Natus Vincere beat Gambit Esports 2-1 to claim the trophy at the BLAST Premier: World Final on Sunday. They earned $500,000 in prize money while Gambit took home $250,000 for second place. Na’Vi also became repeat champions, having won the BLAST Premier: Global Final at the start of 2021. With the win, Na’Vi, the best team in the world, have capped off an incredible year.
S1mple was named MVP of the BLAST World Final. He ended the grand final with 77 kills and 40 deaths on a monstrous 1.62 rating. No one in the server even approached s1mple’s level, though Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi put up a strong performance as well. B1t ends his rookie year and his first year with Na’Vi without losing a single LAN event.
Na’Vi have won all of the S-Tier LAN events in the back half of 2021. Their tournament wins this year include the following:
- BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020
- Intel Extreme Masters XVI – Cologne
- ESL Pro League Season 14
- PGL Major Stockholm 2021
- BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2021
- BLAST Premier: World Final 2021
The team’s 2021 prize earnings are equal to roughly $3.2 million with another $1 million on top for winning the Intel Extreme Masters Grand Slam.
The next significant Tier 1 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will be IEM Katowice, which begins on the 15th of February, 2022.