All four groups in BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2024 have been announced
BLAST has revealed the four groups for their BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2024, marking the return of international LAN events after the winter tournament hiatus. The organizers welcome all 16 partner teams back to Copenhagen's battleground for Spring Final action from January 22 to January 28. Besides the $190,000 prize pool, teams will also fight for the six Spring Final 2024 spots.
The event will start with a best-of-three double-elimination group stage. Group winners will automatically qualify for the Spring Final, while the runners-up will compete fiercely for the two remaining spots.
Four new contenders – Falcons, Virtus.pro, Spirit, and GamerLegion – join the fray alongside a streamlined format that promises non-stop action. There are no zero-stake matches in the new format, just high-octane clashes where every bullet carries the weight of a Spring Final berth.
BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2024: All Groups Announced
The participating teams have been split into four different groups.
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Team Vitality are the headliners in Group A, where they will be reunited with a familiar face. Danny “zonic” Sørensen, who masterminded Vitality’s IEM Rio 2023 and Paris Major success, is now the head coach of Falcons. All eyes will be on the Saudi Arabian side as they debut their newly formed roster. OG is another team with a new lineup in the group, while Astralis will look to continue their solid start with Martin “stavn” Lund and Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard in the squad.
- Team Spirit
- Team Liquid
Group B features Spirit, who caused a stir with the addition of Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov in December, and they are accompanied by Liquid. FaZe, the group's top-ranked team, is all set to take on Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski's GamerLegion in the opening fixture of the group.
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
Group C brings together three top 10 teams: G2, Natus Vincere, and the only North American representative, Complexity. The final team in the group, led by Alejandro “alex” Masanet, is Ninjas in Pyjamas, and they will kickstart their Spring Groups mission by facing G2.
Group D welcomes the new Heroic roster, paired with two Russian teams, Virtus.pro, and Cloud9, while BIG concludes the lineup as the final team in the group.