No. 1 CS:GO Team Natus Vincere Wins ESL Pro League S11
Posted 23rd March 2020 By: Derpina    58 Views
Esports News – ESL Pro League Season 11, the recent CS:GO major to hold its record-breaking online finals despite the COVID-19 outbreak, finally crowns its winner. Ukraine team Natus Vincere defeats CIS rivals, Forze, 3-2 in the grand finals, taking home the title and the lion’s share of the $750,000 USD prize pool.
Recently surpassing Astralis’ ranking, Natus Vincere is the number one team in the global rankings. Some might say that the results are expected, but analysts question Na’Vi’s consistency. Their return to online CIS wasn’t a smooth run, and ESL Pro League Season 11 is a huge online tournament that demands consistency. Na’Vi lost to BIG and North just a week before facing ForZe. But lo and behold, the winning team shut down its critics in the grand finals.
The action started in Inferno—where Forze had the upper hand. Their map pick is in their favor. Forze secured wins after wins in the first half of the game, courtesy of Evgeny “FL1T” Lebedev’s 14K-5D. Inferno and its 10-5 lead went to Forze.
Forze, once again, earned an early advantage on Train, the second map. Forze’s Dmitriy “facecrack” Alekseyev and Bogdan “xsepower” Chernikov executed their double kills in the CT pistol. At this time, doubts on the number 1 team, Natus Vincere, is going strong. Forze nearly closed the map and claimed their second win. Unfortunately for them, Na’Vi found an opening for a comeback. Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev strengthened his team’s defenses, allowing Na’Vi to close out Train with a 19-17 score.
Na’Vi finally and officially found their footing on the last map. Nuke is theirs to claim. The team earned a 5-1 lead on the offense side, pressuring Forze to yield. Forze further lagged behind when Na’Vi claimed the pistol round after the switch. In the end, s1mple’s 1v2 clutch was all it took for Na’Vi to close out Nuke and win the title.
|Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov||70-61||+9||81.1||1.16|
|Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev||67-61||+6||71.1||1.09|
|Egor ‘flamie’ Vasilyev||66-62||+4||75.8||1.05|
|Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailov||62-68||-6||75.3||1.01|
|Ilya ‘Perfecto’ Zalutskiy||45-57||-12||62.0||0.86|