Detailed Review Of the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023

Blast Premier Spring Final 2023

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The BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 featured a massive $400,000 + prize pool and 8 of the best CSGO teams on the planet. Find out who won and all of the biggest upsets now!

What Went Down At the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023?

The BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 has just wrapped up, and what a tournament it was. 8 of the best CSGO teams from across the world put it all on the line at Washington, DC, at the Entertainment & Sports Arena from June 7th to 11th in hopes of scooping that massive $200,000 first place prize and direct entry to the BLAST World Final in Abu Dhabi in December. The event was live streamed at GGBet CSGO and featured some of the most exciting matches we have seen!

What Was the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 Tournament Structure?

Only 8 of the most talented pro CSGO teams competed in the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023. The 8 teams were divided up into 2 groups, each containing 4 teams. The teams played one of their group mates, and then the two winning teams played each other to see who would be ranked 1st and 2nd. At the same time, the two losing teams played each other to see who would come 3rd and 4th. The 4th ranked teams were eliminated from the tournament, while the other teams progressed to the playoffs.

The teams who came 2nd and 3rd in each group advanced to the quarterfinals, while the winners of each group got a bye and went straight to the semi-finals. The playoffs were single elimination and were a best of 3 series.

Which Teams Took Part?

The BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 was a small event containing just 8 teams, but everyone that took part was a top-ranked professional squad. Here is a full list of the teams that competed:

  • FaZe Clan
  • G2 Esports
  • Heroic
  • Team Vitality
  • Astralis
  • Complexity
  • Cloud9
  • Imperial Esports

The top 3 teams going into the tournament were Team Vitality, G2 Esports and Heroic. FaZe Clan were also strong contenders but, as of late, were slightly out of form. Team Vitality were extremely confident after winning the Paris Major 2023 and the Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023 for a combined $600,000. The French squad led by apEX and ZywOo were giving opponents absolute fits and were almost guaranteed to make a deep run.

G2 Esports were also having an incredible year after winning Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023 for $400,000. They also showed their class when they scooped the BLAST World Final 2022 and pocketed $500,000. The Kovač cousins NiKo and huNter were in the form of their life.

Despite Team Vitality and G2 Esports playing well, Heroic still had a solid shot of taking home the title. The Norweigian team led by cadiaN was looking for revenge against G2 Esports after losing to them in Katowice in February.

Who Won the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 Group Stage?

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Group A featured G2 Esports, Cloud9, Imperial Esports and Team Vitality. Team Vitality got off to a shocking start after losing 0-2 to Imperial Esports. The French team immediately found themselves in an elimination match playing for their survival against Cloud9. Luckily for Team Vitality, they managed to regain their composure and dispatch of Cloud9 2-0. Their win against Cloud9 secured their 3rd place spot and booked their place in the quarterfinals.

G2 Esports had a much smoother run to the playoffs. In their first match, they absolutely punished Cloud9 2-0 who really struggled at the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023. Then they had a comfortable 2-1 win over Imperial Esports, but it was surprising to see them lose a game on Inferno.

Group B featured Heroic, FaZe Clan, Complexity, and Astralis Fans were predicting FaZe Clan and Heroic to end up at the top of the group, and they were proven correct. In Heroic’s first match, they quickly defeated Complexity 2-0. FaZe Clan also did quick work after a very impressive performance against Astralis.

The two group heavyweights then squared off against each other. Many critics expected a close back and forth affair, but FaZe Clan really struggled. Heroic ended up taking the first game on Nuke 19-16 and then sealed the match with a powerful 16-10 performance on Inferno.

What Went Down In the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 Playoffs

The first quarterfinals match featured FaZe Clan and Team Vitality. We didn’t expect these teams to hit so early in the playoffs. However, after seeing FaZe Clan struggle against Heroic we didn’t give them much of a chance. Team Vitality ended up winning 2-0 and swiftly booted FaZe Clan from the tournament.

The other quarterfinal saw the Imperial Esports continue their unlikely run as they made Complexity look like amateurs. The Brazilians were on fire and were now just one win away from the finals, but Heroic awaited them!

Imperial Esports dropped the first game against Heroic 16-13 on Overpass, but then they shocked the Norwegian team by beating them 16-11 on Inferno. Heroic were incredibly cool under pressure and bounced back to 19-17 on Nuke and advanced to the final.

In the other semi-final, G2 Esports and Team Vitality had an epic back and forth battle. Both of these teams were in incredible form, and trying to pick a pre-match winner was virtually impossible. In the first game on Anubis, G2 Esports controlled the game and took an early lead. However, Team Vitality immediately responded by crushing the Germans 16-9 on Inferno. The match came down to Nuke, and unfortunately for G2 Esports, they just stumbled at the end, eventually losing 16-12.

The BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 final lived up to the hype! In the first game, Heroic played ultra aggressively and managed to secure a 16-9 win on Vertigo. Team Vitality wasn’t done and quickly fought back to win 16-10 Mirage. The entire tournament came to one match. It looked like either team could win, but in the end, the fundamentals of Heroic won out, and they were crowned BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 champions!

Heroic Proved Too Strong

Though Vitality are top of the HLTV rankings, some would say Heroic are now the number 1 CSGO team on the planet. After proving too strong for Team Vitality, who also beat G2 Esports, some would rank the Norwegian squad in the top spot. It will be interesting to see if Heroic can maintain this winning form. We can’t wait for a rematch between Heroic and G2 Esports. Comment below what your favourite moment from the BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023 was!

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