The BLAST Premier circuit returns to Denmark with the Fall Final event, live from Copenhagen. Follow all the action here, with our coverage hub.
With the IEM Rio Major in the rearview mirror, the CS:GO community now turns its attention to the final two big events of the year, both of which will be hosted by BLAST. The Fall season of the BLAST Premier circuit will culminate in a five-day tournament in Copenhagen, with the playoff matches being held in front of a live crowd at the Royal Arena.
A week has passed since the Brazilian Major, which saw Outsiders defeat Heroic in a one-sided final. The Danish team returns to action at the BLAST Premier Fall Final as the hometown favorites in the absence of Astralis, who could not qualify for the event.
Several teams travel to Copenhagen with a point to prove, including G2 Esports, who are still reeling from the shocking failure to qualify for the Major. FaZe and NIP gave a poor account of themselves in Rio and will also be seeking redemption at the BLAST event, with the latter still not qualified for the World Final, next month.
Catch up with all the pre-event info here, including the complete schedule, the qualified teams and the prize money distribution.
On November 17, BLAST launched its own live viewing platform, called BLAST.tv, aimed at improving the viewers’ experience with a range of “innovative features”, including live stats, interactive timelines, and polls.
The BLAST Premier Fall Final will see the eight participating teams split into two double-elimination groups, with the group winners progressing to the semi-finals, while the runners-up and the third-placed sides will move on to the quarter-finals. The bottom-placed teams will be eliminated from the tournament.
The playoffs, which will be held at the Royal Arena in front of a crowd, will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three format.
As well as collecting a $200,000 cheque, the winner of the event will secure a spot at the BLAST Premier World Final, which will be held next month, in Abu Dhabi.
Day 1: November 23
|Group A||FaZe vs OG||1 AM||4 AM||9 AM|
|Group A||Heroic vs NIP||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Group B||NAVI vs Fluxo||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Group B||G2 vs Liquid||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
Day 2: November 24
|Group A||TBD vs TBD||1 AM||4 AM||9 AM|
|Group A||TBD vs TBD||4 AM||7 AM||12 PM|
|Group B||TBD vs TBD||7 AM||10 AM||3 PM|
|Group B||TBD vs TBD||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
Day 1: November 25
|Quarter-finals||TBD vs TBD||6:30 AM||9:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Quarter-finals||TBD vs TBD||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
Day 2: November 26
|Semi-finals||TBD vs TBD||6:30 AM||9:30 AM||2:30 PM|
|Semi-finals||TBD vs TBD||10 AM||1 PM||6 PM|
Day 3: November 27
|Grand final||TBD vs TBD||8:30 AM||11:30 AM||4:30 PM|
The final two teams, Heroic and Fluxo, came from the BLAST Premier Showdown tournaments held in Europe and the Americas, respectively. Fluxo’s team, which beat Evil Geniuses, 00 Nation and MIBR en route to Copenhagen, was put together in the summer by the renowned Brazilian organization as it was looking to enter the game before the IEM Rio Major. (The team ended up not qualifying for the event.)
|NAVI||Europe||s1mple, sdy, b1t, electroNic, Perfecto|
|NIP||Europe||Aleksib, hampus, Brollan, REZ, es3tag|
|FaZe||Europe||karrigan, ropz, Twistzz, rain, broky|
|Team Liquid||Americas||EliGE, NAF, oSee, nitr0, YEKINDAR|
|Heroic||Europe||cadiaN, sjuush, TeSes, stavn, jabbi|
|OG||Europe||Snappi, dycha, hades, Spinx, Maden|
|G2 Esports||Europe||NiKo, m0NESY, huNter-, jks, HooXi|
|Fluxo||Americas||felps, vsm, Lucaozy, WOOD7, lux|
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
Note: * The winner also secures a spot at the BLAST Premier World Final, next month, in Abu Dhabi.