Na`Vi beat GODSENT in Perfecto debut at ICE Challenge

Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy's first official match with Natus Vincere saw the Russian roster net a 2-1 victory over GODSENT in their Group B opening match.

All eyes were on Natus Vincere heading into their debut in London, with the team playing their first official match since parting ways with Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács and bringing on Perfecto from Syman. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's return to AWPing duties didn't immediately make an impression on the server, although Natus Vincere's combined performances still helped to secure them an early passage to the playoffs.

GODSENT initially remained on par with Na`Vi as Nuke got underway, but Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov's troops quickly stabilized mid-way through the first half to secure a map one victory for themselves. A strong showing from Perfecto on the opening map of the series was quickly left by the wayside as the 20-year-old's inexperience at the top level showed on Dust2, leaving Natus Vincere to give up a handful of advantageous situations and ultimately concede their own map pick 16-12. The CIS side continued to struggle early on in the series decider of Train, but managed to lock down their defense towards the tail end of the map to edge out a 16-13 victory and take the series over the line.

Perfecto's debut on Na`Vi wasn't perfect, but they managed a 2-1 win

Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov kicked off the series with a Glock triple kill to help Na`Vi recover a 3vs5 situation and take the opening round of Nuke, but a force-buy in the ensuing round had GODSENT immediately seizing control to run up a 4-1 scoreline in reply. It took a triple kill from s1mple on a pistol buy to get Natus Vincere back on the board, but from there, Boombl4 and company remained in firm control as they won eight of the remaining ten rounds of the half to take a 9-6 lead at the break.

Na`Vi maintained momentum as they swapped to the defense, securing six rounds in a row to swiftly claim match point. A triple kill and 1vs2 clutch from Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala gave GODSENT their seventh, but an immediate answer back from Natus Vincere left no room for a comeback as they closed out the opening map 16-7.

Multi-kills from s1mple and electronic aided Na`Vi in their effort to take a 3-0 lead as their own pick of Dust2 got underway; however, this time it was GODSENT who refused to concede control as they fought back with a seven-round spree of their own, powered primarily by a stellar individual showing from Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković . Boombl4 and electronic kept their side competitive as they helped add three to their tally, but it was GODSENT who were the clear-cut victors as they maintained a three-round lead over their opponents heading into the side swap.

GODSENT's pistol win to kick off the second half was spoiled by a Deagle triple from Boombl4, with Natus Vincere using the momentum from the upset to take five rounds in a row and snatch away the lead at 11-10. A pair of eco round victories allowed GODSENT to emerge on top of a back-and-forth battle for control, leaving Na`Vi's economy in turmoil as the European roster bounced back with another five rounds to secure the map victory 16-12.

Natus Vincere's T-side efforts on Train were initially a stark departure from the first two maps, with the team grabbing a pistol round victory off the back of a triple kill from s1mple before falling to a force-buy from GODSENT. Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill's side continued to keep Na`Vi at bay for a majority of the half, with the Russian roster managing to rally back towards the latter portion of their offensive effort to reduce the gap between them and GODSENT to three rounds at halftime.

A B site retake gave Natus Vincere economic control on their CT-side, helping them gain the upper hand early in the second half and steal the lead from GODSENT at 10-9. zehN and Maden combined with a handful of multi-kill rounds to keep GODSENT in contention, with the team taking four in a row to put themselves ahead of Na`Vi at 13-10, but Boombl4's troops tightened up their defensive line once their backs were against the wall to close out the map 16-13.

Matchpage
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1st February 2020
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Nuke
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12
Dust2
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16
Train
13
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 60 - 58 +2 89.9 1.12
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 59 - 52 +7 76.4 1.10
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 52 - 51 +1 61.1 0.99
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 45 - 44 +1 66.2 0.97
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 43 - 54 -11 63.3 0.84
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković Maden 68 - 54 +14 93.5 1.30
Finland Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN 61 - 48 +13 78.9 1.14
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 50 - 53 -3 71.1 0.88
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 40 - 52 -12 59.2 0.87
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 40 - 52 -12 60.0 0.83
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
367
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
351
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1200
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
fluke
2020-02-01 22:59
#54
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt dreamhack fluke
2020-02-02 12:28
#2
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ez
2020-02-01 23:00
#60
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-02-02 13:41
#3
s1mple | 
United States 1nsaneMe 
Thanks Godtronic.
2020-02-01 23:00
#62
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
Thanks Godtronic, Goat s1mple, Godfecto, Godflamie and Godl4
2020-02-02 13:41
Lol +1
2020-02-02 16:11
#74
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Ukraine YUR4S 
+1
2020-02-02 13:48
Botflamie
2020-02-01 23:00
#43
ceh9 | 
Russia Klugervl 
He was so good on Nuke
2020-02-02 01:45
#73
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Ukraine YUR4S 
+1 -flame +sdy
2020-02-02 13:48
Perfect
2020-02-01 23:00
#63
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-02-02 13:41
ez pz
2020-02-01 23:00
#64
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-02-02 13:41
#7
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Switzerland x676 
Nice
2020-02-01 23:01
#65
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1 Great performance from NaVi
2020-02-02 13:42
That was close
2020-02-01 23:01
#66
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
No it wasn't if NaVi wanted to the game would be over in 32 rounds but they wanted to play more rounds bcz of new roster.
2020-02-02 13:42
#9
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Philippines p0k1em0n 
Carry boombl4 is carry.
2020-02-01 23:01
#67
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
BIG BOOM
2020-02-02 13:43
Wrong title *s0mple trash once again, navi almost lose to tier5
2020-02-01 23:01
#13
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
Godsent tier 5? I see you are very smart men))
2020-02-01 23:02
He is danish. What do u expect?
2020-02-01 23:14
#16
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
mad kid XD
2020-02-01 23:05
flag
2020-02-01 23:09
#23
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
yes
2020-02-01 23:09
no
2020-02-01 23:11
Japanese pro scene Omegalul
2020-02-01 23:14
how does my message relates to japanese scene? If my scene is trash( I dont even have it lol) then I couldnt say anything about others?
2020-02-01 23:19
Yeah u cant say anything about others
2020-02-01 23:47
by that logic you cant even use hltv OMEGALUL
2020-02-02 16:10
Tier 5 OMEGALUL
2020-02-02 00:28
lolfector
2020-02-01 23:01
s2mple looked bad
2020-02-01 23:02
#59
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt bad scene
2020-02-02 13:40
so mald kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-02-02 13:41
Navi so good They win on 15
2020-02-01 23:03
#68
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1 no chance for any team this year
2020-02-02 13:43
flamie shit as always :D navi so fkn bad
2020-02-01 23:04
#17
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
like Get_RighT
2020-02-01 23:06
no, flamie isnt that bad
2020-02-01 23:11
#34
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
yeah
2020-02-01 23:21
this is what Navi have been doing in bootcamp LUL what a mess
2020-02-01 23:06
Just changed roster like 15 days ago???
2020-02-01 23:15
Kids will be kidsss
2020-02-02 10:37
nice
2020-02-01 23:06
Great first match! Keep it up guys!
2020-02-01 23:07
u serious? it was disgusting match by navi
2020-02-01 23:23
When I saw 5-2 leading for GODSENT I thought that Na`Vi will lose. So I'm happy that they won at least. It is just start for them so let's hope they will practice instead of something else.
2020-02-02 01:21
#21
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Canada SureThingM8 
Navi trash as expected
2020-02-01 23:09
#37
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Canada SureThingM8 
Dont be 2 salty
2020-02-01 23:30
#58
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt fan of RiP
2020-02-02 13:40
#24
broky | 
Sweden Cadde 
Maden is insane tbh
2020-02-01 23:10
#27
huyak | 
Russia Svirv 
Navi edge out Godsent in an unpredictable series
2020-02-01 23:13
#30
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
worse than i thought!
2020-02-01 23:14
When -maikelele +Jamppi or JUGi?
2020-02-01 23:29
+1 jamppi is insane,valve plz unban this kid
2020-02-02 09:03
#40
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Portugal YANRAZA 
who?
2020-02-02 00:28
#41
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Russia altmus 
Zywho
2020-02-02 00:42
Maikelele gonna get kicked soon, he missed so many ez shots that wouldve won them rounds. Watch him get mad about betrayal
2020-02-02 02:04
#45
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Indonesia rareguy 
"Perfecto's debut on Na`Vi wasn't perfect, but they managed a 2-1 win" Nice, Nohte, nice.
2020-02-02 02:05
expected
2020-02-02 02:15
Considering that it was only GODSENT, that was actually a pretty close one. Ofc it's the first match with Perfecto but if NaVi really wants to compete against top tier teams, they will need to show much more
2020-02-02 04:38
#48
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Estonia Edward_Elric 
nt godsent
2020-02-02 06:46
there's no way Na'vi gonna win against OG or even Ence . Both of them are well structured than Na'vi and if s1mple keeps underperforming like this then no chance my friend
2020-02-02 10:14
>there's no way Na'vi gonna win against OG or even Ence Will u eat ur socks if navi win today?
2020-02-02 10:41
#53
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Latvia tibr0 
lmao u just bad
2020-02-02 10:41
#55
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt plastic fan
2020-02-02 12:28
plz eat ur socks now
2020-02-02 15:47
So many insec s0mple fans here. Yea, trashtalk about some1's scene cuz your trashlord is bot lol.
2020-02-02 12:45
#57
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt no scene
2020-02-02 13:40
Nt no scene.
2020-02-02 13:45
#70
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
hahaha copy cat
2020-02-02 13:46
Nt no scene.
2020-02-02 13:46
#72
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt no scene
2020-02-02 13:46
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