NAVI cruise past Evil Geniuses with a 2-0 win

The CIS squad made light work of the North Americans and now sit at the top of the group with a 2-0 record.

Natus Vincere, who are playing with NAVI Junior player Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov in place of their IGL Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov, have continued their ESL Pro League Season 15 campaign with another victory, this time getting the better of Evil Geniuses. Their chances of getting through the group now look very favorable, with games against Complexity, Astralis and Heroic still awaiting them in the group stage.

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For Evil Geniuses, this means that they sit at the bottom of the group with an 0-2 record, with the roster yet to put up results that are expected from a team of such accomplished players. Qualifying for playoffs seems like a hard task for the team, which is made even harder by the fact that their coach Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel is unable to stand behind them for the duration of the group stage due to returning to France to receive medical treatment not related to COVID-19. Their next game will pit them against Heroic on Friday at 16:00 , where they will hope to get their first win of the group.

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The game started on Evil Geniuses’s map pick of Overpass, where Natus Vincere wasted no time on getting started, winning the pistol round and converting it to a 6-1 start before the Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip led team won their first gun round. The North American’s slow start continued all throughout the first half as they simply couldn’t find success on the terrorist side, as the 18 kills by Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev helped close out the half with a 13-2 score. The game didn’t look any different after half time, as the CIS squad won the pistol round with three kills by who else than s1mple and didn’t look back after that, winning the map 16-2.

S1mple was the top rated player in the series, achieving a 1.79 rating

Next was Dust2, which the team picked to make headtr1ck more confortable, as s1mple said in the interview. The second map started in similar fashion to the first one, with Natus Vincere starting on the terrorist side this time but still getting of to a fast start and a 6-1 lead. Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy’s men stayed in control during the half, but Evil Geniuses did show some glimpses of success, winning a few rounds in close fashion and managing to end the half with a slightly more respectable 11-4 score in the favor of Natus Vincere.

Evil Geniuses managed to build on a decent first half, even though a missed smoke caused them to lose the pistol round. They fought back with a force buy win and won six rounds in a row, pulling back the scoreline to 12-10. But once Natus Vincere got a hold of their economy, they stabilised and closed out the map 16-10.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 19 +26 109.6 1.79
42 - 26 +16 110.4 1.66
37 - 18 +19 76.0 1.40
30 - 21 +9 72.9 1.27
32 - 22 +10 68.8 1.25
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 33 -9 61.9 0.84
26 - 39 -13 67.9 0.82
22 - 37 -15 54.7 0.61
21 - 41 -20 54.3 0.60
13 - 37 -24 48.7 0.49
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
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Ukraine Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
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United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
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Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
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EG DISBAND! Predictions for tomorrow: Astralis 2-1 AGO Heroic 2-0 EG NAVI 0-2 Complexity Junior 50bomb KEKW
2022-03-31 23:08
10 replies
That seemed so one-sided. Feelsbadmen!! But I'm glad s1mple didnt sh*t the bed like zywoo and niko so far in EPL
2022-03-31 23:11
2 replies
Georgia endyyoo
+1 It was so sad to see such goats and good teams underperform :/
2022-04-01 00:17
1 reply
Its 2022 Why a bot like Bot2k still plays tier 1 tournaments?
2022-04-01 00:34
EG and CoL will disband too, lol delusional
2022-03-31 23:11
South Africa Ston3Cold
OMEGALUL @ last result - 50 bomb by junior, lol yeah right!
2022-03-31 23:27
If the game goes 7 OTs, he could go 50/50 bomb
2022-04-01 00:35
Yugoslavia Acceb
Why is Stewie even on a team? He's trash he should go be on a team with that neckbeard Flom and be irrelevant in tier 30
2022-04-01 05:56
How will navi lose with more firepower lol And its tough to outstrat brains like elec and s1mple behind and especially blade
2022-04-01 06:00
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Romania r0nKs
and now, you wake up.
2022-04-01 08:27
Slovakia EvErisT
joke with junior is funny
2022-04-01 13:31
United States thespecht
EZ for Stewie
2022-03-31 23:06
8 replies
I went from top 15% to top 60% in Fantasy thanks to Stewie
2022-03-31 23:14
6 replies
Why would you even pick stewie in the first place
2022-03-31 23:15
1 reply
+1 good question
2022-04-01 08:41
self inflicted pain
2022-03-31 23:16
We're 2 rounds in. Calm down.
2022-04-01 00:14
Russia scor2k
feel bad for u :(
2022-04-01 04:48
I went from top 80 to top 55% coz of s1mple ))
2022-04-01 08:42
Peru Bas1905
bruh, he got 2 kills in the first half
2022-04-01 05:48
Finland Cucumber))
god headtr1ck
2022-03-31 23:06
NA can't catch a break
2022-03-31 23:07
L team
2022-03-31 23:06
United States mstang
We're just a couple months into these new NA rosters and we already need another major reshuffle apart from Liquid.
2022-03-31 23:07
9 replies
-shox -nitr0
2022-03-31 23:42
7 replies
Def -shox, I really don’t see what impact he brings to the roster. Sucks too, since I was hoping for him to prove all the haters wrong.
2022-03-31 23:50
6 replies
Residual hate from dragging along his CS:S boyfriend SmithzZz so NiP would always win. Even in the scene with the most ego (shox, NBK, apEX, kioshima, Happy), shox was still the worst.
2022-04-01 00:26
Just watch elige interview, he said they need to adapt to his playstyle as he is super aggressive which should take around 3-4 months with nitro to have them playing at 100%. Also he said shox bring the voice they need in the team that stewie has. Most of them are quiet and they need more interaction and shox brings that. He also helps on the callout in some situation. He may be the worst on the server everytime, but his psychological impact really helps the team to build in a sane environnement.
2022-04-01 01:27
4 replies
2022-04-01 08:44
just remembering this clash of voices between elige and stewie just was the reason the last rosters collapsed. i really think elige doesn't like to be igl, but wants an IGL who calls like the way ELIGE likes, and he becomes a spoiled kid when this doesn't happen. like he wants nitr0 because is his boy, but this team is definitely worse than last liquid
2022-04-01 17:57
2 replies
Maybe he was right and stewie's call were dogshit. Look at him now with EG, the team has never been that bad.
2022-04-04 16:32
1 reply
agree, liquid was already shit before and bring fallen to IGL never happened because stewie and elige clashed so much. stewie is definitely toxic and a bad IGL, but i'm sure Elige is also toxic, and to be honest liquid just qualified because their group was disgusting
2022-04-04 22:24
Mibr dominated NA, if you catch Liquid on rmr I don't doubt they will win
2022-04-01 11:46
Brazil rude_kid
NA disband
2022-03-31 23:08
Ukraine SwissRolls
eg needs to learn grenades better holy hell, so many missed smokes / molly
2022-03-31 23:09
Stewie l33t 😎
2022-03-31 23:10
EG need to take it more seriously or just disband, like this team are just bunch of paycheck stealers currently who probably doesn't give a shit about csgo anymore
2022-03-31 23:11
7 replies
They will disband. I guarantee you.
2022-03-31 23:46
2 replies
oh i though so too, i actually predict them would be the first team to disband after major from team that doing roster shuffle
2022-04-01 01:43
1 reply
Honestly, they already played like a disband team. COL and Liquid are prone to shuffle, but EG, it looks like set to disband. It is sad because Rush and Automatic are still caring.
2022-04-01 02:08
American work ethic. Too lazy to learn new map. 2 T rounds on own map pick.
2022-04-01 00:33
3 replies
yes, but not only that this current roster probably aren't even that care to even improved at all like their IGL probably had more valorant hours than csgo recently lol other than rush the other 4 are seems just don't give a fck
2022-04-01 01:45
2 replies
+1 sadly
2022-04-01 08:44
Auti is good, struggling because rest are dogshit (Except RUSH MAJOR WINNER C4 DEFUSER)
2022-04-01 10:33
2022-03-31 23:17
2022-03-31 23:18
NA so bad lul
2022-03-31 23:19
The arrogance in giving Stewie2k another team to drive into the ground is hilarious. Holy shit is this team terrible. Save automatic from these hapless bots
2022-03-31 23:19
Romania Andreyl33t
Stewie 1337 xd
2022-03-31 23:24
1 reply
2022-03-31 23:28
Hungary szia
why everyone flaming EG so much? did everyone forget that Navi has been the undisputed #1 team for 9 months now and easily won the major? I do not think there is a single person besides delusional bettors who actually believed EG would or could compete with navi here, so much needless hate
2022-03-31 23:26
3 replies
No, but the word compete should not even be in the same sentence that EG. They did not even try to compete. PA was trying at least.
2022-04-01 02:10
Sure, losing to the #1 in the world is nothing to be ashamed of. But at least put up a fight. AGO took NAVI to a historic OT. EG just rolled over and did absolutely nothing.
2022-04-01 05:46
1 reply
Hungary szia
Well I'd say a 16-10 is a pretty good fight from the #48 against the #1
2022-04-01 09:52
United States caliprep
Too easy for NAVI. EG didn't even put up a fight
2022-03-31 23:32
lets goo i picked gla1ve over stew and now im top 1%
2022-03-31 23:36
1 reply
I picked rush over xyp9x and it cost me so many points. Dude is -33 even Furlan is in positive. (((
2022-04-01 08:47
NA has no hope dude. bunch of gooftroops on coL and EG + Liquid. I can't root for goof balls sorry.
2022-03-31 23:49
2022-03-31 23:50
Finland AliSabid
goat s1mple still showin why he's nr 1
2022-04-01 00:00
5 replies
It's only against EG lul
2022-04-01 00:36
4 replies
Finland AliSabid
flair, also not only againt eg playing like this so far this year ;)
2022-04-01 01:55
flair checks out. Zypoo shitting bed in legit b03 against Skade
2022-04-01 14:26
2 replies
Mald so hard that u had to stalk my profile
2022-04-01 19:25
1 reply
???? You literally had b0tality flair, and now you pretend like you didnt. Wasnt needed to even check your profile so whos mald now hahaha
2022-04-03 00:15
stewart 13k in bo3
2022-04-01 00:16
Poland ryhupeja
13-37, stew going leet style
2022-04-01 00:23
Stewie4k kek
2022-04-01 00:36
2022-04-01 01:14
pls disband. even AGO better then NA teams. just switch to VALOshit
2022-04-01 01:15
Nice!!! Let’s go NAV1
2022-04-01 01:18
EG getting paid for what lol they cant even put fight against t1 teams with stand-in lmao
2022-04-01 02:13
Brazil Anarchybr
NA CS, the worlds joke
2022-04-01 04:10
2022-04-01 07:35
EZ 4 Navi
2022-04-01 08:49
Stewart kekw
2022-04-01 09:13
disband pls
2022-04-01 09:17
Save autimatic and RUSH, dump everyone else
2022-04-01 09:25
Stewies stats are 1337
2022-04-01 10:19
S1mple GOD
2022-04-01 11:59
Austria wdy629
ouch stewie2k ....
2022-04-01 12:16
ZywOo | 
Poland SebL
headtr1ck has really good aim, maybe he will end up in Na'Vi one day, it's really impressive how well Na'Vi is playing without their IGL, that's just shows you how strong of a team those guys are. EG is a decent team, but when you put them against players like s1mple or elec or b1t there is no chance for them unfortunately, I think they need some young blood becausee firepower is just not there. GGWP!
2022-04-01 14:24
col and liquid are def 50/50 on the bottom i guess
2022-04-01 15:46
2022-04-01 19:50
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