The BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Finals got its last two teams, with FURIA and Mousesports conquering the single elimination bracket of BLAST Showdown and assuring their presence at the December tournament that will gather some of the strongest Counter-Strike teams in the World.
The day started with Team Liquid facing FURIA, starting the series on Overpass, with the North American team putting 10 rounds on the board by the end of their offensive side, showing a better performance on the map compared to what we had seen earlier in the tournament, up against MAD Lions.
Vinicius ‘VINI’ Figueiredo would go big for his team and tie the match at 13-13, but in spite of that, Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken would break FURIA in the following round with a 1v2 clutch. From there, Team Liquid was able to push to the finish line with a 16-13 final score.
There wasn’t much to see on map two, as the Brazilians wrecked Liquid on Inferno, with a 16-6 blow out taking us to the third map of Mirage. On top of that, FURIA was yet to be defeated on the map by the hands of Team Liquid, placing the North American roster under a lot of pressure.
Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip would rise up to the challenge and hold the line on the B site for Liquid, but as teams switched sides, FURIA consolidated an uncanny defensive performance on the back of their double AWP setup, taking the series 2-1 with a 16-9 score.
After passing the Juggernaut test, Cloud9 had its last stop on BLAST Showdown up against Mousesports. The ‘Colossus’ didn’t start on the best foot, trailing behind on the first half of Vertigo and ultimately conceding a 16-7 loss to the forces commanded by Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen after a disastrous CT side where they only managed to grab one round.
Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery, the only player to remain from Cloud9’s South African-American squad, was giving his all on Inferno to keep the ‘Colossus’ in the game.
However, Mousesports would prove too steep of a hill to climb, dishing out an impressive seven rounds in a row and shutting down a Cloud9 resurgence to finish the game 16-13 and get the final spot at the BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Finals.