ENCE invited to BLAST Pro Series Madrid

The Finnish team has become the fifth side to be invited to the $250,000 Spanish event.

Jere "sergej" Salo and company join Astralis, Natus Vincere, Cloud9, and NiP in the team list which will be rounded out by the winner of the Iberian Play-in final between Movistar Riders and Giants.

ENCE, who are currently the No. 5 team in the World Ranking, will kick off their busy schedule in May in Madrid before traveling to the United States for cs_summit 4 and DreamHack Masters Dallas.

ENCE will return to action in Spain

BLAST Pro Series Madrid will take place on May 10-11, with $250,000 on offer. The event will have round-robin format in the group stage, culminating with a grand final between the top two sides.

The current team list for BLAST Pro Series Madrid can be found below:

Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
455
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany Deutschland! 
EZ4ENCE finally a tournament without wasted spot mibr!
2019-04-23 16:05
#13
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Australia Amazon_Alexa 
+1
2019-04-23 16:05
#28
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United States kearCS 
Still Cloud9 has invites
2019-04-23 16:06
Cloud9 > mibr
2019-04-23 16:15
lmao
2019-04-23 16:34
#110
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United States kearCS 
They just got rekt by mibr. Tf you talking about?
2019-04-23 16:41
#269
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Indonesia lumayan 
well U'll see later, hehe
2019-04-25 05:53
#154
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Brazil perucs_ 
really?
2019-04-23 17:29
nip also
2019-04-23 16:52
#274
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Other wtf_men 
NiP in 2019 xaxaxaxa
2019-04-26 22:53
#189
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Argentina FuegoDeFenix 
And FaZe doesn't
2019-04-23 18:30
#34
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
+1111
2019-04-23 16:07
#44
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France Esquinox 
Back to back to back #1, nt MIBR_IS_OVERRATED
2019-04-23 16:10
#49
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Finland Kantanen 
still wasted spot with team like giants or movistar riders :D
2019-04-23 16:11
#261
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Spain Seo0k 
Riders top 32 xd
2019-04-24 17:03
#62
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Netherlands Xexer 
Well u got a wasted iberian spot
2019-04-23 16:15
#103
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Peru Jeeliz 
+2
2019-04-23 16:35
+1
2019-04-23 16:29
clown9 are waster spot
2019-04-23 16:47
cloud9 and nip?..
2019-04-23 16:54
yeah but faze???
2019-04-23 16:56
#218
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Iceland fatboislim 
1 lucky tournament win and people think faze is great again lmao
2019-04-23 20:53
Plus a 3-0 win in the EPL Group Stage, all the time looking fairly dominant and with all the players stepping up, as well as showing NiKo is able to call on more maps. I think those are the only conditions for FaZe doing well again
2019-04-24 08:17
Just Gonna Make a BLAST Madrid Prediction RN: Astralis go 5-0 unless they let Overpass through against NaVi or NaVi shows up. Honestly don't think ENCE can take a map off Astralis (assuming the danes show up this time) Whoever wins the NaVi/Ence game will face Astralis in the finals. Astralis wins the GF unless again, NaVi shows up big time (if ENCE makes the final they will almost certainly lose it, its not that i don't think ENCE is good, just that their system is essentially a weaker version of Astralis' and Astralis have much better players overall.) Only real issue would be if NaVi beats Astralis but loses to ENCE as this would most likely result in a 3-way tie (assuming cloud9,nip, lib spot don't upset the big 3 at this tournament). This would unfortunately come down to round-difference which would most likely favour Astralis and the other team getting through would be a coin flip as to which of NaVi/ENCE does best against eachother/other teams.
2019-04-23 17:16
#257
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Finland JooFrobe 
Thats pretty realistic prediction anyway
2019-04-24 13:00
Talk about claudio9
2019-04-23 17:19
#183
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Portugal Guihenryques 
i think C9 out and keep Mibr would be better. but we dont know the facts, maybe mibr declined or something
2019-04-23 18:21
They only have to attend 5 out of 7 events
2019-04-24 02:56
#HARD4ENCE
2019-04-23 19:03
#232
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Canada suzi 
+1
2019-04-23 23:19
+1
2019-04-24 02:55
Ez4ence Allu best awp player in the world
2019-04-23 16:05
#17
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Australia Amazon_Alexa 
wasted spot
2019-04-23 16:05
Flair checks out
2019-04-23 16:06
Renegades>ence
2019-04-23 16:07
#48
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Finland eMBeJaana 
FLAG CHECKS OUT AYYYY 2-0 MAJOR SEMI-FINAL BTW CRY BABY ENCE >>>>>> NAVIOMEGALUL
2019-04-23 16:11
#137
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Finland Faifainei 
2-0 lol ok
2019-04-23 17:06
#174
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Finland eMBeJaana 
kaks yks tai kaks nolla sama asia ku turpaa otti
2019-04-23 18:02
Lul no
2019-04-23 16:35
#4
s1mple | 
Europe JakeXd1 
yeah boii
2019-04-23 16:05
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:05
#7
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Brazil Collee 
wasted
2019-04-23 16:05
#158
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Europe Ligm@ 
+9999999 Don't know why they invited Fluke/tier 10 team
2019-04-23 17:36
finally a good team invited
2019-04-23 16:05
Wasted spot
2019-04-23 16:05
LULW
2019-04-23 16:06
Lol, honestly it's true
2019-04-23 16:07
Who else would they invite? Team Liquid, yes and thats it. Explain how you think it's a "wasted spot".
2019-04-23 16:23
#115
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Portugal palito334 
Mibr
2019-04-23 16:45
#219
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Iceland fatboislim 
Lmao
2019-04-23 20:54
FaZe, lol
2019-04-23 16:52
they should invite either faze, liquid,mibr since they are on the circuit (all circuit teams play 5 blasts) and 4 out of the 7 teams will play in the finals. But these 3 teams skipped this blast so a non circuit team is invited. However ence will only play for the money/prestige but since they aren't on the circuit they wont get points and will take points away from circuit teams based on their placing. So in this case i am glad ENCE is here so the worse team in the circuit NIP/C9 wont get alot of points for free. Since there is already some iberian shit team invited.
2019-04-26 22:47
i know men
2019-04-26 22:49
#10
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India Noobdian1 
Wasted
2019-04-23 16:05
#220
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Iceland fatboislim 
Yes nip wasted spot
2019-04-23 20:56
#240
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India Noobdian1 
Yes true
2019-04-24 03:03
finally no mibr
2019-04-23 16:05
#14
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Spain Crusher_91 
Cool
2019-04-23 16:05
Astralis coming to BLAST? No way, I cant believe my eyes.
2019-04-23 16:05
#18
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Spain AntoniormL 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:05
no fuck this shitty format
2019-04-23 16:05
#20
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Finland EdiEz 
YEES EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:05
#21
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Mongolia OSMonster 
NOO its to cookie
2019-04-23 16:06
Why c9
2019-04-23 16:06
EZ SERGEJ TOP1 ENCE BERLIN WINNER
2019-04-23 16:06
#27
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:06
#29
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Finland lasarus 
Sergej is alpha male
2019-04-23 16:06
+1
2019-04-23 17:15
Not inviting MIBR/Liquid/Faze, the 3 teams that beat Astralis. Nice coincidence lmao.
2019-04-23 16:07
literally hahahahah this a week after all the shit came out about refresh LUL its like they dont even give a fuck
2019-04-23 16:08
#41
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
invited teams who have no chance vs astralis xD
2019-04-23 16:09
#55
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Brazil ERO0N 
Hahahahahahaha
2019-04-23 16:13
#56
kazub | 
Finland JSR1 
they have contract with 7 teams. those teams have to play 5 of all the blast tournaments this year -Jordi Roig, VP of Commercial Development and Partnerships at RFRSH Entertainmen
2019-04-23 16:13
WOW, that actually a nice "coincidence".
2019-04-23 16:13
xD
2019-04-23 16:19
#75
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
True
2019-04-23 16:22
That's so we can have more unique teams beating them too )))
2019-04-23 16:26
Hoping Ence wins this. Not expecting much from Movistar but if they can get at least 5 points on Astralis I'd consider it a win (assuming they even qualify which is uncertain with such an inconsistent team)
2019-04-23 16:28
#32
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Denmark oskarsports 
ResidentSleeper
2019-04-23 16:07
#194
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Russia chaigarachi 
+1 I want to see mouz
2019-04-23 18:38
Cloud9? Srsly, again?
2019-04-23 16:07
I already knew it. BLAST posted a photo yesterday and it was Aleksib's hair.
2019-04-23 16:07
#108
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Europe lalt 
lmao
2019-04-23 16:39
#222
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Macau ImaDeadFly 
5Head
2019-04-23 21:14
#37
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France Zangtar 
Same teams every fuckin time
2019-04-23 16:08
#63
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Norway Sunny47 
ASTRALIS every time.
2019-04-23 16:15
Oh soo FaZe, MiBR and Liquid beat Astralis in last BLAST? Lets just not invite them then, maybe Astralis can win this one now... This is a joke of tournament
2019-04-23 16:08
Yeah and they give a spot to Tier 5 Iberians (ik I'm a Movistar fan but still a wasted spot) just to reduce the chances of another upset. How pathetic.
2019-04-23 16:10
+1 I am not following this shit tournaments no more.
2019-04-23 16:11
#45
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Turkey tastemycobra 
This
2019-04-23 16:10
#53
kazub | 
Finland JSR1 
they have contract with 7 teams. those teams have to play 5 of all the blast tournaments this year -Jordi Roig, VP of Commercial Development and Partnerships at RFRSH Entertainmen
2019-04-23 16:13
And Astralis everytime? Fucc off
2019-04-23 16:20
There are still more Blast tournaments, chill. After Madrid Astralis should play in only 2 more Blast tournaments before Global Final if they get there.
2019-04-23 16:25
#133
kazub | 
Finland JSR1 
surprised if the org behind blast owns astralis?
2019-04-23 17:01
first time made in trashil is not there so calm down monkey
2019-04-23 17:36
#39
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United States DervGuy 
Bro fuck this tourney honestly, call me back when it's time for their global finals, at least that format is better than this.
2019-04-23 16:08
Not funny
2019-04-23 16:10
#47
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Finland Taynz 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:11
#51
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Spain akproxx 
Im sad since i cant go this year :(
2019-04-23 16:12
#52
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
ez 125k for astralis or navi)
2019-04-23 16:13
ENCE men)))) EDIT: yes flag and flair check out
2019-04-23 16:29
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:59
Why no FaZe, Liquid, Mibr ? Why keep inviting Cloud9 that are ranked #30 ?
2019-04-23 16:13
#252
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Europe lalt 
Cloud9 wasn't invited. They have contract for playing 5 Blast events this year again. Same as Astralis, NaVi, Liquid, MIBR, NIP and FaZe. For whatever reason, FaZe, Liquid and MIBR all decided to skip this.
2019-04-24 08:32
Maybe because of Sydney which ends 5 days before Blast
2019-04-24 16:25
#263
 | 
Europe lalt 
Most likely yes. My point was that fucked up structure Blast is using. It's disguised franchise league.
2019-04-24 18:20
#59
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Norway Sunny47 
No FaZe = not watching this tournament. I mean COME ON! fuckin play-in for a shit team with no business in this tournament what-so-ever. Could cost FaZe a spot in that series final thing. BULLSHIT!
2019-04-23 16:14
#65
SS | 
Germany Ducarius 
You are not well informed about the format. Each team plays in 5 of the 7 tournaments in this circuit and they chose themselves in which they wanna play. FaZe chose to not play in this
2019-04-23 16:16
#72
rain | 
Finland FocusMen 
Imo its good they dont play cuz they have more time to prac and rest. They will have some events that are few days apart from Blast Madrid. btw BLAST is shit anyway fucking bo1s
2019-04-23 16:20
#198
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Norway Sunny47 
I agree that it is good for the team to have rest and time to practice, my point was simply that this particular BLAST is going to be exceptionally boring considering the teams attending. Only half of them SHOULD be at a "high profile" tournament such as BLAST.
2019-04-23 18:53
#61
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Brazil iamdemigod 
Happy to see ENCE in big events. They are a big team, with big skill. They deserve it.
2019-04-23 16:15
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:16
#67
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Argentina Fa7e07 
easiest 125k for astralis
2019-04-23 16:17
#116
cArn | 
India sujay95 
I see what you did there LUL
2019-04-23 16:47
yeah LUL
2019-04-23 16:59
#151
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Argentina Fa7e07 
monkaS
2019-04-23 17:24
dnavi is still here lul
2019-04-23 16:19
#70
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Brazil vitoBR 
Blast Madri Are not you going to invite MIBR? Are going to throw away a fan base of 100,000 viewers?
2019-04-23 16:19
Fan base full retardinho
2019-04-23 16:22
#244
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Portugal EddyParera 
There are 7 teams having 5 appearences in a year... every team only plays 5 tournaments... Couldn't be MIBR that doesn't want to play the tournament right now?
2019-04-24 05:28
faze & liquid won Astralis. ok we just won't invite them kek.
2019-04-23 16:21
nice english staraya hueta
2019-04-23 16:30
still perfect, koncaja v rot moman, ona swappaet i 4mokaet my extremely big bolt oh ye, baby gimme more <3
2019-04-23 19:00
#107
boltz | 
Brazil _Awper 
mibr too
2019-04-23 16:38
mibr are to ez.
2019-04-24 03:17
#129
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid leading in blast points and faze won last event. What bullshit.
2019-04-23 17:00
no Team Liquid nice prank
2019-04-23 16:21
#132
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid leading in blast points but no invite. Faze won last event but no invite. BS.
2019-04-23 17:01
#162
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Sweden Kasidro 
They are already scheduled for 5 out of 7 of this boring events
2019-04-23 17:36
sUcH bUlLsHiT - yeah not like they're gonna play 5 tournaments in total just like any of the other 7 circuit teams
2019-04-23 17:38
wasted spot
2019-04-23 16:22
#79
shox | 
India iejesus 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:23
#80
 | 
Poland Sad_Boy 
No mibr, seems like good tournament.
2019-04-23 16:23
#89
 | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
+1 VP would be less of a wasted spot than MIBR
2019-04-23 16:27
Tier2 sh*t tourney
2019-04-23 16:24
Tier2 sh*t tourney
2019-04-23 16:24
#83
 | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
No Liquid = s1mple can win
2019-04-23 16:25
#84
MarKE | 
Mexico Uchii 
No FaZe And Liquid, Ez 4 Astralis.
2019-04-23 16:25
I guess like 10 people actually know the new format for inviting teams? rofl
2019-04-23 16:26
#88
s1mple | 
Europe SQXZAF 
wasted spot
2019-04-23 16:27
#90
 | 
Morocco de_cpl_mill 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 16:28
Astralis-ENCE final PogChamp
2019-04-23 16:28
+1
2019-04-23 17:02
Ez4ence
2019-04-23 16:30
#100
 | 
Spain Minixx77 
Wow, such an emotional video from Sergej
2019-04-23 16:32
#111
 | 
Sweden fxzo 
No faze, no liquid , no mibr, another blast for ast
2019-04-23 16:42
cool
2019-04-23 16:43
#138
 | 
Poland Bartek19D 
Yes
2019-04-23 17:07
#114
device | 
Denmark AbhiS 
EZ do ence
2019-04-23 16:44
RFSH AFRAID OF FAZE?
2019-04-23 16:50
nah Faze too scared to show how inconsistent they are, so they wont show up
2019-04-23 17:40
#122
 | 
Poland Bartek19D 
Woow
2019-04-23 16:55
LUL FAZE???????????
2019-04-23 16:56
#125
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Lmao don’t invite the team that’s currently leading in blast series points. Lmfao what a joke.
2019-04-23 16:57
there is already 1 na team
2019-04-23 17:16
retard alert, they all play 5 tourneys
2019-04-23 17:41
#126
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Portugal The_tru_lop 
giants will rekt ence.
2019-04-23 16:57
EZ4ENCE #REKT!
2019-04-23 17:00
EZ4ENCE #REKT
2019-04-23 17:00
#135
 | 
United Kingdom yungblades 
Cloud 9 is such a wasted spot should have been liquid
2019-04-23 17:03
#136
 | 
United States DankuSus 
Lets not invite liquid the team with the most points in the circuit
2019-04-23 17:05
Hope ENCE wins because all of the teams have nothing against Astralis (except ENCE) . Na'Vi maybe . NiP no , Cloud9 impossible .
2019-04-23 17:09
why no to nip FeelsBadMan
2019-04-23 17:21
Rip faze
2019-04-23 17:14
Please kick CLOWN9 and get faze or Mibr
2019-04-23 17:14
#148
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United States PrisMcsgo 
Mibr is not really that good
2019-04-23 17:20
better than clown9
2019-04-23 18:12
#207
 | 
United States PrisMcsgo 
how funny
2019-04-23 19:33
#144
cArn | 
India sujay95 
Oh look another BLAST event. Time to catch up on my sleep. ResidentSleeper
2019-04-23 17:15
#147
 | 
United States PrisMcsgo 
Just invite G2
2019-04-23 17:19
Wtf, didn’t Nitr0 and Twistzz In there twitters say that they can’t wait to be back there next time/event??? Wtf men)))
2019-04-23 17:22
ence gonna be destroyed in this lan, will be out of the top4 for sure
2019-04-23 17:26
#155
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Finland no_man 
nt
2019-04-23 17:33
That is one boring tournament series. Just the same teams over and over again. No mouz, no G2, no BiG, no Renegades, no Vitality, no NRG... I prefer ESL events with a broader field of competitors and maybe some suprises here and there.
2019-04-23 17:28
Stop making articles about Blast Pro Tournaments, nobody gives a shit about them.
2019-04-23 17:34
#157
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Sweden Kasidro 
Meh blast, might watch the final
2019-04-23 17:35
#159
NiKo | 
Turkey Muff1nzP 
wasted spot
2019-04-23 17:36
#160
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Ukraine QMstargazer 
No mibr no blast sry
2019-04-23 17:36
#164
 | 
Spain Dicraftio 
Inviting C9 instead of Faze, being the favourite team in Spain (overall) is ResidentSleeper tbh
2019-04-23 17:41
Faze declined their invite, cause NiKo is scared
2019-04-23 17:42
#173
 | 
Spain Dicraftio 
Niko scared of what of Astr16-5lis?
2019-04-23 18:01
scared of showing how inconsistent trash they are, i guess we'll see that in sydney as well so faze fangays will calm down from this bo1 tournament win
2019-04-23 18:14
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 17:42
#169
Aleksib | 
Finland Hxa 
Holy shit aleksib is so hot
2019-04-23 17:42
#172
 | 
Finland f0pZ 
expected
2019-04-23 18:01
GOAT MiBR won't waste their time 8)
2019-04-23 18:05
#211
 | 
Canada zoumbadouCS 
Flag checks out.
2019-04-23 19:46
not Faze, Liquid, MIBR- tier 2 event
2019-04-23 18:05
Event saved
2019-04-23 18:05
#181
sh1ro | 
China kazuk1 
Liquid never won against ENCE again
2019-04-23 18:18
#182
 | 
Portugal Diogohj27 
EZ 4 GIANTS <3
2019-04-23 18:20
Cloud9????? Kkkkkkkkkkkk worse then mibr
2019-04-23 18:24
#186
 | 
France DesmondHumes 
Boring event
2019-04-23 18:26
#210
 | 
Canada zoumbadouCS 
Its getting so repetitive...
2019-04-23 19:46
blast so boring
2019-04-23 18:28
ENCE TIER 1 EXPECTED NICE
2019-04-23 18:30
#193
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
Ence LUL what a joke meme team
2019-04-23 18:37
Cloud9 wtf
2019-04-23 18:40
c9 and nip>faze and mibr? kkkkkk
2019-04-23 18:40
No FaZe LMAO
2019-04-23 19:02
#206
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Welcome to another episode of who will Astralis beat in the finals? Stay tuned next time when we reveal that.
2019-04-23 19:21
stay mad fake clan
2019-04-23 19:34
#212
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
Why would I be mad?
2019-04-23 19:52
because no Fake clan even after winning the last one
2019-04-23 19:53
#214
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
That’s a meh I mean it’s really not something to be mad about
2019-04-23 19:53
only a mad person would say that
2019-04-23 19:54
#216
 | 
United States dougtheduck 
K whatever you say
2019-04-23 19:55
#209
 | 
Canada zoumbadouCS 
Now liquid
2019-04-23 19:44
Why invating c9 while u can invite faze /tl Shit event
2019-04-23 20:00
NiP and Cloud9 instead of FaZe and Mibr? Wtf?
2019-04-23 21:09
#223
 | 
Finland Autisthicc 
sergej so cute
2019-04-23 21:15
-c9 +liquid -tier3team +faze
2019-04-23 21:31
#226
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Peru AgentLF 
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 21:47
Liquid, Faze and MIBR not invited after beating Astralis at last event LUL
2019-04-23 21:58
still one spot left, could be one of them.
2019-04-24 08:05
last spot is for Iberian Qualifier ?
2019-04-24 08:49
oh shit that's true. fuck blast
2019-04-24 09:48
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-23 22:01
EZ4 SergejKid
2019-04-24 00:22
#234
 | 
Portugal wiseGOD 
Fox vs Allu. Battle of the Century!
2019-04-24 01:03
#249
 | 
Finland Autisthicc 
what team is fox on
2019-04-24 08:07
#250
 | 
Finland Autisthicc 
o he is a giant
2019-04-24 08:07
#235
 | 
Brazil Thovisk 
C9 and NIP???? omegaLUL Wasted spot
2019-04-24 01:25
#236
 | 
African Union mikecool 
Iberian spot lel
2019-04-24 01:27
C9 LUL
2019-04-24 03:02
#241
 | 
Brazil wdks 
worst bps ever
2019-04-24 03:09
c9 and NIP? not liquid or faze? r u fking kidding me? trash tournament
2019-04-24 05:26
why c9? seriously, do they pay to play? Faze.. Liquid...
2019-04-24 07:18
Mibr better than clown9
2019-04-24 17:47
I understand not inviting mibr, but cloud9? Lmao
2019-04-24 20:56
but faze and liquid dude xdddd
2019-04-24 20:58
faze is doing really well lately and liquid still #2 lel
2019-04-24 22:24
Weren't they deleted because they skip a blast? Their score on the final is crossed out - do they get it back?
2019-04-24 08:52
Nah, they simply aren't part of the circuit in which teams have commited in to play 5 out of 7 blast tournaments this year, hence they can only appear as wild card invite team in some events and not gain any circuit points.
2019-04-25 01:36
#259
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Australia t0rrent 
Astralis, cloud9, navi, nip ResidentSleeper
2019-04-24 13:28
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-25 23:23
#271
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Germany BIG_CLAN 
deserved
2019-04-26 15:00
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