NAVI defeat Heroic in DreamHack Masters Spring to set up grand final derby against Gambit

The CIS squad came back from losing their pick, Mirage, to taking the series in the latter two maps.

Natus Vincere beat Heroic in the second DreamHack Masters Spring semi-final of the day to secure a spot in the tournament’s best-of-five grand final, making it an all-CIS bout in which they will face the world-beating Gambit. In doing so, they denied their Danish rivals the chance at a repeat of the ESL Pro League grand final, which they won in a marathon five-map series against Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov and company.

"Last time we played Gambit we had a really good chance to beat them," Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev said about rematching the Russian squad in the final, "but they played much better and I don't think we played our A game, so I'm just looking forward to the final. It'll be our first all-CIS final with this lineup and it'll be best-of-five, as well, so it'll be cool."

s1mple had an excellent showing in the semi-final with a 1.54 rating

Heroic and Natus Vincere kicked off their first confrontation in over half a year on Mirage, the CIS squad’s map pick, in a hotly contested first half that was at a stalemate after fourteen rounds with both teams in a constant struggle for control which ended in the Danes taking a minimal one-round lead as CTs. Heroic then set the pace from the get-go on the attacking side, extending their lead to 11-7 before a series of back-and-forth rounds, although they never lost control and closed the map out 16-11 to take the lead going into Nuke.

The Danes ran ahead on the attacking side of Nuke, a map they had played nine times this year with a solitary 14-16 loss to Spirit out of all of them, but despite taking a 6-2 lead they weren’t able to run away as Natus Vincere found their groove and clawed their way back to an 8-7 lead after winning six of the seven final rounds on the defense. The CIS squad continued going on a tear on the attack, reaching a comfortable 15-8 lead to hit match point, and although the Danes tried to put some pressure late in the map s1mple shut them down with a 1vs3 ace clutch, hitting a round 30 frags in the map, which ended 16-12, to tie the series up.

Heroic regained composure and took the lead on the CT side of Inferno after the pistol round, but were quickly on the back foot as s1mple and company started to get on a roll, moving ahead on the scoreboard momentarily, although it was finally the Danes who were able to regroup with René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen getting several multi-kill rounds to go 9-6 up at the switch. The second half started back-and-forth, but Natus Vincere were able to stabilize and tie things up 10-10. After taking the lead, it looked like the CIS squad could give it up, going into an eco at 14-13, but a slip-up by Heroic put NAVI on match point, after which they were able to close the map out 16-13 to secure the series and their presence in the DreamHack Masters Spring grand final.

Matchpage
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8th May 2021
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Mirage
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Nuke
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Inferno
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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 56 +6 80.6 1.14
57 - 58 -1 76.3 1.07
59 - 59 0 75.3 1.07
47 - 55 -8 65.9 1.00
53 - 54 -1 63.2 0.94
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
87 - 54 +33 102.0 1.54
66 - 54 +12 84.8 1.20
41 - 56 -15 67.5 0.90
49 - 55 -6 58.3 0.89
37 - 60 -23 58.3 0.78
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
953
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
654
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1353
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#2
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Italy renohltv
easy for lulquid
2021-05-09 00:01
3 replies
Would have placed lower than Extra Bot
2021-05-09 00:13
+1
2021-05-09 02:10
Again Sasha carrying his 4 bots..
2021-05-09 07:28
#3
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
lets go navi !!!! :)))
2021-05-09 00:01
1 reply
Let's go Na'Vi.
2021-05-09 02:02
#4
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Finland Jambi_
okay
2021-05-09 00:01
Ez for the goat
2021-05-09 00:01
WOW unexpected
2021-05-09 00:02
KKKK WHERE IS MINECRAFT STEVEN KEKW SO EASY
2021-05-09 00:02
5 replies
#34
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Russia reguix
Currently iam having a really long conversationwith this dummy
2021-05-09 00:15
2 replies
My friend don’t waste too much time please with him
2021-05-09 00:42
#63
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China HEIDASHUAi
I had conversation with him before, it was a waste of time ....
2021-05-09 01:23
AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2021-05-09 00:15
+1
2021-05-09 00:32
around 17 won ecos or forces
2021-05-09 00:02
EZ4NAVI
2021-05-09 00:03
#11
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India iamindian
GOAT S1MPLE , POGFECTO , BOOMGOD , B1T , ELECTRONIC Ez
2021-05-09 00:03
4 replies
yeah 3 worst players
2021-05-09 00:08
Everyone apart from simple and perf this game were utter bots
2021-05-09 00:36
#64
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China HEIDASHUAi
Ez for s1mple and perf other 3 didn't really show up
2021-05-09 01:23
1 reply
#119
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Indonesia lumayan
how can't u see boombl4, he is that big
2021-05-09 11:15
#12
mir | 
Estonia u3ffe
gg
2021-05-09 00:03
#13
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Russia KENS1
goat s1mple
2021-05-09 00:03
#14
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Europe loonek4
omg p1mple so good
2021-05-09 00:03
S1mple and perfecto was good, rest was trash
2021-05-09 00:04
GG what a great match CIS RMR with only 2 slots...
2021-05-09 00:05
6 replies
who care about slots?
2021-05-09 00:08
5 replies
it's unfair... the most competitive region have only 2 direct slots for most important tournament in last two years who cares about? I think it's not a question what you have to looking for
2021-05-09 00:38
4 replies
#60
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Kazakhstan Puchara
2? CIS rmr has 5 major slots, isnt it?
2021-05-09 01:13
3 replies
#66
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1
2021-05-09 01:34
2 direct slots
2021-05-09 01:50
1 reply
#120
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Kazakhstan Puchara
2 legend stage, 1 challenger , 2 contender spots liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Regional_Ma..
2021-05-09 11:32
#19
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India Pranav3112
Katowice all over again?
2021-05-09 00:06
KEKW SO EZ FOR GOAT, WHERE MINECRAFT STEVEN KEKW
2021-05-09 00:06
i'd like to see s1mple with more rifles than awp in the finals tomorrow
2021-05-09 00:08
great performances from s1mple and perfecto
2021-05-09 00:07
nice throw heroic...
2021-05-09 00:07
Such unrealz many wow such pro gamings unbelivable what a super tier pros those cis kids are mind blowing bonkers :o
2021-05-09 00:08
2 replies
#73
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Ukraine W1ldHunt
You okay, man?
2021-05-09 02:12
+1
2021-05-09 02:18
#28
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Russia mshkoda
CIS era
2021-05-09 00:08
1 reply
#112
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Russia Voldarck
Ez DH win for CIS
2021-05-09 08:12
Expected
2021-05-09 00:08
Perfecto is soo fucking good
2021-05-09 00:13
Perfecto was insane today. s1mple is just being his usual s1mple, but Perfecto had a lot of impact.
2021-05-09 00:15
9 replies
Simple as usual had to drop 30 bomb every map (87kills but still) just because 3 bots didnt want to play today
2021-05-09 00:37
8 replies
Take your flair off nerd
2021-05-09 03:09
5 replies
Cry more
2021-05-09 09:42
4 replies
Born in 2002
2021-05-09 19:33
3 replies
haha if that's the best insult you can think of you must be dim
2021-05-09 19:33
2 replies
I haven't got time for a child, not trying to insult you :(
2021-05-09 19:36
Just don't suck navis dick now that they won
2021-05-09 19:37
But he also takes all the best spots, if someony is anchoring all the time they wont have a 30+ game
2021-05-09 13:24
1 reply
#128
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Europe AlL1n
No brain faceit turks who waink on own stats think kd is all that matters.
2021-05-09 13:53
#37
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United States PP_Bizon
navi didn't win, simple & perfecto did
2021-05-09 00:17
S1mple and perfecto with the hard carry with 3 players on team with below 0.9 rating. S1mple did not want to lose that match.
2021-05-09 00:17
1 reply
This game made me mad. 3 bots on a top5 team.....
2021-05-09 00:38
#39
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Romania Lil_fps
I CALLED IT
2021-05-09 00:17
#40
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Brazil Karlogaria
Definitely s1mple is a contender to be the greatest ever. He can carry his team against any other
2021-05-09 00:18
5 replies
last year zywoo beat him this year it will be sh1ro surely
2021-05-09 02:17
4 replies
s1mple robbed last year
2021-05-09 03:10
2 replies
+1
2021-05-09 07:11
#111
s1mple | 
Asia 2xu
obviously so
2021-05-09 07:37
flair doesn't check out
2021-05-09 04:25
#41
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Poland Puchacz9
One man army won’t win against Gambit
2021-05-09 00:27
4 replies
It was enough to fuk heroic tho
2021-05-09 00:34
1 reply
fcking rekt
2021-05-09 13:16
+1
2021-05-09 00:46
not 1 man army this time perfecto did well :D
2021-05-09 04:24
EZ
2021-05-09 00:32
#46
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Poland grezavy
POG
2021-05-09 00:37
good game tbh :D
2021-05-09 00:37
S1mple 4 MVP
2021-05-09 00:42
ez cheats for s1 and perf
2021-05-09 00:42
Hell yeah!
2021-05-09 00:49
CIS ERA!!!!!!!
2021-05-09 00:51
#61
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Asia Rkch001
Let's overcome the Gambit challenge. 👍
2021-05-09 01:19
Here we go again +30 s1mple to carry his team to victory. What an unbelievable guy. 💪🔥🔥
2021-05-09 01:19
s1mple+perfecto vs the world
2021-05-09 01:32
#67
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France cedd
first time perfecto carried in like 2 years lmao and ppl talking like hes a god ??
2021-05-09 01:40
9 replies
Perfecto is shit, its all about s1mple nothing else Congrats NaVi but it was heroic throw... Today later sh1ro will show who is better :) I'm s1mple fan but sh1ro is better these days...
2021-05-09 02:15
5 replies
Gambit is just better as a team overall, but s1mple still better than anyone else
2021-05-09 02:38
2 replies
sh1ro is better than navi :)
2021-05-09 02:55
1 reply
Gambit is better, cause anyone can step up. Shiro isnt single handedly winning. Anyways I rly respect them and like how they managed to become the Best team in the world rn,
2021-05-09 06:45
wdym? perfecto perfect player perfect support!
2021-05-09 04:23
#84 cry dog heroic bettor :))
2021-05-09 06:51
Wrong. Perfecto has been consistent for a while now, he's a rock anchor almost always delivering multi-kills, and a great clutch player, never tilting in the heat of the moment.
2021-05-09 09:23
One good game that’s all
2021-05-09 15:02
Perfecto is basically CIS Xyp9x. Great player.
2021-05-09 23:22
#68
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United States _intaKe
lets goo!!!
2021-05-09 01:43
#70
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Poland somehoww
Was a good game, Heroic could done much better, but it was a s1mple show, u have to respect that guy. wow.
2021-05-09 01:59
#74
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Brazil Anarchybr
Damn s0mple too good
2021-05-09 02:14
beautiful series, hoping for a good grand final.
2021-05-09 02:19
lets goo
2021-05-09 02:33
CIS final and simple carrying to victory makes the racists cry (and spoils their baiting narrative)
2021-05-09 02:35
1 reply
Cry more, racist
2021-05-09 07:09
navi gonna win this
2021-05-09 02:50
Navi is heroics Kryptonite, they lost to Navi even on their prime form of 2020, twice, here it happens again. Ez for Perfecto btw
2021-05-09 03:04
bg Heroic ;( They should pick overpass over nuke.. nevermind maybe Heroic wants to be fresh for Flashpoint and not exhausted after BO5 versus Gambit. GL to Na'Vi in finals
2021-05-09 03:36
Simple is just stupidly good... that’s all I can really say about this match. Without him heroic would of won 16-9
2021-05-09 03:58
1 reply
without him heroic would 16-6 em
2021-05-09 04:21
why so ez?
2021-05-09 04:20
1 reply
4gambit
2021-05-09 06:53
Not expected from Navi, but it’s should be the worst grand final where Gambit will clap them 3-0 or 3-1.
2021-05-09 04:26
2 replies
Cs, everything can happen
2021-05-09 05:34
You were perfectly right but with the opposite result
2021-05-09 21:05
#98
sh1ro | 
Europe Paami
Hope my boy perf can keep this level tomorrow and hope elec can wake up.
2021-05-09 05:01
Haters maldinggggg LETS GO NAVI
2021-05-09 06:16
Oiii
2021-05-09 06:30
That Simple ace on Nuke was joy to watch, even 1v3 looked like he allready won it. Decision making and unorthodox playstyle are his biggest values.
2021-05-09 07:26
Just proves that gambit the the final vs heroic
2021-05-09 07:28
ez for gambit imo
2021-05-09 08:36
ez 4 cis cs
2021-05-09 09:32
S1MPLE DEFEAT HEROIC IN DREAMHACK MASTERS SPRING TO SET UP GRAND FINAL DERBY AGAINST GAMBIT ftfy
2021-05-09 09:45
Ez
2021-05-09 10:37
G.O.A.T s1mple :)
2021-05-09 12:03
#122
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Finland shadenn
YES NAVI MY BOIS IN DA HOOD
2021-05-09 12:12
#123
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Europe robo1234
Was that one of the best cs go matches ever played? I saw the first map live and I've just seen a replay of the 2nd and third. The skill level from these guys is...outrageous.
2021-05-09 12:38
#124
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Poland SebL
NaVi is actually looking pretty good. Heroic is really good aswell, I'm honestly surprised that NaVi won here, but GG for them.
2021-05-09 12:56
S1mple is the new Zywoo on carrying a team... Nearly perfect day for Perfecto help them out together with a nice counter on Cadian. This will be very easy for Gambit unless same is repeated in terms of individual performance.
2021-05-09 13:40
1 reply
#131
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Brazil arunino
"S1mple is the new Zywoo on carrying a team..." 0/8 bait, Zywoo is just a newfag and crybaby compared to S1mple and his legacy
2021-05-09 15:37
#130
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Brazil arunino
s1mple top1 of 2021 and top1 ever!!! <3 GOAT
2021-05-09 15:37
S1mple #1 2021
2021-05-09 17:22
#133
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Sweden ShageN
with B1T NAVI are playing at least 2x better. just get rid of BOT flamie... sell him to some team
2021-05-09 17:55
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