FaZe and NiP advance to BLAST Pro Series grand final

FaZe came back from behind to beat Cloud9 16-14 on Inferno, while NiP defeated Liquid 16-11 on Mirage, with the two winners now through to the grand final in Copenhagen before the round robin is finalized.

Having surprised Na`Vi with a tie on Train in the third round at the beginning of day two, Cloud9 continued their recovery from a poor start to the tournament while facing the dominant-looking FaZe side, who were just one win away from locking down a spot in the grand final.

The two teams met on Inferno, with the North American squad picking up an early 4-0 lead on the back of Damian "daps" Steele's 1v2 clutch, denying FaZe a second-round forcebuy that had been so effective for them up to that point at the event.

FaZe and NiP are through to the grand final

Although Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and company lowered the deficit to just one afterward, Cloud9 responded with a dominant B defense, followed by their adversaries running out time, en route to eight rounds. However, the streak stopped there, with FaZe pulling it back to just a one-round difference to end the half.

Once on the Terrorist side, Cloud9 were back in control early on with a 5-0 streak, denying another one of FaZe's post-pistol forcebuy attempts. However, NiKo's quad-kill on A set off a streak for his team, who went on to dominate in the late stages of the game, conceding just one round en route to a 16-14 win and a spot in the grand final.

Matchpage
14
16
2nd November 2019
14
Inferno
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 22 - 23 -1 82.8 1.01
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 18 - 20 -2 62.5 0.98
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 18 - 23 -5 68.3 0.90
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza 14 - 21 -7 55.6 0.73
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 12 - 22 -10 54.1 0.71
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky 31 - 16 +15 100.3 1.64
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 23 - 19 +4 88.2 1.26
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 21 - 16 +5 74.6 1.13
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 18 - 16 +2 62.5 1.05
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 16 - 18 -2 52.4 0.87

Over on the C stream, NiP and Liquid battled on Mirage, with the Swedes unable to capitalize on a pistol round win as they went down 1-5 from there on, with Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken turning around a 1v4 afterplant scenario to give his team an edge on the offense.

NiP began to recover thanks to Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson's triple-kill and with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg leading the way, they managed to claw back to a respectable seven rounds despite Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's huge performance that saw him end up on 22 kills before switching over to the defense.

Plopski led NiP on Mirage

When the sides switched, NiP took control of the proceedings courtesy of Fredrik "REZ" Sterner's and Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora's impact, reaching 13 rounds unanswered and soon a 14th when f0rest's triple-kill turned over a 2v4 afterplant scenario on B.

Although Liquid went on to claim double digits, the Swedes managed to close out the map before it got dangerous thanks to more multikills from f0rest and Plopski, securing a final appearance with their third victory in the round robin.

Matchpage
11
16
2nd November 2019
Sweden
11
Mirage
16
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 30 - 18 +12 112.0 1.64
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 21 - 20 +1 81.4 1.10
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 12 - 20 -8 49.7 0.77
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 15 - 25 -10 60.1 0.76
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 14 - 23 -9 74.6 0.75
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 26 - 20 +6 111.8 1.61
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 24 - 17 +7 98.3 1.36
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 27 - 17 +10 91.1 1.27
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 12 - 18 -6 59.5 0.86
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 17 - 20 -3 70.1 0.85

With the fifth round yet to be played, the grand final matchup is already set as no one can catch up to FaZe and NiP anymore. The standings currently look as follows:

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1625
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
889
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Now i understand why NA CS is a meme LMAO EU is just so much better at everything! This Liquid team is so bad they shouldnt be in the top5 :D -Stewie2k what do you think?
2019-11-02 16:37
+1 NA is a fucking joke they never had an era, only a fluke run
2019-11-02 16:38
flair
2019-11-02 16:45
#51
NAF | 
India FosFate 
checks
2019-11-02 16:46
out
2019-11-02 16:47
C9 gave FaZe the hardest match ahahahaha
2019-11-02 16:54
Now liquid
2019-11-02 17:03
#85
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Faze isn't even trying. They're guaranteed first spot, why bother tire themselves
2019-11-02 17:17
+1
2019-11-02 17:39
Lmao 16-14 Clown9 then 5-16 TL
2019-11-02 17:57
#64
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United Kingdom compl3xii 
in
2019-11-02 16:48
xaxaxaxa lulquit
2019-11-02 16:54
#98
 | 
United Kingdom compl3xii 
xaxaxa smokebugstralis
2019-11-02 18:03
hello na brain? read name?
2019-11-02 18:04
#100
 | 
United Kingdom compl3xii 
Thought you were being sarcastic but you Danes don’t know what humour is xaxaxxa
2019-11-02 18:10
Add autimatic to Liquid ez.
2019-11-02 16:41
So ez
2019-11-02 16:48
#28
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
NA OMEGALUL Can we even consider them a 'major' region in cs. NA may as well disband all teams and go back to working in mcdonalds OMEGALUL
2019-11-02 16:41
Rich coming from the UK which not only doesn't have a team but doesn't even have any good players. How can garbage call the country with the most top teams including number 1 bad LMAOOO. Also half the people in the UK can only work at McDonald's cause there is no jobs. I'd know I live here it's grim afff haha
2019-11-02 17:38
When you get baited by a brit
2019-11-02 19:31
Bait isn't someone replying to another person mad talking shit. Aka what he originally did lmao he actually thinks that. Stop trying to act like everything everyone says is bait to make things seem better cause people think this way deep down
2019-11-02 21:22
+1
2019-11-03 00:35
#34
kNgV- | 
South America GrilO_O 
+1 -stewie +EU_player to carry this team, like cerq does on EG
2019-11-02 16:41
Simple back on Liquid? /s
2019-11-02 16:48
Who do you have in mind?
2019-11-02 18:43
*ATTENTION* This is an official comment from the FBI and blocks any cry to the comment.
2019-11-02 16:42
#65
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United Kingdom compl3xii 
Fuck the FBI
2019-11-02 16:49
*ATTENTION* This is an official comment from the FBI and blocks any cry to the comment.
2019-11-02 16:51
GG YOU'RE FASTER THAN MIBR_IS_OVERRATED BOT POGGERS
2019-11-02 19:32
#2
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
EZ
2019-11-02 16:37
#23
 | 
Russia Lucas_ 
4NAVIZI
2019-11-02 16:40
#3
BnTeT | 
Europe Auoz 
Faze Up
2019-11-02 16:37
#32
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
#FaZeUp mens)))
2019-11-02 16:41
#4
 | 
United States MyerHappyBoys 
Elige :(
2019-11-02 16:37
#9
 | 
United States MyerHappyBoys 
Put elige on mousesports plz
2019-11-02 16:38
Elige and NAF to coL ez
2019-11-02 16:39
#112
 | 
United Kingdom zakariin 
ez4juggernaut
2019-11-02 20:17
#18
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India Narendra_modi 
What went wrong for liquid LMAO?
2019-11-02 16:39
A better question is: What didn't go wrong for Liquid ?
2019-11-02 16:40
#52
 | 
United States MyerHappyBoys 
Mentality, maybe internal problems, better competition overall.
2019-11-02 16:46
#5
xms | 
Reunion zizi1234 
nice
2019-11-02 16:37
#6
Get_Rice | 
United Kingdom Carmon 
GG NiP is back!
2019-11-02 16:37
#43
KRIMZ | 
Turkey Diveland 
get rice lmao nice flair :)
2019-11-02 16:42
its an underrated flair
2019-11-02 18:18
2-1 NIP I hope
2019-11-02 16:37
#8
NiKo | 
Sweden BeAsTTyy 
FaZe era started ! CRY IS FREE HATERS
2019-11-02 16:37
#10
fer | 
India XCCUR8 
Faze up boiss........ #cold_was_not_the_problem
2019-11-02 16:38
#39
KRIMZ | 
Turkey Diveland 
+1
2019-11-02 16:41
NiP playing grand final in 2019 LUL
2019-11-02 16:38
Go goatmeister!
2019-11-02 16:38
#40
KRIMZ | 
Turkey Diveland 
goatmeister! <3
2019-11-02 16:42
Please NiP :( Please win ...
2019-11-02 16:38
WE'RE BACK BABY!
2019-11-02 16:38
#38
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
+1
2019-11-02 16:41
#70
 | 
United States nini09 
+1
2019-11-02 16:53
#FaZeUp
2019-11-02 16:38
#17
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United Kingdom galaxyv2 
so whats the fucking point of the next 3 games what a useless and dog format
2019-11-02 16:39
#42
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
Why are you mad? Is it cause FaZe have the better IGL than your "Budget FaZe" OMEGALUL
2019-11-02 16:42
niko is not igl anymore you bot
2019-11-02 16:47
#66
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
So if NiKo isn't IGL? Who is? Yeah I'm sure Cold can speak good enough english to IGL, he just hypes up the team. NiKo and YNK are the masterminds of the team.
2019-11-02 16:49
#89
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United Kingdom galaxyv2 
coldzera literally spoke english for a year in mibr and has lived in America since lg days and you think he can't speak english?
2019-11-02 17:30
#114
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Australia WhoRUM8 
He can speak English but in high pressure situations, it is hard to use your second language unless you have been doing it for a long time. One of many reasons mibr with the Americans failed. Look at big the Germans had amazing English but smooya said they would still switch to German when they panic/under pressure.
2019-11-02 22:07
Flair checks out
2019-11-02 16:55
#83
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United Kingdom galaxyv2 
first good result in 8 months calm ur tits chav
2019-11-02 17:11
#84
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
and how many good results do mouz have? "chav" OMEGALUL
2019-11-02 17:14
#90
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United Kingdom galaxyv2 
quote me where i said mouz had good results u fucking bum
2019-11-02 17:33
I think he replied based on ur flair
2019-11-03 00:37
#120
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United Kingdom galaxyv2 
just because im a fan of a team doesnt mean i think they are a good team atm
2019-11-03 01:25
True
2019-11-03 01:48
The other teams can still win extra money, thats why, born yesterday? Ez for NiP btw, we're back >_<
2019-11-02 16:42
#68
jks | 
United States jv$ 
You have to admit it is dumb to have a grand final already set when teams still playing... it is a dumb format. go NIP though +1 get_right was the probelm
2019-11-02 16:51
GET_RIGHT IS TRASH, YOU SEEN HOW HE DID WHEN HE FILLED IN FOR MOUSESPORTS LMAO!
2019-11-02 17:47
#81
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Poland Chiirs 
Yes, prize money of lower ranked teams is definitely the most exciting part of any BLAST Pro Series tournament.
2019-11-02 17:04
Clown9 the only low ranked team here, ok faze also atm but should be top5 with the lineup they have.
2019-11-02 17:09
#86
 | 
Poland Chiirs 
By lower ranked I meant teams that are 3rd and lower in this tournament. That format definitely needs some adjustments.
2019-11-02 17:20
#91
 | 
United Kingdom galaxyv2 
'ok faze also atm but should be top5 with the lineup they have.' what a bad statement
2019-11-02 17:33
#88
 | 
United Kingdom Klashnekoff 
agreed shittiest format out there
2019-11-02 17:27
#19
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-11-02 16:39
#20
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Philippines LYrpz 
No fnatic and EG = worthless tournament.
2019-11-02 16:39
Flair checks out. Astralis would go 0-5 if that was the case omegalul
2019-11-02 16:41
+111
2019-11-03 00:38
Faze so good now
2019-11-02 16:39
#25
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
expected
2019-11-02 16:40
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip 15 - 25 -10 60.1 0.76 KICK HIM PLEASEEEEEEEE
2019-11-02 16:40
+1
2019-11-02 16:41
+1 HE LOSES LIQUID SO MANY GAMES
2019-11-02 16:47
#29
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
wp f0rest
2019-11-02 16:41
FaZe actually back in the game, noice
2019-11-02 16:41
#35
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Turkey i_eat_kebab 
FAZEUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP WE GOT THIS #GOFAZE
2019-11-02 16:41
#46
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Dogehino 
#FaZeUp mens))) We got this
2019-11-02 16:43
#36
 | 
Asia Karbide 
Faze on BO3 LUL
2019-11-02 16:41
wp Plopski
2019-11-02 16:41
#44
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Brazil cuckoldzera 
Shittiest tournament format possible 3 games to go and finalists are already known
2019-11-02 16:42
#50
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2019-11-02 16:45
#47
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
The finals we all expected :) Let's go Faze!
2019-11-02 16:43
#49
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2019-11-02 16:45
WTF IS THIS FORMAT LMAO WHAT A JOKE THERES STILL 3 GAMES LEFT HOW DO 2 TRASH TEAMS GET TO GO TO GRAND FINALS?
2019-11-02 16:47
Cause the other teams lost to the "trash teams"
2019-11-02 16:56
kys irl
2019-11-02 18:18
Hahaha mad Lulquid fan
2019-11-02 19:32
+1
2019-11-03 00:38
Lmao
2019-11-03 07:31
#55
 | 
Turkey berkovic 
GO NİP
2019-11-02 16:47
#57
NAF | 
India FosFate 
Elige dude :(
2019-11-02 16:47
i would like valve to turn of this blast shiet. The money whore tournament. literally one day tournament all bo1 and its all grand final roflmao. What a trash tournament also format
2019-11-02 16:48
2 days*
2019-11-02 16:55
whatever
2019-11-02 17:00
#60
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Argentina Chief02 
ugh
2019-11-02 16:48
#62
 | 
Brazil millerjmatos 
happy
2019-11-02 16:48
NIP vs FaZe in November
2019-11-02 16:51
Ooohhhh I remember this one
2019-11-02 16:54
Lmao faze fans hyping after a 16-14 against clown9
2019-11-02 16:53
Imagine being autimatic fan in 2019 Omegalul
2019-11-03 00:39
Cuz he the better NA asian lmao
2019-11-03 03:20
That's true
2019-11-05 10:38
LOL this tournament is a joke !!!
2019-11-02 16:55
>nip >grand final
2019-11-02 17:23
EG TOP #1 and longer for a week !
2019-11-02 17:40
C9 are a shame
2019-11-02 17:46
interesting
2019-11-02 18:27
This wasn't expected...
2019-11-02 18:33
LET’S GO NINJAS WOOO
2019-11-02 20:06
#110
shox | 
India iejesus 
Wooo
2019-11-02 20:12
Wp!!
2019-11-02 20:15
#124
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Turkey berkovic 
:) W00000
2019-11-03 15:53
First time "X player was the problem" is actually true.
2019-11-04 02:05
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