BLAST Premier 2021 Schedule Has Been Revealed and Unites All CSGO Majors
The BLAST Premier 2021 schedule has been revealed for CSGO, and it’s going to be one exciting year of competition! What’s interesting is that this tournament series will be both the first and last event of the CSGO calendar for 2021. How is that? Because BLAST Premier 2021 is going to unite all of the major CSGO tournaments under one banner. This way, there will be ample opportunities to prove a team is the best CSGO team in the world. Best of all? All CSGO teams around the globe will be able to try and prove their mettle and skill!
We do a lot of CSGO coverage here at Esports Talk, so we’re very excited to see what’s next!
Seeing that the schedule for BLAST Premier 2021 is going to let all teams try and participate is truly exciting. All regions will have a shot at being the CSGO World Champions. Thanks to the new worldwide BLAST Premier Qualifying Series, you’ve got a chance to show the world what you have. To those teams who make it out of the regional qualifiers, they’ll earn a spot in the BLAST Premier Spring and Fall Showdowns.
From there, the best of the best will make their way to the Spring and Fall Finals. Of course, this all leads to the BLAST Premier World Final, with huge money and prestige on the line. BLAST points out that while both Showdowns are open to all regions, the Spring Showdown is focused on the Americas and Europe, while the Fall Showdown is focused on Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Another new change is a certain positive: Non-member teams that compete in BLAST Premier events will also receive a participation fee upon completing their attendance. So even if you aren’t a member of the BLAST teams, you can still make at least something.
From what we understand, up to 32 teams can take part in the seven BLAST Premier events across the CSGO schedule for 2021. That means we could have 80 teams in the qualifying events. There’s the potential for up to 286 CSGO matches to go down in this year. Who doesn’t want more exciting CSGO in their life, anyway?
The tournament series will mirror this year’s setup with slight changes to the names of events to help bring clarity to the year-long storyline and battle to be crowned World Final winners. BLAST Premier tournaments will have a combined prize pool of $2,475,000. How’s that for inspiration to practice your CSGO skills? Better brush up, because the best are coming to claim that money.
The year will be split into two halves (Spring and Fall), with three BLAST PRemier tournaments in each split. Every match is a BO3, and that all culminates in the World Final in December. One thing to be aware of though, is that 12 BLAST Premier Member Teams automatically earn a spot in the Fall and Spring Groups, before progressing to the Showdown and Finals. They’ll have to earn their way to those last two phases though.
That depends on performance and progression. Winners of the BLAST Premier Spring and Fall Finals, Flashpoint 3 and 4, ESL Pro League 13 and 14, and Valve Fall Major – will qualify for the World Final. The last place will go to the Race to the World Final Leaderboard, if a team has already won one of these events then another spot will be made available through the leaderboard.
The qualifying mechanic for the World Final is called “The Race to the World Final Leaderboard”. This is a point scoring system for CSGO teams in 14 of the tournaments around the world. The teams with the best six scores from each tournament earn points through match victory and progress as far as possible in certain events. The World Final teams are chosen via the leaderboard rankings and their performance through the year.
Robbie DOuek, CEO of BLAST spoke about these changes:
“BLAST Premier will be back for 2021 with fans set to enjoy more top tier CS:GO than ever before. We will unite all leading tournaments and performers from across the calendar year, with all roads leading towards December’s World Final where $1million in prize money will be up for grabs and a chance to be crowned the world’s best Counter Strike team.
“Next year’s format will be the most inclusive on the Counter-Strike scene and offer teams from regions all over the world an opportunity to compete in our highly-anticipated events, thanks to our new qualifying series.”
BLAST Premier Schedule For CSGO in 2020
- BLAST Premier Spring Groups – $150,000 (4-14 February)
- BLAST Premier Spring Showdown – $162,500 (13-18 April)
- BLAST Premier Spring Final – $425,000 (15-20 June)
- BLAST Premier Fall Groups – $150,000 (26 August – 5 September)
- BLAST Premier Fall Showdown – $162,500 (12-17 October)
- BLAST Premier Fall Final – $425,000 (23-28 November)
- BLAST Premier World Final – $1,000,000 (14-19 December)
BLAST Premier Teams: Astralis, NiP, G2 Esports, OG, Vitality, NAVI, FaZe Clan, Complexity, MiBR, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid
It’s going to be an awesome year for CSGO. Are there any non-BLAST teams that you think are going to crush it this year? Let us know on social media!