AVANGAR won BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019
BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019 took place 13-14 September at the site of VTB Arena sports complex in Moscow. The tournament started with a group stage in the Round Robin BO1 format, after which the two teams with the best results met in the Grand Final, where they shared the lion's share of the prize fund of $250 000.
The strongest participants of the group stage were forZe and AVANGAR. The Ninjas in Pyjamas team stopped in a step from entering the Grand Final and had to settle for the choice of the rival at the Standoff clash, where the additional prize fund of $20 000 was drawn.
In the Grand Final AVANGAR managed to take revenge on Russia forZe, winning the decisive BO3 with 2-1 on the maps. Ali "Jame" Jami's team takes the title of BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019 and $125 000 for first place.
The Standoff match determined the winner of the additional $20 000 between NiP and Natus Vincere, who faced different types of weapons on the aim-cards in the duels 1 on 1. The Swedes showed the best shooting from Deagle (Lekr0 vs. Boombl4) and CZ75 (GeT_RiGhT vs. Zeus), but lost to the Russian-Ukrainian team in the battles at M4 (Plopski vs. flamie), AK47 (REZ vs. electronic) and AWP (f0rest vs. s1mple). The award went to Sweden NiP players, as the victory is awarded to a team with a large total number of murders.
The title of the strongest player in the BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019, according to HLTV.org, was awarded to Ali "Jame" Jami.
Prize pool distribution:
1. AVANGAR – $125 000
2. forZe – $50 000
3. NiP – $25 000 + $20 000 for win of Standoff match + 6 points BPS 2019
4. MiBR – $15 000 + 4 points BPS 2019
5. ENCE – $10 000
6. Natus Vincere – $5 000
Current rating of BLAST Pro Series 2019:
1. Liquid – 26 points *
2. Astralis – 22 points *
3. FaZe – 20 points *
4. NiP – 16 points
5. MiBR – 12 points
6. Natus Vincere – 6 points
7. Cloud9 – 6 points
* Guaranteed slot for BLAST Pro Series Global Final 2019