Na’Vi capture BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 title
Natus Vincere swept Astralis 2-0 in Sunday’s grand final to claim the title at the BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020.
Na’Vi won 16-12 on Nuke and then clinched the triumph with a 16-5 win on Inferno.
The $1 million Counter-Strike: Global Offensive online occasion began Tuesday and consisted of 8 teams. The competition featured a double-elimination bracket with all matches best-of-three, including Sunday’s grand last. Na’Vi won $600,000.
Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev of the Ukraine led Na’Vi with 50 kills and a plus-21 kills-to-death ratio, while Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy of Russia produced 36 kills and a plus-14 ratio. Fellow Russian Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov had 35 kills and a plus-7 kill-to-deaths ratio.
Na’Vi tracked 7-5 in the first half on Nuke before they closed the half with 3 straight points to take an 8-7 lead at the break. They won six of the last 9 points in the second half to increase 1-0.
They won 6 of the last 7 points in the first half on Inferno for a 10-5 halftime lead and then liquidated the triumph with the first six points of the 2nd half.
Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander and Emil “Magisk” Reif, both of Denmark, had 31 and 30 kills respectively for Astralis in the losing cause. Magisk and gla1ve each had a minus-8 kills-to-death ratio.