BLAST Premier Spring Finals match-ups announced
BLAST has announced the opening match-ups and the complete schedule for the Premier Spring Finals in Europe and North America.
Twelve teams, eight in Europe and four in North America, will compete from June 15-21 in the last stage of the BLAST Premier Spring season, with $750,000 on the line across the two tournaments.
There is still one spot up for grabs in the European Finals, which will go to the winner of Monday's Play-in match between MAD Lions and NiP, the two losing semi-finalists of the region's Showdown tournament.
In Europe, all eyes will be on the French derby between G2 and Vitality. The two teams last met in the ESL One: Road to Rio lower bracket final, with Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's troops taking the victory in a keenly-contested series in which all three maps went the full distance.
The North American Finals will begin with a mouth-watering all-Brazilian contest between FURIA and MIBR. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's team won the last match between the two teams but they have yet to beat their domestic rivals in series after losing five straight best-of-three clashes against Andrei "arT" Piovezan's side.
Below you can find the opening match-ups for the two tournaments:
The schedule for the two tournaments, which will feature a double-elimination format, can be found by clicking the links below: