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Team Liquid defeat G2 Esports to win ESL Pro League Season 9 – Final Placements

Published: 23/Jun/2019 16:12 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 19:58

by Calum Patterson

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Team Liquid have won the ESL Pro League Season 9 finals, after a convincing grand final victory against G2 Esports, where despite a valiant effort from the French side, the Americans cemented their place as the best team in the world on current form.

Culminating months of intense competition, the top teams from the four regions (Americas, EU, Oceania and Asia) descended on Montpellier, France for the $600,000 finals.

Some big hitters dropped out early, including Astralis who were first upset by NRG, and then eliminated by eventual finalists Team Liquid.

Liquid actually got off on the wrong foot, with a surprise defeat to North sending them to the lower bracket immediately, but there troubles ended there, as they mowed down their competition from then on.

Mousesports and NRG came out victorious from the upper bracket, securing their spot in the semi finals, with the former knocking down FaZe to do so.

Mouz then faced a Liquid side coming hot off their victory over Astralis, and despite a potential play-of-the-tournament clutch from w0xic, it wasn’t enough to stave off the top NA team.

G2 impressed to reach the final, but fell short at the final hurdle.

G2 and Liquid face off in grand final

G2 started the better of the two sides in the grand final, with a 7-1 lead early on, but after some incredible frags from Stewie2k and ELiGE, Liquid fought their way back to win a tight 19-16 overtime win on Dust2.

Despite winning the early rounds on Overpass, map 2, G2 couldn’t capitalize and were steamrolled by Liquid on their map pick, a convincing 16-3. Nuke was a closer affair, and despite an early deficit, G2 were not going to lie down and be swept, and some big individual plays in crucial rounds (helped by an underwhelming performance for Stewie2K) earned them a 16-12 win to force a fourth map.

A power outage at the venue put things on hold temporarily before Inferno began. G2 was able to make things very competitive, forcing triple overtime.

Despite the resistance from G2 on Inferno, Team Liquid was able to hold on and secure a victory against a much tougher than expected opponent.

ESL Pro League Season 9 finals – Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1 Team Liquid $250,000
2 G2 Esports $80,000
3-4 NRG $40,000
3-4 Mousesports $40,000
5-6 FaZe Clan $20,000
5-6 Astralis $20,000
7-8 Heroic $17,000
7-8 MiBR $17,000
9-12 Fnatic $15,000
9-12 Cloud9 $15,000
9-12 Hellraisers $15,000
9-12 North $15,000
13-16 Grayhound $14,000
13-16 Detona $14,000
13-16 TyLoo $14,000
13-16 Luminosity $14,000
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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.