Na`Vi see off mousesports to reach ESL One Cologne playoffs

Natus Vincere are through to the quarter-finals of ESL One Cologne 2019 after beating mousesports in a three-map series.

The CIS giants will face the losing side of the Astralis vs NiP match in the first round of the playoffs on Friday after a long series that could have easily gone awry for them as they gave up an 11-4 lead on Inferno and had to come from behind to win the game after surviving four map points.

mousesports, who could not get the revenge they were looking for after losing to Na`Vi on the first day of the event, responded well on Dust2, where they had the upper hand from the get-go, but they were once again bested on Train, this time by an even more one-sided scoreline.

Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who produced another phenomenal performance, is not thinking about tomorrow's game, though, and has his eyes set on the semi-final stage as he seeks revenge against his former team of Liquid after his infamous knife blunder that potentially cost his team the match against the North Americans on Tuesday.

"It does not matter who we face [in the quarter-finals]," the Ukrainian star said after the match. "The team I want to face is Liquid. I think we beat them two days ago and I just want to play them again. It is always a great game against them. They are strong, like Astralis, and it is interesting to play them."

A solid start on the defensive side of Inferno saw Natus Vincere take a 3-0 lead after winning the pistol round and fending off mousesports' force-buy attempts. Those early rounds had been highly contested, however, so when Finn "karrigan" Andersen's charges got a round on the board, they immediately broke Na`Vi's economy, leading to a 3-3 stalemate.

s1mple and electronic led the way for Na`Vi in their victory over mouz

The rest of the half was dominated by Na`Vi, who cruised to an 11-4 lead, but after the break they began to play at a walking pace. mousesports kept their defense very tight and reached map point without dropping a single round since the start of the half. The Russian team, who had managed just one bomb plant by then, finally woke up and began to create holes in the mouz defence, winning four rounds in a row to equalise the score at 15-15.

The first overtime could not determine a winner as both teams picked up two rounds on their CT side, but then Natus Vincere took control of proceedings, winning two rounds in both halves to seal a hard-fought 22-19 victory.

The CIS giants could not capitalise on that momentum as they looked way off the pace for the vast majority of Dust2, their own map pick. After collapsing against a force-buy, Na`Vi found their footing in the game and took a two-round lead, but then mousesports tightened up their defense and won seven rounds on the trot to make it a 10-5 half.

A trio of fast s1mple kills near the car helped Na`Vi to win a much-needed pistol round and mount a slight comeback into the map. However, their efforts were in vain: mousesports took control of proceedings once they had money to work with and won six consecutive rounds with some great individual plays by Özgür "woxic" Eker and David "frozen" Čerňanský.

mousesports go out in 7th-8th place

It all came down to Train, the exact same map where these two teams had met on the opening day of the event. Natus Vincere had shown a lacklustre Terrorist side back then, but this time around things were quite different. After a slow start to the game, Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's troops clicked into a higher gear and shut down any chances of their opponents stringing rounds together.

mousesports managed to head into the break with six rounds on the board, but the scoreline could have been much worse for them if not for karrigan, who single-handedly won two rounds for his team towards the end of the half with the AWP.

The second half began at a rapid pace as neither side seemed able to dictate the pace of the game, but Na`Vi set up a very compact defense towards the mid-way point of the half and ran away with the lead, winning five rounds in a row en route to a clean 16-9 finish off the back of a great performance from their dynamic duo of s1mple and Denis "electronic" Sharipov.

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 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 65 - 58 +7 74.8 1.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 69 - 58 +11 83.8 1.10
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 55 - 60 -5 79.5 1.04
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 60 - 55 +5 66.5 0.98
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 48 - 65 -17 66.7 0.84
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 80 - 55 +25 84.0 1.39
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 77 - 57 +20 88.9 1.30
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 56 - 61 -5 71.4 0.97
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 43 - 63 -20 58.2 0.81
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 40 - 61 -21 53.3 0.77
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
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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
EZZZ FOR NAVI AND THE GOAT S1MPLE #NaviDavi #Navination
2019-07-04 18:33
#9
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Unluko
2019-07-04 18:33
Kick karrigan ffs
2019-07-04 19:30
0/8
2019-07-04 20:35
Get off this site wtf
2019-07-04 18:37
Impossible to get him off. He has like 30 alts and is a nolifer.
2019-07-04 20:07
+1
2019-07-04 20:07
#46
 | 
France DesmondHumes 
plastic fan and f5
2019-07-04 18:37
#52
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Flag checks out
2019-07-04 18:38
You BIG fan? Or Na'Vi?;)
2019-07-04 18:39
#63
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
BIG traitor what happend to your flair mens)))
2019-07-04 18:42
name doesnt check out
2019-07-04 18:43
hello MIBR_IS_OVERRATED
2019-07-04 18:53
you had a mouz flair yesterday, and now a navi flair? look at ur profile bio xd plastic fan spotted
2019-07-04 19:41
ez4twomenteam
2019-07-04 20:04
#2
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
RIP
2019-07-04 18:33
SO BAD LOL!
2019-07-04 18:34
#24
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Sweden Unluko 
Cry
2019-07-04 18:34
Omg, man, can you shut up, cause today u fan of Navi, tomorrow u wil fun of another team, u so bad, it's ashame.
2019-07-04 19:11
#123
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India MihirX27 
I dare you to change your flair to predict the winner of ESL One Cologne, and keep it until the Tournament.
2019-07-04 20:32
F5 AND STILL NOT FIRST XD YOU TRIED SO HARD
2019-07-04 18:38
Oof that was a close one
2019-07-04 18:41
not #1 cry lyk a fckn bitch that u r
2019-07-05 10:57
easy
2019-07-04 18:33
#4
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Slovenia New_username 
Ez
2019-07-04 18:33
#5
TaZ | 
United Kingdom Antosh 
Ez 4 ChrisJ
2019-07-04 18:33
frozen looking good so far. playing under karrigan he can develop to a great level.
2019-07-04 18:33
+1
2019-07-04 18:43
Yep, very impressive.
2019-07-04 20:28
#7
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
Expected, another early exit for overratedsports
2019-07-04 18:33
#15
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
haha, what is wrong with you?
2019-07-04 18:34
#36
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Netherlands Son_of_chrisj 
Toxic, HLTV is the one setting their bar too High
2019-07-04 18:35
#78
 | 
Bulgaria No_1One 
0/8
2019-07-04 18:58
#124
 | 
India MihirX27 
They tried. On a side note, Astralis in the Semis!
2019-07-04 20:32
#8
 | 
Croatia Netkov 
gg
2019-07-04 18:33
chokesports getting the chokeking chokeriggan what an absolutely perfect combination
2019-07-04 18:33
Finally, smth good from Na'Vi boys
2019-07-04 18:33
Ez 4 S1mpleGOD
2019-07-04 18:33
EZ for GOAT (Kane)
2019-07-04 18:34
#140
Kane | 
Ukraine Aklis 
+ kane god
2019-07-05 01:10
Navi will lose to NRG
2019-07-04 18:34
#20
 | 
Ukraine twil 
will easily win vs NiP btw
2019-07-04 18:34
Navi will play vs NIP stupid danish brain...
2019-07-04 18:35
#32
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
Its possible only if both reach final
2019-07-04 18:35
#16
NiKo | 
India Nisarg98 
if vitality wins will it be navi vs vitality in the quarters?
2019-07-04 18:34
#30
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Ukraine twil 
just open tournament overview vs NiP
2019-07-04 18:35
Na'Vi - NiP. Winner of loser bracket group A (Na'Vi) vs loser of winner bracket group B (Probably NiP)
2019-07-04 18:35
#59
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Nip with 90% chance
2019-07-04 18:40
Quite obviously, but I wanted to save myself if NiP somehow won so I wouldn't look like a fool lol
2019-07-04 18:46
vitality-NRG
2019-07-04 19:19
#98
NiKo | 
India Nisarg98 
vitality vs navi would we interesting to watch imo
2019-07-04 19:38
#17
s1mple | 
Ukraine ZisONE 
EZ4NAVI
2019-07-04 18:34
#19
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
chrisJ good but not best (s1mple best)
2019-07-04 18:34
I likes your meme mens
2019-07-04 19:41
Expected and deserved 4 NaVi
2019-07-04 18:34
#23
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Iceland 29heldeg 
ez
2019-07-04 18:34
#25
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
ez
2019-07-04 18:35
just kick that overrated botxic. he has 0 impact outside dust2
2019-07-04 18:35
#37
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Netherlands Son_of_chrisj 
Damn, guess it’s your first match watching w0xic
2019-07-04 18:36
nah i just don't like him he did so many stupid pushes in inferno as well which cost them the map
2019-07-04 18:37
#66
ropz | 
Estonia riisiert 
He did some really good pushes which also was the reason they even got to OT
2019-07-04 18:43
+1
2019-07-04 19:12
+1
2019-07-04 20:25
#28
s1mple | 
Turkey Duff1N 
Mannn what a game. Mouz throwing a first map 11-4 / 11-15 but not close the game. F*ck man.
2019-07-04 18:35
#33
 | 
Russia Glihhh 
Ez4boombl4
2019-07-04 18:35
NAVI WIN EZ BC FLAMIE HAD SNUS
2019-07-04 18:35
#42
 | 
Netherlands Son_of_chrisj 
I saw that
2019-07-04 18:36
nice
2019-07-04 18:35
#38
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
S1mple still carrying as usual
2019-07-04 18:36
mouse is out .. meanwhile heroic and nip xD
2019-07-04 18:36
Good job boyzzz
2019-07-04 18:36
#41
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Germany N4ime 
Gw navi
2019-07-04 18:36
#43
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Ukraine McSwell 
s1mple and electronic are top-1 and top-2 players rn, top-3 is mb elige
2019-07-04 18:37
Dream on. electronic is nowhere near top 5 atm, let alone top 2. What about ZywOo, device, EliGE, Twistzzz, NiKo etc. s1 is undoublty top 1 though.
2019-07-04 18:45
#91
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
device and choko are not even in contention for top 5
2019-07-04 19:19
0/8 both device & niko are actually true top 3 players, not some aug-meta-bois like some you mentioned :D they cant match device/niko skill even remotely, sorry son
2019-07-04 19:25
goat s1mple
2019-07-04 18:37
#49
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Norway flipflop 
WOXIC: "I DON'T CARE WHAT THEIR NAME IS; IN THE GAME I GIVE NO RESPECT TO ANYONE" NAVI -s1mple and electronic....remember the names
2019-07-04 18:38
#67
 | 
Russia agrachiv 
+1
2019-07-04 18:44
true
2019-07-04 18:44
+1
2019-07-04 19:14
#108
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-07-04 19:50
+1
2019-07-04 21:22
Bye bye budget FaZe.
2019-07-04 18:38
s1mple such a freaking goat dude
2019-07-04 18:38
#107
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-07-04 19:50
ty
2019-07-05 01:01
#54
 | 
Sweden hen11111 
WOXIC: "I DON'T CARE WHAT THEIR NAME IS; IN THE GAME I GIVE NO RESPECT TO ANYONE" Remember electronic and S1mple
2019-07-04 18:39
#106
shox | 
India iejesus 
xaxa
2019-07-04 19:50
mousesports are only going to continue getting better and reaching new heights. I don't see them slowing down any time soon. Maybe they will have a hiccup here and there, but I really want them to stay together for a while and place top 10 - and maybe even see them be in the top 5.
2019-07-04 18:39
Top10.. they are top10 allready, i think mouz will end up somewhere around top5.
2019-07-04 18:42
Woops, I clearly don't pay attention :P Thanks for correcting me!
2019-07-04 19:38
Its tier 1.5-2 team nothing more...karigan is a shity igl...
2019-07-04 19:57
how so?
2019-07-04 23:21
+1
2019-07-04 19:14
+1
2019-07-05 15:15
so boombla = zeus
2019-07-04 18:39
ex mouz lineip > this lineup karrigan has poor strats
2019-07-04 18:40
Not much poorer than STYKO though.
2019-07-04 18:46
STYKO > karrigan
2019-07-04 18:47
False, karrigan actually has a better LAN rating for 2018 while leading & supporting . Which brings more to the team than STYKO.
2019-07-04 18:51
#69
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Brazil g4laxI 
GG
2019-07-04 18:44
This mouz lineup has 4 months in. And held a pretty good stand against a team that was top 5. Mouz has lots of work to do, but the potential is there
2019-07-04 18:46
Ropz has to learn how to control his toxic personality in game. You can see every game that when ropz doesnt have a good start, he goes downhill a lot. He is a sick player but very unreliable and especially bad for teams that can change their strat a lot and make comebacks.
2019-07-04 22:52
Yeah. Ropz has reigned it in a bit. Still has a ways to go and he could have NiKo type talent without the personality
2019-07-05 04:33
#79
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Bulgaria No_1One 
NT mousesports and well played Navi
2019-07-04 18:59
#80
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Russia bbnonavi 
good job Natus Vincere <3
2019-07-04 19:00
woxic garbage back to FPL
2019-07-04 19:02
-20 nice transfer btw
2019-07-04 19:11
navi still 2 + 3 bots
2019-07-04 19:16
#90
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
2v5, nothing changed
2019-07-04 19:17
#104
shox | 
India iejesus 
lmao
2019-07-04 19:49
ffs mouz coach is so bad.. always cheering too fking much, even after ez clear round wins and they ALWAYS lose maps after that .. dude just stfu and be serious even when your team is winning.. jesus
2019-07-04 19:20
#96
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United States GiantDays 
no respect to anyone, no trophy to woxic
2019-07-04 19:28
yup, fuck him.
2019-07-04 21:21
#103
shox | 
India iejesus 
simple 80 bomb expected
2019-07-04 19:49
WP woxic! <3
2019-07-04 19:49
Bot karigana and bunch of gays..GG NAVI 😃
2019-07-04 19:52
ah, nevermind my question before. you are just a blind hater, no point in writing with such persona :)
2019-07-04 23:22
Bastards from Russia got lucky af once again
2019-07-04 19:54
15 years old pig. cant even respect ppl . what else can you expect from czech guy .
2019-07-04 20:03
Got lucky to win a map 3 times
2019-07-05 08:34
#111
Edward | 
Ukraine rozhok 
Botward was the problem, they've said...
2019-07-04 19:55
Mouz did not play well on the CT side of Train. Feel bad for them.
2019-07-04 20:03
#116
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Turkey Thunderball 
Nt woxic and mouz S1mpletronic too stronk
2019-07-04 20:05
#119
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
"...to face Liquid. We beat them 2 days ago" Was that in practice? Because, I just read results and you lost 1-2... Talking about that moroonic knife play? Yeah... That will teach you as it seems you learn nothing from that Coldzera attempt...
2019-07-04 20:22
s1mple and electronic carrying again
2019-07-04 20:26
Boombl4 is not better than Edward.
2019-07-04 20:35
w0xic???????????????????????? how are you man?!
2019-07-04 20:44
Is Boombl4 possibly THE fattest pro cs player ever?
2019-07-04 21:13
Lol those fucking idiots that said "woxic is gonna show NaVi" and also coming from himself. Fucking looser, get fucked.
2019-07-04 21:20
#133
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Turkey Thunderball 
He has a winner character he tried his best but still lack of experience has shown by him an mouz Also s1mpletronic soo stronk , there is nothing to shy about fucked by them Maybe they re gonna fucked couple of times in future but if they dont stop fighting They re gonna win eventually
2019-07-04 21:34
Idk why people mad on woxic, he didn't say nothing arrogant. Im sure all those woxic haters talking shit to enemies in every single MM, but now they want to learn woxic to respect...
2019-07-04 23:33
karrigan is bad IGL change my mind
2019-07-05 04:36
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