BLAST Showdown Fall starts to fill up

Gijs Verhoeff
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We could bore you with detailed insights in to every qualifier, giving you runners up, winners and losers and such, but that wouldn't be a TLDR now would it?

Instead, we'll give you just enough information for you to be able to go "Yeah I know those guys" when your friends talk about the teams at BLAST Showdown. We got you man.

So, what's the gist? So far, Bulgarian hard-hitters Fiend have managed to qualify through the TWR Eastern European Masters. Did you know that team's core has been together since 2015? That's longer than some marriages.

Anyways. Dignitas managed to beat out Copenhagen Flames for the Nordic qualifiers at Nordic Masters, and Movistar Riders saw themselves through RTP Arena to take the Southern European spot. ViCi Gaming also topped the Asian qualifier at Douyu Fall. So far, nothing surprising.

What was surprising was MAD Lions. They managed to beat FPX, who are ranked 22 places higher, for a spot at the BLAST event. Upset much? Also an interesting one is the mix team that came out of the EMEA qualifier, POGGERZ, who are comprised of Lobanjinca and D0cC, among others.

This leaves just two undecided qualifier spots. One will come from the FiReLEAGUE Latin, and the other is set to come from Fragadelphia 15. About the latter, there's plenty of Ryan memes to be seen, as well as good CS. Not quite EU level, but it'll do.

September 12, 2021

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