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BLAST World Finals - Debate
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Europe MauzeCS 
We are coming up to the final major event of the year, the BLAST world finals. Held in Abu Dhabi, the event will see 8 teams battle against each other for the lions share of a million dollars. The teams attending are: • Heroic • Outsiders • FaZe • NaVi (Natus Vincere) • Liquid • Vitality • G2 • OG My Thoughts. The standard of counter-strike being played at the moment, in many people's opinion, is very poor. This lack of disparity leaves no team as 'Favourites' to win the event. Some may Argue that Heroic's recent form; coming second in the IEM RIO major, and then subsequently winning the Blast Fall Finals, indicates that they have a good chance to win the tournament. Other's will have FaZe or NaVi as their predictions, and Outsiders will also be under the spotlight to see if they can prove that they deserved the Major Trophy. While NaVi haven't shown the form that we've come to expect from the squad, it's no secret that they will be part of the coined 'Roster-mania' taking part during the player-break over Christmas. Other teams will be under the spotlight, but perhaps for less positive reasons - G2 has had an awful season with the team tragically not making the RIO Major, amongst a torrent of other disappointing results. Vitality are another team that need to prove themselves, after a much-needed ESL pro-league S16 win, in which Mathieu 'Zyw0o' Herbaut historically broke the kill record and subsequently was awarded MVP for the event, Vitality stumbled out of the Major in 12-14th place. This lack-luster result, handed to them by ENCE, left fans wondering if Vitality might need to make changes - many calling for the removal of Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire, the squads underperforming IGL. Liquid is a tricky team to predict - Their inconsistency plagues their chances of success. In my opinion, the squad have shown that they can be the best in the world, when they all perform. The issue is; they don't. Liquid often have one or two players performing at their best, while the rest of the squad are just hanging-on. It's very rare to see YEKINDAR and EliGE performing at the same time, and even rarer to see oSee having a great game along side them. Though, when they are, Liquid cut through top-tier teams. Each member of the squad has proven their capabilities, but Liquid need to find a way for them all to perform at the same time. It's no secret that OG are the underdogs, barely making it into the world final, the team is the lowest rated team in the event. While the squad have shown their capability of upsetting top teams, they lack the consistent fire-power to consistently perform against the best. In my eyes, OG have the chance to upset an unsuspecting team, especially considering the poor performances shown by all teams in the lead up to the player-break. Sadly, I don't think that OG have the ability to make a deep run into the tournament, but I would be very happy to be proven wrong. Who do you think will make a deep run? Who do you expect to win?
2022-12-02 16:59
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#1
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United States EwyQwarp
Man wrote a whole essay for me not to care.
2022-12-02 16:59
3 replies
just for you not to care, what a legend
2022-12-02 17:05
#14
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Europe MauzeCS
My bad man, I wrote it specifically for you! 🤓
2022-12-02 17:08
#58
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Spain Wiricardo
+1111
2022-12-02 20:24
NaVi will win Blast Premier Global Finals and goat s1mple will be crowned MVP
2022-12-02 17:00
8 replies
#8
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Europe MauzeCS
S1mple often performs very well after a poor-individual event, It will be exciting to see if he does this time!
2022-12-02 17:03
1 reply
Hope navis streak of winning world final ends
2022-12-02 18:09
They dont give mvp for group stage other than fluke cologne
2022-12-02 19:34
5 replies
ZYWH0 fan talking about group stage. Oh lol the irony
2022-12-02 21:46
1 reply
Fan of Fluxo abuser
2022-12-02 21:47
#65
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United Kingdom HuzzyBoii
Zywho hasn't seen anything other than group stages this year XDDD 0.00 Playoffs rating at Katowice, Cologne, EPL15 and both Majors XDDD 2 Playoffs made and got rekt by GOATvi at one of them XDDD s1mple had to go on a break and play valorant from a laptop just to give him a chance XDDD
2022-12-02 21:57
2 replies
imgur.com/gallery/0Q7F6sk Why are you comparing washed up player to ZywOo?? Rez owns s0mple Also s0mple rekt by huxi in playoffs lmao
2022-12-02 21:59
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#68
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United Kingdom HuzzyBoii
s1mple in a slump still more successful than zywho LMFAAOO
2022-12-03 00:34
Faze will take it hopefully if not I will be happy if outsiders win
2022-12-02 17:01
2 replies
#4
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Europe MauzeCS
FaZe did show good signs in the Fall Finals, they definitely have a chance.
2022-12-02 17:02
1 reply
will be no Danish fans to help heroic this time
2022-12-02 17:03
Two teams without any chance to win:OG Outsiders Likely winner:Heroic/Faze Actual winner:Vitality
2022-12-02 17:02
7 replies
#17
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Europe MauzeCS
That would be a good ending to Vitality's season
2022-12-02 17:10
so outsiders who beat heroic three weeks ago wont be able to beat liquid and you basically saying that they have more chances than outsiders? Interesting
2022-12-02 17:46
3 replies
Yes. Outsiders will never win an S tier event again.
2022-12-02 18:11
2 replies
#47
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Denmark TheZpike
name kinda maybe perhaps checks out
2022-12-02 19:38
#50
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Finland aleksiii
Neither will furia
2022-12-02 19:50
+2
2022-12-02 19:33
#59
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Spain Wiricardo
OG gonna lose 16 0
2022-12-02 20:24
#6
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Turkey Joper
Liquid will win World Final and NAF or Yekindar will take MVP
2022-12-02 17:02
7 replies
#9
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Europe MauzeCS
I'm praying with you <3
2022-12-02 17:04
+1
2022-12-02 17:09
#19
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United States 1Tuurtle
but what if Osee mvp?
2022-12-02 17:16
4 replies
#26
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Turkey Joper
NO! Naf deserves. He is playing consistent everytime
2022-12-02 17:34
3 replies
#33
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United States 1Tuurtle
Naf deserves it, probably the most out of anyone on Liquid. But tbh I'd be happier seeing Osee shut down everyone who says he should be replaced and prove he's a tier 1 awper
2022-12-02 18:04
2 replies
#41
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Turkey Joper
Osee does not need to earn MVP to become a Tier 1 tier AWP. He just needs to be more consistent and not miss his hits. Liquid doesn't expect much from him to become a Star AWPer. They just expect Osee to be more consistent. Because Osee has more Support AWPer especially for Liquid on the T side
2022-12-02 19:04
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#42
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United States 1Tuurtle
you're not wrong. But I'd really like it to happen
2022-12-02 19:24
#11
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Israel michnass
OG win
2022-12-02 17:06
2 replies
#12
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Europe MauzeCS
That would be crazy.
2022-12-02 17:07
#60
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Spain Wiricardo
no shot
2022-12-02 20:25
I always hope for faze :D I'd be happy if G2 or Vitality wins, I think it would be nice seeing some from them.
2022-12-02 17:08
9 replies
#16
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Europe MauzeCS
It would be insane if G2 won. I really don't expect much from them though.
2022-12-02 17:09
8 replies
for sure but that's why it could be cool, I mean how long has it been by now without a single win? players like hunter really deserve a win.
2022-12-02 17:15
7 replies
#22
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Europe MauzeCS
G2 have never won a tournament. Their best result is 2nd at the PGL Major Stockholm. Their next best result was 4th in Cluj-Napoca back in 2015. See for yourself: hltv.org/team/5995/g2#tab-achievementsBo.. It's really quite depressing how poor their results are.
2022-12-02 17:20
6 replies
They have won trophies just not a major
2022-12-02 18:11
you filtered for majors mate, they did win tournaments, just super long ago.
2022-12-02 19:34
4 replies
#69
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Europe MauzeCS
yeah, I know, I meant to write "Major tournament" but my mind must have blanked or something. or Maybe I'm just stupid, Icl, I literally just woke up. but yeah that stat is completely wrong for all tournaments
2022-12-03 03:03
3 replies
well not that many won majors so I'm not really sure how it's relevant :D
2022-12-03 03:25
2 replies
#77
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Europe MauzeCS
bro i was probably half asleep and forgot to change the parameters. chill
2022-12-03 20:00
1 reply
but it's other tournaments not only majors.
2022-12-03 21:14
NaVi (Natus Vincere) just why? :D
2022-12-02 17:19
1 reply
#23
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Europe MauzeCS
Why not :D
2022-12-02 17:20
This year has been wild so My guess Navi still struggle faze do solid and make it to semi and g2 choke like always. Heroic vs liquid final and heroic wins it
2022-12-02 17:20
1 reply
#24
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Europe MauzeCS
You might be right! I'm hoping Liquid win it though :D
2022-12-02 17:20
Im not reading that
2022-12-02 17:21
#27
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France Alyta
Og and G2 who will end last place?
2022-12-02 17:38
1 reply
#61
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Spain Wiricardo
OG
2022-12-02 20:25
NaVi (Natus Vincere)!!! Ohh i didn't know that.
2022-12-02 17:42
#29
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Czech Republic 3PO
Did not read
2022-12-02 17:43
Chance for winning 0% OG 1% G2 9% Outsiders 10% Vitality 10% NaVi 20% Liquid 25% eaxh Faze and Heroic
2022-12-02 17:49
9 replies
How is Liquid higher than Vitality?
2022-12-02 18:16
8 replies
Liquid_2-3_at_major Vitality_1-3_at_major Liquid_Qualified_to_Blast_Fall Vitality_....
2022-12-02 18:32
7 replies
#49
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Thailand new!
liquid is overrated as fuck they made semis because lucky group they beat garbage2 and a slumpy navi
2022-12-02 19:48
6 replies
Fake flair but yes
2022-12-02 19:51
3 replies
#54
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Thailand new!
g2 fans aren't delusional unlike the clown9 fans
2022-12-02 19:56
2 replies
Nooo c9 fans are smart we accept the loss and c9 can qualify for major
2022-12-02 20:19
1 reply
#71
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Europe MauzeCS
you just destroyed him
2022-12-03 03:07
i have controversial opinion, that if yekindar has good day, Liquid can beat anyone. Just they need to be lucky with Yeki good days and they can win
2022-12-02 20:12
1 reply
#79
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Thailand new!
you are a perfect example of what i meant, liquid are doing great right now they are doing better than they ever did in the last couple of years but they are not as good as people think
2022-12-03 20:18
#32
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Nepal askyee
G2 takes it, easy
2022-12-02 17:55
Zywoo gonna win
2022-12-02 18:13
#39
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Brazil flytw4tp
does someone know when they gonna draw the groups?
2022-12-02 18:18
#43
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Kazakhstan Avantc7
This tournament is pretty much predictable, Outsiders gonna win it all against Heroic in an intense final
2022-12-02 19:32
#48
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United Kingdom Jawsome159
If -OG +C9 this would be a GOAT tournament. How tf does OG deserve to be there?
2022-12-02 19:41
1 reply
+1
2022-12-02 19:51
#53
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United States cr4zy_m3
EZ4LIQUID
2022-12-02 19:52
Faze didn't show dissapointment in their loss rather contentment of getting 2nd and resurging, I wonder if with their last form and their time to practice whether they can win it. I say they can, especially if they're motivated
2022-12-02 20:22
The addition of Anubis is going to give Heroic a huge buff and nerf everyone else hard. But I hope Liquid win for what it's worth. I'm tired of predicting things honestly.
2022-12-02 21:53
If NaVi let npl play every map, then they win the whole tournament. If NaVi go with the plan that B1ad3 initially said they were going to use (npl plays 3/7 maps and sdy plays the other 4/7 maps), then NaVi lose in semi-finals. B1ad3 said this before they got knocked out of Blast Fall Finals, so maybe he changes his mind, but most likely not going to let npl play all maps. -- Random American
2022-12-03 00:08
3 replies
Strat to beat navi. Don't tac pause so they can't read thier plethora of notes. Next step. Play them in the quarter finals they haven't gotten past in 6 months
2022-12-03 05:28
2 replies
"Strat to beat navi. Don't tac pause so they can't read thier plethora of notes." Hahaha I know this is a joke for the most part, but not calling timeouts against them is actually not a bad idea for the most part (considering it gives B1ad3 a chance to talk). -- Average American
2022-12-03 21:10
1 reply
I like you
2022-12-08 23:36
Outsiders Heroic FaZe
2022-12-03 03:04
#73
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Fiji Pilot_
Liquid i hope
2022-12-03 05:06
Not going to call who wins, but heroic has another boost that wasn't mentioned by the removal of thier perma ban dust 2. This gives them alot of room in the veto
2022-12-03 05:27
#76
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Asia BzeeL
Flair
2022-12-03 05:36
#78
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Hungary szia
i arent read that. this is hltv, not book club.
2022-12-03 20:04
The obvious winner is OG. Can't be any other.
2022-12-08 23:45
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