G2 and Gambit win BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021: Final placements & recap

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The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown has officially wrapped up. With two Spring Finals spots up for grabs and 16 teams in the showdown, it was definitely a cutthroat, action-packed event. Here’s a full recap of what went down.

  • G2 qualified for Blast Spring Finals after taking down Spirit in first semifinal matchup.
  • Gambit qualified after beating Heroic 2-1 in second semifinal match.
  • Spring Finals start June 15.

BIG, Complexity, Na’Vi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Evil Geniuses, and FaZe Clan all made it through to the BLAST Premier Spring Finals through Groups earlier in the year.

With only two spots at the Finals left, the Spring Showdown was going to be fiercely competitive, but G2 and Gambit managed to punch their ticket there.

BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021: Placements & prizing

The $162,500 prize pool was split between the 16 participating teams, with the top two (G2 and Gambit) qualifying for the BLAST Premier Spring Final.

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Place Team Prize ($USD)
1-2 G2 $30,000 + BLAST Premier Spring Final
Gambit $30,000 + BLAST Premier Spring Final
3-4 Spirit $16,250
Heroic $16,250
5-8 FURIA $10,000
9z $10,000
Dignitas $10,000
OG $10,000
9-16 Vitality $3,750
SAW $3,750
MIBR $3,750
NASR $3,750
Extra Salt $3,750
Team Liquid $3,750
Endpoint $3,750
Astralis $3,750

BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021: Schedule & results

The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown started on April 13, with G2 and Gambit securing their spot in the Spring Finals on April 18.

They managed to beat out Spirit and Heroic, who both just fell short. Other squads, like Vitality, Astralis, and Liquid bowed out early in embarrassing fashion.

Tuesday, April 13: Round of 16

Astralis 0-2 OG 3:30AM 6:30AM 11:30AM
G2 Esports 2-0 Endpoint 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Team Liquid 0-2 Dignitas 9:30AM 12:30PM 5:30PM

Wednesday, April 14: Round of 16

Spirit 2-0 Extra Salt 3:30AM 6:30AM 11:30AM
Gambit 2-0 NASR 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
FURIA 2-0 MIBR 9:30AM 12:30PM 5:30PM

Thursday, April 15: Round of 16

Heroic 2-0 SAW 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Vitality 1-2 9z 9:30AM 12:30PM 5:30PM

Friday, April 16: Quarterfinals

OG 1-2 G2 Esports 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Dignitas 1-2 Spirit 9:30AM 12:30PM 5:30PM

Saturday, April 17: Quarterfinals

Heroic 2-0 9z 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Gambit 2-1 Furia 9:30AM 12:30PM 5:30PM

Sunday, April 18: Semifinals

G2 2-1 Spirit 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM
Heroic 1-2 Gambit 9:30AM 12:30PM 5:30PM

BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021: Teams & rosters

16 teams took part in the Spring Showdown.

Here are the full line-ups for the squads competing.

Team Players
Astralis device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, bubzkji
G2 Esports JaCkz, AmaNEk, nexa, huNter-, NiKo
Team Liquid EliGE, NAF, Stewie2K, Grim, FalleN
OG Aleksib, valde, mantuu, niko, TBD
Team Vitality apEX, RpK, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa
MIBR chelo, yel, shz, boltz, danoco
FURIA yuurih, arT, VINI, KSCERATO, Junior
Gambit Esports nafany, sh1ro, interz, Ax1Le, Hobbit
Heroic stavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, refrezh, sjuush
Endpoint Surreal, CRUC1AL, robiin, MiGHTYMAX, flameZ
Dignitas f0rest, friberg, hallzerk, HEAP, Lekr0
SAW arki, JUST, MUTiRiS, rmn, stadodo
Team Spirit somedieyoung, chopper, mir, magixx, degster
Extra Salt JT, Sonic, oSee, FaNg, MarKE
9z Team dgt, max, bit, try, rox
NASR Esports REAL1ZE, BOROS, Dementor, bibu, gejmzilla