Na`Vi take down NiP 2-0 to win BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018
The final series of the event started off on Mirage, with Natus Vincere winning the first pistol round on the CT-side without giving away a single kill. Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men quickly cruised ahead, as NiP looked weak on the offensive, only gaining entry to bomb sites twice and getting a total of seven kills as the scoreline reached 6-1 in favour of Natus Vincere.
The Swedes then gathered their wits and started stringing together rounds, as Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund ramped up their kill score with NiP eventually reaching five rounds to decrease the deficit to one. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and co. then partly regained control, winning the next three while only conceding one more round to close out the half 9-6.
NiP came out on top after the switch, as they won the the second pistol on the CT-side and generally looked composed, also securing the next two rounds to tie up the game. The 19th round was a nail-biter, as Egor "flamie" Vasilyev and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg ended up in a 1v1-post plant situation on A, which the Russian won with just the Deagle in hand.
This seemed to reinvigorate Natus Vincere, who quickly closed out Mirage by winning six out of the following seven rounds to win the map 16-10.
Things then moved on to Inferno, the second-most played map throughout the Copenhagen event.
The Ninjas won the second pistol round on the T-side, but Zeus and co. managed a bomb plant, which earned them enough to buy up in the second to tie up the map. After the two teams shared the next two rounds, Natus Vincere started pulling ahead, eventually reaching a 6-2 lead. The CIS side would take two more rounds before halftime, but NiP would come back with six of their own on the back of several multi kill rounds by Lekr0 and f0rest to reach a 7-8 deficit at the switch.
The Swedes looked set to win the second pistol round, but Denis "electronic" Sharipov ruined it for them by clutching a 1v3 post-plant situation as CT without losing a single point of health. Eyeing a road to the series and tournament win, Natus Vincere ramped up their game and won three more to lead 12-7, but NiP would win the next trio of rounds to keep themselves in the race.
After a triple kill hold on B by the captain himself to reach 14 rounds, Zeus' men reached match point, but their Swedish adversaries kept themselves in the fight by winning two of their own. Eventually, though, Natus Vincere could not be stopped, as they put the lid on Inferno 16-12 to win the series 2-0 and take the title as BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018 victors.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0||39 - 41||-2||80.8||1.05|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||39 - 39||0||74.3||0.88|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||31 - 42||-11||73.0||0.85|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||24 - 38||-14||58.0||0.77|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||24 - 45||-21||53.5||0.64|
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||53 - 24||+29||94.6||1.54|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||48 - 31||+17||88.2||1.34|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||37 - 29||+8||79.5||1.29|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||41 - 35||+6||82.2||1.20|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||26 - 38||-12||64.4||0.86|