Credit: Natus Vincere
The Ukrainian majority roster took down their North American rivals in Team Liquid in a 2-0 fashion.
Starting off on Inferno, Natus Vincere came off to a great start as they gained themselves a 12-3 lead on the T side. Switching over to the CT side NAVI closed out the game after winning four rounds to secure a 1-0 lead in the series.
Next up, Anubis. A map that the North Americans have been playing well on during the first months of the maps existing in the active map pool. However, NAVI was just too strong today. electroNic led the way for NAVI to secure themselves an intense overtime victory over the North American team who couldn't deal with the pressure in the end. A clean 2-0 victory in favor of Natus Vincere who now will be playing in the Spodek arena.
Natus Vincere - Liquid 2-0 | IEM Katowice Group Stage
Inferno: Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev - 1.58 rating / 18-8 K-D / 92.8 ADR
Anubis: Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov - 1.26 rating / 30-28 K-D / 99.1 ADR
MVP: Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov - 1.31 rating / 45-37 K-D / 90.0 ADR
Team Spirit gets back on track as they take down the Germans in BIG in a three-map series. The firepower-heavy roster came out on top against the more experienced team with tabseN as IGL. Spirit will fight tomorrow for a spot in the arena.
Cloud 9 - IHC 0-2 | IEM Katowice Group Stage
Inferno: Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren - 1.27 rating / 23-19 K-D / 92.4 ADR
Mirage: Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren - 1.24 rating / 24-17 K-D / 89.3 ADR
MVP: Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren - 1.25 rating / 47-36 K-D / 90.8 ADR