Complexity beat Vitality in poizon's return at BLAST Premier Spring

The European side put up two massive CT side performances on Mirage and Overpass to secure the opening win in their group.

Complexity have won the opening match of Group B in BLAST Premier Spring, defeating Vitality 2-0 after coming back from a 1-8 deficit on Mirage and dominating the Frenchmen 16-2 on Overpass. The latter map saw Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut record his worst performance on record, a 0.28 rating, as his team also suffered their toughest-ever loss on the map.

The European side had Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev back in action for the first time since early December, when he was ruled out of IEM Global Challenge after undergoing emergency surgery. Although at first the Bulgarian looked out of shape with a tough start on Mirage in the match against Vitality, as the series progressed the AWPer found his impact with a huge highlight on Mirage and a carry performance on Overpass.

Meanwhile, Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke played a massive role in Complexity's opening win on their pick, Mirage, where at first the European side looked doomed after a tough start to their offensive half but then turned things around on the back of the Dane's massive plays.

k0nfig carried Complexity in the Mirage comeback with a 30-bomb

Vitality cruised through the opening stretches of the first half with an 8-1 lead and went on to clinch two more rounds for a 10-5 defense, but when sides switched, Complexity came alive. A pistol round going the way of the European side busted the map wide open and several big multikills from k0nfig, as well as a lightning-fast AWP quad-kill from poizon, saw Complexity put together a near-perfect CT side as they went 11-1 in the second half to secure the opener.

Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer & co. seemed to carry over the momentum to Overpass, where the in-game leader started things off with a USP-S quad-kill on long and Complexity went on to dominate the half. With the Dane and poizon consistently finding openings and multikills on both sides of the map, the team went on another 11-1 streak while Vitality had no one to step up to the plate as ZywOo went missing. The Frenchmen could not salvage the dire situation, with just one more round going their way before they conceded the series at 16-2, 2-0.

Matchpage
0
2
8th February 2021
11
Mirage
16
2
Overpass
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
25 - 35 -10 69.8 0.87
29 - 33 -4 68.5 0.85
23 - 38 -15 67.5 0.73
24 - 36 -12 51.7 0.69
19 - 36 -17 53.1 0.59
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 23 +20 86.3 1.52
38 - 23 +15 88.1 1.41
35 - 24 +11 86.3 1.39
33 - 26 +7 82.9 1.28
28 - 24 +4 69.2 1.16
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
775
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1313
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Estonia ropzfangirl
happy for poizon!
2021-02-08 18:30
30 replies
ZywOo > s0mple
2021-02-08 18:31
19 replies
Zywoo 2-17 in overpass lol
2021-02-08 18:32
9 replies
#25
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Europe chespiZ
poor zyyyywwww
2021-02-08 18:33
number of kills of zywoo on overpass is the score of vitality
2021-02-08 18:34
1 reply
lmao so true
2021-02-09 15:45
And somehow his overall rating across the 2 maps was still the highest on his team... nuts Hopefully poizon returning to Col will wake up jks... he's not been doing great during all the roster instability
2021-02-08 19:29
2 replies
Coz he played better in mirage. S1mple math there
2021-02-08 20:44
Well, it shows how shit his team must be lmao.
2021-02-08 20:47
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-02-08 20:06
#120
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South Africa Ston3Cold
Ouch, definitely not his proudest moment, lol!
2021-02-08 22:46
Yes... everyone has a bad game here and there. Literally no one has a perfect track record. hltv.org/stats/matches/mapstatsid/97061/..
2021-02-09 04:15
You have the guts to say that after 2-17? Seriously?
2021-02-08 18:32
nt m0lta s1mple > ALL
2021-02-08 18:32
#15
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
+1
2021-02-08 18:32
2-2-17
2021-02-08 18:35
lmao m0lta
2021-02-08 18:59
#65
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Ukraine An4er
zywho?
2021-02-08 19:05
#67
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Turkey RENNNDER
+9999999999999999
2021-02-08 19:07
2-17YWHO?
2021-02-08 21:35
#156
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Turkey TheKaiser
zytwo?
2021-02-09 13:05
#3
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
LETS GOOOO
2021-02-08 18:31
#13
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France Terapiah
So happy for him! He looked great today
2021-02-08 18:32
+1 Such an aggressive AWPer who actually hits all shots, unlike current KennyS
2021-02-08 18:32
7 replies
Kennys has been performing better in 2020-21 compared to 2018-19
2021-02-08 18:39
6 replies
Still pretty bad tho
2021-02-08 19:12
5 replies
If you expect him to play at his prime (2014-2015) Then it's never going to happen. KennyS is playing good CS , not like his form in 2018-2019 .
2021-02-08 23:52
4 replies
His form isn’t good, he has a 0.98 rating for 2021 as an awper
2021-02-09 01:05
3 replies
2021 just started man. Wait for few months then make any serious comments.
2021-02-09 05:53
2 replies
So far it seems like the longer KennyS goes into his career, the worse he gets, so idk if giving him time will fix anything
2021-02-09 07:16
1 reply
Stats say otherwise. It seems he was in a slump in 2018-19 but ever since new g2 line up formed he is carrying his own weight.
2021-02-10 05:55
#4
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Europe X1gma
Zypoo
2021-02-08 18:31
2 replies
+1 very happy to see the real COL once again
2021-02-08 18:38
1 reply
#133
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Finland Nollegee
+1 mens
2021-02-09 02:43
#5
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Turkey gozgoz43
ezz ballon zywoo
2021-02-08 18:31
#6
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United States squidos
Nice!
2021-02-08 18:31
#7
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
Still GodwOo > p2mple
2021-02-08 18:31
4 replies
#44
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United States NICK788
2-17 lul
2021-02-08 18:43
#64
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England Triturn
cry
2021-02-08 19:05
0.28 kkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-02-08 19:57
#131
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Australia CaZeR01
0/8
2021-02-09 02:09
2 kills hahahahahahaha zywh0 baiter cant win without stream sniping
2021-02-08 18:32
4 replies
+1 Your insights always on point, sam
2021-02-08 20:47
1 reply
+1
2021-02-08 23:52
+1
2021-02-09 04:06
+1
2021-02-09 05:05
ZYWHO???
2021-02-08 18:32
14 replies
More like 2ywh0 hahahahahaha
2021-02-08 18:33
13 replies
Hahahah lol
2021-02-08 18:33
still better than s1mple
2021-02-08 19:34
11 replies
Nope not in 2021
2021-02-08 20:45
10 replies
True, not so far.. but if we're only going by "so far" then Karrigan is top5 LOL ZywOo is a better player than s1mple overall, which his two top1 rankings clearly shows.
2021-02-08 20:47
7 replies
Zywoo isnt a better player than s1mple but vitality is indeed better and more consistent than navi. It shows in number of finals they make which made it possible for zywoo to earn those mvps. Both player had same stats in 2020. Only difference maker was mvps which was due to team achievements. So conclusion, S1mple = zywoo Vitality >> navi And I am not a fanboy. These are just facts. Yeah i would agree in 2019 zywoo was better than s1mple since he had to main rifle coz of guardian for few months.
2021-02-08 20:51
6 replies
Nope, ZywOo is better both mechanically and in terms of gamesense. Less flashy, less flicks, but that does not determine how good you are at this level.. it's only entertainment.
2021-02-08 21:01
3 replies
I guess you can have opinions different than facts. It won't matter but it may keep you happy. Have a good one
2021-02-09 05:57
2 replies
Delusional.
2021-02-09 08:01
1 reply
Ignorant
2021-02-10 05:55
Very well explained 💯
2021-02-08 23:53
s1mple robbed of 2020 #1
2021-02-09 11:11
#159
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Denmark dyinbyran
Ita february bit** how stupid can some people be? Even last year s1mple looked godly compared to zywoo for early 2020 but forgot what happened once zywoo got his form?
2021-02-09 14:15
1 reply
Nothing happened. Zywoo made more finals that's all. Stop with the childish insults. It only makes ur argument look weak. 🤷🤷
2021-02-10 05:58
is this tournament legit ?
2021-02-08 18:32
2 replies
#48
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El Salvador w7tv
no online tournaments legit hope I helped
2021-02-08 18:49
#66
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England Triturn
no, that's why Big topped their group
2021-02-08 19:05
What
2021-02-08 18:32
2-17 lmao
2021-02-08 18:32
2 replies
lmao what a bot 2 kills against bot rush
2021-02-08 18:33
1 reply
+1
2021-02-08 19:57
LETS GOOOOOO
2021-02-08 18:33
#22
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Sweden skorpan
They seemed so prepared for all of vitalitys strats. Big props to blameF!!! Jks back in shape and poizon being a monster again while k0nfig kept his great form. Rush plays his role well as well. This was really nice to see!
2021-02-08 18:33
8 replies
You mean keita not blameF
2021-02-08 19:09
7 replies
#85
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Sweden skorpan
Have u ever heard a blameF interview? If u had u would understand my comment.
2021-02-08 19:52
6 replies
Be more specific. Heard one post match interview but i don't see the relevance.
2021-02-08 20:02
5 replies
#103
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Sweden skorpan
He’s literally spending hours every day watching demos, looking into set-ups, tactics, details etc, then he spends a lot of time out of this preparing his team mates for the opponents. Watch the episode from HLTV.org since a couple of months ago. There’s no one as hard working as him in this scene
2021-02-08 20:51
4 replies
True
2021-02-08 21:02
AleksiB, he has ISSAA and NBK
2021-02-08 21:45
1 reply
#118
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Sweden skorpan
Indeed, he’s a miracle maker
2021-02-08 22:32
Bigger name than some in Astralis already... but they won't touch the core unless they lack results in a very very long period of time and i don't see it happening anytime soon
2021-02-08 21:46
2-17 for Zywoo on their pick of Overpass. Let that sink in. Then let the fact his team only had 4, 6, 8 and 12 for the rest of them in 18 rounds. Thats shocking lmao
2021-02-08 18:33
4 replies
Yeah well whole team fell apart
2021-02-08 18:35
3 replies
not being in the same room crippled them very strange lol guess they need the team energy
2021-02-08 18:59
2 replies
no stream in the background
2021-02-08 19:13
1 reply
lmao true
2021-02-08 19:45
Got 'em!! EZ mode, good to see CoL working well together.
2021-02-08 18:33
#28
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African Union mikecool
Yeah boys let's go!!!!!
2021-02-08 18:34
#30
try | 
Argentina TavishT
Unbelievable!
2021-02-08 18:34
well damn the year is off for a great start lol
2021-02-08 18:36
kkkkkkkkkkkkk vitality very bad performance.
2021-02-08 18:36
De_stroyed Col is back lets goooo
2021-02-08 18:37
1 map does'nt define your skill
2021-02-08 18:37
poizon > Zywoo
2021-02-08 18:38
#40
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Ukraine d3adLY
zywoo is avg....
2021-02-08 18:39
Rip zywoo
2021-02-08 18:41
#43
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United Kingdom novaseer
honestly is this the upset season or something NiP going crazy, coL beating Vitality like this in their first game back with poizon...
2021-02-08 18:43
2 replies
hope Faze upsets too bcz I am their fan :D
2021-02-08 19:01
1 reply
#135
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Israel Redku
They aren’t going to until they get Karrigan in March. But when they do faze will be really good.
2021-02-09 02:59
#45
broky | 
North America thib
gg col
2021-02-08 18:44
#46
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Vietnam ngththtr
Top 1 hltv? Zywho?
2021-02-08 18:44
#47
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El Salvador w7tv
rpk best map and they put misuuta vitality watchu duing
2021-02-08 18:46
#49
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New Zealand Gedtemer
Poizon beat Zywoo Zywoo beat S2mple Here two things : Poizon>S2mple And Poizon top-1 hltv 2021🤡🤡🤡
2021-02-08 18:51
1 reply
zywhoo never beat s1mple
2021-02-08 20:00
W
2021-02-08 18:53
1 reply
Ofc
2021-02-08 20:50
wtf just happened
2021-02-08 18:54
#53
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United States EaZy113
such a good game holyyyyyyy
2021-02-08 18:55
#55
JK | 
Asia flipflop
2ywoo
2021-02-08 18:59
Good shit from juggernaut. Keep it up!
2021-02-08 19:00
#58
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Brazil pooternd
god poizon
2021-02-08 19:00
COL IS BACK
2021-02-08 19:02
damn zywoo went like 3-16 on overpass and still top fragged overall for vitality lol
2021-02-08 19:02
1 reply
The topfragger for Vitality was shox. zywoo had more assists than him
2021-02-08 19:03
#62
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Denmark Menterx
So happy to see Config and BlameF doing good!
2021-02-08 19:03
2 replies
#112
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Brazil hugoooo
My eyes literally hurt when I read "Config"
2021-02-08 21:35
1 reply
#148
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Denmark Menterx
Suck it up buttercup! :) I likely used 133t speak before you could walk, 22 years ago :)
2021-02-09 08:11
i usually cheer for vitality, but i'm not even mad. kinda happy poizon did ok, and konfig playing like back in the north days.
2021-02-08 19:11
#72
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Brazil Karlogaria
poizon's good, people forgot about that. happy for them and why is zywhoo always the last one to die in Vitality? baiting or he's good enough to survive more than the others?
2021-02-08 19:14
3 replies
"Good enough to survive" Meanwhile goes 2 in 17 lmaoooo
2021-02-08 20:47
2 replies
we all know that was an outlier ...
2021-02-09 15:17
1 reply
True
2021-02-10 05:59
happy for them to step up after long time gz :) tho im still thinking jks deserve better team
2021-02-08 19:16
1 reply
I mean, jks hasn't exactly been performing that great on coL either, if he can keep up form like this then coL will be a SCARY team
2021-02-09 00:49
#76
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New Zealand SWARN151
Holy shiiiiii..... X_X
2021-02-08 19:15
ZyWHOMEGALUL ???
2021-02-08 19:31
Wow. Just wow.
2021-02-08 19:32
disband trashality and bot xi wuu
2021-02-08 19:42
the story of the this tournament so far is the team who's in bootcamp right now are winning.
2021-02-08 19:51
Damn, amazing how good they play when poizon is in the line up.
2021-02-08 20:06
POG ZON is back, easy for Col and my boy RUSH.
2021-02-08 20:09
#93
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Europe Vallon4
Lol rekt k0nfig beast.
2021-02-08 20:41
Expected
2021-02-08 20:49
Can someone explain to me how Complexity have just rekt Vitality? That's a huge upset.
2021-02-08 20:55
10 replies
complexity have a good team, but they were playing with a lot of stand in players, at the same time jks joined the team so they didnt have proper time to get better as a team. finally poizon returned and they are hard bootcamping, this tournament is really important for complexity. They lost too many tournaments is a row, so this like all or nothing for them right now. Also since they have been playing bad and with differents players, it might had been hard for vitality to prepare for them
2021-02-08 21:05
1 reply
Yeah, I guess they work really hard to go deep in this tournament. And I think that Vitality were like this is a free win for us, and they didn't prepare at all.
2021-02-08 21:11
#134
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Australia Cheesle2
i'd also say that after k0nfig's insane carry and comeback on mirage, Vit were tilted going into overpass
2021-02-09 02:53
7 replies
Vitality are proffesionals, they have a lot of staff behind them, probably psychologists aswell, I doubt that they are tilting after game such as this.
2021-02-09 11:21
6 replies
apex was malding hard during that match
2021-02-09 13:11
5 replies
Well then it's something that shouldn't happen.
2021-02-09 14:50
4 replies
he is always malding hard, have you watched any vitality game before? lol
2021-02-09 14:53
3 replies
I did, but that's a mistake, he is a proffesional, he s hould have psychologist or something to fix it.
2021-02-09 18:19
2 replies
i mean its his personality, it would be hard to change it. he is a very emotional player
2021-02-09 18:27
1 reply
Yes, but it's a problem in some moments, they should work on it.
2021-02-09 21:00
fraud
2021-02-08 21:08
BOTALITY AND ZYBOT ahahahahahahaha loosers sucks
2021-02-08 21:32
Good to see them rise!
2021-02-08 21:54
Good stuff, coL! After a string of lackluster results, they had to start winning some games upon poizon's return and since they can finally practice as a full team with jks, I'm tentatively optimistic. Happy for them.
2021-02-08 22:08
#117
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Ukraine StaR1y
COMPLEXITY top!
2021-02-08 22:28
Zywhoo joke
2021-02-08 22:43
#121
b1t | 
Russia lo0u
2ywOo LMAO
2021-02-08 22:47
poizon is such a difference maker for this team. He has been really missed.
2021-02-08 23:46
1 reply
the Hawka video on JKS really nailed it on the head. Poizon brings stability for the entire team in terms of positioning and comms that isnt visible in his stats alone
2021-02-09 01:36
#126
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Poland m9xddxd
apeXD
2021-02-09 00:00
Bahahahahahahahaha let’s go COL! This was my lock game. :) thanks for the free money!
2021-02-09 00:36
2ywOo
2021-02-09 02:17
finally col is moving on its mark.GJ
2021-02-09 05:26
Yea, Vitality forget to play over night ( Don't blaming for mfix). Excellent example how much CSGO became robotic and momentum game, without requiring any skill.
2021-02-09 05:39
#142
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Australia poppyxox
vitality too busy sulking about coaches
2021-02-09 05:52
#146
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Indonesia LosD
poizon and blame was god playing duo in party, long, middle
2021-02-09 07:27
match fixing. Complexity was as bad as usual, Vitality played like a tier3 team
2021-02-09 11:18
#153
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Russia mshkoda
Poizon robot
2021-02-09 11:26
#155
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Europe Cr3eP_70
In fact, this is the real value of Vitality when a team is able to counter Zywoo. They became what they really are: Trashality! Zywoo it's not a player. It's an entire team! I just hope they pay him big money... In fact, I even think every Vitality bot should donate half salary just for having Zywoo playing with them and make trash glow like gold...
2021-02-09 11:56
1 reply
+999
2021-02-10 11:59
not expected
2021-02-09 14:09
ez
2021-03-04 21:06
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