Na'Vi crush G2 to win IEM Katowice 2020

CIS esports organization Natus Vincere has won it’s first IEM Katowice trophy in CS:GO after sweeping G2 Esports in the final earlier today. 

This is the first major tournament victory for newly promoted in-game leader Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov since the departure of Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko in September. The star of IEM Katowice was arguably the greatest player in CS:GO Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev since he dominated the competition with another spectacular individual performance. 

But in-game leader Boombl4 was arguably the stand-out performer of the grand final. Typically in-game leaders are not the largest threat to enemy opposition in terms of kills, but the Russian rifler has changed this perspective entirely. Every individual player on Na’Vi stepped-up when it mattered, securing the 3-0 sweep over a diminished G2 side. 

The first map, Nuke, was a complete shutdown from Na’Vi. The CIS side took 14 rounds on the Counter-Terrorist side, echoing their performance against Astralis yesterday. Although G2 did show signs of life, it wasn’t enough to surge a comeback late into the game. Na’Vi took the first map comfortably 16-4. 

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