MAD Lions, Tricked replace Anonymo, Sprout in BLAST Rising

Anonymo and Sprout opted out of the competition due to tight schedules.

BLAST and Fantasyexpo have announced that Anonymo and Sprout have withdrawn from BLAST Rising following their recent qualification for Flashpoint 3, the first European Regional Major Ranking tournament, which will partly collide with the latter stages of the $30,000 event.

The new international MAD Lions side, who added Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov to the six-man roster last month, has taken the Polish team's spot in Group C, also featuring ALTERNATE aTTaX, Spirit Academy, and the Bulgarian in-game leader's former team, SKADE.

MAD Lions' newest addition could face his former team in Group C

Meanwhile, Tricked have replaced Sprout in Group B, is set to be played on May 5-6, where they will lock horns with Galaxy Racer, Astralis Talent, and AGO. The first round of the GSL format will have the Danish side around Mads "⁠zypztw⁠" Hermansen go up against the Swedes.

The 24-team BLAST Rising tournament is set to start on Monday with the group stage, which will see 12 teams advance to the single-elimination playoffs directly and four more through two additional play-in stages reserved for the third-placed teams. The bracket stage will follow on May 19 and culminate with the grand final on May 23.

Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Mads 'zypztw' Hermansen
Mads 'zypztw' Hermansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.71
nice
2021-05-02 14:20
12 replies
+1
2021-05-02 14:22
11 replies
#9
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Japan Yuukek
Wtf why racist Spellan is still playing in good org
2021-05-02 14:27
10 replies
So,it's not nice.
2021-05-02 14:29
#13
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
According to the HLTV roster, SPELLAN is just a substitute: hltv.org/team/8362/mad-lions#tab-rosterB.. I have no idea if he will be utilised in MAD Lions during the tournament.
2021-05-02 14:31
8 replies
If you'd watched MAD Lions play, you'd see that SPELLAN gets used in pretty much every bo3
2021-05-02 14:50
7 replies
#24
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
He does indeed but it still listed as a substitute, funnily enough. If the tournament has no limitations like the RMR, then SPELLAN should be able to play just fine.
2021-05-02 14:52
6 replies
#28
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Germany Droidd
He's a trial 6th player
2021-05-02 15:23
He's listed as a substitute because he's on trial and because hltv only has 5 main players
2021-05-02 15:49
2 replies
#36
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I wasn't so sure if SPELLAN was on trial or he was the 6th player, so after post #28 I confirmed that. Thank you, friend. :)
2021-05-02 15:52
1 reply
There's no 6th player in MAD Lions they are all equal!
2021-05-02 15:53
Spellan is the IGL... He's on a trial (which should end soon base on results)
2021-05-03 12:49
1 reply
#44
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Thank you for the heads-up, I thought it was TMB who was IGL'ing.
2021-05-03 13:04
#2
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United Kingdom MilkEnjoyer
tricked owner going to be a lot happier now
2021-05-02 14:20
#3
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Brazil F_FOR_MIBR
ok
2021-05-02 14:21
gl to wowa
2021-05-02 14:24
#6
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Very unfortunate for Sprout and Anonymo but great news for MAD Lions and Tricked esports. It'll be interesting to see how MAD Lions fair against better competition.
2021-05-02 14:24
8 replies
Why unfortunate? They are in flashpoint!
2021-05-02 14:25
7 replies
#10
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
This is true but we don't know how fair they will go in Flashpoint. Would've been nice to see them attend both tournaments, of course. So this one: hltv.org/events/5879/blast-rising-2021 <-- Removing Anonymo and Sprout and including MAD Lions and Tricked esports.
2021-05-02 14:28
6 replies
16 teams in flashpoint and TBA pricpool, last place probaly will get them more except if they make semi finals in blast rising lol
2021-05-02 14:30
5 replies
#16
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Yeah, Flashpoint 3 is an A-Tier, (highlighted) Major Tournament: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/A-Tier_Tour.. BLAST Rising 2021 is currently only a B-Tier tournament: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/B-Tier_Tour..
2021-05-02 14:35
4 replies
Probably should be a S tournament, normally it wouldn’t be but because it’s online and it has al the top Eu teams it might as well be one, what’s the difference between kato and flashpoint at this point?
2021-05-02 14:39
3 replies
#19
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Flashpoint is *highlighted* in A-Tier, meaning it has S-Tier competition but according to Liquipedia, it is being showcased as a RMR: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Flashpoint/..
2021-05-02 14:44
2 replies
Ohh, so they can’t be S tier events...
2021-05-02 14:45
1 reply
#25
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Exactly. :) It'll be a great tournament regardless. :D
2021-05-02 14:53
They better not get last now loool
2021-05-02 14:25
xaxaxa anonymobots dropped out before even playing match
2021-05-02 14:32
1 reply
#41
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Poland Talonerski
Lol punk
2021-05-02 19:40
#15
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
ez 4 Sausol
2021-05-02 14:34
??? they could play 2 events
2021-05-02 14:35
#22
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Poland Sebolele
ok
2021-05-02 14:51
Esport Orgs not treating their players like a shit. How could this happen.
2021-05-02 14:52
1 reply
sprout bestest manegement
2021-05-02 15:17
wtf mens((((((
2021-05-02 15:15
2 replies
RMR event is a priority I guess, good choice
2021-05-02 15:26
1 reply
i guess thats true both teams couldve won the thing but I like that they are focusing on the rmr instead
2021-05-02 15:41
Anonymo has to develop decent stats man. Aim/talent is there but they are playing too much pugy/not as a team. I just want some Polish team in tier1 or close to tier1 (Because of VP im fanboy of entire Polish scene but man they are so disappointing lol)
2021-05-02 15:36
1 reply
yeah but there are so much going on all the time at this level of play teams might be afraid on missing out on any chance to play or win
2021-05-02 15:43
Nice to see tricked :)
2021-05-02 15:44
#34
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Poland SebL
Well I think it's good that Anonymo won't participate here, I could seen them getting upset by some weaker teams, good that they decided to put more hours in practice rather than on officials. Sad to see Sprout not participating, they have the potential, they could've shown it here, maybe they will in FLASHPOINT, we will see. Anyway MAD Lions doesn't seem to be a good replacement, I think they won't get out of groups. Tricked might, they have been looking really good lately. GL to all teams.
2021-05-02 15:46
Lets go sausoL Pog :)
2021-05-02 16:02
Sprout just didnt want denis to suck any further outside of the DACH scene 🙈
2021-05-02 17:48
GL MAD LIONS
2021-05-02 19:17
#42
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Hungary szia
Disappointing as a fan, but sprout is one of the most heavily scheduled teams so it is fair
2021-05-02 20:09
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