NiP, forZe, and ENCE seal their tickets for BLAST.tv Paris Major

The Paris Major EU B RMR is about to end, and we already know the teams that have sealed... Eduardo | 15. April 2023

The Paris Major EU B RMR is about to end, and we already know the teams that have sealed their direct ticket to the Major that will be played in Paris from May 8 to 21, 2023. Last Friday, we enjoyed the NiP, forZe, and ENCE qualifications after crushing victories (all 2-0) against BIG, Aurora, and Cloud9.

In the next few hours, we will know which will be the last team among Cloud9, BIG, and FaZe Clan to qualify for the Paris Major. Undoubtedly, it has been a very intense qualifier with many surprises. In addition, many teams will have no rest, as they must travel to Brazil to play the IEM Rio 2023 from April 17.

forZe crush Aurora to seal qualification

In an all-Russian duel, we saw how forZe, led by Andrey “Jerry” Mekhryakov, managed to crush Aurora to secure their place in the Challengers Stage of the Paris Major. Although Aurora always tried to put pressure on their rivals, they could not do so and were eliminated on the last day of the competition.

It all started in Inferno, forZe’s map pick, where we saw a great display of the team’s T-side to take the partial victory 9-6. At the start of the second half, forZe hit first again, as they won the first four rounds to take a 13-6 lead. However, Aurora woke up and struck back with five consecutive round wins to intensify the match, 11-13. In the end, forZe managed to take the win 16-12.

We move to Nuke, Aurora’s map pick, where forZe again started with a great determination to end the series as quickly as possible. However, with an inspired Vladislav “Krad” Kravchenko and Jerry, forZe was able to take a 12-3 partial victory on the CT side, to lower the morale of their rivals further.

However, Aurora tried to wake up in the second half and won six of the first seven rounds to score 9-13. But, this was not enough, as forZe, as in Inferno, was able to win the remaining rounds and seal their qualification.

NiP delivers and takes the win over BIG

In a spectacular series, NiP scored an excellent 2-0 win over BIG to secure their ticket to the Paris Major. Fredrik “REZ” Sterner and young Daniil “headtr1ck” Valitov led the iconic Swedish organization to qualification.

The series began on Vertigo, the map selected by NiP, where the boys demonstrated in the first half why they had picked this map. In the first 13 rounds of the map, NiP won 11 on the T-side, which would undoubtedly assure them a big advantage when the sides switched.

As if that were not enough, NiP managed to win the first two rounds on the CT side, putting them in a very advantageous position with a score of 13-4. After that, however, BIG began to work to get closer on the scoreboard slowly and got as close as 11-15. Then, finally, NiP delivered the lethal blow to take the win 16-11.

The second BO3 match was Mirage, where we were treated to CS:GO at the highest level. The first half ended with an excellent score of 8-7, with Nils “k1to” Gruhne (BIG) and REZ (NiP) taking the lead for their teams. Again, we had different protagonists at changing sides, but the same result. Marcel “hyped” Köhn (BIG) and Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke (NIP) gave us a great battle that ended with a 15-15 match.

After four overtimes, NiP took the victory by 22-20, thus sealing their qualification for the Paris Major.

ENCE leaves a Cloud9 with many doubts on the road

In an intense match, ENCE got their ticket to Paris after beating a Cloud9 spectacularly that did not perform as expected in this match.

Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov could not carry all the team’s responsibilities, and they ended up losing with a terrible 0-2, leaving C9 fighting for last place against BIG and FaZe Clan.

It all started at Ancient the ENCE map pick, where we enjoyed a great level from both sides. After an initial 15-15 in the first 30 rounds, ENCE managed to take the victory in Overtime with a score of 19-16. Guy “NertZ” Iluz was responsible for ENCE’s victory and finished with 102.6 ADR and a 1.40 Rating.

In Vertigo, Cloud9’s map pick, everything started the same way Ancient ended, with an extremely balanced match. However, ENCE, thanks to NertZ and a spectacular play by Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia, managed to win nine rounds on the T side to seal the 16-12 victory and their qualification for the Paris Major.

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