Virtus.pro extend unbeaten streak with win over NAVI to reach IEM New York CIS grand final

Virtus.pro have booked their place in IEM New York CIS grand finals after dispatching Natus Vincere in two maps.

With a second consecutive victory over NAVI at IEM New York CIS, Virtus.pro not only extend their unbeaten run in the tournament but also increase their win streak across all competitions to 15 series, which dates back to mid-September. The Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali-led team will look to make it 16 against the winner of Nemiga and Spirit in Sunday's grand final, scheduled for 13:00 .

Individual brilliance from Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov saw Virtus.pro put together a near-flawless offence on Inferno to comeback from an uninspiring first half before the young star Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis stepped up to the plate on Mirage to lead his team to victory in a closely-contested map, while Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev recorded a 0.78-rated performance and struggled to find impact for NAVI throughout the series.

Virtus.pro are in red-hot form ahead of the grand finals

Natus Vincere kicked off the series at blistering pace on their opponent’s map pick of Inferno, bulldozing their way to a 7-1 lead off the back of several fast-paced site hits. Virtus.pro’s defence tightened up moving forward as YEKINDAR opened up the two following rounds with a triple kill and a double kill, respectively, to put his team in a position to increase their tally to three. The two teams locked horns in a back and forth for the remaining rounds of the half, with Jame and Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov both securing quad kill rounds for their sides as Natus Vincere headed into the break with a 10-5 advantage.

buster came alive once Virtus.pro swapped to the T side, wreaking havoc across the map with numerous multi-kills to rapidly tie up the score at 10-10. Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov and co. were unable to stabilise and hold off the attack aside from a solitary round as Virtus.pro continued their remarkable second-half dominance to claim a 16-11 victory.

VP successfully carried over the momentum from the previous map to lock down a 4-0 start on the CT side of Mirage. Two kills on the lurk from Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev helped put Natus Vincere’s first round on the board and an electronic 1v2 added another, but Jame’s troops hit straight back to extend their lead. NAVI regrouped to pick up the majority of the remaining rounds to prevent the scoreline from getting out of hand to chase a three-round deficit at the midway point.

A much-needed pistol went in favour of Natus Vincere followed by an Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy 1v3 clutch as the CTs encroached on VP’s lead, however, a Jame ace promptly flipped proceedings on its head as his squad gained a substantial economic advantage. With superior weapons available, Virtus.pro put the pedal to the metal to run over NAVI and reach series point, but Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy's side were not out just yet. Natus Vincere strung together six rounds with their final breath to take the map the distance, but YEKINDAR's 4K heroics in the last round of regulation pushed his side over the line.

Matchpage
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24th October 2020
16
Inferno
11
16
Mirage
14
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' GaļinskisYEKINDAR 48 - 37 +11 97.1 1.41
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 46 - 26 +20 73.8 1.31
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 46 - 39 +7 81.7 1.13
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 38 - 33 +5 74.3 1.04
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 23 - 38 -15 51.5 0.72
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 45 - 41 +4 81.3 1.11
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 43 - 45 -2 78.3 1.01
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 33 - 36 -3 64.3 0.96
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 27 - 42 -15 60.9 0.78
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 24 - 37 -13 50.0 0.73
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1456
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
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
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
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
easy, alga vp
2020-10-24 17:05
EZ for best team in CIS
2020-10-24 17:05
s0.78mple KKKKKKKKKKK
2020-10-24 17:05
3 replies
kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-24 22:51
Hahaha
2020-10-24 23:48
kkkk
2020-10-25 17:55
wp VP
2020-10-24 17:05
#7
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United States DervGuy
JAME TIME is back...?
2020-10-24 17:05
s1mple's rating reflects his impact that's a first
2020-10-24 17:05
JAME TIME.
2020-10-24 17:06
NaVi are already qualified for major. I don’t take this too seriously.
2020-10-24 17:06
1 reply
+1
2020-10-24 19:07
YEKING & JAME TIME.
2020-10-24 17:06
1 reply
+1
2020-10-24 19:17
VP_1_Major P0mple_0_major
2020-10-24 17:06
4 replies
That was old VP(original) who won the major not this one . I find it really funny comparing a team's major win against s1mple , It shows how impactful s1mple is
2020-10-24 19:09
3 replies
0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 "Impactful" OMEGALUL
2020-10-24 20:58
#82
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United Kingdom novaseer
but this VP is AVANGAR who reached the finals of the last major
2020-10-24 21:50
Avangar hello?
2020-10-25 02:17
s0mple 27-42 axaxaxaxaxa
2020-10-24 17:06
It’s YEKINDAR TIME
2020-10-24 17:06
#16
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-10-24 17:07
Jame > s0mple
2020-10-24 17:07
expected
2020-10-24 17:08
expected from the best cis team.
2020-10-24 17:09
#22
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Kazakhstan k4harman
ez4vp, as i said vp will win this tournament
2020-10-24 17:09
#23
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United States 1nsaneMe
S1mple wtf happened??? I am ready for all hate toxic posts. Come at me 😂😂
2020-10-24 17:11
ez4jame
2020-10-24 17:11
S1mple had 5 kills at round 20. He had one kill in the first pistol round. That means that he only got 4 kills in 19 rounds. I ain't hating but shit is going down when your IGL is carrying you. I think that Navi's psychologist and coach are going to have to do some serious work.
2020-10-24 17:18
1 reply
do navi even have a psychologist? The way they played against astralis in the final makes me think that they don't.
2020-10-24 20:30
fluke onliners
2020-10-24 17:17
2 replies
Be respecful , they was better today
2020-10-24 18:40
#75
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Kazakhstan garrin4a
sosambo men
2020-10-24 20:14
#29
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Pakistan LoOuU2
VP look scary af, I am scared for Team Spirit tbh.
2020-10-24 17:17
GODKINDAR styliiiiiiiiing
2020-10-24 17:18
bro tebe nado trenirovatsya...
2020-10-24 17:18
Yekindar >>> navi. Yekindar >>> Pimple Jame >>> navi 1vs5
2020-10-24 17:19
VP TOP1 CIS
2020-10-24 17:19
navi :D somple :D
2020-10-24 17:23
#35
nope | 
Finland zntei
yekindar top 1 2021
2020-10-24 17:25
Simple top 300
2020-10-24 17:27
#37
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Poland SebL
Virtus.Pro is looking insane rn., they are TOP 15 team for me atm. They can win the final no problem. NaVi is dead, changes are needed.
2020-10-24 17:30
5 replies
Team Spirit is very good team too
2020-10-24 17:36
1 reply
#39
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Poland SebL
Spirit is TOP 10 for me, insane team.
2020-10-24 17:38
No changes needed, NaVi already qualified for the major. So I don’t see the point. And NaVi we’re playing almost every round defaults cuz they have I hope tactics for blast premier fall series so they obviously won’t play them on a RMR event when they are already qualified for the Major
2020-10-24 18:31
2 replies
#78
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Poland SebL
If they default is that floppy then they are not a good team.
2020-10-24 20:39
There probably will be more RMR events as the next major probably is hella far away. Seeing that couple of other teams are close to NaVi points wise, I wouldnt be so sure
2020-10-24 21:03
Deserved
2020-10-24 17:38
F
2020-10-24 17:41
Good job!
2020-10-24 17:43
#44
6 | 
Europe k1otaN
S0mple 0.78 rating when he is not baiting Kekw
2020-10-24 17:44
2 replies
the problem is that he baited this match
2020-10-24 18:03
1 reply
#63
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United States 1nsaneMe
He was the first to die in almost every round.
2020-10-24 18:32
POGGERS!
2020-10-24 17:45
Wtf vp era?
2020-10-24 17:45
#47
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Europe cNap__
This match showed that how much Navi's game depends on s1mple. He could not perform well and Navi choked. S1mple is one of the best players in the world right now and everyone started to talk shit towards him due to one match underperforming. Just respect man, until when people expect him to save Navi's ass? Navi is not going to be the number one team in the world until they get rid of flamie. One more thing, the only way of developing CIS cs is strats, almost everyone has an insane aim but cannot play the team game.
2020-10-24 17:46
2 replies
Actually two in a row matches underperforming 🤭
2020-10-24 18:06
#64
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United States 1nsaneMe
Agreed. They all just be taking aim battles everywhere.
2020-10-24 18:33
qikert >>>>> navi
2020-10-24 17:46
Being NaVi fan is really hard!! :'(
2020-10-24 17:57
1 reply
#65
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United States 1nsaneMe
I feel you my indian brother :(
2020-10-24 18:34
#50
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Russia mshkoda
Not crucial for Navi at all: they have enough points for major slot, and now need to prepair to Blast with covid Perfecto
2020-10-24 17:57
new roster pls
2020-10-24 18:00
#52
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Europe Velurom
Virtus Pro is currently one of the best CIS teams, perhaps even better than Team Spirit.
2020-10-24 18:02
S0mple not even close to Top1 lul
2020-10-24 18:02
Who care about tier 3 ?
2020-10-24 18:03
VP CIS top 1
2020-10-24 18:03
can they beat nip win streak?
2020-10-24 18:05
1 reply
CS in 2012-2015 lul
2020-10-24 23:31
#59
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Romania SoooS1cK
So many mediocre players are top class now when playing from home. GLHF!!!
2020-10-24 18:10
KEKW
2020-10-24 18:12
#61
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Brazil v0m1t
so ez.
2020-10-24 18:27
Thats cool. Was starting to miss these guys!
2020-10-24 18:34
SANJI playing with just kevlar and CZ still better than s1mple lul
2020-10-24 18:34
1 reply
1/3 of the kills SANJI got today were from mp9/mac10 lol hltv.org/stats/players/weapon/11716/SANJ..
2020-10-24 19:12
#73
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World Beard43
Wow! In their first game vs K23 I was far from convinced by VP but they've gone on to smash it. Well played!
2020-10-24 19:33
Sanji is god of smg!!!
2020-10-24 19:38
roflmao 😂😂😂😂👌👌👌
2020-10-24 20:37
s1mple wtf??????
2020-10-24 22:48
As expected
2020-10-24 23:48
#91
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Finland dvlx
Jame time is on now
2020-10-25 00:09
Go go go
2020-10-25 00:22
#93
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Brazil parrud0www
Navi never won a CIS event
2020-10-25 02:20
virou freguês Jame>S0mple Yekindar>electr0nic Buster>b00mbl4 qikert>fl0mie sanji>defect0
2020-10-25 02:18
2 replies
#96
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
Buster no igl Jame > botmbla
2020-10-25 02:47
1 reply
buster no awp jametime>s0mple
2020-10-25 03:03
#98
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United Kingdom NiP-dTm-
Very nice by VP
2020-10-25 03:41
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THEY STILL REFER SIMPLE AS WORLDS BEST COUNTER-STRIKE PLAYER. ARE YOU FOOOKIN' KIDDING ME? STFU AND GTFO!
2020-10-25 13:57
losing to virtus.pro in 2020 rofl
2020-10-25 18:27
K23 end VP's streak.
2020-11-02 15:18
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