NAVI wins BLAST Premier Global Final and gets the $600,000 prize
The team of the Ukrainian esports club Natus Vincere (NAVI) has become the champion of the BLAST Premier: Global Final tournament.
As reported by NAVI, the team won $600,000 for its performance.
BLAST Premier: Global Final results
After losing in the quarterfinals to the U.S. team Team Liquid, NAVI had to compete with the outsiders of the tournament for the right to get to the finals.
The final game of the tournament was between NAVI and the Danish team Astralis. NAVI won it with a score of 2-0, becoming the champions of the tournament.
The overall results of the BLAST Premier: Global Final and the prizes paid to the teams are as follows:
- 1st place: NAVI — $600,000
- 2nd place: Astralis — $200,000
- 3rd place: Team Vitality — $80,000
- 4th place: Team Liquid — $50,000
- 5th–6th places: G2 Esports, Evil Geniuses — $20,000 each
- 7th–8th places: Complexity Gaming, FURIA Esports — $15,000 each
Natus Vincere CS:GO team became the leader in won prize money per tournament among the teams in the post-Soviet states, as stated by Cybersport.
Oleksandr “Petr1k” Petryk, a Ukrainian esports analyst, noticed that no other team from the former Soviet countries has ever managed to win $600,000 in one tournament. The last record belonged to Gambit Esports and Virtus.pro, which got $500,000 each for victories at PGL Major Kraków 2017 and Flashpoint Season 2, respectively.
Oleksandr Petryk also noted that the first place globally in terms of earned prize money for one CS:GO championship is shared by Fnatic (England) and Team Envy (USA) – they managed to earn $800,000 each at WESG tournaments.
Moreover, the Ukrainian team managed to set another record – managed to break the record for the largest number of viewers for an online CS:GO match, reaching 687,691 viewers.