Lynn Vision replace ViCi in BLAST Showdown
The Douyu Fall Cup winners prioritized Major qualification over the tournament in Europe.
The team featuring former Invictus and EHOME player Heng "expro" Yang are using the opportunity to conduct a multiple-week bootcamp in Europe and will hope to make a mark in the single-elimination tournament featuring squads such as Liquid and G2.
Zhuo "advent" Liang's team pulled out of BLAST to focus on the IEM Fall Asia RMR tournament, which takes place on October 5-10, as they would have just one day to travel to Europe and compete in the Showdown on October 12-17. ViCi are currently tied for the first place in the Asia RMR standings, with the results at IEM Fall set to decide whether they or TYLOO will secure a spot at the Major in Stockholm.
The BLAST Showdown features 16 teams competing in a single-elimination BO3 bracket for two spots at the Fall Finals, which will take place in the Copenhagen Royal Arena after the Major. Alongside six partner teams that finished 3-4th in the group stage, eight teams qualified for the Showdown through regional tournaments. The final two invite slots remain to be filled.
BLAST Premier Fall Showdown team list: