The ESL Pro League Season 12 which kicked off last week has observed quite a few upsets till now, the most recent being Na’Vi taking down BIG ‘2-0’ in their third match of the group stage. It might not have been the most surprising outcome of the event but BIG was definitely slightly more favored to win the face off after their brilliant start.
However, Na’Vi was all fired up as Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev put on quite the show to help his team cross the finish line. Despite the loss BIG’s effort did not go unnoticed as right after the match s1mple took to Twitter praising their performance on the second map where BIG came back from a ‘3-12’ deficit to take the game into overtime.
s1mple Praises BIG’s Comeback
The star player of the series s1mple who top fragged with 60 kills could not resist himself from appreciating BIG’s solid performance on the second map, where the German organization made a superb comeback from a ‘12-3’ deficit in the first half of Nuke to take the match into overtime.
Though the team eventually lost the map ‘19-17’ and with it the series ‘2-0’, their effort did not go unnoticed as it was appreciated by s1mple whose Twitter post following the victory stated “Nice comeback on 2nd map!”
After securing the first map of the series quite comfortably, Na’Vi were looking in good shape which resulted in them crushing BIG in the first half of the second map Nuke. Despite a courageous comeback from BIG in the second half, the German team eventually faltered conceding Na’Vi their second overall win in the Pro League.
Everyone on the Na’Vi squad put up impressive stats except for Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev who sadly had a -2 K/D ratio despite boasting an ADR (Average Damage per Round) of 76. Both s1mple and Perfecto lead the team in terms of frags and ended the match with overall ratings of 1.5 and 1.34 respectively.
Na’Vi just a few days back had surprisingly dropped a match to ENCE who has surprised everyone with back-to-back truly wonderful performances. Let’s see how the Ukrainian organization holds up as the tournament progresses further.