Vitality, OG & FaZe come out on top of BLAST Premier Spring groups
BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022 was the first big CS:GO event since the off-season, and a test of who would start the year out strong. There were 12 teams who battled it out for nearly $200,000 USD and spots at the Spring Finals — we’ve got the full results right here.
- OG, FaZe, and Team Vitality finish top 3 and earn 2400 points, plus top Spring Finals seeds
- G2, NAVI, and BIG also qualify for Spring Finals through Last Chance matches
- Bottom half of table will have to fight through Spring Showdown
The player break is over, and CS:GO is gearing up for another massive year. It was a big one to get things started, with BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022 kicking off the yearly tournament circuit.
It was a good first look at 12 big teams and how they stack up after the roster shuffle — some changes major, others much smaller. Here’s how it all went down, along with daily results as they happened.
The big story of the group playoffs was NAVI dropping a map to Astralis in Group B, sending the 2021 Grand Slam winners down to the first round of the Play-In stage.
That wasn’t s1mple and the gang’s only hiccup though, as they also lost 2-1 to NIP during the Play-In semifinals stage. However, NAVI would get the last laugh, beating NIP 2-0 in their Last Chance match to earn a Spring Finals berth, while the Ninjas will have to play through the Spring Showdown.
Vitality, OG, and FaZe ended up finishing at the top of the table, and will receive the highest Spring Finals seeds as a result. G2, NAVI, and BIG also earned an automatic Spring Finals appearance, but the rest of the group will have to try and fight through the Spring Showdown for a chance.
This first tournament is probably too little to base a prediction about the entire year, but early struggles by NAVI just might mean there’s room opening up for another contender waiting in the wings.
One thing’s for sure though, we should have a much better idea of where teams stand following the BLAST Spring Finals.
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
|1-3||Team Vitality||$27,500 + Spring Finals spot|
|4-6||G2||$17,500 + Spring Finals spot|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas|
Day 1: February 3
|Complexity 0-2 MIBR||4AM||7AM||12PM|
|NAVI 2-0 Team Liquid||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Evil Geniuses 1-2 BIG||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
Day 2: February 4
|Vitality 2-0 MIBR||4AM||7AM||12PM|
|NIP 2-1 NAVI||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Astralis 0-2 BIG||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
Day 3: February 5
|G2 1-2 Vitality||4AM||7AM||12PM|
|OG 2-1 NIP||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|FaZe Clan 2-1 BIG||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
Day 4: February 6
|MIBR 0-2 G2||4AM||7AM||12PM|
|NAVI 2-0 NIP||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Astralis 0-2 BIG||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
Day 1: January 28
|Upper Bracket Round 1||G2 Esports 16-12 Complexity||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Upper Bracket Round 1||BIG 12-16 NIP||7AM||10AM||3PM|
|Upper Bracket Round 2||G2 Esports 16-6 NIP||8:30AM||11:30AM||4:30PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 1||Complexity 10-16 BIG||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 2||NIP 16-9 BIG||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|Final||G2 Esports 22-19 NIP||12:30PM||3:30PM||8:30PM|
Day 2: January 29
|Upper Bracket Round 1||NAVI 12-16 MIBR||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Upper Bracket Round 1||Astralis 8-16 OG||7AM||10AM||3PM|
|Upper Bracket Round 2||MIBR 9-16 OG||8:30AM||11:30AM||4:30PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 1||NAVI 17-19 Astralis||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 2||MIBR 9-16 Astralis||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|Final||OG 16-8 Astralis||12:30PM||3:30PM||8:30PM|
Day 3: January 30
|Upper Bracket Round 1||Vitality 16-3 Evil Geniuses||6AM||9AM||2PM|
|Upper Bracket Round 1||FaZe Clan 19-15 Liquid||7AM||10AM||3PM|
|Upper Bracket Round 2||Vitality 19-15 FaZe Clan
|Lower Bracket Round 1||Evil Geniuses 17-19 Liquid||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 2||FaZe Clan 19-17 Liquid||11AM||2PM||7PM|
|Final||Vitality 10-16 FaZe Clan||12:30PM||3:30PM||8:30PM|
BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022: teams
The 12 BLAST Premier partner teams were invited — as per usual — to the Spring Groups to kick off the 2022 circuit. This included Major winners and World Final champions Natus Vincere, Major runner-up G2 Esports, as well as the new look Astralis and Vitality.
You can find the full list of teams competing in BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022 below, as well as their new rosters following the off-season.
|Astralis||Xyp9x, gla1ve, Lucky, k0nfig, blameF|
|BIG||tabseN, tiziaN, syrsoN, k1to, faveN|
|Complexity||JT, FaNg, floppy, Grim, junior|
|Evil Geniuses||Brehze, CeRq, Stewie2K, autimatic, RUSH|
|FaZe Clan||rain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz|
|G2 Esports||JACKZ, m0NESY, Aleksib, huNter-, NiKo|
|MIBR||brnz4n, exit, WOOD7, Tuurtle, JOTA|
|Natus Vincere||s1mple, electroNic, Boombl4, Perfecto, b1t|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||REZ, Plopski, hampus, phzy, es3tag|
|OG||nexa, valde, mantuu, niko, flameZ|
|Team Liquid||EliGE, NAF, oSee, shox, nitr0|
|Team Vitality||apEX, ZywOo, misutaaa, dupreeh, Magisk|