NAVI secure spot in Fall Final after beating Complexity
Benjamin "blameF" Bremer's squad drop to the lower bracket of Group C.
Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and co. have secured their spot at BLAST Premier Fall Final after defeating Complexity 2-1 in the Group C upper bracket. The international mix surprised with a great performance on Ancient, dominating Natus Vincere on their own map pick, but were unable to carry that momentum into Nuke.
The series started with a close first half on Overpass as Complexity were able to go toe-to-toe with Natus Vincere with a convincing offense. In the end, however, Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov's squad narrowly closed the half ahead 8-7 thanks to a great series of B holds from Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy.
Natus Vincere looked more comfortable on the T side as they consistently cracked Complexity's B bombsite thanks to the efforts of Perfecto and Denis "electronic" Sharipov. The CIS squad only dropped three rounds in their offense on their way to secure the map 16-10.
Natus Vincere's surprise pick of Ancient did not go according to plan. The CIS squad looked lost in their offense, rarely being able to find advantages and often failing to close rounds when ahead. The 12-3 half was marked by a great performance from Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, as his exemplary defense of the A bombsite was key for Complexity's success.
There were no surprises in the second half as Complexity cruised through their T side, losing only one round before closing Ancient 16-4.
Nuke's first half saw blameF's squad take the initial lead before conceding seven consecutive rounds to Natus Vincere. Complexity executed a small comeback, equalizing 7-7, but a 1v2 clutch by Valeriy "B1T" Vakhovskiy secured the half-time advantage for his team. NAVI maintained their perfect record on Nuke over the last four months after cruising through their CT side, comfortably holding off Complexity before closing the map 16-9 and the series 2-0.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|56 - 45||+11||78.9||1.15|
|43 - 45||-2||71.6||1.06|
|43 - 48||-5||69.3||1.02|
|40 - 52||-12||64.6||0.90|
|32 - 46||-14||58.8||0.85|