ELEAGUE Boston Major 2018: we are semifinalists

CS2 / News / 27 January 2018 — 23:02

3-4th place finish

The next game of uaNAVI.GG.BET was against a European team euFaZe Clan. The game was an excellent show all around, but in the end, we lost the series 2-0, leaving the tournament at the semifinal stage.

Picks and bans

Natus Vincere

FaZe Clan

Game 1 - Natus Vincere [0:1] FaZe Clan

The first game of the series started off with a several rounds for the opponent, as uaNAVI did not quite seem able to get on board. The situation was looking rather dire, as euFaZe went up 0:5, as we only managed to pick up a point during round 7. The next round, though, saw a reset, and our economy was in a rather bad shape, but the morale was still up high. We got a couple of rounds back, with players showing both good coordination and stellar individual skill. A plant made economics even better, until we made it all the way back to 7:8.

The pistol round of the second half was taken by euFaZe yet again, and we got our first point somewhat late, at 8:11, only to be reset right after. We traded some rounds, but were still sitting at a disadvantage, ultimately coming to the match point with a bad economy. That surely has taken its toll, as uaNAVI lost the first map 9:16.

Game 2 - Natus Vincere [0-2] FaZe Clan

The pistol round on de_mirage was taken by uaNAVI, and we were up by 3 rounds when euFaZe could go for the proper buy, and they went on board. They almost tied it, but uaZeus managed to dodge baNiKo's AK47 to kill him and secure the 4:2, soon to become 4:4, as we got reset. euFaZe managed to get ahead, but we made the score even again very soon, yet not managing to claim a round advantage. The first half was claimed by euFaZe Clan 5:10, and we had some work to do in the second half if we wanted to keep trying for the final.

The second pistol round was won by us but did not capitalize on that, as we traded a few rounds, which did not make the situation any easier. The game was coming closer to the map point, and we tried to do our best to come back into the map. We almost took the round, which would have put us at 14:8, but skGuardiaN defused the bomb, as it was the map point, and ultimately, uaZeus was unable to deny the match point, as we drop the series 0-2.