Heroic send Na`Vi packing in Belek; FURIA see off 5POWER

Defending StarSeries champions Natus Vincere have been eliminated in 13th-16th place following a 0-2 loss to Heroic, with FURIA beating 5POWER in the other lower bracket by the same scoreline.

The Danish team bounced back from a 0-2 defeat to AVANGAR on the opening day and stayed alive in the tournament with a convincing victory that intensified doubts about Natus Vincere's direction. The Russian team had impressed at DreamHack Masters Malmö - their first event since bringing Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács back - but looked woefully poor in Turkey, where they had their worst result at a StarSeries event since season 2.

Many will be quick to point fingers at GuardiaN, who once again finished at the bottom of the scoreboard and will leave Belek with a 0.76 tournament rating, but the truth is that Na`Vi looked out of ideas throughout the series. The CIS giants had Train under control until shockingly losing a 5v2 situation. Heroic capitalised on that gift to win the map before running riot on Nuke, where they were the better side from the outset.

Heroic move on to the second lower bracket round

Heroic had a slow start to the game on Train, Natus Vincere's map pick, and found themselves on the back foot early on after a botched defuse in the pistol round. Na`Vi used that momentum to carve out a 5-0 lead but looked lost and confused thereafter: their slow approach to the game was simply ineffective and they conceded numerous rounds after letting the clock run down, making it possible for Heroic to end the half up 10-5.

Na`Vi came out of the break with the same intensity with which they had begun the game and put Heroic against the ropes as they won eight of the opening nine rounds of the half. It looked like the Russian team had the game under control, but all of a sudden it all fell apart from them. Martin "stavn" Lund and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer clutched a 2v5 situation and breathed new life into the Danish squad, who took control of proceedings and secured a 16-14 victory.

Heroic kept the momentum going and jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the CT side of Nuke. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev brought that streak to an end with a 1v2 clutch, but Na`Vi could not build on that as the Danes replied immediately. The Russian team continued to struggle to break through the Heroic defense for the rest of the half and were limited to just five rounds on the offense.

Na`Vi go out in 13th-16th place

Now playing on the Terrorist side, Heroic bounced back after losing the pistol round and dictated the tempo of the game, hitting map point at 15-8. Natus Vincere dug deep in search of overtime but faltered in the 27th round as the Danes laid the series to rest with an upper site push with little more than pistols.

Matchpage
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0
23rd October 2019
16
Train
14
16
Nuke
11
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 41 - 39 +2 84.6 1.09
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 41 - 36 +5 75.4 1.05
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 36 - 31 +5 64.1 1.01
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 36 - 42 -6 73.2 0.98
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 35 - 40 -5 67.0 0.86
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 48 - 37 +11 85.6 1.30
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 45 - 37 +8 77.7 1.12
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 36 - 40 -4 77.8 1.05
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 34 - 39 -5 80.9 1.00
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 25 - 36 -11 46.8 0.73

Meanwhile, FURIA progressed to the second round of Group B's lower bracket after making light work of 5POWER. The Chinese side were completely overwhelmed on their own map pick, Inferno, picking up just one round (courtesy of an ace from Lifan "Viva" Ran) throughout the game as the Brazilians ran rampant, with Henrique "HEN1" Teles putting in a 2.11 rating, his highest-ever at a Big Event.

FURIA eased past 5POWER

5POWER looked livelier on the second map, Mirage, but they were unable to seize control from FURIA, who secured an 11-4 lead after preventing the Chinese side from stringing rounds together on the CT side. The Brazilians dropped the pace a bit in the second half, handing 5POWER a lifeline, but they would not let their sizeable lead slip and wrapped things up in the 23rd round.

Andrei "arT" Piovezan's troops will be fancying their chances to progress to the group's lower bracket final as they will taking on AVANGAR in their next match. The last time the two teams met was at the EMF CS:GO World Invitational, where the Brazilians ran out 3-1 winners to win the trophy, with Rinaldo "ableJ" Moda Junior still on the roster at the time.

Matchpage
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2
23rd October 2019
1
Inferno
16
7
Mirage
16
 5POWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Lifan 'Viva' RanViva 22 - 35 -13 64.6 0.73
China ShunJie 'UnicorN' DingUnicorN 23 - 37 -14 65.7 0.71
China Lei 'bottle' Maobottle 21 - 36 -15 59.4 0.61
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' SongxiaosaGe 16 - 37 -21 58.5 0.54
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wangshuadapai 14 - 35 -21 45.9 0.53
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 41 - 14 +27 94.1 1.67
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 39 - 26 +13 102.8 1.58
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 39 - 17 +22 95.7 1.56
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 36 - 19 +17 97.0 1.56
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 25 - 21 +4 71.0 1.16
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
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
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1106
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
China Lifan 'Viva' Ran
Lifan 'Viva' Ran
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.66
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 is a big noob, he ruined NAVI with his toxic personality.
2019-10-23 13:58
-guardian +jame navi top3
2019-10-23 13:58
#41
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
navi will never be top3 team
2019-10-23 14:07
Flukia
2019-10-23 14:12
#59
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
against to 5power lmao
2019-10-23 14:18
#115
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North America X3phyR 
Favela vs NoNamers favela always win
2019-10-23 15:56
Navi fanboys after Guardian joined: Navi era inc OMEGALUL
2019-10-24 03:38
#166
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North America X3phyR 
+1
2019-10-24 21:42
if they kick guardian and + decent awper..why not ?
2019-10-23 14:12
#62
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
I told you before.are you thick ? they are worst tier 1 team..navi overrated af
2019-10-23 14:20
#74
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
+1 everyone is inconsistent asf. S1mple used to be consistent last year and the first 3 months of this year
2019-10-23 14:33
#81
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
s1mple is baiter ! s1mple always bait electronic +boombla, watch any of na'vi games t-side and you will see that electronic and boombla go in first die like bots then s1mple comes and trade them
2019-10-23 14:46
#123
s1mple | 
Romania OMW 
Pretty big mouth for someone who's team is back with decent results just in last 5-6 months
2019-10-23 16:08
A HLTV user who is only coming to help ur s1mple Zywoo is already better than s1mple men))
2019-10-24 07:52
#163
s1mple | 
Romania OMW 
I didn't say anything about Zywoo being better than s1mple:)). Atm he is better than s1mple and the results are showing it.. but saying about s1mple that is just a baiter... Just watch kenny and amanek
2019-10-24 14:30
#161
woxic | 
Ukraine ^vAl^ 
It's now absolutely obvios that u haven't watched any of their games cuz if u have, u would see that he also dies first the same number of times as his mates regardlessly.
2019-10-24 10:28
#75
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Sweden frozze90 
They are not tier 1, havent been ever/for the longest time... Learn what tiers are pls...
2019-10-23 14:34
Learn? Tiers are by nature very subjective and what might not be "T1" to you might be for somebody else. Or maybe you can send your objective tier guide, so we can all follow that, so that we might not upset you?
2019-10-23 14:37
#78
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
I agree they are tier 2 actually but still a lot of people think they are tier 1 xD
2019-10-23 14:38
resources, salaries, sponsorship etc are TIER1 form as of late has been tier2
2019-10-23 16:04
#127
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Sweden frozze90 
they are close, but not quite there
2019-10-23 16:20
Because BIG_DADDY is idiot...
2019-10-23 15:22
What about xsepower?
2019-10-23 17:45
#80
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Czech Republic TECHNICKER 
+1
2019-10-23 14:45
#16
Boombl4 | 
India VAMc 
Guardian is the one to be blamed in this game.... He missed too many key shots.
2019-10-23 13:59
#60
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United States Hubterbean 
Simple carried but he is noob my bad
2019-10-23 14:19
That's true, mibr_is_overrated.
2019-10-23 14:24
#72
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Brazil cadik 
+1
2019-10-23 14:32
The only one guy with +11. others are with negative statistics. he was almost 1x9.
2019-10-23 15:23
Pimple so good they said navi great they say hahahahahahahah
2019-10-23 16:02
#2
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Netherlands PeerzS1 
ez for furia beasts
2019-10-23 13:58
#6
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United States fade4182 
Nt
2019-10-23 13:59
#11
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United States ChrisBrown 
"1st" nt
2019-10-23 13:59
nice catch mens Wanna join HLPD? 😎😎
2019-10-23 14:03
#3
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United States fade4182 
F for navi
2019-10-23 13:58
#13
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United Kingdom bruhmusmummus 
F
2019-10-23 13:59
RIP
2019-10-23 14:01
What it means ? "F"
2019-10-23 14:04
#38
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Czech Republic OnyxDave 
Search on YouTube for “CoD press F”
2019-10-23 14:05
#45
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Ukraine zCainee 
ur missing out on a lot of history ma dud Press F to pay Respect
2019-10-23 14:09
So why exactly "F" ? why not "W" or ".i."
2019-10-23 14:17
ou, thank you, mate, appreciate it
2019-10-23 14:28
Don't pay attention just a meme for retards.
2019-10-23 14:51
>Saying other people are retards >Your HLTV username being Vitality_Major_Champions Pick one
2019-10-23 15:10
But this is who you are if you think this meme is good, why so angry :(
2019-10-23 16:07
It's not funny , but it IS fitting for this moment. Also sorry for being rude had an absolutely shit day.
2019-10-23 16:35
unexpected
2019-10-23 13:58
lmao
2019-10-23 14:01
#107
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Russia n1kn4m 
lmao yea
2019-10-23 15:36
#7
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North America ZachS721 
Navi....
2019-10-23 13:59
Navi era lol
2019-10-23 13:59
#95
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
I know they are bad. But they never talked any era by themselves in this year...
2019-10-23 15:16
Lmao
2019-10-23 17:31
RIP no one can save this Navi
2019-10-23 13:59
#12
NEO | 
Poland NoToRacism 
ok
2019-10-23 13:59
#14
rain | 
China acr870 
save s1mple
2019-10-23 13:59
#15
Ukraine psiz 
Navi bomzhi
2019-10-23 13:59
#17
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Korea SKT_T1_KAFER 
Definition of Delutional in 2019 Delutional means : hoping NaVi to win tournament
2019-10-23 14:00
You don't know what delusional means. Let me correct that last sentence. Delusional means: Believing NaVi will win a big tournament
2019-10-23 14:04
raisians thought that they will make navi stronger [*]
2019-10-23 14:00
xD
2019-10-23 14:00
#19
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Germany Flachzange 
stavn is a god!!!
2019-10-23 14:00
navi tier3, finally mens))
2019-10-23 14:00
#49
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Russia Sur10n 
thank to toxic s0mple and botdian
2019-10-23 14:11
Kick psychologist from Navi ffs, he is absolutely useless
2019-10-23 14:00
Heroic are stepping up...more competitive CS :)
2019-10-23 14:01
FaZe waste of Time Kappa
2019-10-23 14:01
#25
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Y I k e s
2019-10-23 14:01
Upset bets? Press F
2019-10-23 14:01
#30
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Ukraine ksay 
RU CS IS CURSED LEL
2019-10-23 14:02
The worst recorded in StarSeries i-League tournament for Navi in history Such disgrace
2019-10-23 14:03
Zeus must be laughing LOLW
2019-10-23 14:03
#37
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Brazil MASHALLAH 
Navi LMAO
2019-10-23 14:05
#39
rain | 
Norway Timmytott 
Botardian
2019-10-23 14:06
#40
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Russia Sur10n 
kick Zeus and pick up Guardian was a right decision KEKW
2019-10-23 14:07
he retired lool
2019-10-23 14:27
#86
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Russia Sur10n 
sure m8
2019-10-23 14:52
he was shit anyway btw
2019-10-23 14:56
#93
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Russia Sur10n 
no doubt
2019-10-23 15:13
lmao you believe that Putin brainwashing LUL
2019-10-23 20:08
Russian losers ruined the team
2019-10-23 20:56
GG NaVi
2019-10-23 14:08
#44
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India Dota2sucks502 
Simple will leave by himself and join with upcoming new team og
2019-10-23 14:10
#46
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
hltv, check starseries s8 page. heroic is still playing, they are not out.
2019-10-23 14:10
#64
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Denmark Alphamon 
Where does it say that they are out?
2019-10-23 14:22
#121
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
they fixed it. there was written that they earn 5.000$.
2019-10-23 16:06
#47
ZywOo | 
Sweden Le_Dieu 
Sure GuardiaN played poorly, but the most worrying thing was the lack of teamplay, they played super individualistic.
2019-10-23 14:10
Xaxaxaxaxxaxaaxaxaxaxaxa. I've been wasting my time in faze btw
2019-10-23 14:11
#50
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Russia PowerAbuse 
WTF
2019-10-23 14:11
#53
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Argentina Chief02 
yeah this is sad
2019-10-23 14:13
ZeUs wAs thE PRoBLeM
2019-10-23 14:13
#55
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Russia Glihhh 
Guardian bottom in all the games this tourney...
2019-10-23 14:14
zeus laughing now
2019-10-23 14:18
#61
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Wasn’t HLTV full of NAVITOP1 threads when Zeus stepped down???? What happened????
2019-10-23 14:20
New Superteam they said. NaVi Top 1 they said. Turned out: NaVi still bad.
2019-10-23 14:26
#69
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Zeus was the problem.
2019-10-23 14:28
#84
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Germany Neckarstadion 
They didn't expect NaVi to pick up bot guardian
2019-10-23 14:49
#98
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Deff a shitty pick up. What’s crazy tho is CIS has a shit ton of tier 2-3 teams with young good looking future players that Navi could easily buyout. But they don’t.
2019-10-23 15:21
The number of good-to-stellar AWPs on smaller teams in the region is pretty crazy. Not that GuardiaN is bad, but someone who has a lot to prove could've been a better addition in the long run.
2019-10-23 15:54
#63
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Russia sanyabondarev 
Zeus was better than guardian, also he was igl Signing guardian was the dumbest move
2019-10-23 14:21
Natus Shitcere tier: 5power,imperial, Invictus Expected
2019-10-23 14:29
#73
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Lebanon ryBBah 
JAME TIME -Ladislav he should go to faze instead of broky and mainly awp +Jame #RipNavi
2019-10-23 14:33
#94
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Russia ttteaser 
Two baiters in the team? Gl
2019-10-23 15:15
#76
Brazil FLXG 
Kaça rato morreu 14x em dois mapas pqp
2019-10-23 14:36
At least they didnt lost to this loser team Furia is shit and always will be
2019-10-23 16:28
y u replying to me? go out make some memories kiddo
2019-10-23 22:01
You did reply to me too, so shut yo bitch ass with this shit english
2019-10-24 06:13
shitty* english, please.
2019-10-24 19:49
Youve got to have negative iq The shit ive wrote is spelled correctly and accurate
2019-10-25 12:25
LUL
2019-10-23 14:41
zeus would beat heroic just sayin
2019-10-23 14:49
#83
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Ez for ma bois Cadian and esetag!
2019-10-23 14:49
#88
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African Union mikecool 
Omegalul navi
2019-10-23 14:57
#89
jks | 
Russia Zel0cE 
Krch berem Sh1ro molodovo parna nahoy ,kotoriy budet slyshatsa i ebashit
2019-10-23 15:01
#90
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Hungary raffai 
Wtf Navi :( :(
2019-10-23 15:04
Hhahahahahahahah See yaaa S1mple
2019-10-23 15:05
big upset
2019-10-23 15:17
#97
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Germany Montanablack 
lol
2019-10-23 15:20
GG Ez for Cadian
2019-10-23 15:22
#101
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Denmark ChirosK 
Heroic is soon to be considered a tier 1 team..!
2019-10-23 15:23
Cadian > Guardian
2019-10-23 15:24
#104
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Navi tying for last place with teams like Imperial, 5POWER, and Invictus.... wtf is wrong with them
2019-10-23 15:25
They're playing 4v5 with the bot having the most expensive weapon in the game. I don't understand how they thought when they bought fucking Guardian back. Hasn't been good for two years.
2019-10-23 15:52
#137
shox | 
India iejesus 
Bad move
2019-10-23 17:16
Imagine thinking 2019 guardian is a good player LUL. He has been tier2 since mid-2018 and completely washed up since the major
2019-10-23 15:27
#106
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Canada Matomoto 
This is so sad
2019-10-23 15:34
*great
2019-10-23 15:47
Ez for stavn
2019-10-23 15:47
Omg navi
2019-10-23 15:51
#112
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Ukraine minemax 
Goodbye, GuardiaN!
2019-10-23 15:53
In fairness, Heroic look really solid lately. But also Navi still dropped the ball here...
2019-10-23 15:55
#116
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Latvia tibr0 
guardian didnt even make agression when s1mple takes awp already navi winsround..
2019-10-23 16:01
what's wrong with GuardiaN, he is not a top awper anymore.
2019-10-23 16:01
#120
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Russia ToughGuy 
they just played without awp , guardian retire pls or prove me wrong in next tournament
2019-10-23 16:05
lemao
2019-10-23 16:13
Where are all the smart guys overhyping guardian ? Kick that bot and bot boombla and bring back old navi...
2019-10-23 16:18
S0mple top 1
2019-10-23 16:20
#128
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United States EmperorTrump 
cadiaN is the most underrated player.
2019-10-23 16:25
#136
shox | 
India iejesus 
Not really tho. he's just been inform past a couple of events
2019-10-23 17:16
I see all the criticism for GuardiaN but none for electronic. A supposed top5 player in the world. Just as ineffective. Interesting. If electronic is not going to compliment s1mple this team is doomed.
2019-10-23 16:27
cs is random, everyone has a bad game. but as you say, electronic is a top5 player, imo the best rifler. usually, he is carrying navi pretty hard.
2019-10-23 16:54
WHAT?
2019-10-23 16:47
#134
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Brazil NahT_ 
navi choking against heroic again Pepega
2019-10-23 17:10
#135
shox | 
India iejesus 
Deaddian
2019-10-23 17:15
Guardian one of the most picked famtasy players LUL rip
2019-10-23 17:25
Gg kick guardian, cause already played with 2 olds, you kicked both but took another wtf
2019-10-23 17:49
Olddian ;((
2019-10-23 17:54
Hey heroic they shoulda be tier2 at least but they growing
2019-10-23 17:56
Navi is trash
2019-10-23 18:03
naviLUL
2019-10-23 18:11
Na'vi without Zeus can't even beat tier 2 teams anymore, In a way I'm tilted by this but also happy cause all the Zeus haters are hiding in their caves now because of the scenes.
2019-10-23 18:15
Throw.
2019-10-23 18:34
#148
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Hungary subzera 
Navi so bad lol
2019-10-23 19:30
s1mple is not a player for proffesional team. he is just FPL superstar and that's it. He carried flipsid3, Liquid, NaVi but nothing works good enough to win or achieve anything and that's not his fault nor his teammates. He just cannot fit in any team.
2019-10-23 19:43
#150
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
"Omfg, Zeus is the one dragging Navi down. Retire, bot"
2019-10-23 19:48
navi lmao
2019-10-23 20:02
get Jame Time or qikert like wtf... Guardian is a grandpa
2019-10-23 20:10
Navi fans..... XD
2019-10-24 00:38
Hard to be a Navi fan Anyway, life continues :P
2019-10-24 06:15
#162
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
LUL`Vi
2019-10-24 12:10
Na’vi are at good shape, the only thing that bothers me is those foolish eu fans that hate Navi cause of it being a CIS team.
2019-10-24 17:24
#167
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Europe KappaKaako 
Imagine losing to a team that has both snappi and cadian
2019-10-25 09:44
#169
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Korea OKOptimistic 
this is so sad, Alexa play all i do is win
2019-10-25 23:31
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