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BLAST Premier Spring Finals EU & NA: Results & final placements

Published: 21/Jun/2020 16:32 Updated: 22/Jun/2020 8:17

by Andy Williams


After months of enthralling Counter-Strike action, the BLAST Premier Spring season has reached its explosive finale in both Europe and North America. Here’s how the teams ended up.

The BLAST Premier Spring season drew to a close, following months of action that started back January with the Regular Season.

With over $1.3 million shared between the teams from the Regular Season right through to the Finals – alongside those all-important Tournament Circuit Points – there was plenty up for grabs. Let’s look at how each region finished.

BLAST Premier Spring European Finals

BLAST EU Finalists.
European Finalists for the BLAST Premier Spring Finals.

Starting on the European side of things, eight teams made it through from either the Regular Season or EU Showdown.

For the Finals alone, there was $335,000 available as well as 2,400 Circuit Points for top honors. Both Grand Finalists were also permitted a golden ticket to the Global Final 2020.

Both FaZe Clan and Team Vitality met in the Loser’s Bracket Final after meeting in the Upper Bracket Semifinals (where FaZe swept Vitality aside in dominant fashion). This time, Vitality were better prepared and took down their rivals in a close 2-0 to book a grand final spot vs coL.

Despite coming in as the dark horses, Complexity ran through OG Esports, Natus Vincere, and FaZe Clan to earn their Grand Final spot, and followed it up by taking down Vitality to be crowned BLAST Premier EU Spring Final champions!

Here’s how each team clocked out of the European Finals:

BLAST Spring EU placements

Position Team Prize money (USD) Tournament Circuit Points
1 Complexity $335,000 2,400
2 Team Vitality $65,000 1,200
3 FaZe Clan $30,000 900
4 Natus Vincere $20,000 600
5-6 G2 Esports $15,000 300
Ninjas in Pyjamas
7-8 ENCE $10,000 150
OG Esports

BLAST Premier Spring American Finals

BLAST NA Finalists.
American Finalists for the BLAST Premier Spring Finals.

Moving across the Atlantic and four teams battled it out in a tighter bracket for their share of the $250,000 prize pool and those coveted Circuit Points.

Despite flying under everyone’s radar, MIBR were a force to be reckoned with on their way to the Final — taking out their Brazilian counterparts, Furia, as well as edging past Evil Geniuses. EG saw off both Team Liquid in their opening match, and then Furia (after being pushed down to the Loser’s Bracket by MIBR) to make the Grand Final.

With former MIBR coach, Wilton ‘zews’ Prado, at the helm for EG, there is more on the line than just revenge from their earlier loss. The North American roster was able to recover from their earlier 2-1 loss at the hands of their grand final rivals, and claim the BLAST crown with a 2-0 victory.

It wasn’t as smooth as the two-game sweep suggests, however. Evil Geniuses were able to edge past their Brazillian rivals on Dust2 in a 16-14 thriller. Things then came down to the wire in what would end up being the final match of the event. MIBR was able to send Inferno to over-time, but EG came up clutch when it mattered to close out the 19-15 win and bag themselves $160k and 1,600 circuit points.

Here’s how the teams ended up.

BLAST Spring NA placements

Position Team Prize money (USD) Tournament Circuit Points
1 Evil Geniuses $160,000 1,600
2 MIBR $65,000 800
3 Furia Esports $15,000 600
4 Team Liquid $10,000 400

How Team Vitality Broke their CSGO Curse Against All Odds @ IEM Beijing

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:21

by Marco Rizzo


Dexerto explores how Vitality was able to win their first tournament of the year at IEM Beijing, pulling out an incredible comeback against a seemingly unstoppable NaVi. 

French CSGO has made a comeback in the past two years, with Team Vitality and G2 Esports working hard to put France back on the map.
While the performance of the two best teams in the region has been admirable, reaching multiple grand finals throughout the year, they have failed to overcome their opponent on every occasion.
After their performance at Blast Premier Fall Series, Vitality looked to be in good form coming into IEM Beijing-Haidian, especially as the addition of Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom seemed to add another weapon to the Vitality arsenal.
The Frenchmen showed from the start of the group stages how dangerous they could be and how their new sixth member could change the way they approached games.
The finals of the tournament saw the two highest-rated players in the world face each other, with Oleksandr ‘s1mple Kostyliev taking on Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut. Both acting as catalysts for one of the most entertaining series of the year.
The rivalry between the two is only just starting, with a few tournaments still left before the end of the year, both prodigies are looking to claim the title of the best player of 2020.