100 Thieves, Chaos eliminated as BLAST Spring Americas Showdown group stage concludes

A tense group stage that saw a majority of maps go all thirty rounds leave Chaos and 100 Thieves out of contention heading into the playoffs.

Ties, comebacks, and close matches were the stories of the BLAST Premier Spring Americas Showdown group stage, with just three of the twelve matches that were played ending with the losing side in single digits and nine matches concluding with over 28 rounds played.

Chaos were the team on the receiving end of two of those one-sided losses, kicking off Group A with a 16-8 defeat to Gen.G on Mirage and concluding with another 16-8 loss on Inferno to FURIA. Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan's side came close to scoring a win over MIBR in their second match-up, but failed to close out a 15-9 lead as Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's men won six straight to secure a tie, leaving them at the bottom of the group standings with a single point to their name.

FURIA, meanwhile, suffered their first defeat to their countrymen from MIBR, putting their head-to-head record to 7-1 in match-ups. However, wins over Gen.G and Chaos still put Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan and company at the top of the standings at 6 points, while MIBR and Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele's side ended their group stage effort in second and third place, respectively, to advance to the quarter-finals.

FURIA topped Group A to earn a first-round bye in the playoffs

The Australians of 100 Thieves ended up at the bottom of Group B as they were unable to find success on Nuke, falling to Evil Geniuses in their opening match and letting slip of 12-3 and 11-4 leads against Triumph and Cloud9, drawing against the former and losing to the latter in a match that would have ensured themselves of a spot in playoffs.

EG added a second win to their tally as they took down Cloud9 in their ensuing game, leaving a match against Triumph in the cards for a spot at the top of the group. There, it seemed that Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman's troops would make good on their team name as they held a 15-12 lead on Dust2 against Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's side, but three final rounds from EG crushed those hopes to conclude the group stage with a fourth tie.

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

As a result of topping their groups, FURIA and Evil Geniuses will advance directly to the semi-finals, where they will await the winners of the first round of playoffs that kick off on Friday.

The two teams who emerge victorious from the semi-finals will earn spots in the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Americas Finals, where they will be joined by an additional team that will be determined through a third-place decider.

The schedule for the playoffs can be found below:

Friday, June 5
19:30 United States Gen.G vs. United States Triumph
23:00 Brazil MIBR vs. United States Cloud9

Saturday, June 6 (winners advance)
19:30 Brazil FURIA vs. United States Gen.G/United States Triumph winner
23:00 United States Evil Geniuses vs. Brazil MIBR/United States Cloud9 winner

Sunday, June 7 (winner advances)
19:30 Third place decider

Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1012
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
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Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
bruh
2020-06-05 02:24
#19
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United States Frotha 
EG is so lucky lol
2020-06-05 02:50
100T OMEGALUL
2020-06-05 07:18
#3
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United Kingdom StephenSka 
Imapet omgealul
2020-06-05 02:25
#24
Germany ikic 
+1 worth pickup
2020-06-05 03:16
Yes, he would definitely drive the team into the ground which was lacking under kassad
2020-06-05 05:24
Ahahahahahahahahaha
2020-06-05 05:23
#4
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United States SparklingBlue 
3rd
2020-06-05 02:25
#5
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United States SparklingBlue 
Thats a RIP I wasnt signed in and could have got 1st :I
2020-06-05 02:25
#8
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United Kingdom StephenSka 
*cough* 4th
2020-06-05 02:25
#9
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United States SparklingBlue 
yeah ik mens))
2020-06-05 02:26
EZ
2020-06-05 02:25
oof lol
2020-06-05 02:25
EZ FURIA
2020-06-05 02:26
100 throws
2020-06-05 02:28
#12
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Ukraine volanchick 
Good for Brazil :3
2020-06-05 02:29
Triumph 2nd place lmao
2020-06-05 02:31
#21
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Brazil nakTriceps 
Sad. They deserved the 1st place
2020-06-05 02:59
100T POG
2020-06-05 02:33
#15
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United States TL_INnoVation 
100T not making it out of that group... disband pls
2020-06-05 02:34
These guys placed better than 100T and C9 and are probably better than so many of the EU teams being paid way more than them is the reason why no one is trying in the NA scene and why so many people are flocking to Valorant
2020-06-05 02:35
#18
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Sweden XenoRex 
Na teams are just pretty much brazil vs us
2020-06-05 02:50
well if you look at player numbers it basically just Brazil vs US so it makes sense
2020-06-05 04:23
stop being over dramatic, people are flocking to Valorant because they can't handle csgo pro levels. Also this team just made a name for itself. These guys were unknown before so now they're in the radar for the big orgs.
2020-06-05 10:05
It's not overdramatic, it's true.
2020-06-05 11:45
#42
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Spain N0Love 
The only ones going to Valorant are either washed up players or straight bots who can't find their way into the relevant NA scene and sadly there's not much money around in the tier3 NA scene right now but don't worry they'll 100% become the best players in the world in Valorant when all the kids learn how to play the game and have 10x times better aim and reflexes than these bots sure. Like FNS for example. I have 0 doubts he'll become a top player in Valorant once the scene developes due to his massive mechanical skillset and understanding of a game which has no competitive meta yet. Give me a fucking break...
2020-06-05 12:12
There is no money even in the Tier 2 NA scene. There are only 5 teams that are earning salaries that are enough to consider it a job in NA and 6 players on those teams are not even from NA.
2020-06-05 12:15
#46
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Spain N0Love 
There's no talent either so...
2020-06-05 12:16
Funny you say that because a lot of these unpaid teams would easily wipe the floor with a lot of paid EU teams.
2020-06-05 12:17
#51
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Europe EnceIsSoBad 
Yeah for sure xd
2020-06-05 13:07
No they wouldn't, they're not getting paid because they're trash.
2020-06-05 13:13
Holy shit you are delusional hahaha.
2020-06-05 15:12
I’m not wrong
2020-06-05 19:46
#56
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Spain N0Love 
Of course that's the reason tier1 NA orgs are signing non NA players left and right because there's so much level in NA yes only Complexity, c9, 100T, EG, OG, Renegades, Faze or genG have non NA players because their bad decision making
2020-06-05 15:43
I’m not talking about tier 1 EU teams, I’m talking about the tier 3 shitters that are lower tanked than heroic but still earning money compared to any NA team below top 5 which is earning no money for playing for a team
2020-06-05 19:48
#61
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Spain N0Love 
Like which ones
2020-06-05 20:15
“...any NA team below top 5...”
2020-06-05 21:49
#17
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Brazil hugoooo 
jks should replace stew or RUSH, both teams would evolve and jks would finally be saved from this team... he and ZywOo are doomed to carry way worse players
2020-06-05 02:36
Jks is inconsistent too and all his great performances have an asterisk of one person starting off great in the match and later he starts playing good too.
2020-06-05 05:28
#20
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Brazil bigjohnson 
100 kriegs without kriegs lmao
2020-06-05 02:57
100Thieves actually joke 0-3 lul
2020-06-05 03:02
#23
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Other k23_puetz 
FURIA <3 :)
2020-06-05 03:12
#25
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
LMAO
2020-06-05 04:12
#27
ropz | 
Europe Avalox 
7x1 hth furia and mibr...interesting numbers
2020-06-05 04:31
Without Floppy on C9, who knows where they would be. Floppy is the Glue for C9!
2020-06-05 07:56
#43
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Spain N0Love 
I wouldnt say he's carrying either tbh...
2020-06-05 12:15
#50
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South Africa tsarbae 
wouldn't say that, they all pull their weight....
2020-06-05 13:04
Gen.G vs Triumph Gen.G gonna win and BnTeT will be the man of the match again..
2020-06-05 08:07
#34
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Netherlands Polakva 
100 THIEVES = VP = DISBAND
2020-06-05 08:18
#35
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Lol 100T actually managed to throw a game again after such a hefty lead. The team seems to find a new way to lose everytime.
2020-06-05 09:04
Fat indian ImAPet effect
2020-06-05 09:40
#44
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Spain N0Love 
Valens who
2020-06-05 12:15
#37
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Russia EveryDayOk 
CLOWN9 100BOTS CH405 EVIL BOTS DISBAND HLTV Confirmed
2020-06-05 09:49
#39
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Poland SebL 
wtf 100 Thieves got eliminated? And Chaos got eliminated aswell? wtf hapened here?
2020-06-05 11:37
#53
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Poland Nexus2112 
Oddali wynik z 12 3 po terro na nuku na 14 16 dla c9 xD
2020-06-05 14:12
#54
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Poland SebL 
Wiem, oglądałem, przykro się na to patrzyło. Mimo wszystko jestem w szoku, że nie wyszli z grupy.
2020-06-05 14:17
#40
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African Union mikecool 
pretty disappointed zzzz
2020-06-05 11:41
#48
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Whats going on. Losing to EG how this?!! Sigh. Triumph with more points?! Is imapet earning his paycheck yet??
2020-06-05 12:34
Really? So, those amazing players like Grat and Liazz couldn't make it? Damn... And to think they are so so good...
2020-06-05 13:01
#57
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United States Bunker_Boy 
nice
2020-06-05 17:13
#58
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United Kingdom SheIby 
100t getting elim kinda unexpected imo
2020-06-05 18:13
#62
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Brazil parrud0www 
What's happing 💯 t?
2020-06-05 20:59
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