Natus Vincere has won StarSeries Season 5 taking a 2-0 victory over NRG eSports. The team was able to secure the win in front of the home crowd after a shaky start in the group stages.
Na`Vi won the first map, Overpass, with a 16-8 victory led by Denis "electronic" Sharipov and star player Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. Na`Vi once again locked things down on the second map, Mirage with a 16-7 win to seal the deal and become StarSeries Season 5 champions.
Na`Vi made the spectacular run after barely making it to the playoff with a 3-2 record in groups. The team began with a loss to TyLoo, then bounced back against ViCi Gaming and Virtus.pro. Unfortunately, the team fell to mousesports in the group stage setting up a final game against AVANGAR. Na`Vi was able to beat 2-0 AVANGAR, despite having the team's coach removed and made it to playoffs.
In the playoffs, Na`Vi would be tested by some of the best teams in CS:GO. Na`Vi had a close first map loss against SK Gaming, that went into overtime. Na`Vi bounced back and claimed the victory over SK Gaming.
Na`Vi's next test would be against mousesports, who beat them in group stages. Na`Vi lost the first map once agai, in the matchup, but turned things around to take a 2-1 victory over mousesports.
The win here is good momentum for Na`Vi who will compete in another big event of the year, ESL One Cologne.
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