Nordic and CIS LAN qualifiers for BLAST Spring Series Showdown announced

Details about the qualification process for the BLAST Spring Series Showdown have been announced, with BLAST-partnered tournament organizers set to hold regional LAN qualifier events.

The two events are being held by BLAST's Finnish media partner Elisa and CIS partner Winstrike, with a combination of open qualifier teams and invited ones set to compete on LAN for slots at the BLAST Spring Series Showdown.

ENCE and North have been invited to the Nordic qualifier

Elisa will handle the qualifier for the Nordic region, creating "Elisa Invitational", a LAN event that will take place on May 1-3 in Tampere, Finland.

Two teams from each Nordic country (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland) will compete at the eight-team LAN for one spot at the BLAST Spring Series Showdown, with ENCE and North being unveiled as the two invited squads. Full details about the qualification process for all countries, and potential invites, are yet to be announced.

The Elisa Invitational team list will look as follows:

Finland ENCE
Finland Qualifier
Sweden Invite
Sweden Qualifier
Denmark North
Denmark Qualifier
Norway Invite
Norway Qualifier

On the CIS side of things, Winstrike will run "CIS Cup" on 28-31 may in Moscow, Russia. Teams will play through April and May in a range of tournaments to get their spot at the CIS Cup, from where the best team will qualify for the Showdown.

BLAST Premier Spring Series Showdown will feature the teams listed below, with only the two best squads qualifying for the BLAST Premier Spring Finals in Moscow. The final two spots at the Showdown will be given to "winners of other qualifiers", which are yet to be announced.

Denmark Astralis
France Vitality
Brazil MIBR
Europe Elisa Invitational
Other TBA

The BLAST Premier Spring Finals will take place on June 16-21, and feature a $750,000 prize pool. Six out of eigth teams have already been decided:

#1
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Finland N1ggers
Finland pog
2020-03-04 13:13
17 replies
Inb4 ENCE don’t qualify omegalul
2020-03-04 13:14
4 replies
#8
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Finland N1ggers
Hopefully they dont
2020-03-04 13:14
1 reply
xd
2020-03-04 13:28
oh really
2020-03-04 13:22
1 reply
#81
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Europe Archasi
yes, really.
2020-03-04 16:04
to the manse we go
2020-03-04 13:45
#51
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Finland SunMutsi
Elisa invitational list: ENCE, Havu, North, Mad Lions, Dignitas, GamerLegion, Nordavind, Apeks?
2020-03-04 14:13
9 replies
#57
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Netherlands YanickSDG
+1 exactly what I thought too
2020-03-04 14:20
GL hopefully won't make it through the Open Qualifier.
2020-03-04 15:52
Fnatic could be the Swedish invite and Dignitas through qualifier?
2020-03-04 16:25
4 replies
#94
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Finland SunMutsi
I just don't think fnatic would join a random lan in tampere
2020-03-04 18:01
3 replies
why not join a qualified for a 700k tournament
2020-03-04 22:57
1 reply
#104
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Finland darkyf1
technically first its the 250k tournament and then the 750k one
2020-03-05 07:47
Is there some other way they can get into the main event? If not I can't see why they wouldn't join a qualifier to such a big tournament
2020-03-06 18:55
More likely Nordavind qualify, Apeks invited. They arent a majority Norwegian lineup and if BLAST takes that into consideration they might even be out of contention without standins
2020-03-04 21:55
EZ 4 fnatic
2020-03-04 22:17
what you say man
2020-03-04 15:16
Nice!
2020-03-04 13:13
gl ence!
2020-03-04 13:13
#5
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Sweden Chrubbe
Fnatic?
2020-03-04 13:14
8 replies
nor mouz
2020-03-04 13:14
I hope they get invited otherwise it's too ez for astralis
2020-03-04 13:15
#15
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Sweden Lingon
Fnatic are probably the swedish invite and DIG could qualify
2020-03-04 13:16
4 replies
+1
2020-03-04 13:17
#48
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Sweden axelious
Yea, would be wierd otherwise.
2020-03-04 13:55
#64
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Sweden Chrubbe
+1 Best case
2020-03-04 14:53
1 reply
Thought they got snubbed out of BLAST or was that a different event ?
2020-03-04 15:45
#87
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Nepal sasukeee
they will get a direct invite to the showdown, not some qualifier
2020-03-04 16:35
Invite Dignitas
2020-03-04 13:14
3 replies
#24
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Sweden Lingon
Fnatic are probably the invite
2020-03-04 13:18
2 replies
#88
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Nepal sasukeee
they will get a direct invite to the showdown, not some qualifier
2020-03-04 16:36
1 reply
#105
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Sweden Lingon
Let's see
2020-03-05 08:10
dig
2020-03-04 13:14
Nordic qualifier Pog
2020-03-04 13:14
1 reply
#23
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Sweden Lingon
1+
2020-03-04 13:18
invite big
2020-03-04 13:14
#18
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Finland LeksaBoi
so ez4ence Ence Up!
2020-03-04 13:16
1 reply
#20
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Sweden Lingon
Fun4ENCE
2020-03-04 13:17
#19
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Finland H0rnPub
One of the teams has to be Dig POG
2020-03-04 13:17
4 replies
#22
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Sweden Lingon
Fnatic are probably the invite and DIG or GL could qualify
2020-03-04 13:17
#30
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Netherlands Polakva
- shit rich team OG with free invites +dignitas
2020-03-04 13:23
2 replies
og qualified via the group stage lmao
2020-03-04 13:29
0/8 bait OG allready qualified
2020-03-04 17:13
#25
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Finland R3ALMM
Not ence ffs Lost all hope
2020-03-04 13:22
3 replies
#27
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Sweden Lingon
Will get destroyed by DIG and Fnatic
2020-03-04 13:30
2 replies
#31
k1to | 
Finland R3ALMM
Kynyniekat better
2020-03-04 13:26
stfu EZ4ENCE u stupid mor0n
2020-03-04 13:48
#26
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Sweden Lingon
So I guess 1 from Nordic 1 from cis 1 from Europe and 1 from NA or maybe one more from Europe
2020-03-04 13:22
1 reply
its 6 more from nordic countries lol, 1 swedish invite, 1 swedish qualifier, 1 danish invite 1 danish qualifier, 1 norwegian invite 1 qualifier 1 finnish 1 qualifier
2020-03-06 18:58
#29
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Slovakia Kipov
Pls dignitas or Ence
2020-03-04 13:23
Dignitas has to be one of them
2020-03-04 13:27
2 replies
#37
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Sweden Lingon
Swedish qualifier probably
2020-03-04 13:31
1 reply
Hopefully
2020-03-05 08:20
Are there even any Norwegian teams other than Apeks? Does Nordavind count?
2020-03-04 13:30
5 replies
#36
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Sweden Lingon
Nordavind is still majority Norwegian if I'm not wrong but thy need to qualify in that case
2020-03-04 13:30
2 replies
#38
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Sweden Lingon
Thy have 2 Danes and 2 people from Norway
2020-03-04 13:33
Två nordmenn, two danes and one eStonian
2020-03-04 13:36
#47
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World Notb8ing
Surely they got more teams than that but I dont think they are very strong
2020-03-04 13:50
Not sure if they count, they show as EU team in HLTV. We do have other teams such as Riddle who probably would love to qualify.
2020-03-04 15:35
Gen.G will be here.
2020-03-04 13:37
#41
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India aj0102
VP Ez CIS Slot
2020-03-04 13:37
6 replies
#43
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Russia H833
Impossible, Team Spirit more likely or ForZe
2020-03-04 13:44
3 replies
#58
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India aj0102
mir,sdy to VP after Major EZ Slot
2020-03-04 14:20
2 replies
#62
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Russia H833
Virtus.Pro : Mir Jame Sdy IDISBALANCE Qikert EZ Top 5
2020-03-04 14:49
#63
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Russia H833
What if TS make playoffs? TS won`t give players to VP
2020-03-04 14:50
#52
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Russia M13F
VP xdd forZe or TS
2020-03-04 14:15
Obviously GY or pro100.
2020-03-04 15:54
Tamperekele
2020-03-04 13:39
#45
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Sweden Trkmag
Invite Dignitas or else
2020-03-04 13:47
ENCE vs HAVU and havu wins)) after that ence no more paly blast and flame finnish to like always
2020-03-04 14:06
#50
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Georgia Megobari
where is qualifier for Iceland?
2020-03-04 14:07
1 reply
+1
2020-03-04 15:23
Discriminating against teams from Iceland, Greenland and Åland, smh my head.
2020-03-04 14:16
BIG should get invite as well (Top 5 team in the world, also on the northern hemisphere) wtf is this Blast series????
2020-03-04 14:17
2 replies
BIG more like TOP 1 team in the world
2020-03-04 14:20
This is not the Arabic qualifier.
2020-03-04 15:41
FUN4ENCE
2020-03-04 14:19
OMG first decent cs event in my hopetown Tampere <3
2020-03-04 14:23
Fnatic invite maybe? Oh nvvm still mad WiFi JW
2020-03-04 14:29
Will we see Havu (best from Finland) versus Ence? Kkool
2020-03-04 14:42
Unironically the "best tournament" in Finland since whenever assembly was relevant.
2020-03-04 15:04
4 replies
Assembly was never that relevant outside Finland...
2020-03-04 17:15
3 replies
It was solid tier A (not tier S/ premier) at the beginning of csgo . Although there very barely any events but anyways.
2020-03-04 17:24
2 replies
I reminded myself a bit and I guess I was slightly wrong. It's been mostly trash, I just remember the good ones. Doesn't change the fact that winter15 was the highest ranked tournament ever held in Finland so my original statement is still right.
2020-03-04 17:32
1 reply
Yeah you're right it was pretty big comparing to the standards of CSGO at that time. I was comparing it to what CS is today and it's not really fair considering how far CS and competitive gaming has come.
2020-03-06 18:53
#66
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Poland SebL
BLAST going level up.
2020-03-04 15:08
#68
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Finland spurku
this will be better than arctic
2020-03-04 15:19
Iceland RIP ;_;
2020-03-04 15:23
ENCE still not disbanded xDddd
2020-03-04 15:30
2 replies
#82
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Finland tyk4ra
We're on the same boat. ENCE and VP are both quite irrelevant atm
2020-03-04 16:07
1 reply
My name checks out
2020-03-04 16:17
Gamerlegion ftw
2020-03-04 15:35
ence and north ahahhaha two of the biggest meme teams
2020-03-04 15:41
#79
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South America mik00
ez MIBR (chiste)
2020-03-04 16:03
#80
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United States A7X_Viper
why the fuck is ence still getting invites
2020-03-04 16:03
2 replies
TOP1 finnish team, but only for next few weeks mens))
2020-03-04 18:10
Ence is bad but they still got by far best results by any finnish team past 6 months so ofc they get finnish slot, just expected thing honestly...
2020-03-05 11:47
Suomi finland perkele let’s go bois keskustorilla tavataan äijät
2020-03-04 16:21
why there is only a nordic qualifier and not just an EU qualifier?! that's big bullshit tbh
2020-03-04 17:10
Iceland?
2020-03-04 18:02
#97
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India ROFLaala
Fnatic wasn't given the invite before. I don't expect it now as well.
2020-03-04 18:13
#98
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Malaysia jskhoo
2 meme team invited for new meme?
2020-03-04 20:04
cool
2020-03-04 20:46
good job boys
2020-03-04 23:12
ENCE and N♿rth lmao
2020-03-05 21:55
Tampere is allright
2020-03-06 18:56
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