For day 13 of IEM Beijing Europe, we would see Natus Vincere power through G2 after three maps and Team Vitality dispatched Complexity on a 2-0. Natus Vincere and Vitality will now face on the Grand-Finals, in a Best-of-Five series for the bigger slice of the $150,000 prize pool and a spot at the IEM Global Challenge 2020.
G2 chose to start on Dust 2, giving Natus Vincere a taste of their own poison, as they finished the half with a one round lead constructed by an abundance of force-buy wins.
Switching to the T side, Natus Vincere wouldn’t find much success, as Kenny ‘KennyS’ Schrub would inhibit the main star of Na’Vi, Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, surpassing him on most opening duels, sealing the first map with a 16-10 score in favour of G2.
Train was coming up and the odds didn’t favour G2, as the roster has a 28.6% win rate in the last three months, with one of the recent defeats being at this event up against NiP on a 16-4 score.
And sure enough, Natus Vincere would finish the first half with a three round lead, despite having started in the ill-famed T side of the map. With s1mple moving over to the defensive side, he would the necessary tools to shine, finishing the second map with 28 kills and taking us to a third map with a 16-12 win.
G2 got blown out of IEM Beijing
Momentum would carry on to the third and final map of the series, as G2 struggled heavily at the CT side of Nuke, with Natus Vincere leading by nine rounds as they switched over to the defensive side. On the second half, the CIS team would go straight for the win and complete the 16-3, blowing G2 out of the tournament in style.
On the other side of the bracket, Complexity would face Team Vitality. The French side would have a great start in their own map pick of Vertigo, but a wild first half would give a one round gap to Complexity by the end of their CT side.
The second half would be equally competitive up until teams hit double digits, with Team Vitality chaining five rounds to escape with a 16-11 victory.
Mirage had a bitter ending for Complexity
Complexity relied on a Mirage win if they wanted to survive one more day at IEM Beijing-Haidian Europe 2020. Although Vitality started the map on a tear, heroic plays from the likes of Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke stabilized the half for Complexity, putting them at a minimal disadvantage as they headed towards CT side.
It was there that the forces of Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer lost complete control of the map, as they were unable to put a single round over at the defensive side of Mirage, with Vitality taking it 16-7 and moving up to the Grand-Finals.