BLAST Pro Series Madrid group stage concludes with Astralis, ENCE through to final
Maikil "Golden" Selim opened Cloud9's efforts against Astralis with a pistol round quad kill on the CT side, creating space for his team to extend their lead in the following two rounds. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and his men went on to equalise immediately after, and despite economic issues mid-half managed to amass a 9-6 lead come its conclusion.
Cloud9 kicked off their offense with a successful pistol round but were unable to establish a footing due to a well-timed upset from Astralis. The Terrorists spent the following four rounds trying to re-establish themselves, but the Danish defence put in work, securing map point off the back of their opponents' predicament. Timothy "autimatic" Ta and company did their best in attempting to comeback, but Astralis overwhelmed the North American squad, closing out Inferno with a 16-11 score.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||21 - 14||+7||91.5||1.49|
|Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve||24 - 16||+8||85.5||1.33|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||19 - 13||+6||74.1||1.28|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||21 - 16||+5||90.4||1.28|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||15 - 13||+2||56.6||1.10|
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||28 - 21||+7||104.0||1.36|
|Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden||15 - 21||-6||63.9||0.79|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||10 - 19||-9||48.3||0.62|
|René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb||9 - 18||-9||44.7||0.61|
|Daniel 'vice' Kimvice||8 - 21||-13||47.0||0.49|
ENCE kicked off Overpass on the defence, where a comfortable lead was accrued in the form of six consecutive rounds, the second of which witnessing an MP9 anti-eco quad kill by Sami "xseveN" Laasanen. Following an initial lull, the underdogs were able to weave in strings of three and two-round victories in the remainder of the half, concluding their T side with a 5-10 deficit.
Off the back of a successful CT pistol, Giants were able to not only squash the deficit, but assume the lead, securing nine back-to-back rounds, over the course of which both Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Ricardo "rmn" Oliveira secured triple kills. Despite the lop-sided nature of the initial portion of the half, ENCE refocused, dispatching their Portuguese adversaries in the ensuing six rounds to secure a close 16-14 victory on Overpass.
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||25 - 15||+10||72.7||1.28|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||22 - 18||+4||80.3||1.24|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||24 - 22||+2||97.6||1.22|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||19 - 23||-4||77.0||1.13|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||16 - 20||-4||55.9||0.87|
|Giants||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox||24 - 21||+3||66.2||1.06|
|Joao 'KILLDREAM' FerreiraKILLDREAM||22 - 21||+1||74.9||1.05|
|Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveirarmn||21 - 25||-4||86.8||0.99|
|Christopher 'MUTiRiS' FernandesMUTiRiS||16 - 18||-2||70.9||0.92|
|Luís 'ZELIN' LousadaZELIN||15 - 21||-6||57.3||0.75|
Natus Vincere won the first two Terrorist rounds of their match against NiP before Dennis "dennis" Edman and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg were activated and got the Swedes on track with multikill rounds and entries. The score was 6-2 when NiP shut down a long push thanks to Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson's double with the AWP, allowing NiP to extend their lead on the CT side.
After losing 12 consecutive rounds, Natus Vincere secured the last round of the half, but Fredrik "REZ" Sterner's double and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund's clutching ability saw NiP steal away the second half pistol (13-3). The Ukrainian side stayed alive thanks to a force-buy win, but NiP broke them with a B split and shortly afterward got to 15 rounds, eventually closing out Dust2 16-9 to secure their third win of the tournament, which in the end amounted to nothing as ENCE secured a hard-fought win over the Portuguese side.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||20 - 17||+3||85.2||1.19|
|Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0||17 - 14||+3||71.2||1.16|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||19 - 18||+1||83.1||1.09|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||19 - 19||0||95.8||1.06|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||18 - 15||+3||64.1||1.03|
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||15 - 17||-2||91.2||1.01|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||16 - 17||-1||71.8||1.00|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||19 - 21||-2||76.7||0.97|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||16 - 20||-4||67.3||0.94|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||17 - 18||-1||65.2||0.94|