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IEM 6 Kiev: Na`Vi pushes fnatic aside 2:0

By Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Jan 21, 2012 14:26


ImageHome town heroes Na`Vi moved pasted fnatic with two straight 16:11 wins on inferno and tuscan. They will await SK or M5 in the final.

UA Natus Vincere have reached the final of the IEM VI Global Challenge Kiev following two straight 16:11 wins over SE Fnatic , on inferno and tuscan. The Ukrainians were the team coming out on top in all the key clutch round situations and set the pace with solid leads at the half of both maps.

The semi-final match had rightfully been billed as the hot ticket for this playoff round, being that fnatic, with two different lineups, famously beat Na`Vi in semi-finals in this venue at the IEM V European Championship and BEAT IT Russia in 2011. The deciding map, train, would even have been a repeat of both previous series. Instead Na`Vi moved past in two to await SE SK or RU M5 in the final.

IEM VI Kiev semi-final #1:
UA Natus Vincere 2:0 SE Fnatic
-16:11 inferno (T 10:5 CT 6:6)
-16:11 tuscan (T 9:5 CT 7:6)


UA Zeus showed off some key rounds wins for the Ukrainian team, harkening back to the days when he was an individual player only for RU Virtus.pro. For fnatic they lacked significant contributions from AWPer DK Friis, who has been the big X-factor for the team in their best runs since acquiring him from mTw.


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