NaVi have made it through to the semi-finals of PGL Antwerp after a close match with HEROIC.
The last quarter-final of the competition didn’t disappoint. A rematch of a game from Europe’s RMR A just before the event, tensions were high.
HEROIC won 2-1 on that occasion. Another tight contest between these two goliaths of CS esport.
This time around it was NaVi who came away with the win when the pressure was truly on. There’s nothing quite like main stage at a CS:GO Major.
The match went back and forth, with both teams showing the level of quality that they have in their respective rosters.
HEROIC controlled Inferno in map one after getting to chose which map the series opened up on.
They won both halves in order to take a convincing 16-10 win.
NaVi then bounced straight back on Ancient. A different pick from the Ukrainians as they would usually have liked to start on the CT side on the map.
Instead, they committed to having it in as map two and it paid off. They levelled up the series.
Denis “electroNic” Sharipov posted an impressive 98.2 average damage per round in map two.
The match then went to Nuke for the decider and NaVi raced out to a commanding lead on the CT side.
At the swap, NaVi led by a massive 12-3. After winning two of the first three rounds after the break, it looked like Heroic were on death’s door, with the score sitting at 14-4.
The Danish org fought valiantly back into the map. They took four straight rounds before NaVi could make it match-point.
NaVi then made it back-to-back rounds in order to seal victory and knock HEROIC out of the Major.
They will go on to face ENCE in the last four after they beat Copenhagen Flames for the right to be in the semis.
HEROIC crash out at T8 and will take home $35,000 for their troubles.
Both semi-finals will be played tomorrow. Those semis are:
FaZe Clan vs FURIA
ENCE vs NaVi
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