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GeT_RiGhT shares emotional message to fans following NiP’s elimination at ESL Cologne

Published: 5/Jul/2019 21:56 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 22:35

by Alan Bernal

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Emotions both seering and somber filled the LANXESS Arena after the Counter-Strike event ever since they took the top honors during their epic run in 2014.

Even though the team hasn’t always put up a memorable performance at ESL One, simply seeing the likes of Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg or GeT_RiGhT in front of the crowded Cologne stadium is enough to conjure nostalgia among NiP fans and the broader CS:GO community.

Helena Kristiansson / ESLA legend of the game pictured with his ESL One Cologne trophy in 2014.

Emotions filled the LANXESS Arena

The culmination of those feelings erupted within GeT_RiGhT and the audience after his longtime club were ousted at Cologne in a competitive but ultimately fruitless 2-0 loss to Natus Vincere in the Quarterfinals.

While the 29-year-old Swedish player has already been heavily vocal that his time with the Ninjas might be nearing its end, words were hardly needed to convey his sentiments in the aftermath of his team’s elimination.

“I’ve played this game for 20 years, lived and breathed this game for such a long time,” GeT_RiGhT said as the emotions were starting to take hold. “It means the world to me to just be standing here. I can’t really get out the words to express how I’m feeling right now, I’m just super happy to be here still.”

The esports legend was beside himself as he delivered a gut-wrenching final thought to potentially wrap up his time wearing the NiP crest at the LANXESS Arena.

“I didn’t know this would be so painful for me,” GeT_RiGhT said. “But I’m just very happy that there’s still people that are supporting me and supporting NiP and…”

Almost in sync with his loss for words, the crowd emulated the electric atmosphere that GeT_RiGhT has long delivered while representing his club throughout the years by voraciously cheering “let’s go GeT_RiGhT.”

Helena Kristiansson / ESLGeT_RiGhT’s passion on NiP will long be missed, but he’ll still be looking to compete at a high level.

What’s next for NiP and GeT_RiGhT

While the Ukranian org led by CS:GO phenom Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev advance to the semifinals to meet with World #1 Team Liquid, GeT_RiGhT will look to the Berlin Major as his potential swan song with NiP.

The revered CS:GO figure made it clear to his fans that 2019 would not be the last year he plays in Cologne, as questions still loom of how NiP will look to improve in the future.

Plans which both club and player suggest will soon exclude the services of GeT_RiGhT.

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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.