Reports of NA’s revival have been greatly exaggerated

Elliott Griffiths
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BLAST Premiere Spring Groups 2022


If you’re American, or Canadian, we’re going to give you the chance now to a̶p̶o̶l̶o̶g̶i̶s̶e̶ scroll down to the next story and read about some dodgy Brazilian and English teams.

Three NA teams came in, and on the first day of elimination games, three NA teams went out. Complexity, Liquid and EG all lost their elimination BO3s and will have a long flight home.


There, they might be greeted by the newly-jobless Ryan, who will now have to seek a nomadic lifestyle.

Complexity were up to bat first, but were struck out by MIBR with a player called exit topfragging. That should have been seen as foreshadowing, but they wanted to believe.

There’s not really much to talk about with Complexity; they were flat, lacklustre and, we believe as the kids say, ‘mid’.

Liquid can count themselves unlucky; despite finishing third in their group, they were delegated the unenviable task of defeating the beast. s1mple did not want to lose, picking up double the amount of kills of anyone on his team in game one.

That’s bad luck.

NA had one last hit, and it came down to the ol’ reliable. autimatic was electric on Overpass, as EG set up an upset by taking map one over BIG.

But BIG do as BIG do; with their typical miserly, monkish gameplay, they restricted and constricted NA’s final hope, choking them out on Vertigo.

Of all the ways to go, to have it end on Vertigo? That’s just no way for your hopes and dreams to die.

We suppose the good news for NA fans is that you can support, erm, Twistzz and FaZe? They made it out top of their group, so you’ll at least be interested ‘til Saturday night.

February 3, 2022

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