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.

Vitality have another shot at making the BLAST Premier Spring Finals

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

15:30 France Vitality vs. Finland ENCE
16:45 Europe mousesports vs. Sweden Dignitas
18:00 Denmark Astralis vs. Sweden NiP
19:15 Sweden fnatic vs. Denmark MAD Lions
20:30 Denmark Astralis vs. Portugal sAw

22:30 Brazil FURIA vs. Brazil MIBR
23:45 United States Chaos vs. United States Gen.G
01:00 United States Evil Geniuses vs. Australia 100 Thieves

Tuesday, June 2

15:30 Sweden fnatic vs. CIS CIS Cup Winner
16:45 Sweden NiP vs. Portugal sAw
18:00 Denmark MAD Lions vs. CIS CIS Cup Winner
19:15 France Vitality vs. Sweden NiP
20:30 Denmark MAD Lions vs. Sweden Dignitas

22:30 United States Triumph vs. United States Cloud9
23:45 Brazil FURIA vs. United States Gen.G
01:00 Brazil MIBR vs. United States Chaos

Wednesday, June 3

15:30 Finland ENCE vs. Portugal sAw
16:45 Sweden Dignitas vs. CIS CIS Cup Winner
18:00 Sweden NiP vs. Finland ENCE
19:15 Sweden fnatic vs. Europe mousesports
20:30 Denmark Astralis vs. France Vitality

22:30 United States Evil Geniuses vs. United States Cloud9
23:45 Australia 100 Thieves vs. United States Triumph
01:00 Brazil MIBR vs. United States Gen.G

Thursday, June 4

15:30 Europe mousesports vs. Denmark MAD Lions
16:45 France Vitality vs. Portugal sAw
18:00 Europe mousesports vs. CIS CIS Cup Winner
19:15 Denmark Astralis vs. Finland ENCE
20:30 Sweden fnatic vs. Sweden Dignitas

22:30 Brazil FURIA vs. United States Chaos
23:45 Australia 100 Thieves vs. United States Cloud9
01:00 United States Evil Geniuses vs. United States Triumph

Friday, June 5

12:30 Europe BLAST Spring Showdown - Playoff round 1
16:00 Europe BLAST Spring Showdown - Playoff round 1

19:30 North America BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #1
23:00 North America BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #2

Saturday, June 6

12:30 Europe BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #1
16:00 Europe BLAST Spring Showdown - Quarter-final #2

19:30 North America BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #1
23:00 North America BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #2

Sunday, June 7

12:30 Europe BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #1
16:00 Europe BLAST Spring Showdown - Semi-final #2

19:30 North America BLAST Spring Showdown - 3rd Place Decider

Monday, June 15

12:30 Europe BLAST Spring Showdown - 3rd Place Decider

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2020-05-26 13:47
India _SHM_ 
Sad for Envy, never invited for any tournaments
2020-05-26 15:00
REZ | 
India optimusss 
Snake nifty
2020-05-26 15:20
2020-05-26 15:51
yeah I don't understand how envy got second place in the qualifier for dreamhack masters spring but when bad news bears disbanded chaos got invited and they didn't even participate in the qualifer.
2020-05-26 16:23
ez for Astralis
2020-05-26 13:48
Astralis de cu é rola my Friend, Vitality>>>>>
2020-05-26 14:26
Portugal Hmikas 
Lol sAw will win very easyyyy against astralis... Jk its going to be Impossible #sAwtouadar
2020-05-26 16:11
Cala-te caralho ;(
2020-05-26 18:01
Portugal Hmikas 
lol speak english idot
2020-05-27 17:17
Falas portugues idiota
2020-05-27 18:43
Portugal Hmikas 
2020-05-27 19:26
mas sou portugues ;(
2020-05-27 20:31
Portugal Hmikas 
But Im not
2020-05-28 03:18
Brazil Zer0k 
2020-05-26 13:48
Sweden Lingon 
So bo1 groups ok with it since it's bo3 in playoffs
2020-05-26 13:49
Portugal ilvicoo 
Can someone tell me why EU and NA teams don't play against eachother online? Maybe internet quality?
2020-05-26 18:05
Denmark Ulver 
The latency. We can't change the laws of physics.
2020-05-26 18:42
Yugoslavia RIP_MY_NIP 
remember when everyone complained that mouz and fnatic weren't in blast, and now everyone thinks they are trash. blast can see the future it seems
2020-05-26 13:50
both trash still here LUL
2020-05-26 13:57
Bruh they were monsters on the biggest lans. Now they have to play online vs Godsent.. ZzzZz.
2020-05-26 14:08
> mouz > monsters pick one
2020-05-26 15:12
FL1T | 
Australia vic91919 
2020-05-26 13:50
2020-05-26 13:50
United States Trump2020KAG 
Oof ezzz for liquid
2020-05-26 13:51
bruhh where liquid at? they're not playing this?
2020-05-26 17:07
Australia B_Tannen 
2020-05-26 13:52
Mongolia Kkura 
2020-05-26 15:10
Portugal CocineroDeFox 
2020-05-26 13:53
NiKo | 
Egypt MuXSS 
that's a lot of CS!
2020-05-26 13:55
Portugal xeroh1 
It's going to be exciting for sAw!! Let's goo #sAwtouadar
2020-05-26 13:59
They have the most unfair group :(
2020-05-26 18:03
Portugal xeroh1 
yeah but in cs we never know, i really think that against Ence and Nip they can do some damage but Astralis and Vitality.. it will be complicated
2020-05-26 19:07
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
2020-05-26 13:59
Europe MiGaFp 
Gl guys!!! #sAwtouadar
2020-05-26 13:59
Where is Liquid?
2020-05-26 14:07
They already made it through to the Spring Finals, the Showdown is for teams that didn't make it through to the finals at BLAST Premier Spring Series.
2020-05-26 14:19
World QuickyOwns 
Saw vs dignitas gf
2020-05-26 14:16
saw will win at least 3 games, u saw here first
2020-05-26 14:21
Portugal Agricultor 
2020-05-26 15:14
pinto | 
Brazil GrilO_O 
Hmm... I don't know man... If they were playing in the NA group, maybe, but in the EU with top teams i doubt. This will only happen if the "magic of online matches" helps, where fnatic and mousesports lose even to me+4
2020-05-26 16:09
Portugal LOIS69 
true but saw players are actually way better in lan
2020-05-26 17:44
trust me, if it was in lan, saw players would be way better
2020-05-27 17:05
Macau Be_Happier 
2020-05-26 14:27
Brazil Gaiolero 
Where is Liquid? If mibr lose for Chaos they wont even classify for playoffs jajajaj
2020-05-26 14:40
Australia Lomcharton 
pre sure they already qualified
2020-05-26 15:34
Poland SebL 
If Dignitas hit their peak form they can maybe make something here. Let's go DIG.
2020-05-26 14:47
issue for DIG is that they aren't good at BO1s. If it was BO3 than I would bet my house they wouldn't get eliminated before playoffs. I do still think they'll make it through but it might be a bit harder
2020-05-26 16:15
Poland SebL 
I think they will still make it through. But I won't be surprised if they don't. They sometimes play really well, but sometimes they play really bad to.
2020-05-26 16:30
Ya, and to add to that their map pick isn't that good. So BO1s really hurt them
2020-05-26 16:42
Poland SebL 
They do, but I still think they will be better than someone here, most likely they will be better than mousesports and maybe VP if they qualify.
2020-05-26 17:01
Assuming that VP wins the CIS qualifier, I'd say the team with a pretty much 100% chance of getting in is Fnatic, and the team that will probably be eliminated will be Mouz. MAD Lions, VP, and DIG will probably be in
2020-05-26 18:03
Poland SebL 
MAD Lions and DIG most likely will be in. However VP I'm not sure. I think they are the most likely to get elminated.
2020-05-26 19:49
You have to keep in mind that its online
2020-05-26 22:41
Poland SebL 
Online or on LAN, it's pretty much the same for VP.
2020-05-26 23:59
lmao, they still aren't complete pushovers. So don't count them out
2020-05-27 00:00
Poland SebL 
You are right bro, they can't be counted out to fast, they are inconsistent, sometime they play like trash, but there are matches when they play ok, sometimes even good. I think they just lack someone that could setup those players such as Jame, YEKINDAR to be a real starplayers. If they get that kind of player, they can be a really good team.
2020-05-27 00:12
In this group I think only Fnatic is a guarantee on getting through. I've seen MAD Lions do some retarded shit before so I dont trust them and DIG is too inconsistent.
2020-05-27 00:14
Poland SebL 
I will just make quck review of this group. fnatic - Not at their best, I think they just lack solid structure and that's what hold's them from being a world contender. mousesports - Very bad atm., they lack someone who could set up those stars like frozen or ropz, they also lack well done structure, I think the leadership of karrigan is very overrated MAD Lions - Solid team, but with this roster they won't be higher than this TOP 10-15 level, just not enough good players. Dignitas - Playing very poorly atm., they lack someone who could setup f0rest and hallzerk to unleash their full potential, and they also just lack firepower. And most likely Virtus.Pro - Another team that lacks a player that could setup a players such as Jame or YEKINDAR to unleash their full potential. So overall, a teams that 90% goes through for me are : fnatic MAD Lions Virtus.Pro I think the fight is between mousesports and Dignitas, because they are on the same level rn. for me. It will be hard for Dignitas, let's be honest.
2020-05-27 00:22
I dont think on the same level. I'd say more between VP and Mouz for the elimination. I dont see Fnatic being eliminated and MAD can't choke that hard. DIG, although inconsistent, have a solid structure in the team (at least on some maps), Mouz CAN be a top team, they have huge talent and a veteran IGL, just lately they haven't been using those benefits to their potential. VP reminds me of a ball of talent with 0 structure. So I feel like VP will get clapped by DIG, MAD, and Fnatic, teams with lots of structure. But ya, everything is "hard" for Dignitas. I've learned to never bet against or for them. example is their T side on Train against Heroic.... that wasn't even fun to watch. DIG shit all over them. Then you have the first game against Fnatic on Overpass. That also sucked to watch, DIG just got fucked. So with DIG you never know, I dont think they'll drop out of groups but it is a BO1. Also I just remembered that VP hasn't even qualified yet so we dont even know if they gonna be the team haha
2020-05-27 00:36
Poland SebL 
If VP are going through I just don't think they will be eilminated. And Dignitas actually for me is the most likely to get elimination. I just think that this Dig lacks firepower, and also some really good support.
2020-05-27 00:44
Keep in mind that the DIG rosters lack of firepower still outgunned teams like North, GODSENT, and most importantly, Heroic.
2020-05-27 00:50
Poland SebL 
North are very bad atm. GODSENT inconsistent. Heroic the only good team from here. I mean in all of this matches they weren't the favourites, against Heroic I didn't see them winning, it was a huge upset. Against GODSENT althrought they are inconsistent it's still an upset. And North they weren't the favourites, but it was 50/50 for me. Overall at DH the teams are better, I don't think it's the same caliber, I can see them making it out of group but they won't go to deep into this tournament for sure.
2020-05-27 01:01
2020-05-26 15:02
Portugal Agricultor 
2020-05-26 15:14
Portugal PortugueseFan 
LETS GO sAw! #sAwtouadar
2020-05-26 15:21
jR | 
Other k23_puetz 
2020-05-26 15:21
2020-05-26 15:26
Toooooo many SWEDISTIANS
2020-05-26 15:41
Portugal dps22 
We have a chance let`s go saw #sawtouadar
2020-05-26 16:16
Portugal Hmikas 
Lets go sAw at lets win against nip and ence cause they are very easy. #sAwtouadar
2020-05-26 16:17
mantuu | 
Morocco sIayer 
They may have a chance to win vs ence but no way they r getting double digits vs NiP
2020-05-27 14:56
starting with a W EZ CLAP #sAwtouadar
2020-05-26 16:34
steel | 
Greece 1926 
no harry and hugo? thank god
2020-05-26 17:31
cyx | 
Denmark VojenZ 
Astralis with 4 losses - only saw they can beat.
2020-05-26 18:13
Portugal sTrOFFICIAL 
Only sAw can beat them, that's what u meant #sAwtouadar
2020-06-01 13:26
Portugal l1nxs 
2020-05-26 18:54
China ZerOck 
2020-05-26 23:09
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