MIBR eke out attract BLAST Spring Showdown – Americas
MIBR rallied for a stunning 15-15 tie against Mayhem Esports Club on Tuesday to remain unbeaten in Group A of the BLAST Premier Spring Face-off’s Americas occasion. Turmoil led 15-9 on Inferno before wasting 6 successive match points.
In the day’s other Group A match, FURIA Esports defeated Gen.G Esports 16-8 to leave both groups with 1-1 records. In Group B, Victory topped Cloud9 16-13 in the opener for both clubs. The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, a 10-team $325,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, originally was arranged for June 2-7 at a site to be revealed, but plans were altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was split into 2 online competitions: a 10-team, $182,500 European division and an eight-team, $142,500 Americas division.
The Spring Showdown Americas event is divided into two four-team groups for round-robin play through Thursday. Each group video game will consist of a single map, with three points granted for a win and one for a tie. The winner of each group will get a bye straight to among the two playoff finals on Saturday, while the second- and third-place groups will head to the semifinals on Saturday. The fourth-place teams will be gotten rid of.
The winners of the 2 playoff finals will each make $35,000 and a berth in the eight-team BLAST Premier Spring Americas finals. The 2 Saturday losers will satisfy Sunday, with the winner also making an area in the four-team, $250,000 online BLAST Premier Spring Americas Finals, set up for June 16-21. Team Liquid currently made a location in the Spring Americas Finals based upon their lead to the Jan. 31-Feb. 16 regular season.
The champ of the Spring Americas Finals will receive a berth in the eight-team, $1.5 million BLAST Premier Global Final, set for Jan. 18-24, 2021, at a site to be figured out. The Global Final will likewise include the winners of the Fall Finals and the ESL One Rio Major, 2 groups from the European Spring Finals as well as the top three teams from the BLAST Premier Circuit. On Tuesday, MIBR (1-0-1) got 28 kills and a plus-8 kill-death differential from Brazil’s Fernando “fer” Alvarenga. Nathan “leaf” Orf topped Chaos (0-1-1) with 25 eliminates.
FURIA trailed Gen.G 7-5 prior to winning 11 of the next 12 rounds to seal the match. Brazil’s Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato paced FURIA with 27 kills and a plus-16 kill-death differential. Indonesia’s Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand and the United States’ Kenneth “koosta” Suen each had 14 kills for Gen.G. The lone Group B match also included a big return, as Victory got rid of an 11-5 deficit versus Cloud9, winning 11 of the final 13 rounds. 4 Victory gamers had in between 20 and 22 eliminates, with the United States’ Paytyn “Junior” Johnson posting a team-best plus-7 kill-death differential. The United States’ Josh “oSee” Ohm led Cloud9 with 23 eliminates and a plus-7 kill-death differential.
3 matches are scheduled for Wednesday: Group A.