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Published: May 11, 2023

Written by: Stoyan Todorov

There are just three spots left to be filled for the BLAST Premier Paris Major Legends Stage, which will start on Saturday, May 13.

Teams Are Preparing

We are almost finished with the first Challengers Stage of the BLAST Premier Paris Major, and the final three matches to determine the last three teams who will advance to the next phase will be played today. Teams are locked in an epic struggle to determine who will win the last CS:GO Major ever, before the game transitions to Counter-Strike 2 in the summer.

Wednesday already saw three teams qualify for the Legends stage of the BLAST Paris Major, these being FaZe, Apeks, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. On the other hand, OG, Complexity, and TheMongolz didn’t have much luck and were eliminated from the tournament earlier this week. However, three other teams earned a final chance to get to the Major’s next stage.

The first of these is GamerLegion which eliminated MOUZ yesterday to be able to go up against FORZE in a battle to determine which team will proceed to the Legends Stage. FORZE will have a chance to break their long-standing curse at Majors as the team had failed to make it past the Challengers Stage in their last two appearances in Antwerp and Berlin.

Monte and paiN will be the second encounter of the day, with the match marking the first time the two teams meet in an official capacity. The Ukrainian-majority roster were dealt a tough blow when Sergey “⁠lmbt⁠” Bezhanov, the team’s coach, was unable to travel to France to stand behind them. However, this does not seem to have been a huge issue for Monte, as the team performed decently and now requires just one additional victory to make it to the top 16.

Last, but certainly not least, the day will be finished with the match between Liquid and Grayhound. All eyes are on the former team and Mareks “⁠YEKINDAR⁠” Gaļinskis, who has been at the helm for the duration of the Major, are in a last-chance game to stay in the tournament. At one point, Liquid were on the ropes after suffering two defeats on the inaugural day of play. Fortunately for them, they have crawled back up after two consecutive victories over Fluxo and Complexity and are now in touching distance of the next stage of the tournament.

BLAST Premier Paris Major’s will have a 16-team Swiss System Forma and will start on Saturday, May 13.

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