NAVI defeat Fluxo in BLAST Fall Final opener

The Brazilian combine was outmatched by the No. 3 team in the world.

Natus Vincere began their BLAST Fall Final campaign with a victory over Fluxo, winning a close-fought Dust2 (16-14) before dominating Mirage (16-7). Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev was unsurprisingly the star of the show, racking up 48 kills and a 1.35 rating.

Natus Vincere fielded Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev in the series, despite making it no secret that spots on their roster are up for grabs in pre-tournament interviews. Head coach Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy confirmed that academy product Andrii "⁠npl⁠" Kukharskyi will get some action at the BLAST World Final in December, while the team are also rumored to be exploring other external options heading into the new year.

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The Ukrainian side will now face the winner of the match between Liquid and G2 in the upper-bracket final, while Fluxo will face the loser of the same matchup on Thursday.

sdy won several amazing clutches in the series

The first map of the series was the outgoing Dust2, where Natus Vincere kicked things off with a successful 5vs5 retake in the pistol round. The Ukrainian team looked comfortable in the opening exchanges, going 4-1 up with a couple of dominant rounds. Fluxo got over their LAN jitters soon enough and started racking up rounds of their own. Adriano "⁠WOOD7⁠" Cerato won a few duels against s1mple at the mid doors, giving his team a platform to build a successful half. The Brazilian combine won seven out of the next nine rounds, relentlessly attacking the A site as Natus Vincere looked shell-shocked. The No. 3 team in the world stabilized at the end of their CT half to go into the interval with a slender one-round lead.

Natus Vincere continued to look far from their best at the start of the second half as they went 12-9 down to the Brazilian squad. With Natus Vincere's backs against the wall, it was s1mple who first delivered a crucial entry and followed that up with an ace in the next round. The Ukrainian AWPer kept up his stellar performance towards the end of the game, his 26 kills getting NAVI over the line with an unexpectedly close 16-14 win.

Next up was Natus Vincere's pick of Mirage. A chaotic pistol round went the way of Fluxo, with neither team able to take control of the map at the start. As the scores were tied up at 4-4, sdy won a seemingly impossible 1vs4 clutch to completely turn the tide of the game, and Natus Vincere lost just one more round in the half after that. sdy got just seven frags in the first half but still found massive impact, as he won two clutches in crucial moments of the game.

Fluxo won the second pistol round of the map to give themselves a small chance, which was soon shut down by the Natus Vincere CT side. The Ukrainian powerhouse won five in a row with the help of yet another sdy clutch, reaching match point in the process. s1mple converted a 1vs2 situation to put the final nail in the coffin for the Brazilian team, with Natus Vincere winning 16-7 to get off to a successful start in Group B, with the upper-bracket final awaiting them on Thursday at 16:00 .

Matchpage
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23rd November 2022
16
Dust2
14
16
Mirage
7
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 28 +20 84.7 1.35
36 - 31 +5 78.9 1.13
33 - 30 +3 76.6 1.11
36 - 31 +5 77.9 1.07
26 - 39 -13 63.1 0.83
 Fluxo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 38 +3 80.6 1.13
35 - 36 -1 75.2 1.03
29 - 35 -6 69.3 0.94
24 - 33 -9 51.9 0.82
30 - 37 -7 59.7 0.78
Brazil Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
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Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1146
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
63
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#1
Epic | 
Europe _EpiC_
brazil cant do anything without crowd kekw
2022-11-23 20:26
4 replies
NaVi finally found its appropiate level of competition: tier4 teams
2022-11-23 20:26
#7
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Brazil ImReverx
bruh its flubot
2022-11-23 20:40
2 replies
Furia is also shit without crowd
2022-11-24 03:18
1 reply
#30
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Brazil ImReverx
Can't form a sentence within context?
2022-11-24 17:25
deserved
2022-11-23 20:26
#4
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South Africa Ston3Cold
GG WP Na'Vi
2022-11-23 20:28
Japan beat Jermans so no one cares about s0mple
2022-11-23 20:29
1 reply
+1 big hug for japonese and saudi arabian bros
2022-11-23 20:41
NaVi main problem is lack of consistent top-3 rifler, which was electronic before taking IGL role and now sitting 0.83 vs Fluxo.
2022-11-23 20:30
2 replies
true
2022-11-23 20:42
B1t being underwhelming AF for most of 2022 doesn't exactly help either. Electronic has been fragging more often than not this year.
2022-11-24 00:39
Fluxo, a tier5 team that doesn't even appear in the South American leagues and nobody knows how they get to play here...
2022-11-23 20:46
10 replies
they defeated mibr, EG and 00nation to be here
2022-11-23 21:40
1 reply
How low is the Brazilian scene then, fellow pirate.
2022-11-23 23:47
Argentina CS garbage omegalullllllllllllllll 😄🤫🤫🤫
2022-11-23 21:44
7 replies
what the hell are you saying? If it wasn't for FURIA you don't exist, the professor is already dead and the rest are all junk equipment. The last straw is that 9z has already beaten all the teams many times brazilians, you should know by now that dgt and buda are your parents and those of all braZil.
2022-11-24 00:03
#23
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Brazil hugoooo
You got easily baited
2022-11-24 01:25
Saudi Arabia says hi btw LMAO
2022-11-24 03:07
4 replies
brother, how can you comment if you are watching the game on television because your tiny country did not qualify hahaha
2022-11-24 22:41
3 replies
The team who we played against bribed the referee otherwise we would be smashing by now like Saudi did :D
2022-11-25 13:46
2 replies
keep watching the world cup on TV
2022-11-26 03:01
1 reply
Where are you watching it?
2022-11-26 08:23
#11
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Netherlands xrnavkha
sdy doing well on his last performances
2022-11-23 20:58
- wood7 bot + zevy/nqz
2022-11-23 21:43
#17
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Finland AliSabid
EZ FOR NAVI AND GOAT S1MPLE
2022-11-23 21:53
electronic somehow became ultra-shit after match where he reached 3,09 rating 🙂
2022-11-23 23:52
Til now I still don't understand how NAVI got their ass whooped by Furia in the Major like what happened exactly? was it really the crowd boosting or NAVI just being shit? because after that Furia got their ass whooped by some Heroic shitty team I mean NAVI would destroy Heroic any day anywhere, but losing to a tier 2 Furia team? Furia who lost to Heroic and cadiaN pretty weird tbh CS sometimes.
2022-11-24 02:59
2 replies
s1mple being shit in all 3 maps
2022-11-24 06:00
They let the crowd get into their heads
2022-11-24 06:44
EZ4NAVI
2022-11-24 06:43
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