BLAST Showdown bracket set as Heroic, Virtus.pro join team list
The Fall season of BLAST Premier will not feature the second-best team in the world, Gambit.
BLAST has revealed Heroic and Virtus.pro as their two direct invites to the Fall Showdown, taking place on October 12-17. The teams ranked sixth and eighth in the world will compete in the 16-team event, which decides the final two spots for the $425,000 Fall Final in November.
These two invites mean that Gambit, who won the BLAST Premier Spring Final in June after battling through the Showdown, will not be participating in the Fall season of the tournament. However, Gambit's win in Spring has already ensured them a spot at the $1,000,000 World Final in December.
Aside from Heroic and Virtus.pro, the biggest favorites at the Showdown are G2, Liquid, and OG. However, only two teams will advance through the single-elimination BO3 gauntlet and secure spots at the LAN event which will take place in the Copenhagen Royal Arena.
The full team list is as follows:
The bracket for the event has been set as well, with the matchups and schedule available below:
Tuesday, October 12
Wednesday, October 13
Thursday, October 14