NAVI open BLAST Premier Fall Group C with a victory

The CIS squad's 2-1 victory over OG means they have won eight of their last nine series.

Natus Vincere continued where they left off after their recent ESL Pro League win, comfortably besting OG on Overpass and Mirage. Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and co. managed to pick up the second map, Dust2, but at no point looked like they would take the series win.

The series started with OG's pick of Overpass, and the boys in blue got themselves off to a rough start; Natus Vincere came into their CT side ready to play and quickly rattled off six rounds with minimal resistance before OG even managed to get in the board.

s1mple continued where he left off after his MVP performance at EPL

Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov seemed to have the right read every single round with OG finding themselves walking into stack after stack, and they were fortunate to scramble together a couple of rounds at the end of the half to make it 4-11, giving themselves some semblance of hope for the second half.

Unfortunately any hope they had was quickly crushed as OG lost the pistol round, and Natus Vincere won five on the bounce to quickly end the first map. Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy in particular stood out for Natus Vincere, with his aggressive approach to holding A on the CT side, often on his own, paying dividends for the CIS squad.

That brought us to the pick of Natus Vincere, Dust2, and it was a more hotly contested battle than the first map. Natus Vincere started on T side, winning the pistol and converting, but OG immediately pegged them back with three of their own. The rest of the half was just as close, mostly due to a key half-buy OG won to prevent the half getting away from them, leading to a 7-8 score.

OG kicked off their T side with a pistol win and conversion, before Natus Vincere replied with four on the bounce. At this point the half became a tense affair, short a and catwalk becoming the main battleground with multiple key rounds coming down to the fact Natus Vincere were struggling to find a way to hold that area of the map. OG took this fact and ran with it all the way to a 16-13 map win, Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan specifically deserving praise for his work repeatedly cracking open the A site.

The decider was Mirage, and unfortunately OG could not muster a performance like the one they produced on Dust2. Natus Vincere started on the T side, and after losing the first two rounds, they did not look back. They racked up a monstrous 11 round T half with only two further rounds in reply, largely off the back of a Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev who could not be stopped, the AWPer contributing plenty of frags and two vital clutches.

Natus Vincere won their CT pistol and the second round, taking them up to 13 and giving OG simply too much to do to get back into the map. The boys in blue did manage to win a few rounds to break the Natus Vincere economy and get themselves up to eight rounds, due to flameZ once again seeing huge success entry fragging; however an unfortunate loss to an eco hastened their demise, 16-8 the final score.

Matchpage
2
1
24th September 2021
Europe
16
Overpass
4
13
Dust2
16
16
Mirage
8
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 44 +10 78.6 1.24
49 - 34 +15 69.8 1.23
52 - 41 +11 74.8 1.17
46 - 40 +6 73.0 1.07
37 - 47 -10 63.3 0.91
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 52 -3 83.1 1.04
48 - 48 0 69.8 0.95
37 - 49 -12 57.3 0.86
31 - 43 -12 55.7 0.85
38 - 46 -8 58.1 0.85
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
313
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
330
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
GOOD JOB NAVI
2021-09-24 20:28
#3
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Russia ToughGuy
means they have won 15 series out of their 16* Fixed for u
2021-09-24 20:31
1 reply
yeah, hope they can keep this form
2021-09-24 20:32
+Kjaerbye and OG would have won
2021-09-24 20:33
5 replies
Yeah, he actually retired.
2021-09-24 20:35
4 replies
Just like olofmeister
2021-09-24 20:36
1 reply
He always stepped down from the roster due to injury or lack of motivation. He never officially called it quits on his career
2021-09-24 20:54
#11
B1T | 
Russia lo0u
He could've still tried it. I guess he was just done mentally as well.
2021-09-24 20:37
he is now in McDonald's gaming
2021-09-24 21:48
#6
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Algeria SilverQuick
Boiii NAVI looking pretty hard rn
2021-09-24 20:34
#7
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Europe Top8vk
ez4Navi :)
2021-09-24 20:34
1 reply
+1
2021-09-25 11:27
Valde 1.25 on dust2 not mirage hltv correct
2021-09-24 20:35
#13
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Sweden sn1pie
navi to stronk
2021-09-24 20:44
#14
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Poland SebL
Beautifull match from NaVi, gz to OG for making it a 3 mapper but we could see who was the better team here. GGWP!
2021-09-24 20:44
wpwp <3
2021-09-24 20:47
1 reply
+1 #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI
2021-09-25 11:27
Ggwp both teams. Mantuu didnt show up!!
2021-09-24 20:52
b1t is really good on overpass. He has been top of the scoreboard for several overpass matches
2021-09-24 21:01
ANYWAY LOST YOUR PICK TO OG > TRASH
2021-09-24 21:22
#24
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China HEIDASHUAi
b1t pog
2021-09-24 22:04
1 reply
+1 GOD b1t <3
2021-09-25 11:27
yeah that was isn't fixed ct side on d2 from navi
2021-09-24 22:07
GG!
2021-09-24 22:08
really was hopping for OG after map 2:(
2021-09-24 22:11
gg
2021-09-24 22:30
Wow such pro gamings unreal many wows such good! But jokes aside i honestly prefer navi lose and get top 3-4 at this event so that they are more prepared for the major. I think winning this event or being in the final can hurt them mentally in a way that they might be drained out for the major, but of course if they win everywhere thatd be great, its just that knowing navi its hard to predict them win a major if they win the 2nd title in a row here. Their mentality is not as strong ad astralisses was when they win everything. Of course its a losers mentality lose here to win there and they need to win everything to prove their worth but still, point is if they win this event there s gonna be less chances for them getting to the final of the major, bit if they get rekt here and dont win then they ll have more chamces in winning the major. Someone bookmark my msg as i like to be proved wrong on this one
2021-09-24 23:07
1 reply
Dude, this is only the groups phase, the qualifiers for the finals. The finals are played after the major :D
2021-09-25 09:03
U mean valde on dust 2 1.25 rating?
2021-09-25 00:32
Boom the beached whale. Dude stop the carbs - you will improve your CS and you might get a girl.
2021-09-25 01:00
1 reply
Hes got a great girl wdym and besides its russian affair with carbs because of cold
2021-09-25 08:56
Flamez ruining OG. Such an overrated and unreliable player. Dont mention his age because zywoo, simple, niko, coldzera and device were all his age once but were kicking ass.
2021-09-25 08:04
EZ4NAVI
2021-09-25 11:27
expected EZ 4 NAVI
2021-09-25 13:29
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