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Blast Premier Spring Groups: Day 5 Recap

Blast Premier Spring Groups: Day 5 Recap

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Kaustavmani Choudhury

Blast Premier Spring Groups Day 5 Recap

Day 5 of the Blast Spring Groups has two titans of the CS world, Natus Vincere and G2 Esports pitted against each other for the Group C Grand Finals spot in Game 1.

Game 2 is a last shot at survival for BIG and NIP as they go head-to-head.

Game 1: NaVi vs G2

Although NaVi picked Nuke for Map 1, it was G2 who were dominating them in the first half, taking an astounding 12 rounds on their CT side. NiKo had a monstrous first half with 24 kills. Though NaVi did manage to pull back a few rounds in the second half. However, it was not enough, as G2 took the map 16-10, with NiKo topping the table with 32 kills.

G2 took us to Inferno for Map 2, where they had a great start with a 4 round lead. But NaVi managed to pull it back, ending the half 8-7 in favor of G2. However, NaVi did manage to make a comeback, after G2 had a dominating second half as well, pushing the map into overtime. Although NaVi managed to gain a 16-18 lead, G2 pushed back, and won the Map 22-18, sending NaVi to the Lower Bracket finals. NiKo and m0NESY ended the map with 30 and 28 kills a piece, giving the G2 fans quite the show.

Game 3: NIP vs BIG

Mirage was picked for Map 1 by BIG. They had a good start, going 5-0, but NIP dominated the next few rounds, winning 8 in a row. BIG did manage to get 2 more rounds to finish the half with a decent 7-8 in favor of NIP. In the second half, BIG managed to claw back a few rounds, pushing the map to round 30. But two very well placed Deagle shots by hampus onto the heads of Krimbo and faveN help NIP win the map 16-14. Headtr1ck had quite the game, with 16 kills, and a 1.11 rating in the map.

NIP had the second map pick, which was again Inferno. The first half went well for NIP as they were able to collect 9 rounds on their T side, ending the half 9-6. On their CT side, NIP again had quite the dominating start. They won 6 continuous rounds to bring them up to Map Point. BIG only managed to get 4 rounds this half, ending the map 16-11 in favor of NIP. REZ was the man to look out for in this map, as he got 28 kills and a 1.67 rating.

This victory over BIG means that NIP will Once again face NaVi in the Lower Bracket Finals, and get a shot at revenge.

Watch the full event here.

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