BLAST Reveals Schedule For BLAST Premier World Final

BLAST Reveals Schedule For BLAST Premier World Final

Prominent esports tournament organizers BLAST announced the first match-ups and full calendar for BLAST Premier World Final. As revealed, the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports tournament will run an offline setting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

BLAST Premier World Final Is Here

The BLAST Premier World Final will mark the final BLAST Premier CS:GO esports tournament of the year. It will feature the top eight teams based on their performances over the year and their ranking on the BLAST ladder.

As revealed, the eight CS:GO esports teams will compete at BLAST Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. The BLAST Premier World Final marks the final BLAST event of 2021 and the year’s final S-Tier CS:GO tournament.

BLAST Premier World Final will run for six days, starting with the opening matches on Tuesday, December 14. The tournament will culminate with the finals on Sunday, December 19, when the top two teams will duke it out for the $500,000 winner’s share.

BLAST Premier World Final Format And Dates

The Blast Premier World Final will feature eight teams, including all of the top-five rated teams in the world. The field will consist of Natus Vincere (#1), Team Vitality (#2), G2 Esports (#3), Gambit Esports (#4), Heroic (#5), Ninjas in Pyjamas (#7), Astralis (#9), and Team Liquid (#12).

The tournament will use a double-elimination bracket, with all eight teams starting in the upper-bracket quarter-finals. All games will have a best-of-three (Bo3) format in place, including the grand finals.

BLAST Premier World Final will kick off with two matches on Tuesday, including Natus Vincere vs Team Liquid and Gambit Esports vs Heroic.

The action will continue on Wednesday, with the remaining two upper bracket bouts (G2 Esports vs Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team Vitality vs Astralis), with the first round of elimination matches following suit.

Tuesday, December 14

  • Natus Vincere vs Team Liquid (16:30 CET)
  • Gambit Esports vs Heroic (19:30 CET)

Wednesday, December 15

  • G2 Esports vs Ninjas in Pyjamas (13:30 CET)
  • Team Vitality vsa Astralis (16:30 CET)
  • Elimination Match 1 (19:30 CET)

Thursday, December 16

  • Elimination Match 2 (13:30 CET)
  • Winners Match 1 (16:30 CET)
  • Winners Match 2 (19:30 CET)

Friday, December 17

  • Elimination Match 3 (16:30 CET)
  • Elimination match 4 (19:30 CET)

Saturday, December 18

  • Winners Match 3 (16:30 CET)
  • Elimination Match 5 (19:30 CET)

Sunday, December 19

  • Third-Place Match (14:30 CET)
  • Grand Finals (18:30 CET)

All The Eyes On Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere enter BLAST Premier World Final as the reigning Major champions and the bookmakers’ favorite to go all the way. The Russian-Ukrainian squad are priced as low as 1.60 on the outright betting market, well ahead of its competition.

The CS:GO esports betting odds make sense since NaVi have been by far the best-performing team across the last few months. They won Intel Grand Slam Season 3, ESL Pro League Season 14, PGL Major Stockholm, and the BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2021.

Gambit Esports travel to Denmark as the second-favorite, priced at 4.30, with Astralis and Team Liquid close behind, at 5.00. The rest of the field has found itself priced as outsiders, who the bookies aren’t giving many chances to succeed.

Ninjas in Pyjamas are priced as high as 8.00. Team Vitality remains as the only team at the tournament priced below double digits, at 9.00.

The PGL Stockholm Major finalists, G2 Esports, are priced as high as 12.00 to win the tournament. Meanwhile, the crowd’s favorites, Heroic, hold the unenviable tag as the biggest underdogs, priced at 16.0.

For Team Liquid, this will be the final tournament that the roster will spend together, as the North American CS:GO esports team looks to make changes ahead of the 2022 season.

Similarly, there are rumored roster changes heading to Team Vitality and G2 Esports, who enter the final BLAST event with Jan “Swani” Müller as interim head coach.