MIBR and paiN Gaming wrapped up the quarterfinals of the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2022 with victories Friday.
MIBR swept Complexity Gaming 2-0 whereas paiN battled Group Liquid for a 2-1 end result.
Subsequent, MIBR and paiN will meet in a single semifinal match Saturday whereas GODSENT and FURIA Esports sq. off within the different.
Eight groups are competing in a single-elimination bracket for shares of a $67,500 prize pool. The winner will clinch a spot within the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals together with a $20,000 first prize. All matches are best-of-three.
The Spring Ultimate champion will earn $200,000 and a spot within the $1 million BLAST Premier World Ultimate 2022 in December. Six groups have certified to this point: FaZe Clan, NAVI, Group Vitality, G2, OG and BIG.
MIBR prevailed 16-9 on Mud II and 16-10 on Inferno to eradicate Complexity. Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes led the all-Brazilian MIBR squad with 47 kills on a plus-19 kills-to-deaths differential. Jhonatan “JOTA” Willian added 46 kills with a game-high plus-21 Okay-D.
Within the later match, paiN opened with a 16-9 victory on Vertigo earlier than Liquid fought again with a 16-13 win on Historical. The deciding map, Overpass, required time beyond regulation earlier than paiN pulled out the important thing 19-17 victory.
Brazil’s Rodrigo “biguzera” Bittencourt carried paiN with 77 kills and a plus-18 differential. Canada’s Keith “NAF” Markovic of Group Liquid posted 83 kills and a plus-23.
The 2 semifinal matches are slated for Saturday:
–GODSENT vs. FURIA Esports
–MIBR vs. paiN Gaming
BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown prize pool, BLAST Premier factors
1. $20,000, 1,600 factors, berth in Spring Finals — TBD
2. $12,500, 800 factors — TBD
3-4. $7,500, 500 factors — TBD
5-8. $5,000, 150 factors — Evil Geniuses, ATK, Complexity Gaming, Group Liquid
–Subject Degree Media