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Natus Vincere dominate G2 Esports to win IEM Katowice 2020

Natus Vincere were able to take the best-of-five series swiftly against G2 Esports to lift the trophy for the first time for the organisation in CS:GO history.
Natus Vincere dominate G2 Esports to win IEM Katowice 2020

Natus Vincere have been crowned IEM Katowice 2020 champions following a best-of-five masterclass against G2 Esports. 

Having defeated 100 Thieves and Astralis, the best team in the world, Na'Vi continued their winning ways to lift the trophy after just three maps.

G2's map pick of Nuke saw Na'Vi steamroll the Franco-Serbian roster 16-4, before mounting a comeback on DustII to give themselves series point. 

On Mirage, G2 continued to look uninspired as Na'Vi easily took the map after an impressive CT side saw the half end 14-1 in their favour as the star power of Na'Vi shone.

By winning IEM Katowice 2020, Na'Vi start strong on the Road to Cologne in the first major step of the ESL Pro Tour. With 2320 points, Na'Vi sit just under 200 points above nearest rival Astralis and will look to maintain a top eight spot for the chance to directly qualify to compete in the Cathedral of Counter-Strike where they last won in 2018. 

Both teams will be back in action during the reworked ESL Pro League Season 11 as both will be permanent partner teams in the league going forward. They join Astralis, Fnatic, FaZe Clan, Evil Geniuses, ENCE, Complexity Gaming, mousesports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, Team Vitality and 100 Thieves as the 13 partnered teams

Other notable organisations will instead compete in FLASHPOINT, a new league that will be taking place as a 'replacement' for FACEIT-run ECS.