NAVI secure BLAST World Final spot

With their victory at ESL Pro League, Natus Vincere qualify for the event which will take place December 14-19.

NAVI not only secured the ESL Pro League title and the Intel Grand Slam with their best-of-five victory over Vitality, but also a berth at the $1,000,000 BLAST World Final. They join Heroic, who qualified with their victory at the previous iteration of ESL Pro League, and Gambit, who secured their spot with their success at the BLAST Spring Final.

There are still five spots available for the season-ending tournament, with one going to the winner of the PGL Major, and one to the winner of the Fall Final. The last three spots will go to the top-three of the BLAST World Final leader board, points for which are distributed to teams who participate in a set list of top events, with better finishes earning more points. The teams currently topping this leader board, and therefore on course to reach the World Final, are G2, NIP and OG, in that order.

s1mple and co. earned qualification with a hard-fought win over Vitality

Natus Vincere themselves won the previous iteration of this tournament, the BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020, which featured eight teams battling it out through a double elimination best-of-three bracket for a share of a $1,000,000 prize pool.

Last year's event took place online, and the 2021 edition of the tournament is set to return to LAN, with the location to be announced. The format for this year will follow the two previous, using a best-of-three double-elimination bracket.

The next chance for direct qualification will be the PGL Major, currently set to take place in Stockholm from October 23-November 7. The team list can be found below:

Denmark Heroic
Russia Gambit
Russia Natus Vincere
Other Winner of PGL Major
Other Winner of Fall Final
Other Leaderboard #1
Other Leaderboard #2
Other Leaderboard #3
#1
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United States Zedsamcat
Yeah we knew that lul
2021-09-13 14:50
12 replies
+1 wth
2021-09-13 14:51
#9
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Russia zj2
No I thought #1 team wouldn't be invited
2021-09-13 14:52
6 replies
no invitations in this tourmament in fact, just pure quailfication
2021-09-13 18:14
4 replies
Heroic Gambit Natus Vincere Winner of PGL Major Winner of Fall Final Leaderboard #1 Leaderboard #2 Leaderboard #3 what are the last 3 spots then
2021-09-13 18:24
3 replies
to top the leaderboard you need to get points by playing tournaments, no invite evev though navi were #1 in the leaderboard anyways
2021-09-13 18:25
G2, nip and og are at the top rn, with complexity being 66 points behind OG who sit at 3rd currently.
2021-09-13 21:18
#122
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France tyty1190
2021-09-14 02:04
#85
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Sweden ShageN
#1 team in the World is already invited: hltv.org/ranking/teams/2021/september/13
2021-09-13 19:38
#17
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Lithuania TraX_LTU
ez
2021-09-13 14:57
+1 fr
2021-09-13 15:06
xD
2021-09-13 16:02
#47
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China HEIDASHUAi
+1
2021-09-13 16:29
S1mple goat
2021-09-13 14:50
These raffles
2021-09-13 14:51
#4
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Turkey yeeGeT
16=14 bo5 final still hurts
2021-09-13 14:51
Cant wait
2021-09-13 14:51
ez
2021-09-13 14:51
Well deserved bratans
2021-09-13 14:51
#10
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Sweden sn1pie
king_dempz is slow
2021-09-13 14:53
#11
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Brazil edgy_man
blyat
2021-09-13 14:53
Let's goooo
2021-09-13 14:53
#13
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Spain Nepomu
They will qualify as major winners too
2021-09-13 14:54
30 replies
from leaderboards as well
2021-09-13 16:25
#56
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Norway 2kayn
xaxa mavi will choke on major, this isnt a very good lan team
2021-09-13 17:17
24 replies
#58
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Spain Nepomu
They won last lan before covid and first after it, you on drugs?
2021-09-13 17:32
2 replies
They lost to team with no awp, Maldek as coach and nexa
2021-09-13 21:48
1 reply
In a dominative fashion. nt though
2021-09-13 23:40
They won both last LANs
2021-09-13 17:42
Na'Vi are more lanners than onliners wdym xdd
2021-09-13 17:48
19 replies
#72
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Norway 2kayn
Ok 0 majors
2021-09-13 18:16
18 replies
Ah yes, typical response of a haterino
2021-09-13 19:47
12 replies
#94
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Norway 2kayn
No, just saying facts.
2021-09-13 19:53
11 replies
-''Na'Vi are more lanners than onliners wdym xdd'' -''Ok 0 majors'' Your baiting couldn't be more obvious my dude :)
2021-09-13 19:55
10 replies
#96
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Norway 2kayn
You mad that navi has 0 majors? Sad maybe now simple dont throw
2021-09-13 19:56
9 replies
rain should teach s1mple how to win majors bro ;)
2021-09-13 19:57
8 replies
#109
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Norway 2kayn
Yikes, be mad bro
2021-09-13 22:34
7 replies
Why would I be? Na'Vi won and I feel hyped about how far they can go 😎
2021-09-13 22:39
6 replies
#111
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Norway 2kayn
Okay then, gl on winning 1 major
2021-09-13 22:40
5 replies
Thanks, I hope they can do it
2021-09-13 22:40
4 replies
De_stroyed You could say Navi - 1 grand slam, Faze - 0 grand slam
2021-09-14 07:27
3 replies
#139
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Norway 2kayn
Why are you talking about faze from nothing XD
2021-09-14 14:13
2 replies
I took faze as example But still it's a fact
2021-09-14 18:51
1 reply
#148
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Norway 2kayn
What is this XDD
2021-09-14 22:10
How many majors has this lineup of navi played
2021-09-14 11:52
2 replies
#138
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Norway 2kayn
Why are u meantioning this lineup x D, we are talking about the team, not the roster
2021-09-14 14:12
1 reply
??????? ofc we are talking about the roster, it's the roster that's playing, not the org
2021-09-14 14:20
Breivik tries to troll.
2021-09-14 14:40
1 reply
#142
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Norway 2kayn
What XD who? Troll? Im saying facts, 0 major navi and u mad navi fan
2021-09-14 15:23
#65
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Ukraine VoidWave
so invite will get team that got 2nd place by logic, yes?
2021-09-13 17:51
3 replies
nope navi gonna play in 2 groups and could face themselfs at finals and s1mple gonna take 1st and 2nd place in blast
2021-09-13 18:38
2 replies
That's something else, NGL perfect final match. S1mple Vs s1mple finally a worthy opponent for #1
2021-09-13 19:22
LOL
2021-09-14 03:13
#14
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Denmark N1nQa
LETS GOO
2021-09-13 14:54
what happens after navi wins major ? To whom does that spot go ?
2021-09-13 14:56
6 replies
The spot will be adjusted to the top 4 teams on Blast's rankings that aren't (NAVI, Gambit, Heroic). The system is actually very comprehensive and it's a good way to get all the top teams of the year to play in a high skill, small bracket fun to watch tournament. Although I think using Cologne instead of EPL would be better cause well it's 2x as important for most teams.
2021-09-13 14:58
5 replies
#30
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Greece RedWinter
I wish CSGO had one big tournament like other eSports do. Majors are prestigious and all but not when there are 2 in a year. I guess it's good for the scene tho
2021-09-13 15:26
4 replies
I don't know bro. I wish valve just pumped more money into the CS scene so T.O.'s and therefore everyone else can be profitable. The esport scene makes valves lots of money cause it keeps people interested in their game but literally everyone else is bleeding money because there isn't enough sponsor interest/anything else driving money in.
2021-09-13 15:43
3 replies
Valve don't even have full dedicated dev team for CS let alone spending money on something they don't get instant returns from
2021-09-13 21:51
2 replies
instant return is coming from skins, the total market cap of CS:GO skins is well in excess of $1.0 billion
2021-09-13 22:58
1 reply
No shit that's why they don't care about esport side of things
2021-09-14 19:28
NAVI ERA
2021-09-13 14:57
#18
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Lithuania TraX_LTU
ez4navi
2021-09-13 14:58
would navi still play the fall groups?
2021-09-13 14:58
1 reply
#57
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Argentina TavishT
Of course, it's good training and additional prizemoney!
2021-09-13 17:25
Top 3 is good but we can do better (than NiP for sure) #DreamOG
2021-09-13 14:58
#22
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Brazil Anarchybr
Liquid definitely playing since they’re going to win the Major
2021-09-13 15:02
7 replies
first of all they have to stop throwing 5v1`s
2021-09-13 15:13
1 reply
#27
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Brazil Anarchybr
Nah it was just a brain fart moment by them
2021-09-13 15:20
I would love to see that as a ‘murican but don’t kid yourself they are not in major winning form and more than a few teams are currently in equal or better form.
2021-09-13 16:04
2 replies
+1 EG is gonna win the major
2021-09-13 16:16
1 reply
name check out bro
2021-09-13 18:15
K0nfig will toss out coldzera with his metal arm in middle of major playoffs and win his long overdue major
2021-09-13 21:53
1 reply
#119
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Brazil Anarchybr
And coldzera gonna get his 3rd Major MVP?
2021-09-13 23:38
Pog
2021-09-13 15:18
EZ4NAVI #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI #BORNTOWIN
2021-09-13 15:18
1 reply
+1
2021-09-13 19:44
should be kato and cologne instead of epl tbh
2021-09-13 15:22
1 reply
+1
2021-09-13 17:55
Expected from super pros!
2021-09-13 15:25
Ez navi
2021-09-13 15:29
but navi will win pgl major, does that mean they'll have 2 spots?
2021-09-13 15:36
8 replies
>navi >winning a major never happened, never happening
2021-09-13 16:09
7 replies
in 1.6 they won 4 in a row
2021-09-13 16:11
6 replies
look at his name, probably kid has ADHD and is never loved by his parents so he spreads hate here No need to feed him
2021-09-13 16:32
3 replies
kinda true but i respect him for loving dosia
2021-09-13 17:05
haha pat fenis thats a hilarious name xDD
2021-09-13 17:13
How is having adhd an insult? xd
2021-09-13 21:42
And Fnatic won 5 majors, ez for Mezii
2021-09-13 22:01
1 reply
and neo and taz 7 so they won the most ez
2021-09-13 23:21
Leaderboard #1? What is gonna happen since Navi is #1 and is already in now?
2021-09-13 15:39
11 replies
Next highest not already earning one of the automatic spots.
2021-09-13 16:12
#41
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Russia ToughGuy
g2 is 1st cuz navi already qualified
2021-09-13 16:12
NAVI are out of leaderboard now cuz they've already qualified
2021-09-13 17:54
8 replies
This mean they will not be able to play Blast LAN in Copenhagen :(
2021-09-13 19:13
5 replies
?? They will be playing in the Blast Fall groups next week which is the qualifier for the LAN event in Copenhagen. The leaderboard is just to see which teams get the remaining spots in the World Final.
2021-09-13 19:29
1 reply
OMG YOU ARE RIGHT I FORGOT HEROIC AND GAMBIT ARENT BLAST PARTNERED TEAMS I WAS SO SAD THAT NAVI WILL MISS LAN IN COPENHANGEN
2021-09-13 19:43
they will, it's a completely different tournament and NAVI are playing group stage of this one next week
2021-09-13 19:44
2 replies
Yea I was thinking that's why Gambit/Heroic not playing. I forgot that they are not even partnered with Blast.
2021-09-13 19:45
1 reply
yeah, they'll get invited only to showdown
2021-09-13 19:46
So let's say, navi vs vitality in major final and navi wins, then if navi is already qualified for blast final the qualification spot will go to vitality. Now if Navi vs Gambit major final, doesn't matter who wins they are already qualified for blast global final. So then the teams that lost the semifinals get the qualification spot? Who gets the spot then? Lets say vitality and g2 lost the semifinals. Will they need to play a bo3 to decide which team gets the blast global final spot?
2021-09-14 02:59
1 reply
I think they will just give more leaderboard spots if an already qualified team wins more events
2021-09-14 06:30
Just hand them that trophy too
2021-09-13 15:45
expected
2021-09-13 16:12
6 spots remaining!
2021-09-13 16:20
Undeserved
2021-09-13 16:27
2 replies
#84
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Sweden ShageN
0/8
2021-09-13 19:37
nt no scene
2021-09-13 19:44
ez4goats1mple
2021-09-13 16:29
lol, G2 and NiP into the Finals would bad, hopefully a decent team like Astralis or Liquid can come into those places. Although Astralis with some luck will win the Major and Liquid will just 1 tournament again this year.
2021-09-13 16:32
1 reply
#116
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Sweden suriel666
i loled so hard at this comment
2021-09-13 22:55
Does anyone know what happens if lets say Navi/Heroic/Gambit win World Finals and/or Fall Final? Like will they give those spots to runner ups or they will make 2 more leaderboard spots?
2021-09-13 16:48
4 replies
If an already qualified team takes a qualification spot, we go to the next team (runner up, next in blast ranking etc.)
2021-09-13 17:38
2 replies
2021-09-14 03:01
1 reply
We go down the leaderboard spots then. eg If Navi vs Vita final and Navi and Vita are both qualified via earlier events, and semi finalists qualified via world leaderboard, then you just go down the leaderboard. Also, the leaderboard situation comes only if there are empty spots at the end of the year. Say the event has 12 slots, and there are 12 qualification events thru the year but you only get 8 teams (due to teams winning more than one event etc). Then you look at the leaderboard for the remaining 4 teams. Say the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th qualified earlier but the 4th didn't, so one of the empty spots goes to the 4th TLDR: event winners get spot, look at leaderboard if spots empty by the time of event.
2021-09-15 09:49
more leaderboard spots I guess
2021-09-13 17:53
#52
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Its gonna be a Crazy final
2021-09-13 16:49
#53
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Ukraine alexftw
since its on LAN Navi is gonna win it ez
2021-09-13 17:04
4 replies
there are teams struggling online who will be better on LAN again
2021-09-13 17:41
2 replies
#62
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Ukraine alexftw
navi havent drop a map in playoffs on lan for almost 2 years their main rivals in this event such as heroic and gambit are onliners
2021-09-13 17:43
1 reply
no they are not XD thats so random to say + i dont go into stat manipulating
2021-09-13 17:44
#115
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Sweden suriel666
+1
2021-09-13 22:53
sad days for NAV1 haters
2021-09-13 18:07
Well it's kinda obvious
2021-09-13 18:48
Expected from the best team in the world.
2021-09-13 19:13
GAMBIT HEROIC ON LAN HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2021-09-13 19:15
1 reply
#83
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Sweden ShageN
+1 weak onliners
2021-09-13 19:37
The only team that really deserved an invitation. Congrats to them
2021-09-13 19:22
2 replies
#99
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Sweden ShageN
+1
2021-09-13 20:10
#114
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Sweden suriel666
+1
2021-09-13 22:53
Nip will win blast global finals bookmark this shit
2021-09-13 19:42
1 reply
#121
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Latvia pumasiK
if I would bookmark all the comments like these then I would ran out of bookmarks already
2021-09-14 01:31
Unexpected to see Top1 team in world final Jebaited.
2021-09-13 20:01
Captain obv news. Is this the new future of HLTV?
2021-09-13 20:17
What if these 3 teams wins major or fall final?
2021-09-13 21:28
1 reply
+1-2 spots from leaderboard
2021-09-14 07:35
GO OG
2021-09-13 22:27
#113
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Sweden suriel666
But what if Heroic is banned until then...?
2021-09-13 22:53
1 reply
Auch, then let's say they can't compete, so the next team in the leaderboards list will go.
2021-09-14 03:04
Gratz
2021-09-14 05:33
nananananavi era incoming
2021-09-14 06:27
2 replies
#132
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Sweden ShageN
2021 is already NAVI era they will finish as best team in the World and s1mple as top1 player in the World (btw s1mple is best for ~ 5 years tbh, sometimes just robbed)
2021-09-14 07:57
1 reply
#135
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Sweden suriel666
+1
2021-09-14 10:08
Leaderboard #2 has this. They have a stacked line up.
2021-09-14 08:49
#134
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Denmark Daweh
"EZ 4 s1mple"
2021-09-14 09:27
Why then NaVi are playing in the Blast Fall Groups if they already qualified for the final event?
2021-09-14 10:14
why so? I'm confused
2021-09-14 17:10
Undeserved, Gambit should have won Intel Grand Slam not these clowns
2021-09-14 19:29
1 reply
lol
2021-09-14 20:43
2021-09-16 03:46
what if navi wins both the major and blast fall finals?
2021-09-27 11:44
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