The Argentine e-sports team 9z set foot on European soil again to compete against the best teams in the world in Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), the popular first-person shooter video game, which will mark his second appearance in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2021.
The Argentine team Rox and Try, the Uruguayans Dgt and Max and the brazilian Bit traveled to Serbia to compete from the Thursday 14th, from 1.30pm, in the first round of playoffs against Team Liquid, the historic American organization and multi-champion of electronic sports (esports).
In principle, very interesting duels are expected throughout the CS: GO games. The most prominent will be between the Brazilian Fallen, one of the great and experienced legends of the shooter video game, and Try, a player on the rise at the South American level. What’s more, Rox will indulge in bumping into his idol Stewie.
Rox, a 9z Team player, will face his idol Stewie.
“This trip is being crazy, the training is being very good, I am enjoying it a lot. Practicing against the teams that I watch through demos and players that I admire is a lot of fun; I feel very excited and eager to play against Team Liquid. We know we have the potential to win, we are going to play our game, do our best and have fun, “he acknowledged Rox.
For his part, the Sports Director Nyogen highlighted the preparation of the violet team in the days leading up to the match against Team Liquid: “Luckily the adaptation here in Serbia was very fast. We felt very comfortable, 9z took care of the accommodation in the best way and the training center is inside the hotel. This makes it easier for us not to waste time on mobility and focus on training. “
The Brazilian Fallen, the Canadian NAF and the Americans Elija, Stewie and Grim make up Team Liquid.
9z earned the right to represent Latin America after winning the Latin Power Qualifier in September, when they beat the Brazilians from Bravos Gaming 2-1.
This will be the second participation of the organization founded in 2018 by Francisco “Frankkaster” Postiglione in the prestigious European tournament, after having achieved it in April of this year at the Spring Showdown, where he had a historic victory against the French Vitality, but then lost in the semifinals against the Danish team Heroic.
How the tournament is played
The BLAST Premier is a European esports league launched in 2020 that holds two major tournaments each year: one in Spring (Spring) and one in Autumn (Fall). It has 16 teams, high key and low key, and the winner of each will reach the final stages.
BLAST Premiere Fall Showdown 2021, el torneo europeo de Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
The Danish outfit Heroic debuted this Tuesday with victory ante POGGERZ 2-0, with partials of 16-11 and 16-10, at the start of the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2021. In his next match he will be measured in the semifinals of the high key with the winner of the cross between Team Fiend and Dignitas .
On the other hand, the winner of the cross between 9z and Team Liquid will be measured in the semifinals with Movistar Riders o Virtus.Pro, on Saturday 16 at 10.30 in Argentina.
At the bottom of the box 9z will face Evil Geniuses ante MAD Lions y Lynn Vision against Spanish G2 Esports. Meanwhile, at the top will be Team Fiend vs. Dignitas, Complexity vs. MIBR and Pain Gaming vs. OG.