AVANGAR defeats forZe to win BLAST Pro Series Moscow

AVANGAR beat forZe 2-1 in the grand final of the Blast Pro Series Moscow tournament. Photo: StarLadder

AVANGAR defeated forZe 2-1 to capture the grand final of the BLAST Pro Series Moscow on Saturday in the $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event.

AVANGAR prevailed on Overpass 16-13 before forZe evened the match with a 16-12 win on Inferno. AVANGAR took the deciding map, 16-6 on Dust II.

AVANGAR takes home $125,000 of the prize pool.

Other teams participating included Ninjas in Pyjamas, MIBR and ENCE.

AVANGAR won three matches earlier Saturday in the round-robin stage, defeating Natus Vincere 16-12 on Inferno, MIBR 16-9 on Mirage and ENCE 16-13 on Dust II.

The tournament originally had only five teams slated to participate, with the final team to be decided by a CIS play-in. After Vitality's withdrawal earlier in the week, BLAST decided to skip the play-in and fill the event with both teams who were hopeful to qualify -- forZe and Berlin Major finalists AVANGAR.

Prize Pool

First -- AVANGAR, $125,000

Second - forZe, $50,000

Third -- Ninjas in Pyjamas, $25,000

Fourth -- MIBR, $15,000

Fifth -- ENCE, $10,000

Sixth -- Natus Vincere, $5,000

--Field Level Media