Na`Vi outshine Vitality to secure BLAST Premier Spring Finals spot

Natus Vincere have locked down the last slot at BLAST Premier Spring Finals from Group B after convincingly taking down Vitality in two maps.

Group B’s consolidation final hosted the rematch of Natus Vincere and Vitality from the opening round, which saw the French side come out on top, but this time around the two squads entered the series in very different circumstances. The previous round witnessed Natus Vincere secure a phenomenal victory over Astralis, whereas Vitality fell to Complexity in a disappointing showing.

The matchup unpredictably featured muted performances from the two team’s superstars in Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut compared to their usual standards, particularly in the opening map, with the likes of Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev and Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov shining for Natus Vincere.

flamie put up a strong performance across both maps

Natus Vincere came out of the gates hot on Inferno, Vitality’s map pick, with Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov picking up a triple kill on the retake to kick off a three-round lead for the Russian squad on the CT side. Vitality struggled to find success on the offence as Natus Vincere shut down the Frenchmen repeatedly, with multi-kills in the early stages of the map from Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy and outstanding multi-kills from flamie in the final rounds spearheading Natus Vincere to an extensive 11-4 halftime lead.

Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin and Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire halted the Natus Vincere train in its tracks in the second half with numerous opening kills between them to get hot on the heels of the Russian squad. Natus Vincere looked a shadow of their first-half selves as s1mple and co. were unable to find any momentum, with a subsequent period of Vitality dominance narrowing the score difference to just 12-14. However, yet another incredible clutch from electronic, this time in a 1v2, edged Natus Vincere over the line.

The duo of s1mple and Boombl4 wreaked havoc in the early stages of Dust2, bulldozing their way through Vitality’s defence to fly to a 6-0 lead. ZywOo came alive in the following two rounds to help lock down successive rounds for the French side, but a 2v4 conversion from s1mple and Perfecto got Natus Vincere back to winning ways. With the half looking as if it was coming to a gloomy end, Vitality tightened up their defence to secure three of the final four rounds to salvage a 5-10 half.

Natus Vincere came into the second half ready to close out the series hastily as Perfecto out-dueled Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy to deny the Frenchman a 1v3 clutch in the pistol. Vitality could only muster one round moving forward as the score difference proved insurmountable, with a Boombl4 triple kill swiftly ending the map 16-6 to send Vitality to the Spring Series' Showdown stage.

 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 44 - 26 +18 86.2 1.40
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 38 - 30 +8 90.0 1.30
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 37 - 28 +9 84.0 1.26
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 38 - 27 +11 71.1 1.22
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 31 - 32 -1 64.2 1.04
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 31 - 33 -2 72.9 1.02
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 30 - 42 -12 83.2 0.89
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 29 - 32 -3 51.3 0.85
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 31 - 44 -13 70.7 0.83
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 22 - 38 -16 50.9 0.62

With Natus Vincere earning the last spot at the BLAST Premier Spring Finals from Group B, the team list currently looks as follows:

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
798
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1421
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
721
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1708
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1251
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
So easy for Mr s1mple, the real best player in the world!
2020-02-09 18:56
+1
2020-02-09 19:12
#3
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Ukraine McSwell
Vitality were shown their true place, french cocky fanboys were silenced. Very good evening. But there is no time for celebrating and overreacting. Stronger opponents are waiting further. More training and work needed.
2020-02-09 18:56
Alex so tilted lmao
2020-02-09 18:56
Alex is straight up retarded
2020-02-09 19:38
EZ for the best CS:GO team in the world! They will go on to do more great things!
2020-02-09 18:56
Zywoo got rekt
2020-02-09 18:56
#6
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Japan boysdontcry
EZ 4 S1MPLE THE REAL #1 PLAYER IN THE WORLD Zywho???
2020-02-09 18:56
ALEX MALDING KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-02-09 18:56
VITALITY ERA 1 DAY LUL ALEX best IGL LUL
2020-02-09 18:56
#12
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Russia AR4ER
Na'Vi GG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2020-02-09 18:57
ez for strong slav guys🤙🏿
2020-02-09 18:57
Na'Vi 2020 💜
2020-02-09 18:57
Nice job!!!!!
2020-02-09 18:57
Alex '-13' McMeekin
2020-02-09 18:58
#109
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China Rynaki
Still did better than RpK LUL
2020-02-09 20:12
look at this ADR from vitality =)
2020-02-09 18:57
Justice was served, enjoy showdown, botlex
2020-02-09 18:57
and now 0-2 vs COL incoming
2020-02-09 18:58
cry more mad ruski
2020-02-09 19:05
cya after 1 map kid ahah
2020-02-09 19:05
wtf r u talking seems ur mad axxaxaxaxa
2020-02-09 19:07
cya after the bo3
2020-02-09 19:08
yea
2020-02-09 19:08
navi 1-0 now, who cry baby?
2020-02-09 21:34
Dont forget to cry now when navi rekt complexity.
2020-02-10 06:39
this aged so well.
2020-02-09 23:02
2020-02-09 23:03
^_^1337 "TwoFaced" Toledo, wtf, meen ((9(
2020-02-10 08:47
any clip of alex?
2020-02-09 18:58
WeirdChamp
2020-02-09 19:05
s1mple beat ZywOo 11 times in duels, ZywOo only 3 s1mple won 5 out of 6 AWP duels vs. ZywOo LUL
2020-02-09 18:58
Real top1 strikes again
2020-02-09 19:08
Fun Fact: In 2019 when s1mple got 1.29 and ranked #2, people mostly ZywOo fans called him a bot and not even near GOAT status. But his 1.29 rating still was much better than n1 player rating years ago. Even coldz rating wasn't so good in 2017. LOL
2020-02-09 19:12
Agreed +1 Moreover, his 2018 rating (1.33) and impact rating (1.40) hasnt been surpassed by anyone in the history of csgo
2020-02-09 19:27
Expected win for super pros from Ua / RU - gg!
2020-02-09 19:00
ez4s1 zwyo fans, cry is free
2020-02-09 19:01
+111111
2020-02-09 19:03
+11
2020-02-09 19:07
#32
k0nfig | 
India VAMc
Vitality's highest = Navi's lowest..... lmao
2020-02-09 19:02
EASY
2020-02-09 19:02
ZYWHO PEPELAUGH NAPOLEON SENT PACKING HOME
2020-02-09 19:04
ez
2020-02-09 19:05
#47
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United States WilsonDS
Lol french cs so bad
2020-02-09 19:06
Good performance from flamie means that he’s gonna be a bot in next 9 games
2020-02-09 19:07
+69
2020-02-09 19:45
REAL TOP1 strikes again.
2020-02-09 19:07
ez
2020-02-09 19:07
#61
sdy | 
Sweden god_sdy
alot more onesided than I thought. It's great to see NaVi in this form, just hoping they will one day bring their A-game to a major as well.
2020-02-09 19:10
vitality have some issues. (maybe in a slump?) it feels somehow disorientated right now from what you see. dunno what it is though...
2020-02-09 19:14
#78
sdy | 
Sweden god_sdy
looked great in the opening game, but I guess the slump vs Complexity just killed them
2020-02-09 19:21
LOL No chance for somple and boots vs CoL. Fast 2:0 for muricans
2020-02-09 19:10
Lol! Say what?
2020-02-09 23:36
This aged well
2020-02-10 06:40
perfecto good fit confirmed or: perfecto fits perfect but they need to continue to deliver. real opponents are waiting (well if you can call CoL that lul). if they win that final, I can see this lineup succeed in 2020. let's go Na'Vi!
2020-02-09 19:13
You know, the scariest thing here is that they won on d2 without electronic after all. GGs. Hope that wasn't one time fluke and they keep up like that till major.
2020-02-09 19:15
zywoo?
2020-02-09 19:18
ZywOo and 4 bots xD
2020-02-09 19:19
Boring game with one team on server. CoL - NaVi should be more interesting.
2020-02-09 19:23
#82
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World Beard43
+1 I hope both teams show up, should be a great match!
2020-02-09 19:29
#84
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World Beard43
rekted
2020-02-09 19:30
Electronic 31/32 Good job guys! Navi let's go!
2020-02-09 19:36
LETS GO BABY ALEKSANDR NUMBER ONE
2020-02-09 19:37
Welcome to play off lultality
2020-02-09 19:38
Is s1mple temporary in game leader as he sits at middle
2020-02-09 19:41
yes he is IGL atm. and he is +32 vs Astralis
2020-02-09 19:42
The one who sits in middle doesnt always igl
2020-02-10 06:41
Na`Vi GODS!
2020-02-09 19:42
Shox sucks
2020-02-09 19:42
#96
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Sweden ShageN
That happens when true #1 S1mple is rocking. cry is free zywho fangirls
2020-02-09 19:43
ZY2OO
2020-02-09 19:44
#99
HEAP | 
Sweden ninjau
Uhm... I think they're like, on a honeymoon period right now. They struggled like, on-- in online qualifiers and now they're on LAN so they're enjoying life I guess. Th-they're just literally just running around headshotting people and um, and we... and obviously since we didn't... like... comm them down or anything and Astralis couldn't do it yesterday...
2020-02-09 19:45
The confidence after yesterdays win over astralis seems very high.
2020-02-09 19:46
GOAT s1mple won all possible duels vs ZywhOo.
2020-02-09 19:47
S1mple is God damn legend! The best player ever, ladies and gentlemen!
2020-02-09 19:49
#103
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Iran oldHabit
Ez4NaVi
2020-02-09 19:55
Hey Alex, did Na'Vi play well today, or did they just "run and headshot people" like compLexity did yesterday? :>
2020-02-09 19:55
#133
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Russia ToughGuy
this what he said after match in interview lmao
2020-02-09 22:53
Flamie is still the problem although Navi won Vitality just now, as a matter of fact, Flamie doesn't perform very well in most of the tournaments, after all, if S1mple and elec can not keep high performance in a key situation, so the rest of one or two must stand out lead Navi to move on, but Flamie, is hard to take it.
2020-02-09 20:02
#106
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Latvia kilovatik
GGWP
2020-02-09 20:01
#107
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China Rynaki
Not a single French flag in the comments... Where are all of the Zywoo fan boys that were shit talking s1mple and Navi just 2 days ago? Vitality is a decent team with a lot of potential, but goddamn its fanbase is one of the most toxic ones in the scene.
2020-02-09 20:07
Disband Vitality please, what a clown team you're!
2020-02-09 20:15
just need to kick baiter zywh0
2020-02-09 20:16
respect #1 player 2019
2020-02-09 23:27
expected s1mple > Zywho
2020-02-09 20:15
zywoo learn English and join an NA team, and lift NA to heights never before seen. These french shitters are bringing you down
2020-02-09 20:16
This Navi roster looks promising.
2020-02-09 20:19
GOAT s1mple
2020-02-09 21:06
Expected
2020-02-09 21:50
s1mple is real #1 zywho?
2020-02-09 21:57
#132
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World Beard43
ggwp!
2020-02-09 22:48
3:0 for NAVI vs Astralis, Vitality, coL to win the 1st place of the group and qualify for the finals! gg
2020-02-09 23:26
s1mple is f*cking alien!!!!!!!!!!!
2020-02-09 23:50
Zywoo showed that he still miss a step to s1mple. Not in terms of skill in terms of being in the game. Even when S1mple has a really bad day (lower rating than 1) he is full in the match up. Zywoo today didn't exist. Made his standard shots but he was never a player the team needed. Not in one round.
2020-02-10 00:23
Glaive thought it would be them and vitality to go through finals And instead they're going to the showdown lmao
2020-02-10 02:23
This is the real Vitality when Zywoo didnt step up When they won every single match, they should be called "Zywoo and Friends"
2020-02-10 03:04
#152
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Nigeria Fraggot
Too easy for navi, even when elec bottom frags they still rekt vitality
2020-02-10 08:41
not hard, vitality only have 1 good player
2020-02-10 16:35
#155
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Nigeria Fraggot
This was to all the arrogant plastic fans that were flaming navi and praising zywoo like he was jesus christ himself after the first match
2020-02-10 18:19
:D zywoo is great but as a team navi is better imo, less bots than vita
2020-02-10 18:43
Jason Did build a juggernaut
2020-02-11 06:13
Navi 2020 !!!
2020-02-11 17:04
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