Virtus.pro and Liquid to face off in BLAST Showdown quarter-finals

The favorites prevailed on day three of the tournament as Movistar Riders and 9z were eliminated.

Virtus.pro and Liquid are set to face off in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown quarter-finals on Saturday after coming out on top of their respective matches in the round of 16 against underdogs Movistar Riders and 9z.

Despite setting off with an impressive defense on Vertigo, Virtus.pro ended up having to fend off a resilient Movistar Riders side, who came into the tournament fresh off qualification for PGL Major Stockholm on the back of a surprising run to fifth place at IEM Fall.

Liquid will take on Virtus.pro on Saturday

The Spaniards put up a commendable effort after finding themselves down 5-13, pulling the map back all the way to the last round of regulation with a dominant CT side of their own. Despite great performances from Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet and Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano, however, Virtus.pro ticked off the last three solitary rounds to pick up the opener 16-14.

Mirage followed, where Movistar Riders looked entirely out of their depth outside of a brief run at the end of the first half, with Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis running rampant as usual, leading Virtus.pro to a comfortable victory in the series.

It was a much simpler affair for Liquid, who didn't have much of a competition in the inexperienced 9z squad around Bruno "⁠BIT⁠" Fukuda Lima making their first European foray since the last time they made it to the BLAST Showdown in the spring season.

Unlike in the spring season, in which they took down Vitality in a stunning victory, the South American side were no match to Liquid. One-sided affairs on Nuke and Inferno put Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip and company through to the quarter-finals, where Virtus.pro await.

Matchpage
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14th October 2021
South America
16
Nuke
3
16
Inferno
6
Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1013
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Bruno 'BIT' Fukuda Lima
Bruno 'BIT' Fukuda Lima
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1437
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Uruguay !skoolage
Ok
2021-10-14 20:34
2 replies
#3
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Europe Kephea
hhey you((
2021-10-14 20:35
#31
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United States Rayduh
wait what happened to all the 9z fans
2021-10-14 22:08
#2
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Europe Kephea
ez
2021-10-14 20:34
#4
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Romania ali_nah
1?
2021-10-14 20:35
movistar spanish pride
2021-10-14 20:35
#6
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Spain Nepomu
Ntnt
2021-10-14 20:37
1 reply
hyped too soon
2021-10-14 20:37
#8
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Sweden EligeDMassa
Elige will crush your skull
2021-10-14 20:37
3 replies
Yekindar will smash NA
2021-10-14 20:39
2 replies
1x1
2021-10-14 20:48
1 reply
Go 1x1 crayfish
2021-10-14 21:28
#9
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United States hjhjghj23
too bad liquid couldnt face dignitas or mad lions
2021-10-14 20:37
1 reply
#14
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Brazil pasinato
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKk
2021-10-14 21:01
Movistar losing to the team who is most likely to give an upset to tier 2 teams. wtf Movistar really noobs
2021-10-14 20:37
4 replies
Movistar vs VP. Movistar, recently clasified to major. VP, ex roster finalist las major. You and India, who? Who? Exist that?
2021-10-14 21:12
3 replies
#20
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United Kingdom mystix_08
Argentinian talking
2021-10-14 21:36
1 reply
Argentina < India
2021-10-14 23:55
nice englando
2021-10-15 01:15
ez liquid
2021-10-14 20:45
#15
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Japan Legoshi
wow imagine my shock
2021-10-14 21:09
#17
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United States NABOT
Who is igl? It says stew and company
2021-10-14 21:20
2 replies
I'm 90% sure stew gives mid round calls and fallen does big picture calling
2021-10-14 21:47
Fallen.
2021-10-14 22:26
#19
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Europe elefiveS
ez4VP
2021-10-14 21:30
EZ4SANJI
2021-10-14 21:43
Imagine a 5th place in IEM Fall to lose against VP next
2021-10-14 21:54
2 replies
#30
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United States Rayduh
which team?
2021-10-14 22:08
1 reply
Movistar Riders
2021-10-15 08:07
#24
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Kazakhstan garrin4a
There were no doubts
2021-10-14 21:55
Sad for 9z, but we have to keep supporting the guys gg Liquid, jogaron muito
2021-10-14 22:00
#26
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Poland SebL
I don't see a world in which VP wins here or even takes a map, Liquid is really growing into a TOP 5 team and the Major will be beautifull for the boys I feel like :) Let's get a W here, it won't be hard, if they play like they did today, quick 2-0 no problems.
2021-10-14 22:01
4 replies
Liquid will fail in agonizing fashion at the major. Trust me on that. It will be brutal. That is the only thing they know how to do. Build up excitement and then let everyone down.
2021-10-15 01:17
1 reply
#43
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Poland SebL
I don't believe in that. I can see them not getting to semis or something but they will put up a fight for sure. They've let fans down a lot of times, but I don't think this will be another one.
2021-10-15 16:20
I’m a massive Liquid fan but I don’t think they would make it that far into the major. I’m still rooting for them though. Also I want to say that Liquid will beat VP but they always choke
2021-10-15 01:36
1 reply
#44
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Poland SebL
Liquid chokes a lot of the times, but surely they will beat VP right, like there's no way they will choke vs this team.
2021-10-15 16:20
unlucky we have to see 9z go already:(
2021-10-14 22:03
2 replies
#29
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United States Rayduh
idk why people actually expected 9z to win? They are literally a tier 3 team....
2021-10-14 22:08
1 reply
Spot on
2021-10-14 23:56
#28
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United States Rayduh
EZ for Liquid
2021-10-14 22:07
expected
2021-10-14 22:56
nice!
2021-10-14 23:21
Jame will "save" VP
2021-10-15 02:19
VP
2021-10-15 03:52
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