BLAST Premier Fall Series groups revealed

BLAST has announced their Premier Fall Series group draw, which unifies the American and European regions.

Three groups have been put together to house the 12 teams that will compete at BLAST Premier Fall Series 2020 on October 26 - November 4. The BLAST tournament will be played online, but several teams will be traveling from North America to Europe to unify the regions, making it so the likes of Evil Geniuses, FURIA and MIBR can compete against the European teams.

The tournament will use the GSL-style double elimination bracket, with matches being played out in best-of-three series, ending in the top two seeds moving directly to the Fall Finals in December and the bottom two fighting their way through the Fall Showdown in November, where Liquid are waiting after pulling out of the Fall Series.

EG will travel to Europe to play the BLAST Premier Fall Series

The first group will be played on October 26-28, with Natus Vincere, Evil Geniuses, OG and NiP fighting for the top seeds into the Fall Finals, while Vitality, BIG, FaZe and Complexity will be in Group 2, where the invited German squad will play against the three league partners with no American teams in the mix.

The last group will feature Astralis, FURIA, G2 and MIBR, with the latter of the two Brazilian teams still without a roster since dropping Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga and Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo followed by Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo stepping down. In order to compete, however, they could resort to using stand-ins to field a squad.

Group 3
Denmark Astralis
Brazil FURIA
France G2
Brazil MIBR

The talent roster that will bring the action live has also been revealed, with an eight-person crew including the casting duos of Conner "⁠Scrawny⁠" Girvan and Mohan "⁠launders⁠" Govindasamy as well as Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume and Auguste "⁠Semmler⁠" Massonnat present.

The full talent lineup is:

United Kingdom James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks - Host

United Kingdom Freya Spiers - Interviewer

Denmark Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez - Analyst

Canada Mohan "⁠launders⁠" Govindasamy - Commentator
Canada Conner "⁠Scrawny⁠" Girvan - Commentator
Denmark Anders "⁠Anders⁠" Blume - Commentator
United States Auguste "⁠Semmler⁠" Massonnat - Commentator

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Group 3 LOL
2020-10-15 15:00
furia can upset
2020-10-15 15:02
upset who? they will run over G2 and mibr, probably astralis too, because they play without es3god G2 will pick their vertigo, FURIA will boost, kennyS will cry, quick summary
2020-10-15 15:35
Accurate Also run over mibr? No can do run over forfeit
2020-10-15 15:55
Tbh this is funny
2020-10-15 15:55
Lets go navi
2020-10-15 15:00
EZ 3-0 group :)))
2020-10-15 15:03
I would like to see a 3-0 bit in a very close affairs thats what brings the best of navi
2020-10-16 05:08
#4
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Latvia HiImRenars
pog
2020-10-15 15:00
#5
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Finland Karppanator
Wow Astralis has a free group
2020-10-15 15:01
They can lose to Furia actually
2020-10-15 15:31
#80
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United Kingdom novaseer
according to their twitter they've "been practising anti-SMG strats" especially for FURIA lol
2020-10-15 15:50
They prob. dont have :) but now that they know they will face them, they will.
2020-10-15 15:52
Fun fact: FURIA never lost to astralis
2020-10-15 16:27
#6
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Finland ManLikeRopz
RIP BRAZIL
2020-10-15 15:01
#7
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Yugoslavia JohnnotCena
RIP MIBR
2020-10-15 15:02
rigged
2020-10-15 15:01
+1
2020-10-15 15:02
Astralis furia PogU
2020-10-15 15:01
#10
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Tunisia Sk1zo10
Rip Mibr
2020-10-15 15:01
#11
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Brazil AleYYYY
F MIBR KKKKKKKKKK
2020-10-15 15:01
+1 kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-15 15:13
#133
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Brazil AleYYYY
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-10-15 20:06
#12
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-10-15 15:01
Huehue
2020-10-15 15:01
#14
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Latvia YungPan666
don't car
2020-10-15 15:02
OG vs EG again PogChamp And look at the group B, holy shit....
2020-10-15 15:04
#18
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Finland Khroni
OGvEG again ez
2020-10-15 15:03
#20
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Brazil PaPum
Two Brazilian teams in the same group... and ASTRALIS... They planned well to have a high audience
2020-10-15 15:05
U should be happy. Furia just got a free win
2020-10-15 15:05
#30
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Slovakia Fortal
Yup, and both will have to play in the Showdown.
2020-10-15 15:07
Big vs Faze agian LOOOOOOOOOOL
2020-10-15 15:04
FURIA vs Astralis Pog
2020-10-15 15:04
Group1 1º Navi / 2º EG / 3º NIP / 4º OG Group 2 1º BIG / 2º FAZE / 3º Vitality / 4º Complexity Group 3 1º Astralis / 2º FURIA / 3º G2 / 4º MIBR
2020-10-15 15:04
Complexity with jks will dominate for sure.
2020-10-15 15:09
i arent think that
2020-10-15 15:17
#102
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Brazil pooternd
i are think that, just give them time and god blamef will run over all teams
2020-10-15 16:14
sure, they need time tho
2020-10-15 18:34
OG can beat NIP at the very least, Possibly EG and even Na'Vi on a good day.
2020-10-15 15:27
Yes but NIP can win too. Imo every team can win or lose group
2020-10-15 15:50
I don't see a way that Astralis don't Top group tbh
2020-10-15 15:51
I mean that A group
2020-10-15 17:21
I’d place OG>NiP, but whatever
2020-10-15 15:30
nt noob
2020-10-15 15:36
#111
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United States Jeebur
1 1. EG 2. Na'Vi 3. OG 4. NIP 2 1. FaZe 2. Complexity 3. Vitality 4. BIG 3 1. Astralis 2. Furia 3. G2
2020-10-15 17:02
To quote Spunj: mibr don’t have a roster so they can fuck off. Give fnatic their slot
2020-10-15 15:05
+1
2020-10-15 15:08
+1
2020-10-15 15:20
#26
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NaVi, EG Vitality, BIG Astralis, Furia
2020-10-15 15:06
Faze >>> BIG
2020-10-15 16:09
#98
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Pakistan LoOuU2
One tournament wonder
2020-10-15 16:10
Group 2 stacked!
2020-10-15 15:06
Why is the groups so sh*t every single tournament?! 1 SUPER stacked group and 2 meh groups, like come on?!
2020-10-15 15:06
superstacked is group C right ?
2020-10-15 15:37
*2
2020-10-15 15:41
#31
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Russia mshkoda
Astralis - Furia and Navi - EG top group matches
2020-10-15 15:08
+1
2020-10-15 15:51
-mibr +fnatic
2020-10-15 15:08
Mibr have contract to figure on every single blast event
2020-10-16 10:11
Damn this feels weird. It feels like it's a new thing, that teams from Europe are gonna play with teams from NA, even tho they would be doing that every month last year :'(
2020-10-15 15:09
-mibr in the group 3 -BIG in the group 2 +mibr in the group 2 +BIG in the group 3 Then it would be perfect.
2020-10-15 15:10
#44
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World breezy0
wtf you want to stack group 3 even more? xD
2020-10-15 15:16
I would love to see FURIA x BIG.
2020-10-15 15:19
#52
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World breezy0
yeah, i would like to see that too. furia x astralis gonna be so good. i hope furia and astralis meet big in playoffs :D
2020-10-15 15:20
What are your bets for each group?
2020-10-15 15:24
#62
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World breezy0
Na'Vi/EG, Vitality/BIG, Astralis/FURIA i think group 2 is the most dangerous, both FaZe and coL with jks could show up.
2020-10-15 15:28
Good bets. Honestly, I don't know if NA teams will succeed here in Europe. There is a time zone difference, climate and stay. At the professional level, everything has to be taken into account. But, I don't know if I'm thinking too much. Anyway I hope we have fun and disputed matches.
2020-10-15 15:31
#67
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World breezy0
yeah true, there's many thing to take into account. will be interesting to see how things play out. will be a bit of fresh air for cs scene. :)
2020-10-15 15:33
#90
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Germany tutuu
p90 vs bizon
2020-10-15 15:58
Group 1 - PogChamp Group 2 - ResidentSleeper Group 3 - KEKW
2020-10-15 15:10
all teams are decent except mibir, all groups looks dangerous
2020-10-15 15:11
who made the groups is braindead lol
2020-10-15 15:12
I’m waiting for Na’Vi - EG
2020-10-15 15:16
EZ 500k viewers for Gaules with that Furia vs. MIBR (or what's left of it) match-up.
2020-10-15 15:16
#92
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Brazil vfibr
people only care about fallen, it will get 100k , but not as much views as before
2020-10-15 16:01
500k if Fallen was playing, and Mibr started 1-0 against Astralis.
2020-10-15 16:09
+1
2020-10-15 16:39
2 BR teams in a group kkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-15 15:16
They just care about the views
2020-10-16 10:14
Love to see Astralis vs Furia game coming up
2020-10-15 15:17
g2 gonna lose to mibr
2020-10-15 15:18
#91
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Germany tutuu
mibr will just join the server to play 2x5 xd
2020-10-15 15:59
#149
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Brazil Dyones100
No, Lineup is Kng, Trk, Lucas1, Leo_drunky and V$M
2020-10-18 20:21
Anders and semmler back again PogU
2020-10-15 15:20
Lol MIBR will get clapped
2020-10-15 15:20
rip casting
2020-10-15 15:20
#54
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El Salvador 97532971
Scrawny and launders = Instant mute
2020-10-15 15:20
+1
2020-10-15 15:33
Group 3 is lol. Except Astralis all are tier2 considering LAN records. Maybe furia can upset G2. Lol
2020-10-15 15:22
"Considering LAN records" = "Excuse to say that Furia is onliner" Wtf man, in 2019 Furia was newcomer on the big stage.
2020-10-16 10:19
#57
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Georgia Megobari
Semmler? Poggers
2020-10-15 15:25
mibr 2vs5 sad times OMEGALUL
2020-10-15 15:26
wtf are these groups..not balanced at all
2020-10-15 15:26
Anders and Semmler duo Nice
2020-10-15 15:27
I'm sorry but OG should be in the group 3 in the place of Astralis. I want more peaceful groups for my team ffs.
2020-10-15 15:34
astralis x furia finally
2020-10-15 15:35
Group 2 stronk 💪
2020-10-15 15:36
Complexity always in the hardest group...
2020-10-15 15:36
I love to see HLTV get shut down by FURIA & EG if they make a good run on this tourney. Since HLTV compare A LOT between NA and EU. Tough group for OG. Rip. #DreamOG is that CoL with jks?
2020-10-15 15:51
Yeah, really looking foward to see if NA teams will put a good work or not.
2020-10-15 16:10
In 2019 EG and Liquid dominated the scene but hltv experts keep saying "NA CS LUL"
2020-10-15 16:34
#87
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Finland xNikoX
EG v NAVI gonna be a good game
2020-10-15 15:54
Excited to see eg competing in europe^^
2020-10-15 16:01
Group 1 literally starts 1 day after DH Open fall.
2020-10-15 16:03
#100
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Philippines EDBX
Dumb groups. Astralis gets a free pass meanwhile group 2 is stacked.
2020-10-15 16:12
Furia could beat em tbf but they Will Def advance
2020-10-15 17:34
#128
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Philippines EDBX
Actually one good thing is we get to see that match up. I'm very curious
2020-10-15 18:55
True
2020-10-15 22:22
F MIBR
2020-10-15 16:20
PIMP 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
2020-10-15 16:36
Lol, MIBR 3 losses with no players. Who the f are they picking up?
2020-10-15 16:52
RIP MiBR and Furia
2020-10-15 17:24
Mibr and Furia in the same group again!!! WTF!!!!
2020-10-15 17:26
#116
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Denmark Raskoiano
Pimp <3 <3
2020-10-15 17:27
His english accent is so funny
2020-10-15 17:34
#117
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Hungary szia
Kick mibr already. Go furia and big!
2020-10-15 17:32
Astralis's group is funnny hahahahahahahahah astralis #1
2020-10-15 17:46
astralis players are all burned out already, no fire
2020-10-15 17:56
#121
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Brazil Kaique031
MIBR will play Wingman X Astralis
2020-10-15 17:53
Group 1 - OG and Evil Geniuses. Group 2 - Vitality and BIG. Group 3 - Astralis and FURIA.
2020-10-15 17:55
EZ4NAVI
2020-10-15 18:02
#125
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France Uexo
excited to see how group 2 will go ! #VforVictory
2020-10-15 18:29
#127
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Brazil renatorib
FURIA_NEVER_LOST_TO_ASTRALIS
2020-10-15 18:43
Vitality-big and faze-big again. -mibr +heroic nice tournament
2020-10-15 19:07
very fun groups tbh i may be used to watching only regional cs which is ugly
2020-10-15 20:05
Nice caster line-up as well. favorite part is no Machine or Thorin
2020-10-15 20:18
#136
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Asia hi882362
mibr ok
2020-10-15 21:53
#137
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Brazil hugoooo
OBVIOUSLY you throw the two BR teams in the same group
2020-10-15 22:16
Always
2020-10-16 10:21
#139
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Brazil drydden
F MIBR
2020-10-15 22:24
Anders Semmler POGU
2020-10-16 09:27
#147
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Brazil 3nzow
wtffff brazilian group?
2020-10-16 13:02
#148
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United States bravimleo
Ezz for Furia
2020-10-16 13:48
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