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Natus Vincere And S1mple Leads Starseries i-League Season 5

Posted 7th June 2018 By: Derpina    266 Views


Esports News – The StarSeries i-League Season 5 has crowned its victor—Natus Vincere. After coming out on top with two of the most excruciating matches in the series against SK Gaming in the quarterfinals and Mousesports in the semifinals, Na’Vi emerged victorious over NRG esports in a quick 2-0 grand final victory. The team was able to secure the long-awaited win in front of their home crowd.

Grand final recap

The grand final is the only match with the absence of all three maps in CSGO. Natus Vincere then never gave NRG a chance to hit double digits, proving that they can sweep the opposing teams in quick successions.

The first map, Overpass, is the title decider of the entire match. Na’Vi began the battle ceremony with a clean B execution and three kills from Egor “flamie” Vasilyev. They held complete power over NRG and quickly ended the game with a 16-8 victory led by Denis “electronic” Sharipov and star player Aleksander “s1mplie” Kostyliev.

NRG then put up a fight to secure two rounds in a row in Map 2 Mirage, but Na’Vi once again earned a 16-7 win to finalize the deal. NRG subsequently lost several rounds due to critical damage to their fragile economy. They initially attacked with nothing but pistol shots from Jacob “FugLY” Medina and Damian “daps” Steele, but they keep their defiance to themselves and somehow took the lead in the next rounds.

Regardless of the good fight NRG exerted, Na`Vi still won six rounds without response to hit championship point. The losing team just merely delayed their victory. In the end, Na’VI claimed the title and $125,000 USD from the prize pool. The second, third, and other places go to NRG, mousesport, North NiP, AGO, Liquid, SK, Renegades, GODSENT, and AVANGAR respectively.

Season 5 MVP

It seems like everybody knows the StarSeries i-League Most Valuable Player long before season 5 started. As expected, Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s stunned his team and other participating players once more to claim his Betway (review) and’s MVP title, alongside Natus Vincere’s trophy. The 20-year old player ended all the 19 maps he played with 1+ ratings. He now led the CSGO tournament charts in 11 categories aside from player ratings: ADR (91.6), kills per round (0.94), percentage of rounds with at least one kill (57.6%), opening kills (78), headshots per round ratio (0.44) and AWP kills (145).


Written by Derpina