Natus Vincere see off GODSENT to secure grand final spot in London

With a 2-0 victory over GODSENT in the semi finals, Natus Vincere advanced to the grand final of ICE Challenge where they will face mousesports.

At their first LAN with Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy, Natus Vincere have shown respectable form and secured three BO3 victories, however, it is tomorrow's BO5 match against Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's squad that will show how good the latest roster is against the top teams.

The series was off to a spectacular start as on Overpass, GODSENT's pick, force buys were traded back and forth. Natus Vincere won the CT pistol, but plays like Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk's triple kill with a Scout or Perfecto's 1v2 clutch resulted in a 4-4 scoreline. The CIS side then finally managed to stabilize, and with three successful retakes in a row, got control of the economy and pushed into the lead.

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev was a consistent fragging factor in the first half, but it was the clutches of Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov that proved crucial in Natus Vincere finishing the half with a strong advantage, 10-5. That scoreline was extended with a successful B push on the T pistol by Natus Vincere, who were unstoppable on the offense, shortly closing the deal with a 16-7 win.

Natus Vincere are on to the grand final

Things continued where they left off on Train as Natus Vincere, again on the CT side, started dominantly. Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov was inspired early on, picking up kills and avoiding death round after round. His team gave up just four kills to GODSENT as they ran up an 8-0 lead before STYKO's triple on an A push brought an end to Natus Vincere's streak.

By winning an eco in round 12, the international team got back into the match, eventually breaking Natus Vincere's economy and securing their sixth round on the offense after a 2v2 situation won by Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala and Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković . GODSENT then claimed the CT pistol, but dropping the anti-force saw s1mple's team regain momentum, 13-9.

A saved AWP on Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill was the catalyst for GODSENT winning the following round on a low buy, starting a three-round streak going their way. electronic's sneaky triple prevented GODSENT from equalizing the scoreline and Natus Vincere just barely kept in front for the rest of the game, closing it out 16-13 to take the series victory.

Matchpage
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Overpass
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Train
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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 53 - 24 +29 92.0 1.53
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 48 - 27 +21 90.0 1.45
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 40 - 27 +13 79.5 1.28
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 31 - 29 +2 73.6 1.10
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 33 - 33 0 83.0 1.07
 GODSENT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković Maden 37 - 41 -4 81.4 1.04
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 32 - 41 -9 64.8 0.81
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 27 - 39 -12 63.6 0.70
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 23 - 42 -19 58.0 0.67
Finland Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN 21 - 42 -21 55.3 0.64
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
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
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1689
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
#1
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Chile Inhabitant 
Mouz vs. Navi is not a bad final.
2020-02-05 18:03
Nt GODSENT you will come back stronger! Sad for GuardiaN that NaVi performed better than they ever did with him without even practicing.
2020-02-05 18:05
Calm down, its just against tier 3 team, they still have alot to prove
2020-02-05 18:38
#43
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
Haha so true
2020-02-05 18:46
Yea but now Flamie is a bitchboy in stats and then hes gonna get shit and get cut. Imagine if they picked up an actual IGL that can reign in s1mple personality like Zeus did
2020-02-05 19:00
12iq
2020-02-05 19:21
Well the way this seems like it's going, Perfecto is taking Flamies spots on most maps and now Flamie is gonna underperform. Hes gonna get shit from everyone and NaVi is gonna kick him.
2020-02-05 21:29
Damn, you made me change my verdict about your iq Now its 11
2020-02-05 21:55
#62
Jame | 
Europe Dan11a 
2 IQ!
2020-02-05 19:44
#73
2020-02-05 21:29
+1
2020-02-05 20:27
#76
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Estonia UNBAN_Sam2k 
2iq, edward was a bitch and he didnt get kicked, Na'Vi wont kick Flamie anytime soon.
2020-02-05 21:33
If teams actually came back stronger. im gonna kms if I read this once more, do it.
2020-02-05 22:43
Nt GODSENT you will come back stronger! Sad for GuardiaN that NaVi performed better than they ever did with him without even practicing.
2020-02-06 08:44
#18
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Canada herocoolzzz 
expected final
2020-02-05 18:05
#38
s1mple | 
Europe ddpmo 
3 1 for navi
2020-02-05 18:34
#2
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Spain ZephyrBruh 
gg
2020-02-05 18:02
#3
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Ukraine McSwell 
EZ
2020-02-05 18:03
#28
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-02-05 18:21
Congrats Na`Vi :-) GOD s1mple smurfing ez 1.53 rating
2020-02-05 18:03
#29
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
<3
2020-02-05 18:21
#5
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United Kingdom replicanoob 
EZ
2020-02-05 18:03
#30
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-02-05 18:21
#6
FalleN | 
India srv232 
GODSENT RESPECT
2020-02-05 18:03
s1mple is too good for a team like Godsent
2020-02-05 18:03
#31
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1 s1mple is too good for any team
2020-02-05 18:21
for some reason i remember a few grand final appearances that s1mple got carried by electronic in, while not living up to his name at the same time.
2020-02-05 18:52
People expect him to top frag every game which doesn't work when u have a godly rifler like electronic in ur team. Zywoo will top frag every game coz vitality doesnt have a rifler like electronic except maybe shoxie but he is washed up. For the same reason device doesnt top frag every game, magisk and dupreeh are inctedible riflers. Point being getting carried by riflers is justified if they are too good.
2020-02-06 02:18
+1
2020-02-06 02:49
#8
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Canada OGEST_OG_FAN 
GG
2020-02-05 18:03
#9
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Latvia tibr0 
S1MPLE TOP1 AGAIN
2020-02-05 18:03
#32
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-02-05 18:21
+1
2020-02-06 02:19
ok
2020-02-05 18:03
so quarter finals was irrelevant
2020-02-05 18:03
like team liquid (only joking)
2020-02-05 18:04
godsent beat vp tho
2020-02-05 18:04
if you wanna leave out the money distribution then yeah
2020-02-05 18:07
#12
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Russia x@kep 
Good match, good luck in the finals
2020-02-05 18:03
#14
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Russia ToughGuy 
hope to see godsent in the future really promising team
2020-02-05 18:04
Hoomesent
2020-02-05 18:05
Worst tournament format. Could have finished this tourney 2 days ago.
2020-02-05 18:05
#21
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Denmark Alphamon 
A bit sloppy from godsent but still a very decent run, good things to come.
2020-02-05 18:09
Maden is a really solid entry, with that shape i can see him being picked up by one of the top teams quite soon
2020-02-05 18:13
hes been doing it for a while too, while they were smash as well.
2020-02-05 18:53
Why would he want to leave a big org with an actually smart and full of potential project?
2020-02-06 08:45
Cuz eksem, krystal and (probably) zehn are washed up and not goin anywhere. Id also debate "big org" statement lol.
2020-02-06 12:37
Eksem?? (Maikelele ?) Ok but he is the heart of the team Krystal retires and becomes coach Replace him by karrigan when he inevitably gets benched by mouz (not saying he deserves but he always gets kicked for no reason) When Maikelele becomes too bad replace him by sh1ro if he can speak English and his buyout is not too huge, otherwise sign Maka. Zehn is very decent and still has a big impact on the team.
2020-02-06 16:06
All that is good, but he deserves a better team right now :|
2020-02-06 23:59
Maybe but GODSENT will improve so the smartest move for him is to stay there.
2020-02-07 12:38
#23
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Japan Amatsuk1 
goat s1mple
2020-02-05 18:16
#33
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-02-05 18:22
The proof S1mple step up when necessary. Electronic only good when they win anyway.
2020-02-05 18:18
There are plenty of times when electronic carried
2020-02-05 22:25
SIMPEL krazy
2020-02-05 18:20
#34
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1 s1mple goat
2020-02-05 18:22
#27
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
EZ
2020-02-05 18:20
#41
walle | 
Serbia lEXAN_M 
Nt AZR
2020-02-05 18:41
Congrats
2020-02-05 18:22
#36
STYKO | 
Czech Republic KazateL 
ggwp STYKO just cant carry every match :)
2020-02-05 18:24
Styko is one of the most underrated players ever. U saw those scout headshots in overpass??? Dude is nutty af
2020-02-06 02:21
#97
STYKO | 
Czech Republic KazateL 
Agree, he is so underrated (mby was). He have pretty decent aim, brain, game sence. Whole his career in mouz doing dirty job, but still he was such a good support. Now he can shine more in godsent :)
2020-02-09 09:28
+1
2020-02-09 18:21
ez 4 s1mpletronic
2020-02-05 18:33
so ez4mouz why did mouz attend this when there are only tier 3 teams here? they're freaking top 2.
2020-02-05 18:38
money my man..and to get some lan warmup before katowitce. I don't find it very outrageus honestly
2020-02-05 18:45
yep, prize pool is good tbf Aren't they playing in blast spring though?
2020-02-05 18:49
#55
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
I think them and fnatic got fucked by blast, so they could've the juggernaut playing.
2020-02-05 18:56
good prizepool, good practice before Katowice
2020-02-05 18:47
yeah I see prize pool was good though. They should've invited more teams like Vitality
2020-02-05 18:49
But Vitality would've refused as they are playing Blast Premier.
2020-02-06 08:47
gg, electronic is best player in NaVi rn
2020-02-05 18:47
+1 he has been since some time before guardian came.
2020-02-05 18:51
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev 53 - 24 +29 92.0 1.53 S1mple was clearly the best player.
2020-02-05 18:56
Flair doesnt check out
2020-02-06 02:22
S1mple +29 GOD
2020-02-05 18:51
Lets go mouz!
2020-02-05 18:54
Finally S1mple turned godmode
2020-02-05 19:06
The true #1 is back!
2020-02-05 19:10
s0mple can win this kinda small tournaments.
2020-02-05 19:37
EZ final win for mouz. God ropz and godxic will destroy p1mple.
2020-02-05 19:38
s1mple can destroy your "gods" with his left hand only.
2020-02-05 20:21
Mouz still have way more firepower than NaVI. Even if p1mple is great with his left hand mouz will still destroy them.
2020-02-05 20:40
For sure in 2020 mouz vs Na`Vi might be hard match and really unpredictable. But S1mple is miles ahead of these two guys which he mentioned.
2020-02-05 20:45
GODSENT team full of people that no team wanted. Very happy to see them well at this tourney.
2020-02-05 19:56
nice both teams did well actually
2020-02-05 19:59
noice
2020-02-05 20:17
#70
syrsoN | 
China fu22Y 
Navi looks fine so far, but the real challenges will come in the next few days. Let's see what happens.
2020-02-05 21:06
#72
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Finland Homeless775 
Nice s1mple!!<3
2020-02-05 21:18
NaVi davi!
2020-02-05 21:32
#78
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African Union mikecool 
Expected
2020-02-05 22:24
#90
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India the_rdx 
EZ for NAVI. MVP: Electronic.
2020-02-06 08:55
Woxic suck in final vs s2mple
2020-02-06 11:45
Well s1mple never disappoints.
2020-02-06 15:55
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