After a tournament crippled by technical and production issues, the victor of the Counter Pit Season 2 finals has finally been crowned. Natus Vincere toppled Astralis 2-1 in the grand final to secure the trophy and $40,000 in prize money.
Legendary Na’Vi AWP player Ladislav “Guardian” Kovacs put in a performance of the highest caliber across all three maps. Finishing with 75 kills and only 38 deaths, Kovacs was a key factor in the victory, and looked to have recovered completely from a shaky performance at IEM Katowice earlier this month.
Na’Vi took the first map 16-9 as they overcame the Danish side on Train, however Astralis mounted a comeback on Inferno. It almost looked as though Na’Vi were about to make a comeback and steal away the second map, but Astralis were able to close it out at 16-12. With many expecting a tense final game on Mirage, it was Kovacs who came alive and completely shut down Astralis on both the terrorist and counter-terrorist side.
Na’Vi will be happy to take a victory in Croatia after falling in the semifinal to Luminosity Gaming at IEM Katowice. The next tournament for both of these teams is MLG Columbus in two weeks time. The tournament is a Valve-sponsored major and comes with a massive $1 million prize pool. Both Na’Vi and Astralis will be looking to place highly in the tournament.