Entropiq upset NAVI in EPIC League CIS

The DreamHack Masters Spring champions stumbled in their second match at the Regional Major Ranking event.

Entropiq defeated Natus Vincere 2-0 in the group stage of EPIC League, the first Regional Major Ranking event for CIS in 2021. The squad that signed for the Czech organization shortly before the event swept Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and co. on Nuke (16-8) before sealing the deal with an overtime win on Overpass (19-17).

With teams only eliminated after three losses in the Swiss stage, Natus Vincere are in no danger of elimination yet, sitting on a 1W-1L record. However, falling to a team ranked 20th in the world added fuel to the discussion regarding the inconsistency of Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy's team, as just a week ago they brushed aside three top-10 teams in FURIA, Heroic, and Gambit to win DreamHack Masters Spring.

Forester matched s1mple's output to steal away Overpass

Natus Vincere were looking off from the get-go of the series as Entropiq kicked off their opponents' map pick Nuke with an 11-1 lead. AWPer Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev stood out in the CT half with 100% KAST (rounds with a kill, assist, survival, or traded death) and gave little hope for a second-half comeback from the "Black and Yellow". Overpass was a back-and-forth affair featuring a vintage s1mple performance, but the Ukrainian's 1.45 rating was not enough for the victory as Entropiq's rifler Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy stepped up to the task with a stellar game of his own (1.41 rating), securing the upset.

Matchpage
0
2
16th May 2021
8
Nuke
16
17
Overpass
19
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 39 +10 84.5 1.24
44 - 39 +5 75.2 1.08
44 - 43 +1 85.4 1.04
28 - 45 -17 60.5 0.78
17 - 42 -25 43.5 0.64
 Entropiq K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 30 +22 95.8 1.35
44 - 42 +2 79.2 1.09
37 - 34 +3 65.8 1.02
35 - 38 -3 63.6 0.99
38 - 38 0 69.5 0.98

Entropiq's victory over Natus Vincere puts them just one win away from the playoffs, with the newly-signed team looking to go from strength to strength after qualifying for ESL Pro League Season 14 and reaching a new peak ranking on Monday.

Other than the Entropiq - Natus Vincere match, the early rounds of EPIC League CIS 2021 offered little to be surprised by as most favorites secured their wins and progressed to the 1-0 bracket. Action in the tournament continues shortly with forZe taking on Nemiga, while world No.1 Gambit will face off against Spirit on Monday.

Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
809
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1357
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#2
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Czech Republic Limacool
nice
2021-05-16 19:20
21 replies
simple overrated
2021-05-16 19:23
15 replies
Navi loses one game and zywoo fans start to come out of their caves lol
2021-05-16 19:26
9 replies
#54
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China HEIDASHUAi
+1
2021-05-16 19:47
+1
2021-05-16 19:52
+1
2021-05-16 21:52
+1
2021-05-16 23:20
#114
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Australia poppyxox
HAHAHAHA
2021-05-17 01:05
+1
2021-05-17 01:17
+1
2021-05-17 01:39
#123
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North America Zorxs
Don't forget the Device fans going on about S1MPLE 0 MAJORS
2021-05-17 02:45
+1
2021-05-17 05:44
nt zywh0 losing to 9z and poney team xDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-05-16 19:38
1 reply
+1 lmao
2021-05-16 21:20
+1
2021-05-16 20:01
zywoo fan AJAHAHAAHHA
2021-05-16 20:12
zywhoo totaly shit
2021-05-16 21:20
Entropiq actually is playing fundamentally good CS. If they could get more opportunities in Tier1 tournaments, they would be Top15. They are like at Team Spirit's level. GGWP.
2021-05-16 20:15
4 replies
#93
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Russia INNESOR
+1
2021-05-16 21:21
#115
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Australia poppyxox
+111111111 This is the CIS era
2021-05-17 01:05
Due to this win i think they can get enough points to get into top16
2021-05-17 07:30
#131
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Russia vynn
+1
2021-05-17 10:51
#3
ZywOo | 
India aR__
CIS is on fire! 🔥
2021-05-16 19:20
#4
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Poland Astoner55
EZ4ENTROPIQ
2021-05-16 19:20
Top3 BTW
2021-05-16 19:21
4 replies
#8
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Serbia LtN))
top1* So what?
2021-05-16 19:21
3 replies
Gambit is top 1
2021-05-16 19:22
Top 1? XDXDXD
2021-05-18 13:01
1 reply
#140
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Serbia LtN))
ok astralis
2021-05-18 13:01
#7
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Serbia LtN))
GG
2021-05-16 19:21
gg
2021-05-16 19:21
ez
2021-05-16 19:21
#11
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Portugal dracø
lmaooooo wtf
2021-05-16 19:22
#12
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Bulgaria goshyy
WHAT
2021-05-16 19:22
Lololol
2021-05-16 19:22
ez
2021-05-16 19:22
online cs
2021-05-16 19:22
17-42 kekw
2021-05-16 19:22
1 reply
-25
2021-05-16 23:10
#19
ropz | 
India icle
expected
2021-05-16 19:23
4 replies
why
2021-05-16 19:25
3 replies
#32
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Finland Cucumber))
because this always happens for NaVi
2021-05-16 19:26
2 replies
why you write this,its not like this
2021-05-16 19:27
1 reply
But it is
2021-05-16 20:17
#23
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Finland Vaittify
Entropiq must be happy to have invested in the team :)
2021-05-16 19:23
can you say me why navi lose they were so good in final against gambit and was 15-11 5 v 3 what happened how i can read this
2021-05-16 19:23
10 replies
navi no longer honeymoon period i guess, now they can suck again
2021-05-16 19:24
3 replies
its so easy for people to say it after game but pre game all was in navi favour,i think every team has up and down periods and now they are on fire
2021-05-16 19:25
2 replies
If you cant answer it then why are you asking?
2021-05-16 19:35
#60
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Poland somehoww
Navi in CIS tournaments if u still belive in this..
2021-05-16 19:54
NaVi has always been inconsistent as fuck against teams from their own region, sometimes they smash them, sometimes they choke harder than TSM in semifinals.
2021-05-16 19:28
2 replies
my bet on navi bad you think?i dont use this type of logic i just bet on team which stronger right now
2021-05-16 19:29
1 reply
>betting on Navi You're mad, bro
2021-05-16 20:53
just fluke game today
2021-05-16 20:12
#81
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Russia AskeladdVT
Look NAVI player soc media, yesterday no training at all probably a free day, NAVI don't prepare for the game at all vs top20 team, oblivious upset real. Plus on Nuke very messy start, lose some free rounds, etc.
2021-05-16 20:25
By now you should already know that when NaVi win a big tournament they're trash and inconsistent as hell the next 2-3 months. It's like clockwork.
2021-05-17 12:03
czech org lets go
2021-05-16 19:23
#26
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Serbia Garbrandt_
Ez
2021-05-16 19:24
#30
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Finland Cucumber))
"upset" XD
2021-05-16 19:26
2 replies
#47
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Romania assdada
it was indeed an upset
2021-05-16 19:42
1 reply
#48
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Finland Cucumber))
yes but imo expected
2021-05-16 19:43
This isn’t even THAT much of an upset. Maybe slightly because Navi is higher ranked. But everybody knows this team can beat Navi any day of the week
2021-05-16 19:27
Remember guys this roster was Winstrike they're pretty good
2021-05-16 19:27
Quiet s1mple, worse is to lose against 9z and dbl pony and on top of that, finish in negative xaxaxaxa
2021-05-16 19:27
1 reply
Delusional
2021-05-16 20:04
#39
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Ukraine Kastrulya
Uspet? hahahaha Entropiq was a huge favor b4 the match
2021-05-16 19:30
fluke onliners
2021-05-16 19:34
1 reply
sad bait
2021-05-17 01:10
s0mple
2021-05-16 19:36
Navi is good at creating surprise
2021-05-16 19:39
#45
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Georgia Megobari
Entropiq were huge favourites, how it is upset, kekw
2021-05-16 19:40
#46
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China CantBanMe
Entropiq is insane team why are people making a big deal of it ? they can destroy any team if they show up
2021-05-16 19:41
gg Krad, well played Entropiq !
2021-05-16 19:43
Hooch coach of the year!!
2021-05-16 19:44
imagine lose to nonamers, DH Masters was fluke...
2021-05-16 19:44
2 replies
#113
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Greece m3s0v
nonamers? Hope ure baiting otherwise delete csgo. Also Navi are inconsistent af
2021-05-16 23:30
nt no scene
2021-05-17 01:17
Unexpected, but at the same time not surprised at all, its possible that navi and gambit could drop a couple maps or what not to other teams :) gg
2021-05-16 19:44
Navi and cis rmrs lol
2021-05-16 19:46
1 reply
+1
2021-05-16 23:25
#55
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China HEIDASHUAi
gg
2021-05-16 19:48
#56
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Russia mshkoda
Gj entro
2021-05-16 19:48
#58
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Russia 1hebest!
Easy for Forester >>> NAVI0lq
2021-05-16 19:53
If Na Vi doesnt kick Blade with his strats ,Na Vi will never be a top tier team....sorry to say that.The strat staying until 20 seconds it s so bad for so many reasons..First.if they push a little bit you are getting fucked in the ass and they know your positions...second they rotate all 4 in the same site...3. it s hard to shot multiple people on the same site...because it s chaotic...I hate what blade is doing to Na Vi...and boombla with his calls not to plant and wait to kill
2021-05-16 19:54
hooch is legit, he put this team together and takes care of them like a proper manager should and is also their coach glad to see them succeed
2021-05-16 19:54
Calm down the navi fans, cis rmr too competitive, I understand navi, they are taking a break, there are still 2 more rmr left apart from this
2021-05-16 19:56
#64
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Sweden axelious
Upset? They were the obvious favorite!
2021-05-16 20:02
1 reply
They lost to Fiend dude ... Lol
2021-05-17 03:12
Win 3-0 against best team in the world , but can't beat ETROPIQ , what the hell is wrong with CS nowdays
2021-05-16 20:03
perfecto is the russian TACO
2021-05-16 20:05
1 reply
No. Taco is worst
2021-05-17 03:12
Fixing can't be an upset at the same time
2021-05-16 20:06
2-0 Pog
2021-05-16 20:09
expected
2021-05-16 20:15
#75
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Hungary szia
Some #2 team lmfao
2021-05-16 20:17
Defecto strikes again
2021-05-16 20:18
#77
NEO | 
Slovakia EMCOR
finally a Czech team doing well internationally
2021-05-16 20:18
2 replies
Czech org*
2021-05-17 15:50
1 reply
#141
NEO | 
Slovakia EMCOR
*badumtss
2021-05-19 17:30
#78
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Spain LoLaZo
lol 2-0 s2mpl0
2021-05-16 20:19
coach BUG is back
2021-05-16 20:19
"Upset" is the wrong word for CIS matchups with Navi.
2021-05-16 20:20
#82
FalleN | 
Brazil Uzem
That's a nice schedule
2021-05-16 20:25
#83
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Germany ConAction
Upset???
2021-05-16 20:36
same teams
2021-05-16 20:38
#85
try | 
Argentina TavishT
I don't think it's much of an upset, CIS teams have good anti-strats against Tier 1 teams that play a lot, and Entropiq probably studied NAVI very well before this matchup, whereas NAVI perhaps didn't manage to find the same success. And also Entropiq are playing really well, props to them.
2021-05-16 20:39
Cis teams too good online
2021-05-16 20:52
#89
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Won an EPL spot, found a new org, beat Navi - Hooch's squad too stronk.
2021-05-16 21:07
Can NaVi ask for a rematch like NiP did?
2021-05-16 21:20
1 reply
322 percent loss
2021-05-16 21:22
#95
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United States _intaKe
WTF??
2021-05-16 21:28
& now Sprout won vs FaZe UNDERDOG DAY
2021-05-16 21:30
s1mple's monitor wasnt bright enough, replay required
2021-05-16 21:44
classic navi can win the best and loose to no name, it s all about luck if on a good day or not
2021-05-16 22:23
#100
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Poland Keruzz
navi had 40% of loss, replay!
2021-05-16 22:28
Upset? Yes they were underdogs, but peoples still underestimate Entropiq
2021-05-16 22:52
#107
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Other the_dark
Rematch When? p.s. oops its not trashpoint, my bad
2021-05-16 23:00
1 reply
shitpoint can be only tier 3 tournament - not RMR with best EU teams
2021-05-16 23:27
Navi era 2 weeks
2021-05-17 01:48
Sad to see Na’Vi with 40% packet loss
2021-05-17 01:52
Unexpected for sure
2021-05-17 02:35
Defecto
2021-05-17 03:10
Wtf was that nuke. The way navi played nuke tells me they didn't prepare for this match. Force buy after force buy. Questionable buys as well. Horrendous man advantage conversions. Are they practicing new strats or are they hungover kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-05-17 04:36
not upset, it's rmr ofc navi lose
2021-05-17 08:54
#133
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Poland SebL
Entropiq is looking really good rn. NaVi is great and I think they still can reach the no.1 spot in the world, but we know that NaVi likes to lose some games in group stages, nothing new.
2021-05-17 14:31
Honestly, Entroiq got really lucky with all the spam through smokes. Navi's still at fault for giving up nuke, probably due to sheer overconfidence, but I must say, s1mple getting cs Go'd was huge on overpass. Also, a lot of clutches could've gone either way. Kinda lucky win. Won't happen again
2021-05-17 17:07
40% packet loss strikes again
2021-05-17 17:09
ruski matchfixing at its finest
2021-05-17 18:12
navi wtf?
2021-05-17 20:51
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