Gambit beat NAVI in BLAST Premier Spring final to win third big title in 2021

The world's best team's dominance continues as they have clinched their third consecutive title in less than a month.

Gambit have become the BLAST Premier Spring Final champions following a 2-0 victory in a rematch against Natus Vincere in the tournament's title decider. The Russian-Kazakh side has secured the $225,000 grand prize as well as a spot at the $1 million World Final, which will take place in December.

The CIS squad's consistency has been unmatched this year so far, as the BLAST Spring victory brings Gambit's big title count to three in 2021, more than any other team. Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov & co. secured their first big-event trophy at IEM Katowice in February and the second only a week ago at IEM Summer, all the while appearing in two more big finals and picking up a smaller title at the EPIC League CIS RMR event.

The team will remain just as busy until the beginning of the player break, as they will look to extend their run of success at the last two tournaments of the first half of the season, at the StarLadder CIS RMR (June 27-July 4) and at IEM Cologne (July 8-18).

Gambit extend their dominant run with the third consecutive title

NAVI had been the only team to take a map off Gambit at the BLAST Premier Spring Final prior to the title decider, but they couldn't bring their regional rivals to the deciding map the second time around, with Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov's team maintaining control for the majority of the title decider.

Dust2 was the playground on the opener of the grand final series. NAVI picked the map after having played it in every series of the tournament with varying levels of success, and they fell short to Gambit once more after the previous encounter between the two saw the nafany-led side pick up a 16-14 victory.

This time the world's No. 1 team came out victorious 16-12, much thanks to a dominant run at the beginning of the first half on the offense, which saw them secure an 8-2 lead before NAVI could find some footing. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev & co. slowly climbed back after the slow start, with a forcebuy victory in the second half and a combination of Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy and Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy in a 2v5 situation helping them close the gap, but eventually faltered to Gambit's double-AWP setup.

NAVI hoped to turn things around on Mirage with a promising start on the CT side, but everything seemed to fall apart for them after they conceded the fourth round to just pistols. Gambit seized control of the map from that point on, and although a few risky plays and a 1v2 clutch from s1mple prevented the favorites from running away with the first half, sh1ro's side were back in the driving seat once sides switched as they rallied to a 16-11 victory.

Matchpage
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20th June 2021
16
Dust2
12
16
Mirage
11
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 27 +15 79.7 1.40
45 - 36 +9 84.7 1.19
37 - 34 +3 75.3 1.15
35 - 39 -4 74.2 1.10
26 - 30 -4 50.4 0.80
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 35 +2 72.5 1.06
37 - 37 0 80.7 1.03
31 - 33 -2 67.6 0.96
34 - 38 -4 66.4 0.87
27 - 43 -16 57.2 0.74
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.61
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
270
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1382
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Bye s0mple
2021-06-20 22:59
19 replies
#6
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Brazil bandicoot
so easy lol
2021-06-20 22:59
15 replies
sh1ro top1 2021
2021-06-20 23:01
4 replies
shiro 3rd best player in gambit
2021-06-20 23:04
3 replies
Hobbit > Ax1le > sh1ro
2021-06-21 02:02
2 replies
As I said ez for major winner
2021-06-21 14:18
I agree with you
2021-06-25 07:23
hltv is so toxic lol
2021-06-20 23:01
9 replies
and dumb at the same time
2021-06-20 23:05
#48
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Norway JakkeJ
His name is cold_best_brazil. Cold isn't even best in Sao Paulo where he's from. Let him be deranged.
2021-06-20 23:18
4 replies
#84
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Brazil BRAZlL
+1 i am the best in São Paulo
2021-06-21 00:32
2 replies
can confirm hes the best in sao paolo
2021-06-21 07:44
1 reply
#134
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Brazil BRAZlL
and you the best in pernambuco
2021-06-21 13:23
brazil not even cold tf
2021-06-21 07:58
#76
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Chile cristiaan
brazil*
2021-06-20 23:47
always has been my dude. That, and the animals on twitch chat
2021-06-21 04:52
+1 hltv is SHIT, most of the people commenting have no real knowledge about csgo either.
2021-06-21 15:05
RETURN TO BUSINESS, LIMÃO ON
2021-06-20 23:23
bye BR cs and washedup cold
2021-06-21 07:35
#147
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CIS Ikigami
Calla Macaco
2021-06-21 15:15
#2
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Russia evg1804
"I hope we became its kryptonite" -that's what S1mple said about Gambit. So, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA NO
2021-06-20 22:59
4 replies
u remember dreamhack ?
2021-06-20 23:05
2 replies
#163
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Russia evg1804
Yep, I remember, and what? Simple said it on Blast's interview. So dreamhack does not matter. Do you live in the past? Kinda bad.
2021-06-23 12:16
1 reply
i mean blast is in the past too
2021-06-23 16:03
#129
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Switzerland aaron_q
xD
2021-06-21 11:37
#3
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Chile cristiaan
gg
2021-06-20 22:59
ez for gambit. sh1ro very deserved MVP
2021-06-20 22:59
2 replies
Hobbit is the MVP. It's already declared.
2021-06-20 23:24
Shiro can only play awp. Change my mind
2021-06-21 14:44
hobbit major winner
2021-06-20 22:59
1 reply
#83
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Brazil logzera
Ez for the major winner
2021-06-21 00:27
ez s0mple
2021-06-20 23:00
#8
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Other pochesun
E X P E C T E D
2021-06-20 23:00
2 replies
how many braincells?
2021-06-21 08:00
1 reply
More than you!!! (hahaha)
2021-06-21 14:20
#9
ropz | 
Netherlands Dvid
gambit seem unbeatable atm
2021-06-20 23:00
4 replies
I wanted to see how'd they go against Heroic atm, maybe they could beat Gambit
2021-06-20 23:12
3 replies
Heroic lost to Nip and Eg (horrible team). I doubt that.
2021-06-20 23:20
2 replies
idk NiP is a good team, and EG upsets a huge opponent from time to time, still I want to see Cadian vs sh1ro again
2021-06-20 23:22
1 reply
#10
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Finland Doto_top1
ez 4 best team in the world!!!
2021-06-20 23:00
GG ONLINEBIT
2021-06-20 23:00
not even close , they really choke . navi the most incosistent team ever.
2021-06-20 23:00
8 replies
That "most inconsistent team ever" made it to the playoffs of literally every event they played in the last 18 months, except ESL One Cologne 2020.
2021-06-20 23:26
5 replies
+1
2021-06-20 23:28
+1
2021-06-20 23:44
+1 rekt
2021-06-21 02:03
+1 haters will hate without direction or magnitude.
2021-06-21 05:12
#132
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2021-06-21 12:39
Bro, I agree with you. They are very inconsistent.
2021-06-21 06:21
the team that in top 10 core for century alr
2021-06-21 08:03
NaVi trash
2021-06-20 23:00
2 replies
then only gambit are not ...?
2021-06-21 08:04
1 reply
I guess so. Im not a navi fan but those navi haters are brainless.
2021-06-22 03:47
3 replies
XD
2021-06-20 23:14
LUL
2021-06-21 04:24
au brain
2021-06-21 08:05
#15
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Russia Reiwa
ez for the best team in the world
2021-06-20 23:00
GGWP
2021-06-20 23:01
Mirage masterclass
2021-06-20 23:01
GGWP
2021-06-20 23:01
Boring
2021-06-20 23:01
5 replies
Flair
2021-06-21 14:21
4 replies
This has nothing to do with BIG, i dont like it when some team is always in the final. Deserved? yes boring? yes, i thought the same about astralis
2021-06-21 14:22
3 replies
Boring? No.
2021-06-21 14:31
2 replies
Yes
2021-06-21 14:45
1 reply
No
2021-06-21 22:05
shiro 2 mvp pimple 2 mvp, but shiro top 1 2021 lalala.)
2021-06-20 23:02
3 replies
#26
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Serbia LtN))
sh1ro wont be mvp its either Hobbit or s1mple
2021-06-20 23:03
1 reply
#35
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Ukraine McSwell
It's Hobbit
2021-06-20 23:09
but sh0r0 stole 1 mvp from hobbit/yekindar
2021-06-21 08:06
#24
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Serbia LtN))
GGWP This was the last online tournament))))
2021-06-20 23:02
2 replies
ajahahaah
2021-06-21 08:08
Starladder RMR online as well.
2021-06-21 10:49
#25
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Ukraine McSwell
I give NaVi a credit in this tournament, not a bad try considering new map in pool.
2021-06-20 23:02
1 reply
#28
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Serbia LtN))
+1 I actually enjoyed seeing them winning even though s1mple had an off-tournament
2021-06-20 23:03
gj gambit and nt navi that was amazing tournament
2021-06-20 23:03
lmao
2021-06-20 23:04
#32
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Hungary szia
Another 2nd place for #2 player s0mple As hard as he tries, he just can't carry this facking noob team to trophies
2021-06-20 23:05
5 replies
Cry more
2021-06-20 23:23
3 replies
#69
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Hungary szia
about what lol s0mple lost. I am happy
2021-06-20 23:41
2 replies
#131
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Serbia LtN))
Imagine being happy cuz someone lost Get a life pls
2021-06-21 12:37
1 reply
+1 kids these days
2021-06-21 14:24
nt no scene
2021-06-21 10:49
Hobbit top1
2021-06-20 23:08
gg, thx gambit
2021-06-20 23:09
#37
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Brazil Anarchybr
1. Making NAVI (or any team) to play 2 bo3 in the same day which it happens to be the GRAND FINAL day is bullshit, they were visibly more tired / stressed than Gambit players on cam 2. Props to Gambitos tho, hope they keep this pace on LAN
2021-06-20 23:10
3 replies
that the prize for getting into the finals from the upper bracket, as there's no map advantage, you don't have to play that extra game, I think that it's okay, the best team would win it anyway for example, in dota2, t1 today had to play bo3 and bo5 after that, and they still got a 2-0 victory in bo3, and a 3-2 victory in the bo5 final
2021-06-20 23:47
2 replies
But T1 played Godlike. Did you really think Na'vi could have played like them? And Na'vi had a nerve wracking game that surely drained them. T1 had a relatively easy 2-0 win. But granted, T1 had to play an amazing 3-2 to win it with a 1-2 comeback as well. They certainly look very strong. Think T1 is a top 3 team heading into TI? After PSG LGD and EG?
2021-06-21 05:16
1 reply
t1 played well, but I mean that they had to play more games in a single day and were successful. As for their standing, I don't know, the only thing that I know for sure is that lgd is top1.
2021-06-21 15:51
#38
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Estonia thisba!tes
fk yeeeeeeah
2021-06-20 23:10
Unfair cuz they just chilled before, NaVi didnt and they could watch the stream
2021-06-20 23:11
3 replies
If they would have beaten gambit before it would have been the other wat around
2021-06-20 23:41
2 replies
#85
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South Africa Ston3Cold
Agreed. Na'Vi just unlucky not to beat them in the Upper Bracket winners match. But oh well, not taking anything away from Gambit, they played well and deserved to win.
2021-06-21 01:07
Would be unfair aswell retardinho
2021-06-21 23:03
God Hobbit MVP well deserved
2021-06-20 23:12
#42
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United States Rayduh
Gambit era
2021-06-20 23:13
fluke onliners
2021-06-20 23:14
3 replies
#46
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United States f2n
flair & name check out
2021-06-20 23:15
2 replies
+1
2021-06-20 23:45
+1
2021-06-22 16:10
#45
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Portugal dracø
Whats the point of an upper bracket with the sole advantage being a tired opponent? I'd much rather see 2 fresh and prepared teams go at it in a bo5(1map advantage) or bo3(with veto advantage) on another day rather than this.
2021-06-20 23:15
2 replies
#49
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Portugal n0xiv4
This final was so interesting I prefered to watch SAW vs OFFSET... A BO3 for a final is so boring, without any advantages as you said. And we've seen this exact game in a way on the semi-final
2021-06-20 23:19
#87
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Brazil Anarchybr
+1 Semi final was way more fun to watch
2021-06-21 01:34
#51
NAF | 
Brazil uezu
Please can someone beat gambit just once ffs Im getting angry by how good they are performing
2021-06-20 23:21
11 replies
#58
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Serbia LtN))
Only team that can actually be a challenge to Gambit rn is NaVi
2021-06-20 23:23
10 replies
Vitality 2 0 gambot Navi s0mple 0 2 gambot "Only team that can actually be a challenge to gambit rn" lul
2021-06-21 00:15
9 replies
Navi beat gambit twice in a bo3 before this tournament. 0/8 bait. TRY HARDER HATER
2021-06-21 02:07
3 replies
S0mple fan malding. S0mple always lose LUL
2021-06-21 13:04
2 replies
Na'Vi have beaten Gambit in bo5 final 3-0, Vitality only won once in group stage xd
2021-06-21 14:23
S1mple best player in the world. I dont need to mald. I only need to be proud. Cry
2021-06-22 01:48
#111
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Serbia LtN))
use your brain next time.
2021-06-21 07:10
4 replies
Crying gaybian haha
2021-06-22 12:49
3 replies
#158
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Serbia LtN))
nt b****r
2021-06-22 13:23
2 replies
Crying gaybian xaxa
2021-06-22 14:48
1 reply
#160
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Serbia LtN))
Crying b****r AXAXAXA
2021-06-22 14:48
Hobbit MVP EZ. Sh1ro is 3rd best gambit player lol.
2021-06-20 23:22
Hobbit Ax1le and Sh1ro too stronk. Congrats my boyz
2021-06-20 23:22
2 replies
#64
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Kazakhstan oscar9992
Nafany is the best too. Great calls, movement & AIM too!
2021-06-20 23:28
1 reply
Agreed. Interz kinda weak comparing to the others but the level of the team is too high.
2021-06-20 23:50
#61
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Best team in csgo history
2021-06-20 23:26
4 replies
best *online team & russian team* in csgo history
2021-06-20 23:35
2 replies
Its a close call between gambit , heroic and BIG for the biggest onliners.
2021-06-21 00:13
#146
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Of course it was a joke, but maybe this roster really is the best online team in history
2021-06-21 15:13
#130
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Serbia LtN))
AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2021-06-21 12:34
GG 4 both teams but Gambit is top1 NaVi need changes
2021-06-20 23:31
bet 500$ gamshit never win a lan t1 event
2021-06-20 23:36
Gj
2021-06-20 23:37
ahahahh navi trash
2021-06-20 23:40
2 replies
Astralis can't defeat Gambit either
2021-06-20 23:48
1 reply
Astralis cant defeat any tier1 team rn
2021-06-21 02:08
#72
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Myanmar dexzzz
sh1ro no1 in 2021.
2021-06-20 23:42
GJ Gambit, congratz, but event organizers need to keep this in mind twitter.com/Thorin/status/14067138077041..
2021-06-21 00:18
1 reply
#86
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South Africa Ston3Cold
Agreed, absolute BS, at least give them a 2 hour break at minimum or schedule the final the day after. Anyhow, it is what it is.
2021-06-21 01:08
knew it
2021-06-21 01:51
The online era is over, if gambit is not shit as a team, it will have to prove it in the lanes.
2021-06-21 02:04
Nt, gg!
2021-06-21 02:17
#96
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Well played to both teams -- It was a great grand-final. ^^
2021-06-21 02:30
It is funny how Navi keep the boom IGL or whatever until now, literally bot every game
2021-06-21 02:31
Gg
2021-06-21 03:56
hahA bot navi still dreaming
2021-06-21 04:20
1 reply
yeah bot navi and you?
2021-06-21 04:39
#103
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India Rav3nEz
G2 died for this :(
2021-06-21 05:01
2 replies
Even if G2 had won they would have lost to gambit
2021-06-21 05:08
Would have lost too, remember group stage
2021-06-21 14:22
#108
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Kazakhstan Areskz
Krasavchiki 2 raza podrat unchtozhili navi.
2021-06-21 05:56
Na'Vi needs a new IGL. Because of boombl4, they are so inconsistent.
2021-06-21 06:25
Gambit always get easy teams and easy games, it's not even fair at all
2021-06-21 07:56
2 replies
gambit 1 major wdym?
2021-06-21 10:21
1 reply
I don't remember that ever happening
2021-06-22 08:50
Congrats Gambit, sad for Natus Vincere
2021-06-21 08:15
Lada Sedan , Aubergine ! Gambit too stronk !! Couldn't be more happy for this team :-)) sh1ro is an absolute monster, and HObbit ... what a career revamp !!!
2021-06-21 08:25
Well played gambit on every moment you was a step ahead then Navi I don't know if radar hacks or luck but you are no 1 on online let's see what you will do on Lan
2021-06-21 09:29
s1mple wil get revenge
2021-06-21 16:05
1 major winner > 0 major winners
2021-06-21 16:31
#151
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Argentina marce1g
incredible performance.
2021-06-21 21:38
Gotta rewatch!
2021-06-26 20:44
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