ESL Pro League S7: a tie with Heroic

CS2 / News / 4 April 2018 — 19:46

A very exciting series

On April 4th ua NAVI.GG.BET faced off against dk Heroic in a dual Bo1 series. The result was a tie between the teams, with de_train taken by the Danes, while de_cache went the way of ua Natus Vincere.

Game 1 - Natus Vincere [0:1] Heroic

The first game started off rather well for ua NAVI, as we've claimed the pistols and the next couple of rounds, securing a solid 3:0 start. A few more rounds made our position and economy on the map even better, as dk Heroic were unable to find a good finish for quite a while, as ua NAVI secured 6 in a row. However, as we overextended, we started to lose the man advantage over several rounds, allowing the opponents to stabilize their economy, As the half was coming to a close, the Danish squad managed to tie the score 7:7 and even win the first half 7:8.

The second half was not getting any better - the sequence of rounds for dk Heroic was making it a lot worse for us, as we did not get a single point on board. ua NAVI continued to fight, but to no avail, as even the best attempts of ours did not seem to cut the ice. Game 1 closed off at 16:7, with the entire second half taken by the opponent.

Game 2 - Natus Vincere [1:1] Heroic

The second game started off with a true see-saw: the first two rounds went the way of dk Heroic, but the next 4 consecutive rounds were taken by ua NAVI. The economies of both teams were not at their highest, as the rounds were traded for a bit. Despite, towards the end of the first half, we pulled ourselves together. A strong series of rounds to seal the deal and ensure a comfortable start - 10:5.

The second half was just as filled with action as the first one. We seemingly were unable to get the grip onto the game, as dk Heroic took the first 4 rounds - we've taken the 5th round, which got reset right away, as the T-side took another 3 in a row, claiming the advantage on the map. We were not too far away, though as 3 rounds in a row allowed us to catch up. A few crazy rounds allowed ua NAVI to catch the opponents, as they committed some mistakes - we take the 15 point, and the game became as close as ever - 15:14. The final round featured ua Zeus go 1v1 against no RUBINO - with the HP advantage he had, our player had no trouble securing the game at 16:14.