IEM Katowice 2020: victory over G2

CS2 / News / 1 March 2020 — 16:52

The fight for the 1st place starts today at 17:00 CET

ua NAVI will face fr G2 in the grand finals of IEM Katowice 2020. The match will begin on March 1 at 17:00 CET and will be held in the best of 5 format.

The French team began their journey in the tournament with a victory over  au 100T (2: 0). eu mousesports were the next to fall (2 : 1), and in the battle for semis, fr G2 beat us Liquid (2 : 0). So, the French squad skipped the quarterfinals and had some time to rest. In the semifinals fr G2 met se fnatic and beat the Swedes with the score 2 : 1. 

The last time  ua NAVI and  fr G2 played against each other was at the StarSeries S8, and then the French won (2: 1). Over the last 3 months, the opponent's best map is Mirage (6 wins, 1 loss). The worst performance of the French team is on Train (7 wins, 4 losses). fr G2's permaban map is Overpass. We believe that  ua NAVI will thoroughly study the opponent and become IEM Katowice 2020 champions! #navination

IEM Katowice 2020 (BO3)
March 1 at 17: 00 CET
Natus Vincere
  • s1mple
  • electroNic
  • Boombl4
  • flamie
  • Perfecto
      G2 Esports
  • kennyS
  • AmaNEk
  • Jackz
  • nexa
  • huNter-

Nuke — Natus Vincere [16:4] G2

The first pistol round's star was ru Boombl4, who scored three frags, and eco followed the suit, as ua NAVI picked up their points. As is customary in the current meta, viewers saw the first weapons in the third round, and it ended in favor of  ua Natus Vincere

After losing the sixth round,  fr G2 took a timeout. The terrorists managed to interrupt the victorious streak of our team only in the ninth round. Although the French had to concede a round back. The opponent did not manage to score too many points for the T side, and they lost the first half of the meeting with a score of 1:14.

fr G2 needed to win a pistol and weapon round to even try to come back. The enemy did not cope with this task and was defeated on Nuke (16: 4).

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
Boombl4 32-11 +21 161.7 2.58
s1mple 19 - 8 +11 105.8 1.73
electroNic 19 - 10 +9 84.5 1.44
flamie 15 - 9 +6 85.4 1.28
Perfecto 4-6 -2 17. 8 0.79

Dust2 — Natus Vincere [16:13] G2

ua NAVI scored the first point, the French claimed the force buy in return. fr G2 had no problems during T eco rounds. After a loss in the gun round  ua Natus Vincere took a timeout. 

Despite being 2 men down,  ua NAVI successfully reached the A site and scored the second point in the 7th round. However, the terrorists lost the round in response, which led to financial problems.  The end of the first half sawua NAVI in the lead, as we closed it with a minimal advantage – 8 : 7. 

The second half began with another round trade:  ua NAVI claimed the pistols, and  fr G2 had a better partial. Fortunately, our guys paid them back in kind, and closed the force buy in their favor.

One of the last chances of the French team to keep themselves in the game was the twenty-second round, otherwise, the gaming and economic advantage of the Born to Win was getting too significant. And the French had what it takes. Subsequently,  fr G2 reduced the difference in the score to one point - 12: 13. 

In the twenty-sixth round, the terrorists went for a B offensive: the French occupied the site, which forced the three surviving defense players to leave for the save. In the end,  ua NAVI got two match points to work with, but it only took one - 16: 13.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 26-19 +7 88.4 1.35
Boombl4 21-16 +5 80.7 1.32
Perfecto 18-15 +3 71.3 1.14
electroNic 16-23 -7 66.9 0.79
flamie 10-19 -9 41.6 0.71

Mirage — Natus Vincere [16:2] G2

The start of Mirage was all ua NAVI: our guys won the pistols, force buy and eco. The gun round followed the suit, with ua Natus Vincere. still dominating This put The Born to Win at a serious advantage — 5 : 0.

The terrorists managed to snatch the first point after they got the economy back on track. The success was very short-lived, though — the next lost round practically nullified whatever the French were able to get from the previous victory. At the end of the half, fr G2 was pretty much unable to break through ua NAVI  defense, and the score spoke for itself — 1: 14.

There was a slight chance of a comeback after the pistol round win for the opponent, but the force buy ended up going our way. Mirage ends with a score of 16: 2.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
flamie 23-8 +15 114.3 1.91
Perfecto 16-3 +13 71.7 1.63
s1mple 14-2 +12 96.1 1.57
electronic 18-10 +8 99.2 1.47
Boombl4 12-10 +2 88.4 1.34

Overall match stats

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
Boombl4 65-37 +28 106.9 1.68
s1mple 59-29 +30 95.7 1.52
flamie 48-36 +12 74.2 1.19
electronic 53-43 +10 80.8 1.16
Perfecto 38-24 +14 55.4 1.15