BLAST Pro Series Lisbon 2018: defeat in the grand-finals

CS2 / News / 14 December 2018 — 22:00

NAVI.GG.BET lose to Astralis

ua NAVI.GG.BET fought against dk Astralis in a Bo3 series in the grand finals of BLAST Pro Series Lisbon 2018. Despite a promising start, ua NAVI didn't manage to consolidate the success and take the second place with a score of 1:2.

Overpass - Natus Vincere [16:7] Astralis

The first game started off with a clutch right away - ua Edward was left in a 1v4 and a planted bomb, he made the best effort to defend, taking down 2, but it wasn't enough. ua Zeus and ua s1mple clutched the second round 2v3, getting the first point on board. The Danes had to go for an eco - we lost quite a lot of HP, but the round was ours. A couple more points our way gave us an even larger advantage - 5:1. dk Astralis were not having a good economy game, and ua NAVI kept taking round after round with minimal casualties. Eventually, we hit 8 points, at least securing the half.

After that, ua NAVI's grasp on the game somewhat weakened. dk Astralis took 2 rounds in a row, but the 13th round saw ua Edward pull off a 1v1 clutch, having 1 HP left. dk Astralis were unable to set us back, so they had almost no money to work with in the final round of the half. The half closed at 11:4, as ua NAVI seized a comfortable lead.

The pistol round was taken by ua NAVI, as we allowed dk Astralis to take the A site, but denied the possibility to plant. The gun round went the way of dk Astralis, as ua NAVI settled on B while dk Astralis shifted towards A. The opponent started getting the rounds one after another, and ua NAVI started getting into some troublesome economic waters. ua Zeus dropped an AWP for ua s1mple, which proved to be fruitful - 14:6, but the follow-up wasn't there. Another clutch round from ua NAVI saw ru electroNic + ua s1mple left to retake, and they did it beautifully - 15:7. We had 8 match points to work with, but only needed 1 - ua NAVI take Overpass 16:7.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 23-11 +12 98.6 1.61
electronic 21-14 +7 93.0 1.48
Edward 20-12 +8 82.4 1.41
flamie 15-13 +2 68.3 1.02
Zeus 11-15 -4 74.0 0.91

Cache - Natus Vincere [9:16] Astralis

The second half started with a very dominant pistol round, as ru flamie and ua s1mple destroyed dk Astralis. The third round was an eco from dk Astralis, but the trades were still a pure show of skill - 3:0. The first buy round had dk Astralis play with 2 AWP's, so ru flamie chose to save his AK. ua s1mple was left in a 1v2, and despite his best efforts, dk Astralis took the round - 3:2, and eventually tied the game. ua NAVI denied dk Astralis the possibility to break ahead just yet, as the teams traded rounds - 5:5. At this point, dk Astralis seemed to get their tactical ideas in order, as ua NAVI lost the grip on the game, while the opponent gained an increasing advantage. The half ended at 5:10.

The second half had ua NAVI take the first 3 rounds. dk Astralis managed to turn the game over once again with the first gun round, and their 5-point streak brought them straight to the first match point. We didn't want to let the opponents take the game just yet, so ua NAVI went for a double AWP setup which proved to be fruitful - 9:15. Yet the gap was too large to be covered, as dk Astralis managed to find their picks, and take the series to the third map - 9:16.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
flamie 23-17 +6 101.8 1.40
s1mple 19-16 +3 71.0 1.09
Edward 14-18 -4 50.0 0.72
electronic 10-20 -10 60.3 0.69
Zeus 5-17 -12 34.0 0.48

Dust2 - Natus Vincere [4:16] Astralis

The final game unraveled on Dust2. The pistol round was taken by dk Astralis pretty fast. The third round had ua NAVI execute towards A, and we planted with 500 HP for the team. In the next round, ua s1mple went for a knife on dk dupreeh towards the A site, and the game tied with 2:2. The teams traded rounds again, and defending the bomb on B proved to be too tough for ua NAVI - 3:3.

dk Astralis gained an advantage, with ua s1mple trying to contest it during the 8th round with a 3k in response to dk Magisk 4k. dk Astralis went for the double AWP setup, and it proved to be successful - 3:7. ua NAVI kept losing rounds, sometimes coming close, but not quite cutting it. The half ended with a rather big gap between the teams - 3:12.

The second half started off with a defuse coming in from ua NAVI. Unfortunately, we didn't capitalize on that, and dk Astralis hit right back with a force buy. They won it and advanced further into the half, gaining an even larger lead. Till the end of the half, ua NAVI didn't score a single point, and we dropped the map, losing the series 1:2.

Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 12-17 -5 75.3 0.75
electronic 10-17 -7 55.7 0.65
Edward 8-16 -8 42.2 0.47
flamie 6-18 -12 38.1 0.42
Zeus 6-19 -13 41.7 0.37


Natus Vincere
Player Kill/Death +/- ADR Rating
s1mple 54-44 +10 81.6 1.16
flamie 44-48 -4 71.8 0.96
electronic 41-51 -10 70.0 0.93
Edward 42-46 -4 58.7 0.86
Zeus 22-51 -29 49.8 0.59