ESL Pro League S11: victory vs FaZe Clan

CS2 / News / 8 April 2020 — 09:16

The game starts at 18:00 CEST

The new round of ESL Pro League S11 will see ua Natus Vincere fight  eu FaZe Clan. The match will begin on April 8 at 18:00 CEST and will be held in the best of 3 format.

 eu FaZe Clan had a rough start of the second stage: lost to se fnatic (1:2), eu mousesports (1:2) and dk Astralis (0:2). So, the chances of the European team are now slim. As for our guys, yesterday  ua NAVI were defeated by eu mousesports (0:2) - the first loss in this round. Nevertheless, the Born to Win is still in the top three and have excellent chances of reaching the playoffs.   

The last time ua NAVI faced eu FaZe Clan was at IEM Katowice 2020, with our team winning (2 : 1). In the last three months, the opponent has had the best results on Mirage (7 wins, 1 loss). Their worst map is Train (1 win, 2 losses).  eu FaZe's permaban map is Vertigo. We hope that  ua Natus Vincere will work on the mistakes and claim a third victory! #NAVINATION

ESL Pro League S11 (BO3)
April 8 at 18:00 CEST
Natus Vincere
  • s1mple
  • electronic
  • Boombl4
  • flamie
  • Perfecto
      FaZe Clan
  • Niko
  • rain
  • olofmeister
  • coldzera
  • broky


The pistol round went into the ua NAVI's asset, the European players responded by winning the force buy. In the gun round, the victory went to our guys. Then between the teams, there was an exchange of rounds, which provided the Europeans with a good lead — 6 : 3.

In the tenth round eu FaZe had a successful attack on the B-plant, ua s1mple managed to save AWP. After this failure, ua NAVI took a timeout. A short discussion did not bring the desired results. ua Natus Vincere never managed to get a lot of points in defense, and the guys lost the first half of the meeting with the score 4 : 11.

To be hopeful for the chance of the comeback,  NAVI had to win either the pistol round or force buy. The guys failed in their task. 

Our five were stronger in the gun round, but that didn't prevent the opponent from getting ten match points. However, the Born to Win was not going to give up without a fight and managed to win most of the rounds. Unfortunately, the damage caused by the European team was too large — 16:12 in favor of the eu FaZe Clan. 

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 19-20 -1 72.1 1.01
electronic 18-19 -1 76.4 0.99
Perfecto 14-18 -4 61.2 0.80
Boombl4 16-22 -6 62.9 0.75
flamie 6-20 -14 36.2 0.52


On Train, the game started with another exchange of rounds:  NAVI was stronger in the pistol, while eu FaZe proved to be better on partial purchase. After winning the pistol, the European team led the match with a score of 5 : 1.

When the financial situation of the Born To Win stabilized, our guys attacked on A-side and earned a second point. Then the game went on, head to head: none of the teams wanted to give points without a fight. And the winners of this race were European players. At the end of the first half of the meeting eu FaZe spent without crucial mistakes and won it with a score of 12 : 3.

In the second pistol and gun round, our five turned out to be stronger. After losing two more buy rounds, eu FaZe Clan took a tactical pause. Small talk did not help the Europeans to fix the situation on the map: our team continued to control the game.

Thus,  NAVI managed to tie the score — 12 : 12. In the twenty-seventh round, eu FaZe managed to interrupt the winning streak of Natus Vincere in defense. Fortunately, the opponent couldn't achieve more than that —  NAVI wins with 16 : 13.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
electronic 23-19 +4 84.0 1.21
s1mple 24-16 +8 74.0 1.19
Perfecto 18-18 0 71.9 1.04
Boombl4 14-18 -4 60.8 0.95
flamie 14-17 -3 60.3 0.84


The starting section of the battle on Nuke was retained by ua NAVI: the guys won the pistol, force buy and eco. The buy round went to our team as well. Subsequently, the Born To Win took the lead — 5 : 0.

After recovering the economy, Europeans earned their first points in defense. In the eighth round, ua NAVI tried to make a split-attack on point B through the outside and ramp, but the opponent managed to handle it. Despite the problems with finances, our five won the eco, and then secured their buy round. The end of the first half was better spent by eu FaZe players and even won it with a minimum difference of 8:7.

The pistol round went to our five. During the force buy, the terrorists captured the B-plant and succeeded in capturing the point. The eu FaZe Clan couldn't really handle the economic rounds of the terrorists. 

One of the last chances of the European team to catch up in the game was the twenty-fourth round, otherwise, the game and economic advantage of ua NAVI would get too significant. The opponent failed in this task but carried out a successful eco in the next round. 

Thus, the Europeans were able to reduce the difference in the score to one point — 13 : 14. As a result, ua Natus Vincere got two match points at their disposal and managed to take the first one — 16:13.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 32-16 +16 98.3 1.52
electronic 23-21 +2 83.7 1.11
Perfecto 16-18 -2 73.2 1.08
Boombl4 16-18 -2 65.6 0.97
flamie 13-19 -6 56.8 0.86

Overall stats

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 75-52 +23 81.6 1.24
electronic 64-59 +5 81.4 1.10
Perfecto 48-54 -6 68.9 0.96
Boombl4 46-58 -12 63.1 0.88
flamie 33-56 -23 51.3 0.72