G2 and ENCE will fulfill Wednesday in the very first round of the lower bracket. Earlier Monday, Ninjas in Pyjamas endured MAD Lions in the third-place match of the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Face-off to declare the final spot in the Spring Finals.

Team Vitality and FaZe Clan each won on Monday to advance to the upper-bracket semifinals at the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals online occasion. Vitality swept G2 Esports 2-0, and FaZe battled past ENCE 2-1, setting up a meeting between the 2 victors Thursday. G2 and ENCE will fulfill Wednesday in the very first round of the lower bracket.

Earlier Monday, Ninjas in Pyjamas survived MAD Lions in the third-place match of the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Showdown to declare the final area in the Spring Finals. NiP will face Natus Vincere in the upper-bracket quarterfinals on Tuesday. The BLAST Premier Spring Finals, a $750,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive occasion, was originally scheduled to be played in Moscow, however it was moved online and split into 2 regions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The eight-team, $500,000 European region features a double-elimination playoff bracket with all matches best-of-three. The champ will declare $335,000, and the leading 2 finishers will protect spots in the $1.5 million BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 in January. The four-team, $250,000 American area starts play Tuesday, with a Global Final berth going to the champ.

On Monday, Vitality left to a hot start versus G2, taking Inferno 16-5 after winning 10 of the final 11 rounds of the map. The second map was a roller rollercoaster, with Vigor taking a 7-3 lead, then falling back 15-8 however rallying to win seven straight rounds and force overtime. The map eventually went to double overtime, with Vitality surviving 22-20 to clinch the match.

France’s Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut paced the victors with a plus-30 kill-death differential for the match. FaZe and ENCE went back and forth for the very first 2 maps, with FaZe declaring Dust II 16-14, and ENCE rallying from a 15-10 deficit to claim Mirage 19-16 in overtime. On the choosing map, ENCE jumped to a 5-1 lead, however FaZe went on a dominant run, winning 15 straight rounds to complete off the match.

Norway’s Havard “rain” Nygaard ended up with a plus-27 kill-death differential– the finest of the match by 12– including plus-12 on the 3rd map alone. None of ENCE’s players ended up even or better. In the play-in match, NiP opened with a 16-7 win on Overpass before MAD Lions rallied from 9-7 down to win Nuke 16-10. NiP jumped out to a 14-4 lead on the deciding map, Train, before closing it out 16-11.

MAD Lions lost in spite of Denmark’s Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand publishing a K-D differential of plus-27, with none of his teammates completing much better than minus-4. None of NiP’s gamers topped plus-8. The European Spring Finals continue Tuesday with NiP dealing with Na’Vi and Complexity Gaming battling OG in the other upper-bracket quarterfinals matches.