BLAST Premier Spring Showdown schedule set
The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown schedule has been set for the two online tournaments in Europe and North America, which will run during the first week of June.
The $325,000 BLAST Premier Spring Showdown was supposed to take place on LAN during the first week of June, but due to the coronavirus pandemic was split into two tournaments to be played online: one in Europe, with ten teams and $182,500 in prizes; and one in North America, with eight teams and $142,500 on the line.
The events, which will run on June 1-7, will feature two-group round-robin stages with five teams per group in Europe and four teams per group in North America. All of the round-robin matches will be best-of-one, and only one team per group will be eliminated ahead of the best-of-three single-elimination playoffs.
Since the top three teams from each region move on to their respective BLAST Premier Spring Finals, the playoff brackets will not include a grand final, but will have a 3/4th place decider match instead.
Astralis, NiP and Vitality, who were unable to earn a spot for the Spring finals earlier in the year at the BLAST Premier Spring Series in London, will now have another chance. To do so, they will have to best the invited teams; fnatic, mousesports and MAD Lions, as well as the teams hailing from qualifiers; ENCE, Dignitas, sAw and the CIS Cup champions, who will be known when the event ends on May 30.
MIBR, Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves are the Americas region teams that didn't make it to the finals during BLAST Premier Spring Series and will now have a second shot in the Showdown, where they will go up against Cloud9, Gen.G, FURIA, Chaos and Triumph.
Monday, June 1
Tuesday, June 2
Wednesday, June 3
Thursday, June 4
Friday, June 5
12:30 BLAST Spring Showdown - Playoff round 1
16:00 BLAST Spring Showdown - Playoff round 1
19:30 BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #1
23:00 BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #2
Saturday, June 6
12:30 BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #1
16:00 BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #2
19:30 BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #1
23:00 BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #2
Sunday, June 7
12:30 BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #1
16:00 BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #2
19:30 BLAST Spring Showdown - 3rd Place Decider
Monday, June 15
12:30 BLAST Spring Showdown - 3rd Place Decider