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.

Can NAVI secure back-to-back World Final victories?

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:

Europe FaZe
Other ESL Pro League S16
Other World Final leaderboard
Other World Final leaderboard
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Other BLAST Fall Final
Other IEM Rio Major
Other World Final leaderboard
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
EZ + First
2022-06-20 17:48
12 replies
Undeserved
2022-06-20 17:50
7 replies
#19
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United States DarkFX
Navi won the easiest final of the year, pffft.
2022-06-20 17:57
6 replies
#43
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
man said easy finals like this game didnt happen hltv.org/matches/2356641/faze-vs-natus-v..
2022-06-20 18:15
5 replies
#45
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United States DarkFX
I said FINAL, meaning Navi vs Vitality
2022-06-20 18:22
4 replies
#60
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
yeah but who cares if the final was easy if they beat the best team in the world on the way there. Still deserve the spot for beating faze
2022-06-20 19:04
3 replies
#65
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United States DarkFX
True
2022-06-20 20:39
2 replies
#66
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
looking forward to the rematch. FaZe will be motivated since they got crushed. It will be a very close rematch. Im a neutral so idc who wins
2022-06-20 20:40
1 reply
#67
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United States DarkFX
I dunno, i am concerned for Faze after these past performances.
2022-06-20 20:48
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2022-06-20 17:59
3 replies
jealous much? leave the mens alone!
2022-06-20 19:30
2 replies
first post hunters is a bannable offence
2022-06-20 19:44
1 reply
how dare you?!?!?!
2022-06-20 21:18
nice
2022-06-20 17:48
expected
2022-06-20 17:48
WHAT A SURPRISE
2022-06-20 17:48
EZ for the goats
2022-06-20 17:49
Ez for boombla
2022-06-20 17:50
What annoyed me about the Blast World Final last year was that it barely less important and grandiose than the Fall Finals in every aspect but the prize pool.
2022-06-20 17:51
2 replies
Yeah it felt like a money farm tournament for everyone, didnt seem very hype from players perspective and I think its gonna be the same this time with a huge amount of tournaments throughout the year diminishing the importance of this one
2022-06-20 19:01
1 reply
For me all blast tournaments feel like money farming and 0 fucks given by the teams/players since they are partners anyway.
2022-06-20 19:43
this gave me the chills
2022-06-20 17:51
Let's say Faze/Navi win EPL 16 or Fall Final, will the second place get the spot or how it works?
2022-06-20 17:53
5 replies
#13
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Ukraine StX4R
i think yes
2022-06-20 17:53
1 reply
#14
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Ukraine StX4R
or blast ranking
2022-06-20 17:55
no, they get points towards a leaderboard and top 3 from that gets to the BLAST World Finals
2022-06-20 17:53
1 reply
Thanks
2022-06-20 17:54
#18
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Poland KrzyzaK__
no, if that happens then there will be more spots decided by blast ranking
2022-06-20 17:57
It's still a long time. Out of interest: what would happen, if a team chose to collectively go to another org? As a totally random example faze players go to dignitas and faze gets a completely new roster. Will the new roster of faze play the event (undeserved) or will dignitas get the spot?
2022-06-20 17:53
8 replies
#20
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Sweden xsand_
dig
2022-06-20 17:57
6 replies
I would say FaZe. The org qualified.
2022-06-20 18:00
5 replies
#30
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Sweden xsand_
People qualified, not org
2022-06-20 18:02
4 replies
Yeah but it would not make sense for the players to get there. Let's say Real Madrid wins the La Liga. Then, all the players are going to Valladolid. Then Valladolid should play in the Champions League? Would not make sense
2022-06-20 18:08
3 replies
#42
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Latvia emzijs
in cs for the team to keep a spot in some tournament where they qualified as a full team, i think they need 3 players from the old core
2022-06-20 18:14
2 replies
This would make sense
2022-06-20 18:15
1 reply
#54
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Romania Lil_fps
Cs is not football, players take spots, not orgs
2022-06-20 18:41
Always will be the roster of 3 or more of the roster that had moved to a new org.
2022-06-21 06:39
#21
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United States born4anime
Just proves how trash the hltv ranking is
2022-06-20 17:58
Old one with boombl4 ;-; Feels bad for him , I hope his wife goes to jail after what she has done with him
2022-06-20 17:58
1 reply
She had segs with him. Really now, with all the love in the world for boombl4, great guy, how would you fall in love with that bici man...feels sad..
2022-06-20 18:00
#24
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nice
2022-06-20 18:00
Didn't Na'Vi win BLAST Premier World Final 2020 too? So, if they win this one in 2022 it'll be back-to-back-to-back.
2022-06-20 18:01
4 replies
yup.
2022-06-20 18:02
#47
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Argentina TavishT
Yeah, the only difference being that back then it was called Global Final instead, And fun fact, they won BLAST Global Final 2020 in 2021 :D
2022-06-20 18:31
2 replies
It's not even a difference in my opinion, it's like saying that IEM Cologne and ESL One Cologne are different tournaments.
2022-06-20 18:36
1 reply
#51
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Argentina TavishT
I agree, it's just a name change, perhaps they forgot to mention that one in the article.
2022-06-20 18:39
Why is booomblaaa in the video?? hmmm SUS
2022-06-20 18:01
back-to-back-to-back* We can consider Global Finals in the beggining of 2021 as World Finals Same tournament Same Prize Pool Same system of qualification
2022-06-20 18:04
SDY NOT IN VIDEO
2022-06-20 18:07
So winning the Rio Major qualifies you for a Blast Finals, just as winning a previous, easier Blast Finals and just as being below the top already qualified teams in the leaderboard? Is it just me or the system is weird? I mean, Blast production, talent, team, everybody is great, but something doesn't add up with the qualifying system
2022-06-20 18:11
1 reply
#48
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Why shouldn't blast premier winners get invites for blast world event.
2022-06-20 18:35
Faze already qualified, so ppl saying Faze are struggling, now u know why :D
2022-06-20 18:22
4 replies
Yeah why would you want to win a top tier event with top teams in it? Lets just get 7 rounds vs NAVI in 2 maps Cope is a nasty drug
2022-06-20 18:40
3 replies
prize money only incentive, they have enough rofl...
2022-06-20 18:41
2 replies
Rofl yeah, lets just pretend half the events dont matter even though all the top 5 teams are in the said event
2022-06-20 18:42
1 reply
I'm saying they already qualified so would place less importance on BLAST obviously
2022-06-20 18:42
not deserved
2022-06-20 18:39
#57
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Finland AliSabid
EZ
2022-06-20 18:57
Hopefully Astralis can qualify
2022-06-20 19:01
#61
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Brazil miguelo
Imperial will win this
2022-06-20 19:14
Boombl4 qualified pogchamp
2022-06-20 22:00
unexpected
2022-06-21 15:35
EZ4NAVI
2022-06-23 13:48
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