Complexity advance to second round of ESL Pro League playoffs over NAVI

NAVI failed to win a single pistol round, starting all four halves in the series on the back foot.

Complexity knocked Natus Vincere out of the ESL Pro League Season 13 playoffs with a 2-0 victory on Dust2 (16-8) and Mirage (16-11), moving on to the second round of bracket play.

Natus Vincere couldn't shake off the image they put forth in the group stage, where they scraped by barely making it to the tournament’s playoff stage, and trailed behind Complexity since the beginning of their own map pick. It appeared as if the CIS squad would be able to make things competitive on Mirage, managing a 9-3 lead early on with a fiery Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev manning the AWP, but they were ultimately unable to push the series to a decider map on the attacking side.

Complexity will now play Virtus.pro, who made a heroic comeback against ENCE in their first playoff series, in the next round of the bracket on Sunday at 19:00 for a spot in the quarter-finals. "We have a good chance of beating [Virtus.pro]," Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer said in the post-match interview, "they're an insane team but either team can win and we definitely expect and hope to win."

RUSH got his highest rating so far this year in the first map of the series

Complexity looked in complete control early on as the defending team on Dust2, their away map in the series, taking a 6-0 lead before Natus Vincere could contest a round, although the CIS squad finally brought the half back to a palatable 6-9, keeping the map open before switching over to the CT side.

blameF and company then picked back up on the attack, taking the second pistol round and putting some distance between themselves and their rivals, who were only able to tally two successful defenses as Complexity plowed their way to a 16-8 map win as red-hot William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba led the way with seven opening kills and a 1.66 rating.

Complexity made it three for three in pistol rounds on the attacking side of Mirage, but Natus Vincere were quick to react this time around, winning the third-round eco to propel themselves into the lead and take a dominating position as s1mple caused havoc round after round with his AWP. Down 3-9 Complexity were finally able to find their footing, winning three rounds to shorten the distance on the scoreboard in hopes of finding a way back into the map in the second half.

Once again Natus Vincere failed to convert on a pistol round and were tied by Complexity in the third round of the half, 9-9, after Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke won a 1vs1 against Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy. The two teams then traded blows and remained equal after 22 rounds, but two big rounds by blameF put Complexity on track to victory as they went on to close out the map and series 16-11 to proceed to the next round of play.

Matchpage
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3rd April 2021
16
Dust2
8
16
Mirage
11
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 28 +8 90.4 1.28
41 - 32 +9 86.5 1.26
41 - 32 +9 80.8 1.26
40 - 25 +15 77.8 1.22
34 - 30 +4 67.7 1.03
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 34 +8 77.5 1.18
16 - 22 -6 69.0 0.87
29 - 36 -7 67.3 0.87
27 - 38 -11 61.7 0.81
25 - 44 -19 59.1 0.73
8 - 18 -10 46.3 0.58
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
626
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
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Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1338
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
EZ
2021-04-03 22:02
5 replies
#FaZeUp
2021-04-03 22:04
4 replies
+1 Faze > Navi
2021-04-03 22:04
3 replies
+1
2021-04-03 22:05
#42
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
2021-04-03 22:15
1 reply
#45
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United States simmie
men dont pay attention to that becus faze clan has swag B)
2021-04-03 22:16
#2
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Ukraine McSwell
Expected, NaVi weren't in their form at this tournament at all.
2021-04-03 22:02
9 replies
I usually give flamie benefit of the doubt, but I think it might be time for him to go. He’s too unreliable and when he has a bad game, it REALLY shows
2021-04-03 22:25
7 replies
sadly that wont fix navi's problems. their T side is atrocious, they cant decide where tf they wanna go until there's 20 secs left and they just run into the closest bombsite like morons. i really dont understand whats going on with their t side...
2021-04-03 23:10
6 replies
#68
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Brazil rhal
I don't feel that its indecision, but rather a strategy of building the tension and trying to find slips from CTs until the very last moment. When it works, it works wonders and clearly leaves the opposite team shaken. When it doesnt, NaVi look kinda stupid. I feel like its playing "opposite CT": instead of attacking the bomb, you gain space and try to force the CTs into attacking you, pushing through the bomb when they are most vulnerable.
2021-04-03 23:55
True, they really need to figure out how to control the pace more on T and not rely on s1mple to carry every fking round
2021-04-04 00:09
4 replies
Flamie is a Legend just like Le Tank
2021-04-04 08:45
3 replies
#96
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Poland Mickol
So they should keeo him even if he gets 0-x stats every game
2021-04-04 08:50
He is a legend to be sure, but just like KennyS that doesnt make them invulnerable to being kicked for bad performances
2021-04-04 09:48
1 reply
#105
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Czech Republic xANUx
+1
2021-04-04 15:21
#69
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Chile esanchez47
That's a recurrent excuse nowadays
2021-04-04 00:01
the team played very well, very proud of the boys very tough came against VP coming up
2021-04-03 22:02
Clown9 died for this. MIBR saved NaVi for this.
2021-04-03 22:03
2 replies
yeah it's kinda cringe i was hoping for s1mple to pop off or something
2021-04-03 22:08
LuL
2021-04-03 22:23
LETS GO COL!
2021-04-03 22:03
BOT simple not even 1.25 rating pls kick
2021-04-03 22:03
2 replies
It's actually crazy that there are some people that will think you're not joking and agree with you here lol
2021-04-03 22:10
1 reply
+1 ikr
2021-04-04 00:29
#8
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Croatia _doppler_
pretty good result for navi, now they might realise they should kick flamie, boombl4 and get rid of bl4de
2021-04-03 22:04
1 reply
RIP flamie but true
2021-04-03 22:06
#9
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Spain Nepomu
Navi Disband or something This is the team supposed to be top 1? Boom is not a good igl, flamie fucking sucks and electronic is far from his good days
2021-04-03 22:04
#12
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Latvia heywire
Na'Vi roster changes.
2021-04-03 22:04
electronic washed up, but people will talk about everything else
2021-04-03 22:05
3 replies
#19
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Poland sosiad
+1
2021-04-03 22:07
#23
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
+1 and flamie is literally a BOT
2021-04-03 22:09
#47
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Ukraine volod1m1r
elec washed, boombla lvl5, flamie no comment
2021-04-03 22:18
unlucko
2021-04-03 22:07
Lol navi fans are quite now lol ruski
2021-04-03 22:07
#21
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Russia NOD777
Bye navi, you were too weak for playoffs
2021-04-03 22:08
7 replies
#25
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
still NAVI is #1 team in the World unlike bots from GamBOT or Squirtus.vrot
2021-04-03 22:10
6 replies
#29
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Russia NOD777
This isn’t even an argument
2021-04-03 22:11
2 replies
#33
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
this is an argument for you: hltv.org/ranking/teams/2021/march/29
2021-04-03 22:12
1 reply
#41
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Russia NOD777
If you think so then you need to grow up
2021-04-03 22:14
Not for long
2021-04-03 22:11
2 replies
#36
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
for whole 2021 year atm
2021-04-03 22:12
1 reply
astralis stars 2021 in 1 place
2021-04-03 23:23
#24
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
kick BOT flamie add GOD B1T to main roster
2021-04-03 22:09
What is the point of having the best player of the world (as they say) if he only trades and baits?
2021-04-03 22:10
that you are the top 1 hltv and lose with a team as irrelevant as complexity, shows how bad you play, urgent changes in this team
2021-04-03 22:11
3 replies
Complexity irrelevant?Butthurt or sth?
2021-04-03 22:17
#77
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United States Shr3y
Complexity "irrelevant" kid spotted
2021-04-04 00:47
1 reply
!Of course! In the end it is a transition team more than a team where you can win something relevant, they beat the worst version of navi, it is not that bad either.
2021-04-04 02:58
ez expected
2021-04-03 22:11
#34
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Russia mshkoda
Deserved
2021-04-03 22:12
1 reply
yeah :(
2021-04-03 22:14
Hopefully this is the tournament that kicks the Navi management in the ass and gives the call for a complete restructure of the team. -flamie isn't the only fix
2021-04-03 22:12
4 replies
#48
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Ukraine volod1m1r
-blade -flamie or -boombla - flamie
2021-04-03 22:19
1 reply
-flamie -Blad3 but move him to the youngster team as he does have an eye for up and coming talent. Keep boombl4 to see if he can improve his calling under a new coach, if not cut him too. I don't think B1T should be a permanent fix, Na'Vi should splash out some money on the massive amount of talent in the CIS region.
2021-04-04 03:14
3 years of failures and you still think this will make them change Its a miracle they managed to remove bot Edward from team
2021-04-03 22:21
1 reply
'hopefully'
2021-04-04 03:10
:( Not again
2021-04-03 22:13
I think the best decision Navi can make is -B1ad3 , this guy is useless
2021-04-03 22:14
#49
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
pain.
2021-04-03 22:19
As neutral viewer i need to say Na'Vi needs changes.. -boomb4 -flamie
2021-04-03 22:21
NaVi let down MIBR like this?...
2021-04-03 22:22
#55
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CIS Lawanda
who will benched?
2021-04-03 22:27
1 reply
Flamie or B1T
2021-04-03 23:41
Is really someone impressed with this?? Navi is s1mple +4 and thats a fact. There is always S1mple positive and more 1 or 2 (max) in some games. The only player that (for me) is tier1 is s1mple. Flamie is trolling and the others aren't consistent, maybe B1T is the best among them 5.S1mple needs a better team and thats a fact. With this 4 fking bots its impossible for him to win something.. All of this is JUST MY OPINION
2021-04-03 22:35
4 replies
Imo electronic is also tier 1 but inconsistent. And bit has potential. Perfecto lacks confidence and flamie is just washed up unless it's usp rounds.
2021-04-04 00:31
3 replies
i just agree with you on about b1t has potential. the others or play like a trash or play like s1mple .All of them are too inconsistent, unless s1mple. Thats why i think he should go to a better team that has actuall good and consistent players.
2021-04-04 00:50
2 replies
Better team like virtus pro yeah
2021-04-04 07:18
1 reply
No VP its not a good team for s1mple. VP team is done, and all of them are young so all of them have a great future. S1mple is not in the final days but have, max 5 years for playing. I think he should reconsider a team that atleast is top15 and has good players. For me he should go to Faze, because Faze isnt playing that well, and needs to change, thats why S1mple fits well in the team. They have cold, who was the best player 16-17, Twistzz, who for me is the golden boy of the cs. Niko is a Beast, IMO one of the best aim that is in the scene rn. And thats it. I think S1mple deserves top3 team, and rn Navi is not that. Its obvious that s1mple is the best and he cant play alone. Who the fuck loses to COL?? S1mple need a better team and thats a fact
2021-04-04 15:45
Simple just leave for better team, no one will be mad, everyone would understand
2021-04-03 22:35
Bring kane back))))))))
2021-04-03 22:36
1 reply
#79
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Pakistan LoOuU2
he only comes back if Zeus comes back , they cant stay away from each other,.
2021-04-04 00:56
imagine s1mple playing with jame, yekindar, buster and qikert
2021-04-03 22:39
1 reply
Who will be a support player if they dont have sanji??? U want another faze clan??
2021-04-04 00:32
#61
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Ukraine Ojoji
Ruined by russian bots. Nothing new
2021-04-03 23:00
obossany axaxaxax
2021-04-03 23:25
Well played Col! nice too see everyone playing well
2021-04-03 23:44
where are alle the russian and ukraine kids hahahaha
2021-04-03 23:54
#70
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Chile esanchez47
I like when COL plays this consistent, this is when every piece works, and jks has a good day
2021-04-04 00:01
Nice to see Col in this shape! GG
2021-04-04 00:09
NAVI with zeus tier1, without zeus t2.
2021-04-04 02:28
Pathetic from Navi.
2021-04-04 02:49
#82
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Russia VelsVivard
How could they let so many fans down. Feels like they didn't take it seriously or tried not hard enough.
2021-04-04 02:54
#83
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Australia FA1TLE
Yeah the boys! Jks finally hitting some good form - love to se it!
2021-04-04 02:55
complexity played well though, 4 players with over 1.2 rating
2021-04-04 04:22
#89
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African Union mikecool
Everyone contributing well over the series in the col camp. Great to see. The VP game should be exciting!!
2021-04-04 04:34
#90
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Brazil Anarchybr
Damn, C9 disbanded for this. Shiiit
2021-04-04 04:36
#94
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CIS LuNaRy
clown9 died for this sadge
2021-04-04 08:41
thumbs UP love to see navi lose.. and to an australian, DOUBLE WIN!!
2021-04-04 09:26
Yo les noobs, Feels good to see RUSH shining even in bitch positions. Imo he’s in contention for best support in the world, he brings so much to CoL. If only blame reduced a bit his amount of baiting they would be consistent playoff contenders.
2021-04-04 10:13
decline of the 3 best best teams navi vitality astralis.. all washed up now, young players will dominate the game but as they dont have much fans it s the end of csgo coming
2021-04-04 11:40
Kick Flamie
2021-04-04 12:26
I see many bot comments here stop it - get some help , COL played well but they played against NAVI who is really struggling. LANS need to return this online bullcrap is so boring to watch. Thanks to stupid EU bureaucracy this will take a while probably 2022.
2021-04-04 13:57
Existential
2021-04-05 02:57
Save my navi 😥
2021-04-07 14:58
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