DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019: NAVI.GG.BET — to the playoffs!

CS2 / News / 3 October 2019 — 17:49

NAVI.GG.BET will perform at the Malmö Arena!

After defeating dk OpTic, the ua NAVI.GG.BET guaranteed themselves a place in the playoffs. The match with se NiP determined who would go to the semifinals and who would begin the journey from the quarter-finals in the final stage of the tournament. Our five turned out to be stronger than the Swedish roster (2-0) and so their next match will be on Saturday!

ua Natus Vincere's path to this success began with the victory over the dk North (16 : 8 - Overpass). It is worth noting that our guys showed in this match the perfect game in defense, without giving the opponent a single round! On the second day, the Born to Win had to meet another Danish five - dk OpTic Gaming. Before that, the Danes sensationally beat us Team Liquid and sent the Americans to fight for survival in the lower bracket.

The game with dk OpTic began with the pick of ua Natus Vincere (Dust2), where our team started for the T side and gained a solid advantage before the side switch(11: 4). Although with some difficulties, the guys managed to bring it to a logical conclusion and celebrate the victory on Dust2 (16 : 8). Next, it was dk OpTic's turn to choose a map (Nuke). Despite losing the defense (7 : 8), the ua NAVI did not lose their spirit and caught the enemy by surprise, demonstrating their readiness to play in the attack! The outcome is a victory on Nuke (16 : 12) and best of 3 match in the pocket (2:0).

Such end of the match with dk OpTic provided ua NAVI with at least a slot in the quarterfinals, and with se NiP our team had to play for a place in the semifinals. The European team, yet again, gave ua Natus Vincere quite a run, but we managed to come out on top. The final result is a victory with a score of 2: 0 (16 : 8 - Overpass; 16 : 13 - Inferno) and the team advanced to the semifinals!

It is worth noting that the best ua NAVI players in the group stage were ua Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and ru Denis “electronic” Sharipov, who finished this part of the tournament in the second (rating - 1.38) and third (rating - 1.25) places, respectively. In addition, Sasha topped the list of players with headshots per round (0.48) and was the third among those who got the highest number of kills per round (0.82).

Congratulations to our five with a good performance at the group stage and reaching the semifinals! The final stage of the tournament will be held on October 4-6, and ua NAVI will know their opponent after Friday's matches. We hope that our players will study the next opponent in detail and will reach the grand final of the tournament! #navination