Natus Vincere (lat. born for victory :)) defeated in the final duel Frag eXecutors. The Ukrainian machine led by Zeus (others: markeloff, Edward, Starix, Esenin) faced with Neo and partnership( TaZ, kuben, pasha, Loord) on de_train and de_dust 2. They won both maps, They won both maps, although the match was very tough. The second time they reached for the cup winners of Intel Extreme Masters.
Review of match (sk-gaming.com):
de_train (Fx 11-Na'Vi 4, 1-12)
The game got underway with the Poles defending the bomb sites of de_train following their knife round win. A heavy advantage on the Counter-Terrorist side allowed them to take a respectable 11 rounds, but Na'Vi were definitely happy with four rounds on the Terrorist side.
On the change over, Na'Vi quickly secured the pistol and the next two rounds. They then managed to string multiple rounds together, thanks to strong holds from both AWPers markeloff and starix. Throughout the half, the side only slipped up once, which allowed them to win the half 12-1 and the game 16-12.
[My comment] It was a two-AWP map. This weapon gave a huge advantage. When Filip "Neo" Kubski and Jakub "kuben" Gurczyński has the sniper rifle, entrance to the bomb-site resembled a massacre of the innocents (Na'Vi's innocents).It was the same, when Na'Vi was on CT , 1 or 2 Frag-eXecutors players could only watch as other colleagues are killed (Na'Vi usually killed 1-2 players per round with AWP).
de_dust 2 (9-6, 1-)
Taking down four of their opposition, FX thought they had the first pistol round of dust2 in the bag. However, Natus Vincere's Starix managed to clutch a 2v1 situation to win the pistol round for NaVi. The following round saw FX catch Na'Vi offguard, buying AK's to win the second round and even up the game. From that point rounds exchanged, more in the favour of FX, allowing them to take the half 9-6.
The second saw Na'Vi do a strong push on short A, only losing one man in the process, they took over A and eventually won the round. After two eco rounds from FX, they looked like they would pull a round back, but ceh9 managed to hold A with the bomb down, pulling of a 2v1 clutch. Four more rounds followed after that, until FX called a timeout, which lead to them taking their first round of the CT half. Then Na'Vi got back up after losing a round to win the following round and the next round, which won them the game 16-10, and the match 2-0.
The victory was well deserved for Na'Vi because they played better, both tactically and skillfully. Na`Vi in-game leader, Danyl "Zeus" Teslenko, was the top-fragger.
Natus Vincere... lost to win in IEM. The ESL has announced that Natus Vincere will have their IEM5 World Championship earnings reduced by 13 percent. The reason for the imposition of penalties are two offenses during a match with mortal Team work. The first offense was leaving the stage without permission at halftime of the second map and the second was extra timeout to go to the toilet (:D).
The third place coincided with mTw, which defeated SK-gaming 2:1 (de_inferno 16:6 for SK, de_nuke 8:16 and on de_train 24:26 for mTw).
1st. Natus Vincere - $30,450 (-$4,550 due to 13% deduction)
2nd. Frag eXecutors - $17,000
3rd. mTw - $8,500
4th. SK Gaming - $4,000
5/6. compLexity br - $2,500
5/6. fnatic - $2,500
7/8. Lions swe - $1,750
7/8. Moscow Five - $1,750
9/10. UMX - $1,750
9/10. Team EG - $1,750
11/12. TCM-Gaming - $1,750
11/12. redCode - $1,750
Source: sk-gaming.com, navi-gaming.com, frag-executors.com, HLTV.org
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