Spirit breeze past 1WIN to qualify for BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

The Russian side dominated the opposition in the Winstrike Spring CIS Cup.

Spirit defeated 1WIN 2-0 in the Winstrike CIS Spring Cup grand final on Sunday, earning $25,000 and a spot in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, in which teams such as Astralis, Gambit, and Liquid await.

Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov's men were the highest-ranked team in the qualifier and confirmed their status of the main favorites throughout the event, eliminating K23, Winstrike, and EXTREMUM after they lost to 1WIN in the opening round of groups on Friday.

Spirit didn't drop the ball against 1WIN this time

1WIN picked Nuke, the map on which they upset Spirit in the opening round of the Winstrike CIS Spring Cup, but it didn't work as well as the first time around. Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov and co. chained seven together after they lost the first pistol and conceded only four other rounds, securing a great advantage for their CT side. Spirit quickly won five in a row to reach map point and lost three rounds before wrapping things up.

Spirit struggled at the beginning of Overpass, but they fixed their defensive setup to grab the six last rounds of the first half, once again securing a 10-5 advantage. 1WIN bought a lifeline as they won the second pistol, but Spirit stole the next round with a forcebuy as degster hit three headshots with the SSG 08 and they closed the series with ease after that with continuous hits in the B bombsite.

 1WIN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 32 +6 82.3 1.14
22 - 37 -15 68.3 0.78
22 - 36 -14 53.5 0.72
23 - 36 -13 55.4 0.69
14 - 37 -23 42.7 0.53
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 21 +31 109.1 1.75
34 - 23 +11 78.4 1.32
35 - 28 +7 90.2 1.28
28 - 22 +6 58.5 1.16
29 - 26 +3 70.4 1.08

The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown team list currently features:

Denmark Astralis
United States Liquid
France Vitality
Denmark Heroic
Russia Gambit
Europe LVP Unity Cup
Europe Nordic Masters
Europe Fantasyexpo Cup
Europe G2
Europe OG
Brazil MIBR
Brazil FURIA
Asia NASR
Russia Spirit
North America VENN Invitational
South America Latin Power

The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown will be played from April 13-16 and will offer two spots in the $425,000 Spring Finals, which is slated to take place on June 15-20.

Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
882
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
461
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
Expected
2021-03-21 18:56
2 replies
COLD_BEST_BRA71L
2021-03-21 18:57
1 reply
WeirdChamp
2021-03-21 23:16
astralis crying rn
2021-03-21 18:57
6 replies
#6
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Croatia Mikylm
They do be hearing boss music ngl
2021-03-21 18:58
ez revenge
2021-03-21 19:32
NA pleb crying about Astralis, name a more iconic duo lmfao those year of spanking liquids ass really hurt you guys didnt it
2021-03-21 19:40
1 reply
what?
2021-03-21 19:57
Astralis be like youtu.be/EDbSi5cN63U
2021-03-21 21:23
1 reply
looks more like navi fans, imagine being 1-2 in this shitty group lmfao
2021-03-22 00:59
Big choke by 1win
2021-03-21 18:58
gg ez for abdul
2021-03-21 18:58
no1 cares, wasted spot
2021-03-21 19:00
spirit & gambit showdown winners
2021-03-21 19:05
abdul insane
2021-03-21 19:07
#10
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United States ClickHole
Interesting
2021-03-21 19:07
#11
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Russia mshkoda
Expected. Nemiga, Forze, Extremum did not surprise
2021-03-21 19:15
#12
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Georgia Megobari
ez
2021-03-21 19:10
VP declined invite?
2021-03-21 19:11
2 replies
Yes
2021-03-21 20:34
Wait ur right wtf. Why wouldn't they participate? Their only chance at the showdown now is Nordik Masters. Still has one spot open for an invite
2021-03-21 23:19
#14
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Lebanon Dogman69
nice picture mens))
2021-03-21 19:12
Who?
2021-03-21 19:12
Lez Go!
2021-03-21 19:28
#17
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Germany Naviever
Wheres navi
2021-03-21 19:30
2 replies
Probably already in the finals.
2021-03-21 19:40
1 reply
Yes, they are
2021-03-21 20:34
#18
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Other M31F
future showdown winner
2021-03-21 19:31
Ez for degster, come to g2!
2021-03-21 19:37
All these good teams competing for only 2 spots 😅
2021-03-21 19:41
#27
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Russia Syonamaru
Expected and calculated
2021-03-21 20:40
#29
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CIS SUNIX16
nt 1win
2021-03-21 21:28
#30
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Poland SebL
Spirit is looking great atm., they are TOP 5 team atm. for me. 1WIN is pretty good, with small changes they could be a TOP 30 team.
2021-03-21 21:45
#33
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United States z0card
LETS GO SPIRIT #SPIRITED
2021-03-22 00:48
Why does the showdown look full stacked with top teams? wtf
2021-03-22 03:48
4 replies
Because they all finished outside of qualification spots in their groups in the first one.
2021-03-22 10:15
3 replies
I mean why so many good teams dropped out of Blast Finals and opt for this Cut throat af route to Finals? wtf Astralis lost to that fakin Ztr's NIP
2021-03-22 10:59
2 replies
A bunch of the teams that go directly into the Showdown are partnered I believe. So that only leaves a limited number of invites left over. Edit: Now that I check, every team in the first lot of groups are partnered. So this method is the only opportunity for any team who isn't.
2021-03-23 03:08
1 reply
no no most of the top tier teams in showdown are there because they got eliminated from group stages by poor performances.
2021-03-23 04:20
congratz SPIRIT, well played ♨️🙂
2021-03-22 05:16
#39
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Estonia nordjoker
NT4EXTR
2021-03-22 12:01
KappaPride
2021-03-23 03:49
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