Continuing the trend of bringing CS:GO esports to some of the most unique locations in the world, Blast Pro Series saw its latest event reside in Madrid, Spain from May 10th to the 11th, where six teams battled it out in order to secure the lion’s share of the lucrative $250,000 prize pool.
— BLAST Pro Series (@BLASTProSeries) May 10, 2019
As with the majority of CS:GO tournaments in the past year, powerhouse Astralis were favored to walk away with another trophy for their already large collection when the dust settled at Blast Pro Series Madrid 2019. This looked to be the case with the performances that Astralis executed over the course of the event.
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From a 16-8 victory over Ninjas in Pyjamas, a 16-7 win against Giants, and a close 16-13 victorious result against the talented squad of Natus Vincere, Astralis looked ready to secure a spot in the Grand Finals of Blast Pro Series Madrid 2019 with not much trouble.
However, IEM Katowice 2019 Major surprise team, ENCE, was able to knock Astralis off of its strong run throughout the start of Blast Pro Series Madrid 2019. This loss forced Astralis to face off against Cloud9 in order to guarantee themselves a spot in the Grand Finals. In typical fashion for the cool under pressure superstar CS:GO team, Astralis was able to book a trip to the tournament’s Grand Finals with a 16-11 win over Cloud9.
Unfortunately for Astralis, the one team to hand them a defeat at Blast Pro Series Madrid 2019 would once again show that they had the Danish squad’s number. Collecting a 19-6 win on Nuke and a 16-13 victory on Train, ENCE defeated Astralis 2-0 in the best-of-three Grand Finals and claim the title of Blast Pro Series Madrid 2019 Champions. Congratulations, ENCE!
— Astralis (@astralisgg) May 11, 2019
Having given their all to a great competitor in ENCE, Astralis left Madrid on a positive note and looking forward to the future. With the top priority remaining a big win in Cologne and the remaining tournaments, Zonic was looking forward to the next stages, hoping they would be as warm and inviting as Madrid was.
With only 3 more tournaments left before a well deserved summer break, Astralis will have plenty of chances to capture a few more trophies for display. Team Captain, gla1ve made sure to address the fans, and hope its ok that the team will be missing a few of the other BLAST Pro events ongoing. If the Danish Superstars keep putting on masterful displays with a trophy on top, then we think the fans will be fine with it.
A lot of people have been asking about our upcomming events. I understand that you want us to play at every BLAST event, but I am sad to tell you that our last 3 tournaments before summer break is: ECS Finals, ESL Pro League Finals and ESL One Cologne. I hope its ok.
— Lukas Rossander (@gla1ve_csgo) May 12, 2019
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