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BLAST Pro Series Miami - pictures and impressions

News   •   Apr 12, 2019 17:07 UTC

The BLAST Pro Series Miami Champions - FaZe Clan

The second tournament of the 2019 series is underway in Miami.

Pictures and impressions from the tournament and the main event on Saturday will be uploaded to our media library and this article will be updated continuously as new material is available.

All pictures are free for non-commercial, editorial use.

Arena day (Saturday)

The BLAST Pro Series Champions, FaZe Clan.

The BLAST Trophy.

Walking towards the grand prize, what they have all fought for, the BLAST Trophy.

Happy and satisfied superstars.

Confetti rain in the only proper color.

The talented desk host, Frankie Ward.

A popular guy in the crowd. Gaules greets his fans.

BadFalleN, Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo's alter ego.

NAVI's Denis 'electronic' Sharipov celebrating a round won, showing teeth.

What the teams are here for. The iconic BLAST Pro Series trophy.

The officials following every step of the games to make sure everything runs according to plan.

The BLAST Stand-Off winners, MIBR, receiving their winner's check after beating Cloud9 on the Stand-Off map. BadFalleN doing the winners' interview.

Cloud9 having fun during the BLAST Stand-Off map. 

A part of the superstar life. Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo signing autographs for passionate fans.

It's all about the preparation. Sue 'Smix' Lee finalizing her notes before an interview.

Team Liquid cheering. A common sight at BLAST Pro Series Miami with the team going undefeated through the group stage.

Passion! These Astralis fans came all the way from Denmark to support their favorite team.

Vamos! The MIBR fans were loud and proud on Saturday.

Janko YNk Paunović, coach for FaZe Clan, doing an interview before heading into the games.

The world's best. Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev during walk-in, high-fiving his fans on the way.

Eyes on the prize. No time to lose focus during BLAST Pro Series.

Victory celebration from Team Liquid as they claim another win during the group stage.

Bosnian superstar, Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač leading his team all the way to the Grand Final.

Passiona and excitement. MIBR had plenty of support in the crowd.

It's a spectacle, big, exciting and entertaining.

Thumbs up from the MIBR players to the many fans eager to get everything from a photo or a signature to... a thumbs up.

Good times in the FaZe Clan booth as they claim their spot in the Grand Final.

A legend like few others. Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer Gustafsson enjoying his time during BLAST.

USA. BLAST Pro Series is in the US for the first time ever.

Excitement and passion amongst the fans in the Watsco Center.

Proud to be on home soil. Team Liquid have the fans to back them up the entire day in the arena.

Mr. Adam Savage, the show host of BLAST Pro Series Miami, show what it is all about - excitement.

The majestic BLAST Pro Series stage with casters, with James Bardolph and Daniel "ddk" Kapadia in front.

Fans in great numbers showed up to meet their idols. Here, Brazilian superstar streamer, gaules, with a fan.

War Owl and fl0m had plenty of supporters showing up to meet their heroes.

BLAST Pro Series has come to sunny Miami.

A clear fan favorite in Team Liquid and an obvious final boss in Astralis.

Young love with love for the game and the sports.

All teams have fans in the arena, from MIBR to FaZe Clan.

The American hope? Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken preparing for the decisive group stage games on Saturday.

Fans lining up in the beautiful Miami sun in all sorts of esports jerseys. Here, Echo Fox is represented.

The world's second best team is already represented in the line in front of the Watsco Center.

Esports jerseys in the merch shop on site. The world's best teams represented on the wall.

Line for the exclusive meet & greet with the BLAST superstar streamers, fl0m, War Owl and gaules.

Fans from all over the world starting to turn up early morning on Saturday. Brazil being well-represented and ready to support MIBR.

There is no doubt who the majority of the crowd will cheer for. Home teams, Cloud9 and Team Liquid, can look forward to an insane day in the arena.

Welcome to Miami! The American crowd is sure to turn up in full force for the show.

Initial group stage matches (Friday)

The world famous caster, Anders Blume, on top of things during the games.

The iconic BLAST Pro Series stage during the initial group stage matches on Friday.

FaZe Clan coach, Janko 'YNk' Paunović, showing true excitement during the team's game versus MIBR. The game ended 15-15.

fl0m and War Owl, two of the official BLAST Pro Series streamers entertaining the viewers.

Jacky "Stewie2K" Yip screams, and for a good reason. Team Liquid clinched a very close game versus Cloud9 16-14.

It's a knuckle party! Cloud9 keep their heads high after a tought day, going 0-2.

Home town favorites off to the best possible start going 2-0. 

Passionate casters, Mohan "launders" Govindasamy and Conner "Scrawny" Girvan guiding the viewers from the tip of the stage.

The stage is revealed. The six teams will play on it from Friday, and on Saturday, thousands of fans will experience the amazing live show.

Ready. Set. Go.

The talent desk is guiding the audience through the show. Frankie Ward (desk host), Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez (expert) and Noah 'Nifty' Francis (expert) present.

Home town hero... almost. American player, Timothy "autimatic" Ta, and his team Cloud9 are looking to upset the opponents.

Interview time with the world's best player, 
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, after their 16-8 win against Brazilian MIBR.

All smiles for Astralis as they kick off the tournament strong, beating Cloud9 16-10 in the first round.

Knuckles for days. Cloud9 are ready to put up a fight versus the world's very best teams.

Hive fives for Team Liquid players after a strong start in Miami. The American team is looking to claim the title on home soil.

Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl and Christine "potter" Chi rocking the desk with sharp analysis.

Media Day (Thursday)

Welcome to Miami, Team Liquid, and in-game leader, Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella.

Astralis having fun behind-the-scenes at BLAST Backstage with Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander and coach Danny 'zonic' Sørensen.

MIBR enjoying life in Miami. Marcelo 'coldzera' David's cheeky smile encapsulates the atmosphere.

BLAST interviewer Sue "Smix" Lee hosted an amazing BLAST Backstage stream Thursday afternoon.

The king is back. Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko and his team, NAVI, ready to put on a show for the crowd as per usual.

Talents, Henry 'HenryG' Greer and Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy creating a custom BLAST Player Card for their colleague and show host, Adam Savage.

Full focus during the BLAST Backstage production. More than 30 people were a part of the setup and running the broadcast.

NAVI smiles all over during the backstage stream. In total 43 people, consisting of players, coaches and talent took part.

The world's best Counter-Strike team, Astralis, having a good time during the aim challenge on Media Day.

More than 130 people are flown in from all over the world to do BLAST Pro Series Miami with more than 200 locals joining in on the fun.

Brazilian legend and one of the most renowned esports players of all time, Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo, giving an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour to the millions of fans all over the world.

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