Vitality subdue FURIA; NAVI beat back Renegades at IEM Cologne

The titans of Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev will face off offline for the first time since February 2020.

Vitality are through to the upper bracket semi-final of Group B after securing a victory over FURIA in two maps. The Frenchmen started off by climbing back from a deficit on Overpass, but refused to concede any ground once they gained control, securing their map before converting an early lead on Nuke into a narrow 16-14 victory to take the series.

The win sets up a match between Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's men and Natus Vincere, who survived an opening map loss to Renegades by dominating on Dust2 and Nuke to book their own spot in the upper bracket semi-final.

shox's flanks on Overpass provided key information for Vitality

FURIA got off on the right foot at the onset of Overpass, Vitality's map pick, posting a 6-2 lead thanks to multi-kill rounds from Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato and Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos. That edge did not last long though, and FURIA's lead rapidly began to dwindle once ZywOo came online and the Frenchmen got back in the running, bringing themselves within one round of the Brazilian team by the break. Vitality's good form continued into the second half as they took firm control on the defense, with ZywOo securing back-to-back quad kills and Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon finding flanks in key rounds as their side conceded just two additional rounds en route to a 16-10 finish.

The situation began to look increasingly dire for FURIA as Vitality put up a stalwart defense on Nuke, running up a 9-2 lead before Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan's troops finally began to consistently crack through. After clawing back to six rounds at halftime, a pistol win and ensuing conversions allowed FURIA to tie things up, and they briefly pulled ahead with another set of rounds to take the lead for the first time on the map. However, Vitality's map control began to constrict the FURIA defense, and with Lucas "⁠honda⁠" Cano being shut out, the Frenchmen were able to attain match point before a triple kill from Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van helped them close things out, avoiding overtime with a narrow map victory.

s1mple scored an ace on Dust2 to grant NAVI match point

For Natus Vincere, it seemed to be a tale as old as time in their opening LAN match, one which they typically struggle in regardless of their opponent and often results in the team starting tournaments from the lower bracket. Indeed, it seemed Renegades were set to make that a reality as they put up a throttling performance on Inferno, leading 11-4 before putting a halt to a comeback effort from Natus Vincere in the second half to take the map 16-10.

However, the trio of Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov, s1mple, and Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy flipped the script on Dust2, battering Renegades 16-6 with s1mple picking up an AWP ace in the process. The decider, Nuke, was equally as one-sided as Natus Vincere ran away with the T side, putting up 11 rounds by the break before wasting little time in closing out the map following the side swap to take the series.

Matchpage
0
2
8th July 2021
10
Overpass
16
14
Nuke
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 36 +7 85.1 1.17
41 - 37 +4 84.2 1.02
38 - 41 -3 68.6 0.97
34 - 38 -4 70.9 0.95
17 - 41 -24 40.8 0.53
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 32 +9 80.2 1.21
44 - 33 +11 75.1 1.17
37 - 34 +3 70.9 1.06
36 - 38 -2 74.6 0.98
33 - 37 -4 67.8 0.98
Matchpage
2
1
8th July 2021
10
Inferno
16
16
Dust2
6
16
Nuke
4
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
76 - 35 +41 99.6 1.68
60 - 42 +18 95.3 1.42
38 - 34 +4 73.9 1.15
41 - 42 -1 73.3 1.09
34 - 40 -6 60.0 0.91
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
50 - 48 +2 71.5 1.08
37 - 50 -13 67.9 0.87
38 - 50 -12 71.2 0.83
39 - 50 -11 67.1 0.79
28 - 51 -23 49.8 0.62
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1856
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
882
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
296
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
790
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
56
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Lucas 'honda' Cano
Lucas 'honda' Cano
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
47
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.69
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1820
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1408
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
zywoo goat #1
2021-07-09 00:08
17 replies
Dev1ce > all
2021-07-09 00:09
Not even close my mate. S1mple is like 5 levels ahead
2021-07-09 00:11
13 replies
zywoo top 1 2019 2020, s0mple only 5 levels ahead when he plays vs tier 5 AU teams
2021-07-09 00:11
12 replies
Look at 2021 stats. Simple has more maps played and petteri stats ahahaha lmao kekw nobo
2021-07-09 00:12
9 replies
onliner
2021-07-09 00:13
8 replies
Shut your mothers mouth kid. Well see 2021 S1mple s year to be 2021. Got robbed last year but now THIS MAN IS INSAI
2021-07-09 00:14
1 reply
done licking his ass?
2021-07-09 00:42
I can't believe how stupid people became
2021-07-09 00:14
4 replies
this year vitality struggles and doen't follow zywoo, and he plays worse, i think this year is s1mple's one but Zywoo will quickly be back and get another top 1. dev1ce is the greatest player ever. Zywoo is god of csgo and s1mple is the best skilled leader to have ever touched the game
2021-07-09 00:20
2 replies
S1mple best FPL IGL
2021-07-09 00:27
Worse team = shit stats lmao nice excuse, say it to 2017 s1mple when navi was super shit but he still has amazing stats
2021-07-09 01:53
Yes, they take the most obvious abd stupid baits What an idiots
2021-07-09 07:52
#53
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New Zealand SWARN151
Would you use this statement to describe 2020 ZywOo as well? Since his performance only in the online part of 2020 cemented his Top1? Or would you choose to be hypocritical?
2021-07-09 06:55
That's why he won 3 big events this year and Vitality are barely top10 anymore...
2021-07-09 00:13
piss off mate.. you sound ignorant af
2021-07-09 08:10
s1mple 1.68 > zywoo 1.17.
2021-07-09 01:35
akuma > vac'd toxic simple
2021-07-09 03:08
zywoo will always be the goat even so I don't have majors
2021-07-09 00:08
3 replies
Team and flag doesent checks out.
2021-07-09 00:11
s1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>> zywh0BOT
2021-07-09 10:36
1 reply
+1
2021-07-09 13:01
#3
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Brazil F_FOR_MIBR
NT honda
2021-07-09 00:08
navi so good rn
2021-07-09 00:08
Time to see who is the real #1
2021-07-09 00:09
Furia kicked junior for this ahahahaha
2021-07-09 00:09
EZ4NAVI s1mple > zywh0
2021-07-09 00:09
2 replies
Always was
2021-07-09 01:17
+1
2021-07-09 10:37
Cya honda
2021-07-09 00:09
Nt renegades 😔
2021-07-09 00:10
#11
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Brazil tosspoa
Coldzera Furia inc
2021-07-09 00:10
Congrats HEN1, you killed off BR CS from the tier 1 scene and ruined two teams single-handedly.
2021-07-09 00:11
6 replies
I still can't believe they let HEN1 go, they had great synergy and his AWP was impactful and their system worked until they decided to bench him and bring in Junior......
2021-07-09 00:19
5 replies
It wasn't Furia's fault. It was HEN1's idea to go off and play with his brother in O Plano, and now he's stuck in NA's tier 2 scene (which is the equivalent of tier 3 in EU).
2021-07-09 00:21
2 replies
Yeah picking comfort instead of competing with the best in EU. Maybe 'rona led to that decision who knows.. fuck that!
2021-07-09 00:25
1 reply
Life is hard. He aways play with his brother, and he was missing that. I dont judge him.
2021-07-09 01:30
They weren't really performing any better though. Yeah, he was statistically great, but they weren't really winning. Hell, they were practically the same with Junior.
2021-07-09 00:56
There is something yet to be unlocked in O Plano... it's clearly there somewhere. Perhaps HEN1 saw that. But who knows if they will have the money/time to unlock that.
2021-07-09 06:01
#16
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Finland AliSabid
nt renegades but ez navi
2021-07-09 00:12
150k+ viewers on main stream for Vitality vs Na'Vi
2021-07-09 00:25
#25
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Overall it was a great game for Vitality, everybody showed up and that second game was very close indeed. :) Respect goes out to Renegades for taking it to Na'VI and even taking a map off of them, the last two games Renegades kind of lost their form and overall they really struggled. Special shout-outs to those users who thought Renegades were going to 2-0 Na'Vi, claiming ESL was rigged because of a printing error by ESL. xD
2021-07-09 00:20
2 replies
#52
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New Zealand SWARN151
+1 Shoutout to B1T for regaining his nervers after a shattering Inferno. Props to Renegades for being so crispy with their shots on Inferno, and so good with their calls all over their map. Great to see electronic performing better by the day, once again. Really well done by shox and company. Although the 2nd map was close, Vitality was almost always in control. Looking forward to an exciting, classic match-up :D
2021-07-09 06:52
1 reply
papatronic only waited for LAN
2021-07-09 10:39
Vitality 🔥💯🔝
2021-07-09 00:23
Alistair god
2021-07-09 00:24
Furia with HEN1 never lost against Vitality...
2021-07-09 00:25
Zywoo keeps farming in LAN. For all the doubters out there.
2021-07-09 00:26
3 replies
1.17 rating, nice farm...
2021-07-09 06:41
2 replies
Stats aren't all, that overpass game he seemed much better than anyone on the opposition. He didn't get a 30bomb because of shox fragging out on a few rounds. He's been playing pretty well these past few games in LAN, especially when compared to his previous performances online where he looked average.
2021-07-09 07:07
1 reply
#57
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France insaneliar
"Average" ZywOo never looks average. He was less shining maybe but with 1.20+ ratings per game you cannot say he was average
2021-07-09 09:14
#32
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United States okuulanda
honda please you're killin me out here
2021-07-09 00:27
#35
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Brazil Semeon
André Akkari and Jaime Padua, take urgent steps to hire a dedicated Awper like Saffe, thank you!
2021-07-09 00:45
-honda +fusca
2021-07-09 01:24
#41
 | 
Russia VelsVivard
+41 ooh, s1mple is good forming.
2021-07-09 01:49
#42
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Peru ndrearg
-honda +whoever
2021-07-09 01:50
+41,1.68 rating such a beast
2021-07-09 04:04
and yes , they still lost inferno and then rape next 2 maps , so strange
2021-07-09 04:59
renegades insanely underrated, au has a tier 1.5 contender for sure
2021-07-09 05:40
S1mple +41...
2021-07-09 05:59
Finally we are getting to see a match between ZywOo and s1mple. It will be interesting to watch.
2021-07-09 06:38
+41
2021-07-09 10:26
#63
 | 
Poland SebL
Well tbh. Vitality didn't really play well, it's more FURIA playing like shit honestly. This honda guy isn't even ready to play on a Tier 2 level, and they want him to play in the best team in Brazil, well honestly that's to much for him. NaVi won this match in the end, they have amazing players, but teamplay wise, and stratwise, man they are not no.2 team in the world. Renegades is actually looking really solid, honestly I expected an upset here, but still good match from them.
2021-07-09 21:40
+41 s1mple wtfffffff stop breaking your own records!!!!!!
2021-07-11 09:30
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