BLAST Premier 2021 dates announced

Next year's event circuit will begin in February and will culminate in the Global Finals in December.

BLAST has laid out its plans for next year's BLAST Premier circuit, which will kick off on February 4, exactly three weeks after the end of the 2020 Global Finals. According to the tournament organiser, over 100 teams will be competing in BLAST Premier 2021, including the 12 partner organisations, "through an evolved qualifier series of events and competition format."

BLAST has also reaffirmed its commitment towards building a more sustainable event schedule for teams and fans alike. It has spread its competitions throughout the calendar as it looks to minimise clashes with other tournament organisers and tackle the issue of player burnout.

BLAST Premier 2021 will feature "over 100 teams", according to the TO

“It feels great to bring positive changes to our second year of BLAST Premier as we continue to work for a better schedule for teams, players and everyone working in the circuit," Nicolas Estrup, Director of Product and Experience for BLAST, said in a statement.

"We are committed to helping decrease player burnout and ensure that players have more breaks over the course of a year and have planned our events and dates with this in mind."

BLAST Premier 2021 will have two seasons, each with three different stages: Series, Showdown and Finals. The seasonal champions and the top teams according to a ranking that also includes results from other tier-one events will qualify for the Global Finals, scheduled for December 14-18.

It is still unclear which team will be taking 100 Thieves' spot as a BLAST partner for 2021 after the North American organisation decided to withdraw from Counter-Strike just days before the start of the Fall Series, which is being held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Below you can find the 2021 calendar for BLAST Premier:

BLAST Premier Global Finals 2020 - January 18-24

BLAST Premier Spring Series - February 4-14
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown - April 13-18
BLAST Premier Spring Finals - June 16-20

BLAST Premier Fall Series - August 26-September 5
BLAST Premier Fall Showdown - October 12-17
BLAST Premier Fall Finals - November 24-28

BLAST Premier Global Finals 2021 - December 14-18

Some of these dates clash with ESL events that have already been announced for next year. BLAST told HLTV.org that ESL will soon announce some minor changes to its schedule for 2021.

booya
2020-10-28 23:24
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United States ShawnM
global finals a LAN? it better be
2020-10-28 23:26
9 replies
havu would win it tho
2020-10-28 23:36
8 replies
#13
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United States ShawnM
they kind of cant considering i dont think they can even be in any unless they get invited to the showdown
2020-10-28 23:37
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#17
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Pakistan d1ckweed
They’re in the showdown qualifier xdd
2020-10-28 23:50
They are playing elisa invitational, which is showdown qualifier
2020-10-28 23:51
oh MY GOD SAW! A ONE ON FOUR VERSUS ASTRALIS! AND THAT’S IT! HAVU HAVE JUST WON THE FINAL!
2020-10-29 00:37
2 replies
Yes the group final
2020-10-29 11:01
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Portugal invict0
Omg sAw won this against havu when Stadodo Knife saw
2020-10-29 13:29
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Canada Droidd
+1111111111111
2020-10-29 00:49
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-10-29 13:25
Good 👍
2020-10-28 23:24
yo
2020-10-28 23:24
#4
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Australia lo0u
Let's hope the Finals are offline. Please... Even if there's no crowd.
2020-10-28 23:25
4 replies
#38
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United States BGS
These sport leagues have had pretty good success at containing the virus considering how many players and staff there are on any given team. Doesn't seem impossible to do it for CS considering there are 5-6 players max plus what, 1-5 staff at any event for a single team. The big issue is that unlike these sports leagues I don't think Blast or ESL is working with billions of dollars where they can postpone games/alter the schedule if a case pops up. They would not only have to postpone the rest of that specific days matches but would almost certainly cause most teams to have to forfeit as they aren't carrying a back-up. Will be interesting and if it happened with no fans I would be willing to pay a small fee for some cool subscriber content from on the scene that isn't shown on Twitch.
2020-10-29 02:37
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Brunei cyLoL
The sports teams also have their players getting COVID tests every week and the players are staying “quarantined” by not going out and socialize I don’t think any csgo player will submit to that they all want to go club
2020-10-29 12:18
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#53
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United States BGS
UM CS:GO TO's would need to test players and enforce players to stay in their areas or risk expulsion from said tournament. The NBA did it to one of their players. It wouldn't be the TO job to watch over the players but they can surely punish anyone they find out who breaks the rules. It isn't easy but if you want a lan tournament that's what theyll need to do.
2020-10-29 16:27
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#57
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Brunei cyLoL
Orgs should be testing players not TOs but yes mens ty for the violent agreement
2020-10-29 19:12
Mens go sleep
2020-10-28 23:25
blast major when
2020-10-28 23:25
2 replies
+1
2020-10-29 10:52
+1
2020-10-30 12:33
fck corona, I want LAN back
2020-10-28 23:26
ez for HAVU???
2020-10-28 23:35
1 reply
Sorry but god sjuush wins showdown qual men))))) Sad that ml & havu should face each other at elimination game tho
2020-10-28 23:54
nice
2020-10-28 23:39
making the best of what they can after esl just shat on the calendar by making all their tournaments longer.
2020-10-28 23:48
1 reply
+1 can't even imagine how will there be space for other TO's like starladder or epicenter
2020-10-29 00:03
Heroic is not yet partner team.... Would be great to have them in
2020-10-28 23:51
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Sweden pontus767
How will they solve these clashing dates? Blast Showdown April 13-18 EPL Season 13 March 10 - April 18 BLAST Fall series August 26 - September 5 ESL Pro League Season 14 September 1 - October 10 IEM New York October 14-24 BLAST Showdown October 12-17
2020-10-28 23:50
3 replies
According to BLAST, ESL will make some changes to its event schedule.
2020-10-29 00:01
2 replies
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Sweden pontus767
Thank you!
2020-10-29 00:08
That is surprising lol. Or is MTG going to buy RFRSH.
2020-10-29 00:17
#22
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Poland SebL
Great I guess.
2020-10-28 23:58
i miss blast lan in copenhagen :(
2020-10-29 00:07
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#42
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Turkey erturkgg
Same, they need to run 2 events in a row like ESL,
2020-10-29 08:43
PLEASE BLAST MAJOR!
2020-10-29 00:16
#29
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Germany sommares
ez for BLASTRALIS
2020-10-29 00:29
I love you blast, ty for help this shitty scene that we love
2020-10-29 00:31
EZ4NAVI
2020-10-29 00:36
#33
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Sweden RaaCCooN
Ok
2020-10-29 00:48
wtf that looks way too much. Blast are acting like they are the only TO in the world
2020-10-29 01:01
#36
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Austria arngnr
I love the Blast Productions, currently my favourite.
2020-10-29 01:24
#37
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Hungary szia
Blast major
2020-10-29 01:51
blast best tournaments
2020-10-29 03:13
#40
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African Union mikecool
Bring it
2020-10-29 07:04
Nice
2020-10-29 07:53
#43
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice
2020-10-29 08:54
nice
2020-10-29 09:04
nice 👍
2020-10-29 09:12
#46
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Germany So_Dumm
Where's the post about OG's victory???
2020-10-29 10:20
LAN???
2020-10-29 15:32
nice
2020-10-29 16:44
#55
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Russia GrafFrost
Next major after ESL Rio should be organised by BLAST
2020-10-29 17:08
Where are iem Beijing quals? They are beginning tomorrow
2020-10-29 18:00
Blast Major?
2020-10-31 13:29
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