NAVI take down G2 to reach IEM Beijing-Haidian grand final

The Russian-Ukrainian side defeated another big name in the playoffs of the event, earning a 2-1 victory in the semi-finals.

Natus Vincere were too big of a test for G2 in the IEM Beijing-Haidian playoffs as, after securing Dust2, the French-Serbian side came up short on both Train and Nuke.

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev was once again a standout performer for his side, with Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy following up his stellar series against Astralis with another noteworthy showing, posting a 1.14 rating. As Natus Vincere head to the grand final, where they will meet the winner of Complexity - Vitality, G2 will settle with a 3-4th finish in the event they played out with Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug.

NAVI secured their fourth victory over G2 this year

Natus Vincere got ahead early on Dust2, 4-1, but the map started going G2's way as soon as they got on the rifles. With JaCkz picking up an ace on an eco, the Europeans won seven out of nine rounds in the middle of the half, only for Natus Vincere to salvage it at the end with a couple of lockout Long and B holds (8-7).

Pulling off the A retake in the pistol saw G2 regain the lead, with Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub being deadly on the AWP to push them to 13-9. A single round victory followed for the Russian-Ukrainian side before G2 closed out the map comfortably, 16-10, following a B push from Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač and JaCkz.

Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev's clutch play on the pistol enabled a brilliant start to Natus Vincere's T-side on Train, going 5-0 before G2 got on the board by denying Perfecto's 1v3 attempt. The CIS side was just one round ahead (5-4) when they brought out their classic slow A crunch to get rolling again, finishing the half 9-6.

A fluffed anti-force-buy undid G2's good work on the pistol, with Natus Vincere running away with the score as a consequence, 15-7. A clutch from huNter- kept G2 alive for a bit, but the map was brought to an end after a s1mple double, 16-12.

It was all about Natus Vincere in the first half of the decider, Nuke, as Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy's troops tormented G2's defense, with a 3v5 turnaround in round four proving crucial to building momentum. Eleven rounds were on Natus Vincere's tally before Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač's new team mustered two in a row, finding themselves in a deep hole nonetheless (12-3). There was no hope for G2 left after Natus Vincere locked down the pistol and the anti-force, taking the map 16-3 to advance to the grand final of IEM Beijing-Haidian.

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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 49 - 44 +5 76.1 1.13
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 53 - 50 +3 75.8 1.07
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 49 - 56 -7 87.2 1.05
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 48 - 47 +1 65.7 0.98
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 35 - 47 -12 53.8 0.82
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 65 - 49 +16 94.9 1.31
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 49 - 45 +4 72.6 1.14
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 45 - 42 +3 67.4 1.06
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 47 - 46 +1 69.6 1.04
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 37 - 53 -16 57.0 0.84
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1178
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
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
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
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1341
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1802
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#2
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Sweden quacke
well played
2020-11-21 18:27
9 replies
+1. thanks for not being a toxic brat who cant form coherent sentences or actually form comprehensive agruments. Have a wonderful day and this navi vs Vitality matchup is bound to be interesting :p
2020-11-22 12:40
8 replies
#203
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Sweden quacke
Jesus what a nice guy! Never would have expected that from a dude with a NaVi flair. ;) Yes, it's the first time this season NaVi have faced Vitality. Gonna be gnarly. Also Chaos vs Triumph, where the winner goes to Europe for IEM GC. Gonna be cool.
2020-11-22 13:38
7 replies
Yep! just watched all the highlights, and goddamn the vitality reverse sweep was INSANE zywoo is truly a prodigy, navi need some level of consistincy to close out these series as this has happened before :( . DIdnt expect triumph to lose so badly to chaos but eh, will be interesting since reports were saying chaos was going to drop their CS roster but if they are performing this well, upsetting EG and domniating triumph, we shall see how they fare in EU!!! Hope you have a wonderful week and stay safe fellow c9 fan! (also hows sweden doing at the moment?)
2020-11-23 06:59
6 replies
#210
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Sweden quacke
I still think Chaos might drop their roster, it's just not financially viable... But at the very least the team are looking for a new home, so they should stick together and keep up their work. Xeppaaa has appearently been in talks with FURIA but they stopped, for whatever reason. Hopefully the lineup sticks together, they have potential. I'm doing alright! Shit's going down pandemic-wise but it's not much worse than anywhere else in Europe, I just hope schools close soon so we can actually stop this shit. But most of my friends are away for military service until Christmas and all my uni-classes are from home so I'm really just working with myself at the moment. How's Singapore?
2020-11-23 14:03
5 replies
Awh, singapores doing great! basically no cases due to our still strict covid laws and routines, im quite young and we do have in person school except with social distancing, temp checks and mask mandates. Overall it feels normal ish, there really isnt anything to worry about here, life as usual! thanks for asking :) how was your week? and doing anything special?
2020-11-24 04:10
4 replies
#212
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Sweden quacke
Soumds pretty neat! There's nothing special to do when shit is like this. Since this is also my first year at uni I'm still learning to manage my time better, and the pandemic is helping with that because most of my time is spent at home anyways. So I'm just working day-to-day with balancing productivity and relaxation.
2020-11-24 09:53
3 replies
hey that sounds wonderful! man we have spoken so much through hltv replies XD. If you ever wanna talk more, heres my discord! Aj#8776 Have a wonderful week ahead of you quacke!!!
2020-11-25 01:55
2 replies
#214
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Sweden quacke
I'll invite you to a server I know of. Have a good day!
2020-11-25 02:12
1 reply
you too! ill message you after I get back from school in a couple of hours, this conversation made my week! this was super cool! also HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!! :3
2020-11-25 02:28
#3
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Serbia LtN))
SO EZ4NAVI Haters malding
2020-11-21 18:28
3 replies
+1 KEKW
2020-11-21 18:29
+1 S1mple > nik0
2020-11-21 19:12
1 reply
#111
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Serbia LtN))
2020-11-21 19:12
#4
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Poland Astoner55
GG!
2020-11-21 18:28
1 reply
gg
2020-11-21 20:26
nice
2020-11-21 18:28
so ez
2020-11-21 18:28
1 reply
so ez4navi
2020-11-21 18:30
#7
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Greece Noocklas
beating astralis = win tournamnet
2020-11-21 18:28
6 replies
+1
2020-11-21 18:30
win tournamnet = beating astralis
2020-11-21 18:42
3 replies
#82
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Greece Noocklas
beating astralis = win tournament = beating astralis
2020-11-21 18:43
2 replies
good mather
2020-11-21 20:38
lol
2020-11-21 21:37
beating astralis= beating a team that cant pull it together anymore.
2020-11-21 18:53
very interesting personalities
2020-11-21 18:28
2 replies
#27
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Serbia LtN))
Very enjoyable spend of taim!
2020-11-21 18:29
1 reply
GG and bye bye
2020-11-21 19:05
#13
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Denmark Nt_NoScene
ez for goat s1mple <3 and goat navi team <3 #NAVIINATION #NAVIDAVI
2020-11-21 18:28
1 reply
NAVI <3 s1mple <3
2020-11-21 18:29
#14
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Serbia LtN))
ez victory and s1mple MVP!
2020-11-21 18:28
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 18:29
#18
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Russia AR4ER
GG Na'Vi...G2 nt.
2020-11-21 18:29
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 18:34
NAVI ERA POGGERS
2020-11-21 18:29
#24
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Japan Amatsuk1
nICE GAME G2 did well hope jacks stays as sixth man well played navi #g2army
2020-11-21 18:29
2 replies
Only one of them is gonna play going forward.
2020-11-21 18:31
#40
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Serbia LtN))
+1 respect
2020-11-21 18:31
GODFECTO
2020-11-21 18:30
ez for S1mple #CSGOD #GOAT #top1_2020
2020-11-21 18:30
1 reply
+1 s1mple GOAT top 1 2020
2020-11-21 18:31
#34
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Greece Noocklas
i am relly excited to watch s1mple VS zywoo
2020-11-21 18:30
4 replies
S1mple been underperforming against vita though, and i think one time zywoo had bad series i May be wrong, also col May Beat vitality
2020-11-21 18:33
3 replies
#56
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Greece Noocklas
navi won 2/3 vs vitality matches this year, winning vitality cannot be done with s1mple underperforming
2020-11-21 18:35
2 replies
I didnt know that, but Electronic can carry S1mple if he goes nuts, ive seen it happen
2020-11-21 18:38
1 reply
#171
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United States 1nsaneMe
That's true. But it can only happen if vitality plays bad.
2020-11-21 21:36
g2 bad
2020-11-21 18:31
#38
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Portugal 69_mL
3 finals in 2020 NAVI TOP 1 s1mple TOP 1
2020-11-21 18:31
2 replies
#41
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Serbia LtN))
+1 hopefully 2nd victory
2020-11-21 18:32
+1 6 finals bro
2020-11-21 18:33
s1mple destroyed these bots from LUL2. s1mple destroyed BOT ChoKo!
2020-11-21 18:33
2 replies
+1
2020-11-21 18:34
#174
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United States 1nsaneMe
Flag doesnt check out
2020-11-21 21:37
#45
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Brazil arunino
navi >>>>>>>>>>> g2 s1mple >>>>>>>> choko
2020-11-21 18:33
3 replies
+1 NAVI #1 s1mple #1
2020-11-21 18:34
maybe niko should try awp so he can compete?
2020-11-21 21:37
1 reply
he definitely needs to igl to compete
2020-11-21 22:00
absolutely rekt on nuke
2020-11-21 18:33
1 reply
absolutely taken down
2020-11-21 18:34
#54
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Germany grimmtz
s1mple [+16] [1.31 rating] BOT Choko [-7] [1.05 rating] LUL
2020-11-21 18:35
#55
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
s1mple GOAT top1 2020
2020-11-21 18:35
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 19:30
very easy for s0mple. he will destroy vitality in the finals
2020-11-21 18:36
#58
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Ukraine zergggg
ez for Navi, ez for GOD s1mple
2020-11-21 18:36
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 19:30
Nexa could have better ct side on train. Absolute bad calls and strat lead them to nuke unmotivated
2020-11-21 18:36
1 reply
Ikr what is that default, jackz holding ivy entrance from the site, 3 players beside him on the bombsite, no pushes, and if niko pushed he got rekt by perfecto, nexa alone on B, navi were playing with their food
2020-11-21 18:40
S1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BOT Nik0
2020-11-21 18:37
izi four russki
2020-11-21 18:37
so ez for godfecto on nuke
2020-11-21 18:37
s1mple >>>>>>>> n00b Ch0k0 NAVI >>>>>>>>>> Trash2
2020-11-21 18:38
1 reply
+1 s1mple >>> ChoKo
2020-11-21 18:39
you can get niko out of Faze but you cant get Choko out of niko axaxaxaxa
2020-11-21 18:38
2 replies
+1 LUL
2020-11-21 18:39
lol
2020-11-21 19:49
Ez for Na'Vi and GOAT s1mple
2020-11-21 18:39
1 reply
+111111
2020-11-21 19:31
If FaZe were here NaVi would be smashed without any chance
2020-11-21 18:39
1 reply
lol
2020-11-22 07:28
#71
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Spain chuggo
S1mple is such a God! ChoKo proves again and again that he is overrated n00b and team destroyer
2020-11-21 18:39
#74
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
s1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Choko NAVI destroyed G2
2020-11-21 18:40
#79
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Sweden ShageN
S1mple +16 GOD CHOKO -7 NOOB OMEGALUL
2020-11-21 18:42
Everyone forgot S1mple v Niko Perfecto > Niko
2020-11-21 18:42
2 replies
Perfecto is such an inspiring dude. He s like Frank Lampard of cs
2020-11-21 18:45
#109
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2020-11-21 19:09
G2 barely won 1 map and were outclassed by Na`Vi on the rest of maps. S1mple is undisputed Top1 of 2020. NiKo is a big mistake for G2.
2020-11-21 18:43
2 replies
I d disagree with that. G2 got outclassed by the best team of the tournament. Nothing to be ashamed of
2020-11-21 18:47
1 reply
#176
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1 I dont see where all this hate is coming from towards niko.
2020-11-21 21:40
S1MPLE GOD TOP1 of 2020
2020-11-21 18:44
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 19:31
#86
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Latvia Phenomennn
s1mple is true GOAT and GOD of the game! NAVI destroyed these overhyped and overrated G2 noobs. s1mple >>> Niko
2020-11-21 18:45
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 19:33
NaVi are just Gods. S1mple is the greatest player to ever touch the game.
2020-11-21 18:47
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 19:31
g2 is no match for such Giants like NAVI. NiKo is no match against GOAT s1mple, number 1 in the name, number 1 in the game
2020-11-21 18:49
1 reply
Sasha the smasha <3
2020-11-21 19:33
s1mple is the best player to ever touch the game of CS
2020-11-21 18:50
1 reply
+1 no doubts
2020-11-21 19:31
BOT ChoKo OMEGALUL
2020-11-21 18:50
#96
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Denmark twinseN
Nice NaVi
2020-11-21 18:52
S1mple #1 player NAVI #1 team
2020-11-21 18:53
1 reply
<3 <3
2020-11-21 19:32
#99
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Sweden Traitorz0r
G2 were outclassed by GODS from NAVI and the main GOD of the game's history, Mr. S1mple.
2020-11-21 18:54
1 reply
+1 s1mple GOAT
2020-11-21 19:32
WOW!! s1mple is true Champion!!!! NAVI are so amazing to watch <3
2020-11-21 18:57
1 reply
+1
2020-11-21 19:32
Boombl4 god T side nuke strats can’t get any better than this
2020-11-21 19:00
1 reply
+1 ez 4 BIG BOOM 200iq
2020-11-21 19:32
s1mple, electronic and NAVI in general are the Power you should always respect. Otherwise you will be demolished. It was a good lesson for NiKo, huNter and G2.
2020-11-21 19:01
2 replies
#106
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
+1 100%
2020-11-21 19:03
+1
2020-11-21 19:33
NaVi best pronet team
2020-11-21 19:17
fuck gg
2020-11-21 19:21
navi 2 strong
2020-11-21 19:22
Thats why we should always respect other teams and shouldn't shite on themteams on twitter. Choke 2 captain learned it the hard way. After transfer of Niko Faze team never trash talked him but a constructive criticism by team mates during interview, on the other hand G2s CEO and IGL trash talked FaZe all the time. I wish karma bites them hard.
2020-11-21 19:26
Very easy
2020-11-21 19:27
Nik0 where u at? destroying another team with your ego, i guess
2020-11-21 19:34
3 replies
+1 Choko loser and team destroyer
2020-11-21 20:01
Check out G2's twitter as they retweeted everybody except niko, can feel his salt from here already. The teamspeak during nuke must have been gold
2020-11-21 22:06
#133
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Cambodia RIPol_Pot
[ONLY PREMIUM HLTV USERS CAN SEE THIS]
2020-11-21 19:34
1 reply
Yes you're right but I think G2 will keep Amanek instead of Jackz
2020-11-21 19:39
Wp Navi
2020-11-21 19:40
G2 were arrogant in Twitter before the game. NAVI just just silently destroyed them and winked at the end. TOP1 2020: s1mple
2020-11-21 19:43
1 reply
+ Indeed
2020-11-21 20:23
Unlucky.
2020-11-21 19:44
#142
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Poland SebL
NaVi is actually looking pretty good, with small changes they could reach the no.1 in the world finally. G2 is showing some potential, with small changes they could be a TOP 10 team.
2020-11-21 19:46
#145
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Argentina Crissgf
I want s1mple vs zywoo in the final now
2020-11-21 19:53
1 reply
s1mple >>>>>> Niko + Hunter already Zywoo is next
2020-11-21 19:58
jackz is very low player.
2020-11-21 20:02
i was a great match
2020-11-21 20:38
1 reply
you were gg
2020-11-22 18:08
niko left faze for this? axaaxaxa
2020-11-21 21:36
1 reply
BOT choko
2020-11-22 08:35
#177
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Russia NeYRonic
ez for navi <3
2020-11-21 21:41
Expected 2:0 16:9 16:3 rektage from super tier pros wow such unteal :o
2020-11-21 22:12
Simple is GOAT. WP.
2020-11-21 22:44
#184
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United Kingdom novaseer
rip jackz
2020-11-21 23:11
Lmao
2020-11-22 09:32
ggwp, navi played better
2020-11-22 09:59
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