Natus Vincere overcome Vitality in DreamHack Masters Spring

Natus Vincere clawed back from the brink of defeat to secure a 2-1 victory over Vitality in the opening match of DreamHack Masters Spring Europe Group D.

Going into the match, Natus Vincere was in worrying form, ending the ESL One: Road to Rio with a group stage exit after two wins from five games .However, in the first match between Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut since BLAST Premier Spring Series, it was the CIS side that mustered the win, but only after an unlikely comeback on Dust2.

Vitality were off to a 4-1 start on the offensive side of their map pick, Nuke, but were unable to break Natus Vincere's economy fully, and the CIS side started pulling back. The lead was assumed by Natus Vincere after Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy denied ZywOo's 1v3 attempt (5-4). However, Vitality turned on the pace and caused a lot of issues for the defenders, reaching eight rounds shortly, with Natus Vincere's force buy success earning them seven before the switch.

The second half was quite one-sided, as Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier, who was having a great game, opened up the fragging on the pistol, and the French side quickly ran away with it. Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov's team earned their first and only T-side round with a fast A play, but crippled their own economy by force buying, making it easy for their opponents to close out the map, 16-8.

electronic was the standout player in NAVI's comeback

To turn things around on Dust2, Natus Vincere started by claiming two disadvantageous rounds: the second-round force-buy and a 2v3 retake in round six, which swung the first half their way, giving them the economic advantage. The score was 7-2 when misutaaa found an opening for Vitality which they converted, with the Frenchmen started their comeback after it, chaining five rounds together and ending the half just one round behind.

After dropping the CT pistol, Vitality pulled into the lead thanks to a force buy and Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy's flank. The Frenchmen looked unstoppable on their CT side, just like on Nuke, reaching 14 following a Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon 1v2 (14-9). Just as things were looking dire, members of the CIS side started turning things around with strong individual performances, such as the Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov ace that made it 14-12, and managed to chain seven in a row to muster a 16-14 win on their map pick.

Despite a back-and-forth start to Overpass, Natus Vincere was able to assume control of proceedings on the CT side, 7-2. Vitality had a good chance to add another on the board in the next round, finding themselves in a 4v3 afterplant on A, but were unable to hold off the retake. The one-way traffic continued for the rest of the half, with Vitality only managing three before the switch.

RpK held down the B site in the CT pistol which gave the French side a chance to come back on the defense. Turning around a 3v5 situation allowed Vitality to secure six from the first seven rounds of the half, edging back into the game (13-9). The Frenchmen weren't able to pull it all the way back, however, as Natus Vincere then resolved a 3v3 in their favor, helping them closed out the map on the T side, 16-9.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 66 - 52 +14 91.1 1.30
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 60 - 52 +8 85.4 1.17
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 55 - 49 +6 71.9 1.12
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 60 - 55 +5 82.4 1.08
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 36 - 52 -16 50.9 0.75
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 67 - 51 +16 85.9 1.26
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 55 - 56 -1 74.8 1.09
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 49 - 53 -4 71.6 1.01
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 50 - 57 -7 60.1 0.87
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 39 - 60 -21 62.1 0.83

The DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Europe Group D continues tomorrow, with Vitality taking on NiP at 14:00 .

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
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1367
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1699
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Time is adjusted to your selected timezone
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
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.29
Maps played:
667
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
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
K
2020-05-27 17:18
ez
2020-05-27 17:18
EZ clap
2020-05-27 17:18
#7
 | 
Russia evg1804 
well, nice
2020-05-27 17:18
vitality unlucko
2020-05-27 17:18
#9
 | 
Russia Ceo_of_navi 
so ez
2020-05-27 17:18
Ez for Na'vi
2020-05-27 17:18
+1
2020-05-28 00:03
+1
2020-05-28 07:39
Flukus Shitcere will lose from here on out as usual
2020-05-27 17:19
Yeah yeah keep talking
2020-05-27 17:19
Just like liquid. :(
2020-05-27 17:23
lul
2020-05-27 23:54
fluke na scene talking
2020-05-27 17:40
#84
 | 
Europe N3sHie1k 
dum na idiot talking*
2020-05-27 18:27
nt krieg abuser
2020-05-28 00:04
Lulquid talking.
2020-05-28 01:42
#12
n0rb3r7 | 
Poland lustro 
shitality is a dead team remember
2020-05-27 17:19
Ez
2020-05-27 17:19
+1
2020-05-28 00:04
+1
2020-05-28 07:39
gg end of the era now gla1ve and xyp goes MIBR then kick after a couple of mount finnally mouz takes gla1ve and faze takes xyp after oof outs when he 30 years old
2020-05-27 17:19
#16
 | 
Belgium Ipufobanned 
imgur.com/a/DXrmesL Epic matchfix(this was before ovp started)
2020-05-27 17:19
Yeah, navi gave chance to vitality for their siblings and parents to bet on navi under 10 odds, and then they easily won them as expected
2020-05-27 20:50
Its scam bet company check some vids
2020-05-27 23:05
#146
 | 
India mr_magician 
then vitality should be disband like iBP no?
2020-05-28 07:49
#150
 | 
Belgium Ipufobanned 
Navi too but not disband just new roster
2020-05-28 08:46
#151
 | 
India mr_magician 
why navi lmao? who does matchfixing to win?
2020-05-28 08:53
#153
 | 
Belgium Ipufobanned 
You need to have both teams in the fixing deal so the enemy team doesnt forfeit because a player loses internet or smth
2020-05-28 08:58
#155
 | 
India mr_magician 
what a laughable excuse lol
2020-05-28 08:59
#157
 | 
Belgium Ipufobanned 
Nobody would pay you for a matchfix unless they are 100% certain it will happen
2020-05-28 09:00
#18
 | 
South Africa @FyreCS 
Wut
2020-05-27 17:19
Vitality is so fucking bad, only one good player. It actually hurts to watch
2020-05-27 17:19
Navi era has begun
2020-05-27 17:19
It never ended.
2020-05-28 00:04
+1
2020-05-28 02:01
#164
 | 
Brazil arunino 
+1 we are in NAVI era atm
2020-05-28 13:58
electronic carrying starpadder s0mple as always
2020-05-27 17:19
I can send you all the matches after Kato and you can see Electronic performance nt
2020-05-27 17:20
why does he need to try in tier 5 games he’s just being nice to s0mple and letting him statpad
2020-05-27 17:22
Epl season 11 is t5 nt
2020-05-27 17:24
navi didn’t win that also expected his stats would be mediocre because he always runs in first and lets s0mple bait him, what a nice guy deserves a major more than s0mple
2020-05-27 17:25
"yEaH ElEcTrOnIc YoU wIlL bE eNtRy FrAgGeR, wHiCh ToTaLly MeAnS yOu WiLl BaIt YoUrSeLf, YeAh"
2020-05-27 17:27
#48
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
Imagine stewie2k telling elige what to do hahahha
2020-05-27 17:25
Nice try LULquid
2020-05-27 17:23
nice flag xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa plastic indian hype train rider detected nt forsaken
2020-05-27 17:23
Forsaken #1
2020-05-27 17:25
at hiding cheats xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-05-27 17:25
youre cringe
2020-05-27 23:05
Cheats that were forsaken.
2020-05-28 01:45
Its his 1st good game after esl pro league idiot.. Otherwise only s1mple was on top of the server.. S1mple didn't even need to carrry cause botality is soo bad kekw
2020-05-27 17:25
lmao doesn’t explain why he couldn’t carry them when down 9-14 electronic played all of the worst stat roles since katowice but nt
2020-05-27 17:26
Holy shit undercover 3covic3 and Elulge fanboi malding hard AF
2020-05-27 19:02
+1
2020-05-27 23:58
Did you guys watch how in tht round s1mple bmed zywoo😂.. Climbed on top of his head and deaged.. Donhaci at twitter released that footage in Twitter. Watch its funny.. Also stfu dude i can tell your comments are baits
2020-05-28 00:15
+1
2020-05-27 17:26
nt fan of krieg abuser.
2020-05-28 00:04
#NAVINATION
2020-05-27 17:19
#NAVIDAVI
2020-05-28 00:05
Flamie = dogshit bot
2020-05-27 17:19
flamie is pro player u noname pig
2020-05-27 17:25
pro paycheck stealer
2020-05-27 23:58
+99999
2020-05-27 17:41
#72
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
yes
2020-05-27 17:48
Lucky
2020-05-27 17:19
#26
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Zywhoooo auuuu Baiting and losing lul
2020-05-27 17:19
KEKW
2020-05-28 00:05
#31
 | 
Kazakhstan k4harman 
zywho?
2020-05-27 17:20
who???
2020-05-28 07:23
And again no one from vitality positive but zywoo....
2020-05-27 17:21
Baiting at its finest
2020-05-27 19:02
whats more funny is zywh0's delusional fans actually try to defend his playstyle
2020-05-28 00:06
#89
2020-05-28 00:05
#36
 | 
United States RAK47 
ZywOo 1v9 nt
2020-05-27 17:22
He needs someone like electronic in his team shox is inconsistent infact rpk is better than shox these days
2020-05-27 17:24
#147
 | 
Russia Evil_DaviD1 
Lol, RpK always was better in Vitality than shox.
2020-05-28 08:03
Imagine being Astralis and zywho dickrider lmao
2020-05-27 19:02
#39
 | 
Ukraine FGVM 
wow, that one was tough, I guess NaVi still haven't fully got used to playing online, hope their form will only get better on this tournament, GG WP
2020-05-27 17:23
#43
arT | 
Europe t.o.p 
nice choke
2020-05-27 17:24
#51
s1mple | 
Brazil s1mg 
GOD S1MPLE <3
2020-05-27 17:25
<3
2020-05-28 00:06
#163
 | 
Brazil arunino 
s1mple GOAT <3
2020-05-28 13:57
#52
 | 
Ukraine z3m4 
botlamie - useless shit, why NaVi pay him so many money for shitshow like this?
2020-05-27 17:26
#54
 | 
Romania ViolentJ 
GGs
2020-05-27 17:26
#56
 | 
Iran oldHabit 
Good, now kick flamie
2020-05-27 17:26
#57
 | 
India lemuig 
The duo is back Godpaptronic and s1mpleundertaker Wp flamie you stepped up big Perfecto you prooved haters wrong Boombl4 as always eats everyone
2020-05-27 17:27
#61
 | 
Russia xtkjdtr001 
THAT SHORT PUSH ON DUST LMAO
2020-05-27 17:32
#64
 | 
Poland SebL 
Actually the level of this match was pretty low. I'm kinda dissapointed.
2020-05-27 17:34
talking no scene country
2020-05-27 17:41
He isn't wrong, even if his country has no scene.
2020-05-28 00:01
keep in mind little sucker
2020-05-28 01:21
Mad?
2020-06-11 22:17
Does it mean anything?
2020-05-28 01:52
funny to read home analysts who have never been to lans and have no idea what its in reality
2020-05-28 07:31
Am I require to spend my money to be on LAN's so I can earn title of analyst? He can just download the demo of pro players playing against each other from hltv by any second.
2020-05-28 10:33
to know something in the root u need to live it. u have the right to say but ur opinion dsnt mean anything, cuz u are nobody. do u feel? u can continue to speak ur mind, this is not a crime
2020-05-28 10:54
#65
 | 
Russia EveryDayOk 
gg ez noobs ez gg noobs noobs gg ez noobs ez gg gg noobs ez ez noobs gg
2020-05-27 17:38
ez ez
2020-05-28 00:08
Electronic finally back Flamie utter dogshit, though. Wow.
2020-05-27 17:41
#70
 | 
Lebanon ryBBah 
That was an amazing series coming out from s1mple. The 2nd best player in the world did a great job, exactly like the best player in the world autimatic taught him! #GGEZ #NACS>EUCS #GenGTop1Team2020 #AutimaticTop1Player2020
2020-05-27 17:44
Can someone call a doctor? This guy is hallucinating
2020-05-27 17:50
I don't know what u are trying to say
2020-05-28 08:58
#71
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
EZ
2020-05-27 17:45
#73
World Kobs 
both these teams are so bad right now, very ugly cs they play
2020-05-27 17:48
#76
 | 
Australia aussie_billy 
flamie was not feeling it today)
2020-05-27 17:56
looks like Apex didn't felt it too
2020-05-27 19:19
Zywoo vs 9 Electronic carrying simple once again...
2020-05-27 17:58
No. Misuta was ok.
2020-05-27 18:11
That's true tho Unfortunately shox was shit, he was good the last matches of Road to Rio
2020-05-27 20:21
#110
 | 
Russia ToughGuy 
first time since ice challenge actually
2020-05-28 00:02
#162
 | 
Brazil arunino 
"carrying" LMAO so if S1mple doesn't make his usual +30 +40 k/d then he is "carried"? pathetic haters of s1mple
2020-05-28 13:57
#78
 | 
Croatia Netkov 
I could not watch it but good job NaVi!
2020-05-27 18:00
Expected winnage by superPROS!
2020-05-27 18:14
#85
 | 
United States Night0k0k 
The match was fixed blyat
2020-05-27 18:42
#91
 | 
China CantBanMe 
ggwp! hbd shox
2020-05-27 19:03
Perfecto actually played all 3 maps decently wot?
2020-05-27 20:02
Had to step up when s1mple doesn't carry as usually ans it's already 4vs5 because of BOT flamie.
2020-05-28 00:03
By your retarded logic it was 1v4 cuz 4 Vita players had negative K/D
2020-05-28 08:08
No bro this time flamie played bad check ct demo
2020-05-28 08:56
Name doesn't check out. Learn some manners mb?
2020-06-11 22:17
you said player of top 3 team is "bot" and now you're talking about manners. I didn't insult any person, and u did.
2020-06-11 23:07
"bot" isn't an insult and related only to his performance, not personality.
2020-06-12 09:17
You didn't say "flamie played like a bot", you said that Flamie personally is a bot, dont change the meaning of your statement. While I didn't say nothing about you personally, I said only about your opinion. Vi ne pravi, uvazhaemiy
2020-06-12 09:21
Calling player a "bot" has nothing to do with his personality and obviously related to his in-game performance only. If I said something like "flamie played like a retard" then it would be an insult and it would be about his personality. Stop taking shit out of your ass please.
2020-06-12 09:34
Free ZywOo
2020-05-27 20:18
yes sign him for 5 years and bench him.
2020-05-28 00:07
#101
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
nice match
2020-05-27 23:02
s1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>>> zywh0 NaVi >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Vitality
2020-05-28 00:10
+1
2020-05-28 02:13
+1
2020-05-28 07:44
#161
 | 
Brazil arunino 
+1 s1mple the real top1, numba 1 in the name, numba 1 in the game.
2020-05-28 13:56
#138
 | 
Russia Thfthf 
once again zywoo has better stats than 9 another players but his team still lost
2020-05-28 03:33
ZyWhoOOOooOO? DONT FUCK WITH SASHA
2020-05-28 07:44
#148
 | 
Croatia cLutcheR7 
God s1mple
2020-05-28 08:06
#165
 | 
Brazil arunino 
GODple GOD1mple aka true top1 of the World and GOAT
2020-05-28 13:59
GG electronic is back finally
2020-05-28 09:00
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.