Natus Vincere has advanced to the Lower Bracket Final of the ESL Pro League S17 after defeating Rare Atom in a 2-1 victory.
Despite struggling to perform at the tournament so far, NAVI managed to come back from an overtime loss on Inferno to win convincingly on Nuke and Overpass.
The win over Rare Atom puts the Ukrainian team one victory away from qualifying for the playoffs. The team will face Spirit on Saturday for a spot in the first playoff round. Rare Atom has been relegated to the last-chance bracket and will face Liquid. The winner will remain in contention for a playoff berth.
Natus Vincere will now face off against Spirit in a crucial match on Saturday at 17:00, with a spot in the ESL Pro League S17 playoffs on the line. The winner of this match will secure a spot in the first playoff round, while the losing team will have one more opportunity to qualify through the fourth-place decider. This match is expected to be a close contest, with both teams showing strong performances throughout the tournament. Fans will be eagerly watching as the two teams battle it out for a chance to advance in the competition.