Natus Vincere defeat Gambit to set up IEM New York CIS semi-final bout against Virtus.pro

Natus Vincere will get to rematch Virtus.pro in the IEM New York CIS semi-finals after defeating Gambit in a two-map quarter-final series.

Natus Vincere and Gambit faced off in the first IEM New York CIS quarter-final match after the former’s rocky group stage performances landed them in third place of Group A following losses to Virtus.pro and forZe. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and company didn’t fret in their first playoff match, however, defeating the recently promoted Gambit squad, Group B's second seed, in a two-map series on Train (16-12) and Overpass (16-11).

This quarter-final victory sets Natus Vincere up against a red-hot Virtus.pro, a team they lost to in the group stage and will be eager to take revenge on in the playoffs. VP will be no easy target, though, as Alexey "⁠qikert⁠" Golubev and company are not only undefeated in the ongoing IEM New York CIS tournament, but are also on a 14-series win streak dating all the way back to mid-September.

NAVI will face VP next in the IEM New York CIS semi-finals

Natus Vincere opened up Train with a fast B play on the attacking side, winning the first round of the series as Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov clutched a 1vs2 afterplant situation. Gambit then retaliated on the forcebuy, going up 3-1 ahead of the first gun round, which they won to make it 4-1. s1mple and company brought it back to a tie with guns in play, shifting momentum on the often less favored Terrorist side, winning it 8-7.

NAVI increased their lead securing the second pistol round and hit double digits, 10-7, before Gambit won their first round with AKs. They then took control on the defending side increasing their lead to 14, and although Gambit made a last ditch attempt to come back by winning four rounds in a row, it wasn’t enough to turn the tides of the map, which ended 16-12.

Gambit were able to get the early lead on the attacking side of Overpass, their map pick, but were stopped by a forcebuy in the second round after which NAVI started to run away in the early stage of the map, 5-1. Gambit brought it back to a tie by the tenth round with Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov leading the way on the scoreboard. The two teams remained tied after two more rounds, 6-6, but Natus Vincere plowed through to the end, taking a 9-6 lead at the half.

Gambit won the second pistol round and were en route to tie things up, but a 1vs2 clutch by electronic in the first gun round kept his team ahead, 10-8. Natus Vincere didn’t slow down after that, setting the pace reaching a 13-8 lead before Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov and Ax1Le dismantled the attackers for the first time since the early rounds of the half. Gambit then hit double digits, but were quickly laid to rest as NAVI cruised to a 16-11 victory to close out the map and series, proceeding to the next round of the IEM New York CIS playoffs.

Matchpage
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Overpass
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 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 53 - 36 +17 87.4 1.29
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 37 - 37 0 83.1 1.16
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 36 - 34 +2 59.2 1.04
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 34 - 38 -4 66.7 0.98
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 30 - 32 -2 66.7 0.98
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' RykhtorovAx1Le 49 - 37 +12 87.3 1.26
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 38 - 38 0 80.1 1.07
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolovsh1ro 33 - 37 -4 72.7 1.01
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushininterz 24 - 38 -14 57.4 0.81
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkovnafany 31 - 40 -9 60.3 0.80
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
839
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1024
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
606
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1277
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
#1
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Serbia el1teman
Ez navi
2020-10-23 16:30
11 replies
#23
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United States ShawnM
gambit deserved the win more navi is shit
2020-10-23 16:43
3 replies
If they deserved to win, then why didn't they win?
2020-10-23 16:48
lmao you guys make me laugh so much
2020-10-23 17:47
#73
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Serbia el1teman
Gambit can't even qualify for flashpoint lol
2020-10-23 18:17
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev 34 - 38 -4 66.7 0.98
2020-10-23 16:44
5 replies
nup
2020-10-23 16:48
0.56 POG
2020-10-23 17:03
-s1mple +ax1le
2020-10-23 17:04
1 reply
-Gambit +Navi
2020-10-23 17:27
#74
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Serbia el1teman
Didn't even need to try to get this ez win.
2020-10-23 18:17
+1
2020-10-23 16:44
wp to all
2020-10-23 16:30
electronic smurfing
2020-10-23 16:34
FINAL NAVI 3-0 SPIRIT SORRY FOR SPOILER
2020-10-23 16:31
2 replies
Your predictions have already made me 800$, thx
2020-10-23 16:33
1 reply
welcome
2020-10-23 16:37
#5
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Europe PiapA
kkkk
2020-10-23 16:31
#6
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
good game to both
2020-10-23 16:31
#7
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Brazil PaPum
S11111MPLEEEESSS BESTYYYY WORDDDYYYY
2020-10-23 16:31
Papatronic special And now navi wins the tourney
2020-10-23 16:31
8 replies
+1 #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI
2020-10-23 16:53
Wins cis turney, wow, what an achievement. No fays klan, no astralis, no G2, no complexity, no nip, etc kkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-23 19:03
6 replies
When will you realise its harder to win a derby All those tier 2-3-4 cis teams prepare for navi While navi dont care to watch them everytime Cus they are busy handling tier 1 EU Epl s12 is the proof So get your mind out of that fuck logic you made
2020-10-23 22:16
5 replies
How does simpols cum taste like?
2020-10-23 23:34
2 replies
#84
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United States 1nsaneMe
U tell me?? U seem to ignore all the facts just to hate like a low IQ kid. The other guy is stating the truth. Tier1 teams dont watch tier2 demos. Everyone can aim at high level. Strats and anti-strats make difference. If u dont watch ur opponent's demos, u cant hope to anti-strat them. Still navi's winning coz either s1mple or electronic drops 25+ kills!!
2020-10-24 00:36
1 reply
+1 Dont talk to him , he is the definition of what an idiot looks like when he has lost every argument
2020-10-24 06:07
#96
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Namibia doggc
They're busy studying how to lose to astralis?
2020-10-24 06:23
1 reply
hahaha very funny btw i do support OG they are my 2nd fav team
2020-10-24 12:25
Not EZ for s1mple this time
2020-10-23 16:32
6 replies
#13
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Ukraine McSwell
Agree. But makes each hater "baiting thread" useless from now.
2020-10-23 16:36
3 replies
NaVi still won, so his result is irrelevant, I think it's only for better Knowing s1mple, he will spend the whole night for training after this performance before the game against VP
2020-10-23 16:40
2 replies
Don't worry about hate thread. Just a off map for S1mple nothing else.
2020-10-23 16:45
1 reply
#85
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United States 1nsaneMe
Yeah he was highly impactful in train. Overpass is where everything went wrong for him. Happens to everyone once in a while
2020-10-24 00:36
lol nt It was so EZ for s1mple that instead of destroying then 1v5, he wanted others to warm up before semi finals and finals.
2020-10-23 16:53
1 reply
#86
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1 lmao
2020-10-24 00:37
0.98 Rating sOmple LUL
2020-10-23 16:32
Expected by super pros from navi hltv.org/news/30479/navi-lead-blast-rank..
2020-10-23 16:34
s1mple -4 LMFAO
2020-10-23 16:36
3 replies
nt no scene s1mple giving others chance to warmup before semi finals and finals.
2020-10-23 16:44
2 replies
for sure men))) s1mple died every round just to make haters shut the hell up
2020-10-23 18:52
#80
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Ukraine I_like_CPP
So if he is from Georgia, he can't comment Simple's performance???
2020-10-23 19:44
#16
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Brazil hugoooo
Even when sh1ro goes negative, he does better than s1mple
2020-10-23 16:37
2 replies
And still remains a more inferior and worse player than s1mple :)
2020-10-23 17:29
1 reply
#87
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United States 1nsaneMe
Lol +1
2020-10-24 00:37
#17
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Russia ToughGuy
NaVi in playoffs = different NaVi so dont expect them to lose to VP
2020-10-23 16:38
4 replies
The closer NaVi is to the final, the better they start playing
2020-10-23 16:41
2 replies
+1 Slow starters but strong finishers
2020-10-23 16:43
1 reply
#88
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1 indeed
2020-10-24 00:37
+1 NaVi don't mess around in playoffs. RIP VP and forze/Spirit
2020-10-23 16:43
EZ4NAVI
2020-10-23 16:42
gambot kids lmao. they can play lot bet or other tier5 tournament
2020-10-23 16:44
1 reply
+1 Gamb0t belongs in tier 5 events playing against polish teams.
2020-10-23 16:45
there this kid who write today ez gambit will win 2:0 Navi ? There are you now donky ?
2020-10-23 16:44
3 replies
haha i saw that too
2020-10-23 16:45
Very english from you men))
2020-10-23 16:47
#42
aizy | 
Denmark Gryde
haaah mennn
2020-10-23 17:03
gambit look so good against worse teams but always choke massively to similarly skilled or better teams
2020-10-23 16:48
2 replies
#67
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Europe AlL1n
Mmm similar skilled? T3 team vs t1 what the hell.
2020-10-23 18:04
1 reply
read the rest of the sentence
2020-10-23 18:05
#36
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Serbia LtN))
s1mple warmup game.
2020-10-23 16:48
2 replies
+1
2020-10-23 16:51
0.56 POG warmup
2020-10-23 18:23
#41
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Russia eles1ze
nt Ax1Le
2020-10-23 17:03
1 reply
#89
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1 dude's crazy. His 3k on train from t side was insane.
2020-10-24 00:38
#44
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United States Gonginator
Gambit probably could've won if they kept supra. That roster was so good with him.
2020-10-23 17:05
#45
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Lithuania KingOfPing
papatronic carry :D and simple below 1.0 rating, not see this everyday :D
2020-10-23 17:06
Ez 4 elec
2020-10-23 17:09
Good attempt by Gambit. Navi has much more playoff experience, and that showed. Gambit players are young and need such experience to learn to deal with pressure. VP are much stronger psychologically. I’m afraid Navi and S1mple in particular are out of form, and it’s going to be hard for them tomorrow. Top 4 for Navi is a good result considering their current form, it could have been much worse.
2020-10-23 17:17
1 reply
#90
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United States 1nsaneMe
Dont lose hope my friend. S1mple had one off game, only overpass.
2020-10-24 00:40
PAPAtronic
2020-10-23 17:23
ez for Virtus.bro
2020-10-23 17:26
1 reply
#51
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Portugal MCDOUG
+1
2020-10-23 17:28
EZ S1MPLE TOP 1
2020-10-23 17:28
#54
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Poland SebL
NaVi is showing a little bit of life left in them, overall the core of s1mple, electronic and Boombl4 can still make a good team together I think. They are going to most likely get destroyed by Virtus.Pro tho. Gambit is looking pretty good, I'm surprised by them, small changes and I think they can be a TOP 20 team.
2020-10-23 17:38
14 replies
vp is going to get destroyed nt
2020-10-23 17:53
9 replies
#58
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Poland SebL
No chance, they are looking insane atm., TOP 15 team for me.
2020-10-23 17:54
8 replies
navi is top 5 LUL
2020-10-23 17:54
7 replies
#62
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Poland SebL
They are not even close lul.
2020-10-23 17:56
6 replies
explain pls because navi has been getting consistent playoffs on every single tournament while havent won jack shit
2020-10-23 17:56
5 replies
#65
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Poland SebL
Yeah, they got to the playoffs of IEM New York CIS by beating Cyber Legacy, K23 and Espada, great achievement, Pro League they have beaten G2, who is really bad, Heroic, who aren't anything special team either, but it was unexpected that they win this game, OG and AGO who they just should beat, and BIG, who is really bad aswell, so basically the only not bad team they have beaten is Heroic, but it's not like they are something special either. And at Cologne they went out in groups, getting fucked up by Complexity, which is not a good result, and by NiP, not a good result aswell, so Idk. what are you talking about.
2020-10-23 18:01
4 replies
XAXAXAXAXAAX. By your logic every team is bad rn
2020-10-23 18:02
3 replies
#68
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Poland SebL
No. There are really good teams, like Astralis, FURIA etc.
2020-10-23 18:05
2 replies
still heroic and g2 are t1 teams no matter what you say
2020-10-23 18:06
1 reply
#72
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Poland SebL
Heroic might be, but G2 wtf.
2020-10-23 18:07
Natus Vincere is only playing agenst the low rantk team,,,
2020-10-23 17:53
3 replies
#59
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Poland SebL
And they are still losing to them.
2020-10-23 17:54
0/8
2020-10-23 17:55
#70
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Europe AlL1n
Like heroics.
2020-10-23 18:06
#64
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Russia mshkoda
Not convenient tournament for Navi before Blast, but pretty to see guys going further
2020-10-23 17:58
#76
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Australia lo0u
Geez, s1mple had his worst game of the year, but he was still tied with Flamie.
2020-10-23 18:34
1 reply
#91
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United States 1nsaneMe
Flamie always seem to sacrifice his ak47 or his money for s1mple. In train. He bought scout so that he can save money to buy awp for s1mple in next round. Dude is an ideal teammate each one of us wants in our team.
2020-10-24 00:42
First time I'm seeing S1mple in minus k/d ratio
2020-10-23 19:06
2 replies
#92
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United States 1nsaneMe
Yeah he had a bad overpass game. But he destroyed gambit in Train. But one bad game fucked his kd lol.
2020-10-24 00:43
1 reply
Exactly.. unnecessary aggression in early rounds in ovp and forced buys made his day worse
2020-10-24 05:41
gg
2020-10-24 00:02
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