AmaNEk shines as G2 come back to send Complexity packing at BLAST

Massive late-game impact from the AWPer pushed G2 over the line as they pulled off a reverse sweep on Complexity.

G2 have advanced to the lower bracket final at BLAST Premier Spring Final following a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Complexity. The French-Balkan team have secured their fourth consecutive top-four finish at the event as they hope to go one step further this time in their clash against NIP in the lower bracket final, taking place on Saturday at 18:30 .

François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay was in the spotlight throughout the series as G2 came back from a map deficit following a loss on Vertigo, with the recently-appointed AWPer stepping up to the plate with several big multi-kills and clutches to close out Nuke and Mirage when the pressure mounted in the late stages of both maps.

"[AmaNEk] is finally activated and, honestly, all the teams should be scared now that they're going up against him," Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković said on the official broadcast shortly after the win before heaping praises on his teammate's work ethic. "It's him hitting his shots and it's him doing the proper rotations, blocking key areas on proper timings. Honestly, that's all him and all the hard work he put in."

AmaNEk was the man of the hour

The series began on Vertigo, which saw Complexity pick up quite a comfortable victory despite G2 getting off to a good start. A Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer quad-kill in the second-round forcebuy helped the American-European combine soften the blow early on, and a key 1v2 clutch from Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage allowed the team to ramp up momentum late in the half to go on a six-round run.

With a 9-6 half going their way and a second pistol in the bag, blameF & co. went unanswered and got within two rounds of victory, which gave them the cushion needed to find a way through G2's defenses and pick up a 16-11 win on the opening map.

The French-Balkan team responded on Nuke, securing their map pick on the back of a great display from AmaNEk, who was on fire throughout the second map as he pulled off a couple of game-changing plays to help G2 equalize the series. The 27-year-old was a key factor in a 2v4 victory that turned the tide in the first half, and several more big multikills in the second, including a flashy 1v3 Scout clutch, pulled the team over the line.

Things looked dire for G2 at first on Mirage when they began the first half down 1-8, with the only round going their way coming at the hands of Audric "⁠JaCkz⁠" Jug's 1v2 clutch, but the nexa-led side managed to salvage their chances with the in-game leader and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač combining for five consecutive rounds.

After sides switched at 6-9, all Complexity could muster was a clean pistol round win, as from there on it was all about G2. Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač kicked things off with a 1v2 clutch in the second-round forcebuy, and after they equalized the score AmaNEk was the man of the hour once again, putting up a triple, a 1v1 clutch, and a quad-kill in the last five rounds to put the series to rest at 16-10, 2-1.

Europe
Matchpage
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18th June 2021
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Vertigo
16
16
Nuke
9
16
Mirage
11
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 44 +26 82.3 1.33
53 - 54 -1 82.1 1.09
58 - 59 -1 80.4 1.05
50 - 48 +2 65.6 1.04
42 - 58 -16 63.0 0.84
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 47 +15 89.1 1.28
62 - 61 +1 89.6 1.16
61 - 59 +2 77.0 1.06
45 - 54 -9 72.6 0.94
32 - 53 -21 42.4 0.67
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
931
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1121
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1297
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1114
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
918
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1460
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
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EZ 😎
2021-06-18 22:28
15 replies
I love our players as individuals but these results won’t be tolerated. If you’re a Tier 1 player looking for a fresh start at the best facility in the world, HMU. I’ll pay your buyout and give you the world’s highest salaries. Let’s build a juggernaut. Spread the word.
2021-06-18 22:28
11 replies
How much
2021-06-18 22:29
9 replies
Wdym how much? He's quoting Jason Lake before the current roster was signed
2021-06-18 22:32
8 replies
#26
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Denmark Yikesslol
exactly? So how much...
2021-06-18 22:33
7 replies
Exactly. So how much
2021-06-18 22:36
6 replies
I don't know "world's highest salary". So it has to be 40k dollers
2021-06-18 22:38
5 replies
#48
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Finland Anslebus
I thought it was 32k/month Italian dj salary, glad i was wrong
2021-06-18 23:12
4 replies
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-06-18 23:52
Blamef makes more than Italian DJ mens
2021-06-19 00:32
2 replies
How much?
2021-06-20 18:07
1 reply
zero I don't bet
2021-06-21 02:08
lmao
2021-06-18 22:31
congrats bro, I am proud of you . #1
2021-06-18 22:30
God Rush!
2021-06-18 22:33
stop nolifing pls
2021-06-18 22:35
#2
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Croatia Esketite
Respect G2
2021-06-18 22:28
Sadge Ggs tho
2021-06-18 22:28
1 reply
#85
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Indonesia lumayan
Flukemanek!
2021-06-19 02:55
ez
2021-06-18 22:28
HLTV likes to use the word shines these days lol
2021-06-18 22:29
#7
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Serbia LtN))
NaVi vs G2 grand final lets go !
2021-06-18 22:29
9 replies
Sadly not happening.They can face in consolidation final and if they don't g2 aint going past gambit, they just can't beat them.
2021-06-18 22:30
7 replies
4th time luck
2021-06-18 22:47
6 replies
2 - 13 2 - 13
2021-06-18 22:55
5 replies
are we talking about HLTV ranking for the next week ? G2 - 2 and Liquid - 13 ?
2021-06-18 23:09
4 replies
G2 won't be second but nt
2021-06-18 23:11
2 replies
#58
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Portugal W!LDF1RE
Probably 3rd
2021-06-18 23:47
1 reply
yea
2021-06-18 23:50
Looooool +1
2021-06-19 05:04
#98
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Portugal brunoznk
it will be navi vs gambit i think
2021-06-19 08:30
Daddy amanek
2021-06-18 22:29
everytime i think "this is the tournament that col will win or go to finals", but they never do :(
2021-06-18 22:29
4 replies
True, it's a shame cause BlameF has created a great fun atmosphere, when you watch the comms and the insider videos it seems like the most fun team to be at. Unfortunately they need some changes. For sure Rush seems to be subpar. I feel they are 1 change away from getting into final rounds. The Rush bomb plant on B site in Mirage is an unacceptable mistake. The guy is giving his best, he's not good enough for what they need from his role.
2021-06-19 00:10
3 replies
In my opinion poizon is currently the actual problem. When complexity were doing good with obo it was because poizon was finding a lot of space. Nowadays he only shows glimpses of that potential after his break due to his surgery. He has to improve.
2021-06-19 02:01
#90
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Indonesia FinZzz
BlameF looks tilted everytime he loses lmao
2021-06-19 04:50
1 reply
wouldn't you be if you get eliminated from a tournament because you had an 8-1 lead. honestly I understand if he gets tilted after the game. At least he stays cool during it.
2021-06-19 12:31
#10
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Romania sbnz0r
G2 players are so likeable , win or lose :)
2021-06-18 22:29
1 reply
#52
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Norway Tor029
+1
2021-06-18 23:32
POGMANEK
2021-06-18 22:29
#13
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Poland Astoner55
EZ FOR AMANEK
2021-06-18 22:30
#14
ropz | 
Singapore suisei
70 wtf, gg
2021-06-18 22:30
#16
mir | 
Russia nevz26
rating 1.00
2021-06-18 22:30
1 reply
Lmao
2021-06-18 22:38
#17
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Amanek too hot to handle! I guess now that even Rush has said it , changes are warranted in the Complexity side. I say they need to start off with Poizon, the skill is there but consistency isnt. Far better options like Smooya or Oskar or some Polish awper
2021-06-18 22:31
3 replies
w0xic?
2021-06-19 10:05
1 reply
#108
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Great choice but only for LANs, his stint in both Mouz and C9 during online Era showed that Covid Era doesn't suit or work for him.
2021-06-19 11:59
Poizon is a beast on lan. I think switching him before the return of LAN would be a major mistake. He was consistently their best player before this online era...
2021-06-19 14:51
rip g2, they didnt win IEM summer, no chance to win blast
2021-06-18 22:31
In case we weren't clear: Top 10 isn't the goal. Top 5 isn't the goal. #1 is the only goal.
2021-06-18 22:31
Heading should be like RUSH ruins coL's match.
2021-06-18 22:32
I have to say, col played absolutely terribly and deserved to lose. So many miscommunications, nobody covered proper positions, and, worst of all, they always peeked one by one and baited each other, on T and CT sides. They also carry a huge deadweight in RUSH, who didn't win a single clutch today. What a pathetic display, really. Gratz to G2 tho, they played well.
2021-06-18 22:33
GOD
2021-06-18 22:33
hampus was right about amanek. INSANE performance
2021-06-18 22:34
ezpz rush bot kekw :> :^)
2021-06-18 22:35
#34
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India Rav3nEz
G2 winning this blast. You saw it first here.
2021-06-18 22:39
#35
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Latvia HiImRenars
Sad for k0nfig, dude is so good and funny yet he is stuck with a team that wont win anything
2021-06-18 22:41
1 reply
obo leaving the team killed it just after it was truly born
2021-06-19 01:13
What the fuck
2021-06-18 22:43
i want to see col do good so badly
2021-06-18 22:43
GODMANEK
2021-06-18 22:45
I love our players as individuals but these results won’t be tolerated. If you’re a Tier 1 player looking for a fresh start at the best facility in the world, HMU. I’ll pay your buyout and give you the world’s highest salaries. Let’s build a juggernaut. Spread the word.
2021-06-18 22:49
1 reply
xD
2021-06-18 23:03
#41
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Canada Penguinee
Mannnnn. Not again
2021-06-18 22:53
Wp Amanek
2021-06-18 23:06
#49
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Brazil hugoooo
Amanek casually having the match of his life
2021-06-18 23:19
Blamef baiter
2021-06-18 23:21
Hahahaha it’s online no one cares this is judt Practice before lan where Astralis will shine again #Tothestars
2021-06-18 23:22
3 replies
delusional dane spotted.
2021-06-18 23:35
I hope they shine, but Gambit too strong. Even the former Astralis will struggle against them now.
2021-06-19 11:18
Lol dream on. They'll jack sh*t without device or an awper of his caliber ( hint : they aren't any available )
2021-06-19 14:49
#53
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United States xiquo
Hard to be a complexity fan. this was hard to watch.
2021-06-18 23:34
2 replies
#56
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United States BigDudley
Running out of gas at the half. Should have had nuke or mirage. G2 was able to adjust and blame doesn’t seem like he has a long game. Hes no glaive
2021-06-18 23:44
1 reply
#57
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United States xiquo
yes dude. mistake after mistake.
2021-06-18 23:43
#61
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Myanmar dexzzz
BEST TEAM
2021-06-18 23:54
1 reply
-RUSH very soon
2021-06-19 00:05
3 replies
would be dumb as fuck, RUSH is not the problem, they need a support like him and he plays really selfless to compensate for the other guys.
2021-06-19 00:13
1 reply
#99
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Ukraine TimaSicK
That's the problem,some guys don't understand the roles and their importance,they see just -21 and like ok, -RUSH
2021-06-19 08:45
For sure. He's a nice guy and seems to try hard to do his best.. but he seems to be the weak link. It won't be easy to find the right replacement though, as they need someone who will do better at that role. A bigger name doesn't translate into better performance. Let's see what they do going forward.
2021-06-19 00:13
#67
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Portugal Isaacovsky
What a carry by amanek
2021-06-19 00:18
#69
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Brazil Elakk
Congrats amanek, I have always doubted you, never again!!
2021-06-19 00:34
Amanek is by far the most underrated player in the whole cs scene (I created a thread about him) . Can you imagine people wanted him out since forever, even before kennyS got booted and now G2 is doing really well?
2021-06-19 01:01
2 replies
#71
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Denmark pebblez
+1 (but personally I always loved AmaNEk and adore his versatility)
2021-06-19 01:04
Same, I've always liked him, and even as support he created shittons of good plays with what he was given, but now as AWPer he's a beast.
2021-06-19 07:25
#73
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Russia DevilBr0
Amanek is so smart and fast. Happy for him and g2. Congrats
2021-06-19 01:14
Godmanek
2021-06-19 01:17
Special shoutout to seang@res for making him good
2021-06-19 01:26
#76
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Brazil Anarchybr
Imagine being destroyed by amanek OMEGALUL
2021-06-19 01:39
1 reply
#77
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Sweden boyyscout
Analnek is overrated lol 1 good series and ppl honestly think he is a t1 awper? pls i am crying of laugh
2021-06-19 01:46
9 replies
NIP device is overrated lol 1 good series and ppl honestly think he is a t1 awper? pls i am crying of laugh
2021-06-19 02:10
3 replies
#80
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Sweden boyyscout
lmao salty fanboy
2021-06-19 02:13
1 reply
i literally just copied what you said with one minor adjustment, if that makes me salty what are you
2021-06-19 09:31
Not even nt
2021-06-19 06:51
He's not even an awper tho He's a hybrid that had to switch to full time sniping because Niko realized he couldn't do it so adapting to the role and dropping +26 against complexity is still pretty remarkable
2021-06-19 02:15
2 replies
#82
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Sweden boyyscout
yes i agree he is useless
2021-06-19 02:16
1 reply
Amanek did well in this match, he deserves praises. Not a god tier awper, but this match he had quite the god tier performance. Give credit where credit is due. Also, I guess it takes a salty fanboy to know another salty fanboy :D
2021-06-19 04:48
#91
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Indonesia FinZzz
Cry is free
2021-06-19 04:54
He is not a very good awper.But when he plays mac 10, just to drop nimo ak, or give flashes everytime and he also have good plays with awp.U can say he is a good and kinda underrated player.
2021-06-19 09:38
play good once then plays shit
2021-06-19 02:16
1 reply
Lol they play good in group stage. Then destroy themself in semis. Classic g2. Classic chokers. Classic NiKo. Classic balkans
2021-06-19 12:13
#86
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Portugal Troll_JuJu
picks the awp and now is the best player ahahahhaha amarok soon top 10 hltv
2021-06-19 03:18
#87
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Lithuania 7000won
not long time ago hampus said that amanek is the best g2 player for sure xd
2021-06-19 03:20
Lower bracket buff activated!
2021-06-19 04:35
Real G's remember how amanek carried misfits
2021-06-19 05:07
8 replies
#104
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Germany So_Dumm
Amanek + devoduvek (GOAT duo)
2021-06-19 10:26
1 reply
yes devoduvek serbian-french god
2021-06-19 18:44
he was dominating NA fpl back then
2021-06-19 11:16
GOD AmaNEk (Misfits such a good time) Let's hope AmaNEk reaches top 20 or even better this year in HLTV's ranking
2021-06-19 11:59
2 replies
you even have the flair, respect
2021-06-19 18:44
1 reply
Thank you my friend. nexa best IGL that's true, IGL don't always frag, he does.
2021-06-19 19:21
Yeah, he was a beast with the AWP too back then. Give him time, he is gonna do real fine.
2021-06-19 14:46
1 reply
they have already improved so much, the sky is the limit for them
2021-06-19 18:45
Nice hack amanek
2021-06-19 05:15
Amasex
2021-06-19 06:44
#107
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Europe Cr3eP_70
Oh well... Probably it's just me that noticed this was not in G2 nor amanek . Pure individual mistakes and tactical bad decisions in Complexity led to this outcome.
2021-06-19 11:54
2 replies
"Pure individual mistakes and tactical bad decisions" yeah, that's pretty much why every team loses
2021-06-20 18:09
1 reply
#127
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Europe Cr3eP_70
Once in a while... not consistently was my whole point
2021-06-20 18:27
#112
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Japan ang9r5193
ez for godmanek
2021-06-19 12:33
manek god
2021-06-19 14:26
Where are the people who were calling for -AmaNEk ?
2021-06-19 14:45
gj
2021-06-19 14:58
GODMANEK
2021-06-19 15:27
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