AVANGAR Place First at BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019

AVANGAR Place First at BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019

The Kazakh team AVANGAR, which recently surprised everyone by placing second at StarLadder Major Berlin 2019, has managed to place first at BLAST Pro Series Moscow 2019. In the grand finals of the $250,000 they defeated another CIS team forZe with the 2-1 score.

The event featured six teams competing in a single round-robin group with best-of-one series. Top two teams – forZe (3-1-1) and AVANGAR (3-0-2) – advanced directly to the grand finals, where they competed in the best-of-three format. The final series concluded with the 2-1 score in favour of AVANGAR – they lost on Inferno (12:16) and won at both Overpass (16:13) and Dust II (16:6). Ninjas in Pyjamas, who placed 3rd in the group, chose Natus Vincere for the showmatch – despite Na`Vi managed to win 3/5 duels, NiP secured more kills and thus won the match, claiming $20,000 in prize money.

Group Stage:

1. forZe 3-1-1 72-56 +16 10p
2. AVANGAR 3-0-2 74-66 +8 9p
3. Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-2-1 70-67 +3 8p
4. MIBR 2-2-1 71-67 +4 8p
5. ENCE 1-2-2 63-70 -7 5p
6. Natus Vincere 0-1-4 55-79 -24 1p

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $125,000 AVANGAR
2nd $50,000 forZe
3rd $25,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas
4th $15,000 MIBR
5th $10,000 ENCE
6th $5,0000 Natus Vincere
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