Virtus.pro remain undefeated in IEM New York CIS with win over NAVI

Alexey "⁠qikert⁠" Golubev's squad has extended their win streak across multiple competitions to 11 series and look set for a playoff spot in IEM New York CIS.

Virtus.pro took down the #1 team in the region, Natus Vincere, in impressive fashion in their third IEM New York CIS group stage match. Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali's team had solid leads going into the second halves of both Inferno and Overpass, and denied the comeback attempts from Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy's troops to close it 2-0.

Ahead of the game, the CIS rivals played just two matches against each other this year, with one win on each side's tally. Ranking-wise big underdogs, Virtus.pro (#27) proved too much to handle for Natus Vincere (#3), securing their biggest win since the return of Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov to the lineup.

With three wins from three matches and forZe and Cyber Legacy left to play, Virtus.pro seem like a lock-in for the playoffs of the CIS RMR event, but will hope to go flawless and confirm the semi-final spot.

qikert was the big impact player for Virtus.pro

A 2-0 start for Natus Vincere on Inferno was quickly turned over by Virtus.pro, who built their success on Banana dominance. The score was 7-3 in the favor of the CIS mixture when Jame clutched a 1v3 on B, but qikert was the brightest star as Virtus.pro took a 10-5 half time lead.

Natus Vincere shrugged off the mid aggression in the second half pistol and started their comeback as T, but weren't able to catch up. At 11-10, Virtus.pro tied two key rounds together and closed out the map after an unfortunately timed Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev techical issue, 16-11.

Overpass, the pick of Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov and co., followed a similar pattern early on, as Natus Vincere's good opening were cancelled out by Virtus.pro on the rifle rounds. At 6-4, Jame and qikert turned around a 2v4 to push their team forward, finishing the CT half 9-6.

A second-round force-buy enabled the comeback of Natus Vincere, winning six out of the first eight rounds, but losing another big advantage, this time a 5v2, spelled disaster for the Russian-Ukranian squad (13-12). Virtus.pro were near perfect from that point onward, closing out the series after Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev's ninth multikill of the map, 16-13.

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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 41 - 34 +7 82.5 1.15
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 39 - 38 +1 80.2 1.10
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 35 - 41 -6 70.1 0.93
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 35 - 43 -8 67.4 0.82
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 25 - 37 -12 49.0 0.73
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 44 - 35 +9 83.8 1.27
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 36 - 29 +7 63.0 1.13
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 38 - 40 -2 73.6 1.09
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' GaļinskisYEKINDAR 36 - 39 -3 72.2 1.07
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 36 - 35 +1 75.0 1.06
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
863
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
943
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1245
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
got cis'ed
2020-10-17 20:35
so much better than navi
2020-10-17 20:35
easiest 322 i guess
2020-10-17 20:45
Wrong game bro
2020-10-17 21:07
navi dno, played only simple need -4
2020-10-17 21:21
nah, -flamie the inconsistent bot and -boombI4 the useless, other 3 are fine get sdy and proper igl
2020-10-17 21:47
Got s0mple'd
2020-10-17 20:48
bruh
2020-10-17 20:35
S0mple
2020-10-17 20:35
+1
2020-10-17 20:48
#4
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Algeria Tari)))
expected
2020-10-17 20:35
Yep, only needed to kick adren (sorry adren)
2020-10-17 21:57
change the liquid in my name to VP and we're good
2020-10-18 06:31
Tru, but works like this aswell
2020-10-18 09:42
NaviKEKW
2020-10-17 20:36
VP is back
2020-10-17 20:36
+1 now officially
2020-10-17 21:45
#9
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
s0mple
2020-10-17 20:36
#10
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Poland PawelsSSS
Polish cs is back!! ohh wait...
2020-10-17 20:36
s0s0mple
2020-10-17 20:37
He earns lot's of money, fuks free rusky pusky, plays game, now he doesn't even try and go out every night, drinks and still get to screw your bets haha. Betting Navi in small tournaments that are online is just amatezr betting lul
2020-10-18 19:34
haha
2020-10-17 20:37
#13
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United States notawaffle
poggers
2020-10-17 20:37
s0mple was garbage today, couldn't hit a barn door with the awp
2020-10-17 20:37
+1 Like always
2020-10-17 20:49
#15
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Russia 1hebest!
Jame Time)
2020-10-17 20:38
S0mple to valulrant
2020-10-17 20:38
#17
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Russia INNESOR
everyone knows that Navi cannot play against the CIS I haven't watched the match, but I think VP played great
2020-10-17 20:38
#102
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Europe AlL1n
Thay got consistently lucky along side with some demo work.
2020-10-18 12:31
VP top 10 soon
2020-10-17 20:38
s2mple noob
2020-10-17 20:38
s0mple pimple p0mple, what else to call it?
2020-10-17 20:38
s1mple_sumple_top1_s0mple
2020-10-17 20:41
s0mpl0
2020-10-17 20:52
s0mple, zero in his name, zero majors in this game
2020-10-17 20:45
4_finals_against_astralis_0_wins 10_majors_0_wins 2_major_finals_0_wins_and_0.6_average_rating ch0keple Tox0mple
2020-10-17 20:51
rekt
2020-10-17 20:56
Man his major finals didn't even count Been rekt by gla1ve with the monitor turned off in FACEIT isn't the worse He was rekt by TACO in 2016
2020-10-17 20:57
Noob2mple
2020-10-17 21:14
#21
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NAVI KEKW VP AND SPIRIT THE REAL CIS GIANTS AND HOPEFULLY THE FINAL OF THIS RMR EVENT.
2020-10-17 20:39
+1 this would be dope
2020-10-18 15:37
XD
2020-10-17 20:42
navi haters here XD nice kids
2020-10-17 20:42
welcome back in the real world tox1mple
2020-10-17 20:44
Its Jame Time
2020-10-17 20:46
s0mple you should keep baiting kekw
2020-10-17 20:47
Qikert > s0mple
2020-10-17 20:47
#35
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Hungary szia
s0competentteammates
2020-10-17 20:50
wow nice vp !
2020-10-17 20:52
#38
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Sweden ADAMAS_
NAVI in 2k20 KEKW
2020-10-17 20:52
top1 team for some months and top1-3 for some other
2020-10-17 21:02
simple has been terrible lately missed tons of crucial easy shots ..
2020-10-17 20:52
Watch his insta and get to know why very soon..
2020-10-18 19:36
wtf
2020-10-17 20:54
flashpoint team
2020-10-17 20:59
navi lul
2020-10-17 21:03
#49
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan
s1mple's second map is awful.
2020-10-17 21:03
#50
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Ukraine McSwell
90% comments about s1mple's +7 play (still pretty bad today), 0% comments about -8 electronic, who supposed to be 2nd star in team or even better then s1mple due to haters.
2020-10-17 21:06
s0mple - overrated toxic baiter electronic - good and humble player thats why
2020-10-17 21:15
But s1mple has changed into a nice human being. Hasnt he??
2020-10-17 23:03
So they say for how many years? Nevertheless, back in the spring there was scandal after scandal and everything with the participation of simple
2020-10-18 10:48
in Overpass electronic + and s1mple -
2020-10-17 21:23
#103
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Europe AlL1n
Elec has lost form in last half a year or so I guess child and bitching ungrateful wife is not helping to stay top rifler in the world.
2020-10-18 12:34
Qikert rejected navi offer to play with avangar(now vp) is the best decision he had ever to choose
2020-10-17 21:06
0/8
2020-10-17 21:08
Qikert want to join Navi but CEO of AVG and Jame don't want to let him go
2020-10-17 21:17
Oh wow, they won the one match against Na'Vi, what a great decision! But truth is VP is still trash in comparison with Na'Vi.
2020-10-17 21:19
year 0 Major
2020-10-17 21:24
VP won 0 quals in this year (except the Flashpoint qualifications), VP won 1/9 games on LAN. VP didn't even reached the play-off on big tournaments. One victory against Na'Vi changes nothing
2020-10-17 21:38
And in group stages lol
2020-10-17 22:07
True +1
2020-10-17 23:03
and you have 0 brain.
2020-10-18 00:15
0 major
2020-10-18 00:24
0 IQ nobody gives damn about this shit tournaments
2020-10-18 00:44
all your life you have been taught that you are nothing, therefore you literally pass on to others whit that word,,, now I want to try to go a little deeper ,,, hope you can follow that you tell people that they have no brain, say that you are low educated and are a child, that's fine enough I can accommodate you
2020-10-18 12:58
#95
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Kazakhstan Dosss
z
2020-10-18 02:11
you are a refugees in France,,,im right ?
2020-10-18 12:56
#104
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Europe AlL1n
Lol bot you must be new quiter was crying to hltv how he missed life time opportunity to join navi and it was not so long ago like 6 months or so.
2020-10-18 12:37
Ez for VP
2020-10-17 21:26
Virtus.Pro is looking good rn., I'm surprised by them, with small changes they might be even TOP 10 team. NaVi is showing a little bit of life left in them, overall the core of s1mple, electronic and Boombl4 can still make a great team together I think.
2020-10-17 21:29
Polish cs pog again
2020-10-17 21:30
#73
Jame | 
France t0l_
EZ 4 MY BOY JAME AND HIS CREW
2020-10-17 22:00
Told you guys Na Vi Sucks ass
2020-10-17 22:06
#77
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Denmark Menterx
Insert meme: "What year is this!?" :)
2020-10-17 22:12
Expected, s0mple malding
2020-10-17 22:25
So navi is out when they lose both matches xd Forze probably will destroy them. If navi loses to espada, then this team is dead
2020-10-17 22:33
Lul and after s0mple top1 over zywoo ? LuL LuL and LuL
2020-10-17 22:41
#96
mir | 
Russia M13F
2020-10-18 06:06
zywoo even when he lose he is still +19 at the end and what is the point you try to explain here ? because more and more i try to understand russians and more and more i lose some brain cells ps: s0mple baiter/exit fragger hahahah
2020-10-18 11:03
Wow two pro teams wow such amazings one is top 1 in rmr standings the other is unbeaten at iem still wooow what a world we live in such pro
2020-10-17 22:43
I didn’t think these guys would ever be good again but it seems like they are finally coming around
2020-10-17 23:05
VP is... back?
2020-10-17 23:41
#88
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United States v0m1t
jame>p1mple
2020-10-18 00:06
ALGA VP
2020-10-18 00:13
Remember, it’s a team game -- Qikert
2020-10-18 00:34
#105
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Europe AlL1n
To all of you who think vp is back afther wining countless games vs t4 teams and one match with huge luck and alot of prep vs navi. You know what? shut up.
2020-10-18 12:40
#108
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Kazakhstan 96kg
smoy spermu s lica
2020-10-18 14:24
#114
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Europe AlL1n
What is wrong with you underweight kid hmm?
2020-10-18 22:47
God jame
2020-10-19 19:38
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