BLAST will host events for tier-2 teams

Tournament operator BLAST announced a competition for European teams, which are outside the top-20 world rankings. The participants will be competing for a prize fund of $30,000.

BLAST Rising 2021 will take place from May 3 to 23 with 24 teams. There will be a total of 52 BO3 matches, which the organizers had in mind to create a competitive environment for the tier-2 scene and help the best members of the second tier progress.

At the moment, it is unknown which teams will perform at the upcoming championship. Notably, the competition will be held in parallel with the European RMR tournament Flashpoint 3.

Recall that last year's championship BLAST Rising won the squad HAVU, which in the grand final beat Endpoint. The Finnish team received a cash prize of $17,300 thousand for the first place.