Natus Vincere and OG met each other in their first match of the BLAST Premier Spring Final. The battle of the stand-ins, 'sdy' for NAVI and 'degster' for OG, went the way of OG after three hard-fought maps.
OG got off to a great start on their own map pick of Inferno as they managed to play an admirable T side where they picked up seven rounds. The second half was an entirely different story. In a very CT-sided meta, NAVI managed to take every single round on their T side, denying OG their own map.
After the beating on Inferno, OG stood right back up and played a great CT side on the second map of Mirage. Led by 'NEOFRAG' and 'flameZ', the European squad managed to take eleven rounds before halftime, most of them coming in a dominant nine-round streak.
OG quickly found themselves ten rounds up at 14-4, but with nothing to lose, NAVI started mounting a comeback. Eight rounds in a row had them dangerously close to OG, but "nexa" and co. managed to put a stop to it and secure a third map.
In spite of a slow start to the final map of Ancient, OG managed to deliver a decent CT half. Once again, 'NEOFRAG' was to be found at the top of the scoreboard, and he and the boys of OG could go to a break with nine rounds.
The second half was an extremely close affair, but after 29 rounds OG had done what seemed extremely unlikely and beaten NAVI.
NAVI - OG 1-2 | BLAST Premier Spring Finals - Lisbon
16-7 (Inferno) | b1t - 1.54 Rating / 22-17 K-D / 103.8 ADR
12-16 (Mirage) | flameZ - 1.26 Rating / 21-18 K-D / 82.5 ADR
13-16 (Ancient) | NEOFRAG - 1.42 Rating / 27-18 K-D / 102.8 ADR
MVP: Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar - 1.13 Rating / 60-52 K-D / 78.1 ADR