IEM Katowice 2020: victory vs Liquid

CS2 / News / 28 February 2020 — 09:27

We start the playoffs today!

ua  NAVI will fight us Team Liquid in the quarterfinals of IEM Katowice 2020. The match will begin on February 28 at 18:55 CET and will be held in the best of 3 format.

us Liquid started the tournament with a victory against kz (2 : 0). Next up, the team facedus EG for a spot in the playoffs, and the fight ended up going the way of us Liquid (2 : 1). But in the final of the upper bracket of Group B, the Americans were unsuccessful: they lost to fr  G2 (0: 2) and went to the quarterfinals of IEM Katowice. The last time ua NAVI faced us Liquid was at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019, with our squad winning (16 : 14 — Dust2).

Over the last 3 months, the opponent's best map is Mirage (6 wins, 1 loss). The worst scores for Americans are on Dust2 (2 wins, 6 losses). Notably, us Liquid has a permaban map — Train. We hope that  ua  Natus Vincere will thoroughly study the opponent and advance to the IEM Katowice 2020 semifinal! #navination

IEM Katowice 2020 (BO3)
February 28 at 18: 55 CET
Natus Vincere
  • s1mple
  • electroNic
  • Boombl4
  • flamie
  • Perfecto
      Team Liquid
  • nitr0
  • EliGE
  • Twistzz
  • NAF
  • Stewie2K

Dust2 — Natus Vincere [16:11] Liquid

The pistol round went to the ua NAVI's asset, the Americans responded by winning the force buy.  us Liquid coped with the eco rounds of terrorists without any problems, but our guys were stronger in the buy round.

Then there was an exchange of rounds between the teams, which led to problems with the economy of terrorists. When us Liquid's financial situation stabilized, ua NAVI continued to control the fight. The end of the first half was retained by ua NAVI, which allowed the team to win with a score of 10 : 5.

In order to increase the chance of a comeback for the attacking side, it was desirable for us Liquid to win either the pistol round or force buy. The opponent coped with this task by winning the pistol round. After winning the pistol round, the American team reduced the difference in the score to one point - 9 : 10.

Then the game continued on toe to toe action: none of the teams wanted to give points without a fight. And the winners of this race were our guys! As a result, ua NAVI defeated us Liquid on Dust2 - 16 : 11.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
electronic 22-14 +8 100.5 1.43
s1mple 24-15 +9 88.9 1.33
Perfecto 16-13 +3 64.2 1.11
Boombl4 16-15 +1 62.3 1.07
flamie 15-19 -4 59.4 0.92

Mirage — Natus Vincere [16:13] Liquid

Mirage started with another round exchange: ua NAVI was stronger in the pistol, while Liquid showed better results in a half purchase. So us Liquid was led 3 : 1 in the match.

After recovering the economy, ua NAVI scored two points in a row. In the seventh draw, us Liquid managed to take a round. However, the Americans had to give up the round in return and get the economy reset. At the end of the first half of the meeting the ua Natus Vincere players had no errors - and won it with the score 9 : 6.

The second pistol and the economy ended in us Liquid's favor. After the victory in the buy round, ua NAVI took control of the fight and took the lead in the score - 13 : 9. Subsequently, our guys got six match points at their disposal, but executed the fourth one. The final result - 16 : 13.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 23-18 +5 83.4 1.24
flamie 24-21 +3 89.1 1.21
electronic 16-19 -3 68.2 0.94
Perfecto 17-19 -2 62.0 0.92
Boombl4 10-22 -12 51.6 0.69

Overall stats

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 47-33 +14 86.0 1.28
electronic 38-33 +5 83.8 1.16
flamie 39-40 -1 74.8 1.06
Perfecto 33-32 +1 63.1 1.01
Boombl4 26-37 -11 56.8 0.87