The upcoming $425,000 CS:GO S-Tier tournament in Portugal is getting underway this Wednesday!
From June 15 to 19, the BLAST Premier Spring Final will be contested in the Altice Arena in Lisbon. The tournament will feature eight teams, including the biggest names of CS:GO as of this day, such as FaZe, ENCE, and Natus Vincere, who had all qualified through BLAST Spring tournaments.
The teams will be divided into two groups of four, each of which will compete in a shorter GSL format. The top-seeded teams in each group will advance through to the semi-finals, while the second and third-seeded teams will compete in the quarter-finals.
Now let’s take a look at the opening matches:
BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022 Teams, Group Stage Matches Schedule & Betting Odds
Listed are the two groups for the BLAST Spring Final:
- Natus Vincere
You can livestream the matches and live bet on luckbox.com. Following is the current schedule and betting odds for the event:
Group A Matches
- FaZe vs. paiN (June 15, 2022 - 11:00 CEST) 1.03 vs. 9.00
- G2 vs. Vitality (June 15, 2022 - 14:00 CEST) 1.55 vs. 2.30
Group B Matches
- NAVI vs. OG (June 15, 2022 - 17:00 CEST) 1.25 vs. 3.60
- ENCE vs. BIG (June 15, 2022 - 20:00 CEST) 1.38 vs. 2.90
BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022 Predictions
For a detailed rundown of the event and the participating teams performances check out our hub article:
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FaZe, ENCE, NAVI, even though with their huge names and reputations, all three failed spectacularly at IEM Dallas, in NAVI’s situation, it was understandable and expected with low cohesion, morale, and the war in Ukraine.
But for FaZe and ENCE, they failed spectacularly, considering they were the two tournament favourites after all. FaZe did not even make it to the finals against ENCE as it was expected of them, being eliminated in the quarter finals by Cloud9’s ex-Gambit roster of Russians playing for the North American team.
ENCE, on the other hand were unlike their “most dangerous opponent” Faze Clan, were prepared, meticulous and was considered the only team that can defeat them.
Then poof, all of a sudden Cloud9 appeared like Gandalf the White, rushed into Isengard, defeated all of its opponents and claimed the official CS:GO Major’s champions title.
FaZe, OG, and Vitality, as well as Natus Vincere, BIG, and G2, are among the teams competing in the BLAST Spring Groups.
ENCE, the victors of the BLAST Spring Showdown EU, have proven their prowess in recent events, advancing to second place in the world rankings and almost winning the IEM Dallas, they stand tall against BIG which we will touch down below.
paiN, who have proven their value in their own right in recent tournaments and were just crowned BLAST Spring Showdown NA champions, will unfortunately have little chance against the Faze.
Following in the footsteps of former in-game commander Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov, Natus Vincere will be led by Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev. Mikhailov is no longer a member of the Russian-Ukrainian team because of controversial events outside the esports scene. NAVI, already hindered by low morale, recent losses and even their best player s1mple wanting some time off for himself according to recent interviews may very well lose against the fresh look European mix squad that is OG.
Karim "Krimbo” Moussa of the German team BIG may not be able to go to Portugal with his team after testing positive for COVID-19, which also forced him to miss some of the Pinnacle Championship Cup, which will definitely hinder their already disadvantaged position against ENCE.
We predict that in the end of this tournament either ENCE or FaZe will come out as the winner, but, and this is a big BUT, the fresh look OG may very well surprise and take the CS:GO esports scene by storm.
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