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Apr 23, 2020

Introducing, BLAST Rising

BLAST Rising is a new tournament from BLAST, focused on teams that are the ones to watch, ranked over #25 and beyond. Taking place over two weeks from 4 to 22 May, the online tournament will feature some of the most interesting and talented teams from across Europe.

The 16 invited teams will be revealed by 28th April. The tournament will have 48 BO1 and seven BO3 matches (55 matches and approximately 70 hours of action) with the prize pool standing at €30,000 (EUR).

Produced by leading esports company Fantasyexpo, the first tournament is part of BLAST’s commitment to the wider esports ecosystem. Based on the first tournament, BLAST will work with partners to determine future similar events around the world and as part of the exciting BLAST calendar.

Broadcast on Twitch BLASTtv, BLAST Rising aims to support the CS:GO ecosystem by giving more teams the chance to play, win and be a part of the BLAST family.

“At BLAST we love the elite and allow everyone to be a part of Premier through the Qualifier Series and the Race to the Global Final, but have created BLAST Rising to support teams and players at all stages of their careers. By giving teams and players more opportunity and exposure in the way only BLAST can, we want BLAST Rising to be a platform that drives forward their personal and team growth.” Nicolas Estrup, Director of Product and Experience, BLAST

“BLAST Rising tournament will be an amazing experience for esports fans as well as the players, who will participate in . The structure of the tournament is organised in a way so it can provide a lot of emotions from the first matches until the very final. Mixing the teams from different HLTV levels will spice things up and allow lower ranked teams to fight with those better than them, which can bring a lot of surprises and game-changing action. I am very happy that we are organizing this tournament together with BLAST.” Justyna Oracz, Head of Communications, Fantasyexpo

BLAST Rising completes three months of high quality esports entertainment from BLAST. With BLAST Premier qualifying taking place across the Nordics, Iberia and CIS regions, BLAST Rising and then BLAST Premier Spring Showdown and BLAST Premier Spring Final tournaments.

All 16 Teams will be announced on April 28th, follow BLASTPremier on Twitter to be the first to know.

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