The CS:GO Blast Premier Spring gets underway next week so we thought it was the right time to preview the eight teams taking part and see if we can find some good value free Esports betting picks.
The competition is part of the Blast Premier Events. Already this year we have seen the Spring American Showdown, the Spring European Showdown, and the Spring Groups. And it’s qualifiers from those three events that are taking part here.
The Blast Premier starts on Wednesday, June 15th, and ends on June 19th. In CS:GO language, it’s a quick fire shootout, so you’d better be ready to go.
CS:GO Blast Premier Spring – What You Need to Know
- What; CS:GO Blast Premier Spring
- Where; Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
- When; Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 – Sunday, June 19th, 2022
There is a prize pool of $425,000 up for grabs at the event, with Sunday’s winner taking home $200,000 of the pot. The runners-up get $85,00, with the third and fourth both receiving $40,000.
No one leaves empty-handed, with the fifth and sixth getting $20,000 each, and the seventh and eighth, $10,000 each. How much money is there in Esports these days!!
There are also 4000 Blast Premier points for the winner, with points awarded to all eight teams, depending on their finishing position.
Esports Betting; Blast Premier Spring Winner Odds
The best Esports betting sites have priced up the eight teams, and it’s no major surprise to see FaZe Clan is the betting favorite. Below are the latest odds.
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As well as the outright winner odds there will be plenty more Esports betting markets available throughout the competition.
There will be daily markets on every match with odds on the Moneyline and also handicap markets. Most sportsbooks will also offer an over/under market on the number of maps required to complete each match.
Now, let’s have a look at all of the eight teams in more detail. Starting with the favorites….
FaZe Clan +140
The betting favorites are FaZe Clan, who qualified via the Spring Groups method.
The Clan only managed a third-place finish in the qualifying event. But don’t let that put you off, as they are the top-ranked CS:GO Esports team in the world.
If FaZe Clan turns up with their A-Game, they will take some stopping. I make FaZe Clan my pick.
Natus Vincere +255
The second favorite with the best online sportsbooks is Natus Vincere. Natus also got here through the Spring Groups, where they finished a disappointing fifth, and only qualified through the last chance matches.
They are a clear third in the latest world rankings and are regarded as the biggest threat to FaZe by the bookmakers.
Considering ENCE has just become the second-ranked CS:GO team in the world, they are a pretty good price here. Their elevation may only be temporary, but never-the-less, they are having a good season.
They qualified for the event via the Spring EU Showdown, which they won, beating Astralis 2-1 in the final.
G2 Esports +700
G2 is another one of the six sides to qualify via the Spring Groups, where they finished in fourth place.
They lost to Vitality in the Play-In Final but managed to make it here by beating MIBR 2-0 in one of the three last chance matches.
They’re ranked sixth in the world and will be a dangerous side at this event. Might be worth a small side bet!
BIG is ranked 11th in the CS:GO rankings, and they were the sixth of the six teams to qualify from the Spring Groups.
They needed a 2-0 win over Astralis (how unlucky is Astralis not to be here) in the last chance match to make it here. The fifth favorite in the betting is probably about right for the Berlin-based team.
Team Vitality +2000
Is +2000 too big for Team Vitality? They qualified through the Spring Groups, beating G2 by two games to one in the final to give them 1st place.
In the Group sections they beat FaZe in the Upper Bracket Final (19-15), but then lost 16-10 to them when it really mattered in the Grand Final.
Vitality is ranked 10th in the world. They have the beating of anybody on their day, but are they consistent enough to put a run together to win the Blast Premier? I don’t think so.
Despite finishing second at the Spring Groups, OG is a massive outsider to win the big one. Their route to qualification wasn’t the trickiest, with a 2-1 win over Ninjas in Pyjamas sealing their spot.
OG is currently ranked 31 in the world, and as you can see by the odds, isn’t expected to be troubling the winners.
paiN Gaming +15000
The Brazilian outfit qualified via the Spring AME Showdown, where they beat FURIA Gaming in the final to secure qualification.
They are currently ranked 23 in the world, a good bit higher than OG, but the top sportsbooks are writing them off at this event well before it even starts.