BLAST Premier Showdown Qualifier Preview

Post 27.4.2020

Beginning this Thursday, ENCE will compete in the BLAST Premier Showdown Qualifier. With the addition of Jamppi to the roster, the Finns will be looking to make waves and confirm a spot in the main event!

BLAST Premier Showdown Qualifier will be the gateway for Nordic teams to make it into the BLAST Premier: European Showdown. From the eight teams competing, six were directly invited, and two went through national qualifiers. In the main event, teams such as Astralis, NiP and Team Vitality await.

The format is a standard round-robin featuring two groups. All teams within the same group play each other in a best of one. We’ve landed in group A, where we will be accompanied by Dignitas, Apeks and GODSENT.


ENCE is no stranger to BLAST events, Madrid is where we ended the legendary Nuke streak of Astralis

This event marks the debut and addition of Jamppi to the competing roster. In turn, xseveN will be rotating out. To remind, our Road to Rio roster will remain the same.

The young gun is itching to play his first match in the lines of ENCE
The young gun is itching to play his first official match in the lines of ENCE

Format

Group Stage:

  • Two round-robin format groups:
    • Each group has 4 teams
    • All matches are Bo1
      • In Regulation winners receive 3pts
      • In Overtime winners receive 2pts, losers receive 1pt
    • All teams play each other once
  • Group winners advance directly to the Finals
  • 2nd & 3rd place teams advance to Semifinals

Playoffs:

  • Two single-elimination gauntlets
    • Teams are seeded using the Group Stage
    • No Grand Final match is played
    • All matches are Bo3
  • Top two teams proceed to the European Showdown

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