BLAST Pro Series Moscow viewer's guide

As we approach the kick-off time for BLAST Pro Series Moscow, we have put together a viewer's guide with everything you need to know about the tournament, which will have $250,000 on the line.

The fifth BLAST Pro Series event of the 2019 season will take place this Friday and Saturday at the VTB Arena, where six teams - three of them part of the BLAST circuit - will square off for the grand prize of $125,000.

After introducing best-of-three semi-finals for the event in Los Angeles as part of the Front Row Experience, BLAST organisers RFRSH Entertainment are reverting back to the traditional format, with only two teams progressing from the round-robin stage.

kNgV- set to make his MIBR debut

One of the biggest talking points surrounding BLAST Pro Series Moscow is the impending retirement of Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, who will put an end to his career after the event. The tournament will also mark the debut of the new ENCE and MIBR line-ups, featuring Miikka "suNny" Kemppi and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, respectively.

Following the withdrawal of Vitality due to roster issues, RFRSH Entertainment decided to invite the two teams that were due to play the CIS Play-In match, AVANGAR and forZe, to the main tournament, which will have the following sides in action:

Below is the complete schedule for the tournament:

Friday, September 13

Round one
19:45 - Finland ENCE vs. Russia forZe | BO1
19:45 - Sweden NiP vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR| BO1
19:45 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Brazil MIBR | BO1

Round two
21:15 - Sweden NiP vs. Brazil MIBR | BO1
21:15 - Russia forZe vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR| BO1
21:15 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Finland ENCE | BO1

Saturday, September 14

Round three
12:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR | BO1
12:30 - Finland ENCE vs. Brazil MIBR | BO1
12:30 - Russia forZe vs. Sweden NiP | BO1

Round four
13:50 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Russia forZe | BO1
13:50 - Brazil MIBR vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR| BO1
13:50 - Sweden NiP vs. Finland ENCE | BO1

Round five
15:10 - Russia forZe vs. Brazil MIBR | BO1
15:10 - Finland ENCE vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR| BO1
15:10 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Sweden NiP | BO1

16:30 - BLAST Pro Series Stand-off

17:30 - Grand final | BO3

Tres "stunna" Saranthus returns to the BLAST desk after running the show from the stage in Los Angeles, with Adam Savage taking over as the main host. Frankie "Frankie" Ward will be conducting interviews on the sidelines, while a quartet of analysts will help to break down the games and three casting pairs will be taking viewers through the action.

The complete on-air team for the event looks as follows:

United Kingdom Adam Savage - Stage host
United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host

United Kingdom Frankie Ward - Interviewer

Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
United States Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Commentator

In addition to prize money, teams will compete for points in the 2019 BLAST circuit. After all regular BLAST events are over, the points will be tallied up, and the four best teams will be invited to the $500,000 BLAST Pro Series Global Finals, to be hosted at an as-of-yet undisclosed location at the end of the year.

The $250,000 prize pool will be distributed as follows:

1. $125,000 + 10 BPS Points
2. $50,000 + 8 BPS Points
3. $25,000 + 6 BPS Points
4. $15,000 + 4 BPS Points
5. $10,000 + 2 BPS Points
6. $5,000

BLAST Pro Stand-off winner: $20,000

BLAST Pro Series season leaderboard:

1. United States Liquid - 26 points
2. Denmark Astralis - 22 points
3. Europe FaZe - 20 points
4. Sweden NiP - 10 points
5. Brazil MIBR - 8 points
6. Russia Natus Vincere - 6 points
7. North America Cloud9 - 6 points

Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
United Kingdom Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
#3
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
nice
2019-09-12 13:11
#24
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
ez 10 bps points for mibr !
2019-09-12 13:23
#35
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Brazil Desmond_Doss 
I'm anxious to see this new lineup with Kng. I hope we come back to top 5
2019-09-12 13:40
#37
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Greece NaviGuy 
EZ MONEY FOR NAVI
2019-09-12 13:53
no muslim team feelsbadman, when will we get blast pro series merkelistan?
2019-09-12 13:55
why remove bo3 semi final ?
2019-09-12 14:16
No blastralis kekw
2019-09-12 13:56
#42
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Turkey montpaylit 
EZ4ENCE
2019-09-12 14:15
#4
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Brazil FanOfMibr 
MIBR WIN
2019-09-12 13:11
#5
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
Ok ty i'll at BLASTZONE
2019-09-12 13:12
ez
2019-09-12 13:12
#7
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Brazil tacold 
Cool
2019-09-12 13:12
#8
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Finland juppeli 
Why is there no semifinals? thought they changed the format lol
2019-09-12 13:13
Only 1 bo3? atleast LA had BO3 semis... kek
2019-09-12 13:13
#18
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Sweden meistr0 
Its a 2 day event bro.
2019-09-12 13:21
Wasn't LA aswell? I remember them having bo3 semis
2019-09-12 13:22
excuses
2019-09-12 13:22
#11
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Germany KamenFD 
feelsbadman
2019-09-12 13:14
#12
Jamppi | 
Finland k0nsta 
EZ4ENCE
2019-09-12 13:14
#13
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Germany HLTV_GERMANY 
cool lets go
2019-09-12 13:15
#14
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Germany GDLenny 
1. AVANGAR 2. ENCE 3. NaVi 4. forZe 5. MIBR 6. NiP
2019-09-12 13:16
#19
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Kazakhstan bloodyblurry 
+1
2019-09-12 13:22
Avangar #1 Xd
2019-09-12 13:45
+1
2019-09-12 14:54
I like launders and scrawny why aren't they at more events
2019-09-12 13:16
#16
xartE | 
Finland XARTEGoD 
EZ4ENCE
2019-09-12 13:17
ENCE > AVANGAR > NAVI >
2019-09-12 13:17
Is Mibr vs NiP grand final too much to ask?
2019-09-12 13:22
#51
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Brazil qU1Nh0 
MiBR win... lets gooo
2019-09-12 14:45
#53
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Brazil praxedes 
Yes, sadly.
2019-09-12 15:04
#23
s1mple | 
Finland janimal 
EZ4Navi Will there be a fantasy league for this?
2019-09-12 13:23
#25
AdreN | 
Russia cripdogg 
What these points needs for?
2019-09-12 13:26
#27
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
Final blast event at the end of the year for best teams with higher prizepool etc
2019-09-12 13:26
#28
AdreN | 
Russia cripdogg 
Ty sir
2019-09-12 13:27
#26
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
Why maps still not revealed? hmm
2019-09-12 13:26
#29
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Spain elskio 
tier 3 event max
2019-09-12 13:28
No one gonna comment on how ridiculous it is to leave a sticker on your glasses?
2019-09-12 13:29
#32
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Austria Tw1RLY 
xaxaxaxa
2019-09-12 13:36
#31
Twistzz | 
Switzerland VuXn 
Rip Zeus
2019-09-12 13:31
#33
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France FrighTyyy 
Just give me fantasy
2019-09-12 13:36
No fantasy?
2019-09-12 13:38
#38
shox | 
India iejesus 
should be ez4ence or simple if he steps up
2019-09-12 13:54
#41
EliGE | 
Kazakhstan Elietsch 
This that tournament where the schedule should just say: TL;DW Matches. Team wins. Tournament over. Check HLTV monday for results and updates. Weak tourney Blast!
2019-09-12 14:09
#44
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Germany ToiletShitter 
So many bad teams attending
2019-09-12 14:16
Plz return semis
2019-09-12 14:18
#46
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Greenland kinley377 
no fantasy yet :(
2019-09-12 14:18
Sad face
2019-09-12 15:09
#47
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Europe Niko0 
Why ence is not on the list? They won Madrid and got 10 points right? And 6 at San Paolo?
2019-09-12 14:25
#48
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Europe Niko0 
Oh, now i get it, sorry for the stupid question
2019-09-12 14:27
Prove it
2019-09-12 14:35
#50
xseveN | 
Finland vekkez 
Its EZ for ENCE anyways!
2019-09-12 14:40
Pog
2019-09-12 15:20
FORZE FORZE FORZE
2019-09-12 15:28
Viewers guide: Don't bother watching
2019-09-12 15:39
EZ FOR CS GOD ZEUS BEST PLAYER THAT EVER TOUCHED CS
2019-09-12 15:49
#59
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Europe KittyChamp 
No Sjokz? Your loss!
2019-09-12 16:37
easy avangar
2019-09-12 19:07
#61
fer | 
Brazil sant1[i] 
easy 4 brazil
2019-09-12 21:24
#62
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Peru AgentLF 
EZ4ENCE
2019-09-12 22:23
#63
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Albania ponglx11dota 
1/Navi 2/Avangar 3/Ez 4/Forze i Dont know the rest, but NIP sure bottom they are trash
2019-09-13 18:59
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