The story of the BLAST Premier Fall Final in photos

Relive the event in Copenhagen as seen through Josip "⁠brcho⁠" Brtan's lens.

Five days of thrilling Counter-Strike action came to a close in Denmark this past Sunday, the Royal Arena playing host to eight teams that did battle in the second-last top-tier event of the year. There were storylines aplenty coming into the tournament, teams who faltered at the IEM Rio Major all looking to prove their wasted chances in Brazil were an outlier, and some hoping to bounce back entirely after a lackluster period of form.

None of those teams ended up lifting the trophy in the end, however, and it was instead Heroic who picked up their first big tournament title, becoming the first Danish CS:GO team to hoist the trophy in the Royal Arena. Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's men maintained their trajectory from a runners-up finish at the Major and delivered thrilling Counter-Strike throughout the event, culminating with a win in a dramatic three-map series against FaZe in the grand final to take home the title.

Take a look back in picture form as to how the tournament played out below, and relive some of the highlight moments as teams took the stage in Copenhagen.

Liquid arrived in Denmark hoping to make up for an early exit at the Major
NIP were in the same camp, their form from the European RMR not carrying into the event in Brazil
Meanwhile, G2 returned to the server after sitting the Major out, but were unable to overcome Liquid in their opening match
... and FaZe hit the ground running against OG, recovering from their shocking loss to Bad News Eagles in Rio
G2 knocked Fluxo out of contention, the only win that would go their way in Denmark
npL watched from the sidelines as he prepares to step in for NAVI at the World Final
but he didn't end up watching too many matches as Aleksib's men saw to NAVI's elimination
Heroic then ensured they would play in front of their home crowd by overcoming G2
...and the doors to the Royal Arena swung open to let the Danish fans pour in
The stage was all set for the four remaining teams
cadiaN led his side to victory over Liquid in the first semi-final
NIP let a 14-7 lead on the Nuke decider slip, and Brollan couldn't bear to watch the outcome of the round at 14-14 as NIP dropped a 5vs2 situation to ultimately lose the series
karrigan, naturally, was more than overjoyed
The desk set the stage for the final match of the event, a tantalizing clash between FaZe and Heroic for the title
A stunning sequence of Deagle headshots from rain on Inferno turned the tides for FaZe in the grand final, helping force a third map
...but it wasn't enough to claim victory in the end with Heroic pulling together in overtime on Mirage to take the series
stavn was in tears as he and cadiaN stood alongside one another, lifting a trophy at last

The rest of the photos from the event can be found in the galleries:

- Media day
- Day 1 (Group stage)
- Day 2 (Group stage)
- Day 3 (Quarter-finals)
- Day 4 (Semi-finals, Royal Arena)
- Day 5 (Grand final, Royal Arena)

Croatia Josip 'brcho' Brtan
Josip 'brcho' Brtan
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
10
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1544
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Ezaf
2022-11-28 22:30
2nd
2022-11-28 22:30
DESERVED
2022-11-28 22:31
Great tournament
2022-11-28 22:32
#5
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United States cybonics
tons of fun
2022-11-28 22:33
POG
2022-11-28 22:36
Great event
2022-11-28 22:37
blast always delivers, cant wait for the major
2022-11-28 22:38
DOPE FINAL
2022-11-28 23:11
npL lololololololololol
2022-11-28 23:28
Congrats Heroic (esp. CadiaN), you guys totally smashed it! :D
2022-11-28 23:33
#12
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Russia fuzik
W dress on freya. beautiful
2022-11-28 23:50
npl hard
2022-11-28 23:55
#14
Sw1ft | 
Germany Joyex
So deserved... Especially for Cadian. This man is burning so brightly for cs i was afraid he may burn his soul.
2022-11-29 00:05
Deserved for heroic
2022-11-29 00:30
#17
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Aruba defoliant
why so many stage photos?
2022-11-29 01:33
1 reply
#23
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Chile esanchez47
why not
2022-11-29 05:54
Stavn crying cause he knows he'll never win a major;(
2022-11-29 01:48
14 replies
I bet you'd gargle Twistzz balls if you were given the chance.
2022-11-29 03:06
Broo, you know how hard his personal life has been in recent years?? First his brothers suicide, hunden drama, choking lan tournaments and finally winning a tournament
2022-11-29 04:00
12 replies
must be real hard for him, getting caught cheating and getting away scotts free for it
2022-11-29 13:14
9 replies
Hunden cheated not him. Even if he cheated you could argue "he was just a kid back then" like everyone did with swag
2022-11-29 14:23
7 replies
that's what they told you and you are so gullible to believe it
2022-11-29 14:24
6 replies
I see you didnt really want to reflect on his brothers suicide. I dont think you have many friends, with an unlikable character like that.
2022-11-29 14:51
5 replies
i dont know anything about his brother, so I'd rather not say anything about that.
2022-11-29 14:53
4 replies
2022-11-29 14:55
Just the fact that you know that hus brother died and you still talk bs about him tells something. He never got banned for anything so any reasonable person believes that he is innocent
2022-11-29 16:29
2 replies
just cos his brother died doesnt mean he cannot cheat + that happened after
2022-11-29 17:07
1 reply
But he didint get banned for cheating?? So obviously im going to believe the people who made the research who didint find enough to ban him.
2022-11-29 22:10
#49
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Singapore BuLaiDengL
most empathetic american
2022-11-30 05:43
Was making a joke didn't know all this since i don't use twitter and hltv said nothing about it:/ feels bad honestly hope he goes better in the near future
2022-11-30 00:50
1 reply
Its fine bro. We all make mistakes sometimes
2022-11-30 13:04
#21
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Puerto Rico NA_KEKW
I can't read, so this article was really helpful!
2022-11-29 04:01
gg
2022-11-29 04:05
nip heartbreak
2022-11-29 07:25
pog
2022-11-29 07:47
#26
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Ukraine rexyyCSGO
nice. brscho come back as movie maker plz
2022-11-29 08:09
#27
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China T0az
gg
2022-11-29 08:25
#28
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Hungary szia
great shots, but you cant tell me this wasnt the most emotional moment of the whole event youtube.com/watch?v=s0KgqAFNOKw
2022-11-29 10:16
1 reply
damn ninjas cutting onions...
2022-11-29 13:22
#31
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France EUROP3AN
Noice
2022-11-29 11:10
#34
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United Kingdom HuzzyBoii
should include a picture of a trashcan to represent the HLTV rankings after this tournament
2022-11-29 12:55
1 reply
haha
2022-11-29 13:12
Again an invite tournament, where you pay a big amount off money to be in the group. And you get a lot of free point just by playing. The top teams are held in the top by those groups. Point should only giving where all team can attend. Rio was a good example, alot of top teams sent home early.
2022-11-29 13:10
FaZe vs. NIP BO3 best game of the event
2022-11-30 00:54
nipl pic goes hard
2022-11-30 15:34
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