Updated: December 18

BLAST is back to wrap the year up with a bang! Riding high on the success of previous events like BB Dacha and the Fall Final, gear up for the BLAST Premier World Final 2023, starting on December 13.

Eight top-tier Counter-Strike 2 teams, handpicked based on the Global Leaderboard and previous showdowns like ESL Pro League, are set to battle at the beautiful Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. With a jaw-dropping $1 million prize pool up for grabs, the stakes are sky-high!

Read on for our BLAST World Final 2023 event overview, including the schedule, format, standings, and where to watch.

BLAST Premier World Final: Format

Like all BLAST Premier Counter-Strike events, the BLAST Premier World Final follows the classic two-act structure: the Group Stage and Playoffs. For the full rundown on the format, check out the breakdown below.

Group Stage

  • The eight competing teams are split into two double-elimination format (GSL) groups.
  • All matches are Bo3.
  • The top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs: The Group Stage winners advance directly to the Semifinals, the runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as High Seeds while the 3rd-placed teams are the Low Seeds.


  • Single-elimination bracket
  • All matches, including the World Finals, are Bo3.

BLAST Premier World Final: Teams

Eight of the best professional Counter-Strike teams will come together for the final BLAST Premier event of the year: the World Finals, competing for a slice of the $1 million prize pool. Fresh off the back of the Fall Final victory, will Team Vitality be able to make it into a hat trick?

Read on for all eight competing teams and their player rosters by in-game IDs.

  • Heroic: TeSeS, sjuush, dupreeh, Zyphon, salazar
  • Team Vitality: apEX, ZywOo, Spinx, flameZ, mezii
  • FaZe Clan: rain, broky, ropz, karrigan, frozen
  • MOUZ: torzsi, xertioN, siuhy, Jimpphat, Brollan
  • G2 Esports: huNter-, NiKo, HooXi, nexa, m0NESY
  • Natus Vincere: b1t, Aleksib, jL, iM, w0nderful
  • ENCE: dycha, maden, SunPayus, Nertz, gla1ve
  • Cloud9: Ax1Le, HObbit, electroNic, Perfecto, Boombl4

BLAST Premier World Final: Schedule

The BLAST Premier World Final 2023 begins on December 13 for four nail-bitingly tense days of professional CS2 gameplay. All times listed are in EST, match winners will be in bold.

BLAST Premier World Final 2023: Playoffs Schedule

December 15: Quarterfinals

  • 1:00 AM: G2 Esports vs. Natus Vincere
  • 4:00 AM: Cloud9 vs. MOUZ

December 16: Semifinals

  • 6:30 AM: Team Vitality vs. TBD
  • 10:00 AM: FaZe Clan vs. MOUZ

December 17: Grand Final

  • 9:00 AM: FaZe Clan vs. Team Vitality

BLAST Premier World Final: Venue and Streams

For the Playoffs, The BLAST Premier World Final 2023 is taking over the iconic Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, with a capacity to hold 18,000 fans!

This incredible venue will host fun events for the whole family, including meet-and-greets with CS2 stars, photo ops, esports tournaments, and more! Grab your tickets while you still can; prices start at $50.

If you can't make it to the BLAST Premier World Final 2023 in person, don't worry! There will be live streams of the event and watch parties, so you don't have to miss a second of the action. Head to the BLAST Premier Twitch or their YouTube channel to watch the broadcasts.

BLAST Premier World Final 2023: Standings and Prize Pool Distribution


Team Name

Prize Money


Team Vitality



FaZe Clan


3rd - 4th

MOUZ, Natus Vincere


5th - 6th

Cloud9, G2 Esports


7th - 8th

ENCE, Heroic


Final Thoughts

That's a wrap on all the details for the upcoming BLAST Premier World Final 2023, beginning on December 13. Stick around because we've got all the latest updates, including match results and schedule changes.

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