BLAST Premier Fall Groups revealed

The brackets and full schedule were also included as part of the announcement.

The schedule for the first big event after the player break, BLAST Premier Fall Groups, was announced today via the BLAST website and Twitter account.

BLAST Premier Fall Groups will kick off the new season

BLAST’s $177,500 event will feature a best-of-one double elimination group stage to kick things off, before a gauntlet-style best-of-three knockout stage. The first placed teams in each group will await in the final games of the three gauntlet brackets, the second placed teams in round 2 of the gauntlet, whilst third and fourth will battle it out in round 1. The winners of each gauntlet will make the Fall Final.

There is also a last chance stage, where the six teams eliminated in rounds 2 and 3 of the knockout stage will battle in three separate best-of-threes, the winners of which will also head to the Fall Final.

Current juggernaut teams FaZe and Natus Vincere find themselves in separate groups, and are unable to meet throughout the event unless one or both fail to finish first in the group stage. The event will also be the first chance to see the new-look G2, Vitality, Evil Geniuses and Complexity squads.

The full groups and opening matchups are as follows:

Group C
Europe FaZe
Denmark Heroic
Germany BIG
North America Evil Geniuses

Opening schedule:

Group A (August 19)
13:00 France Vitality vs. Europe OG
14:00 Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Denmark Astralis

Group B (August 20)
13:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. North America Complexity
14:00 Europe G2 vs. United States Liquid

Group C (August 21)
13:00 Europe FaZe vs. North America Evil Geniuses
14:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Germany BIG

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#1
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United States Mattador424
Why couldnt we have played against complexity first round
2022-08-03 17:54
32 replies
reported
2022-08-03 17:53
2 replies
#13
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Brazil flytw4tp
as per usual G2 and Na`vi ez
2022-08-03 17:57
1 reply
#102
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Russia scor2k
ez for who?
2022-08-04 05:06
#35
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Argentina atriX^
Because you are not the highest seeded team in your group.
2022-08-03 18:23
Honestly current G2 isn’t that worrying
2022-08-03 18:48
13 replies
bro wtf g2 is team with most firepower right now what are you talking
2022-08-03 20:38
12 replies
They’ve been horrible for months are adding 2 new players as well as IGL
2022-08-03 21:38
#75
b1t | 
India Mr_UNX
Delusional
2022-08-03 21:52
G2 most firepower? When Faze exists good one
2022-08-03 22:29
9 replies
Karrigan hooxi same shit but karrigan Rain Niko- Niko Broky M0nesy with awp - M0nesy Ropz Jks Ropz Hunter Twistzz both can be
2022-08-03 22:42
8 replies
#87
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United States irnak2
broky wipes the floor with m0nesy bot ez
2022-08-03 23:24
2 replies
ok
2022-08-04 00:47
m0NotESY*
2022-08-04 07:34
Yes niko has better stats than rain, but Rain is an entry, and niko is a lurker. Rain has a way harder job on T side that isn't stat friendly at all. Niko is borderline selfish the way he plays. Broky is around a top 5 player this year. m0nesy does not have the consistency Broky has. Fast flicks aren't everything.
2022-08-04 01:32
1 reply
Actually did you a favour by comparing Rain to Niko, instead of Niko to Twistzz and jks to rain, so I wouldn't complain too much Karrigan > hooxi Rain < jks Broky > M0nesy Ropz = Hunter Twistzz < NiKo So it is pretty even firepower but FaZe has massive edge because Karrigan
2022-08-04 05:11
Delusional
2022-08-04 02:00
#110
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Poland Berbe123
Broky>>>>>
2022-08-04 08:56
rain and niko dont play same roles, so you cant compare them. rain is entry on T and anchor on CT, niko is lurk on T and star player (con mirage, long/short d2 etc). obv niko is gonna have better stats. comparing hunter to rain would be better, but still not the same roles. jackz was almost same as rain in roles, but now he out, so i guess u have to compare JKS to rain, and rain is obv 10x better, more experianced etc. as much as i love m0nesy, he dont got enough experiance, so broky will win there. karrigan 10x smarter than hooxie, altho hooxie hitts harder, but again, on a team like faze, all karrigan has to do is bare his own weight, and ropz, broky and twistzz will take the majority of the hard lifting. TD:DR faze way better than g2
2022-08-04 09:45
because that would be EZ??? idk?
2022-08-03 18:52
1 reply
That’s the point though, we need the free wins
2022-08-03 19:01
coL without junior might actually be good XD
2022-08-03 19:16
#56
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United Kingdom Bullitead
Liquid with Yekindar stronger than G2 right now if they’re playing with JKS and Hooxi, depends on whether AleksiB and Jackz are in the squad or not.
2022-08-03 19:19
G2 are ass bro. Dont worry. Liquid 2-0s them easy
2022-08-03 19:45
2 replies
BO1 lol
2022-08-03 23:05
1 reply
#91
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Serbia Ljannister
Makes win even tastier
2022-08-04 00:50
Who tf is "we". You just sit and watch them play dawg
2022-08-03 20:26
4 replies
#77
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Netherlands arTvamp
oke bra
2022-08-03 22:06
Orgs aren’t anything without the fans. Plus I was rushing to be the first comment so I didn’t exactly give af about word choice.
2022-08-03 22:10
1 reply
+1
2022-08-04 08:18
Never been to a sports bar? Or a pro sports match? Or watched sports of any kind in a social setting? It's common to say "we" if you're with a group of supporters of a particular team, or if your team preference is otherwise obvious (such as with a jersey). In his case the flair indicates he's a liquid fan, so it's clear what team he's referring to when he says "we".
2022-08-03 23:46
this seeding system basically is to let strong teams have easier team making deep runs to make the playoffs more competitive. So viewers wont cry something like "xx team free playoff spot". However i understand it might be subjective a team is strong based on rankings alone as countless roster changes have been made so far.
2022-08-04 02:54
G2 will throw so no worries
2022-08-04 15:16
#2
Snax | 
Belarus Azy_421
EG already dead for sure
2022-08-03 17:57
ez for big
2022-08-03 17:53
lets go BIG Boys!
2022-08-03 17:53
who snuck EG in
2022-08-03 17:53
3 replies
another reason partner teams are fucking stupid
2022-08-03 18:16
2 replies
#122
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Philippines Fiorno
if partners didn't exist then na would also cease to exist
2022-08-05 06:03
1 reply
lol TL still top 13 Id rather have a team that deserves it than a team from my region that's absolute dogshit
2022-08-05 14:25
Cant wait for EG
2022-08-03 17:53
Nice
2022-08-03 17:53
one more group stage exit for G2?
2022-08-03 17:53
2 replies
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Hooxi will carry, don't worry
2022-08-03 17:55
If you're saying It for the meme, yes, another group exit. If not, no team will be eliminated from these groups but the second stage ones
2022-08-03 17:58
Kick eg and col pls
2022-08-03 17:54
1 reply
And OG
2022-08-03 19:56
Easy for BIG
2022-08-03 17:55
Rip EG
2022-08-03 17:58
EZ4NAVI
2022-08-03 17:59
Haha good group for nip finally
2022-08-03 17:59
5 replies
unless Degster is in form, BlameF hits his crazy numbers again and Zywho solo-carries
2022-08-03 18:01
2 replies
og is the biggest threat, as a czech person i hope neofrag will suck in this event. blamef zero impact zywoo bad
2022-08-03 18:57
1 reply
#92
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Serbia Ljannister
OG goated, hug me bro
2022-08-04 00:50
its literally the hardest group they couldve gotten
2022-08-03 19:55
1 reply
?? Only OG has a chance of beating them
2022-08-03 20:40
n1 EG
2022-08-03 18:01
#1 vs #209 lets goooo
2022-08-03 18:01
#21
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Poland Terlikkk
Ez for vitality
2022-08-03 18:02
#22
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Spain santibone
EG #209 in HLTV ranking
2022-08-03 18:05
#23
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
Noooo rip liquid
2022-08-03 18:06
this will be in copenhagen?
2022-08-03 18:08
5 replies
online
2022-08-03 18:14
3 replies
alright
2022-08-03 18:20
#95
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North Macedonia Masuke
no :(
2022-08-04 01:18
twitch gold novas calling every team who wins "onliners" incoming
2022-08-05 20:36
Fall finals i think in Copenhagen. But I expected atleast group stage to be in a studio environment
2022-08-03 19:00
only 2 games per day :/
2022-08-03 18:14
2 replies
Its five a day for the first three days. Then its three a day.
2022-08-03 18:16
look at the tournament page, all of group A will finish on 19th only
2022-08-03 18:22
bruh again this last chance bracket bullshit
2022-08-03 18:16
#30
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United States kalimbo
Whats the new look of Vitality? Did they change something?
2022-08-03 18:18
2 replies
they were supposed to announce something today, mb already did and i missed it twitter.com/TeamVitality/status/15540962..
2022-08-03 18:27
aren't teams locked already for blast? i'm not sure if we're gonna see sphinx since the tourney is 2 weeks away
2022-08-04 05:38
#31
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United States kalimbo
Can you imagine EG defeating Faze?
2022-08-03 18:19
3 replies
#58
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Hext will own Twistzz
2022-08-03 19:28
i can't imagine it tbh
2022-08-03 19:29
#98
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Indonesia Parrrisss
Yes. Can see twistzz and Co. Will sacrifice for the rise of NA
2022-08-04 02:05
#33
ICY | 
Kazakhstan Avantc7
LoL so free for EG
2022-08-03 18:21
#36
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United States snakedrake
Hey 0 Brazilian teams I’m down for this
2022-08-03 18:24
1 reply
Brazilian cs >>>>>
2022-08-05 21:04
Faze and NaVi already qualified for BLAST Premier World Final btw. Don't start being mad when they lose matches :D
2022-08-03 18:29
#39
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Latvia laiziolas
Cya after 19 days
2022-08-03 18:42
Group A stacked. Group B is shit Group C has 3 teams and one pointless.
2022-08-03 18:44
9 replies
Ummm Group B > Group A. Wtf are u on
2022-08-04 08:20
8 replies
#111
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Poland Berbe123
Group a>>> by far
2022-08-04 09:03
I get you flair makes you overrate Liquid, but in all honesty that group has two teams and two attendees. The NA sides should have no chance.
2022-08-04 10:28
6 replies
Navi >>>>> Nip G2 ~= Vitality ( both unstable) Liquid ~= Astralis ( even with shox on the team, liquid regularly kicked new astralis' ass. Imagine with yekindar. Anyways won't be biased and imma say they are equal rn). OG > Complexity.
2022-08-04 13:36
5 replies
Ok, i guess I need to be more clear. There is two good teams in group B, it is just that the rest of them are so much behind that the group is pointless, so from a competitive point the group is “shit”. I guess the uncertainty of G2 combined with how hard yekindar can carry his 4 NA bots could make a case though. While group A has 4 teams that could all reasonably beat each other which makes the competition stacked for the top spots.
2022-08-04 20:54
4 replies
Actually delusional.
2022-08-05 08:59
3 replies
When the arguments run out…
2022-08-05 17:52
2 replies
It's hard to argue with someone smart. Impossible to argue with a fool.
2022-08-09 18:31
1 reply
Is it a hard concept that a group with 4 fairly even teams has a more stacked competition than a group with two good and two crap? I get the flair but I don’t think yekindar can carry the 3 bots THAT hard (Elige can hold his own).
2022-08-09 20:53
#41
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Sweden skorpan
NiP in the best group as per usual
2022-08-03 18:46
I feel like OG could dominate their bracket. No real data on the team other then like two events, so prep is low. They have insane frag/explosive potential too.
2022-08-03 18:50
too easy for OG
2022-08-03 18:51
Pretty good seeding.
2022-08-03 19:01
BLAST, please remove complexity and EG's spots. Tier 3 teams have nothing to do there
2022-08-03 19:05
#51
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Brazil hugoooo
What a disgrace to see coL and EG here instead of FURIA
2022-08-03 19:08
group b robbed
2022-08-03 19:08
Group A low-key stacked
2022-08-03 19:08
#55
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United States leeneptune
i believe col will take 1 map off navi
2022-08-03 19:18
2 replies
#60
b1t | 
Belgium zne_
its bo1 bro
2022-08-03 19:31
1 reply
#106
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United States cybonics
exactly
2022-08-04 07:26
#57
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Romania Lacerta
Very easy 2nd place for Heroic
2022-08-03 19:28
#62
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Uganda RichHours
too ez for syrson online goat
2022-08-03 19:51
Grp A so mid, anyone can win lol
2022-08-03 19:58
#67
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Brazil Anarchybr
No BR teams , low audience
2022-08-03 20:36
Why bo1, its so random and boring. Bo3 are way better
2022-08-03 20:44
Interesting to see how new rosters like G2, EG, Complexity etc. succeed in their first "tournament".
2022-08-03 21:19
Where Furia? Average audience
2022-08-03 21:38
Least competitive group for FaZe
2022-08-03 21:47
1 reply
as always faze gets easiest groups
2022-08-03 23:11
#76
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Poland ARTEScs
Why Ence isn't in this tournament?
2022-08-03 21:55
no cloud9, t2 tournament
2022-08-03 22:12
1 reply
#101
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France Alyta
they will be and showdown and destroy everyone on that easy qualify for fall final ez
2022-08-04 03:34
Go G2
2022-08-03 22:50
#84
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Aruba defoliant
Ez for G2 Also where is ENCE?
2022-08-03 23:06
Complexity vs g2 💦💦
2022-08-03 23:19
1 reply
#93
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Serbia Ljannister
Equal shit
2022-08-04 00:52
mens(( why hype if we have to wait an eternity until august 19?
2022-08-03 23:37
#94
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Serbia Ljannister
A : og and astralis B : navi and liq C : faze and heroic
2022-08-04 00:55
A : NiP and OG B: Navi and Liquid C: FaZe and Heroic
2022-08-04 02:10
Bro who invited Complexity they are not good enough
2022-08-04 06:35
Put up the new season fantasy already!
2022-08-04 10:03
#115
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Denmark nicram64
Boycotting this event, fvck blast
2022-08-04 11:45
3 replies
#125
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Denmark mrlolba
What happened here? 😮
2022-08-05 15:39
2 replies
#126
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Denmark nicram64
Inviting useless teams just because they are partnered instead of open qualifiers thats why
2022-08-05 15:58
1 reply
#127
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Denmark mrlolba
That's what the showdown is for. See you there? 😊
2022-08-05 17:52
#118
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
Group C so easy group for FaZe, they should let their coach stand-in for at least little bit handicap to make it more interesting. Dislike this format also, double elimination BO1s.... ewww. No elimination matches should ever be decided by BO1.
2022-08-04 20:53
Oh boy can't wait to see Stewie2k!!!!1!1!1!1!!1!!!111
2022-08-05 02:21
miss the boys Faze_Up ♥
2022-08-05 04:25
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