Astralis Win BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018

The last major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament of this year BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018 has competed with Astralis defeating Natus Vincere 2-1 in the grand finals, securing $125,000 in prize money.

The tournament took place on December 14-15 at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The tournament featured six invited teams that competed for a $250,000 prize pool. All participating teams competed in a single group with a round-robin format, with all matches being best-of-one. Top two teams made it to the grand finals, with the final series being best-of-three. The team placed third in the group could choose their opponent for a showmatch from the remaining teams.

Astralis placed first in the group, finishing the stage without a single loss. They defeated Cloud9 at Inferno (16:14), FaZe Clan at Dust II (16:4), MIBR at Inferno (16:6), Natus Vincere at Inferno (16-9), and Ninjas in Pyjamas at Overpass (16:11). Natus Vincere placed second with two losses and three victories: they lost to Astralis at Inferno (9:16) and to MIBR at Mirage (2:16), but managed to defeat Cloud9 at Overpass (16:10), FaZe Clan at Inferno (16:13) and Ninjas in Pyjamas at Overpass (16:12). In the grand finals Natus Vincere emerged victorious at Overpass (16:7), but Astralis managed to win both Cache and Dust II (16:9 and 16:4 respectively). As for the showmatch, Cloud9 chose to play versus FaZe Clan and lost with the 28:30 score.

Group Stage:

1. Astralis 5-0-0 80-45 +35 15p
2. Natus Vincere 3-0-2 59-67 -8 9p
3. Cloud9 3-0-2 72-72 0 9p
4. MIBR 2-1-2 68-55 +13 7p
5. FaZe Clan 0-2-3 59-78 -19 2p
6. Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-1-4 58-79 -21 1p

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $125,000 Astralis
2nd $50,000 Natus Vincere
3rd $25,000 Cloud9
4th $15,000 MIBR
5th $10,000 FaZe Clan
6th $5,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas
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