NAVI overrun G2; march on in BLAST Premier Global Final lower bracket

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and co. had no issues dispatching with the European side, beating them 16-6 on Train and 16-8 on Mirage.

Natus Vincere took down G2 in convincing fashion, 2-0, to eliminate the French-Balkan team from the tournament. The CIS side fell into the lower bracket early, afer a loss to Liquid, while G2 were two rounds away from taking down Astralis in the upper bracket final on Thursday, but are now out of the event.

The Natus Vincere - G2 match was clear-cut from the start, as Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov's men took the lead on Train and didn't let go of it for the whole series. They continue their lower bracket run on Saturday, with a rematch against Liquid.

Natus Vincere looked unstoppable in the series

Boombl4's triple kill opened up the action on Train, with the CIS squad bouncing back from an anti-force loss to grab the early lead as Terrorists. G2's engine struggled to get going, as they only grabbed their second when Natus Vincere already had eight on the board. Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's team was unable to tie two together, though, with the map continuing onward in a similar fashion.

The half time finished 11-4 and Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač secured the pistol for his side with a quad kill, but again no momentum was built as s1mple took down three with the SSG-08 to win the force-buy. With a massive lead, Natus Vincere had no issues closing out their map pick, 16-6.

On Mirage, NiKo found himself in three clutch situations early on, but losing two of them meant Natus Vincere stamped their foot down on the second map. They reached an 8-1 lead before nexa's double-entry got G2 rolling and made the half competitive.

The European side salvaged the offensive half, reaching six rounds before the switch, but Boombl4's double burst-fire frag extended the lead for Natus Vincere on the pistol. Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy was also having a great game, and finished with a 19K-9D scoreline as his team concluded the series with a 16-8 on Mirage.

Matchpage
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22nd January 2021
Europe
16
Train
6
16
Mirage
8
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 27 +14 94.3 1.48
38 - 27 +11 85.8 1.38
34 - 21 +13 75.9 1.30
33 - 24 +9 77.3 1.21
29 - 22 +7 75.0 1.20
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
30 - 32 -2 66.8 0.93
32 - 36 -4 84.6 0.93
21 - 38 -17 59.2 0.72
17 - 32 -15 56.4 0.65
20 - 38 -18 44.7 0.57
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1364
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
How did they lose to s2mple? Lost all respect i had for G2.
2021-01-22 21:47
26 replies
#6
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Russia koroNAVIruS
zywho bot
2021-01-22 21:48
18 replies
+1
2021-01-22 21:49
1 reply
lmao G2, won nothing since 2017 with their overhyped rosters everytime
2021-01-23 05:46
+1 also NAVI gonna win this tourney
2021-01-22 21:50
14 replies
#32
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Japan Yuukek
KennyS and Niko 2vs8 every game... Time to make changes
2021-01-22 21:54
9 replies
#36
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United Kingdom novaseer
kennyS is the lowest rated player 4/5 times
2021-01-22 21:55
2 replies
KennyS completely washed up
2021-01-22 23:33
pennyS
2021-01-22 23:46
kennys? he is the less impact awper on t1 scene
2021-01-22 21:56
4 replies
chrisJ
2021-01-22 23:32
3 replies
well, i didn't think about him, you are right
2021-01-22 23:35
2 replies
#95
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Lithuania Extazis
KennyS is not a fking entry with awp to try get kill he has kinda supporting role mens
2021-01-23 02:04
1 reply
you are also right, but i was talking about IMPACT :) Also he misses very default shots.
2021-01-23 17:55
kennys? you living in 2015-16? kennys worse than tier 2 awpers now
2021-01-23 02:15
If they play like today 1000%
2021-01-22 21:55
3 replies
Your name is hilarious btw
2021-01-22 22:02
2 replies
S1mple always choke against Fallen
2021-01-22 23:34
1 reply
+1 s0mple against liquid next
2021-01-23 14:00
+1
2021-01-22 22:21
ok
2021-01-22 21:48
+1
2021-01-22 21:49
Depends if you had any for them in the first place
2021-01-22 21:57
NiKo’d
2021-01-22 21:59
#94
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Slovakia EvErisT
cuz he is good and u dont understand a game :)
2021-01-23 02:01
if you lose respect to a team cus they performed badly then you are a virgin or much worse stop living the hltv life and i believe it will fix you up
2021-01-23 06:00
1 reply
+1
2021-01-23 10:25
#2
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Ukraine McSwell
And now they played very good like a team. Never know what to expect from NaVi, match vs Liquid can end in all ways possible.
2021-01-22 21:47
4 replies
True, but I’m very hopeful after Navi performance today 😈
2021-01-22 21:50
Traditionally first games were bad for Na'Vi, in next match Na'Vi will easily overcome Liquid.
2021-01-22 21:52
2 replies
Becareful, one game they look like Gods, one game they look like pug
2021-01-22 22:41
1 reply
i think they needed time to settle which they have achieved so lets hope for the best and i think with the matches being a bit late for navi is a plus sign since they get a little more time to practice
2021-01-23 06:01
NAVI <3
2021-01-22 21:48
1 reply
<3 <3
2021-01-22 21:57
#4
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Japan Amatsuk1
sad
2021-01-22 21:48
#5
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Spain IMV_
Really well played by NAVI!
2021-01-22 21:48
2 replies
+1
2021-01-22 21:49
+1
2021-01-22 21:56
#8
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Denmark ThomaZakis
Niko effect!
2021-01-22 21:48
#9
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Argentina Maqu1nola
Why g2 why
2021-01-22 21:48
s1mple GOAT
2021-01-22 21:48
2 replies
+1
2021-01-22 21:49
+1
2021-01-22 21:56
haaha choko an faze2.0 failing again
2021-01-22 21:49
expected
2021-01-22 21:49
G0-2 and ch0k0 who thought this would ever work
2021-01-22 21:49
#18
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World Beard43
Demolition mens)) GGWP
2021-01-22 21:50
Choko effect. God1mple deleted Trash2
2021-01-22 21:49
1 reply
If booml played like always it wouldnt be that easy for navi but booml actually wasnt useless
2021-01-22 22:05
#20
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Russia AstraRus
lol you can never predict how Navi will play
2021-01-22 21:50
Boombl4 top frag on Train can't get any better than this
2021-01-22 21:50
Ez
2021-01-22 21:50
#25
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Europe legal2333
EZpected
2021-01-22 21:50
LOL Niko still tilting from The Astralis Loss ... Kenny Best G2 player ..., - but I thought Niko was “The Shit” ??? Lmao
2021-01-22 21:51
Boombl4 was the MVP of that BO3 hands down.
2021-01-22 21:52
1 reply
Well.. no, on train, definitely, hands down.
2021-01-22 21:57
#30
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Chile cristiaan
no b1t ez win
2021-01-22 21:53
1 reply
+1
2021-01-23 16:30
Kovac's family lol
2021-01-22 21:54
#33
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China HEIDASHUAi
Big BOOM
2021-01-22 21:54
1 reply
BIG BOOM <3
2021-01-22 21:56
how is this niko guy top4 last year, looks noob
2021-01-22 21:54
1 reply
Better than blameF
2021-01-23 10:26
#35
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Bosnia and Herzegovina StigmaKG
This doesnt work. Maybe u could try with Espiranto.
2021-01-22 21:54
Expected from super tier pro gamage team, such unreal pros, its unbelivable, many wow :O
2021-01-22 21:55
#39
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Germany grimmtz
s1mple >>>>>>>>> g2 s1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ChoKo + huNter NAVI >>>>>>>>>>>>> g2
2021-01-22 21:56
4 replies
+1111
2021-01-22 21:56
#52
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Serbia LtN))
GOD Boombl4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> G2
2021-01-22 21:58
why u so angry to G2?Its just game, and sometimes shit happens
2021-01-23 04:10
1 reply
+1 germans are trolls. Ignore them.
2021-01-23 10:27
EZ4NAVI Try next time ch0k0 fans
2021-01-22 21:55
2 replies
#45
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China HEIDASHUAi
+1
2021-01-22 21:56
not a niko fan but try what?
2021-01-22 21:58
With the game NaVi showed today, it will be difficult for Vitality and Astralis. And Liquid has no chance to withstand such NaVi))
2021-01-22 21:58
7 replies
That is again a big if they play like this most of the times.
2021-01-22 22:02
6 replies
Tomorrow the game with Liquid will show. I hope our guys will not disappoint :)
2021-01-22 22:08
5 replies
One good thing navi does is give surprises and heart attacks to fans haha
2021-01-22 22:11
1 reply
+1 :)
2021-01-22 22:16
#90
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United States Bettorgod
liquid >navidog
2021-01-23 00:38
2 replies
The game will show. I believe that Liquid are the strongest representatives of the American continent at the moment, but if Navi plays as well as against G2, then Liquid will not take even 10 rounds on 2 maps. I don't think Liquid is stronger than G2.
2021-01-23 02:14
1 reply
I think they will do much better than G2 , and they even can win. G2 is a joke.
2021-01-23 16:23
#53
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Ukraine StaR1y
low skill g2
2021-01-22 21:59
#54
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Serbia LtN))
Nice Boombl4!
2021-01-22 21:59
1 reply
+1 BIG BOOM with BIG Impact frags
2021-01-22 22:22
#56
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Finland H0rnPub
- hunter and nexa, let niko igl ffs...
2021-01-22 22:01
1 reply
#81
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Brazil candymau
Not this curse again plz mens(((
2021-01-22 23:14
what an upset, lol
2021-01-22 22:02
4 replies
upset? lol
2021-01-23 08:47
3 replies
for G2, as they were the favorite team to win this match, lol
2021-01-23 17:59
2 replies
u mean choke2 was the favorite vs navi? u seems very smart
2021-01-23 18:59
1 reply
:D
2021-01-23 20:20
Boombla keep it up
2021-01-22 22:02
budget Niko at it again.
2021-01-22 22:08
2 replies
#63
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Germany grimmtz
ChoKola
2021-01-22 22:08
1 reply
BotiKo
2021-01-22 22:40
#66
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Russia mshkoda
Boombl4 nice match captain)
2021-01-22 22:13
1 reply
+1
2021-01-22 22:22
tough
2021-01-22 22:21
Hunter had 1.18 rating before Niko enter, now he get -15 KD in 2 maps.
2021-01-22 22:45
3 replies
Well he lost jackz now he cant bait. Not everything is niko's fault. He tried his best today but his team kept dying. Watch games before typing BS on forums.
2021-01-23 10:29
2 replies
G2 fangay cring?
2021-01-23 17:42
1 reply
0/8 bait as expected from a braindead brazilian
2021-01-23 23:11
#75
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Lithuania Airforlife
Niko back to his best form, destroying teams that is.
2021-01-22 22:54
#76
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Russia pochesun
The first time for last 3 months i really enjoyed Navi playing. Can they replicate?
2021-01-22 22:56
2 replies
Liquid without a 0-2 chance, if Navi will play the same way :)
2021-01-22 23:59
1 reply
#101
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Brazil wetdark
Navi is really strong, but Liquid can win again, I wait... xD ! Good Luck for us
2021-01-23 05:13
Sucks.
2021-01-22 22:56
so ez
2021-01-22 22:57
boombla played really when, great match from navi
2021-01-22 23:01
2 replies
well*
2021-01-23 08:48
1 reply
autocorrect :/
2021-01-23 16:15
#80
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Brazil candymau
And so the urge for player replacement / start igl begins to grow in Niko's mind.... ;-P
2021-01-22 23:13
#82
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Estonia babzkL
Ez 4 not #1 player
2021-01-22 23:28
oh wow, everyone on NaVi has green KD that's rare
2021-01-22 23:39
1 reply
its rare for whole t1-t2 scene
2021-01-23 08:49
hope G2 will not late to understand AUG meta, unlike Faze did for krieg time and payed heavily
2021-01-23 00:47
lol
2021-01-23 01:43
#BringBack2010
2021-01-23 01:54
Hunter omegalul
2021-01-23 03:24
#100
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Sweden go0s3
ayy i fell a sleep after first half of train but nice for navi to go 2-0 just like my predict poggersss
2021-01-23 04:10
When is this lineup going to start winning G2? It's been a minute now
2021-01-23 09:57
#113
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Poland SebL
NaVi is showing some potential, with small changes they could reach the no.1 spot. G2 has some life in them, they need a lot of time and practice, but this roster can work I believe.
2021-01-23 13:36
G2 LUL
2021-01-23 16:21
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