Astralis controlled the series against Team Falcons.
The new Team Falcons squad debuted with a defeat against Astralis in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups. Astralis started the year with a controlled victory. The team arrived with great expectations after signing a star duo from Heroic.
Emil "Magisk" Reif and Danny "zonic" Sørensen faced the organization where they won four Majors. Meanwhile, Team Falcons lost to Astralis in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups after being one of the approved organizations for the 2024 circuit.
Astralis vs Team Falcons results for BLAST Premier Spring Groups
Astralis vs Falcons (Vertigo and Ancient)
The first map of the match was Vertigo, chosen by the Saudi Arabian organization. Astralis opened a good lead in the first half by going 9-3. They continued to look better in the second half, and the Falcons were unable to win the map.
Martin "stavn" Lund and Benjamin "blameF" Bremer were the highlights of the first map.
The second map, chosen by Astralis, was dominated by the Danes over Falcons during the BLAST Premier Spring Groups. Astralis opened up a 10-2 lead in the first half.
In the second half, the story wasn't much different. Astralis' dominance continued and the team closed the series 13-3 over the Falcons in their debut in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups.
Team Falcons CS2 roster in BLAST Premier
- Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer
- Mohammad '"BOROS" Malhas
- Emil "Magisk" Reif
- Álvaro "SunPayus" García
- Pavle "Maden" Bošković
Astralis CS2 roster in BLAST Premier
- Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
- Nicolai "device" Reedtz
- Victor "Staehr" Staehr
- Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard
- Martin "stavn" Lund
First day of BLAST Premier Spring Groups
The remaining three games on the first day of BLAST Premier Spring Groups were all 2-0.
G2 vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
G2 and Ninjas in Pyjamas started the day. G2 debuted in 2024 with a quiet victory over the Swedish organization. The first map was Vertigo, and Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov was unstoppable. For Ninjas in Pyjamas, despite several good moments from Fredrik "REZ" Sterner, the team did not avoid a 13-7 defeat.
Anubis was more unbalanced with G2 winning by an impressive result of 13-2.
Natus Vincere vs Complexity
In the second game, Natus Vincere (NAVI) looked to avenge their loss to Complexity in the late 2023 BLAST Premier Fall Final. The first map was decided in overtime, and NAVI won 16-14.
In Anubis, despite a good start from Complexity, the European team's perfect t-side ended the conversation in the series.
Both games were played in Group C of the competition.
Team Vitality vs OG
Despite being more competitive, the second map was also won by the French organization. Team Vitality closed the series in Inferno 13-7.