Watch Highlights: Unfortunate Beginning In London

June 12, 2024
Kasper Tofting
  • Date: June 12, 2024
  • Tournament: BLAST Spring Finals 2024 (LAN)
  • Format: Group Stage (Double Elimination), Group A
  • Maps Played: Nuke, Dust II and Mirage (BO3)
  • Result: 0-2. A close 11-13 defeat on Nuke and a 9-13 loss on Dust II.

These two iterations of either squad hadn't faced each other yet, but NAVI, unfortunately, claimed the first win.

Nuke statistics

  • Breakdown: 11-13 (8-4, 3-9)
  • Team Rating: 1.03 vs. 1.13
  • First Kills: 10 vs. 14
  • Clutches Won: 0 vs. 1

A Haunting Second Round

Martin "stavn" and Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz led the way in the first half, dominating 8-4 in the end. After winning the second pistol round, the Danes lost the second round to pistols, which completely changed the game. This led to NAVI making a comeback to win the map 11-13.

  • Mihai "iM" Ivan was a nuisance to Astralis as he topfragged with 21 frags.
  • Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard was the MVP from Astralis with his 18 frags and 1.23 rating.
  • jabbi had acquired Justinas "jL" Lekavicius's number, winning seven out of eight duels against the Lithuanian.

Dust II statistics

  • Breakdown: 9-13 (5-7, 4-6)
  • Team Rating: 0.99 vs. 1.08
  • First Kills: 10 vs. 12
  • Clutches Won: 0 vs. 1

A Questionable Dust II

Since the legendary map was re-added, the Danes have only played Dust II twice, splitting a victory and a loss, but this is the first time NAVI has played it in an official match.

dev1ce & his troops got an explosive start on Dust II, gaining a quick 4-0 lead. NAVI bounced back to become victorious in the first half, 5-7. Winning the pistol round helped a bit, but in the end, we couldn't overcome Valeriy "b1t" Vakhovskiy and his teammates, who won the map 9-13.

  • On the top from Astralis was Alexander "br0" Bro, who had a solid 20-11 K/D and a 1.39 rating.
  • b1t achieved a 1.69 rating and a 111.7 ADR.

What's Next?

  • The Group A Lower Bracket Final against SAW occurs tomorrow, June 13, at 13:00 CEST.
  • You can catch all the action at Astralis Watch!