BLAST Rising groups revealed

The draw for the group stage of BLAST Rising has been concluded, with the 16 participants having been split into four different groups.

The €30,000 tournament, featuring teams outside the top 20 of the world rankings, will kick off on Monday with a double round-robin group stage, which will determine the eight sides making the single-elimination playoffs.

Heretics, who have been the surprise package of the European division of ESL One: Road to Rio, will fight for a playoff berth with AVEZ, Secret and sAw, while Movistar Riders will be out for revenge against Japaleno after being humbled by the Swedish side in the last two matches between the two teams in a group that also includes Apeks and FATE.

Movistar Riders will try to exact revenge on Japaleno

Flashpoint 1 third-place finisher HAVU headline Group B, which also features the new AGO team, now led by Oskar "⁠oskarish⁠" Stenborowski, and the veterans of Nordavind, while Endpoint are the highest-ranked team in Group A, which seems to be the most open of the four.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Poland Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowski
Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
EZ ATTAX
2020-04-30 16:22
8 replies
blast lol
2020-04-30 16:24
4 replies
#86
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Denmark Cleandog
This one though is pretty cool for rising teams.
2020-04-30 18:14
#87
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Denmark Cleandog
...and who else would give a Brittish team a chance? ;-)
2020-04-30 18:15
#93
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Denmark Cleandog
...and I also like that so many countries are represented. Blast really made an effort here!
2020-04-30 18:20
blast 2020 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> blast 2019
2020-05-01 02:33
#53
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CIS sasha1608
-10/10
2020-04-30 16:57
Endpoint
2020-04-30 17:22
ez 4 scrunker bunker
2020-04-30 17:53
#2
FalleN | 
Brazil 9exe_
f
2020-04-30 16:22
GG Havu
2020-04-30 16:23
1 reply
#12
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Finland _EdGAR_
HAVU2020
2020-04-30 16:24
Heretics will flawless this tournament
2020-04-30 16:23
3 replies
#90
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Denmark Cleandog
Agree, this tournament is Herectic's to loose. Should be a walk in the park!
2020-04-30 18:17
2 replies
#111
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Portugal MCDOUG
sAw won the last 3 games against Heretics, one by 16-5. Let's see how they'll manage.
2020-05-01 02:22
Not with the way moviestar is playing.
2020-05-01 11:59
Group B is so stacked
2020-04-30 16:23
6 replies
#13
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
I hope you are joking
2020-04-30 16:24
1 reply
#20
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Finland kkd69
Stupid mich?
2020-04-30 16:25
#19
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United States Festive_
it's kinda just HAVU
2020-04-30 16:25
1 reply
HAVU, Nordavind, and soon, the entire population of Poland
2020-04-30 16:28
giants #251 -70 stacked
2020-04-30 18:16
Yes, stacked with shit
2020-04-30 18:34
#7
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Portugal Diogohj27
LETS GO SAW!!
2020-04-30 16:23
#8
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Finland IFK
B group of death
2020-04-30 16:24
ezavez
2020-04-30 16:24
who care ?
2020-04-30 16:24
2 replies
#92
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Denmark Cleandog
I do!
2020-04-30 18:19
1 reply
ok !
2020-04-30 18:54
EZ4K1OK1NG
2020-04-30 16:24
#16
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United States Festive_
group A kinda easy
2020-04-30 16:24
Sorry for my portuguese brothers on giants...that group tho
2020-04-30 16:24
1 reply
#54
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Portugal aljordam
hopefully saw and riders make it to the playoffs
2020-04-30 17:00
#18
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Finland kkd69
Rip group b
2020-04-30 16:24
finally some T1 CS
2020-04-30 16:26
#22
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Finland Jeeret
ez4havu
2020-04-30 16:26
#23
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Panama bakedcs
Verinais, now give fantasy
2020-04-30 16:27
So ez for HAVU, best team from Finland gonna rekt these noobs
2020-04-30 16:27
EZ4RIDERS
2020-04-30 16:27
EZ4GODCRUCIAL
2020-04-30 16:28
#28
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Sweden quacke
inb4 group winners: Heretics, Endpoint, HAVU, Movistar Riders free money :)
2020-04-30 16:28
12 replies
sAw will win their group. flag checks out
2020-04-30 16:29
6 replies
#32
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Sweden quacke
damn you just flagchecked yourself????? ngl they look like the weakest team in that group (aside maybe Secret), but it has been crazy with the upsets lately so there's a chance, also there's a chance for playoffs even if they don't win the group so that's good I hope Japaleno do good here, I'd say either them or Apeks will be second in this group, unless one of them can beat Movistar (unlikely)
2020-04-30 16:32
5 replies
#39
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Portugal rbr
lmao, saw have won the 3 maps they played against herectics and easily won the final of esea open against the team who won against secret
2020-04-30 16:40
3 replies
cs is not linear
2020-04-30 16:45
1 reply
#43
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Portugal rbr
ik i just wanted to tell him that he cant count saw out because they play some good cs
2020-04-30 16:45
#44
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Sweden quacke
Heretics in RtR, though, they've stepped up. Beating the team that beat Secret isn't proof at all, two completely different games. But we'll see!
2020-04-30 16:46
As far as it is known on our scene is they are working hard this tournament and in some other tournaments they've upsetted hardly some of these teams, so imho we can't take them out that favoritism place aswell, their biggest challenge will be this tournment for now and this roster has been giving great results specially for the time they're together... (4 months) they'll need a good step up to win this group tho... heretics know already how hard sAw can be, they've got destroyed in 3/3 matches against sAw I believe... now Avez are something else, very well capable of taking the top place out of their group aswell. Imho all the 4 groups are pretty jacked up...
2020-04-30 17:33
#33
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Finland kkd69
Any idea hows attax been doing after mantuu left
2020-04-30 16:33
2 replies
#36
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Sweden quacke
I literally haven't seen a single thing from them so my guess is they haven't been improving much, however Endpoint have been improving so I think that bodes well for them edit: Attax beat Endpoint 3-1 in their last game tho, but still I think it's fairly open
2020-04-30 16:35
pretty good basicly been dominating german leagues and blitzed through esea advanced playoffs
2020-04-30 17:49
#82
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United Kingdom AulrenT
I think check group A again and look where endpoint are from
2020-04-30 18:05
1 reply
#85
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Sweden quacke
good point swedish carry tho kekkkkkkkkkkkk for real tho Thomas and CRUC1AL are top level mens
2020-04-30 18:07
#29
woxic | 
Hungary R4MMy
so ez for torzsi top 1 2021
2020-04-30 16:29
Go Go Salamander!!
2020-04-30 16:31
group D looks hard
2020-04-30 16:34
#35
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Nepal sasukeee
Go rider
2020-04-30 16:34
#37
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Portugal Agricultor
EZ4Portugal
2020-04-30 16:36
#38
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Lebanon Dogman69
EZ 4 saw, AVEZ and Heretics
2020-04-30 16:39
1 reply
+1 ez for sAw from HAVU
2020-04-30 20:41
#40
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Ukraine YUR4S
Lets go Secret
2020-04-30 16:41
#42
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Portugal Diogo0814
Group A LUL
2020-04-30 16:45
3 replies
whats wrong with group A?
2020-04-30 16:51
2 replies
#107
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Portugal Diogo0814
In my opinion it's the easiest.
2020-04-30 21:27
1 reply
nah it's not
2020-04-30 21:59
Ez riders
2020-04-30 16:50
sAw vs. sAw
2020-04-30 16:50
1 reply
Wallhacker vs PT tilters Match made in heaven
2020-04-30 18:22
group a so bad
2020-04-30 16:51
#49
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Spain dabehx
gl saw and riders
2020-04-30 16:51
1 reply
#73
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Portugal aljordam
lets prove our talent hermano
2020-04-30 17:27
EZ4HAVU
2020-04-30 16:54
Group A is a joke
2020-04-30 16:54
who cars
2020-04-30 17:01
#56
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
SPUNJ and the boys are cheering for Movistar Riders <3
2020-04-30 17:01
EZ for moving stars
2020-04-30 17:02
#58
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Guatemala Nicaraqua
Heretics vs Movistars final, called it.
2020-04-30 17:02
No SKADE... shame
2020-04-30 17:03
was there seeding for the groups? B os reslly stacked compared to the rest
2020-04-30 17:05
#61
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Slovakia GUZU
EZ4SALAMANDER
2020-04-30 17:06
Giants bye bye ):
2020-04-30 17:08
Should be Heretics vs Movistar final
2020-04-30 17:10
#65
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Spain Nemesisalf
Lets go Saw!! Giants!! Heretics and Movistar!!
2020-04-30 17:13
Japaleno > whole A Group Who made these?
2020-04-30 17:13
1 reply
#74
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Portugal eilzinho
Worst group D team >>> best group A team... Who made these groups?
2020-04-30 17:28
#67
steel | 
Greece 1926
tier 30 event
2020-04-30 17:15
too ez for endpoint
2020-04-30 17:15
Ez4movistarriders
2020-04-30 17:18
#71
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Portugal eilzinho
group A is a joke compared to the others, who made this?
2020-04-30 17:23
giants gonna be a punching bag
2020-04-30 17:26
Lets go sAw and Giants!
2020-04-30 17:32
LEZ GO SECRET
2020-04-30 17:35
#78
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Poland SebL
Group A ALTERNATE aTTaX Endpoint Group B HAVU AGO Group C Japaleno Apeks Group D AVEZ Secret
2020-04-30 17:42
4 replies
#84
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South Africa @FyreCS
Agreed HAVU and Attax looking very good recently
2020-04-30 18:06
1 reply
#105
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Poland SebL
True.
2020-04-30 20:52
#97
OK | 
Albania Edjon
no way heretics wont make it out of group heretics secret in group d
2020-04-30 18:38
1 reply
#106
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Poland SebL
I know they had some fluke results in Road To Rio, but they are not a good team.
2020-04-30 20:52
wtf group A is so trash
2020-04-30 17:44
#83
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Hungary HAWI
LETS GO SALAMANDER
2020-04-30 18:06
what tier cs is this
2020-04-30 18:15
#98
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Portugal thEonioN
EASY FOR BEST IBERIAN TEAM SAW
2020-04-30 18:39
#99
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Poland vexxy77
Will there be a fantasy to this?
2020-04-30 18:52
Ez for sAw (from HAVU)
2020-04-30 20:42
#110
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Hungary Shiron212
gl Salamander ^^ Group A is perfectly balanced
2020-04-30 23:03
ez for GUSTAFSSON
2020-05-01 02:41
#114
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Brunei cyLoL
Tier 10000000000 cs here
2020-05-01 03:55
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