Akuma shock NAVI in EPIC League CIS

Underdogs Akuma swept the second-best team in the world 2-0 to move on in the upper bracket of the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event.

Natus Vincere suffered a shocking defeat in their first playoffs game in EPIC League CIS as Akuma swept them aside with a near-flawless Mirage (16-2) and confident Dust2 (16-10).

The best-rated player of the group stage, Dmitriy "⁠SENSEi⁠" Shvorak, stepped up to the task once again. The AWPer posted a server-high 1.49 rating across the two maps, spearheading an impressive team performance from the all-Ukrainian squad currently ranked 47th in the world.

s1mple's struggled to make an impact on Mirage

On the other hand, Natus Vincere continue to blow hot and cold as the DreamHack Masters Spring champions first dropped a series to Entropiq in the group stage of the RMR event, and have now been outclassed by Akuma.

Additionally, the team's superstar Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev recorded his worst map since joining the squad, posting merely a 0.20 rating on Mirage. Still, the "Black and Yellow" are not out of the tournament, as they will be looking to redeem themselves in the lower bracket where they face forZe in an elimination match on Wednesday at 19:00 .

Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov and co. were unable to continue their strong group stage showing as they moved to the playoffs and faced Virtus.pro, who turned things around after looking shaky early in the tournament. Following a 2-1 victory over forZe, the Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali-led squad will clash with underdogs Akuma in the next round for a place in the upper bracket final.

Matchpage
0
2
25th May 2021
2
Mirage
16
10
Dust2
16
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 32 -4 74.1 0.91
32 - 35 -3 73.2 0.88
25 - 38 -13 67.0 0.77
22 - 33 -11 60.7 0.74
23 - 36 -13 56.0 0.73
 Akuma K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 27 +13 87.0 1.49
33 - 22 +11 89.2 1.35
32 - 26 +6 79.7 1.20
33 - 25 +8 81.0 1.20
35 - 31 +4 83.3 1.10
Matchpage
1
2
25th May 2021
7
Dust2
16
16
Mirage
14
7
Inferno
16
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 49 -4 70.1 0.93
52 - 59 -7 72.4 0.88
38 - 46 -8 56.9 0.86
43 - 51 -8 56.2 0.81
40 - 59 -19 61.0 0.80
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 38 +25 82.6 1.39
55 - 49 +6 79.5 1.14
55 - 51 +4 74.8 1.11
43 - 39 +4 69.1 1.10
48 - 42 +6 66.8 1.08
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1005
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Ukraine Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
285
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.56
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
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Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1363
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
cool
2021-05-25 21:41
3 replies
Gg
2021-05-26 08:16
1 Player might have an off day. 2 could have had. But all 5??? Clear Match fixing. Ever since the whole online era started, in my opinion room for a repeat of IBP got bigger. Most of the tournaments are "sponsored" by betting companies like GGBet and 1xBet. The "tech timeouts" are happening too often. Do notice the change in flow of the game after these timeouts the next time you get a chance. I wonder why there were not so many timeouts back on LAN? (not all of them are results of high ping or internet issues, right?) I can be wrong for sure, but imo I am 70% sure, that some of the matches are fixed for sure.
2021-05-26 21:07
1 reply
+1
2021-05-28 18:45
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
GOD SENSEi
2021-05-25 21:41
1 reply
+1
2021-05-26 06:32
KekW RIP PIMPLE
2021-05-25 21:42
Wp Akuma. On to the next one.
2021-05-25 21:42
11 replies
Feels like navi was throwing on mirage. S1mple jumping down to underpass with an awp. They didnt take the game seriously coz they already made it to top8 it seemed like.
2021-05-25 21:46
10 replies
Its fine. To the lower bracket. I believe in Na'vi to reach the finals through the lower bracket. I swear, if they mess that one up somehow..... I'll cry to sleep :(((
2021-05-25 21:47
#55
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Asia loveall
Dude stop being so delusional, nothing but a bad day and on point opposition, s1mple didn't become the best player in the world like this, he takes every game seriously.
2021-05-25 21:52
5 replies
#139
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Australia poppyxox
HAHAHAHA Funniest thing I’ve ever heard
2021-05-25 23:40
4 replies
no, he is right. thats why you will always be mediocre at every level while players like s1mple and myself will 30 bomb on any rank because we adapt and play with aggression and footwork gl hf standing in CT stairs on mirage with AWP/DGL/RIFLE like an idiot every round waiting for the site to be taken. roflmao
2021-05-26 13:11
3 replies
KKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-05-26 14:20
Stopped taking this post seriously at “s1mple and myself will 30 bomb on any rank”
2021-05-26 14:23
Playing mirage in 2021 l0000000000000000000000l.
2021-05-27 11:49
#143
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Sweden Kasidro
s1mple drops underpass with an awp quite often
2021-05-25 23:50
1 reply
In fpl yes. But not in a pro official game.
2021-05-26 07:39
#170
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Sweden Lagge15
Why would they wanna end top 8? Only 5 teams from CIS will qualify for the Major, and getting top 8 in this event doesn't guarantee they'll be top 5 for next RMR event, which means they aren't guaranteed a free spot. Could mean they need to turn down a DHM or IEM event just to play a closed qualifier.
2021-05-26 06:07
What were the odds for Akuma?
2021-05-25 21:42
3 replies
26 at some point :D
2021-05-25 21:46
like 6 i think
2021-05-25 21:47
9-11
2021-05-26 00:26
#7
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North America Neshie
I was here for this HAHA
2021-05-25 21:42
they shock me
2021-05-25 21:42
s0mple not even the best ukrainian anymore
2021-05-25 21:42
6 replies
#41
B1T | 
Israel un1te
1 game does not solve anything idiot
2021-05-25 21:46
5 replies
#73
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Europe Vallon4
Mad s0mple fan?
2021-05-25 22:03
4 replies
#74
B1T | 
Israel un1te
Mad NIP fan
2021-05-25 22:04
3 replies
Malding
2021-05-25 22:08
juice
2021-05-25 22:08
#191
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Brazil loldougie
LOL kids like you are why I love this forum
2021-05-26 12:54
make navi Ukrainian again
2021-05-25 21:42
2 replies
#102
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Russia FutureCk
Nowadays two russian teams lead this top. Their lose is human factor. Navi really has a problem with a teamgame, at the same moment Gambit caught game decline
2021-05-25 22:19
by sign Akuma?
2021-05-26 10:32
Throw game haha
2021-05-25 21:42
XD 2-0 Never even heard of akuma NaVi has serious consistency issues, but on a large scale, they win t1 events and then lose occasionally against t3 teams
2021-05-25 21:42
3 replies
#31
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Brazil arunino
wtf they are ex-ProjectX
2021-05-25 21:44
2 replies
Ah, Heard of that Team but that doesn’t make this lose any better That’s a Must win for NaVi, I would’ve even memed sprout if they lost against them
2021-05-25 21:46
1 reply
#168
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Hungary BYZMO
Even BP5 beat Akuma a few weeks ago lmao
2021-05-26 05:08
#14
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
lol
2021-05-25 21:42
Lol. Losing is fine. But 16-2 damn
2021-05-25 21:42
LUL
2021-05-25 21:43
ok
2021-05-25 21:43
just an off game prolly wanna see em pull it off twice
2021-05-25 21:43
#23
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Oceania yungyoda
s0.2mple dont forget it guys
2021-05-25 21:43
#25
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United Kingdom C00K1E
sounds like navi to me
2021-05-25 21:43
#29
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Brazil arunino
great match!!! online, but still SENSEI to NAVI pls!!!
2021-05-25 21:44
#30
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Ukraine McSwell
Shock? No, just a typical CIS RMR upset everyone except haters got used to already. At least, NaVi still has a chance in lower bracket.
2021-05-25 21:44
#32
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Ukraine nowaynoway
AKUMA MATATA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-05-25 21:45
1 reply
great reference, you have my respect!!!
2021-05-26 01:56
#33
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Russia 1hebest!
GG EZ XD
2021-05-25 21:45
#34
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Hungary szia
Navi and losing to teams that literally no one has ever heard of. Name a more iconic duo
2021-05-25 21:45
#36
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Sweden ShageN
SENSEI has 1.35 overall rating (in general). He is for sure #1 contender to replace someone like Electronic or Perfecto in NAVI.
2021-05-25 21:46
1 reply
he is awper
2021-05-26 18:44
#37
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Finland Zombade
From 5 kills to 32 in 2 maps, Call him what you want but I call that dedication to the game. Not letting toxic fans getting under your skin.
2021-05-25 21:46
helo navi gays how u
2021-05-25 21:48
rip sosanya
2021-05-25 21:47
expected
2021-05-25 21:47
I really hope Na'Vi outclass forze,would be really sad to not see them at the major
2021-05-25 21:48
1 reply
#103
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Austria SplasJ
I mean even if they do they would still have a chance most likely
2021-05-25 22:21
2021-05-25 21:50
#51
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Slovakia Pribi
i should have thought twice about betting on navi lmao
2021-05-25 21:50
#52
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Reunion kolgab
they are cheating for sure... so obv
2021-05-25 21:51
2 replies
cry kiddo
2021-05-25 21:52
#83
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Sweden suriel666
+1 they're even blacklisted by betting sites lol
2021-05-25 22:12
#53
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France laglory
LUL
2021-05-25 21:51
EZ SENSEi > baitple aka s0mple confirmed
2021-05-25 21:52
Ofc they gotta include that simple picture lol
2021-05-25 21:53
akuma win next major ez
2021-05-25 21:54
Why is it a shock?
2021-05-25 21:55
#62
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Ukraine FGVM
daaaaaamn, WP Akuma, that was amazing. They should get signed by a proper org asap, they really deserve one.
2021-05-25 21:55
3 replies
#80
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Oceania yungyoda
+1
2021-05-25 22:09
#104
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
yep, they had played very well
2021-05-25 22:23
I think they swept navi to remove navi's roster and +akuma roster xd
2021-05-26 09:03
lmfao no way
2021-05-25 21:56
Akuma players are friends with the Sopranos players?
2021-05-25 21:59
#67
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Serbia LtN))
GGWP
2021-05-25 22:01
#68
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Ukraine dnsk
don't worry guys. NAVI never like to path play-offs by the upper-bracket. NAVI need a great slap before they beat everyone on the lower-bracket :) So let's go from now! P.S. get ready, haters. but Today is your day
2021-05-25 22:01
#70
B1T | 
Israel un1te
defined Navi gonna be top 20 after that game , akuma will be top 2 after that game for sure
2021-05-25 22:02
s0mple
2021-05-25 22:03
Online CS For years this was known but because online era the quality of cs has fallen so much that youre not allowed to talk about it anymore even.
2021-05-25 22:03
#75
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Europe Vallon4
ONLINE CS OMEGALUL Holy hell, from 2020 'till now is the SHITTIEST fucking time for CS.
2021-05-25 22:04
2 replies
No, It's entertaining. Underdogs triump is always welcome.
2021-05-26 02:49
1 reply
But triumph disband(((
2021-05-26 11:26
The CIS team always surprised, more surprising is that ppl glad to blame S1MPLE's performance than other players if Navi lost, which means every match is 1vs5, S1mple is the one.
2021-05-25 22:06
ez4blacklistedByBettingWebsites
2021-05-25 22:07
#81
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Ukraine z3m4
Expected
2021-05-25 22:10
CIS awpers are on another level lmao s1mple sh1ro El1an SENSEi degster Jame
2021-05-25 22:11
4 replies
#94
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United States 3manu3l
all b8ers
2021-05-25 22:15
1 reply
all good
2021-05-25 22:24
xsepower deko
2021-05-25 22:46
#141
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Sweden ShageN
> s1mple, SENSEI > CIS awpers pick one
2021-05-25 23:47
fluke onliners
2021-05-25 22:12
2 replies
+1 are we just going to pretend that this would happen on lan?
2021-05-25 22:15
1 reply
#120
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United States Wafftop
a game is a game, a loss is a loss, online or not
2021-05-25 22:46
#86
ropz | 
India icle
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk s0.2mple
2021-05-25 22:13
16-2 OMEGALUL
2021-05-25 22:13
And Liquid gets trashed for giving up a single map to Extremum.
2021-05-25 22:14
#91
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CIS wmzgod
XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXaXA
2021-05-25 22:14
For the first time in about 5 years I am absolutely shocked navi have been completely outclassed Akuma are going far if they keep playing like this.
2021-05-25 22:17
#105
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Latvia TIBR0X
XD
2021-05-25 22:23
#106
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Sweden Sexicano
lul s0mple at it again!
2021-05-25 22:24
What a rektered
2021-05-25 22:27
rolled and also literally throwing, wp akuma
2021-05-25 22:28
expected from navi
2021-05-25 22:31
Not exactly a shock when at least 3/5 players on Akuma were quite clearly cheating. I rarely call out for hacks but this was so blatantly obvious
2021-05-25 22:32
4 replies
ItsDan_HLTV
2021-05-25 22:36
shhhh u cant say that
2021-05-25 22:38
Some of Akuma’s players would hold random angles then snap over to the correct corner just as a Navi player was about to peek, with no sound or info given Lmaooo.
2021-05-25 23:08
yeah you would know
2021-05-26 09:04
lmao
2021-05-25 22:39
Liquid losing to extra salt, Astralis losing to mous, Navi losing to akuma, Vitality losing to DBL pony, I have no doubt that online is a cancer for the big teams
2021-05-25 22:41
Navi disband
2021-05-25 22:49
2 replies
#134
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Sweden ShageN
0/8
2021-05-25 23:16
+1
2021-05-25 23:34
I am gonna act like i am shocked... haha neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeext!
2021-05-25 22:53
umm what?
2021-05-25 22:57
And people ask why he didnt deserve top 1 last year....
2021-05-25 22:59
9 replies
but Vitality lose to 9z
2021-05-25 23:11
2-17, 9z, 2 super bad map against fpx, lost to heroic which god s1mple n navi easily won, dbl poney yeah xi wu deserves more right?
2021-05-26 04:05
7 replies
haha you rekt him bro
2021-05-26 04:48
+1111
2021-05-26 07:45
What part of LAST YEAR didn't you understand ? At what point did I say that ZywOo desserves it more this year ? s0mple fanboys allways argued about RMR and the fact is that whie ZywOo was battling against the top EU teams, s0mple was loosing to trash CIS tiers 4 teams. And it will be the same this year, cause it doesn't change. Not to mention the "We would have beat Heroic" on result thread where said team lost to tiers 5 CIS trash... How more delusional one can be....
2021-05-26 09:03
4 replies
top EU teams? lmao na'vi n gambit slaughtered em be4 rmr event and battled on final gambit: won iem katowice, 2:0 astralis, 2:0 nip, 2:1 furia, 2:1 heroic, 2:1 g2, 2:0 g2, destroyed g2 2 times, the team which is literally smurfing on other eu teams na'vi: 2 trophies, 1:0 mouz, 2:1 furia, 2:1 heroic, and many others i'm lazy af :) beat up gambit 2 times, who f-ed up g2 2 times cis teams won most trophies in 2021 ahhhh... yes cis rmr is pretty low tier :) xiwu battling against top tier eu teams let's see, furia beat em up with 2:0, liquid 2:1, virtus.pro 2:0 cis so low tier lmao, g2 2:0 gambit beat em up 2 times! cis so low tier :), 2:0 ence? aahaha, 2:0 nip lmao, 9z 2:1 wtf? xiwu? dbl poney 2:0 high tier eu XD, heroic 2:0 xi wu is not even best player in his team lol XD and i don't wanna hear year is just starting thing its already may and vitaxiwu still 0 trophy XD if you reply xiwu is noob eco fragging baiter, oh wait he is XD
2021-05-26 10:32
3 replies
Ho BTW, nice .20 rating for s0mple, managed to post a worst performance than ZywOo .28 of earlier this year... And it wasn't against AKUMA LUL Imagine thinking you're top 1 and you get rekted 2-16
2021-05-26 17:15
2 replies
s1mple 5-16 -> 0.20 xiwu 2-17 -> 0.28 nice TRY(9z) btw
2021-05-26 17:47
1 reply
Still better than .20 lol
2021-05-27 08:34
I'm hearing reports out of the NAVI camp that they may have been experiencing 30-40% packet loss
2021-05-25 23:00
Power of online gaming. Anyway, congratz
2021-05-25 23:20
Akuma is looking insane, they are playing like a TOP 20 team for me atm. NAVI is honestly playing like an FPL mix in this tournament, like really, where is the structure? where are the tactics?
2021-05-25 23:40
11 replies
lord boomich n god s1mple busy eating burgers flamie calling from back scenes XD don't worry na'vi already have enough points they did same thing in first rmr tour too
2021-05-26 03:59
10 replies
"lord boomich n god s1mple" Men just stop the simping damn that's cringe
2021-05-26 11:29
8 replies
the men who a have petra flair talking about simping lmao gotta ss that XDDD
2021-05-26 12:31
7 replies
I don't know hows that connected. I have her flair because she's a great Csgo player and a good person. I don't call her goddes, I don't donate to her, I don't go and spam on every HLTV thread that's she's the best.. unlike you do all of these things but with s0mple. That's pretty sad men 😐
2021-05-26 12:59
6 replies
hahahaa bro i have seen people being rekt online but you just completely rekt yourself 1. using the word simp like you are hardcore 2. actually being a simp with flair in your name 3. trying to act like you think she is a good player and you respect hahahahahahaha bro what are you trying to do
2021-05-26 13:08
5 replies
Already explained my flair. It's just in your 12 year old brain anything related to womens is automatically simping. A guy calls s0mple god, lord, calls him the best, donates to him, buys his merch, watches his stream, shares links of his sick plays, etc is not simping at all, it's being "a fan" 😂. While I only have Petra flair. Can't argue with that 😅😅😅
2021-05-26 13:33
4 replies
Ok so in your brain a random girl is your favoritr player KKKKKKK Bro please stop being pathetic kkkl
2021-05-26 19:33
3 replies
Ok so in your brain a random guy is a god for you. Kkkkk Bro please stop being pathetic kkkkl
2021-05-26 23:07
2 replies
Simp bitch
2021-05-28 17:09
1 reply
Ok kid
2021-05-28 23:55
Even if they are not playing this tournament on 100% it still seems weird losing to T4 unknown team 12-32 for a team like NaVi.
2021-05-26 22:40
cis match fixing done
2021-05-25 23:46
#142
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Panama Bill_Bait
"SHOCK" ahahah
2021-05-25 23:49
This is online cs at it finest my friends
2021-05-25 23:51
I remember when playing secret character akuma in the arcade was equivalent to cheating, just saying
2021-05-25 23:54
This match only shows how random csgo is and the fact that anyone can be pro with 2k hours of csgo & pugging on FaceIT
2021-05-26 00:09
Damn, what the hell happened here?
2021-05-26 00:11
#148
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Norway TheDEA
Expected
2021-05-26 00:13
what a weird day for cs, both zywoo and s1mple just sucking
2021-05-26 00:14
make sense. s1mple never won anything.
2021-05-26 00:19
CIS is great at online games. I want to see those CIS guys and FURIA on LAN to see if they can trade with real CS teams.
2021-05-26 00:34
#153
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African Union mikecool
Navi must've been drunk or something lol
2021-05-26 00:38
S1mple to akuma pls :)
2021-05-26 00:42
#155
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Russia INNESOR
who cars rmr
2021-05-26 00:57
Navi strats
2021-05-26 01:00
god p1mple
2021-05-26 02:12
Just remember guys match fix doesn't exist in tier 1 :)
2021-05-26 02:19
NAVI need only one win for Legends slot they already have Challenger
2021-05-26 02:22
#162
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Austria Grundz
I haven't seen a team care less since furia v clown 9
2021-05-26 02:58
only 1 bad game and s1mple haters came out of their caves lmao gotta buy some popcorns XD
2021-05-26 03:55
It prove that CIS have so many low-profile strong team, this time they get the chance to show themselves!
2021-05-26 04:13
Akuma Knew how navi play....navi didn't know akuma's playstyle
2021-05-26 05:11
1 reply
nah, psycho said they didn't prepare for navi that much. They focused on their own playstyle if you seen the game, you would see that it is not Akuma winning Navi's rounds, but Akuma winning in total. Navi couldn't keep up. Their mirage was awful On dust2 Navi had some nice rounds, thats why Akuma were losing (again, they didn't know how to counter as they didn't prepare) but they were overall a better team, thats why they won
2021-05-26 09:06
not only those teams are inconsistent, but also the whole game. That's how it works when you play random game.
2021-05-26 09:08
Over motivation Vs no motivation
2021-05-26 11:35
NaVi bots
2021-05-26 12:05
They will rise back!
2021-05-26 12:14
classic navi
2021-05-26 12:22
Akuma going for that no. 1 spot KEKW. And this is exactly the reason why online cs don't matter at all. Gambit is the biggest proof anybody can be no. 1 rn.
2021-05-26 12:31
AKUMA MATATA !
2021-05-26 15:42
legit af
2021-05-26 15:46
ez4 AKUMA MATATA and top1 SENSEi
2021-05-26 16:56
Where are all the fanboys that trashed ZywOo for his .28 rating earlier this year ? s0mple : .20 rating against tier 5 CIS trash team
2021-05-26 17:19
Typical navi they destroy one tournament and then Lose to noobs in the next five
2021-05-26 18:03
akuma matata
2021-05-26 18:27
MATCH FIXING!!!
2021-05-26 21:04
always joy when s0mple and co is loosing
2021-05-26 21:09
#216
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North America dicennt
SENSEi #1 2022
2021-05-26 23:21
s0mple OMEGAKEKW
2021-05-28 00:58
here before they get banned for cheating
2021-05-28 23:57
akuma>>>all
2021-05-29 09:47
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