NAVI win BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022: Full recap, scores, results
The BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022 is officially in the books — eight teams traveled to Lisbon to fight for a spot in December’s World Final. Here’s what you need to know about the event, including the schedule and the latest results.
- NAVI dominate Vitality with 2-0 win in Grand Finals
- Vitality make it to finals with win over G2
- NAVI beat OG to book first final spot
The BLAST Premier series has cemented itself as a mainstay on the CS:GO calendar, and the Spring Finals brought its first arc for 2022 to its conclusion.
In the aftermath of May’s PGL Major Antwerp, eight teams travelled to Lisbon to fight for the first prize of $200,000 and a spot in December’s $1 million World Final.
Here’s what you need to know about the BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022, including a recap, the full results, and scores.
BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022: Recap
The BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022 started with Group Stage matches on June 15. Eventual champs NAVI only finished tied for second in Group B, though that was where their final opponents Vitality finished in Group A as well.
Come playoff time though, s1mple and company were in full form, sweeping FaZe 2-0 in the Quarterfinals. The Semifinal match against OG would prove to be their biggest test of the playoffs, but NAVI were able to survive with a 2-1 win to reach the final.
On the other side of the table Vitality easily handled ENCE in the Quarterfinals, while barely making it out against G2 in a match that came down to the wire on Nuke.
At the Grand Finals it was all NAVI. Despite a massive shakeup to the roster, the Ukranian side was seemingly untouchable on the final day of BLAST Spring 2022. After taking Mirage with a score of 16-8, they outdid themselves on Overpass, dominating Vitality 16-5 to wrap things up.
It was a wild few weeks leading up to the tournament for NAVI, who parted ways with IGL Boombl4 due to personal issues. This doesn’t seemed to have slowed them down in the slightest though, with s1mple leading the way to yet another first-place finish.
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022 playoffs (June 17 – June 19)
Day 1: June 17
|Quarterfinals||FaZe 0-2 NAVI||7:30 AM||10:30AM||3:30 PM|
|Quarterfinals||ENCE 0-2 Vitality||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM|
Day 2: June 18
|Semifinals||OG Esports 1-2 NAVI||7:30 AM||10:30AM||3:30 PM|
|Semifinals||G2 Esports 1-2 Vitality||11:00 AM||2:00PM||7:00 PM|
Day 3: June 19
|Grand final||NAVI 2-0 Vitality||9:30 AM||12:30 PM||5:30 PM|
BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022 group stage (June 15 – June 16)
Day 1: June 15
|Group A||FaZe 2-0 paiN||2:00 AM||5:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|Group A||G2 Esports 2-1 Vitality||5:00 AM||8:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Group B||NAVI 1-2 OG||8:00 AM||11:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|Group B||ENCE 2-0 BIG||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM|
Day 2: June 16
|Group A elimination||paiN 1-2 Vitality||2:00 AM||5:00 AM||10:00AM|
|Group A winners||FaZe 1-2 G2 Esports||5:00 AM||8:00 AM||1:00PM|
|Group B elimination||NAVI 2-0 BIG||8:00 AM||11:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|Group B winners||OG 2-0 ENCE||11:00 AM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM|
The BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022 took place between June 15 and 19 at Altice Arena, the same venue that staged the BLAST Pro Series event in the Portuguese capital in 2018.
The eight teams were split into two double-elimination groups, playing each other in BO3 series. The top three teams progressed to the playoffs, with the first seed in each group automatically qualifying for the semifinals.
The six-team playoffs featured a single-elimination bracket, with the winners of the semifinals progressing to the grand final. There was also a third-place match for the losers of said semifinals. The winner of it all will automatically qualify for December’s World Final.
Eight teams took part in the BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2022 LAN in Lisbon, Portugal. Most of them qualified through the Group Stage earlier this year, including Stockholm Major champions NAVI as well as G2 Esports, Vitality, and FaZe Clan.
European rising stars ENCE climbed through the Spring Showdown in Europe to book the seventh seed, while Brazil’s paiN Gaming won over in the Americas for the final spot. You can find the full list of teams below.
|BIG||Europe||tabseN, tiziaN, syrsoN, faveN, Krimbo|
|ENCE||Europe||Snappi, Spinx, dycha, hades, maden|
|FaZe Clan||Europe||rain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz|
|G2 Esports||Europe||JACKZ, huNter-, NiKo, m0NESY, Aleksib|
|Natus Vincere||CIS||s1mple, electroNic, Perfecto, b1t, sdy|
|OG||Europe||flameZ, nexa, NEOFRAG, F1KU, degster|
|paiN Gaming||Brazil||PKL, biguzera, hardzao, NEKIZ, nython|
|Team Vitality||Europe||apEX, ZywOo, misutaaa, dupreeh, Magisk|