IEM San Jose: Victorious trip to America
Our team set off for San-Jose with especially serious intentions. It was Intel Extreme Masters grand-final in 2010 that helped the first Na`Vi Conter-Strike roster to gain its worldwide popularity. Four years after that, our CS:GO team have once again taken the IEM win, delighting its fans from all around the world!
Four Natus Vincere players were included in the list of top-10 best players of IEM San Jose 2015. The most outstanding performance was delivered by GuardiaN (1,16 rate), followed by flamie (1,13), Edward (1,12) and seized (1,11). Zeus , in his turn, was ranked as one of top-3 supports of the event. All in all, the performance of our team improved quite a bit since recent CEVO finals. Our guys have won the biggest number of pistol-rounds in San-Jose (64,3 %), where flamie really stepped up. Overall, the talented Russian player made 73 headshots over the course of the competition. Edward also played incredibly well, and was included in the list of the most efficient pistol players.
Natus Vincere members played on six maps at the American tournament and won on all of them! The players had two clashes on de_dust2 and de_cbble, and afterwards won on de_mirage and de_overpass. Our capable sniper GuardiaN scored 136 kills in those matches and therefore was the most impactful of all, whereas Edward took second place with 128 kills. flamie and seized , in their turn, scored almost equal number of kills (126 and 125 respectively), and are followed by Zeus with 119. flamie was named to be the best aimer of the tournament, since the vast majority of his shots found the heads of the rivals. The best AWPer of the tournament, without any doubts, was GuardiaN with 78 AWP frags that left his opponents karrigan (28), adreN (27) far behind.
The toughest games for our team were the battle against Luminosity on de_overpass and the match against Team Liquid on de_dust2. In the match versus TL , our players have shown their iron nerves and managed to pool off incredible comeback, winning 9 rounds in a row.
IEM San Jose grand final was a spectacular show to watch. Our players have mustered all their forces and came well-prepared to their match against TSM , and managed to win the first map with a convincing 16:10 score. On the second map, the Born to Win have demonstrated a great understanding of de_cbble. They imposed their own game rhythm upon the Danes and outplayed them thanks to excellent aim and strategies. More than one million viewers tuned in to watch the grand final, and so far it’s been the absolute record for our CS:GO team.
The main reason behind Natus Vincere ’s win at this particular tournament is their flawless team cooperation. Comparing to some of the previous tournaments, the guys have stepped up in terms of helping each other in different tough situations and played very cohesively, turning the tide of the game in the most important rounds. The IEM San-Jose victory proves the status of Natus Vincere as one of the best teams of the world, especially considering another great achievement, the second place at the major-tournament in Romania.
- Stats leader — GuardiaN
- Best aimer — GuardiaN
- Best teammate — Zeus
- Most consistent player — flamie
- Best clutcher — seized
- Best players of the tournament’s decisive round— Edward
place — Natus Vincere — $ 56 250
place — TSM — $ 22 500
place — G2, Liquid — $ 11 250 each
place — Cloud9, Luminosity — $ 2 812 each
place — Vіrtus.рrо, CLG — $ 2 812 each
- Natus Vincere [1:0] Luminosity (16:13 de_mirage)
- Natus Vincere [2:0] Luminosity (19:17 de_overpass)
- Natus Vincere [1:0] Team Liquid (16:07 de_cbble)
- Natus Vincere [2:0] Team Liquid (16:14 de_dust2)
- Grand-final: Natus Vincere [1:0] Team SoloMid (16:14 de_dust2)
- Natus Vincere [2:0] Team SoloMid (16:8 de_cbble)