NAVI beat FURIA to qualify for playoffs, G2 oust EG in IEM Katowice

Natus Vincere are slated to play Liquid in Group B's upper bracket final, while G2 will take on Gambit in a do-or-die match in Group A's lower bracket final.

Natus Vincere have secured a spot in the IEM Katowice playoffs after beating FURIA 2-0 to send the Brazilian side to Group B's lower bracket, while G2 survived a tough series against Evil Geniuses to eliminate the North American side from the tournament in joint-ninth place.

Natus Vincere opened their series with a hard-earned victory on Mirage, where several key plays from Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev made all the difference. The superstar's three multi-kills gave his team an early advantage after a forcebuy back-and-forth that lasted for five rounds, which led to a 9-6 CT half.

s1mple & co. march on to Group B's upper final unbeaten

NAVI extended their lead after sides switched with a pistol round win but struggled in the opening gunrounds, with FURIA equalizing the score at 12-12, before s1mple stepped up again with two triples to get NAVI out of the rut and close the map 16-13.

Nuke was a much simpler affair for Natus Vincere once they got ahead after another early blow-for-blow exchange in forcebuy rounds. With Deagles in hand in the tenth round, the Russian side managed to tilt the economy in their favor and stabilize, winning a few close scenarios to pick up another 9-6 half. FURIA secured the second pistol, but another forcebuy upset gave NAVI all the tools to close the series with ease at 16-8, 2-0.

Over in Group A's lower bracket, G2 secured Train and Dust2 in narrow fashion against Evil Geniuses despite Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte's best efforts, as the American went 33-16 and 29-20 only to see his team lose both maps by the smallest of margins, 14-16 and 14-16.

Matchpage
0
2
20th February 2021
13
Mirage
16
8
Nuke
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 40 -1 83.8 1.11
35 - 36 -1 63.7 0.94
30 - 37 -7 67.0 0.89
31 - 41 -10 64.8 0.81
25 - 37 -12 55.6 0.76
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 28 +32 104.3 1.79
39 - 29 +10 78.7 1.24
38 - 36 +2 87.5 1.19
30 - 31 -1 61.6 0.91
23 - 37 -14 59.4 0.83
Matchpage
0
2
20th February 2021
Europe
14
Train
16
14
Dust2
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 36 +26 105.0 1.53
36 - 42 -6 64.2 0.92
32 - 39 -7 60.5 0.86
30 - 44 -14 66.3 0.83
25 - 42 -17 50.0 0.74
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 32 +14 78.5 1.28
41 - 34 +7 72.4 1.13
46 - 40 +6 81.9 1.13
44 - 39 +5 72.8 1.12
26 - 40 -14 63.7 0.84
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1319
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
WE BACK AND WE ARE GONNA WIN KATOWICE2021
2021-02-20 21:48
38 replies
0/8 ez 4 navi and goat big boom
2021-02-20 21:50
28 replies
furia so bad faze beat them
2021-02-20 21:51
26 replies
#34
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Brazil dssstroyer
What are you talking about, man. We played against NAVI today, they are TOP 1
2021-02-20 21:55
7 replies
ok but faze 2-0 tomorrow ez for coldzera
2021-02-20 21:57
6 replies
#45
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Brazil dssstroyer
i have my doubts, furia destroyed NIP yesterday
2021-02-20 21:57
3 replies
who is nip???? they have fluke one time, now its over
2021-02-20 22:00
2 replies
#61
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Brazil dssstroyer
ok
2021-02-20 22:02
#95
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United States weaboo
+1 ez4faze
2021-02-20 23:01
#104
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Denmark Bagjo
That you even mention coldz atm... nothing looks easy for him.. i hope for him he can find a better form soon.. its a long long time since we have seen anything close to good old Mibr greatness they where the masters of. (Both Coldz and Fallen) Reality check Mister..
2021-02-20 23:45
Aged well, congratz.
2021-02-21 19:54
we played so good vs top 1 of the world and you call us bad
2021-02-20 21:56
17 replies
ok but u lose to faze tomorrow
2021-02-20 21:56
3 replies
tomorrow we eill win, 2-1, mark my words
2021-02-20 21:58
2 replies
ok, comeback tomorrow here after coldzera destroy you
2021-02-20 21:59
1 reply
its a elimination match
2021-02-20 22:01
we? you mean furia?
2021-02-20 22:00
9 replies
it is very common in Brazil for us to say when it comes to the team we support
2021-02-20 22:02
8 replies
stop write we please because you are not playing with furia
2021-02-20 22:04
7 replies
same with navi fanboys
2021-02-20 22:05
6 replies
same with all fanboys the only thing we do is watch the game not play with them its so cringe to write we played so good or something i hate that
2021-02-20 22:09
5 replies
+1, but i will not stop writing we
2021-02-20 22:12
4 replies
#73
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Brazil dssstroyer
of course because WE played against a top 1 team
2021-02-20 22:16
3 replies
yeah, you´re right kkkkkk
2021-02-20 22:18
2 replies
You didn't play against navi. Furia did. You are silver so navi would have 16-0d you
2021-02-21 05:54
1 reply
i don´t play, just watch cs, so im not a player
2021-02-21 18:58
No, you did not play good. Many stupid force buys. One time 4 with pistols and 1 with AK. Guess what did guy with AK? He rushed and died first!
2021-02-20 22:46
2 replies
#89
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Brazil dssstroyer
relax my friend bia, furia is used to play 4vs5
2021-02-20 22:52
last day he´s played like a god, but today was not his day
2021-02-20 23:11
+1 two year repeat
2021-02-20 21:59
Name doesn't check out
2021-02-20 21:50
Who we?
2021-02-20 21:59
1 reply
#112
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
We are
2021-02-21 00:30
#64
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Switzerland kmatwe
lucky win against EG only brehze was peforming lmao not even gonna make playoffs
2021-02-20 22:04
#65
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Russia xandeR_L
Ok)
2021-02-20 22:04
barely beating eg 2-0 is not a sign that g2 is winning katowice but ok
2021-02-20 22:24
+1 u are 4 sure the smartest german bruder
2021-02-21 00:02
hi man :))
2021-02-21 17:46
1 reply
did you really bookmark this? jesus dude...
2021-02-21 17:47
s1mple #1 2021
2021-02-20 21:48
13 replies
True as fuck
2021-02-20 21:49
s1mple #1 always
2021-02-20 21:50
+1
2021-02-20 21:53
#46
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Israel Redku
+1 Goat
2021-02-20 21:57
Even baguette eaters will see the truth this year.
2021-02-20 21:57
#76
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China HEIDASHUAi
+1
2021-02-20 22:21
+1 he is top1 2018-2021
2021-02-20 22:32
1 reply
#138
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Denmark erenlef
Cute
2021-02-21 12:20
+1
2021-02-20 22:53
kennyS #1 S1mple #2 Zywoo #3
2021-02-21 00:03
If only his form would last for the year. ZywOo outshadowed him for most part of last year after slow start.
2021-02-21 00:39
+1
2021-02-21 08:07
+1 . Zywoo not even top 3
2021-02-21 14:36
Ez!
2021-02-20 21:48
ok
2021-02-20 21:48
gg ez for s1mple
2021-02-20 21:49
EZ 4 G.O.A.T
2021-02-20 21:49
Brehze needs to join liquid. -bot2k +Brehze
2021-02-20 21:49
brehze coming back to life!
2021-02-20 21:49
S1mpel too stronk
2021-02-20 21:49
1 reply
+1
2021-02-20 21:57
NaVi & G2 & FaZe good luck 1.79 for s1mple - God of CSGO
2021-02-20 21:51
4 replies
s1mple GOAT
2021-02-20 21:57
3 replies
obviously s1mple top 1 2018 s1mple top 1 2019 s1mple top 1 2020 s1mple top 1 2021
2021-02-20 22:18
2 replies
+1 to be honest, he was robbed several times. he did so good these years and deserved #1 spot all these times
2021-02-20 23:22
1 reply
In 2019 he didn't deserve at all. 2020 was close.
2021-02-21 10:02
EG is a disaster, i'm surprised they didn't shuffle any players
2021-02-20 21:50
3 replies
They’ve been doing OK. 2 x 14-16 loss against G2 isnt the end of the world.
2021-02-20 21:52
2 replies
Yeah but considering how bad g2 is on train they should have picked up at least that in their favour.
2021-02-20 21:57
1 reply
#94
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Bosnia and Herzegovina filipasas
Yeah I was actually about to comment on that, G2 doesn't look bad on train at all anymore, just look at the last 2 games
2021-02-20 22:58
EZ4NAVI s1mple GOAT
2021-02-20 21:50
8 replies
+1
2021-02-20 21:50
#24
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2021-02-20 21:51
+1
2021-02-20 22:03
#77
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China HEIDASHUAi
+1
2021-02-20 22:22
+1
2021-02-20 22:32
+1
2021-02-20 22:55
+1
2021-02-21 07:29
+1
2021-02-21 08:06
104.3 ADR wut
2021-02-20 21:50
2 replies
105 adr brehze
2021-02-20 21:52
1 reply
true, nice to see Brehze log in to the server for once this year!
2021-02-20 21:53
niceone from kenny
2021-02-20 21:50
s1mple is out of this world
2021-02-20 21:50
1 reply
+1
2021-02-20 22:32
#21
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Serbia LtN))
EZ4NAVI
2021-02-20 21:51
3 replies
+1
2021-02-20 21:56
+1
2021-02-20 22:03
+1
2021-02-21 07:29
#23
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United Arab Emirates DynamicAWM
Navi unbeaten for a month now and they ain't gonna stop anytime soon.
2021-02-20 21:51
Navi G2 finals again and G2 gets revenge.
2021-02-20 21:51
KennyS is back! <3
2021-02-20 21:52
s1mple is god player
2021-02-20 21:52
1 reply
+1 s1mple top 1 2021
2021-02-20 21:56
Whoaa KennyS top-fragged! You love to see an in-form Kenny. He and s1mple are the embodiments of exceptionally skilled flashy players.
2021-02-20 21:52
s1mple ????? U ARE FUCKING MONSTER
2021-02-20 21:54
+32 from s1mple lmao
2021-02-20 21:55
Save Brehze
2021-02-20 21:55
Finally a good game from kenny<3 keep it going kingg
2021-02-20 21:56
s1.79mple magic
2021-02-20 21:57
i liked mirage of furia, good game vs navi, but its expected
2021-02-20 21:57
Brehze tried his hardest but was the only one to show up :/
2021-02-20 21:57
#58
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Argentina TavishT
s1mple what a mad lad!
2021-02-20 22:00
ez for the best player and the best team on da world!
2021-02-20 22:04
3 replies
kennys is your flair brate
2021-02-21 00:06
2 replies
kennyS fans going wild after he finally gets positive k/d in 1 game
2021-02-21 01:24
Nope, its s1mple
2021-02-21 11:20
flamie still a bot, but Navi winning regardless
2021-02-20 22:07
12 replies
he played bad today but prolly tomorrow will show up. they can not beat liquid if his playing like today. only if stew will play as good as flamie
2021-02-20 22:14
i am more worried about electronic tbh. ik he is not doing badly but the elec of last year counted for 2 riflers now it's rare to see him getting multikills.
2021-02-20 22:46
1 reply
Agree
2021-02-20 23:31
+1
2021-02-20 22:56
Flamie is playing great in his new role...the microdecisions hes making are crazy good and support the team very well
2021-02-20 23:01
7 replies
How can he support the team if they constantly need to trade him being killed
2021-02-20 23:32
6 replies
lmfao are u serious, do you even know cs
2021-02-20 23:44
5 replies
For 1 time 1 agree with u flamie is crazy good
2021-02-21 00:05
1 reply
2021-02-21 01:25
2021-02-21 01:26
2 replies
look at his fucking role...
2021-02-21 01:54
1 reply
His role is the same as Perfecto's. Perfecto has 1.03 rating
2021-02-21 09:53
#78
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China HEIDASHUAi
Just s1mple things from s1mple today :)
2021-02-20 22:22
#80
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Turkey razendd_
Wp s1mple One man army
2021-02-20 22:27
all s1mple's last matches are so f*ng legendary with +40 frags and with insane rating there is no player in CS history who can repeat such performances on such consistent level
2021-02-20 22:30
1 reply
Zywoo did even better 🤣
2021-02-21 04:20
S1mple is just the best who ever touched the game.
2021-02-20 22:41
5 replies
i don't see any capping here
2021-02-20 22:47
+1 fact
2021-02-20 22:55
Tabsen goat
2021-02-21 00:00
who ever touch the game?
2021-02-21 01:02
facts
2021-02-21 01:25
#97
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Russia mshkoda
+32 ok
2021-02-20 23:03
s1mple & Brehze hard carrying
2021-02-20 23:15
CARRYS IS THE GOATTTTTTTTTTTTT
2021-02-20 23:58
ITS KENNYS BABYYYY NEVER FORGET THE NAME
2021-02-21 00:00
#114
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United States sallis_
poor Brehze
2021-02-21 00:49
Lucky G2
2021-02-21 01:14
#122
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Brazil 9Rain
Navi's looking really strong atm, ggwp for them.
2021-02-21 02:20
Great!
2021-02-21 04:20
2021 "s1mple go kill" still working
2021-02-21 04:44
s1mple is horrifying, please stop matching furia up w navi so they could reach a semi final
2021-02-21 07:32
breehze and s1mple doe
2021-02-21 11:23
Who talked s*it about KennyS ? on your face
2021-02-21 12:55
CIS keeps sending bots home @ Katowice day after day :)
2021-02-21 17:48
not this time toddynhos kkkkkkk
2021-02-22 22:22
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