BIG recorded two straight sweeps on Saturday to catch top honors in the Group 1 grand final in the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2021 event.

BIG started their day with a 2-0 win over Astralis in the lower-bracket final then fought to a 2-0 choice against Ninjas in Pyjamas for the grand final triumph.

In their very first match series, BIG won 16-14 on Vertigo prior to ousting Astralis with a 16-8 win on Inferno. Germany’s Florian “syrsoN” Rische paced BIG with 41 kills and plus-7 kills-to-deaths differential and published the group’s best score of the match (1.23 ). Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen led Astralis’ all-Danish lineup with 47 kills and a plus-12 K-D differential.

BIG dealt with NiP with a 16-2 win on Vertigo followed by 16-14 victory on Overpass. As soon as again, syrsoN was out front for BIG with 49 kills and a plus-24 K-D differential. NiP’s all-Swedish squad was led by Nicolas “Plopski” Gonzalez Zamora with 39 eliminates and a plus-3 differential.

This is the very first phase of the $150,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BLAST Premier Spring competition.

Twelve teams have actually been divided into four double-elimination, best-of-three groups contending for 6 spots at the Spring Final. The bottom 6 groups will fall to the Face-off.

Group 2 begins play on Monday, with world No. 2 Group Vitality taking on No. 13 Intricacy and No. 8 G2 Esports playing No. 15 Evil Geniuses. The Group 2 winner will be determined in the Feb. 10 last.

Group 3 doesn’t start play till Feb. 12, when No. 3 Natus Vincere face No. 27 MIBR and No. 5 Group Liquid play No. 19 FaZe Clan. The Group 3 final is set up for Feb. 14.