Na’Vi Sweeps G2 to Claim CS: GO Stockholm Major 2021 Crown

A new champion is crowned.
A new champion is crowned. Twitter/@pglesports

After almost two weeks of intense battle, it was Natus Vincere that stood tall and was declared champion of the CS: GO PGL Stockholm Major 2021. The team beat out G2 Esports in the Grand Final at 2-0. With the win, Na’Vi took home $1 million.

The win also secured Na’Vi a spot at the BLAST Premier: World Final 2021 this December. In addition, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev was named MVP.

Na’Vi joined the tournament through the Legends Stage. That meant they didn’t need to go through the Challengers Stage. It might not have mattered that much since at the Legends Stage, Na’Vi dominated its opponents.

Preliminary Matches

Na’Vi ended the Legends Stage with three wins and zero losses. The team beat Heroic,, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Once they reached the Champions Stage, the story was the same.

In their first match against Team Vitality, they actually lost the first round for both games only to then win by a convincing margin in the second round to claim the match. For the second match, it was against Gambit Esports and Na’Vi just went for a quick finish and won.

Grand Final

The Grand Final was against G2 Esports, whose situation was almost the same as Na’Vi. G2 had its first match under the Legends Stage and finished with Na’Vi at 3-0.

In the first game, the map was Ancient and Na’Vi had an early lead. However, G2 slowly fought back to bring the score to 5-5. G2 would manage to get ahead at 10–9 but that was all there's to it. Na’Vi managed to score successive rounds ending the game at 16–11.

The second game was fought on Nuke and G2 knew it was make or break. G2 had a strong start as Counter-Terrorist and ended with a 10–5 lead. Going to the Terrorist side, G2 was still doing pretty good getting the score to 15–10. That meant they needed to win just one more round.

However, it wasn’t meant to be as Na’Vi made a comeback and forced the game to overtime. It was clear that G2 wasn’t going to give the game away easily, though Na’Vi was just too good.

Now if you’ve been following our recap, you’ll probably notice one important thing. Throughout the tournament, Na’Vi didn’t lose a map. How’s that for a championship team?

What about you? What was your favorite part of the tournament?

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