NAVI survive Nemiga scare; Virtus.pro overcome Spirit in WePlay! Clutch Island

Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro will meet in the upper-bracket final of the summer CIS Regional Major Ranking event after securing wins over Nemiga and Spirit, respectively.

Both matches of the day were thrillers, with Natus Vincere starting it off with a hard-fought victory over Nemiga. It was much needed win for Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and co., seeing their lack of Major-qualifying points following a group stage exit in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS. Following that, Virtus.pro took down Spirit 2-1 after losing their own map pick, Dust2, with Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev topping the scoreboard with a 1.31 series rating. Nemiga and Spirit are not eliminated, however, as they will be fighting for their tournament lives in the lower bracket.

The Belarusian side Nemiga grabbed a strong lead early into their Terrorist side on Inferno, 11-1, before Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov helped his team recover with an ace, which saw Natus Vincere secure four before switching to the offense. s1mple led the way as they mounted a comeback as Ts, getting just two rounds away from equalizing at 13-11, but then their executes hit a brick wall three rounds in a row, seeing Nemiga claim the map.

Natus Vincere managed an unconvincing win over Nemiga

s1mple's quiet CT side on Dust2 saw Natus Vincere struggle to establish a foothold in the first half of their map pick, seeing the back-and-forth edge into Nemiga's favor before the switch (8-7). Despite the Belarusian team's pistol round win, Natus Vincere remained competitive in the second half and the score was equalized, 11-11. From that point onward, however, Nemiga was better in late-round situations to reach match point, but their opponents held on to force overtime. After two sets of added rounds, Natus Vincere edged out the victory, pushing the series to the third map.

On Nuke, Natus Vincere started furiously, going up 8-0 as electronic stood out, before their run was stopped by Anton "⁠speed4k⁠" Titov's triple. Nemiga then won all but one round before the end of the half (9-6), but Natus Vincere's strong CT side saw them regain their confident lead (14-6). The game seemed all but over, but then the CIS powerhouse crumbled as Nemiga made the comeback to force overtime. It was all for nothing in the end, as Natus Vincere managed to steal away the victory, 19-16.

Matchpage
1
2
26th June 2020
16
Inferno
11
20
Dust2
22
16
Nuke
19
 Nemiga K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Anton 'speed4k' Titovspeed4k 86 - 59 +27 73.7 1.25
Belarus Igor 'lollipop21k' Solodkovlollipop21k 77 - 69 +8 75.9 1.15
Belarus Aleksandr 'mds' Rubetsmds 60 - 71 -11 69.5 0.96
Estonia Rassim 'Jyo' ValijevJyo 55 - 74 -19 66.9 0.90
Belarus Anton 'boX' BurkoboX 55 - 73 -18 70.3 0.89
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 78 - 69 +9 84.3 1.23
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 78 - 61 +17 79.7 1.19
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 72 - 59 +13 66.4 1.12
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 58 - 66 -8 64.9 0.97
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 60 - 78 -18 71.4 0.96

Virtus.pro and Spirit faced off on Dust2 first, where Spirit looked comfortable to start of their CT side. Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev's squad figured out their opponents' weaknesses in the second part of the half, edging back to 7-8, and the game was an open one from that point onward, with two teams neck-in-neck (11-11). Then, in the final strech, Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov and Artem "⁠iDISBALANCE⁠" Egorov combined for key kills to help Spirit close it out, 16-13.

After losing their map pick, Virtus.pro showed up strong on Mirage, establishing themselves on the CT side after some force-buy back and forth early on. Spirit managed to bounce back into the lead shortly, but the double AWP on Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis and Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali allowed them to secure an 8-7 for the half. With the YEKINDAR, Jame, and SANJI all in great form, Virtus.pro ran away with the second half, taking a decisive 16-9 victory.

Inferno followed, where Spirit took a 7-1 lead to start it off, but Virtus.pro managed to retain composure and make a comeback, finishing the T-side just one round behind. Spirit then won the second pistol, but a force-buy B stack from SANJI and co. allowed his team to take control of the half and win the map 16-10.

Matchpage
2
1
26th June 2020
13
Dust2
16
16
Mirage
9
16
Inferno
10
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 72 - 51 +21 89.9 1.30
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 59 - 48 +11 80.0 1.21
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' GaļinskisYEKINDAR 59 - 53 +6 88.3 1.19
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 45 - 45 0 55.9 0.95
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 42 - 49 -7 58.6 0.89
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 70 - 47 +23 84.9 1.36
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 50 - 60 -10 73.8 0.95
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhevsdy 39 - 56 -17 64.7 0.86
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 47 - 59 -12 65.3 0.86
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobievmagixx 39 - 57 -18 49.8 0.73
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Russia Anton 'speed4k' Titov
Anton 'speed4k' Titov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
477
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
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
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
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
Navi fluke win
2020-06-26 22:57
60-78. Respect boombla for smoking the whole game.
2020-06-26 22:59
Boomych went for you, baghet
2020-06-26 23:18
He'll smoke with me, nt russo.
2020-06-26 23:19
Is he your friend tho
2020-06-26 23:20
Yes we smoke big blunts with him.
2020-06-26 23:34
I will said that to your parents, they will beat shit from you. Underaged 17 year old kid (you) smokes with boombl4 and your parents dont know about this, what a badass
2020-06-27 00:32
First of all - my parents know that I smoke a long time ago. Second - I'm 18, so I'm free to. Nt.
2020-06-27 10:13
"My parents know that I smoke a long time ago" "I am 18" If you said you started to smoke a long time ago, you was under 18 0/8 I wont fall any if your baits
2020-06-27 15:25
My point is that they know it already, and your snitching is useless. Also I'm 18 and don't live with them anymore, so they won't pay attention to that.
2020-06-30 23:35
You are so easy to trigger, I did not even try to.I can bet 600 rubles that you you was inventing that answer 4 days
2020-07-01 00:04
I just saw notification going on that acc after 4 days of ban, and said what I would usually answer, you didn't any trigger me.
2020-07-01 08:15
0/8 go to cry to another place, by the way I said you triggered yourself.
2020-07-04 13:06
Ok, ccl tbh.
2020-07-04 13:16
Id smoke with him tbh
2020-06-27 00:55
0-3
2020-06-26 23:44
Furia talks about fluke kkkkk
2020-06-26 23:15
OOOF bro calm down
2020-06-26 23:20
name doesnt checks out
2020-06-26 23:19
+1
2020-06-26 23:21
name doesn't check out
2020-06-27 02:24
you ain't lying tho
2020-06-27 02:24
navi lucky
2020-06-26 22:58
Nt
2020-06-26 23:20
#3
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United Kingdom alcazar4 
sanji god
2020-06-26 22:58
NaVi barely scraps a win over t4 garbage Such a shame
2020-06-26 22:59
#59
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India lemuig 
Why don't you consider that t4 garbage to t1 onliners call them on LAN vs navi I bet they go out in 16-single digit fashion
2020-06-27 05:29
#8
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United Kingdom whatacliche 
Na'vi flukers
2020-06-26 22:59
mouz ahahahahahahahahahaha
2020-06-26 23:19
+111
2020-06-27 08:13
#83
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Ukraine StupidPro1337 
mouz no participating on major of this year. NaVi will pass while you can only cry and dream about your team getting into major. Twice lost in groups on qualifiers.
2020-06-27 14:21
#9
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Kazakhstan justnuros 
kick AdreN pls
2020-06-26 23:00
no
2020-06-27 08:11
Yeah he's washed up
2020-06-27 08:13
guy who made this team reach a major final
2020-06-27 08:14
AdreN is old he should be a coach at this point +buster and ez major lmao
2020-06-27 13:31
#84
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Ukraine StupidPro1337 
Too bad he is not the same as the one who were on major.
2020-06-27 14:22
True
2020-06-28 16:02
#88
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
Kick the captain?... you realy dont understand what he puts in this team...
2020-06-27 15:12
#97
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Kazakhstan justnuros 
Jame iGL,and sanji better than AdreN for Buster return
2020-06-27 16:18
#11
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Switzerland x676 
keep smoking boombl4
2020-06-26 23:00
#12
zorte | 
CIS ye6ok 
nemiga top 10 next year if they keep growing
2020-06-26 23:00
#60
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India lemuig 
I dont think that cus after the scene switches to LAN they will drop off again as expected
2020-06-27 05:30
Yekindar addition has built up heavy consistency in vp
2020-06-26 23:01
Positive trend from the beginning. I wonder where their peak Will be :) defenetely an impactful player
2020-06-26 23:03
now -botdren and +buster and this vp roster can be a threat
2020-06-26 23:12
#91
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
Stop with -adren ... this guy is the captain and vring more thab anyone in this team. Only hltv users like you see that by k/d stats
2020-06-27 15:13
#15
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United States the_hitman 
VP is back
2020-06-26 23:01
Navi need to get their shit together. Even for online cs these close games vs teams they should be stomping are unacceptable.
2020-06-26 23:01
#85
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Ukraine StupidPro1337 
NaVi bad against CIS, because they not playing against them most of the time.
2020-06-27 14:23
S1mple didn't play good on nuke, I almost had a heart attack when I saw nemiga coming back from the game, we went to ot, and then win... Jesus
2020-06-26 23:01
Thanks to electronic, without him they woulda lost nuke
2020-06-27 08:14
#18
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Portugal CrappyJayPee 
What a scare
2020-06-26 23:03
GOD SANJI
2020-06-26 23:03
#21
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Europe Tomgra 
I watched the Nuke, they almost lost bc of S1mple constant agression with AWP as CT. He struggled to make kills, so he just started to look for them. That's why the NaVi had so much trouble in winning rounds after securing 14-6 score. No S1mple (even with electronic carrying instead with 36k) = no win for NaVi
2020-06-26 23:04
S1mple is the heart of this team
2020-06-26 23:42
#54
Zeus | 
Ukraine witalikys 
0/8
2020-06-27 01:43
U cant deny that.
2020-06-27 08:14
#73
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Europe Tomgra 
Yes he is, but he lacked to make kills on Nuke and that's why NaVi had so much problems winning this map. You see, this team is so dependent on him, that when he has worse day, the team struggles to win.
2020-06-27 09:54
That's why I say, No s1mple - no NaVi
2020-06-27 11:03
#77
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Europe Tomgra 
No, you are wrong. If they would change S1mple for someone else, this team would finally have chance to become good team. The problem of the team is that Boomb4 and Flamie are told to play for S1mple. They have to drop him deagle in Eco rounds, and they don't have enough money to buy m4. Such situation isn't good for the whole team
2020-06-27 13:26
But with this D'eagle s1mple can be better than Boombl4 with m4 and save all round. We should wait and see how NaVi will play on next LAN (It may be Cologne) and then make consequences
2020-06-27 14:01
#95
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Europe Tomgra 
Well, as I said, I watched whole Nuke and S1mple with his deagle made 0 kills twice (and another one round 1 kill only)
2020-06-27 15:45
If s1mple had a bad day yesterday, it doesn't mean that he is a bad player. I watched a lot of NaVi games and saw a lot of moments when s1mple saves all round by his own
2020-06-27 15:54
#99
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Europe Tomgra 
I don't mean, that he is bad. He is world's best player. Just I think that NaVi is kinda "addicted". This match just showed, that without S1mple they struggle to win. And such "addiction" is not healthy.
2020-06-27 20:46
#22
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India aj0102 
Author, it was Yekindar, Qikert and Sanji who performed on Mirage... not Yekindar, Jame* and Sanji
2020-06-26 23:08
Good job boys.
2020-06-26 23:19
gg
2020-06-26 23:19
NaVi online struggling against tier5 teams NaVi on LAN smashing Astralis Liquid G2 2020 is so joke
2020-06-26 23:20
+1, 2020 is the worst year of 21st century
2020-06-26 23:46
not joke navi lan team and always bad in online
2020-06-26 23:48
#92
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
Or maybe navi just bad rn
2020-06-27 15:15
Navi looks scary. But not i a way we usually use this sentence. Virtus pro looks actually better then before with yekindar.
2020-06-26 23:31
Navi lucky with this one, team Nemo or whatever almost had them beat. I always enjoy watching two teir 3 teams go head to head
2020-06-26 23:57
U should've really enjoyed the recent faze vs big match then
2020-06-27 06:15
#87
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Ukraine StupidPro1337 
Well, it's not that bad as NaVi vs Hard Legion...
2020-06-27 14:25
+1
2020-06-27 15:13
Yeah big are playing great rn, crushing everyone. Not sad faze lost to them, it was deserved. Hard legion #1 Syman #2 Vp #3 Navi #4 Xaxaxaaxa
2020-06-27 15:13
Electronic saves the day again
2020-06-27 00:12
"NAVI SURVIVE NEMIGA" :DDD
2020-06-27 00:25
S0mple got carried by flamedogger again
2020-06-27 00:27
Again??? When was the last time flamie was important?? Oh yeah 2 years ago!!
2020-06-27 08:16
#53
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Poland SebL 
NaVi have won this game, but jesus they are looking really bad atm. Their results aren't bad, but look at the team they are facing, Nemiga, Gambit Younsgsters, Hard Legion, it's not to big of a success to beat such teams. Really bad team for me. Virtus.Pro seem to lack some good support player, and overall they are really bad. Their recent results have been looking good, but again, teams they are facing are : Gambit Youngsters, Hard Legion, GODSENT, not really a success to beat such teams. Only this win against Spirit looks good, but it was close and a couple days ago they lost to Spirit so it's a really bad team for me. Nemiga althrough they lost this game, I think they are looking really good. Same with Spirit, althrough they lost I tink they are looking really good.
2020-06-27 01:33
-boombitch +zeus
2020-06-27 02:25
#58
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu 
sanji bruh
2020-06-27 03:48
Another brilliant win from Natus Vincere!
2020-06-27 05:32
Wtf unexpected lol You won a bet on them, thats for sure, otherwise you wouldnt poop that comment imo
2020-06-27 06:25
:stare: I don't bet, that was sarcasm :stare:
2020-06-27 06:44
Sarcasm in what way?
2020-06-27 06:46
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