The best pro team in CS:GO Astralis is set to meet their biggest rivals Team Liquid in the BLAST Pro Series Global Final. Team Liquid were able to dispatch Ninjas in Pyjamas in the lower bracket final today, with a comfortable 2 – 0 win.
Liquid are trying to fight their way back to the top after a string of disappointing results over the last few months. Their last tournament victory was back in July at the IEM Chicago 2019. Since then, TL have failed to beat the likes of Astralis, Fnatic, and Evil Geniuses in the upper echelons of CS:GO.
However, for NiP, this latest loss is merely a continuation of their recent mediocre form. Although the Swedes were only inches away from picking up wins in both rounds, they ultimately failed to secure the victories on both maps.
Liquid are known to be a relatively poor Overpass team, however, they did manage to beat NiP 16 – 10 to take the first map in the lower bracket final. Although the Swedes put up a good fight on their map pick, the North Americans were able to have an impressive second-half T-side.
Liquid’s best map, in contrast, is Mirage and was unsurprisingly much easier for the North Americans. Arguably the best player in the region, Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, had an incredible series, finishing with 28 frags.
NiP did almost win the second map, but Liquid proved too strong, coming back in the end to win seven straight rounds and secure the victory 16 – 14.
The two CS:GO giants Team Liquid and Astralis will go head-to-head once more in the BLAST Pro Series Global Final later today. That’s it for the latest esports news from esportsnow today. Get involved on Facebookor Twitter, give your opinions, talk to fellow esports fans, but most importantly, never miss out on the latest happenings in the wonderful world of esports. Thanks for reading.