Vitality drop out of BLAST Pro Series Moscow; AVANGAR & forZe advance to main event

Vitality have withdrawn from BLAST Pro Series Moscow due to being unable to field a full lineup, with the organizers deciding to move CIS Play-In teams AVANGAR and forZe to the main event.

The French side was not able to complete the roster after they benched Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt earlier this month following a quarter-finals finish at the StarLadder Major, with rumors suggesting they are still in the process of replacing the 25-year-old.

Vitality withdraw from the Moscow tournament

To replace Vitality at BLAST Pro Series Moscow the organizers have decided to scrap the CIS Play-In, which had originally been set to be played on the first day of the main event to decide the sixth team, with AVANGAR and forZe advancing to complete the team list.

The team list for BLAST Pro Series Moscow, taking place on September 13-14, now looks as follows:

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Rip
2019-09-11 18:16
shame!
2019-09-11 18:16
LULTALITY
2019-09-11 18:18
scared of Avangar lol
2019-09-11 19:09
+1 LOL Weakest blast ever :(
2019-09-11 19:46
#170
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Kyrgyzstan Sm1L3Y_yl 
Tbh expected from white flaggers
2019-09-11 21:57
#119
ottoNd | 
Finland spurku 
+1
2019-09-11 19:08
So this tournament has: Ence The best csgo player The inexplicably runner up A lot of no sense teams Gg
2019-09-11 19:32
#134
pronax | 
Germany AdiZen 
blast
2019-09-11 19:44
Blast Decent tournament Pick one
2019-09-11 19:47
Jame time
2019-09-12 07:39
#150
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
>s0mple >the best csgo player pick one
2019-09-11 20:44
he was obv talking about jame
2019-09-11 21:33
#176
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
This would make more sense
2019-09-11 22:47
Jesus*
2019-09-12 07:49
#164
mimi | 
Brazil mtnGOD 
Lil, i dont see dosia playing this tournament
2019-09-11 21:24
COOL
2019-09-11 18:19
THROWTALITY
2019-09-11 19:18
#12
 | 
France OxYYY9 
FLUKE
2019-09-11 18:16
boring tournament now
2019-09-11 18:18
Not good
2019-09-11 18:18
Blast oficially considered tier2 tournament
2019-09-11 18:19
It's a BLAST tournament
2019-09-11 18:18
zeus retiring, Mibr.kng, ENCE.suNny... great tournment
2019-09-11 18:20
#74
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Sweden Madrigals1 
get_right retiring too
2019-09-11 18:29
#131
 | 
Brazil NukebRS 
Grt is still going to play 2 tournaments with nip and he is not retiring after that
2019-09-11 19:41
blast has always been boring LUL
2019-09-11 18:35
3 Cis team on blast
2019-09-11 18:48
And they still wont win. Feelsbadman
2019-09-11 20:35
#173
 | 
Finland Tapzax 
SO THIS WILL BE #EZ4ENCE NOW :D
2019-09-11 22:09
#201
 | 
Philippines etalynx08 
Delusional
2019-09-12 08:32
I don't know about EZ4ENCE but look forward to seeing them play with Sunny
2019-09-12 10:57
#2
 | 
Poland Kleigen 
lol
2019-09-11 18:16
Neat
2019-09-11 18:16
Its actually a good solution since both teams are there anyway, and they both can be competitive
2019-09-11 18:40
#106
Twistzz | 
Canada ASH1 
+1
2019-09-11 18:49
#4
 | 
Singapore LETS_GO_LIQUID 
LUL
2019-09-11 18:16
LMAO
2019-09-11 18:16
=a
2019-09-11 18:16
#7
 | 
South America FAN_OF_M16R 
expected
2019-09-11 18:16
Omg
2019-09-11 18:16
they're definitely getting shox then
2019-09-11 18:16
#110
 | 
France Il_padrino 
No... That's mean that they failed to recruit Shox and Kio.
2019-09-11 18:53
#121
shox | 
United States AreE3 
No, they could very well be recruited but they would’ve needed visas to travel to Moscow way sooner than possible
2019-09-11 19:12
#151
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
I don't think Russia is as bad as USA for Visa issues
2019-09-11 20:45
The article just posted about potential roster changes said they probably wouldnt get visa in time. Dont forget it's a form of work visa they have to get too I assume. Since this is their job after all, so I imagine there would be some legal issues if they were to play on a tourist's visa
2019-09-11 21:51
#175
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
sure but Vitality doesn't care about Blast anyway
2019-09-11 22:46
Ez slot LUL
2019-09-11 18:16
#13
 | 
Argentina RiverPlate 
PogThem
2019-09-11 18:16
#14
Grim | 
Czech Republic hanylive 
no nbk no party
2019-09-11 18:16
WTF MENS)))))))
2019-09-11 18:16
#16
 | 
Colombia AlejoBuh 
expected
2019-09-11 18:17
#17
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
Oof No subs???? Navi win?
2019-09-11 18:17
expected from trash team hahah
2019-09-11 18:17
#19
 | 
Europe FadeyAway 
CIS final at blast Pog
2019-09-11 18:17
Zywoo is your full roster. wdym
2019-09-11 18:17
#21
 | 
Europe Skraj 
And why can't Vitality use NBK...?
2019-09-11 18:17
Because he is being a whiney ass
2019-09-11 18:18
#98
 | 
Qatar PrisMcsgo 
better than you buddy
2019-09-11 18:43
I mean I don't play so I'd certainly hope so clownboi
2019-09-11 20:49
#22
 | 
Finland Faifainei 
sexpower unleashed
2019-09-11 18:17
EZ
2019-09-11 18:17
#24
 | 
Poland sh0tdown 
rippp
2019-09-11 18:18
#25
 | 
Portugal moupz 
tier 10 event LUL
2019-09-11 18:18
#70
YNk | 
Netherlands Polakva 
mouz fan talking about good events LUL
2019-09-11 18:26
#77
 | 
Portugal moupz 
Ynk fan talking about good events omegaLUL
2019-09-11 18:30
He actually isnt talking about good events hes talking about you talking about good events
2019-09-11 18:54
#26
 | 
Brazil fuNNa 
LUL WHITE FLAG
2019-09-11 18:18
yep, waving the white flag for this event
2019-09-11 18:56
Good for forze they wouldn't have made it
2019-09-11 18:18
Pog
2019-09-11 18:18
EZ4ENCE lol tier 2 event
2019-09-11 18:18
#30
 | 
Germany Trax_ 
Ence vs NaVi final, Ence wins, no reason to watch the event. GJ again BLAST XDD
2019-09-11 18:18
#209
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
Plenty of reason. Kng in mibr Sunny in ence Zeus last event
2019-09-12 12:47
#210
 | 
Germany Trax_ 
Cool, good storylines for bunch of meaningless BO1s
2019-09-12 12:51
#211
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
It's fine if you just aren't a fan of cs and only like to watch major finals I personally can't wait to watch some of these matches unfold
2019-09-12 12:52
#212
 | 
Germany Trax_ 
wtf man I watch almost every tournament... but BLAST is trash
2019-09-12 13:31
NICE
2019-09-11 18:18
ENCE - NaVi final suNny mvp. EZ4ENCE once again
2019-09-11 18:18
Wait, they had a roster?
2019-09-11 18:18
Jame time
2019-09-11 18:18
ez 4 ENCE !
2019-09-11 18:18
#41
 | 
Russia Glihhh 
Nc
2019-09-11 18:18
POG
2019-09-11 18:18
it was a wasted spot anyways lul
2019-09-11 18:19
LMAO worst boringblast event ever.
2019-09-11 18:19
#130
 | 
Poland sosiad 
+1 nothing special
2019-09-11 19:38
#47
 | 
France J0riS 
LUL
2019-09-11 18:19
#49
oBo | 
United States Plactus 
Yay forze lan
2019-09-11 18:20
#50
Nast1a | 
World bayborg 
Worst blast with tier 3 teams
2019-09-11 18:20
its ok tho they are still 3 from major play offs nip is top15 team and mibr has now a good roster
2019-09-11 18:30
#93
Nast1a | 
World bayborg 
Yeah but still worst blast
2019-09-11 18:42
the worst blast was 100% Blast Istanbul after london major xd
2019-09-11 18:43
#196
 | 
Russia AliasNamer 
They did everything for Navi. We want happy end of this era
2019-09-12 06:28
Is it just me or is every Blast having worse teams than the previous one?
2019-09-11 18:20
they almost always have tier 1 teams this is quite unlucky. but still a good event for the russians especially. they dont get that many tournemants. this tournemant is for everyone to prove. avangar who need to prove that they are top10. navi and ence should win this tournemant. mibr has new good roster nip is shit, and when get right doesnt perform he will probably get kicked
2019-09-11 18:36
#179
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Denmark Menterx 
+1
2019-09-11 22:52
#52
nexa | 
Serbia FaZe_nexa 
AVANGAR-ForZe final quote me on this
2019-09-11 18:21
#216
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Russia Mark0LM 
Nice
2019-09-14 16:23
#217
 | 
Greece Poor_Noob 
gj sir
2019-09-14 16:30
#53
 | 
World Notb8ing 
only one top 5 team in this blast, hopefully htlv won't count it as big event.
2019-09-11 18:21
#54
 | 
CIS xkram 
WITHDRAWILTY
2019-09-11 18:21
#55
EliGE | 
United States DervGuy 
So easy for Avangr
2019-09-11 18:21
+1
2019-09-11 18:22
#56
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
Better both teams than Vitality so that's great
2019-09-11 18:22
#57
 | 
Germany Constikdw 
No Navi have to win that last event for Zeus...ENCE and mibr are still new with their roster. Avangar and Forze can be dangerous but should be beaten and nip...they’re just a joke
2019-09-11 18:22
Tier 999 event lmao
2019-09-11 18:22
This is just NaVi's event to win. The perfect end for Zeus. Win a tournament and then retire.
2019-09-11 18:22
#61
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France AkiwiN 
Shame
2019-09-11 18:22
#62
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Finland aleksi21324 
Good Idea
2019-09-11 18:23
Dead event xaxaxax
2019-09-11 18:23
#64
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Turkey montpaylit 
Fluketality
2019-09-11 18:24
another easy event for roflgar
2019-09-11 18:24
roflangar*
2019-09-11 18:28
Fluketality
2019-09-11 18:24
ez for jame
2019-09-11 18:24
Xaxaxa
2019-09-11 18:25
shame on vitality
2019-09-11 18:25
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EZ
2019-09-11 18:28
maybe kick players after tournemants, or when you decide who you will pick up. this is just pure bullshit from vitality...
2019-09-11 18:28
#75
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India Noobdian1 
Expected
2019-09-11 18:29
50% CIS team > boring event
2019-09-11 18:32
#180
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Denmark Menterx 
What? Why!? Sounds like a good idea to me.
2019-09-11 22:53
#79
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Turkey DolandaX 
zywoo on lan xaxaxa no balls
2019-09-11 18:32
#152
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
the fuck are u on? It's blast it's actually a good thing they have more time to pratice retarded kebab
2019-09-11 20:47
I like ForZe.. but plz NIP, get it right oki!?!?
2019-09-11 18:35
really
2019-09-11 18:35
#84
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Poland Repo_is_fit 
Nicee
2019-09-11 18:36
avangar winxd
2019-09-11 18:36
#86
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Netherlands PasscaLl 
I remember when blast was full of t1 teams, now the only real t1 team is navi and maybe ence. Wtf
2019-09-11 18:37
Tier29
2019-09-11 18:38
Liquid Astralis Nrg FaZe
2019-09-11 18:39
#147
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France pilou52700 
"FaZe"
2019-09-11 20:25
Better than zywootality
2019-09-11 20:27
#215
 | 
France pilou52700 
K
2019-09-13 17:34
nice, 3 CIS teams now, great decision
2019-09-11 18:40
#91
 | 
Canada rdss 
Avangar rekt french cs go
2019-09-11 18:40
#92
NAF | 
Greenland dev4ce 
Winstrike Team crying
2019-09-11 18:41
#94
Hobbit | 
Iran Tajik! 
Interesting.
2019-09-11 18:42
Nice I really want forZe to do something at a t1 event
2019-09-11 18:43
>Blast Pro Series >t1 event Choose one
2019-09-13 07:10
#96
 | 
Turkey Julyx 
Blast Pro Istanbul version2(((((
2019-09-11 18:43
#99
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
I knew it
2019-09-11 18:43
#100
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
lmao blast already bad but these teams make it worse.
2019-09-11 18:45
Ence vs avangar finals lets go
2019-09-11 18:48
Mibr now have a chance to win this lol
2019-09-11 18:48
lul
2019-09-11 18:49
LOL
2019-09-11 18:49
#107
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Canada thelegend27 
>forze
2019-09-11 18:52
Tournament of retiring xD
2019-09-11 18:52
LoL, in truth must boycott the French scene, a beautiful band of clowns...
2019-09-11 18:52
#113
 | 
Russia Geograt 
Final Navi forze 2:1 BLESS RNG
2019-09-11 18:59
When is the fantasy coming?
2019-09-11 18:59
#139
 | 
Russia Geograt 
I don’t remember any fantasies to blast
2019-09-11 19:50
there has been multiple fantasy leagues for blast lol
2019-09-11 20:14
They’re afraid of kng
2019-09-11 19:01
#153
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
who??????????
2019-09-11 20:47
rip
2019-09-11 19:02
so not cr4zy?
2019-09-11 19:02
who the fuck would want to go to moscow rather than to helsinki? also easier money in helsinki, sj at semifinals and furia or c9 in finals. should be ez for cr4zy
2019-09-11 19:10
Moscow > Helsinki
2019-09-11 22:24
naa nibba
2019-09-12 08:56
#122
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
-nip -mibr = tier1
2019-09-11 19:16
#123
qikert | 
Other Phinks 
Go Avangar
2019-09-11 19:17
#125
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
But where's BLASTralis? :(
2019-09-11 19:19
ez for ence/avangar
2019-09-11 19:28
#127
EliGE | 
Netherlands gelm1r 
literally tier 15 event only trash teams WOW.. guess nip will climb rankings again because of this BULLSHIT great....
2019-09-11 19:31
#135
 | 
United Kingdom n33b 
Nip win 1 bo1 max
2019-09-11 19:45
which team is worse than nip in the event tho? I see none xd...
2019-09-11 19:52
#141
EliGE | 
Netherlands gelm1r 
exactly, even if they end up last place they still gain points thats the bad part
2019-09-11 19:53
well, it is pretty low event as result though, I think it will also limit points u will gain if u lose all games :D. On the flip side if nip wins games cuz low level field it would help them...
2019-09-11 19:55
NICE
2019-09-11 19:32
shit tbh
2019-09-11 19:42
#133
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Jame, s1mple, kNg, sergej, xsepower... will be fun to watch!
2019-09-11 19:43
NICE CIS OP
2019-09-11 19:47
#143
shox | 
India iejesus 
rip blast
2019-09-11 19:56
#144
 | 
Israel wetz 
Tier 3
2019-09-11 19:58
#146
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected from tier 5 fluketality
2019-09-11 20:25
#154
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
nt s0mple go play like a bot like in Cologne and berlin please
2019-09-11 20:48
#158
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt renebots go play like bots rest of the year and make fluke run at major
2019-09-11 20:57
#178
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
lmao I like renegades like I like a lot of teams, it just happened to be the last one I checked and it's from the katowice major not this one... Never said it wasn't a fluke and it wasn't if you have two brain cells. NRG run wasn't a fluke, i mean 2-0 Na'Vi is SO EZ :D Cry is free , you tried to tilt me over a team that I don't even support strongly because you got offended when I sad p0mple was a bot at Cologne and Berlin which he was :D Electronic > s3mple in 2019 cry is free
2019-09-11 22:51
#155
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
Good thing for them, they have only 4 players and Blast tournaments are trash, no wonder Astralis won't go there anymore lmao
2019-09-11 20:49
F**k, no s1mple vs. Zywho at Blast Moskow!
2019-09-11 21:10
1.ence 2.navi 3.avangar 4.forze 5.mibr 6.nip
2019-09-11 21:21
#163
fer | 
Brazil W1aC 
ez4mibr
2019-09-11 21:24
Tier 5 event
2019-09-11 21:32
t6 event holy shit
2019-09-11 21:53
NBK KARMA
2019-09-11 21:58
blast pro CIS edition
2019-09-11 22:06
#177
Jame | 
Brazil Davilson 
jame will win
2019-09-11 22:47
#181
 | 
Denmark Menterx 
Good move, now I actually what to watch this event!
2019-09-11 22:55
#182
 | 
Denmark limsaitama 
EZ4KNGOD or Navi
2019-09-11 23:21
#183
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
Should actually be hella easy for Ence/Avangar
2019-09-11 23:25
Not exactly looking like the most interesting tournament. Atleast it gives Zeus a good chance to finish with a win
2019-09-11 23:34
let's see if avangar really got the power
2019-09-11 23:41
rip
2019-09-11 23:59
#187
Zeus | 
Russia Mickeeey 
CIS Event
2019-09-12 01:25
#188
 | 
Indonesia Exodd 
I hope their roster change worth all these troubles, otherwise it’s the classic French shuffle that result in nothing
2019-09-12 03:19
Mibr vs navi for the final. Navi win tribute to zeus. Rigged. Cis mafia.
2019-09-12 03:21
AVANGAR is gonna win anyways
2019-09-12 03:27
Just add me
2019-09-12 04:02
#192
 | 
African Union black1ch 
seems like ez last tourney for zeus
2019-09-12 04:11
#193
 | 
Iceland caverat 
tier 3 event
2019-09-12 04:52
Poor blast,always on the shittiest times
2019-09-12 06:13
#195
 | 
France Kool_ch3bre 
"Clap your hand for LULality" "CLAP CLAP" SUPRAMEGALEL
2019-09-12 06:21
#197
 | 
Brazil cadik 
tier 500 tournament kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-09-12 06:30
can we start handing out fines etc. for teams dropping out already? Hate this amateur-ish shit. It's been happening for years and tournament organizers don't do anything against it
2019-09-12 07:20
I agree, It's unproffesional and if there are no consequences the teams won't really care, although maybe tournaments will stop handing out invites to those teams. But all in all, it's a shame for the whole CSGO scene. Maybe also create a yearly transfer window like in bicycle sports. So there aren't any roster changes right before a major and straight in between two events.
2019-09-12 10:18
#202
 | 
Romania FireTiger 
Bruh
2019-09-12 08:49
xDDDDDDDDDD This is due to the fact of Zeus' the last event lmfao
2019-09-12 09:55
Vitality shows once again! How unproffesional an organization they are. It's not the first time they cancelled their participation in a tournament on a short notice.
2019-09-12 10:10
french surrender OMEGALUL
2019-09-12 12:12
I think MIBR is a little bit favorite in this tournament, even we don't know how will be the team with Kng. But will good to see how ENCE will be with Sunny and NaVi about last Zeus tournament.
2019-09-12 16:06
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