BLAST Premier Fall Finals match-ups announced

The showpiece tournament will kick off next Tuesday and feature four of the current top-five teams.

BLAST has announced the initial match-ups for its Premier Fall Finals, which will take place between December 8-13. Eight teams, seven of whom are currently inside the top-10 in the world rankings, will compete in a double-elimination bracket for their share of a $425,000 prize pool in addition to a spot in the BLAST Premier Global Finals, scheduled for January 2021.

The participating teams ranked each other after being split into two seeding pots, one featuring the three group winners of the Premier Fall Series, the other containing the group runners-up and the Showdown winners.

NAVI and Astralis will face off in the upper bracket quarter-finals

The first round is headlined by a blockbuster clash between Natus Vincere and Astralis, two teams who last met in the IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 quarter-finals, with the CIS giants running out comfortable 2-0 winners. There will also be a rematch of last night's DreamHack Masters Winter clash between G2 and FURIA, which the Brazilians won after three maps.

Below you can find the initial match-ups for the tournament:

France Vitality vs. Europe mousesports
Russia Natus Vincere vs. Denmark Astralis
Europe G2 vs. Brazil FURIA
Europe OG vs. Germany BIG

Of the eight participating teams, two have already booked spots in the BLAST Premier Global Finals: Vitality, who came in second in the Spring Europe Finals, and Natus Vincere, who have qualified through the BLAST leaderboard, a ranking system that connects tournaments hosted by multiple organisers. Should NAVI win the Fall Finals, they will qualify for the Global Finals through that achievement, opening up an extra leaderboard ranking place.

#1
tarik | 
India XCCUR8
Finally xddddddddddd
2020-12-03 12:10
28 replies
Vitality 2-0 Mousesports Natus Vincere 1-2 Astralis G2 1-2 FURIA OG 1-2 BIG
2020-12-03 12:09
27 replies
Vitality 2-1 Mouz NaVi 2-1 Ast G2 1-2 OG 1-2
2020-12-03 12:13
7 replies
accurate...
2020-12-03 12:34
+1
2020-12-03 12:49
#38
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Denmark Yikesslol
I think G2 and Astralis will win 2-1, although I agree
2020-12-03 12:50
lol didnt even mention NA and BIG
2020-12-03 13:43
+1 Seems reasonable, except that G2 might win. I don't think they're gonna lose 2 times in a row against Furia.
2020-12-03 13:59
#66
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Brazil Snaipa_
Vitality 2-0 Mouse Navi 0-2 Astralis(cause gla1ve igl = astralis is back) G2 0-2 Furia OG 1-2 BIG
2020-12-03 14:14
1 reply
Vitality 2-0 Mouse Navi 1-2 Astralis G2-0 Hu HaHaHa OG 0-2 BIG
2020-12-03 17:34
Ez for NaVi and GOAT s1mple Washed Up Astralis about to get destroyed And G2 vs Furia Again ResidentSleeper
2020-12-03 12:13
18 replies
s1mple will be buttomfragging against the god himself <3
2020-12-03 13:05
15 replies
There's no god...
2020-12-03 13:44
2 replies
For real?
2020-12-03 13:58
1 reply
In the semi I Guess ?
2020-12-07 09:28
Device was worse than s1mple in every series they played in 2020, while s1mple was topfragging all the time.
2020-12-03 14:02
11 replies
Im talking about this match <3
2020-12-03 14:09
10 replies
even if navi loses its impossible to bottomfrag when your teammate is flamie that is a known fact
2020-12-03 14:20
9 replies
yeah, probably never gonna happen, wonder when they realize how bad he is, considering how many cis talents out there
2020-12-03 14:22
8 replies
+1
2020-12-03 14:23
7 replies
imagine yekindar/sh1ro (many more) replacement, would start to consider navi as a conteder again
2020-12-03 14:25
6 replies
#74
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Moldova nutel
They have different roles
2020-12-03 14:33
1 reply
i know, just an example as to how many talents cis has
2020-12-03 14:34
mir or fame would be best fit. Even Yekindar would have really good fit.
2020-12-03 14:58
3 replies
mir and yekindar would contribute alot imo
2020-12-03 14:58
2 replies
I dont think VP will sell YEKINDAR that cheaply. So best option is mir.
2020-12-03 14:59
1 reply
its very hard for them tho. every cis team makes navi pay a bunch of money for their talents because they know navi is a big org
2020-12-03 15:22
#88
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United Kingdom novaseer
gla1ve's back on IGL just saying
2020-12-03 16:16
1 reply
times have changed
2020-12-07 09:30
poggers
2020-12-03 12:07
2 replies
why same matchups every time wtf
2020-12-03 12:11
1 reply
+1
2020-12-03 12:13
#3
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Turkey Epic_KK_
ez4mouz
2020-12-03 12:07
2 replies
#29
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Slovakia theHeniek
vaMouz
2020-12-03 12:29
1 reply
#41
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United Kingdom Spoons
VaMouz
2020-12-03 12:56
NAVI VS ASTRALIS OOFFFF
2020-12-03 12:08
12 replies
#14
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Denmark twinseN
Yeah revenge time :)
2020-12-03 12:13
11 replies
this is already boring to watch, will be better if vs Vitality
2020-12-03 12:29
1 reply
They want that match in FINALS/PLAYOFFS to build more of it. And the brackets are decided on the basis of rankings.
2020-12-03 14:58
Why the fck do you want revenge? :( Your team already cost Navi one of their best shots at the biggest tournament in a while :(:(
2020-12-03 14:01
8 replies
#90
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Denmark twinseN
hey man just a game ofc we want revenge :)
2020-12-03 16:29
7 replies
Yeah, sure! I would rather have Navi lose in group stage, than lose another grand-final like EPL-12 or IEM Beijing :D. It's already too stressful lol.
2020-12-03 16:33
6 replies
#92
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Denmark twinseN
Sarcasm? :)
2020-12-03 16:49
5 replies
:D
2020-12-03 16:51
4 replies
#94
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Denmark twinseN
NaVi will win iem challenge i think :)
2020-12-03 16:52
3 replies
Navi has to win at least one of these 2 tournaments, if s1mple is to get Top1 2020 lol. With gla1ve back as IGL, I am not too hopeful for Navi :D
2020-12-03 16:56
2 replies
#96
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Denmark twinseN
Thats true Would be awesome Astralis - NaVi final :)
2020-12-03 16:57
#99
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Korea ramza72
katowice glaive igl and navi still destroy them no reason who igl lol
2020-12-04 05:57
#5
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Russia Evil_DaviD1
GL OG
2020-12-03 12:08
1 reply
why its so predictable like i know they are going to matchup against g2 or big bcoz they have Gs on it
2020-12-03 12:26
g2 revenge let's go
2020-12-03 12:09
2 replies
#8
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Norway Tor029
+1
2020-12-03 12:09
+1 Bra71l cocky after beating a single EU team
2020-12-03 12:41
#7
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Portugal Hmikas
lol
2020-12-03 12:09
1. Should be interesting 2. Again? 3. AGAIN????? 4. Booooooring
2020-12-03 12:09
2 replies
#40
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Slovakia xaboff
+1
2020-12-03 12:54
This
2020-12-03 16:04
#12
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
boring
2020-12-03 12:12
lets go og
2020-12-03 12:12
#16
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Lithuania Extazis
Why again
2020-12-03 12:13
please BIG vs Astralis in the upper bracket, they havent played each other all year long
2020-12-03 12:14
#20
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Germany Shackrag
3 interesting matches and an easy first round for big/og
2020-12-03 12:14
#21
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Lithuania Extazis
It would be fun if this would happend G2 vs OG Astralis vs BIG Navi vs Furia Mousesports vs Vitality
2020-12-03 12:14
NAVI VS ASTRALIS POG
2020-12-03 12:15
#23
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Slovakia xaboff
how did mousesports end up ranked worse than furia lmao
2020-12-03 12:17
Ez4MouzBestSports
2020-12-03 12:17
2 replies
#34
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Turkey Epic_KK_
lets gooo
2020-12-03 12:37
#82
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Asia Yuganshu
Vamouz🔥🔥
2020-12-03 15:15
Big og Astralis Na'Vi Boring Same stuff
2020-12-03 12:18
#26
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Finland Khroni
OG v BIG again wow its almost like this match has been in every event since cs_summit 6
2020-12-03 12:24
Bruh, just give me a Furia vs Astralis match already instead of NaVi again.
2020-12-03 12:30
Astralis v navi going to be great
2020-12-03 12:31
#32
NAF | 
Russia bult0
NAVI vs Astralis first match pog
2020-12-03 12:31
G2 vs Furia again lol
2020-12-03 12:41
ofcourse the best 2 teams match each other in the first round
2020-12-03 12:51
1 reply
mouz top2 confirmed??
2020-12-03 13:47
Mousesports might upset
2020-12-03 12:57
#43
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
Astralis is washed up Navi 2 - 0 Astralis
2020-12-03 13:02
Here we meet again Astralis fans..... Elclassico round 5 this year. 3-1 in the favour of Navi this year.
2020-12-03 13:11
5 replies
People gonna remember that reverse sweep more than that 3-1 lol, the humiliation
2020-12-03 13:51
1 reply
+1 :( Tbh, the reverse sweep by Astralis at EPL-12 and the straight-up slapping by Navi at Katowice, are both very memorable ones for me :)
2020-12-03 14:04
4-1 actually Navi won at Blast Spring Series 2020, IEM Katowice 2020, ESL Pro League Season 11, and IEM Beijing 2020. Astralis won ESL Pro League Season 12
2020-12-03 14:07
2 replies
Oh yes sorry.
2020-12-03 14:33
#100
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Korea ramza72
+1111111111111111111111111111111111111
2020-12-04 05:59
Oh, so nice, BRAND NEW MATCHES FOR THE YEAR, TOTALLY NOT BORING! Skipping 1st round, maybe watching Mouz vs Vitality, ty.
2020-12-03 13:21
EZ series for NaVi
2020-12-03 13:22
Lets go NaVi
2020-12-03 13:24
#51
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Serbia LtN))
too ez for navi again
2020-12-03 13:47
#57
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Poland SebL
mousesports 2-0 Vitality Astralis 2-0 Natus Vincere FURIA 2-1 G2 OG 2-0 BIG That's mine prediciton.
2020-12-03 14:01
#59
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Romania ukhcsgo
poor G2, this time Furia will take 2-0
2020-12-03 14:02
however it ends Vitality vs Mouz should be fun to watch
2020-12-03 14:03
1 reply
Mous looks strong thoo
2020-12-03 16:16
same story. i don t get, i mean you put the best three teams in the world in same bracket and the other bracket its full of parachutes
2020-12-03 14:04
G2 furia again ffs how many times
2020-12-03 14:12
Vitality 2:0 Mousesports Astralis 1:2 Natus Vincere G2 1:2 FURIA OG 1:2 or 2:1 BIG really hard to predict
2020-12-03 14:23
What happens to the Global Finals spots if Vitality wins Fall Finals? Since they're already qualified, the remaining spot would go to the runner-up of Fall series or does it opens another spot on the Blas Circuit rankings? Thx
2020-12-03 14:32
#76
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Brazil MrLucas
Dude wtf is this? We all want to see Furia against others T1 teams, this is such a joke
2020-12-03 14:45
EZ for Vitality
2020-12-03 15:05
Navi Astralis always a banger- facts. Vitality Mouz looking like a solid match too.
2020-12-03 15:16
#85
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Brazil hugoooo
Duck off dude, we want FURIA vs Astralis, Na'Vi or Vitality!! Stop with this joke already
2020-12-03 15:27
#89
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Portugal 69_mL
WTF IS THAT?????????????????????????? NAVI / Vitality / Astralis top 3 teams atm in the same way of Upper Bracket and this tire 2 shit G2 FURIA OG BIG in another way of Upper Bracket????? facepalm
2020-12-03 16:27
How many Blast events is there gonna be? We just had 2 of them...
2020-12-03 17:54
What are these shit brackets
2020-12-04 15:16
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