The Challengers Stage delivered heated matches and storylines from day one without any delay, and soon enough on the 13th of May we’ll move into the next stage where all the best teams in the world are waiting for their chance to make history in the Hall de la Pinède.
BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage: overview, scores, brackets, results
The Legends Stage is where the strong distinct themselves from the weak with no room for error. While the underdogs might have something up their sleeves to create any unexpected surprises, the top dogs will try to achieve the inevitable.
On the 18th of May, the final stage of BLAST.tv Paris will start with the remaining best eight teams from the previous stages, a veracious battle will be held in front of thousands of fans watching from the Accor Arena as their chest tightens from excitement.
BLIX.GG will be updating the brackets and scores within the minute so make sure to check the page for any future updates during this event.
- Natus Vincere
- FURIA Esports
- Team Vitality
- Into The Breach
- Bad News Eagles
- G2 Esports
- FaZe Clan
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Liquid
Champions Stage: TBA
How to watch BLAST.tv Paris Major
Just like the previous stage, the Legends Stage will be hosted on BLAST’s Twitch and YouTube channels in addition to other community streamers including OhnePixel, fl0m and Gaules, a good destination to enjoy the games while watching your favorite streamer.
For a better viewing experience, BLAST.tv is the prime destination for an ad free 4K stream with access to exclusive content that won't be available anywhere else.
The matches are scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM UTC+1, with a two-and-a-half-hour break after the first round at 15:00. The starting time will remain consistent throughout the event, so be sure to set your alarm and join in on the excitement!
Format, prize pool distribution
This stage features a 16 Team Swiss System Format, with Rounds 2 to 5 being seeded using the Buchholz system (ranking bases on opponents’ performances) and the initial seeds of each team. Elimination and Advancement matches follow a Best-of-Three format, while all other matches are Best-of-One.After all matches, the Top 8 teams proceed to the Champions Stage, while the Bottom 8 teams are eliminated.
The Champions Stage will be played in a single-elimination bracket, with seeding based on the final Legends Stage ranking. All matches will be played in a BO3 format.
With no room for error, teams will either fail or prevail.
The total prize pool is $1,250,000 USD distributed to all participating teams, the winner will get half a million dollars while the last placed team will get $10,000 USD.
Scores, brackets, results
Saturday, May 13th
Sunday, May 14th
Monday, May 15th
Tuesday, May 16th
The Accor Arena will be the destination after finishing all the Legends Stage matches, a stage where history was made as the underdogs prevailed while the best teams crumbled.
It's a hard pill to swallow considering some of the best teams that didn't make it to the Playoffs including G2 Esports, NAVI, Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Counter-Strike is a game that no matter the name you represent, you'll fall if you don't deliver the best performances. With that, eight teams will be battling their way to crown themselves as the Champions of BLAST.tv Paris Major live from the Accor Arena starting from the 18th until 21st.
Playoffs bracket & results
match results and brackets images: Liquipedia
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