BLAST Premier Spring Series viewer's guide

With BLAST Premier Spring Series just around the corner, we have prepared a comprehensive viewer’s guide presenting the most important information of the $300,000 event.

BLAST Premier Spring Series will begin on Friday in London, United Kingdom, where the first of three groups will fight for qualification to the Spring Finals. FaZe and NiP will kick off the tournament action, with the Swedish side set to debut their new lineup after adding Tim "nawwk" Jonasson to the roster in light of Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg’s departure. Succeeding the opening bout will be a Liquid side looking to begin their climb back to the No.1 ranked team in the world versus a developing MIBR roster.

FaZe and NiP will kick off the action in London

One week later, Group B will commence in perhaps the most stacked group of the event, which will pit the top two players in the world against each other with Natus Vincere taking on the EPICENTER 2019 champions Vitality in the first matchup. Meanwhile, Astralis will look to kick-start their year in winning fashion against a LAN-debuting Complexity.

Rounding out the event in Group C is 100 Thieves, who will take on a G2 side that ended last year on a high note with a trophy at the Champions Cup Finals, while Evil Geniuses will have their sight on an unpredictable OG.

The groups for the tournament can be found below:

The group stage will be played out between January 31-February 16 with one group competing each week in a double-elimination, best-of-three format. The top two sides from each group will then progress to the $750,000 Spring Finals in Moscow, Russia, which will take place from June 19-21, with the remaining teams moving on to a Showdown stage. There, four qualifier teams will join the bottom-placed sides from the group stage for two final spots at the Spring Finals.

Below you can find the complete tournament schedule:

Group A

Friday, January 31
16:30 - Europe FaZe vs. Sweden NiP | BO3
20:30 - United States Liquid vs. Brazil MIBR | BO3

Saturday, February 1
16:30 - Group A lower bracket round 1 | BO3
20:30 - Group A upper bracket final | BO3

Sunday, February 2
16:30 - Group A consolidation final |BO3
19:30 - Group A final | BO3

Group B

Friday, February 7
16:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. France Vitality | BO3
20:30 - Denmark Astralis vs. Europe Complexity | BO3

Saturday, February 8
16:30 - Group B lower bracket round 1 | BO3
20:30 - Group B upper bracket final | BO3

Sunday, February 9
16:30 - Group B consolidation final | BO3
20:30 - Group B final | BO3

Group C

Friday, February 14
16:30 - Australia 100 Thieves vs. France G2 | BO3
20:30 - United States Evil Geniuses vs. Europe OG | BO3

Saturday, February 15
16:30 - Group C lower bracket round 1 | BO3
20:30 - Group C upper bracket final | BO3

Sunday, February 16
16:30 - Group C consolidation final | BO3
20:30 - Group C final | BO3

Bringing the action live is Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat on the desk as the host, with Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Duncan "Thorin" Shields alongside him to break down the matches. Casting the gameplay are two commentary duos in Jason "moses" O'Toole & Anders "Anders" Blume and Conner "Scrawny" Girvan & Mohan "launders" Govindasamy, with James "BanKs" Banks rounding out the on-air talent as interviewer.

The on-air talent lineup looks as follows:

United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat — Desk host

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill — Analyst
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields — Analyst

Denmark Anders "Anders" Blume — Caster
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole — Caster
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan — Caster
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy — Caster

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks — Interviewer

Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
543
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
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Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Canada Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1644
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
#1
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Sweden Martintimell69 
pog
2020-01-30 18:00
#7
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North America ProudNAfan 
Ez for the best team of all time Liquid
2020-01-30 18:02
#12
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Poland SportMode 
EZ 4 MOUSESPORTS BEST PORTUGUESE TEAM!!
2020-01-30 18:04
#19
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Brazil BRAZILIAN_ERA 
TIME TO MIBR SHINE AGAIN! MANITO! BE RADY!
2020-01-30 18:17
Group B stacked af
2020-01-30 18:20
poor complexity lmao
2020-01-30 18:51
Group C so weak
2020-01-30 19:30
#17
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
NA BAIT OMEGALUL
2020-01-30 18:09
Yes, Astralis will take it.
2020-01-30 18:26
#34
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United States jay_320 
Betting man puts his money on Astralis but is not surprised if Liquid, EG or Mouz for that matter ends up taking it.
2020-01-30 19:47
If you bet something you have iq from 50 to 80. Sad but true.
2020-01-30 20:04
#37
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United States jay_320 
I agree. I'm just saying you take the field versus one team no matter how good they are at the start of any sporting season no matter the sport even.
2020-01-30 20:37
#8
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Morocco Op1xoN 
pog
2020-01-30 18:02
expected
2020-01-30 18:00
Kek
2020-01-30 18:00
#4
Denmark WAAAH 
Nice
2020-01-30 18:00
-Perfecto +YEKINDAR
2020-01-30 18:01
#15
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Poland SportMode 
-s0mple +fox and we got a top 1 contender
2020-01-30 18:05
#27
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France LeDiplomate 
+kinstaar?
2020-01-30 19:01
hi
2020-01-30 18:02
#9
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Russia pochukay 
its nice what all matches will be a bo3)
2020-01-30 18:02
GROUP A SO EZ FOR LIQUID, LITERALLY NO COMPETITION
2020-01-30 18:03
#31
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Portugal TwistedJayPee 
Sure
2020-01-30 19:31
#11
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United States Bonger__ 
ez for liquid
2020-01-30 18:03
#13
fer | 
Brazil xxAxx 
Group C is tier 3
2020-01-30 18:04
#39
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North America FutureOfNA 
Group 3 carried by NA
2020-01-30 21:32
Group B wtf
2020-01-30 18:05
#16
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
Ez for NiP
2020-01-30 18:06
#18
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United Kingdom epholliday 
Ez 4 faze, gg 4 liquid
2020-01-30 18:12
gg
2020-01-30 18:21
Why is group a so weak while group b is so strong
2020-01-30 18:31
Group c is also weak compared to group b
2020-01-30 18:36
i felt like group c was reasonable
2020-01-30 18:59
#28
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Canada Sharkey3322 
That's what happens when you overlook tier 1 teams for NA/BR trash.
2020-01-30 19:15
10/10 talent. Shame it starts at 4:30am for me.
2020-01-30 19:32
#36
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
A Liquid B Astralis C G2
2020-01-30 20:33
#38
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Denmark FazeUpAssDown 
Hype
2020-01-30 21:17
#40
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
have to wait another week to see astralis play(((((((((((
2020-01-30 21:36
new or old maps?
2020-01-30 21:45
hopefully old
2020-01-30 23:11
If 2 teams from each group proceed to the next stage what are these group finals for?
2020-01-30 23:44
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