Three lineups to try in BLAST Premier Fall Groups Fantasy game

Twelve teams full of players to choose from for the Fantasy game.

Kicking off on September 16, BLAST Premier will start its Fall season with twelve member teams facing off in three GSL groups. The top two placing teams from each group will advance to the Fall Finals in November, while the other six teams will move on to the Fall Showdown. Play in the HLTV official Fantasy league to get a chance to win prizes sponsored by BitSkins as well as points on the HLTV Fall Fantasy leaderboard.

The returning Xyp9x could be a good pick

Some important storylines coming into the BLAST Fall Groups come in both Complexity and MIBR, who will both be using new lineups during the event. COL will be debuting Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David as a long-term stand-in for Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke, and it may be enticing to pick the Brazilian star for his history of excellence. It should be noted, however, that coldzera has not played any official matches since May, and will be competing with entirely new teammates.

On the MIBR side, Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass will not be attending the event while he recovers from the coronavirus, and the team will instead use academy player Breno "⁠brnz4n⁠" Poletto. As a result, picking any player from MIBR might not pan out for the best, even if the stat-cost ratio looks relatively good, like in the case of Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel.

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Some other potentially bad picks would be Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald, who sports a 0.95 rating in the past three months but costs $214,000, Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski, who costs $220,000 for a 1.08 rating, and even Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač, with a cost of $215,000 and a 1.05 rating.

Based on how their teams performed at ESL Pro League Season 14, players from Vitality and OG are ripe for the picking, with Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski and Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van at quite reasonable $225,000 and $182,000 price points, respectively. A player from Natus Vincere would also be quite reliable, even if they run on the more expensive side due to the team's exceptional form.

The two players that I would recommend the most for this Fantasy game would be Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier, who both feature very low prices compared to the ratings they have posted in the past three months. Both Astralis and Vitality are in Group A, and have decent chances to advance to the Finals, particularly with the group also featuring Evil Geniuses.

Some other players to consider for your team would be Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut, who is only 0.05 rating behind Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, but costs $12,000 less, Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer, sitting at a quite reasonable $221,000 for his 1.20 rating, and Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele who can be picked for only $144,000.

Here are three potential lineups to give you inspiration for your team, using some of the recommended players here:

Rating displayed is past three months

Lineup 1
France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut - 1.30 - $249,000
Russia Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov - 1.16 - $220,000
United States Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince - 1.05 - $194,000
Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth - 1.07 - $188,000
Canada Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele - 0.79 - $144,000

Lineup 2
France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut - 1.30 - $249,000
Ukraine Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy - 1.12 - $211,000
France Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier - 1.11 - $203,000
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen - 1.03 - $193,000
Canada Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele - 0.79 - $144,000

Lineup 3
Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer - 1.20 - $221,000
France Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier - 1.11 - $203,000
Sweden Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser - 1.08 - $203,000
Denmark Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth - 1.07 - $188,000
Sweden Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer - 0.93 - $182,000

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Participants of the Fantasy game are required to abide by the Fantasy ruleset if they want to win the available prizes. Winners of the official HLTV x BitSkins league will be contacted via the email provided in their HLTV account, and must reply within one month to be eligible to receive any prize.

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1330
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
342
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1181
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
80
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1805
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
299
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1481
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1183
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1512
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1184
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.73
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.60
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
#1
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France ILimeGreen
nice
2021-09-11 10:23
4 replies
not
2021-09-11 10:24
3 replies
5 players from different teams lmao
2021-09-11 12:25
2 replies
+1 kekw must be a starter in fantasys
2021-09-11 14:07
The last lineup is decent, except for picking baitF as your main "star carry", 1st and 2nd are trash because picking daps is equal to fortfeit in the league.
2021-09-11 18:05
Good
2021-09-11 10:24
Pick any of these and you get #4000 place gl
2021-09-11 10:24
Wat is this
2021-09-11 10:24
DAPS? lmaoo
2021-09-11 10:27
#7
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Serbia TheSerb
Daps -60 pints
2021-09-11 10:27
I r8 ur b8 0/8
2021-09-11 10:28
#9
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG
On paper, The best choice will be probably 2 players from G2 and NaVi. Because 95 % should finished 1st place on the groups. And the 5th what is left from budget. My personal opinion ..
2021-09-11 10:30
8 replies
0-5
2021-09-11 10:32
3 replies
#12
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG
Yes , I know. But the group is easier. BIG - XANTARES = less firepower. and MIBR is worst team from 12 teams total. For G2 the group stage will be strong, but the Finals not.
2021-09-11 10:36
2 replies
imagine saying NIP and BIG is easier group when they cant even beat Forze, CoL and Sinners
2021-09-11 12:47
1 reply
#36
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG
If your logic is based from 0-5 in ESL Pro League, Why NIP is hard to beat, when they lost from FURIA with coach ? And BIG win againts best team ( Navi) , but lost from new roster fnatic. I said, my personal opinion.
2021-09-11 15:10
Agreed...MIBR is the Bad news bears of this torunament, whoever plays them will get a lot of points. Niko is a truly great option here
2021-09-11 10:34
I wouldn't put my money on G2 anymore, 2x Vitality and 2x NaVi seems safer
2021-09-11 10:40
1 reply
s1mple + bombla, zywoo + kyojin ez win
2021-09-11 12:45
It's only fantasy for groups so just choose players from possible group winners and runners up
2021-09-11 13:49
#14
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France d0py
shox zywoo kyojin misuta apex ez win
2021-09-11 10:48
2 replies
#37
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France Thorn1309
+1
2021-09-11 15:53
1 reply
LOOOOL
2021-09-15 15:04
NICEE
2021-09-11 10:52
#16
ZywOo | 
France iT0ms
Daps ?
2021-09-11 11:11
EG on group A, so daps instantly -40 points
2021-09-11 11:11
#18
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Netherlands tblgk
that daps disrespect though
2021-09-11 11:20
Only bots who finish 4500/5000 pick daps because he is cheap
2021-09-11 11:41
Heh
2021-09-11 11:44
since its blast i feel like a g2 vs navi final again so this is bad lineup ngl
2021-09-11 11:46
1 reply
It's only groups
2021-09-11 13:47
Only 3 ?
2021-09-11 12:35
this is how they're trying to keep NA scene alive, just squeeze NA players into everything and make an illusion of a scene. If TL will continue to fail, NA scene will switch to valulrant
2021-09-11 13:03
2020? Fix this plz imgur.com/INdiZFx
2021-09-11 13:32
if ZywOo doesn't go berserk, 5 mediocre players lineup will be alright in group matches since everyone gets to play equal matches,
2021-09-11 13:36
2 replies
not true, some teams might play 4 matches and some play only 2
2021-09-11 14:17
1 reply
It's a no brainer that you only choose players from groups finalists.
2021-09-11 14:24
#32
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Germany RIP_MY_NIP
first two teams are bad, last is good
2021-09-11 14:10
good thing there are no heroic players because noone is interested in fantasy cheaters
2021-09-11 15:03
2 teams with god Zywoo and not a single with Sasha hahahaha
2021-09-11 15:53
This is stupid If you have any of these lineups you are guaranteeing you have the exact same lineup as around a hundred other people which means logically that you most likely wont be top 3 as that would require you to pick the correct stat boosters which is far less likely than simply getting the 5 best players right.
2021-09-11 19:00
Are you trying to ruin fantasy teams or what?
2021-09-11 23:39
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