BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023: Full Results

The first big CS:GO tournament of 2023 has ended, and the BLAST Premier Spring Groups has announced the first... Eduardo | 30. January 2023

The first big CS:GO tournament of 2023 has ended, and the BLAST Premier Spring Groups has announced the first six teams to qualify for the Spring Finals. A total of 12 teams fought for these six coveted places, which gave us many emotions, but above all, we saw the teams with their new additions for 2023.

The 12 teams participating in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023 are associated with BLAST, i.e., they are invited directly by the organizers. These teams faced each other in a double-phase event to define the first six qualifiers for the Spring Final. On the other hand, the other six teams descended to the Spring Showdown 2023, divided into two regions: Europe and the Americas.

BLAST Premier Spring Groups

This major event marks the start of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2023 season (at least at the top level). In addition to the six slots for the Spring Finals, teams fought for almost $180,000 in prize money.

The format used at this event was completely new, as it included only best-of-three, two-stage matches, and this served as an appetizer for the first big event of the year, IEM Katowice 2023.

New rosters on the scene

Many teams made an appearance at this event with new lineups. There is no doubt that many eyes were on the new lineup of Astralis, particularly Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz. One of the best players in esports history makes his appearance in LAN after more than a year.

The BLAST Premier Spring Groups also marked the debut of Danyyl “headtr1ck” Valitov for Ninjas in Pyjama and Jerric “wiz” Jiang for Evil Geniuses.

Final positions of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023

Below, we will show you the distribution of the prize pool and the final standings of the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2023.

Recall that the top six teams qualified for the Spring Finals, and the bottom six will play in the Spring Showdown to play for additional spots in the Spring Finals.

1st – 3rd Place – $27,500 + Spring Final Qualification

  • G2 Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Team Vitality

4th – 6th Place – $17,500 + Spring Final Qualification

  • NaVi
  • Heroic
  • Astralis

7th – 9th Place – $8,500

  • OG
  • BIG
  • Complexity

10th – 12th Place – $5,666

  • NiP
  • Team Liquid
  • Evil Geniuses

As mentioned above, the remaining teams that did not make it to the Spring Finals will play the last chance qualifier divided into European Showdown and American Showdown. Finally, two other squads, one from each qualifier, will occupy the last two places available for the Spring Finals, which will be held from June 7 to 11.

Finally, the last eight CS:GO teams competing in the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2023 will play each other, and the winner secures the spot in the BLAST Premier: World Final 2023 at the end of the year. Also, let’s remember that the prize pool for this tournament is $1,000,000.

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