The first day of BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles: Front Row is over. Team Liquid, FaZe Clan, NRG, and Cloud9 are through to the semifinals. Renegades and MIBR are out, but will be playing the BLAST Stand-Off.
The first day of BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles: Front Row is over and the US fans got to witness Team Liquid coming out as the most superior team by far. The best team in the world continues to dominate the professional Counter-Strike scene, going through the group stage undefeated. Keith “NAF” Markovic has been an especially driving force on the superteam, currently rated as the best player in the entire tournament.
This puts Team Liquid through to the semifinals on Sunday against Cloud9.
FaZe Clan also went through and will try to book their Grand Final spot against the last semifinalists, NRG.
Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, FaZe Clan:
- I have respect for zews. He played as a stand-in on MIBR and he did a great job. They should be proud of him.
When asked about how knowing they were already in the semifinals during their last match affected their game, the Slovakian AWP'er had this to say:
- We did our best. We were tired after playing five games, but we never underestimated them, "GuardiaN" comments.
Sunday, July 14 - schedule.
Renegades and MIBR did not have what it takes to go through at Front Row, but their tournament is not over. They will be playing in the BLAST Stand-Off on Sunday before the Grand Final. The winner of the BLAST Stand-Off takes home $20,000.
Take a look at the Leaderboard from Day 1 of Front Row:
Day 1 Leaderboard.