BLAST Pro Series: Istanbul 2018

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[e][h]BLAST Pro Series: Istanbul 2018
League Information
Organizer:
RFRSH
Impact34
Sponsor:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Turkey Istanbul
Teams:
6
Prize Pool:
$250,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-09-28
End Date:
2018-09-29
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Cache • Dust II • Inferno • Nuke • Mirage • Overpass • Train

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Desk Host:
  • Observers:
United Kingdom Redeye was originally going to attend as desk host, but was unable to due to illness. USA moses is moved from commentator to desk host, meanwhile Norway vENdetta is brought in to commentate the event.[1]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • Single Round-Robin format group
    • All matches are Bo1 (No overtimes)
    • Top two teams advance to the Grand Final
  • Grand Final:
    • Match is a Bo3 series
  • BLAST Pro Standoff:
    • The BLAST Pro Standoff is a prize bonus showmatch, with five 1v1 aim duels.
    • The team finishing in 3rd place chooses their opponent from the remaining teams who finish below them.
    • The winner of the BLAST Pro Standoffs takes home a $20,000 USD bonus prize.

Prize Pool[edit]

$230,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Astralis [2]
1Denmark device 
2Denmark dupreeh 
3Denmark Xyp9x 
4Denmark gla1ve 
5Denmark Magisk 
CDenmark zonic 
Cloud91, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11
1USA Skadoodle 
2USA autimatic 
3USA RUSH 
4Sweden Golden 
5Sweden flusha 
CUSA valens 
MIBR1, 6 [3]
1Brazil FalleN 
2Brazil fer 
3Brazil coldzera 
4USA Stewie2K 
5USA tarik 
CSerbia YNk 
Ninjas in Pyjamas3 [2]
1Sweden f0rest 
2Sweden GeT_RiGhT 
3Sweden REZ 
4Sweden dennis 
5Sweden Lekr0 
CSweden pita 
Space Soldiers [2]
1Turkey XANTARES 
2Turkey ngiN 
3Turkey paz 
4Turkey MAJ3R 
5Turkey Calyx 
CTurkey hardstyle 
Virtus.pro1, 4, 7, 10 [2]
1Poland NEO 
2Poland pashaBiceps 
3Poland MICHU 
4Poland snatchie 
5Poland morelz 
CPoland kuben 

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 May 16th - Due to a snap election in Turkey causing the dates of the event to be changed to September 28th-29th, Cloud9, FaZe Clan and SK Gaming withdraw. Virtus.pro are announced as one of the replacements. [2]
2 May 23rd - Cloud9 rescind their withdrawal after withdrawing from ESL One: New York 2018. [4]
3 June 5th - Ninjas in Pyjamas replace Sweden draken with Sweden Lekr0. [5]
4 June 27th - Poland Snax leaves to join mousesports. [6]
5 July 13th - Cloud9 and USA tarik part ways. [7]
6 August 1st - MIBR sign Serbia YNk as their new coach. [8]
7 August 6th - Virtus.pro sign Poland snatchie. [9]
8 August 8th - Cloud9 sign Sweden Golden. [10]
9 August 9th - Cloud9 announces that Slovakia STYKO will be playing for them until the end of September. [11] However, STYKO later announced on September 24th that he is out of Cloud9 and will not be attending the event. [12]
10 September 13th - Virtus.pro replace Poland byali with Poland morelz [13]
11 September 25th - Cloud9 sign Sweden flusha. [14]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Standings
1. Astralis 5-0-0 80-34 +46 15p
2. MIBR 3-1-1 70-59 +11 10p
3. Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1-2 71-68 +3 7p
4. Space Soldiers 2-0-3 57-71 -14 6p
5. Virtus.pro 1-0-4 53-77 -24 3p
6. Cloud9 1-0-4 53-75 -22 3p
Note: Virtus.pro finish above Cloud9 due to their head to head result, which VP won
Legend
Proceed to the Grand Final
Proceed to the Pro Standoff
Eliminated
16-7
Inferno
16-7
Dust II
16-11
Nuke
16-6
Inferno
16-3
Inferno
7-16
Inferno
9-16
Dust II
8-16
Mirage
16-11
Mirage
13-16
Mirage
7-16
Dust II
16-9
Dust II
15-15
Mirage
16-8
Mirage
16-11
Cache
11-16
Nuke
16-8
Mirage
15-15
Mirage
13-16
Mirage
16-13
Cache
6-16
Inferno
11-16
Mirage
8-16
Mirage
16-13
Mirage
16-10
Dust II
3-16
Inferno
16-13
Mirage
11-16
Cache
13-16
Cache
10-16
Dust II

Detailed Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]
Round 2[edit]
Round 3[edit]
Round 4[edit]
Round 5[edit]

Pro Standoff[edit]

Ninjas in Pyjamas NiP 41 Space Soldiers SS
September 29, 2018 - 18:00 TRT
7 
 
 5
 
7 
 
 5
 
7 
 
 5
 
Team Total Kills
Ninjas in Pyjamas 30
Space Soldiers 25

Standoff Format

  • Showmatch played on the BLAST Standoff Aim Map.
  • Five 1v1 aim duels, with different players for each match-up.
  • Every match-up is played with a different weapon (in order):
  • First player to 7 kills wins their match-up.
  • The team with the most kills wins (most match-up wins if a tie occurs).

Grand Final[edit]

Astralis Astralis 21 MIBR MIBR
September 29, 2018 - 19:00 TRT
1613
3
23
1
1410
4
516
11
168
8
714
7

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