Cloud9 confirmed at BLAST Pro Series Madrid

Cloud9 will compete at BLAST Pro Series Madrid, the North American organisation announced on Friday.

The ELEAGUE Major Boston champions, who will also be in attendance at next week's BLAST Pro Series event in Miami, are the fourth team confirmed for the Spanish competition, joining Astralis, Natus Vincere and NiP.

Cloud9 have been out of action since the IEM Katowice Major, where they finished in 9th-11th place. After the event in Poland, the team underwent a major overhaul, bringing back Maikil "Golden" Selim and picking up Daniel "vice" Kim and René "cajunb" Borg.

Cloud9 will attend the BLAST Pro Series event in the Spanish capital

Those changes saw Cloud9 plummet to 138th in the rankings after losing the core of the lineup with which they had picked up most of their recent points.

BLAST Pro Series Madrid will be held on May 10-11, with $250,000 on the line. There is now just one invite left to reveal as the final team will be determined by the Play-in qualifier, featuring some of the best sides in the Iberian Peninsula.

The team list for the Spanish event now looks as follows:

Ukraine Natus Vincere
United States Cloud9
Europe Iberian Qualifier
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1471
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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 States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#3
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United Kingdom lancelott 
YES lets go :D
2019-04-05 23:16
#14
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Sweden Unluko 
Lets goo but why invite this team that doesnt even have a full team lol
2019-04-05 23:17
Tier 3 event
2019-04-05 23:24
#47
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
north last invite pl0x
2019-04-05 23:26
#61
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Europe pencilvester 
lul nt is MIBR
2019-04-05 23:33
WTF C9 xdd
2019-04-05 23:34
Yes blast need atleast one totally shit team to attend all of their tournaments
2019-04-06 00:37
C9 does very well at pretty much all of the blast events
2019-04-06 00:45
Because it’s bo1 shit format lol I’m a c9 fan and even I admit this
2019-04-06 01:01
If it’s a shit format then how does Astralis win every time?
2019-04-06 03:38
Because it’s fucking Astralis...
2019-04-06 05:59
He is saying that C9 does well at these because it’s an easy format but how come the other teams don’t??
2019-04-06 08:16
c9 never did well
2019-04-06 08:47
C9 got third at one of them
2019-04-06 14:35
one time.
2019-04-07 21:51
#155
2019-04-08 16:08
It’s an easy format for c9 Being the underdog
2019-04-06 14:12
They need multiple
2019-04-06 02:18
Yep I agree last one will be mibr
2019-04-06 01:04
#133
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United States WashamGaming 
Nah they’ve been playing ps lately, if ence wins star series then I bet they’ll b invited
2019-04-06 02:20
Ence plox
2019-04-05 23:43
#121
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United States @FyreCS 
Will be Liquid men)))
2019-04-06 01:15
#40
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Switzerland ShadowRaze 
They do have a full team tho
2019-04-05 23:24
#41
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Sweden Unluko 
With 2 standins
2019-04-05 23:25
1 trial only. No stand-ins
2019-04-05 23:50
Cajunb was a permanent move and bice is a trial
2019-04-05 23:53
Technically they do, but cajunb is probably out of the team by then
2019-04-05 23:25
#44
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Sweden Unluko 
Yeah and vice is on trial...
2019-04-05 23:25
I hope vice stays, though. I'm a big fan of him.
2019-04-05 23:26
#171
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Hungary Shaperz 
Hold up... He has fans?????
2019-04-06 14:21
They have a full team tho??
2019-04-06 00:44
#128 team invited
2019-04-05 23:25
#138**
2019-04-05 23:36
Mainly due to only retaining their points from when Golden hadn't gone on medical leave yet.
2019-04-05 23:37
It still says #138 idc
2019-04-05 23:37
12th before kio points lost Edit: typo fixed
2019-04-05 23:39
#98
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United States Kick_Rush_FFS 
faze fans still mad
2019-04-06 00:17
I cant hear you come closer maybe cuz #138 is too far
2019-04-06 00:46
Maybe cuz c9 1 major title > faze 0 major
2019-04-06 18:00
Well being #138 even the major trophie has disappered
2019-04-06 18:01
And because kio zellsis and flusha leaved
2019-04-06 00:08
#6
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Europe Lounatus 
Why
2019-04-05 23:16
Where is mibr wtf
2019-04-05 23:18
#53
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
To be placed #6 ?
2019-04-05 23:28
and go 0-10? lululul
2019-04-05 23:51
Yes we need more memes
2019-04-06 05:54
FalleN ran out of excuses so he needs time to make more.
2019-04-06 02:19
#7
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Nice
2019-04-05 23:16
#50
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United States JacobSick954 
wetz im following you on twitter! I’m Jacob.
2019-04-05 23:28
#54
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Europe unlukomaluko 
I followed back my man
2019-04-05 23:29
#58
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United States JacobSick954 
<33
2019-04-05 23:31
wow so bad
2019-04-05 23:16
Noice
2019-04-05 23:16
nooooooooooo
2019-04-05 23:17
#16
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Portugal Rupa_PT17 
Nice
2019-04-05 23:17
#17
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Spain GamerGuillem 
Wasted invitation jajaja
2019-04-05 23:17
#56
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Spain loviac 
At least a team that Riders has a chance of winning
2019-04-05 23:30
#68
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Spain yodofrodo 
If Riders qualify... at this point my faith is low
2019-04-05 23:37
#84
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
*Giants* :D
2019-04-05 23:50
#159
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Spain GamerGuillem 
Jajajajajajajabajabahahahahahhajajaja jajajajajjajaajahahahahaha baja baja baja ha ha ha ha nice joke menos you make me laugh a lot thanks
2019-04-06 09:08
AHAHHAAHAH imagine thinking Movistar can win vs Giants on lan xD
2019-04-06 12:01
Hahaahahha
2019-04-06 01:05
#105
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Finland J3bediah 
Xaxaxa hahahaha jajajaja
2019-04-06 00:36
next invite is hellraisers
2019-04-05 23:17
the video ending lul hahah
2019-04-05 23:18
Wasted slot LUL
2019-04-05 23:18
C9 has done well at pretty much every blast event
2019-04-06 00:46
C9 last place at Blast Pro Istanbul ROFL
2019-04-08 14:46
K
2019-04-05 23:18
#23
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Turkey leame 
where is liquid renegades vitality north nrg fnatic give them chance
2019-04-05 23:19
liquid probably want to skip those events, cuz they are bullshit format. to be honest, astralis wouldnt go there either, but RFRSH is their owner or something like that. nip and cloud9 need those invites, and navi probably wants to take down astralis there
2019-04-05 23:23
#86
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Nigeria Eruptor 
However, we need more teams that are pretty good but are still unpredictable in a long run, like ENCE or Renegades
2019-04-05 23:52
yeah, but blast doesnt show anything, since its 5 bo1s. starseries is a good tournemant to decide who is still in top5 and whos not.
2019-04-06 00:40
#166
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Nigeria Eruptor 
...except for they also have Panda and stuff
2019-04-06 11:22
No fans
2019-04-06 00:03
#24
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Brazil tiemhabay 
mibr will not get invited
2019-04-05 23:19
Yup because they will go 0-5 and be eliminated
2019-04-06 00:47
#25
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France Kabby 
Always the same teams at BLAST events :(
2019-04-05 23:20
#26
NiKo | 
Spain Rhyzx 
Faze pls
2019-04-05 23:21
#27
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Europe T3sto$ami 
Ence?
2019-04-05 23:21
who is that?
2019-04-05 23:22
#28
 | 
Finland lasarus 
Wasted spot lmao
2019-04-05 23:21
#29
EliGE | 
Sweden R3al1ty 
Last invite Renegades??!?!?
2019-04-05 23:21
#30
 | 
Tunisia darkoplax 
this has to be the worst april fool joke right ???????????
2019-04-05 23:21
#31
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Where is Liquid,Ence or Faze? C9?
2019-04-05 23:22
They have Nip and C9 but not Ence or Liquid lol.
2019-04-05 23:44
#33
yes | 
Europe Yes_Bot 
Yes
2019-04-05 23:22
#35
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
Why they invite random teams and not for once G2
2019-04-05 23:24
#45
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Czech Republic QuertyX 
+1, not like theyre much better but they should give them a chance..
2019-04-05 23:26
its for tier 1/2 teams...
2019-04-05 23:37
C9 tier a 1/2 team?
2019-04-06 00:40
<3 Thorin
2019-04-06 00:53
#36
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Brazil lucasSzz9 
Good
2019-04-05 23:24
#39
 | 
Germany jaysef7 
#138
2019-04-05 23:24
#48
 | 
United States JacobSick954 
Thank Goodness for the contract lol
2019-04-05 23:27
#49
 | 
United States Freakmode 
Well at least all the other teams get 1 free win
2019-04-05 23:27
When have other teams ever gotten a free win off c9 at BLAST
2019-04-06 08:49
#51
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Brazil bernog 
Worst blast ever
2019-04-05 23:28
#52
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Spain AntoniormL 
WTF?????
2019-04-05 23:28
#55
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Poland KasPro 
wasted spot as fuck
2019-04-05 23:29
#57
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Portugal S!im* 
Nice video edit lmao xD
2019-04-05 23:30
WASted spot!
2019-04-05 23:32
#60
YNk | 
Norway Sunny47 
You guys miss FaZe and MIBR now, dont you?!
2019-04-05 23:32
#62
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Denmark d1ckweed 
Hopefully no MIBR.
2019-04-05 23:33
Yeaaaa boiiiii Damn i hope mibr and faze wont be there
2019-04-05 23:35
#65
gAuLeS | 
Canada Yohazin 
????? C9 lol
2019-04-05 23:35
#71
 | 
Europe andyy_ 
GOOD SHIT
2019-04-05 23:37
autimatic Brehze Ethan Tarik ShahZam/Cerq easily top 10 with potential to be top 5....make it happen!!!!!
2019-04-05 23:38
#158
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Nepal askyee 
Shahzam xDD
2019-04-06 08:51
he has come a long way
2019-04-06 21:13
LOL blast is a joke, always the same invited teams even when they hard suck
2019-04-05 23:39
I don't get why C9 is invited to all fucking blast pro events.. there's so many better teams.. it's like they only do it because C9 have a big fan base
2019-04-05 23:41
#91
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Korea Damianlee 
WOW the organizer wants to win more money and have more views by inviting a team with one of the biggest fanbase, they're so dumb lol
2019-04-05 23:58
Not saying they're dumb.. just saying I can't respect a tournament organizer who invite teams based on fan base size
2019-04-06 06:09
#301
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United States jay_320 
Well you don't understand business. CS is a fucking business dude. We don't get great events like Cologne or Katowice or Sydney or New York or Eleague etc without teams like C9, NiP, Fnatic, Liquid, etc etc The teams that have huge fanbases and bring eyeballs. C9 is grandfathered into T1 events. They could sign Swole patrol and it won't change.
2019-04-10 23:25
C9 has been putting up a good fight and has almost made it to the finals. Beating some of the top5 teams in the world.
2019-04-06 00:01
#95
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
0/8
2019-04-06 00:06
Do I need to show you these matches? How they almost beat Astralis too.
2019-04-06 06:22
#150
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Okay
2019-04-06 06:25
A deserved invite tbh
2019-04-06 17:49
#186
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Yeah because faze and mibr are clearly elite in form teams right? They definitely didnt just bomb out in starladder in groups. Oh wait. Not to mention its 2/5 of their current roster. I could care less about who gets invited to Blast, because they have little bearing on the actual rankings of the teams. But please dont try to act like c9 got invited because of high level play. They got invited because they have more fanboys like you running around than any other org.
2019-04-06 20:14
They deserve invites because they put up a fight at the other blast events. Sure FaZe isn't in a form but guess who else isn't in form and hasn't had a stable roster for a while? That's right it's C9 who probably played in a more unfavorable position than both faze and Mibr
2019-04-06 23:56
#192
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
If they were doing invites by who DESERVED them the most theyd invite the 6 best teams in the world. That would look something like Astralis Liquid Navi Ence Renegades Nip/fnatic/NRG/not c9/not c9 At no point was c9 a top 6 team since blast events began so at no point were they one of the most deserving teams.
2019-04-07 00:54
You're literally hating on C9 for no reason. Are you forgetting that C9 has best Fnatic and NIP before?
2019-04-07 01:38
#194
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Quote where I hated on c9
2019-04-07 05:51
#76
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
#138 OMEGALUL
2019-04-05 23:41
OMG stop invite cloud9 pls
2019-04-05 23:44
#80
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Denmark Ken92 
Blast went from tier1 to tier2. c9 and spanish qualifier, They said, 6 of the best teams in the world will compete at the same time.. that not true anymore
2019-04-05 23:45
yes, last event at least had high rank teams, this time it seems joke as they invite this low rank team too, now it is only astralis farming ranking points instead of top event where they are at least challenged. Oh well, maybe na'vi can be strong in event or last invite is good one, only hopes at this point, even still half of the field seems like they got no chance already before event even has started and that really sucks for event with format like this...
2019-04-06 00:30
#151
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
They were never t1. It hastio teams but format makes it t2. 5 BO1s and a final is all that event have.
2019-04-06 06:41
#185
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Denmark Ken92 
with teams like Astralis, Liquid, Ence. Mibr, FaZe, and NIP, at Blast Pro, like in Sao Paulo, its a TIER 1 event, no matter what format it is.
2019-04-06 19:58
#187
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
Its T2 event. No playoffs, only 1 bo3,no qualifiers. You need both teams and good format to make an event T1. Blast is so overrated. Only HLTV considers it as T1 event. They even consider Blast Istanbul as T1 event lol which have teams like SS, C9 and VP who were ranked outside top 20 at that time. Liquipedia considers Blast as t2 event which is its rightful place.
2019-04-06 21:07
OOOOF TIER 5
2019-04-05 23:48
#82
wippie | 
Russia Shkek 
wasted spot
2019-04-05 23:50
#88
 | 
Spain akproxx 
ence and mibr :(
2019-04-05 23:56
mibr is shit we need mousesports
2019-04-06 07:29
so boring, apart from ence always the same teams
2019-04-05 23:57
wasted spot
2019-04-05 23:58
mouz last spot?
2019-04-05 23:59
mibr XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-04-06 00:17
this is why blast sucks, these useless teams getting invites to boost their ranking with win or two instead of actually good teams who deserve invites...
2019-04-06 00:18
#102
 | 
Slovakia iorveth 
Florida man
2019-04-06 00:20
#103
 | 
India ROFLaala 
Why isn't Fnatic there ever at any Blast Pros?
2019-04-06 00:20
Doesnt matter. Event already ruined when Ast got invite.
2019-04-06 00:22
#115
 | 
Norway Alexed 
Next invite go to liquid so rip faze
2019-04-06 00:57
#117
 | 
United States jay_320 
I don't know why you people are surprised. Cloud 9 is one of the most succesful brands in CS like it or not. They could have signed the swole patrol squad and they'd still be grandfathered into T1 events. It's called eyeballs and you motherfuckers don't watch when North or NRG plays unfortunately. As a 'fan' of this org or at least one time before they seemingly stopped giving a shit I'll give it to them that they usually do well in the BO1 format no matter the line up. For an org as rich as C9 I agree before anyone says anything it's crazy that they haven't done anything to address the firepower problem post kio. They are going to lose Autimatic if they don't stop fucking around. Dude has been loyal and 2018 was the year where they were figuring things out. We were supposed to have Sunny or Konfig or Tarik or someone else to pair with a Kio and Auti by now. ridiculous.
2019-04-06 01:04
#120
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
i really hope mibr dont get a spot. they need a wake up like this
2019-04-06 01:14
#122
meyern | 
Sweden fxzo 
Next mibr , ence or liquid? I would prefer ence
2019-04-06 01:16
Next is obviously the shit Mibr to boost viewers even more.
2019-04-07 23:50
I understood that BLAST is gonna give some kinda points based on how teams perform in their tournaments and then based on those invite them to some "grand finale" BLAST-tournament. How is it fair then when certain teams get invited more to these tournaments than others?
2019-04-06 01:20
#124
 | 
Argentina GonzaPines 
Wasted spot
2019-04-06 01:22
#125
 | 
Spain 7VultuR 
Suddenly t2 tournament
2019-04-06 01:24
Yep
2019-04-07 23:49
#126
 | 
Brazil CaioOlive 
I'm guessing whichever goes better in Miami between FaZe and mibr takes the last invite?
2019-04-06 01:24
#127
 | 
Spain 7VultuR 
Liquid and ENCE?
2019-04-06 01:26
#128
 | 
Brazil CaioOlive 
Someone mentioned early that TL will skip events. I'm taking that in consideration. About ENCE, I think if they were to be invited, they would've already received it. But I'm not discarding it either. Should they win StarLadder tho, might be granted a spot. Because, as someone else said, BLAST probably considers brand exposure. ENCE might not be that famous there alas mibr or faze would get a lot more of attetion, IMO. Anyways, that's just my opinion, good night.
2019-04-06 01:36
Where are are Renegades invites? Ranked 7
2019-04-06 01:52
They only give a shit about views. Completely corrupt org that only cares about views and won’t invite new teams besides the ones they’ve been suck for a while now. I don’t even watch theses anymore since there is no diversity in teams. I’m so done with these complete shit events
2019-04-07 23:49
its getting boring since 2016.. too busy schedule, same teams +/-, players dont feel comfort,better less money more atmosphere
2019-04-06 01:58
CS dying
2019-04-06 02:21
died 3 years ago
2019-04-06 04:02
#300
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
no... it didnt lol
2019-04-09 21:25
#135
 | 
Russia M13f 
wasted
2019-04-06 02:29
Faze or mibr incoming
2019-04-06 02:35
DONT INVITED MIBR PLS DONT INVITE FURIA
2019-04-06 02:43
Mibr gonna be next trust me. They’re showing everyone how much they don’t give a shit about the quality of cs and just the views
2019-04-07 23:48
ez money for Astralis
2019-04-06 02:44
#139
 | 
Brazil kaikatsuwa 
Last invite probably be ENCE or FaZe
2019-04-06 03:07
#140
 | 
African Union mikecool 
C9 after their roster changes is ranked 138. I'm curious to know just how the process behind invites work ...
2019-04-06 03:38
pretty sure they have deal with C9, this isn't serious tournament who is looking to invite best teams like esl, dreamhack, starseries etc...
2019-04-06 04:04
#144
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Finland Emvi 
Mibr or faze last invite? So exciting, thank you blast
2019-04-06 04:28
wasted spot
2019-04-06 06:09
+9000
2019-04-07 23:46
FRIST
2019-04-06 07:22
#156
 | 
Spain Chonita 
Where is team liquid?
2019-04-06 08:47
#164
 | 
Canada herocoolzzz 
next invite probably
2019-04-06 11:05
Nono no with the way these are going Mibr is next. They’re inviting trash teams with big fan bases so obviously Mibr is next since nip and Cloud9 got invites. Pathetic event
2019-04-07 23:47
Stop inviting Cloud9 until Jack takes CSGO seriously
2019-04-06 09:38
FaZe Next
2019-04-06 10:52
#162
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
Why would you invite Cloud9 and NIP ? wtf blast series just want to make money from the shitty fanboys. Come on, NIP and cloud9 fanbase sure is big but make competitive tournaments and real invites plz
2019-04-06 11:00
#C9WIN
2019-04-06 18:09
You look so pathetic spamming hat under everyone’s comments. Cloud9 are absolute shit and this proves blast is all about viewers. Pathetic. Only thing that’s ez is how many games Cloud9 lose
2019-04-07 23:46
ill bookmark this and laugh in your face when c9 does not go 0 0 5
2019-04-08 01:35
Lol it’s gonna gain some serious dust in your massive “bookmarking” page... not sure why tf people would care so much about a comment they have to bookmark it. Like my god I know how old you are now XD very childish thing to do kid
2019-04-08 22:41
Calling people childish when you are on hltv lmao retard alert
2019-04-08 22:43
#189
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Theres plenty enough open qualifier tournaments throughout the year to have a few that are invite only and heavily crowd focused.
2019-04-06 22:41
#195
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
Sure but that's why Blast pro series is a joke. It's a tier 2 tournament with big crowds but without the real competitive aspect that makes counter strike good.
2019-04-07 11:07
#197
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
#189
2019-04-07 20:23
He’s right blast isn’t fun anymore with the shit teams we are getting THE SAME TIME
2019-04-08 22:41
#C9WIN
2019-04-08 22:44
#219
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Cool opinion
2019-04-08 23:53
#163
 | 
Canada herocoolzzz 
faze
2019-04-06 11:04
#165
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Philippines LYrpz 
I feel bad for autimatic, knowing that he's the only og member of cloud9 left. I really hope he brings this team back to the top. I also think they should get their old major team back.
2019-04-06 11:19
another 125k for astralis
2019-04-06 11:49
#169
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World breezy0 
I will boycott this stupid event with its stupid invites. Corrupted boring shit
2019-04-06 12:32
#C9WIN
2019-04-06 18:09
#190
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Imagine not knowing what the word corrupted means 4Head
2019-04-06 22:42
#196
 | 
World breezy0 
Like you? Same teams same sponsors xd
2019-04-07 19:03
#198
frozen | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Which sponsors bud?
2019-04-07 20:27
I could think of 15 teams that are better invites, lol
2019-04-06 14:55
#C9WIN
2019-04-06 18:10
I could think of 20
2019-04-07 23:44
WHY???? they don't fking deserve it. get a good team ffs. Why not Liquid??
2019-04-06 18:07
#C9WIN
2019-04-06 18:10
grow up child
2019-04-06 18:10
SAys someone on Hltv OmEGalul
2019-04-06 18:11
Yet you are a child. Talking about bookmarking comments so you can come back and laugh at them. Pretty pathetic thing to do. Don’t you actually have meaningful things to do in your life besides be a complete waste of oxygen?
2019-04-08 22:43
expected
2019-04-07 21:52
Yea we can all see the blast events are all about views and don’t give a shit about actual competition. Next invite is Mibr promise
2019-04-07 23:44
ENCE Renegades NRG G2 Fnatic Cloud9 This is an event that would actually be competitive...! Funniest thing is Cloud9 still wouldn’t do shit if these were the teams XDXDXD
2019-04-08 22:45
nice c9 tier 126 team
2019-04-09 20:37
#292
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Russia ViktorSteel 
why are they inviting this random team of bots everywhere :DD
2019-04-09 20:39
This looks even more pathetic now after this most recent blast event... what a fucking shame
2019-04-14 02:33
#303
mantuu | 
Europe R2D2s 
faze + Movistar/Giants
2019-04-19 00:02
faze ?
2019-04-21 21:52
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