Natus Vincere qualify for ESL Pro League S10 Finals; Windigo to relegation

Natus Vincere managed to overcome G2 2-1 (16-10 Overpass, 14-16 Mirage, 16-13 Dust2) to qualify for the EPL Finals in Denmark, while HellRaisers sent Windigo to relegation with a 2-0 victory (16-14 Train, 16-11 Inferno).

The first series of the day began on Overpass, Natus Vincere's map pick. The Russian-Ukrainian-Slovakian mixture didn't look convincing as they started things on the CT side, with G2 grabbing an early 6-4 lead on the offense. However, AWP multikills from Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács helped steer the ship back on course, seeing them take an 8-7 lead before half time. Rounds were traded early in the second half, but Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and co. then grabbed hold and closed out Overpass by winning seven out of the eight next rounds for a 16-10 final score.

s1mple displayed great form against G2

On Mirage, G2 looked strong right from the start, chaining four T rounds together to put Natus Vincere on the back foot. The CIS side only managed to pick up sporadic rounds as the Nemanja "nexa" Isaković-led side looked confident on the offense, finishing 9-6 up. With a great kick-off on the CT side, winning six out of the first seven rounds, G2 were sitting on match point and seemed like they would close out the map easily (15-7). Natus Vincere made that task difficult by continuously hitting the A bombsite and clawing back from man-disadvantage rounds, bringing it back to 15-14, but eventually faltered as Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač locked down the B Short approach.

Lastly, Dust2 was on the cards, where Natus Vincere once again started slowly, finding themselves 7-3 down on the CT side. Just like in the first games, that is when s1mple and co. woke up. After the switch (8-7), with seven rounds won in a row, Natus Vincere grabbed a big lead on the Terrorist side, 14-8, before the French-Serbian side managed to get their defense in line. Just when things were starting to too scary, Boombl4 got his side on match point with a 1v4 ace, which helped Natus Vincere finish the game off, 16-13.

France
Matchpage
1
2
19th October 2019
10
Overpass
16
16
Mirage
14
13
Dust2
16
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 72 - 54 +18 90.7 1.29
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 54 - 51 +3 75.5 1.08
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 57 - 56 +1 68.6 0.97
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 44 - 61 -17 66.2 0.89
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 43 - 57 -14 53.6 0.84
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 78 - 53 +25 97.5 1.43
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 49 - 55 -6 65.7 1.05
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 55 - 57 -2 75.3 1.02
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 52 - 50 +2 60.0 0.98
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 44 - 56 -12 59.7 0.93

HellRaisers and Windigo were fighting for a place in the second group stage, with Windigo's pick, Train, starting with a 3-0 lead to the European mixture. Vadim "Flarich" Karetin and Alexander "scoobyxie" Marynych combined for HellRaisers' first on the defense, starting a strong streak for the CIS side. They were up 7-3 when Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss found a way into the bombsite with a Deagle, pushing Windigo to six rounds before the half ended.

HellRaisers extended their lead thanks to good play from scoobyxie and Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas in the pistol round, finding themselves up 12-6 when Valentin "poizon" Vasilev started coming online and locking down the approaches with the AWP. The score was tied up at 14-14 when scoobyxie's quick double put HellRaisers on match point, which they converted on thanks to some crisp AWPing by nukkye in the following round.

ANGE1's squad will return for the second group stage

Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow closed out the pistol on Inferno, giving HellRaisers early momentum on the T-side of Inferno thanks to successful hits onto the bombsites (6-1). Saving guns round after round ensured Windigo at least had a decent economy which they used to win two rifle rounds mid-half. Still, HellRaisers kept their composure and continued out-rotating Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov's team to finish the half strongly, 11-4.

bubble and Sabit "mirbit" Coktasar grabbed two kills apiece to win the pistol round for Windigo, which put them in a position to start a comeback on the offense. HellRaisers got their first CT round as soon as they got rifles in play, but dropped a promising situation in the followup, ceding more control to Windigo (12-10). In the final rounds of the map, Flarich's heroics from pit got his team over the hump, closing the map 16-11 and the series out 2-0.

Matchpage
2
0
19th October 2019
16
Train
14
16
Inferno
11
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynychscoobyxie 49 - 36 +13 76.8 1.24
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 36 - 35 +1 73.6 1.10
Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' KaretinFlarich 36 - 38 -2 76.0 1.07
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 34 - 39 -5 73.6 0.99
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 28 - 34 -6 53.1 0.90
 Windigo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 40 - 35 +5 73.2 1.13
France Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji 38 - 37 +1 78.0 1.10
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 41 - 37 +4 77.8 1.09
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 34 - 42 -8 74.3 0.95
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasarmirbit 29 - 33 -4 53.8 0.86
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
954
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1554
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
485
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1628
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
507
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynych
Alexander 'scoobyxie' Marynych
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
189
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
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
s1mple better baiter than coldzera gg wp
2019-10-20 01:16
#3
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Germany Schwimmer 
Gg wp
2019-10-20 01:13
Unluko
2019-10-20 01:55
#29
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Germany Schwimmer 
Unluko_F5_but_never_1st
2019-10-20 01:59
Unluko_F5_but_never_1st
2019-10-20 02:38
#56
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Unluko_F5_but_never_1st
2019-10-20 08:00
#79
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Greece NaviGuy 
Unluko_F5_but_never_1st
2019-10-20 11:06
#93
JW | 
Turkey LantarEZ 
Unluko_F5_but_never_1st
2019-10-20 12:38
#39
NiKo | 
Myanmar MakoliNh0 
Agreeeeee
2019-10-20 03:31
#64
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
fan of ChoKo talking about baiting OMEGALUL
2019-10-20 09:11
+1
2019-10-21 03:23
#63
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2019-10-20 09:11
#99
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Brazil GBRMIBR 
S1mple Major:0 Coldzera:2 Best player in the world Coldzera:2 S1mple:1
2019-10-20 15:21
#2
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United States G0ingInsqne 
lets go navi
2019-10-20 01:13
#65
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-10-20 09:11
#80
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Greece NaviGuy 
+1
2019-10-20 11:07
Ez4hellraisers
2019-10-20 01:13
ggwp
2019-10-20 01:14
EZ for GOAT S1MPLE
2019-10-20 01:14
#66
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-10-20 09:12
#81
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Greece NaviGuy 
+1
2019-10-20 11:14
#7
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United States EZ_4_Trump_CS 
EZ G2
2019-10-20 01:14
#8
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Russia illuminosity 
lol
2019-10-20 01:14
Finally s1mple switched that shitty cod random gun and went back for ak
2019-10-20 01:14
I noticed that too and his performance is way better
2019-10-20 02:36
Sg is better than AK lol
2019-10-20 12:29
Sg doesn't fit him
2019-10-20 19:16
s1mple top1
2019-10-20 01:15
#67
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-10-20 09:12
Isn't hunter from bosnia?
2019-10-20 01:15
#15
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Spain BlaNcoW 
He is from Bosnia and Serbia
2019-10-20 01:16
#51
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Russia RAVTagsta 
nope, born and raised serb
2019-10-20 06:43
#74
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
He was born in Yugoslavia
2019-10-20 09:29
#76
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Ah no, Yugoslavia had started to breakup before he was born
2019-10-20 09:32
#112
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Russia RAVTagsta 
You speak ironically no?
2019-11-02 18:41
#12
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Spain BlaNcoW 
Too ez 4 the god s1mple
2019-10-20 01:15
Wasn't even close to easy, wtf. Nt fangeij
2019-10-20 08:32
#68
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-10-20 09:12
#82
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Greece NaviGuy 
+1
2019-10-20 11:15
-mirbit + any free agent
2019-10-20 01:15
Nice
2019-10-20 01:15
#16
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Pretty nice win there
2019-10-20 01:16
#17
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Argentina Chief02 
goood
2019-10-20 01:17
18th
2019-10-20 01:18
kick shipz and still bubble and contract mirbit shit organization relegation is your destiny botdigo
2019-10-20 01:19
ships left. he didnt get kicked I think
2019-10-20 02:09
#100
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Canada twistzzgod 
btw SHiPZ,v1c7or,blocker not the problem
2019-10-20 15:41
#20
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Belgium YoGatesKevin 
What a shit group. Zero t1 teams
2019-10-20 01:24
still better than FaZe
2019-10-20 03:26
#43
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Belgium YoGatesKevin 
0/8
2019-10-20 03:40
#70
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
flair checks out
2019-10-20 09:13
#84
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Greece NaviGuy 
2019-10-20 11:15
8/8
2019-10-20 07:44
#69
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-10-20 09:12
#83
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Greece NaviGuy 
+1
2019-10-20 11:15
still better than FaZe
2019-10-20 06:32
#57
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France LeDiplomate 
Flair checks out OMEGALUL.
2019-10-20 08:05
PogChamp another event for Navi to lose to liquid in groups and playoffs
2019-10-20 01:26
Wow such a pro gaming from super pros from navi wow too good old nreal wow
2019-10-20 01:27
Go Navi!!!
2019-10-20 01:27
Guardian resurgence?
2019-10-20 01:28
#88
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Spain N0Love 
Not to his old level, but with his motivation back he can still be a really solid awper imo. Can't imagine how relief he feels finally being out of the Faze shitshow
2019-10-20 11:40
Lmao windigo so bad. Well deserved back in relegation
2019-10-20 01:45
#27
COCAINE | 
Serbia LukaDx 
windogo i wnna fk ur mom
2019-10-20 01:57
how much? please take a pills
2019-10-20 01:58
#31
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United States @FyreCS 
wtf?
2019-10-20 02:17
#36
COCAINE | 
Serbia LukaDx 
whats strange i lost my money on them and this albanian scum with 100 bdp making me nervous
2019-10-20 02:52
You deserve to lose money if you bet on Losedigo.
2019-10-20 07:38
napusi mi se kare majmune glupavi
2019-10-20 19:32
Xaxaxaxaxa cry is free Aj ne kenjaj , glup si ko kurac , ne sramoti se vise.
2019-10-20 20:07
napusi se kare
2019-10-20 22:13
#108
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United States @FyreCS 
GG
2019-10-21 01:40
#91
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
have u seen windigo's roster? u deserve to lose money if u bet on them Lmao
2019-10-20 12:16
have u seen hr vs navi juniors lol
2019-10-20 19:33
#32
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United States @FyreCS 
This HR roster...….. my god wth is it? Who played worst lol?
2019-10-20 02:20
#41
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United States NotASmurph 
got rid of everyone except their worst player...
2019-10-20 03:32
#109
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United States @FyreCS 
Angel has had too many times to make his teams work... Nukkye should go to Cr4zy to replace LETN since they both are secondary awpers and Nukkye is way better than Letn
2019-10-21 01:42
#33
720 | 
Faroe Islands sGaen 
Windigo qualified to relegation )))))))))))))
2019-10-20 02:30
free poizon!
2019-10-20 10:07
+1
2019-10-20 11:17
2019-10-20 12:54
EZ4NAVI :))))(
2019-10-20 02:59
#40
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United States NotASmurph 
Pog
2019-10-20 03:32
#42
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United States Sillychubs 
Wait so who’s igl for g2 now?
2019-10-20 03:39
#44
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Belgium YoGatesKevin 
Kenny I suppose
2019-10-20 03:40
I guess it's nexa, he was IGL in CR4ZY too.
2019-10-20 03:55
#89
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Spain N0Love 
You sure about it? Amanek was IGLing long before Shox left. Did they really change it again?
2019-10-20 11:41
Yeah, I mean CR4ZY with nexa as IGL achieved really good results, so I think it's logical that G2 took him to be IGL and huNter. AmaNEk could be still helping with some calls though.
2019-10-20 21:59
Nexa
2019-10-20 07:38
Nexa
2019-10-20 07:44
#45
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Indonesia frenlyjitu 
Jackz </3
2019-10-20 03:43
kick boombla
2019-10-20 04:05
#48
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United States EmperorTrump 
He is IGL and can frag 100x better than Zeus or any other IGL.
2019-10-20 04:33
kick urself in the face autist ibanij
2019-10-20 04:39
#71
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2019-10-20 09:13
#85
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Greece NaviGuy 
wtf
2019-10-20 11:16
#90
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Spain N0Love 
Any reason behind it?
2019-10-20 11:42
#58
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Turkey berkovic 
Gg wp
2019-10-20 08:10
#59
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United States NippleTree 
Awesome to see hunter and nexa playing well, I expect big things from them in the future
2019-10-20 08:12
noway HR winning smt
2019-10-20 08:18
#72
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt prokda
2019-10-20 09:13
#62
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Brazil cadik 
god s0mple aka 0 major aka eco/exit fragger
2019-10-20 08:38
#73
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt dead scene
2019-10-20 09:13
i send you some money for you pay a hairs transplant to taco
2019-10-20 11:35
This is mean u makes him mads
2019-10-20 12:55
i hope !! and it's doesn't work i can send him a box full of yellow fruits in phallic form, if you guess what fruit i talk about
2019-10-20 13:38
WINDOGO KEKW
2019-10-20 09:32
#78
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Germany killmichi 
Although his stats are decent, Kenny was not playing good in this series imo. Especially on Overpass he missed so many shots that would have had huge impact. Its again just hunter and nexa carrying them frenchies :D I think G2 has potential but the french core either has to step up or one of them needs to be replaced.
2019-10-20 10:18
free poizon
2019-10-20 13:23
2019-10-20 14:20
ez navi
2019-10-20 18:44
Cheering for, they're still good
2019-10-21 10:20
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