A recap of What Happened in CSGO Events this Past Weekend

By: EsportsOnly.Com
Oct 01, 2018

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Last weekend there were two CSGO events, the Blast Pro Series taking place in Istanbul and ESL One event in New York. Both matches have revealed the top esports teams Astralis, and Mousesports have the ability and strength to become the top teams in the esports scene.

Mousesports, the ESL One New York 2018 Champions

The CSGO action at the ESL One New York 2018 came to an end yesterday with an intense Grand Final featuring Mousesports vs Team Liquid. The premier winner, Mouz took home the ESL One New York trophy and first prize of $125K.

Mousesports win ESL One New York 2018

Mousesports wins ESL One New York 2018. Image Source: ESL

Since the esports tournament took place in The Big Apple, the North Americans, Team Liquid were favourites to win the premier title. They kicked off their journey through the Group Stage, beating NRG and G2 Esports. TL progressed to the Semi-finals to compete against Gambit Gaming which proved to be an easy victory on Nuke 16-6 and Inferno 16-3 that led them to the Grand Finals with the hopes to win.

The German team Mousesports have achieved an accomplishment of reaching in the Finals. Their practice paid off big time through the whole event. Starting in the Group Stages, Mouz beat the likes of Fnatic and Gambit. This result led them to advance into the Semi-finals where they outplayed NRG Esports on Inferno 16-12 and Nuke 16-11.

Team Liquid’s pro player, Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of ESL One New York 2018 by HLTV.org and Betway. He stood out throughout the CSGO event with 1.36 rating, his highest score recorded in his gaming career so far.

The CSGO action came to an end yesterday with an intense Grand Final featuring Mousesports vs Team Liquid. In a five map tournament, Team Liquid excelled on Nuke and Inferno while Mousesports won Cache, Dust 2 and Mirage to win the ESL One New York Title and hoisted the glorious trophy.

Astralis add the Blast Pro Series Trophy to their Collection.

Last Saturday, the Blast Pro Series CSGO Grand final was won by Astralis who beat Made in Brazil with an unbeatable 2-1. An intense match that saw Astralis took the CSGO maps Train with a lead of 16-3. A high performance from MIBR who took the leading advantage in one game on Overpass. The last map Inferno was the ultimate deciding match that saw Astralis beat the Brazilian team with a close score of 16-14, taking the Blast Pro Series to scoop the first prize of $125K.

Blast Pro Series winners Astralis

Astralis win the CSGO tournament. Image Source from Blast Pro Series

Up until a few months ago, MIBR were not doing so well in CSGO matches. After the roster changes took place, the squad fell back from the gaming reputation they had as the former SK Gaming team. Last August, the Brazilian team signed on a new coach YNk and thanks to his advice, they have come back on their feet to rank better in tournaments.

Fallen and his teammates have played their very best tactics aggressively that surprised their opponents. Even though the squad did not win the tournament, they have shown the esports scene they have what it takes to reclaim their gaming potential finishing in second. You have yet to hear more news about Made in Brazil as they participate in more esports events. 

Astralis have defended their title as the world’s leading CSGO team. Their recent incredible win at FACEIT Major the Danes beat Navi for a 2-0 victory. As the top Counter-Strike squad, the Danes did not always triumph, in fact at Dreamhack Masters Stockholm the star players lost to North in the Grand Finals. However, the loss did not stop them from achieving better results but proved their dominance once again at the Blast Pro Series.

Astralis went through the Group Stage, winning five matches consecutively against Virtus. Pro, Space Soldiers, Cloud 9 and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Their outstanding skills have proved their potential in the Grand Finals beating Made in Brazil with a fantastic score 2-1. The Blast Pro Series victory earned Astralis another trophy to add in their cabinet of achievements.