Preview Group A opening games BLAST Fall
The Blast Premiere Fall 2021 commences on 16th of September at 4:30 p.m. CET. In the first groups of the event, we will see the likes of Vitality, Evil Geniuses, Astralis and Team Liquid go against each other in order to secure a spot for Fall Final 2021. Let's take a look at the how opening matches of the first group may go down.
Astralis vs Evil Geniuses
The Blast Premiere group A will kick off on Thursday with a matchup between the favourites Astralis taking on a cripppled Evil Geniuses. The series should end in a pretty one sided affair, as SPELLAN is going to stand in for Brehze, cutting EG's fire power short.
Coming to the veto, there are no surprises with the perma ban, which is Ancient for EG and Mirage for Astralis. EG will look to confide in Inferno as their first pick, as they have done for the past 4 matches. Since EG haven't managed to notch up a single win on either Nuke or Dust2 in the past 3 months, Astralis might look to pound on the opportunity.
EG will go ahead and remove Overpass, which has been the most successful map for the Danes in recent memory, while Astralis will get rid of Vertigo as Dust 2/Nuke will be left for the decider of the series
Vitality vs Team Liquid
The second match will witness Team Liquid taking on ESL PRO LEAGUE SEASON 14's finalist Vitality. Team Liquid was knocked out of the quarter final of the same event thanks to a 5v1 choke against refrezh of Heroic. However, they showed some great potency, and they will look to continue the form in Blast.
The last time these two teams faced each other was in IEM Katowice 2021 in February , which was before the release of Ancient. Ever since Ancient was introduced to the map pool, neither of the two teams have given it a try in officials. So during veto, not only does it come down to who gets to remove a map first, but also leads to mind games from both the parties.
Even though it makes the job to predict the map next to impossible, it's certain that Liquid will try to exploit Vitality's fragile Dust2 and the french will do the same on Nuke or Mirage.