BLAST starts searching for partner cities to host events in 2024

Tournament operator BLAST has begun searching for partner cities to host tournaments in 2024. In a press release, the organizers also revealed that the events have already generated €22 million in economic benefits for the host cities.

James Woollard, Head of Commercial Solutions at BLAST:

BLAST has built a reputation of delivering world class arena events that produce tangible impacts for the host destination and exciting experiences for fans. Hosts have benefited from economic impacts, esports' truly global and passionate fanbase, increased international exposure, and premium content and broadcast exposure showcasing the host destination to tens of millions of viewers. With 2024 on the horizon, which is shaping out to be one of our biggest and best years yet, we are looking for further opportunities to create incredible events at leading locations around the world.

With thousands of fans expected in-arena, including over 60% on average from outside of the host city, and economic impacts of over €22m for the host economy at previous BLAST events, we are looking forward to working with host city destinations to bring these benefits to their locations while creating engaging esports experiences for fans.

Notably, in 2023 BLAST tournaments took place in Paris and Washington. In addition, in November and December, Copenhagen and Abu Dhabi will host BLAST Premier Fall Final 2023 and BLAST Premier World Final 2023, respectively.