BLAST Premier Spring Finals Seedings Announced
We finally know the official BLAST Spring Finals seedings! The announcement came earlier, listing all eight teams and giving us a first look at the opening-round matchups. Here are the seeds:
- 1st seed – Gambit
- 2nd seed – NaVi
- 3rd seed – G2
- 4th seed – NiP
- 5th seed – Complexity
- 6th seed – BIG
- 7th seed – Faze Clan
- 8th seed – EG
A Closer Look at Opening Matches
Before we go any further, here’s a quick look at the opening matches:
- Gambit vs. Evil Geniuses
- NiP vs. Complexity
- G2 vs. BIG
- Natus Vincere vs. FaZe
BLAST Premier Spring Finals action starts on Tuesday, June 15. The four opening matches will give us four upper bracket semifinalists and lower bracket contestants. Gambit and EG are set to open the show. Even though it might seem straightforward, EG is one of just five teams that managed to defeat the CIS powerhouse this year.
Moving on, NiP vs. Complexity is the second match. NiP won both h2h encounters against the NA side this year, which means they’ll be eyeing the third. G2 vs. BIG and NaVi vs. FaZe are the most interesting matchups… especially with FaZe benching Coldzera earlier today. Which of these eight teams will find their way to the highly anticipated BLAST Premier World Finals?
BLAST Premier World Finals Qualification Progress
Remember, Heroic is the only team that has already qualified for the BLAST Premier World Final. That’s because they won EPL Season 13 last month, a victory worthy of direct qualification. Everyone else, however, will have to work hard for their spot there.
The BLAST Premier Circuit is one way of getting there, but it only offers three tickets. The remaining four come from individual titles, one of which is BLAST Spring Finals. The winning team is directly qualified for the December-bound World Final 2021. More than money is on the line here, meaning all eight of these teams will give their 120%!
BLAST Premier Spring Finals Schedule
There’s still plenty of time until the kickoff! BLAST Spring Finals seedings are the very introduction! We still have to go through the entirety of IEM XVI Summer before we get to see how the BLAST Premier Spring action unfolds!
Once again, the action starts on June 15 and will last through June 20! There’s $425,000 on the line, so you can rest assured motivation won’t be lacking.
Tuesday, June 15
- 3.30 p.m. – Gambit vs. EG
- 6.30 p.m. – NiP vs. Complexity
Wednesday, June 16
- 12.30 p.m. – G2 vs. BIG
- 3.30 p.m. – NaVi vs. FaZe
- 6.30 p.m. – Lower bracket round 1 #1
Thursday, June 17
- 12.30 p.m. – Lower bracket round 1 #2
- 3.30 p.m. – Upper bracket semi-final #1
- 6.30 p.m. – Upper bracket semi-final #2
Friday, June 18
- 3.30 p.m. – Lower bracket round 2 #1
- 6.30 p.m. – Lower bracket round 2 #2
Saturday, June 19
- 3.30 p.m. – Upper bracket final
- 6.30 p.m. – Lower bracket final
Sunday, June 20
- 3.30 p.m. – Consolidation final