The third round of the IEM Rio CS:GO Major kicked off with Natus Vincere locking horns with Team Liquid, their first-ever official with Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis who was officially signed into the team prior to the start of the major.
Below you can find the Map Veto between these two teams alongside a summary of how things unfolded going ahead into the day.
Map: Ancient (Leftover in the pool, Winner: Team Liquid, Final Score: 16:14)
Natus Vincere got off to a flawless start going up 8-3 early into the game. Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella and his men felt destitute and listless as the reinforcements set by Denis “electroNic” Sharipov and Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi in particular caused Liquid a lot of trouble in opening up sites for the C4 business.