paiN Gaming wins the Spring American Showdown and secures a spot in the finals
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paiN Gaming defeated FURIA Esports in the BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown 2022 Grand Finals on Sunday to earn a spot in the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals.
The first map, Vertigo, required double overtime before paiN secured a 22-20 win. Then paiN finished a 2-0 sweep with a 16-8 win over Inferno.
All five paiN players finished with positive kill-death differentials as their team dominated the all-Brazilian grand final. Rodrigo “biguzera” Bittencourt led the way with 58 kills and a plus-19 KD rating. Wesley “hardzao” Lopes had 50 kills at a plus-13, and Gabriel “NEKIZ” Schenato added 47 kills, also at a plus-13.
Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato led FURIA with 44 wins.
Eight teams competed in a single elimination bracket for shares of a $67,500 prize pool, and paiN took home a top prize of $20,000 after beating Team Liquid, MIBR, and FURIA. All matches were best-of-three.
The Spring Finals champion, June 15-19 in Lisbon, Portugal, will win $200,000 and a spot in the $1 million BLAST Premier 2022 Global Finals in December.
ENCE also qualified for the Spring Finals on Sunday by winning the Spring European Showdown. The other six participants in the Spring Finals will be FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Team Vitality, G2 Esports, OG, and BIG.
BLAST Premier: Spring American Showdown prize pool, BLAST Premier points
1. $20,000, 1,600 points, Spring Finals spot — paiN Gaming
2. $12,500, 800 points — FURIA Esports
3-4. $7,500, 500 points—GODSENT, MIBR
5-8. $5,000, 150 points – Evil Geniuses, ATK, Complexity Gaming, Team Liquid
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