The BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles CS:GO tournament has come to a close, with Team Liquid securing the first place prize over FaZe Clan to continue their impressive run of form.
The tournament was all set for a Team Liquid victory though, as the only teams capable of really giving them a challenge in previous events were not in attendance.
MiBR were one to watch, as it was their first event with Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David sitting on the bench, while team coach Wilton ‘zews’ Prado filled his spot.
FaZe Clan were similarly out to prove a point, and started well with wins over NRG and Renegades, and despite a trouncing at the hands of Liquid and a narrow defeat to the new Cloud9 lineup, bounced back vs a weakened MiBR to secure 2nd in the group stage.
Cloud9 also snuck in to the semi-final thanks to that victory over FaZe Clan, but with Liquid to face next it would be a near impossible task to reach their first final since the ELEAGUE invitational in January.
Cloud9, despite only playing together for two weeks, actually put up a valiant effort against Liquid in the first semi-final, battling back from a 13-2 deficit on the second map, Inferno, to 14-12, but Liquid eventually put them away, avoiding overtime, winning the series 2-0.
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For the privilige of facing the number one team in the grand final, FaZe Clan would have to see off a formidable NRG lineup, who they had already beaten 16-9 earlier in the tournament. They made relatively light work of their North American opponents on Train, winning 16-7, and although NRG showed flashes of brilliance on map two, Nuke, it wasn’t enough to stop FaZe securing a 16-11 win to close out the series.
The final was another convincing affair for the world number one, taking Nuke 16-13 to open the series with a win before cruising to a 16-6 victory on Inferno to claim the series and the trophy. Team Liquid’s run of dominance continues, securing their fourth consecutive title without dropping a single map in Los Angeles.
BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles – Final Placements