IEM Katowice 2018 Qualifiers: The first victory!

CS2 / News / 3 February 2018 — 14:28

The first victory!

The first match of uaNAVI.GG.BET at IEM Katowice 2018 EU Qualifiers was against a European team euEpsilon in a Bo3. The end result was a confident 2:0 victory by uaNAVI.

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Game 1 - Natus Vincere [1:0] Epsilon

The first game of the series started off with the pistol round taken by euEpsilon. They managed to capitalize on that, and we managed to get the first point only during our buy round, as the score became 1:3 and soon tied 3:3. euEpsilon managed to end our streak, but uaNAVI immediately reset them in the next round, as the game came to a draw again. However, we decided to step our game up, and took the next several rounds, getting a good lead, ultimately closing out the half 11:4.

The second pistol round also went to the opponent, and 2 more rounds were secured by euEpsilon, and uaNAVI secured the first buy round again. Though, it seemed like we were unable to get a firm grip on the game, as the opponent continued to get more points, slowly closing the gap and ultimately tying the series, but uaNAVI managed to get the first round in a while along with the second whine, making it to the match point and taking the game 1.

Game 2 - Natus Vincere [2:0] Epsilon

The second game started off with a pistol round going our way, and we capitalized on that to snatch a fairly good lead early into the game. euEpsilon only managed to get a point during the 5th round, but uaNAVI reset them immediately after, snowballing further, with score going all the way to 6:2. Another reset happened to euEpsilon, as we took 8th point. The first half ended with 11:4 yet again.

The next half started with round trades, as both teams got some rounds their way. Ultimately, though, we were still in the lead, inching closer to the match point, and uaNAVI did not want the team to give a chance to come back into the game. The match point came at 15:7, and we played a great round to secure the win and advance further.