NAVI overcome MIBR in BLAST Premier Spring group C opener

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev put up a masterclass performance to ensure the victory for Natus Vincere.

Natus Vincere put their best foot forward in the first game of BLAST Premier Spring Group C, taking down MIBR 2-1. The CIS side looked convincing on Mirage and Dust2, led by their star s1mple, but dropped Train where the Brazilians put up a flawless Terrorist side.

With Astralis, Vitality, G2, and OG faltering in groups A and B, failing to make it directly to the BLAST Premier Spring Finals, Natus Vincere are hoping to live up to the favorites tag in group C in order to avoid joining them in the Showdown event, from which only two teams advance. The winner of FaZe - Liquid will be Natus Vincere's next opponent in the group stage, with the winner securing the Spring Finals spot.

Despite a below-average Train, s1mple posted a 1.42 rating for the series

Natus Vincere took the lead early on the defensive side of Mirage, MIBR's map pick, with s1mple's 1v3 making the score 6-0. A low-buy worked out for the Brazilian side, getting them on the board, with some strong entry work from Daniel "⁠danoco⁠" Morgado seeing the gap shrink to 7-4.

The CIS side recovered from the setback to end the half strongly, 10-5, before a clean pistol round propelled them to map point in no time, 15-6. Double kills from Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass and Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel kept MIBR alive in the next round and they managed to push it to 15-10, when Natus Vincere closed out the map.

A different-look MIBR showed up on Train, taking the game by the horns and going 4-0 up as yel posted 10 kills, including an anti-eco ace. The Brazilians got six unanswered rounds before Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov started finding openings and got Natus Vincere back into it, ending the half just one round behind.

Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli's quad kill in the pistol got MIBR back on track, and Natus Vincere's defenses were no match for boltz and co. At 14-7, it seemed that Natus Vincere were good for their first round on the defense, but yel turned it around in the 2v3 and won the map after a flawless T-side, 16-7.

That momentum was brought over to Dust2, where MIBR took a 5-0 lead off the bat. s1mple started rolling shortly, with his AWP cutting down opponents, leading Natus Vincere to chain ten rounds in a row. The streak continued after the switch as Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy's men cleaned up the pistol and anti-eco, making the score 13-5. In round 20, Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes denied s1mple's 1v3 clutch, but only prolonged the inevitable. As the Ukrainian superstar reached a 28K-9D scoreline, Natus Vincere claimed the map dominantly, 16-6.

Matchpage
2
1
12th February 2021
16
Mirage
11
7
Train
16
16
Dust2
6
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 40 +30 87.5 1.42
54 - 49 +5 82.4 1.12
48 - 44 +4 76.2 1.11
45 - 47 -2 70.9 1.00
41 - 51 -10 72.7 0.96
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
51 - 44 +7 69.4 1.10
55 - 54 +1 86.4 1.08
46 - 55 -9 68.5 1.00
45 - 52 -7 67.3 0.89
33 - 53 -20 61.3 0.76
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Daniel 'danoco' Morgado
Daniel 'danoco' Morgado
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
112
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.74
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
navi won pretty easily after they decided to activate 15% of their capacities
2021-02-12 20:14
17 replies
+1 xd
2021-02-12 20:16
2 replies
Faze = NIP, CoL ??
2021-02-13 04:15
1 reply
MIBR is the best team in the world, they just needs to work on their communication, teamplay, pistols, positioning, rifles, coordination, AWP, utility, clutching, confidence, aiming, economy management, movement and entries.
2021-02-13 05:51
#26
s1mple | 
Indonesia RBTY
+1
2021-02-12 20:20
disband when MIBR?
2021-02-12 20:33
8 replies
#40
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Brazil Whillpull
came back to hltv after 3 years and germans still mad lul
2021-02-12 20:37
5 replies
7-1?
2021-02-12 22:29
4 replies
5 a 4 wc? 0 representativeness on cs go? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-02-13 03:21
3 replies
MiBr never beat BiG? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Mibr 0-10 in blast? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk mibr 0-16 in major? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-02-13 06:57
2 replies
Im talking about brasil, not mibr, germany dont beat mibr for 7-1. Wtf dude
2021-02-13 15:24
1 reply
i don't understand a word you said. 0 representativeness on cs go kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-02-13 19:02
#51
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Brazil GooseOp
mibr is sooo bad cursed org
2021-02-12 21:13
#64
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Brazil Motoca8000
Brazil - 2 majors Germans - bugs
2021-02-12 23:12
+1 s1mple and Navi are too OP
2021-02-12 20:37
Zywoo> simple gdp
2021-02-12 21:12
1 reply
zyPOO = 2-17 game
2021-02-12 22:41
Kek 😎
2021-02-12 21:37
EZ 2-1
2021-02-12 20:14
#4
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India xEleanorex
Ok
2021-02-12 20:14
#5
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Russia lerkozavrik
nt mibr
2021-02-12 20:14
Gg mibr.
2021-02-12 20:14
gg nt
2021-02-12 20:14
EZ4NAVI
2021-02-12 20:14
4 replies
+1 goat
2021-02-12 20:15
+2 goat
2021-02-12 20:16
I dont want to get banned for "spam", but +3
2021-02-12 20:27
+1 goat
2021-02-12 20:45
Zywho?
2021-02-12 20:15
4 replies
XyuWo
2021-02-12 20:18
3 replies
fake eu talking
2021-02-12 21:33
2 replies
Not really fake, I live in EU
2021-02-12 22:02
1 reply
im in asia
2021-02-12 22:03
ez
2021-02-12 20:15
#15
syrsoN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
Easily defeated MIBR.. I want to see more energy from MIBR.. :(
2021-02-12 20:16
Yeah
2021-02-12 20:16
boltz lmao what a bot
2021-02-12 20:18
If Electronic comes back into 2018-2019 form Navi will be the best team in the world without a doubt. This is also if perfecto stays playing really consistent.
2021-02-12 20:18
King s1mple, Jesus
2021-02-12 20:18
#25
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Hungary szia
#2 team in the world with s2mple struggling against #37 ranked mibr, oh lordy
2021-02-12 20:19
3 replies
#3 team in the world with zywh0 lost to #14 and #16
2021-02-12 20:34
0/8 delete your pathetic bait
2021-02-12 20:37
#44
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China HElDASHUAi
Lol what a bait
2021-02-12 20:44
unexpected
2021-02-12 20:23
#31
boltz | 
Brazil xxAxx
Nt Mibr
2021-02-12 20:27
EZ4NAVI
2021-02-12 20:27
sad for MIBR, but S1mple is GOAT #1 and NAVI are Gods <3
2021-02-12 20:36
#47
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Russia ToughGuy
nothing worry about train just fluke performance from yel and some lucky key rounds won by mibr tho
2021-02-12 20:45
#48
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Brazil Karlogaria
Boltz seems to be joking around too much with pseudocelebrities rather than practicing/actually playing
2021-02-12 20:59
Wp NAVI Gl tomorrow
2021-02-12 21:39
Wow unrealz many pro such wow :o
2021-02-12 22:28
so it seems s1mple will be #1 in 2021
2021-02-12 22:31
#62
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India Ez4ez
S1mple the real top 1 <3
2021-02-12 22:45
Good game for mibr anyway, have nice players like yel and chelo. Will make it to top 15 soon
2021-02-13 03:57
They just went afk on train lmao To give mibr hope and then crush their dreams
2021-02-13 04:13
#78
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Poland SebL
Even tho NaVi were huge favourites, I still felt like they could have lost this game. MIBR is looking solid, I think they are going to make it out of the groups.
2021-02-13 15:35
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