The ongoing competition is already seeing some major defeats
The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown Americas began this Monday with victories for some of the top eSports teams in the world. This ten-team $325,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) event was split into two online competitions: a ten-team $182,500 European division and an eight-team, $142,500 Americas division. The winners, so far, are Gen.G Esports, MIBR and Evil Geniuses. This showdown was originally scheduled for June 2-7; however, it suffered some alterations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The format of the Spring Showdown Americas was divided into two four-team groups facing each other in a round-robin play. Each group game was set up to have one single map and three points awarded for a win and one if there’s a tie. The winner of each group gets a direct pass to one of the two playoffs finals to be held on Saturday and the second and third places have another chance by playing the semifinals on the same day. Lastly, the fourth place will be saying good-bye to the event as it will be eliminated from the competition.
Since the showdown has been divided into two different groups, each winner will receive $35,000 each, as well as an entry into the BLAST Premier Spring Americas finals, which will have eight teams.
The final two losers will meet on Sunday to compete for a spot in the four-team, $250,000 online BLAST Premier Spring Americas Finals, which is scheduled for June 16-21. One of the teams that has secured a spot already was Team Liquid, based on the results reported in the season played from January 31 to February 16.