It's the final day at the CS:GO BLAST Premier World Final and the day starts with a bang: the lower bracket final between Team Vitality and Natus Vincere. The winner of this series will then move on to the grand final against Gambit Esports, currently the strongest looking team in the tournament.
Despite being sent to the lower bracket very early on, Natus Vincere have shown their strength against Heroic, G2 Esports and most recently Team Liquid, who sent them to the LB in the first place. They will be up against a Team Vitality that beat Astralis and G2 Esports 2-0, but also beat Gambit Esports 2-0. The matchup between s1mple and ZywOo will determine the last finalist of the World Final.
If you have a favourite between these three teams, visit Luckbox’s CS:GO matches page to find the betting odds and bet on them.
Gambit Esports’ success
Of course, you can not talk about the grand finals without talking about Gambit. They defeated Heroic and Team Liquid, which you may not think is convincing. Led by Hobbit, however, Gambit shocked ZywOo's Vitality and will not have to face Natus Vincere or Team Vitality in the grand final.
Even though every single team on Earth right now is not getting the recognition they deserve due to Natus Vincere's immense success, Gambit Esports is number one on this list. They had a great 2021 and deserve more attention. Winning the IEM World Championship, IEM Summer, hijacking BLAST Premier: Spring Finals and IEM Fall: CIS from NAVI is no easy task. In the last event of 2021, Gambit is looking to make a final splash.
Beast mode on: s1mple
Gambit's task, however, is not easy. In the lower bracket final against Team Vitality, s1mple once again showed amazing form and will certainly not make it easy for Vitality or Gambit to reach the trophy. While ZywOo is also in great form with 58 kills, two kills less than Hobbit, throughout the series against Gambit, s1mple is doing something different.
The series against G2 Esports would decide the fate of NAVI, and NiKo was determined to destroy Natus Vincere once and for all. But s1mple's 88-frags gameplay in three games led to NAVI stopping G2 again and advancing to the series against TL. s1mple also showed his worse side against Team Liquid, with 55/29 K/D and 99.6 average damage per round.
The betting odds at Luckbox rightly recognise the success of Natus Vincere and s1mple. While NAVI is at 1.35, Team Vitality remains at 3.00. Unless ZywOo pulls something incredible out of the air and hands victory to his team, Team Vitality will have to work hard as a team to stop NAVI.
Natus Vincere (1.35) vs Team Vitality (3.00) - December 19, 14.30 CET
UPDATE: The winner of this series, Natus Vincere, will face Gambit Esports in the grand final. NAVI defeated Team Vitality 2-0, finishing the second map in 21 rounds. You can find the betting odds for this legendary final series and bet on them from Luckbox's CS:GO matches page.
Gambit Esports vs Natus Vincere - December 19, 18.30 CET