Storylines To Watch Out For At Blast Pro Series Miami
Posted 12th April 2019 By: Marv    284 Views
Esports News – Blast Pro Series Miami is heading to North America for the first time. It will grace the stage of Miami, Florida to introduce six of the best CS:GO teams in the world—all of which are battling for fame, glory, and the lion’s share of the $250,000 prize pool. With that, let’s take a look at the biggest storylines to watch out for during the tournament:
Astralis As The Top Favorite
Fans, analysts, and esports enthusiasts are all betting for Astralis to win. After all, it would be the team’s third Blast Pro Series title if they manage to win, following their victories in Lisbon and São Paulo. Astralis is continuously building up their track record after they took the first place position in the CS:GO global rankings last year. They concluded all their 2019 major competitions on top except for BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen (3rd place) and BUYPOWER Masters (2nd place). The team will now head to the BLAST Pro Series Miami grand finals carrying their first-place finishes from IEM Katowice and ECS Cup.
Team Liquid And Na’Vi’s Potentials
Natus Vincere and Team Liquid are considered by many as Astralis’ top contenders. The two failed to gain an early advantage at the Major, but they’ve shown impressive performances from their previous matches. Liquid, specifically, was Astralis’ grand finals opponent in São Paulo. They were reverse swept by the champion in a best-of-three series, but there’s no denying that they have improved after the match. Meanwhile, Natus Vincere won the recent Starseries i-League Season 7 and their top player Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev won the MVP medal.
Can Cloud9 redeem themselves in Miami? That’s the question Cloud9 fans are constantly asking the team after their recent turmoil. The team won last year’s ELEAGUE Boston Major, making them one of the best teams of 2018. But ever since that victory, Cloud9 only gave us disappointing performances. They are currently unstable, constantly singing temporary players and using stand-ins for major matches.
MIBR And Faze Clan’s Active Rosters
Analysts have seen MIBR and Faze Clan’s potentials at the IEM Katowice Major, but the two teams have failed to impress the public after that. It seems like they keep on shuffling rosters but couldn’t find the best players to fill in certain positions. Faze dropped Finn “karrigan” Andersen from the roster in exchange for Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev, while MIBR added “TACO” de Melo and João “felps” Vasconcellos to their active roster.