The BLAST Premier starts into the new year. The tournament series presents itself in a brand new format and is the first of the big tournaments to start into the new CS:GO year.
Twelve of the world’s best CS:GO teams will compete for $300,000 and a place in the BLAST Premier Finals. Who can qualify for the Spring Finals?
All information about streams, schedule and format can be found here in our Megathread:
Streams and VoDs:
The games will be broadcast in English on the official stream:
Blast Premier Stream:
For the German language transmission you have to visit 99Damage:
If you missed the games, you can find the recordings on the official YouTube channel: BLAST Premier YouTube
Regular Season in London:
January 31st – February 2nd, Group A
07.02. – 09.02. Group B
14.02. – 16.02. Group C
02.06. – 07.06.
Spring Finals in Moscow:
19.06. – 21.06.
The groups at a glance
Ninjas in pyjamas
Made in Brazil
The format of the BLAST Series has changed a lot compared to the previous year. Instead of a short weekend tournament, BLAST Premier is now a longer league, working towards the big Global Final.
In the regular season, the twelve participating teams divide into three groups and play them out in GSL format. All matches are best-of-three and the first two from each group qualify for the Spring Finals. Third and fourth place from each group will have another chance to qualify for the Spring Finals via the Spring Showdown.
Ten teams will then take part in the Spring Showdown to secure one of two tickets to the Spring Finals. In the two groups of five, each team will play a best-of-one series against each other. The last team in the group will be eliminated and the remaining four teams will be seeded in the two playoff brackets depending on their performance within their group. The group winners even advance to the final. The elimination matches will then be played again in best-of-three mode.
In the Spring Finals, the teams then play for $750,000 and a place in the Global Finals. The details of the Spring Finals are not yet known except for the venue Moscow.