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Blast Premier Spring Groups revealed: First CS:GO tournament of 2023 starts January 19

Danyal Arabi

Blast Premier Spring Groups revealed: First CS:GO tournament of 2023 starts January 19

A month after the CS:GO Blast World Finals in Abu Dhabi, the pros are ready to take the stage once again. Starting off on January 19, the Blast Premier Spring Groups marks the start of the tier-1 CS:GO season for 2023. The best of the best will go head to head after the winter break, hungry for trophies, and a way to start the year off right. Recently, the teams and seeding for the tournament were revealed on Twitter. Here are the details.

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CS:GO Blast Premier Spring Groups see G2 and NAVI square off early

The groups for CS:GO Blast Premier Spring Groups are as follows:

Group A

  • Heroic
  • Team Vitality
  • Astralis
  • Evil Geniuses

Group B

  • FaZe Clan
  • Team Liquid
  • OG
  • Complexity

Group C

  • G2
  • Natus Vincere
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • BIG Clan

While FaZe and NAVI will be trying to emulate their 2022 peaks, Blast World Final 2022 winners, G2 esports, will be looking to continue their good form in 2023. Virtus.Pro, who recently swapped out a player from their Major winning squad, won’t be making an appearance. Fans will have to wait a little longer to see the new lineup in action.

A lot of eyes will be on this tournament as Dev1ce makes an official comeback on Astralis. Nearly a year after his last tier 1 appearance on NIP, the Danish sniper is ready to prove he’s still got what it takes to be at the top. Team Liquid, who made it to a few playoffs after a 2022 roster rebuild look primed to make a deep run as well.

With a tournament as stacked as this, CS:GO fans have a great first tournament of the year on their hands. Every game will be streamed live on the Blast Premier Twitch and YouTube channels.

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Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi


Danyal Arabi is an Esports writer and Editor at The SportsRush. With a vested interest in computers since an early age he has managed to sink more than 4000 hours into CS: GO over the years. As a Deus Ex enjoyer and fan of the earlier Assassin's Creeds, narrative-driven games have taken much of his time. Being a 2D fighter enthusiast across franchises like Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter, a fair few controllers have been sacrificed in his pursuit to win. Apart from all things gaming, Danyal enjoys motorsport, bowling, and spending weekends with his pals over good food and banter.

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