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BLAST Global Finals 2019 - Final placements and results

by Andrew Amos
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Four of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams descended on Bahrain to fight for the BLAST Pro Series 2019 title, and $500,000 in prize money from December 12 to 14.

BLAST have shaken up CSGO with their rapid-fire tournaments, taking the world’s best teams around the world to put on a show for all. After six events dotted across Europe, South America, and North America, the top four teams from across the year will battle it out in Bahrain for the title.

FaZe Clan won the Miami and Copenhagen heats for the BLAST finals, while Team Liquid and Astralis took home one-a-piece in Los Angeles and São Paulo respectively. Ninjas in Pyjamas had consistent finishes across the year, with a second place in Copenhagen their best result.

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FaZe Clan took home two BLAST trophies in 2019 in Miami and Copenhagen.

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The title isn’t the only thing teams are fighting for, with $500,000 in the prize pool on offer. The winning team will walk out of BLAST $350,000 richer, making it one of the biggest tournaments of the year based on prize money.

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the BLAST Global Finals 2019 so you don’t miss a beat.

BLAST Global Finals 2019 Final Results

Astralis stunned Liquid on the North American's map pick, Inferno, to take a one map lead. Despite a strong showing from Liquid, Astralis took their own map pick on the back of a monster performance from gla1ve and device. With a 2-0 victory, Astralis ended their dominant 2019 (two Valve major victories) with yet another trophy.

Result Cash Prize Team
1st $350,000 Astralis
2nd $80,000 Team Liquid
3rd $35,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas
4th $15,000 FaZe Clan

BLAST Global Finals 2019 teams

Four teams qualified for the BLAST Global Finals through the tournament organizer’s point system. Teams earned points by performing well at BLAST events across the year, netting ten points for a win and all but guaranteeing themselves a spot at the finals.

The Madrid and Moscow events were won by ENCE and Avangar respectively, although neither team ended up qualifying for the Global Finals.

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Team Roster
FaZe Clan rain, NiKo, olofmeister, coldzera, broky
Team Liquid nitr0, EliGE, Twistzz, NAF, Stewie2k
Astralis device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk
Ninjas in Pyjamas f0rest, REZ, Lekro, Plopski, twist

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Astralis have won three BLAST titles across the last two years, more than any other team.

How to watch BLAST Global Finals 2019

The BLAST Global Finals will be streamed on BLAST’s Twitch channel, which you can find below.

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BLAST Global Finals 2019 schedule

At the Global Finals, teams will be seeded into a double-elimination bracket. They will play best of three’s every game.

Thursday, December 12

Game PST EST GMT AEDT
FaZe Clan 2-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas 4 AM  7 AM 12 PM 1 AM 13/12
Liquid 0-2 Astralis 6 AM 9 AM 2 PM 3 AM 13/12

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Friday, December 13

Game PST EST GMT AEDT
Astralis 2-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas 4 AM  7 AM 12 PM 1 AM 14/12
FaZe Clan 1-2 Team Liquid 6 AM 9 AM 2 PM 3 AM 14/12

Saturday, December 14

Game PST EST GMT AEDT
Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-2 Team Liquid 4 AM  7 AM 12 PM 1 AM 15/12
Astralis 2-0 Team Liquid 7 AM 10 AM 3 PM 4 AM 15/12