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Vitality have withdrawn from BLAST Pro Series Moscow due to being unable to field a full lineup, with the organizers deciding to move CIS Play-In teams AVANGAR and forZe to the main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:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Rip
2019-09-11 18:16
23 replies
shame!
2019-09-11 18:16
16 replies
#36
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
LULTALITY
2019-09-11 18:18
13 replies
scared of Avangar lol
2019-09-11 19:09
2 replies
+1 LOL Weakest blast ever :(
2019-09-11 19:46
1 reply
Tbh expected from white flaggers
2019-09-11 21:57
#119
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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
8 replies
#134
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Germany AdiZen
blast
2019-09-11 19:44
2 replies
Blast Decent tournament Pick one
2019-09-11 19:47
#199
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Finland HLTV_LeVu
Jame time
2019-09-12 07:39
>s0mple >the best csgo player pick one
2019-09-11 20:44
3 replies
he was obv talking about jame
2019-09-11 21:33
2 replies
This would make more sense
2019-09-11 22:47
Jesus*
2019-09-12 07:49
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
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France OxYYY9
FLUKE
2019-09-11 18:16
3 Cis team on blast
2019-09-11 18:48
1 reply
And they still wont win. Feelsbadman
2019-09-11 20:35
#173
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Finland Tapzax
SO THIS WILL BE #EZ4ENCE NOW :D
2019-09-11 22:09
2 replies
#201
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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
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Poland GodLk
lol
2019-09-11 18:16
Neat
2019-09-11 18:16
2 replies
Its actually a good solution since both teams are there anyway, and they both can be competitive
2019-09-11 18:40
1 reply
#106
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Canada ASH1
+1
2019-09-11 18:49
LUL
2019-09-11 18:16
LMAO
2019-09-11 18:16
=a
2019-09-11 18:16
expected
2019-09-11 18:16
Omg
2019-09-11 18:16
they're definitely getting shox then
2019-09-11 18:16
5 replies
No... That's mean that they failed to recruit Shox and Kio.
2019-09-11 18:53
4 replies
#121
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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
3 replies
I don't think Russia is as bad as USA for Visa issues
2019-09-11 20:45
2 replies
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
1 reply
sure but Vitality doesn't care about Blast anyway
2019-09-11 22:46
Ez slot LUL
2019-09-11 18:16
PogThem
2019-09-11 18:16
no nbk no party
2019-09-11 18:16
WTF MENS)))))))
2019-09-11 18:16
#16
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Colombia AlejoBuh
expected
2019-09-11 18:17
Oof No subs???? Navi win?
2019-09-11 18:17
#18
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Europe LoookATme
expected from trash team hahah
2019-09-11 18:17
#19
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Europe FadeyAway
CIS final at blast Pog
2019-09-11 18:17
Zywoo is your full roster. wdym
2019-09-11 18:17
#21
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Europe Skraj
And why can't Vitality use NBK...?
2019-09-11 18:17
3 replies
Because he is being a whiney ass
2019-09-11 18:18
2 replies
better than you buddy
2019-09-11 18:43
1 reply
I mean I don't play so I'd certainly hope so clownboi
2019-09-11 20:49
#22
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Finland Faifainei
sexpower unleashed
2019-09-11 18:17
EZ
2019-09-11 18:17
rippp
2019-09-11 18:18
#25
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Portugal moupz
tier 10 event LUL
2019-09-11 18:18
3 replies
#70
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Netherlands Polakva
mouz fan talking about good events LUL
2019-09-11 18:26
2 replies
#77
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Portugal moupz
Ynk fan talking about good events omegaLUL
2019-09-11 18:30
1 reply
He actually isnt talking about good events hes talking about you talking about good events
2019-09-11 18:54
#26
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Brazil fuNNa
LUL WHITE FLAG
2019-09-11 18:18
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
Ence vs NaVi final, Ence wins, no reason to watch the event. GJ again BLAST XDD
2019-09-11 18:18
4 replies
#209
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Georgia Xeeh
Plenty of reason. Kng in mibr Sunny in ence Zeus last event
2019-09-12 12:47
3 replies
Cool, good storylines for bunch of meaningless BO1s
2019-09-12 12:51
2 replies
#211
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Georgia 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
1 reply
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
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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
1 reply
#130
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Poland sosiad
+1 nothing special
2019-09-11 19:38
#47
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France J0riS
LUL
2019-09-11 18:19
Yay forze lan
2019-09-11 18:20
Worst blast with tier 3 teams
2019-09-11 18:20
4 replies
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
2 replies
Yeah but still worst blast
2019-09-11 18:42
1 reply
the worst blast was 100% Blast Istanbul after london major xd
2019-09-11 18:43
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
2 replies
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
1 reply
#179
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Denmark Menterx
+1
2019-09-11 22:52
AVANGAR-ForZe final quote me on this
2019-09-11 18:21
2 replies
#216
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Russia Jheneral
Nice
2019-09-14 16:23
#217
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Greece Poor_Noob
gj sir
2019-09-14 16:30
#53
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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
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CIS xkram
WITHDRAWILTY
2019-09-11 18:21
So easy for Avangr
2019-09-11 18:21
1 reply
+1
2019-09-11 18:22
Better both teams than Vitality so that's great
2019-09-11 18:22
#57
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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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Macau Be_Happier
Good Idea
2019-09-11 18:23
Dead event xaxaxax
2019-09-11 18:23
Fluketality
2019-09-11 18:24
another easy event for roflgar
2019-09-11 18:24
1 reply
roflangar*
2019-09-11 18:28
Fluketality
2019-09-11 18:24
ez for jame
2019-09-11 18:24
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
Expected
2019-09-11 18:29
50% CIS team > boring event
2019-09-11 18:32
1 reply
#180
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Denmark Menterx
What? Why!? Sounds like a good idea to me.
2019-09-11 22:53
zywoo on lan xaxaxa no balls
2019-09-11 18:32
1 reply
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
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
3 replies
"FaZe"
2019-09-11 20:25
2 replies
Better than zywootality
2019-09-11 20:27
1 reply
K
2019-09-13 17:34
nice, 3 CIS teams now, great decision
2019-09-11 18:40
Avangar rekt french cs go
2019-09-11 18:40
#92
NAF | 
Greenland dev4ce
Winstrike Team crying
2019-09-11 18:41
#94
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Afghanistan Tajik!
Interesting.
2019-09-11 18:42
Nice I really want forZe to do something at a t1 event
2019-09-11 18:43
1 reply
#214
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Finland Pingub0b
>Blast Pro Series >t1 event Choose one
2019-09-13 07:10
#96
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Turkey erturkgg
Blast Pro Istanbul version2(((((
2019-09-11 18:43
I knew it
2019-09-11 18:43
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
>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
Final Navi forze 2:1 BLESS RNG
2019-09-11 18:59
When is the fantasy coming?
2019-09-11 18:59
2 replies
I don’t remember any fantasies to blast
2019-09-11 19:50
1 reply
there has been multiple fantasy leagues for blast lol
2019-09-11 20:14
They’re afraid of kng
2019-09-11 19:01
1 reply
who??????????
2019-09-11 20:47
rip
2019-09-11 19:02
#117
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Germany ConAction
so not cr4zy?
2019-09-11 19:02
3 replies
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
2 replies
#174
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Faroe Islands TheLeaNy
Moscow > Helsinki
2019-09-11 22:24
1 reply
naa nibba
2019-09-12 08:56
#122
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Czech Republic PaYaB
-nip -mibr = tier1
2019-09-11 19:16
#123
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Other Phinks
Go Avangar
2019-09-11 19:17
But where's BLASTralis? :(
2019-09-11 19:19
ez for ence/avangar
2019-09-11 19:28
#127
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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
4 replies
#135
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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
2 replies
#141
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Netherlands gelm1r
exactly, even if they end up last place they still gain points thats the bad part
2019-09-11 19:53
1 reply
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
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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
rip blast
2019-09-11 19:56
#144
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Tier 3
2019-09-11 19:58
expected from tier 5 fluketality
2019-09-11 20:25
3 replies
nt s0mple go play like a bot like in Cologne and berlin please
2019-09-11 20:48
2 replies
nt renebots go play like bots rest of the year and make fluke run at major
2019-09-11 20:57
1 reply
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
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
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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
jame will win
2019-09-11 22:47
#181
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Denmark Menterx
Good move, now I actually what to watch this event!
2019-09-11 22:55
EZ4KNGOD or Navi
2019-09-11 23:21
#183
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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
CIS Event
2019-09-12 01:25
#188
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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
#189
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Indonesia lukerey
Mibr vs navi for the final. Navi win tribute to zeus. Rigged. Cis mafia.
2019-09-12 03:21
#190
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Germany NotJuan
AVANGAR is gonna win anyways
2019-09-12 03:27
Just add me
2019-09-12 04:02
seems like ez last tourney for zeus
2019-09-12 04:11
#193
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Iceland caverat
tier 3 event
2019-09-12 04:52
Poor blast,always on the shittiest times
2019-09-12 06:13
"Clap your hand for LULality" "CLAP CLAP" SUPRAMEGALEL
2019-09-12 06:21
#197
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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
1 reply
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
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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
#208
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Germany brapfel
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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