IEM Katowice 2020: victory vs NiP

CS2 / News / 26 February 2020 — 10:09

The game starts at 15:30 CET

IEM Katowice lower bracket will see ua NAVI — se NiP fight. The match will begin on February 26 at 15:30 CET and will be held in the best of 3 format.

The Swedish team received a direct invite to Katowice. se NiP started off with a loss against  fr Vitality (0: 2), but in the first match of the relegation they managed to beat  us Cloud9 (2: 0) and continued their run at IEM Katowice 2020. As for our guys, after the victory over eu FaZe Clan, the guys lost to  se fnatic in a long series. The last time  ua NAVI and  se NiP faced each other was at the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, and then our five won (16: 10 - Nuke). 

In the last three months, the opponent has had the best result on Vertigo (3 wins, 2 losses). The Swedes have the worst performance on Nuke (0 wins, 3 losses).  se NiP's permaban map is Dust2. Hopefully ua Natus Vincere will make it into the next round of the lower bracket and continue to please the fans with their games! #navination

IEM Katowice 2020 (BO3)
February 26, 15:30 CET
Natus Vincere
  • s1mple
  • electroNic
  • Boombl4
  • flamie
  • Perfecto
      Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • twist
  • Lekr0
  • REZ
  • nawwk
  • Plopski

Mirage — Natus Vincere [16:3] NiP

The first stretch of Mirage was left to ua NAVI: our team won the pistol round, force buy and eco. The first gun round also ended in favor of the Born to Win. Subsequently, ua Natus Vincere took the lead - 5 : 0.

After losing another point, se NiP took time out. The Swedish players managed to interrupt the winning streak of ua Natus Vincere in the eighth draw. However, se NiP had to give the round in return, which led to problems with the economy of T. The opponent never managed to get a lot of points in the attack, and they lost the first half with the score 2 : 13.

se NiP had to win the pistol and gun round to have a chance for the comeback. The opponent failed to fulfill this task. As a result, ua NAVI defeated se NiP on Mirage - 16 : 3.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 26-6 +20 110.4 2.07
electronic 18-9 +9 110.5 1.68
flamie 19-10 +9 108.6 1.63
Boombl4 13-8 +5 67.7 1.25
Perfecto 9-9 0 61.0 1.07

Train — Natus Vincere [16:10] NiP

The first pistol round, in which ru flamie made three frags, and the eco round went into the ua NAVI's asset. Then there was an exchange of rounds between the teams, which led to a drop in the economy. Thus, ua NAVI took the lead in the match with a score of 5 : 1.

After recovering the economy, se NiP earned two points and left the terrorists without money. This development led the Swedes to reduce the difference in the score to a minimum of 4 : 5. In the tenth draw, our players tried to get on A-plant and failed. Fortunately, se NiP did not take advantage of this opportunity - they failed to cope with the eco round of terrorists. The end of the first half was more successful for the participants of ua Natus Vincere and they won with the score 9 : 6. 

The second pistol round went into the se NiP side, our guys answered by winning the force buy. One of the last chances of the Swedish team to catch up in the game was the twenty-first round, otherwise, the game and economic advantage of the Born To Win would be too significant. Although the Swedes coped with this task, se NiP could not achieve more than that. The final result was 16 : 10 in favor of ua NAVI.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
Perfecto 24-14 +10 97.0 1.52
flamie 24-15 +9 82.5 1.34
Boombl4 19-17 +2 89.8 1.32
s1mple 20-14 +6 70.3 1.19
electronic 11-17 -6 56.9 0.89

Total stats

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 46-20 +26 87.3 1.56
flamie 43-25 +18 93.6 1.45
Perfecto 33-23 +10 81.8 1.32
Boombl4 32-25 +7 80.5 1.29
electronic 29-26 +3 79.5 1.22