Counter-Strike team Natus Vincere took down Fnatic in a best-of-five series today to claim their most recent championship. The team convincingly swept the Swedish squad in the grand finals of StarSeries i-League season seven.
Na’Vi secured $250,000 in prize winnings, with legendary Ukrainian player Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev at the helm. He took home the MVP award, finishing the series with a +166 overall K/D differential—the highest to date.
The team played as a cohesive unit, consistently winning duels, fragging all over the board, and showing their capacity to bounce back in pivotal moments.
Fnatic held an early advantage in all three games. They ended each first half 8-7 in their favor—but they dramatically fell off in the second half of each game, allowing Na’Vi to take command.
Na’Vi were a cool, calm, and collected quintuple, rightly deserving of the victory. This was the team’s first big showing of the year, and s1mple continued to prove his legendary status.
Na’Vi sit in fourth place on the HTLV CS:GO World Rankings, behind Astralis, Team Liquid, and ENCE Esports. This win today could advance them further up the standings.