In CS:GO, three things are definite. Death, Liquid beating NA teams and Liquid losing to Astralis.
That rule, that we definitely didn't just make up, held true for Group A at BLAST Premier Fall. As long as you ignore that EG aren't even an NA team any more.
That mishmash EG roster, unsurprisingly, got hung, drawn and quartered by Team Liquid, and that was after Astralis had tied them down in the first place. They picked up 34 rounds total as they took the express flight home. Home to... Europe.
While Astralis did move on to lose to Vitality, they were then taken to the lower bracket where Liquid rolled over and got their tummies tickled by the Danes, as is tradition. This meant that Vitality vs Astralis was the final, after it was also the upper bracket final.
Were Vitality to lose, they might have felt hard done by finishing below Astralis, but of course, they didn't. Vitality are in tip top shape right now. ZywOo and shox dominated in the first game, but roles were reversed as Kyojin and apEX topped the charts in the second.
That is a scary Vitality team, when they don't need ZywOo.
Astralis didn't win, but they at least made shox make this face, so who's the real winner?