G2 Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas came out victorious in the next round of elimination matches of the BLAST Premier Spring Finals. The event is now down to the final four. Gambit, NAVI, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports.
From a good start, to elimination
The Ninjas displayed an impressive performance against BIG Clan in contrast to their opening match against Complexity. In just 2 maps, BIG Clan were brought to elimination, and their run at BLAST Premier Spring Finals came to an end. This is despite their win in the opening round against G2. On the other side of the lower bracket, G2 managed to keep their tournament hopes alive by taking down Complexity in 3 maps.
Both Complexity and BIG Clan, who won their respective opening matches in the upper bracket, only to be knocked to the lower bracket by Gambit and NAVI, are now both out of the tournament. Despite these teams promising and strong start, they could not survive against the lower bracket giants that are NiP and G2. NiP has performed really well, picking up their slack from the start of the tournament. G2 has turned their unexpected start into another guaranteed top 4 finish in a Tier-1 Event. This is their fifth top 4 finish in a row since their 1st-2nd Place finish at the 2021 BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.
G2 vs. NiP
G2 and NiP are now set to play in the lower bracket. The loser ends at 4th place while the winner will move on to fight the loser between NAVI vs. Gambit Esports.
NAVI vs Gambit
In the upper bracket, it will be the highly anticipated CIS derby. The two top teams of the tournament and the top two rated teams in the world will go head to head to decide the first Grand Finals spot in the event. NAVI has been on a streak against Gambit, beating them 5-0 in their last 5 maps played. Gambit are still the same dominant team, beating nearly everyone they play against, except for NAVI. Who will come out on top?
The champions of the tournament will secure their spot at the BLAST Premier: World Final, a $1,000,000 USD event that will host the best teams of the year in a final showdown.
You can watch the BLAST Premier Spring matches on the BLAST YouTube and Twitch channel.