BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles Fantasy recap

Let's take a look at the Fantasy game for BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, where Liquid continued their dominant form.

Unlike at ESL One Cologne, where a plethora of teams and players were viable options for users, at BLAST Pro Series LA, the selection was smaller and the favorite was apparent - Liquid. Going the obvious route paid off this time around, but the key was to not overlook Keith "NAF" Markovic, who had an outstanding tournament.

Incorporating multiple Liquid members was crucial for this event

The ideal lineup was a combination of two big-hitters, NAF ($220,000) and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken ($223,000), with Jake "Stewie2K" Yip ($205,000) being the final piece of the Liquid puzzle. To finish off the lineup, going for two budget picks from Renegades was the best option.

With the best roles, the ideal lineup brought in 924 points:

Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic (Defender): 336 + 56 = 392 pts
Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken (HS): 186 + 63 = 249
United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip (Leader): 168 + 70 = 238 pts
Australia Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas (Stathunter): 22 + 16 = 38 pts
New Zealand Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai (AWP): -29 + 36 = 7 pts

The highest scoring team in the HLTV Money Draft league was appropriately named "THEBEST", made by user spankeer. He successfully combined Liquid's trio with Renegades' duo, with some good booster and role selection earning him a total of 949 points. Interestingly, the runner up in the league was Marko "kressy" Đordević, who won the HLTV Fantasy game for IEM Sydney back in May.

HLTV Fantasy League:

1. Brazil spankeer (949)

Outside of the ideal lineup, a number of players had a good tournament and were great picks for Live Draft leagues. Justin "jks" Savage, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, and Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte made it into the top 10, with the only surprise perhaps being Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, whose 71 points was the standout for MIBR.

1. Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic: 336 pts
2. Canada Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken: 186 pts
3. United States Jake "Stewie2K" Yip: 168 pts
4. Australia Justin "jks" Savage: 103 pts
5. United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte: 100 pts
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola "NiKo" Kovač: 88 pts
7. United States Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski: 78 pts
8. Brazil Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles: 71 pts
9. Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga: 58 pts
10. Slovakia Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács: 51 pts

Stay tuned for news about upcoming tournaments that will be featured on the HLTV Fantasy game and share your results in the comments below.

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
802
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Germany Marko 'kressy' Đordević
Marko 'kressy' Đordević
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
748
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
881
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#2
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-07-15 13:10
Stewie with 168 points not in top 10 wtf
2019-07-15 13:44
EZ4SPANKEER
2019-07-15 16:31
HLTV mentions usernames as well. I'm wondering if someday users like Diggest Bick will win fantasy league
2019-07-15 13:44
+1
2019-08-01 18:18
not first
2019-07-15 13:11
expected
2019-07-15 13:11
#6
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Sweden iMahoneDes 
ez
2019-07-15 13:11
gay4liazz
2019-07-15 13:13
#8
dupreeh | 
Denmark BoytanG 
How can the number 1 get more points than "most ideal"??
2019-07-15 13:13
#9
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Finland JHdash77 
boosters
2019-07-15 13:13
Ty
2019-07-15 15:34
#10
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Spain Kosodutsky 
Naflying
2019-07-15 13:14
#11
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United States @FyreCS 
Idk
2019-07-15 13:15
#12
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
fantasy essentially picking 3 from winning team, 1 okay player and 1 that definitely wont reach finals so he doesnt ruin your score more
2019-07-15 13:20
#42
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Brazil hugoooo 
lol that's not true at all... Only works in Blast. In tournaments with more teams the best players are more spreaded.
2019-07-15 16:10
#13
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United States Trump2020KAG 
LOL liquid top3 player LOL let me guess haters still no era for liquid
2019-07-15 13:23
nonono GODJKS was in top 3 don’t doubt us we will come back #renegades #ytb
2019-07-15 15:21
#40
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United States Trump2020KAG 
+1
2019-07-15 15:49
Until liquid win major they dont have an era
2019-07-15 17:16
#62
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Don’t be jelly liquid got the worst looking flair on hltv now.
2019-07-15 18:44
Jebaited
2019-07-15 18:59
+1
2019-08-01 18:19
2018 - Astralis win Dreamhack,EPL,ECS,Eleague - people say NO era, first win major 2019 - Liquid win IEM Sydney with no good teams in there, DreamHack Ok ence was there, EPL, Cologne - Mostly NA fans say ERA. Explain please?
2019-07-15 16:13
#45
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United States Trump2020KAG 
I say Astralis had a era and go back nearly 2 years and avg out teams finishes I guarantee liquid would have the best avg. 2018 2wins and what 8-102nds 2019 6 wins couple 2nds. That’s a crazy good team for 2 years straight.
2019-07-15 16:15
Ofc Astralis had a era, but if we talk in period of April 2018 - July 2018 when astralis won 4 tournaments, people didn't consider it as an era, mostly was saying "You need to win major to have a era"
2019-07-15 16:19
#47
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid did something no other team did. Went 4 for 4 in the grand slam. They ciuld possible go 8 for 8 with 2 slams and a major. That 100% would be the greatest team EVER.
2019-07-15 16:21
Like grand slam actually mean something, its just extra money. Major still has the biggest meaning in csgo, if you didn't win any how can you be The Greatest? If Liquid win next major then i can surely say its Liquid era, but now its just a good run, 4 straight tournaments its really impressive but not a era yet.
2019-07-15 16:25
#49
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United States Trump2020KAG 
And do u think liquid can keep it going???
2019-07-15 16:27
I don't do any predictions, i just watching. It all depends on themselves, they ofc can win a major but at the same time they can lose it. So let's just wait a major and see how it all goes.
2019-07-15 16:29
#52
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Fair enough.
2019-07-15 16:36
+1
2019-08-01 18:19
Is it liquids fault there was no good teams at Sydney?
2019-07-16 08:51
not liquid fault, but its not a tier1 event
2019-07-16 09:31
It’s a tier 1 event if the boys are there
2019-07-16 09:32
dont be fucking delusional
2019-07-16 09:33
Waaaait a sec.. Ideal lineup with ideal roles nets 924 pts but the league winner netted 949 pts? How the heck would that even be possible, might I ask?
2019-07-15 13:29
#15
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
he didnt have ideal roles but got points from boosts
2019-07-15 13:31
Pls explain, I thought the ideal roles would be the one that net the most points in the end. Are there other boosts for stats then the roles which give points?
2019-07-15 13:33
#17
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
hltv.org/news/27208/esl-one-cologne-fant.. permament roles for each player that can give 0/3/10 points. then theres 14 boosters that only work once for 1 player in that match. boosters also give 0/3/10 points depending on success.
2019-07-15 13:35
Oh, alright! Thanks for the information. :) I wasn't aware, haven't really participated in the fantasy league.
2019-07-15 13:37
#19
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Hungary StraYzie 
Gratisfaction brought 7 points Wasn't there a better AWPer?
2019-07-15 13:41
#24
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Czech Republic Scalpelexis 
It's not because of his awping, it's because of his low money value.
2019-07-15 13:46
kressy OP
2019-07-15 13:42
+1
2019-08-01 18:19
#25
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Australia opzy 
Fucking TACO, I had grat, naf, twistzz and brehze, almost went so well, and forgot about boosts
2019-07-15 13:52
Does the winner win anything?
2019-07-15 13:56
i was like asleep when half the matches happened didnt have time for boosters((
2019-07-15 13:56
#28
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Norway CheNaLii 
You can apply boosters for every game before you sleep then
2019-07-15 14:04
yea i forget tho((
2019-07-15 14:19
#29
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Iran Arta 
Faze was a little bit shaky on first map and they had the potential to win that map but liquid was better at all hope to see faze returning to their best
2019-07-15 14:04
I'm pretty sure kr3ssy isn't German pro player kressy
2019-07-15 14:20
I'm pretty sure if HLTV mentions the link to him, they have verified that it's him.
2019-07-15 14:27
Yup
2019-07-15 15:54
they have made mistakes like that in the past, like linking the wrong player, that's why I doubted it
2019-07-15 17:56
Expected from THEBEST
2019-07-15 14:26
Just make unable to pick more than 2 players from one team its will be more intresting otherwise picking core players of Astralis/Liquid every events its too easy, once i picked 4 Astralis players and got top100 instrantly
2019-07-15 14:34
Is there any reward on winning fantasy or it is just for fun?
2019-07-15 14:58
+1
2019-08-01 18:20
#36
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Montenegro Kladiz 
30
2019-07-15 15:12
recap : crap event
2019-07-15 15:46
#43
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Brazil 3nzow 
feels
2019-07-15 16:10
#53
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Lithuania microgam1ng 
Elige wtfk with you whay so bad this event?????
2019-07-15 17:02
#54
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Finland aleksi21324 
what is the diffrence between bait (Booster) and avenger (Booster) and how a get points in boost if j pick never behind please explain to me ????
2019-07-15 17:02
bait: player gets traded 5 times avenger: player trades a fallen teammate 5 times you get points by picking the correct booster for that round
2019-07-15 17:59
#61
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Finland aleksi21324 
TY What about never behind . Team must be all the time lead or My pick player must be first on scoreboard??? J want to know everything before Chicago :) of course if it is Fantasy
2019-07-15 18:29
no, that's top of the scoreboard
2019-07-16 01:58
#70
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Sweden Jackoberto 
Team must be in the lead all the time
2019-07-16 03:24
#72
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Finland aleksi21324 
thanks
2019-07-16 09:29
#56
Katie | 
Canada Lizzie 
Canada cs Pog
2019-07-15 17:55
Ez
2019-07-15 18:10
#65
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Congratz
2019-07-15 23:31
Thx bro
2019-07-16 03:10
+1
2019-08-01 18:20
#60
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Brazil de_lite 
With the best roles, the ideal lineup brought in 924 points HLTV Fantasy League: 1. Brazil spankeer (949) Guess its not the ideal lineup then huh?
2019-07-15 18:14
Quebrei paradigma
2019-07-15 19:09
I still feel like you shouldn't be able to pick more than 2 players from a single team.
2019-07-16 00:48
#77
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Obviously not... That's HLTV... They forgot abt basics...
2019-07-16 13:05
#69
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Sweden Jackoberto 
I don't get how both the number 1 and 2 put the wrong role on Twistzz HS for him is the most obivous role to pu considering he has 66.7 HS percentage
2019-07-16 03:22
not bad
2019-07-16 12:50
+1
2019-08-01 18:20
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