BLAST Pro Series Lisbon viewer's guide

With the $250,000 Portuguese BLAST Pro Series stop set to take place from December 14-15, we've collected all the information you need to follow the final top-tier event of the year.

As is custom for BLAST Pro Series stops, tournament action has been compressed into just one day of arena play, and as such, the format sees the six directly invited teams play each other in a round-robin format with three best-of-one matches running simultaneously.

The group stage will run on both tournament days, with nine total matches being played in the arena on Saturday. The top two teams will then face off in a best-of-three grand final in the early evening.

Altice Arena will be packed with CS fans for BLAST Pro Lisbon

Before the grand final, a bonus match called 'BLAST Pro Stand-off' will take place, where the team placing 3rd in the group stage picks another remaining side to play in a match featuring five 1v1 aim duels for a chance to win the $20,000 cash prize.

Below is the full team list for the Lisbon event:

Worth noting is that two participating teams will be fielding stand-ins in Lisbon, as Ismail "refrezh" Ali will take Maikil "Golden" Selim's place in Cloud9 due to medical issues, just like Braxton "swag" Pierce has been brought in by MIBR because Fernando "fer" Alvarenga is undergoing surgery to fix his hearing problem.

As part of the BLAST Pro concept, the teams have already completed the map vetoes for the group stage best-of-ones matches. The full schedule for the event - with three matches being played at the same time in the group stage - can be found below:

Friday, December 14
20:00 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Sweden NiP | BO1 | Overpass
20:00 - United States MIBR vs. Europe Cloud9 | BO1 | Mirage
20:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. Europe FaZe | BO1 | Dust2

21:30 - Europe FaZe vs. Europe Cloud9 | BO1 | Cache
21:30 - Sweden NiP vs. United States MIBR | BO1 | Mirage
21:30 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Denmark Astralis | BO1 | Inferno

Saturday, December 15
15:00 - Europe FaZe vs. United States MIBR | BO1 | Mirage
15:00 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Europe Cloud9 | BO1 | Overpass
15:00 - Sweden NiP vs. Denmark Astralis | BO1 | Overpass

16:20 - United States MIBR vs. Denmark Astralis | BO1 | Inferno
16:20 - Europe Cloud9 vs. Sweden NiP | BO1 | Overpass
16:20 - Europe FaZe vs. Ukraine Natus Vincere | BO1 | Inferno

17:40 - Denmark Astralis vs. Europe Cloud9 | BO1 | Inferno
17:40 - Europe FaZe vs. Sweden NiP | BO1 | Inferno
17:40 - United States MIBR vs. Ukraine Natus Vincere | BO1 | Mirage

19:00 - BLAST Pro Stand-off | five 1v1 aim duels

20:00 - Grand final | BO3

In Copenhagen, the crowd and viewers at home were treated with a welcome surprise, as Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat joined his old Room On Fire colleagues Jason "moses" O'Toole and Anders Blume to cast the grand final. The popular American will also be present in Lisbon, as he joins Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez and Christine "potter" Chi on the analyst's desk, which Alex "Machine" Richardson will be hosting.

The full on-air team can be found below:

United Kingdom Adam Savage - Show host

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
United States Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Analyst

Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Commentator
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator

Finally, here is how the $250,000 prize pool will be distributed among the competing squads:

1. $125,000
2. $50,000
3. $25,000
4. $15,000
5. $10,000
6. $5,000

BLAST Pro Stand-off winner: $20,000

Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.04
United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
610
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Christine 'potter' Chi
Christine 'potter' Chi
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
119
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
#1
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Portugal rmindzstar 
first? why
2018-12-13 10:46
#3
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Portugal tiagovieiraa 
lmao
2018-12-13 10:47
xD
2018-12-13 10:47
#6
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
MIUSA with BR flag wtf?
2018-12-13 10:48
NO ASTRA-MIBR 16-0 REWIND ?
2018-12-13 10:56
#47
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Yes
2018-12-13 11:37
Nt
2018-12-13 11:00
ur welcome
2018-12-13 12:24
Easy for Virtus.co
2018-12-13 10:47
why 6 mibr games?? they play vs FaZe twice?? HLTV FIX PLZ!
2018-12-13 10:51
Relax
2018-12-13 11:08
#5
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
Crowd will be insane
2018-12-13 10:47
#7
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Portugal tiagovieiraa 
I agree, moche was amazing
2018-12-13 10:48
#10
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Brazil NeymarJunior 
Hopefully “MIBR” win lul
2018-12-13 10:49
#13
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Portugal tiagovieiraa 
astralis robots would be there :/
2018-12-13 10:50
#14
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
There will be many guys cheering for MIBR I think.
2018-12-13 10:50
#16
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Portugal tiagovieiraa 
Last time ye, all altice arena cheering for sk*ahah
2018-12-13 10:52
#19
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
This time I don't know really. There are some Astralis fans and NIP Fans. It will be good. I hope for 'neutral' cheering.
2018-12-13 10:52
#23
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Portugal tiagovieiraa 
It would be competitive. First time tier 1 teams on portugal.
2018-12-13 10:53
#25
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
First big esports event.
2018-12-13 10:55
#8
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Other WorldIsAFuck 
Where is mouz :-(
2018-12-13 10:48
#9
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Slovakia TatKo 
this shit format again Edit : also Mibr playing 2 matches at the same time on saturday 15:00 :thinking:
2018-12-13 10:52
1st mibr is american roster 2nd is brazilian u knov :)
2018-12-13 10:53
also astralis playing faze twice lmao
2018-12-13 10:56
Bad info, tho
2018-12-13 10:56
#57
rain | 
Australia pjp_1 
I swear every tournament organiser makes Faze and Astralis play each other asap
2018-12-13 13:19
Lets do this boys 👊
2018-12-13 10:50
#12
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Sweden Cruxor 
opa
2018-12-13 10:50
#15
NEO | 
Poland Zgrzyt 
The popular Canadian will also be present in Lisbon Semmler is American, not Canadian.
2018-12-13 10:51
brainfart. fixed.
2018-12-13 11:27
#45
NEO | 
Poland Zgrzyt 
If you need to hire corrector, let me know :D haha
2018-12-13 11:30
#49
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Hungary Benccce 
He's French. (maybe American) but he's not Canadian. So you right.
2018-12-13 11:51
#50
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Hungary Benccce 
But fixed so fast. Gj HLTV. ;)
2018-12-13 11:52
Why they still invite Cloud 9 ? Waste spot......
2018-12-13 10:52
That team has lots of fans so yeah. More fans more hype
2018-12-13 11:05
#21
shox | 
India iejesus 
EZ4FAZE
2018-12-13 10:53
Friday, December 14: 23:30 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Europe Cloud9 | BO1 | Mirage Saturday, Decem 17:00 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Europe Cloud9 | BO1 | Overpassber 15 Is everything alright?
2018-12-13 10:53
#24
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Korea ecsta_s1 
do it navi, or s1mple will be 2nd this year
2018-12-13 10:55
Yea think so too
2018-12-13 16:06
#26
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Portugal NACKZ 
2x mibr vs faze
2018-12-13 10:55
okay
2018-12-13 10:57
ez for grand slam champions
2018-12-13 11:03
No u 😎
2018-12-13 11:05
No u 😎
2018-12-13 11:14
No u 😎
2018-12-13 11:22
#55
device | 
Portugal Ponsas 
No u 😎
2018-12-13 12:55
Another boring astralis event. Not even gonna bother watching it
2018-12-13 11:09
LUL
2018-12-13 11:14
who did write this? so many mistakes.. MIBR has two games with FAZE, Astarlis has two games with FAZe. STOP using drugs, please!
2018-12-13 11:13
r u high?
2018-12-13 13:46
2x navi vs cloud9, thats god they dodge faze lul
2018-12-13 11:14
let's go mibr
2018-12-13 11:27
#44
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
Ez astralis
2018-12-13 11:28
Well with the way things are going this tournament will start before PLG Grand Slam.
2018-12-13 11:36
#48
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United States Trump2020KAG 
NEVER FORGET MIBR=AMERICAN FLAG NO LIQUID NO WATCH GL MIBR
2018-12-13 11:44
mibr will get slaughtered by Astralis so 0/8
2018-12-13 12:21
#52
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Nt real gypsy
2018-12-13 12:22
Astralis 16-0 MIBR
2018-12-13 20:26
I think blast should save thier money and host a real major That would be amazing
2018-12-13 12:51
Two day major would be fun
2018-12-13 14:14
#56
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Portugal mrsc 
anders and semmler PogChamp
2018-12-13 13:05
Lezz go
2018-12-13 14:12
#61
VINI | 
Namibia dudu3000 
AHHAHAHAHH MIUSA HLTV CONFIRMED
2018-12-13 14:26
#62
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Other PekkaMarkkula 
So hyped to see these teams facing off for like 20th time this year!!!
2018-12-13 14:28
no comment about Semmler? he is there as an analyst lul
2018-12-13 14:38
but semmler is there aswell
2018-12-13 15:06
gl
2018-12-13 15:13
Rooting for American MiBR
2018-12-13 15:35
#68
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North America SLGam1ng 
Ez for c9 godimatic drop 30 bomb every map
2018-12-13 20:10
mibr to play 4 mirages.. haahahaha, byebye.
2018-12-13 20:14
Navi will win
2018-12-13 20:26
-nip, -c9 +liquid, +mousesports
2018-12-13 23:00
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