BLAST Premier 2022 Season CS:GO Schedule Announced

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BLAST Premier 2022 Season: Complete CS:GO Schedule Revealed

BLAST has announced its tournament schedule for the year.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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BLAST Premier has announced the schedule for its 2022 competitive season.
This time BLAST Premier has changed its tournament format for the complete circuit, making it more competitive and inclusive.
Its first event, BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022 is scheduled to take place from 28th Jan to 6th Feb and has already revealed its groups featuring 12 competing teams.

One of the biggest CS:GO tournament organizers in the world, BLAST, has announced the schedule of its complete competitive circuit for 2022. This year, BLAST Premier will be organizing a total of seven CS:GO tournaments, starting in late January and coming to an end in mid-December.

Similar to past seasons, the BLAST Premier circuit has been broadly divided into Spring and Fall tournaments. The tournaments under the Spring phase will be taking place from 28th January to 19th June, while the Fall phase is scheduled to be held from 19th August to 27th November. The circuit will culminate with the BLAST Premier World Final 2022 which will be taking place in December.

BLAST Premier has also released information about its first tournament of the year - BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022.

Complete BLAST Premier CS:GO schedule for 2022 competitive season

BLAST has released its complete CS:GO tournament schedule for the year which is as follows,

  • BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022: 28th Jan to 6th Feb | Online

  • BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2022: 20th to 24th Apr | Online

  • BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022: 14th to 19th June | Arena

  • BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022: 19th to 28th Aug | Studio

  • BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2022: 19th to 23rd Oct | Online

  • BLAST Premier Fall Final: 22nd to 27th Nov | Arena

  • BLAST Premier World Final 2022: 14th to 18th Dec | Arena

BLAST Premier 2022 Season: New Format Explained

The entire BLAST Premier 2022 Season has been broadly divided into Spring and Fall, culminating with a Global Final in December which features a total prize pool of $1M USD.

Each season will start with the 'Groups' with twelve CS:GO teams participating in them. The competing teams will be seeded, based on which they will be divided into three groups of four teams each.

Each group will then be split into a double-elimination bracket where every match will be a single game affair. This is to determine a team's position in a cross-group gauntlet, where every match will be a best-of-three series. From here, the top six teams will automatically qualify for the season 'Finals' while the remaining six teams will drop down to the 'Showdown'.

BLAST Premier 2022 Season - New Format

In the 'Showdown', the six teams from the 'Groups' will be joined by ten more CS:GO teams. This will include one directly invited top global team and nine other teams making their way through various regional qualifiers from around the world.

These 16 teams will be divided into two groups of eight teams each, the first group being 'European and CIS' while the second group will be 'NA and Reast of the World'. The winners of each group will advance to the 'Finals', joining the six other teams.

BLAST Premier 2022 Season - New Format

In the 'Finals' these eight teams will go against each other in a double-elimination format, with the winning team being crowned as the Spring or Fall champion.

The winners of the two seasons will directly qualify for the 'Global Final' where they will be joined by six other teams, including the winners of CS:GO Major(s), ESL Pro Leagues, and the top two ranked teams as per the world rankings.

BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022 - Complete Information

BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022 will be the organizer's first CS:GO tournament of the year, scheduled to take place from 28th Jan to 6th Feb and will be taking place online.

The 12 teams participating in the tournament have already been divided into three groups of four teams each,

Group A

  • G2 Esports

  • NIP

  • BIG

  • Complexity

Group B

  • NAVI

  • Astralis

  • OG

  • MIBR

Group C

  • Team Vitality

  • FaZe Clan

  • Team Liquid

  • Evil Geniuses

This tournament will see fresh new CS:GO lineups go up against each other and give everyone a good idea of how the teams are coming together for the 2022 season.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.