BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023: Overview

BLAST Premier Series is one of the most anticipated and thrilling events in the CSGO community and, more broadly, in the esports industry. BLAST Premier is one of many international competitions that involve packed, intense contests involving top-tier international teams.

More so, Blast Premier is a professional esports team for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO). It always takes place during the spring and fall in North America and Europe. The twelve regular season groups compete in the Group stage of each four-month season, and the top six groups from the Gathering stage compete in the season finale.

Two teams from each season’s Showdown competitions, including those who did not qualify for the regular season, will be able to compete in the season finals. The top events of the year from numerous organizations and tournaments will participate in the Global Finale, along with the winners of the two season’s finals, winners of other prestigious CSGO events, or those who placed highest on the BLAST Premier Global Leaderboard.

BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023 Overview

And last June 15 to 19, 2023, at Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal, fans, and enthusiasts witnessed how intense the group stage was up to the finals Best-of-three. Some of the fans were a bit disappointed by how their favorite teams performed, but for some, it was one of the best days of their lives. With the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023, here are the things that you need to know about the tournament:

Things You Need to Know More About BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023

After BLAST Premier: Springs Finals 2023, BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023 is one of the most anticipated CSGO competitions for this year. Here are some details you should know about the competition as twelve (12) teams compete for the trophy:

Tournament Location

BLAST and its sponsors, namely Betway, CS.Money, EPOS, and L33T Gaming have not yet announced the location for the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023 but based on the previous BLAST tournaments, it will be held somewhere in Europe.

Competing Teams

The BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023 features the finest teams in the world. And only one team would take the trophy and get the 2400 BLAST Premier points. And here are the twelve (12) teams competing and their roster for the upcoming tournament:

1AstralisXyp9x, gla1ve, k0nfig, blameF, farlig, trace
2BIGtabseN, tiziaN, syrsoN, faveN, Krimbo, gob b
3Complexity GamingJT, FaNg, floppy, Grim, junior, T.c
4Evil GeniusesBrehze, CeRq, Stewie2K, autimatic, RUSH
5FaZe Clanrain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz, RobbaN
6G2 EsportsJACKZ, huNter-, NiKo, m0NESY, Aleksib, XTQZZZ
7Heroicstavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, sjuush, Jabbi, Xizt
8Natus Vinceres1mple, electroNic, Perfecto, b1t, TBD, B1ad3
9Ninjas in PyjamasREZ, Plopski, hampus, es3tag, Brollan, djL
10OGflameZ, nexa, NEOFRAG, F1KU, degster, ruggah
11Team LiquidEliGE, NAF, oSee, nitr0, TBD, daps
12Team VitalityapEX, ZywOo, misutaaa, dupreeh, Magisk, zonic

Prize Pool and BLAST Premier Points Distribution

There will be a $177,498 prize pool and 15,300 Premier points for BLAST Premier Fall Groups this year and it will be divided among all participating teams below. Also, there will be only six (6) teams who will be seeded directly for BLAST Premier Fall Finals and the other six (6) teams will be seeded to the Fall Showdown in October 2023.

PlaceUSD DistributionSeedBLAST Premier PointsTeam
1st – 3rd Place27,500 USDFall Finals2400 pointsTBA
4th – 6th Place17,500 USDFall Finals1200 pointsTBA
7th – 9th Place8,500 USDFall Showdown900 pointsTBA
10th – 12th Place5,666 USDFall Showdown600 pointsTBA

Tournament Format

Group Stage

  • All groups will be using the double-elimination (GSL) format.
    • Four (4) teams will make in each group.
    • There are no Bo2 games as it will be played through best-of-1.
  • All teams moved on to the Play-In Stage with seeds.

Play-In Stage

  • There will be three gauntlets of single elimination
    • All games will be played in a Best-of-3.
  • Each gauntlet’s victor advances to the Fall Finals.
  • From each gauntlet, the second and third teams move on to the Last Chance Stage.
  • Each gauntlet’s fourth team advances to the Fall Showdown.

Last Change Stage

  • The bracket will be done through a single elimination
  • All games are the Best of 3.
  • Winners from each group will advance to the Fall Finals.
  • Those who lose will advance to the Fall Showdown in October.

Tournament Map Pool

Just like any other BLAST Premier tournaments in the past, the upcoming Fall Groups for this year will be played on these maps: Dust2, Mirage, Inferno, Nuke, Overpass, Vertigo, and Ancient.

BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023

Top 3 Three Teams That Have a High Percentage of Winning the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023

Natus Vincere

This professional esports group from Ukraine is called Natus Vincere, Latin for “born to win.” They made history by being the first team to win all three Counter-Strike Majors in the same year, especially the first team to win a Global Offensive Major at PGL Major Stockholm 2021 without losing a map.

And because of their championship-caliber and experience-based abilities and talents, game experts and fans believed them as a threat to all competing teams, especially winning the recent BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2023.

Team Vitality

The second team who has a high percentage of winning the tournament is the French esports squad Team Vitality which won first place in the recent BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2023 and made their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive debut early in October 2018. They maintained tremendous momentum during their run in the upper bracket in the Spring Finals 2023, however, after defeating G2 Esports in the Semifinal, they fell to Natus Vincere in the Grand Finals by a score of 2-0. They remain in excellent form, though, and are confidently anticipating the Fall Groups.

FaZe Clan

The third team who has a high chance of winning the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2023 will be FaZe Clan. This American professional esports and entertainment organization was founded in May 2010. And despite placing 5th-6th in the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals, the team was able to snatch the victory against Natus Vincere in the recent Intel Extreme Masters XVII – Cologne with a favorable 3-2 score. And with the momentum in their hands, they are looking confident in winning the upcoming Fall Groups 2023.

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Daniel Witman is a professional esports journalist who reviews esports events and trends in the industry. Recently, he’d decided to create the blog where he could share his passion with the readers interested in the topic.
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