NAVI stroll into grand final with 2-0 win over Vitality

It was a comfortable series for Natus Vincere as they kept Vitality to single digits on both maps.

Natus Vincere made quick work of Vitality, winning 16-7 on Inferno and 16-6 on Nuke to book a spot in Sunday's grand final. Whilst the start of Inferno provided an entertaining battle, Vitality really didn't muster much of a fight for the rest of the series.

When asked in the winners interview if he felt his team were untouchable, coach Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy gave a humble response: "We don't want to feel like that at all. The way we beat teams is by respecting them, we try not to underestimate them."

NAVI continued their imperious run at this event

Natus Vincere move on to the grand final on Sunday at 19:30 , whilst Vitality will take on either Astralis or Heroic in the consolidation final on Sunday at 15:30 .

The series opened on Inferno, the Vitality pick, and it presented a hard fought battle. Natus Vincere started on the CT side and seemed to take early control of the game, winning a force after the pistol and getting up to a 6-2 lead.

The rounds were close but it seemed Natus Vincere would put together a convincing half, until Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut came up with an incredible 1v3 clutch to get his team back in the game. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev was not to be bested and a couple rounds later came up with a special round of his own, grabbing a 4k and breaking the Frenchmen's economy to ensure the CIS squad went into the half with a 9-6 lead.

ZywOo had an uncharacteristically quiet series, with a 0.91 rating

Vitality never really got going in the second half, Natus Vincere winning the pistol and comfortably converting that into a 16-7 map win, with the Frenchmen picking up a single round. As per the usual, s1mple was the standout performer for the Major champions, but Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy and Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov were not far behind.

That took the series to the Natus Vincere pick of Nuke, and the CIS squad proved why they are considered the best team in the world, particularly on this map. Starting on the T side, Natus Vincere showcased an excellent dynamic offense, particularly effective in creating opening frags. Vitality were simply too static in their defensive play, and their opponents took advantage of every gap and weak point in the Frenchmen's defence.

With an 11-4 lead going into the second half it was a formality, and Natus Vincere took the map comfortably 16-6.

Matchpage
2
0
27th November 2021
16
Inferno
7
16
Nuke
6
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 22 +20 107.3 1.61
46 - 28 +18 92.6 1.50
35 - 22 +13 95.8 1.48
32 - 26 +6 75.0 1.26
29 - 20 +9 64.5 1.12
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 37 -9 77.4 0.91
27 - 35 -8 57.5 0.74
18 - 35 -17 53.1 0.69
23 - 39 -16 65.2 0.67
22 - 38 -16 54.4 0.62
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.27
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1220
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
361
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1473
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Time is adjusted to your selected timezone
What an upset!
2021-11-27 20:18
4 replies
big upset !!!
2021-11-27 20:18
I am upset
2021-11-27 21:44
2 replies
#89
 | 
France Insidium
Hi upset im dad
2021-11-27 22:58
1 reply
jesus christ
2021-11-27 23:27
Nice
2021-11-27 20:18
when they play focus, navi are the best team to ever touch any version of cs.
2021-11-27 20:18
32 replies
+111111111
2021-11-27 20:20
+1
2021-11-27 20:25
Only if navi can win next 2 majors and make their own era then maybe yes. Ik they kinda have era rn but they need 2 majors atleast to compete astralis era.
2021-11-27 20:34
16 replies
I'm not talking about achievement, I'm talking about peak and being the best.
2021-11-27 20:36
4 replies
For now yes, in future it wouldnt hold so long because the skill lever will be better and better in future, so its hard to say even after one year
2021-11-27 20:41
totally agree.. this navi is scary as astralis have never been... I mean, navi's peak is way scarier than astralis... they're literally smurfing
2021-11-28 04:34
1 reply
+111
2021-11-28 10:48
100% AGREE
2021-11-28 10:48
"kinda have era right now" Do you realise last time navi has lost is in 2020 at iem katowice against fnatic? Why so delusional?
2021-11-28 02:05
10 replies
Wtf are u talking about lol???
2021-11-28 02:09
3 replies
When was the last time when navi lost a t1 lan event, ill let you tell me?
2021-11-28 02:11
2 replies
Im not talking about only lan events, because there was 1 year only online tournaments so thats different, i would bet about my balls that they wouldnt have won every tournament even tho they would have been lans, Sorry about my english im drunk asf
2021-11-28 02:16
1 reply
Your opinion is irrelevant, talk about results so far. Navi is dominant both online and on lan. I could say the same about prime astralis, if it was online they would't have been as dominant as they were. Navi has won all lan events and 90% of all big online events.
2021-11-28 02:20
#115
 | 
Italy Skye620
2021-11-28 02:11
5 replies
Online = irrelevant When did navi lose t1 lan event? Im waiting
2021-11-28 02:12
3 replies
Online is not irrelevant, if theres a good reasons like covid to not make lan events so..
2021-11-28 02:18
#126
 | 
Italy Skye620
Online =/= irrelevant.
2021-11-28 02:45
1 reply
You failed to answere me when navi lost a match or an event on Lan.. 😅
2021-11-28 12:14
Ill make it easier, when did navi lose 1 GAME on t1 lan event??
2021-11-28 02:16
retard? navi with markeloff would 16 0 these bots
2021-11-27 21:40
9 replies
LOL navi with markeloff wouldn't even win a single round in a best of 10 series.
2021-11-27 22:17
8 replies
you must be 5 years old millenial. markeloff, zeus, starix, ceh9 and edward scissorhands would 16 0 these bots markeloff peak was 100x like simple baiter bot
2021-11-27 22:19
7 replies
you must be a nonamer that never played the game competitively. Markeloff at his very best is not even 1/5 as good as s1mple in a bad day; from a pure objective angle.
2021-11-27 22:33
4 replies
little boy i played cs from 1.0
2021-11-27 22:35
3 replies
yeah and i had sex with marilyn monroe
2021-11-27 22:54
2 replies
Was it good tho??
2021-11-28 07:21
1 reply
no bro because it was haram astaghphirollah
2021-11-29 20:41
leave nostalgia aside idiot. s1mple is x10 the player
2021-11-28 02:04
#153
 | 
Netherlands JUNG13
LOL YOU MAD BRO
2021-11-28 13:14
Agree
2021-11-27 23:50
You haven't seen the Plow.
2021-11-28 00:47
basedd
2021-11-28 02:01
#4
 | 
Latvia TIBR0X
EZ
2021-11-27 20:18
EZ!
2021-11-27 20:18
2021-11-27 20:18
13 replies
xDDD
2021-11-27 20:20
#11
 | 
Chile 1cristiaan
lmaoo
2021-11-27 20:20
lmao
2021-11-27 20:21
kkkk
2021-11-27 20:21
Lol
2021-11-27 20:26
ahaha
2021-11-27 20:28
XDDD
2021-11-27 20:36
Ahahahahaha
2021-11-27 21:58
LMFAO
2021-11-27 22:39
apesex
2021-11-28 00:18
lol
2021-11-28 01:23
XDD
2021-11-28 04:30
hahahaha that made my day lmaooo
2021-11-28 10:51
Gg Vitality .......
2021-11-27 20:27
4 replies
Chill friend
2021-11-27 20:21
dude remove the last part, kinda grim
2021-11-27 20:27
2 replies
Done hehe
2021-11-27 20:27
1 reply
:)) i
2021-11-27 20:29
EZ4NAVI
2021-11-27 20:19
1 reply
+ 1
2021-11-28 16:21
Gg
2021-11-27 20:21
#17
 | 
Italy Esxcanor
Finally, this will put an end to the S1mple and Zywoo threads.
2021-11-27 20:22
A new era begins
2021-11-27 20:22
2 replies
this era begins at iem cologne dude
2021-11-27 23:25
1 reply
+1
2021-11-28 10:54
EZ for NaVi and goat s1mple!
2021-11-27 20:24
GG but you feel for Zywoo for having such a team
2021-11-27 20:24
Nice
2021-11-27 20:25
Who would expect that
2021-11-27 20:25
2 replies
Most people
2021-11-27 21:55
1 reply
+1
2021-11-28 01:24
Navi just too good
2021-11-27 20:26
ELECTRONIC BESTEST
2021-11-27 20:26
1 reply
+1
2021-11-28 11:35
What a hell?
2021-11-27 20:28
Damn, and a while ago i was thinking that b1ad3 needs to step off. That's weird
2021-11-27 20:27
1 reply
tak vse dumali poka prosto ne pofiksili 10sec vihodi
2021-11-27 22:00
#36
 | 
Russia Sealkead
Damn, and a while ago i was thinking that b1ad3 needs to step off. That's really weird
2021-11-27 20:31
2 replies
I think they finally started listening to him which didn't seem to ne thé case in the beginning. He's probably NaVi's success most underrated contributor atm
2021-11-27 20:57
+1
2021-11-28 08:12
Best team of 2021 easily. Begin the NaVi era!
2021-11-27 20:34
1 reply
Truth for the 1st statement. Every ingrédient is there for the second to happen but there will be some really strong teams to play against After the shuffle ( G2 with m0nesy (and maybe ropz ?) New Astra, New Vita, FaZe with ropz ? ) 2022 will be very interesting/exciting
2021-11-27 21:00
#43
 | 
Latvia Sabito
Lol
2021-11-27 20:35
Just too good
2021-11-27 20:35
navi is smurfing on every body, amazing game play
2021-11-27 20:36
#51
 | 
Estonia rokuomi
NAVI ERA
2021-11-27 20:37
Vita should have picked De_Retirementhome
2021-11-27 20:46
2 replies
Lol
2021-11-27 22:09
#135
 | 
Uzbekistan R_Sick
Good one
2021-11-28 06:54
This version of Navi is extremely strong and terrifying to play against. Just think about this for abit. S1mple was the lowest rating player on Navi in their win on Nuke. He got a 1.15 rating and the whole team was positive. It's absolutely scary when your superstar can just have a chill 1.15 and your whole team is still destroying a reaaaaly strong team 16-7
2021-11-27 20:48
13 replies
Fanbois will still pretend s1mple has no teammates though xD
2021-11-27 20:55
12 replies
Show me atleast one modern post where someone saying s1mple doesnt have good teammates.
2021-11-28 01:53
11 replies
I answered to one today, the guy was pretending that s1mple's teammates were the reason he didn't get #1 in 2019 and 2020 while said teammates were already the same ( save b1t ). As if electronic, Perfecto and boomich of 2020 weren't better individually than shox, apEX and RpK/misutaa LOL Name one other team where the star player has a consistent top 5 player to assist him ( and now a potential 2d top 7-10 one in b1t )
2021-11-28 11:20
post #363 in the NaVi vs Vitality thread. Here you go
2021-11-28 11:21
9 replies
Your words were "Fanbois will still pretend s1mple has no teammates though". Post that you pointed is about the past not modern days, you are really that dumb bro? Show me one modern post when someone saying he HAS bad teammates.
2021-11-28 15:44
8 replies
Effing stupido, it's still posted NOW to justify s1mple's 2d place. What are they gonna say when NaVi lose another tournament ? Don't worry I know the answer, I'll be everyone but s1mple's fault. Btw " will " refers to something that'll happen in the future. If you can't answer my words then get some reading comprehension classes.
2021-11-28 15:49
7 replies
Nice excuses, typical baguette fanboi. Create the false statement by yourself and challenge it, definition of delusion.
2021-11-28 21:03
6 replies
You can't even read dumbass. And are so ashamed of your flag you are putting that horrible Euro sh*t. You must be one of these 3d worlders from CIS :D
2021-11-28 22:12
5 replies
Opressed baguette dont cry too loud or your neihbor Mohammad will rape your snowflake ass. Everyone laugh at your country, definition of losers and betas.
2021-11-28 22:16
4 replies
Ahah ! Looks like I was spot on !!! At least I'm not so ashamed by my country that I'm forced to fake flag 3d worlder !
2021-11-28 22:17
3 replies
Loser proud of his failures. You should send yourself to Bureau of Weights and Measures.
2021-11-28 22:21
2 replies
Fakeflagger ashamed of his 3d world country ! Don't worry at least you have great girls for us westerners to bang for 50 euros when on vacations :DDDDDD
2021-11-28 22:26
1 reply
All men in your country LGBT+ so your girls banged by mohammads and you can only bang yourself honey.
2021-11-28 22:31
S1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> zywho (sad for me, but true) + S1mple #1 2021 + major mvp + major winner, NAVI era + top1 of 2021 + major + grand slam + cologne..
2021-11-27 21:14
2 replies
flair and flag don't check out
2021-11-27 22:12
hahaha ez
2021-11-28 10:57
#73
 | 
Finland AliSabid
EZ for NAVI
2021-11-27 21:33
#74
 | 
Italy NotNew
chad stroll vs virgin walk
2021-11-27 21:33
What a ridiculous performance from Vitality
2021-11-27 23:22
This NAVI team is untouchable they will wreck everyone who gets in their way that's for sure.
2021-11-27 23:44
Navi is so fucking strong, and so fucking nice to watch ! I'm so exiting for 2022, hope navi will get a real contender among new g2, astralis, vita rosters
2021-11-27 23:53
1 reply
And maybe New faze with ropz and naf ?? ^^^^
2021-11-28 10:57
1.4 1.5 1.6 wtf -.-
2021-11-27 23:55
#125
 | 
Italy Skye620
Ez money :)
2021-11-28 02:28
S1mple just too good for the rest
2021-11-28 03:59
#133
mir | 
Russia M31F
Lance Stroll ez
2021-11-28 04:41
Lmao Zyw00
2021-11-28 06:02
ZyWhooooo ??? SO EZ 4 GOAT S1mple <3 <3
2021-11-28 10:58
EZ 4 Nav1
2021-11-28 10:58
Electronic .. what a god !
2021-11-28 10:58
hoping for a good final,.. against astralis:)
2021-11-28 15:56
#159
 | 
Poland SebL
I don't think anyone can stop Na'Vi at this point, the grand final should be formality I think. They're just on another level, they don't have weak points, and their firepower... I think they've the most firepower in their team atm. This just can't be stopped. As for Vitality, it looked just like expected, dead team walking, other than ZywOo it really doesn't feel like they've anything to be a TOP tier team, I just hope they will make a huge rebuild and just build around ZywOo, this man deserved a great team, and he isn't getting it atm unfortunately. GGWP!
2021-11-28 17:52
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.