Na'Vi sweep G2 3-0 to win IEM Cologne 2021

S1mple is your IEM Cologne MVP.

Na'Vi sweep G2 3-0 to win IEM Cologne 2021
Image Credits: b1tcsgo (Instagram)

Na'Vi runs down G2 with a 3-0 series score in the best-of-five grand finals of IEM Cologne 2021.

The Ukrainian squad has repeated history by taking this 3-0 win on G2. This identical matchup Na'Vi versus G2 occurred at the finals of IEM Katowice 2020, which turned out to be the last LAN event, as the globe shifted to online due to the pandemic. And now that LAN events have resumed after over 500 days, it appears that Na'Vi is still the LAN king.

IEM Cologne 2021 Map Veto and Result:

  •  Natus Vincere removed Vertigo
  •  G2 removed Overpass
  • Natus Vincere picked Dust2
  • G2 picked Mirage
  • Natus Vincere picked Nuke
  • G2 picked Inferno
  • Ancient was left over

G2 put up a fight on every map, but it was Na'Vi who came out on top, winning the series 3-0 with scores of 16-11 on Dust 2, 16-14 on Mirage, and 16-13 on Nuke.

(Image Credits: S1mple / Na'Vi)

The CS:GO living legend Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev has once again maintained dominance to become the IEM Cologne MVP. On HLTV, s1mple's statistics from the event are simply off the charts. He resulted in a 1.77 KD ratio with 93.1 damage and .96 kills per round. In comparison with participants from IEM Cologne, those numbers are far ahead of the competition. With four full team wipes, s1mple also set a new record for most aces at a major LAN event.

Na'Vi took home a large portion of the prize pool, collecting $400,000 in addition to 1,800 Pro Tour points and 3,200 BLAST points.