ESL Pro League S8 Finals: the first victory

CS2 / News / 3 December 2018 — 22:00

The first game is secured

The first game of ua NAVI.GG.BET at ESL Pro League S8 was against an Australian team au ORDER. The Bo1 went all the way to 30 rounds, but in the end, ua NAVI triumphed in their first game of the event!


The first game started off not too well for ua NAVI - au ORDER managed to get the pistol round and followed it up with 2 more. We came on board in the fourth round, as ua NAVI managed to score the first point. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to gain a foothold in the game, and au ORDER asserted its dominance on the map. The Australian team was taking round after round, until during the 12th round, ru electroNic scored a quadra kill. Towards the end of the round, though, au ORDER lost their grip, and ua NAVI used it productively, bouncing back to bring the half to 5:10 score.

The second half amended our position in the game quite nicely. ua NAVI took the pistol round, and heavily capitalized on that. Our economy stabilized, and finally, ua NAVI equalized the score, after getting 9 rounds straight. au ORDER, though, didn't let us ahead, as they held on to the game with all they had. ua NAVI claimed the lead the first time in the game quite soon, but the gap remained rather small. The game was becoming increasingly close, with clutches and defuses coming in. au ORDER started to come back into the game after a series of ua NAVI rounds. Their economy, though, denied them the possibility to take the game back decisively, as ua NAVI closed the game, clutching it out at 16:14.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 23-16 +7 92.1 1.41
electronic 31-20 +11 96.0 1.37
flamie 21-22 -1 71.6 1.08
Edward 17-18 -1 59.4 1.03
Zeus 18-25 -7 71.8 0.87