G2 beat NAVI to move on to DreamHack Masters Spring upper final

The French team will take on the winner of tonight's series between FaZe and BIG for the first spot in the grand final.

G2 are the first team through to the upper bracket final following a close two-map series against Natus Vincere. In a high octane match between the current two best teams in the world, NAVI were made to pay the price for a series of mistakes, especially on Mirage, where they let the game slip through their grasp after losing a handful of rounds that should have been theirs, one of which because of a poorly-placed smoke that didn't cover the bomb plant.

The French team, who had hit on Monday their highest ever ranking since October 2017, were in control for large stretches of Dust2 despite solid displays from NAVI's heavy-hitters, who tried to keep the team in the game, but to no avail. G2 will move on to Wednesday's upper bracket final, facing either BIG or FaZe, while Natus Vincere will fight for their tournament life against the winner of the elimination match between fnatic and MAD Lions.

G2 took down the world No.1 in just two maps

Starting out on the CT side on Mirage, NAVI enjoyed a lively start as they romped to a 4-0 lead with ease. Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub then finally put G2 on the board with a trio of AWP kills to open up the A site, with Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković following that up with a 1v3 clutch in the next round. The French team's individual prowess and clutching ability proved the difference in the half as they picked up an 8-7 lead despite a poor showing from Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug, who had just two frags to his name.

NAVI came out of the break with real intent and chained four rounds together after another strong start. The CIS giants seemed to be in control of the game, but then a series of blunders, including two lost anti-ecos, led to a comeback from G2. The French team gradually took the upper hand and even hit map point at 15-13 before NAVI replied to force overtime.

The first set of extra rounds could not determine a winner as both teams won two rounds on the offense, with Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy keeping NAVI in it with a staggering 1v2 clutch on 4 HP and a key grenade in the final round. But there was no stopping G2 in the second overtime as the French team quickly put the game to bed after winning two rounds in either half.

François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay opened up the action on Dust2 with a spectacular 1v2 clutch on A with the bomb planted. G2 enjoyed a dominant start to the game, cruising to a 6-2 lead, before their momentum was halted by a 1v3 clutch from Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev. The Ukrainian prodigy, who had looked off the pace on Mirage, continued racking up frags as NAVI equalised the score at 6-6, but another anti-eco blunder from the CIS team turned the game on its head as G2 ended the half up by three following a late run.

Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov came to NAVI's rescue in the second half with a quad-kill in the pistol round, with the team riding that momentum to a 10-9 lead. Their respite was only brief, however, as G2 then took control of proceedings, with JaCkz putting the game away with a 1v2 clutch on the A site.

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 54 - 47 +7 90.9 1.26
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 51 - 51 0 84.7 1.08
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 44 - 41 +3 62.4 1.04
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 44 - 50 -6 68.2 1.01
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 45 - 47 -2 66.3 0.95
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 59 - 47 +12 82.4 1.20
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 47 - 49 -2 81.9 1.11
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 49 - 50 -1 81.2 1.06
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 45 - 47 -2 70.3 0.98
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 33 - 48 -15 59.2 0.80
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
927
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
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
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
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1727
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
EZ for the real best team in the world! Congratz G2 #1!
2020-06-09 21:15
S0mple definitely deserves top 1
2020-06-09 21:16
Ukraine s1mple 45 - 47 -2 70.3 0.98
2020-06-09 21:17
I am laughing! Finally, at least one bad match was found, right? Ukraine S1mple top1 2018; top2 2019
2020-06-09 21:31
TopKEK 2020
2020-06-10 01:22
#89
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Ukraine Zed97 
Hello De_mirage S1mple vs Mad Lions 2.77 Rating
2020-06-11 14:56
Ukraine s1mple 45 - 47 -2 70.3 0.98
2020-06-11 18:23
#91
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Ukraine Zed97 
Hello De_mirage S1mple vs Mad Lions 2.77 Rating
2020-06-11 18:51
2020-06-12 00:00
sosimple*
2020-06-10 12:11
I hope G2 wins DH
2020-06-09 21:16
Believe me, G2 can win nothing like road to rio / cs_summit 5 / IEM Katowice 2020 and so on, they always collapse at the grand final
2020-06-09 22:12
Hope they get past that curse this time
2020-06-09 22:15
No they choke
2020-06-09 23:51
they did
2020-06-14 19:11
+1
2020-06-14 19:14
Of course the did
2020-06-14 20:32
G2 disappointed you again
2020-06-14 19:14
G2 chokers men((((
2020-06-14 19:14
I thought BIG was the real top 1
2020-06-09 21:29
We have to beat G2 first
2020-06-09 21:29
#50
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Romania ViolentJ 
well, i hope u beat faze
2020-06-09 21:42
*We beat
2020-06-09 21:47
#54
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2020-06-09 21:46
SIMPLE WHERE ARE YOU???
2020-06-09 21:15
didn't play ALLO SASHA IGRAT' BUDEM?
2020-06-09 21:30
#3
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Finland viikeri 
lol nice #1
2020-06-09 21:15
#4
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Brazil Elias102_br 
EZ FOR THE REAL TOP 1
2020-06-09 21:15
so fucking ez
2020-06-09 21:15
#76
kennyS | 
Georgia NixuSs 
Eyy man I remember you from G2 play with pros XD
2020-06-09 23:52
#6
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Brazil Miguel777 
navi top 1?
2020-06-09 21:16
fluke onliners
2020-06-09 21:16
everything checks out
2020-06-09 21:17
lmao malding
2020-06-09 21:21
Say it without crying xddd
2020-06-09 21:25
Hahaha i knew you would say that is 16-12 on own map pick fluke??? S1mple ruined navi with shit decisions like buying solo ak then dying instantly haha he is not god always
2020-06-09 21:26
#51
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Romania ViolentJ 
i thought u died lol
2020-06-09 21:42
EZ4G2
2020-06-09 22:01
nt sam2k alt
2020-06-09 22:38
unluku maluko
2020-06-09 21:16
Ez for g2! +$480! Thx for money navi bettors :) You could see s0mple was trying really, really hard that last map to get 1.00+ rating and positive k/d Too bad he didn't manage to do it, even with all the baiting, exit- and ecofrags.
2020-06-09 21:18
#12
kennyS | 
Croatia buzeG2 
easy
2020-06-09 21:16
#13
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
LESGO G2
2020-06-09 21:16
#14
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Hungary subzera 
expected as fuck
2020-06-09 21:16
#15
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Russia EveryDayOk 
KENNYSEX #20 S0MPEL #1 NICE BAITER
2020-06-09 21:16
gg
2020-06-09 21:17
s0mple strikes again
2020-06-09 21:17
#21
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Hungary Glng 
#1 btw
2020-06-09 21:17
Expected from dota2 player s0mple
2020-06-09 21:17
#23
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
boombla started shitting the bed so hard as soon as the scene went online only
2020-06-09 21:18
#24
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Serbia LtN)) 
nexa the best igl
2020-06-09 21:18
#26
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Netherlands Sem0733 
Is G2 actually nr. 1 in the world without even winning anything? What are the days.
2020-06-09 21:19
#33
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France SpooceCooke 
well, it's not really about them having been better but you know how rankings work. when current points don't count from an event a while back the teams which lost form go down in rankings while the others that are doing fine, but not necessarily winning events go up. But who knows maybe if G2 win this event it'll be justified
2020-06-09 21:22
#52
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Romania ViolentJ 
without winning anything but since december only top 2 and 3 except EPL
2020-06-09 21:44
With way rankings are calculated they shouldn't matter at all
2020-06-09 22:45
i am navi fan, but g2 top 1 now)
2020-06-09 21:19
#28
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Bangladesh thug_doctor 
I think organizers should set the round timer to 30 seconds when NaVi play T side. No use of extra 1 min prolongation when they are gonna push at the very last seconds
2020-06-09 21:20
s0mple kkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-06-09 21:20
expected performance by Artour 's1mple' Babaev
2020-06-09 21:21
#34
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
EZ4G2
2020-06-09 21:23
wp g2
2020-06-09 21:25
#36
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France FanchD 
JaCkz sexy beast
2020-06-09 21:25
9 is the kill difference between G2's top to bottom. Such a good team. EZ4top1itw.
2020-06-09 21:27
#40
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan 
This is the match silences some s1mple fans who always cry that s1mple carries NaVi alone.
2020-06-09 21:28
lol i think its first time in this year when simple somehow averaged less than 1.0 avg in a bo3
2020-06-09 21:37
G2 <3
2020-06-09 21:30
Unlucko maluko
2020-06-09 21:30
#53
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Romania ViolentJ 
GGs
2020-06-09 21:44
#59
HUNDEN | 
Poland Bidus 
Simple not topping the board. Not possible.
2020-06-09 22:03
imagine being fanboy of s0mple
2020-06-09 22:06
#61
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France FrenchCS 
s0mple is the problem.
2020-06-09 22:06
S1MPLE? PEOPLE!
2020-06-09 22:10
#66
s1mple | 
India P1^t0N 
Navi still chance but s1mple misses shots xD
2020-06-09 22:21
BIG is the real #1
2020-06-09 22:40
KEKW
2020-06-09 23:53
#70
OKAYYY | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh 
0.98 XXAXAXAXA
2020-06-09 22:48
#71
World Kobs 
kennys awp and so often last in stats.. zywoo insteed and g2 unbeatable
2020-06-09 22:54
#79
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
He played good on Dust2. Just was unlucky on Mirage. And ZywOo can't speak English, so kennyS fits G2 better, than ZywOo.
2020-06-10 00:09
s0mple
2020-06-09 23:05
#73
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Poland SebL 
G2 looks great. And NaVi just looks really bad atm.
2020-06-09 23:17
G2 is the real #1 !!!
2020-06-09 23:54
#87
ZywOo | 
France Asviix 
+1 (#FreeJamppi)
2020-06-10 12:14
Expected from the real no.1!
2020-06-10 00:13
#84
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India lemuig 
Insane mirage
2020-06-10 05:11
Kick KennyS!
2020-06-10 07:07
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