Fantasy for BLAST Premier Spring Groups open for action

Build your team using players from world No. 1 Natus Vincere or new additions to G2, Vitality, and Liquid in the latest Fantasy game.

Tier 1 Counter-Strike returns with the start of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, where six out of the current top 10 are in action. With that, the competition for the best Fantasy manager is back too, as team creation is now open to HLTV users.

m0nesy's $272,000 price will be hard to justify

With Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut, and Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač being announced as the three best players of 2021 over the last weekend, that star trio will certainly be the first ones considered by Fantasy managers. However, their price tags in the range of $246,000 - $255,000 will dissuade many, especially as there are a number of exciting budget options in the game.

NAVI Junior prospect Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov found himself with an exorbitant price of $272,000 as he dominated the lower-tier competition over the past six months. Usually, such players would be discounted in Fantasy due to a low team ranking, but m0NESY's transfer to G2 served as a loophole — making him by far the most expensive player at BLAST.

On the other side of that equation are Liquid, who dropped to No. 223 in the world after player changes, making Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic and Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski available for discount prices of $205,000 and $198,000, respectively. Even more budget-friendly are the likes of Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković ($180,000) Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince ($175,000), and William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba ($152,000).

It is also worth noting that Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant came in as a replacement for Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, who extended his leave from NIP's active lineup, and that debutants for their team such as Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool, Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif, and Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen are also up for selection.

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Fantasy returns with $10,000 Spring season

The BLAST Premier Spring Fantasy game will cover both weeks of action. In the first one, teams will play a quick-paced BO1 group which will set the gauntlet for the second week, where we will find out which six teams will secure spots at the Spring Finals.

Here are the prizes available for the HLTV x BitSkins league:

1. Huntsman Knife | Bright Water (Field-Tested)
2. M4A1-S | Printstream (Field-Tested)
3. Desert Eagle | Printstream (Field-Tested)

Please take note of the Fantasy rules before competing as they provide important information regarding the prizes, eligibility, and selection of winners. Fantasy is free of charge and can be played in official HLTV leagues, as well as independently organized private and public ones.

Start playing Fantasy by going to the Fantasy page here.

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1536
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1497
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
822
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1204
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1369
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1552
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1491
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
Weeeee
2022-01-25 12:42
4 replies
EZ M0NESY
2022-01-25 12:51
2 replies
ez for g2
2022-01-25 13:16
1 reply
I picked monesy without realising he’s the most expensive, so I had to put rush and stewie2k in my team lmao. However I’m expecting full honeymoon effect to make it pay off.
2022-01-28 11:35
@Professeur_CS, i cant understand why team which has 2-0 automatically didnt receive for their players padding after round3, where they waited for result. Seems like, for example G2 played 3 matches, and NIP - 4. Wtf? Undeserve, lol
2022-01-28 21:47
pog
2022-01-25 12:42
#3
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Bahrain Ax1yn
EZ for me.
2022-01-25 12:42
EZ
2022-01-25 12:45
Monesy is robbery Jackz Boombl4 B1t Hunter Broky Best team for this event, they have ez matches gg
2022-01-25 12:49
6 replies
2 replies
Motivated RUSH > ??? Idk honestly EG might get eliminated jn first round so you lose way more
2022-01-25 13:26
1 reply
No one gets “motivated” after a year. Like saying a “motivated” librarian. It’s called a pay check
2022-01-25 18:15
Nice lineup but love twistzz more
2022-01-25 19:43
#35
 | 
Other 88MPH
You can't say best lineup when you have a FaZe player in there.
2022-01-25 22:07
1 reply
i'm fine enough with people from best teams of the other groups, broky is just a placeholder. i needed an awper, all of them were expensive, so broky is a good middle ground. his team has >70% chances to make the group finals
2022-01-25 23:01
#9
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Scotland IX!
that's a lot of m0NEY
2022-01-25 13:10
Time to lose once again
2022-01-25 13:15
Ez for 1danne1
2022-01-25 13:17
Will theres be a New Fantasy for the knockout States or Will It be the same?
2022-01-25 13:28
6 replies
" The BLAST Premier Spring Fantasy game will cover both weeks of action. In the first one, teams will play a quick-paced BO1 group which will set the gauntlet for the second week, where we will find out which six teams will secure spots at the Spring Finals. "
2022-01-25 15:34
5 replies
How do I find that which events are included in the Spring season and which are not?
2022-01-25 16:42
1 reply
click the details tab
2022-01-25 16:43
ok im sorry but im confused by it saying it will cover both weeks means there will be 2 fantasies, each for one of them or will it all be just 1 fantasy?
2022-01-25 16:45
2 replies
2022-01-25 16:47
1 reply
oh ok ty. so that means knockout is in the same fantasy which is interesting
2022-01-25 16:48
buy monesy
2022-01-25 13:54
EZ FOR WOOD7
2022-01-25 14:11
#18
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Ukraine Loomian
272,000 for the guy who didn't compete in tier 1 scene?
2022-01-25 14:40
2 replies
I also noticed wtf This can’t be right
2022-01-25 15:47
1 reply
how is it not right? He is something else
2022-01-25 16:57
EZ4ME
2022-01-25 15:14
This should be an interesting lineup... hltv.org/fantasy/247/league/118448/team/..
2022-01-25 16:22
hltv.org/fantasy/247/league/118448/team/.. Btw my Fantasy team for Malta Vibes is top 3% and there is no way this is gonna go better than that, just a random lineup where I spent maximum money for the individuals.
2022-01-25 19:19
#33
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Portugal Hmikas
Hey admins: Why is monesy 272,000?
2022-01-25 19:59
1 reply
Its based on stats and he farmed them against low tier teams
2022-01-25 20:13
Zywoo,twistzz,Booml4,Jackz,estag
2022-01-26 14:51
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