Broadcasts of BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2022 will start soon!

Apr 26 2022 3 min read

WePlay Esports is pleased to announce that it will produce the official Ukrainian-language broadcast for the upcoming BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown and Finals

The Spring Showdown, which will take place between April 27th and May 1st, will be separated into two events: the European Showdown and the American Showdown. Both events will feature a $67,500 USD prize pool as well as a qualifying spot to the $425,000 USD Spring Finals, which will take place between June 15th and 19th at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

WePlay Esports announced its decision to stop all Russian-language content production in favor of Ukrainian-language esports projects. The broadcast will be produced from Ukraine in a homecast format and will not feature an analytics studio in order to ensure the safety of talent and employees. The broadcast will be produced from Ukraine in a homecast format and will not feature an analytics studio in order to ensure the safety of talent and employees. The Ukrainian broadcast will be available on WePlay’s official Twitch channel.

Talent lineup for the Ukrainian-language broadcast:

  • Oleksii "yXo" Maletskyi
  • Yuriy "Strike" Tereshchenko
  • Aleksandr "Enkanis" Polishchuk

BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown teams:

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Astralis
  • Heroic
  • ENCE
  • Copenhagen Flames
  • Bad News Eagles
  • Movistar Riders
  • Team NKT

Given the world ranking, the group's favorites are Heroic, who occupy the 4th place. ENCE and NIP - 5th and 7th place respectively. Instead, the underdogs of Bad News Eagles and NKT, which rank 25th and 99th, respectively.

This grid promises to be fierce, as 4 teams are in the top 10 at once, and the Copenhagen Flames (which are in 15th place) are on a series of 6 victories and have recently shown good results. And in the last meeting against ENCE they won 2: 0.

BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown teams:

  • MIBR
  • Complexity Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FURIA Esports
  • GODSENT
  • paiN Gaming
  • Sharks Esports (Substitute ATK)

According to the world rating HLTV, FURIA and Liquid occupy 8th and 13th places, respectively. This grid is interesting in that the rating of the teams is quite close to each other, within 22-38 months. Only the Sharks team ranks 114th, which makes them the group's underdogs, but reserve the opportunity to pleasantly surprise the audience.

The favorites of this group have a long series of victories. The Brazilians from Fruia hold a series of 4 victories, and Liquid from 6. So it is interesting who will be the first to lose their advantage and whether newcomers have prepared something.

BLAST Premier: Spring Finals teams:

  • Team Vitality
  • OG
  • FaZe Clan
  • G2 Esports
  • Natus Vincere
  • BIG
  • European Showdown Winner
  • American Showdown Winner

Schedule

27.04.2022

  • 16:30 — ENCE vs. Copenhagen Flames
  • 19:30 — Heroic vs. Team NKT
  • 22:30 — GODSENT vs. Evil Geniuses

28.04.2022

  • 16:30 — Astralis vs. Movistar Riders
  • 19:30 — Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Bad News Eagles
  • 22:30 — FURIA Esports vs. Sharks Esports

29.04.2022

  • 16:30 — ENCE / Copenhagen Flames vs. Heroic / Team NKT
  • 19:30 — Complexity vs. MIBR
  • 22:30 — Team Liquid vs. paiN Gaming

30.04.2022

  • 16:30 — Astralis / Movistar Riders vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas/ Bad News Eagles
  • 19:30 — GODSENT / Evil Geniuses vs. FURIA Esports / Sharks Esports
  • 22:30 — Complexity / MIBR vs. Team Liquid / paiN Gaming

01.05.2022

  • 19:30 — final
  • 22:30 — final

Map pool

  • Dust2
  • Mirage
  • Inferno
  • Nuke
  • Overpass
  • Vertigo
  • Ancient

Join, comment and enjoy! See you on the broadcast.

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