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Natus Vincere secured their spot in the PGL Major Copenhagen semi-finals, triumphing over Eternal Fire in a tense 2-0 (16-13, 13-9) series filled with standout performances on both sides.

Justinas “jL” Lekavicius, in particular, shone brightly for NAVI with crucial clutches that tilted the scales in their favor.

Reflecting on the close contest, jL remarked, “It was too close, for sure,” acknowledging the fierce fight put up by Eternal Fire.

Despite the Turkish Counter-Strike squad’s tenacity, Natus Vincere managed to seize critical rounds on both maps, ultimately clinching victory.

Eternal Fire, though disappointed, displayed resilience throughout the series.

Natus Vincere now sets their sights on the semi-final clash against the winner between MOUZ and G2, anticipating another challenging encounter.

The quarter-final began on Natus Vincere’s pick of Mirage, where Eternal Fire initially secured a 2-0 lead before NAVI took control.

Despite a strong defense led by Ihor “w0nderful” Zhdanov and Mihai “iM” Ivan, Eternal Fire couldn’t maintain their early momentum.

Natus Vincere rallied back, forcing overtime and eventually securing a 16-13 victory.

Moving to Eternal Fire’s map pick of Vertigo, Natus Vincere faced stiff resistance.

Eternal Fire showcased determination, capitalizing on NAVI’s economic struggles to gain a lead.

However, individual brilliance from Natus Vincere players, including an ace from w0nderful, allowed them to equalize the score at 6-6 by the half.

In the second half, Natus Vincere surged ahead, bolstered by consecutive round wins.

Despite Eternal Fire’s efforts, Natus Vincere maintained their lead, ultimately closing out the map 13-9, securing their spot in the semi-finals.

In the other quarter-final matchup, G2 asserted dominance over MOUZ in a decisive 2-0 (13-9, 13-6) victory.

Despite a brief interruption due to an on-stage incident, G2 remained composed, showcasing their prowess.

Nikola “NiKo” Kovač expressed satisfaction with G2’s performance, highlighting their confidence heading into the semi-finals.

The series began on G2’s map pick of Inferno, where they quickly established control, eventually securing an 8-4 halftime lead. G2 maintained their momentum in the second half, ultimately closing out the map 16-11.

On the second map, Vertigo, G2 continued their dominance, securing an early lead.

Despite a resurgence from MOUZ, G2 remained resilient, ultimately securing victory and securing their place in the semi-finals.

With both Natus Vincere and G2 displaying formidable performances, anticipation builds for their upcoming clash in the PGL Major Copenhagen semi-finals.

PGL Major Copenhagen semi-finals

  • Team Vitality (-138.89) vs FaZe Clan (+100) @ 5pm CET
  • Natus Vincere (+100) vs G2 Esports (+100) @ 8pm CET

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