Vitality win BLAST Paris CSGO Major: Final placements and recap
The BLAST Paris Major has come to a close, with Vitality winning the trophy after beating GamerLegion in convincing fashion. Here is everything you need to know about the final CS:GO Major, including all the results and the final standings.
- Vitality win the last CS:GO Major in front of the French fans.
- GamerLegion still put up a fight on Nuke but couldn’t take it to a third map.
- It’s the fifth Major victory for dupreeh and zonic, the first for ZywOo.
With Counter-Strike 2 set for a summer 2023 release, CS:GO had one final Major before the new game takes over Valve’s competitive circuit in 2024. Ten years after the first CS:GO Major, in Jönköping, BLAST organized in Paris an epic Major that brings the curtain down on an era in the storied FPS franchise.
Much like the Major before, the French event was filled with upsets. With heavy favorites like NAVI, G2 Esports and FURIA all missing the playoffs, much of the narrative heading into the playoffs was about the underdogs.
The way the bracket was set, with Heroic and Vitality on opposite ends after going 3-0 in the Legends Stage, suggested that a rematch of last month’s IEM Rio was on the cards, but the upsets continued in the playoff stage. GamerLegion beat Heroic in three maps, continuing an unlikely run that began with the team bouncing back from a 0-2 start to the Challengers Stage, while Apeks defeated Team Liquid, making life easier for Vitality in the semi-finals.
Vitality, the only French organization represented at the event, didn’t crumble under the weight of the cheering fans and took care of business in the final, beating GamerLegion 2-0. The victory takes a huge weight off the back of the team’s shoulders and finally gives Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut the trophy he had been seeking. It also means that Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen winds up in a category of his own as the only player with five CS:GO Major titles.
Below is everything you need to know about the BLAST Paris Major, including the schedule, the latest results and the official stream.
BLAST.tv Paris CSGO Major: Prize and standings
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
|Into the Breach|
|Bad News Eagles|
BLAST.tv Paris CSGO Major: Bracket and results
The event took place between May 8 and 21 and followed the three-stage format that was introduced by Valve in 2018. The Accor Arena, an indoor sports arena and concert hall located in the neighborhood of Bercy, hosted the Champions Stage, with over 50,000 fans attending the event during the playoffs.
(Bracket by Liquipedia)
Champions Stage (May 18 — May 21)
Day 1: May 18
|Quarter-finals||Heroic 2-1 FaZe||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM|
|Quarter-finals||Into the Breach 0-2 Vitality||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
Day 2: May 19
|Quarter-finals||GamerLegion 2-0 Monte||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM|
|Quarter-finals||Team Liquid 0-2 Apeks||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
Day 3: May 20
|Semi-finals||Heroic 1-2 GamerLegion||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM|
|Semi-finals||Apeks 0-2 Vitality||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
Day 4: May 21
|Showmatch||France 12-16 BLAST Dream Team||6 AM||9 AM||2 PM|
|Grand final||GamerLegion 0-2 Vitality||8 AM||11 AM||4 PM|
Legends Stage (May 13 — May 16)
Day 1: May 13
|Round 1||NAVI 16-10 GamerLegion||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 1||9INE 9-16 Liquid||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 1||FURIA 7-16 Monte||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 1||Fnatic 16-11 NIP||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 1||Heroic 16-7 FaZe||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 1||Into the Breach 10-16 Apeks||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 1||Vitality 16-13 G2||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Round 1||Bad News Eagles 9-16 ENCE||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Round 2 High||Liquid 16-8 NAVI||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Round 2 High||fnatic 17-19 Monte||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Round 2 High||Vitality 16-13 ENCE||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
|Round 2 High||Heroic 16-10 Apeks||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
|Round 2 Low||FURIA 8-16 NIP||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Round 2 Low||9INE 13-16 GamerLegion||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Round 2 Low||G2 13-16 Bad News Eagles||1:30 PM||4:30 PM||9:30 PM|
|Round 2 Low||FaZe 12-16 Into the Breach||1:30 PM||4:30 PM||9:30 PM|
Day 2: May 14
|Round 3 Mid||NAVI 16-9 NIP||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 3 Mid||fnatic 11-16 GamerLegion||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 3 Mid||ENCE 7-16 Into the Breach||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 3 Mid||Apeks 16-6 Bad News Eagles||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 3 High||Heroic 2-1 Liquid *||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 3 High||Monte 0-2 Vitality *||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 3 Low||FURIA 0-2 G2||6:20 AM||10:20 AM||3:20 PM|
|Round 3 Low||FaZe 2-0 9INE||9:20 AM||12:20 PM||5:20 PM|
Day 3: May 15
|Round 4 Low||ENCE 0-2 NIP||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 4 Low||FaZe 2-1 Bad News Eagles||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 4 High||NAVI 0-2 Monte *||5:00 AM||8:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Round 4 Low||fnatic 2-1 G2||6:30 AM||9:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Round 4 High||Liquid 2-0 Into the Breach *||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
|Round 4 High||Apeks 0-2 GamerLegion *||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
Day 4: May 16
|Round 5||FaZe 2-1 NAVI *||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 5||fnatic 1-2 Into the Breach *||6:30 AM||9:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Round 5||Apeks 2-0 NIP *||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
Note: The winner of a match with an asterisk qualifies for the Champions Stage.
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Challengers Stage (May 8 — May 11)
Day 1: May 8
|Round 1||Monte 14-16 FaZe||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 1||paiN 16-2 Fluxo||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 1||G2 16-11 The MongolZ||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 1||GamerLegion 11-16 Complexity||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 1||FORZE 14-16 Grayhound||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 1||Apeks 16-12 Liquid||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 1||NIP 16-9 MOUZ||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Round 1||OG 6-16 ENCE||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Round 2||FaZe 16-12 paiN||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Round 2||Complexity 9-16 G2||9 AM||12 PM||5 PM|
|Round 2||Apeks 16-0 Grayhound||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
|Round 2||ENCE 16-9 NIP||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
|Round 2 Low||Fluxo 8-16 Monte||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Round 2 Low||GamerLegion 11-16 The MongolZ||12 PM||3 PM||8 PM|
|Round 2 Low||FORZE 16-14 Liquid||1:30 PM||4:30 PM||9:30 PM|
|Round 2 Low||MOUZ 11-16 OG||1:30 PM||4:30 PM||9:30 PM|
Day 2: May 9
|Round 3 Mid||Complexity 4-16 paiN||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 3 Mid||Grayhound 16-10 The MongolZ||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 3 Mid||FORZE 16-6 Monte||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 3 Mid||NIP 19-17 OG||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Round 3 High||ENCE 2-1 FaZe *||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 3 High||G2 2-0 Apeks *||5:30 AM||8:30 AM||1:30 PM|
|Round 3 Low||GamerLegion 2-0 MOUZ||6:20 AM||10:20 AM||3:20 PM|
|Round 3 Low||Fluxo 1-2 Liquid||9:20 AM||12:20 PM||5:20 PM|
Day 3: May 10
|Round 4 Low||GamerLegion 2-1 OG||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 4 Low||The MongolZ 0-2 Monte||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 4 Low||Liquid 2-0 Complexity||5:15 AM||8:15 AM||1:15 PM|
|Round 4 High||FaZe 2-0 FORZE *||6:30 AM||9:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Round 4 High||Grayhound 0-2 NIP *||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
|Round 4 High||Apeks 2-1 paiN *||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
Day 4: May 11
|Round 5||FORZE 0-2 GamerLegion *||2:30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Round 5||Monte 2-1 paiN *||6:30 AM||9:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Round 5||Grayhound 0-2 Liquid *||10:30 AM||1:30 PM||6:30 PM|
Note: The winner of a match with an asterisk qualifies for the Legends Stage.
BLAST.tv Paris CSGO Major: Format
The Major began with the Challengers Stage, featuring 16 teams and a Swiss system. The early rounds were played in a best-of-one format before the best-of-three elimination and advancement matches.
The top eight teams progressed to the Legends Stage, where they joined the top-ranked teams determined by the Regional Major Qualifiers. This phase featured the same format as the Challengers Stage.
Only eight teams made it to the Champions Stage, a single-elimination bracket in which every match was played in a best-of-three format.
BLAST.tv Paris CSGO Major: Teams
The 24 teams attending the Paris Major were determined by the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournaments in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. These qualifying events took place between April 6 and 15 in Copenhagen (Europe), Monterrey (Americas) and Ulaanbaatar (Asia-Pacific).
|NAVI||Europe RMR A||s1mple, electroNic, b1t, npl, Perfecto|
|Heroic||Europe RMR B||cadiaN, stavn, TeSeS, sjuush, Jabbi|
|FURIA||Americas RMR||arT, yuurih, KSCERATO, drop, saffee|
|Fnatic||Europe RMR A||KRIMZ, mezii, FASHR, nicoodo, roeJ|
|9INE||Europe RMR B||KEi, Goofy, Kylar, mynio, hades|
|Into The Breach||Europe RMR A||rallen, Thomas, CRUC1AL, CYPHER, volt|
|Vitality||Europe RMR B||ZywOo, apEX, Magisk, dupreeh, Spinx|
|Bad News Eagles||Europe RMR A||SENER1, juanflatroo, gxx-, sinnopsyy, rigoN|
|FORZE||Europe RMR B||Jerry, Krad, zorte, shalfey, r3salt|
|paiN||Americas RMR||biguzera, hardzao, NEKIZ, zevy, skullz|
|NIP||Europe RMR B||REZ, Brollan, k0nfig, Aleksib, headtr1ck|
|GamerLegion||Europe RMR A||acoR, siuhy, isak, iM, Keoz|
|G2 Esports||Europe RMR B||NiKo, huNter-, m0NESY, jks, HooXi|
|OG||Europe RMR A||degster, NEOFRAG, niko, flameZ, F1KU|
|Monte||Europe RMR B||Woro2k, sdy, BOROS, kRaSnaL, DemQQ|
|Apeks||Europe RMR A||nawwk, STYKO, jkaem, jL, kyxsan|
|ENCE||Europe RMR B||Snappi, dycha, maden, SunPayus, NertZ|
|MOUZ||Europe RMR A||frozen, JDC, xertioN, dexter, torzsi|
|Complexity||Americas RMR||floppy, Grim, hallzerk, JT, FaNg|
|Grayhound||Asia-Pacific RMR||INS, Liazz, Sico, Vexite, aliStair|
|Fluxo||Americas RMR||felps, vsm, Lucaozy, WOOD7, history|
|TheMongolz||Asia-Pacific RMR||bLitz, hasteka, Techno, Annihilation, Bart4k|
|Liquid||Americas RMR||EliGE, NAF, nitr0, oSee, YEKINDAR|
|FaZe||EU RMR Decider||karrigan, rain, ropz, Twistzz, broky|