Natus Vincere defeat Spirit 2-0 to win WePlay! Clutch Island

Shaky form throughout the event didn't stop Natus Vincere from showing up big in the grand final of the WePlay! Clutch Island as they took a convincing 2-0 win over Spirit (16-9 Mirage, 16-9 Dust2).

The WePlay! Clutch Island grand final was the first match between the two highest-ranked CIS sides at the moment, with the four highest-rated players in the event facing off: Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov and Artem "⁠iDISBALANCE⁠" Egorov for Spirit and Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov for Natus Vincere.

The underdogs on the rise, Spirit, weren't able to repeat their ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS result by claiming the first place today, as their individuals fell flat against the regional powerhouse. In the end, Natus Vincere secured a comfortable 2-0 win to claim the victory and 2000 RMR points despite some unconvincing play throughout the event, which they kicked off with a loss to Gambit Youngsters.

Spirit started 2-0 on the CT side of Mirage, but Natus Vincere quickly showed why they picked the map as they edged out a couple of close rounds to start their streak. Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov, s1mple, and Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy were causing a lot of issues for Spirit, who were unable to secure a rifle round until round 14.

Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov's men won the last two of the half and brought the score from 14-4 to 14-9 with some good offensive play, but key frags from Boombl4 and Perfecto closed out the Mirage, 16-9.

NAVI secured much-needed RMR points by winning WePlay! Clutch Island

On Dust2, Spirit started off their offensive side with a five-round streak, before the double AWP came out for Natus Vincere and they went on to win seven out of the next nine rounds.

After an 8-7 half in favor of mir and co., Boombl4's men pulled into the lead with a 4-0 run, and at 13-9, Perfecto unlocked the A bombsite with three kills to break the back of Spirit. Natus Vincere reached 15 quickly, and just when it seemed like their opponents were going to put one on the board, s1mple came out big with a 1v2 clutch to finish the match, 16-9.

Matchpage
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28th June 2020
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Mirage
9
16
Dust2
9
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 38 - 24 +14 85.3 1.33
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 41 - 32 +9 84.6 1.23
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 38 - 28 +10 80.2 1.22
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 31 - 32 -1 66.8 1.06
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 28 - 31 -3 68.2 1.00
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 30 - 27 +3 59.8 1.07
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhevsdy 30 - 36 -6 77.4 1.02
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobievmagixx 33 - 38 -5 77.5 0.98
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 31 - 37 -6 75.9 0.90
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 23 - 39 -16 51.4 0.74

After a group stage exit in the first Major-qualifying event, ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS, Natus Vincere were in desperate need for a good placing in WePlay! Clutch Island, while Spirit and Virtus.pro have further bolstered their chances for a spot at the Major with a second and third-place finish, respectively.

WePlay! Clutch Island final standings:

1. Russia Natus Vincere - $15,000 + 2000 RMR Points
2. Russia Spirit - $10,000 + 1875 RMR Points
3. CIS Virtus.pro - $6,000 + 1750 RMR Points
4. Belarus Nemiga - $5,000 + 1625 RMR Points
5. Russia Espada - $4,500 + 1500 RMR Points
6. Russia Gambit Youngsters - $3,500 + 1375 RMR Points
7. Kazakhstan Winstrike - $3,000 + 1250 RMR Points
8. Russia Hard Legion - $3,000 + 1125 RMR Points

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
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 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
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 Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
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
So ez
2020-06-28 22:16
+1 <3
2020-06-29 04:19
#3
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Ukraine McSwell 
EZ final for best CIS and one of the best teams in the world, great teamwork today. Not much to say about s1mple, guy is just above anyone rn.
2020-06-28 22:16
imagine saying ez when all Na'Vi had to do was to win against some t3 teams lmao.
2020-06-28 22:18
Navi hater malding KEKW
2020-06-28 22:24
NaVi haters are so funny) Everyone who said that Spirit will ez win 2:0, now saying that Spirit is T3 trash. OMEGALUL
2020-06-28 22:52
Navi haters are retarded. Even s1mple ping 70 was not the problem for Navi
2020-06-28 23:18
1.33 Rating with ping 70 against ping 5 players.... NaVi haters feel bad today
2020-06-28 23:23
I never said Spirit will ez win 2:0 lmao, what are you on?
2020-06-28 23:32
except zywoo
2020-06-28 22:30
Who ? Onlinewh0oO0 ?
2020-06-28 23:02
you know who, the guy who got 1# 2019 instead of s0mple
2020-06-28 23:33
Oh that fatty who got a fluke top1 getting 0.04 rating more whilst playing AWP ?
2020-06-28 23:58
I think he is talking about awp abuser momwh0
2020-06-29 04:18
Lmao rekt
2020-06-29 07:36
+1
2020-06-29 04:19
#4
Boo | 
France mbl4 
From 0-1 and almost lose in groups to win the RMR tournament POG
2020-06-28 22:16
EZ 4 NAVI LET'S GO RIO MAJOR
2020-06-28 22:16
+1
2020-06-29 04:17
EZ4S1MPLE TOP 1 OF 2020
2020-06-28 22:16
+1
2020-06-29 04:17
NAVI 5 WINS IN A ROW WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
2020-06-28 22:16
EZ
2020-06-29 04:18
best team in csgo history as far as potential go
2020-06-28 22:16
nice fakeflag
2020-06-28 22:30
he thought that french flag is russian flag 100% facts
2020-06-28 22:37
#11
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Greece Noocklas 
so ezz
2020-06-28 22:17
agreed bro
2020-06-29 04:18
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Spirit at top of the Major points now , ez
2020-06-28 22:17
At 3rd rmr it will be changed
2020-06-28 22:19
#32
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
no 3 day yet mens ?
2020-06-28 22:23
No mens, no))) but you disappointed me tbh
2020-06-28 22:52
#73
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Y tho
2020-06-28 22:54
Today when we were talking about spirit and vp (not right now tho)
2020-06-28 22:56
#83
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
What got you disappointed
2020-06-28 23:28
You overrated mir by some word , you know
2020-06-28 23:45
#125
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
That was just a joke mens, I obviously didn't meant that. Game got me excited.
2020-06-29 04:58
Ok mens)))
2020-06-29 05:00
#127
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Mens))
2020-06-29 05:06
who cares m8,navi proved that they are N1 in CIS
2020-06-28 22:19
#34
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
good for them
2020-06-28 22:23
+1,good that navi find out how to play online
2020-06-28 22:24
OMEGALUL
2020-06-29 09:40
And? At this time its mine nothing, because of 99% Na'vi, Spirit and VP will go to major, last 2 spots will be determined at last qualifying.
2020-06-28 22:27
#88
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
It's just not about qualifying , its also about qualifying for what stage, top 2 get the Legend while 3 don't and end up in inferior stages.
2020-06-28 23:36
Spirit better than navi they said
2020-06-28 22:17
Ez4natusimplere
2020-06-28 22:18
+1 ez 4 goat team and goat player :)
2020-06-29 04:17
#23
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Russia ToughGuy 
expected tbh
2020-06-28 22:19
+1
2020-06-29 04:16
#24
Xyp9x | 
Russia Ypp1 
EZ for the best player in the world and his team!
2020-06-28 22:20
they were not playing this tournament i believe
2020-06-28 22:31
Yeah that fluke fatty is busy padding his stats against North and Heroic :)
2020-06-28 23:03
you should change your nickname nobody can take you seriously now
2020-06-28 23:32
Who ? Delusional momwh0o fanboys ? Seriously, but when were you relevant again ?
2020-06-28 23:59
delusional
2020-06-29 01:28
U got rekt lmao
2020-06-29 07:37
+1
2020-06-29 04:15
#26
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Russia slayfix1 
Go go navi
2020-06-28 22:22
+1 #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI
2020-06-29 04:16
#30
JW | 
Norway mens))))))) 
expected
2020-06-28 22:22
+1
2020-06-29 04:20
#44
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Hungary subzera 
congrats on beating the #18 team, good job !
2020-06-28 22:28
#52
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Croatia Netkov 
Thanks!
2020-06-28 22:31
Thanks Hope to see a team from your country break into top 30 one day.
2020-06-29 04:15
Rekt lmao
2020-06-29 07:38
ez
2020-06-29 08:26
spirit was on another level from past few matches
2020-06-29 07:03
#45
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India lemuig 
Wp Happy perfecto is going godfecto lately
2020-06-28 22:29
+1 Godfecto playing insane
2020-06-29 04:14
+1
2020-06-29 07:38
such struggle against cis scene
2020-06-28 22:31
Korea scene lul
2020-06-29 01:56
korea scene kekw
2020-06-29 04:14
Rekt again +1
2020-06-29 07:38
Like they should, anyways wp wp
2020-06-28 22:34
+1
2020-06-29 04:14
#59
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
gg
2020-06-28 22:35
gg
2020-06-28 22:35
OMG this resuilt is never expected man how they could win this tournament xD wow btw; cs summit - top teams and winner 2000 RMR points we play - low tier teams and winner 2000 RMR points
2020-06-28 22:38
#66
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Russia ToughGuy 
top teams aka 1st and 3rd place in ranking are eliminated from tourney where teams like norph botsent and other tier 3 teams in playoffs :) Oh also bug clan and yeah its points for each region and not overall but since u are xantares fan its expected tbh
2020-06-28 22:40
sorry man I wanted to be funny
2020-06-28 22:45
wtf? you cant do that on hltv
2020-06-28 22:57
Nt
2020-06-29 04:14
D E S T R O Y E D
2020-06-29 04:13
turkish scene lul
2020-06-29 09:42
Meh. Spirit looked timid.
2020-06-28 22:45
Ez for godfecto
2020-06-28 22:53
+1
2020-06-29 04:13
S1mple least deaths again.
2020-06-28 23:06
nt irrelevant opinion
2020-06-29 04:13
That just shows how smart he is. He knows how to survive
2020-06-29 07:39
#81
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African Union mikecool 
ez
2020-06-28 23:24
#87
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Ukraine FGVM 
Good to see NaVi back where they belong, at the top of CIS
2020-06-28 23:33
+1
2020-06-29 04:12
#90
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Poland SebL 
I have no idea how this team works, like when I watch them play I feel like they are really bad. Maybe it's because of the teams that they have played against here, the only relevant one was Spirit, other pretty irrelevant. Idk., I just feel like they are really bad. Spirit is a reallly good team I feel like, good job to get to the final.
2020-06-28 23:47
Great team performance from the #1 team in the world.
2020-06-29 04:12
+1 #NAVINATION #SAM2KGOAT
2020-06-29 04:20
who cars
2020-06-29 04:15
me :)
2020-06-29 04:21
Too EZ NaVi best in the world
2020-06-29 05:09
+1
2020-06-29 08:28
#138
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Ukraine YUR4S 
in next time Spirit will win but s1mple best player in the world
2020-06-29 07:49
sure Kappa +1 for s1mple best player in the world
2020-06-29 08:27
#145
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Italy AlCapone1925 
Why this trash tournament gives so many rmr points? cis is a joke.
2020-06-30 14:28
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