Dignitas stun Liquid, move on at BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

Impressive performances from Ludvig "⁠HEAP⁠" Alonso and Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson kickstarted Dignitas' campaign in the tournament with a massive scalp.

Dignitas have advanced to the quarter-finals of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown after securing a stunning 2-0 victory over Liquid (Nuke 16-5, Vertigo 16-13). The Swedish side has added a huge upset to their impressive resumé with the newest addition Lekr0, who played a key role in the opening win alongside HEAP.

"I'm feeling really confident right now," Lekr0 said shortly after the match. "I have a new role, I should be able to frag more than I did before considering the role and the positions I play. I'm really happy with how I'm playing."

"We beat Liquid today, so I think that shows what teams we can beat. I know it's a really good team, and the last really good team we played against was EG, and it was a game we should have almost won, as well. We perform better against tier-one teams."

Dignitas' newest additions HEAP and Lekr0 put up key performances

It was to be expected that Dignitas would pick Nuke, the map where they had seen so much success after Lekr0's arrival with an 11-3 record, but few could have foreseen the level of dominance the Swedish-Norwegian squad would display on the opener against a team of Liquid's stature.

With HEAP in the spotlight, Dignitas put together a stunning offense, conceding just one round to a Deagle buy as they kept capitalizing on the mistakes of the North American team, who found themselves without answers even in advantageous situations. There was little hope for Liquid in the second half in spite of a pistol round victory, and it was all over just a few rounds later, when Dignitas secured map point with just pistols and ended their adversaries' misery at 16-5.

Vertigo turned out a much closer battle after the Swedes got off to another solid start, with Liquid going on a big streak on the offense in the middle of the first half to take their first lead in the series. Momentum swung again with a Deagle win going Dignitas' way, however, and the underdogs went on to pick up an 8-7 half on the back of two triples from Håkon "⁠hallzerk⁠" Fjærli on the AWP.

After sides switched, the North American team regained the lead but soon lost it again to yet another pistol buy from Lekr0 & co. The pressure mounted on Liquid as the map reached the late stages, and they managed to keep their opponents within reach thanks to Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's defensive AWPing on A, but ultimately some key multikills from HEAP put the series to rest at 16-13, 2-0.

Matchpage
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2
13th April 2021
5
Nuke
16
13
Vertigo
16
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
31 - 33 -2 74.7 0.97
31 - 38 -7 69.0 0.96
30 - 34 -4 77.2 0.96
29 - 40 -11 63.2 0.75
26 - 38 -12 55.2 0.71
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 28 +19 101.9 1.57
47 - 29 +18 104.7 1.56
33 - 27 +6 67.9 1.14
29 - 31 -2 62.5 1.01
26 - 33 -7 64.8 0.84
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1392
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
509
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1065
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
125
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
gg expected
2021-04-13 21:42
Ez for dig
2021-04-13 21:42
3 replies
no EZ BRUGGE mens))
2021-04-13 23:05
2 replies
Brugge is like a fucking fairytale
2021-04-14 05:11
1 reply
Brugge is the best
2021-04-16 18:14
Holy shit Lulquid
2021-04-13 21:42
disband now
2021-04-13 21:42
1 reply
Disbandinho liquit
2021-04-13 22:19
Well played Dignitas, feel happy for Lekr0, f0rest !
2021-04-13 21:43
disband
2021-04-13 21:43
Ez for son of Olof
2021-04-13 21:43
1 reply
Its the oposite
2021-04-14 03:36
NA CS KEKW
2021-04-13 21:43
OMEGALUL
2021-04-13 21:43
dignitas played well!
2021-04-13 21:43
EZ #DIGWIN
2021-04-13 21:43
WOW
2021-04-13 21:43
Fantastic watch. Enyoyed it very much :)
2021-04-13 21:43
LIQUID OMEGALUL
2021-04-13 21:43
#21
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United States Melanin807
NA CS is and will always be a joke
2021-04-13 21:43
1 reply
sad but true 😢
2021-04-13 22:55
#22
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Russia WiHuu
LULQUID AHAHAHAA
2021-04-13 21:43
Give Heap a picture on his profile he is liquid dad
2021-04-13 21:44
3 replies
+1
2021-04-13 21:45
+1
2021-04-13 21:46
olofmeisters son becoming a father like him
2021-04-13 22:44
F ggwp deagnitas
2021-04-13 21:44
#25
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Argentina fxzo
such a shame being a fan of liquid and dignitas. sad for liquid, they need time, and elige and naf have to find their old level. btw happy for GOAT FOREST AKA g0drest
2021-04-13 21:44
F for Liquid but EZ MONEY BOIIIIIISSSS
2021-04-13 21:44
#27
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Russia mshkoda
Ez for legends Forest and Friberg, Heap upgraded
2021-04-13 21:44
#28
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Pakistan LoOuU2
that .. was a surprise , but a welcome one cause i want to see Dignitas succeed!
2021-04-13 21:44
2 replies
+1
2021-04-13 22:17
#166
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Slovakia Daev0n
It really wasn't. Dignitas has a great line up now and it's just a matter of time since they will overcome NiP as the best Swedish team.
2021-04-14 00:17
ez for dig
2021-04-13 21:45
#30
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
EZ for 2 times FIA world chaampion
2021-04-13 21:45
2 replies
WHO?
2021-04-13 22:13
1 reply
Heap' surname is Alonso
2021-04-13 22:21
HEAP DA GOD
2021-04-13 21:45
lmao
2021-04-13 21:45
"we can 2-0 them" - elige AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH
2021-04-13 21:45
1 reply
#218
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United Kingdom fntlps
LMAO
2021-04-14 14:21
#35
ropz | 
India icle
LUL
2021-04-13 21:45
ez for f0rest
2021-04-13 21:46
lucky
2021-04-13 21:46
Well this hurts, but there's no excuses for this one, Liquid played bad, Dignitas played good... GG Good to see f0rest on a good team tho
2021-04-13 21:46
1 reply
About time
2021-04-14 03:25
Too old.
2021-04-13 21:47
Lol rip EZ4DIG man Heappeek> Xantarespeek
2021-04-13 21:47
#47
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Brazil Anarchybr
Well played Dignitas, I’m happy for f0rest. As for Liquid, they need to figure things out. No need to make a roster change, but the clock is ticking... In the end of the game they had 0 map control, didn’t knew where the Ts would come from, since they weren’t controlling neither ramp, middle or ladders. They we’re playing afraid and that’s why they lost
2021-04-13 21:48
4 replies
#69
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Romania dmyiwnl
they need a new coach, thats for sure...
2021-04-13 21:55
3 replies
#73
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Brazil Anarchybr
Maybe this was FalleN’s duties... if so, that’s the first big mistake as IGL I see him making since he took over.
2021-04-13 21:57
2 replies
#105
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Romania dmyiwnl
yeah, prob. dunno, in my mind, they made the biggest mistake when they've replaced twistzz, like he was in his rise when they've came to europe. if they can somehow replace grim with twistzz and get an capable coach, they can be #1
2021-04-13 22:16
1 reply
#165
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Romania j4mb1
the twistzz replacement was good for the them dynamics and chemistry and most definitely twistzz would not want to transition into a support role
2021-04-14 00:16
#49
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Portugal beatje
How is HLTV incapable of giving HEAP a damn picture? So lazy
2021-04-13 21:48
6 replies
true, same with Jackinho, jks also still has the 100T one...
2021-04-13 21:51
This picture was provided by Dignitas. What are you talking about?
2021-04-13 21:52
4 replies
Ignore him. Most of users provoke deliberately, just to tilt anyone
2021-04-13 22:07
1 reply
#154
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Lithuania Ufasas
yeah, it's me, gonna test your might, like mortal kombat
2021-04-13 23:48
#99
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Argentina WaSTe_D
I think he means a picture when you check his profile on hltv.
2021-04-13 22:08
1 reply
That should be solved soon. With no LANs, we rely on teams to send us profile pictures for their players. In some cases, this process takes longer.
2021-04-13 22:21
Dignitas best Swedish team right now or what 😂
2021-04-13 21:48
Run f0rest run! Gj!
2021-04-13 21:50
wtf is that photo lmao
2021-04-13 21:50
#60
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Canada MONARQUE
sweden too stronk! wp tho
2021-04-13 21:52
Ludvig "⁠PhotoShoppedHead" Alonso
2021-04-13 21:52
Really WP dignitas, individually their aims looked crisp!!
2021-04-13 21:53
kkkkkkkkkkk pqp elige vc cavou demais
2021-04-13 21:55
We BALDING, we FARUDING
2021-04-13 21:56
#71
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Croatia Esketite
"I'm not going to say that we're going to go out there and beat them 2-0." nt f0rest
2021-04-13 21:57
1 reply
Baiting us as always
2021-04-13 22:23
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-04-13 21:57
#77
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Brazil Karlogaria
- Stewie, please, tilted and bad player
2021-04-13 21:58
#81
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Chile cristiaan
unluko
2021-04-13 21:59
why do these teams always underperform whenever I play the fucking fantasy league?
2021-04-13 22:02
#90
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Slovakia Adwarin
LULquid
2021-04-13 22:03
#91
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Slovakia yozhko
YES f0rest, friberg. LET'S GO, let's go Dig, keep going!
2021-04-13 22:04
#93
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Mongolia t3ngrist
#DIGWIN
2021-04-13 22:06
#97
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Sweden Seabas1ian
Thanks to Heap and Lekr0 for my 43th place in fantasy.
2021-04-13 22:06
2 replies
Fourty thirth? Nice
2021-04-14 07:16
1 reply
THIRTHHHHH
2021-04-14 09:02
Damn forest opened these maps hard in the beginning which I think gave these other players some sick ass confidence ... dope game
2021-04-13 22:08
DIGlitas was better for sure today but as Liquid bettor i must think loosing vertigo to DIG is real shame, they should stop playing cs for some time.
2021-04-13 22:09
#102
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Brazil Suxh1
Sad and upset for tl but happy to see those dignita's legends shining briefly again :D Ggs
2021-04-13 22:10
GOATF0REST
2021-04-13 22:10
#106
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ez
2021-04-13 22:16
nice picture photoshop masters
2021-04-13 22:23
#115
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United States A7X_Viper
Stupid fucking onliners gonna win every tournament these days. Also single elimination is stupid cause flukes like this can happen.
2021-04-13 22:27
3 replies
#129
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Netherlands dabadpad
KEKW
2021-04-13 22:54
Go back to NA and farm dreamhack events pls
2021-04-13 23:56
xa xa xa!
2021-04-18 22:45
man if f0rest didn’t have a family and played on an international team not named fnatic or NiP he’d still be winning championships
2021-04-13 22:32
impressing
2021-04-13 22:36
Impressive
2021-04-13 22:37
Twistzzz was the problem.
2021-04-13 22:38
massive respect to f0rest
2021-04-13 22:48
Lekr0 has been on fire
2021-04-13 22:50
am i crazy or does heap look slightly abnormal?
2021-04-13 22:52
3 replies
Yeah lol, two different photos aren't always that easy to combine...
2021-04-13 23:09
#161
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Lithuania Ufasas
that's two different people, one is jeckyleap, and another heaphyde
2021-04-13 23:57
You must be crazy 'cause he looks the same way it would look if cancer+aids had a kid together
2021-04-14 03:36
#131
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Netherlands dabadpad
what happen to NA CS?
2021-04-13 22:56
Unexpected :O
2021-04-13 23:06
1 reply
#163
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Lithuania Ufasas
excpected easily, after lekr0 recruit
2021-04-13 23:57
God Patrik
2021-04-13 23:10
#139
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France cedd
so easy against burger cs tbh
2021-04-13 23:15
I don't want to talk about it
2021-04-13 23:21
GOAT f0rest, still banging teams since 1.6
2021-04-13 23:21
1 reply
+1
2021-04-13 23:37
That means easy 1-2 spot for G2)))
2021-04-13 23:32
I dont trust people who dont love f0rest
2021-04-13 23:36
Expected from LULquid
2021-04-13 23:40
#149
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North America joeS
I love dignitas but they need to take proper Player photos these are the worst photoshopped pics Ive ever seen
2021-04-13 23:42
2 replies
#177
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Lithuania Ufasas
men, you only care about the looks don;t ya, typical american
2021-04-14 01:49
1 reply
But really
2021-04-14 03:37
#152
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Portugal reymimo
not even fallen can dave NA cs, rip. Na cs is dead until lans come back
2021-04-13 23:45
1 reply
#159
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Lithuania Ufasas
Hhaha INB4 LIQUID recruiting brasilians who won more majors than NA, HAHA, and still can't get out of losses HAHA
2021-04-13 23:56
#155
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Peru SuperGOD
GOD DEAGLES DIG
2021-04-13 23:48
stewie2valorant
2021-04-13 23:59
Heap is definitely giving everyone a boost in confidence too, hope they continue the upward climb in the rankings, happy too see them performing well again!
2021-04-14 00:24
EZ4DEAGNITAS
2021-04-14 00:37
liquid back to where they belong
2021-04-14 00:42
#173
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Australia jd4ddy
First map wasn't even close, Liquid need to go back to the drawing board and think about roster changes, -Elige +Edward
2021-04-14 00:50
5 replies
#174
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Finland ThaMuse
Tf? Elige is their best player hands down
2021-04-14 01:07
4 replies
Elige is almost same league as device/zywoo
2021-04-14 03:09
1 reply
#217
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Finland ThaMuse
Yeah he's incredibly good
2021-04-14 12:46
#229
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Australia jd4ddy
I was joking, I understand that teams can have there ups and downs and this was one of those times. Why would anyone pickup Edward when he hasn't played since 2019, it would be a suicide roster change
2021-04-15 00:20
1 reply
#230
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Finland ThaMuse
On this site you never know
2021-04-15 13:55
#178
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Lithuania Ufasas
this is revenge against stewie bot, for 2017 ESL quarterfinal, when cloud9 and stewie beat NiP and f0rest, enjoy this stewie bot
2021-04-14 01:50
#179
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Philippines sijibats
HEAP really was the good choice
2021-04-14 02:02
#180
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Denmark Alphamon
so fucking happy for f0rest, let's go!
2021-04-14 02:21
Liquid has a horrible coach, that one baldie.
2021-04-14 02:52
#184
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Brazil SecondKS
Forest GOAT! Lekro and HEAP so STRONG!
2021-04-14 03:04
#185
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African Union mikecool
Liquid are evaporating
2021-04-14 03:07
f0rest legend
2021-04-14 03:15
#196
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Brazil isbetter
Liquid is slowing pulling an Astralis.. but good for Dignitas, they deserve a chance to shine again
2021-04-14 03:49
-NAF? will it possible?
2021-04-14 03:59
I was gonna bet dig fuck off
2021-04-14 07:11
#202
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Lithuania Ufasas
who knows what were the pings for Liquid ? did they have 100ms , where was the server?
2021-04-14 07:15
2 replies
They are playing in Europe. I believe Liquid are in the Netherlands.
2021-04-14 07:31
1 reply
yeah they're playing in Utrecht, they recently built a new training facility near the train station
2021-04-14 18:07
#214
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Finland Ghrale
"We're gonna trash these American noobs" -Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, 2015 In all seriousness, this is what you get for underestimating players who have been fragging when stewie was still in his dads balls. Plus HEAP and hallzerk absolute monsters aswell.
2021-04-14 10:16
Forest bait me with that hltv news axax. Of course he gonna go out n smash TL 2-0
2021-04-14 12:45
#219
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United States Rambeard
it's nice to see Dig doing well now :)
2021-04-14 14:21
#221
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Lithuania Ufasas
haha, finaly proven, that talented youth is not better than experience, bitches, haha
2021-04-14 14:31
Waiting 4 LULQUID disband
2021-04-14 16:53
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