Na’Vi Wins ESL Professional League Season 14 and Intel Grand Slam Season 3
Natus Vincere go the gap towards Vitality to win all of it.
Na’Vi claims Intel Grand Slam Season 3 following its victory at ESL Professional League Season 14.
Na’Vi is the third CS:GO staff to have received an IGS title after Astralis and Group Liquid.
The CS:GO tournaments received by Na’Vi to safe IGS Season 3 are IEM Katowice 2020, DH Masters Spring 2021, IEM Cologne 2021, and ESL Professional League Season14.
Natus Vincere had lots on stake of their grand closing match towards Group Vitality at ESL Professional League Season 14. The arduous fought best-of-five sequence got here to a dramatic finish as Na’Vi received the decider on the 30th spherical, lifting the trophy excessive because the champions and profitable their second consecutive CS:GO match.
With this victory, Na’Vi has additionally secured the Intel Grand Slam (IGS) Season 3, claiming a further $1,000,000 USD cheque. It is just the third CS:GO staff after Astralis and Group Liquid to have received this title, securing it greater than a 12 months after having its first match of IGS Season 3 – IEM Katowice 2020.
Na’Vi are the champions of ESL Professional League Season 14
The grand finals went right down to the wire as each the CS:GO juggernauts, Na’Vi and Vitality traded maps, profitable their very own map picks whereas faltering on those that the opposite had chosen.
Na’Vi opened robust with a ’16-10′ win on Mud 2 however Vitality got here proper again into the sequence, profitable Inferno ’16-6′ to equalize the sequence. This was adopted by the 2 groups exchanging ’16-11′ and ’16-7′ blows on Nuke and Overpass, respectively.
Mirage was the deciding map with the rating levelled on ‘2-2′, as each groups slugged it out to come back via because the champions. The sport went right down to the final spherical in regulation play the place Na’Vi sealed the ultimate victory for themselves with a decent ’16-14’ rating.
All of the gamers for Na’Vi rose as much as the event, enjoying their roles completely with an essential cameo now and again. A excessive stakes grand finals that the CIS lineup finessed, placing every part into it, and toiling arduous to come back via because the winners.
Na’Vi turns into the third CS:GO staff to win an Intel Grand Slam title
With this victory Na’Vi received a bonus of $1 Million USD as they secured the Intel Grand Slam Season 3, the third CS:GO staff to achieve this title after Astralis and Group Liquid.
Na’Vi received its first IGS Season 3 CS:GO match final 12 months beginning with IEM Katowice 2020, this was adopted by victories at DreamHack Masters Spring 2021, IEM Cologne 2021, and ESL Professional League Season 14.
If in case, Na’Vi had not received this match, they might nonetheless have two extra tournaments to say the Intel Grand Slam.
The third season of IGS lasted for a complete of 756 days, having began with IEM Chicago 2019, making it the longest season out of the three performed out to this point. The primary season lasted 144 days which was received by Astralis, adopted by Group Liquid, profitable the second season in file 63 days.
With this victory, Na’Vi is touted as one of many favorites to win the upcoming PGL Main Stockholm because it actually solidify its title within the historical past of CS:GO, slowly constructing its period.
Aditya is the in-house CS:GO author at AFK Gaming. Whereas his understanding of the esports house just isn’t restricted by geographical borders, his present focus lies within the Asian area. Understands and follows nearly all main esport titles.