IEM Katowice 2020: victory vs FaZe

26 Feb 2020 340
The match will start at 15:30 CET

In the final of the lower bracket of IEM Katowice, ua NAVI will play against eu FaZe Clan. The match will begin on February 27 at 15:30 CET and will be held in the best of 3 format.

The teams' paths already crossed at the current tournament, and then our five won. So, the encounter began with the victory of eu FaZe with their map choice(Nuke - 16: 9), while ua NAVI won on Dust2 (16: 14). On Overpass, the Born to Win showed an excellent defensive game and got a 16: 10 victory. Subsequently, eu FaZe went to the lower bracket, where they no longer were in a position to make a mistake, while our guys got the opportunity to go to the playoffs, but for this to happen, it was necessary to defeat se fnatic.

Unfortunately, ua NAVI wasn't able to fulfill this task. The European team, in turn, came out of this situation with pride (victory over au Renegades, fr Vitality) and in the match with our team, they will play for the last playoff slot for Group A. We believe that the ua Natus Vincere players will work on their mistakes and go to the IEM Katowice playoffs! #navination

IEM Katowice 2020 (BO3)
February 27, 15:30 CET
Natus Vincere
  • s1mple
  • electroNic
  • Boombl4
  • flamie
  • Perfecto
FaZe Clan
  • NiKo
  • rain
  • olofmeister
  • coldzera
  • broky

Nuke — Natus Vincere [8:16] FaZe

The pistol round went to the eu FaZe Clan, our guys answered with a force buy. Despite the minority, in the fifth draw, the Europeans won the round 2 vs 4. Then there was an exchange of rounds between the teams: no rain pulled clutch 1 vs 2, our guys took eco.

In the tenth round,  eu FaZe went to B-Plant and earned the fifth point. It seemed that the opponent successfully intercepted the initiative in the match, but then there was a mistake - eu FaZe lost the bomb and lost the round. The end of the first half was better spent by eu FaZe players - and they won it 9 : 6.

The European five were stronger in the second pistol and eco rounds. The buy round also ended in favor of the eu FaZe Clan. One of the last attempts of the Born to Win was the twenty-first round, because it depended on the outcome, whether eu FaZe would get nine match points or whether ua NAVI would still be able to make a mistake. The draw ended according to the second scenario. As a result, the FaZe team realized its second match point and defeated ua Natus Vincere on Nuke (16 : 8).

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
Boombl4 22-16 +6 103.4 1.39
electronic 17-18 -1 71.5 0.93
flamie 15-18 -3 61.8 0.87
Perfecto 10-18 -8 45.8 0.60
s1mple 8-20 -12 59.0 0.57

Dust2 — Natus Vincere [16:6] FaZe

The first pistol, in which ba NiKo and no rain made two frags each, as well as the eco ended in favor of eu FaZe Clan. Next, ua NAVI scored two points and had a good chance to take the lead, but did not cope with the poor purchase round of CT.

After losing another round, our team ran out of money. Subsequently, eu FaZe took the lead into the match with a score of 5 : 2. After stabilizing the financial situation, ua NAVI managed to equalize the score - 5 : 5. The opponent never managed to get a lot of points in defense, and he lost the first half with the score 5 : 10.

In order to increase the chances of the comeback for the attacking side, eu FaZe would prefer to win either a pistol round or a buy round. The Europeans failed in this task.

One of the last chances of the European team to catch up in the game was the twentieth round, otherwise, the playing and economic advantage of the Born To Win would become too significant. Although the opponents coped with this task, they failed to achieve more. The final result - a victory ua NAVI with a score of 16 : 6.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
electronic 24-14 +10 116.5 1.86
s1mple 20-11 +9 97.6 1.70
Perfecto 16-12 +4 82.4 1.32
Boombl4 13-13 0 56.9 1.10
flamie 10-12 -2 47.6 0.90

Inferno — Natus Vincere [16:14] FaZe

The starting section of Inferno was a success for eu FaZe Clan: he European team won the pistol round, force buy and eco. The buy round, in turn, went to ua Natus Vincere

When the economic situation of the T-side stabilized, ua NAVI continued to control the game. eu FaZe was able to interrupt the winning streak of our team in the thirteenth round. The end of the first half was retained by the opponent, which allowed the European team to lose with a more acceptable score - 6 : 9.

After winning the pistols and eco, ua NAVI took the lead - 12 : 6. Then eu FaZe earned two points in a row, which was critical to the opponent's comeback: the T-side ran out of money. Subsequently, the European team reduced the difference in the score to two points - 10 : 12. 

After losing another round, ua NAVI took a timeout. The short discussion had no immediate effect, but after one eco ua Natus Vincere took two rounds. One of the key draws was destined to be the twenty-eighth round: if lost, one of the teams would get the economy reset. And our guys emerged victorious in this situation! As a result, ua NAVI defeated eu FaZe Clan on Inferno - 16 : 14.

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 21-18 +3 76.0 1.17
flamie 23-16 +7 72.4 1.14
Boombl4 17-20 -3 82.0 1.07
electronic 17-15 +2 64.8 1.04
Perfecto 17-18 -1 50.5 0.88

Overall stats

Natus Vincere
Players Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
electronic 58-47 +11 81.9 1.21
Boombl4 52-49 +3 81.5 1.18
s1mple 49-49 0 76.9 1.12
flamie 48-46 +2 61.9 0.98
Perfecto 43-48 -5 58.2 0.91

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