The first quarter-final between NAVI and FaZe went the way of s1mple's squad, who made quick work of their American opposition, wrapping up the series in two maps with a 16-6 win on Dust2, followed by a dominant 16-1 on Inferno.
The action started with NAVI’s map pick on Dust 2, and the CIS giants started strong, quickly attaining a 6-1 lead. NAVI kept winning round after round, and it seemed like FaZe wasn’t ready for the match. The first half ended 13-2 in favor of NAVI, where electroNic performed on a very high level to help his team a big lead before halftime. Despite winning four rounds in a row, FaZe could not repair the damages from the first half and lost 16-6 in the opening map of the series.
The series moved on to FaZe's pick of Inferno and quickly devolved into another nightmare for the karrigan-led squad. NAVI secured the opening pistol and then proceeded to lock down both bomb sites and won seven consecutive rounds. The first half ended with only one round for the American team on their offense as ropz registered a regrettable 4-15 K-D. In the second half, NAVI's machine never faltered, and they took down the world's #1 in style at 16-1 and the series 2-0.
FaZe - NAVI 0-2 | BLAST Premier Spring Final
6-16 (Dust2) | electroNic - 1.69 Rating / 21-13 K-D / 110.1 ADR
1-16 (Inferno) | s1mple - 2.29 Rating / 28-10 K-D / 147.1 ADR
MVP: Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev – 1.80 Rating / 46-21 K-D / 110.1 ADR