paiN secure first-ever win over Extra Salt to qualify for BLAST Fall Showdown

The Brazilian side toppled Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou's troops in a very close series.

paiN have claimed victory in the Fragadelphia Fall Invitational, picking up their first series win over Extra Salt — who they held an 0-9 record against — to book a spot at the BLAST Fall Showdown beginning in October.

The three day event went off as one would expect, with both of the eventual finalists advancing to playoffs at the top of their respective GSL groups. GODSENT also advanced from Group A, while Party Astronauts narrowly defeated Bad News Bears to secure the second playoff spot out of Group B.

biguzera was the key to winning Vertigo

All three playoff games went the distance, with both paiN and Extra Salt eventually overcoming their semifinal opponents to meet in the grand final. There, neither team managed to win their own map pick, with Extra Salt decisively winning Inferno and paiN putting up a similar showing on Vertigo, leading to a deciding map of Ancient.

Throughout most of map three, Extra Salt held a strong lead, and eventually hit a score of 14-10. However, it was Vinicios "⁠PKL⁠" Coelho who put up a huge performance in the second half to bring his team all the way back to secure map point.

Although Extra Salt managed to fight back into overtime, they were unable to stop paiN's momentum, and it was the Brazilian side who came out on top at the end of the series to take the win.

 paiN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 48 +12 81.5 1.22
62 - 57 +5 85.6 1.22
57 - 48 +9 72.7 1.16
55 - 51 +4 70.6 1.04
50 - 64 -14 78.9 0.96
 Extra Salt K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
77 - 54 +23 91.5 1.34
48 - 53 -5 71.9 0.95
50 - 62 -12 70.7 0.95
45 - 59 -14 66.4 0.90
48 - 59 -11 70.5 0.86

With the conclusion of Fragadelphia Fall, all of the regional qualifying tournaments for the upcoming BLAST Fall Showdown have been completed. In addition to the eight teams that won the qualifying events, the bottom six teams from the BLAST Fall Groups will head to the Showdown, and two will be invited from outside the BLAST circuit.

Here is the current team list for the BLAST Fall Showdown:

Spain Movistar Riders
China ViCi
Europe MAD Lions
South America 9z
Other Fall Groups
Other Fall Groups
Other Fall Groups
Other Invited
Syria POGGERZ
Sweden Dignitas
Bulgaria Fiend
Brazil paiN
Other Fall Groups
Other Fall Groups
Other Fall Groups
Other Invited
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
F for Extra Salt Gl future AWPer for FURIA saffee tho!
2021-09-16 05:26
1 reply
#66
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New Zealand PROALTO
That would be a perfect fit
2021-09-16 16:09
come to furia oSee
2021-09-16 05:26
how much longer can oSee keep carrying these guys for lol
2021-09-16 05:26
15 replies
I dunno, how much longer is he contracted for? He should be on a real team.
2021-09-16 05:28
14 replies
Extra Salt is a real team tho? lol
2021-09-16 08:12
13 replies
+1
2021-09-16 08:26
#28
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United States ilkym00th
yeah its an organization
2021-09-16 08:32
Oh sorry, let me rephrase it: "I dunno, how much longer is he contracted for? He should be on a real team that actually wins international tournaments that are relevant."
2021-09-16 09:24
10 replies
why leave a team that has potential and up and coming? keep hating tho
2021-09-16 09:28
9 replies
To join a better team that can offer more contractual money and immediate success? I guess it's better to keep grinding out those tier 2 NA Dreamhack tournaments though, huh?
2021-09-16 09:30
4 replies
#37
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Brazil de_lite
LULquid isn't interested and EG is dead. he is literally on the 3rd best NA based team.
2021-09-16 11:02
1 reply
oSee on EG could work with the fact that Cerq is just super inconsistent and is one of the main reasons for their struggles besides stan. but i don't see oSee wanting to leave Extra Salt.
2021-09-16 11:14
guess you never heard of the term trust the process
2021-09-16 11:13
1 reply
"Trust the process." If a Tier 1 team offered him a multi-year contract during a free agency, you will find out pretty quickly what the process actually is. ;)
2021-09-16 21:38
#59
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United States EDBX
99% of the reason this roster has potential is because of Osee…
2021-09-16 15:05
3 replies
Fang as well, he just didn’t perform.
2021-09-16 20:28
2 replies
#70
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United States EDBX
I agree Fang is a good player with a lot of potential, but still. Osee is ready for tier 1
2021-09-16 20:47
1 reply
I think Fang is the only NA player this year to win a mvp at a major/relevant tournament this year. Hopefully things changes when LANs are back.
2021-09-16 21:28
#4
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Brazil williamhsk1
Saffee and Osee would have a place in a European top 15 team easily
2021-09-16 05:27
2 replies
Fnatic osee when
2021-09-16 08:26
1 reply
#46
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Reunion fthata
+1
2021-09-16 13:12
#6
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Latvia heywire
Extra salt disband.
2021-09-16 05:28
NA CS KEKW
2021-09-16 05:30
oSee is not even american he is korean lol. Extra Salt = 0 american player
2021-09-16 05:31
5 replies
still they have a half usian half canadian flag LUL
2021-09-16 06:00
3 replies
+1 americans cant play cs. There was 2 asian and 1 turk on their only major winning team kekw.
2021-09-16 06:01
2 replies
#25
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Argentina macrigato
0/8
2021-09-16 08:18
#30
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United States ilkym00th
American is a nationality, not an ethnicity bro
2021-09-16 08:34
#29
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United States ilkym00th
i lose brain cells when ever I see these posts
2021-09-16 08:33
#14
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Finland AliSabid
damn gg!
2021-09-16 05:46
#17
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Asia flipflop
oofffsee
2021-09-16 06:04
Extra Salt so good in NA, but they just lose these close matches to fail to qualify for the EU tournaments... sad
2021-09-16 06:22
goodluck pain, i think they will do very good overseas
2021-09-16 07:01
#21
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-09-16 07:39
If Fang performed like he is capable of, they win this.
2021-09-16 08:12
Go saffee!
2021-09-16 09:43
#35
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Brazil Batbatata
Sheshhhh
2021-09-16 10:27
FURIA SAFFEE
2021-09-16 10:50
2 replies
+1
2021-09-16 11:42
#54
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
+1
2021-09-16 14:23
I wanted Godsent but pog anyways
2021-09-16 12:18
2 replies
Godsent is far from paiN level
2021-09-16 15:38
1 reply
long term project
2021-09-16 15:41
#43
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Romania SkipLD
That h2h
2021-09-16 12:32
god Loba and Nawwwk smurfing in african qualifiers lmao
2021-09-16 12:35
Fang sad = me happy
2021-09-16 13:08
#48
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Finally Pain managed to beat them , about damn time!
2021-09-16 13:28
Y tf does es always choke
2021-09-16 13:49
Super quiet showing from fang Guess he wasn't feeling it
2021-09-16 13:53
GGWP Pain. They didn't what 00Nation should have done. It could have been two BR teams on the showdown
2021-09-16 14:00
3 replies
#55
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Brazil GOELFLA_br
just if godsent have won against extra salt on the semi final
2021-09-16 14:25
You are comparing a EU qualify to a NA qualify? Lol
2021-09-16 15:39
1 reply
No man, he's talking about winning ES, something that PlaNation couldn't do
2021-09-16 20:33
one day lil o will see that he can make more friends than the 5 he works with
2021-09-16 14:13
GGWP PAIN
2021-09-16 14:14
can pain overperform mibr on showdown? 1 - yes 2 - of course
2021-09-16 14:41
2 replies
3 - absolutely
2021-09-16 15:23
Mibr wont have boltz and huge chances of not having chelo too, they will be slaughtered there...
2021-09-16 15:35
#57
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Brazil ovomexido
Nice!
2021-09-16 14:45
oSee deserves more!
2021-09-16 16:08
#69
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Brazil EversonFR
NEXT STATION: BLAST!!!! LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOO
2021-09-16 20:35
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