One of the most anticipated matchups in the opening round of Blast Premier Fall Showdown was the Swedish – Bulgarian brawl between Team Dignitas and Team Fiend.
The two teams have for a while been sitting outside of the tier 1 scene trying to break in. Today’s match was an excellent opportunity for both to take a step closer.
Team Fiend started the match by picking into Mirage, while Dignitas chose Nuke. A repeat of their latest (and only) encounter, that ended with a Bulgarian victory.
This time around Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg wanted a different outcome. The legendary Swede showed that he has still got it. Team Fiend’s T-side was quickly shattered with f0rest in the center of the action. The 33-year-old former Major winner finished Fiend off with a solid +15 in K-D leading his team to a comfortable 16-9 win.
Dignitas selected Nuke as their map of choice. Here everything fell apart on their T-side. The Swedes had a huge mountain to climb after being trashed 13-2 in the first half. But then everything changed. In a game of good CT-sides, it was now Dignitas in command. All of a sudden the Swedes had in no time caught the Bulgarians, who could only stare into their screens in disbelief. Pivotal was again Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg, who this time was joined by both Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli and Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso in making the impossible possible. Team Dignitas won 14 rounds in a row to eliminate Team Fiend from BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.
Team Dignitas will face Heroic in the Quarter-Finals on Friday.
Team Dignitas vs Team Fiend (2-0) | BLAST Premier Fall Showdown
16-9 (Mirage) | f0rest – 1.53 Rating / 26-11 K-D / 97.1 ADR
16-13 (Nuke) | hallzerk – 1.47 Rating / 26-15 K-D / 108.2 ADR
MVP: Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg – 1.41 Rating / 53-28 K-D / 87.1 ADR