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BLAST Premier Global Final: Stream, schedule, results, teams

Published: 14/Jan/2021 0:11 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 20:42

by Albert Petrosyan

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The 2020 season of BLAST is finally coming to its grand finale as the $1 million BLAST Premier Global Final is set to kick off featuring the world’s best and most prestigious teams. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the biggest CSGO tournaments of the year.


  • Double-elimination tournament takes place January 19-24, 2021
  • Astralis, Vitality, Na’Vi all in attendance
  • $1 million up for grabs; first place gets whopping $600,000

BLAST Premier Global Final: Stream

As with all other BLAST competitions, the 2020 Global Final will be broadcast live on their official Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded above for your convenience.

The tournament will likely also be live-streamed on BLAST’s YouTube channel, which is also where the VoDs for all the matches will be uploaded, so feel free to check that out if you missed any games throughout the event.

BLAST Premier Global Final: Schedule

Tuesday, January 19

Round Match PST EST GMT (UK) CET (EU) AEDT (AUS)
Winners R1 Astralis vs Evil Geniuses 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 2:30 AM (Jan 20)
Winners R1 G2 vs Furia 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM (Jan 20)

Wednesday, January 20

Round Match PST EST GMT (UK) CET (EU) AEDT (AUS)
Winners R1 Vitality vs Complexity 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 11:30 PM
Winners R1  Na’Vi vs Team Liquid 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 2:30 AM (Jan 21)
Losers R1 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM (Jan 21)

Thursday, January 21

Round Match PST EST GMT (UK) CET (EU) AEDT (AUS)
Losers R1 TBD vs TBD 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 11:30 PM
Winners R2 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 2:30 AM (Jan 22)
Winners R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM (Jan 22)

Friday, January 22

Round Match PST EST GMT (UK) CET (EU) AEDT (AUS)
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 2:30 AM (Jan 23)
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM (Jan 23)

Saturday, January 23

Round Match PST EST GMT (UK) CET (EU) AEDT (AUS)
Winners Final TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 2:30 AM (Jan 24)
Losers Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM (Jan 24)

Sunday, January 23

Round Match PST EST GMT (UK) CET (EU) AEDT (AUS)
3rd Place Match TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 2:30 AM (Jan 24)
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM (Jan 24)

Watch Now: Can Anyone Beat Astralis @ BLAST Global Finals?


Blast Premier Global Final: Teams & players

Eight total teams will be in attendance at this year’s BLAST Global Final, all of them qualifying through a variety of competitions, such as the Spring Finals, Fall Finals and BLAST Premier Circuit.

Lots of eyes will be on Team Liquid, who will be with their new star acquisition, FalleN, after the Brazilian legend joined their ranks to replace Twistzz.

Team Qualified via Players
Astralis Fall Finals device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, zonic (C)
Complexity European Spring Finals blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, jks, JUGi, keita (C)
Evil Geniuses American Spring Finals Brehze, CeRq, Ethan, tarik, Stanislaw, zews (C)
FURIA Esports BLAST Premier Circuit yuurih, arT, VINI, KSCERATO, Junior
G2 Esports BLAST Premier Circuit kennyS, AmaNEk, nexa, huNter-, NiKo, maLeK (C)
Team Liquid BLAST Premier Circuit ELiGE, NAF, Stewie2K, Grim, FalleN, moses (C)
Natus Vincere BLAST Premier Circuit flamie, s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto, B1ad3 (C)
Team Vitality European Spring Finals apEX, RpK, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa, XTQZZZ (C)

BLAST Premier Global Final: Prize distribution

With this competition featuring a total prize pool of $1 million, all 8 teams that have made it this far will be earning a nice chunk of cash, regardless of the outcomes.

That said, however, there will be an extraordinary amount of money awarded to the higher placers, including a massive $400,000 gap between the first and second-place teams.

Placement Prize
1st $600,000
2nd $200,000
3rd $80,000
4th $50,000
5-6th $20,000
5-6th $20,000
7-8th $15,000
7-8th $15,000

Make sure to check back here every day to catch up on each day’s action, including scores and brief recaps of all the matches.

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Jamppi to Valorant? VAC banned CSGO pro considering switch following legal proceedings

Published: 15/Jan/2021 12:58 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 13:00

by Connor Bennett

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A new report from a Finnish newspaper has suggested that VAC banned CSGO pro Elias ‘Jamppi⁠’ Olkkonen is considering a switch to Valorant as he steps down from ENCE. 

For a few year, Jamppi has been considered as one of Counter-Strike’s biggest rising stars. The 19-year-old was set to join the OG roster following their step into CS:GO, however, that move fell through.

The problem is, the Finnish star has a VAC ban to his name, so, he can’t play in CS:GO’s premier events – the Majors – even though a number of tournament organizers have allowed him to play in their own events.

With him and his family contesting the ban, Jamppi joined ENCE in the hopes that, at some point, he’d be able to play at Majors. However, there have been a few missteps in his argument, and he hasn’t come any closer to having the VAC ban taken away. That, alongside some roster turmoil with ENCE, has got him seemingly considering his options.

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Jamppi was VAC banned in 2015 at the age of 14.

According to a report from the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, the 19-year-old is apparently considering a switch to VALORANT as ENCE considers a number of roster moves.

It comes after a report from DBLTap’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis stated that ENCE were in discussions with Danish duo Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer and Thomas ‘TMB’ Bundsbæk about joining up with their active lineup alongside Aleksi ‘allu⁠’ Jalli, Joonas ‘doto⁠’ Forss, and Tuomas ‘SADDYX⁠’ Louhimaa.

That, ultimately, leaves Jamppi without a spot as the CS:GO 2021 season starts to ramp up in preparation for the PGL Stockholm Major in October.

CS:GO pro Jamppi in ENCE interview
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Jamppi is considering a switch to VALORANT, according to reports.

If he decides to go to VALORANT, as IS reports, Jamppi would join a list of other CS:GO pros who have been banned from playing at a Major – including Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan and Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce.

As for where he could go, well, there are a few teams who would certainly make space for the 19-year-old – especially if he could show as much promise in the Riot Games shooter as he does in CS:GO. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.