ESL Pro League S8 Finals: the end of the run

CS2 / News / 7 December 2018 — 22:00

NAVI leaves the event

ua NAVI.GG.BET played against us Team Liquid at ESL Pro League S8 Finals. The series was a hard one, as ua NAVI drop the series 0:2. leaving the competition.

Dust2 - Natus Vincere [4:16] Team Liquid

The first game started off with us Team Liquid taking 3 rounds right off the bat. As soon as ua s1mple got his hands on the AWP, though, ua NAVI took the first round with good guns. Unfortunately, us Team Liquid struck right back, resetting us. The scoreline soon hit 1:5, and ua NAVI still failed to score the second point. Despite the best efforts of ua NAVI, us Team Liquid showed a superior game in the first half, so ua NAVI were still sitting on the 1 point they earned before. The only other round ua NAVI managed to take in the first half was the last one, as the half finishes at 2:13.

The second half didn't see much improvement for ua NAVI initially. us Team Liquid claimed the first round, but ua NAVI responded with another round their way. The trades continued - even though us Team Liquid got to the match point first ua NAVI didn't want to let the opponent run away with the map. Unfortunately, the deficit was way too big to allow to bounce back into the game, us Team Liquid takes Dust2 with a 16:4 score.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 18-12 +6 100.2 1.40
electronic 14-16 -2 69.8 0.91
flamie 8-13 -5 50.8 0.65
Edward 9-18 -9 63.1 0.48
Zeus 3-15 -12 40.8 0.41

Inferno - Natus Vincere [6:16] Team Liquid

us Team Liquid picked up the pistol round after quite a long standoff in the apartments between s1mple and br TACO, us Team Liquid established the dominance in the initial rounds. As the scoreboard hit 0:4, ua NAVI had to eco, but the next round was the one when ua NAVI got the first point on board. We capitalized on it successfully and converted it into a few points our way, ua NAVI tied the game 4:4. We briefly took the lead at 5;4, but were unable to maintain it for a long time. us Team Liquid bounced back; even though we still had some money, the economy was far from amazing. Still, we mustered our forces and closed the half with 6:9 score.

The second half started off with us Team Liquid taking the initiative right away. They were the first to break the double digits, while ua NAVI struggled to get anything. Even though we were coming close a few times, us Team Liquid managed to deny us the possibility to get a single point in the half, Till the end of the map, ua NAVI didn't get a chance to score even a single point, falling to us Team Liquid 16:6 and leaving the event.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 18-12 +6 68.6 1.17
Edward 15-16 -1 87.6 1.09
flamie 10-17 -7 73.1 0.83
electronic 14-18 -4 67.3 0.73
Zeus 8-16 -8 34.8 0.45

Overall Match Stats

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 36-24 +12 83.7 1.27
electronic 28-34 -6 68.5 0.81
Edward 24-34 -10 76.0 0.77
flamie 18-30 -12 62.5 0.73
Zeus 11-31 -20 37.6 0.42