BLAST Pro Series Lisbon 2018: Day 1 recap

CS2 / News / 14 December 2018 — 22:00

The first day ends with 1:1.

The first day of BLAST Pro Series Lisbon 2018 group stage had ua NAVI.GG.BET fight se Ninjas in Pyjamas and dk Astralis. The series were tough, and ua NAVI won the game against the se Ninjas, but yielded to dk Astralis.

Overpass - Natus Vincere [16:12] Ninjas in Pyjamas

The first game was ua NAVI against se Ninjas in Pyjamas. We kicked off the map with the pistols and the following round our way. se Ninjas in Pyjamas didn't want to let us run away with a sizeable lead, so after ua NAVI took 2 rounds, se Ninjas in Pyjamas bounced back and went on a 3-round streak. Teams traded rounds before ua NAVI was able to finally break ahead in the game and claim some advantage. Still, se Ninjas in Pyjamas were not out of the game just yet, as they continued to fight back. The Swedes managed to stabilize their economy and had an overall decent end of the first half - 8:7 for ua NAVI.

The second half started off in a similar fashion. ua NAVI claimed 2 starting rounds, while se Ninjas in Pyjamas only managed to snatch one. ua NAVI hit a very solid series, as se Ninjas in Pyjamas were unable to find any answers. We got to the first match point with no troubles, with the scoreboard showing 15:8. However, se Ninjas in Pyjamas denied us the possibility to end the game right then and there, as they went on a 4-round streak. Finally, as we got enough money to get good guns, ua NAVI made a decisive step towards the victory, wiping out se Ninjas in Pyjamas and taking the map 16:12, albeit not without difficulties.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 27-13 +14 91.2 1.65
flamie 24-15 +9 91.3 1.48
electronic 20-18 +2 88.7 1.26
Edward 13-13 0 53.6 0.97
Zeus 13-14 -1 54.0 0.87

Inferno - Natus Vincere [9:16] Astralis

The second game started off with dk Astralis claiming some advantage.lis taking the 5 rounds in a row. ua NAVI tried to contest, but it wasn't really working out for us. Only as the scoreboard hot 0:5, ua NAVI came on board with a round, but dk Astralis traded it back. We managed to scrape together a few points, getting on board - the score was 4:6. dk Astralis kept racking up kills, and ua NAVI only managed to take the final one away, finishing the half at 5:10.

The second half started off with the pistol round for dk Astralis, but ua NAVI hit back with a few of their own. dk Astralis started to run into the economic problems, and this allowed ua NAVI to take 3 points in a row. Then, the teams started trading round, with both ua NAVI and dk Astralis pulling out their best tactical ideas. dk Astralis maintained their lead. ua NAVI didn't get an opening into the latter half, as dk Astralis kept taking down our forces, sometimes in seemingly impossible clutches. The map ended 16:9 in favor of dk Astralis.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
electronic 23-16 +7 97.6 1.30
flamie 16-18 -2 90.1 1.08
s1mple 19-19 0 66.0 0.93
Zeus 9-20 -11 49.0 0.68
Edward 6-19 -13 41.8 0.45