Vitality reverse sweep NAVI to win IEM Beijing-Haidian

The French team claimed a long-awaited title after a nail-biting series that went the full distance.

For Vitality, the fifth time was the charm.

The French team, bloodied and bruised after losing four straight finals in the last five months (two to Heroic and one to both Complexity and BIG), came back from two maps down to beat Natus Vincere 3-2 in the grand final of IEM Beijing-Haidian and pick up their first title of the year.

And what a reverse sweep it was.

Vitality looked dead and buried just two maps into the series. With the team down 8-14 on Dust2 and 0-1 in the series, coach Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam and in-game leader Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire were rubbing their forehead in frustration. That was not how their map pick — or the series, for that matter — was supposed be going, but there was little that they could do to stop the onslaught from Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev during those first two maps, where the Ukrainian prodigy averaged a 2.05 rating.

But against all expectations, Vitality moved into high gear, using their six-man roster to perfection to equalise the series with dominant and aggressive displays on Overpass and Inferno. The final map, Mirage, was also a one-sided affair, but it could have been a completely different story had Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut not pulled off two absolutely stunning aces in the first five rounds to leave NAVI's players distraught and doubting themselves for the rest of the game.

"We had a plan for this best-of-five but it didn't work out, we were playing a bit scared on Dust2 and Nuke," apEX said after the match. "He [XTQZZZ] just said: 'Forget about everything, let's just play our own game and let's focus on ourselves.'

"I think that is why we had lost those finals before, because we hadn't been ourselves. He is a big part of our win, without a doubt."

apEX praised team coach XTQZZZ for his role in the victory

NAVI came out all guns blazing on Nuke, setting the tempo from the outset as they brute-forced their way to a 7-0 lead, showing the same attacking intent that had earned them the victory against G2 the day before. Vitality tightened up and put together a few rounds, but their respite wouldn't last: NAVI kept the pressure on their opponents, with s1mple putting the team in complete control during the final stages of the half, during which he pulled off a 1v3 clutch.

After an indifferent T performance, Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev came to life in the second half as he picked up four kills in the pistol round to keep NAVI in the driving seat. s1mple held off Vitality in the first gun round with a trio of AWP frags, with Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy ending the game in style with a quad-kill of his own just two rounds later.

Vitality brought Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom on for Dust2 and they looked a different side during the early stages as they raced to a 5-0 lead on the T side. It seemed that NAVI would receive the same treatment that they had given Vitality on Nuke, but then the s1mple show began. The Ukrainian star spearheaded NAVI's comeback with a stellar CT performance that saw him end the half with 26 frags, a 167 ADR, a 6-0 opening duel record and seven multi-kill rounds, including a stunning ace.

NAVI's domination continued in the second half as they lost just one round en route to map point. Nivera stepped up to the plate and kept Vitality in the game with some stellar AWPing, but their recovery ended in the 28th round, when Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov landed the finishing blow with a quad-kill.

Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier was brought back on for Overpass, where Vitality finally showed their true colours. They took the fight to NAVI's doorstep and picked up 12 rounds on the CT side, with Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon leading the charge with a 1.86 rating and a 133 ADR. The CIS giants still attempted a response after finding themselves facing map point, but their comeback efforts were buried when Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy put the game to rest with a clean 4K.

Inferno followed the same pattern as Overpass, with Vitality dictating the pace of the game during a one-sided first half in which they cut through NAVI's fragile defence with ease. In the second half, it was time for Vitality's young guns to shine as misutaaa and Nivera combined for 21 frags to carry the team over the finish line and fend off a late comeback attempt from NAVI.

ZywOo lit up the server on Mirage with two stunning aces in the opening stages, setting Vitality up for a 6-0 lead. After a much-needed tactical pause, NAVI were finally able to put some rounds together, bringing the scoreline to 5-10 with some key plays from the team's star duo, s1mple and Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov.

Now playing on the T side, NAVI bagged the first three rounds of the half to keep their comeback hopes alive, but the landscape of the game changed once Vitality had money to work with. The French side won six rounds without response to put the game away and end their long wait for a title.

Matchpage
2
3
22nd November 2020
16
Nuke
5
16
Dust2
12
6
Overpass
16
9
Inferno
16
8
Mirage
16
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 118 - 70 +48 96.2 1.47
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 89 - 82 +7 80.8 1.12
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 70 - 74 -4 62.0 0.95
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 56 - 82 -26 61.4 0.85
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 56 - 90 -34 56.7 0.77
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' BenrlitomNivera 45 - 31 +14 87.1 1.30
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 88 - 71 +17 78.8 1.23
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 72 - 68 +4 81.6 1.09
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 54 - 59 -5 62.6 0.99
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 76 - 80 -4 67.6 0.99
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 60 - 81 -21 64.3 0.82

IEM Beijing-Haidian Europe final standings:

1. France Vitality - $60,000 + IEM Global Challenge spot
2. Russia Natus Vincere - $30,000
3-4. Europe Complexity - $12,000
3-4. Europe G2 - $12,000
5-8. Denmark Heroic - $5,000
5-8. Germany BIG - $5,000
5-8. Denmark Astralis - $5,000
5-8. Europe FaZe - $5,000
9-12. Sweden NiP - $2,500
9-12. Europe mousesports - $2,500
9-12. Denmark MAD Lions - $2,500
9-12. Russia Spirit - $2,500
13-16. Finland ENCE - $1,500
13-16. Denmark North - $1,500
13-16. Sweden fnatic - $1,500
13-16. Europe OG - $1,500

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
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
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
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
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 Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.20
#1
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Germany Germania
zywoo > s1mple Congratz Vitality! hltv.org/forums/threads/2383910/bet-on-v.. thank mr zywoo
2020-11-22 22:04
28 replies
Some would say s1mple is baiting, but he played a hell of a final and is well deserved man of the match. Finally Vitality broke the curse, they managed to climb back and gave us a great final to witness!
2020-11-22 22:11
6 replies
+1 All the s1mple haters are complete garbo and should lool into the mirror, great game, a performance that could be his chance for #1 2020
2020-11-22 22:11
4 replies
#88
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India Bobbobob
True lol he outfragged zywoo in almost all maps. Man just needs a better team with him
2020-11-22 22:18
2 replies
Vitality bots, super random top 1 now i think it's no long time
2020-11-24 12:16
1 reply
#304
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France Neil_Gt
Dude, I won't be rude, but fck how dumb are you rn ? Vitality this year it's nothing less than 5 finals, 1 win, a new kind roaster with trully 6 players ( Bubzkji is just cleaning the bench for Astralis, that doesn't count). They won against all the Tier 1 teams, didn't got involved in the coach bug abuse scandal and all the players actually are monsters. So no, Vitality clearly is the best team in the world and will stay on the top 5 for at least 6 more months eaven if they stop working hard and just keep their level. PS: my english kinda sucks as you can see, sorry for that lmao ^^
2020-11-24 17:00
Aight, i'm gonna lool into the mirror next time, in your honor.
2020-11-22 23:53
#235
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United States 1nsaneMe
+11 probably the best final I have seen in a long long while. Actual BATTLE OF GODS but vitality as a team was just better than Navi.
2020-11-23 03:09
#26
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Europe Steamy_Boi
XI WU > S0mple GG mens))
2020-11-22 22:03
1 reply
I wouldn't say that Zywoo pooped off on mirage And s1mple popped off on d2 The bootcamp env helped them a lot to go thru this bo5 Nice match tho
2020-11-23 04:26
congrats VITALITY
2020-11-22 22:03
s1mple still better but nt. congratz vitality
2020-11-22 22:03
S1mple > Zywoo but Vitality > Navi, right now.
2020-11-22 22:30
7 replies
#134
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Czech Republic Evis1337
delusional
2020-11-22 22:41
4 replies
I aren't think that
2020-11-22 22:55
Very strong fact, continue boy.
2020-11-23 00:08
#228
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Australia CaZeR01
Its true tho
2020-11-23 02:11
+1 he is delusional
2020-11-23 03:21
"yournickname"? Lmao
2020-11-23 00:21
#236
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United States 1nsaneMe
Facts
2020-11-23 03:10
both are awesome ggs
2020-11-22 22:34
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev 118 - 70 +48 96.2 1.47 France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut 88 - 71 +17 78.8 1.23
2020-11-22 23:32
4 replies
#261
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Europe PowwneD
I think the best is the one who make his team win, not the one who get reverse sweep ))
2020-11-23 08:23
3 replies
I think s1mple is the one who's trying hard to lead his team to win, but it is how it is, and if you think, that s1 the cause of reverse sweep (what you actually said in you comment), then you are an idiot, sorry p.s. great game, navi lost competitive spirit at the end, cos of awesome zywoo clutches, and they just fall apart as a team :)
2020-11-23 10:48
2 replies
#294
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Europe PowwneD
I personnaly think that NAVI rellied more on s1mple's individual plays than Vitality with ZywOo, that's what I mean by that. Vitality as a whole is more consistent
2020-11-23 16:35
1 reply
5th map wasnt about strats, they lost everything they could, pistols, important clutches, 5v3 rounds, they just played really bad, with no passion. And what the stereotype that navi doing strats around s1mple, you really think that B1ad3 is an idiot ? No hate, deserved win, Vita was stronger than navi
2020-11-23 16:52
Mad soyboy spotted lmao
2020-11-22 23:53
salty Asstralis fanboy KEKW
2020-11-23 09:15
#284
s1mple | 
World doh
1.47 > 1.23 --> s1mple > fatzwOo
2020-11-23 11:44
S1mple still better but wp
2020-11-22 22:03
1 reply
mad
2020-11-22 22:03
eZ for vitality
2020-11-22 22:02
2 replies
+1 XI WU > s0mple
2020-11-22 22:05
Its not ez when it goes full 5 maps
2020-11-23 04:27
W OMEGALUL W
2020-11-22 22:02
pog
2020-11-22 22:02
zywoo top1 of 2020 confirmed
2020-11-22 22:03
3 replies
+1
2020-11-22 22:09
IEM Global Challange will probably confirm
2020-11-22 22:11
1 reply
Not necessary, it depends on how both Zywoo and S1mple perform until the last event in this year over for both of them. If S1mple do well and Zywoo do shit then maybe S1mple can win top 1. But if S1mple doing bad then regardless how IEM Global Challenge outcome happens, Zywoo top 1 for sure. There is no way with 1 month left that anyone aside of S1mple and Zywoo can contest top 2 Hltv.
2020-11-22 22:43
gg vitality
2020-11-22 22:02
#12
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France Uexo
LET'S GO !!!
2020-11-22 22:02
Why you bully me
2020-11-22 22:02
1 reply
everyone asking
2020-11-22 22:32
#14
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France Tyliix
Vitality best supermanbreton
2020-11-22 22:04
#15
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
XI WU TOP1 NO DOUBT!
2020-11-22 22:02
1 reply
#132
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Ukraine ^vAl^
imposter blyat'
2020-11-22 22:40
#16
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Sweden daddyfalt
EZ 4 XI WUUUUUUUUUUUU
2020-11-22 22:02
best game of 2020
2020-11-22 22:02
1 reply
#239
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1
2020-11-23 03:14
#18
NAF | 
Canada Minami
Awesome final, GG WP to Navi and Vitality!
2020-11-22 22:03
#20
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Poland matoss
lets goooooo
2020-11-22 22:03
s1mple overrated af
2020-11-22 22:03
8 replies
-1/8
2020-11-22 22:44
#229
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Australia CaZeR01
Your brain overrated af
2020-11-23 02:14
1 reply
#240
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United States 1nsaneMe
He doesnt have one for it to be overrated.
2020-11-23 03:15
He actually played some sick cs It was that the team was exhausted by the end of this bo5 And thinking process was actually affected by this I hope navi realise that the exhausted beings was the issue
2020-11-23 04:29
2 replies
I think that play by zywoo tilted them pretty hard
2020-11-23 05:27
1 reply
i think they didnt even had a reaction towards it it was just done for them late night not even bootcamp to cheer up i am happy they should promising first 2 maps atleast navi needs to work on endurance
2020-11-23 09:32
best player in the world just held back by teammates
2020-11-23 08:20
always been
2020-11-23 11:02
everyone knew that navi was trash
2020-11-22 22:03
4 replies
If Navi is trash what you say about G2, Astr, Comp which dont get in final? They worse even a trashes?
2020-11-22 22:43
lost 2-3 in the grand final with such a game from S1mple = trash? you braindead and ill, I call a doctor for you
2020-11-22 22:45
They had a very impressive run in the playoffs Its just playing 5maps brought them to be exhausted
2020-11-23 04:30
Good luck playing a Bo5 in grand finals against a team that can swap ppl out. Surely the math is there that being able to swap a person in between maps is an advantage that Navi ain't got. As far as I'm concerned, having in mind that they went all the way to the 5th map, this was a great final. Esp compared to NA xD
2020-11-23 07:58
#24
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Argentina Solidian43
ez
2020-11-22 22:03
BYE BYE TOP1 S1MPLE!! WELCOME ZYWOO!
2020-11-22 22:03
#31
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Argentina Crissgf
Great final! S1mple god
2020-11-22 22:03
#32
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Canada JC_123
expected
2020-11-22 22:03
THX FOR EASIEST MONEY OF MY LIFE NAVI FANBOYS!
2020-11-22 22:03
#35
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Norway Triplex02
get s1mple outta there
2020-11-22 22:03
Nice Vitality <3 !
2020-11-22 22:03
#38
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Portugal 69_mL
-flamie IT'S TIME he was the NAVI problem in all finals from 2017
2020-11-22 22:03
3 replies
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev 56 - 90 -34 56.7 0.77 yikes
2020-11-22 23:35
2 replies
#209
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Portugal 69_mL
yah and it's in 5 maps, 56 kills in 5 MAPS!!!! 11.2 kills por map at final Nivea pleyed only 2 maps 45 - 31 +14 87.1 1.30 I just see flamie sucking at every final in NAVI from 2017! EVERY FINAL it's fucking shame man, he must have some mental problem or what, idk
2020-11-23 00:40
1 reply
I like flamie but thats not good enough i mean almost 100 deaths highest in the server aswell :( he needs more impact
2020-11-23 03:08
#42
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Denmark pdxm
Reminder: zywoo was sold for like 100k ,crazy
2020-11-22 22:04
8 replies
woxic for milions XD
2020-11-22 22:12
1 reply
Not even 500k lol
2020-11-22 23:08
#100
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Russia NOD777
And g2 don’t picked him because he was a nonamer
2020-11-22 22:23
4 replies
*because they thought he was cheating
2020-11-22 22:43
3 replies
#146
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Russia NOD777
If true g2 even more stupid than I thought. You just invite him to you and see how he is playing lol
2020-11-22 22:44
1 reply
Its true. I'm pretty sure shox had a say in that too iirc as he was on G2, the irony.
2020-11-23 08:38
+1
2020-11-23 03:53
NiKo came to mousesports for free.
2020-11-23 01:31
ez
2020-11-22 22:04
navi disband. boom is dogshit and so is this entire team
2020-11-22 22:04
1 reply
#249
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Canada RhysEvans
nah
2020-11-23 04:07
#46
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Serbia LtN))
Good thing is that major finals are not best of 5
2020-11-22 22:04
3 replies
#141
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Czech Republic Evis1337
flair checks out. if it weren't a BO5, a worse team would have won.
2020-11-22 22:43
1 reply
Wrong, TV only woke up on the third map and if it takes straight two map loses for them to show resistence, they wouldn't be a better team in a BO3, but now they fully deserved it.
2020-11-23 02:54
good thing is s1mple likes to bottom frag major finals even in his prime so?
2020-11-23 22:58
#47
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Iraq remind00
ez 6v5
2020-11-22 22:04
bo5 reverse sweep pog
2020-11-22 22:05
1 reply
#60
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Europe BEAR_XD
pog lets goooo
2020-11-22 22:07
2nd reverse sweep, worse than liquid at this point
2020-11-22 22:05
Historic final, that was fucking sick. In a few years we'll remember the simple / zywoo rivalry as one of the best of CSGO history. We're lucky to watch such players. But eventually I feel like Navi played for simple, Vitality played for the win. I think the difference was made by LIG and coaches here.
2020-11-22 22:05
9 replies
#159
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Ukraine ^vAl^
What do u mean navi played for simple, r u fck blind or what? Look at his dust2 performance, most of his kills he made by himself. Just a great reaction and right crosshair placing did all the job. He rarely died last or among lasts, there were even moments he went out first. Essentially, you frenchmen merely don't want to admit that simple is much better than zywho. I won't even dispute that vitality is better as a team, the result proves it, however u have no choice but to agree that simple is the best atm.
2020-11-22 22:51
8 replies
Lot of cries lol. Yeah on d2 they didn't do it as much as usual, and they won the map. On the last 3 maps they just tried to give him a good KDR, and they got destroyed.
2020-11-22 22:54
5 replies
#174
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Ukraine ^vAl^
u sheerly can't look at the things transparently. this is fck ridiculous, so you affirm that instead of striving to win they were doing everything to increase simple's kdr? aahhahahahahha frog mind. But now i see, you are a fan of fck toxic baggette who shows middle fingers to the camera behaving like a kido. Imagine being his fan. It means you are prone to do smth like this. Btw, I am not surprised.
2020-11-22 23:08
4 replies
Captain and leader in game of the best ranked team in the world, who just smoked your fav teams kiddo. But needless to argue with an immature fanboy like you crying because he can't stand his idol losing
2020-11-22 23:10
3 replies
#194
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Ukraine ^vAl^
Nothing to say, eh? I am ok with the fact he lost, his team did everything for this. Proofs i am a kid? I gave, u did not. How the fuck did u come to the conclusion he is my idol? Lmao. He simply the best in da game rn. That's all i wanted you to understand, idc about navi losing again,i already got used to it. I find it amusing that y'all perfectly know that s1mple is the best but can't admit it because he is not a representative of your country. It is because of an inflated self-esteem. Btw, check stats of the match one more time and to tell you the truth, true leader dont play 60 81.
2020-11-22 23:41
2 replies
#201
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Finland whiteguy
so mad xd, s1mple 0 majors dev1ce 4
2020-11-23 00:01
#202
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Russia mcs#
better to be a team player 60-81 than toxic top1 with 1 trophy per year max.
2020-11-23 00:04
How much ?
2020-11-22 23:10
1 reply
#190
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Ukraine ^vAl^
Make up a clear question
2020-11-22 23:26
#54
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Ukraine Taira
3vs7 lol
2020-11-22 22:05
1 reply
3v8
2020-11-23 00:07
wtf gj vitality
2020-11-22 22:05
#56
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Brazil Elakk
please someone save s1mple
2020-11-22 22:06
Oh fuu, navi choke strike again...
2020-11-22 22:06
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Reverse sweep'ed against Astralis Reverse sweep'ed against Vitality Vitality deservers the win and deserves the #1 spot for the next month to come atleast
2020-11-22 22:07
Born to Choke lmao can't win a fucking BO5 for their lives
2020-11-22 22:07
2 replies
But mens what about katowice
2020-11-22 22:09
1 reply
#78
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Finland H0rnPub
g2 like choking more than navi
2020-11-22 22:12
#61
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France laglory
#VforVictory 🐝
2020-11-22 22:07
Nice prizepool lmao
2020-11-22 22:08
1 reply
#76
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Netherlands Alvinnie
Its about the spot for global challenge though
2020-11-22 22:11
#63
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Serbia LtN))
No matter NaVi is already on global challenge as top1 in CIS
2020-11-22 22:09
#64
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Georgia Megobari
This was a very boring final, but congrats Vitality fans, your team finally won, deserved <3
2020-11-22 22:09
1 reply
#244
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United States 1nsaneMe
It wasnt boring and I was rooting for navi.
2020-11-23 03:20
apex GOAT IGL lmao
2020-11-22 22:09
so ez
2020-11-22 22:09
#71
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Brazil cadik
s0mple baited so hard in this game KEKW ZYWOO real carry >>>>>>>>>> s0mpa the top1 baiter
2020-11-22 22:10
1 reply
oh you are this retarde creater of "s0mple baiter" shit. hello hater. and no, S1mple >>>>>>>>>>> zywho check aftermatch stats
2020-11-22 22:44
Don't feels like a deserved victory for me. Swaping players multiple times in a Bo5 is in my opinion an unfair advantage for a team. Na'Vi is for me the way better team.
2020-11-22 22:11
6 replies
#79
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Netherlands Alvinnie
Way better team got fucked though, also why isnt it fair, every game was a 5vs5 just one player swapped
2020-11-22 22:12
1 reply
I think he reckons because if a player has a bad day, or is visibly tired from stress/focusing, they can just ez replace him and do that map-map basis. Or if you got someone who sucks at D2 but on bench is a D2 gode, you swap for D2 maps and like 15% more chance of winning. It's smart and since clearly tournament orgs allow it, all teams should start doing it.
2020-11-22 22:24
vitalty were afk first 2 maps then they played at their level... vitality is by far a better team right now.. navi is one player, not a team.
2020-11-22 22:14
#118
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Sweden Sexicano
Navi can get a sixth player and swap too, if they want.
2020-11-22 22:34
#168
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Argentina nymeros
Na'Vi can swap players if they want too... if they choose to stay with 5 players it's their choice.
2020-11-22 22:57
+1
2020-11-23 08:32
wuuut how that happen!? thought s1mple would win on his own
2020-11-22 22:12
Funny how so many plebs tunnel in on frag totals, there is way more to it than that.
2020-11-22 22:15
2 replies
but he did go crazy two maps, and zywoo did as well. the difference was that zywoo has teammates.
2020-11-22 22:20
1 reply
#113
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Liberia Somecunt2
Difference is that zywOo didn't had a single multi-kill eco round in whole 5 maps unlike s1mple who has multiple quad and triple kills in every map
2020-11-22 22:31
#83
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France ZyGod
Best cs go i have never seen. Thx ZywOo and your team for this moment. Top 1 again God ZywOo.
2020-11-22 22:16
again...
2020-11-22 22:16
lesgooooo
2020-11-22 22:17
congrats to vitality they needed a finals win
2020-11-22 22:18
ez 200€ for me betting vitality 0-2 down imgur.com/a/4QDtGcY
2020-11-22 22:18
#90
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Sweden Sexicano
Zywoo is so much better than s0mple!
2020-11-22 22:19
118 kills for S1mple but no win so sad
2020-11-22 22:19
2 replies
+1
2020-11-22 22:20
ya cause everyone playing under the shadow of s0mple what u expect lul
2020-11-22 22:24
#92
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Russia NOD777
GG vitality! Zywoo top1 confirmed and finally a final for you!
2020-11-22 22:20
s1mple GOD top1 2020
2020-11-22 22:20
#97
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Ukraine StaR1y
Super team!
2020-11-22 22:22
S1mple_CSGOD Where are you please Say something How you feel with Zywoo>S1mple
2020-11-22 22:22
#99
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Ukraine McSwell
Stupid bo5 format in finals has to go, unless competitive map pool will have at least 10 active maps to ensure proper pick/ban strats, or each match in tournament should be played in bo5. No sports has a final more stretched than a common play-off match. Also that thing with 6 man roster and substitutes during a match needs to have proper regulation from valve. It's extremely unfair that RMR tournaments has a big point penalty for even own coach 1 match stand-in, meanwhile in others team can change anyone from 6 players during maps all tournament long. Btw well played Vitality, Navi didn't deserve to win with that loosing mentality. s1mple is still better than zywoo in both stats and achievemens in 2020 tho.
2020-11-22 22:23
19 replies
cry is free
2020-11-22 22:27
Looool if the card was reversed you'd be completely fine with bo5 and would praise Navi for great comeback. Bo5 shows deep pool knowledge and mentality strenght 6 man roster is allowed for like 1, Navi could use that for thei advantage too. Also cry is free
2020-11-22 22:38
5 replies
I think with today's performance Vitality would win anyway doesnt matter if they were 6 or 5
2020-11-22 22:33
*1 year
2020-11-22 22:39
#130
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Ukraine McSwell
No, I am against bo5 format from the start of it. There's 7 maps in competitive pool rn, with two common team bans - all rest 5 maps to be played are already known in bo5, there is no pick/ban strategy and map pick surprise, which helped NaVi to win vs Astralis. It's the same as to cut map pool to 5 maps and play bo3 then.
2020-11-22 22:41
2 replies
More maps - more skill - more mental endurance - less luck factor - more entertainment - more showtime - more ads
2020-11-22 22:43
1 reply
#151
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Ukraine McSwell
As I said, I am OK with bo5 if there will be maps to choose. Like add cbble, cache and 1 more map without removing anything - and 10 actives are already good for both bo3 and bo5.
2020-11-22 22:47
Is completelly opposite. Why you think team deserves to win a.k.a is the best, if they cant even play all the maps. Bo5 forces them to be good on all maps or gtfo.
2020-11-22 22:36
1 reply
#152
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Czech Republic Evis1337
hes just a crying navi fanboy. 6 man rosters were on CS even almost 20 years ago and kid is crying now.
2020-11-22 22:47
#123
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United States PP_Bizon
I mean, nobody is stopping other teams from doing what vitality is doing, I also like a bo5 final it just requires a lot more than a standard bo3 and makes a final different from semis etc.
2020-11-22 22:35
cry is free ahaha
2020-11-22 22:35
Omg, you’re really mad. Chill, this was the peak of this NaVi lineup. No one thought they would reach the final, but they did (and got stomped). Be happy about their 2nd place, it’s way above their actual potential
2020-11-22 22:54
7 replies
#167
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Ukraine McSwell
This NaVi lineup won main event (Kato LAN) of this year btw
2020-11-22 22:57
6 replies
one tounrament win show it was a fluke
2020-11-22 23:15
5 replies
#184
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Ukraine McSwell
So the only "not fluke" team of 2020 is BIG, right?
2020-11-22 23:17
4 replies
they won many tournament? otherwise i would say vitality with 5 finals and 1 win and it s not the end of the year yet.. anyway this year is a bit irrelevant.. with onliner like big and heroic
2020-11-22 23:20
3 replies
#186
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Ukraine McSwell
So theory "one tounrament win show it was a fluke" works with Navi, but does not work with vitality? And Navi also has CIS RMR and blast lan quals and 2 online finals this year btw
2020-11-22 23:21
2 replies
i didn t know so yes not really a fluke then man , i thought they were playing bad since katowice
2020-11-22 23:23
1 reply
Hahah NaVi fanboy need excuses. I am sure majority agree with bo5 though So dont make excuse
2020-11-23 01:04
ZywOo > s1mple
2020-11-22 22:24
2 replies
0/8 check again
2020-11-22 22:43
1 reply
cry is free
2020-11-22 23:47
Navi always a perennial runner-up
2020-11-22 22:25
#106
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Iceland caverat
vitality > navi s1mple > zywoo
2020-11-22 22:26
1 reply
+1
2020-11-22 22:43
At least Vitality stepped up if G2 could not
2020-11-22 22:28
What happened lmao... Ruski brothers got too cocky?🤣
2020-11-22 22:29
1 reply
they drank 2 much vodka $ snus As a result, after 2 maps brain stopped working (fatal error 404 i guess)
2020-11-23 13:55
#111
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Brazil urm@m
EZZZZZ FOR ZYWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-11-22 22:30
flamie please retire lol what a trash player
2020-11-22 22:32
Thank you shoxie <3 so proud of my boys
2020-11-22 22:33
Great game from Vitality The only reason s0mple has better stats he just baiting and playing with bots ZywOo dont baiting and his teammates way better ZywOo > s0mple
2020-11-22 22:34
amazing final
2020-11-22 22:35
Gratz Vitality, nice comback Sad for S1mple, he deserved better after his performance on the first 2 maps
2020-11-22 22:36
wtf? lineup with 6 players can change player for matches/maps?
2020-11-22 22:36
#127
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Other Sr_Tiago
This was so painful to watch... And I'm not even a NAVI fan, I just bet on them and saw how s1mple was playing hard for the victory. Unfortunately this is not about the best player its about the best team work. GG wp Vitality You deserved the win...
2020-11-22 22:36
Hahahahahah I dare to any ukro-ruski fanboy to tell me again how Navi has strong mental game and doesn't choke. Such an embarrassment, from 2-0 plow into 2-3 throw lmao. This is exactly the reason I stopped to root for this team years ago. Always struggling with shitty igling, fucking painful to watch and I'm not masochistic.
2020-11-22 22:37
#133
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Finland Paleale
GOD S1mple
2020-11-22 22:41
-flamie when?
2020-11-22 22:42
1 reply
Never. hes boi freind with BOOM BLA
2020-11-23 03:18
s1mple is undisputed GOAT, GOD and top1 of 2020. s1mple [118-70 frags/deaths] [+48 K/D] [1.47 rating] The best player of these series.
2020-11-22 22:42
Wow, NAVI TOP 2, such pro, unreal wow amazing! :O
2020-11-22 22:45
Can’t win while s1mple is haveing the game of his life = NaVi Will never win.
2020-11-22 22:50
#160
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Portugal dracø
This vitality 6man roster is a really well implemented system. You can see the hype every time a player is subbed in and you can see that the guy that is left out does not have extra presure or fear of losing his spot cuz he knows that his time to help his team will come. After alex left I didn't expect apex to be able to ingame lead at all. Now he is igl'ing 2 different systems in the same bo3/5. Impressive!
2020-11-22 22:52
1 reply
shox also lead on some rounds but yeah i never expected apex to be that good in that role
2020-11-22 23:12
GGWP Deserved
2020-11-22 22:52
#164
RpK | 
Europe vg442
GG Vitality
2020-11-22 22:54
I'm really happy! they finally win a grandfinal and what a win! WP to all of them it was insane <3
2020-11-22 22:55
#169
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Brazil wololo10
Flamie has to go
2020-11-22 22:57
#172
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Argentina nymeros
apEX igling is next level... Who would expect this when ALEX left ?
2020-11-22 23:04
1 reply
+1
2020-11-22 23:15
Zywoo no 1 hltv 2020 confirmed. Ez
2020-11-22 23:12
As they say in Russia - this is pizdec.
2020-11-22 23:12
apEX does a ton of work, indeed. I think he is addicted CS workaholic, perfect for the job. I also think the coach adds some really valuable input as well, or whoever is prepping all the nitty strats for Vita. They are secure in most situations as a team and this is a huge mental advantage. Giving the room for individuals to pop-up, etc. Na'Vi lost because of the lack of the same factor, mental prowess...
2020-11-22 23:17
#191
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Brazil hugoooo
When will s1mple get tired to carry so much weight?? He should leave honestly, those four guys are only dragging his career down. electronic used to be suck too, but not anymore. Years are passing and s1mple are still playing as one-man army and wasting his time. A CSGO career spam is long, but not that long, he lost so many precious years already. Being the best is great, but winning big events gives prestige and glory.
2020-11-22 23:27
Wp
2020-11-22 23:50
Impressive final. Loved it
2020-11-23 00:06
vitality player switch team bots. unfair cs
2020-11-23 00:15
1 reply
cry is free
2020-11-23 01:25
yes It was 6 v 5.
2020-11-23 00:18
honestly, s1mple is fvckin insane player. people on hltv always say "zywoo vs s1mple" but lets face it, zywho?
2020-11-23 00:41
#211
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Chile pr4ctic
OMEGALUL EZ Clap
2020-11-23 00:45
6x5 easy
2020-11-23 00:48
Expected. Teamwork > Baiting
2020-11-23 01:07
As always, simple had to do al works. Navi should.change thier name to simple ÷ 4 friendly bót or simple + sometime not being bot electronic + 3friendly bots
2020-11-23 01:14
#220
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Canada Btards
Simple definitely earns the MVP. Perfecto and electronic played well too but these 2 shitters below can never do anything. Nivera is incredible, I really hope he starts to play more maps, he is being held back from his full potential
2020-11-23 01:24
2 replies
zywoo is mvp on finals and touranement..stats are not everyhting , he played hard entry in some maps and still managed to do great.. also simple did not much in last 3 maps they got destroyed, simple played amazing when vitaltiy was not yet fired up and he is amazing player but in last 3 maps he couldn t help his team.. inferno t side he had like 0.37 adr at some point..
2020-11-23 10:56
1 reply
cogu taught AWP Entry Fragging to kng, s1mple and ZywOo
2020-11-23 12:36
ez for wan tap machine
2020-11-23 01:27
1 reply
yes zywoo god top 1
2020-11-23 03:19
+48 isnt enough.
2020-11-23 01:43
#226
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Ukraine z3m4
-flamie when????
2020-11-23 01:57
flamie and boombla are perpetually struggling players...that is navi's main problem
2020-11-23 02:06
Vitality is actually looking pretty good, with small changes I could see this team have their own era. NaVi is showing some potential, with small changes they could fight for the biggest tittles.
2020-11-23 02:40
Ggs Nice try navi , but seems like you were exhausted and vitality's bootcamp environment + 6man helped them a lot in this victory Its okay to go with a fight , looking forward for another great match like this Never doubted navi in the finals will not give a banger
2020-11-23 04:24
S1mple > Zywoo. Apex still cocky bruh. some frenchman ego there!
2020-11-23 06:36
zywoo>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>s1mple
2020-11-23 08:40
Amazing job boys, finally captured the trophy and all it took was the #1 play of the year in Zywoos Mirage pistol. Ggwp Navi. VforVictory
2020-11-23 08:48
NAVI will get revenge in the Global Finals!!!! GGWP Vitality, maybe u deserve this one.
2020-11-23 09:16
nice 6v5 lol
2020-11-23 10:05
I took a break from cs but still try to follow the scene but I’m confused on how 6 people played for vitality
2020-11-23 10:42
5 replies
nivera plays inferno and dust2 instead of shox/misuta.
2020-11-23 11:39
3 replies
I thought shox was cracked, is he trash now?
2020-11-24 11:47
2 replies
No shox is still fine. But he does get tilted from what i can see from the camps. So probably just resting from map to map. Also nivera is really sick, i would say he's 2nd best in the team behind zywoo
2020-11-24 14:00
1 reply
Damn if he was second best I’d have him play every map lol
2020-11-27 11:36
they have 6 players lineup and switch them between maps. but in same time, only 5 players play :)
2020-11-23 18:35
#276
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Sweden hausmanis
simple +48 in a loosing team ? holyshit that is so insane To people saying simple<Zywoo please tell me whats inside your head ? Simple is +48 while loosing, THIRTY! more frags and 1 less death ? so please stop proving your a fool :P
2020-11-23 11:00
2 replies
Actually, he had +42 or something after first 2 maps that they won. So he got like +6 in 3 losing maps.
2020-11-23 11:40
zywoo also played hard entry jackz style at some point.. and played hybrid riffle/ awp , so why compare with stats , they don t play same roles... when you go first your frags count twice for the win but not the stats for example , simple was insane also .. they are both something else for sure.
2020-11-23 12:46
S1mple: 118-70 K/D -> +48 96.2 ADR 1.47 rating ZywOo: 88-71 K/D -> +17 78.8 ADR 1.23 rating S1mple is the star player as well as a supportive player. ZywOo is the star player who gets all the support from his team, so he should have better stats by any measure. I don't understand how anyone can say ZywOo even rivals S1mple for best in the world. Give S1mple a team like Vitality and he'd have an Astralis-level record, but purely based on skill rather than tactics and teamwork.
2020-11-23 11:10
4 replies
>s1mple a supportive player >zywoo is the one who gets all the support AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-11-23 11:24
he is playing as T E A M player not baiting his team nt
2020-11-23 11:27
1 reply
ZywOo doesn't bait, he just sits while his team uses themselves as bait for him. S1mple does the opposite and still has better stats.
2020-11-23 22:01
ahahahahahhahahahahha
2020-11-23 13:50
#285
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France s2ptik
VITALITY BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD , ZYWOO BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD , CRY IS FREE
2020-11-23 12:31
How to win: Guide for Chokers 1st step: find a team that chokes more than you
2020-11-23 12:34
gg vitality! Zywoo is insane.
2020-11-23 12:45
Vitality played 6 vs. 5? Seems a tad unfair if you ask me. Fucking french cheaters.
2020-11-23 13:56
Deserved !! GG Vitality, great game !!
2020-11-23 15:22
#295
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France cedd
lets fuckin goooooooooooooo
2020-11-23 16:41
ZywOo 2 1v4 aces pogg. Doesn't need to bait to have impact like s1mple.
2020-11-24 01:51
Navi suck
2020-11-29 04:22
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