BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Day One: Highlights & Results

This is what we’ve all been eagerly waiting for – the highly anticipated tournament of the year, the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023. It started on May 8 and will last until May 21, boasting a $1,250,000 prize pool.

To understand just how important this tournament is, let’s remember that Valve recently announced the upcoming release of CS2, scheduled for this summer. So, The Paris Major would most likely be the last CS:GO Major. Не будет он последним турниром, только мажором

This article will delve into the tournament’s first day, highlight the favored teams contending for legendary status, and showcase the unfolding top moments.

BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

The first day of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 started with the Challengers Stage, where 16 teams played two Best-of-1 matches each.

THE MAJOR STARTS TODAY 🔥 pic.twitter.com/T7O40Zjaiq

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

No team was eliminated from the tournament on this day, but their play determined whether they ended up in the upper or lower part of the bracket.

Only eight of the 16 teams will earn Legend Status. After that, these teams will move on to the Legends Stage of BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023, where they will compete for the main prize.

Take a moment to look at all the teams participating in the BLAST.tv Paris Major Challengers Stage.

  • G2 Esports
  • ENCE
  • FaZe Clan
  • Apeks
  • Grayhound
  • Monte
  • paiN Gaming
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • OG
  • Complexity
  • The MongolZ
  • FORZE Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • GamerLegion
  • MOUZ
  • Fluxo

And here’s what the day 1 schedule looks like:

The Swiss bracket is all set, and these are the opening matches on the first day of the BLAST TV Paris Major 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/0LTMhJYtjN

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

Now, let’s look at the matches that happened on day one and see how it all went.

Paris Major 2023 Day One: Round 1 Matches

During the Challengers Stage, Round 1 Matches determined which teams moved on to Round 2 High Matches and Round 2 Low Matches.

. @paiNGamingBR pick up their first win of the Paris Major in a convincing fashion over @fluxogg pic.twitter.com/QKIJBW2x5x

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @FaZeClan deny @Monte_Esports upset on Ancient and go 1-0 in the Challengers Stage pic.twitter.com/rDpwMq7gbs

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @G2esports bounce back on the T side to secure their first win of the Major pic.twitter.com/a0Q37beIGM

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @Complexity convert a 13:2 CT half on Inferno to start Paris Major with a victory pic.twitter.com/ALb4cjCwEH

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @grayhoundgaming kick off their Major run with a victory after pulling off a comeback from 3:12 down pic.twitter.com/kj4uOZmeWD

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @apeksgg go 1-0 in the Challengers Stage after beating @TeamLiquidCS on Ancient pic.twitter.com/YQ7I2nv6jN

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @NIPCS move to the 1-0 pool after defeating @mousesports on Mirage pic.twitter.com/FpYE1nUES6

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @ENCE dismantle @OGcsgo in the first ever game of Anubis at Majors pic.twitter.com/CypI69mkKA

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

Teams that finished Challengers Stage Day 1 with a 1:0 score:

  • paIN Gaming
  • FaZe Clan
  • G2
  • Complexity
  • Apeks
  • Grayhound
  • ENCE
  • NiP

And here are the overall results:

Round 1: complete ✅ pic.twitter.com/WyvybeVXPN

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

Let’s move forward and see how the teams performed during round two.

Paris Major 2023 Day One: Round 2 Matches

Based on the results of the previous matches, teams advanced to the upper and lower part of the bracket. The teams that emerged victorious in the Round 2 High Matches earned the chance to compete for the coveted Legend Status and secure their spot in the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023: Legends Stage as early as May 9.

On the other hand, the teams that found themselves in Round 2 Low Matches will face a battle for survival.

Below, you can see the outcomes of these matches.

Round 2 matchups are HERE 👇 pic.twitter.com/Pgy8E8AUcY

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

Round 2 High Matches

Now, let’s check out the most awesome highlights. The opening day of the BLAST.tv Paris Major couldn’t have gone any better for stronger teams like G2 Esports and FaZe Clan. They played against relatively easy opponents and emerged victorious, showcasing their dominance in the tournament. It was a flawless start for both teams, setting the stage for an action-packed competition.

. @G2CSGO end day one undefeated as they beat @Complexity on Inferno to go 2-0 pic.twitter.com/GUAVTiUCoT

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @FaZeClan join the 2-0 pool after besting @paiNGamingBR on Nuke pic.twitter.com/KO1Xb4qepS

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

In the match between Apeks and Grayhound, there was an unexpected turn of events: the Australian team failed to claim a single round, resulting in a 16:0 victory for Apeks. This remarkable feat marked the second occurrence in CS:GO Majors history, where a team achieved a perfect 16:0 score, with Astralis being the first to accomplish this impressive feat in 2018 and 2019.

16:0 ✅ @apeksgg absolutely dismantle @grayhoundgaming on Mirage to join the 2-0 pool pic.twitter.com/5TLi9sja9z

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @ENCE go 2-0 in the Challengers Stage as they defeat @NIPCS on Vertigo 16:9 pic.twitter.com/Jz4AValh4T

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

FaZe, G2, ENCE, and Apeks are just one win away from securing a spot in the Legends Stage.

Now, let’s see the teams that played with a 0:1 score.

Round 2 Low Matches

The victorious Round 2 Low Matches teams progressed to the next middle bracket (1:1 pool). Meanwhile, the teams that experienced defeat entered the lower bracket (0:2 pool), where they fought to avoid elimination.

. @Monte_Esports push @fluxogg to the elimination zone after defeating them on Overpass 16:8 pic.twitter.com/XpQ5ZeJ9bJ

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @MongolzCs take down @GamerLegion on Inferno 16:11 to get their first win in Paris pic.twitter.com/BoRjSPOYZX

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @TeamLiquidCS is one match away from getting eliminated from the Paris Major as they lose against @forzegg 14:16 pic.twitter.com/Ncx36nKDt7

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

. @OGcsgo go 1-1 at the Major after beating @mousesports on Ancient 16:11 pic.twitter.com/yqapbftznS

— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) May 8, 2023

On the first day, Liquid encountered a few setbacks, losing both matches with a 0:2 score. As a result, the team felt demoralized, as stated by the coach after the conclusion of the second match.

However, the players are ready for the upcoming matches with renewed determination and promptly expressed their readiness on Twitter.

0-2 at the Major. Nothing to do now but win out. We’ve been here before but it doesn’t make it less difficult.

GGs and we will show up better tomorrow #BLASTMajor pic.twitter.com/u3fotqWt31

— Team Liquid CSGO (@TeamLiquidCS) May 8, 2023

The first day of any tournament is often one of the most challenging. With many matches throughout the day, it becomes a whirlwind of action and excitement. So let’s look into the overall results of the first day of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023: Challengers Stage.

What a day to start the BLAST. tv Major off with, and tomorrow looks even more exciting as we'll find our first eliminations and new Legends 🌟 #BLASTTVMajor pic.twitter.com/eK5FWrnnmW

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

Finally, we would like to add a few highlights for this day.

DUALIES GO BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR-BRR!! @MongolzCs pic.twitter.com/azXOxT8mc1

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

. @SnappiCSGO NOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/BvUOzKT4QB

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

And of course the 30th @G2m0NESY frag was done blind 😎 pic.twitter.com/SrDaoYWE5B

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

4k from @hardzaoo and @paiNGamingBR are speedrunning their 1st match at the BLAST. tv Major! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/RpE4Z6UlMq

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

This is how you line up eco kills. @G2huNter makes it looks too easy tbh 🔥 #BLASTTVMajor pic.twitter.com/TEruK97F54

— BLAST.tv (@BLASTtv) May 8, 2023

Wrapping Up!

On May 8, the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 kicked off, with many professional players aiming to leave their mark as champions in the final CS:GO tournament.

To stay up-to-date with the thrilling and pivotal moments of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023, we invite you to join us, follow our blog , and passionately support your favorite team.

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