NAVI eliminate Complexity from BLAST Premier Global Final

The CIS giants live to fight another day in the $1 million tournament after a hard-fought victory.

Natus Vincere beat Complexity 2-1 in the first round of the BLAST Premier Global Final lower bracket, setting up a match against the loser of Astralis and G2 on Friday. The international team, who are playing the event with Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen as a stand-in, scrapped an overtime win on Mirage, but Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov's men turned things around following an easy win on Nuke and a tight game on Inferno.

The action started on Mirage, the same map that had Complexity picked against Vitality on Wednesday. Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's men dominated the first half and cruised to a 12-3 lead as Natus Vincere's passive approach allowed the Terrorists to get mid control in most of the rounds. The international team, however, made the same mistake in the second half, allowing NAVI to mount a comeback and push the game to overtime.

electronic was the top fragger of the series

Complexity won two out of their three CT side rounds in extra time and switched to the T side with a small advantage. They lost their first T side round and came close to losing the second as well, but JUGi won a massive 1v2 clutch with 10 seconds left on the clock. With momentum on their side, they rushed B to win the game.

Natus Vincere displayed a great T side on Nuke and won nine consecutive rounds until JUGi stopped their streak with a beautiful triple kill on the B tunnels, with Complexity winning three more rounds in the half. Although the CIS side lost their first three CT rounds after the break, they regained control once Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev started AWPing and quickly wrapped things up.

On Inferno, Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy subbed in Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy for Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev as usual, but the youngster didn't have much impact in the first half and Natus Vincere were down 8-7 after a lacklustre defensive showing, despite s1mple and Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov combining for 26 kills.

NAVI picked themselves up and won the second pistol round, also fending off two force-buys. Complexity still fought back, but then s1mple broke their momentum with a spectacular 1v4 clutch, with B1T winning a 1v2 situation shortly afterwards to steer his side across the finish line.

Matchpage
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21st January 2021
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Mirage
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Nuke
16
11
Inferno
16
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 50 +12 68.3 1.11
56 - 64 -8 80.5 1.02
49 - 56 -7 64.1 0.92
50 - 69 -19 68.2 0.86
44 - 53 -9 51.3 0.86
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
75 - 48 +27 94.1 1.40
70 - 51 +19 78.4 1.29
61 - 57 +4 77.3 1.20
46 - 53 -7 57.8 0.93
12 - 15 -3 39.8 0.83
25 - 38 -13 57.6 0.72
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
845
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1470
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
216
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
591
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
Ez
2021-01-21 18:01
2 replies
col tier 3
2021-01-21 18:03
1 reply
col should return to NA at this point, thats pathetic
2021-01-22 05:48
We will win this tournament
2021-01-21 18:01
19 replies
Destroyed by Liquid, almost lost to coL with JUGi as stand-in, what makes u say this? :) This actually takes away the glory for Liquid, this shows that it wasnt them being amazing but NaVi being in terrible form :/
2021-01-21 18:03
11 replies
wdym almost lost to col? i see OT on col pick, and dominant victory on they own pick and an ez decider.. tldr. sweeds malding as always
2021-01-21 18:05
9 replies
lmfao were u even watching the game bro? s1mple playing like he had his mouse in his left hand
2021-01-21 18:16
Chill, and switch ur flag, norwegians are nice people, u’re obviously fake-flaggning. 1st map coL dominated but choked at the end, the other maps where much closer then the result even though 1 of the maps had a close result. If u didnt watch the game (which u obviously didnt) your comment is just wierd.
2021-01-21 18:33
7 replies
"dominated" but lost 11 rounds in a row. swedistan logic strikes again LOL
2021-01-21 20:58
6 replies
I agree with him, Navi barely edged out CoL with a shitty stand-in. No real chance to win the tournament. I bet G2 will put them to bed early tomorrow
2021-01-22 01:25
5 replies
You do know that navi goes from bot mode to god mode instantly and unexpectedly. Anything can happen with that team, you know!!
2021-01-22 07:37
2 replies
#87
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Hungary Rollie
Yeah because the whole team stands on the shoulders of s1mple, if simple performs, the team is good if not, they will lose to almost anybody
2021-01-22 10:37
1 reply
Electronic is really important imo. S1mple alone carries but loses unless electronic shows up
2021-01-22 15:24
obviously the performance wasnt convincing, but navi rekt col on nuke and inferno. its expected that they can put up a good fight on their map pick which navi suck on btw. its not fair to say a team got dominated without seeing them play both t and ct sides first
2021-01-22 13:21
1 reply
They rekt on nuke, yes, but not on Inferno. It was an extremely close game on inferno and Navi could have fallen behind 0-7 at the start but for s1mples ninja and another lucky round with TK for CoL. Also s1mple and electronic took two or three 1v4 1v3 clutches, which should not happen typically. So a really close map which could have gone the other way.
2021-01-22 13:39
sant
2021-01-21 18:05
#28
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Russia 4MPL
i wanna to see a final against Vitality or Astralis ,if we (NaVi)lose or win them it will be so beautiful.I missed for beautiful CS .GLHF
2021-01-21 18:14
2 replies
Agree, but Navi BETTER NOT lose 3rd final in a row.
2021-01-21 18:15
1 reply
#93
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Russia 4MPL
I hope so,but if they will play against Astralis ,NaVi will be so tired
2021-01-24 15:49
+1
2021-01-21 19:08
#74
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Russia Unkind_nu
Nope 😆
2021-01-21 20:48
1 reply
Didn’t age well :D
2021-01-24 23:46
#94
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Brazil titoncio
GOD <3
2021-01-24 23:43
col nothing without obo
2021-01-21 18:01
1 reply
ob0 iq is lil mommy boy, go home to NA
2021-01-21 18:50
#4
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Turkey ZaTaa
I hope Jugi will be 5th player for Complexity
2021-01-21 18:02
6 replies
U hate coL? :)
2021-01-21 18:34
4 replies
#42
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Turkey ZaTaa
No, I don't. imo Jugi is better than poizon,I want to see complexity improve not fall (sorry my Englando)
2021-01-21 18:39
3 replies
Good englando, fully understood:) I think poizon is amazing when he’s in form, right before he went away I’d say he was a top3 awper in the world
2021-01-21 18:47
2 replies
he was in a bit of a slump but i’m very sure that was because of whatever he needed surgery for, he was in a car crash earlier last year so that might be it. but you’re definitely right poizon early last year looked actually amazing it was a joy to watch when he took over the game against good teams
2021-01-21 19:16
1 reply
100% agreed :)
2021-01-21 20:00
#81
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Indonesia lumayan
Dudeee cant agree more
2021-01-22 01:20
#5
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Singapore FallBlade
PogU
2021-01-21 18:02
#6
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Ukraine McSwell
Seems like NaVi didn't fix their old problems and rely mostly on individual performance, but it's still enough to beat joke teams like CoL. Boom was very solid today.
2021-01-21 18:02
7 replies
#12
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Germany So_Dumm
+1
2021-01-21 18:03
nuke T side was good actually,that NaVi can beat anyone!!!
2021-01-21 18:04
They seem unprepared for this tournament. Too long break? Ilness in the team?
2021-01-21 18:36
4 replies
It's the same old story with NaVi. They always say they will work harder and prepare more, and in the end it is always up to s1mple and electronic to drag them over the finish line
2021-01-21 19:27
3 replies
Indeed, inconsistent due to relying on s1mple and elec. s1mple very rarely has bad games, but when he does (happens to everyone, even him) NaVi kinda su**
2021-01-21 20:03
2 replies
They really don't have any solid teamplay or structure to fall back on when their stars don't perform, which is why I think as a TEAM they suck. They can count their lucky stars that s1mple is so ridiculously consistent and elec has such a high peak.
2021-01-21 20:17
1 reply
Well put! Totally agree
2021-01-21 20:27
GodTronic and S1mple clutches saved Navi cant get any better than this
2021-01-21 18:02
3 replies
+1 Good to see BIG BOOM finally fragging today after saving frags from the last 6 months.
2021-01-21 19:07
1 reply
Hahaha true
2021-01-21 19:18
chokenic lucky
2021-01-22 13:07
expected
2021-01-21 18:02
Gg but another carry by s1 and elec.Happy that boombla also joined.
2021-01-21 18:03
gg
2021-01-21 18:03
1 reply
+1 ez4navi
2021-01-21 19:09
#14
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Serbia LtN))
PAPATRONIC
2021-01-21 18:03
1 reply
+1
2021-01-21 19:09
Papatronic true #2 2020
2021-01-21 18:03
#18
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Sweden dinolinoxd
win 16-11 but go 11-15? how many chances will this guy get?
2021-01-21 18:05
b00mbl4 true goat
2021-01-21 18:05
1 reply
s1mple is the goat*
2021-01-21 19:06
my favorite team is dead. I join the fans of faze
2021-01-21 18:05
#24
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China HEIDASHUAi
gj electronic, s1mple and big boom!
2021-01-21 18:06
1 reply
+1
2021-01-21 19:06
#25
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Kazakhstan alexkey
Thanks for the interesting game
2021-01-21 18:07
bring back obo u cowards
2021-01-21 18:10
4 replies
#27
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Greece hekzy
I think obo is the coward in this case. Honestly hope he finds the will to move to EU
2021-01-21 18:13
3 replies
hes been willing to move to europe for over 3 weeks twitter.com/oBoCSGO/status/1344199117975..
2021-01-21 18:14
2 replies
he fucked up big time, can't see him back in col
2021-01-21 18:50
1 reply
+1
2021-01-21 18:56
What happened with jks? He's playing so bad since joining col.
2021-01-21 18:26
4 replies
Probably didnt get the same positions/role as he had in 100T + needs time to adapt to a new style of play. + he wasnt in the best form at the last couple of months with 100T either. I think he’s doin his role pretty well, seems like he’s not supposed to be the starplayer of this team
2021-01-21 18:38
2 replies
its kinda sad because tbh is is a better player than blameF
2021-01-21 19:25
1 reply
Can’t campare them like that while he’s the IGL, but i’d say jks>k0nfig :)
2021-01-21 20:01
They play with a new 5th all the damn time, it's really draining the whole team's motivation I think
2021-01-21 19:29
#35
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Russia mshkoda
Nice match. At the 1st half at mirage I was scared that team will throw match like yesterday. But finally boys woke up. Complexity is quite solid even with stand-in. P.S. Looks like B1t is stronger that Flamie now, looking to watch him not only on inferno but also on some other maps.
2021-01-21 18:27
3 replies
I’m hoping that they’ll play b1t more and more, flamie hasn’t really put up a good performance in a while
2021-01-21 18:57
2 replies
#76
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Russia mshkoda
Yes i am afraid his time passed away
2021-01-21 21:22
1 reply
it sucks too, i could always anticipate watching flamie while in his peak form (which always happened to be at majors). now i feel sad watching him.
2021-01-21 21:24
And they say Electronic is "bad" while he's the entry.
2021-01-21 18:28
2 replies
Who says that D:
2021-01-21 18:32
1 reply
a lot of people^^ especially s1mple delusional fanboys ^^ I don't need to quote names.
2021-01-21 19:10
S1mple god
2021-01-21 18:41
1 reply
+1
2021-01-21 19:05
EZ win for #1 team and #1 player in the world.
2021-01-21 18:46
s1mple 2021 must be 5th position rank and electronic will be top 2 and zywoo number one again and again
2021-01-21 18:48
1 reply
nt irrelevant opinion
2021-01-21 19:05
Struggling against Col with stand in , doesnt look good for Navi
2021-01-21 18:49
When kick bot flamie lol
2021-01-21 19:09
-flamie -perfecto + blamef +ropz
2021-01-21 20:12
1 reply
Perfecto is good
2021-01-22 07:41
they tried
2021-01-21 20:38
#79
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African Union mikecool
Electronic and simple were on fire, gg
2021-01-21 22:15
Na'Vi played like trash
2021-01-22 00:49
Navi is really good when Elec and S1mple both step up. But Flamie... If he keeps performing like that he needs to go. I mean it's not the first day he has been bottom-fragging.
2021-01-22 02:36
I don't think Complexity is playing their best, Jugi had some good clutches like the noscope quickshot in ot but BlameF seems to be tired. I think they may of lost their form and keep in mind this is a Complexity fan.
2021-01-22 21:44
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