HellRaisers [0:2] Natus Vincere @bo3
(8:16 @overpass, 13:16 @mirage)
The first map was the pick of HellRaisers, Overpass, where our team started in defense. The match started quite well both for HellRaisers and Natus Vincere, who felt free to play their rounds and seized the initiative by turns. Closer to the side switching Natus Vincere took the lead a little, but the decisive rounds did end in HR's favor. The teams switched the roles at the minimal advantage of Natus Vincere. HellRaisers' attacking side didn't go well — the team didn't manage to force their pace, as a result of which, Na`Vi got a huge advantage and won the first map — 16:8 in Natus Vincere's favor.
HellRaisers started the second map, Mirage, on the defensive side again. Having taken the first pistol round and also both the first and second buy rounds, HellRaisers got at least comfortable number of rounds. In the seven round Natus Vincere finally joined the game, having taken a streak of four rounds. After that the initiative was seized by HellRaisers, who by the end of the first half was only increasing their advantage. 10:5 in HR's favor and the side switching took place. The second pistol round was taken by Na`Vi. Nevertheless, in the first buy-round HellRaisers came back into the strife. Having won two rounds in a row, HellRaisers destroyed the rival's economy and reached the final straight of the second map. Nevertheless, they didn't manage to finish Natus Vincere off — HellRaisers didn't keep the initiative and for the first time on the second map lost to the rival by points. 16:13 in Natus Vincere's favor. HellRaisers end their performance at the tournament in Kiev, having taken the 5-6th place.