Heroic, Complexity and Dignitas all emerge victorious at BLAST Showdown

Complexity had to fight back from a map down against underdogs MIBR in the closest series of the day.

The first game of the day saw Heroic take on POGGERZ, and the result went much as expected, the Danes taking the series 2-0 on Mirage and Nuke. They move on to face Dignitas in the quarter-final on Friday.

Matchpage
2
0
12th October 2021
16
Mirage
11
16
Nuke
10

POGGERZ made the maps much closer than many expected, getting to double figures on both, without really ever threatening to win either. Shuaib "⁠D0cC⁠" Ahmad did the majority of the heavy lifting for his team, posting an impressive 98 ADR across the series on his way to a 1.27 rating.

f0rest showed age is just a number with his performance against Fiend

As for Heroic it was Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund and Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller who led the way, with a 1.44 and 1.42 rating respectively.

For our second match we saw Dignitas taking on Fiend in a game that was tough to call either way; the last time the two sides met we saw two very close 16-13 wins for the Bulgarians, on Mirage and Nuke.

We got exactly the same maps once again for this series, but the reverse result, this time the Swedes taking both maps, 16-9 on Mirage and 16-13 on Nuke. This earns Dignitas a quarter-final spot against Heroic on Friday.

Matchpage
2
0
12th October 2021
16
Mirage
9
16
Nuke
13

Dignitas will be particularly pleased with the way they recovered from a 13-2 deficit on Nuke, shutting out Fiend on the CT side with 14 straight rounds to romp to victory. Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg was the pick of the bunch in this series, the veteran rifler producing a vintage performance to guide his team to victory.

The final series of the day saw Complexity face MIBR, the Brazilians winning their pick of Ancient 16-11 before getting beaten on Nuke and Overpass, 16-12 and 16-9 respectively. Complexity will take on either OG or paiN in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Matchpage
2
1
12th October 2021
11
Ancient
16
16
Nuke
12
16
Overpass
9

It was an encouraging performance for an MIBR team who have just recently acquired two new players, AWPer Adriano "⁠WOOD7⁠" Cerato in particular impressing with some excellent clutches. As for Complexity, it was Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage who were far ahead at the top of the scoreboard across the series.

Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1163
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1008
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
Netherlands Shuaib 'D0cC' Ahmad
Shuaib 'D0cC' Ahmad
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
85
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1359
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
734
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.60
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1953
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
#1
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United Kingdom MikeLCHV
Cool
2021-10-12 22:46
f0rest is benjamin button
2021-10-12 22:47
4 replies
+1 haha xD
2021-10-13 03:21
+1 good observation
2021-10-13 04:20
#52
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Svahn
Life is like a box of cho....oh wait wrong movie
2021-10-13 10:31
+1
2021-10-13 12:54
nice throw fiend kkkkkkkkk
2021-10-12 22:47
F0rest GOAT
2021-10-12 22:48
#5
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World HerrFritz
Mibr should be there
2021-10-12 22:48
d0cC underrated af
2021-10-12 22:49
loba kkkkkkk
2021-10-12 22:49
Heroic dissapointed me a lot of. about coL. i wont comment, trully dissaster
2021-10-12 22:51
6 replies
#25
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Indonesia segopecel
They still won tho Or how much?
2021-10-13 01:26
5 replies
I don't bet brother. My point of that comment was because team like Heroic who is ESL Pro League Champion mustn't lose more than 10 rounds in BO3 versus players like Lobanjica, SpawnZz, Oscar, Kod9z but they lost 21 which is desperate. About coL., just compare their firepower with mibr's one, and if u watched whole match u got answer sure. Picking coldzera was depressive move, this team wont last long for sure
2021-10-13 01:33
4 replies
#29
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Indonesia segopecel
Godd for you I didnt watch col vs mibr, so i cant comment on that. On heroic, i think they lose much of their rounds on ct side, in which they cant predict what poggers gonna do, unlike other tier 1 teams. But on t side, many times they did flawless execute and rushes, showing their worth as tier 1.
2021-10-13 01:40
3 replies
"which they cant predict what poggers gonna" haloo, Heroic is t1 team they must be ready for everything if we look at their trophies & experience. If Poggerz damaged them so hard, can't imagine what will Dignitas do
2021-10-13 02:17
2 replies
Right but there’s practically no demos of POGGERZ playing, so Heroic had no idea what their tendencies are. From what I see, POGGERZ have played virtually no matches, other than the Blast Qualifier, where nawwk was AWPing instead of Oscar. As for complexity, that team needs time. The roster move is still recent, but if jks can play like he did today, that team would be very interesting to watch instead of like watching BIG nowadays, don’t know if BIG Clan or BUG Clan is showing up in game.
2021-10-13 02:36
#35
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Indonesia segopecel
Part of match prep is studying the opponent tendency and playstyle. In case if poggers there is nothing to study. Heroic is typical mindplay heavy team. Well they should be bcs their lineup talent, not bcs theyre lacking talent, but pound per pound they cant compete against the like of gambit or navi in terms of talent. They compensate this by their excellent read and antistrat. Guess from where they devise those antistrat? So far they done well against tier 1, but against nonamer its only logical for things to get much harder for them. Towards the end they chose rushing site bcs no use doing default against team with shallow strat and their rushes is superior anyway. And more organized. In the end, i dont care whether they won or not, it wont affect me in any way. But if its important to you my friend, I guess i have no say on that. Good day.
2021-10-13 02:51
f0rest > complexity
2021-10-12 22:52
f0rest GOAT performance
2021-10-12 22:53
loba LULLLL
2021-10-12 22:54
"age is just a number" fbi open up
2021-10-12 22:55
1 reply
lul
2021-10-13 07:02
#13
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United States weaboo
ez 4 goatzera
2021-10-12 22:57
d0CC on lan? I aren’t think thatzz.
2021-10-12 23:02
2 replies
It wasnt LAN, it was played online
2021-10-12 23:34
1 reply
its a yoke
2021-10-13 03:36
#15
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Brazil _Awper
Mibr deserved more than col tbh This is just my unbiased opinion.
2021-10-12 23:08
6 replies
They had no chance on overpass, wasn't even close, at least for me
2021-10-13 03:09
5 replies
#37
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Brazil _Awper
They lost so many easy rounds on Nuke and Overpass
2021-10-13 03:16
4 replies
So how they deserved?
2021-10-13 03:43
3 replies
#47
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Brazil _Awper
They didn't, but they deserved more than col.
2021-10-13 06:52
2 replies
Sorry bro, I can't get your point, how a team that lost a lot of ez rounds can deserve more than the other?
2021-10-13 14:14
1 reply
#61
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Brazil _Awper
On nuke for example, if they had won one pistol they would close the game 2x0, just one example of many. They were the best team on full buy rounds.
2021-10-13 23:51
#16
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Brazil pcR
is wood7 related to kscerato and kncerato?
2021-10-12 23:22
3 replies
Cousin
2021-10-13 00:21
He's KSC's cousin
2021-10-13 00:54
1 reply
#40
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Brazil pcR
cool, thanks
2021-10-13 03:43
Good stuff from dig👍
2021-10-12 23:31
POGGERS actually did good against strong t1 team. Dignitas is joy to watch Col need to change whole roster :|
2021-10-13 00:22
#21
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Brazil Elakk
Love me some bald forest
2021-10-13 00:28
#22
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Germany Surcal___
ok
2021-10-13 00:33
#31
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United States BGS
Way to go DIG! Going to need a complete team effort on Friday against Heroic.
2021-10-13 02:05
Grats for DIG especially f0rest
2021-10-13 02:36
#44
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India nimr0d69
f0rest and docc very nice
2021-10-13 04:28
Why are CoL even trying?
2021-10-13 06:44
Papa f0rest pls join trashnatic
2021-10-13 08:03
#51
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Europe skelteR
f0rest goat. gg dig
2021-10-13 08:49
#58
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Poland SebL
Heroic showing some potential again, good win for them, they've been a little bit out of form lately. You think that coL struggle vs MIBR, but I would say that it's more MIBR playing some really nice CS rather than coL doing bad, I still think this roster has some potential aswell. DIG showing some life in them makes me really happy, but I really do feel that friberg is holding this team back, I love him, everyone does, but his performance is just really unacceptable for me :(
2021-10-13 15:40
#59
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Chile esanchez47
mibr played really well, that match could've been for anyone.
2021-10-13 18:41
wp
2021-10-13 20:05
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