G2 and OG advance to BLAST Showdown quarter-finals

Only three spots in the quarter-finals remain after today's games.

G2 are through to the next stage of the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2021 after defeating Lynn Vision in a competitive showing from the Chinese, which saw the favorites come back into the series after a surprising loss on Vertigo to the Chinese squad.

It was less stressful day for OG, as they swept paiN 2-0 with Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen producing some great moments for his team across both maps.

G2 will face the winner of Evil Geniuses vs MAD Lions on Saturday while OG will fight Complexity on Friday for a spot in the semi-finals.

Aleksib ended the series with a 1.40 rating

Lynn Vision shocked fans and analysts alike by stealing Vertigo from heavy favorites G2 after a thrilling game. The Chinese squad found themselves trailing 6-9 at halftime, but a 1v5 clutch from Lizhi "⁠Starry⁠" Ye and some great AWPing from Sike "⁠z4kr⁠" Zhang allowed them to take the initiative in the second half and carry their success all the way to edge the map 16-14.

Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's boys came back with a better showing on Inferno. A classic Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač performance on the CT side powered his team to take a 9-6 half-time lead despite an early Lynn Vision advantage. The European squad comfortably closed the map on the T side 16-10.

Nuke was a one-sided affair with G2 locking down the power plant for an 11-round winning streak which perfectly set them up to take the map 16-8 and the series 2-1.

Europe
Matchpage
2
1
13th October 2021
14
Vertigo
16
16
Inferno
10
16
Nuke
8
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 54 +16 101.4 1.40
60 - 48 +12 78.1 1.18
58 - 42 +16 69.6 1.13
61 - 54 +7 80.7 1.12
41 - 53 -12 61.8 0.96
 Lynn Vision K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 55 +1 75.5 1.08
48 - 57 -9 70.2 0.99
44 - 57 -13 75.6 0.94
54 - 67 -13 69.4 0.92
48 - 57 -9 57.0 0.84

OG found their first-ever win on Ancient after defeating paiN. Aleksib led by example, making the B bombsite off-limits for the Brazilian squad as his team recovered from a 1-5 disadvantage. paiN performed better on the CT side but OG were able to exploit the A bombsite over and over again to take the map 16-13.

The series was decided on Inferno with OG comfortably taking a 11-4 lead on the offense as paiN was unable to keep the Europeans out of their bombsites despite Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa's best efforts. The switch to the T side only resulted in two more rounds for the Brazilians as OG closed the map 16-6 and the series 2-0.

Europe
Matchpage
2
0
13th October 2021
16
Ancient
13
16
Inferno
6
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 26 +13 93.8 1.40
34 - 25 +9 67.6 1.16
35 - 28 +7 64.3 1.11
34 - 32 +2 67.4 1.03
26 - 38 -12 62.8 0.93
 paiN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 33 +9 77.5 1.17
35 - 35 0 76.2 1.03
26 - 31 -5 69.2 0.97
28 - 32 -4 66.2 0.90
17 - 37 -20 49.4 0.65
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
256
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.61
China Sike 'z4kr' Zhang
Sike 'z4kr' Zhang
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
208
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
949
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1516
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
China Lizhi 'Starry' Ye
Lizhi 'Starry' Ye
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
57
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
1v5 lulw
2021-10-13 19:17
3 replies
G2 lul
2021-10-13 19:19
2 replies
G2 would have lost against ViCi and ZHOK1NG beast, even tylul would beat them
2021-10-13 21:40
1 reply
#38
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Russia DomRemi
as you say, totally unbiased user
2021-10-14 12:29
Lynn > Pain
2021-10-13 19:18
4 replies
#5
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Brazil EversonFR
paiN > Movistar who
2021-10-13 19:20
3 replies
Like intz, a swift 0-3 from the major.
2021-10-13 19:32
sure, in your dreams
2021-10-13 19:41
Who? Oh nothing, a team thats is way ahead of paiN in the rankings
2021-10-14 11:04
Lynn next NaVi
2021-10-13 19:19
pogu
2021-10-13 19:21
g2 is so bad lmao
2021-10-13 19:22
Proud of Lynn and it's great to finally see a team from my country finally win a map against a tier-1 (top 5 or 10) team.
2021-10-13 19:23
6 replies
Indeed! Congrats even though they lost the bo3! This must be a real motivational boost for them!
2021-10-13 19:26
100% agree. Was very cool to see them take a map off a top 5 team. Future is bright.
2021-10-13 19:27
#20
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Switzerland nierg
Asian CS FTW! Global competition is great.
2021-10-13 19:59
Pity about gaming ban for under 18's how does starry deal/bypass it
2021-10-13 22:59
1 reply
Gon be hard for him to deal with it. He's probably playing for teams from other countries I guess.
2021-10-14 12:30
it's quite a remarkable moment for CNCS
2021-10-14 05:39
Kind of cool to see a Chinese team take a map off a top 5 team. Nice to see another Chinese team besides Tyloo as well. Potential is good there.
2021-10-13 19:27
7 replies
+1
2021-10-13 19:33
+1 Its a shame that 1 bili is busy playing lol
2021-10-13 19:53
5 replies
1 bili? wdym
2021-10-13 20:47
4 replies
half of china population
2021-10-14 07:43
3 replies
oh true. im pretty sure dota 2 is bigger in china than league. korea bigger in league tho for sure.
2021-10-14 09:01
2 replies
yeah, I just think china, korea and japan have huge unrealized potential when it comes to CSGO compared to every other sport
2021-10-14 12:32
1 reply
agreed
2021-10-14 20:12
Some Asian teams seem to be doing pretty well in the EU Scene rn
2021-10-13 19:31
First Ancient victory for the boys and good inferno as always. Saffee is a beast tho, single-handedly made the game a lot more dangerous #DreamOG
2021-10-13 19:42
Damn wp Aleksib
2021-10-13 19:43
#18
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Georgia Megobari
I'm so happy for the Chinese team, they won a map against top-5 team, hope that we will see more from Asian region in the near future
2021-10-13 19:44
1 reply
#21
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2021-10-13 19:59
nice
2021-10-13 20:00
Maybe at some point an Asian team will finally win a Bo3 against a Tier 1 team. They should be proud, they put up more of a fight than usual, and a map off G2 is definitely impressive all things considered.
2021-10-13 20:03
#24
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Poland SebL
G2 made some crucial mistakes in this series to let that Vertigo go, but overall it wasn't that bad of a game as the score shows tbh. They looked better than at IEM imo. Good win for OG, but I still think that this roster reached their peak and are not going to go further only fall further with time. GG to both teams.
2021-10-13 20:31
very nice try from lynn vision :(
2021-10-13 22:06
G2, a team that can play a tight game with almost any team.
2021-10-14 05:39
Aleksib AKA the hacker, onliner
2021-10-14 11:47
1 reply
the onliner who reached major finals
2021-10-14 11:54
Still not very convincing from G2 they always struggle to win even in easier matches and against lower teams, they need make some change to bring some new air to the team especially the major is very close this version of G2 wont go anywhere if they stay like this
2021-10-14 11:50
2 replies
probably any changes will be done after the Major, man I agree they definitely don't look themselves anymore (at least the level they showed at IEM Cologne 2021) If they show some shaky results, then they should consider a change for one player to bring a true dedicated AWPer because Amanek has being whiffing a lot of shots with the AWP.
2021-10-14 23:47
1 reply
+1
2021-10-15 10:33
WATERMELON
2021-10-14 11:53
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