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BLAST Premier Spring 2020: Final Placements and Results

by Scott Robertson
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The first Spring Series of the 2020 BLAST Premier is done and dusted, with six teams already locked into the Spring finals later this year. Here are the final results, as well as placement, and prize pool/Premier points distributions.

The landscape of CS:GO has changed dramatically heading into the new decade. With the upcoming debut of the B Site League, the premiere of the newly formatted ESL Pro League, and with BLAST moving from hosting weekend tournaments to full-blown league, it’s an exciting time for players and fans alike.

In September 2019, BLAST Premier was announced for 2020. The new structure two regular seasons in the Spring and the Fall, as well as Showdown events, finals for each season, and another Global Final. Across all of their 2020 events, the organizer intends to distribute $4.25 million in prize pool winnings.

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The BLAST Premier Spring 2020 season began on January 31 and concluded on Februry 16.

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Recap

In Group A, FaZe Clan look like they've reached the final form they had in mind when Marcelo 'coldzera' David arrived. They didn't drop a single map during the three-day event, and closed out both of their dominant 2-0 wins over Liquid with one-sided maps, (16-5 on Inferno, and 16-2 on Dust II). The new NiP roster looks potentially promising with a comeback win against MIBR, and a close series loss against Liquid.

Although Natus Vincere would top Group B, the story of the 'group of death' was the juggernaut performance of Complexity. The NA-European hybrid roster put together by Jason Lake stunned fans and teams, winning 2-0 against Astralis and Team Vitality to secure a Spring Finals spot. The lackluster play by Astralis, who went into the event considered number one in the world, was also stunning.

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Na'Vi battled through Astralis, Vitality, and Complexity in a lower-bracket run in London to win BLAST Premier Spring Group B.

During a weekend which saw G2's LoL team struggle in the LEC, the organization's CS:GO came alive, beating 100 Thieves and OG 2-0 to secure their finals spot. But OG would withstand the loss and deliver two victories in separate back-and-forth series against Evil Geniuses, before G2 finished off their weekend with a third victory to top the group.

Final Placements and Prize Distribution

Place Team Prize Money BLAST Points Advances to
1st-3rd FaZe Clan $50,000 1600 Spring 2020 Finals
1st-3rd Natus Vincere $50,000 1600 Spring 2020 Finals
1st-3rd G2 Esports $50,000 1600 Spring 2020 Finals
4th-6th Team Liquid $35,000 800 Spring 2020 Finals
4th-6th Complexity Gaming $35,000 800 Spring 2020 Finals
4th-6th OG $35,000 800 Spring 2020 Finals
7th-9th Ninjas in Pyjamas $10,000 600 Spring 2020 Showdown
7th-9th Team Vitality $10,000 600 Spring 2020 Showdown
7th-9th Evil Geniuses $10,000 600 Spring 2020 Showdown
10th-12th MIBR $5,000 400 Spring 2020 Showdown
10th-12th Astralis $5,000 400 Spring 2020 Showdown
10th-12th 100 Thieves $5,000 400 Spring 2020 Showdown

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Schedule & results

GROUP A (Jan 31 - Feb 2)

DATE - ROUND MATCH PT ET BST
Jan 31 - Semifinal #1 FaZe Clan 2-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Jan 31 - Semifinal #2 Team Liquid 2-0 MIBR 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM
Feb 1 - Lower Bracket Round 1 MIBR 1-2 Ninjas in Pyjamas 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 1 - Upper Bracket Final Team Liquid 0-2 FaZe Clan 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM
Feb 2 - Lower Bracket Final Team Liquid 2-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 2 - Grand Final FaZe Clan 2-0 Team Liquid 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM

Final Results:
1st - FaZe Clan (advanced to Spring Finals)
2nd - Team Liquid (advanced to Spring Finals)
3rd - Ninjas in Pyjamas (advanced to Spring Showdown)
4th - MIBR (advanced to Spring Showdown)


 

GROUP B (Feb 7 - Feb 9)

DATE - ROUND MATCH PT ET BST
Feb 7 - Semifinal #1 Natus Vincere 0-2 Team Vitality 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 7 - Semifinal #2 Astralis 0-2 Complexity 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM
Feb 8 - Lower Bracket Round 1 Natus Vincere 2-1 Astralis 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 8 - Upper Bracket Final Team Vitality 0-2 Complexity 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM
Feb 9 - Lower Bracket Final Natus Vincere 2-0 Team Vitality 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 9- Grand Final Natus Vincere 2-0 Complexity 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM

Final Results:
1st - Natus Vincere (advanced to Spring Finals)
2nd - Complexity (advanced to Spring Finals)
3rd - Team Vitality (advanced to Spring Showdown)
4th - Astralis (advanced to Spring Showdown)


 

GROUP C (Feb 14 - Feb 16)

DATE - ROUND MATCH PT ET BST
Feb 14 - Semifinal #1 100 Thieves 0-2 G2 Esports 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 14 - Semifinal #2 Evil Geniuses 1-2 OG 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM
Feb 15 - Lower Bracket Round 1 Evil Geniuses 2-0 100 Thieves 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 15 - Upper Bracket Final OG 0-2 G2 Esports 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM
Feb 16 - Lower Bracket Final OG 2-1 Evil Geniuses 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Feb 16 - Grand Final OG 1-2 G2 Esports 11:10 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM

Final Results:
1st - G2 Esports (advanced to Spring Finals)
2nd - OG (advanced to Spring Finals)
3rd - Evil Geniuses (advanced to Spring Showdown)
4th - 100 Thieves (advanced to Spring Showdown)

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Teams & rosters

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The 12 teams competing in BLAST Premier.

 

TEAM ROSTER
100 Thieves AZR, jks, jkaem, Liazz, Gratisfaction, kassad (coach)
Astralis dev1ce, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, zonic (coach)
Complexity oBo, blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, poizon, keita (coach)
Evil Geniuses Brehze, CeRq, Ethan, tarik, stanislaw, ImAPet (coach)
FaZe Clan rain, NiKo, olofmeister, coldzera, broky, YNk (coach)
G2 Esports kennyS, JaCkz, AmaNEk, nexa, huNter-, maLeK (coach)
Team Liquid nitr0, EliGe, Twistzz, NAF, Stewie2K, adreN (coach)
MIBR FalleN, fer, TACO, kNgV-, meyern, zews (coach)
Natus Vincere flamie, s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto, B1ad3 (coach)
Ninjas in Pyjamas REZ, Lekr0, Plopski, twist, nawwk, THREAT (coach)
OG NBK-, Aleksib, valde, ISSAA, mantuu, casdueh (coach)
Team Vitality apEX, RpK, ZywOo, ALEX, shox, XTQZZZ (coach)