Astralis CS:GO player Xyp9x embarrasses North with a 1v5 ninja defuse at IEM Chicago - Dexerto
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Astralis CS:GO player Xyp9x embarrasses North with a 1v5 ninja defuse at IEM Chicago

Published: 7/Nov/2018 12:59

by Joe O'Brien

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Astralis player Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth pulled off an epic 1v5 clutch to close out a match against North at IEM Chicago.

At 15-4, Astralis were just a round away from closing out a game on Nuke when Xyp9x found himself the last alive against all five North players.

To make the situation even more difficult, North on the T side had already planted the bomb in the lower site, while Xyp9x was stuck in the upper area having already given away his position.

As the time ticked down, however, Xyp9x spotted an opening. Sprinting through to the vents, he managed to make his way down to the bomb site that North had now evacuated, catching the defuse just in time and clutching a 1v5 for the game without even firing a shot.

The clutch made for an emphatic end to a dominant win for Astralis, winning the map 16-4 and taking the series 2-0 over North, with the first map having been an equally crushing 16-5 on Inferno. It also came after Xyp9x had secured the previous round with a 1v1 win to reach match point in the first place.

Despite being known as arguably the best clutch player in CS:GO, this was also a first for Xyp9x, who according to HLTV has never won a 1v5 in an official game before.

The win locked in Astralis’ 22nd consecutive offline win on Nuke, extending what is already one of the longest streaks on a single map for any team in the history of CS:GO.

Fortunately for North, their tournament run won’t end on that note. The double-elimination groups mean they will have another opportunity to progress, taking on LDLC next in the lower bracket. Astralis, meanwhile, advance to face FaZe Clan for the chance to go straight to the semi-finals.

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How to watch BLAST Premier Fall 2020: stream, teams, schedule

Published: 24/Oct/2020 6:55

by Andrew Amos

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The world’s best Counter-Strike is taking place in Europe right now. BLAST Premier Fall 2020 is set to kick off on October 26, featuring 12 top teams from around the world duking it out for $150,000 USD.

BLAST have condensed their Premier Fall series from two regions to one. North America has been left on the sidelines as the world’s best teams move over to Europe to compete.

That doesn’t mean the competition is going to be any less fierce though. 12 top squads from across the globe are converging on the region to duke it out over $150,000, as well as points towards the BLAST Premier Global Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 streams

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 will be streamed live on the Blast Twitch and YouTube channels. The action is expected to kick off on October 26 at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT. Most days will have the same start time.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below.

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 teams

12 top teams from across Europe and North America are taking part in BLAST Premier Fall 2020. Most notably is obviously the four-time Major winners Astralis, although the competition will be hot on their heels.

North American champions FURIA have flown across the Atlantic to make their presence known in Europe. The new-look Complexity and MIBR rosters will also be taking to the stage for the first time.

IEM New York winners FaZe Clan are in attendance too, as well as numerous other top 10 teams.

Group A Group B Group C
Natus Vincere Vitality Astralis
Ninjas in Pyjamas Complexity MIBR
Evil Geniuses BIG FURIA
OG FaZe Clan G2 Esports

BLAST Premier Fall 2020 schedule

Monday, October 26

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Opening Round Na’Vi vs NiP 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Opening Round Evil Geniuses vs OG 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Upper Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Lower Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 28

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group A Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday, October 29

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Opening Round Vitality vs Complexity 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Opening Round BIG vs FaZe 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Friday, October 30

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group B Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm

Monday, November 2

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Opening Round Astralis vs MIBR 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Opening Round FURIA vs G2 11:30am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 3

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Winners Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Losers Round 1 TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 4

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group C Losers Final TBD vs TBD 8:30am 11:30am 3:30pm
Group C Grand Final TBD vs TBD 12:30pm 3:30pm 7:30pm