Giants qualify for BLAST Pro Series Madrid Play-In Finals

Giants have booked their spot in the offline final of the BLAST Pro Series Madrid Play-In stage after beating Queso 2-1 in the online qualifier.

The four-team Play-In qualifier came to a close with a mouth-watering Iberian showdown between Giants and Queso, who had reached this stage after beating Cream and Dragons, respectively, in the first round, both by 2-0 scorelines.

The grand final began on Vertigo, a map that will be making its first appearance at a BLAST event in Madrid. With Carlos "sc4rx" Sánchez leading the charge (1.44 rating, 100 ADR), the Spanish team were able to win their pick before Giants responded on Inferno after coming back from 8-12 down thanks to a strong CT side display.

fox's Giants will take on Movistar Riders in Madrid for a BLAST spot

It all came down to Dust2, where the first half ended with a narrow 8-7 lead in Giants' favour. The Portuguese side came from the break with fire in their bellies and brought the scoreline to 14-9. Queso still attempted a response, but a comeback was not in the cards as Giants secured back-to-back rounds to put the series to bed.

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 Queso K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkorarki 66 - 59 +7 76.0 1.12
Spain Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumellsausol 68 - 68 0 83.8 1.08
Spain Carlos 'sc4rx' Sánchezsc4rx 56 - 59 -3 78.5 1.05
Slovakia Michal 'EMENK' BelejEMENK 57 - 62 -5 73.4 1.02
Slovakia Peter 'shhhack' Belejshhhack 50 - 58 -8 57.7 0.85
 Giants K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 68 - 57 +11 84.4 1.24
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' FernandesMUTiRiS 67 - 66 +1 83.0 1.13
Portugal Luís 'ZELIN' LousadaZELIN 60 - 54 +6 71.3 1.10
Portugal Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveirarmn 61 - 61 0 82.0 1.09
Portugal Joao 'KILLDREAM' FerreiraKILLDREAM 50 - 59 -9 63.9 0.86

Giants will be taking on Movistar Riders at the Play-In Finals, which will be held in Madrid on May 10, right before the BLAST Pro Series event kicks off. The two Iberian giants will be facing off in a best-of-three clash, with the winner securing entry into the main tournament, in which they will join the likes of Astralis and Natus Vincere.

This will be the first LAN tournament of the year for Giants, who recently brought Joao "KILLDREAM" Ferreira back after previously benching him to make way for Luís "ZELIN" Lousada. However, all eyes will be on veteran Ricardo "fox" Pacheco, who seems to have rediscovered his best form. The 32-year-old has averaged a 1.13 rating in the last three months and was the highest-rated player in the Play-In stage at 1.43.

Portugal Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Joao 'KILLDREAM' Ferreira
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Portugal Luís 'ZELIN' Lousada
Luís 'ZELIN' Lousada
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Spain Carlos 'sc4rx' Sánchez
Carlos 'sc4rx' Sánchez
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
yessir
2019-04-18 00:36
#7
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France yo_les_n00bs 
congrats
2019-04-18 00:37
#18
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Austria shaakeh 
Spainnnn
2019-04-18 00:39
so happiness for then losing vs mrds lmao
2019-04-18 04:23
#10
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United Kingdom SpoonzS 
!! Good luck Portugal !! Would like to see fox on a big stage, and MUTiRiS (especially MUTiRiS, never had a chance to prove himself at a Big Event)
2019-04-18 00:37
#17
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
+1
2019-04-18 00:39
Bro I agree with you but I have to say something...MUTIRIS IS THE KING OF FAFE
2019-04-18 14:18
#15
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
Lets go giants <3
2019-04-18 00:39
#59
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-18 06:52
#3
Myanmar xdcc 
Now Giants will beat movistar so we can see some other Portugal speaking team 16-0d 😂
2019-04-18 00:39
Obviously that i would like to see giants at blast pro but they be raped af ahahh
2019-04-18 00:42
Same for movi LUL star
2019-04-18 00:43
#57
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Russia deadforest 
It'd be nice to see Spanish team playing in front of Spanish crowd at least. Nothing against Giants.
2019-04-18 05:23
+1111111111111111111
2019-04-18 12:29
They ll have to earn it
2019-04-19 08:20
#5
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Portugal Joefilas 
Gl to both teams Obviously hoping for a giants win but above all let's respect each other in twitch chat please That is the most important thing
2019-04-18 00:37
#19
tarik | 
Portugal dr1zz3n 
+1
2019-04-18 00:39
#27
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Portugal Pato_Gula 
+1
2019-04-18 00:50
+1
2019-04-18 02:49
+1, sadly respect is often far gone on the internet and it shows on HLTV and twitch
2019-04-18 11:58
+1
2019-04-18 18:23
+1
2019-04-18 23:09
#8
Zeus | 
Spain Alexsna 
hah #1 has disapear
2019-04-18 00:37
foxgod
2019-04-18 00:37
Unlucko Spain
2019-04-18 00:37
#12
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Ukraine vladiik69 
1st
2019-04-18 00:37
#30
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Spain Seo0k 
#12 LUL
2019-04-18 01:05
#58
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Bulgaria ONZIEMA 
1st
2019-04-18 06:09
you cant type #12 without #1 first
2019-04-18 11:30
#149
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Spain Seo0k 
🤔 He said 1st not #1 but ok
2019-04-21 17:44
ez 4 fox
2019-04-18 00:38
#14
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
LETS GO GIANTS <3
2019-04-18 00:38
EZ 4 Patcheco
2019-04-18 00:43
#29
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Portugal f5__detector 
Ez pz
2019-04-18 01:03
GOD FOX , 32 AND STILL DESTROYING (ON T 2-3 , BUT STILL)
2019-04-18 00:39
#20
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
+1
2019-04-18 00:39
#42
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Portugal BasDost28 
FOX <3
2019-04-18 01:56
#56
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Denmark ghostan11 
this is hardly tier 5-6 .
2019-04-18 04:29
#72
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
Tier 11 Giants, and tier 13 Team Queso. I think that you don't know what's tiers, tiers is the score 10 by 10 of hltv rank. Tier 1 are the teams between 1 and 10, tier 2 = teams between 11 and 20 and goes on like that.
2019-04-18 12:53
#151
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Portugal EHEHEHE 
he is not as s1mple as that and u know that theres many teams that sit up on a rank like #60 and then drop out to #150
2019-04-22 17:20
#21
swag | 
United States Vapr 
GL Giants
2019-04-18 00:40
spain vs portugal hype match up
2019-04-18 00:40
#23
ZELIN | 
Portugal spmb 
gj boys
2019-04-18 00:41
#28
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Portugal EHEHEHE 
lez goo
2019-04-18 00:59
#31
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Brazil CHEMyyy 
lan so ez for giants, go home maxwell
2019-04-18 01:08
#32
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Europe Ru1n 
Ez for the riders
2019-04-18 01:09
#33
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Portugal FOTBOX 
EZPAÑA
2019-04-18 01:10
#34
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Portugal Xa0c200 
#WeAreGiants #WeAreFoderOsEspanhoisNaLan
2019-04-18 01:12
#35
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Macau ImaDeadFly 
Go Giants!! Going to this event is a big step!! GL to both teams!
2019-04-18 01:12
Fácil para los tugas en LAN.
2019-04-18 01:12
#38
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Portugal officialenkz 
Fake flag mucho
2019-04-18 01:29
#46
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Portugal Pedro7996 
hahahhaa 0/8
2019-04-18 02:25
izi
2019-04-18 03:45
Good luck mens))
2019-04-18 01:24
#39
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Portugal mlider25 
Godfox destroying
2019-04-18 01:53
#40
fox | 
Portugal Bazinga_7 
Vintage fox :)
2019-04-18 01:54
#41
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Portugal nakbarone 
EZ
2019-04-18 01:56
#43
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Portugal wiseGOD 
Lets go Giants. Ez LAN :DDDD
2019-04-18 02:03
ez for gigants
2019-04-18 02:05
#45
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Portugal Diogo0814 
EZZZZZ
2019-04-18 02:08
EZPANHA
2019-04-18 02:30
#48
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United States Raptorial 
Comments all Portuguese Pog
2019-04-18 02:37
oh boy i miss Kinguin.fox lets see if he still has it
2019-04-18 02:51
#150
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Portugal EHEHEHE 
i mean for what he has been shown i the past 2 months he is not the fox i was used to see against top tier 1 but is a great fox
2019-04-22 17:15
#51
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Portugal ACESAIYAJIN 
EZ4ENCE!
2019-04-18 03:02
ez for fox
2019-04-18 03:10
fox is nice
2019-04-18 03:44
best of luck for giants hope they will go to blast
2019-04-18 07:21
#61
forsaken | 
United Kingdom TomJB 
That vertigo map showed how competitive it can be, 👍
2019-04-18 07:58
#73
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Portugal officialenkz 
Tier 999 nt
2019-04-18 13:24
ez4Queresma
2019-04-18 09:13
#63
s1mple | 
Brazil afxsaw1 
EZ 4 FOX
2019-04-18 10:25
#64
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Singapore Vodka_T1 
de_guimaraes so ez
2019-04-18 10:38
#67
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Portugal JoseBambora 
Lets go Giants!!! Lets go Giants!!!
2019-04-18 11:59
Why do they name their team cheese?
2019-04-18 11:59
#76
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Portugal henri1227 
Because they re gay
2019-04-18 14:40
#81
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Spain Dicraftio 
Bcs the founder of the team was a youtuber / proffesional CR player who had a clan familly with breakfast themed names, being the most revognised RoyaleConQueso. He decided then to create a proffesional Esports org in order to improve at mobile gamimg, which he did, being the best CR and AoV players in Europe. A year later he bought the spanish team Nano Zero (who where orgless after being kicked from Nano KPI)
2019-04-18 18:18
Thx men
2019-04-18 18:23
#88
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Spain Dicraftio 
np brother
2019-04-19 00:01
#69
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Portugal kanezz 
EZ4GIANTS
2019-04-18 12:18
#84
Aleksib | 
Finland sakumb 
ez4ence
2019-04-18 18:36
Ez4movistar
2019-04-18 12:21
Giants LAN > Giants Online EZ4GIANTS
2019-04-18 14:19
i feel very sorry for Movistar
2019-04-18 14:59
EZ4FOX
2019-04-18 16:11
ez4ence btw
2019-04-19 19:51
EZ4ZE
2019-04-19 19:53
CARALHO
2019-04-18 16:12
lol nice
2019-04-18 17:43
#85
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Europe xrnavkha 
dont care
2019-04-18 18:41
I really like both teams, but in this case i hope Giants wins. but the event is in spain, would be nice a spanish team for the crowd.
2019-04-18 20:36
#152
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Portugal Jpereira34 
lest go giants #PORTUGAL<3
2019-05-03 14:33
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