NAVI to face Gambit in BLAST Premier upper final after taking down BIG

The CIS derby will take place on Saturday at 15:30 , with a grand final spot on the line.

Natus Vincere knocked BIG down to the lower bracket of BLAST Premier Spring Final with a 2-0 victory, beating the German team resoundingly on Dust2 (16-2) and edging out Inferno (16-14).

BIG's pick of Dust2 backfired heavily as Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and co. couldn't match up with the Russian-Ukranian side in any department, and Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy's clutch play proving most difficult to deal with. Then, on BIG's first Inferno played since March, Natus Vincere managed to come back from a 12-7 deficit as Terrorists to win the series in two.

In the post match interview, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev admitted that his team expected to play Overpass, but BIG's deviation from their standard veto pushed them towards Inferno. Commenting on the upper-bracket final matchup, the AWPer said that he hopes Natus Vincere are Gambit's kryptonite, as they are the only team with a good record against the world's No. 1 winning the last two head-to-heads. "Maybe they are playing too much, we started to learn their game and play better against them. But still I think they are always focused against us," s1mple concluded.

Perfecto ensured a smooth victory on Dust2

Natus Vincere were off to a blazing hot start on Dust2, the pick of their opponents. In no time, BIG found themselves 10-0 down on the offensive side as three clutches from Perfecto didn't allow the Germans to get going. The Russian-Ukrainian side dropped just two rounds before switching sides, went on to win the second pistol, and swept the map 16-2 to move on to Inferno.

With a second-round force-buy win, BIG quickly went on to grab a 4-1 lead on the second map, outdoing their total for Dust2 swiftly. Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov's double entry with the CZ-75 set up Natus Vincere to win a force-buy, inspiring his team to tie the scoreline at 5-5. As the map went on, Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş and Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne continued to cause problems for the defense and finding openings, pushing BIG to a 9-6 advantage at halftime.

The Turkish player picked up four on the pistol and clutched a 1v2 in the follow-up to see his team move closer to victory (12-7), but Natus Vincere didn't falter. Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy powered through and inspired a comeback with a 15K-8D Terrorist scoreline. The CIS side made the most of the opportunity he provided and closed out the map 16-14 after a couple of frantic rounds at the end of the match.

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Dust2
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Inferno
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 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 35 +3 74.5 1.10
28 - 37 -9 75.0 0.95
26 - 31 -5 60.1 0.92
25 - 34 -9 67.2 0.88
19 - 37 -18 55.5 0.65
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 23 +13 88.8 1.36
40 - 29 +11 88.6 1.33
32 - 20 +12 62.3 1.24
40 - 27 +13 75.0 1.23
25 - 37 -12 70.6 0.82
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1460
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1725
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1039
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1374
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
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very weird rounds at the end
2021-06-17 21:56
6 replies
K1to bot
2021-06-17 21:56
4 replies
And Tizian
2021-06-17 22:03
I don’t think going for knife was that crazy, s1mple was low and would have gotten another shot off even if kito went for pistol. He tried to be a harder target to hit but that just didn’t work against god s1mple
2021-06-18 00:05
2 replies
k1to could've kinda jumped back to the right while getting pistol out and then only 1 hit would get the job done but yeah wasnt that bad of a decision from k1to in such hectic situation
2021-06-18 03:17
1 reply
I mean you see a low HP awper right close to you, you probably gonna risk it for a knife in the heat of the moment
2021-06-18 05:07
#18
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Ireland kdorek
Should've been third map in most scenarios, sad.
2021-06-17 22:03
#2
ropz | 
India psn46
gg
2021-06-17 21:56
#4
fnx | 
Brazil Cidd
big LOL
2021-06-17 21:57
#5
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Russia MovementGod
expected from botiaN hope theyll win gambit
2021-06-17 22:00
goat s1mple
2021-06-17 21:56
1 reply
+1
2021-06-18 09:58
#7
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Serbia LtN))
GG Lets go NaVi
2021-06-17 21:57
the derby!
2021-06-17 21:57
k1to fucking trash went for the knife deserved loss BuG
2021-06-17 21:59
4 replies
-k1to +faWHEN
2021-06-17 23:48
He ran out of ammo
2021-06-18 16:23
2 replies
pistol....
2021-06-18 22:10
1 reply
In that range knife is better than pistol when awper has already missed the shot. It's not his fault that s1mple is just so unbelievably good even under pressure situations.
2021-06-21 01:53
ez4navi
2021-06-17 21:59
XANTARES VS 9 GG WP
2021-06-17 22:01
#15
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Latvia Krissy15
nice navi, lets go
2021-06-17 22:02
#17
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Ukraine McSwell
triple 16-14 in 2 matches, not bad not bad
2021-06-17 22:03
navi 2-0
2021-06-17 22:05
1 reply
+1
2021-06-18 08:15
Ez 4 godfecto
2021-06-17 22:05
EZ for BEST TEAM
2021-06-17 22:05
4 replies
#30
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Russia AstraRus
Flair doesn't check out
2021-06-17 22:34
1 reply
Why cant u be fan of both gambit and navi? I am
2021-06-18 16:25
#34
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Sweden ShageN
+1 ez for NAVI
2021-06-17 22:45
1 reply
#62
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Sweden suriel666
+1 EZ for Na`Vi
2021-06-18 14:51
#22
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Estonia thisba!tes
Ez for Gamegods
2021-06-17 22:10
GAMBIT KILL THESE NOOBS
2021-06-17 22:10
It’s incredible how Perfecto going better and better after joining NAV1
2021-06-17 22:17
Gambit gonna have a stat farm day off LOLOLOOOO
2021-06-17 22:19
4 replies
+1 lololol
2021-06-17 22:42
As previous 2 matches?
2021-06-17 23:24
2 replies
the previous 2 before that ;)
2021-06-17 23:31
Lol +1
2021-06-18 16:25
Even dust seemed close to me. A BO3 on the knifes edge. Good Job NaVi
2021-06-17 22:22
BOTTARES
2021-06-17 22:28
EZ4NAVI
2021-06-17 22:37
#33
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Sweden ShageN
EZ4NAVI
2021-06-17 22:45
Yes
2021-06-17 22:45
-tizian +JDC
2021-06-17 22:56
S1mple Wish He played for Gambit
2021-06-17 23:01
BIG xd
2021-06-17 23:51
Ez 2-0 for navi, gamBOT disband
2021-06-17 23:51
#49
ztr | 
Russia brezyyy
Imagine thinking BIG are tier 1
2021-06-18 00:14
1 reply
Xantares and syrson are!!
2021-06-18 16:27
Very disappointing games so far this tournament, surely this upper bracket final will be better…
2021-06-18 00:40
#52
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United States jjs3x
Gambit 2-0
2021-06-18 04:05
Gg Na'Vi! Let's go s1mple.
2021-06-18 06:36
2 replies
+1
2021-06-18 10:10
+1
2021-06-18 20:40
EZ4NAVI
2021-06-18 08:14
Sh0r0 H0bbot Ax0le Naf0ny Int0rz Gamb0t
2021-06-18 13:05
1 reply
nt LUL
2021-06-19 19:38
Map pool has changed since Navi beat Gambit twice. Gambit is good on ancient and Navi hasn’t found a round for t side on that map. Navi has to be perfect on the other two maps to win.
2021-06-18 16:11
2 replies
Good analysis
2021-06-18 16:27
1 reply
Thank you bro.I’m sure gambit will pick ancient in Navi. I hope Navi can figure out how to play the new map.
2021-06-18 20:32
#73
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Estonia Shoyo
Everyone pop off :o
2021-06-19 05:07
Big fan of the CIS CS dominating the online era. Doesn't matter which team wins, just want a good game of CS instead of 1 sided affair.
2021-06-19 07:03
1 reply
good play can be one-sided because one team will have good play. Good games and equal games have different meanings. Let's say you watch level 3 equal games, and then you see a good game from top 1, where there are much fewer mistakes. Bottom line: you've seen a competitive game with a bunch of tier3 level errors, where the quality of the game is far from ideal. And then you see an excellent game of the top1 team, where there is no intrigue, but there is an excellent game from 1 team that is exciting.
2021-06-21 02:06
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