BLAST announce 2022 schedule; Spring Groups to take place online in late January

The first BLAST Premier season will kick off the tier 1 calendar in 2022 with the Spring Groups, played in a new format.

The organizers of BLAST Premier have announced their 2022 calendar. The opening phase of the spring season will run online from January 28-February 6, with BLAST citing travel restrictions and concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for deciding against hosting the event on LAN.

BLAST are expecting to return to LAN in time for the Spring Final, which is planned to be held at an arena location in mid-June.

BLAST Premier Spring Groups will open the 2022 tier 1 calendar

The remainder of the BLAST schedule for 2022 looks as follows:

Spring Groups: January 28-February 6 (Online)
Spring Showdown: April 20-24 (Online)
Spring Final: June 14-19 (Arena)
Fall Groups: August 19-28 (Studio)
Fall Showdown: October 19-23 (Online)
Fall Final: November 22-27 (Arena)
World Final: December 14-18 (Arena)

The new BLAST season comes with changes to the Groups format. The 12 partnered have once again been split into three groups, but this time the double-elimination bracket will be played in best-of-one matches over the course of one day for every group and seed the teams in a cross-group phase.

In the second phase, played in best-of-three series, the 3rd-4th placed teams from each group will first play elimination matches against one another. The winners of those matches will then go on to play 2nd-placed teams, with the victors then facing the 1st-placed teams from each group for a spot at the Spring Final. The losing teams from the second and third set of series will compete in the Last Chance Play In stage for the other three Spring Final spots.

Changes are also coming to the Showdown phase, as it has been split into two regions: North America and Europe.

The majority of teams taking part in the Spring Groups have undergone changes during the off-season. Following recent announcements and unconfirmed reports, G2, Complexity, BIG, OG, Vitality, Evil Geniuses, FaZe, and Liquid are all expected to make their tier 1 debuts with new rosters, some of which are still yet to be revealed.

Read more
Post-Major shuffle tracker

You can find the full schedule of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups below:

Friday, January 28 (Group A)
15:00 Europe G2 vs. Europe Complexity | BO1
16:00 Sweden NIP vs. Germany BIG | BO1
17:30 Winners' match | BO1
18:30 Losers' match | BO1
20:00 Consolidation final | BO1
21:30 Grand final | BO1

Saturday, January 29 (Group B)
15:00 Russia Natus Vincere vs. Brazil MIBR | BO1
16:00 Denmark Astralis vs. Europe OG | BO1
17:30 Winners' match | BO1
18:30 Losers' match | BO1
20:00 Consolidation final | BO1
21:30 Grand final | BO1

Sunday, January 30 (Group C)
15:00 France Vitality vs. United States Evil Geniuses | BO1
16:00 Europe FaZe vs. North America Liquid | BO1
17:30 Winners' match | BO1
18:30 Losers' match | BO1
20:00 Consolidation final | BO1
21:30 Grand final | BO1

Thursday, February 3
13:00 A4 vs. B3 | BO3
~16:30 B4 vs. C3 | BO3
~18:30 C4 vs. A3 | BO3

Friday, February 4
13:00 C2 vs. A4/B3 | BO3
~16:30 A2 vs. B4/C3 | BO3
~18:30 B2 vs. C4/A3 | BO3

Saturday, February 5
13:00 A1 vs. C2/A4/B3 | BO3 (Winner to Spring Final)
~16:30 B1 vs. A2/B4/C3 | BO3 (Winner to Spring Final)
~18:30 C1 vs. B2/C4/A3 | BO3 (Winner to Spring Final)

Sunday, February 6
13:00 Last Chance #1| BO3 (Winner to Spring Final)
~16:30 Last Chance #2 | BO3 (Winner to Spring Final)
~18:30 Last Chance #3 | BO3 (Winner to Spring Final)

Time is adjusted to your selected timezone
Shame it’s online, but still best organizer ever
2022-01-13 16:03
6 replies
they are planning a realistic but doable schedule. they can plan and make sure the arena events will happen somewhere and dont have to focus on the first spring groups with all the covid things happening, that makes them able to focus on the first arena event in June. ofc lan would be better but thats just not happening with the current transition from delta to omicron.
2022-01-13 16:07
5 replies
I just hope this omicron shit doesn’t make 2022 into another online year
2022-01-13 16:08
2 replies
I think omicron is good at the end. we have it dominant here and we currently have 350 people on intesive care with lockdown, however a lot of shops and people dont care about the rules here so its more of a ''lockdown''. we have more infections than a month ago ( three times more), but we have half the amount of people on intensive care now.
2022-01-13 16:11
+1 hopefully it won't destroy NaVi era again
2022-01-13 16:33
+1
2022-01-13 16:25
+1
2022-01-13 18:47
ONLINE :(
2022-01-13 16:03
#4
 | 
Norway Balta69
nice
2022-01-13 16:03
weplay>>>>>>>>>>>>
2022-01-13 16:03
yooooooo
2022-01-13 16:03
Online CS XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Get the fuck outta here with that shit
2022-01-13 16:03
g2 against WHO
2022-01-13 16:04
6 replies
+1
2022-01-13 16:06
Complexity may drop out of the event if they don’t announce the new roster soon. Supposed to be ES core + Grim and Junior.
2022-01-13 16:12
4 replies
well they probably told BLAST already... I dont think BLAST would let them do that
2022-01-13 16:18
Didn't the negotiations for the ES core fall through tho?
2022-01-13 16:18
2 replies
#102
 | 
Azerbaijan djwanksta
Wasn't it the Copenhagen flames one fell through
2022-01-14 08:27
1 reply
Yea i got that mixed up
2022-01-14 16:12
nice, we'll see m0nesy play in 2 weeks
2022-01-13 16:04
#12
NAF | 
India FosFate
online, ouch EVERYTHING BO1 WHAT THE FUCK BLAST, GO BACK TO 2020-21 FORMAT
2022-01-13 16:05
2 replies
2020-21 Format was dogshit on so many levels. Winning two games against possibly dogshit teams got you into top tier tournament instantly. Now at very least everyone will have four matches minimum to qualify. You can argue about bo1 instead of bo3 being bad, but the concept this year is already much better.
2022-01-13 16:22
bo1 only determines who you play cross group tho right
2022-01-13 16:49
#13
ropz | 
India psn46
G2 will win spring final !
2022-01-13 16:04
#14
 | 
Russia arc_
Wuuhuu
2022-01-13 16:04
#15
 | 
Denmark Mister_A
yeehaw
2022-01-13 16:05
#16
 | 
Ukraine freskohq
LEESSSSSSSSSSSS GOOOOOOOOOO
2022-01-13 16:05
Online *pukes*
2022-01-13 16:05
#18
 | 
France Guilsz_
Group 4 only new line-ups :)))
2022-01-13 16:05
Online (((((
2022-01-13 16:06
Excited to see all the new rosters play together for the first time!
2022-01-13 16:06
#24
 | 
India aR__
ONLINE :( why god why
2022-01-13 16:07
bo1 ???? wtf
2022-01-13 16:09
Omicron era
2022-01-13 16:09
That group C tho... shox vs Vitality potentialy, and malek in the group also. That will be gud
2022-01-13 16:10
>>>>BO1 why why why WHY WHY WHY WHYYYYY
2022-01-13 16:10
ONLINE KEKW GG GO NEXT YEAR
2022-01-13 16:12
Damn bo1 really sucks. I assume they had to cut screen time because the great production costs a lot of money and offline era can't be very good for business, but still super disappointing.
2022-01-13 16:14
#38
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Col with 0 players
2022-01-13 16:15
Finally a January event
2022-01-13 16:16
Wait bo1 and online gg shit event
2022-01-13 16:16
Good change of rules
2022-01-13 16:16
#42
 | 
Ukraine d3adLY
where is 1v1 (((
2022-01-13 16:16
online kekw
2022-01-13 16:16
dunno why everyone complaining online, csgo tournaments finally coming back lets goo
2022-01-13 16:18
Am i the only one who can't understand shit for the format?
2022-01-13 16:18
1 reply
nope, you're not alone
2022-01-13 17:59
#48
 | 
Finland AliSabid
nice!
2022-01-13 16:20
#49
 | 
India shavar2099
Can't wait to see this format
2022-01-13 16:20
#50
 | 
Denmark twinseN
Lets go
2022-01-13 16:21
No gamg00ds but mibr LMAO
2022-01-13 16:24
Idc about online but BO1? Fuck that shit man.
2022-01-13 16:24
Online?! Pfff
2022-01-13 16:25
wheres gambit
2022-01-13 16:26
4 replies
in tier 2 tournaments as they should be
2022-01-13 16:31
3 replies
g2 fan, say hello to tier 2 with alkesibot
2022-01-13 16:40
2 replies
izi for coL
2022-01-13 16:28
1 reply
#87
JT | 
United States cybonics
+1
2022-01-13 17:30
Online lol
2022-01-13 16:32
#62
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Hovering over teams like OG and G2 do not showcase the final roster changes, but hovering over FaZe and Vitality do actually showcase the final roster changes. Still, always hyped for a BLAST Tournament. ^^
2022-01-13 16:34
3 replies
well both OG and G2 didnt officially announce roster changes yet
2022-01-13 17:17
2 replies
#84
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Yeah-- I just realised that myself after posting. Hovering over CoL doesn't even show a roster. :D It's going to be a fun 2022. :)
2022-01-13 17:19
1 reply
Yeah, shit happens! :D yes, looks great
2022-01-13 17:21
online checked, interest rejected
2022-01-13 16:37
Nice starter for astralis
2022-01-13 16:38
#68
KQLY | 
Russia P0vTr
EZ 4 coL, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD — what a line-up! Dream team for sure
2022-01-13 16:43
KeK mibr , against NaVi first round
2022-01-13 16:44
MIBR VS NAVI AGAIN KEK
2022-01-13 16:44
EG vs Liquid will be a spicy matchup
2022-01-13 16:47
1 reply
:D
2022-01-13 16:53
nobody asked or cares tbh
2022-01-13 16:58
1 reply
0/8
2022-01-13 17:19
#80
apEX | 
Europe GWAZ
FaZe VS Liquid gonna be a BANGER
2022-01-13 17:11
#81
 | 
France bjjthibz
Only BO1, better not mess up
2022-01-13 17:15
f covid
2022-01-13 17:25
EZ4NAVI
2022-01-13 17:30
Ez for NaVi
2022-01-13 17:32
#90
 | 
United States Warfororks
G2 vs Col 5 v 0
2022-01-13 17:43
#91
 | 
Chile 1cristiaan
liquid vita eg and faze sheeeeeesh
2022-01-13 17:46
Faze vs Liquid is going to be exciting as hell
2022-01-13 17:53
G2 match on 28 jan when they are going to announce aleksib
2022-01-13 18:02
lucky group for navi and g2
2022-01-13 18:09
#97
TenZ | 
Asia uuo
Still waiting for Blast Major
2022-01-13 18:13
After Christmas and the new year eve's, this is a great period that I am waiting for! :)
2022-01-13 20:44
It’s CS. Any CS is good.
2022-01-13 21:21
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.