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 gained an IGS title after Astralis and Crew Liquid.
The CS:GO tournaments gained 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 rather a lot on stake of their grand closing match towards Crew Vitality at ESL Professional League Season 14. The onerous fought best-of-five collection got here to a dramatic finish as Na’Vi gained the decider on the 30th spherical, lifting the trophy excessive because the champions and profitable their second consecutive CS:GO event.
With this victory, Na’Vi has additionally secured the Intel Grand Slam (IGS) Season 3, claiming an extra $1,000,000 USD cheque. It’s only the third CS:GO staff after Astralis and Crew Liquid to have gained this title, securing it greater than a yr after having its first event of IGS Season 3 – IEM Katowice 2020.
Na’Vi are the champions of ESL Professional League Season 14
The grand finals went all the way 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 sturdy with a ’16-10′ win on Mud 2 however Vitality got here proper again into the collection, profitable Inferno ’16-6′ to equalize the collection. 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 return by because the champions. The sport went all the way down to the final spherical in regulation play the place Na’Vi sealed the ultimate victory for themselves with a good ’16-14’ rating.
All of the gamers for Na’Vi rose as much as the event, taking part in their roles completely with an necessary cameo once in a while. A excessive stakes grand finals that the CIS lineup finessed, placing every little thing into it, and toiling onerous to return by because the winners.
Na’Vi turns into the third CS:GO staff to win an Intel Grand Slam title
With this victory Na’Vi gained 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 Crew Liquid.
Na’Vi gained its first IGS Season 3 CS:GO event final yr 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 gained this event, they’d 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 date. The primary season lasted 144 days which was gained by Astralis, adopted by Crew 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 really solidify its identify 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 area isn’t restricted by geographical borders, his present focus lies within the Asian area. Understands and follows virtually all main esport titles.