The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2023 for Europe and America has just ended, and we have the results! We’ll discuss the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown and the Spring European Showdown, starting with a matching overview and ending with the winners.
In article you will find:
Overview of BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2023 is a spring CS:GO tournament organized by BLAST. The event featured 16 teams divided into two regions, America and Europe, and both tournaments occurred online on the same dates, from March 29 to April 2. The teams competed for a prize pool of $135,000 and 2 invites to BLAST Spring Finals 2023, one invite per region.
Now, let’s check out the tournament of each region in more detail.
BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown.
BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown is a tournament featuring eight American teams competing for a prize pool of $67,500 and a ticket to BLAST Spring Finals 2023.
The teams that participated in the American Showdown were:
- paiN Gaming;
- Team Liquid;
- Nouns Esports;
- Imperial Esports;
- FURIA Esports;
- Evil Geniuses Black.
The BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown concluded with the following results:
- FURIA Esports, Complexity, MIBR, and Nouns Esports took 5th-8th place in the standings and received $5,000 each in prize money. Teams Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses Black took 3rd-4th place and received $7,500 each.
- PaiN Gaming took 2nd place. First, they played against MIBR and won 2-1. After that, they played against Team Liquid and defeated them 2-1. However, they could not secure a victory against Imperial Esports in the final stage. As a result, paiN Gaming received $12,500 in prize money.
- Imperial Esports took 1st place (and they deserved it). They successfully defeated Complexity 2-1 and then won against Evil Geniuses Black 2-0. In the finale, they defeated PaiN Gaming 2-1 to claim victory. As a result, Imperial Esports secured a spot at the BLAST Spring Finals 2023 and prize money of $20,000.
Imperial Esports won the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown, facing paiN Gaming in the final and winning with a score of 2-0.
Imperial Esports was created in 2018. The lineup includes FalleN, boltz, VINI, chelo, and JOTA.
BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown.
Like the previous tournament, eight teams from the European region featured in the BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown, competing for a prize pool of $67,500 and a ticket to BLAST Spring Finals 2023.
The teams that participated in the European Showdown were:
- Ninjas in Pyjamas;
- CPH Flames;
- Rare Atom;
BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown concluded with the following results:
- Teams OG, CPH Flames, Rare Atom, and Fnatic took 5th-8th place in the tournament and received $5,000 each in prize money. 9INE and Ninjas in Pyjamas took 3rd-4th place, each receiving $7,500.
- BIG won their first match against Rare Atom 2-1, then 2-1 against 9INE, but luck wasn’t on their side in the finals against Cloud9. Nevertheless, BIG received 2nd place and $12,500 in prize money.
- Cloud9 took 1st place, winning against CPH Flames 2-0, then against Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1, and beating BIG in the finals 2-1. As the tournament champions, they received $20,000 and a ticket to the BLAST Spring Finals 2023.
The winner of the BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown was Cloud9 . The team was a favorite in this competition and was able to live up to the fan’s expectations. Cloud9 won against BIG with a score of 2-1.
The team comprises Ax1Le, sh1ro, nafany, Hobbit, and buster.
Most Viewed Matches of BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.
How many people watched BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2023? Well, here are BLAST Viewership statistics:
- 212,656 Peak Viewers;
- 2,833,992 Hours Watched;
- 108,652 Average Viewers;
- 26 hours Airtime.
And here’s how the BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown 2023 has performed in terms of viewership:
- 158,607 Peak Viewers;
- 2,155,605 Hours Watched;
- 83,713 Average Viewers;
- 26 hours Airtime.
Both tournaments had fast-paced matches full of excitement and memorable moments. Let’s look at some of the most prominent ones.
paiN vs Imperial on CS:GO BLAST Premier.
In the final match against paiN, Imperial probably didn’t get the lead they hoped for on Inferno, as both teams seemed evenly matched. By halftime, it was 7-8 in favor of Imperial, but paiN held their ground and won seven rounds. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for them, and after eight more rounds, Imperial won 16-14.
On Mirage, paiN started strong and won eight rounds, but Imperial also put up a good fight and won seven rounds. However, in the second half, paiN only managed to win one round. Imperial easily won round after round and won the map, the series, and the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown .
Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes and Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo made multi-frags, which contributed to their win, especially. Unfortunately, only Rodrigo ‘biguzera’ Bittencourt had a positive rating for paiN, while the players on Imperial put on a nice play.
Imperial won the final with a 2:0 score. Here are the results of each map:
- Inferno: 16-14 Imperial won.
- Mirage: 16-9 Imperial won.
Cloud9 vs BIG on CS:GO BLAST Premier.
In the Grand Final of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2023 Europe, the play started on Inferno. Both teams were equally strong in the first half, but Cloud9 secured a slight lead of one round, making the score 8-7. BIG secured nine important rounds in the second half. Thanks to a 1v2 clutch from Karim ‘Krimbo’ Moussa, BIG won the map 16-14.
The match continued on Vertigo, and BIG was stronger than their opponents in the first half. They took the lead on the enemy’s map with a score of 9-6. However, Cloud9 woke up and caught up with BIG, winning ten rounds to tie the score. Again, Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne showed a wonderful play with two 1v2 clutches! On the T-side, BIG could only win two more rounds before Cloud9 took the map 16-11.
Cloud9 completely dominated the decisive map and won the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2023 Europe, and advanced to the Spring Final.
Cloud9 won the final with a 2:1 score. Here are the results of each map:
- Inferno: 14-16, BIG won.
- Vertigo: 16-11, Cloud9 won.
- Mirage: 16-3, Cloud9 won.
Impact of BLAST Premier on CS:GO in Europe and America.
The BLAST Premier is an important series of tournaments for CS:GO, significantly impacting the scene in European and American regions. It is a prestigious event in Europe that includes top teams and winning is a significant achievement.
On the other hand, CS:GO’s lower popularity and fewer teams in America make the BLAST Premier’s impact smaller. Nevertheless, the tournament’s broadcast increases the game’s popularity in the region.
Additionally, the tournament offers a large prize pool, attracting top-tier talent and ensuring fierce competition.
To Wrap Up!
The BLAST Premier Spring: American & European Showdown tournaments were very intense and exciting this year, with record-breaking viewership in the American region. This indicates that CS:GO is gaining more and more enthusiastic fans. In addition, we would like to remind you that the Intel Extreme Masters Rio 2023 will begin on April 17, 2023.
Cheer for your favorite team, and follow our blog for the year’s most exciting events!