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NAVI Defeat FaZe To Win The PGL Major Copenhagen

Priyanshu Tiwari  |   Apr 2, 5:12 AM   |   6 min read

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Highlights

  • NaVi defeated FaZe with a 2-1 scoreline to grab the PGL Major Copenhagen trophy and the prize money of $500,000 with them.

  • With that victory, NaVi grabbed a direct entry into the Esports World Cup 2024 and BLAST Premier World Final.

  • The grand finals match peaked at 1.8 million concurrent viewers, which is the third highest in the history of Counter-Strike.

Natus Vincere, the Ukrainian organisation, came out on top in the grand finals of the CS2 PGL Copenhagen Major against FaZe Clan to win the tournament. NaVi defeated FaZe with a 2-1 scoreline to grab the PGL Major Copenhagen trophy and the prize money of $500,000 with them. With that victory, NaVi grabbed a direct entry into the Esports World Cup 2024 and BLAST Premier World Final. 

 

After having a struggling performance in the Group stages, NaVi picked themselves up in the playoffs. NaVi defeated Eternal Fire in the quarterfinals with a 2-0 scoreline, followed by their 2-1 victory over G2 Esports in the semifinals. NaVi defeated FaZe in the best-of-three grand finals to win the championship. The grand finals match peaked at 1.8 million concurrent viewers, which is the third highest in the history of Counter-Strike.

 

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NaVi Wins PGL Major Copenhagen To Grab The Rs. $500,000 Prize And A Slot At Esports World Cup 2024

 

 

NaVi qualified for the playoffs by the barest of the margins. NaVi was sitting in the eighth position in the group stages. While the team had a disappointing start, they showed resilience in the playoffs. Starting with a 2-0 victory over Eternal Fires, NaVi looked like they learnt from their previous defeats. 

 

After the quarterfinals, it was time for NaVi to face G2 Esports in the semifinals. The semifinal against G2 was a close match, with the first map going in favour of NaVi but with overtime, followed by G2 winning the second map. NaVi gave everything in the final map of Ancient to defeat G2 and secure their slot in the grand finals.

 

Unlike the semifinals, the grand finals between NaVi and FaZe did not feature any close games. Starting with the map of Ancient, NaVi secured a 13-9 victory over FaZe, and fans thought that FaZe might have a tough time pulling a comeback from here. Despite facing a defeat in Ancient, FaZe decimated NaVi on the map of Mirage with a 13-2 scoreline. When it seemed that the final map of Inferno could go in anyone’s favour, NaVi pulled out their magic cards to win the map with a dominating 13-3 scoreline. NaVi’s jL was crowned as the MVP of the tournament.

 

While expressing his happiness, Aleksib said (via HLTV):

 

It feels unreal. None of this would have been possible without the teammates I have. So selfless, everybody doing tons of work. For the past six months, we've had ups and downs. Everybody worked their ass off. B1ad3 deserves respect as well. He made me a better IGL and he's the best coach in the world.

 

With that victory, NaVi not only clenched the PGL Major Copenhagen trophy and $500,000 prize, but a slot at the Esports World Cup 2024 and BLAST Premier World Final.

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