From June 15th to 19th, the BLAST Premier Spring Final will be played in the Altice Arena in Lisbon. The event will feature eight teams, including FaZe Clan, Team ENCE, and NaVi, who qualified via BLAST Spring events.
The teams will be split into 2 groups of four, each of which will compete in a modified GSL format. The top-seeded teams in each group will advance through to the semi-finals, while the 2nd and 3rd seeded teams will compete in the quarter-finals.
The Tournament Breakdown
Squads like Vitality, OG, FaZe as well as BIG, Natus Vincere and G2, are among the teams competing in the BLAST Spring Groups. ENCE, the victors of the BLAST Spring Showdown EU, have also proven their worth in recent events, advancing to second place in the world standings, and paiN, the winners of the BLAST Spring Showdown NA.
Following in the footsteps of former in-game commander Kirill “Boombl4”, NaVi will be led by Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev. Mikhailov is no longer a member of the Russian-Ukrainian team.
Karim “Krimbo” Moussa will be permitted to travel to Portugal with his team after testing positive for COVID-19, which forced him to miss a part of the Pinnacle Cup Championship.
A total prize pool of $425,000 will be distributed among the eight competing teams, with a major portion going to the ultimate victors, who will receive just a little less than 50% of the overall reward pool.
One More Details – The Fantasy Game
Another important news is that this event will be accompanied by a fantasy game that will allow fans to put their Counter-Strike expertise to the test and earn skins and cash rewards from the spring scoreboard.
FaZe’s stars remain dominant as the most chosen picks despite their failures at IEM Dallas. With almost 3000 picks apiece, Finn “karrigan” Andersen ($176,000) and Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken ($210,000) claim the top two slots, followed by Hvard “rain” Nygaard ($204,000) and Helvijs “broky” Saukants ($218,000).
Lotan “Spinx” Giladi ($218,000) and Pavle “Maden” Bokovi ($191,000) of ENCE are also among the top picks, as both players continue their strong 2022 campaigns, with 1.21 and 1.04 LAN ratings, respectively.
Valeriy “b1t” Vakhovskiy ($211,000) and Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy ($194,000) of Natus Vincere also made the list, while a substitute Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev ($190,000) makes his Natus Vincere debut.
If you plan to participate in the event, whether as just a spectator or an active bettor, make sure to get yourself ready since the matchups begin in less than two days. No matter what the final outcome will be, you are guaranteed to have lots of fun while testing your CSGO expertise.
Please read the Official Rules before entering because they contain vital information about the rewards, eligibility, and winner selection. Fantasy sports are free to play and can be found in both privately and publicly organized leagues.