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Natus Vincere crowned kings of the IEM Cologne 2021 after beating G2 Esports 3-0

11:26 PM July 19, 2021

Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev and Natus Vincere annihilated G2 Esports 3-0 in the Grand Finals of IEM Cologne 2021. 

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Na’Vi drafted the first map, Dust 2, where they started strong five to one, but Nemanja “huNter” Kovac’s heroics held the game to a standstill at 11-14. Unfortunately for G2, that was the closest that they could get. S1mple finished the game with 30 kills and an ADR (Average Damage per Round) of 108.3 making him the MVP for the Map 1. 

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Mirage was the drafted map for Game 2 by G2, but it was like a replay of the first game as Na’vi robustly widened the gap in the first half. G2 once again showed that they cannot be shaken off the trail as Nikola “NiKo” Kovac finally awakened and gave a match-high 31 kills and an ADR of 106.0. Na’Vi proved their young roster was more than capable of stepping up as the team’s rookie Valeriy “B1t” Vakhovskiy topped the team’s stats with 21 kills and 89.2 ADR to capture the second win in the Grand Finals 2-0. 

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Game 3 took place in Nuke courtesy of Na’Vi’s draft. Things finally seemed to change for G2 as they came close to Na’Vi in the final stretch and captured the lead 10-8, but Na’Vi’s patience around the map gave them the edge and dragged the game in their favor 16-13. Denis “Electronic” Sharipov finished the game with 21 kills and 95 ADR

The new and young team of Natus Vincere who are evolving around the team’s dynamic duo  S1mple and Electronic seem to have a bright future as they won $400,000 in the first LAN event of CS:GO this year. 

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