AVANGAR beat forZe to win BLAST Pro Series Moscow

AVANGAR confirmed their status as one of the hottest teams of the moment in Counter-Strike as they won BLAST Pro Series Moscow over forZe one week after reaching the final at the StarLadder Major.

The series kicked off on Overpass, AVANGAR's choice of map, where forZe enjoyed a solid start on the CT side in part thanks to their ability to open up rounds. The rounds that AVANGAR won were few and far between, resulting in a 3-7 deficit, but a late resurgence earned them the final five rounds of the half to go into the break on top.

AVANGAR carried that momentum into the second half as they picked up the pistol round following a quad-kill by Sanjar "SANJI" Kuliev. forZe struggled to create any space in the map during the early stages of the half but gradually grew into the game, leveling the score at 13-13 after dictating proceedings for a large spell.

But a comeback was not on the cards. Dzhami "Jame" Ali's troops used a timeout to discuss their strategy and tighten up their defense, winning three straight rounds to lock down the map and take the lead in the series.

AVANGAR take home the trophy after sweeping forZe on Dust2

forZe came out the brighter of the two sides on Inferno and kept AVANGAR's players at bay during the early stages of the game. The Major runners-up responded with a string of rounds of their own - during which Jame pulled of an incredible 1v3 clutch -, before the Russian side came back fighting to end the half on double-digits.

AVANGAR responded after switching to the CT side and won three rounds in a row, but they were pressed against the ropes once forZe had money in the bank. The Russian team kept the pace high and fended off a late comeback from the Kazakhstani side to secure the map at 16-12 and force a decider map.

The first half of Dust2 was predominantly one-way traffic, with AVANGAR taking control of proceedings from the first minute and never looking back. They ran all over the forZe defense and raced to an 11-2 lead before the home side fought back with two key Desert Eagle kills by Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov in a very weak buy and a 1v2 clutch from Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov.

SANJI kicked AVANGAR further into the lead with a trio of USP headshots in an A retake, piling even more pressure on forZe's players. The Russian team still attempted a response with guns in hands, but it would be short-lived as the Kazakhstani side kept their composure and won three rounds in a row en route to a 16-6 success.

Matchpage
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2
14th September 2019
13
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
12
6
Dust2
16
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 56 - 57 -1 89.1 1.18
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 52 - 39 +13 62.0 1.12
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 60 - 54 +6 84.0 1.10
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 54 - 53 +1 72.0 1.03
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 42 - 58 -16 62.3 0.84
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 70 - 44 +26 92.6 1.43
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 58 - 53 +5 76.4 1.10
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 42 - 53 -11 64.4 0.95
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 49 - 53 -4 67.3 0.92
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 41 - 61 -20 61.9 0.78

BLAST Pro Series Moscow final standings:

1. Kazakhstan AVANGAR - $125,000
2. Russia forZe - $50,000
3. Sweden NiP - $25,000 (+$20,000 from Stand-off)
4. Brazil MIBR - $15,000
5. Finland ENCE - $10,000
6. Russia Natus Vincere - $5,000

BLAST Pro Series season leaderboard:

1. United States Liquid - 26 points
2. Denmark Astralis - 22 points
3. Europe FaZe - 20 points
4. Sweden NiP - 16 points
5. Brazil MIBR - 12 points
6. Russia Natus Vincere - 6 points
7. North America Cloud9 - 6 points

Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
345
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
684
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.09
ez for jame
2019-09-14 21:31
MIBR ROBBED
2019-09-14 21:31
EZ 4 GOAT CIS AdreN
2019-09-14 21:32
JAME TIME
2019-09-14 21:32
Luckvangar
2019-09-14 21:33
#31
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Sweden Unluko 
JAME TIME
2019-09-14 21:35
Deserved
2019-09-14 21:46
#86
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Poland Stewie0Kills 
JAME TIME
2019-09-14 23:50
AHAHAHAHAHAHA MY NAME CHECKS OUT STILL
2019-09-14 21:32
#47
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Brazil PrestusHood 
forsaken lmao
2019-09-14 21:40
Nt brazilian crybaby M16R forever....losers
2019-09-14 23:00
#90
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Brazil PrestusHood 
ez 4 india goat word.exe
2019-09-15 05:44
while your goat got 16-0'd at a major LUL
2019-09-15 08:33
#100
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Brazil PrestusHood 
india 1 major appearance while brazil appeared in all majors lul
2019-09-15 21:30
#2
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Netherlands rikdebeste24 
gg
2019-09-14 21:31
nice avangar
2019-09-14 21:31
#4
Monkey | 
United States anliaa 
JAME PANTs
2019-09-14 21:31
#11
chrisJ | 
Kazakhstan HectykJ 
jummy jummy
2019-09-14 21:31
#5
Luz | 
Denmark 123214 
expected
2019-09-14 21:31
#6
STYKO | 
Norway AdNiB 
k
2019-09-14 21:31
#7
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
Jame's pants lul
2019-09-14 21:31
#14
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
Clip pls
2019-09-14 21:31
#35
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
ty
2019-09-14 21:36
#38
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Lmao wtf. Did he whip his dick out midmatch or something? ahahaha
2019-09-14 21:38
#44
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
He whipped out little jame)))
2019-09-14 21:39
#48
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Sweden Madrigals1 
he called tactical timeout and jerked off to sexpower
2019-09-14 21:40
#52
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Too bad he didn't do that at major final((
2019-09-14 21:41
#67
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Sweden Madrigals1 
he didn't play against sexpower there xD
2019-09-14 21:49
#91
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
But astralis does have device ;)
2019-09-15 06:13
#51
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Russia Glihhh 
Ye he was nutting after he hit flicks/every thine he saved
2019-09-14 21:41
LMAO
2019-09-14 21:44
Rape time xd
2019-09-14 21:47
#8
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France DesmondHumes 
YEAHHHHHHH JAME <3 <3
2019-09-14 21:31
#9
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China Rynaki 
JAME TIME
2019-09-14 21:31
JAMe went in for those finals
2019-09-14 21:31
#12
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Avangars era Jame top1 2019 S0mple who?
2019-09-14 21:31
#59
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Brazil galaxythe1 
i sleep
2019-09-14 21:46
#17
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Kazakhstan azamot 
TWICE fluke huh ?! knew it, shut up.
2019-09-14 21:32
Let's Go AVANGAR
2019-09-14 21:32
GOD JAME
2019-09-14 21:32
#22
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Called it, easy for Jamesus. #It'sJameTimeBoys
2019-09-14 21:33
Jame god
2019-09-14 21:33
#24
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Shouldn't Avangar be on the leaderboard as well? They got +10 points
2019-09-14 21:33
#34
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United States jmarcelo 
yeah, i was just about to say that too
2019-09-14 21:36
They're not in this year's circuit if I remember correctly so they don't earn any points
2019-09-14 21:37
#40
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Sweden Madrigals1 
aah ok NiP just got 6 points for this tournament, that confused me a bit
2019-09-14 21:38
#25
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Greenland kinley377 
GG to both teams, best opening match!
2019-09-14 21:34
#26
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Jesus wins everything
2019-09-14 21:34
remove cloud9 plz
2019-09-14 21:34
#28
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China SkywakerR 
Jame flashing
2019-09-14 21:35
Jame time baby, well played !
2019-09-14 21:35
well done jame
2019-09-14 21:35
SO FUCKING EZ BOYS LET'S GO AVANGAR
2019-09-14 21:36
#36
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
This Jame guy seems like a new CIS jewel to stay.
2019-09-14 21:36
#42
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Avangar lineup buyout incoming
2019-09-14 21:39
#39
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Avangar are fucking insane dude! ;D
2019-09-14 21:38
Avangar avangar avangar! <3 You know what time it is? It is Jame time motherfuckers!!!
2019-09-14 21:39
#43
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Russia Glihhh 
Ofc ez jame
2019-09-14 21:39
Another ez blast for adreN!
2019-09-14 21:40
#46
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GGWP
2019-09-14 21:40
Gratz Avangar!
2019-09-14 21:41
#50
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Kazakhstan ajdoz 
GJ AVG! ALGA Jigi!
2019-09-14 21:41
#53
jks | 
North America Neshie 
Amazing performance from a 0-2 start.
2019-09-14 21:43
#54
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Palestine Xpicyy 
wp
2019-09-14 21:44
WP JAMESUS GOD THEMAJORMVP SANJI9 QIKERTTHENIGHTMAREOFNAVI FRAGGER
2019-09-14 21:44
#57
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
If you think Avangar and Furia are flukes please never come back to HLTV TYVM.
2019-09-14 21:45
FURIA is fluke AVANGAR not
2019-09-14 21:46
#62
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
We will see watch Arctic invitational.
2019-09-14 21:46
see what ? There no top10 teams on this event lol
2019-09-14 21:47
#65
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
Furia doesn't get to choose who attends or not that's up to other teams and the organizers.
2019-09-14 21:48
i mean even if they win against top12 and top50 team like cr4zy and clown9 its doesnt change the fact - FURIA IS FLUKE team, after AUG they cant compete against top teams like before
2019-09-14 21:50
#69
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
Meh I'm not too concerned as long as they stay in the top 30 and beat the teams around them I'm fine with that. MiBotr is probably the #1 BR team anyways since they just added KNG.
2019-09-14 21:52
Jame one of the most consistent awpers last months gg AVANGAR, im one of the people who call it fluke but they prove themself as top10 team for sure
2019-09-14 21:45
almazer to navi
2019-09-14 21:48
BLAST Pro Series season leaderboard: where is AVANGAR with 10 points?
2019-09-14 21:52
#82
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World Notb8ing 
U could ask that about any other team who isn't part of the circuit, unfortunately they only give points to their contracted teams who are part of the circuit, others get none and have no ability to qualify for finals :D...
2019-09-14 22:37
Is it over? I have zero idea how this weird format works.
2019-09-14 21:55
+1 ~ 1 day tourney like wtf
2019-09-14 21:56
Today will be a huge disgrace for Navi in history as the worst standings of 4 loses 1draw with no win in Blast Series. The whole team sent a great gift to Captain Zeus and coach Kane for ending their career Believe It's a disgrace for Navi's fans and supporter, lost the major counts for nothing, if Navi loses to themselves, no one can save them.
2019-09-14 22:01
#94
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South Africa nimmaJ 
How is it a disgrace when the entire point of Zeus retiring/being replaced is because he began to lack neccessary qualities?
2019-09-15 08:48
impressive, for both teams. To get into GRAND FINAL! nip LUL mibr LUL navi LUL ence LUL
2019-09-14 22:02
#77
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
All the kids talking shit about Qikert not joining Navi are nowhere to be found.
2019-09-14 22:07
#80
EliGE | 
United States EdgyBlob 
+1
2019-09-14 22:21
n1ce
2019-09-14 22:03
nice
2019-09-14 22:03
#78
shox | 
India iejesus 
nice
2019-09-14 22:08
Really well played by Sanji at the last game and in general his role is really difficult and I feel like he is the core member of the team. If he has a good game then it is almost a sure win for Avangar.
2019-09-14 22:08
#93
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South Africa nimmaJ 
And that's how support players get overrated. Hes certainly playing a difficult role however he is in no way the determining factor of the team, it's how the rest of the members play off of the space he creates that determines whether they win or not. He actually has the least chance of impact due to his roles. That would be like me saying Vitality's core member is rpk. Sure he does a lot for the team but he never wins or loses you the game, the trio does. On Avangar its Jame Qikert Buster on Vitality it was Zywoo Apex NBK
2019-09-15 08:47
congrats
2019-09-14 22:32
Made up for 2nd place at major! Congratz
2019-09-14 22:38
#85
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African Union mikecool 
Ez
2019-09-14 23:24
Fluke fluke fluke
2019-09-15 00:00
JAME TIME!
2019-09-15 01:01
#89
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Denmark Menterx 
Hahaha so funny how many claimed that forze and avangar where waisted spot!
2019-09-15 01:15
#95
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Romania kinoN 
Why AdreN lifted it up first cup ? the others should have. Jame, qikert, buster.
2019-09-15 11:02
Because in Kazakhstan people respect elder brothers. That is mentality
2019-09-15 11:23
Where ENCE in leadvoard? They win madrid
2019-09-15 12:58
Such pro many wow :D
2019-09-15 13:03
Ma boys
2019-09-15 21:06
So random, I like it.
2019-09-16 10:49
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