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NAVI secure best seed after shaky start

Even without s1mple in the lineup, NAVI still managed to win Group B.

NAVI had a tough task ahead of them at BLAST Premier Fall Groups, where they had to play without their superstar Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who due to personal reasons had to skip the group stage at the event.

In his place, NAVI fielded 18-year-old Danyyl "headtr1ck" Valitov, who had to fill in some big shoes. In the first match of the day, Danyyl "headtr1ck" Valitov did well but had to see his team in big problems against Complexity. On Overpass the NA team managed to completely shut down NAVI's offense and ended up winning the map 16-9.

Immediately after it was time for G2 to give their new lineup a go against Team Liquid. But the debut ended badly with G2 losing 16-12 on Mirage to a well-playing Team Liquid with Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis in top form. Then G2 went on to lose another match, as NiKo's men fell short against NAVI in a nailbiter of a match.

Team Liquid took a narrow victory against Complexity to give way for a rematch between Complexity and NAVI. This time around there was no doubts about the result, as NAVI won 16-3 with Valerii "b1t" Vakhovskyi delivering a spectacular match.

The Group Final between Team Liquid and NAVI ended up being another one-sided match in favor of NAVI. Again Valerii "b1t" Vakhovskyi stepped up and saw his team win Group A with a comfortable 16-4 win.

All teams in the group are still alive before next week's playoff round at BLAST.

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