Na`Vi breeze past OG en route to ICE Challenge semis

Natus Vincere picked up a convincing two-map victory over OG to secure first place in Group B at ICE Challenge and move on to the tournament's semi-finals.

The Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov-led team continues a successful run at the ICE Challenge with their second consecutive victory with Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy, this time looking much more convincing compared to their close debut against GODSENT in the opening round.

After a great start to the tournament against ENCE, OG looked completely outclassed throughout their second series in London, starting Dust2 and Mirage down 0-7 and 0-8, respectively, which eventually led to their quick demise. Nonetheless, they have advanced to the quarter-finals, where they'll face the winner of MAD Lions and Heroic.

A red-hot Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov started off with seven kills in the first two rounds of Dust2, helping Na`Vi assert dominance on the defense as they won eight rounds unanswered. OG finally broke through in the ninth with a B attack, but Natus Vincere fended off another attempt towards the same bombsite to stop the European side in their tracks and set up a 13-2 score at halftime.

electronic led the way with a 1.65 rating

With the pistol round going their way, Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt's side tried to come back into contention for the opening map, but a four-round streak was all they could muster as Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev & co. had little trouble finding the last three rounds for a comfortable 16-6 win.

Mirage began very much the same way as Dust2, with electronic once again kicking off a dominant run with a quad-kill in the pistol round as the CIS-based team clinched the first seven rounds as CT. OG picked up a hard-fought victory on the B bombsite with just pistols and later secured another close round on A, and this time they were able to lower the deficit to just five by the end of the half.

Soon it was just three when Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen clutched a 1v1 after the sides switched, but Natus Vincere sped away again once electronic turned things around with a 1v2 clutch of his own. From there on, the favorites were back in cruise control, emerging victorious at 16-8, 2-0.

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 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 29 - 36 -7 71.9 1.01
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewskimantuu 28 - 33 -5 69.8 0.94
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 29 - 38 -9 80.2 0.91
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 27 - 37 -10 55.3 0.79
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 21 - 41 -20 51.1 0.58
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 47 - 25 +22 116.9 1.65
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 40 - 29 +11 92.4 1.36
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 39 - 26 +13 81.2 1.26
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 30 - 23 +7 71.8 1.12
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 29 - 31 -2 62.2 0.91
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1850
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
798
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
786
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1251
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
-NBK +Bundesnachrichtendienst wp coroNAVIrus
2020-02-02 15:52
"GodiaN was not the problem." AleksiBanger is sharp, only NBK needs to step . Btw OG won easily versus ENCE, shows the true level of allu and his snakes.
2020-02-02 15:58
Allu got 60 frag dude
2020-02-02 19:12
no one said he is a bad player, just toxic :D
2020-02-02 19:44
#22
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United States Bonger
ez for papatronic and the #1 player in the world
2020-02-02 15:56
+1
2020-02-02 16:00
#58
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Finland SunMutsi
Boombl4 = nr1
2020-02-02 16:32
suckBIGdick noob team
2020-02-02 16:01
- NBK + Huso
2020-02-02 17:57
yes
2020-02-03 21:01
#2
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Ukraine Sav1aN
Bot Flamie
2020-02-02 15:53
nt
2020-02-02 15:53
#23
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Ukraine FGVM
bruh
2020-02-02 15:56
Yeah lets kick another player
2020-02-02 16:07
At this point, why not?
2020-02-02 16:58
+1
2020-02-02 16:45
Cry is free
2020-02-02 16:54
1 bad match...
2020-02-03 21:01
#3
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Ez4brehze
2020-02-02 15:52
ez
2020-02-02 15:53
+1
2020-02-02 16:06
#5
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Ireland kaffet
Yes
2020-02-02 15:53
#6
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k
ez
2020-02-02 15:53
agaisnt tier 3 yes
2020-02-02 15:56
says the fan of tier 4 blast team
2020-02-02 16:01
kkkkkk faze is much better than navi delusional
2020-02-02 16:10
u wish
2020-02-02 16:31
cry is free mr.s0mple
2020-02-02 16:35
"fan of OG" Oof, triggered
2020-02-02 16:44
much better at being bad? surely
2020-02-02 18:39
#129
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Russia ToughGuy
remember when faze fluke win blast last year and do u know what happened then?
2020-02-03 16:45
Gj Na`Vi.
2020-02-02 15:53
+1
2020-02-02 16:06
Bench NBK pls
2020-02-02 15:53
+1
2020-02-02 16:34
+1 french cs lul
2020-02-02 17:23
+1 its time
2020-02-03 21:01
EZ
2020-02-02 15:53
+1
2020-02-02 16:06
Ez
2020-02-02 15:53
+1
2020-02-02 16:06
#11
STYKO | 
Norway AdNiB
ez 4 styko
2020-02-02 15:53
Ez for perfecto
2020-02-02 15:53
+1
2020-02-02 16:06
+1
2020-02-02 16:18
#14
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CIS EzforEnCCe
coroNAVIrus is here
2020-02-02 15:53
N1
2020-02-02 18:07
GODTRONIC
2020-02-02 15:53
+1 ez for GODTRONIC and GOAT S1MPLE
2020-02-02 16:07
#17
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Kazakhstan k4harman
perfecto doing well! s1mple need more practice to become the best with awp like in 2018. this navi is very solid!
2020-02-02 15:54
+1 s1mple just giving more chance to Boombl4 and Perfecto to shine.
2020-02-02 16:07
Seems like s1mpke have really grown up by now. He is focusing more on his team becoming number 1 rather than being the best player.
2020-02-02 16:12
+1 He is playing for the team not for stats
2020-02-02 16:15
+1 he really looks different
2020-02-02 16:51
No, it's because of blade's playstyle, zeus used awp everywhere on map, and gave s1mple freedom, but blade is playing by copybook
2020-02-03 02:30
Electronic Vincere
2020-02-02 15:54
Ez breeze! NAVI's players are way too good for OG's to be able to do anything about :)
2020-02-02 15:55
+1
2020-02-02 16:06
#20
ropz | 
Romania Laskof
nt
2020-02-02 15:56
ez for my boys
2020-02-02 15:56
+1
2020-02-02 16:05
Eztronic
2020-02-02 15:57
"en" route
2020-02-02 15:59
wtf mens, it's the correct way to say it
2020-02-02 17:28
Ez for top 1 s1mple
2020-02-02 16:01
+1
2020-02-02 16:05
Electronic was better today and yesterday :(
2020-02-02 16:08
+1 s1mple giving electronic more chance to shine. s1mple will carry hard in semis and finals
2020-02-02 16:08
I hope so. S1mple always performs in playoffs anyway XD
2020-02-02 16:14
+1
2020-02-02 16:32
He is been their most impactful player in the second part of 2019 too.
2020-02-02 16:53
statistics says otherwise
2020-02-02 17:08
statistics don't tell the whole story at all and they were very close. electronic is often NaVi's entry not hiding and taking care of his stats like s1. At some point of last year Jame's stats were comparable to or even better to than device's and EliGE's .. Do you really believe he is anywhere close to them as a player..?
2020-02-02 19:16
You should just admit the facts instead of using your personal feelings.
2020-02-02 19:20
Nah he is right. Electronic played harder role than s1mple and had more impact than him. S1mple had higher kd coz he saves a lot and goes in last.
2020-02-02 19:32
2020-02-02 20:01
electronic thriving = NaVi winning 95% of the time. Whereas s1mple still has routinely 1.30+ ratings in defeats because he baits/eco his awp etc. a lot. So yeah, electronic is more impactful. And when s1mple was rifling instead of awping during the Guardian stint it was even more obvious.
2020-02-02 19:44
hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp.. Wrong again, S1mple: 1.31 impact, Electronic: 1.12 impact. S1mple is way more impactful than Electronic.
2020-02-02 20:01
I don't care what your HLTV stat says fanboy, I can see with my own eyes . PS : ZywOo >> Savesha " s2mple " Ecostyliev You mad bro ??
2020-02-02 20:07
So when I use facts and statistics I'm "fanboy" and when you use your "personal feelings" as an argument, then you're "right"? And your "PS" is just 0/8 bait #FunnyLogic
2020-02-02 20:28
I gotta agree with u +111
2020-02-02 20:30
Thank you!
2020-02-02 21:09
koroNA'VIrus POISONED THE NBK-
2020-02-02 16:03
Nice one
2020-02-02 16:07
lol dude it was so fast from "0/8" to "Nice one" xD
2020-02-02 16:09
Coz i didnt see the joke before. I thought he was being toxic to nbk just like all those other haters on the thread.
2020-02-02 16:12
Navi way better than OG for now, difference is the new guy -perfecto- getting some frags... They have lot to improve strategy wise, hope they will get much stronger before major.
2020-02-02 16:03
good job
2020-02-02 16:10
#55
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United States big_brain
nbk_2_majors_s1mple_0_major
2020-02-02 16:20
s1mple washed???
2020-02-02 16:36
NBK trash
2020-02-02 16:38
#63
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Indonesia dgtal
coroNaVirus
2020-02-02 16:39
Can’t wait to see them smashed by t1 team
2020-02-02 16:40
salt enjoy playing B-site
2020-02-02 16:43
are you salt???? cuz im not)))))))))))))))!!!!
2020-02-02 16:51
0/8 nt
2020-02-02 17:39
Flair checks out xaxaxaxa
2020-02-02 19:02
Flamie so shit as always
2020-02-02 16:44
#75
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World Beard43
OG are probably not ready for tier 1 teams yet. I suspected this after they had a close game with ENCE who are tier 3. On the flipside, NaVi looked a bit better today. I can see why they chose Perfecto, definite talent.
2020-02-02 17:08
They need more firepower
2020-02-02 17:52
um, but firepower already playing for ence
2020-02-02 18:40
sunnypower needs time
2020-02-02 18:55
like guardian
2020-02-02 18:56
GG
2020-02-02 17:08
BOT flamie
2020-02-02 17:10
Still better than sdy
2020-02-02 17:47
2020-02-02 19:04
easy for s1mpleo
2020-02-02 17:13
#82
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Serbia nocturnSRB
NaVi Brehze confirmed?
2020-02-02 17:44
+1 -flamie +brehze
2020-02-02 18:56
S2mple carrried again by 19yo father and overweight IGL i hear?
2020-02-02 18:10
#94
AM | 
Asia Yarrak
0/8
2020-02-02 18:50
#98
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Serbia nocturnSRB
19yo father, imagine how proud and happy electronic is I guess you say that as an irony, if so then youre actually retarded
2020-02-02 19:00
Imagine being a Fnatic fan and not understanding banter/jokes... The irony
2020-02-02 19:25
imagine jerking off zywoo's dick all day long... what an irony
2020-02-02 19:32
A 12yo would have made a funnier response than this
2020-02-02 19:40
It's not a funny response, it's sad truth, true fact
2020-02-02 19:44
No it's a childish answer because you don't have the intelligence to come up with something funny or clever, so you just used a cheap insult to try to trigger me. That was a really poor attempt i have to say
2020-02-02 19:49
Why, because I'm pointing out that you're extraordinary delusional frenchie? Because on every other post you have to jerk off to your zywoo?
2020-02-02 20:08
You realize neither this thread nor my post had anything to do with ZywOo right? You are the only one talking about him rn and i'm not sure why? I guess it's because you have less IQ points than you have fingers but that's just a theory
2020-02-02 20:41
"You realize neither this thread nor my post had anything to do with ZywOo right? " false Yeah tell me more about my iq, would like to hear more from experts like you, fat 140kg full acne faggot
2020-02-02 21:04
Show me where i talked about ZywOo? Plus your inability to have any kind of fineness while replying is saddening, you are the typical CIS child with a broken English that can't post 3 comments without being racist or homophobic. But guess what? Such direct and easy insults only serve the purpose of making you look uneducated and childish. I'm done wasting my time with you now, take care mens)))))))))))))))))))
2020-02-02 21:27
You're actually dumber than I thought you are. Tell me more about my English, because it seems like you can talk/write in English like real native speaker. If I seem uneducated I'm willing to know the thoughts about yourself. Same I'm done talking to delusional retard who was 40iq
2020-02-02 21:43
NBK in 2k20???? 😂😂😂😂LuL Free money4him
2020-02-02 18:15
OG had so much promise. Feels bad mane :(. Just give them more time.
2020-02-02 18:29
Nbk going to get kicked 'again' lol
2020-02-02 18:38
#107
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Chile strong221
electronic is onfire dude
2020-02-02 19:36
And this is WHILE simple is playing just like any other guy, hes even flashing for electronic. NaVi look scary, if they improve from this onwards...
2020-02-02 20:45
RIP OG :(
2020-02-02 21:10
Og so bad
2020-02-03 05:47
Ez 4 s1mple
2020-02-04 15:58
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