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Best 'Counter-Strike' plays of the ELeague semifinals: Fnatic vs. Na'Vi

After Fnatic and Natus Vincere won their group stages and pushed on through the quarterfinals of ELeague, the Counter-Strike teams went head to head in the semifinals Friday night. On the line was a place in the grand finals in Atlanta on Saturday, and both teams wanted it.

Fnatic came out on top, earning a spot in the finals after completely dominating Na'Vi in the first game. Na'Vi took a few rounds at the start but Fnatic got on a roll and never stopped, winning the first game 16-4. Na'Vi picked it up in the second game but couldn't pull it off, losing to Fnatic 16-14.

Here are the best plays from Fnatic and Na'Vi's semifinals match.

After losing the first round of the match, Fnatic's Olofmeister showed the world exactly how well he knows the game. Na'Vi smoked up their approach to Bombsite B on Cobblestone and Olofmeister knew they might be boosting. He waited for the fog to clear, lined up the shot and took Flamie before he could even see it coming.

After Fnatic started turning the tide early in the first game, Flusha set himself up in the stairs, waiting for Na'Vi to make an advance with their pistols. Lucky for Flusha, Na'Vi lined right up for him and mowed down the first two attackers. He weakened the other two with a spray and pulled out his pistol, finishing them off with ease.

After doubling their lead over Na'Vi, Fnatic's Flusha decided to grab the AWP — not his usual weapon. After laying down a smoke screen, Flusha ducked back and waited for Na'Vi to peak through. Lucky for him, Edward jumped through and Flusha took him out quickly with an anti-aerial no scope.

Na'Vi planted the bomb on Bombsite A and Fnatic's Olofmeister was all out of teammates, but he wasn't going to give up the round easily. He went on a hunt, taking down Guardian and Flamie without taking any damage, and then setting up his attack on the bombsite. Olof threw a perfect molotov cocktail to push Zeus out of the middle, snuck around the right side and flanked him. Of course, he also disarmed the bomb and took the round for Fnatic.

Late in the first game, Flusha found himself alone against three Na'Vi players, but that wasn't an issue. He took out Edward and Flamie before they could even react, and moved to find cover from Seized. After jumping up to see if he could pick Seized off, Flusha peaked out to the right and mowed down Seized. Na'Vi didn't know what him them.

Guardian started to find his feet on Train, which Na'Vi picked as the second map. Halfway through the first half, Guardian jumped through smoke, getting a risky kill to make it a 3v1 for Na'Vi. 

Olofmeister was the only one left on Fnatic, and Guardian knew he was creeping around the train, so he walked up the ladder and took out Olofmeister with a leaping spray.

To kick off the second half of Train, Olofmeister set up on top of a train on Bombsite B and fired into Na'Vi's smokescreen, whittling down the team's health. Once Na'Vi started popping through the smoke, Olof jumped down and grabbed a kill, reloaded and knocked out Edward with a headshot.

As the second half of the last game was coming to an end, Guardian picked the Desert Eagle and went to work. He picked off Flusha across the map and moved in toward the rest of Fnatic.

Guardian picked out the lurker, Krimz, and then fired into the smoke screen to make it a 2v1, eventually winning the round and giving Na'Vi a much-needed win on Train.

In the second-to-last round, JW got a quick kill on the advancing Na'Vi, then banked an amazing grenade to cut two of Na'Vi's players down to low health. JW took out one more and Flusha cleaned up the remaining, reversing Na'Vi's streak and pushing the team toward victory. 

The finals take place Saturday at 4 p.m. ET at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, and all the action is being broadcast live on Twitch, Twitter and TBS.

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