BLAST Premier Spring 2021 – Betting Tips and Schedule
BLAST Premier Spring is one of the two seasonal CS:GO competitive events in the BLAST ecosystem. It features the 12 BLAST partner teams and an additional 10 teams through various qualifier events and special invites.
BLAST Premier Spring features ~$750,000 USD in prize money and a seeding into the Global Finals for the winner. As is tradition with all BLAST Events, the best teams also get awarded points toward the BLAST Leaderboard.
BLAST Premier Spring 2021 Format & Teams
The online event features 22 teams, 12 of whom are permanent partner teams, and the rest are qualified through qualifiers or special invites. The partner teams play out an Group Stage in each season, with the top six advancing directly to the Finals and the bottom six going to the Showdown.
The 12 permanent partner teams are: Astralis, Compelxity, BIG, Evil Geniuses, FaZe Clan, OG, G2 Esports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid and Vitality and mibr.
The format for each stage of seasonal competition is happening with the following format:
- BLAST Premier Groups – Three double-elimination (GSL) format groups play out a bracket with the winner and runner up both advancing into the Finals, the rest move onto the Showdown.
- BLAST Premier Showdown – 16 team single-elimination bracket bracket with the top two teams advancing into the Final
- BLAST Premier Final – Six team double-elimination bracket with the winner earning $225,000 in prize money and a spot at the World Final
Matches across every stage of the competition are played in a best-of-three format. The format is identical for both BLAST Spring and Fall events.
BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021 Teams & Favorites
Coming into the 2021 Spring Season, the CS:GO scene witnesses a surge in CIS teams’ perfomance at IEM Katowice 2021, BLAST Global Finals and Flashpoint Season 2. Additionally, Heroic stormed the ESL Pro League, shifting the momentum even further from all the partner teams.
The Spring Finals are taking place between 15-20 of June, 2021. All eight finalists are already bracketed, which means we can set our initial predictions and look at potential CSGO Odds for the opening matches.
Based on the initial bracket setup, Natus Vincere and Gambit are set up for an easy clash toward in the winners bracket finals. This means we expect both teams to easily advance over their opponents. The closest contender in this bracket to both CIS powerhouses are G2 Esports, who are on an absolute tear in the weeks leading up to the event.
In the final opener between NiP and Complexity, we can expect the Ninjas to finally start delivering some results. Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz is finally coming into his own on the roster and we can expect them to roll over Complexity and and potentially give Gambit a run for their money.
All the teams we favor are also considered odds favorites among betting providers, meaning you can expect fairly low odds for outright bets. The best opportunity here is to go for correct score predictions to maximize your winnings. It’s expected that all matches go to 3 games.
Betting on BLAST Premier Spring Matches
Here are several key points for CSGO Match Betting before yours at BLAST Premier Spring. At every stage of the event, the matches are played in a best-of-three format. This means guessing the correct score will always be more lucrative than just guessing the winner outright. Additionally, the tournament is rated as either A or S level, depending on which stage we are betting on. Either way, this means there will be more then the usual betting markets available for betting.
Live betting, specific in-match objectives and exotic bets are available at all decent esports betting sites. Furthermore,following up soon after ESL Pro League, there is plenty of info to go around about each participating team and their playstyle. Both of these factors combined with our daily BLAST Premier predictions, should help you create some interesting betting slips.
BLAST Premier Spring Groups Stage 2021 (Completed)
The BLAST Premier Spring 2021 Group stage was played between the 4th-14th of February 2021. The twelve partner teams were divided into three groups, with each group winner and runner up dvancing into the Spring Finals.
Here are our past predictions and breakdown for the BLAST Group Stage while it was happening. The results at the end of the competition are in the picture below.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021 (Completed)
Based on the format illustrated above, 16 teams are seeded into a single elimination bracket for the Spring Showdown. The 6 “losers” from the Group Stage and 10 teams qualifying with either an invite or through a qualifier event. The event takes place between the 13th-18th of April 2021. Matches are played daily at roughly 12:00, 15:30 and 18:00 CET.
The teams participating or earning an invite are: Astralis, OG, Endpoint, G2 Esports, Team Spirit, Extra Salt, Dignitas, Team Liquid, Team Vitality, 9z Team, SAW, Heroic, FURIA Esports, MIBR, NASR Esports and Gambit.
Speaking of brackets, here’s the BLAST Spring Showdown 2021 bracket.
With the first results in and also looking at the bracket, we can make our new set of predictions for the event favorites. We expect Heroic and Gambit to make it to the decider on the right hand side, while G2 Esports and Team Spirit are expected to make it into the left hand side decider. In a decider we have to give it to Gambit and G2 Esports to make it into the Spring Finals.
Update April 19, 2021: Our predictions were correct and G2 Esports and Gambit ultimately qualified for the Blast Premier Spring Finals. Look at the Finals section for specific predictions.
Finally, GG.BET provides some of the best odds on this event, paired with some interesting exotic markets and live betting options to boot. You can watch all of the BLAST Premier matches live on the official BLAST Premier Twitch Channel.