Heroic win BLAST Premier Spring Final 2023: Final placements and recap
The BLAST Premier Spring Final has concluded, and Heroic has taken yet another BLAST Premier trophy. Here is all you need to know about the final placements and a recap of the event.
BLAST has wrapped up the final CSGO tournament before the player break, and it has concluded in the second LAN victory for Heroic, and once again, another BLAST trophy under their belt.
The path to the trophy lift was smooth sailing for the Danish powerhouse, only dropping two of the ten maps they played in the tournament, and no series’ lost on the way to the trophy.
The squad would eventually meet a Team Vitality fresh off a Major Win in the grand finals, which saw the series going to all three maps. Eventually leading to a 2-1 in Heroic’s favor.
The grand finals saw a few firsts for the Danes. It saw Haroic’s rifler Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard gain his first ever HLTV MVP, with Casper “cadiaN” Møller taking the tournament MVP. It also saw Team Vitality’s star awper Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut perform his worst-ever map on Vertigo, ending it with a 0.66 rating.
With Heroic’s trophy lift, it also means the team has secured their spot in the BLAST Premier World Final happening at the end of the year, joining the already qualified Team Vitality and FaZe Clan.
Below is everything you need to know about the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2023.
BLAST Premier Spring Final: Schedule and results
The event took place between June 7 through 11 at The Entertainment and Sports Arena, in Washington, D.C, and featured the top six teams of the BLAST Premier Group Stage and the winners of the Showdown qualifiers in Europe and in the Americas.
The eight teams were divided into two double-elimination groups, with the top three teams per group advancing to the single-elimination playoffs. The group winners skipped the first round of the playoffs.
The winner of the playoffs hoisted the trophy and qualified for the BLAST Premier World Final.
Below are the final standings of the BLAST Premier Spring Final:
BLAST Premier Spring Final: Prize and standings
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
BLAST Premier Spring Final Playoffs (June 9 — June 11)
Day 1: June 9
|Quarter-finals||Imperial 2-0 Complexity||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Quarter-finals||Vitality 2-0 FaZe||1:45 PM||4:45 PM||9:45 PM|
Day 2: June 10
|Semi-finals||Heroic 2-1 Imperial||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Semi-finals||Vitality 2-1 G2||1:45 PM||4:45 PM||9:45 PM|
Day 3: June 11
|Showmatch||USA 12-12 BLAST Dream Team||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Final||Heroic 2-1 Vitality||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||7:30 PM|
BLAST Premier Spring Final Groups (June 7 — June 8)
Day 1: June 7
|Group A Round 1||Vitality 0-2 Imperial||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Group A Round 1||G2 2-0 Cloud9||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group B Round 1||Heroic 2-0 Complexity||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM|
|Group B Round 1||FaZe 2-0 Astralis||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
Day 2: June 8
|Group A Losers||Cloud9 0-2 Vitality||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Group A Winners||Imperial 1-2 G2||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
|Group B Losers||Astralis 1-2 Complexity||1 PM||4 PM||9 PM|
|Group B Winners||Heroic 2-0 FaZe||4 PM||7 PM||12 AM|
BLAST Premier Spring Final: Teams and rosters
The event featured some of the best CS:GO teams in the world, including the reigning Major champions, Vitality, who did not attend IEM Dallas last week.
Many fans were disappointed with the absence of NAVI, who could not attend the event due to visa issues. North American side Complexity filled the vacant spot in the tournament.
|Team Vitality||apEX, ZywOo, dupreeh, Magisk, Spinx|
|FaZe Clan||rain, Twistzz, karrigan, broky, ropz|
|Astralis||gla1ve, dev1ce, blameF, Buzz, Altekz|
|G2 Esports||NiKo, HooXi, m0NESY, huNter-, jks|
|Heroic||stavn, cadiaN, sjuush, Jabbi, TeSeS|
|Complexity||JT, FaNg, floppy, Grim, hallzerk|
|Imperial||FalleN, boltz, VINI, chelo, JOTA|
|Cloud9||nafany, sh1ro, Ax1Le, HObbit, buster|
BLAST Premier Spring Final: Stream and VODs
The tournament was broadcast live on BLAST Premier’s official Twitch and YouTube channels. We have embedded the VOD of the grand finals below for your convenience.
All the VODs for the BLAST Premier Spring Final can be found on the BLAST Premier YouTube Channel.
Alternatively, CS:GO fans could also follow the tournament on BLAST.tv, a viewing platform that was launched last year by the tournament organizer. It was developed to improve the fans’ viewing experience through a range of “innovative features”, including live stats, interactive timelines, and polls.