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.

Vitality will face G2 in the first round of the playoffs

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:

Europe:

France G2 vs. France Vitality
Europe FaZe vs. Finland ENCE
Russia Natus Vincere vs. Denmark MAD Lions / Sweden NiP
Europe Complexity vs. Europe OG

Americas:

Brazil FURIA vs. Brazil MIBR
United States Liquid vs. United States Evil Geniuses

The schedule for the two tournaments, which will feature a double-elimination format, can be found by clicking the links below:

Europe Finals schedule
Americas Finals schedule

Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
927
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany GermanEmpire 
LETS GO EU!
2020-06-12 18:42
+1
2020-06-12 18:43
daddyS will eliminate Sonwhyooo
2020-06-12 19:18
furia vs mibr for viewers again niceeeeeeeeeee
2020-06-12 18:45
couldnt be more rigged
2020-06-12 18:46
#33
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Denmark KING_VITO 
+1
2020-06-12 18:54
I think it is because Liquid is #1 seed (they were already qualified all the way from Premier) and EG #4 seed (last team to qualify on Blast NA)
2020-06-12 19:49
oh yeah that makes sense but its kinda annoying to see that match up every fcking tournament
2020-06-12 20:51
What do you expect from an 8 team region?
2020-06-12 21:45
?????????? 8 teams doesnt mean they gotta face each other every fucking match mibr played with 100 thieves like what? once? twice at the maximum?
2020-06-12 21:49
I mean. That's just because the draw. EG has played 100T 3 times in the past month and a half (Same with Gen.G and Cloud 9)
2020-06-13 00:22
#3
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North America Neshie 
Best luck to the teams.
2020-06-12 18:43
#4
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Sweden Lingon 
CoL vs OG interesting
2020-06-12 18:43
#8
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Sweden Lingon 
Also G2 Vitality
2020-06-12 18:43
Big top 1
2020-06-12 18:43
ez for furia and faze
2020-06-12 18:43
+1
2020-06-12 18:46
#7
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Qatar FAZE_TOP1_2020 
the NA scene is so sad hahahahaha
2020-06-12 18:43
furia is like the only good team there, they should move to eu and do bootcamps here like complexity did
2020-06-12 18:47
They will do it, the problem that there is covid outthere
2020-06-12 18:57
they need to, they can't get better by playing a bunch of bad teams
2020-06-12 19:01
I know, they said it. Also mibr said that the trainings are not that good 'cause there aren't that much teams to train and the good ones they always face at these online events.
2020-06-12 19:17
they will move to EU after covid stuff I guess, they definitely should.
2020-06-12 19:50
liquid furia and 100t are the only good na teams sadly liquid is in a slump compared to 2018-2019 furia is prob the most consistent "na" team rn and 100t just got a new coach rest are all trash lmao
2020-06-12 19:49
#9
grux | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
EZ FOR g2
2020-06-12 18:43
EZ4G2.
2020-06-12 18:44
NaVi got the easiest opponent.
2020-06-12 18:44
NO BIG NO TIER 1 TOURNAMENT
2020-06-12 18:45
so starladder major wasnt tier 1 tournament?
2020-06-12 18:48
NO OFC NOT CAN'T YOU READ?!
2020-06-13 01:32
EZ4ENCE
2020-06-12 18:46
g2 vitality ooooo
2020-06-12 18:46
#18
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
ohhhh
2020-06-12 18:46
#19
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
furia x mibr again fuck
2020-06-12 18:47
#20
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Brazil Pedrowo 
EZ4art
2020-06-12 18:47
#22
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Brazil hugoooo 
OBVIOUSLY mibr was paired with FURIA once again... viewership matters
2020-06-12 18:47
Brazilian derby US derby French Derby, gonna be nice to watch
2020-06-12 18:49
#28
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Brazil hugoooo 
But FURIA and mibr ALWAYS end up being paired against each other, it's against all the odds... tournaments do it on purpose because they know it is the match that get most viewers.
2020-06-12 18:50
#39
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Sweden Greta_Dumberg 
thats because liquid is 1st, furia 2nd, mibr 3rd and eg 4th 1st face 4th 2nd face 3rd
2020-06-12 19:07
I love that you brazil Think so much of your teams :D EZ for Liquid, the only top tier team in NA. Furia just had some good online games, thats all. Relax
2020-06-12 19:50
ofc it is good for the views but it is because the seeds were 1st Liquid (best team qualified due to Blast Premier resuts) 2nd/3rd MIBR and FURIA (qualified from Blast NA) 4th EG (they played with GenG for the last spot on Blast NA)
2020-06-12 19:53
#23
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Dang feel bad for the french G2 Faze Navi Complex Furia Liquid
2020-06-12 18:47
#57
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France SirC44 
theres a lower bracket, its ok
2020-06-12 19:55
#24
fer | 
Brazil brnZB 
so this mibr x fury because of the viewers :(
2020-06-12 18:48
#27
brtt | 
Brazil PacTw 
MIBR x FURIA AGAIN?
2020-06-12 18:49
#29
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Portugal Ames69 
Noice
2020-06-12 18:50
#30
allu | 
Finland Ence_4_ez 
EZ4ENCE
2020-06-12 18:51
Trying to create derbies OMEGALUL Give us ENCE VS OG
2020-06-12 18:53
#32
ropz | 
Sweden FreddyLL 
EZ FANTASY INCOMIIIIIIIIIIING
2020-06-12 18:52
#34
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Belgium Ipufobanned 
G2 Vs Vitality Fak rip fantasy EDIT: NVM there is lower brackets
2020-06-12 18:59
fak
2020-06-12 19:00
Furia vs MIBR POOOOG
2020-06-12 19:01
#42
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
These matchups😳😳😳 Top 1 FR vs Top 2 FR Top 1 BR vs Top 2 BR Top 1 NA vs Top 2 NA
2020-06-12 19:19
eg top 2 na? i arent think that 1. liquid 2. c9 3. geng 4. trashg
2020-06-12 19:47
#63
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
According to rankings😳
2020-06-12 22:09
rankings dont mean much nowadays if eg is still top 10
2020-06-12 22:22
#65
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
true, btw i still agree with your facts
2020-06-12 22:32
#43
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
Furia and mibr match UP, name a more iconic na duo
2020-06-12 19:21
#44
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United States RAK47 
ZywOo vs g2
2020-06-12 19:29
G2- Vitality YESSS
2020-06-12 19:36
EZ4ENCE
2020-06-12 19:42
#47
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United States jmarcelo 
furia vs mibr FOR THE 200th time lets goooo
2020-06-12 19:46
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH EG ALREADY ELIMINATED KKKKKKKKKKKK hand liquid the trophy already blast
2020-06-12 19:47
#49
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United States JustBitsy 
Finally back to bo3 grand final. Thank god "We're looking at a long day of counter strike boys it's a best of five! Team A starts one map up though!" *Team A wins first map "Oh it looks like this series could be over they just need one more map" *Team A wins second map "They trashed them in a best of five!" FOH with that bullshit.
2020-06-12 19:47
#52
kennyS | 
United States Dragoe 
EZ4G2
2020-06-12 19:49
#59
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Poland SebL 
G2 > Vitality FaZe > ENCE OG > Complexity FURIA > MIBR Liquid > Evil Geniuses
2020-06-12 21:01
Who said FR CS is dead ?
2020-06-12 21:14
#68
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New Zealand rzt 
cmon, each tournament needs its mibr vs furia to guarantee views
2020-06-13 14:13
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