The BLAST Premier World Final wrapped up the CS:GO tournament season for 2021. Here’s how you can relive the event, the teams who have qualified, and when to tune in.
- NAVI takedown Gambit 2-1 to become Champs
- Major champions will face Gambit in an all-CIS title decider
- NAVI walks away with $500,000 in prize money
The BLAST Premier World Final returned after a successful first run of the circuit in 2020. With $1 million up for grabs, and a strict invite making sure only the best of the best are in attendance, it’s Counter-Strike at its finest.
With the best teams in the world fighting for the championship, including PGL Major Stockholm champions NAVI, you didn’t want to miss it.
The final day kicked off with NAVI taking on Team Vitality for a ticket in the final against Gambit. S1mple and company proved to stronger for the French squad as they rolled through them in a quick 2-0.
Gambit got a chance to watch that series and game plan for the Grand Finals. They would come out strong and take Mirage off of NAVI to go up 1-0.
However, star player s1mple stepped up once again delivering for NAVI to take the next two maps rather convincingly and end 2021 on top of the CS:GO world.
Here’s the full schedule for the BLAST Premier World Final 2021:
Day 1: December 14
|Upper Bracket QF||NAVI 1-2 Team Liquid||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Upper Bracket QF||Gambit 2-0 Heroic||10:30AM||1:30PM||6:30PM|
Day 2: December 15
|Upper Bracket QF||G2 2-1 NIP||4:30AM||7:30AM||12:30PM|
|Upper Bracket QF||Vitality 2-0 Astralis||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Lower Bracket R1||NAVI 2-0 Heroic||10:30AM||1:30PM||6:30PM|
Day 3: December 16
|Lower Bracket R1||NIP 1-2 Astralis||4:30AM||7:30AM||12:30PM|
|Upper Bracket SF||Team Liquid 1-2 Gambit||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Upper Bracket SF||G2 0-2 Vitality||10:30AM||1:30PM||6:30PM|
Day 4: December 17
|Lower Bracket R2||NAVI 2-1 G2||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Lower Bracket R2||Astralis 0-2 Team Liquid||10:30AM||1:30PM||6:30PM|
Day 5: December 18
|Upper Bracket Final||Gambit 2-0 Team Vitality||7:30AM||10:30AM||3:30PM|
|Lower Bracket R3||NAVI 2-0 Team Liquid||10:30AM||1:30PM||6:30PM|
Day 6: December 19
|Lower Bracket Final||NAVI 2-0 Team Vitality||5:30AM||8:30AM||1:30PM|
|Grand Final||Gambit 1-2 NAVI||9:30AM||12:30PM||5:30PM|
BLAST Premier World Final 2021: prize money distribution
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
Eight teams qualified for the double-elimination finals through a variety of different events. There are invite slots for the winners of the BLAST Spring, as well as ESL Pro League Season 13 and Season 14.
PGL Major Stockholm and BLAST Fall champions NAVI were already qualified for the World Final, and two more leaderboard spots were added. The BLAST Global Leaderboard is a ranking that takes into account results from a series of top events across the year.
|Gambit Esports||nafany, sh1ro, interz, Ax1Le, Hobbit||BLAST Spring Final|
|Heroic||cadiaN, TeSeS, refrezh, sjuush, b0RUP||ESL Pro League Season 13|
|Natus Vincere||s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto, b1t||ESL Pro League Season 14|
|Astralis||Xyp9x, gla1ve, Lucky, blameF, k0nfig||BLAST Global Leaderboard|
|G2 Esports||AmaNEk, NiKo, huNter, nexa, JaCkz||BLAST Global Leaderboard|
|NIP||REZ, Plopski, hampus, phzy, es3tag||BLAST Global Leaderboard|
|Vitality||apEX, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa, Kyojin||BLAST Global Leaderboard|
|Team Liquid||EliGE, NAF, Stewie2k, Grim, FalleN||BLAST Global Leaderboard|