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How to Watch BLAST Premier World Finals 2022 – teams, format, schedule, streams, predictions

CS-GO

8 Dec 2022

Gabriel Sciberras

Finally, with each day, we’re getting very close to the BLAST Premier World Finals 2022. Accordingly, as the final chapter of the BLAST Premier season this year, we can’t wait. Bearing this in mind, feel free to read on to learn how to watch this highly anticipated CS:GO event below!

Event Background

Credits: OG CS:GO Twitter

Organized by BLAST, the BLAST Premier is a premier series of CS:GO esports. Taking place offline, the top 8 teams in the series have fought all year long to make it to the Abu Dhabi, Etihand Arena in the coming week.

Specifically, the event will run from 14th December to 18th December. Beyond the title, the teams are competing for an incredible $1,000,000 prize pool overall.

Here are the 8 competitors and their parameters for qualification below:

  • Natus Vincere – Spring Finals
  • Heroic – Fall Finals
  • FaZe Clan – ESL S15 and PGL Major
  • Outsiders – IEM Rio Major 2022
  • Team Vitality – ESL Pro League Season 16
  • G2 Esports – Global Leaderboard
  • OG – Global Leaderboard
  • Team Liquid – Global Leaderboard

Read on as we dive deeper into the format below!

Format

Credits: BLAST Premier Twitter

With regards to the format, there are two stages of competition to enjoy.

Firstly, the Group Stage will involve two double-eliminaiton format Groups (GSL). With each group having 4 teams, each match will be BO3.

For those who are unaware, GSL format means that qualification involves teams having to win 2 games. The one team who fails to win 2 games will be eliminated.

Accordingly, here’s what the groups look like:

  • A: FaZe Clan, Outsiders, G2 Esports, Team Liquid
  • B: Natus Vincere, Heroic, Team Vitality, OG
Credits: BLAST Twitter

Following the completion of the Group Stage, seeding into the Playoffs will involve the following:

  • Winners – advance to the Semifinals
  • Runners-up – advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
  • 3rd place – advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds

In succession, the playoffs will involve a single elimination bracket, with BO3 matches. Once here, teams have one single life to make it to the next stage of competition. On 18th December, a new champion of the BLAST Premier will be crowned for 2022, ending the year in epic fashion.

Schedule for the BLAST Premier World Finals 2022 

When it comes to the schedule, we highly recommend visiting the offical event page schedule here.

Let’s take a look at the opening matches below:

Group A Matches – 14th December

  • Outsiders vs Team Liquid (07:00 – CET)
  • FaZe Clan vs G2 Esports (10:00 – CET)
Credits; BLAST Premier Twitter

Group B Matches – 14th December

  • Heroic vs OG (13:00 – CET)
  • Natus Vincere vs Team Vitality (16:00 – CET)

We recommend staying up to date with the official event page for the future schedule.

Watch the BLAST Premier World Finals 2022 on esportsguide

You can also watch the event live stream via our very own website. Providing an extensive list of the biggest esports together with streams for each esports match live today or upcoming matches.

Predictions

One way to predict heading into this event, and the best way to do so, is to look at the BLAST Premier Global Leaderboard below:

  • 1st – FaZe Clan
  • 2nd – Natus Vincere
  • 3rd – Heroic
  • 4th – Team Vitality

In addition, Heroic and Outsiders have won two of the most recent events – a winner is likely between themselves.

For more esports news, visit: https://www.esportsguide.com/news

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