BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 Preview
The BLAST Pro Series heads to Copenhagen, Denmark for their last CS:GO event of the year before the Global Finals. The best teams in the world have one last chance to book themselves a spot in the final BLAST Pro Series event of the year and a shot at the $250,000 prize pool.
BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 Teams and Rosters
The six teams below are set to fight for BLAST Pro Series points and their stake of the $250,000 prize pool at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen held from November 1-2, 2019. Three teams — Astralis, Team Liquid, and G FUEL-sponsored FaZe Clan — have already booked three of the four spots in the BLAST Pro Series Global Finals. Cloud9, Natus Vincere (NAVI), and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) will be competing to earn the last spot in the Global Finals.
Teams and Rosters
- Astralis: Nicolai “device” Reedtz, Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth, Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander, and Emil “Magisk” Reif
- Cloud9: Damian “daps” Steele, Kenneth “koosta” Suen, Timothy “autimatic” Ta, Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik, and Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas
- FaZe Clan: Håvard “rain” Nygaar, Nikola “NiKo” Kovač, Helvijs “broky” Saukants, Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer, and Marcelo “coldzera” David
- NAVI: Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács, Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Egor “flamie” Vasilyev, Denis “electronic” Sharipov, and Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov
- NiP: Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, Nicolas “Plopski” Gonzalez Zamora, Simon “twist” Eliasson, Fredrik “REZ” Sterner, and Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson
- Team Liquid: Nick “nitr0” Cannella, Keith “NAF” Markovic, Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken, and Jake “Stewie2K” Yip
BLAST Pro Series 2019 Standings
Team Liquid currently sits atop the BPS standings for 2019 with 26 points. The North American squad has finished first or second in all three BPS events they’ve attended this year.
Closely behind TL in second place is Astralis. The Danish stack has had some up and down showings at the BLAST Pro Series this season, winning Sao Paulo and finishing second in Madrid but falling out in the group stage in Miami.
The third squad to have already booked a trip to the Global Finals is FaZe Clan with 20 points. FaZe has made it to the finals in each of their past two BPS appearances, defeating Team Liquid in Miami and falling short to the same TL team in Los Angeles.
- 1. Team Liquid - 26 points
- 2. Astralis – 22 points
- 3. FaZe Clan – 20 points
- 4. NiP – 16 points
- 5. MIBR – 12 points
- 6. Cloud9 – 6 points
- 7. NAVI – 6 points
The six aforementioned teams will be competing to win their share of the $250,000 prize pool (with first place claiming $125,000), the BLAST Pro Series trophy, and BPS points to try and book their place in the BLAST Global Final Bahrain held on December 13, 2019.
Team Liquid, Astralis, and FaZe Clan have already secured their place in the Global Finals with just one spot remaining for the rest of the competing teams.
NiP has a high likelihood of claiming the final spot at the Global Finals. With MiBR not playing in Copenhagen, NiP has a 10-point lead over the next closest team in the standings, Cloud9. As long as NiP doesn’t finish last, and either Cloud9 or NAVI wins the event, the Swedes will be the fourth team in Bahrain.
The $250,000 prize pool is spread among the teams as follows:
FaZe Clan At BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019
Though FaZe Clan has already booked their trip to the Global Finals, the squad will be looking to continue to build their chemistry. Marcelo “coldzera” David and Helvijs "broky" Saukants have only been with FaZe for a month entering Copenhagen, and the team is still meshing together.
Results have been trending upwards for FaZe Clan, with the team finishing 3rd-4th in their most recent outing. Coldzera, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson have all been playing well in the short period of time this new lineup has been together. With some added frags from broky or Håvard "rain" Nygaard, FaZe could easily find themselves in another BLAST Pro Series Finals.
Here's the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 schedule:
Friday, November 1
- 2 PM ET: Cloud9 vs. NiP
- 2 PM ET: Astralis vs. FaZe Clan
- 2 PM ET: NAVI vs. Team Liquid
- 3:20 PM ET: NAVI vs. FaZe Clan
- 3:20 PM ET: Astralis vs. NiP
- 3:20 PM ET: Cloud9 vs. Team Liquid
Saturday, Nov. 2
- 9 AM ET: Team Liquid vs. Astralis
- 9 AM ET: Cloud9 vs. NAVI
- 9 AM ET: FaZe Clan vs. NiP
- 10:20 AM ET: NAVI vs. Astralis
- 10:20 AM ET: Cloud9 vs. FaZe Clan
- 10:20 AM ET: Liquid vs. NiP
- 11:40 AM ET: NAVI vs. NiP
- 11:40 AM ET: FaZe Clan vs. Team Liquid
- 11:40 AM ET: Astralis vs. Cloud9
- 1 PM ET: TBD
- 2 PM ET: TBD
How To Watch
No BPS Copenhagen tickets? No problem. Watch the tournament live at twitch.tv/blastproseries.
So, who do you think will win first place at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen?
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