Details have now been announced for the 2022 BLAST Premier CS:GO tournament series. This edition of the series will feature seven CS:GO events played throughout 2022 with a prize pool of $2.47 million.
Some changes have been made to the Group and Showdown stages of the event. The Spring and Fall Showdowns have been split into two regions: Europe/North America and the rest of the world. Spring Groups and both Showdown events will be played online while Fall Group play will be hosted in a LAN studio setting. The Spring Final, Fall Final, and World Final will be held in an arena setting.
Blast Premier 2022 will also see the return of the Race to the World Final Leaderboard, which will act as a qualifying mechanism for the World Final. By winning matches, teams earn points towards the leaderboard, increasing their chance to advance to the World Final. At least two squads from the top of the leaderboard will move on to the World Finals.
11 teams are expected to take part in this series. They are Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG Esports, Team Vitality, Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, Complexity Gaming, MiBR, Evil Geniuses, and Team Liquid.
(All information was provided by Esports Insider)