BLAST announces Spring Showdown qualifiers

The winning teams will earn a spot in the prestigious tournament as well as a $25,000 participation fee.

BLAST has announced that the qualifying process for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown will begin next month in five regions. Teams from North America, Latin America, Iberia, Western Europe and Nordic will be able to qualify for the $162,500 competition, with more qualifying events to be announced in the coming weeks.

The BLAST Premier Spring season will feature multiple regional qualifiers

As announced in December, the Spring Showdown will focus on the Americas and Europe. The Fall Season will be the first in the circuit's history to include qualifiers in Asia and Oceania as BLAST looks to offer teams from all over the world the chance to compete in its showpiece tournaments.

"This expanded qualifying circuit reaffirms our commitment to offering a Counter-Strike tournament series that gives a wide range of teams opportunities to succeed with over 1,500 teams getting a chance to progress through to BLAST Premier Spring Showdown and compete against the world’s elite on a global stage," BLAST Premier Commissioner Andrew Haworth said in a statement.

"There are so many countries around the world that have thriving CS:GO grassroots scenes, and we’re delighted to be able to put a spotlight on these areas, invest in the organisations and give them a platform to showcase their talents to the world. With more qualifiers to be announced for both the Spring and Fall seasons, we’re looking to create a tournament that every team in the world has a chance to compete in and possibly even win."

The BLAST Premier qualifiers will be organised by regional partners and will feature eight teams. Qualification for these eight spots will be determined in the form of existing tournaments, local leagues, open qualifiers and direct invites.

Below you can find the first five qualifiers announced by BLAST:

Latin Power by FiReSPORTS: March 19-21 (Latin America)
Unity Cup by LVP/RTP Arena: March 22-24 (Iberia)
Fantasyexpo Cup: March 23-25 (Western Europe)
North American Qualifier: March 26-28 (USA & Canada)
Nordic Masters: March 26-28 (Nordic)

The winning team from each regional qualifier will secure a spot in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, scheduled for April 13-18, and receive a $25,000 participation fee "to invest into growing and developing their organisations." The team list for the Showdown event currently features the bottom two teams from each group of the Spring Group stage, who are as follows:

#1
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Austria Brandenburg
VAMOS G2 & Liquid
2021-02-18 14:02
#3
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Argentina fxzo
LETS GO LATIN AMERICA
2021-02-18 14:02
CIS ON TOP
2021-02-18 14:03
1500 teams
2021-02-18 14:03
styl dunow top1
2021-02-18 14:03
3 replies
+1
2021-02-18 14:05
COPIUM
2021-02-18 14:17
1 reply
Olofmeister god4ever
2021-02-18 15:10
sAw vs Riders again
2021-02-18 14:03
5 replies
#12
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Portugal rbr
can riders participate? since they only have 2 iberian players
2021-02-18 14:05
4 replies
Hopefully not ;)
2021-02-18 14:25
1 reply
expected your comment ahahaha
2021-02-18 15:34
3 players living in Spain
2021-02-18 14:28
They play in the Iberian region, so yes, they probably will.
2021-02-18 15:40
Let’s go astralis!
2021-02-18 14:03
#9
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Australia B_Tannen
unexpected teams.
2021-02-18 14:03
#10
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
Nice
2021-02-18 14:03
alright sick
2021-02-18 14:04
#13
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Lebanon Dogman69
ez for sAw again
2021-02-18 14:05
1500 teams in open quals? That's big number.
2021-02-18 14:05
Mibr ahahaha
2021-02-18 14:05
7 replies
the day that Hungary has half donates titles that the CS of Brazil has, you will be able to open your mouth ... Child joke that has no idea of ​​things ...
2021-02-18 14:57
6 replies
why so mad lmao? MiBR 0 titles last 2 years Hungary 0 titles
2021-02-18 15:12
3 replies
#48
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Brazil dssstroyer
yeah stop humiliating Hungary
2021-02-18 15:50
1 reply
Kkkk
2021-02-27 03:21
Roger that, affirmative
2021-02-27 03:23
Brazilian CS is good but Mibr is a joke. The new Godsent is so great
2021-02-19 22:16
1 reply
+1
2021-02-27 03:21
#18
NAF | 
Russia bult0
No CIS quals zzzzzzzzz
2021-02-18 14:13
1 reply
#29
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Slovakia xaboff
"More qualifiers to be announced in the coming weeks"
2021-02-18 14:33
EZ 4 SAW
2021-02-18 14:19
Is fee not something you charge people? Yet blast tweet says it is a "reward" as opposed to charging them $25000
2021-02-18 14:22
1 reply
2021-02-18 14:25
#22
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Indonesia woooi15
asian qual?
2021-02-18 14:23
1 reply
#30
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Slovakia xaboff
In fall season
2021-02-18 14:34
No OCE qualifiers would be sad if we had any players in the country who are good
2021-02-18 14:26
2 replies
#31
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Slovakia xaboff
In fall season
2021-02-18 14:34
INS and Sico are good tho, although not sure how long they might stay in EU. Other than Renegades players I cant think of anyone else
2021-02-18 15:15
where are the asia qualifiers?
2021-02-18 14:28
1 reply
#32
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Slovakia xaboff
In fall season
2021-02-18 14:34
those online qualifiers going to be a hack clown fiesta
2021-02-18 14:30
#33
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France Il_padrino
Good idea. Blast best org
2021-02-18 14:43
#34
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Serbia LtN))
#ToTheShowdown (no offense to astralis)
2021-02-18 14:44
#37
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India damnjoker
And they say Asian scene is dead. There are literally 0 investments in Asian region.
2021-02-18 15:01
Damnjoker... And the FunPlus Phoenix?
2021-02-18 15:13
Go mibr
2021-02-18 15:14
Sinners winners
2021-02-18 15:17
1 reply
ez for sinenrs COOL LEAGUE!! Hes Blast xdd
2021-02-18 15:40
Another Latin Power fuck yes, last year's Latin Power was fucking wild, im really looking foward to it
2021-02-18 15:21
#49
ropz | 
United States DV19
My open team will make it mens))
2021-02-18 15:55
#50
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Poland SebL
Great, hope some Polish team maks it through the Western Europe Qualifier.
2021-02-18 16:03
Yeey!! im super exciting :3
2021-02-18 18:25
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