Virtus.pro win CIS Cup final against forZe; qualify for BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

Virtus.pro came out on top in a three map grand final against forZe to win the CIS Cup and earn a ticket to BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.

The two top seeds from the CIS Cup group stage, forZe and Virtus.pro, made it to the grand final after victories over 1WIN and NAVI Junior in the semi-finals. Virtus.pro, who came into the grand final without losing a single map in the tournament, managed to keep their streak on their pick, Dust2, the first played in the series, but were no match for forZe on Mirage. VP then set themselves up for victory on the attacking side of Train, winning it 9-6, before closing the map and series on the defending side to clinch a spot in BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown.

Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali was unable to pull off a 1vs2 clutch after planting on the B site of Dust2, giving forZe the early 1-0 lead. It was then Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov who found himself in a 1vs2 clutch situation two rounds later, which he was able to convert on for forZe to go up 3-0. Virtus.pro got their first round on the board on a forcebuy thanks to a triple by Alexey "⁠qikert⁠" Golubev, which they were able to follow up in a round in which it was Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis who got three kills of his own. The Latvian and Jame then spearheaded what turned out to be a one-sided half for VP, who went on to win every round henceforth to make it 11-4 at the switch.

The tables turned in the second half after forZe managed to bag the pistol round before taking five rounds in a row, but Virtus.pro were able to get on the board in the second half thanks to YEKINDAR, who cleared the A site in a 3vs2 afterplant situation. Despite following the round up, VP weren’t able to find consistency on the CT side as forZe ground their way back to within one, 12-13. Two entries by Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev from window to mid assured they kept the lead, further setting VP up to win their map pick, 16-12.

Virtus.pro will play in BLAST Premier Spring Showdown Group B

Virtus.pro got ahead on the attacking side of Mirage, but were quickly on the back foot after losing to forZe’s second round forcebuy. The map then went the way of Dust2, except it was forZe who were in complete dominance in the first half this time around, going on a ten round streak before VP could retaliate. Unable to follow it up, forZe went up 13-2 at the half. Just like on Dust2, the team struggling behind won the pistol round, in this case Virtus.pro, but they didn’t manage to stretch the map very long as forZe once again pulled ahead once they could afford full buys to end it 16-5.

forZe won the CT pistol round on Train before losing to the forcebuy on the second round, although heroics by Almaz "⁠almazer⁠" Asadullin with a double and Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov with a triple swung momentum back their way in the third round. They wouldn’t be able to sustain it, though, as VP tied it back up on the fourth. After the initial strife it was AdreN and company who were up ahead on the attacking side, winning the economic game and setting themselves up early on with an 8-3 lead. A 1vs2 clutch by YEKINDAR increased the gap before forZe reduced the distance at the end of the half winning the last three rounds, making it 6-9.

forZe brought it back to even after winning the second pistol round, but were unable to take the lead against a fullbuy by Virtus.pro, who went on to take control on the defending side to win the map, 16-9, closing out the series and securing a spot in the upcoming BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown.

Matchpage
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30th May 2020
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Dust2
16
16
Mirage
5
9
Train
16
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 58 - 45 +13 84.3 1.22
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 59 - 58 +1 89.3 1.13
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 51 - 42 +9 68.8 1.10
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 47 - 47 0 72.8 0.98
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 44 - 55 -11 68.9 0.93
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 58 - 49 +9 82.7 1.17
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' GaļinskisYEKINDAR 58 - 58 0 86.8 1.11
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 54 - 46 +8 70.8 1.06
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 38 - 53 -15 63.5 0.82
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 37 - 54 -17 57.4 0.78

The CIS Cup final standings are:

1. CIS Virtus.pro - BLAST Premier Spring Showdown
2. Russia forZe
3-4. Ukraine NAVI Junior
3-4. Russia 1WIN
5-6. Russia Espada
5-6. Belarus Nemiga
7-8. CIS Syman
7-8. Kazakhstan Winstrike

The BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown groups are:

Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
844
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.08
#1
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Portugal ron4r 
sweet
2020-05-30 15:08
JAME number 2 BAITER in the world Theres only S1mple in front of him
2020-05-30 15:18
#21
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Russia Ceo_of_navi 
nt zywoo 1 baiter in the world
2020-05-30 15:23
coldzera
2020-05-30 15:36
#56
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Spain Atium_ 
s0mple
2020-05-31 01:58
Zywh00
2020-05-31 12:37
#3
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Kazakhstan bloodyblurry 
so easy for god qikert and waiting for -SANJI +buster
2020-05-30 15:10
#11
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Kazakhstan Massaget 
Just because of the flag, and deep inside you know that adren worse than sanji, POTREOT :)
2020-05-30 15:13
#19
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Brazil BRAZlL 
+1
2020-05-30 15:20
#25
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Kazakhstan bloodyblurry 
#24
2020-05-30 15:29
#24
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Kazakhstan bloodyblurry 
i can explain u why, first point is that adreN is in game lider, and he is calling, creating new tactics and thinking about it in the game time, second point i dont see game difference’s between both of them, 2 bots but take note that adreN’s age 30 and SANJI’s age is only 22, he is so young but playing like shit, when adreN was 22 he was definitely for 100 better then trash sanji, the only problem of adreN is he’s age, what would be with Sanji in future when he will be 25-26 for example? he will play with KD 0.50? when this time he even not make 1.00 KD already with his young age and big potential, he is shit af men if u understand. think twice before u write something uzbek kek
2020-05-30 15:29
#27
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Cyprus romyokm5 
Jame is IGL, update yourself !
2020-05-30 15:31
#33
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Arystan 
But some games Sanji played like a god,U can check last 5 or 6 games,and u can see that some of this game Sanji played +KD on the 1st or 2nd position.When he need to kill,he do it(not all time,but he do it).Buster and Jame told that Sanji with Adren cope with their work.And about igl on Adren.Yekinder told on stream that Jame is calling now.
2020-05-30 16:00
#37
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Kazakhstan Fijithings 
Best option to kick both
2020-05-30 16:14
#38
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Uzbekistan zMo_z 
why keep 30-year-old player? what will happen in future is that he's gonna be 35-36. he will be kicked anyway. why ruin SANJI's career, he wasn't even their star-player, he is just a support. AdreN, on other hand is neither decent IGL nor decent fragger.
2020-05-30 16:17
#40
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Cyprus romyokm5 
Every time Sanji was let free to play he's game, he played good, but most of the time he either drops a weapon or plays support for some1 else. With Adren i agree, i like Adren, but he's no what he used to be :).
2020-05-30 16:26
#51
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India aj0102 
Are you serious? Sanji is given a trash role and has to always use SMG just to drop Jame the AWP. Even with that he maintains one of the highest headshot percentages. Plus Sanji was the main carry for Syman. -AdreN +Buster and SANJI gets some time to settle, he will surely frag like crazy. Qikert and Jame can share the burden of IGL because there will be a lot of Firepower and Aim.
2020-05-30 18:16
Nice YEKINDAR was good addition
2020-05-30 15:09
#6
apEX | 
United Kingdom Multiplism 
and his sexy hair
2020-05-30 15:10
#55
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Indonesia lumayan 
Yekindar is overrated
2020-05-30 20:15
So ez for Godren
2020-05-30 15:09
#7
apEX | 
United Kingdom Multiplism 
I like YEKINDAR's hair
2020-05-30 15:10
#8
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Japan Amatsuk1 
yekindar god
2020-05-30 15:11
GOD YEKINDAR
2020-05-30 15:11
#10
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Kazakhstan 96kg 
gl mambetiki
2020-05-30 15:13
#12
s1mple | 
Brazil s1mg 
S1MPLE>VP
2020-05-30 15:13
But, VP>NAVI PO ETOMU SOSI HUI SIMPLE DROCHER
2020-05-30 15:26
No longer Yekindar is underrated
2020-05-30 15:14
#14
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Poland SebL 
If VP would have a support player who could set up players such as YEKINDAR and Jame for huge plays they could be really good. forZe with this roster can be stable T3 team, but without changes they won't go higher, not enough good players in the team.
2020-05-30 15:14
#15
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Asia LoveCakeRusk 
Now - sanji and adren + Buster and maybe somedieyoung :/
2020-05-30 15:15
it's not yekindar's boost. surely changed IGL improvement
2020-05-30 15:18
#36
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
LUL, before YEKINDAR's arrival they was a trash team.
2020-05-30 16:11
it is still trash team LUL
2020-05-30 16:26
#18
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Switzerland x676 
thanks lmbt for ruining another team
2020-05-30 15:19
add them to fantasy pls
2020-05-30 15:21
+1
2020-05-30 15:30
#29
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Kazakhstan axakz 
+1
2020-05-30 15:42
yekindar is actually underrated ffs
2020-05-30 15:27
#30
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Serbia bra1np 
WP VP
2020-05-30 15:50
#31
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World WestSideDude 
tier8 team barely won tier8 qualification. BotdreN -17
2020-05-30 15:52
Vp defeats who winning what
2020-05-30 15:52
V.. who? p..? you meant Trashus.Low aka Skvirtus.vrot
2020-05-30 16:29
Who fan malding after loss or commenting
2020-05-30 16:29
+1 expected from trash fans of trash team by the way. BOTreN is playing -999 like always
2020-05-30 16:32
Virtus pro won tho? I'm not trashing Vp or sth but forze from top12 to nonamers
2020-05-30 16:32
shitus.vbrov' is garbage tier6 team anyway
2020-05-30 17:06
Wow, such pro gaming, unreal top bestered plays :O AdreN, please leave though, with all due respect!
2020-05-30 16:01
Shitus.low won. such wow! xDDDD wp aDrEn, tOp pLaYeR xDDDD
2020-05-30 16:09
#46
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Dominican Republic Numb_ 
vp > botus botcere
2020-05-30 16:56
yeah sure.. hltv.org/ranking/teams/2020/may/25 Na`Vi - top1-3 of 2020 shitus.low - top24 at max LUL
2020-05-30 17:05
#53
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United Kingdom sashat77 
I mean VP have beaten Navi every time they've played recently
2020-05-30 19:18
#45
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
tbh i think vp and forze are on the same level atm.. im surprised forze hasnt pulled out anything awesome recently
2020-05-30 16:41
#49
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Latvia Phenomennn 
vp is trash tier95 clown fiesta
2020-05-30 17:25
Only one cis team Blast racist?
2020-05-30 17:27
#52
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Brazil isbetter 
The Plow is back!
2020-05-30 18:58
Navi take down nip, take down faze in two days, vp takes 1st spot winning grand cis final of blast today as well wow such pro gaming such wow such too good wow unrealz skillz gg
2020-05-30 19:38
#58
Estonia rYm 
-SANJI when?
2020-05-31 06:26
ADD THEM IN BLAST FANTASY
2020-05-31 09:50
+1 Dude, can u create topic with this question? I can't coz "You need to be more active to be able to create new forum topics", despite i have profile since 2k10, okay :/ I asked about it HLTV' admin, but still no answer.
2020-05-31 12:01
2020-05-31 12:13
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