Natus Vincere didn’t show up to to play any other games than Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, as the team won ELEAGUE Group E, presented by Turner and WME|IMG on TBS and Twitch.
Na’Vi finished off FlipSid3 Tactics in two maps. The first was a lot closer than the second, though, as the favored team for the week steamrolled through. Na’Vi will return to ELEAGUE in the playoff bracket after FlipSid3 and the other runner-ups play in the last-chance qualifiers.
Na’Vi had the first map pick with Train, a map they were known to do very well on. While Na’Vi did take the game, FlipSid3 gave them a run for their money to pick up 13 rounds before conceding.
This map was also when NaVi started to get inside of FlipSid3’s heads. Twice in the server, NaVi exacted two knife kills onto FlipSid3. By the end of the game, you could see all of the emotion coming from the underdogs.
And it seems like FlipSid3 carried that emotion to the second map, Mirage. In the player cams, you could still see the frustration in the players’ faces. They were only able to pick up the final two rounds in the first half on the terrorist side.
Na’Vi was determined to finish out the game. The well-seasoned team took the game 16-2 to win ELEAGUE Group E.