IEM5 World Championship: Na`Vi is 2nd in

imageOn the first day of  image IEM5 World Championship we saw image Natus Vincere batteling in the Group B alternatively named the «Group of Death». Being seeded together with image Evil Geniuses, image redCode (ex-WMF) and Swedish trio image SK Gaming / image Lions / image fnatic, all that IEM4 winners could do was trying to fight for every round.

The IEM5 debut saw image Na`Vi beating image EG on de_inferno with a score 10 to 6 and the first problem emerged in the match against image Lions on de_tuscan. The Swedish team around threat and Gux started with successful aggressive defence and won the fist half 9:6 which was promptly locked by another seven rounds after sides change.

Losing to image Lions was not the best start for our team as two nominally better teams were waiting in the groupstage ahead. The next match against image redCode was won with a solid score 16 to 8 and Natus Vincere set themselves for image SK Gaming on de_train. The T-side was a real struggle for image Na`Vi as they managed to get only 3 rounds out of 15. The CT-side returned the initiative back to Ukrainians and they could do a truly unbelievable comeback that ended the match with an even 15:15 score.

The last match against IEM5 European Champions image fnatic was going to decide whether image Natus Vincere could continue their way to the fist serious title in 2011 or the world would see a new Intel Extreme Masters champions. Starting as Terrorists on de_dust2, Ukrainians were able to sweep away Swedish defence and ended the half with 12 to 3 score. image fnatic tried to shape up in the second half, but the match ended eventually in Na`Vi's favor. As a result of image Lions unexpectedly losing to image redCode, our team has been ranked 2nd in the «Group of Death».

image Natus Vincere will play their relegation match versus Group A 3rd place on Thursday, March 3rd.

AuthorXeozor Date 1 March 2011, 20:28 Views1395 Comments6
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#1 1 March 2011, 21:44
xeo xD love you work maaan =DDD
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#2 1 March 2011, 22:13
Nice guys !!! Keep going !!!
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#3 2 March 2011, 16:21
versus Group A 3rd place or 2nd?
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#4 2 March 2011, 16:44
versus group A 3rd place :) sorry for confusion
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#5 2 March 2011, 17:01
versus coL navi easy nice blog =D
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