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NAVI Shuts Down Astralis at BLAST Spring Final: Full Match Report

Learn what went down in Group A of the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 as NAVI clashed against Astralis in the second match of the day.
NAVI Shuts Down Astralis at BLAST Spring Final: Full Match Report
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In the second match of Group A at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 in London, we saw a classic matchup between Natus Vincere (NAVI) and Astralis.

For those who couldn't watch the Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) esports action live, never fear; we are here to help, so let's jump into the detailed results from the Group A match, NAVI vs. Astralis.

Want an overview of all results? Follow our BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 live results and updates page for the latest scores as the tournament progresses.

Quick Astralis vs. NAVI Results

If you want to get an overview of the scores on each map, we've got you covered! The GG.BET pre-match odds were NAVI (2.27) compared to Astralis (1.62) to win the match.

You can find the no-nonsense details about the NAVI vs. Astralis second match in Group A of the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 below.

Nuke - NAVI wins 13-10 Dust2  - NAVI wins 13-9 Mirage (Decider not needed)
Astralis - 11 Astralis - 9  
NAVI - 13 NAVI - 13  
Final Match Score: NAVI wins 2-0    

NAVI & Astralis Rosters

Check out the full rosters for both NAVI and Astralis at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 below.

NAVI Players & Coach Astralis Players & Coach
Valerij "b1t" Vakhovsjkyj Victor "Staehr" Staehr
Justinas "jL" Lekavičius Martin "stavn" Lund
Mihai "iM" Ivan Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard
Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov Alexander "br0" Bro
Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen (IGL) Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz (IGL)
Andrij "B1ad3" Ghorodensjkyj (Coach) Casper "ruggah" Due

Now, let's move on to an old-school battle report that details what happened during the match.

BLAST Premier Spring Final: NAVI vs. Astralis Report

You'll find more details about what happened on each map of the NAVI vs. Astralis Group B match below. 

NAVI vs. Astralis Map 1 Nuke

On the T side of Nuke, Astralis got off to a strong start, winning the pistol round despite two quick kills from Valerij "b1t" Vakhovsjkyj. NAVI then decided to take an eco, and Astralis earned an early 2-0 lead.

With Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov waking up in the 3rd round and b1t clicking heads as usual, NAVI pulled back two rounds to even up the score. Then, Astralis managed to plant the bomb with a force buy, and things turned pair-shaped for NAVI, losing the 5th round.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 NAVI vs Astralis match results group a report
You can always be sure that b1t will click heads with the best of them...(Picture: BLAST Premier)

Astralis found a lot of momentum on the T side, despite Nuke historically being a CT-sided map. The Astralis squad, led by the legendary Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, pushed their advantage and earned a 7-2 scoreline early in the match with a 5-round streak before taking a tactical pause.

NAVI responded with an all-important round win after Astralis failed to push at the top site to claw one back, thanks to some heroics from IGL Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen. Unfortunately for NAVI, Astralis responded in the next round. NAVI then secured the last round of the first half. The score stands at 8-4 in favor of Astralis.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 NAVI vs Astralis match results group a report
Aleksib planning his next move against Astralis. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

Astralis opened up on the CT side with the pistol round win, and then NAVI responded in a swift and decisive manner to make it 9-5 and give themselves a chance to win Nuke.

NAVI slowed down the pace on the T side, continuing to close the gap despite having some close calls. Aleksib's execute plans paid off as NAVI managed to pull it back to a 9-9 scoreline.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 NAVI vs Astralis match results group a report
b1t making sure NAVI doesn't falter in a post-plant situation. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

Despite Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov's best efforts, trading some fantastic kills with the Big Green, Astralis won a close 19th round after time ran out on NAVI, and then...a technical pause.

Astralis pulled back in a more defensive position due to their economy hurting a bit in the 20th round, but NAVI didn't care, smashing Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz's team to bits and making it 10-10. In the next round, NAVI broke Astralis' economy.

Under financial pressure, Astralis buckled, and NAVI claimed Nuke with a final 13-11 scoreline, completing an incredible comeback from 9-4 down on Astralis' map pick.

NAVI vs. Astralis Map 2 Dust2

On Dust2, NAVI's map pick, the teams traded some quick kills in the pistol round before Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz scored three kills quickly to give his side an early lead, and then Astralis converted expertly for a 2-0 advantage on Dust2.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 NAVI vs Astralis match results group a report
dev1ce wondering why NAVI picked Dust2. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

On the CT side of Dust2, Astralis kept their composure, cleaning up some eco rounds from NAVI and holding their own when the rifles came out. With a 4-0 lead, it was clear that something dev1ce was doing was working out wonderfully well.

It wasn't until the 5th round that NAVI pulled one back with a nice strategy to fake out Astralis, planting the bomb on the A site and locking down the round, and did exactly the same in the next.

Astralis pulled one back, but NAVI instantly responded with three rounds in a row, tying on 5-5 while Astralis' economy was in shambles. 

At the end of the first half on Dust2, NAVI put forward a winning T side with a 7-5 scoreline, despite Astralis' strong start to the half.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 NAVI vs Astralis match results group a report
w0nderful celebrating a great first-half on Dust2 with Aleksib. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

In the opening round of the second half on Dust2, the A-site defense from NAVI crumbled under Astralis' pistols, and NAVI decided not to force buy, giving up another round to tie the scoreline at 7-7.

In their first CT side buy round, NAVI expended all their utility before getting some critical picks and closing out the round, then playing aggressively in the next round for a 9-7 lead on Dust2.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 NAVI vs Astralis match results group a report
jL taking off heads on the B site of Dust 2. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

Astralis used a technical pause when NAVI was 10-7 ahead and went into the 18th round with a full buy. NAVI responded decisively with a fantastic hold on the B site, killing all four Astralis players in a matter of seconds and then finishing off Jakob "Jabbi" Nygaard, who slipped the net.

Disaster struck for NAVI in the 19th round, however, as Astralis on pistols managed to secure some early kills and finished off the round with a bomb explosion, giving them an extra injection of cash.

NAVI retaliated with a classic Aleksib tactic, giving an additional AWP to b1t in the next round to make it 12-8, before in a wild 20th round where dev1ce got a double Glock kill, made the score 12-9.

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 NAVI vs Astralis match results group a report
b1t with an AWP is a scary sight...(Picture: BLAST Premier)

Astralis couldn't withstand the aggressive pressure of NAVI, and, in the end, Astralis lost Dust2 with a 13-9 scoreline and the series 2-0.

NAVI vs. Astralis Map 3 Mirage

NAVI wins 2-0 - a third deciding map is not required.

NAVI vs Astralis Stream: BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024

You can watch the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 matches live via the tournament organizer's Twitch and YouTube channels. For your viewing pleasure, the event is filled with some of the best talent in the business, from world-class analysts to casters and excellent hosts. 

We've embedded the BLAST Premier YouTube channel stream below for your convenience.

So far, our Group Stage predictions and Pick'Ems are holding up, but it is still early days!

Check out our Counter-Strike 2 section for more BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 coverage, including news, detailed results posts, updates, interviews, and opinions.


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