for error, the Australians still attempted a response, but a quick double kill by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev opened up the A site and allowed the CIS side to deal the finishing blow.

After an eight-hour marathon of CS, Na`Vi are through to the final

After the one-sided affair on Inferno, Renegades came out a different side on Mirage and jumped out to an 8-0 lead on the CT side without letting their opponents plant the bomb even once. Natus Vincere, who were struggling to exert any mid control, then found an opening kill onto jks and used that momentum to get their first round on the board.

Na`Vi went on to claim the next four rounds, bringing the scoreline to 5-8, before Renegades secured the final two rounds to hit double digits.

A trio of Denis "electronic" Sharipov kills in the second half pistol pushed Na`Vi to make a slight climb back into the game, with the Ukrainians also winning an anti-eco and a full gun round.

And that was when Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad came to the team's rescue. The Norwegian talent caught Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko off-guard with a CZ and delivered four more frags with an AUG, leaving Na`Vi's players strapped for cash. That round ended up being the turning point as Renegades were in control from that point on, a 1v2 clutch from jks minutes later just rubbing further salt into Na`Vi's wounds and powering the Australians to take the map at 16-8.

Renegades were put on the back foot for the majority of the first half on Train as any round that they won was quickly countered with a round by Na`Vi. Still, the Australians were not too unhappy with the seven-round deficit as they headed to the CT side after being overrun by the dynamic duo of s1mple and electronic, who had 39 frags between themselves, during the first half.

Na`Vi further added to their lead with a B push in the pistol round. The Ukrainians continued to run all over the Renegades defence after that, wrapping things up without losing a single round in the half.

 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 53 - 45 +8 84.2 1.16
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 44 - 54 -10 78.1 0.95
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 34 - 49 -15 61.7 0.82
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 34 - 54 -20 63.9 0.77
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 24 - 51 -27 44.8 0.64
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 72 - 32 +40 115.6 1.71
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 57 - 34 +23 89.0 1.41
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 48 - 38 +10 80.9 1.19
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 44 - 42 +2 69.1 1.07
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 31 - 43 -12 58.2 0.84
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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:
1.12
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
s1mple best player of all time in cs history nt renegades 1 map team nt ence fluke team
2019-04-06 13:54
#9
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Ukraine illinoize 
+40 my goodness
2019-04-06 13:54
#123
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Singapore Kerk 
NaVi is back
2019-04-06 14:46
no liquid no astralis, Na`Vi back what a statement
2019-04-06 15:51
#152
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United States WashamGaming 
Navi lowkey finna win this
2019-04-06 16:56
#172
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Singapore Kerk 
Back to #3
2019-04-07 02:30
s1mple shine LMAO ELECTRONIC > S1MPLE
2019-04-06 13:54
#23
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Ukraine illinoize 
low quality baits
2019-04-06 13:55
Hahaha this xD
2019-04-06 14:03
#31
Xyp9x | 
Ukraine Bananagl 
72>57 but electronic did rly good job
2019-04-06 13:55
Well I mean easier to get great stats if you play awp compared to rifle. Obviously s1mple is insane but it's just the nature of the game, awp = good stats per average unless you suck.
2019-04-06 17:42
#157
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Greece NaviGuy 
yes but he said electronic > s1mple. Electronic is a great but nothing compared to s1mple imo
2019-04-06 17:59
poor baits
2019-04-06 13:59
#19
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-06 13:55
Imagine sitting on hltv all day waiting news posts just to write F5 to first comment
2019-04-06 13:55
#28
Blue | 
Belgium Thotiana 
+1
2019-04-06 13:55
+1
2019-04-06 13:55
+1
2019-04-06 13:56
+1
2019-04-06 13:56
#47
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Sweden Unluko 
CRY LOL
2019-04-06 13:57
+1
2019-04-06 14:00
+1
2019-04-06 14:01
+1
2019-04-06 14:29
+1
2019-04-06 15:50
#159
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
+1
2019-04-06 18:32
+1. He's sick.
2019-04-06 13:55
#37
s1mple | 
Europe ddpmo 
S1mple Expected
2019-04-06 13:56
#39
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
So toxic(
2019-04-06 13:56
winning against tier2 teams
2019-04-06 13:57
nt navi 1 man team
2019-04-06 13:59
#61
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CIS babyKing 
amazing
2019-04-06 13:59
not in CS history, but CSGO. Stop using "cs history" like there were never CS before
2019-04-06 14:01
Well in cs history there never been mpre skilled player ever. Noone even close. And you have to use your brain and analytic skills to understand that the skillhap between best players in the world in 1.6 and TODAY is like ass and finger. Players today are so much better that you cannot even imagine
2019-04-06 14:14
sorry hltv_slayer
2019-04-06 14:09
+1 my polak frendo 1.6 and go too different games
2019-04-06 14:26
thanks my brother :)
2019-04-06 15:16
#117
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Indonesia NRG_Edward91 
I'd Say Second, If NAVI Win NEXT MAJOR DEVICE STILL BEST CS PLAYER FOR NOW +2
2019-04-06 14:33
#160
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
XDXDXD
2019-04-06 18:33
+1
2019-04-06 14:55
GOAT? no ofc. best(greatest) of all time - Neo/Forest/GTR
2019-04-06 15:05
navi beat ence luckily, inf was near 4 ence. Simple is just lucky awp-noob.
2019-04-06 15:58
+1
2019-04-06 16:04
#173
jks | 
Australia ceejae 
Ok simple is great but you really seem like you masturbate over the guy daily.
2019-04-07 05:12
#2
ZywOo | 
Germany fulltilt 
s1mple the number 1
2019-04-06 13:54
ez4s1mple
2019-04-06 13:55
Yes, nice name men
2019-04-06 14:13
I'm feeling thank you
2019-04-07 07:37
s1mple is just so good after this tournament he should leave navi and create superteam pls s1mple
2019-04-06 13:54
#5
GruBy | 
Poland Mxyzptlik 
Nicely done
2019-04-06 13:54
#6
shox | 
India iejesus 
ez
2019-04-06 13:54
Rip
2019-04-06 13:54
gg navi
2019-04-06 13:54
#11
huyak | 
Ukraine ten10_hf 
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 13:54
s1mple just soo good bl renegades
2019-04-06 13:54
EZ 4 NAVI
2019-04-06 13:54
#14
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Indonesia Razerzer0 
Fnatic vs NaVi final incoming
2019-04-06 13:54
#16
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
Gl in the final
2019-04-06 13:54
Ez4simple
2019-04-06 13:54
fuck ! i forgot to F5 :((
2019-04-06 13:54
Kane 200 iq don’t @ me
2019-04-06 13:55
If I @ you and agree is that fine?
2019-04-06 23:05
yes
2019-04-06 23:20
Cool
2019-04-06 23:35
Both Zeus and Kane share 40 IQ for both.
2019-04-07 08:23
#21
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Netherlands Gosharu1 
s1mple god
2019-04-06 13:55
+40 115adr
2019-04-06 13:55
#25
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African Union mikecool 
GGz. Congrats to Navi. WD boys, we're still improving!
2019-04-06 13:55
#27
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Easy
2019-04-06 13:55
Ez for the goat
2019-04-06 13:55
GOGOGO NAVI FUCK FNATIC
2019-04-06 13:55
EZ4 S1MPLE
2019-04-06 13:56
#34
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Finland EdiEz 
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 13:56
#s1mpleTOP1 #CSGOD #EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 13:56
#38
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India Iamtanmay 
expected
2019-04-06 13:56
#40
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Ukraine DIE4THEKING 
ez4electronic
2019-04-06 13:56
1.71 rating over 3 maps POG
2019-04-06 13:56
Including a 8-16 loss - insane
2019-04-06 14:11
#43
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Pakistan ^NewB 
EZ4NAVI
2019-04-06 13:56
#45
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Singapore Vodka_T1 
So ez
2019-04-06 13:56
this is just inhumane, jesus fuckin christ
2019-04-06 13:56
*inhuman
2019-04-06 14:04
#50
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Ukraine zCainee 
Navi wins Tier 2 Tournament again. ResidentSleeper Edit: ResidentSleeper
2019-04-06 13:57
why this tournament is tier 2 ? because no astralis ? always one sarcastic child speak about tournaments.s1mple is the best player in the world for sure and this tournament have a lot tier1 teams so learn cs go first of all
2019-04-06 16:37
#153
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Ukraine zCainee 
1. Cant be sarcastic since im still supporting c9. 2. Tier 2 tounament cus empty. Forget the teams 3. Since when is BabyRage not allowed? Also crowd cheats every game. Players can hear it. Not like in major boston 2018 where the crowd cheated once in the playoffs. Sk vs fnatic (mirage) janela.
2019-04-06 17:30
#161
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
JANELAAAA
2019-04-06 18:35
#51
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United States Ronaldofanboy 
Renebots
2019-04-06 13:57
s1mple legend
2019-04-06 13:57
#53
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Finland CucumberFIN 
NAVI gonna win this nice
2019-04-06 13:57
#55
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Bangladesh thug_doctor 
S1mple too good
2019-04-06 13:57
Congratz to nr2 player this year (right after devveKING)
2019-04-06 13:58
Nah hltv staff are too afraid of s1mple fans and device haters, a bit similar story with flusha and GTR in 2014
2019-04-06 14:00
just let device to go Na'Vi and s1mple astralis :D than you see d
2019-04-06 20:52
You must be really stupid
2019-04-06 21:48
Yes and you must be from Rusia :D smart guy
2019-04-07 01:51
s1mplegod respect jks
2019-04-06 13:59
1.71 LMAO.
2019-04-06 13:59
Omfg. +40. You don't see that often
2019-04-06 14:00
s1mple shines, zeus shits whats new
2019-04-06 14:00
#72
Australia DubL 
Gj rng for putting up a good performance through most of this event, hopefully theres more improvements to come S1mple is just an absolute monster
2019-04-06 14:00
If renegades keeps on improving at this rate, they will definitely become a top 5 team. Bye bye faze LUL
2019-04-06 14:06
Actual, ever since they added gratatata and liazz they been a top 5 contender. Even came back from a 4-12 half against astralis
2019-04-06 23:09
I only say they will become because I believe they just need more tournament placements to solidify their spot.
2019-04-08 00:58
Oh yea I agree with you
2019-04-08 01:20
#73
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Argentina AlexSenillosa 
BROOOO S1MPLE IS FKNG INSANE +40 POG
2019-04-06 14:00
Simple shines??? What??? He is #1 player in the world he doesn't needs to shine man
2019-04-06 14:02
#82
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Latvia Tibro 
EZ 4 GOD
2019-04-06 14:02
s1mplur fanbois attack!!@!
2019-04-06 14:02
All the shine belong to team Navi, they deserve all the glory today
2019-04-06 14:04
#87
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Europe Kqlyjumperino 
+40
2019-04-06 14:06
He will break his record of 160+ K/D
2019-04-06 14:07
#91
Slovakia pgb1 
Baiting bot
2019-04-06 14:08
He is not fat trash GuardiaN
2019-04-06 14:12
Simple is baiting shit, thats why guardian won 5x more than this bot
2019-04-06 15:07
LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2019-04-06 15:09
#96
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Brazil millerjmatos 
s72mple
2019-04-06 14:12
1.71 rating in a semi final vs hltv ranking top ten team. GOAT S1MPLE
2019-04-06 14:13
#99
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Pakistan XtraticX 
Not only s1mple it's simpotronic
2019-04-06 14:13
#101
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Indonesia Exodd 
They should take this all the way, if They don’t then I don’t know wtf is wrong
2019-04-06 14:15
LOL
2019-04-06 14:18
god zoos
2019-04-06 14:20
Well play
2019-04-06 14:22
tier 1 = s1mple tier 100 = everyone else
2019-04-06 14:23
#112
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Austria gex0r 
+40 Bomb LUL
2019-04-06 14:24
#113
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Spain akproxx 
S1mple just to good wtf
2019-04-06 14:27
#114
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Palestine Xpicyy 
GG
2019-04-06 14:29
#115
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Palestine Xpicyy 
s1mple > god of Israel
2019-04-06 14:29
Simple +40 I’ve not seen that from anyone else lmao
2019-04-06 14:38
#121
s1mple | 
Romania JKN5 
You mean the rest of NaVi shines as s1mple beats renegades to move into starseries final.
2019-04-06 14:43
#122
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Clearly the GOAT
2019-04-06 14:45
S1mple NiKo KennyS Coldzera Karrigan
2019-04-06 14:47
Damn +40 S1mple mah maaan!
2019-04-06 14:48
s1mple best CSGO player of all time
2019-04-06 14:58
#130
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
navi fluke tournament :D
2019-04-06 15:03
2019-04-06 15:06
1.71 raiting
2019-04-06 15:14
ence only loses to teams that win the tournament
2019-04-06 15:33
vitality won starladder? or maybe liquid won blast?
2019-04-06 23:15
#144
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Brazil Luiz664 
GOAT
2019-04-06 15:53
MVP already confirmed jesus fuck this guy is unstoppable
2019-04-06 16:14
"we just don't wanna vs s1mple" - jks in interview the day before
2019-04-06 16:40
kane's rescheduled lead Navi to enter their peak-performance model of the rivalship fight with Renegades
2019-04-06 17:50
#158
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Brazil xpn :) 
poor s1mple , GOAT
2019-04-06 18:05
#163
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Brazil millerjmatos 
1.71
2019-04-06 20:27
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