Natus Vincere, the reigning CS:GO Main champions, endured the perfect that the dynamic Danish roster Heroic might throw at them in the present day, recovering from a gap map loss to ultimately take their quarterfinal collection 2-1 on the PGL Antwerp Main.
The ultimate of the 4 quarterfinal matches began on what’s considered one of many premier deciding maps within the recreation’s historical past, Inferno. Heroic took an early lead earlier than NAVI fought their method again to a 10-10 tie. However then, the Heroic roster confirmed why they selected the map, notching six straight on the T-side highlighted by one more spectacular clutch from cadiaN.
NAVI wanted to get better on their very own choose of Historical and all went based on plan on their T-side, securing 9 rounds within the first half. However holding that lead wasn’t straightforward since Heroic got here out firing after switching sides, taking the primary 5 rounds of the second half and forcing a NAVI timeout. NAVI collected themselves, although, shoring up their protection and taking six of the subsequent seven rounds. They held on within the closing spherical of regulation to take Historical 16-14.
NAVI had flipped the stress again onto Heroic and pounced early on Nuke, leaping out to an enormous 10-2 lead on their CT aspect. S1mple took a uncommon again seat as electroNic feasted on the attacking Heroic crew, securing 24 kills at halftime with NAVI taking a 12-3 lead. Regardless of taking the pistol spherical, Heroic misplaced a disastrous anti-eco the subsequent spherical and located themselves taking a look at an extended comeback highway down 14-4. Heroic claimed just a few rounds off some shut clutches from TeSeS, however electroNic and Perfecto delivered decisive doubles within the closing two rounds to shut out the collection 16-8 on Nuke.
With this outcome, the semifinals are set for Saturday, Could 21. FaZe Clan will tackle Staff Spirit within the first match of the day, with NAVI vs. ENCE going down after.