BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022: Heroic best FaZe with narrow 2-1 victory

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The BLAST Premier circuit returns to Denmark with the Fall Final event, live from Copenhagen. Follow all the action here, with our coverage hub.


  • Heroic bested FaZe in a nail-biter of a Grand Final match with a 2-1 victory
  • Team Liquid were bested by Heroic in the Semifinals
  • FaZe edged past NIP in the other Semifinal match

With the IEM Rio Major in the rearview mirror, the CS:GO community now turns its attention to the final two big events of the year, both of which will be hosted by BLAST. The Fall season of the BLAST Premier circuit will culminate in a five-day tournament in Copenhagen, with the playoff matches being held in front of a live crowd at the Royal Arena.

The Brazilian Major has come and gone, an event in which Outsiders defeated Heroic in a one-sided final. Heroic would turn their luck around and overcome FaZe to win the Grand Final for the Blast Premier event.

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Several teams traveled to Copenhagen with a point to prove, including G2 Esports, who are still reeling from the shocking failure to qualify for the Major. FaZe and NIP gave a poor account of themselves in Rio and also be seeked out redemption at the BLAST event. FaZe was close to taking a first place finish, but still managed to get second and look much closer to their form in their last Major win.

Catch up with all the post-event info here, including the complete schedule, the qualified teams and the prize money distribution.

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BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022: Stream

The BLAST Premier Fall Final will be broadcast live on the company’s Twitch and YouTube channels. If you’ve missed a match, you can catch up on the action with BLAST’s VOD section.

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On November 17, BLAST launched its own live viewing platform, called BLAST.tv, aimed at improving the viewers’ experience with a range of “innovative features”, including live stats, interactive timelines, and polls.

BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022: Schedule & results

The BLAST Premier Fall Final will see the eight participating teams split into two double-elimination groups, with the group winners progressing to the semi-finals, while the runners-up and the third-placed sides will move on to the quarter-finals. The bottom-placed teams will be eliminated from the tournament.

The playoffs will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three format, with the semi-finals and the grand final being held in front of a crowd at the Royal Arena.

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As well as collecting a $200,000 cheque, the winner of the event will secure a spot at the BLAST Premier World Final, which will be held next month, in Abu Dhabi.

Group Stage (November 23-24)

Day 1: November 23

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Group A  FaZe 2-0 OG 1 AM 4 AM 9 AM
Group A Heroic 2-1 NIP 4 AM 7 AM 12 PM 
Group B NAVI 2-0 Fluxo 7 AM 10 AM 3 PM
Group B G2 0-2 Liquid 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM

Day 2: November 24

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Group A  OG 0-2 NIP 1 AM 4 AM 9 AM
Group A FaZe 2-0 Heroic 4 AM 7 AM 12 PM 
Group B Fluxo 0-2 G2 7 AM 10 AM 3 PM
Group B NAVI 1-2 Liquid 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM

Playoffs (November 25-27)

Day 1: November 25

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Quarter-finals Heroic 2-1 G2 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Quarter-finals NAVI 1-2 NIP 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 

Day 2: November 26

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Semi-finals Liquid 1-2 Heroic 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Semi-finals FaZe 2-1 NIP 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 

Day 3: November 27

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Grand Final Heroic 2-1 FaZe 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 4:30 PM

BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022: All qualified teams

Six of the eight participating teams at the BLAST Premier Fall Final came from the group stage event, featuring the 12 partner sides. The tournament was held in Copenhagen in August.

The final two teams, Heroic and Fluxo, came from the BLAST Premier Showdown tournaments held in Europe and the Americas, respectively. Fluxo’s team, which beat Evil Geniuses, 00 Nation and MIBR en route to Copenhagen, was put together in the summer by the renowned Brazilian organization as it was looking to enter the game before the IEM Rio Major. (The team ended up not qualifying for the event.)

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Team Region Players
NAVI Europe s1mple, sdy, b1t, electroNic, Perfecto
NIP Europe Aleksib, hampus, Brollan, REZ, es3tag
FaZe Europe karrigan, ropz, Twistzz, rain, broky
Team Liquid Americas EliGE, NAF, oSee, nitr0, YEKINDAR
Heroic Europe cadiaN, sjuush, TeSes, stavn, jabbi
OG Europe Snappi, dycha, hades, Spinx, Maden
G2 Esports Europe NiKo, m0NESY, huNter-, jks, HooXi
Fluxo Americas felps, vsm, Lucaozy, WOOD7, lux

BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022: Prize money distribution

Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 Heroic $200,000 *
2 FaZe $85,000
3-4 NIP $40,000
Liquid
5-6 NAVI $20,000
G2
7-8 OG $10,000
Fluxo

Note: * The winner also secures a spot at the BLAST Premier World Final, next month, in Abu Dhabi.