NAVI power past FURIA to reach DH Masters Spring semi-finals

The CIS giants will take on Heroic on Saturday in a highly-anticipated match.

Natus Vincere are through to the semi-final stage of DreamHack Masters Spring following a 2-1 victory over FURIA. The CIS team had to come back from a map down after wasting four map points on Inferno - one in regulation and three in overtime -, but the following two maps were a controlled detonation of FURIA, who seemed to have run out of energy and ideas.

There is no doubting the quality of NAVI's performance tonight, especially after that first map (which could have easily gone their way). Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov both looked sharp, and there was also a valuable contribution from Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy on the final map. But the question is whether that will be enough to defeat an in-form and methodical Heroic team in what will be the first match between the two sides in over six months.

NAVI got off to a fine start and raced to a 7-3 lead on the CT side of Inferno, FURIA's map pick. Things were starting to look desperate for the Brazilians, but then they finally hit their stride, winning the last five rounds of the half to head into the break with a narrow lead.

s1mple topped the scoreboard thanks to a 2.15 rating on Nuke

After an initial period in the second half dominated by NAVI, FURIA tightened up and seized control of the game, with the scoreline blooming to a 14-12 advantage in their favour. A well-timed B hit from NAVI with nothing but pistols shifted the momentum of the game, but the CIS giants were unable to deliver the finishing blow as the Brazilians secured the final round to take the game to overtime.

NAVI looked prime to secure the map as they romped to an 18-15 lead on the offence, but FURIA responded in kind - with Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson raising eyebrows with a stunning 1v2 clutch - and then dispatched their opponents in the following overtime.

After that keenly-contested opening map, Nuke turned out to be a rather dull affair as NAVI ran rampant from the offset, dominating the helpless Brazilians, who had in Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato the only player who showed any spark. s1mple seemed to be picking up form as he put in a 2.15 rating (30-9 KDD) to inspire his side to a 16-6 battering - a worrying sign for FURIA as they headed into Mirage.

NAVI picked up where they left off and ruthlessly prised FURIA's leaky defence apart, this time with B1T leading the charge (19-6 KDD, 129 ADR) in a 12-3 rout. The Brazilians tried to force their way back into the game as they put some rounds together after switching sides, but their recovery was short-lived as NAVI wrapped things up right after getting their economy in order.

Matchpage
1
2
7th May 2021
22
Inferno
19
6
Nuke
16
6
Mirage
16
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 60 0 74.2 0.99
45 - 67 -22 66.5 0.83
42 - 62 -20 64.0 0.83
49 - 58 -9 56.0 0.78
47 - 65 -18 61.2 0.75
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
77 - 48 +29 89.3 1.43
63 - 44 +19 82.8 1.30
55 - 54 +1 77.3 1.22
56 - 49 +7 72.0 1.13
59 - 54 +5 68.6 1.05
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1097
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
263
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1350
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
GG WP FURIA
2021-05-08 00:32
19 replies
#7
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Brazil PrestusHood
NT furia
2021-05-08 00:33
16 replies
Katowice navi is back boizz
2021-05-08 00:35
15 replies
Not yet
2021-05-08 00:44
14 replies
s1mple with another lucky fluke
2021-05-08 00:54
13 replies
Did anyone really expected Furia to win?
2021-05-08 01:01
8 replies
Everyone that knows about pro cs did
2021-05-08 01:08
7 replies
0/8 nt delusional FURIA fan
2021-05-08 02:09
2 replies
#45
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Brazil lorderedin
argkkkkkkkkk
2021-05-08 02:25
1 reply
Flag
2021-05-08 02:47
Well, how do I put this in a polite manner. I've been following the cs pro scene for more than 6 years. I know for a fact Furia will never win anything while playing against EU or CIS. Their style of play is horrible and their skill is unmatched against eu and cis. Simply put, they stink.
2021-05-08 02:28
2 replies
BR flag ----> ignore
2021-05-08 10:28
1 reply
+1 lmao
2021-05-08 19:40
clearly and at this point proven a fact: you dont know shit about pro players lmao
2021-05-08 12:32
+1 he has been fluking since 2014. What a lucky player. You know about CS a lot 👏👏
2021-05-08 01:36
2 replies
thank sadly there are s0me people out there that would call me a baiter...
2021-05-08 01:51
1 reply
Not me my friend. You a knowledge person
2021-05-08 06:17
ok.
2021-05-08 03:28
spending time, winning inferno br brain
2021-05-08 00:42
+1
2021-05-08 11:47
nice
2021-05-08 00:32
Nice job
2021-05-08 00:32
#4
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
nice nice
2021-05-08 00:32
Noo
2021-05-08 00:32
Brazilian community is delusional this kid Junior saved your team from total disgrace and humiliation
2021-05-08 00:33
11 replies
Honestly , furia' s players were playing bad, but junior doesnt fit in this team at all. And he got to much pressure to perform. Everyone have to speak English for him. It was a bad choice. It is not a international team. Its 5 brazilians (if you consider the coach) and him.
2021-05-08 02:41
10 replies
#56
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
Brazil CS 2 majors Canadians 0 majorS ; ) be quiet ok...
2021-05-08 03:40
9 replies
Mens I like Furia, but junior was not the answer to HEN1's departure. He performs ok individually, but the rest of the team suffers for it
2021-05-08 03:47
1 reply
#59
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
sorry, I got it wrong, you guys are right ... 🤐
2021-05-08 04:03
Wtf is that comment? I like furia and what does mean about knowledge of the game? Its like talking about a car and say you cannot talk about honda, only Japaneses can do it. Furia is the only decent "NA" team with liquid . They were playing like shit. And i dont like junior in this team. Junior isnt bad, it just dont fit.
2021-05-08 04:06
1 reply
#61
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
- junior +++++++++++ saffee or TRY
2021-05-08 04:07
Clown
2021-05-08 08:37
1 reply
#113
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
Your mother
2021-05-11 01:13
#90
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Poland Cryzilian
Whats wrong with you? Shut the fuck up
2021-05-08 11:07
1 reply
#112
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
SucK here
2021-05-11 01:13
Brazil lives stuck in the past
2021-05-08 12:32
#8
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Serbia eliiiiii_
ez for navi and goat s1mple
2021-05-08 00:34
2 replies
+1
2021-05-08 10:30
+1 S1mple #1 2021 and ever
2021-05-08 12:26
#9
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Estonia drac0zGOD
pog pog pog pog pog!
2021-05-08 00:34
nice one
2021-05-08 00:34
nice
2021-05-08 00:34
B1t so good Lulria so bad Thanks for knife arT
2021-05-08 00:34
3 replies
#55
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
we lost but, s1mple met the butcher arT hahahahahahahaha 😊🤗
2021-05-08 03:36
2 replies
and then he twice butchered Furia hahahahahahaha
2021-05-08 09:13
1 reply
#98
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Sri Lanka w7tv
only junior, so it's all good, 2x0 furia
2021-05-08 15:33
#13
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Brazil kalil420
S1MPLE GOD
2021-05-08 00:35
1 reply
#54
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
S1mple vs 9
2021-05-08 03:33
Can this please be the navi that powers up after every match not the navi that turns up for like 1 day then dies.
2021-05-08 00:35
6 replies
Heroic 16-0 navi at full force easily
2021-05-08 00:36
5 replies
I dont think heroic is that good. even if navi didnt turn up s1mple is still good enough to solo win a few rounds.
2021-05-08 01:22
2 replies
Exactly same thoughts. I dont think navi and vitality can be 16-0ed realistically coz of s1mple and zywoo
2021-05-08 01:38
1 reply
+1
2021-05-08 05:03
what would full force Navi do with heroic then? keep your imagination in check, we will see everything tomorrow.
2021-05-08 01:23
1 reply
Try readiing
2021-05-08 07:53
#16
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United Kingdom novaseer
of course navi won, they weren't playing against a tier 2 cis team
2021-05-08 00:35
Absolutely rekt. It was a fun series
2021-05-08 00:36
rolled
2021-05-08 00:36
Wow such an ez 16:6 16:6 power through its inrealz what a super tier pro gamings many wow such amaze :o
2021-05-08 00:40
1 reply
Nabor slov
2021-05-08 07:18
#23
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United States BombTaco
s1mple shaping up to be in top form and junior showing a solid performance, pretty good match
2021-05-08 00:42
brazil cs omegalul
2021-05-08 00:46
3 replies
#52
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
Brazil cs 2 majors Canada 0 majors SHUT UP ; )
2021-05-08 03:31
2 replies
CIS cs 5 majors Brazil cs 2 rofloturika shut up =)
2021-05-08 06:05
1 reply
M19 won a major so make it 6
2021-05-08 10:39
Nice job
2021-05-08 00:47
interesting match till the end
2021-05-08 00:53
#30
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Brazil hugoooo
FURIA is getting used to be destroyed... I hope they find their fix
2021-05-08 01:03
The duo is back
2021-05-08 01:07
Ez thx for money Navi
2021-05-08 01:07
#33
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Israel rvt1
aewsome game
2021-05-08 01:07
#35
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Brazil Anarchybr
Ggwp NAVI, they look improved with B1T starting. Let’s see if they can beat Gambit or Heroic though
2021-05-08 01:13
ez navi
2021-05-08 01:42
#42
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
- junior + saffee (or TRY) ...
2021-05-08 02:04
3 replies
#68
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Europe robo1234
Dude, without his incredible clutch from the first overtime this would have been a boring 2-0 for Navi. The second shot from the clutch is stupidly good. Yes, the Navi player that went down (which one was it?) should have aimed better.
2021-05-08 06:12
1 reply
He isn't bad, but he doesn't fit in furia or isn't ready for tier 1 cs. Anyways, this team gave up Portuguese for one player and the bet isn't paying off.
2021-05-08 06:46
junior pro player you are not shut up
2021-05-08 09:23
#44
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China HEIDASHUAi
GOGO NAVI
2021-05-08 02:12
#47
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United States bennjayx6
roflsauce
2021-05-08 02:31
Amazing performance and crisp aim by B1t in last map.
2021-05-08 03:21
#57
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
if it weren't for the s1mple, NAVI would be a regular team, he carries the team on his shoulders ...
2021-05-08 03:42
2 replies
Stop posting here
2021-05-08 09:03
That's Vitality tbh. Navi nowadays has electronic who performs good again, perfecto a solid support and B1t who can be a great aimer.
2021-05-08 10:21
furia
2021-05-08 05:01
ELECTRONIC IS BACK!!!!! FINALLY HE ENDS HIS SLUMP
2021-05-08 05:33
8 replies
One match isn't enough to say that.
2021-05-08 05:59
7 replies
Did you see how sharp he looked in the game? He is literally the best rifler, in contention with Niko. I'm sure he is back to his ways.
2021-05-08 06:45
6 replies
Not 100% back but I agree, he showed some good form. Massive impact some rounds.
2021-05-08 10:31
Lol, you see now? Electronic has been very inconsistent for over 3 months now.
2021-05-08 21:01
4 replies
Yeah. He is not back at all hahah.
2021-05-08 23:24
3 replies
Come on, my point still stands. Electronic is still quite inconsistent and seems to have low confidence. Consider a time when he was *always* s1mple's right-hand man, and you could always rely on him, just as much as you rely on s1mple. That's clearly not the case anymore. His Furia game was sharp, this one, not so much.
2021-05-08 23:42
2 replies
I was agreeing with you bro.
2021-05-08 23:42
1 reply
He is missing a lot of shots. Luckily Perfecto made up.
2021-05-08 23:43
-Junior +honda
2021-05-08 06:29
Cis rival final?
2021-05-08 06:44
2 replies
What rivalry? We have Gambit-Heroic and that's it, the gap between Gambit/Heroic and the rest is fucking massive, its not even close.Yeah, sure, both Gambit and Heroic can lose a map here and there and even some matches but overall they are so far ahead of their competition.
2021-05-08 09:09
1 reply
True but still #BornToWin #NAVIDAVI
2021-05-08 10:45
I would -junior +trk or even +tarik at this point lol But for real kNgV- would be the best replacement as main AWP IMO.
2021-05-08 07:24
#82
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Ukraine McSwell
We are Furia. We won our map pick on the edge. Let's knife s1mple to make game "easier".
2021-05-08 09:32
Electronic was on fire today.
2021-05-08 09:41
OMFG S1mple stahp pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee
2021-05-08 12:26
#94
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Sweden ShageN
s1mple = best player to ever touch the game B1T >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BOT flamie
2021-05-08 12:27
2 replies
s1mple is not the best, if he was the best, he would won a major by now. he doesn't have a winning mentality, he only cares about his k/d.
2021-05-08 19:01
1 reply
#111
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Sweden ShageN
0/8
2021-05-10 12:44
#95
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
s#1mple
2021-05-08 12:27
#99
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Russia Ub1k3uy
ceh9 poka.
2021-05-08 15:45
No more luck VINI, Junior trashes
2021-05-08 16:31
First map was a great game, but the others was just a stomping. GG WP anyway
2021-05-08 18:11
Seems like Furia is the ONLY team Navi can beat lol. Junior needs to go, not vini. Well played Navi, bet you can't win again. They are about to get their asses stomped by Heroic.
2021-05-08 19:00
1 reply
#114
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Bulgaria goshyy
Aged like fine milk
2021-05-11 01:21
#104
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Poland SebL
NaVi is still in a kind of new situation without flamie, and they need much more time to get fully activated with B1T, but win is a win. FURIA just lacks firepower massively.
2021-05-08 19:02
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