CR4ZY set to attend Arctic Invitational

CR4ZY will still attend the Arctic Invitational despite having received an invitation to compete at BLAST Pro Series Moscow, HLTV.org has confirmed.

A report from Dexerto revealed on Tuesday that CR4ZY had been contacted about the possibility of replacing Vitality in Moscow as the French team currently have just four players after benching Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt in the wake of the StarLadder Major.

With the Russian tournament kicking off in just 48 hours, this meant that CR4ZY would have to withdraw from the Arctic Invitational, a one-day tournament that will be held in Helsinki on Saturday with over $100,000 on offer.

CR4ZY will face SJ in the semi-finals of the Finnish event

Contacted by HLTV.org, CR4ZY CEO Antonio Meic confirmed the approach from RFRSH Entertainment and the interest in attending the Moscow event, which the organisation saw as a "big opportunity." However, the short time window made it impossible to sort everything out in a way that "no damage would be done".

Mr. Meic stressed that CR4ZY "could not be happier" to attend the Finnish event, where they will meet local side SJ in the semi-finals, and confirmed that the team will be in Helsinki with their full roster despite reports crediting G2 with an interest in Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač.

HLTV.org has reached out to RFRSH Entertainment for more information about Vitality's slot at BLAST Pro Series Moscow. ENCE, Natus Vincere, MIBR and NiP are all confirmed for the Russian tournament, with a fifth team coming from the CIS Play-In, pitting AVANGAR against forZe.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1824
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1132
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
nice!
2019-09-11 15:55
Attend the ez tournament
2019-09-11 16:13
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United Kingdom iMarbot
video so cringe
2019-09-11 15:55
#10
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Ukraine zCainee
+1
2019-09-11 15:58
scarce flashbacks
2019-09-11 16:14
#3
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Australia Chereska
Good luck!
2019-09-11 15:55
#4
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North America Neshie
great invite, best of luck to them.
2019-09-11 15:56
#6
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Germany DEBlL
Invite VP
2019-09-11 15:56
Smart choice. Competition is way easier.
2019-09-11 15:56
#8
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Australia Chereska
Ez money
2019-09-11 15:57
#11
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Finland 0lter
ez money
2019-09-11 15:59
nice
2019-09-11 15:59
#13
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Finland SininenMF
Good guys!
2019-09-11 16:02
#14
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United States 217ViKING
Why have play-in, kick vitality and let avangar and forze play.
2019-09-11 16:04
#35
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United States Prji
That is what happened. Look at the Blast moscow teams on HLTV
2019-09-12 15:17
XD
2019-09-11 16:07
#16
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Sweden Lagge15
I think Antonio Meic seems like a really smart person. I like all his interviews lately
2019-09-11 16:07
marketing 101
2019-09-11 23:42
big respect to crazy fuck blast
2019-09-11 16:11
#27
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Serbia d1ckson
+1
2019-09-11 19:40
#19
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India Noobdian
Avangar forze both play ez
2019-09-11 16:14
Thank god <3 (i have tickets)
2019-09-11 16:28
Good decision.
2019-09-11 16:31
#23
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Serbia Djomla.
Good. Don't bail out if you agreed to attend.
2019-09-11 16:37
#24
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Serbia SplitteR96
Easier money
2019-09-11 16:40
YESSSS
2019-09-11 18:09
Who the fu would go to Moscow if you can go to Hellsinki?
2019-09-11 18:59
#29
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Yugoslavia EKI.CS
+1
2019-09-11 19:57
#28
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Serbia d1ckson
Fuck blast, ty Mr Antonio
2019-09-11 19:41
this CEO is so cringe. good decision by them tho
2019-09-11 23:41
That 100k is practically already Cr4zys. No wonder they chose to stick with Arctic.
2019-09-12 01:04
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Myanmar xdcc
60k euros for first. blast would be a lot more useful for rankings (big event, somewhat weak teams) to get more invites elsewhere. its just 48 hours to go to moscow is cr4zy
2019-09-13 23:48
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China NotJuan
EZ Money I guess
2019-09-12 03:50
easy
2019-09-12 13:56
#36
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Serbia XD___
Ez
2019-09-13 23:45
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