Banger playoff matches at Blast Premier EU Showdown

Gijs Verhoeff
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In group A at Blast Premier's EU Showdown, both NiP and ENCE managed to erase recent bad showings, by taking first and second place respectively. Portugese outfit sAw dropped three of their first four matches, which actually saved Astralis from a humiliating early exit. The Danes won only that one match and took the 4th place, while Vitality in some miraculous way managed to lose to sAw, after drawing against both NiP and ENCE. Yeah, online CS is weird like that.

In Group B things are a little more clear: Virtus.Pro are still bad, and despite winning 16-14 against Mousesports with a standin (we don't know either), they were eliminated in last place. Dignitas took 4th place with 1 win and 3 losses, while Mousesports weren't much better in 3rd. Their record was 1 win, 1 tie and 2 losses. MAD Lions took the group win and looks like one of the favourites to progress to the EU Finals.

The EU playoff picture is a bit confusing to describe, so we'll urge you to take the jump and see the bracket for yourself. The first elimination matches are bangers though: Astralis vs Mousesports and ZywOo vs f0re... sorry, we mean Vitality vs Dignitas.

In NA we're witnessing a full on clown-fiesta, and not for the first time in this online CS world. We're actually not so sure what we are witnessing. EG and MIBR are turning themselves around, while 100T and Cloud9 are.. well.. clowning around. NA doing NA things. The full groupstage and playoff picture can be found here.

One thing we honestly love about Blast Premier Showdown is all the individual player cams. How else would we for example have known that allu is a lover of sturdy design?

June 4, 2020

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