NAVI move on to BLAST grand final over OG

Despite a valiant effort from OG, the favorites prevailed on the back of a Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov show.

Natus Vincere have advanced to the BLAST Premier Spring Final title decider after beating a resilient OG in the semis. s1mple was the man of the hour as usual with a 1.45 rating across the three-map series, but he had his long-time sidekick electroNic deliver a great performance, with the recently named IGL closing out the series in style with a 35-14 K-D on Mirage (1.99 rating). The Ukrainian-Russian team await their opponent in the grand final, which will be the winner of G2 and Vitality.

The loss sees OG's campaign in Lisbon end in disappointing fashion, as they kept things competitive over the course of the series only to falter at the last hurdle, but they'll likely leave the event satisfied in any case after getting to their first arena match in front of a big crowd while playing with Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov as a stand-in.

The Russian AWPer was OG's best player not only in this series but at the event overall, showcasing himself in a great light for potential suitors as he looks for a new team following his recent benching from Spirit.

Newly-made IGL electronic pulled NAVI across the finish line with a massive Mirage performance

Dust2 went the way of Natus Vincere in what perhaps seemed like comfortable fashion but was a bit further from that in reality. OG got an early lead off a degster triple in the first pistol round, but when they had the chance to amass some early momentum they gave up a couple of advantages, with NAVI taking full advantage of the mistakes and running away with the early gunrounds.

It wasn't until 7-3 that OG got back into contention off a Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan 1v1 clutch on B and a defense of a long control play from their opponents, and the two teams were just one round apart at halftime. Heading into the second half, Natus Vincere pulled off a clean retake of the A bombsite to lock down the second pistol, extending their lead to four before OG claimed the first two gunrounds.

Down 9-11, the European squad around Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković looked like they would be able to equalize things with a couple of plays towards A from the catwalk side, but NAVI managed to turn both rounds around despite being a man down and outpositioned, once thanks to a well-coordinated retake and once thanks to Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev stepping things up with a quad-kill from A long. From there, the favorites closed it out without any drama, picking up the opener 16-9.

OG looked to respond with aggression on Inferno, getting off to a dominant start on the T side with the game plan being clear. Several quick plays all around the map had NAVI struggling to find answers, and by the time they did it was already 6-1.

OG finish BLAST in joint-third place with degster as a stand-in

After a late resurgence from their opponents the underdogs went over to the defense with 10 rounds to their name, but their lead was soon gone when Natus Vincere converted the first five after changing sides. OG were left undeterred, stopping a couple of B plays from NAVI, courtesy of a couple of three-man stacks and nexa's impact plays, and ran away with the next four rounds, but securing the last two proved a challenge.

electroNic's quad-kill in a halfbuy situation prevented an easy closing for the European side, and after resseting their opponents' economy NAVI got to 13. OG found map point next with a convincing defense on A, and closed the game two rounds later after retaking the B site in a 2v3 situation.

Mirage was the decider, and it once again saw the two teams wrestle for control in a close battle over the first half. OG just about came out on top of the volatile and bloody affair with degster leading the way, but when they switched over to the T side they faced a red-hot electroNic, who always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. With 22 kills across 11 rounds, the Russian led NAVI to a comfortable closing as he kept finding key timings and flanks, pulling his team over the finish line at 16-10, 2-1.

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18th June 2022
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Dust2
16
16
Inferno
14
10
Mirage
16
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 50 +9 68.8 1.07
53 - 64 -11 80.8 1.01
55 - 57 -2 81.7 0.96
46 - 52 -6 65.9 0.95
44 - 53 -9 67.1 0.88
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
74 - 51 +23 98.3 1.45
72 - 56 +16 91.7 1.32
49 - 51 -2 64.4 1.08
42 - 47 -5 52.3 0.89
38 - 52 -14 64.6 0.84
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1301
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1082
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1554
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
1st
2022-06-18 20:21
3 replies
SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2022-06-18 20:24
SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2022-06-18 20:26
1 reply
SEWI
2022-06-18 20:51
mr electronic stepping up
2022-06-18 20:21
2 replies
??? He’s always stepped up. Carried 4 clowns for 4 years. Which is why he got robbed of the poetic #4 spot when he did better than those above him last year.
2022-06-18 23:48
1 reply
+1 electronic deserves a better team like imperial or tyloo
2022-06-19 07:25
Noooooo T_T
2022-06-18 20:21
2 replies
og are so good now
2022-06-18 20:42
1 reply
degster ending mantuu's career
2022-06-18 23:38
good run from og
2022-06-18 20:21
Ez for S1mple
2022-06-18 20:22
#6
 | 
Ukraine VoidWave
GG
2022-06-18 20:22
#7
anjing | 
Indonesia Fazaa
NT
2022-06-18 20:22
Elec goat igl already
2022-06-18 20:22
SEXA couldn't do it, Electronic plays 4D chess too stronkkkkkkkkk
2022-06-18 20:22
EZ4NAVI
2022-06-18 20:22
elec wtf
2022-06-18 20:23
#12
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Algeria Crashwow
Ez for NAVi
2022-06-18 20:23
ggwp go get that MVP sasha!!
2022-06-18 20:23
NaVi wins Blast Grand Final*
2022-06-18 20:23
n1... good game by OG though
2022-06-18 20:24
Degster would be in top 10 best player of the world 2022, probably he will become next s1mple, he is really powerful
2022-06-18 20:26
SIUUUUUUUU
2022-06-18 20:27
The greatest duo is back .
2022-06-18 20:27
1 reply
Back? Bro.. its like they never left!! Davaye!! Yet another great lower bracket run from the Gods of CIS <3
2022-06-19 12:50
Electronic +30 frags igl AleksiB -40 frags igl But , but he is igl doesn't need to kill Og nice fire power with brain lag
2022-06-18 20:28
2 replies
If niko is paid to frag it is his job If aleksbi is there to igl it is his job
2022-06-19 02:23
Different IGL styles: -electronic: guys, step back, I'll handle this! -alexis: they are bullying me, come help please!
2022-06-19 07:04
#22
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Greece h0nest_fan
It turns out elec IGL skills are very promising, having his level of individual skills and players around him that can be another NaVi year (2nd part of it starting now oe from IEM cologne
2022-06-18 20:28
1 reply
Will need to see, 1st tournament with new IGL can go disastrously or be amazing... but elec can frag so hopefully he keeps that up As for OG, difficult to take too much away except that degster will be very useful to whatever team gets him... maybe OG should sign him and drop mantuu?
2022-06-18 23:34
#23
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Brazil zfelipesds
G2 losing one more time to Navi in finals is coming xD kekw
2022-06-18 20:30
3 replies
#25
 | 
Latvia pumasiK
Let's keep tradition going :)
2022-06-18 20:36
#29
 | 
Croatia dinnkksss
something has to change now :))
2022-06-18 20:39
XDD
2022-06-18 20:42
Portugal have the best crowd ever, no 🧢
2022-06-18 20:33
#26
REZ | 
Romania noxoNN
s1mple mvp soon,trust me
2022-06-18 20:37
#27
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North America BoDaddy
OG really fell apart, they had that win in the bag
2022-06-18 20:37
#28
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Croatia dinnkksss
unlucky for sexa.. cheered for him
2022-06-18 20:39
#30
 | 
China HEIDASHUAi
Let's goo
2022-06-18 20:42
expected
2022-06-18 20:42
S1mple angry
2022-06-18 20:43
#35
 | 
Finland AliSabid
s1mple and electronic too op
2022-06-18 20:47
NT og
2022-06-18 20:47
nt slapster just unlucky BOTXA hesitate calls lose the game unlike the first series OG VS NAVI feelsbadman
2022-06-18 20:52
#39
 | 
Sweden skorpan
Nooooo! Was so fun watching OG!
2022-06-18 20:54
Nice game. Looking forward to watching some more OG
2022-06-18 20:58
respectable fight from og
2022-06-18 21:07
Amazing performance from s1mple and the team.
2022-06-18 21:12
s1mple on his way to his 20th MVP Pog
2022-06-18 21:22
Ukraine gogogogo!
2022-06-18 21:24
Ignored the match cuz S1mple
2022-06-19 02:22
#52
 | 
Philippines p0k1em0n
Electronic just became the most deadliest IGL
2022-06-19 08:32
1 reply
Blame was pretty decent in kills and impact in Complexity too.
2022-06-19 10:03
20th MVP?
2022-06-19 10:08
1 reply
elec 2nd MVP inc imo
2022-06-19 15:34
Greatest duo since 2018! Greatest organisation since 2009! Davaye Navi!!!
2022-06-19 12:52
So best
2022-06-20 11:27
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