The tournament is playing out online after the live version was canceled due to the coronavirus
The first edition of Spring season BLAST Premier has concluded with success, leaving one champion on each region. The beginning of the season took place in a regular LAN format, though it moved to online grounds in response to the coronavirus pandemic. There was a split into the European and North American regions, which resulted in both Complexity and Evil Geniuses coming out victorious at the end of the finals.
While playing in the Spring Final during the Premier Spring series, Complexity earned its spot after finishing second in its group just behind Natus Vincere. This European-North American team secured victories over Astralis and Team Vitality to make it to the final slot of the Spring Series. After that, the championship continued online, and Complexity began the Spring final with victories over OG Esports and Navi. The next team to hit the rails was Faze Clan during the upper bracket final after being defeated in a clean sweep. Benjamin “blameF” Bremer led the team with 28 kills during the final for a 16-12 victory for Complexity; the team took home the top prize of $335,000.
In the other region, Evil Geniuses got their spot to the Spring Final through the BLAST Premier Americas Showdown. This North-American roster was sent there after finishing third in their Spring Series due to back-to-back losses to OG Esports. After the team finished third in the Americas Showdown, it earned a spot to the Americas Spring Final. The team secured its Grand Final appearance after defeating FURIA in the final best out of three during the lower bracket final. The final match was against MIBR and the team took home the $160,000 grand prize as well as a spot in the BLAST Premier Global Final.
The Fall Series is scheduled to begin in October, and will have a prize pool of $300,000.