- BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021 begins on June 15th and concludes on June 20th
- The winner will receive $225,000 USD and qualify for the BLAST Premier World Final
- Gambit are the slight favorites after winning IEM Summer. Read below for a full preview of the tournament
Beginning on June 15th, eight qualified teams will compete in the BLAST Premier Spring Finals. On the line is a spot at the BLAST Premier World Final and a total prize pool of $425,000 USD. Gambit enters as the favorites in the BLAST Premier Spring Finals odds.
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Following an impressive tournament win at IEM Summer, the #1 CS:GO team in the world, Gambit, enter as the slight favorites.
BLAST Premier Spring Finals 2021 Odds
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Gambit Still at #1
If anyone hadn’t yet bought into the hype of Gambit, they should have now that they’ve won IEM Summer. They had one hiccup in that tournament which was a 2-0 loss to Vitality. Outside of that match, Gambit went unbeaten, taking down the rest of the opposition. Once they got to the playoffs, they swept Evil Geniuses, G2 Esports, and finally OG in the Grand Final.
Aside from the loss to Vitality, Gambit did have another scare at the hands of Complexity. Right before the playoffs, these two teams met in the lower bracket of Round 3. This match went to a deciding third map where Gambit narrowly won 16-14. Complexity had them on the ropes, but instead of Gambit getting eliminated early, they went on to win IEM Summer.
Gambit really did turn it on in the playoffs, but there were a couple of matches that make them a less than reliable pick as the favorite.
Natus Vincere’s Chances
There’s another major obstacle standing in Gambit’s way, and that’s Natus Vincere. These two teams have played a decent amount over the past couple of months, and in their last two meetings, NAVI has dominated. In the grand final of DreamHack Masters Spring, NAVI won the tournament with a decisive 3-0.
They followed that up with another sweep over Gambit, this time a 2-0 win in the EPIC CIS League. At +300, NAVI is an appealing pick considering they’ve had the number of the tournament favorites as of late.
Ninjas in Pyjamas Offer Value
NIP is another team that could threaten for top spot however they’re definitely more of a question mark coming into the Spring Finals. ‘dev1ce’ is a legend in CS:GO, but he’s still fairly new to joining this NIP team. With this squad though, the team has already found success at Flashpoint Season 3. They managed to finish second after linking together wins over BIG, Heroic, and G2. They also picked up wins over Fnatic and Heroic at IEM Summer. This team may not have that long-standing chemistry, but they’ve already picked up wins over several big name teams and several teams participating in this tournament.
Outside of the top three, there are teams deeper in the odds that have a chance at winning the BLAST Premier Spring Finals. Firstly there’s Complexity, and as mentioned before, they were incredibly close to knocking Gambit out of the tournament. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the next time these teams face, it’s Complexity that edges out the win.
Finally, there are the Evil Geniuses who enter at +2500. Considering how they performed at IEM Summer, those odds seem a little unreasonable as they made it to the playoffs. The only teams that EG lost to at IEM Summer were the first and second-place finishers, Gambit and OG.
At +300, I like NAVI to pick up the win at BLAST Premier Spring Finals. Their odds have better value than Gambit, and they’ve won the recent head-to-head against the current favorites as well.
Pick: Natus Vincere (+300)
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