Despite some early nerves, Na’Vi swept the best of three series they are now the IEM World Champions. With strong team play they took down the defending champion’s fnatic.
Natus Vincere 16:13 Fnatic (train – 5:10 11:3)
Natus Vincere 16:14 Fnatic (inferno - 7:8 9:6)
To start the match Na’Vi seemed a little bit off from their usually play, perhaps the main stage, first place prize money, and the large crowd made them a little nervous. Fantic won the knife round and took the counter-terrorist side to start the match. They would then win the pistol round after sharing kills on a very close round. In an interesting decision Na’Vi bought guns in the third round and they would win the round to bring the score to 2-1.
From there the AWP of Harley 'dsn' Örwall took complete control not allowing Na’Vi to break down their defense. Just before the first half in the fourteenth round Patrik 'cArn' Sättermon had an extremely important 2vs1 clutch round in which Na’Vi almost managed to eco fnatic. Na’Vi would then win the last round and end the half at 10-5.
In the second half we saw a completely different Na’Vi team who played with a lot more confidence, something we had seen earlier in the tournament. They were able to win the pistol round after a great play by Ioan 'Edward' Sukhariev. From there they continued to play very strong on the defensive side and won the first map 16-13 only giving fnatic three rounds on the terrorist side.
The second map would be a very exciting one for the spectators around the globe. Na’Vi would win the knife round and pick the counter-terrorist side. In the first round fnatic decided a full rush on banana would be their best bet, and they got into the site very easily with only one defender there. Na’Vi was able to take the site back and win the round.
Fnatic would then try another interesting tactic by buying deagles and armor second round, and this time it paid off. They would win the second round and force Na’Vi to save the next few rounds. In the fourteenth round, Arseniy 'ceh9' Trynozhenko had a huge round at B and took down fnatic. This would make it 7-8 going into the half time.
From there it would go back and forth, when Na’Vi took a small lead fnatic would claw back to tie it up. Near the end it went to a 14-14 score. It would be an exciting last few rounds and Na’Vi ended picking them both up to become the world champions.
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