The final Tier 1 tournament of 2023 and the best teams in the world in competition.
The BLAST World Finals is the final big Counter-Strike event of the year. The tournament will take place on Counter-Strike 2 and feature the best teams from all over the world. Here’s all you need to know about the BLAST World Finals 2023.
Where can I watch BLAST World Finals 2023?
The BLAST World Finals 2023 will stream live on Twitch. We have embedded the stream below for your convenience.
Which teams are participating in the BLAST World Finals 2023?
- Team Vitality
- FaZe Clan
- G2 esports
- Natus Vincere
- TBD (Winner ESL Pro League Season 18)
- TBD (Winner BLAST Premier Fall Finals)
- and TBD (Global Leaderboard #1)
Here are the team rosters
- Martin "stavn" Lund
- Casper "cadiaN" Møller
- René "TeSeS" Madsen
- Rasmus "sjuush" Beck
- Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard
- Dan "apEX" Madesclaire
- Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut
- Emil "Magisk" Reif
- Lotan "Spinx" Giladi
- Shahar "flameZ" Shushan
- Håvard "rain" Nygaard
- Helvijs "broky" Saukants
- Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken
- Finn "karrigan" Andersen
- Robin "ropz" Kool
- Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
- Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
- Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov
- Justin "jks" Savage
- Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen
What is the tournament format?
The tournament has only eight teams participating and in competition for the massive prize pool. The eight teams will form two groups of four teams each. The teams play in a double-elimination GSL format style where all matches are best-of-three series.
The Group stage winners advance to the semifinals, runners-up move on as Quarterfinal High seeds while the third-place teams move on as Low seeds.
The final team in each group stage is eliminated from the event and out of contention. We have outlined the format below in bullet points for your consumption.
- Two groups of four teams each
- Double elimination GSL format
- Last-place team is eliminated
- The top team advances to the semifinals
- Second place team goes to Quarterfinals as High seed
- The third-place team goes to Quarterfinals as Low seed
- Playoffs feature a single-elimination bracket
- All matches are best-of-three series.
BLAST World Finals 2023: Live Score and Results
The BLAST World Finals 2023 features a prize pool of $875,000. The top team wins $500,000 in prize money while the second-place team gets $250,000. There will also be a showmatch during the event which will see teams and streamers compete on LAN in front of a live audience.