OG and Liquid complete BLAST Premier World Final team list

The eight teams who will play for $1,000,000 in Abu Dhabi next month have been determined.

OG and Liquid became the final two teams to qualify for the BLAST Premier World Final after securing a high enough placement on the BLAST Leaderboard, the organizer's points-based ranking used to determine a portion of the teams competing at the end-of-year tournament.

The last two spots were determined after Ninjas in Pyjamas, the only other team still in the running for a place at the World Final following the end of the BLAST Premier Fall Final group stage, were eliminated from the Danish event in 3rd-4th place and missed out on a chance to compete in Abu Dhabi.

Liquid will play for a lion's share of $1,000,000 next month

Heroic and G2 previously secured enough Leaderboard points to qualify after advancing to the quarter-finals in Copenhagen.

The other four teams clinched spots at the World Final thanks to title-winning runs at some of the year's biggest competitions. FaZe earned their spot as the champions of ESL Pro League Season 15 and PGL Major Antwerp, Natus Vincere after winning BLAST Premier Spring Final, Vitality due to their run to the title at ESL Pro League Season 16, and Outsiders after lifting the trophy at IEM Rio Major.

The four teams who qualified for the event based on the Leaderboard are all partnered with BLAST. Their affiliation with the tournament organizer gave them an advantage against non-partnered competition due to having significant additional opportunities to earn points in the partner-only BLAST Premier Spring and Fall Groups. Awarding 600 points automatically to every competitor and a whopping 2,400 points to teams placed 1st-3rd in each season's Groups — 400 more than what second place at a Major is worth — the Leaderboard was heavily weighted towards the BLAST competitions and, as a result, the BLAST partners.

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Among those who missed out are non-partnered ENCE, who finished just outside of qualifying spots in eighth place of the Leaderboard at 5,950 points, only 350 points behind OG. Astralis, one of the 12 BLAST partners, finished in ninth place with 4,700 points to their name.

The following eight teams will compete for $1,000,000 in prizemoney at the BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from December 14-18:

#1
Aleksib | 
Finland v_v
tier 2 tournament
2022-11-27 01:07
21 replies
#9
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North America Camino
NIP didn’t have enough points this year, they would have had to win this Fall Final edit: OP asked why Liquid were ‘invited’ over NIP
2022-11-27 01:10
10 replies
The real question is OG, but it is point based. Just can’t understand how the steaming pile of shait team can have enough :-P
2022-11-27 10:22
8 replies
Fall groups and spring groups..
2022-11-27 10:48
1 reply
So basically winning qualifiers is enough for an invite. Seems the point system needs a revamp.
2022-11-27 20:12
Dogshit partner sistem. I have no problem with it. But then they say mad stuff like this is "best teams of all year" tournament. At least people are realizing, og here is such joke even blind people can tell.
2022-11-27 12:03
3 replies
Maybe they will upset some of the top tier teams.
2022-11-27 13:16
2 replies
#136
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Portugal dracø
not if they show up with the same level they did in this blast
2022-11-27 14:03
1 reply
+1
2022-11-27 16:57
agree with you, why OG, better chance replace them by Ence.
2022-11-28 02:19
1 reply
#156
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Finland aleksiii
At least someone who got better results this year
2022-11-28 08:03
its so disappointing see og and g2 at this tournament and do not see furia and nip at there
2022-11-29 16:12
this is not invite
2022-11-27 01:07
6 replies
#12
ZywOo | 
France Alyta
all the points are from blast partner anyway
2022-11-27 01:08
2 replies
what i mean is clear and true (#1 was ''why did they invite liquid'', he changed what did he write.)
2022-11-27 01:51
Literally false. If you look in the blast world ranking, teams like c9 who aren't blast partners are there. Obviously blast seasons give more points but those teams lose out on blast points in hltv anyway.
2022-11-27 02:15
Of course its an invite even when its based on ranking system. Most invites are based on hltv ranking system from which teams then accept or deny the invite if they get one. And some added local teams usually.
2022-11-27 02:00
2 replies
Blast cant invite nip now even if they want to. Even if nip wants to accept it. Because this is not invitational. In invitational events they are inviting teams, then the teams accept if they want to play.
2022-11-27 12:00
1 reply
Of course they could. There are very many reasons why its a bad idea, but its not like Valve will cancel their permits if the do not follow what they have promised. Just because their method of sending invites is public does not make it any more legally binding than other types of invites.
2022-11-27 14:31
#14
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United States cyclone221
Diversity quotas
2022-11-27 01:08
#18
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United States dusq
hwml flairs with bad takes? its more likely than you think!
2022-11-27 01:10
1 reply
#21
Aleksib | 
Finland v_v
flag
2022-11-27 01:11
nice
2022-11-27 01:05
#3
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Netherlands xAlpaka
Nice
2022-11-27 01:05
OG 💀💀💀💀
2022-11-27 01:12
OG KEKW
2022-11-27 01:05
Almost the same teams as fall finals
2022-11-27 01:05
2 replies
Considering that one mainly gets points from doing good in blast groups or doing good in showdown, its no surprise that teams are pretty much same as fall final. Only other choice would be same teams as spring final.
2022-11-27 02:01
1 reply
You literally quality from winning the majors and epl.
2022-11-27 08:42
#7
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Pakistan LoOuU2
what are Faze and Heroic playing for then today , lmao
2022-11-27 01:06
14 replies
money
2022-11-27 01:08
6 replies
#16
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Pakistan LoOuU2
aka the least motivating thing for Tier 1 pros when it comes to tournaments.
2022-11-27 01:09
5 replies
ok then they are playing for money and a title win
2022-11-27 01:10
4 replies
#20
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Pakistan LoOuU2
well the event does give out a trophy so , good point.
2022-11-27 01:10
3 replies
winning a tournament in front of danish crowd and specially when its CADIAN vs KARRYGAN, i think from all the teams in this tournament this 2 will have biggest motivation to win this blast if i am not wrong :)
2022-11-27 06:32
2 replies
#105
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Poland Astoner55
You're 100% right!
2022-11-27 09:34
+1
2022-11-27 17:38
The players are gunning for an MVP. The teams are going for the trophy, money and prestige.
2022-11-27 01:18
2 replies
#39
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Fair enough
2022-11-27 01:40
1 reply
+ also winning in front of a home crowd ... heard a lot of karrigan chants yesterday
2022-11-27 06:17
#99
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Ukraine Kellso
What are teams playing for at tournaments like IEM Dallas ? Your logic is fucked up
2022-11-27 09:18
1 reply
ummm grand slam and money?
2022-11-27 11:08
For the trophy
2022-11-27 09:20
LOL Logic... You dont just play events to qualify to another. This is not a qualifier event.
2022-11-27 09:57
#8
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Serbia ckejo
og literally the least deserving of the spot but aight
2022-11-27 01:06
6 replies
#72
NAF | 
United States Grimly
Logically somebody has to be the least deserving
2022-11-27 03:56
5 replies
#74
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Serbia ckejo
out of all the teams partnered with blast they are the least deserving this year no doubt fucking nip who lost 0-2 to sprout at elimination in the major legends deserved it more
2022-11-27 04:07
4 replies
+1
2022-11-27 04:40
eg haven't won a match this year in blast events, og deserves more than them (although you probably forgot that eg was a partner team because they are so bad)
2022-11-27 08:33
At least they made legends, can’t say that for OG
2022-11-27 10:24
1 reply
#157
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Finland aleksiii
And also quarter finals in antwerp
2022-11-28 08:05
#11
ZywOo | 
France Alyta
Cloud9 was a top 5 team this year and cant be there :( why so exclusive event
2022-11-27 01:07
9 replies
It's all about points
2022-11-27 01:12
1 reply
blast points* partner points
2022-11-27 01:13
Cause OG is tied with the blast organization
2022-11-27 01:13
should've won rio major
2022-11-27 02:48
If they beat liquid at epl and at least made to major final, they'd probably be there. But they are chokers
2022-11-27 05:06
Katowice gives a ton of points, c9 were at the bottom. Both majors give a lot of points and direct qualification, c9 failed in groups and in quarters. Cologne gives a lot of points, c9 bombed out yet again. 2 EPLs gave out points, and guess what, correct they bombed out of both with low placements.
2022-11-27 09:04
3 replies
correct but I can say the same for og (even worse) and I cannot say they won IEM Dallas.
2022-11-27 11:28
2 replies
Yeah, og are bad for sure, but they did win two groups and went to the semis in the spring finals, so they did get a lot of points for that.
2022-11-27 13:18
1 reply
that is nothing compared to winning an S-tier event. They just got to play because of the partnership, C9 is the superior team by huge margin
2022-11-27 14:38
#13
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African Union whybecause
RiP NiP :(
2022-11-27 01:08
#17
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England MikeLCHV
Who invited OG 😭
2022-11-27 01:09
4 replies
Nobody invited them, they simply qualified by getting enough points
2022-11-27 09:22
3 replies
By playing tournaments they're only allowed to play cause they're partners 😂
2022-11-27 13:14
2 replies
Meanwhile NIP didnt qualified while being a partner team 🥲
2022-11-27 15:08
1 reply
#158
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Finland aleksiii
And while having better results all year
2022-11-28 08:06
OG
2022-11-27 01:12
tier 2
2022-11-27 01:12
nvm im stupid
2022-11-27 01:14
#28
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United States GiantDays
Thank you Twistzz, appreciate you continuing to carry my team.
2022-11-27 01:14
#29
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Sweden LennartX
I think NiP deserves World Final spot way more than OG since they played way better than OG
2022-11-27 01:15
1 reply
OG - did better this year => more points than NIP
2022-11-27 09:23
Og redemption incoming! Flamez blast world final mvp making him top 17 by the end of the year!
2022-11-27 01:15
1 reply
#53
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Israel michnass
w
2022-11-27 02:01
#31
HooXi | 
Sweden souI
og what a joke
2022-11-27 01:18
2 replies
Blast fall finals isnt the only event that count. Don't forget that OG did good at spring finals
2022-11-27 09:25
1 reply
Who cares, og is a tier 2 team right now even you should know. Basically a free win for whoever incounters them.
2022-11-27 12:07
Can't wait to see "major winners" get rekt.
2022-11-27 01:22
4 replies
Probably gonna be like it
2022-11-27 01:27
So, same as the last major winners? Or the ones before that?
2022-11-27 01:38
1 reply
Endpoint clowned Navi, Outsiders can't top that for sure
2022-11-27 01:51
Cry is free
2022-11-27 01:49
OG needs to -nexa, even he realizes it himself, at least to see if it does anything, but clearly feels like the team has good pieces that are not being managed properly.
2022-11-27 01:23
#36
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Chile 1cristiaan
EZ4TL
2022-11-27 01:28
OG lmaoooo
2022-11-27 01:28
#40
ropz | 
Germany lor3nz
OG is a joke and undeserved shit format
2022-11-27 01:44
lmao blast qualification system is a joke, OG earned 4800/6300 of their points from blast groups to qualify over teams like ENCE, FURIA, C9 who performed better than them no offense to og, its not their fault that blast is a shitty org
2022-11-27 01:46
3 replies
#56
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Brazil MrLucas
It has always been, it's just an excuse to say it's not a tournament for partners only
2022-11-27 02:21
ENCE played terrible in blast events this year
2022-11-27 09:27
1 reply
Yeah, accounting in only the BLAST events is what I'm criticizing in my comment ENCE were still better than OG overall this year, they had decent playoff runs
2022-11-27 09:36
OG, liquid, g2 ♿️♿️♿️
2022-11-27 01:52
OG xd
2022-11-27 01:53
#49
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Afghanistan Pewpo
Why are g2 still in t1 events?
2022-11-27 01:59
4 replies
#57
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Brazil MrLucas
Blast = money
2022-11-27 02:21
Because they got a decent amount of points when aleksib was the IGL. Like 4000 of their 6500 points came from Katowice, Spring Groups and Spring Finals with aleksi. In fact they would be out of the tournament had they placed 5th-6th instead of 3rd-4th in the Spring Finals.
2022-11-27 09:11
2 replies
#159
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Finland aleksiii
Who wouldve replaced them if that happened?
2022-11-28 08:07
1 reply
ENCE iirc
2022-11-28 18:14
#51
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Israel michnass
OG WWWWWWW
2022-11-27 02:01
OG and G2 hahaa
2022-11-27 02:13
#58
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France Evalion
Very low hype event and for the BLAST circuit in general... production saves them.
2022-11-27 02:25
#59
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Russia HikZ
Nip and C9 robbed
2022-11-27 02:29
6 replies
Mouz are the biggest to be robbed....
2022-11-27 02:56
4 replies
#71
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United States Rayduh
MOUZ didn’t do anything impressive this year tho
2022-11-27 03:55
3 replies
Seriously? Guess you missed Rio Major and how the new roster knocking teams out. They are #5 and knocked out vitality and liquid from Rio.
2022-11-27 04:54
2 replies
He said this year and it is kinda true. Since xertion promotion, they are doing fine, evem great, but like yekindar, he will be nerfed someday. Torzi is competing with osee to the award of the most overated awper. Frozen is frozen and dexter somehow become more legit but im betting he will return to his normal form very soon.
2022-11-27 04:59
#142
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United States Rayduh
This year isn’t just one tournament
2022-11-27 16:33
#70
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United States Rayduh
Tbh all of these are pretty mediocre
2022-11-27 03:55
#60
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Kazakhstan Kazachstan
No CLOUD9? L
2022-11-27 02:30
vitality, og, g2, we are talking about pro or 4-15 faceit 8 lvl ?
2022-11-27 02:33
1 reply
#160
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Finland aleksiii
Vitality literally won a tournament to qualify there. Dont add them into that list lmao
2022-11-28 08:08
tell me you camel lovers ^_^
2022-11-27 02:34
w liquid
2022-11-27 02:44
No mousesports but OG gets to go... Bullshit requirements, it's all about who brings viewers, not the better team.
2022-11-27 02:55
1 reply
nobody wants to watch OG it literally has nothing to do with that lmfao
2022-11-27 11:16
Damn that sucks
2022-11-27 03:19
Abu Dhabi lol
2022-11-27 03:53
#69
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United States Rayduh
What did OG do to deserve this????
2022-11-27 03:55
#73
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Poland karov
who invited my man blud ???
2022-11-27 04:03
#75
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Indonesia Astrali5
basically fall finals + vitality & outsiders
2022-11-27 04:29
Unlucky for ence, i'd rather see them than dOGs
2022-11-27 04:45
everyone making fun of OG being the worst team in here but bro look at g2 who made the major and who didn't?
2022-11-27 04:53
3 replies
Og has 0 points outside blast events i think the biggest problem is just having 8 teams in this events
2022-11-27 05:18
#85
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Both are equally as bad imo, but at least G2 had a decent showing on pro league, while OG only got points from blast, but if you ask me neither team should have been here, ence & nip deserved it more
2022-11-27 06:18
1 reply
#161
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Finland aleksiii
Also got alot of points when aleksib was the igl
2022-11-28 08:09
#83
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Brazil hugoooo
Not nice at all to see OG here
2022-11-27 05:29
oh well it's fair
2022-11-27 06:30
Nice
2022-11-27 06:45
OG AHAHAHAHAHA
2022-11-27 08:16
#90
green | 
Libya tblgk
OG 🤣🤣🤣 nice ranking
2022-11-27 08:29
#92
mir | 
Russia M31F
tier2 the same commands are not interesting to watch
2022-11-27 08:37
clown tournament same teams 2 tournies in a row
2022-11-27 08:39
Ropz denied Nip the spot with 3k .
2022-11-27 08:52
Blast = the least interesting tournament
2022-11-27 09:12
1 reply
Each of their events feel the same, same teams no underdogs, boring bo3 from start to finish, same pimp and maniac saying same shit every time
2022-11-27 12:00
Okay but -OG -G2 +MOUZ +FURIA please.
2022-11-27 09:39
3 replies
#116
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Romania ryad_0192
mouz xdd
2022-11-27 10:54
2 replies
Yeah, both major semifinalists.
2022-11-27 11:19
1 reply
not getting anywhere after this
2022-11-28 13:05
G2 got competitor for last place
2022-11-27 09:39
kinda funny, blast fall and world is nearly identical, 6/8 teams the same, with vitality and outsiders instead of nip and fluxo
2022-11-27 09:51
#113
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Russia YsvLive
i hope one time we will see real year leaderboard and true World Final, taking into account the results of all top tournaments, with normal ranking coefficients
2022-11-27 10:25
dumb tournament system both major winners (Faze and outsiders) and EPL's are there (Faze and Vitality), nothing wrong with it and then it becomes a sh*tshow of partner teams navi got qualified through spring finals, why were they competing in fall groups? Faze and vitality got there with majors and epl, both partner teams that were given the chance to go to both spring and fall groups, their slots could have been open for grabs with open qualifiers in the group stage And then you have these global leaderboards that only benefit those teams that are blast and ESL partner teams Blast could do a lot more for the international scene than just bringing a B-tier event with S-tier production
2022-11-27 10:53
#119
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Poland Suvkha
OG looks so out of place among the other teams there lmao
2022-11-27 11:19
#121
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Poland bot_taz
World final is abusive term. 7 out of 8 teams at this "world final" are partnered. Only vp here bcuz, they won the major. Cologne and Katowice are more of a world finals than this clown show.
2022-11-27 11:25
1 reply
+1 its just a blast partnered teams competition, another event that cements the scene regardless of actual team results, hate this approach
2022-11-27 11:57
#123
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Germany So_Dumm
+1, what the hell OG is even doing here... Edited: replied to #121
2022-11-27 11:31
congrats og for being 8th
2022-11-27 11:35
OG 0 map wins 0 impactful playoffs, but Blast partner so deserved!!!
2022-11-27 11:49
Expected nothing less from irrelevant mickey mouse tournaments.
2022-11-27 12:32
#135
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Spain elk878
7 partner teams. Nice.
2022-11-27 13:54
OG is wasted spot
2022-11-27 14:53
for what OG-trash got the spot?
2022-11-27 15:26
#143
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Brazil flytw4tp
C9 or NiP over OG and it would be best tournament after major
2022-11-27 16:52
1 reply
Jack (c9 ceo) and Jason (Complexity ceo) should meet somewhere in las vegas over a bottle of beer and discuss the possibility of selling the spot. Or maybe buy it from EG. Two teams that always end up last at blast groups.
2022-11-27 17:27
pog
2022-11-27 17:50
LETS GOOOGOGOGOGOGOGOOGOGOGOGOGOGOG
2022-11-27 17:54
#149
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Sweden Flukey
A great match i want to see is... OG beat G2, redemption story for nexa haha
2022-11-27 18:18
OG spot is best joke 0 poins outside blast XDDD
2022-11-27 19:29
OG go 0-4 to qualify for world final 😂
2022-11-27 20:39
Blast trying to do tier-1 tournament with the most strong teams but they invite top 16 Og because of they are partner team xd. There are many teams which stronger and deserve this slot more but their organisation don’t pay money blast.
2022-11-27 22:16
Watch og win this
2022-11-28 07:31
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