Credit: Michael Konkol, BLAST
The 16th edition of ESL Pro League was set to be initiated this Wednesday with the start of Group A. Here we saw NAVI take on Spirit in a domestic derby between two of the strongest CIS teams. However, today Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and company were levels above Spirit as NAVI grabbed an easy 2-0 win on Nuke (16-11) and Dust2 (16-9)
It was a quite unexpected figure who ended up as the best performer on Nuke with the more supportive Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy completely taking over the server. Especially his CT-side was impressive averaging a 1.87 Rating, 116.9 ADR and putting up a +11 K-D.
On the second map, NAVI cemented the victory through an even more dominant showing where they gave Spirit no chance on either the T or CT side. The powerful Ukrainians can now see themselves on top of the scoreboard in Group A before today’s next two matchups.
NAVI – Spirit 2-0 | ESL Pro League Season 16 (Group A)
16-11 (Nuke) | Perfecto – 1.60 Rating / 26-11 K-D / 94.2 ADR
16-9 (Dust2) | b1t – 1.60 Rating / 24-17 K-D / 108.4 ADR
MVP: Ilya ”Perfecto” Zalutskiy – 1.24 Rating / 37-27 K-D / 74.2 ADR