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Top 10 CS2 Stars To Watch At BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024

Join us in the excitement as we share our top 10 players to watch closely at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 event in London.
Top 10 CS2 Stars To Watch At BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024
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With 40 of the best Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) players competing at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 in London, there's a lot of excitement in the air and magnificent talent on display.

Join us as we discuss the top 10 most exciting players to watch at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 event. The top 10 picks are based on my opinion and are not necessarily the picks for all GINX.tv staff. After all, everyone has their favorite players!

Note - Odds indicate a bookmaker's confidence in an outcome occurring. While we mention odds in this article, our predictions are pure opinion and NOT betting advice.

Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut

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ZywOo in the middle, just having a good time...(Picture: Stephanie Lindgren / BLAST Premier)

Undoubtedly, Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, aka "the Chosen One," is an MVP contender in any event Vitality enters. The French superstar AWPer is an unstoppable force on the server, and his plays and ability to clutch in 1vX situations are uncanny. ZywOo won the BLAST Premier Paris Major with Vitality and earned the MVP at the event. 

In the past three months, ZywOo has an incredible 1.34 HLTV player rating. GG.BET's latest outright wager options put ZywOo's chances of being the MVP at the second-highest of all contestants, a 5.0 in Decimal odds.

Danil "donk" Kryshkovets

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 best players MVP GG.Bet zywOo donk jL mezii m0NESY ropz Aleksib electroNic b1t HooXi
Danil "donk" Kryshkovets at IEM Katowice 2024 (Picture: ESL)

The young Russian star, at the age of 17, has proven to be one of the most intimidating opponents on the server. Danil "donk" Kryshkovets won the IEM Katowice 2024 event with Team Spirit and has earned three MVP awards.

The entry fragger knows no limits, with a whopping 1.38 HLTV player rating being the highest in the event. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that donk's chances of being the MVP at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 is the highest, with 4.33 odds according to GG.BET.

Justinas "jL" Lekavicius

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 best players MVP GG.Bet zywOo donk jL mezii m0NESY ropz Aleksib electroNic b1t HooXi
jL looks ready to click some heads! (Picture: Michal Konkol / BLAST Premier)

Natus Vincere (NAVI)'s Lithuanian rifler, Justinas "jL" Lekavicius, is one of the most exciting riflers to watch at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024. As the MVP of the Copenhagen Major, jL has proven to be a force on the server, sending valuable information to Aleksib and clicking heads with the best of them.

In the past three months, jL has a 1.11 HLTV player rating and GG.BET's outright odds are 21.0 for him to win the MVP award at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024. This might seem a bit low, and we can't wait to watch NAVI's opening matches, which will indicate if Justinas "jL" Lekavicius is on top form or not.

William "mezii" Merriman

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 best players MVP GG.Bet zywOo donk jL mezii m0NESY ropz Aleksib electroNic b1t HooXi
Will mezzi take his game to the next level in front of his home crowd? (Picture: ESL)

There's no doubt in my mind that the crowd at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 will cheer loudly for British rifler William "mezii" Merriman. Shortly after joining Vitality in November 2023, the squad won both the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2023 and then the BLAST Premier World Final 2023 events. 

In front of a home crowd, we predict mezii will flourish and show his big-match temperament. In the past three months, William "mezii" Merriman has a solid 1.05 HLTV player rating. Will mezii outdo himself at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024? We hope so!

Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov (Important Update)

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G2's young superstar is no stranger to wielding the Big Green. (Picture: Michal Konkol / BLAST Premier)

Update 2: m0NSEY will make it to BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 after all, following a last-minute VISA approval as reported by HLTV.

Update:
We just learned that m0NSEY won't make it to the event due to VISA issues, and coach TaZ will stand in to fill the gap. We suggest keeping a close eye on FaZe Clan's AWP'er, Helvijs "broky" Saukants.

G2's young AWPer, Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, is already mentioned in the same conversations as ZywOo. That's just how impactful the 19-year-old can be on the server, leading us to believe fans shouldn't take their eyes off him during the event.

In the past three months, Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov has a 1.28 HLTV rating and GG.BET's outright odds are 8.5 for the Russian star to win the MVP award at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024.

While we've decided to feature m0NESY here, no CS2 esports fan should forget about Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, who can quickly devastate any team. With their recent win at IEM Dallas 2024, G2 Esports is a strong contender.

Robin "ropz" Kool

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 best players MVP GG.Bet zywOo donk jL mezii m0NESY ropz Aleksib electroNic b1t HooXi
Robin "ropz" Kool is one of the most exciting lurkers in CS2 right now. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

Despite FaZe Clan not picking up an S-tier tournament win in 2023 just yet, the squad has made multiple grand finals, and that's, in part, due to Estonian lurker Robin "ropz" Kool's immense skill and relaying valuable info to legendary Danish IGL, Finn "karrigan" Andersen.

Keep an eye on ropz at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 alongside his AWPing teammate, Helvijs "broky" Saukants, as they might just top the leaderboard. At the time of writing, ropz has a 1.08 HLTV player rating (past 3 months) and GG.BET's outright odds are 17 to win the MVP award. Can Robin "ropz" Kool overachieve at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024? If he does, it will be a magnificent display...

Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen

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NAVI's IGL is always two steps ahead. (Picture: Michal Konkol / BLAST Premier)

NAVI's Finnish IGL, Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, is either one of the greatest in-game leaders or an absolute tactical genius who's proven time and time again that his game sense is unmatched.

Aleksib isn't the flashiest player and can't regularly top the scoreboard like his teammates. What Aleksib can do, arguably better than anyone else, is lead his team to victory. Learn more about Aleksib via the fantastic new series, the GG Chronicles Player Profiles!

Can anyone outsmart Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024? We highly doubt it, so keep your eyes peeled for incredible calls, tactics, and fast executes!

Denis "electroNic" Sharipov

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Can electroNic propel his team to the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 trophy? (Picture: Virtus.pro)

Virtus.pro's star rifler, Denis "electroNic" Sharipov, can turn the server into a spicy mix of almost over-confident antics and headshots aplenty. If you are looking for someone who can and will pull off multiple 1vX clutches on a single map, keep a very close eye on electroNic during the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024.

Having won one CS Major in 2021 with NAVI, Denis "electroNic" Sharipov continues to perform well on the server with Virtus.pro, but in 2024, his stats have dropped off a bit. electroNic's HLTV player rating is 1.06 for the past three months. According to the latest GG.BET outright odds, electroNic has a 26-to-1 shot at becoming the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 MVP.

Valerij "b1t" Vakhovsjkyj

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b1t in his workplace, where he's magnificent. (Picture: Michal Konkol / BLAST Premier)

NAVI's Valerij "b1t" Vakhovsjkyj is known for clicking heads like no other. As the pro with the highest headshot percentage in recent years, b1t brings pain to anyone who dares stand in his way. In the past three months, b1t boasts a whopping 65% headshot and a 1.10 HLTV player rating.

Odds indicate there's only a 41-in-1 chance of b1t picking up the MVP award. Does this mean the Ukrainian rifler isn't exciting to watch? No, on the contrary, b1t is more of a support rifler, and his plays can make or break NAVI's chances of winning a map. 

Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen 

Why did we add HooXi to this list? After all, the Danish IGL for G2 Esports is, by no means, the flashiest player. Well, there's an interesting storyline to follow here. G2 Esports won IEM Dallas 2024 with substitute Jake "Stewie2K" Yip, as HooXi was absent due to a personal scheduling conflict.

During the event, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač took on the role of IGL, and it simply worked as they beat Vitality in a thrilling grand finale that went the distance. Will G2 Esports repeat their recent success under the in-game leadership of HooXi, or will they crash and burn? That's a question fans can only answer by watching HooXi closely during the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024.