Natus Vincere against TL, KP and AL at E
As we mentioned earlier, EMS One is slowly but surely approaching the finish line. There's a change in the schedule of group C which will see Na`Vi play tomorrow, not 25th as was planned before.
We would like to remind you, that in order to advance to the finals which will take place presumably in Katowice (Poland) during 20-21 of April we have to place first or second in our group. The obstacles are going to be: Kaipi, Absolute Legends and Team Liquid.
We have faced Team Liquid only a couple of times, and both cases were a success for Na`Vi. One of the games took place during the finals of Bigpoint Battle where Natus Vincere overpowered their American opponents with a 2-1 score. Team Liquid managed to win one map with the help of Phantom Lancer who was leading the gold score by having 9,000 more than XBOCT. The second and the third maps began with Na`Vi banning PL, so they both went in our favor. Ban PL - defeat Team Liquid. Easy game. Seems simple enough, but we'll see how it works out tomorrow.
Our next rival is team Absolute Legends main, who's core consists of players from CLG (Mirakel) and monkeybusiness (Miggel) which had their fame during ESWC 2011. We met this particular roster only once during the ongoing Starladder season. Na`Vi literally destroyed that team. Currently, Absolute Legends' guys find themselves almost at the very bottom of the Starladder's rating which gives us enough hope for yet another win for team Natus Vincere.
Team Kaipi, otherwise known as KP, met Natus Vincere four times, three of which went in our favor, while the remaining match ended with a tie. According to this history, it's easy to get an impression that KP are capable of defeating the underdogs and some medium-tier teams, while struggling to put a real fight against grands like Mouz, NTH and even Team Liquid, not mentioning Na`Vi, of course AL could impress us with only one particular player - qojqva, who played as a stand-in for Mousesports in the infamous Starladder match. Time for some revenge?
It seems that on paper group C has one outstanding favorite - and that, my friends, is Natus Vincere. We will discover the real deal tomorrow. Unfortunately, we don't have information about matches order at the moment. We will update you on this as soon as we get it.
The matches will be broadcasted in Russian and English languages.
|Natus Vincere #1||3||2||1||6|
|Absolute Legends #2||3||2||1||6|
Natus Vincere [0:1] AL - VOD
Natus Vincere [1:0] KP - VOD
Natus Vincere [1:0] Liquid - VOD
KP [1:0] Liquid
KP [1:0] Liquid
- Natus Vincere: XBOCT, Funn1k, Dendi, Puppey, Kuroky
- Team Liquid: FLUFFNSTUFF, Korok, Bulba, ixmike88, TC
- Absolute Legends: Mania, Migel, Ryze, unicornxoxo, miracle
- Kaipi: pieliedie, qojqva, bOne7, Zizou, ArisE
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