BLAST Pro Series LA on-air team announced

RFRSH Entertainment has revealed the official broadcast team for the upcoming BLAST Pro Series event in Los Angeles.

Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere returns to desk hosting duties after making her BLAST debut in São Paulo, being joined by four analysts, including ex-Cloud9 duo Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and Sean "seang@res" Gares.

Tres "stunna" Saranthus will be running the show as the main host, while Frankie Ward will be on the sidelines as an interviewer and reporter.

Sjokz will be hosting her second BLAST Pro Series event

Three casting pairs will commentate on the action, which will start on Saturday at 20:00, with all best-of-one matches being played on the first day of the event following the recent changes to the format of certain BLAST stops as part of the Front Row Experience, a series of initiatives "focussing on competitiveness, live- and viewer experience in a cut-throat entertainment format."

The top four teams of the round-robin stage will advance to the second day for the best-of-three semi-finals, which will be followed by the BLAST Stand-off and by the grand final, scheduled for 04:00.

Liquid, NRG and FaZe headline the team list for the North American event, which will be held over the weekend at the HD Buttercup building. The winner of the event will take home the grand prize of $125,000 plus ten points towards the ranking that will be used to determine the four teams attending the Global Finals, where $500,000 will be on the line.

Below you can find the complete on-air team for the event:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Stage Host

Belgium Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere - Desk Host

United Kingdom Frankie Ward - Interviewer

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
United States Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert - Analyst
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares - Analyst

Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron – Commentator
United Kingdom James Bardolph – Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia – Commentator

United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
812
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
sjowho?
2019-07-08 19:44
c9 lol ez for rank 301 in the world
2019-07-08 19:45
f5
2019-07-08 19:44
#14
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
DOWN WITH BLAST LOW SERIES
2019-07-08 19:45
#82
jks | 
North America onionmesh 
Only good thing is Jordan and sean
2019-07-08 20:59
Only good thing is no thorin kkkkkkkkk cry is free thorin
2019-07-08 21:02
#106
jks | 
North America onionmesh 
Sean is sexier tho no homo
2019-07-08 22:33
#148
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Portugal Digassmen 
+1, my one worry was thorin and as i see he isnt here i am relieved
2019-07-09 02:36
#158
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
Why hate?
2019-07-09 10:29
#188
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Portugal Digassmen 
Too asshole-ish for my liking
2019-07-10 18:05
#159
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Indonesia lumayan 
ez tourney for c9 hehe
2019-07-09 11:52
#170
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India MihirX27 
Thorin and Blast. Name another duo that can never exist.
2019-07-09 18:19
#154
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Europe Nomarosa 
cry is free for yall getting randomly triggered by him, yikes.
2019-07-09 05:16
#9
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Blast LUL
2019-07-08 19:45
#136
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Estonia autistik 
+1
2019-07-08 23:53
I'm not watching it where's thoorrrin!!!!
2019-07-08 19:45
#39
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Bardolph doesnt like him and he has a lot of power in a lot of the events so he doesnt show up as often
2019-07-08 19:58
#142
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
bardolf is the adolf behind the scenes. bardolf = br adolf = brown adolf. (ph = f ) illum conf.
2019-07-09 00:51
#184
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Bardolph is a fucking virgin child; you can tell lately that even DDK is sick of being with him constantly
2019-07-10 03:04
#186
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Votekick Bardolph ez ban
2019-07-10 07:42
-potter +anyone i swear to god, even lilman br00000000000000000
2019-07-08 20:13
+1 I can't stand her
2019-07-08 20:37
-potter +any silver player for analyst
2019-07-08 20:52
female pros are basically silver anyways right? maybe mg at best
2019-07-08 21:25
#171
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India MihirX27 
Pretty sure the teams at the DH Showdown can whoop the arse of any T4 NA/EU teams.
2019-07-09 18:21
pretty sure a t4 australian or na i forgot team 2-0ed one of the best female cs teams 16-3 16-4 or something
2019-07-09 21:35
#185
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Even Indian squads can beat female teams
2019-07-10 03:05
#125
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
+1 Diversity = “affirmative action” = affirmative racism and sexism
2019-07-08 23:05
#141
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
+99 even pimp is better but only 0,000001% cant stand potter. even that she is a women doesnt help.
2019-07-09 00:47
#71
Aleksib | 
Finland ENCEL 
ahaha at least there's no Pimp
2019-07-08 20:36
Thorin blasted at blast and ya i dont think james likes him as thorin likes to mess around with him too much
2019-07-08 20:55
#44
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United Kingdom mcswagadog 
she is league of legends desk hosts
2019-07-08 20:01
The most beautiful hoster ever... Shoxie lady
2019-07-08 23:00
#131
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Brazil Anux 
Wtf?! In what cave do you live?
2019-07-08 23:25
#145
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Hungary subzera 
No one in csgo knows her
2019-07-09 02:13
#2
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United States stephcurry30 
nice
2019-07-08 19:44
Great talent N0thing 😎😎😎
2019-07-08 19:45
Yes men 😎😎
2019-07-08 20:13
-frankie +pala/stunna/anyoneelse
2019-07-08 19:44
#11
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Netherlands Yourii 
+1 frankie is a bitch
2019-07-08 19:45
#17
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
-1
2019-07-08 19:46
#21
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United States _ATaXiA_ 
+pala miss him.
2019-07-08 19:46
#29
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Poland Lukovsky 
I hope to never see pala the cringelord ever again
2019-07-08 19:51
But still Pala >>>>>>> frankie
2019-07-08 19:51
#33
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Poland Lukovsky 
no fucking way dude I'm not a fan of frankie cause she's also fucking cringe but no one beats pala in this regard
2019-07-08 19:53
#66
steel | 
Mexico yayoo 
IM 12 AND EVERYTHING IS CRINGE :(
2019-07-08 20:34
#76
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Poland Lukovsky 
go make love to a goat
2019-07-08 20:46
#79
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Ukraine ksay 
but pala is good intentional type of cringe
2019-07-08 20:53
-1
2019-07-08 20:41
#7
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Europe zero_hoes 
sjokz marry me i beg you PLEASE
2019-07-08 19:45
Who cares they just want tournament exclusivity and to kill the scene by doing so
2019-07-08 19:45
dreamhack does like 10 tournaments per year, esl too and some other companies. Blast only need to improve the format. Is good to have new things in the scene.
2019-07-08 22:40
Have you not seen the things they've done? They contract teams to attend the events before the events dates are announced. Meaning the teams are obligated by contract to attend at least 5 blast events in a year meaning they miss other events. Difference with esl and dreamhack is that they don't force teams by contract to attend the event
2019-07-08 23:16
teams are free to sign whatever they sign. Not blast problem.
2019-07-08 23:19
You clearly don't understand the issue. Expected from a movistar riders fan
2019-07-08 23:53
Teams are not obligated to sign sh*t. End of.
2019-07-09 00:56
yes, but the orgs sign the stuff without asking players. numerous players arent happy with it and i can guarantee that astralis players are disgusted with how this turned out for them.
2019-07-09 02:36
But then those are internal problems between players and orgs. At the end of the day, I think all teams want to play a 2 day tournament with $200k (or whatever it is) prizepool and a final major event with the best teams and $500k? prizepool. For next season, Blast only need to listen to the feedback (and that's what they are doing right now) teams are giving. I think there are enough room for more tournaments because there are a lot of good teams in the TOP30 and it would be great if they open a bit and start inviting other teams apart from TOP10.
2019-07-09 12:45
#187
SPERMY | 
Canada lame^ 
you dont gotta censor your swears on the internet bro I’m sure no one gonna be mad
2019-07-10 08:01
#172
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India MihirX27 
I don't think RFRSH ever intended this to happen, more like they tried something, and hoped it would actually help the open CSGO scene, but it became a disaster at par with the death of the NA CS:S scene back in the day. The Online viewers, i:e peeps like you and me are fucked over the most by this BLAST format, cuz we literally have to juggle between 3 streams to watch BO1s. Some people like to only watch their own team, but Not us. Not us.
2019-07-09 18:26
yeah although they also kinda admitted to the desire for league exclusivity and all the other bad things along with the fact that bo1s really helped astralis get any wins when they were a good team.
2019-07-14 02:14
Sjokz nice !!!
2019-07-08 19:45
#13
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India crunchychips 
#8 in top 10 for a new iser im in
2019-07-08 19:45
#15
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United States k3ar 
sjokz plz do an event that isn't Blast Pro Series.
2019-07-08 19:45
+1
2019-07-08 19:46
#16
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
Sjokz is a good host
2019-07-08 19:45
Sjokz <3
2019-07-08 19:46
frankiee yess
2019-07-08 19:46
#22
Poland MJP 
Why stunna - he is ok but the way he is reacting sometimes its like he is a Tom Cruise. SPUNJ is ok as well , but sometimes he have to respect people , including haters. James and ddk , hehehe they are ok as well , but boring as hell
2019-07-08 19:47
boring ?they are fucking real. they know how to hype without making it cringe or making it look like forced fake hype. they are funny and they have the knowledge. best commentators for sure
2019-07-08 20:14
This needs to be said more often
2019-07-08 22:18
#138
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Boy you are high or something? Stunna is a fucking banger of a guy and stage host. Spunj is the best and most not boring Analyst out there And bardolph and DDK is one of the best casters you will ever find.
2019-07-09 00:00
i think you just got baited
2019-07-09 17:26
#169
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Nah
2019-07-09 17:57
#190
Poland MJP 
Are you guys like 18-23 years old ? Still living with parents. Cmon dude - use u brain more often. I said true , i said my opinion. Thats what hltv is for !
2019-07-11 00:27
guilty as charged lol but its pretty common in asia i think, especially when you work in same town as your parents well, you're entitled to your opinion, so its okay for me i think the talent is pretty good considering many not-okay talent out there and as long they not cringe (very often) thank you
2019-07-14 05:37
#195
Poland MJP 
guilty as charged - what are you talking about. haha what the hell man ! Idk what happened in asia but glad to live in europe
2019-07-14 15:52
#189
Poland MJP 
You are with hltv since 2018 , im here since 2008. SO you look more like a boy. I never see someone calling me a boy. SO keep that to you boyfriend. DDK and James are fucking boring and thats the fact. Watch on youtube best moments of DDK and James , and then sadokist and Henry G. You cant compare that. Henry G sadokist moses anders - they are best with out doubt. Thats why ddk - james - never get invite for majors , esl one cologne etc. A part of ECS cuz James working there. Stuna is fucking rood and SPUNJ as well. Thorin Pimp - are as good as spunj - but they are behaving like pros. Spunj since YNK left - thinking he is the best -but he is not. Stuna is fucking ashole - just look on google , find stuff about it. They are the best maybe you your eyes. Its my opinion kid. We have right to say what we are thinking. If you cant accept it , change the website. Dont talk with me like im 21 years old idiot. Cuz im with cs since 2000.
2019-07-11 00:23
#23
s1mple | 
India agent_x 
if(NaVi == absent) Event tier = 101;
2019-07-08 19:49
#24
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France iNolake 
shox Pog
2019-07-08 19:49
good talent but bad event
2019-07-08 19:49
That Frankie ...needs to Go asap
2019-07-08 19:50
#30
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United States @FyreCS 
Let’s go!
2019-07-08 19:51
good one
2019-07-08 19:53
no scrawny :(
2019-07-08 19:53
#45
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United States DervGuy 
Ikr imagine having Launders without Scrawny
2019-07-08 20:01
pretty dry stuff indeed. (scrawndog is a fabolous duo)
2019-07-08 23:01
#122
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United States DervGuy 
+1
2019-07-08 23:04
#173
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India MihirX27 
And Hugo without Harry :(
2019-07-09 18:28
why potter? ffs
2019-07-08 19:54
#102
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Portugal Furiosoo 
she's good
2019-07-08 22:18
Let’s see
2019-07-09 02:54
Can't believe that events still use potter she's so bad...
2019-07-08 19:55
who cares blast shit event
2019-07-08 19:58
#41
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Europe Ligm@ 
n0thing resident sleeper Asa Akira tho 🤤
2019-07-08 19:59
#174
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India MihirX27 
The fuck XD
2019-07-09 18:28
Sjokz <3
2019-07-08 19:59
Hasn't the format of Blast been changed?
2019-07-08 19:59
uh yeah they made like the semis bo3 or something, it'll still be over a 2 day span tho i dink
2019-07-08 23:05
Ahh gotcha, thanks
2019-07-08 23:44
#46
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Chile strong221 
sjokz yesssir
2019-07-08 20:01
looks good
2019-07-08 20:03
#48
Aleksib | 
Chile Zzalb 
n0thing and seangares Pog
2019-07-08 20:06
#49
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Sweden DavveRM 
Finally some analysts I actually want to listen to
2019-07-08 20:06
Another boring NA event You don't need to send the all the way to LA because there will be no crowd so what's the point?
2019-07-08 20:06
Does that grill (deskhost) know about cs well?
2019-07-08 20:06
i dunno but she did prety decent at the previous blast she was deskhost and she has a cute voice
2019-07-08 21:28
uh yeah she seemed well informed at least, but i prefer me a stunna chugging monsters all day (personal preference obviously)
2019-07-08 23:07
#153
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United States k3ar 
She tweeted about Cologne. She obviously follows cs a little bit.
2019-07-09 05:13
Misses her previous Blast. I will watch her this time around
2019-07-09 00:16
on the blast twitch channel you can re-watch it i think its the one in brazil and desk was really good
2019-07-09 14:25
#52
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
no thoorin no pimp this is actually good
2019-07-08 20:10
#157
NiKo | 
United States DeeSeL 
+1
2019-07-09 10:03
FUCK THIS TOURNAMENT SERIES, IT HAS SHIT FORMAT AND THEREFORE GENERATES 0 HYPE FOR VIEWERS BUT THEY TAKE THE SCHEDULE OF PRO TEAMS ALL YEAR FUCK BLAST
2019-07-08 20:12
#137
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Estonia autistik 
+1
2019-07-08 23:53
THINK YOU CAN CAST BLAST? THINK AGAIN
2019-07-08 20:13
#58
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Poland misioneos 
pls boycott this shit
2019-07-08 20:15
Good lineup, like it! :)
2019-07-08 20:15
#60
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Turkey Muff1nzZZ 
Nice!
2019-07-08 20:16
>seangares >nothing >anders >bardolph and ddk instead of sadokist and wankerG Best on-air team ever
2019-07-08 20:21
this is gonna be so fun men
2019-07-08 20:35
#175
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India MihirX27 
I love me some Sadokist wankers, ngl.
2019-07-09 18:29
#62
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Denmark Ulver 
Sjokz <3 She was amazing the last time. And so much prettier than Machine.
2019-07-08 20:25
yeah if your a lesbian111
2019-07-08 23:02
is she? like frankie too?
2019-07-09 03:06
no i think sjokz str8 lol
2019-07-09 11:57
frankie bi/gay? ))
2019-07-09 14:05
she straight too i think, but with those curly curls could aswell be a bi, but whatsup my man got a little bit of a crushywushy?
2019-07-09 14:24
nah i just wonder if bi women are as hot as frankie men))
2019-07-09 17:41
weird, anyway i have to finish my r kelly fan fiction novel
2019-07-09 19:34
Sjokz kreygasm
2019-07-08 20:29
#64
rain | 
Norway Trombass 
n0thing AYA!"!!
2019-07-08 20:32
budget shox xaxaa
2019-07-08 20:33
frankieee my love
2019-07-08 20:34
#68
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India Bhookhiatma 
I love ddk and black ddk
2019-07-08 20:35
#114
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Poland Ktav 
Bbc
2019-07-08 22:56
#70
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Portugal Kikocbr 
aight
2019-07-08 20:35
#73
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Vietnam jimmyrlee2 
So glad DDK and Bardolph are commentating and #1 vs #301 HAHAHA
2019-07-08 20:38
Ahhh potter the most useless analyst ever
2019-07-08 20:40
She’s not good?
2019-07-09 02:55
her speaking voice/tone is just too happy/wavey/cloudy etc, she would be fine if she'd speak a bit faster with less flair ? i guess
2019-07-09 14:26
where tf is scrawny
2019-07-08 20:51
This event is gonna like such a massive downgrade after Cologne....fuck blast lmao.
2019-07-08 20:54
#83
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
eh if faze make it to the final i might watch it to see if they have potential, but overall fucking trash event.
2019-07-08 21:01
ill prolly watch it, tho games arnt really that fun all the time, b stream always tends to be a stomp-out or something
2019-07-08 23:03
#85
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Brazil Beckermonster 
mibr will win
2019-07-08 21:08
like they did in cologne LULW
2019-07-08 21:10
#112
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
or any other event LULW
2019-07-08 22:53
...a couple of rounds, sure.
2019-07-08 23:02
Call WarOwl
2019-07-08 21:09
#176
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India MihirX27 
+1 Best ChillCast ever
2019-07-09 18:31
#88
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
Nobody cares about BPR anymore LUL
2019-07-08 21:13
Blast Pro Reries?
2019-07-08 23:01
#123
hommii | 
Iceland ban1c 
My flag is obviously asian
2019-07-08 23:04
Fucking potter...... again
2019-07-08 21:17
Why Hugo,why not JustHarry instead of that awfull caster.
2019-07-08 21:23
#177
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India MihirX27 
You mean "why Launders, why no Scrawny instead of Hugo?" FTFY.
2019-07-09 18:32
bad
2019-07-08 21:23
#92
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst what a joke
2019-07-08 21:25
#104
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Portugal Furiosoo 
she's good
2019-07-08 22:19
#105
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
but not an analyst
2019-07-08 22:28
she'll be fine when she adjusts her tone of speaking and things like that, currently always sounds like she's on a few (drinks, etc whatever)
2019-07-08 23:08
#95
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
Kreygasm
2019-07-08 21:35
sjokz Pog
2019-07-08 21:39
#97
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Norway CheNaLii 
james and ddk <3 <3 <3
2019-07-08 21:42
Great sjokz!
2019-07-08 21:48
#99
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ohhhh shit. Spunj gona be in love again.
2019-07-08 22:01
#100
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Turkey Thunderball 
shit event pretty girl
2019-07-08 22:02
#101
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United States MeoWzinho 
Spunj, sgares, n0thing, and stunna. Sounds good to me 😁
2019-07-08 22:06
#107
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Russia Danny__S 
Where the fuck is sadokist?
2019-07-08 22:38
#109
allu | 
Ukraine stuartik 
sjokz <3
2019-07-08 22:42
I wish the talent would boycott these shit events that are crippling our pro scene, but its a paycheque and probably a good one, greed always wins
2019-07-08 22:48
I agree. We have so many shitty events now and that's the reason why viewer numbers dropping lately.
2019-07-08 23:40
#178
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India MihirX27 
Thing is, It's a very large Prize Pool for just a 2-day event, with proper treatments for players and talent. Less Days of work, but More money, who'd reject an offer like that?(except maybe Thorin). The only actual place where These tournaments have fucked over, is the viewer Experience online, especially in Groups, and the whole "Astralis skipping events" debacle.
2019-07-09 18:35
I understand your point problem is, the fans are getting crap quality, the fans are the only reason any of this even exists. So I feel something needs to be done, maybe blast should just make their tournaments good, or maybe they should fuck off im not sure
2019-07-09 22:45
#113
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Poland Ktav 
Where is thoooorin) Zaebal, spunj again
2019-07-08 22:55
#179
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India MihirX27 
Thorin and Blast don't go together men.
2019-07-09 18:36
#180
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Poland Ktav 
Mens((
2019-07-09 18:46
#121
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Canada ZHF 
Sjokz and n0thing :D nice
2019-07-08 23:03
n0thing and seangares Pog
2019-07-08 23:11
sjokz is the only good thing about blast events
2019-07-08 23:40
Great team! looking forward to this!
2019-07-09 00:35
#144
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Hungary raffai 
Finally ddk Back!
2019-07-09 01:17
#146
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Hungary subzera 
Hypehypehype Pog. I'm pogging
2019-07-09 02:13
#147
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Czech Republic Puget1 
Tier 3 without astralis
2019-07-09 02:17
thanks good no pimp >O
2019-07-09 08:11
#156
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United States Freakmode 
Riot not paying well enough?
2019-07-09 09:34
sjokz again... pretty cool
2019-07-09 12:15
nice <3
2019-07-11 00:27
#192
rain | 
Malaysia st0ffe1 
no smix no faze victory
2019-07-11 05:41
gg
2019-07-15 05:33
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