BLAST Pro Series Istanbul group stage concluded

In the last round of matches, NiP secured a third place finish and will pick who they want to face in the BLAST Pro Series Stand-off, while Astralis defeated MIBR to reach the grand final with a perfect record.

The game between Cloud9 and NiP took place on Mirage, with the Swedish team having a third-place finish and a spot in the BLAST Pro Series Stand-off in their hands if they secure the win. The match was contested by both teams early on, but NiP was looking like the better side overall, with Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson's 1v1 clutch against Robin "flusha" Rönnquist giving the Ninjas a 9-6 lead for the half.

NiP finish third in the group stage

Doubles from Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg gave NiP the pistol, and with that, enough momentum to take care of business on the CT. Dennis "dennis" Edman was a standout player throughout, with his multikills being key to NiP closing out the game 16-8.

Matchpage
8
16
29th September 2018
Sweden
8
Mirage
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 20 - 21 -1 83.2 1.19
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 21 - 20 +1 99.4 1.15
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 14 - 20 -6 72.3 0.86
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 13 - 21 -8 62.8 0.62
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 8 - 22 -14 48.2 0.38
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 29 - 14 +15 131.2 1.99
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 25 - 15 +10 115.3 1.62
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 23 - 15 +8 77.0 1.39
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 19 - 19 0 82.1 1.07
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 8 - 14 -6 47.5 0.82

Space Soldiers kicked off their match against Virtus.pro on the right foot, grabbing the T pistol on Dust2 and running up a 6-0 lead shortly. Then, with the AWP in his hands, Michał "snatchie" Rudzki got three kills and brought the Poles back into the game. They managed six before the switch, but losing the second pistol as well put them in a tough situation as they were trying to catch up.

After Space Soldiers reached a 13-6 lead, Virtus.pro kicked into a higher gear and strung together four rounds in an attempt to comeback, but it wasn't enough and the Turkish side managed to grab a consolation win, beating the Poles 16-10.

Matchpage
16
10
29th September 2018
16
Dust2
10
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 29 - 18 +11 127.4 1.78
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 23 - 12 +11 80.9 1.48
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 16 - 16 0 67.7 1.05
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 15 - 17 -2 72.6 1.00
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 14 - 17 -3 45.8 0.89
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 21 - 17 +4 90.3 1.21
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 20 - 18 +2 88.8 1.18
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 15 - 21 -6 70.3 0.86
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 11 - 20 -9 48.2 0.65
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 13 - 21 -8 59.9 0.62

Astralis and MIBR kicked off their grand final preview on Dust2, where Jake "Stewie2K" Yip tapped down three with the USP-S to secure the CT pistol. The Brazilian-American side went on to secure the following anti-ecos, before adding to more to their lead to make it 5-0.

The Danes took a more aggressive approach in the sixth round, which earned them their first, forcing Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo to save the Big Green. The change of pace from Astralis began to pay off as the Danes racked up five straight to take the 6-5 lead, but a massive quad-kill from Tarik "tarik" Celik leveled the game once more.

The two sides went back and forth at the tail-end of the first half, with Astralis eventually edging the 8-7 lead at halftime. The Danes continued their run into the second half as FalleN co. struggled to get past Astralis' CT side, who locked down the half winning eight in a row to secure the 16-7 map victory.

Matchpage
16
7
29th September 2018
16
Dust2
7
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 25 - 12 +13 105.9 1.80
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 24 - 11 +13 98.1 1.70
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 17 - 10 +7 80.0 1.35
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 15 - 13 +2 78.3 1.21
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 14 - 13 +1 71.5 1.15
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 14 - 19 -5 81.6 0.97
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 18 - 17 +1 67.7 0.88
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 13 - 19 -6 69.4 0.75
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 6 - 20 -14 56.5 0.43
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 7 - 20 -13 27.5 0.35

Final group stage standings:

1. Denmark Astralis - Grand Final
2. Brazil MIBR - Grand Final
3. Sweden NiP - $25,000
4. Turkey Space Soldiers - $15,000
5. Poland Virtus.pro - $10,000
6. United States Cloud9 - $5,000

The winner of the BLAST Pro Series Stand-off, which will feature third-place finishers NiP and the team of their choosing, will earn another $20,000.

Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.09
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Would have been 16-0 if astralis won T pistol LOL m16r is a joke
2018-09-29 16:47
mibr never won a t round when they played vs. astralis (on dust2)
2018-09-29 16:48
#59
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France CriiZiX 
that's true
2018-09-29 17:43
#8
JW | 
United States theobill1 
M16R needs to disband so bad 😂😂😂🚮
2018-09-29 16:49
of course... top 4 team needs disband...
2018-09-29 16:55
top 4? not even in top 5 HAHAHHAHAHA
2018-09-29 17:02
hltv has a ranking, I don't know you know, but, they are in top 4
2018-09-29 17:04
Astralis,Liquid,Navi,Faze,Mouz current top 5 kid
2018-09-29 17:05
#43
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Brazil Captain11gg 
mouz and faze lol
2018-09-29 17:08
better than m16R. you lost to both lol
2018-09-29 17:16
#54
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Brazil Captain11gg 
Mibr beat mouz at the major and faze is playing really bad atm
2018-09-29 17:28
MiBR defeated mouz in the last major LUL
2018-09-29 17:34
wrong
2018-09-30 01:16
#44
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Brazil onZk 
meet the famous retard
2018-09-29 17:08
#70
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Indonesia Alpha_Poland 
have to give +1 here rofl
2018-09-29 18:04
#45
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Faze and Mouz LUL
2018-09-29 17:09
Faze and mouz LUUUUUUUUUUL
2018-09-29 18:04
#72
 | 
United Kingdom Mumbles! 
I would not be putting faze and mouz above MIBR right now. For me it's 1. Astralis 2. Liquid 3. Navi 4. MIBR 5. mouz Faze BIG etc
2018-09-29 18:05
tbh id even put BIG above FaZe rn
2018-09-29 18:21
Yeah no
2018-09-29 18:32
mouz and faze current top5? Ehnnn! Try again
2018-09-29 18:44
#82
felps | 
Brazil pluga 
0/8
2018-09-29 19:14
#42
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Oceania nobrac 
lol @ fer & fallen, getting crushed..
2018-09-29 17:07
#47
 | 
Europe arthurklpx 
Lul faze
2018-09-29 17:12
LUL m16r xDD
2018-09-29 17:15
#52
 | 
Europe arthurklpx 
You burro man?
2018-09-29 17:18
#53
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Oceania nobrac 
lol 16:0 on LAN, no standins excuses.. inc 16:0 on lan.. again.. faze has issues i know.. need to kick/restructure or something
2018-09-29 17:23
whos even watching this shit? Its just another boring ass CS event where asstarlis bores other teams to sleep
2018-09-29 17:47
#2
JW | 
United States theobill1 
M16R in 2018 😂 BRA71L in 2018 🚮 Fallen in 2018 LUL BAITZERA in 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-09-29 16:48
+1 c0-16zera
2018-09-29 16:49
#22
 | 
Portugal palito334 
JW in cs 🗑why you talk about fallen while you like JW, you don't win nothing and fallen just rekt JW with no hands
2018-09-29 16:54
#23
 | 
Brazil Whillpull 
Fnatic in 2016 - now MONSTERLUL
2018-09-29 16:54
NA speaking BRA71L is very funny ROFL
2018-09-29 16:57
#33
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Portugal kanezz 
jw and fnatic lul. tell me an american team who can beat mibr. tell me only one
2018-09-29 16:58
#46
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
Liquid can fuck them any day lol.
2018-09-29 17:11
#48
 | 
Europe arthurklpx 
Only 2 of 5 are NA lul
2018-09-29 17:14
#49
s1mple | 
Greece Mangas 
EU Master race
2018-09-29 17:15
#65
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
4/5 do you even know what NA stands for... typical Brazil brain
2018-09-29 18:02
#73
 | 
Europe arthurklpx 
You do not even know about kaplansky lemma
2018-09-29 18:14
#74
 | 
Europe arthurklpx 
Neither about "na" a meme in Brazil that means = nothing
2018-09-29 18:20
#79
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Sweden Kaffinerad 
N/a = not applicable, its a common english abbreviation.
2018-09-29 18:48
#84
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
autism detected
2018-09-29 19:27
#66
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
NRG
2018-09-29 18:02
#35
 | 
Europe arthurklpx 
Já posso tirar minha pika do seu cu?
2018-09-29 17:00
#86
 | 
Ukraine TrickyFox 
Outdated and eliminated
2018-09-29 19:48
#4
 | 
India Wise_Indian 
Ez 4 Astralis
2018-09-29 16:48
#5
 | 
Finland perkelemeister 
k
2018-09-29 16:48
#6
 | 
Brazil Whillpull 
MiBR was just training. At the finals we lose 16-0
2018-09-29 16:51
#12
 | 
Portugal ruskije 
F
2018-09-29 16:50
#7
 | 
United States KrakeNCSGO 
nip %100 select c9 for ez money xdd
2018-09-29 16:48
Maybe VP
2018-09-29 16:53
why vp 6 place when they have similiar scores? rd?
2018-09-29 16:49
#16
 | 
Poland Kobel_ 
H2h i guess
2018-09-29 16:52
#17
 | 
Spain Silber_ 
Yes
2018-09-29 16:52
Round differences maybe
2018-09-29 17:03
#10
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
What a stupid format lmao
2018-09-29 16:49
#68
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
worst format I've ever seen
2018-09-29 18:03
EZ MIBR! TOP 01 WORLD!
2018-09-29 16:51
NiP should pick Space Soldiers ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-09-29 16:52
#29
 | 
Brazil vitinhodelas 
hey i want an iphone xs max
2018-09-29 16:55
Wrong apple, only quality products at cheap prices here
2018-09-29 19:07
#36
 | 
Brazil Whillpull 
how much the kilo? i'll take 6
2018-09-29 17:00
2,12 HLTVbits with the discount
2018-09-29 19:08
5-0 > 7-16... Oof
2018-09-29 16:53
#20
 | 
Brazil m4ri 
fer kkk
2018-09-29 16:53
#34
 | 
Portugal kanezz 
fala
2018-09-29 16:59
Cloud 9 should just disband. This team is dead for all intents and purposes. Rush/Automatic may join forces with Liquid. Others may just turn into free agents or give up on the game completely. MIBR still looks largely disjointed and there's very little team play on display which is manifested by their atrocious nonexistent T side on their favorite map, dust2. Space Soldiers are a literal joke. A tier 3 team. Just like Cloud 9 with the current roster. Overall this tournament sucks ass. Astralis vs a number of tier 2/3 teams. Yes, I still cannot call MIBR a tier 1 team - their spot at FaceIt Major 2018 was a fluke since they managed to avoid Liquid, FaZe and NaVi.
2018-09-29 16:54
Rush and autimatic need to retire too
2018-09-29 16:54
#69
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
0/8 ska is the only one who needs to retire
2018-09-29 18:04
#24
 | 
United States KrakeNCSGO 
nip picking ss
2018-09-29 16:54
#26
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
@QUOTE_ME_IF_MIBR_TRASH
2018-09-29 16:55
Shox lul
2018-09-29 17:37
G2 OMEGALUL
2018-09-29 17:37
Feels like NiP and VP are improving slowly.
2018-09-29 16:55
mibr plz dont be so confident
2018-09-29 16:56
#31
shox | 
India iejesus 
Lmao Coldzera Goat? xD
2018-09-29 16:56
BAITZERA CO16ERA hahahhaha
2018-09-29 17:06
IDK where these astralis fans were when astralis went 1-3 in Boston
2018-09-29 17:33
VP > C9
2018-09-29 17:43
#61
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Lol, I feel like I've already seen the final haha
2018-09-29 17:47
Quite Positively Surprised the way VP played only got demolished by Astralis won one game and were relatively competitive in the other games and even could easily got the win vs nip if some clutch rounds went VPs way. Vp back on their way to Tier 2.
2018-09-29 17:49
#64
 | 
Brazil Juneco 
FNS destroyed NA CS
2018-09-29 17:57
wtf
2018-09-29 18:40
mibr is a joke
2018-09-29 19:22
nice papito
2018-09-29 19:27
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