AVANGAR take down Na`Vi; forZe, NiP share the spoils

AVANGAR picked up their first victory at BLAST Pro Series Moscow after taking down Natus Vincere, while forZe dropped their first points after being held to a draw by NiP.

The Kazakhstani side got off to a strong side on the defensive side of Inferno and won six of the initial seven rounds, with Natus Vincere's sole round victory coming on a shoddy buy - a sign that they were struggling to find solutions to break through the Major finalists' defense. Things were starting to look desperate for the Russian team, but they still managed to head into the break on top after dominating proceedings during the final stages of the half.

AVANGAR picked up a much-needed win over Na`Vi

After switching over to the Terrorist side, AVANGAR put together a string of rounds to halt Na`Vi's momentum. With guns in their possession, the Russian team found some breathing room, but things quickly slipped out of their control. They were forced to operate on a very low economy for the vast majority of the half and had their best performer in Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko - never a good sign for a team that relies so heavily on their star players. Na`Vi were simply helpless to prevent Dzhami "Jame" Ali's charges from running away with the lead as they locked down the map in the 28th round to move into third place in the table.

Matchpage
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16
14th September 2019
12
Inferno
16
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 21 - 19 +2 93.2 1.26
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 24 - 22 +2 78.7 1.03
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 16 - 16 0 61.4 0.96
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 9 - 16 -7 48.8 0.79
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 14 - 20 -6 56.6 0.73
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 23 - 22 +1 94.5 1.36
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 17 - 9 +8 64.1 1.20
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 20 - 17 +3 65.8 1.06
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 16 - 19 -3 85.1 1.03
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 16 - 17 -1 60.9 0.97

Meanwhile, forZe were unable to extend their winning start as they were held to a draw by NiP, also on Inferno, on the C stream match. The Russian team came out of the gate looking scary and had the Ninjas against the ropes during the early stages as they raced to a 7-0 lead on the Terrorist side. The Swedish team then finally put their foot down and began to hold back the Russian offense, bringing the deficit to a solitary round before a 1v3 clutch by Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov put forZe up 9-6.

f0rest racked up 29 kills to help NiP secure a point

NiP kept their hopes alive by winning the pistol round and the next two, restoring parity at 9-9. The two teams then fought for control and alternatively went on three-round winning streaks before forZe tightened up their defense, reaching map point at 15-12. They would be unable to close it out, though, as the Swedes showed nerves of steel and twice pulled through in 2v3 post-plant situations, keeping themselves in contention for a spot in the final.

Matchpage
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15
14th September 2019
Sweden
15
Inferno
15
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 25 - 24 +1 87.1 1.15
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 24 - 18 +6 72.1 1.10
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 20 - 23 -3 75.0 1.05
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 20 - 23 -3 84.7 0.95
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 12 - 24 -12 53.6 0.62
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 25 - 20 +5 102.1 1.39
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 29 - 17 +12 64.2 1.24
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 24 - 22 +2 92.6 1.20
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 15 - 22 -7 77.7 0.95
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 19 - 20 -1 63.1 0.93
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
539
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.09
What a joke NAVI has become. Can't wait for -zeus +guardian
2019-09-14 13:53
Blast Tie Series zzz
2019-09-14 13:54
DISBAND VI
2019-09-14 14:43
#12
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Romania decis1ve 
Zeus best rating in Na Vi LUL.
2019-09-14 13:58
But zeus had lot of impact this game. simple, on the other hand (although he is my favorite) played for highlights, always being aggressive when he doesn't need to. Gets 2 deagle kills pushes banana for a highlight, dies, lose the round. Gets an awp kill banana, pushes further, misses a shot, pushes even further, dies, lose the round Pushes mid with smg, dies to adren. It was horrendous to watch him play.
2019-09-14 14:00
+1
2019-09-14 14:04
#18
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Argentina Chief02 
+1
2019-09-14 14:05
Ye that makes him the 2nd best player on earth rn hihi
2019-09-14 14:08
Who's the first in ur opinion
2019-09-14 14:30
Zywoo or device or elige. It's between those 3 i think
2019-09-14 21:09
He’s French, so I think it’s Zywoo
2019-09-15 00:12
+666
2019-09-14 14:27
#26
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World LeviathaNz 
He has always played like that, it's just that it worked for a while. Just like when Snax was playing "like a god" for some ppl, he was just pushing smoke with lucky timings :)
2019-09-14 14:32
That's true. But s1mple needs to adapt. Everyone knows how he plays now, they dont peek him coz they know he is gonna peek them. Ez kill.
2019-09-14 21:10
Not gonna make a difference Theres a reason faze kicked him for someone else
2019-09-14 14:04
Zeus performed good lately + GuardiaN is pure joke to be honest. GuardiaN: - 0 motivation. - conflicts with s1mple, cuz GuardiaN was lying about his absence on bootcamps / practice. - 0 impressive individual results since he left Na`Vi and even for 0.5/1 year in Na`Vi. - he is liar / hypocrite - he is washed-up completely and he worth nothing at the moment.
2019-09-14 14:32
#33
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Slovakia EvErisT 
zeus top fragging LUL retard kid
2019-09-14 16:44
#2
swag | 
Czech Republic heroine 
Ok
2019-09-14 13:53
#4
jks | 
Russia Zel0cE 
Press F
2019-09-14 13:53
#5
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France Uexo 
Pls win NaVi not like this...
2019-09-14 13:53
#6
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
-flamie -f;amie -flamie -flamie -flamie -flamie
2019-09-14 13:53
#7
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India Noobdian 
Gtr and f0rest ♥️ Also plopski is a god
2019-09-14 13:54
gg fuck navi
2019-09-14 13:53
#9
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Europe b7ack0ut 
NAVI OMEGALUL
2019-09-14 13:54
#10
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South Africa hehetymen 
Blast has the worst format ever.
2019-09-14 13:55
ZEUS CARRY
2019-09-14 13:58
-flamie
2019-09-14 14:04
#17
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wp f0rest
2019-09-14 14:05
NIP WILL WIN
2019-09-14 14:06
simple only has aim but no brains. You need smart people to win consistently. When u see astralis its such a fluid cs that you cannnot help but admire them for being so professional. for example if they enemy has planted bomb and has already taken key defense position astralis will save weapons for the next round even if they are 4v3. Its very very rare to see with other teams. Even when they are 16k up in networth they do not just hunt down remaining enemies and give away weapons. It will be a while we will see such a team who has very very strong cs basics
2019-09-14 14:11
Ye man. Thats the best argument when u dont have aim.
2019-09-14 14:48
Actually s1mple has brain but shit happens.
2019-09-14 21:11
#22
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Navi needs massive changes in its roster. I like boombl4, but I think Navi is currently a big hat for him. Flamie, as 90% of times, delivers nothing (seized v2.0). Not to mention Zeus...
2019-09-14 14:20
Zeus is at the fucking top of the scoreboard this game, WTF are you talking about with "not to mention Zeus" :D :D
2019-09-14 15:52
Coz it happens once in 100 games. Hella inconsistent performance even for an igl
2019-09-14 21:12
It would be better if navi dropped out of the event with the changes they had and kane - zeus leaving which means mentally they arent where a team should be, rather than end in last place most likely...
2019-09-14 14:49
#31
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Botronic overrated as f
2019-09-14 14:58
#34
shox | 
India iejesus 
zeus 21 kills omfg
2019-09-14 17:26
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