The European team, FaZe Clan has become the winner of BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019 and earned $125.000 of the prize money. In the final match, FaZe defeated the Americans from Team Liquid with a 2-0 score.
The two-day CS:GO event invited the likes of Liquid, FaZe, MiBR, Natus Vincere, Astralis and Cloud9 for a grueling contest of round robin before a marathon finish to the grand finals the next day.
With tons of fan fare going around the Watsco Center in Miami, Florida the stage was set for an epic event featuring star-studded rosters.
The Grand Final came down to Liquid and FaZe Clan where a best-of-three would crown either one of the two teams as the champion in Miami. Coming into the last series, Liquid was absolutely on fire, going undefeated in the group stage and earning the first seed.
As for FaZe Clan, their passage into the finals was largely unpredicted given how the team has performed over the last several months. Regardless, Day 2 was good to FaZe as they powered through much of their competition in a fashion we haven’t seen from the band in a long while.
How the final was?
Mirage was the map where the final meeting kicked off. The Europeans got off to a good start on the T side, winning eight rounds in a row, but later, Liquid finally got on board with their first point, 8-1.
TL managed to save themselves from a complete disaster in the first half, 10-5, but they couldn’t turn things around as the Ts. It all started from Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač’s‘-4’ in the pistol round and ended with the victory for FaZe at 16-6.
Dust II would be next up in the map rotation, notoriously one of Liquid’s stronger map. Despite the team’s positive track record, FaZe would command Liquid on their T-side, stringing together the first nine rounds before they could answer with one point on the board.
Håvard ‘rain’ Nygaard was beyond destructive on FaZe’s CT-side, netting 26 kills in the first half alone and rendering the North Americans useless. Liquid would bounce back at the half, making things very interesting as they steadily narrowed the gap between them – though, it wasn’t enough to stop the pressure being put forth towards them.
FaZe Clan kept their composure and closed out Dust II 16-12 against Liquid, claiming the second BLAST Pro Series title of the year.