Na´Vi beat mTw to win WCG 2010
Natus Vincere have conquered the gold at the 2010 WCG finals with a 2-1 victory over mTw.
The first map, de_inferno, kicked off with Natus Vincere the better of the two sides, as the Ukrainian giants managed to pick up a total of 11 rounds in the first half. Na´Vi enlarged their lead in the pistol round of the second half, but mTw got right back into the game and won three rounds in a row to find a lifeline. However, that did not hurt Na´Vi, who simply controlled the tempo as they saw fit to walk out with a 16-8 result.
de_tuscan began with Natus Vincere winning the pistol round as Terrorist, but after that Alexander "ave" Holdt equalized the game with a fantastic three-kill deagle round. mTw’s momentum expired right after, though, as Na´Vi regained the lead and picked up four more rounds to make it 6-1 for them. mTw then finally got back into the match and reduced to deficit to just one round, but the rest of the half practically went Na´Vi’s way as they boasted a 9-6 half-time lead.
The second half threw the first three rounds to mTw, but Na´Vi responded immediately after with a stunning five-round streak, becoming just two rounds away from victory. However, mTw pulled off an impressive comeback and started amassing rounds, eventually turning the score round to win the map 16-14.
On the third map, de_train, neither side could prove their authority over the other, with mTw proving in the last rounds of the second half why they can be called the "comeback team", as Natus Vincere had plenty of opportunities to close the curtain. After a first overtime in which both teams played out perfect CT halves, an aggressive 3-0 half as Terrorist from Na´Vi was followed by a win in the second half as CT, giving Na´Vi a 22-18 victory.
WCG 2010 final standings:
1. Natus Vincere - $25,000 + Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ & Samsung Netbook
2. mTw - $10,000 + Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ
3. Frag eXecutors - $5,000 + Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ
Natus Vincere will now add yet another piece of silverware to their already filled cabinet, joining trophies from competitions such as the ESWC or the IEM World Championship.