BLAST Pro Series Lisbon: Day 2 recap

CS2 / News / 14 December 2018 — 22:00

We end the day with 2 wins and 1 loss

The second day at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon 2018 saw ua NAVI.GG.BET fight with us Cloud9, eu FaZe Clan and br MIBR. The day was full of ups and downs, and we finish the day with the score of 2:1.

Overpass - Natus Vincere [16:10] us Cloud9

The first game saw ua NAVI take the initiative in the pistol round, carrying it over into the next one. us Сloud9 took one round off of us and tried to break our economy, but weren't successful in doing so. We picked up the pace and ruined the enemy economy. The eco round almost ended in a disaster, but ru electroNic managed to take the game back. After 4 rounds our way, us Cloud9 turned the tide of the game for a few rounds.

This streak broke our economy, eventually forcing us into eco, and this allowed the opponent to tie the game 6:6. Eventually, they broke ahead; the economy of ua NAVI for the last round of the half wasn't the best one, but were still able to get some good guns thanks to the loss bonus - the bomb was defused in a 2v1 situation with some milliseconds to spare - 7:8.

The first pistol round saw ua s1mple pull off a 4k, securing the tie and breaking ahead in the next one. us Сloud9 still managed to get a round their way, but we killed 4 and planted the bomb, which secured us a decent economy, which dealt a heavy blow to the opponent's economy. Outside of the first 2 rounds, us Сloud9 never scored any points - ua NAVI were planting the bombs and securing a solid economic advantage. Till the end of the game, us Cloud9 didn't find an opening, and we secure the map 16:10!

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 25-11 +14 93.7 1.50
electronic 23-15 +8 93.8 1.45
flamie 22-16 +6 100.2 1.36
Edward 13-19 -6 61.7 0.85
Zeus 14-18 -4 55.6 0.78

Inferno - Natus Vincere [16:13] FaZe Clan

The pistol round was taken by ua NAVI quite confidently. eu FaZe Clan took over the initiative away from us during the force buy, getting 3 in a row. ua Zeus stepped up massively in the 5th round, finishing off 3. This marked the beginning of our comeback - we denied eu FaZe Clan a possibility to plant the bomb 4 times in a row, as they had to save their weapons, yet that didn't really help them. The opponent didn't establish a solid series at all - they got occasional rounds, but the resets were swift to follow. The first half ends with 10:5.

The second half had a dominant show from eu FaZe Clan. They took the first round, carried over the momentum, and reset ua NAVI after our victory in the 4th round of the half. We tried to force, buying an AWP, but that worked in the worst way possible. Even though we maintained our lead, for now, the game was slipping out of our grasp. ua Zeus stepped up again, coming from behind and dismantling the opponent. Still, ua NAVI struggled with stringing together anything decisively, so eu FaZe Clan managed to take the round and nullify the advantage, and we had to eco.

The game was still incredibly clutch. The score hit 13:13 - even though we tied the game again, we still needed to win the round 27, which was the deciding one, as both teams bought up. eu FaZe Clan needed to save up, and ua NAVI claimed 14th, and then 15th point. A fast approach towards the plant left eu FaZe Clan with no real means to answer the aggression, as we take the map 16:13!

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 21-19 +2 81.3 1.24
electronic 22-17 +5 83.3 1.13
flamie 19-16 +3 78.1 1.12
Zeus 14-19 -5 56.5 0.79
Edward 13-19 -6 48.8 0.73

Mirage - Natus Vincere [2:16] MIBR

The third map of the day for ua NAVI started off with br MIBR taking over the pistols round and taking down ua NAVI in the force buy. We tried to find any opening into the game, but it was getting very tough for us. Neither force nor gun rounds were yielding any significant results. Only the 8th round was successful for ua NAVI, as we pulled off a defuse in a 2v1 situation, but didn't follow it up until a round after, which did not aid our economic position. br MIBR didn't give us a chance to take another round till the end of the half - the first half ends 2:13.

The second half was br MIBR show. The pistol round was taken by them, and they made a short work of the remaining 2 points - ua NAVI fall to br MIBR in the concluding game of the group stage.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 15-15 0 81.2 0.87
flamie 9-17 -8 68.0 0.66
Zeus 8-17 -9 52.6 0.55
Edward 5-15 -10 41.9 0.40
electronic 4-17 -13 43.6 0.27