There's no shortage of top-class CS:GO esports action in April 2021, with the ESL Pro League Season 13 playoffs, as well as the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021. In this viewer's guide, we take a look at everything you would possibly need to know about the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021, from how to watch all the action live, to the prize pool, teams, and much more.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021 Prize pool
There's a total prize pool of 162,500 USD on the line at BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021. However, the biggest prize for most of these teams competing has to be the two spots available in the Spring Finals for the top two teams.
Prize pool distribution:
- 1st & 2nd place - $30,000 + Spring Finals spot
- 3rd & 4th place - $16,250
- 5th to 8th place - $10,000
- 9th to 16th place - $3,750
While the prize pool isn't all that great for top CS:GO teams, those spots in the Spring Finals which takes place in June 2021 definitely are.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021 teams
A total of 16 teams will compete at the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021. Some teams qualified via the Spring Groups, while others were invited, and others qualified via other tournaments.
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With the likes of Astralis, Vitality, G2, Liquid and many more competing, the tournament is sure to be an exciting one. One interesting note is Extra Salt, who was the last to qualify for the tournament.
This team is filled with ex-Cloud9 members (before the Colussus) and features two South African players, as well as a South African coach.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021 Format
The BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021 follows a single-elimination bracket format. The 16 teams will be divided into two single-elimination brackets, and the winner of each of these brackets will move onto the Spring Finals.
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021 Schedule
The full schedule for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021 tournament has not been revealed in terms of start times.
However, we do know the tournament will run from 14th to 18th April 2021. Since this is an EU-based tournament, those in the UK should be able to watch all the matches without issue.
We will update this article once exact daily start times become available.
How to watch BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2021
For your convenience, we've embedded the Twitch channel below.