IEM Katowice 2019: starting with a victory!

CS2 / News / 20 February 2019 — 14:58

NAVI take the first series!

The first game of ua NAVI.GG.BET at IEM Katowice 2019 was against fr G2. The map for the clash was Inferno. In the end, we secure the first series of the event 16:7!

Inferno - Natus Vincere [16:7] G2

The map started off with fr G2 planting in the pistol round, but ua Edward secured 3 kills on the retake, claiming the first round. Next up, there was a 2v2 clutch, but ua Zeus and ua s1mple were unable to win it, despite a 3k from ru electronic. Still, we had the means to get some guns in the round 3, which gave us an opportunity to break ahead even more, with 3:1 on the board. fr G2 had to eco, and after that, the round 6 saw them claim their second point of the half. Eventually, the lead narrowed down to 1 but we maintained it nonetheless. Another 1v1 went the way of fr G2 again, so our economy wasn't doing too well. ua NAVI managed to hold the B bombsite and deny the plant — we lost a few players, but the economy was still good for now.

ua NAVI was the first to reach 8 rounds, as we denied the opponent even a chance to save a weapon, which immediately drove fr G2 into the eco zone, and we hit 9:4. For the 14th round, fr G2 took the B bombsite after we stalled it for a good while, and ua s1mple + ru electronic went for a save of AWP and AUG, respectively. For the last round of the half, the 2v3 clutch emerged, and it didn't work out for ua NAVI — the score settles at 9:6.

The pistol round of the second half had ua NAVI break into the double-digits, as ru flamie secured a kill in halls, and another opponent got flashed, so we could plant and defend. A 2v3 in the following round was again beneficial for ua NAVI. After 3 straight round for us, fr G2 finally managed to come online in the second half, but didn't get much further. The round 22 saw ua Edward spray down 4 opponents, spelling a swift end to the round. It didn't take us long to finish the map, as fr G2 didn't show up with much — the first game of the event for us concludes with 16:7 on the board.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
Edward 23-10 +13 101.3 1.68
s1mple 20-11 +9 104.0 1.59
electronic 22-12 +10 79.3 1.45
Zeus 18-13 +5 84.2 1.22
flamie 13-11 +2 70.6 1.06