HAVU win BLAST Rising 2020 over Endpoint

HAVU fought back in the grand final of BLAST Rising to defeat Endpoint 2-1 after recovering from a 5-13 scoreline on the second map.

Endpoint enjoyed a successful start to the event, ending the group stage with a boastful 5-1 record, losing just one map to ALTERNATE aTTaX. In the playoffs, the British side made quick work of AVEZ and Nordavind with 2-0 victories to advance to the grand final.

Meanwhile, a 4-0 start in the group stage for HAVU was soured by two consecutive losses in their final two matches, with Nordavind edging first place in the group. However, the Finnish squad bounced back immediately in the playoffs, flawlessly taking down Japaleno and ALTERNATE aTTaX to set up a clash with Endpoint.

The biggest upset of the event came in the quarter-finals, where an inform Heretics side, who had previously recorded an impressive top-six placing in ESL One: Road to Rio, blazed through their BLAST Rising group unbeaten only to fall short to ALTERNATE aTTaX, ending the tournament in 5-8th position.

HAVU recovered from a 5-13 deficit on map two to turn the series around

The grand final kicked off on Vertigo, Endpoint’s map pick, where the British side survived a comeback scare as they let a 13-4 lead slip, with HAVU eventually forcing overtime. However, Max "MiGHTYMAX" Heath’s troops were finally able to edge over the line, 19-17, to take map one.

Endpoint once more got off to a brilliant start on Train, but completely fell flat after switching to the T side. The Brits squandered a 13-5 advantage as the Finnish side racked up 11 out of 12 rounds to complete a fantastic defensive comeback at 16-14 and force a decider.

Dust2 was left to determine a victor, and the outcome materialised promptly. A near-perfect T side saw HAVU storm to a 14-1 lead as they wreaked havoc across the map, with Endpoint unable to find an answer. Shortly after, HAVU closed out the map 16-3, and the grand final 2-1, with Lasse "ZOREE" Uronen posting a 1.27 series rating.

Matchpage
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22nd May 2020
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Vertigo
17
14
Train
16
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Dust2
16
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' UttingThomas 70 - 64 +6 96.3 1.23
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 59 - 57 +2 72.9 1.10
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögrenrobiin 61 - 60 +1 74.6 1.06
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 56 - 59 -3 71.4 0.98
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' HeathMiGHTYMAX 45 - 60 -15 60.4 0.82
 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE 70 - 51 +19 83.1 1.27
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangashoody 65 - 59 +6 79.7 1.09
Finland Olli 'sLowi' PitkänensLowi 60 - 61 -1 72.0 1.08
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forssdoto 60 - 59 +1 80.3 1.06
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 44 - 61 -17 68.6 0.89

The final standings for BLAST Rising 2020 looks as follows:

1. Finland HAVU - $17,300
2. United Kingdom Endpoint - $8,650
3-4. Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX - $3,250
3-4. Europe Nordavind - $3,250
5-8. Poland AVEZ
5-8. Bulgaria FATE
5-8. Sweden Japaleno
5-8. France Heretics
9-12. Portugal Giants
9-12. Hungary Salamander
9-12. Europe Secret
9-12. Spain Movistar Riders
13-16. Norway Apeks
13-16. Denmark Tricked
13-16. Portugal sAw
13-16. Poland AGO

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1311
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
gg
2020-05-22 21:36
nice throw UK CS
2020-05-22 21:49
expected from BLASTVU
2020-05-23 00:21
ez
2020-05-22 21:36
#3
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Brazil hrp__ 
mice
2020-05-22 21:36
#4
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Finland kkd69 
HAVUJA PERKELE
2020-05-22 21:37
Tää
2020-05-22 21:55
#56
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Finland 7ones 
You colour blind coz using faroe isles flag??
2020-05-22 22:49
#5
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Finland Palomies 
gg
2020-05-22 21:37
#6
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Russia NorthRussian 
Who wins tier9 event
2020-05-22 21:37
#95
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Finland Homeless775 
Upoming teams :)
2020-05-23 16:13
#7
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Spain GamerGuillem 
EZ
2020-05-22 21:39
NT Endpoint, they were the better team in my opinion, just got unlucky on a few of the rounds. GGWP, congrats Havu. Incoming mad HLTV users
2020-05-22 21:39
#12
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Netherlands Sem0733 
You can't be better if you blow a 13-5 lead. And then get hammered on the third. Second place still huge achievement tho.
2020-05-22 21:40
Na it's just that on train, Endpoint got so unlucky on timings, Havu were always there at the right time, insane comeback though
2020-05-22 21:42
#28
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Finland Blu3Berryz 
So was endpoint in first half so lucky with some of the timings. Butt still it was a good game and endpoint played pretty well just not good enough.
2020-05-22 21:56
Endpoint barely won their own pick too
2020-05-22 22:19
tää
2020-05-22 22:21
They were 15 or something up, they played insane
2020-05-22 22:23
Played insane, barely won. Quite telling, right
2020-05-23 08:33
"Barely won" Did you even watch the first 2 maps?
2020-05-23 16:03
#96
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Finland Homeless775 
19-17 on their own map pick is playing INSANE? Maaaan just stop you’re making yourself look bad..
2020-05-23 16:17
They were beating them 13-2, HAVU were so bad, got a lucky comeback kekw
2020-05-23 23:16
#104
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Finland Homeless775 
Nice logic, the 13-2 lead can’t be luck but the comeback was pure luck, you’re so funny😂
2020-05-24 00:52
You are so dumb, it hurts my brain, typical 3rd worlder
2020-05-24 11:08
#106
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Finland Homeless775 
Nice argumet really mature😂😂 Flag checks out
2020-05-24 12:09
Like wise :D
2020-05-24 18:03
:') if an OT win and a map loss is insane in your books, it's not going well for your guys
2020-05-23 19:44
#13
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Finland AleksibILoveU 
is 16-3 at dust just unlucky or outplayed
2020-05-22 21:41
#17
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Finland vauhkaaja 
maan its all unluko endpoint tier 1 top 1 team just unluko
2020-05-22 21:44
endpoint top 5 1 month
2020-05-22 22:14
#29
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Finland kkd69 
flag checks out
2020-05-22 21:57
just unlucky :)))))
2020-05-22 22:04
#9
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Poland humen)))) 
nadwAGO LMAO
2020-05-22 21:39
#10
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Finland spurku 
havuja
2020-05-22 21:39
HAVUJA PER-KE-LE!
2020-05-22 21:40
Endpoint a roster move away from becoming a stable T2 team. Nearly the strongest lineup possible for a UK team.
2020-05-22 21:42
#18
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Finland vauhkaaja 
its 40% eu, wouldnt say its uk team
2020-05-22 21:45
#21
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United Kingdom Rossl3r 
I am sure 60% makes a majority xD
2020-05-22 21:48
#55
Canada ssau 
Isn’t the team 100% eu
2020-05-22 22:27
#62
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Finland vauhkaaja 
uk isnt in eu anymore or they joined back already?
2020-05-22 23:04
#64
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Slovakia xaboff 
cmon in cs eu is the whole europe region and not the European union, innit
2020-05-22 23:20
#73
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Finland vauhkaaja 
EU=European Union ER = European Region i assume
2020-05-23 00:13
#91
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Finland J3bediah 
When people talk about EU in cs they mean region
2020-05-23 14:19
#97
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Slovakia xaboff 
Exactly
2020-05-23 16:18
#99
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Poland Millka 
3/5 core describes team as UK team welcome on HLTV, n00b
2020-05-23 16:57
#39
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Brazil nakTriceps 
+smooya?
2020-05-22 22:14
#67
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Finland _EdGAR_ 
Smooya already is going to a Mongolian team. Not even a joke btw
2020-05-22 23:23
#69
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Brazil nakTriceps 
HAHAHAHA it´s true Tiger, huh? I remembered smth like this.
2020-05-22 23:24
#100
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Finland _EdGAR_ 
Yep. Snappi from heroic will be also going there apprently
2020-05-23 19:13
Please tell me that mightymax is the igl? He’s always at the bottom doin nearly nothing
2020-05-22 23:22
#72
fat | 
United Kingdom zakariin 
yeah he is
2020-05-22 23:53
Ok, thx, then I’ll not judge him :)
2020-05-23 00:33
#84
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Netherlands bringithome 
+deph?
2020-05-23 09:05
#85
jks | 
Brunei jsl54 
t2 ahahahaHAHAH ok
2020-05-23 09:35
ZOREE dangerous as usual. HAVUJA!
2020-05-22 21:42
Finland wins as per usual.
2020-05-22 21:45
'per usual'
2020-05-22 21:49
ok, thanks
2020-05-22 21:50
fin land
2020-05-22 22:00
change your flair to mine mens))
2020-05-22 22:14
done mens, train better tho))
2020-05-22 22:20
HAVUJA
2020-05-22 21:46
Endpoint needs NeilM and they are set for top 10
2020-05-22 21:49
Endpoint are lucky that there weren't 500K on the line, so MiBR still remains as the biggest choke in 2020. But it's going to be in the top 3 for sure. Grats to HAVU. Since the tournament was announced, they were the favorites to take it by far (Only Heretics could have been an opposition but they choked)
2020-05-22 21:53
#30
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Finland Homeless775 
Expected
2020-05-22 21:58
#31
Dosia | 
United Kingdom Noided 
UK CS on the way up
2020-05-22 21:59
#35
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Brazil 1_Flippy 
HAVU has improved a lot since Flashpoint, always cool to see these teams that believe in a project as a unit and trust in their youth to build something great, i already see them as the best finnish team.
2020-05-22 22:09
#43
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Lebanon Dogman69 
youth? go look at the age of Havu players xD
2020-05-22 22:16
#54
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Brazil 1_Flippy 
yeah for the lack of a better word, what i meant to say is that they trust in their countrymen, but you're right those are five grown-up children :d
2020-05-22 22:25
#92
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Finland J3bediah 
They are not young by age but they are ”young” at this level of cs because year ago they were mostly playing domestical matches
2020-05-23 14:21
Great for havu, proving that they are better than tier-3. Hopefully they can qualify for more meaningful events for the future. As for endpoint, surprised to see they made it this far. Maybe there is something to them?
2020-05-22 22:11
#40
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Brazil nakTriceps 
HAVU like 22-24 on rankings on Monday?
2020-05-22 22:15
They will most likely go out of top 30 becuase they don't gain any points from this tournament and their flashpoint points are starting to lose relevancy. After all, this tournament mostly consisted of teams that are ranked way lower than Havu.
2020-05-22 22:20
#60
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Finland 7ones 
Dont gain any points, what do you mean? I think they do, it doesnt matter that only heretics was ranked higher. It still tells a story and is definately a sign of power.
2020-05-22 22:55
I feel like 25, but hopefully more 22 or better. Doubt this gives them much points though
2020-05-23 00:21
#76
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Brazil nakTriceps 
Yep. We´ll see. This event was good to solidify the team as a tier 2 and to maintain the confidence and the top30 for a while.
2020-05-23 00:25
+1
2020-05-22 22:21
#80
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North America 007DBR9 
god Thomas bro
2020-05-23 05:54
#41
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Lebanon Dogman69 
classic CT side train comeback
2020-05-22 22:15
#42
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Brazil nakTriceps 
HAVUJA
2020-05-22 22:15
#44
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Lebanon Dogman69 
do winner qualify for Blast event?
2020-05-22 22:17
#81
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Finland spurku 
no, but im sure than now blast keeps name in their minds for upcoming tournaments
2020-05-23 07:23
#45
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
wp
2020-05-22 22:19
#47
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Sweden txshirx 
Who cars? Tier 5 tournament
2020-05-22 22:20
NICE! gj HAVU!
2020-05-22 22:21
#57
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United Kingdom Raiiser 
gg
2020-05-22 22:53
#58
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United Kingdom Raiiser 
congrats uk cs and HAVU
2020-05-22 22:53
EZZZ FOR THOMAS !
2020-05-22 22:54
the havu org is farming good money lately lol
2020-05-22 22:57
#63
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Finland Karppanator 
And farming some hltv ladder points too
2020-05-22 23:09
#70
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Hungary subzera 
big thanks to bloated as fuck flashpoint prize pool
2020-05-22 23:24
#66
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Hungary subzera 
ggs
2020-05-22 23:23
This HAVU is looking very good rn. One of the best up and coming teams. Endpoint looks very good to, the level of this match was good honestly.
2020-05-22 23:24
#71
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Europe meneert 
RIP GOD CRUCIAL WILL PREVAIL SOON
2020-05-22 23:31
HAVU > ENCE
2020-05-23 01:19
Would pay money for BO3 HAVU vs ENCE ngl
2020-05-23 04:29
#86
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Russia Divait 
+1
2020-05-23 10:43
#82
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India lemuig 
Nice
2020-05-23 08:16
#87
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Russia Divait 
EZ4HAVU #HAVUJA
2020-05-23 10:44
#88
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France LorisDF 
smurfing fucks
2020-05-23 10:44
Hats off to Endpoint, with as bad as UK cs has been for many years now kudos to them becoming a half decent team, great event for them should hold heads high.
2020-05-23 12:13
#90
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Finland Karppanator 
UK would be such a large market to hit too, just like if germany would catch the ''cs bug''
2020-05-23 12:17
#93
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Finland J3bediah 
Atleast UK CS looks to be on the rise at the moment. Looks better than in years.
2020-05-23 14:23
#98
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Finland enixx 
toxic uk
2020-05-23 16:40
#103
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Sweden no1_FaZe_fan 
Ence fans OMEGALUL
2020-05-23 23:34
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