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Forsaken finalize BLAST Showdown teams

Party time for the Astronauts is over.

The teams for the BLAST Premier Rest of the World Fall Showdown have been finalized with Forsaken taking the crown at the Ace North American Masters Fall 2023 qualifier as they took down Party Astronauts 2-0 in the final and only dropped a single map to Nouns.

It was a tournament to forget for Bad News Bears, who have continued to struggle since their reorganization just a few months ago. They failed to win a single map as they exited 0-2, but did have the pleasure of pushing eventual winners Forsaken to overtime in the first match of the competition.

As for Nouns, they will also be disappointed in themselves for failing to reach the final having lost to both finalists, with Forsaken taking the honors of eliminating them in the playoffs.

On the bright side, Forsaken have quietly become one of North America's strongest teams with Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz leading the young stars in Jerric "wiz" Jiang and Josh "JBa" Barutt to outshine the competition. JBa is handsomely rewarding stanislaw for the faith shown in him as he shone throughout the qualifier, posting a 1.14 HLTV Rating, a 1.05 Impact Rating, and an 80.1% KAST. Since joining from Limitless in July, JBa has become one of the hottest stars in the region.

It should also not be ignored that wiz once again returned to his dominant form, as the AWPer came away from the event with a leading 1.26 HLTV Rating, 1.28 Impact Rating, and a 75.5% KAST. Having faced heavy criticism during his time on Evil Geniuses, it appears that the young player has not let it affect him as he has continued to be a force to be reckoned with in North American competition.

Party Astronauts
0 - 2
All maps
Party Astronauts K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue 36 - 40 -4 68.8 70.2% 0.97
United States Connor 'chop' Sullivan 32 - 44 -12 73.2 63.2% 0.88
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith 37 - 47 -10 73.4 63.2% 0.87
United States William 'spek' Smith 28 - 43 -15 65.1 64.9% 0.80
United States Adam 'Grizz' Golden 30 - 46 -16 45.6 54.4% 0.64
Forsaken K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz 50 - 33 +17 89.9 78.9% 1.42
United States Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk 50 - 34 +16 89.6 80.7% 1.38
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 47 - 34 +13 88.2 75.4% 1.34
United States Jerric 'wiz' Jiang 44 - 32 +12 78.0 80.7% 1.27
United States Josh 'JBa' Barutt 29 - 33 -4 57.0 80.7% 0.93

The Rest of the World Showdown begins on October 4th with eight teams, mostly from around the world, competing for $20,000 and a spot at the BLAST Premier Fall Falls. The list of teams attending the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown Americas is as follows:

United States Complexity
United States Evil Geniuses
Brazil FURIA
Brazil Imperial

Brazil Fake Natty
United States Forsaken

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#1(With 0 replies)
September 12, 2023 07:37AM
liquid really need to leave this qualifier
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