One of the biggest and baddest Counter-Strike tournaments of this year has just come to an end. Natus Vincere has absolutely cleansweeped it and won the DreamHack Master Spring 2021. With yet another win, NaVi is continuing to annihilate the international Counter-Strike scene.
Background of the Tournament
The DreamHack Masters series is going strong with the first event of the year being the DreamHack Master Spring 2021. The first took place in Malmo back in 2016 with Ninjas in Pyjamas being crowned the champions. Natus Vincere stood second in that tournament. This was the sixteenth event of DreamHack Masters and it was bigger than ever. 16 teams took part in the prestigious event. Alongside NaVi, there were big names such as Astralis, FaZe Clan, G2 Esports and a few other notable ones.
Group Stage and Playoffs
Group A consisted of teams such as Gambit Esports, Team Fiend, Team Spirit, G2 Esports, Natus Vincere, mousesports, FaZe Clan and Virtus.pro. On the other hand, Group B comprised of Astralis, Extra Salt, Complexity Gaming, Team Vitality, FURIA Esports, BIG, paiN Gaming and Heroic Esports.
The playoffs saw G2, Astralis, FURIA and NaVi with Heroic and Gambit directly showing up in the semi-finals. It was Gambit and Natus Vincere that clawed their way into the finals. Natus Vincere completely destroyed Gambit winning three straight rounds.
With a whopping $250,000 prize pool, teams definitely kept their eyes on the prize at the DreamHack Master Spring 2021. Being the winners, of course, Natus Vincere went home with the biggest cash prize of $100,000. Coming in second place, Gambit Esports won $42,000. The rest $20,000 was split evenly between G2 Esports and Heroic.
From the side of individual honours, the MVP of the tournament was Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev. His average kills per round were 0.91 and damage per round was 0.58.
Natus Vincere absolutely killed it at the DreamHack Master’s Spring 2021 but can they keep it up at the Elisa Invitational Summer 2021? We’ll find out soon!