sAw, Virtus.pro eliminated as BLAST Europe Showdown reaches playoffs

The group stage of BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown has concluded as sAw and Virtus.pro are eliminated from the tournament.

The Portuguese side has been eliminated after the lowest-ranked side at the tournament placed last in Group A, though not without putting up a fight as they took ENCE to a full regulation match and dealt Vitality their only loss in the best-of-one round robin.

Meanwhile, with Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander and Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth still out of action and Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer stepping in, Astralis were far from their former selves, as they also clinched just one victory versus sAw and barely scraped through to the playoffs on the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Portuguese team.

Bubzkji was the highest-rated player of the group stage at 1.38

NiP and ENCE finished atop the group with two victories and two ties each, with the Swedes earning the top spot and a direct ticket to the semi-finals thanks to a higher round difference, while Vitality placed third with a 1-2-1 record.

In Group B, mousesports couldn't recover from their slump after suffering losses to fnatic and Virtus.pro but still managed to advance to the playoffs with just four points ahead of Dignitas. Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali & co. exited the competition on the back of three consecutive losses and only came out with a consolation prize in the form of a win against Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen's team in the last round.

The first place in the group came down to a contest between MAD Lions and fnatic, from which the Danes came out victorious early in the group and ended up clinching first place without a defeat, leaving their Swedish adversaries second.

The final standings of the BLAST Premier Showdown group stage look as follows:

The playoffs, which will kick off on Friday, will see the third-fourth placed teams meet in the first round, with ENCE and fnatic waiting in the quarter-finals and NiP and MAD Lions in the semi-finals, where two teams advancing to the BLAST Premier Spring Finals will be determined. One more spot will be on offer in the third-place decider.

You can see the playoffs schedule below:

Friday, June 5
12:30 Europe mousesports vs. Denmark Astralis
16:00 France Vitality vs. Sweden Dignitas

Saturday, June 6
12:30 Finland ENCE vs. mouz/Astralis winner
16:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Vitality/Dignitas winner

Sunday, June 7 (winners advance)
12:30 Denmark MAD Lions vs. ENCE-mouz/Astralis winner
16:00 Sweden NiP vs. fnatic-Vitality/Dignitas winner

Monday, June 15 (winner advances)
12:30 Third place decider

Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1689
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
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
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1206
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1675
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
#1
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Germany GermanEmpire 
very sad to hear this xaxaxa
2020-06-04 22:19
#2
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Brazil BRAZlL 
#ToTheGround
2020-06-04 22:20
#3
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Finland Cucumber)) 
i saw that one coming
2020-06-04 22:20
#68
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Switzerland f3ni_ 
Didn't laugh, but i just smiled :D
2020-06-04 23:55
#70
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Finland Cucumber)) 
:D
2020-06-04 23:56
#69
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Brazil FelperaIsGod 
I saw THAT one coming
2020-06-04 23:56
#4
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Portugal eilzinho 
nt
2020-06-04 22:20
Virtus pro has worst buyout of a roster in history
2020-06-05 01:01
#84
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Portugal blaldas 
I wouldn't be so sure about that
2020-06-05 02:05
#5
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Finland Etmos 
Nice typo
2020-06-04 22:20
#37
zehN | 
Finland NtFizzy 
its not, mouz vs astralis and vitality vs dignitas is round of 16 then QF, then SF, not finals here
2020-06-04 22:54
#39
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Finland Etmos 
No i was talking about the title when it was released
2020-06-04 23:01
#40
zehN | 
Finland NtFizzy 
ahh ok
2020-06-04 23:01
#6
Derkeps | 
Finland QKFin 
EZ4ENCE
2020-06-04 22:20
nt sAw next time we do better <3
2020-06-04 22:21
very good team
2020-06-04 22:28
#8
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
nice
2020-06-04 22:21
elininated
2020-06-04 22:21
#11
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Was a nice try sAw
2020-06-04 22:21
#48
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Portugal CrankyGrumpy 
Ty hermanito, now let's go MR #RoadtoRio
2020-06-04 23:16
#93
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
<3
2020-06-05 10:50
They have potential for sure
2020-06-04 23:48
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
i hope the playoffs arent BO1 either
2020-06-04 22:21
#58
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North America 007DBR9 
IF YOU LOOK AT THE FUHBFKJDSNING EVENT PAGER OYU WOULID SEE THNAT IT'S CLEARLY BLK3 YOU STUPiod jIGDSiontT
2020-06-04 23:44
#60
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
calm down with that Scottish accent , too lazy to check it myself.
2020-06-04 23:45
#61
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North America 007DBR9 
you fell for that sad
2020-06-04 23:45
#62
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
i get baited easily , its a weakness of mine.
2020-06-04 23:46
#71
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Brazil FelperaIsGod 
wgat
2020-06-04 23:56
nt saw
2020-06-04 22:21
#14
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
nt sAw
2020-06-04 22:22
3tire team ..... why dont u kick 4th tire tams too..... mouz and vitality....!!!! damn beettor bastrds
2020-06-04 22:22
#38
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Portugal offset_97 
michelin tires? or kebab tires?
2020-06-04 22:57
#72
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Brazil FelperaIsGod 
Michelin, their mascot is funny
2020-06-04 23:57
#16
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Finland H0rnPub 
holy,,, ence can qualify O.o
2020-06-04 22:22
Very upsetting to see that Mouz qualified.
2020-06-04 22:23
#18
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Russia ToughGuy 
expected
2020-06-04 22:23
#19
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United States RAK47 
Ezforzywoo
2020-06-04 22:24
Nt sAw
2020-06-04 22:24
One more round against Ence and we had the playoffs but "ifs" dont win games. ggwp anyways, good for tier 1 experience and lets hope sAw make it to top 30 soon.
2020-06-04 22:24
#25
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Poland PawelsSSS 
top 50 maybe yes.
2020-06-04 22:27
Monday when they update rankings sAw are already top 50. I think top 30 is not unreasonable as a medium term goal.
2020-06-04 22:29
#81
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Portugal MCDOUG 
They need to think on new executions, rotations, semi buy's etc, I believe they have the potential to get to top 20 and be more competitive. They have to keep continue their training with the best, the Iberian scene is very limited.
2020-06-05 01:42
xaxa bots
2020-06-04 22:25
that two team have looted every one before exiting.
2020-06-04 22:25
Sad for Saw they could go to playoffs if they didnt throw the map vs ENCE :(. TUGAS PROUD
2020-06-04 22:26
#31
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Portugal he1zen 
Indeed.. they did learn some things from the experience at least
2020-06-04 22:35
#98
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Portugal Frangolinos 
Ty hermanito, now let's go MR #RoadtoRio
2020-06-05 12:54
#27
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Brazil _Awper 
Why portuguese, spanish and italian cs are so bad???
2020-06-04 22:28
#44
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Portugal offset_97 
Why brazilians cant stop dying for coronavirus and cant get out of favelas?
2020-06-04 23:10
#46
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Portugal pppttt 
bro just chill
2020-06-04 23:14
#49
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Brazil _Awper 
Favela are on Rio de Janeiro, casually is where most Portuguese went LOL While South Brazil and Sao Paulo had Italians and Germans without favelas KKKKKKKKKK Portugal can't even stay with their colonies KKKKKKKKK Pedro I: "Independence or Death!" Portugal: "Congratz Brasil, you're independent now, please don't kill me" KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-06-04 23:20
#50
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Portugal ImCooL 
Crime > Crime levels Brazil-78.04 Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Portugal-30.77 Ranked 68th. Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate Brazil-40,974 Ranked 1st. 330 times more than Portugal-124 Ranked 56th. Economy > GDP per capita Brazil-$11,339.52 Ranked 56th. Portugal-$20,182.40 Ranked 36th. 78% more than Brazil Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people Brazil-2.06 per 1,000 people Ranked 47th. Portugal-3.3 per 1,000 people Ranked 17th. 60% more than Brazil Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people Brazil-209.9 Ranked 19th. 18 times more than Portugal Portugal-11.66 Ranked 70th. Brazil really is the best
2020-06-04 23:22
#51
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Brazil _Awper 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK Thanks for showing what Rio de Janeiro and other portuguese regions from brazil can do KKKKKKKK Now compare your shit european joke country that most people don't even know the capital with Master Race South Brazil colonized by Italians and Germans! KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-06-04 23:24
#53
arT | 
Portugal kadoopL 
what the fuck are u talking about? xD
2020-06-04 23:29
#55
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Brazil _Awper 
Portuguese Brazil : imagens.ebc.com.br/g4N1p6Ng5vQjunmV0v91L.. German/Italian Brazil: media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/.. KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-06-04 23:31
#57
arT | 
Portugal kadoopL 
ok so u blame Portugal for that?
2020-06-04 23:40
#64
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Portugal Eucalyptus12 
AHAHAH what a dumb... all the favelas came a lot after portuguese leave brazil, stupid brazilians want to blame portugal for everything when they had a lot of years stable with growing economy and prosper until the lefties take the country over and now blame portugal ahahah
2020-06-04 23:47
#56
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Portugal ImCooL 
I mean they have bolsonaro as a president so Intelengence is not their best atribute
2020-06-04 23:38
#82
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Portugal MCDOUG 
Guys guys don't fight, we all wished Brasil was in better shape, crime, health, education, etc. Look at what you're saying to one another. Spread peace, not hate I wish all the best to Furia, Mibr and Sharks (PT org)
2020-06-05 01:47
what can you expect, its mostly kids who post here
2020-06-05 11:59
Close to all the brazilians i meet IRL are ignorants. My next door brazilian neighbours cant even speak on the phone without yelling, uncivilized animals. They are so stupid that when their faucet broke and they had water pouring everywhere, they didnt know how to turn the water off in their appartment.
2020-06-05 18:58
astralis <<<< sAw KappaPride
2020-06-04 22:32
#30
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Poland PoProstu 
I hope vp is going to be disbanded asap....
2020-06-04 22:34
flag checks out
2020-06-04 22:37
He's still mad they disbanded old vp , which was irrevelant in modern cs. Let him be , who cars.
2020-06-04 22:43
Ugh for many years everyone was writeing only "disband" SK i think i can do it now ...
2020-06-06 05:50
ty sAw for the amazing matches!!
2020-06-04 22:38
#34
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Finland Pitsa31 
Saw was surprisingly good. I was expecting some tier3 shit but they played like solid tier2 team. They can definetly be nice tier2 team. Good for portugiese cs fans
2020-06-04 22:39
#42
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Portugal ImCooL 
They need more experience against high tier teams
2020-06-04 23:07
#74
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Finland Pitsa31 
100%. They have potential. Just more experience from tier2 tournament and theu are next BIG or movistar riders
2020-06-05 00:09
#83
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Portugal MCDOUG 
+1
2020-06-05 01:48
#43
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Portugal eh_ 
Next tournament, it was their first big tournament so now they know what it's like to play there and it showed vs Vitality
2020-06-04 23:09
#75
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Finland Pitsa31 
+1. More exprience from tier2 teams and EU have solid tier2 team. If they qualife to majors they could be same level as BiG, forze or spirit
2020-06-05 00:11
#36
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Macau Gr8b8m8_8|8 
I sAw it comming.
2020-06-04 22:50
#3 Bro cmon
2020-06-05 00:07
#85
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Macau Gr8b8m8_8|8 
It was in Blast twitter CmonBruh
2020-06-05 02:52
i hope we never get to see VP again. Terrible team, always so underwhelming and takes up spot for teams that are actually good. If you wanted a CIS team to replace them, pick spirit. Even GY are much stronger.
2020-06-04 23:06
Buster was the problem
2020-06-04 23:12
#47
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Portugal dracø 
Same points as astralis, feelsSawMan All in all It was a good tournament from them, the lack of experience was noticable but still they pulled an upset and they improved from game to game. Hope to see them again in this kind of tournaments. On the other hand, VP. Wtf man, they are playing worse and worse.
2020-06-04 23:17
#52
mhL | 
Poland Sebolele 
VP 2k20 LUL
2020-06-04 23:27
#42
2020-06-04 23:44
nt
2020-06-04 23:30
#63
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Poland SebL 
sAw could be good if they get a little bit more firepower. VP if they get some good support player can be good aswell.
2020-06-04 23:47
Astralis vs mouz game tomorrow though OMG
2020-06-04 23:50
#67
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Hungary subzera 
who is surprised by this? absolutely nobody
2020-06-04 23:53
we tried
2020-06-05 00:12
#77
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Portugal Diogo0814 
nt saw
2020-06-05 00:21
#78
Snax | 
Poland Cejuhc 
Polish vp better than this trash two tournament team.
2020-06-05 00:26
#79
ben | 
United States Shapiro 
where is yekindar_is_underrated
2020-06-05 00:55
#86
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
o man this will be good EZ for mouse and DIG Astralis atm pug style
2020-06-05 03:54
#87
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Brunei cyLoL 
Jame time gone
2020-06-05 05:39
Kick all 5 bots from vp and make it international team europe team
2020-06-05 08:26
Mouz against Asrtralis. What was the match of the event now is the joke of the day. 2 months can change quite alot.
2020-06-05 08:32
#92
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China ZerOck 
gl dignitas
2020-06-05 09:31
#94
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
VP KEKW
2020-06-05 11:36
#95
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Poland OleQ12 
VP out of top 30 soon
2020-06-05 11:45
#96
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Portugal DOGrlf 
if we had 1 more round vs ence we would be playing playoffs :( Nonetheless, great try sAw!
2020-06-05 11:53
#99
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China zhonimakiNg 
vp actually good, promising
2020-06-05 17:23
#101
TaZ | 
Malta MIHAJA 
new vp worse than old vp kekw
2020-06-05 19:22
GG.
2020-06-06 06:01
VP xD
2020-06-07 09:17
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