Counter Strike: Global Offensive

BLAST Premier Spring Final opening match-ups announced

BLAST has confirmed the clashes for the first round of the BLAST Premier Spring Final, scheduled for June 15-20. Eight teams will compete in this double-elimination tournament for the first prize of $225,000 plus a spot at the World Final in December.

Without surprise, current world No.1 Gambit are the top seed in the tournament. The IEM Katowice 2021 champions, who won the EPIC League CIS last weekend following a 3-1 victory over in the final, will go up against the struggling Evil Geniuses, who crashed out of cs_summit 8 in 7th-8th place and are yet to win a match since signing Michał “⁠MICHU⁠” Müller.

Gambit will face EG in the first round

FaZe, who went out of Flashpoint 3 in 13th-16th place, will have to face second seed Natus Vincere. It will be the first match between the two teams since the BLAST Premier Spring Groups, when FaZe still had Olof “⁠olofmeister⁠” Kajbjer in the starting lineup.

Flashpoint 3 runners-up NIP will face Complexity, who finished tenth in the RMR tournament, while G2 will take on BIG in the only first-round clash between two top-10 sides.

Below you can find the opening match-ups and the complete tournament schedule:

Russia Gambit vs. North America Evil Geniuses
Sweden NIP vs. Europe Complexity
Europe G2 vs. Germany BIG
Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe FaZe


Tuesday, June 15: