Vitality edge out Complexity on jks debut at BLAST Premier Fall Series

The French team subbed-in Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom mid-series, but it was the two maps they played with Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier that ensured them the win.

In a match that featured debuts of both Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage and Nivera for their respective teams, Vitality managed a narrow victory, 2-1, to advance to the winners' match in BLAST Premier Fall Series group B.

Both squads have already secured spots in the BLAST Premier Global Finals, with the French side using these circumstances to test out their sixth-man Nivera in an official match for the first time. After Vitality won Nuke, the 19-year-old replaced misutaaa for Dust2 and posted a team-high 1.11 rating in the 16-12 defeat, impressing Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire who in the post-match interview said that he saw "a player that can play on a tier 1 level, for sure".

jks's first match outside of an Australian core of players didn't go as he was hoping, though. The rifler contributed to Complexity's Dust2 win with a 1.24 rating, but was bottom of his team's scoreboard for the series (1.04 rating), falling short on the decider Vertigo. Both teams continue their BLAST campaign tomorrow, with their opponents set to be known after the FaZe - BIG match.

apEx's team managed a hard-fought victory over Complexity

A 3-0 lead and a Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer quad kill to secure a 3v5 turnaround set up Complexity for a big lead on the Terrorist side of Nuke (6-1), but Vitality's two A site lockdowns allowed for a comeback. Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut's 1v3 proved pivotal in keeping Complexity's economy low and helped Vitality to finish the half just one round behind, 8-7.

Following the switch, Vitality pushed ahead (13-9), but Complexity got on the edge of equalizing after a streak of rifle round wins and Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev finding form (13-12). However, the French team kept their lead and closed out the map after Complexity faltered in an advantageous 2v2, seeing the map end 16-14.

Nivera was swapped in for misutaaa on the second map, Dust2, but despite his solid individual performance, Vitality took a long time to get rolling. After the score was 4-3 early on, Complexity went on a five-round streak and never looked back, with Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke putting in a strong effort on the map.

Following a 10-5 half, blameF's team powered to match point, 15-7, but Vitality woke up and showed a solid CT side at the end. Overtime was becoming a reality as the Frenchmen secured 12, but Complexity closed Dust2 with a B push, moving to Vertigo.

misutaaa returned to Vitality's lineup for the final map, but an in-form William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba caused them a lot of issues, seeing Complexity run up a significant lead (7-2). apEX and co. focused on the B site, where Complexity's new signing jks was playing, and managed to find some late-half success, finishing their T side with five rounds.

Winning five of the first six rounds on the defense meant Vitality were again on the path of a comeback. Complexity's A approaches were shut down round after round, seeing the score equalized at 12-12. Unlike on Dust2, Vitality managed to pull it all the way back on Vertigo, 16-14, as Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon stood out with 27 kills and three clutches.

Matchpage
2
1
29th October 2020
16
Nuke
14
12
Dust2
16
16
Vertigo
14
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 70 - 59 +11 81.5 1.20
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' BenrlitomNivera 22 - 19 +3 75.1 1.11
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 39 - 41 -2 65.8 1.11
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 65 - 64 +1 68.4 1.00
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 54 - 68 -14 72.7 0.87
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 47 - 66 -19 67.9 0.84
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 73 - 53 +20 88.0 1.31
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 61 - 62 -1 77.5 1.10
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 62 - 59 +3 74.9 1.07
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 61 - 62 -1 74.6 1.05
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 60 - 61 -1 76.5 1.04
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1285
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1227
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
569
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
nt col
2020-10-29 20:32
18 replies
NA LUL
2020-10-29 20:32
17 replies
Nivera Mvp
2020-10-29 20:34
16 replies
Botality flukiest team in the history of cs after Gamb0t and Clown9
2020-10-29 20:36
15 replies
how
2020-10-29 20:38
2 replies
wdym how, they should have been dicked in this match, but suddenly shox has match of his fucking life while zywho sucking ass
2020-10-30 00:15
1 reply
col weren't favorites. new roster vs. dh finalists
2020-10-30 00:19
and navi
2020-10-29 20:45
3 replies
+1
2020-10-30 00:04
2 replies
+2
2020-10-30 09:21
1 reply
#82
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Serbia LtN))
-4
2020-10-30 11:29
everything checks out
2020-10-29 21:27
1 reply
G2 is to drop out of top30 soon, nice purchase :)
2020-10-30 00:15
#56
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Sweden Sexicano
Seems like you're depressed... :(
2020-10-29 23:06
1 reply
nah
2020-10-30 00:15
Talks the Navi fan .
2020-10-30 04:23
1 reply
G2 is to drop out of top30 soon, nice purchase :)
2020-10-30 08:15
Are u fcking kidding me ? IF you say they should have been dicked , watch Navi matches . Losing 1st map , closely winning 2nd , then closely winning 3rd . But then , s1mple said : Chtobi obidnee bilo ! And now it is an official excuse for getting bailed out by talent
2020-10-30 07:22
1 reply
Navi is inconsistent, not fluke
2020-10-30 08:15
#2
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Other delmaszm
GG EZ
2020-10-29 20:32
2 replies
Shox shitting his pants now showing up or be kicked xddd
2020-10-29 20:35
#73
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Indonesia lumayan
Complexity just having fun lol
2020-10-30 03:19
close!
2020-10-29 20:32
Not ez
2020-10-29 20:32
nt
2020-10-29 20:33
#7
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Denmark pdxm
very close, with time CoL will be very solid team
2020-10-29 20:33
3 replies
agreed
2020-10-29 20:39
#72
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Australia CaZeR01
+1 cant wait!
2020-10-30 02:33
1 reply
Id understand why they are saying it was easy because it wasn't .. was a nice game gg
2020-10-30 11:33
#8
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
GG actually both teams were really good
2020-10-29 20:33
#9
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Brunei cyLoL
Jks left his friend for this
2020-10-29 20:33
5 replies
#69
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Other ustad_gaul
Ez boy, this is only one match
2020-10-30 00:54
#75
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Philippines batstew
the maps vita won were both 16-14 men
2020-10-30 04:54
#76
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Australia beavr27
First game ever as a team vs number 3 in the world and they barely lost - i see this as a win
2020-10-30 05:04
2 replies
#81
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Australia Xplicid
Could’ve won Nuke too if RUSH didn’t say bomb was upper heh
2020-10-30 09:34
1 reply
#86
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Australia beavr27
Yeah LOL
2020-10-30 23:24
SHOX GOAT
2020-10-29 20:34
1 reply
+1
2020-10-29 20:34
I can't breathe
2020-10-29 20:34
1 reply
GF moment
2020-10-29 23:08
nivera GOAT
2020-10-29 20:34
Edge me father
2020-10-29 20:34
shoxie is back
2020-10-29 20:34
1 reply
he never left
2020-10-29 20:40
inb4 6v5 jokes
2020-10-29 20:35
#20
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North America Haydog322
If they had longer with jks, ez for col
2020-10-29 20:35
2 replies
#25
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Germany Flachzange
I do agree mens))
2020-10-29 20:38
1 reply
#33
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North America Haydog322
he had so may so close clutches it was insane
2020-10-29 20:43
#24
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Iraq remind00
6v5 not fair ofc
2020-10-29 20:38
nt col
2020-10-29 20:40
Vitality had more players, not fair
2020-10-29 20:40
10-4 to lose the game :Ddddd
2020-10-29 20:41
Cumplexity edging 😩😩😩
2020-10-29 20:50
2 replies
sad
2020-10-29 22:00
1 reply
Me too men
2020-10-29 22:28
#36
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Italy davvasti
Nivera in one map had the same rating as misuta in a B03
2020-10-29 20:51
1 reply
bruh rating doesnt increase if you play more maps
2020-10-29 22:46
#37
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Russia NOD777
6 players vs na team? Vitality you are better than that
2020-10-29 20:53
Really happy with my boy jks in the clutches. Cant wait to see him once hes used to his new teammates. Really enjoyable to watch, gg vitality
2020-10-29 20:54
Jks looked a bit stressed cant wait to see him when they play for a while as a team
2020-10-29 20:55
#40
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Algeria Tari)))
that comeback tho
2020-10-29 20:57
so close
2020-10-29 20:59
#42
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Poland sosiad
Vitality won only cause it was 6 v 5
2020-10-29 21:05
ZywOo bot this game
2020-10-29 21:06
undeserved
2020-10-29 21:07
#45
 | 
Poland SebL
Vitality is showing some potential, maybe with Nivera they can be a good team. Complexity are looking dead, most likely they need time, but I don't know if this roster will work.
2020-10-29 21:10
6 replies
0/8
2020-10-29 21:44
1 reply
#60
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Poland SebL
Not a bait, just personal opinion.
2020-10-29 23:57
Idk if your know if your even baiting
2020-10-29 22:27
3 replies
#61
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Poland SebL
I'm not.
2020-10-29 23:57
He's not. I've had some good discussion with this user before. A very close game that could have gone either way. Both new additions looking like good picks. Article mentions jks wasn't too impactful in Vertigo but neither was konfig, and he's a major hitter for col. I think both teams need another month or two before we can really judge how good they are
2020-10-30 00:51
1 reply
agree
2020-10-30 01:26
#46
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Sweden ADAMAS_
6 vs 5 ofc they won
2020-10-29 21:23
6vs 5 es
2020-10-29 21:26
gg
2020-10-29 21:52
Zywoo number wan
2020-10-29 22:03
#58
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Brazil v0m1t
EZ 4 BEST CHINESE PLAYER XI WU
2020-10-29 23:15
1 reply
+1 China pride
2020-10-29 23:55
Closer than I expected
2020-10-30 00:02
#71
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World Beard43
Very close game. I'm excited to see what CoL can produce after a few months together.
2020-10-30 02:17
#83
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Serbia LtN))
Nivera carrying Zywho XD
2020-10-30 11:30
#85
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United States Gonginator
Damn, so close for Complexity.
2020-10-30 15:35
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