BLAST Premier Spring Final opening match-ups announced

The $425,000 competition will kick off in two weeks' time and feature five teams currently in the top 10.

BLAST has confirmed the clashes for the first round of the BLAST Premier Spring Final, scheduled for June 15-20. Eight teams will compete in this double-elimination tournament for the first prize of $225,000 plus a spot at the World Final in December.

Without surprise, current world No.1 Gambit are the top seed in the tournament. The IEM Katowice 2021 champions, who won the EPIC League CIS last weekend following a 3-1 victory over Virtus.pro in the final, will go up against the struggling Evil Geniuses, who crashed out of cs_summit 8 in 7th-8th place and are yet to win a match since signing Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller.

Gambit will face EG in the first round

FaZe, who went out of Flashpoint 3 in 13th-16th place, will have to face second seed Natus Vincere. It will be the first match between the two teams since the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, when FaZe still had Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer in the starting lineup.

Flashpoint 3 runners-up NIP will face Complexity, who finished tenth in the RMR tournament, while G2 will take on BIG in the only first-round clash between two top-10 sides.

Below you can find the opening match-ups and the complete tournament schedule:

Russia Gambit vs. North America Evil Geniuses
Sweden NIP vs. Europe Complexity
Europe G2 vs. Germany BIG
Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe FaZe

Schedule

Tuesday, June 15:

15:30 Russia Gambit vs. North America Evil Geniuses
18:30 Sweden NIP vs. Europe Complexity

Wednesday, June 16:

12:30 Europe G2 vs. Germany BIG
15:30 Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe FaZe
18:30 Lower bracket round 1 #1

Thursday, June 17:

12:30 Lower bracket round 1 #2
15:30 Upper bracket semi-final #1
18:30 Upper bracket semi-final #2

Friday, June 18:

15:30 Lower bracket round 2 #1
18:30 Lower bracket round 2 #2

Saturday, June 19:

15:30 Upper bracket final
18:30 Lower bracket final

Sunday, June 20:

15:30 Consolidation final
19:30 Grand final

BIG, Natus Vincere and FaZe are the only teams attending the BLAST Premier Spring Final that will not be competing in the $250,000 IEM Summer, which is scheduled to start on Thursday. Both tournaments will feature Ancient, which took Train's place in the active duty map pool last month.

ESL Pro League 13 champions Heroic are so far the only team confirmed for the BLAST Premier World Final, which will take place from December 14-19. The Danish team will be joined by the winners of four other tournaments, including PGL Major Stockholm, and three invited sides based on the BLAST World Fina leaderboard.

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1461
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1598
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
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#1
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Brazil batatoka
Hello
2021-06-01 15:12
3 replies
LETS GO COL! also ez for olof
2021-06-01 15:19
1 reply
RIP COL
2021-06-01 16:43
RIP EG
2021-06-01 15:36
#2
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Poland Roxin
Nice
2021-06-01 15:12
FazeUp! Good luck to all teams!
2021-06-01 15:13
1 reply
rip faze
2021-06-01 18:01
Ztr mvp
2021-06-01 15:13
Why EG invited? Not even top 30 team. Strange...
2021-06-01 15:13
2 replies
#6
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Poland Roxin
??? They qualified
2021-06-01 15:14
1 reply
+1 They qualified when they were good and now are dogshit
2021-06-01 15:37
ez 4 gambit
2021-06-01 15:14
BIG vs G2? This is going to be amazing. Good luck both teams! #GoBIG
2021-06-01 15:14
#9
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North America drac0z
EZ4FAZE
2021-06-01 15:14
1 reply
+1
2021-06-01 15:55
ez for NaVi
2021-06-01 15:14
Nice!!!
2021-06-01 15:14
Ez for faze
2021-06-01 15:15
2 replies
+1
2021-06-01 15:55
yeah ez for faze to go 2 straight losses.
2021-06-01 16:44
#13
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Philippines Admyrell
EG is in shit rn
2021-06-01 15:15
gambit vs eg oh no no no
2021-06-01 15:17
1 reply
Gonna be tough for Gambit, last time they faced EG won
2021-06-01 16:19
#15
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Sweden axelious
Lol, only EG, Comp, BIG, Faze wont have a chance. Should be a easy win for Gambit. Hopefully NiP can surprise
2021-06-01 15:17
#17
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Sweden Tomper
nip top 3
2021-06-01 15:24
So its Online?
2021-06-01 15:28
EZ4VOLVO
2021-06-01 15:37
where is the liquid?
2021-06-01 15:42
#23
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Latvia YungPan666
rofl event
2021-06-01 15:42
OMEGALUL EG OMEGALUL FAZE Kids this is why you don't hold Group stage and playoffs seperately. Blast good production trash format.
2021-06-01 15:48
6 replies
#28
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United States Shr3y
They also invited BIG, 3 wasted spots!
2021-06-01 15:53
4 replies
"invited" Big won the groups
2021-06-01 16:09
3 replies
#46
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United States Shr3y
Irregardless. Wasted spot as FaZe > BIG
2021-06-01 16:44
2 replies
2021-06-01 16:54
1 reply
#56
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United States Shr3y
Diff lineup don't care
2021-06-01 19:42
#36
arT | 
Brazil Stav0
EZ4GAMBIT this one
2021-06-01 16:11
#25
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Serbia LtN))
EZ4NAVI
2021-06-01 15:49
1 reply
and GOAT s1mple +1 no doubts
2021-06-01 16:00
#26
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Portugal AccelSnake
Let's go FazeUp!
2021-06-01 15:51
1 reply
+1
2021-06-01 15:55
EEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 4 LORD BOOMBLA
2021-06-01 15:51
#32
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Netherlands Polakva
ez 4 gambit
2021-06-01 15:56
EZ COL, ON LAN FOR 6 WEEKS
2021-06-01 16:04
Go nip & dev
2021-06-01 16:13
poor FaZe
2021-06-01 16:26
1 reply
Wdym?
2021-06-01 16:30
who cars
2021-06-01 16:29
#41
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Denmark KhT
Lets go faze
2021-06-01 16:30
1 reply
+1000 FazeUp
2021-06-01 16:30
why EG still getting invited ?they arent even a top30team
2021-06-01 16:39
3 replies
EG is a partner team and was second at 2 gróupstage so earned this place not an invite liquipedia.net/counterstrike/BLAST/Premi..
2021-06-01 17:19
2 replies
anyway they can break the parter contract??? is a shame have a top 38 and 29 in a supposed tier1 tounament
2021-06-01 17:20
1 reply
I dunno when they can break the partner contract. But I guess it was mentioned at HLTV Confirmed. That you need to play 3 times in a row as last and then can the other partner do a vote for kicking them.
2021-06-01 17:21
EG and Faze will the first two teams that will be eliminated on this tournament.
2021-06-01 17:07
only matchup that can be close it G2 vs BIG
2021-06-01 17:16
32-0 for gamgods
2021-06-01 17:16
#57
SPUNJ | 
Albania F4lKs
too EZ 4 Gambit
2021-06-01 20:33
#58
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Poland SebL
Gambit > Evil Geniuses Complexity > NIP G2 > BIG Natus Vincere > FaZe Ez prediction.
2021-06-01 21:53
#59
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Germany Ryuzth
Let's go BIG and FaZe!
2021-06-02 09:39
EZ4NAVI
2021-06-15 04:44
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