ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018: victory vs Fnatic

CS2 / News / 22 July 2018 — 22:22

The first victory!

The first series of ua NAVI.GG.BET at ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 was against se Fnatic. The Bo3 ended with a 2:1 victory for ua NAVI!

Game 1 - Natus Vincere [1:0] Fnatic

The first map, Mirage, didn't start too well for ua NAVI. Pistol round, as well as the next two, were claimed by se Fnatic. Despite a good attempt by us, we couldn't turn the game around during the buy round. The scoreboard hit 0:5, and then ua NAVI got the first point. Slowly but surely, we started the climb back.

Ultimately, ua NAVI got the temporary tie - 5:5, but didn't manage to break ahead just yet, with se Fnatic taking the 6th round. 1 good round, though, turned the tides, as ua NAVI scored 3 in a row to make it to 8 points, and secure the half 9:6.

The second pistols saw a 2v2 and a bomb plant coming in from ua NAVI, but se Fnatic retaliated immediately, as we had neither time nor health to claim 2 in a row - 10:7. Yet a few minutes later we were forced to go on an eco, and we went on a significant losing streak. The opponent was out-maneuvering us for quite a while, not only catching up but also surpassing.

Finally, as we managed to get the full buy, we claimed the second point of the half, getting to 11 points, but not much further. A timeout proved to be fruitful, as ua NAVI sprinted forth to 13:13. Eventually, ua NAVI took the first match point and sealed the deal with 16:13.  A tough map, but nonetheless, the victory is ours.

Game 2 - Natus Vincere [1:1] Fnatic

The first pistols on Inferno went the way of ua NAVI, as did the subsequent 2. The gun round, though, turned the game around, as se Fnatic started the way up, not only catching up but even taking the lead. ua NAVI didn't want to let the opponent get too far ahead, as we reclaimed the lead once again, making it all the way to 7 rounds, yet falling a round short for now. Fnatic got to 7 as well, and the decisive round saw ua NAVI take the first half with an 8:7.

The second half started very well for se Fnatic, as the first 3 rounds went their way. The first gun round saw 1 more point added the way of the opponent, and we've fallen behind quite significantly. ua NAVI opted for a tactical pause, but it only brought 1 round, as we seemed to be unable to find our game in the second half.

se Fnatic hit 14 points, eventually. 2 more rounds our way seemed to propel us closer towards establishing a solid economy, but soon enough, our economy got destroyed, as se Fnatic claimed the match point #1, and the game 2 as well - the series will be settled on the decider map!

Game 3 - Natus Vincere [2:1] Fnatic

The decider game started off well for ua NAVI at first, but went downhill from there - se Fnatic managed to take the next force, and claimed more to offset our initial advantage. The opponent got all the way to 4:1 before ua NAVI stepped it up, going on a decent streak - 5:4 our way.

se Fnatic briefly tied the game back, but we responded with 2 rounds of our own, ultimately taking the half at 8 points. Unfortunately, se Fnatic gathered themselves for the final round of the half, as we won it with a minimal advantage - 8:7.

The second half saw ua NAVI put up a decent show, claiming the pistols and the following 2 right off the bat. That hoisted us up over into the double digits territory, as se Fnatic struggled to catch up. They got a single round after 5 dropped, but ua  NAVI bounced right back.

Our economy was in a very good shape as we claimed the 14th point, coming close to match point. It was just a matter of 2 rounds before we closed off the Train, claiming the series 2:1!

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