Vitality join BLAST Pro Series Moscow team list

Vitality have accepted an invitation to attend BLAST Pro Series Moscow, the event's organisers have announced.

The French giants become the fifth team confirmed for the $250,000 event, joining the previously invited quartet of ENCE, Natus Vincere, NiP and MIBR.

This will be the first-ever BLAST Pro Series event for Vitality, who are now in their third straight week as the No.2 team in the world following an impressive run that saw them win cs_summit 4 and ECS Season 7, and finish in second place at ESL One Cologne.

Vitality will attend the upcoming BLAST event in the Russian capital

BLAST Pro Series Moscow, the fifth stop in the 2019 event circuit, will be held on September 13-14 at the VTB Arena. The event will be co-produced by Winstrike and will mark the return of the traditional BLAST set-up after the Los Angeles featured several changes as part of the 'Front Row Experience'.

The five invitees will be joined by the winner of CIS closed qualifier, which will see the grand final be played on the first day of the Russian event.

The team list for the Russian event currently looks as follows:

#1
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Netherlands Kaasplankje 
Nice
2019-07-23 14:04
#6
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Switzerland sl4p3z 
yes
2019-07-23 14:04
Ok
2019-07-23 14:05
Ok u
2019-07-23 17:33
Who?
2019-07-23 18:39
worst blast ever 😂😂😂 4 dead teams (nip mibr ence navi) and matchfixers (vitality) last spot probably going to singularity or hellraisers
2019-07-23 20:33
#171
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France papybouc 
They are not dead team dude, juste bad against top 10 team, which are good team.... Be smart plz
2019-07-23 21:11
He's a fan of a long dead team, while he lists two top 10 teams, and two top 14 teams and called them dead. In the meantime, he is mad that ESEA forced Vitality to play a useless tournament with a very low price in-between two large ESL run tournaments after they qualified for ESL Pro League. Don't mind him please :)
2019-07-23 21:24
MIBR NiP yes Navi ENCE no
2019-07-25 10:22
#219
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New Zealand CZR^ 
Ez for vitality
2019-08-10 10:48
okay
2019-07-23 14:04
rip ence
2019-07-23 14:04
#138
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Finland zntei 
ence now has the top2 curse that liquid had when astralis was a thing
2019-07-23 17:33
yea and aerial said that they cant beat vitality
2019-07-23 17:34
#142
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Finland zntei 
sad days for cs, i hope new counter strike game comes out soon-ish
2019-07-23 17:36
just play dangerzone
2019-07-23 19:00
Did they say that there will be a new one?
2019-07-23 19:20
#159
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Finland zntei 
no, they didnt, thats why i hope for it
2019-07-23 19:29
vitality have joined the dark side
2019-07-23 14:04
:( the dark side is taking over
2019-07-23 14:31
ez4shitality
2019-07-23 14:04
#7
YNk | 
Norway Sunny47 
FaZe not planning on going to that blast showdown thing I guess.
2019-07-23 14:05
1 more team left to join
2019-07-23 17:32
#148
RpK | 
France MarcoXY 
Cis qualifier is the last spot
2019-07-23 18:08
Oh didn't know that Ty for info men
2019-07-23 19:47
#8
s1mple | 
India KNOX23 
zywOo vs s1mple finally :00000))))))DDDDD
2019-07-23 14:05
#28
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France Ruben_H 
And ZywOo vs zews
2019-07-23 14:06
#113
v1c7oR | 
Russia Vacen 
You want to say Zeus VS zews
2019-07-23 15:10
Zeus vs zews
2019-07-23 20:43
#170
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France Ruben_H 
POG
2019-07-23 21:08
#176
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Indonesia Exodd 
The real fight
2019-07-24 01:11
#29
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Romania kr1tex 
We may not see them play against each other so don't be so happy yet
2019-07-23 14:07
#35
s1mple | 
India KNOX23 
What if it's a bo3 grand final Happ noise
2019-07-23 14:08
#38
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Romania kr1tex 
+1 happ noise indeed
2019-07-23 14:09
yes they will. all the teams play against each other bo1's
2019-07-23 14:10
It's blast pro series, they'll have to face each other in bo1. Feel free to be happy.
2019-07-23 14:10
#152
YNk | 
Norway Sunny47 
Newfag?
2019-07-23 18:57
#9
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Asia KS1ck 
EZ
2019-07-23 14:05
#10
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Romania kr1tex 
Noice, blast still sucks tho
2019-07-23 14:06
#63
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Finland trashsports 
Explain why
2019-07-23 14:20
#70
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Romania kr1tex 
Infinite amount of fucking bo1 matches
2019-07-23 14:22
bo1 as any other group stage torunament with bo3 simifinal and final system stupid little kid
2019-07-23 17:48
#145
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Romania kr1tex 
I know retard but no other tournament has this many bo1 and only one bo3, in the final
2019-07-23 17:59
#151
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France MaximusGDN 
There is semi-finals in Bo3 now. Only 2 teams are eliminated and the others go on semis. And this is way better than before ;)
2019-07-23 18:56
#153
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Romania kr1tex 
Oh my bad, it's a much needed change now it looks like an actual decent tournament
2019-07-23 18:58
#155
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France MaximusGDN 
Yeah it's a really big change. Even if it's better we still have the same amount of Bo1 tho. So only 2 teams play only Bo1 instead of 4 x)
2019-07-23 19:02
#184
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Albania Edjon 
Moscow will use old format sadly :(
2019-07-24 19:08
u dont known, just for many blast is not a priority as something serious
2019-07-23 18:02
#84
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Germany brotplayer 
Blastralis fan here watch out Guys
2019-07-23 14:32
#93
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Finland trashsports 
Blastralis is dead meme
2019-07-23 14:40
like ence.
2019-07-23 17:48
Because it's new, and everything that's new is bad and scary
2019-07-23 14:35
#94
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Finland trashsports 
Yeah, that’s it
2019-07-23 14:40
People are such crybabies over new things it's amazing
2019-07-23 14:44
Or, you know, things that make the best team of 2018 miss most of the big events in 2019?
2019-07-23 14:48
Yea I agree with that, but the main reason I have seen people complain about blast, is the format
2019-07-23 15:02
I mean the format is a big part of the problem, if Blast events had a more competitive format they would imo be just as prestigious as DH Masters and such. But instead they choose to stick to bo1's which have been proven to be random as fuck over the years, while also not having overtimes and relying on round difference as a tiebreaker resulting in some games being decided before either team even reaches 16 rounds.
2019-07-23 15:51
Yes it's not the best format, but I think that any top team should destroy any other lowtier team no matter what. So I kinda think this complaining about bo1 being random is totally bullshit. And if you lose more rounds than the other teams, you are not better than them period. At least that's my opinion.
2019-07-23 20:33
#106
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Germany killmichi 
1. Its not new anymore 2. Winning these events just means nothing, since its such a small amount of teams and most of the games are BO1s 3. Its build up like a fun event and greatly does so, but they try to spread it over the whole year. I would watch one of those once or twice a year. Not 7 or 12. 4. It sucks for viewers since there are several BO1s(!) at the same time which derates each of these matches. 5. I am sorry, but i gotta tell you the criticism is not just because its new...
2019-07-23 14:53
1. Compared to the age of the other kinds of formats, it is new. 2.We will see how the blast finals will look like, I don't k ow if they have told the public how it works (I'm to lazy to look it up) 3. It's your opinion to only se a few blast tournaments per year, and I respect that. 4. I agree with that it's shitty that matches are played at the same time. 5. I know the only criticism isn't just cause it's new, but what I have seen it is the main reason.
2019-07-23 15:08
"Compared to the age of the other kinds of formats, it is new." wtf are you even talking about? bo1 round robin is the OLDEST format, we used to have that before tournaments switched to gsl. also, the first blast event was almost 2 years ago and we had 8 already. it's simply not new anymore. "I know the only criticism isn't just cause it's new, but what I have seen it is the main reason." no, the main reason is the FUCKING FORMAT. people have been complaining about blast using shitty bo1s, and rightfully so.
2019-07-23 18:24
Well clearly I don't have a clue what I'm talking about. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. But I appreciate your time in explaining to me.
2019-07-23 20:39
#178
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Germany killmichi 
Nice to hear you can argue with someone without shouting at each other :)
2019-07-24 08:09
+1 boring tournament with too many cut corners trying to take over the competitive scene and run a soft exclusivity league. Actions speak louder than words, and actions tell us that all BLAST cares about is money.
2019-07-23 14:33
#11
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Poland Spanksss 
Last invite goes to vp lol
2019-07-23 14:05
#18
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Canada nafanyMEOW 
Its was last invite
2019-07-23 14:05
#23
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Poland Spanksss 
XD
2019-07-23 14:06
#13
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Canada nafanyMEOW 
Ez last place
2019-07-23 14:05
announce liquid so they can shit on S1mple
2019-07-23 14:05
#55
Sakura | 
CIS Ron1E 
Mad as NA, oh wait....
2019-07-23 14:15
Blasttality
2019-07-23 14:05
#17
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France J0riS 
What unexpected
2019-07-23 14:05
now they anounce astralis and final
2019-07-23 14:06
Old format looool
2019-07-23 14:06
+1 lmao gotta love it
2019-07-23 14:33
#22
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Russia McN1k 
no g2 no party ;(
2019-07-23 14:06
#36
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Romania kr1tex 
It's a shit tournament G2 aren't missing anything important
2019-07-23 14:08
lan in Russia woooooooooooo
2019-07-23 14:06
#179
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Finland SirKaarlo 
Blatnois delivering ksivas from one team to another?
2019-07-24 08:17
yes
2019-07-24 15:46
Wtf they shouldnt be invited they dont have chandra to advance to Finals
2019-07-23 14:06
where's blastralis
2019-07-23 14:06
Vitality to Blast Pro Series, what a waste of time for the French
2019-07-23 14:07
+1
2019-07-23 14:33
+1 too
2019-07-23 15:40
wouldn't be surprised if the event is rigged by putin or something
2019-07-23 14:07
putin wouldnt care about this shit xd
2019-07-23 14:12
you never know
2019-07-23 14:15
Putin is global elite, didnt you know?
2019-07-24 00:50
Throwtality I'm 418 km away from Moscow:(
2019-07-23 14:11
I'll be there for you my friend
2019-07-23 14:28
Glad to hear that mens))
2019-07-23 14:31
#34
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
BLAST is the worst tournament and this is the worst BLAST tournament lol
2019-07-23 14:07
worst? its just a different bracket system and the new bracket is 1000 times better. its like a big tournemant without the group stage. sure its invite only, that sucks, but still these are top teams playing semi-finals and finals in bo3s.
2019-07-23 14:12
#54
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
No semi finals
2019-07-23 14:15
there are semi-finals
2019-07-23 14:16
#68
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
"The event will be co-produced by Winstrike and will mark the return of the traditional BLAST set-up after the Los Angeles featured several changes as part of the 'Front Row Experience'."
2019-07-23 14:22
this doesnt change the bracket system wtf? ^^
2019-07-23 14:23
#74
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
Who knows
2019-07-23 14:25
they keep the bracket from los angeles, what you said is that the stage will be in a arena again, the set up in LA was in a storage house and not a arena. thats why they said they "return of the traditional BLAST set-up"
2019-07-23 14:31
#160
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
Yeah but the BLAST contracts kinda screws with team's schedules like Astralis not being very present and Liquid almost missing Cologne cuz of BLAST LA. Sure it's top teams but only two teams will end up playing one bo3 series (till recently). It's by far the worst compared to all the other tournaments consisting of top teams
2019-07-23 19:36
yeah. I know but this Blast is not bad at all imo. Blast is a shit organizer, dont get me wrong ^^
2019-07-23 20:33
MIBR is bad, wasted spot
2019-07-23 14:08
Nice
2019-07-23 14:10
#44
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Brazil hugoooo 
s1mple vs ZywOo
2019-07-23 14:12
Throwtality kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-07-23 14:13
Na'Vi, NiP, ENCE, MIBR, Vitality - only 5 teams?
2019-07-23 14:13
#48
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Korea Damianlee 
the 6th will join through a CIS* qualifier
2019-07-23 14:14
Oh, right, haven't noticed that. Thanks
2019-07-23 14:14
ForZe*
2019-07-23 15:16
#47
 | 
Korea Damianlee 
imagine inviting C9 during a year while they were absolutely trash. But stop inviting them when they finally have a chance to perform lmao BLAST choosing their winners
2019-07-23 14:13
They don’t have any chance at any Blast, sry xd
2019-07-23 15:51
#161
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
Doesn't make much sense, Just sounds like salt from a c9 fan
2019-07-23 19:38
#49
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France niouke 
hopfelly they didn't commit for the full season
2019-07-23 14:14
First
2019-07-23 14:14
What a shame. They really invited bunch of throwers
2019-07-23 14:15
#57
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Portugal Digassmen 
Finally a tournament without liquid or astralis
2019-07-23 14:16
#58
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Czech Republic Mibrdisband 
RIP Ence and MIBR
2019-07-23 14:16
finally another teams on this tournament
2019-07-23 14:17
#60
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Europe TheKasztan 
No liquid or astralis = good tournament
2019-07-23 14:18
Not inviting liquid is not good mens))
2019-07-23 14:21
#67
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Europe TheKasztan 
i say it as liquid fan its good men
2019-07-23 14:22
#123
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France Crakkk 
Astralis isn't anymore unbeatable
2019-07-23 15:42
#61
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Russia Nikosimus 
Nice one, at least not C9
2019-07-23 14:18
#62
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Poland GamBitF4N 
Zywoo vs Pimple 1vs1 Awp
2019-07-23 14:19
Trash tournament
2019-07-23 14:21
No liquid no tier 1
2019-07-23 14:21
Ez 4 navi
2019-07-23 14:22
#71
twist | 
Poland Gervush 
Where is VP? xaxaxaxaxa
2019-07-23 14:23
#72
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Russia r4jkkYNWA 
thanks god no liquid so there is an intrigue remains
2019-07-23 14:23
eXpEcTeD
2019-07-23 14:25
Crying worked out i guess..
2019-07-23 14:28
#78
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Ukraine wegg 
So guys, it's not Blastralis now.Time for BlastENCE
2019-07-23 14:29
lol
2019-07-23 15:38
#79
 | 
Brazil 3nzow 
ez4mibr
2019-07-23 14:29
EZ FOR vitality
2019-07-23 14:29
#86
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
so ez 4 navi
2019-07-23 14:33
ence wasted spot
2019-07-23 14:33
#90
ALEX | 
France MrWowo 
Yeah
2019-07-23 14:34
#92
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Wow no NA teams
2019-07-23 14:35
wasted
2019-07-23 14:40
#96
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Last team 100T
2019-07-23 14:43
Maybe one of the more balanced Blast Events
2019-07-23 14:49
WASTED TOURNAMENT PUHAHAHAHAHAHA no tier1 team = real blast
2019-07-23 14:51
#101
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
No liquid, lol)) organization know that without liquid astarlis, navi can to win.
2019-07-23 14:51
#102
 | 
Algeria MagnumDz 
only 5 teams wtf
2019-07-23 14:51
Wasted spot
2019-07-23 14:52
Wasted spot
2019-07-23 14:52
deserved invite
2019-07-23 14:53
#107
 | 
Vietnam olaolakaka 
No liquid yes finally something worth watching xd Ez4ence btw
2019-07-23 14:58
#109
v1c7oR | 
Russia Vacen 
Finally zews VS Zeus
2019-07-23 15:05
blastralis ?
2019-07-23 15:05
#112
 | 
Russia i_love_nbk 
WHY AM I DON’T LIVE IN MOSCOW 😭😭😭
2019-07-23 15:08
Cuz you ain’t no ruski homee
2019-07-23 15:12
#190
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Russia i_love_nbk 
Im russian fan of the french scene
2019-07-26 08:32
nt there is no french scene anymore
2019-07-26 11:09
#192
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Russia i_love_nbk 
Say it to #2 and #8
2019-07-26 14:12
why would i do that
2019-07-26 14:42
Then where do you live?
2019-07-25 10:27
#189
 | 
Russia i_love_nbk 
Orenburg
2019-07-26 08:28
#115
 | 
Brazil CaioOlive 
We all know they're going to place at least 5th, since mibr is going 0-5.
2019-07-23 15:12
I though the NiP Matryoshka doll has a burqa but it's just a headband xd.
2019-07-23 15:25
It's a burqa, you can probably guess why
2019-07-23 15:43
#118
 | 
Poland misioneos 
pls boycott this shit
2019-07-23 15:35
yay!
2019-07-23 15:38
-MIBR +Liquid
2019-07-23 15:42
#126
 | 
Sweden flippig 
nip again for like the 3rd time and fnatic still to attend a blast
2019-07-23 15:49
LOOOOOOL
2019-07-23 15:55
#130
 | 
Russia LeGoBoys 
“Not important” for vitality
2019-07-23 16:11
#131
 | 
United States ferric 
No Blastralis or Blastquid smh
2019-07-23 16:12
#132
 | 
Brunei El_Cholo 
I hope they wont be too tired this event
2019-07-23 16:15
Astralisss ???
2019-07-23 16:16
Ez4ENCE
2019-07-23 16:38
#135
 | 
Austria TheClemi 
Should be an easy event for Vit now...
2019-07-23 17:18
#140
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
oh, a tournament that is a lot easier to match-fixing. After the ESEA practising, they can do it now on a tournament with more prize money.
2019-07-23 17:34
who care about Blast shit series ?
2019-07-23 17:34
Mibr with kNg. Confirmed.
2019-07-23 18:06
#156
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Portugal SnakeEyes69 
Russia no have money to invite liquid, faze or astralis hahahahahaha
2019-07-23 19:08
What about the blast pro series Lisbon? Shitty teams lul
2019-07-24 04:07
#181
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Portugal SnakeEyes69 
fake portuguese :)
2019-07-24 10:54
lmao. nbk with those glasses looks like some pedo creep.
2019-07-23 19:17
#163
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Russia Throawy 
Ok, it's time for me to fly to moscow for the 5th time i guess)))))
2019-07-23 20:08
pls no liquid so it can be fun final
2019-07-23 20:40
#173
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South America litdabber21 
how will they make all 7 teams in circuit do 5 blasts now
2019-07-23 21:28
#174
 | 
France Uexo 
#VforVictory
2019-07-23 23:18
finally a reason to watch these useless tournaments
2019-07-24 08:59
Wasted spot
2019-07-24 16:08
#187
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United States Trump2020KAG 
-nip -mibr +NRG +Astralis Great event.
2019-07-25 10:31
#188
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Finland wiljeemm 
XD
2019-07-26 02:57
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