The Kiev Major: Runner-ups of the qualifiers

 

The final series of the day, the Grand Finals,  was against Russian FederationVirtus.pro, who came all the way from winner's bracket. The series of games was to decide which of the two teams will qualify to represent the region at the main event. At the end of the day, we lost to Russian FederationVirtus.pro 0:2, ending the CIS Qualifiers as the runner-ups.

 

InternationalNatus Vincere G2A [0:1] Russian FederationVirtus.pro

Game 1

 

The first game of the decisive series was upon us. RAMZES666 took the First Blood on Batrider Batrider with the help of Rubick Rubick. We had a rough start at the bottom lane, as Ursa Ursa got a couple more kills with the help of Sand King Sand King, but running away from the bear with Boots of Speed is not an easy task. This transitioned into our bottom T1 tower lost, but in echange, other lanes were going well for us. 8 minutes in, though, Ursa got the first Aegis of the game, and has immediately rotated to the top lane, destroying the Tier 1 there, and Tier 1 mid was soon to follow.

 

Teams' net worth and perience difference chart, courtesy of Trackdota

 

The laning stage, overall, was looking grim for us, but no hope was lost, as Slark Slark is known for his great snowball potential. Having tbought Blink Dagger, GeneRaL hesitated little to put it to good use, and the first kill of ours hit the deck, as Solo got killed in the mid lane. VP went for the Rosh kill, but Natus Vincere wanted a say in the matter, and indeed, we managed to control Ursa and kill Roshan, as well as take the Aegis on Batrider. However, the combined damage of the opponent was too much, and our team fell, but not without a fight.

 

On the back of some important kills on GeneRaL and Pajkatt, Virtus.pro felt comfortable going high ground, and their attempt resulted in T3 top and a barrack down. VP went back, only to destroy the shrine, and go for the bottom lane The final fight went not too well for us, so we had to GG out, giving the first game to Virtus.pro

 

Game 1 overview

 

InternationalNatus Vincere G2A [0:2] Russian FederationVirtus.pro

Game 2

 

The second game of the series started off roughly for us, First Blood claimed by No[o]ne's Silencer Silencer on rmN-'s Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden. VP, just like in the previous game were playing aggressively, but Natus Vincere were also not sitting tight in their lanes, having the trade-offs all around the map. Unfortunately, the opponent kept having the upper hand of those trades. Finally, though, we got a kill on Troll Warlord Troll Warlord, which was a pretty good kill to help us get back in good fighting shape once mid game comes.

 

We have resorted to farming to get some crucial items and levels for us; Rubick Rubick and Sven Sven were killed top lane, but still, the kill score was 4-10, VP in the lead, 11 minutes into the game. Pajkatt's Lifestealer Lifestealer was sitting in the jungle, getting some items coming his way, which was necessary for us to get a stable footing back into the game. A little after, we decided that we could use the Roshan kill, and off we went; Virtus.pro did not try to contest it, so we easily got the Aegis on Lifestealer. Using that, we went to first repeal the possible push from VP on the bottom lane, and then went into their jungle, getting off a 1-1 trade.

 

Teams' net worth and perience difference chart, courtesy of Trackdota

 

For a while, the situation has settled down, with occasional kills happening here and there, but overall, both teams needed to get more items coming. An unfortunate fight happened in the middle lane, where we lost almost all our heroes but Slardar Slardar, and VP exploited the momentum to damage the high ground of ours; a bit later VP got Roshan, and this has boosted their aggression but quite a bit. The final push had too much damage coming out of VP, so Natus Vincere had to give up the second game of the series, ending the run as the runner-ups of the Qualifiers.

 


Game 2 overview

AuthorPemberton Date13 March 2017, 18:29 Views1811 Comments9
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n3g4t1v3
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#1 ua n3g4t1v3 13 March 2017, 19:19
Well good run but bad luck. We should have played better but good come back. Unfortunately with Navi in the last 3 years we fall just short. Management please start playing online tournaments. We can not go 2-3 months without any games. Dendi, Rmn and General need to be more consistent especially against stronger teams. This was not bad but not good either. You are losing more fans with every tournament so better do something fast. We have waited 4 years now, cant wait much longer.
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Darth-
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#2 ph Darth- 13 March 2017, 19:51
n3g4t1v3

Well good run but bad luck. We should have played better but good come back. Unfortunately with Navi in the last 3 years we fall just short. Management please start playing online tournaments. We can not go 2-3 months without any games. Dendi, Rmn and General need to be more consistent especially against stronger teams. This was not bad but not good either. You are losing more fans with every tournament so better do something fast. We have waited 4 years now, cant wait much longer.


3 days ago you were like "Fuck this team and fuck this org". Make up your mind, dude. XD
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n3g4t1v3
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#3 ua n3g4t1v3 13 March 2017, 20:02
Darth-

n3g4t1v3

Well good run but bad luck. We should have played better but good come back. Unfortunately with Navi in the last 3 years we fall just short. Management please start playing online tournaments. We can not go 2-3 months without any games. Dendi, Rmn and General need to be more consistent especially against stronger teams. This was not bad but not good either. You are losing more fans with every tournament so better do something fast. We have waited 4 years now, cant wait much longer.


3 days ago you were like "Fuck this team and fuck this org". Make up your mind, dude. XD

Well the feeling is still the same but I see little hope, will give them one more tournament and after that just call it a day I guess and just cheer for the CS GO team
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Maiso
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#4 it Maiso 13 March 2017, 21:20
Alright so, as far as team composition goes playerwise, the only problem imo is rmN- straight up, not a game he hasn't fed for no reason
Regarding mid lane not saying Dendi has to retire but just to swap roles and try either offlane role (like s4) or 4 position playmaker support (like Fear)
and let GeneraL mid, or get yoky- for mid and Dendi as 4 instead of rmN-. Maybe it's better for him to take a step back so they can move one step forward as a team, just my opinion so whatevs , however it goes still a Na'Vi fanboy, like how
i've always been and always will be.
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Julinknoob
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#5 br Julinknoob 13 March 2017, 21:23
n3g4t1v3

Well good run but bad luck. We should have played better but good come back. Unfortunately with Navi in the last 3 years we fall just short. Management please start playing online tournaments. We can not go 2-3 months without any games. Dendi, Rmn and General need to be more consistent especially against stronger teams. This was not bad but not good either. You are losing more fans with every tournament so better do something fast. We have waited 4 years now, cant wait much longer.


I do believe that this new Na'Vi has potential, while other teams haven't changed their players (or changed one or two players, such as Vega with Ditya.ra and SoNNeikO) Na'Vi was the one who suffered the most since the teams they faced haven't changed their players at all, such as VP, TS, Empire and again VP.
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lenso123
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#6 id lenso123 14 March 2017, 04:06
Maiso

Alright so, as far as team composition goes playerwise, the only problem imo is rmN- straight up, not a game he hasn't fed for no reason
Regarding mid lane not saying Dendi has to retire but just to swap roles and try either offlane role (like s4) or 4 position playmaker support (like Fear)
and let GeneraL mid, or get yoky- for mid and Dendi as 4 instead of rmN-. Maybe it's better for him to take a step back so they can move one step forward as a team, just my opinion so whatevs , however it goes still a Na'Vi fanboy, like how
i've always been and always will be.

agree with u bruh,navi need to move on from dendi midrole,dendi had so many bad games r8 now,he could be the coach or change into position 4 to replace rmn,rmn was really bad,he almost fed every single game,let general mid or find another mid player like FATA,or move general to mid,n get forev for offlane role,navi cant stick around dendi,they need to move on just like when they replace xboct
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sahil.s.shind
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#7 in sahil.s.shind 14 March 2017, 04:14
From what I saw the new guys lack a lot of team work.there appears to be some communication issue as well.the team is having difficulty even staying on the same page.Last few matches we saw 4 players on one side of the map and one player farming away.They need to be able to stay together and work together as a team.They definitely played better than dac but their performance hasn't been that impressive.Navi needs to solve these communication issues because without that there's no winning in DotA 2.I agree with n3g4t13 that we the fans have been waiting patiently for navi to get back to its formal glory but our patience has started to waiver.The next few tournament might even decide if we would keep following navi or not.They have given us some amazing moments but that's in the past.We need to see some new amazing moments to keep our faith in navi.Hope that you guys work on your issues and become the navi everyone once loved and respected.
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FenRoyEr
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#8 ua FenRoyEr 14 March 2017, 08:41
It went better than i expected.this team is still young and had a fast progress during qualifiers.Next tournament maybe they will win.Also they played 5 games in a day.It was felt fatigue in next 2 matches...Nobody can do anything as well as when have started after 5 hours .
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Marouane
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#9 eg Marouane 15 March 2017, 13:49
To someone who's been following for a long while, I've noticed something that's very frustrating. In qualifiers, the team starts by trying out the strats they think are the weakest, and lose miserably. Then, they play unexpectedly well (still with strats that are not top-notch) and win. However, I think these quals have been very very successful and beneficial for the team. Just a bit more experience for the lads and NaVi will be back as strong and scary as they once were. Just work on mastering more strats, heroes and most importantly, team work.
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