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Cloud9’s Mixwell announces return to NA with clean FPL clutch

Published: 11/Jul/2019 15:33 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 15:59

by Joe O'Brien

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Cloud9’s Oscar ‘Mixwell’ Cañellas Colocho showed he’s still got it with an incredibly clean 1v4 clutch after returning to North America.

Mixwell is best known for his tenure on OpTic Gaming, having been scouted from relative obscurity playing with Spanish teams. Despite having no experience on so large a stage, Mixwell’s time with the team ultimately produced some of the organization’s best results in Counter-Strike, including their victory at ELeague Season 2.

After parting ways with OpTic in February 2018, Mixwell had a stint as a trial player for G2 Esports during a tumultuous period for the roster that ultimately ended with a roster overhaul that included Mixwell’s departure.

Since then, Mixwell has been largely absent from the international stage, playing for Spanish squad Movistar Riders. It was recently announced, however, that he would be making his return to North America as part of the new-look Cloud9 roster.

When previously competing in NA, Mixwell would frequently pull off incredible plays in the professional pick-up leagues like FPL and ESEA Rank S, and in his return he seems to have hit the ground running as if he’d never left.

ELEAGUEMixwell was part of the OpTic ELeague win that stood for some time as one of NA’s biggest accomplishments.

Mixwell found himself left alone in a 1 vs 4 in an FPL match on Inferno. Trapped on the B bombsite on the final round of the half, there was no point in attempting to save, so Mixwell went to work with a series of clean headshots, spinning back and forth to pick off enemies one at a time.

While Mixwell wasn’t streaming himself at the time, the moment was captured through the perspective of his teammate Keiti, who watched as the Spanish star secured a twelve-round T half for the squad.

Mixwell’s new Cloud9 squad has yet to make their offline debut, but is set to compete for the first time at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles on July 13-14, where they will be tested against some of the top squads competing in North America, including world number ones Team Liquid.

Cloud9 has had a difficult time in Counter-Strike recently, with a period of roster uncertainty and underwhelming results ultimately leading to this latest rebuild. While there’s a big difference between FPL and real pro matches, Cloud9 fans will likely be encouraged to see Mixwell looking in good form.

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Mouz & FURIA win BLAST Premier Fall Showdown: final placements & results

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:15

by Marco Rizzo

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The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2020 has all wrapped up as Mousesports and FURIA claimed the final qualification spots for the main event at BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

The event hosted sixteen teams from around the world, including invited and qualified squads alongside the teams that failed to reach top-two in their groups at the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The top two teams, Mouz and FURIA, earned $25,000 each as well as a direct invite to the main event in December and the chance to compete for $750,000.

Everything you need to know about this event can be found below, including all of the scores, finalized brackets, and the full final placements.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown brackets

Group A

BLAST Fall Showdown bracket

Group B

The tournament will consisted of two, single-elimination brackets meeting in the middle, with every match being a best-of-three. The brackets were seeded based on rankings for each team.

Some of the most anticipated games included FaZe vs MiBR, with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David facing his old team, and Liquid vs MAD, as the North American giants returned to international competition.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown match scores

Tuesday, 24th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Complexity 2-0 Sprout 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 Spirit 1-2 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FURIA 2-1 Isurus  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Wednesday, 25 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Mouz 2-0 Godsent 04:30 07:30 12:30 13:30
Round of 16 NiP 0-2 Cloud9  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 FaZe 0-2 MiBR  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Thursday, 26 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Round of 16 Liquid 2-1 MAD  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Round of 16 Heroic 2-1 Endpoint  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Friday,  27 November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final FURIA 2-1 VP  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Mouz 2-1 Heroic  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Saturday, 28th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Quarter-final MiBR 0-2 Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Quarter-final Cloud9 2-1 Complexity  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

Sunday, 29th November

Stage Match  PT ET GMT  CET
Semi-final FURIA 2 – 1 Team Liquid  7:30  10:30  15:30  16:30
Semi-final Mouz 2 – 0 Cloud9  10:30  13:30  18:30  19:30

*There was no Grand Final for this tournament since the winners of the two semifinals tie for first place and automatically qualify for the BLAST Fall Finals.

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Final Placements

Place Team Prize Money (USD)
1-2 Mousesports $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
1-2 FURIA $25,000 + Qualify for BLAST Fall Finals
3-4 Cloud9 $15,000
3-4 Team Liquid $15,000
5-8 Complexity $10,000
5-8 MiBR $10,000
5-8 Heroic $10,000
5-8 VP $10,000
9-16 Endpoint $3,750
9-16 MAD $3,750
9-16 FaZe $3,750
9-16 NiP $3,750
9-16 Godsent $3,750
9-16 Isirus $3,750
9-16 Spirit $3,750
9-16 Sprout $3,750

BLAST Premier Fall Showdown teams

BLAST Fall Showdown 2020

The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown included a mix of European and North American teams, the latter of which traveled to Europe to get a better connection to the online tournament.

FURIA, NiP, FaZe, and Complexity found themselves here after BLAST Premier Fall Series, where they failed to qualify for the finals, placing 3rd-4th in their groups. Heroic took Evil Geniuses’ spot after the NA squad was denied travel to Europe due to health restrictions.

Mouz, Virtus.pro, Sprout, and Spirit received invites to participate in the event. While Team Liquid decided to not take part in the group stages, their partnership with BLAST landed them an invite to the Showdown.