With a week to go, BLAST has announced the schedule for its World Final, which wraps up not just the BLAST schedule of the year, but also acts as the final major top tier event in Counter Strike, for the 2021 year.

All eight teams have proven themselves again and again as the year has gone on, but now it is time to see which of them is truly the greatest of the year. The teams are Heroic, NIP, Vitality, Liquid, G2, Natus Vincere, Gambit & Astralis. They've all faced off against each other at some point during the year, and all of them have enjoyed a fairly successful year. 

The event will kick off with Liquid hoping to pull off a surprise victory with Natus Vincere, and Gambit will take on Heroic. The day after, G2 stares down NIP, followed by Vitality trying to take on Astralis. For all of the match losers however, it isn't over, as this event will feature double elimination brackets, so those who lose will simply be booted down to the lower bracket, where they'll need to claw their way out to have any hope of still managing to get to the Grand Final.

The schedule is as follows, with the early matches pre-filled in, all times are GMT/UTC, and all matches are Best of 3, including the Grand Final;

Tuesday, 14th December

  • 1530 - Liquid vs Natus Vincere
  • 1830 - Gambit vs Heroic

Wednesday, 15th December

  • 1230 - G2 vs NIP
  • 1530 - Vitality vs Astralis
  • 1830 - Lower Bracket Round 1 of 2

Thursday, 16th December

  • 1230 - Lower Bracket Round 2 of 2
  • 1530 - Upper Bracket Semi Final 1 of 2
  • 1830 - Upper Bracket Semi Final 2 of 2

Friday, 17th December

  • 1530 - Lower Bracket Semi Final 1 of 2
  • 1830 - Lower Bracket Semi Final 2 of 2

Saturday, 18th December

  • 1530 - Upper Bracket Final
  • 1830 - Lower Bracket Final

Sunday, 19th December

  • 1330 - Consolidation Final
  • 1730 - Grand Final