Top-ranked Astralis will start the BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2021 with a Group A match versus 18th-ranked Ninjas In Pyjamas on Thursday.

Also in Group A is No. 4 BIG and OG, the ninth-ranked CS: GO group in the world by

The Group A winners will carry on to deal with each other in the Upper Bracket final on Friday, while the losers will deal with off in the Lower Bracket.

Saturday will include the Group An alleviation final followed by the group Final.

Group B will start play on Monday, with No. 2 Vitality taking on No. 13 Complexity and No. 8 G2 playing No. 15 Evil Geniuses. The Group B winner will be identified in the Feb. 10 final.

Group C doesn’t play until Feb. 12, when No. 3 Natus Vincere deals with 27 MIBR and No. 5 Liquid plays No. 19 FaZe Clan. The Group C last is set up for Feb. 14.

Twelve groups have been spring into 4 double-elimination, best-of-three groups contending for 6 areas at the Spring Final. The bottom 6 groups will be up to the Face-off.