NRG, Cloud9 secure first victories in Los Angeles

NRG and Cloud9 secured their first victories at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles following triumphs on Dust2 (16-8) and Mirage (16-12) over Renegades and FaZe.

Renegades kicked off Dust2 with a four-round lead, made sweeter by a solid anti-eco triple kill from Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas. Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold and Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte secured NRG's first round on the CT side, as two kills apiece in round five meant the team's first digit on the map.

The shift in momentum yielded the American roster long-term results, as Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's men assumed the lead for the first time in the series at 5-4. Renegades managed to break their opponents' streak, but this turned out to be offense's last round of the half, as the CTs went on to close out all remaining rounds, producing a 10-5 scoreline.

Brehze topped the scoreboard with a 1.69 rating

On the offense, NRG were able to get off to a fruitful start, furthering their lead with an immediate three rounds. Renegades then retaliated and landed two rounds of their own, but were unable to continue the momentum further. stanislaw and company pushed the defence aside, eventually wrapping things up at 16-8.

United States
Matchpage
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Dust2
8
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 29 - 13 +16 111.2 1.69
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 20 - 14 +6 77.1 1.18
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 15 - 14 +1 78.0 1.08
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 15 - 19 -4 84.3 1.07
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 14 - 14 0 58.5 1.00
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 22 - 17 +5 96.2 1.24
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 14 - 18 -4 55.6 0.89
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 16 - 18 -2 75.2 0.87
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 10 - 20 -10 62.7 0.84
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 12 - 21 -9 61.8 0.67

Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele was the X-factor in the first round of Mirage, as a Glock triple kill ensured his team's early lead. The following four rounds all went in favour of the offense, witnessing an additional two multi-frags, this time courtesy of Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta and Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas. It was at this point that FaZe finally started accruing rounds, with their comeback performance jumpstarted by an impressive quad kill from Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač, shortly followed by an ace from Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard. Outstanding individual performances over the remainder of the half allowed FaZe to soften the halftime deficit significantly, closing out their CT side with a 7-8 score.

autimatic's performance on Mirage decided the outcome of the map

Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski and his crew carried their late success into the latter pistol round, but only managed to secure two rounds victories prior to Cloud9 once more assuming the driver's seat. The defence, led by daps, consistently dismantled the aggressors, securing six of the ensuing seven rounds as a result. With their opponents just two rounds from closing out, FaZe made a last-ditch push for a comeback, but the effort fell through, as Cloud9 landed their first tournament victory with a 16-12 score.

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Mirage
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 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 18 - 15 +3 72.1 1.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 18 - 18 0 74.2 1.09
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 18 - 16 +2 67.5 1.07
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 17 - 19 -2 68.5 0.85
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 11 - 16 -5 56.1 0.77
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 23 - 14 +9 77.9 1.27
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' NgoTenZ 19 - 20 -1 84.1 1.02
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 14 - 17 -3 63.7 0.99
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 14 - 15 -1 59.7 0.92
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 14 - 16 -2 49.9 0.79

BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles standings:

Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1797
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
840
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1322
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1155
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
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United States aust_h
LETS GO C9 PLEASE MAKE PLAYOFFS BABY
2019-07-14 01:47
#5
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Poland Unluko
LETS GO CLOUD9!!!!
2019-07-14 01:48
I really want to see them in person tomorrow, so I hope they do!
2019-07-14 01:49
#11
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Poland Unluko
TenZ is looking really good I love it man
2019-07-14 01:50
Cloud9 is looking very promising like 5 days of pracc and already beat the 5th best team and tie mibr,mouse sports couldnt do that. Cloud9 a really promising team but it's still one lan.
2019-07-14 01:59
expected
2019-07-14 01:59
#2
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Slovenia Tiooslak
N1
2019-07-14 01:47
#3
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
Nice from c9
2019-07-14 01:47
4th
2019-07-14 01:48
C9 lost first map C9 ties second map C9 wins third map C9 wins 2 maps in a row C9 wins BLAST LA True storyine HLTV confirmed.
2019-07-14 01:48
#12
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Europe Kermac
Amen
2019-07-14 01:50
#18
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China Coldtide
0.1% When Koosta CARRY C9 WIN 100% But I think it is unlikely.
2019-07-14 01:55
#24
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Ukraine zCainee
Amen brotha
2019-07-14 02:13
Wtf happened to rng
2019-07-14 01:48
I hope C9 makes playoffs.
2019-07-14 01:48
#9
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Russia harvard
that was a sloppy match lol and it seemed like faze players were feeling it
2019-07-14 01:49
losing to a 10 day old NA pug team of: -rejected low frag IGL -guy who's spent the last 2 years in Tier 5 Spain CS -12 year old weaboo budget TwistZz -Thorin's 2nd favorite AWP punching bag (after SmithZz) -Autimatic
2019-07-14 01:51
so much hate, stupidness, cancer and dumb points in a single comment? Congratulation you have done it. IDIOT
2019-07-14 01:53
thanks! Jebaited btw
2019-07-14 02:02
if you say so if it makes you happy aswell. congrats
2019-07-14 03:11
#23
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Argentina XaiDN
+10
2019-07-14 02:03
+10
2019-07-14 01:59
Faze is done
2019-07-14 01:52
Let’s go Cloud9!
2019-07-14 01:52
#17
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Europe Kermac
Lets goo
2019-07-14 01:53
LUL PHASED OUT PLS DISBAND
2019-07-14 02:28
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