BLAST Premier Global Final opening matches and schedule revealed

Top flight Counter-Strike will return to action in 2021 with the $1 million BLAST Premier Global Final, which kicks off on January 19.

Four BLAST Premier Series winners and four top teams from the BLAST Ranking will face off in the BLAST Premier Global Final, taking place online in Europe on January 19-24. The $1 million event will feature a double elimination bracket with all matches played in best-of-three series.

Astralis were seeded the highest by their peers

The opening match on January 19 will put the No. 1 ranked team in the world, Astralis, facing Evil Geniuses at 16:30 , followed by G2 vs. FURIA at 19:30 to close out the first day of play.

The second day will start three hours earlier, at 13:30 , with the first of three matches, which pairs the third best team of 2020, Vitality, up against Complexity.

The last of the four opening matches will then pit Natus Vincere and Liquid, now with Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo manning the AWP, at 16:30 . The lower bracket will then kick off at 19:30 , giving way to the rest of bracket play on subsequent days until the champion is crowned on January 24.

The full BLAST Global Final schedule is the following:

Tuesday, January 19

16:30 - Denmark Astralis vs. United States Evil Geniuses
19:30 - Europe G2 vs. Brazil FURIA

Wednesday, January 20

13:30 - France Vitality vs. Europe Complexity
16:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. United States Liquid
19:30 - Lower bracket round 1 #1

Thursday, January 21

13:30 - Lower bracket round 1 #2
16:30 - Upper bracket semi-final #1
19:30 - Upper bracket semi-final #2

Friday, January 22

16:30 - Lower bracket semi-final #1
19:30 - Lower bracket semi-final #2

Saturday, January 23

16:30 - Upper bracket final
19:30 - Lower bracket final

Sunday, January 24

16:30 - Consolidation final
20:30 - Grand final

Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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Nice
2021-01-12 16:47
6 replies
#54
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Finland Veeti777
How and why og spot got robbed? Wtf blast
2021-01-12 17:47
4 replies
What do you mean, was OG qualified and who replaced them?
2021-01-12 18:04
1 reply
OG was 9th, and top 8 teams are in the global finals, so...
2021-01-13 16:39
How and why were OG robbed? Astralis, Vitality, Complexity and EG qualified through the blast Spring/Fall finals. The rest four were filled through the Blast Ranking, Astralis and Vitality are the first and second. So they went with 3rd to 6th... which is Navi, G2, Furia and Liquid in that exact order. OG isn't even 7th, they're 9th.
2021-01-17 13:06
#79
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United States byucatch22
Can't wait for T1 CS again. Will definitely be tuned in!
2021-01-12 19:15
pog
2021-01-12 16:47
NA teams will overperform your expectations dont @ me
2021-01-12 16:47
15 replies
#6
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United States drac0z
eg omegalul
2021-01-12 16:48
4 replies
TL LULW
2021-01-12 16:53
3 replies
Zywho?
2021-01-12 17:54
2 replies
forsakenwho?
2021-01-12 17:59
1 reply
ForsakenGoD
2021-01-12 18:26
#8
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United States drac0z
+1
2021-01-12 16:48
ez for liquid and eg
2021-01-12 16:49
#18
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Poland Cryzilian
expections are low so they might suprise and make it to the second last spot
2021-01-12 16:51
3 replies
#26
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Finland Khroni
nah i feel Liquid has a genuinely good chance for finals here EG should probably go out early but no one knows what Fallen's Liquid will be like in an official game yet and they have had a long time to prepare
2021-01-12 16:55
2 replies
+1 I think liquid will most likely make it to top 4, but I don’t know from there.
2021-01-12 17:05
1 reply
#37
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Finland Khroni
they can likely beat NaVi and coL but i cant see them beating vitality they could get unlucky and get eliminated early if coL somehow beats Vitality and they lose to NaVi
2021-01-12 17:09
Because CeRq is a better awper than s1mple. He OBVIOUSLY has better stats...
2021-01-12 16:52
#27
sh1ro | 
Argentina Xaby
@northamericant
2021-01-12 16:57
#29
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Brazil V1per_eye
Ez4Fallen2face Kkkkkk
2021-01-12 17:02
american't
2021-01-12 18:51
#5
tarik | 
India XCCUR8
5:(
2021-01-12 16:47
#7
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France Uexo
p*g new season hype
2021-01-12 16:48
Pog
2021-01-12 16:48
fantasy when
2021-01-12 16:49
ez for spirit
2021-01-12 16:49
Lets go Gl teams Navi vs liq with fallen is the most interesting match
2021-01-12 16:50
1 reply
#33
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Brazil V1per_eye
+ 1 expectation to see the fallen2face debut ...
2021-01-12 17:03
#14
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
nice
2021-01-12 16:50
#15
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Russia cyberneRy
need fantasy
2021-01-12 16:50
Why always g2 vs furia?
2021-01-12 16:50
3 replies
I also don't understand this
2021-01-12 17:11
I’m not sure about the rest of the tournaments, but for this one teams themselves were placing each other from top to bottom, and made top1 vs top8, top2 cs top7, etc. G2 were placed 4th, and Furia 5th
2021-01-12 17:19
1 reply
Idk about other TOs but Blast always does this. They let teams seed each other.
2021-01-17 13:09
#17
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Russia VelsVivard
Damn, it starts too late for me, Damnio McCrapperson.
2021-01-12 16:50
no twistzz no win
2021-01-12 16:51
1 reply
+1
2021-01-12 18:16
#20
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Finally poggies
2021-01-12 16:51
#21
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
Excited for navi vs liquid game
2021-01-12 16:51
2 replies
+1
2021-01-12 16:58
+1
2021-01-12 17:27
does poizon play for col
2021-01-12 16:52
1 reply
he still recovering from surgery so not yet
2021-01-12 18:49
i want g2 to win this tournament
2021-01-12 16:54
Trust me guys bet on Eg every game ez money
2021-01-12 17:02
#31
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Poland SebL
I think Astralis is going to win this one.
2021-01-12 17:03
#32
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Brazil MrLucas
Here we go again
2021-01-12 17:03
oh no no no fallens debut vs NaVi pepeLaugh TeaTime
2021-01-12 17:06
#36
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Pakistan LoOuU2
First tournament of the years, let's fucking go. Rooting for some exciting contests, hopefully all teams are gun blazing. GL to everyone!
2021-01-12 17:08
#39
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Europe t.o.p
Easy for Liquid
2021-01-12 17:13
#41
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Korea zeppyxdxd
Announce fantasy pls
2021-01-12 17:18
1 reply
#42
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Korea zeppyxdxd
And ez 4 navi
2021-01-12 17:18
G2 vs Furia.... Here we go again
2021-01-12 17:22
#45
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Europe BEAR_XD
G2 vs FURIA again??
2021-01-12 17:22
$1 million online tournament omegalul
2021-01-12 17:22
Astralis 2:0 G2 2:1 Vitality 2:0 Navi 2:1
2021-01-12 17:30
Who cars about 🤡nline "Global finals"
2021-01-12 17:34
2 replies
Mad cuz no FaZe in Global Finals?
2021-01-12 18:46
1 reply
If they played they would get 7-8 place because no IGL Better not compete than got a shame I'm mad cuz no LANs
2021-01-12 19:17
EZ4NAVI EZ4S1MPLE
2021-01-12 17:34
1 reply
+1
2021-01-12 18:45
Is it on a studio location or online?
2021-01-12 17:36
1 reply
"will face off in the BLAST Premier Global Final, taking place online in Europe on January 19-24"
2021-01-12 17:52
rip eg
2021-01-12 17:48
online cs lul
2021-01-12 17:56
600k for the winning team
2021-01-12 17:57
nice
2021-01-12 17:59
#62
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Brazil bitos
furia without hen1... i will miss you jacaré ; -;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
2021-01-12 18:03
ok
2021-01-12 18:10
#66
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Denmark dyinbyran
KEKW EG
2021-01-12 18:15
1 reply
EG gona destroy you mens))) prepare well
2021-01-12 18:23
#68
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Brazil Goelfla
G2 VS FURIA AGAIN!!! FUCK YOU BLAST
2021-01-12 18:16
Vitality will choke as expected NaVi should will the series EZ, also expected
2021-01-12 18:24
#72
cArn | 
Philippines J4DEM
Is this LAN?
2021-01-12 18:28
1 reply
#73
bottle | 
Germany Azes
no
2021-01-12 18:41
Teams have to win right away to stack up confidence before the big games otherwise they might have trouble coming back.
2021-01-12 18:58
NaVi vs TL will be hot as hell!!!!
2021-01-12 19:31
#82
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France tyty1190
impatient to see liquid match with fallen
2021-01-12 22:54
Nice, 11:30pm, 1:30am and 4:30am games
2021-01-13 01:45
Ez for NaVi and GOAT s1mple
2021-01-13 11:42
NaVi will win!
2021-01-13 11:43
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