Virtus.pro upset Natus Vincere in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS

After suffering a 2-0 defeat to pro100 in their first Road to Rio match, Virtus.pro bounced back with a victory against the event favorites, Natus Vincere.

With just one BO3 won from the last four played, Virtus.pro (#20) headed into the series against the world #2 as massive underdogs. However, the big ranking difference wasn't felt on the server, as Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev's troops took the lead early on both Inferno and Train, and managed to close out the maps in a tight fashion.

Virtus.pro picked up a 4-0 lead on their map pick, Inferno, starting it on the Terrorist side, before Natus Vincere managed to stop their streak with a low-buy win, bouncing back to 4-4. Shortly after, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev stepped up with a saved AWP on an otherwise eco round, making it difficult for the team from Kazakhstan to build any momentum, but exploiting vulnerabilities on B still allowed them to finish the half 9-6 up.

That lead was extended as they cleaned up the CT pistol and followups (12-6), but, again, Natus Vincere didn't allow them to run away with the lead thanks to a successful low-buy. Virtus.pro replied in the same fashion as Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov secured a crucial double, allowing his team to reach map point shortly. Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov, who was the biggest contributor for his side after s1mple, single-handedly dismantled the B defense with a Tec-9 to keep the map going, but at 15-13, AdreN and co. locked down the approach towards B to win their map pick.

The trio of buster, qikert, and Jame showed up against NAVI

Natus Vincere's force-buy success continued on Train, where they pulled ahead, 3-1, starting on the Terrorist side. Things looked much grimmer when Virtus.pro rolled out the rifles, however, as they went on to pick up seven out of the following eight rounds. Natus Vincere added to their tally with a pace change, but powered by buster and Alexey "⁠Qikert⁠" Golubev, Virtus.pro reached 10 before the switch.

Another pistol went Virtus.pro's way and it seemed like they were going to run away with the map, but an anti-force blunder followed, giving Natus Vincere a lifeline. Slowly but surely, the Russian-Ukrainian mixture brought the game back, posting round after round on the CT side to go up 14-12. After giving away their six-round lead, Virtus.pro pulled-off an A site fake to finally get rolling, and secured four rounds in a row to close out the map 16-14, shocking Natus Vincere in the ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS.

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
51 - 39 +12 94.3 1.31
42 - 30 +12 79.6 1.23
41 - 30 +11 68.1 1.21
32 - 36 -4 67.4 0.97
27 - 39 -12 55.2 0.80
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 32 +16 78.9 1.30
35 - 43 -8 81.9 1.03
35 - 43 -8 67.9 0.91
30 - 39 -9 61.4 0.84
26 - 37 -11 50.4 0.72

It is still the early stages in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS, but pro100 has currently assumed the top spot in group B after wins over Virtus.pro and Hard Legion. Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis and co. will be taking on Natus Vincere next, on May 6th.

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Kazakhstan Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1146
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1506
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
s0mple takes another L very nice to see
2020-05-03 17:53
14 replies
Yikes Navi
2020-05-03 17:53
10 replies
NaVi looked completely without any ideas, even on their own map pick. Even s1mple is playing bad, maybe some changes incoming soon.
2020-05-03 17:55
9 replies
Ez for Jame
2020-05-03 17:55
2 replies
pro100 new CIS top 1
2020-05-03 18:00
1 reply
Ez 4 Nickelback
2020-05-04 01:30
#34
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Europe Theivze
One match shouldn't tempt them to make any changes.
2020-05-03 17:59
2 replies
#85
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Europe locegg
first notm cjmment
2020-05-03 19:02
Hltv mens never wrong, delete this 😡
2020-05-03 20:48
#53
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Finland Nuoriosuja
Didnt see the match but s1mple has 1.30 which is not bad at all
2020-05-03 18:08
1 reply
Yeah I was refering mostly to train.
2020-05-03 18:09
Agreed, 1.30 is bad af, I always expect at least 1.5+ from s1mple.
2020-05-04 06:28
Jermans
2020-05-03 18:24
hmm he almost 50bombed (again), whats his blame im wondering? ♿♿♿ maybe ask his teammates? 8(
2020-05-03 21:56
This is such pathetic mindset.
2020-05-04 06:25
Navi
2020-05-03 17:53
Imagine losing to VP in 2020 KEKW
2020-05-03 17:53
9 replies
#80
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Kazakhstan garrin4a
Imagine there is no any cs team from Pakistan in 21 century
2020-05-03 18:56
7 replies
#87
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Brazil _Awper
imagine thinking he is from Pakistan LOL
2020-05-03 19:09
5 replies
#103
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Latvia keizars
he is...
2020-05-03 19:59
4 replies
he isn't LOL there is no internet in Pakistan
2020-05-03 20:50
3 replies
You are fake news! Pakistan nr.2 callcenter nation behind india
2020-05-03 22:13
#137
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Latvia keizars
good facts, I apologize
2020-05-03 22:43
1 reply
nah, they play CS IRL
2020-05-05 17:45
He is right, VP is total trash
2020-05-04 02:52
N♿vi
2020-05-03 19:43
#4
autist | 
Thailand MAced
NICE NAVI WOW
2020-05-03 17:53
NaVi TOP 1
2020-05-03 17:53
Hahaahaha
2020-05-03 17:54
expected
2020-05-03 17:54
F
2020-05-03 17:54
I KEKWED
2020-05-03 17:54
If navi loses the CIS tournament, that would. be a shame
2020-05-03 17:54
7 replies
#44
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France cedd
its online and with ruski teams lol. theres gonna be some upsets
2020-05-03 18:05
Lol you sure you’re english, because your london sucks
2020-05-03 23:54
5 replies
I am not British, I was born in US but raised in Norway. Currently, I live in London and I am pretty sure my English is well. Now, mr. Agzamichno, is there any mistake you found? Please do let me know
2020-05-04 00:01
4 replies
Bruv u gotta learn when to put commas and periods. I’m in Manchester btw
2020-05-04 00:06
2 replies
lol
2020-05-04 02:15
0/8
2020-05-04 06:30
That would. be too easy.
2020-05-04 00:29
#14
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Ukraine ksay
"true #1"
2020-05-03 17:54
I wouldn't really call it an upset, but here we are I guess... NAVI WORST TOP1 EVER.
2020-05-03 17:55
5 replies
I think EG takes that spot
2020-05-03 18:18
4 replies
#86
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Brazil Desvain
EG was never top1
2020-05-03 19:07
3 replies
lol they were in late 2019
2020-05-03 19:25
both were bad
2020-05-03 21:09
okay. Have a good day!
2020-05-03 17:54
8 replies
Nope Have a bad day!
2020-05-03 22:49
7 replies
Reply needs to have actual content
2020-05-03 22:55
6 replies
agree. Have a good day!
2020-05-04 12:24
5 replies
0/8 + Reported + Me laughing at your reply + Have a good day!
2020-05-05 00:08
4 replies
Report for what? You don’t want to talk with me?:( unlucky
2020-05-05 11:27
3 replies
Read #160 again and shut up Have a good day!
2020-05-05 16:01
2 replies
Full disrespect from signed up 2019 kid. Nothing special. Mad idiot.
2020-05-05 19:36
1 reply
No. Have a good day!
2020-05-05 20:04
Dont worrry next game Circus Throw will lose to tier5 Just onlne things
2020-05-03 17:55
1 reply
As if VP were good at LAN recently, lol.
2020-05-04 06:33
AdreN IGL seems working?
2020-05-03 17:55
1 reply
Navi worst top 1 LUL
2020-05-03 21:09
TY NAVI FOR MY MONEY YOU BUNCH OF RETARDS
2020-05-03 17:55
4 replies
How much?
2020-05-03 17:56
2 replies
He's turkish, i think just enought to buy kebab + baklava is already worth a "ty for my money"
2020-05-03 22:15
1 reply
Lmao maybe you're right
2020-05-03 22:45
youre welcome
2020-05-03 17:56
#22
dumau | 
Germany felo
s0mple too much bait
2020-05-03 17:56
#24
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United States 1nteLXD
nice carry s0mple lmao
2020-05-03 17:56
#27
mimi | 
Indonesia raesvg
KEKW
2020-05-03 17:57
LOL NAVI PLS DISBAND
2020-05-03 17:58
#29
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Russia Lodvar
-flamie when?
2020-05-03 17:58
1 reply
He performs well maybe in 1 of 10 games...
2020-05-04 06:34
#30
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Kazakhstan ajdoz
EZWWS
2020-05-03 17:58
navi almost upset Virtus.pro on second map
2020-05-03 17:58
#32
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Lithuania KingOfPing
flamie and perfecto always was about this form, but electronic was tottaly crap in both games.
2020-05-03 17:59
3 replies
Not in train. Electronic tried his best on train.
2020-05-03 18:19
1 reply
still missed some important shtos and possible multi fragging in many many rounds... maybe just a bad day for him.
2020-05-04 15:36
#109
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Russia GOTHBOI
+1
2020-05-03 20:43
EZ 4 VIRTUS PRO
2020-05-03 18:00
SOLO VP 322$
2020-05-03 18:00
#38
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Europe Skraj
+1 year contract extension for the whole vp squad
2020-05-03 18:01
DISBAND
2020-05-03 18:01
It’s not an upset. Navi got what they wanted. He got his stats, round wins are secondary.
2020-05-03 18:02
2 replies
That's not what he thinks though. No pro player puts rounds on his second priority. That's us viewers think in pugs.
2020-05-03 18:20
Name+flag checks out.
2020-05-04 06:36
#41
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Finland OldStager
LMAO DISBAND
2020-05-03 18:03
ripperinonnn
2020-05-03 18:04
#45
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Croatia Netkov
*uck me.
2020-05-03 18:05
not an upset
2020-05-03 18:05
#47
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Denmark Jonasnhj
I bet 4000$ FML
2020-05-03 18:05
11 replies
F my man
2020-05-03 18:08
3 replies
#90
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Denmark Jonasnhj
ty, im about to commit suicide
2020-05-03 19:23
2 replies
I really hope you're joking bro Commiting kys over 4k ? Fuck that , your life is worth a lot more than that
2020-05-03 19:25
1 reply
#94
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Thanks brother, you kinda changed my mind
2020-05-03 19:26
#67
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Poland dreamShow
4k on 1.2? my man
2020-05-03 18:23
3 replies
#91
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Yup, im dead soon so it doesnt matter
2020-05-03 19:23
2 replies
#98
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Poland dreamShow
arent we all
2020-05-03 19:41
1 reply
Xd
2020-05-03 19:57
pathetic LULZ
2020-05-03 18:25
Proof or didnt happen
2020-05-03 19:57
#120
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Russia GOTHBOI
show
2020-05-03 20:54
#48
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United States clockworkk
yes navi top 1
2020-05-03 18:06
Navi LUL
2020-05-03 18:06
lul
2020-05-03 18:07
#55
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Panama FUN4ENCE
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-05-03 18:10
That moment when Dignitas has a better chance of beating VP than Na Vi
2020-05-03 18:16
1 reply
Online np, offline they will get raped
2020-05-03 22:17
Good job, hope more teams will add their victories over navi
2020-05-03 18:17
I kinda anticipated it when I saw navi's odd jump from 1.28 to 1.4 just before the start of the game on 1xbet. If you see a odd jump favoring towards the overdog just before few minutes of the game you know that the overdog team is going to lose.
2020-05-03 18:20
#64
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United States wehats
@Professeur - pro100 play Navi on May 6, not April ;)
2020-05-03 18:22
0-2, is typical CIS upsets. @professeur - typo in the date mentioned it needs to be may, 6th instead of april, 6th :P :P "will be taking on Natus Vincere next, on April 6th."
2020-05-03 18:22
will be taking on Natus Vincere next, on April 6th. (last line) duh this is already may hltv
2020-05-03 18:23
what an upset imo
2020-05-03 18:24
Flu`Ke cant handle Virtus.Fluke. Inbe4, s0mple baited well this one.
2020-05-03 18:27
s1mple never stops baiting
2020-05-03 18:30
1 reply
0/8 if you call "baiting" when the guy does all job 1x9, then ok.
2020-05-03 20:47
lmao top 1 they said
2020-05-03 18:30
Nice 1 year big won by VP
2020-05-03 18:38
fluke win
2020-05-03 18:41
Lmfaooo nice job s1mple playing so much valorant he cant even beat shit tier VP reject team LOL
2020-05-03 18:42
2 replies
what are you talking about noob? he was the best player on the server...
2020-05-03 20:47
1 reply
lmfaoooo u mad bro
2020-05-03 20:48
s0mple 13 kills more than boomich but lower ADR, again many meaningless exit frags
2020-05-03 18:43
You know what this means YEKINDAR > s1mple
2020-05-03 18:47
Always feeling sad for s1mple, he deserves to win. Forever 1v9 series for the best player in the world after autimatic! #s1mpleTop2Player2020 #autimaticTop1Player2020 #NACS>EUCS #GenGTop1Team2020
2020-05-03 18:48
3 replies
autimatic hahaha
2020-05-03 18:56
S1mple is currently top1 player of 2020.
2020-05-03 20:46
NA cs over EU cs? There is alot of other things, would change before this happens. Corona is fakenews confirmed by who per example
2020-05-03 22:21
Not an upset
2020-05-03 18:56
#83
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India mandyq1000
Fking trash navi which is just a bunch of gold novas always getting carried by a GE lost 700$ on these faggots gggggg
2020-05-03 18:58
"upset", lol Like s0mple ever achieved anything
2020-05-03 19:00
Expected not upset
2020-05-03 19:12
#95
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Jesus christ the level of this match was so low.
2020-05-03 19:28
1 reply
+1
2020-05-03 19:37
#96
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Serbia bra1np
Upset really? Its Neo, taz, pasha, byali, snax man
2020-05-03 19:31
virtus pro's first bo3 win in months lmaoo or second but anyways, no on cares xaxaxaxa
2020-05-03 19:51
Huge upset! Respect to VP!
2020-05-03 20:09
Looked like a fixed game eh?
2020-05-03 20:21
#106
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Europe t.o.p
Losing to VP haha
2020-05-03 20:22
adreN always good on major situation . #Jame_time_boys
2020-05-03 20:24
#108
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Hungary subzera
lol navi so dogshit "still #1 in the world!" lol, say its an online match or some other excuse haha
2020-05-03 20:27
1 reply
Online CS LUL
2020-05-03 20:46
s1mple 1x9 again?
2020-05-03 20:45
3 replies
#119
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Russia GOTHBOI
never
2020-05-03 20:53
2 replies
0/8
2020-05-03 20:56
1 reply
#123
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Russia GOTHBOI
hahaha ur cant be serious? are you?
2020-05-03 20:56
S1mple can't carry alone every time LMAO
2020-05-03 20:51
Expected
2020-05-03 20:57
Expected
2020-05-03 21:03
okay this is a big LOL. I lol'd very hard in RL. this is so LOL I must LOL again. all together say EL OH EL out loud.
2020-05-03 21:08
#131
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Brazil victorhsl
People made fun of Brollan after the krieg nerf, but it's Electronic the one who really sucks without it.
2020-05-03 21:59
2 replies
#150
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Europe AlL1n
More people made fun of scoopuria.
2020-05-04 03:50
1 reply
#167
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Brazil victorhsl
yeah, Liquid's coach said the same dumb thing before they were destroyed. Unlike Navi, Furia have been playing just fine after the update.
2020-05-05 21:14
save s1mple
2020-05-03 22:04
That fat burger king eater , notperfecto, flame, are poor players for some month, flamie decent in 2016-2018, now he is enjoying cs like his friends in ence, add fl1t from forze , why they add that busta from syman gaming
2020-05-03 23:46
what? How NaVi? idk it is so ducking weird
2020-05-04 06:10
Perfecto -----> Defecto
2020-05-05 01:25
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