MIBR shock NAVI in BLAST Premier Spring Groups

Reigning Major champions Natus Vincere open their account for the year with a shock loss to a team ranked 55 spots below them in the world rankings.

MIBR took a shock upset to open Group B of BLAST Spring by defeating Natus Vincere on Dust2 16-12. Natus Vincere generally struggled, but Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev in particular had an uncharacteristically quiet game for the reigning Major champions, managing only four kills in the first half and finishing with a 0.83 rating.

This unexpected result sends Natus Vincere down to the lower bracket, though it is far from the end of the world for the CIS side, as no one will be eliminated in the first stage of the Spring Groups.

MIBR played a bold game and it was an incredibly successful strategy for them as they went a staggering 20:8 in opening duels. Natus Vincere struggled with the aggressive approach of the Brazilians, particularly s1mple who found himself on the wrong end of the entry frag time after time.

Stand-in brnz4n lead the way for his team with 112 ADR

The first half was a tight battle between the two squads, with the Brazilian squad winning their T-side pistol and converting before the CIS superstars picked up five on the bounce to get out to a 5-3 lead. MIBR began to grow into the half, finding plenty of success winning opening duels, and Natus Vincere needed two stellar retakes to get into the half at merely an 7-8 deficit.

MIBR's success in opening duels continued into the second half, and bar a four round streak early in the half, Natus Vincere really struggled to get much going on the offense. An imperious defence took hold when the score hit 11-10 in Natus Vincere's favour off the back of the aforementioned streak, with the Brazilians winning six of the final seven rounds to take home a memorable victory.

A team effort got MIBR over the line in this game, with Matheus "⁠Tuurtle⁠" Anhaia, Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda and Breno "⁠brnz4n⁠" Poletto all posting a 1.30 rating or better. Only Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov posted above a 1.00 rating for Natus Vincere, emphasising just how much of an off-game this was for the CIS team.

A special mention goes to brnz4n for his stellar showing, stepping up from the academy roster to stand-in for Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes in this event.

Matchpage
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16
29th January 2022
12
Dust2
16
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
21 - 23 -2 90.3 1.09
16 - 19 -3 81.4 0.96
19 - 19 0 75.0 0.94
16 - 21 -5 51.4 0.83
11 - 21 -10 41.0 0.56
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 20 +4 112.0 1.56
24 - 13 +11 83.3 1.34
23 - 15 +8 83.7 1.30
19 - 17 +2 63.3 1.08
13 - 18 -5 44.8 0.81
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' Anhaia
Matheus 'Tuurtle' Anhaia
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
636
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
31
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.73
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1493
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
#2
cogu | 
Brazil Capi___
Gg
2022-01-29 16:49
6 replies
Uh oh blast losing a lot of integrity and credibility now yikes
2022-01-29 18:10
2 replies
lmao?
2022-01-29 21:07
What is that even supposed to mean XD
2022-01-29 22:07
disband next week
2022-01-29 18:13
2 replies
Maybe
2022-01-29 19:38
XD kkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-31 12:02
ez
2022-01-29 16:49
#4
Frankie | 
Brazil qrii
baseados
2022-01-29 16:49
#5
Twistzz | 
China sfc_
KEKW
2022-01-29 16:49
Its ok
2022-01-29 16:49
lul
2022-01-29 16:49
brnz4n the goat
2022-01-29 16:49
easy knifes giveways
2022-01-29 16:49
#12
Juli | 
Canada Yaokon
Ah shit here we go again
2022-01-29 16:49
Great job from them!
2022-01-29 16:50
lose to m13r, holy shit top 1 my ass
2022-01-29 16:50
electronic returns to his nightmare of carrying 4 noobs for 4 years 🤣
2022-01-29 16:50
imagine losing to a turtle
2022-01-29 16:50
7 replies
The Ninja Turtles would nunchuck you 🤣
2022-01-29 16:59
5 replies
well atleast they would outperform ninjas in pyjamas
2022-01-29 17:00
4 replies
Fan of G2 with a humour Tier 2
2022-01-29 17:08
3 replies
fan of losers KEKW
2022-01-29 17:25
2 replies
fan of 2nd placers kekekekekekekekekekekek
2022-01-29 17:40
1 reply
imagine thinking winning vs a team with amanek is good hahahahha
2022-01-29 17:45
#84
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
teenage mutant ninja turtles
2022-01-29 17:14
navi so bad
2022-01-29 16:51
GOBRAZIL
2022-01-29 16:51
#24
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
zywoo #1 this year confirmed
2022-01-29 16:52
8 replies
#29
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Algeria Zawwy
m0NESY #1)
2022-01-29 16:52
+1
2022-01-29 16:53
#40
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
sh1ro #1 or Zywoo #1
2022-01-29 16:55
brnz4n #1
2022-01-29 16:58
1 reply
#135
cu | 
Brazil LMZILLA
+1
2022-01-29 18:16
sh1ro has better chances, i think
2022-01-29 19:44
2 replies
#166
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
Maybe if he starts playing more inpactfully, otherwise i doubt it. Its possible tho
2022-01-29 19:59
1 reply
Sh1ro's impact rating was really good in 1st tournament of this year
2022-01-29 20:48
WELCOME TO BRNZ4N ERA
2022-01-29 16:52
#26
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Sweden Akoulad
"shock" said someone who has no experience whatsoever in csgo
2022-01-29 16:52
BRNzan > S15%mple
2022-01-29 16:52
top1 vs top55
2022-01-29 16:52
Good one!
2022-01-29 16:53
#36
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Greece h0nest_fan
Eeeemotional damage
2022-01-29 16:54
#38
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Brazil Bradooo
GG
2022-01-29 16:55
Pls don’t use the word Era about Navi Never was never has been.
2022-01-29 16:56
6 replies
Exactly. They dominated when every team was restructuring and good teams like vitality were dead. Most of the era was online. And they won 2-3 lan events( all in 2021 ). I am not saying they did not dominate. Ofcourse they did but it was mostly online and against dead or restructuring team. So to call it a era I would say dominate 1st half of 2022
2022-01-29 18:16
5 replies
Don't be so envious. It's bo1, it's happen. NaVi still top 1, so...
2022-01-29 18:31
2 replies
Lost to mibr and Astralis same day. Last finish not real top 1 ehh
2022-01-29 21:02
1 reply
1 day problem. Who cares, I am not bettor.
2022-01-29 22:14
Watch them win this tournament lmao
2022-01-29 20:49
#187
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New Zealand SWARN151
You know that Navi's "era" started in June-July, when they made 7-8 GrandFinals in a row and won all of them, except the RMR finals against Gambit? The teams' restructuring started *after* the major, November onwards. Navi has been 1st since June-July. If you wanna call all of it as restructuring, then Navi was themselves a restructured team, since b1t had joined Navi in late April, while kyojin had just joined Vitality 1-2 months back. You could say that the last 2 BLAST events (Fall and World Finals) had dead teams. The earlier victories were all against stable teams.
2022-01-30 06:30
rip navi
2022-01-29 16:56
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-01-29 16:57
#52
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Finland Stonkamies
kkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-29 16:57
#53
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Brazil largadooo
I’M NOT SHOCKED!!!!!!
2022-01-29 16:58
NiKo #1 this year confirmed
2022-01-29 16:59
2 replies
sh1ro is #1 i think
2022-01-29 20:46
1 reply
+1
2022-01-30 01:51
#58
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Brazil clonado
m0nesy vs Brnz4n, who will be the next s1mple?
2022-01-29 16:59
1 reply
please don't say brnz4n might be a next s1mple, that's an insult to brnz4n and m0nezy
2022-01-30 01:52
s15%mple
2022-01-29 17:00
#60
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Upset yes
2022-01-29 17:00
VAMOS BRAZIL
2022-01-29 17:01
ez
2022-01-29 17:02
Worth mentioning that allegedly two of the players were playing on 15% loss every few seconds in a round.
2022-01-29 17:03
3 replies
Loss is a loss bro chill
2022-01-29 17:14
Broski, im playing for 1 year with 40% loss. It is not that bad as high ping but when i have 10%, im fucking happy.
2022-01-29 19:19
1 reply
Ah, my bad, the average rando with 40% loss comparing himself to s1mple.
2022-01-29 23:44
Big suprise lol ! It hapen couple times before , it remains me when navi lose renegades long time ago :) Navi will be strong anyways now ore later doesnt matter . Haters always gonna shit when top tier team gonna upset by unssualy team . Guys look how teams playing in lan tournaments not online and put in your heads forever , its gonna be diffrent always . If this was hapen in any lan tournament i was close my mouth :)
2022-01-29 17:04
If Navi had lollipop21k they'd win
2022-01-29 17:04
s0mple washed
2022-01-29 17:04
#73
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Australia owne
navi would’ve won with jks
2022-01-29 17:06
Ezzzzzzzzzz
2022-01-29 17:09
Wtf lmaoo
2022-01-29 17:10
brnz4n > S1mple
2022-01-29 17:13
Well played!
2022-01-29 17:13
Nice mibr well played
2022-01-29 17:14
Last Dance is coming for all of you.
2022-01-29 17:15
2 replies
Coming where? They wont qualify anywhere
2022-01-29 17:21
1 reply
They can jump in an org that is already qualified to some championship.
2022-01-29 19:16
#86
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United States xiquo
wtf
2022-01-29 17:15
respect to young brazil cs
2022-01-29 17:18
S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance?
2022-01-29 17:19
1 reply
S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance?
2022-01-29 17:30
MAJOR FINALS 2022 LAST DANCE X MIBR
2022-01-29 17:19
In the pocket
2022-01-29 17:19
so ez, how this sh1t team is top 1 ?
2022-01-29 17:22
2 replies
#143
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Brazil hugoooo
Just like how LG was #1 and lost to TyLoo on lan on a bo3 right after winning the Major
2022-01-29 18:34
1 reply
LG sh1t team too
2022-01-29 18:36
Rip fantasy picks
2022-01-29 17:22
bo1 is better than bo3, games take so long that it becomes boring. I hope more tournaments use bo1. Based blast
2022-01-29 17:27
#98
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Brazil Yuki0Hz
"The rise and fall of navi era" video incoming
2022-01-29 17:28
#100
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Brazil Largato
Great win, ofc NaVi is not in their best shape rn coming from vacation and they frequently lose the first game almost every championship they play, but that doesn't diminish mibr's performance, they played very well. Hope they can keep this up.
2022-01-29 17:29
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-01-29 17:29
#108
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Saint Lucia Al4n
lmao
2022-01-29 17:36
#109
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Brazil guelzy1
EASY FOR GOAT EXIT 🤣🤣🤣 S0MPLE
2022-01-29 17:36
mibr > Last Dance confirmed
2022-01-29 17:38
s15%mple
2022-01-29 17:41
#113
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Brazil Khart
EZ
2022-01-29 17:42
Mibr finished navi "era"
2022-01-29 17:45
LMAO
2022-01-29 17:45
#117
mch | 
Brazil uezu
brnzam "THE GOAT" "LE PRINCE"
2022-01-29 17:47
#118
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France J0riS
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-01-29 17:50
brnznzn>>>>chelobot
2022-01-29 17:50
S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance?
2022-01-29 17:51
S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance? S1mple, you can't beat MiBR how are you going to beat Last Dance?
2022-01-29 17:51
#124
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India MrP!ng
haters are so happy that they got one win in like 200 years. GJ, NAVI still good to go cuz these are just seed matches
2022-01-29 17:54
2 replies
Cry is free
2022-01-29 19:07
1 reply
#194
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India MrP!ng
hi Haters we will see where MIBR will finish vs navi
2022-02-05 20:18
S1mple thought he was up against Last Dance...
2022-01-29 17:56
NAVI ERA KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2022-01-29 17:56
1 reply
fakeflag confirmed?
2022-01-29 18:16
#127
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Netherlands Datsun510
Holy shit respect mibr
2022-01-29 17:59
Loss 15% hahaha cry S0mple
2022-01-29 17:59
#129
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina sqmke
brnz4n > s1mple
2022-01-29 18:01
Expected
2022-01-29 18:03
kek
2022-01-29 18:22
This is a certified bruh moment from Navi. But no disrespect to MIBR, impressive.
2022-01-29 18:33
#142
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Brazil hugoooo
I can't believe I forgot to wake up earlier to watch this fucking match... omg
2022-01-29 18:34
XD
2022-01-29 18:40
#149
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Spain moorakami
That weird situation when your academy player is better than anyone on the main team.
2022-01-29 18:48
1 reply
yeah true lol
2022-01-29 21:36
Navi fluke Major Zywoo > s1mple
2022-01-29 19:01
feels bad for papatronic man , i hate s1mple dragging him into his mess
2022-01-29 19:03
NO BOLSO... EZ FOR MIBR
2022-01-29 19:06
Last Dance >>> MIBR >>> NaVi .. POG
2022-01-29 19:08
#156
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Brazil kurtsouza
Dream, win a game against Last dance, reality, MIBR beat NAVI EASY
2022-01-29 19:09
Mibr 1 win era
2022-01-29 19:11
#158
rain | 
Poland SebL
MIBR with a stand-in beats the best team in the world? Man that could only happen if TOP 1 is Na'Vi and it's their first match of the tournament, classic Na'Vi. I don't think they did any prep for this game, they played default only, I guess they thought it's going to be enough for MiBR, and it wasn't. Surprising victory, but Na'Vi isn't unbeatable like Astralis was.
2022-01-29 19:14
2 replies
And lost again to Astralist omegalul
2022-01-29 20:47
1 reply
#191
rain | 
Poland SebL
Yeah they looked like they completely haven't prep for this tournament, hopefully they will get better before the playoffs.
2022-01-30 15:19
#161
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Brazil Anarchybr
Expected. The better team won.
2022-01-29 19:31
#164
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Brazil duducv
This is in the bag
2022-01-29 19:47
#165
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Hungary szia
people argue if navi is in an era and then they do this shit. some #1 navi turned out to be lol
2022-01-29 19:51
LOL ERA!!!!!!11 ahahhahahaha navi never had one ahahhahaaha
2022-01-29 21:32
outplayed and humiliated
2022-01-29 21:35
What the fuck
2022-01-29 21:45
#181
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Brazil oldStar
O.o
2022-01-30 01:00
15% loss LUL simple using device excuses
2022-01-30 02:52
Amazing Brazil
2022-01-30 05:25
#186
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Philippines sijibats
Na'Vi is intentionally throwing games so they can play more games for exposure.
2022-01-30 06:22
MIBR Era
2022-01-30 08:28
The Navi's manager once said about be careful of their era lol. Eww, then top 1 lost to a tier ???? team? after all, brazilians are toxic lol but those players of the team of this era says that would be easier to win against other it's ok... but when lose means brazilians are toxic... lol I love this community
2022-01-30 09:03
fluke onliners
2022-01-30 14:57
Great day!
2022-01-31 21:55
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