NAVI, OG and Team Liquid come out on top of BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022

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The BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 was the first big CS:GO event of the new season and the opportunity to see some of the new rosters for the first time. We’ve got the full results here.


  • NAVI, Liquid, and OG win the gauntlets and grab Fall Final spots
  • Heroic, Astralis and Vitality drop down to Fall Showdown
  • Fall Showdown scheduled for October

After a month-long player break that felt like an eternity, the new CS:GO tournament season is finally underway. Twelve teams, all partnered with BLAST, took part part in the group stage of the fall season with hopes of securing one of the six spots at the Fall Final that were on the line.

The BLAST Premier Fall Groups was the first opportunity to see some of the new rosters in action as we get closer to IEM Rio Major. Here’s how it all went down, along with daily results as they happened.

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Twelve teams will fight for six spots at the BLAST Premier Fall Final

Here’s what you need to know about the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022, including how you can watch and the latest schedule.


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BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022: final placements

Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1-3 NAVI $27,500 + Fall Final spot
Liquid
OG
4-6 FaZe Clan $17,500 + Fall Final spot
NIP
G2 Esports
7-9 Heroic $8,500
Vitality
Astralis
10-12 BIG $5,666
Evil Geniuses
Complexity

BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022: Format & schedule

The BLAST Premier Fall Groups ran from August 19 through August 28 and followed the same three-stage format of the Spring season.

The 12 teams have been split into three double-elimination groups, with each match being played in a best-of-one format. The teams will then advance to one of the three single-elimination gauntlets, the winners of which will advance to the Fall Final. The second and third-placed teams from each gauntlet will have another shot at qualification via the last-chance stage. 

Play-In Stage

Day 1: August 25

Quarterfinals
Match PT ET GMT
OG 2-0 Complexity 4AM 7AM 12PM
Evil Geniuses 1-2 NIP 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM
G2 2-0 BIG 12PM 2PM 7PM

Day 2: August 26

Semifinals
Match PT ET GMT
FaZe 1-2 OG 4AM 7AM 12PM
Liquid 2-0 NIP 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM
Vitality 2-1 G2 12PM 2PM 7PM

Day 3: August 27

Finals
Match PT ET GMT
Astralis 0-2 OG 4AM 7AM 12PM
Heroic 0-2 Liquid 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM
NAVI 2-0 Vitality 12PM 2PM 7PM

Day 4: August 28

Last Chance Matches
Match PT ET GMT
FaZe 2-1 Astralis 4AM 7AM 12PM
NIP 2-1 Heroic 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM
G2 2-1 Vitality 12PM 2PM 7PM

Group Stage

Day 1: August 19

Group A
Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Bracket Round 1 Vitality 16-11 OG 4AM 7AM 12PM
Upper Bracket Round 1 NIP 16-10 Astralis 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket Final Vitality 16-12 NIP 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 OG 9-16 Astralis 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM
Lower Bracket Final NIP 9-16 Astralis 8AM 12PM 5PM
Final Vitality 17-19 Astralis 10:30AM 1:30PM 6:30PM

Day 2: August 20

Group B
Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Bracket Round 1 NAVI 9-16 Complexity 4AM 7AM 12PM
Upper Bracket Round 1 G2 12-16 Team Liquid 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket Final Complexity 14-16 Team Liquid 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 NAVI 16-14 G2 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM
Lower Bracket Final Complexity 3-16 NAVI 8AM 12PM 5PM
Final Team Liquid 4-16 NAVI 10:30AM 1:30PM 6:30PM

Day 3: August 21

Group C
Stage Match PT ET GMT
Upper Bracket Round 1 FaZe 16-8 Evil Geniuses 4AM 7AM 12PM
Upper Bracket Round 1 Heroic 16-13 BIG 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket Final FaZe 16-8 Heroic 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 Evil Geniuses 6-16 BIG 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM
Lower Bracket Final Heroic 16-14 BIG 8AM 12PM 5PM
Final FaZe 10-16 Heroic 10:30AM 1:30PM 6:30PM

BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022: Participating teams

The BLAST Premier Fall Groups officially marked the addition of Heroic to the group of partner teams. The Danish team replaced MIBR, whose parent company, Immortals Gaming Club, sold its league spot in April for an undisclosed fee.

Complexity, Evil Geniuses and OG all debuted their new rosters after making summer changes. G2 Esports made their first appearance with Justin ‘jks’ Savage and Rasmus ‘HooXi’ Nielsen, while Team Vitality played with their newest signing, former ENCE star Lotan ‘Spinx’ Giladi.

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NAVI will continue playing with sdy

You can find the full list of teams that competed in the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 below along with their rosters:

Team Players
Astralis Xyp9x, gla1ve, k0nfig, blameF, Farlig
BIG tabseN, tiziaN, syrsoN, faveN, Krimbo
Complexity JT, FaNg⁠, floppy, Grim, hallzerk
Evil Geniuses Brehze, CeRq, autimatic, HexT, nealaN
FaZe Clan rain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz
G2 Esports m0NESY, huNter-, NiKo, HooXi, jks
Heroic stavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, sjuush, Jabbi
Natus Vincere headtr1ck, electroNic, Perfecto, b1t, sdy
Ninjas in Pyjamas REZ, Plopski, hampus, es3tag, Brollan
OG flameZ, nexa, NEOFRAG, F1KU, degster
Team Liquid EliGE, NAF, oSee, nitr0, YEKINDAR
Team Vitality apEX, ZywOo, misutaaa, dupreeh, Magisk
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