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Devastating loss for Complexity at BLAST Groups against NAVI

The NA team had their chance to qualify for the Finals on home soil.

It’s not every day you get the chance of beating NAVI in best of three match, where a qualification spot is on the line. But today was the day for Complexity, who were heavily unfavored at the bookmakers before the match.

But during Anubis, it quickly became evident, that today on the server in Copenhagen, NAVI and Complexity were evenly matched. NAVI played Anubis for the first time in a competitive match, but on the server, it was really only Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy performing. The young Ukrainian carried his team to a close 16-14 win.

On Inferno, it was Complexity’s time to shine. Especially Michael 'Grim' Wince went havoc and dropped 30 kills during the 27 rounds it took the NA team to win 16-11. An upset was lurking.

Overpass was the last map of the tournament for both teams, and here it was again Complexity in the driver’s seat. A 14-8 lead saw Complexity with a golden chance to defeat NAVI and qualify for the Spring Finals on home soil in Washington. But they blew it! Everything went wrong for the team, which looked like a roster slightly shaken by the big opportunity they had within their grasp. s1mple, who had been really quiet during the match awakened on Overpass and secured his team a 16-14 win and a ticket to Washington.

Complexity gets another chance to qualify in the BLAST Showdown event later this spring.

NAVI – Complexity 2-1

MVP: Michael 'Grim' Wince - 1.27 rating / 73-57 K-D / 86.1 ADR

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