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.
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
Wednesday, January 20
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