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The BLAST Premier World Final 2023 is scheduled to start on December 13 and conclude on December 17 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Organised by Danish eSports media production company BLAST, the BLAST Premier World Final 2023 is an offline Emirati Counter-Strike 2 tournament.

As many as eight top Counter-Strike 2 teams will compete in the upcoming S-Tier tournament to be held at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. It will be the final tournament for the current Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) competitive season.

BLAST Premier World Final 2023 format and schedule

The BLAST Premier World Final 2023 will be held in two phases - Group Stage and Playoffs.

In the Group Stage, the eight participating teams have been divided into two groups of four teams each.

Group Stage matches will be played in a double elimination, best-of-three format.

The top three teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. The Group Stage winners will advance to the Semi-finals, while the second and third-placed teams will move to the Quarter-finals as the high and low seeds respectively.

The BLAST Premier World Final 2023 playoffs will be held in a best-of-three series in a single elimination format. 

The winner of the Grand Final will be crowned world champion on December 17. 

Round

Dates

Group Stage

December 13-14

Quarter-finals

December 15

Semi-finals

December 16

Grand Final

December 17

BLAST Premier World Final 2023 teams and groups

The eight teams for the BLAST Premier World Final 2023 have qualified from various BLAST Premier events and other top-tier CS2 events that were held earlier this year. Here are the eight teams that have qualified for the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2023. 

  • Heroic (Spring Final)
  • Team Vitality (BLAST Major & Fall Final)
  • FaZe Clan (ESL Pro League S17)
  • MOUZ (ESL Pro League S18)
  • G2 Esports (Global Leaderboard)
  • Natus Vincere (Global Leaderboard)
  • ENCE (Global Leaderboard)
  • Cloud9 (Global Leaderboard)

Group A: Team Vitality, Cloud9, Natus Vincere, ENCE

Group B: FaZe Clan, MOUZ, Heroic, G2 Esports

BLAST Premier World Final 2023 prize pool

The BLAST Premier World Final 2023 has a total prize pool of a whopping $1,000,000 USD.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $500,000 USD while the runner-up will get  $250,000 USD.

The third-placed and fourth-placed teams will bag $85,000 USD.

Where to watch BLAST Premier World Final 2023 2023 live?

Live streaming of the BLAST Premier World Final 2023 will be available on BLAST Premier’s Twitch and YouTube channels. It will be available in two languages - English, and Russian.

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