Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Akuma shock NAVI in EPIC League CIS

Natus Vincere suffered a shocking defeat in their first playoffs game in EPIC League CIS as Akuma swept them aside with a near-flawless Mirage (16-2) and confident Dust2 (16-10).

The best-rated player of the group stage, Dmitriy “⁠SENSEi⁠” Shvorak, stepped up to the task once again. The AWPer posted a server-high 1.49 rating across the two maps, spearheading an impressive team performance from the all-Ukrainian squad currently ranked 47th in the world.

s1mple’s struggled to make an impact on Mirage

On the other hand, Natus Vincere continue to blow hot and cold as the DreamHack Masters Spring champions first dropped a series to Entropiq in the group stage of the RMR event, and have now been outclassed by Akuma.

Additionally, the team’s superstar Aleksandr “⁠s1mple⁠” Kostyliev recorded his worst map since joining the squad, posting merely a 0.20 rating on Mirage. Still, the “Black and Yellow” are not out of the tournament, as they will be looking to redeem themselves in the lower bracket where they face forZe in an elimination match on Wednesday at 19:00