We're rapidly approaching the endgame for the first CS:GO tournament of the year, as we wait to see who will be competing in the grand final for each group at this year's BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2023.
BLAST Premier Spring Groups: NAVI vs Ninjas in Pyjamas betting odds
The top six teams at the end of this year's Spring Groups will receive a share of the $177,498 prize pool alongside an invitation to the Spring Final, while the teams ranked in 7th to 12th place will advance to the seeded Play-In Stage, taking place from January 27 to 29.
The action on January 24 will kick off with Group C, with all eyes on Natus Vincere (NAVI) and Ninjas in Pyjamas as they go head-to-head to see who will be competing against G2 in the Group C grand final. The two teams are set to compete at 2:00 PM GMT on January 24.
NAVI have found themselves in the lower bracket following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of G2 on January 23. Despite the Ukrainian team staging a compelling comeback in the second half of the first map, G2 nonetheless earned their decisive victory - and a spot at the Group C grand final. The silver lining for NAVI here was the strong performance of Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev, who posted a rating of 1.20 according to HLTV. The team had a great start to the tournament, earning a 2-1 win against Ninjas in Pyjamas on January 21 - a record that they'll need to repeat if they want to enact their revenge on G2.
Of course, NAVI aren't the only ones out for revenge. Ninjas in Pyjamas may have lost to NAVI in their Spring Groups 2023 debut, but they're not out of the runnings yet. After being knocked into the lower bracket semifinals, the team claimed a 2-0 victory over BIG on January 23. The team were aided by excellent performances from both Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner and Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen, who posted ratings of 1.31 and 1.25, respectively. Their victory against BIG is bound to be a morale boost for the team, as they look ahead to their rematch against NAVI.
The odds are in NAVI's favour here however, at 1.52 vs Ninjas in Pyjamas' 2.35.
The Group A, B and C finals are just days away - As the first CS:GO tournament of the year ramps up to its grand finale. Whoever you choose to support, make sure you've claimed your free 100% bonus, and follow along with the action right here on Luckbox!