SLTV S13 LAN Finals: Second day results
The group stage of Starladder 13th season is over. Four teams continue their struggle in play off. Two CIS countries — FlipSid3 and Natus Vincere - play today in the first semifinal.
The second matchday was as good as the first one. However, unlike the first day, it brought no surprizes. First day's leader Gamers2 dropped from the first line to the fifth line in tournament table. Thus they don't get to play off.
Rethinking the game
Natus Vincere had two matches on Saturday. First they encounter the outsider of the tournament - HellRaisers and faced some difficulties. In the beginning our team was losing 6:9. However, in the second half of the match our guys managed to win 10 rounds in a row, so the fans could calm down. Overall the next match against Team EnVyUs wasn't decisive at all, as our team would anyway get to the final. However, our place in the tournament table and our possible rival heavily depended on that match.
The match against our principle rival Team EnVyUs was similar to swings. In the first half of the match the French players were winning with an advantage of as much as 7 rounds at de_dust2. After the teams switched parties, Natus Vincere began winning one round after another. One moment it even seemed that our team would win the match. However, Team EnVyUs managed to unite, push and defeat us. If Natus Vincere had won this match, we would've meet the French team in semifinals. However, we lost and Flipsid3 is our rival now. Some might say we are lucky to have this team as an opponent in semifinals, as it is much weaker compared to Team EnVyUs. Moreover, everyone knows that the French team performs on the medium level in group stage and shows its best in play off.
The victory enabled the Team EnVyUs to raise to the second place from the fourth in the tournament table. Meanwhile, our players descended from the third place to the fourth place. Today's match against FlipSid3 seemed to be hard, as the team had gained fair shape, but now as it is over with 2:0 score. Na`Vi won.
Eloveana 21 June 2015, 11:37 687 0