BLAST Premier Spring Showdown groups drawn
Teams from Europe and the Americas competing in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown have been drawn into groups ahead of the tournament's start on Sunday May 31.
The groups for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown have been announced by the tournament organizer, with competing teams split into two groups of five in Europe and two groups of four in North America.
Only one team per group will be eliminated before the playoffs, which will be played out using a single-elimination bracket, with a BO1 round-robin format used in the group stage.
In Europe, the two highest-ranked teams that were not invited to the BLAST circuit — fnatic and mousesports — have been placed in group B, and will be hoping for better results than they posted recently in ESL One: Road to Rio and DreamHack Masters Spring. Meanwhile, Astralis will be in group A, alongside Vitality and NiP.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown Europe groups:
FURIA and MIBR will once again butt heads in a spicy Brazilian matchup as they were drawn into group A in the Americas division, while Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves are looking like favorites to top group B.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown Americas groups: