Na`Vi.DOTA and Na`Vi.CS in TECHLABS Cup
The TECHLABS Cup RU finals starts today in Moscow, Russia where we are going to see two showmatch clashes of our Counter-Strike and DOTA 2 teams of Natus Vincere. At 11:00 CET our two-time Defense of the Ancients 2 world champions will face DTS in the long awaited showmatch for $3 000 and few hours later at 14:00 CET our four-time Counter-Strike world champions will battle the Russian pride of Moscow 5.
Just several days ago our DOTA 2 boys took a somewhat of an easy win against the same opponents. Na`Vi defeated DTS in the StarLadder tournament proving once again that they are the team to beat. Our Ukrainian counterparts have been going through a rough time lately and rumours have been floating around that a disband was about to commence. Despite all the controversy, DTS are staying strong at least for now and are looking forward to the showmatch. Pgg and his teammates have always been extremely competitive and are most definitely hungry for a win against the best team in the Dota 2 world.
Both teams will be playing with a slightly different roster as DTS just recently added GO[blin] and dropped Vigoss while Na`Vi will be using G from Darer as a stand-in. (Apparently Puppey couldn't get a VISA in time.) How would those changes fare in the short run? Be sure to tune in to the streams at 11.00 AM CET to find out! We wil be keeping you updated through our social media as always! Be sure to check our facebook profile in approximately 2 hours!
Media content updates:
[Update #5]: Interviews with Dendi and Markeloff are finally available:
[Update #4]: In the recent interview (will be available in ~1-2 hours)
the Earthshaker God Danil "Dendi" Ishutin told us that CIS scene was getting close to China one. You don't believe us? Well, just watch this:
[Update #3]: While Natus Vincere were able to beat Moscow 5 two to null, de_tuscan has been pretty epic clash after Ukrainians winning 12 to 3 as CT and then struggling to score 4 more rounds to finish off the map. The first map ended with 16 to 14 score. de_dust2 was won in a more convincive fasion with 20 to 10 score for us. This all makes Na`Vi score 36 rounds out of 60 possible and they get $1800 ($50 for a round won). Moscow 5 are happy with $1200, thanks for watching! Below you will find new video content from CS match:
[Update #2]: DotA 2 match on-sight videos have been added, enjoy the action:
[Update #1]: Tournament venue overview is now available:
Na`Vi.DOTA defeats DTS and wins $3000 in the showmatch. Match is over.
The Counter-Strike showmatch comes after SK Gaming's refusal or unavailability to attend Russia to battle in the TECHLABS Cup RU CS tournament finals. According to tournament orgas decision, Natus Vincere received a techwin over Swedish opponent and therefore will grab $10 000 for the first place in the tournament. Yet, making it possible for everyone to see the team in action, a replacement for the match has been found in Moscow 5 that is going to play our team for $3000 showmatch, with 30 rounds in total to be played and prize-money distributed accordingly to the number of total rounds won.