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CS:GO • Jun 04, 2018

S1mple Shines and Random CS:GO Fan Jumps on Stage as StarSeries Season 5 Finals Conclude - Highlights and Finals Placements

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S1mple Shines and Random CS:GO Fan Jumps on Stage as StarSeries Season 5 Finals Conclude - Highlights and Finals Placements
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Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s stunning form at the StarSeries i-League Season 5 Finals ended with him, his Natus Vincere teammates, and even a random fan, lifting the trophy in celebration.

S1mple’s form throughout the $300,000 event in Kiev was nothing short of stunning as he dominated some of the best teams on the planet and produced highlight reel play after highlight reel play.

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Na’Vi came out on top of two grueling best of three series, against SK Gaming in the quarterfinals and Mousesports in the semifinals, to earn their spot in the Grand Final in front of a home crowd.

However, the team waiting for them in that Grand Final was an unexpected one as NRG managed to triumph over the likes of Team Liquid and North to produce their best ever result at an international event.

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The North American team’s run was brought to an abrupt halt when they met Na’Vi in the final, though, as the more experienced team proved to be stronger in just about every facet of the game.

After a comfortable win on NRG’s map pick, Overpass, the Na’Vi players were clearly enjoying themselves and simply steamrolled the opposition on Mirage with apparent ease to close out the series 2-0 with map scores of 16-8 and 16-7.

After a comfortable win on NRG’s map pick, Overpass, the Na’Vi players were clearly enjoying themselves and simply steamrolled the opposition on Mirage with apparent ease to close out the series 2-0 with map scores of 16-8 and 16-7.

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In the end, after a difficult week of competition, Na’Vi’s win seemed somewhat comfortable and anti-climactic.

However, when you consider how close many of their matches were in the earlier stages of the competition, it seems unlikely that they would have even made it to the final without s1mple's +161 kill to death differential and 91.6 average damage per round.

The victory was a big one for Na’Vi nonetheless, especially considering their recent struggles, and it clearly meant so much to one fan that he had to jump up on the stage and help them lift the trophy!

While the clip of the fan celebrating with the team seems rather wholesome on the surface, it does once again bring to light the issue of security, or lack of it, at large esports events.

CS:GO pundits have been commenting on the problem for a number of years and pointed out that one day the excited fan could actually be something much more sinister.

The final results and winnings for the StarSeries i-League Season 5 Finals are as follows:

1. Natus Vincere - $125,000
2. NRG - $50,000
3-4. Mousesports - $25,000
3-4. North - $25,000
5-8. NiP - $10,000
5-8. AGO - $10,000
5-8. Liquid - $10,000
5-8. SK Gaming - $10,000
9-11. Renegades - $6,000
9-11. GODSENT - $6,000
9-11. AVANGAR - $6,000
12-14. TyLoo - $4,000
12-14. HellRaisers - $4,000
12-14. Virtus.pro - $4,000
15-16. Gambit - $2,500
15-16. VG.Flash - $2,500

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