Syman triumph over NAVI; Hard Legion take down Virtus.pro in Road to Rio

Natus Vincere were handed their second defeat in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS as Syman managed an upset, with Hard Legion's win over Virtus.pro tying all six teams in group B at two wins from four games.

Earlier this week, a confident victory over pro100 restored some faith in Natus Vincere's form following their upset-loss to Virtus.pro, but things looked shaky for the CIS powerhouse again today as they met Syman, the lowest-ranked team in their group (#59).

Perfecto (0.82 rating) struggled against his former team

The squad that added Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov and Rasmus "⁠kreaz⁠" Johansson to finalize their roster in February after the departure of Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy outclassed Natus Vincere on their own map pick, Overpass (16-4), suffered a narrow defeat on Dust2 (14-16), and closed out the series after a dominant T-side on Train, (16-12).

Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov and Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev were the main driving forces behind Natus Vincere's Dust2 victory, posting a 1.74 and 1.73 rating respectively, but couldn't repeat that on Train where Sanzhar "⁠neaLaN⁠" Iskhakov's squad outplayed them tactically, and denied the second-half comeback attempt.

Matchpage
1
2
8th May 2020
4
Overpass
16
16
Dust2
14
12
Train
16
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 51 +22 87.9 1.37
59 - 50 +9 88.9 1.22
42 - 54 -12 60.0 0.85
43 - 56 -13 63.9 0.84
35 - 51 -16 60.6 0.82
 Syman K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 49 +11 78.5 1.14
59 - 58 +1 80.4 1.10
46 - 43 +3 70.2 1.09
52 - 48 +4 71.5 1.09
45 - 54 -9 66.3 0.92

Hard Legion (#50) also picked up an upset victory, taking down the inconsistent Virtus.pro (#22) who followed up their win over Natus Vincere with BO3 defeats to Sprout and Apeks.

In the Road to Rio series, Hard Legion managed a CT side comeback on Overpass, powered by their latest signing Dmitry "⁠rAge⁠" Bolotov, to start the series 1-0 up, before an inspired Inferno from Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali and Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov equalized the series score. After two fairly contested maps, Hard Legion put up a wall on the CT side of Train (14-1), making it just a matter of time before they closed it out (16-9).

Matchpage
1
2
8th May 2020
13
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
13
9
Train
16
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 56 +5 82.4 1.13
56 - 57 -1 68.8 1.03
50 - 45 +5 61.1 0.99
45 - 56 -11 68.4 0.89
47 - 61 -14 66.1 0.86
 Hard Legion K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
68 - 45 +23 79.5 1.26
56 - 53 +3 79.6 1.08
51 - 52 -1 76.7 1.00
52 - 55 -3 66.9 0.99
47 - 56 -9 61.6 0.87

With today's two underdog victories, all six teams in the group are now tied at six points from four matches played. That makes the last playday, which takes place on Sunday, May 10th, all-important in deciding which three teams will go to the playoffs.

Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Iskhakov
Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Iskhakov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
436
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.73
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
896
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
302
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.62
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
318
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Ukraine Dmitry 'rAge' Bolotov
Dmitry 'rAge' Bolotov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
180
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1151
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
Navi only fix is: -s1mple +a player that isn't toxic and doesn't bait 24/7
2020-05-08 18:45
26 replies
#5
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
Navi is throwing
2020-05-08 18:46
5 replies
#15
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Brazil BRAZlL
Joke team
2020-05-08 18:47
4 replies
NaVi fans why so quiet ??
2020-05-08 19:25
2 replies
Both bot teams
2020-05-08 21:57
1 reply
+1
2020-05-09 00:31
#69
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Europe chespiZ
simple bait 2much, cant plant wtf
2020-05-08 19:34
#14
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Philippines Kirb
omegalul navi is now a meme? i havent checked this site since 2016
2020-05-08 18:47
3 replies
this is probably the best they've looked since 2015 which is kinda funny
2020-05-08 19:19
1 reply
#55
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Philippines Kirb
sad
2020-05-08 19:22
thats why you have threads from 2017
2020-05-08 20:31
Yeah, you are delusional and braindead
2020-05-08 18:48
4 replies
+1
2020-05-08 18:50
All of them cool 😎
2020-05-08 18:50
tip from fellow delusional user: anyone with delusional in their name is most likely baiting
2020-05-08 18:50
1 reply
5/8
2020-05-08 19:21
navi should just sell s1mple and buy big, top 0 team that’s so good they don’t compete in majors to give other teams a chance!
2020-05-08 18:49
4 replies
+111
2020-05-08 18:51
2 replies
#91
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
a ''24/7 baiter'' is worth more than the entirety of BIG clan kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-05-08 20:19
1 reply
#135
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Netherlands JUNG13
xD
2020-05-09 01:09
+1 another brilliant comment from another fan of elige
2020-05-08 19:32
0/8
2020-05-08 19:41
+1
2020-05-08 19:46
+zywoo
2020-05-08 19:54
1 reply
Zywoo could actually work if hed speak russian i think...but i dont think they would get much better results lmao
2020-05-08 19:58
#87
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Latvia IzzoR
Navi without s1mple would lose to Navi Jr.
2020-05-08 20:10
Gg
2020-05-08 18:45
#3
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Canada herocoolzzz
OMEGALUL
2020-05-08 18:45
Expected for Syman.
2020-05-08 18:46
xxaxaxaxax KICK simple... too toxic. xaxaxaxa
2020-05-08 18:46
6 replies
Ok Latvia
2020-05-08 18:49
nt NEWLEGEND
2020-05-08 18:56
Xaxaxa -s1mple + flarich? Nt, your skill is not enough for navi, keep playing in HR tho
2020-05-08 19:22
3 replies
+ what??? are you real??
2020-05-08 19:31
2 replies
Expected, no one wants you in navi.Keep playing in HR tho.
2020-05-08 19:32
1 reply
ok
2020-05-08 19:44
#8
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Poland Julka
Lool
2020-05-08 18:46
navi disband plz losing to tier 2.3 teams lul btw im navi fan
2020-05-08 18:46
7 replies
I can tell
2020-05-08 18:53
After losing 2matches disband ? Then fnatic, mouz , VP should disband too
2020-05-08 18:56
2 replies
VP should did disband after DH Leipzig
2020-05-08 20:54
1 reply
+1 adren playing just to throw utility and give AWP to jame . VP is so bad
2020-05-08 21:25
Lul such a fake fan dont say youre fan if u talk like this
2020-05-08 19:23
your not fan lol
2020-05-09 05:33
#148
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Europe AlL1n
In a fact its t5-6 team
2020-05-09 08:58
Lolololol Top 1 they said
2020-05-08 18:46
1 reply
CIS version of mousesports
2020-05-08 19:36
hahahahah
2020-05-08 18:46
#12
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ
beast keoz
2020-05-08 18:46
1 reply
Once again we see that cs is a teamgame...3 ppl with 60 ADR lmao
2020-05-08 20:00
Go go Espada!
2020-05-08 18:46
1 reply
+1
2020-05-08 19:13
EZ for major winner mou mou 1 major > simple 0 major
2020-05-08 18:47
Navi fans making fun of fnatic losing to ence and dignitas, meanwhile navi...
2020-05-08 18:47
322, classical cis
2020-05-08 18:49
3 replies
#37
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Netherlands Polakva
>classical
2020-05-08 18:57
what do you mean ?
2020-05-08 20:16
1 reply
i mean its a throw, just joking tho
2020-05-08 20:48
NaVi = trash Virtus.pro = trash Syman = top 1 Hard Legion = top 2
2020-05-08 18:49
1 reply
=0/8
2020-05-08 21:39
Legat pomoika ebanaya
2020-05-08 18:51
NAVI HAHAHHAHAAA
2020-05-08 18:52
1 reply
#3 team in the world btw
2020-05-08 21:37
#30
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Brazil hugoooo
These Road to Rio tournaments are making some people rich
2020-05-08 18:52
#32
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France Ga5huX
EZ4Keoz french CS is back
2020-05-08 18:54
Na'Vi is the most overrated team ever. :-]
2020-05-08 18:57
2 replies
#52
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Sweden chris444
+1
2020-05-08 19:21
EG most overrated Navi 2nd place 100 Thieves 3rd place
2020-05-08 19:56
#36
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Sweden Blattelito
NAVI WHAT ARE YOU DOING
2020-05-08 18:57
Perfecto double agent for syman
2020-05-08 18:58
Brain dead strats & coach of navi. they start rotation when 25 sec left and want to plant bomb in less than 10 sec even bombsite isn't clear. Wtf that gamesense.
2020-05-08 18:59
they say NaVi is #1 world but navi isnt even #1 CIS
2020-05-08 19:03
Every team need to win last match in CIS b group😂😂 I want to see NA'VI match i think that will be close match very fun 😋 to see NA'VI how to struggle to win
2020-05-08 19:05
#42
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Canada roylin
lul
2020-05-08 19:07
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy 35 - 51 -16 60.6 0.82 makin dat MONEY with his ex-teammates.
2020-05-08 19:11
top3 KEKW
2020-05-08 19:13
#47
mimi | 
Indonesia raesvg
"Navi the real top 1" KEKW
2020-05-08 19:14
1 reply
#54
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Sweden chris444
not even close
2020-05-08 19:21
kekw
2020-05-08 19:14
#49
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United States big_brain
1.37 rating of baiter as usual
2020-05-08 19:15
karma for saying the best roster na'vi . zeus , edward , guardian and seized can sleep now , you guys doing well.
2020-05-08 19:26
#60
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Hungary subzera
LOL SO SHIT And navi fans will keep saying they're still the real #1 team in the world lol. Open your eyes
2020-05-08 19:28
11 replies
online + noname CIS teams = you can't cheat on VAC-secured server
2020-05-08 20:22
2 replies
#95
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Hungary subzera
2020-05-08 20:25
1 reply
#144
mir | 
Russia M13F
online + noname EU teams = you can't cheat on VAC-secured server
2020-05-09 04:42
navi won tier1 LAN in 2020 furia suck always Open your eyes
2020-05-08 20:23
7 replies
#96
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Hungary subzera
furia topped their rtr group undefeated. navi is on the edge of missing playoffs in their rtr groups from losing to the #20 and #59 ranked teams. im gonna be laughing when navi continues to preform poorly at every rtr and miss out on rio. cya at major lol
2020-05-08 20:27
6 replies
zero tournaments
2020-05-08 21:01
5 replies
zero majors
2020-05-08 22:01
4 replies
Dosia won major nt
2020-05-08 23:41
3 replies
I was talking about Na'Vi and last time I checked, Dosia wasn't a part of Na'Vi.
2020-05-08 23:47
2 replies
#146
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Hungary subzera
nice romania brother
2020-05-09 07:42
1 reply
thx hungarian brother ;)
2020-05-09 09:36
KEOZ GOD
2020-05-08 19:31
#65
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Imagine going for Defecto when you could get likes of Mir or SDY
2020-05-08 19:32
LOL
2020-05-08 19:32
#67
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Lithuania OpehC
Lol every group B team has 6points. niiice
2020-05-08 19:34
OnLinE cS kEkW
2020-05-08 19:34
#73
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Georgia Megobari
NAVI AHAHHAHAHA VP AHAHAHAH
2020-05-08 19:43
STRONGLY Suggest s1mple leave Navi
2020-05-08 19:50
Keoz > s0mple
2020-05-08 19:50
1 ton of the fattest man (0.84 rating) struggled against his former player ( (1.10 rating)
2020-05-08 19:52
a chaotic of CIS group B, every team has the same points
2020-05-08 19:57
Na'Vi omegalul.
2020-05-08 20:01
#88
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Brazil parrud0www
Syman major comes again
2020-05-08 20:14
Navi so bad
2020-05-08 20:19
Gratz Syman <3 from Finland
2020-05-08 20:19
WP syman
2020-05-08 20:28
#99
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Ukraine McSwell
I wonder why there were no news about 2 NaVi winning matches in CIS group, but there are 2 news about both losses.
2020-05-08 20:33
2 replies
Hltv has decided to post news abput surprising upset matches cus many matches are going on rn
2020-05-08 20:57
#152
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Ukraine volod1m1r
danish site
2020-05-09 12:04
Its bet users, sanji got new cat. S1mple got second car.
2020-05-08 20:43
XDDDDDDDDDD
2020-05-08 20:59
all teams in group b with 2 wins and two loses LUL
2020-05-08 21:04
#107
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Brazil Exfm
s1mple needs to step up kek
2020-05-08 21:14
2 replies
How much more man😂
2020-05-08 21:39
1 reply
he needs to drop at least 40 kills every map
2020-05-08 21:50
Russian Navi is so bad.
2020-05-08 21:26
dolbaebi chto odni chto drugie
2020-05-08 21:34
#115
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United States optic2dad
Why is perfecto on a tier 1 team? Guy consistently underperforms it’s hilarious
2020-05-08 21:50
4 replies
#121
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Ukraine vexuzz
And they said that navi's era begun. But in reality, they need to kick Perfecto and to sign someone else. That situation makes me feel that nothing will help that roster.
2020-05-08 22:13
in actually, s1mple deserves a better team
2020-05-08 22:14
2 replies
#125
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Ukraine vexuzz
I'm beginning to think so. But what team is it?
2020-05-08 22:22
1 reply
#127
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United States optic2dad
idk obviously online stuff is weird but my god three sub .9 rating against a tier 2/3 org? you have the best cs player of all time and he cant get any sort of consistency from his team
2020-05-08 23:08
damn
2020-05-08 21:57
#118
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Ukraine vexuzz
It doesn't surprise me at all
2020-05-08 21:58
look at this group lol
2020-05-08 22:00
Come on Hard Legion.... i trust you to put a "s1mple0major_stayingroupstage" nickname for one of those hltvs user
2020-05-08 22:11
They just won katowice cuz boombl4 and flamie decided to step up their game. The thruth is that when these 2 started to underperform again, navi are back to being bad again
2020-05-08 22:12
cis noobs minor, they should play in EU
2020-05-08 22:52
this vp is even worse than previous one
2020-05-08 23:29
We are oficcially in the upsets era of CS:GO Welcome to the upset party!
2020-05-08 23:32
#132
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Brazil SecondKS
-perfecto + buster
2020-05-08 23:59
1 reply
Then -s1mple +sh1ro
2020-05-09 03:52
rip must be kick incoming for perfecto lol this pathetic navi loosing to Syman
2020-05-09 00:10
Lmao imagine betting on online cis matches
2020-05-09 01:25
What doink Navi?
2020-05-09 01:48
#140
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Australia B_Tannen
HAHAHAHAHAHA MOU 1 MAJOR S0MPLE 0 SO EZ NOOBS
2020-05-09 03:33
#141
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
navi is cis mouz
2020-05-09 03:42
B R U H
2020-05-09 03:51
#147
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Germany So_Dumm
6 6 6 6 6 6
2020-05-09 08:56
s1mple pls retire you are biggest selfish player ever. go fpl with you friends(1-2 ppl max) and enjoy the streamer life you are not teamplayer.
2020-05-09 11:59
wtf s1mple carries so hard and still getting called baiter or toxic. he's the player that can clutch that is keeping navi up because of which he has to send someone other than him to get information, if he dies first then the round is over for sure. wht u guys thinking, nvm u are all haters
2020-05-10 06:06
yep for the winning of a team every player must be performing not just the best player of the team in this case s1mple. cause if he's down then its a round lost mostly
2020-05-10 06:13
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