NAVI claim BLAST Premier Fall Final trophy over Vitality

The CIS squad won the final series despite dropping their pick, Nuke, which ended their win streak on the map.

Natus Vincere continue to dominate the international scene after taking out Vitality 2-1 in the BLAST Premier Fall Final grand final, making this their third LAN victory in a row (fourth counting the pre-online era IEM Katowice 2020) after IEM Cologne and the PGL Major in Stockholm.

The final victory didn’t come easy to Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy’s men, however, as a first map victory was followed by a shocker as Vitality astoundingly claimed Nuke 16-6, a map which NAVI hadn’t lost in over half a year, racking up 20 victories in a row in the meantime.

Ultimately, the Frenchmen weren’t able to hold up the pace on the final map, Inferno, where NAVI set the pace on the CT side giving themselves plenty of room to close things out on the attack to win the trophy.

Natus Vincere are now eying an era, and if Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and company can continue to put away tournaments in dominating fashion they could be on their way to make the bid reality ahead of 2022, when the scene will be in upheaval following myriad roster changes.

Nobody could cast a shadow on s1mple in the final

The final series started on Mirage, Vitality’s pick, and a map they had just walked all over Astralis on in the consolidation final, but Natus Vincere were the first ones to make a mark on the CT side, taking a 5-0 lead. Despite the slow start, the Frenchmen hit back to within one before deflating under the might of s1mple and Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov in a 9-6 half.

Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and company won the crucial second pistol round and once again got within one round of tying things up, but that’s when Natus Vincere kicked into gear on the attack with s1mple putting on a show for the fans at the Royal Arena downing 36 players as he and his teammates won the first map 16-12.

Vitality were then tasked with going up against Natus Vincere on Nuke, where the CIS squad has a 20 map win streak and recently beat the Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire-led squad 16-6 in the upper bracket final. Not ones to back down, the Frenchmen took complete control in the early stages of the map with a flawless 6-0 start. Despite losing a round, a calm and collected Vitality bounced right back to a 9-1.

Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov won a big 1vs3 afterplant clutch to tally a second round for his side, but Vitality showed no signs of slowing down, winning the half 11-4. NAVI wedged themselves back into the map in the early rounds of the CT side, but to no avail as the Frenchmen did the unthinkable and ended B1ad3’s men’s winning streak.

Vitality spoiled NAVI's 2-0 on Nuke before falling on Inferno

In classic fashion the series came down to Inferno, where the CIS squad took the lead on the defense in their bid to take the series and leave Denmark with another piece of silverware for the organization’s trophy cabinet in Kyiv. Vitality hit back in the third round, but a triple by electroNic kept his team ahead.

From there in out it was a one-sided affair as NAVI took a 12-3 half before putting the final nail in Vitality’s coffin after the Frenchmen covered up the final result winning a few rounds before Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy closed it out in a 1vs2 afterplant situation to make it 16-7 and claim the title.

Matchpage
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1
28th November 2021
16
Mirage
12
6
Nuke
16
16
Inferno
7
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
76 - 46 +30 102.6 1.49
53 - 46 +7 81.1 1.22
51 - 46 +5 80.3 1.17
42 - 48 -6 71.8 0.94
38 - 39 -1 50.5 0.92
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 50 +13 86.7 1.27
47 - 52 -5 75.5 0.94
43 - 50 -7 66.3 0.91
36 - 53 -17 58.8 0.79
36 - 55 -19 54.8 0.71

The final BLAST Premier Fall Final standings are:

1. Russia Natus Vincere - $225,000
2. France Vitality - $85,000
3. Denmark Astralis - $40,000
4. Denmark Heroic - $25,000
5-6. United States Liquid - $15,000
5-6. Europe FaZe - $15,000
7-8. Sweden NIP - $10,000
7-8. Germany BIG - $10,000

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
912
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1895
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1476
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Finland IFK
wp NaVi!
2021-11-28 23:48
23 replies
NAVI ERA JUST STARTED
2021-11-28 23:48
19 replies
#22
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Turkey sedo7
GOAT S1MPLE
2021-11-28 23:50
13 replies
zywoo will never beat s1mple
2021-11-28 23:50
12 replies
+1
2021-11-28 23:51
but he already beat him cs competition didn't start in 2021 ... Can you just stop comparing the two best player in the world and just admire their outstanding skills and game sence ?
2021-11-29 00:04
6 replies
to be fair, in a game as competitive as counter strike with such passionate fanbases, when you have 2 players so far above everyone else it only makes sense to compare them. anyone who types "s0mple baiting" or "zywho baiting" are obviously trolling, any real CS fan respects them both, even biggest navi fan like me
2021-11-29 00:08
4 replies
False, I don't like Vita at all
2021-11-29 00:42
2 replies
Yea I don’t LIKE them, but I certainly respect zywoo as a player at the very least.
2021-11-29 02:29
1 reply
#109
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Canada Timings
Yes he is great and all. Has been playing better than s1mple at times but of course s1mple is better, different gravy!
2021-11-29 04:49
U're a great fan and if everyone were like you,the cs community wouid be so healthy
2021-11-29 12:05
Why not? Sasha is clearly better in all ways.
2021-11-29 00:58
hltv.org/news/28749/top-20-players-of-20.. hltv.org/news/30897/top-20-players-of-20.. Cry is free BRA71L Zywoo is better player individually he just has bot team just like s1mple did few years ago, when they both have average team for the past 2 years Zywoo > s1mple plus not to mention Zywoo is younger and still has his prime CS years in front of him (24-25), while s1mple is in his prime right now and its really hard to imagine he could get better, he stays on this level for max 1-2 years and slowly starts to drop off after age of 25 just like literally every top 1 player we ever had in CSGO (get_right, olofmeister and coldzera)
2021-11-29 02:03
2 replies
This could be zywoo's peak just as well, I will never understand delusional ppl like you who just make up stuff to somehow support their argument.
2021-11-29 02:12
People fall off not because of their age but because with age, they start to have different priorities and hence they dont work as hard in CS as they used to.
2021-11-29 03:29
#126
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India SKS_1337
awww few months old baby posting in internet forum. Wish you were born 2 years ago to see Zywoo dicking down on s0mple.
2021-11-29 08:42
EZ
2021-11-28 23:50
1 reply
+1 LETS GO BRO
2021-11-28 23:51
#38
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow
2021 = NAVI ERA
2021-11-28 23:51
1 reply
+2021
2021-11-28 23:51
+1
2021-11-29 05:22
they're so good..
2021-11-28 23:51
Very well played by both Vitality and Navi. The fact that they actually were the team to take away Nuke, when so many other teams failed so many times, is just insane. Congrats to s1mple for his 18th MVP
2021-11-29 00:00
1 reply
#77
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Italy Esxcanor
The reason they took nuke is simply because they were playing with nothing to lose after losing first map, shox is gonna leave, there is a high probability that kyojin leaves as well and they just wanted to go all out as underdogs too. Navi had everything to lose and they just couldn't hold the pressure of keeping the winstreak, while Vitality were literally playing A and pushing Electronic alone on A outside. One time NaVi sent 3 outside, they were turned off directly by Vitality because of their firepower.
2021-11-29 00:07
#2
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Spain Reddington_
Top 3 in NaVi winning a tournament? I'VE DONE IT BABY! I'm lucky
2021-11-28 23:48
GG NaVi!
2021-11-28 23:48
EZ4NAVI ERA
2021-11-28 23:48
Best potential I've seen in a team in 20+ years of cs.
2021-11-28 23:48
1 reply
True
2021-11-28 23:52
GREATESTEST VS GREATESTESTEST
2021-11-28 23:48
#8
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Italy BOT_Jay
gg
2021-11-28 23:48
EZ4 GOATS
2021-11-28 23:48
Ez
2021-11-28 23:48
#11
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Ukraine d3adLY
so good
2021-11-28 23:48
gz
2021-11-28 23:49
Retires shox plz
2021-11-28 23:49
1 reply
/del
2021-11-28 23:55
NaVi, NaVi!
2021-11-28 23:49
#15
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Azerbaijan djwanksta
Ik s1mples gonna get mvp but zywoo is carrying his team like crazy
2021-11-28 23:49
1 reply
He had the AWP for literally 3 rounds and went +13 while “why you bully” goes +30. It’s a little not fair when you have the P250 against an AWP every round. 🤷‍♂️
2021-11-29 07:31
Well played NaVi s1mple GOD of CS:GO
2021-11-28 23:50
#17
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nice NaVi !!! kings
2021-11-28 23:50
Respect to goat S1mple
2021-11-28 23:49
too easy
2021-11-28 23:49
#20
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Ukraine McSwell
GG. very convincing win from NaVi. I can even say it's ok they lost nuke, no "win streak" pressure anymore.
2021-11-28 23:50
s1mple the goat
2021-11-28 23:50
2021-11-28 23:50
7 replies
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA
2021-11-28 23:50
#33
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow
ahahahaha
2021-11-28 23:51
Hqhqhqha
2021-11-28 23:55
1 reply
Only Vitality fans will say that this is photoshop
2021-11-28 23:56
#83
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Moldova allex_md
hahhahahhahhahahhahhahahahahahaha
2021-11-29 00:09
watafak mens)
2021-11-29 00:47
1 reply
Ask Navi
2021-11-29 00:47
EZ
2021-11-28 23:50
#27
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow
S1mple GOAT #1 B1T GOAT #2 NAVI ERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cologne, Grand Slam, MAJOR, BLAST... +many more
2021-11-28 23:50
gg
2021-11-28 23:50
SO EZ
2021-11-28 23:50
Too stronk
2021-11-28 23:50
EXPECTED GG
2021-11-28 23:51
Expected Ggwp
2021-11-28 23:51
#40
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Argentina nymeros
Now can confirm that with the addition of the danes, Vitality has no ceiling. WP Na'Vi
2021-11-28 23:51
2 replies
You’re a clown if you think they have no floor to reach a ceiling. I would happily go Glock 2 rounds to drop someone like Zywoo an AWP. shox is notorious for breaking up 3 teams and id rather take memes like xist/Hunden as IGL over apEX. The #1 ranked player had an AWP 3 times in 2 maps 🤷‍♂️
2021-11-29 07:47
1 reply
#125
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Argentina nymeros
I respect your opinion about THIS team, only time will tell the future.
2021-11-29 08:39
#41
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Russia mshkoda
thank you mabois to keep motivation after major
2021-11-28 23:51
Well that win is not suprising. We really need few teams that can challenge current navi.
2021-11-28 23:52
6 replies
#50
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Indonesia lukerey
Some teams can, next year.
2021-11-28 23:53
2 replies
Hopefully will be a tough year for navi
2021-11-28 23:54
1 reply
#55
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Indonesia lukerey
+1
2021-11-28 23:54
#52
who | 
Bulgaria No_1One
old astralis
2021-11-28 23:54
2 replies
Old times never come back bro
2021-11-28 23:55
#88
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Italy Esxcanor
Old Astralis could if this was Navi of 2018 with Flamie and Navi having their weak tactics, which was S1mple go kill, S1mple top fragging every game. No way Astralis could hold this Navi down, i mean maybe Magisk could outaim Boombl4 but the rest are debatable.
2021-11-29 00:15
Navi trash dropping 2 maps 1 of em their ultimate pick gtfo . S1mple baiter
2021-11-28 23:52
4 replies
#59
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow
Kappa
2021-11-28 23:55
Copium
2021-11-29 06:00
Oh, are you the guy who's trying to get to Poland through Belarus?
2021-11-29 06:13
1 reply
That was my brother , I'm gonna die in English canal
2021-11-30 08:50
OMG!!! S1mple GOAT!
2021-11-28 23:52
I hope b1t wins his 1'st MVP this year. May be Blast World Final MVP?
2021-11-28 23:52
5 replies
Yeah, would be amazing. He really deserves at least one
2021-11-29 00:23
4 replies
Yes. He deserves at least 1 MVP for his performances this year.
2021-11-29 00:30
3 replies
elec had no MVP so far, b1t won't get as well
2021-11-29 06:22
2 replies
Pretty sure elec had his in 2018 or 2019.
2021-11-29 09:55
1 reply
hltv.org/news/29001/electronic-secures-c.. If b1t gets only 1 similar level mvp in same 5 years, he is fucked.
2021-11-30 13:10
gg ez
2021-11-28 23:53
Congrats Na'Vi, next time Vita!
2021-11-28 23:53
#51
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Europe 0only1
Huge respect to Vitality's roster for being the only team getting close to beating this NaVi team in two tournament finals. Even though they ve lost me about 1000$
2021-11-28 23:54
3 replies
"Close"? LMAO, this final was never close.Mirage was a blowout, Nuke was also a blowout because Na'vi didn't showed up and Inferno was over 15 minutes into the game.
2021-11-29 00:05
2 replies
#87
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Europe 0only1
It is close whenever you take a map from Navi, for the Navi standards.
2021-11-29 00:14
1 reply
Lmao
2021-11-30 09:49
#53
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Indonesia lukerey
Congrats Navi!!.. GGWP to all teams
2021-11-28 23:54
#56
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Turkey sedo7
1.49 rating holy sh1t, he is living for the Finals
2021-11-28 23:55
#57
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Ukraine eonsql
Well, vitality were beasts on nuke. Huge credits and respect. Navi potential is just enormous..grtz again
2021-11-28 23:55
EZ4NAVI <3 <3 <3 WE LOVE YOU #NAVINATION
2021-11-28 23:57
2 replies
#70
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China HEIDASHUAi
b1t so close to MVP award, insane rookie
2021-11-29 00:03
+1
2021-11-30 09:50
that zywoo pic goes hard
2021-11-28 23:57
#64
JD | 
Poland PSZ
my god s1mple is so fucking good <3
2021-11-28 23:58
Congratz, B1t literally won everything in this game
2021-11-28 23:58
3 replies
#66
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Latvia pumasiK
best speedrun
2021-11-28 23:58
+1
2021-11-29 00:09
Only iem katowice left
2021-11-29 01:05
Expected & Deserved GGWP NaVi P.S. B1T going for that Millionaire Any% Speedrun
2021-11-29 00:00
Our era. s1mple's world. Period.
2021-11-29 00:01
NAVI era confirmed!
2021-11-29 00:03
#72
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Europe b7ack0ut
so easy
2021-11-29 00:03
Congratz!
2021-11-29 00:04
#76
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South America Reaccion
s1mple GOD
2021-11-29 00:06
#78
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Croatia Netkov
E R A
2021-11-29 00:07
its unreal that vitality even got to the final with this lineup beside zywoo literallt they dont have any firepower
2021-11-29 00:09
1 reply
+1 its because the opposite team players were thinkin the same way, its a mental thing only
2021-11-29 08:29
congratz S1mple & b1t333 🙂
2021-11-29 00:09
S1mple too Stronk
2021-11-29 00:10
#86
Zeus | 
Ukraine vols
GG Navi and WP to Vitality for that dominant nuke.
2021-11-29 00:11
GG Na' VI! well fucking deserved 😎
2021-11-29 00:17
Gratz!
2021-11-29 00:18
classic apex on last round, it s nice this team disband but they should get ride of apex really.. it s painfull watching him giving rounds
2021-11-29 00:26
So happy for NAVI !!
2021-11-29 00:31
s1mple just wow
2021-11-29 02:48
#104
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Finland AliSabid
Lets go NAVI <3
2021-11-29 03:11
#107
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Europe Cr3eP_70
I hope Vitality can keep Trashclaire apeX on that team... Poor Zywoo carrying and carrying and carrying so much garbage. That last map was a real ass whooping!
2021-11-29 03:57
Damn, vitality actually won a map? And nuke at that too. nt nt
2021-11-29 04:10
GG and with this 2021 is all Navi.
2021-11-29 05:16
ZywOo after losing from s1mple be lie:- s1mple why youuuu; why you bully me? You fackin bitch why you bully me?
2021-11-29 05:24
nice))
2021-11-29 06:25
#117
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South Africa Ston3Cold
GG WP Na'Vi! Let the good times roll :D
2021-11-29 07:21
How top achievement they can do? really want to see, the next BLAST would be more tough than previous, G2 Vitality Gambit Heroic none of them don't want to revenge.
2021-11-29 07:36
Good morning navi nation, feels good to be a navi fan
2021-11-29 07:40
Nice
2021-11-29 08:10
Nice to see skilled player win tournaments and mvps and bots like ecovice dropping hard.
2021-11-29 08:15
Navi are really looking great. Its amazing to see them in such strong form. A pleasure to watch.
2021-11-29 10:15
GOD s1mple
2021-11-29 13:05
NaVi's ERA!!!
2021-11-30 14:44
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