blameF earns MVP award for Pinnacle Cup Championship

Despite losing in the grand final, the Astralis member earns his first MVP award after putting up an impressive showing throughout the tournament.

Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer has been named the Most Valuable Player of Pinnacle Cup Championship by HLTV x Bitskins.com, ending the event as its highest-rated player with a 1.41 rating over eight maps played.

The award is a bittersweet ending to the tournament in Lund for the Dane as Astralis were felled by Heroic in the grand final, the only time that the 25-year-old had a negative map during the event with a 0.85 rating on Ancient.

blameF takes home his first MVP medal after a stellar showing in Lund

Other than that outlier, blameF was a consistent force for Astralis in their run, starting things off with a tournament-high 2.06 rating against EG.PA and carrying that form into matches against higher-tier opposition, performing exceptionally well in series play against Imperial (1.46 rating) and BIG (1.44 rating) to earn Astralis a spot in the grand final.

He was also the top performer in four categories outside of overall rating, including damage difference per round (+31.1 ⁠— nearly double that of his closest competitor), 1+ kill rounds (58.9%), KAST (78.7%), and K-D differential (+65).

His top two placements on the leaderboard included ADR (97.7), KPR (0.92), and impact rating (1.47), as well as a handful of opening kill statistics where he landed among the top five ⁠— total opening kills (34, #5), opening kills per round (0.16, #3), and success in opening duels (65.4%, #2).

The award is blameF's first time earning an MVP medal after previously finishing a number of tournaments among the list of Exceptionally Valuable Players (EVPs).

Previous HLTV x BitSkins.com MVPs in 2022:

IEM Dallas - Russia Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov
PGL Major Antwerp - Norway Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard
ESL Pro League Season 15 - Estonia Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool
IEM Katowice - Latvia Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants
Funspark ULTI - Russia Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov

Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1591
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Denmark nicram64
godF
2022-06-11 22:54
6 replies
well deserved
2022-06-11 22:58
5 replies
+1
2022-06-11 23:48
3 replies
Will S1mple be top 10 this year? He isnt playing like a top 10
2022-06-12 14:06
2 replies
Yes (i hope)
2022-06-12 18:12
#156
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Germany Hopser
yeah he is
2022-06-17 14:12
Full faze mvp
2022-06-12 13:57
BaitF
2022-06-11 22:54
9 replies
as well as a handful of opening kill statistics where he landed among the top five ⁠— total opening kills (34, 5), opening kills per round (0.16, 3), and success in opening duels (65.4%, 2).
2022-06-11 23:03
5 replies
+1 classic illiterate HLTV user
2022-06-11 23:14
Most of those opening kills was at ct side and was against eco
2022-06-12 03:26
3 replies
all the other players in this tournament also had the chance to get opening frags against ecos. Not just blamef.
2022-06-12 05:39
show me the statistics then lol
2022-06-12 08:57
#124
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Denmark Kon10R
"Yes, Benjamin, it's good you are shooting your opponents, but hltv users don't like the way you are doing it!" 😆😆😆
2022-06-12 12:26
Lol! Good one. Havent seen that one before, haha!
2022-06-12 11:55
Smartest top player, if you take his mediocre aim into consideration. BaitF is a meme I am convinced is made up by no-brain max-aim players.
2022-06-12 17:55
1 reply
+1
2022-06-12 23:21
#3
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Russia w1ndcast
BaitF
2022-06-11 22:55
3 replies
2022-06-11 23:44
2 replies
Don't care, still BaitF
2022-06-12 16:06
1 reply
#139
REZ | 
Trinidad and Tobago r41
+1
2022-06-12 18:18
#4
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Finland AliSabid
carryF
2022-06-11 22:55
losing the final but winning mvp, rare
2022-06-11 22:55
13 replies
s0mple style
2022-06-11 22:56
#19
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Scotland GeT_LeFtS
Not for baitf
2022-06-11 23:04
happens often just look at zywoos mvps and the time when col won blast spring final just to mention 1 example
2022-06-12 00:13
Spinx got EPL Mvp despite Ence losing against Faze in Grand Final.
2022-06-12 01:21
7 replies
Buy spinx stickers now?!
2022-06-12 06:33
1 reply
Stonks
2022-06-12 09:37
No Ropz did.
2022-06-12 06:34
3 replies
He is baiting
2022-06-12 10:27
1 reply
Lurk. Lurkers are players who focus on stealth and outmaneuvering the enemy team. Players who lurk are constantly trying to surprise the enemy and achieve easy kills on isolated players. Lurkers will often sit on the opposite bomb site that their team is executing and eliminate rotating players. dont speak pls
2022-06-12 19:31
I was talking about DHL MVP award
2022-06-17 14:06
Spinx got DHL mvp, not HLTV
2022-06-13 21:28
Twistzz :(
2022-06-12 03:59
Usually reserved for s1mple
2022-06-12 17:56
deserved 100%
2022-06-11 22:55
gg
2022-06-11 22:55
#9
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Czech Republic Vacas
GodF <3
2022-06-11 22:56
#10
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
WHO'S THE REAL HLTV RATING 2.0 WARRIOR
2022-06-11 22:57
24 replies
5th highest opening kills, 3rd highest opening success rate, 2nd highest opening kills per round. And ppl still call him baitF. KEKW poor guy
2022-06-11 23:04
23 replies
He is actually just making good saving decisions. Also he has very much success with exit kills.
2022-06-11 23:07
11 replies
Opening kill stats dont lie. He indeed gets a lot of openings on ct sides. Not much on t sides.
2022-06-11 23:13
10 replies
The t side is where everybody calls him out
2022-06-11 23:25
9 replies
#98
cu | 
Brazil Raphzzz
ofc, bcz is the side were he baits
2022-06-12 02:46
8 replies
lmao 0 iq user
2022-06-12 03:29
3 replies
#104
cu | 
Brazil Raphzzz
oh no the BaitF fanboy arrived oh noooooooo
2022-06-12 04:43
2 replies
BaitF is a meme by players with a complete lack of gamesense.
2022-06-12 17:58
1 reply
+100
2022-06-12 18:04
#110
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Czech Republic Evis1337
Every lurker is a baiter then?
2022-06-12 07:34
3 replies
#116
cu | 
Brazil Raphzzz
No. Only your MM lurker is a baiter 100% of the time
2022-06-12 09:36
2 replies
then blame doesnt bait
2022-06-12 18:04
1 reply
#151
cu | 
Brazil Raphzzz
ofc he does
2022-06-13 06:42
#26
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
openings on pistol rounds and eco's yeah. on rifle rounds this guy is absent. if its not obvious to you yet that Astralis only play for his HLTV Rating 2.0, better watch the demos again. Literally every play that Astralis make is to enable his rating. Enjoy BlameF's +30, while the rest sits at -10.
2022-06-11 23:09
6 replies
I mean their entry core is not creating any space. Farlig is underwhelming as an awper. That leaves xyp and blamef. I dont know who in their right mind in Astralis is managing this team coz they are atrocious. BlameF needs a guy like yekindar instead of overrated konfig.
2022-06-11 23:11
5 replies
#30
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
hltv.org/forums/threads/2642106/sorry-fa.. you cant use the rest of the team as scapegoat.
2022-06-11 23:13
4 replies
I read all of ur comments on that thread. I partially agree. But i still think blameF does a far better job in his role compared to glaive had ever done and ever will. They need to get rid off xyp, farlig, and konfig. And see if glaive and blame can play together. If they cant. Then the org has 2 options, 1. Either make a team around ur igl glaive. 2. Or make a team around ur star player blameF. I would personally go with glaive as he has proven more in past what he can do as an igl. However, blameF's performance cant be overlooked. He does make really smart in-game decisions. You should watch his demos more.
2022-06-11 23:18
3 replies
#40
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
AST are alrdy doing 2. and after this event, i will definitely look at his demos, because on paper Astralis have awesome players. Have a good evening!
2022-06-11 23:21
blameF needs to be xyps replacement, and astralis need a balanced rifler that will be agressive or passive depending on what konfig and glave are doing like magisk used to be. Its easyer for blameF to play xyps roles since he allready likes being passive and clutch. he just needs to work on his support plays.
2022-06-12 02:46
1 reply
He can replace xyp easily. He has the patience required, which is a first.
2022-06-12 18:43
#48
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
>5th highest opening kills, 3rd highest opening success rate... You forgotten another one important thing: 1st highest baits rate :)
2022-06-11 23:37
3 replies
Cant do both
2022-06-12 00:15
You are all aim no brain?
2022-06-12 18:44
1 reply
#143
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
no aim, no brain, unfortunately :(
2022-06-12 18:59
#11
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United States zovint
Ez
2022-06-11 22:57
#13
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Poland SebL
Deserved, amazing job blameF, I hope Astralis makes this team work, he deserves to finally win a tournament.
2022-06-11 23:01
roidF
2022-06-11 23:02
baitF
2022-06-11 23:02
kingF
2022-06-11 23:03
#18
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Hong Kong sti11fac
Desrvedded
2022-06-11 23:03
this event gives MVP??? KEKW
2022-06-11 23:04
1 reply
It is "Featured" so yes. The Dubai event should also if im not mistaken
2022-06-11 23:56
1v9
2022-06-11 23:05
#23
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Fiji kejman1337
deserved boss, you dropped this 💍👑
2022-06-11 23:05
Deserved, if it wasn't for him Astralis wouldn't even beat Imperial
2022-06-11 23:06
#27
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Other Quagmire_
Baiting got him a MVP LOL
2022-06-11 23:09
2 replies
#66
JW | 
Sweden bakish
KEKW
2022-06-12 00:07
2022-06-12 00:30
15 year old hltv kids will call him baitF, despite the amount of his opening kills
2022-06-11 23:13
4 replies
#37
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Finland Pukki_Goat
Thats Konfig
2022-06-11 23:19
2 replies
If only you know how to read this article or find stats on HLTV by yourself kid
2022-06-11 23:34
opening kills not opening deaths
2022-06-12 09:25
OK against what? Ecos
2022-06-12 00:27
#32
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Poland KasperM01
Deserved 141%
2022-06-11 23:14
He’s my idol
2022-06-11 23:18
He's a good player no hate on him but the MVP must always go to the side that wins the tournament.. as the most value comes from winning a tournament not getting X amount of kills/stats.
2022-06-11 23:18
6 replies
Bro it is called Most Valuable PLAYER
2022-06-11 23:31
4 replies
And you can also argue you are only truly the most Valuable when if you win
2022-06-11 23:39
3 replies
That's not an argument in a 5 man team game, in wingman that would be a valid argument, not in 5v5 tho
2022-06-11 23:58
2 replies
Basketball is a team sport and finals mvp always goes to the winner minus jerry west decades ago
2022-06-12 00:03
1 reply
#96
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CIS edgepy
this dude fucking carried his team to finals in solo and you think he's not deserving MVP? lmao
2022-06-12 02:19
#59
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Only grand-finalists are in contention for the MVP award, there is no rule claiming that the winners only can claim it, though that obviously helps toward the overall merit.
2022-06-11 23:50
#38
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Europe FaZeIsBest
got mvp but lost xd
2022-06-11 23:20
ahhahahahha unexpected tbh , but deserved
2022-06-11 23:21
deserved for baitF
2022-06-11 23:22
BaitF
2022-06-11 23:32
2 replies
Jonas jubelidiot
2022-06-12 18:45
Lurk. Lurkers are players who focus on stealth and outmaneuvering the enemy team. Players who lurk are constantly trying to surprise the enemy and achieve easy kills on isolated players. Lurkers will often sit on the opposite bomb site that their team is executing and eliminate rotating players. please dont speak
2022-06-12 19:35
ez 4 baitf
2022-06-11 23:34
Calling a guy with highest ADR, opening kill rating and Impact baitor is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen even on this website with full of 12 year old kids
2022-06-11 23:42
17 replies
not a baiter but part of his success is hard felt on both glave and xyp , he has taken most of their roles and they have to adjust to new ones now good for him , wish to see more of him on t side
2022-06-11 23:46
#56
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
It's mostly just a meme now because BlameF utilised bait a lot when he was IGL'ing Complexity. Now, his skill is amazing and despite the claims of being a baiter, they were always exaggerated by haters.
2022-06-11 23:46
Not even Coldzera, who won 2 Majors, 2 MVP of the 2 Majors he won, 2x best in the world, and more than 10 trophies at Lan and succeeded his career, escaped being called a baiter by haters because he played on a game system created for him, imagine Blamef
2022-06-11 23:54
13 replies
NT baitzera xd
2022-06-12 00:24
3 replies
you proved my point
2022-06-12 00:28
2 replies
i was pulling ur leg :)
2022-06-12 00:30
1 reply
#111
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Czech Republic Evis1337
That's kinda gay
2022-06-12 07:37
Coldzera needed taco like a Heroin addicted his shot. But he only baited him
2022-06-12 00:26
8 replies
Yes, because Taco's doll has 200 hp, it's easier to tank shots while Coldzera enters the bomb and makes the trade... Imagine a professional player in a 5v5 game needing a teammate, S1mple didn't need Electronic and B1T to win a Major
2022-06-12 00:31
7 replies
But S1mple is special he wins 1vs9 games. No one else can do that
2022-06-12 00:36
6 replies
1v9? LMAO Remove Electronic and B1T from NAVI and S1mple would continue without Major as it was before 2021, tilting on Liquid and after with Flam1e 0.95 every match...
2022-06-12 00:40
5 replies
So where were bit and electronic when S1mple won cologne 2018?
2022-06-12 01:19
4 replies
I'm talking about a Major, the most important championship in the game, without a high level team like NAVI's 2021. Did S1mple win a Major?
2022-06-12 01:33
3 replies
And I talk about 1/2 biggest events in the open circuit.
2022-06-12 02:14
2 replies
But my comment is about a Major, the most important event in the history of the game, did he win with a worse team? The answer is no?
2022-06-12 02:43
1 reply
And i talked about 1vs9 from S1mple
2022-06-12 08:22
+1 smart
2022-06-12 13:23
#51
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
What is the criteria for MVP? Only 1 team from the top-10, shouldn't there be at least 2 teams?
2022-06-11 23:42
1 reply
Psst this formula only matter when it is against S1mple and for the zywho propaganda
2022-06-12 00:25
winning MVP but not winning the tournament is the most blameF thing ever
2022-06-11 23:43
1 reply
baited team for mvp trophy
2022-06-13 04:20
#54
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Nicely done and well earned. Astralis may have lost the overall tournament but it proves that BlameF is hungry for victory.
2022-06-11 23:44
literally carried astralis on his shoulders, much deserved.
2022-06-11 23:47
4 replies
Do you mean astralis manged to go into finals because they could deal with the 30000 baits?
2022-06-12 00:24
3 replies
cry is free i see, big underperformed, get over it.
2022-06-12 01:53
xd jerman
2022-06-12 14:04
1 reply
racist
2022-06-13 04:20
stavn robbed
2022-06-11 23:53
Deserved
2022-06-12 00:03
Picking a losing player is fine if he performed well in the finals, but he didn't. Only TeSeS or Stavn would have been good options for the MVP, Stavn for performing well throughout the tournament, or TeSeS for ripping up the finals, and also being a top 8 player at the entire event. BlameF is usually an amazing player, but he didn't deserve an MVP imo.
2022-06-12 00:07
2 replies
Funny how you think your opinion matter
2022-06-12 00:21
#92
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
these mvp awards are verification to push him into top 10 ofc. "Alexa, set reminder for 6 months, verify MVP awards 2022."
2022-06-12 01:55
Hltv do you want insult the IQ of the hltv users? Yes, so we make baitf the mvp
2022-06-12 00:22
after blast robbery ok
2022-06-12 00:26
#84
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Deserved, I guess. Only shining beacon of light from the pathetic current Astralis.
2022-06-12 00:53
#87
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Brazil GabriaTz
Bait for MVP new meta !
2022-06-12 01:25
baitF
2022-06-12 01:44
stats are a joke nowadays
2022-06-12 01:51
#93
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Finland OttoRocks
Astralis dropped pinnacle as a sponsor, cos their shit is shady. Also most valuable player does not mean the best, dude just grinded money for gambling site. MVP: BetF
2022-06-12 01:56
baitF
2022-06-12 01:59
Is hltv just looking at stats now?
2022-06-12 03:40
why no mvp for dubai
2022-06-12 06:20
entryF
2022-06-12 07:15
#113
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Russia mshkoda
He is too good for this roster
2022-06-12 08:53
since when does the loser get MVP. What a joke.
2022-06-12 09:35
A fine CT player who isn’t being used correctly as T. If he’s going to be a lurker then astralis need better space makers or entry fraggers. If they can’t get rid of Xyp or farlig then someone needs to stop trying to lurk.
2022-06-12 10:47
2 replies
Also I find it frustrating watching k0nfig who is a great entry fragger, dying alone with no trade. It’s like his sole job is to find a frag to make space but with nobody there to trade him he’s wasted if he dies and it’s round over.
2022-06-12 10:54
1 reply
Thats the life of the Lone Ranger.
2022-06-12 12:45
ez4godF
2022-06-12 14:04
RobbedF UndeservedF BaitF
2022-06-12 18:16
Imagine giving a MVP for A Tier event
2022-06-12 19:40
#148
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Iceland suriel666
T5 events give out MVPs?
2022-06-12 23:23
#152
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Portugal MR_CAL
BaitF will never win anything. What an overrated player, stavn deserved this much more
2022-06-13 10:08
Deserved
2022-06-13 10:12
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