NAVI qualify for BLAST Premier World Final
The Ukrainian-Russian squad become the second team to reach the million-dollar competition.
Natus Vincere took home the top prize in Lisbon after a triumphant BLAST Premier Spring Final campaign, which also guarantees them a spot in the BLAST World Final to be held at the end of the year, where eight teams will battle it out from December 14-18 for the $1,000,000 prize pool.
Denis "electroNic" Sharipov's side join ESL Pro League Season 15 winners FaZe in the list of teams that have already clinched their spot, and will ultimately be looking to defend their title from last year's iteration of the tournament.
Half of the six remaining spots will be filled by the winners of the upcoming BLAST Fall Final, ESL Pro League Season 16, and IEM Rio. The BLAST World Final Leaderboard will determine the final three teams based on the points they garnered throughout the year.
After 2021's competition was held behind closed doors due to a resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's BLAST World Final's location and venue is yet to be revealed.
Currently, the list of participating teams is as follows: