On day three of Blast Premier Showdown, Heroic dominated against SAW, and 9z eliminated Vitality. Tomorrow, OG will play G2, and Dignitas will take on Spirit.
Going into their match against SAW, Heroic was on a 10 series win streak following their undefeated win at ESL Pro League. To no surprise, Heroic swept SAW 2-0 in Blast Premier Showdown. On map one, Vertigo, Heroic, René “TeSeS” Madsen led the charge on a solid CT side from Heroic. SAW player Tiago “JUST” Moura tried to keep his team in it, but Heroic kept pushing. The half ended 11-4, and Heroic had no problem winning the last five rounds to close out map one 16-4.
On map two, Train, Heroic started off strong with JUST keeping his team in the game with 14 kills in eight rounds and a clutch to bail his team out. However, Train is a playground for AWPers, and Casper “cadiaN” Møller proved that with 20 kills on the board and closed the map out 16-6. Heroic won the series 2-0 and eliminated SAW from Blast Premier Showdown.
9z may be an unknown team, but they qualified for Blast Premier Showdown through FiReLEAGUE Latin Power Spring 2021. While 9z is an up-and-coming team, they got matched up against Vitality first round. With Vitality releasing longtime member Cédric “RpK” Guipouy in favor of Jayson “Kyojin” Nguyen Van, the French squad was determined to send him out properly. But that didn’t exactly work out. All players on the squad had a great first map, especially Richard “shox” Papillon, who had 17 kills and 3 deaths in the first half of Nuke. However, Santino “try” Rigal of 9z put up a dominant second map with 26 kills to win his team the second map 16-12. 9z kept pushing forward and had a 12-3 on map three, Inferno. Surprisingly, 9z closed out map three 16-12 and won against the dominant Team Vitality 2-1.
For tomorrow’s matches, Friday, April 16, there are a few things to watch out for. Fans should make sure to convert the times to their local time zones so as not to miss anything. Also, if you missed a day of matches, you can see recaps for day one or day two or Blast Premier Showdown.
OG vs. G2 (9:30 am Eastern Daylight Time)
Dignitas vs. Spirit (12:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time)