BLAST Rising presented
BLAST and Fantasyexpo will run an online tournament in the European region with a prize pool of €30,000. The competition will take place from 4-22 May and will be divided into three game weeks of four days each.
A total of sixteen invited teams will take part in BLAST Rising. The full list of participants will be announced on April 28th.
“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
The draw of the group stage will take place on April 30. The teams will be divided into four groups in Round-robin BO1 format, where each will play with the other twice. The two strongest players will play in the playoffs - the Single Elimination bracket with matches of up to two wins.