CS:GO: Tarik opens up on frustrations after MIBR's loss to Team Liquid at ESL Pro League finals - Dexerto

CS:GO: Tarik opens up on frustrations after MIBR’s loss to Team Liquid at ESL Pro League finals

Published: 9/Dec/2018 14:46 Updated: 9/Dec/2018 15:03

by Connor Bennett


CS:GO fans can usually rely on MIBR’s Tarik ‘Tarik’ Celik for good vibes, laughter and positivity but after another disappointing defeat, the rifler has again voiced his feelings about his team’s struggles.

After MIBR were soundly beaten 2-0 by Team Liquid in the semi-finals of the ESL Pro League Season 8 finals, there was little reason to be in a jovial mood. Liquid cruised past MiBR with a 16-2 win on Cache and a 16-8 victory on Overpass. 

In the crushing two-map defeat, Tarik posted 17 kills and 37 deaths as MIBR were blown away by his former OpTic Gaming teammate Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic. This loss, especially after how well MIBR performed earlier in the season finals tournament, seemed particularly hard for him to take.

“Sad about the loss and can’t help but feel there is a disconnect or missing element in our team,” the former Major winner posted on Instagram.

“It was the last event of the year with our full roster and I really wanted to end on a better note. I’m not sure how we plan on fixing our problems yet, but I know that none of us want to play on a losing team. Sometimes I wish I had more of a voice. Anyway, there are still some positives to take away. Thanks to everyone who cheered for us, see you guys in Portugal.”

It’s not the first time the former Cloud 9 player has talked about his feelings on social media about MIBR’s performance at a tournament. Following the team’s heart-wrenching loss to Astralis in the Grand Final of ECS Season 6 Finals, Tarik posted a similar message to Twitter.

However, Tarik and MIBR have a chance for a quick turnaround as they head to Lisbon, Portugal for the next Blast Pro Series event. Although, they will be without Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga as the Brazilian returns home for surgery. 

DreamhackTarik is usually good for a few laughs, even after a defeat.

Current Swole Patrol player Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce was announced as the stand-in for the MIBR squad. Both Tarik and his teammate Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip have plenty of experience playing alongside Swag and will be hoping for a winning performance in Lisbon to get the team back on track.


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


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.