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Cloud9 takes home over R160,000 at BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Showdown

Wessel Minnie

Jun 8, 2020 1:00 pm

Cloud9鈥檚 CS:GO squad, with two聽South African players and a coach, have been knocked out of the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 American Showdown, but not before claiming $10,000 (over R160,000) in the process.

Cloud9 at BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

While Cloud9 didn’t manage to win the entire tournament, the team did quite well, placing in the 5th/6th position. The performance might be a bit disappointing, as we know from the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 group stage, the team could beat the likes of Evil Geniuses and Gen.G Esports.


In the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 American Showdown, Cloud9 placed third in the group stage, losing to Triumph and Evil Geniuses, before beating 100 Thieves.


In the playoffs, Cloud9 only had one chance, but unfortunately, they failed to make it past MIBR. While Cloud9 took the first map (Overpass) against MIBR, they lost on Inferno with a score of 16-8, followed by a loss on Dust II with a score of 16-9.


Losing to MIBR meant Cloud9 was knocked out of the tournament, taking a 5th/6th place finish and $10,000 in prize money.

The BLAST Premier Spring 2020 American Showdown finals standings are:
  • 1st & 2nd place – MIBR and Furia Esports – Wins $35,000 each
  • 3rd place – Evil Geniuses – Wins $20,000
  • 4th place – Gen.G Esports – Wins $17,500
  • 5th & 6h place – Cloud9 and Triumph – Wins $10,000
  • 7th & 8th place – Chaos Esports Club and 100 Thieves – Wins $7,500

The top three teams also advance to the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 American finals. The finals are scheduled to take place from 16 to 21 June 2020.


We look forward to seeing Cloud9’s CS:GO squad compete at the Dreamhack Masters Spring 2020 America playoffs, which kicks off on 12 June.


Header image via BLAST Premier.