Astralis top Team Liquid to win Blast Global Final

Danish Counter-Strike team Astralis continued their successful year by winning the Blast Pro Series Global Final in Bahrain. Photo courtesy of Blast Pro Series

Astralis swept Team Liquid in the grand final on Saturday to win the $500,000 Blast Pro Series: Global Final 2019 in Riffa, Bahrain.

The Danish team captured the $350,000 first-place prize by posting a 16-11 victory on Inferno, followed by a 16-12 win on Nuke.

Astralis opened the day awaiting the winner of the lower-bracket final between Ninjas in Pyjamas and TL. In that matchup, Team Liquid got the sweep, victorious 16-10 on Overpass and 16-14 on Mirage.

This was the last leg of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Blast Pro Series, which began in March with six global circuit stops, with seven teams competing in four events apiece. FaZe Clan was the top-ranked team entering the Bahrain event, followed by Liquid, Astralis and NiP.

For its second-place finish, Team Liquid will take home $80,000, with third-place NiP winning $35,000 and FaZe Clan earning $15,000.

Saturday also featured the Pro Standoff, comprising five one-on-one duels in the BLAST Standoff Aim Map, with FaZe Clan facing NiP. FaZe Clan won with 35 kills, earning $20,000.

-- Field Level Media