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- The Blast Premier series of tournaments will span two seasons with a prize pool of $1M USD.
- Although there are 12 partner teams, some events will allow outside teams to compete as well.
- The series is set to start in London in January 2020.
Tournament organizer and production company BLAST recently announced the participating teams for BLAST Premier, a new global tournament series in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The announcement was made at the BLAST Pro Series Global Final in Bahrain.
BLAST Premier sees 12 partner teams compete over the course of two seasons in 2020. There is a $1M USD prize for the Global Final winner.
The first season will start with a studio series in London in January. The studio series is in a central London location and the standard esports CS:GO setup will be revamped to bring fans closer to the action and players.
“BLAST came to all of the teams with a proposition that is set to transform the industry. We believe the BLAST approach of producing best in class entertainment will continue to attract large new audiences as a global series in cool locations, innovative format and unique experiences,” Nicolas Maurer, CEO of Team Vitality, said on behalf of the twelve teams. “It was a no brainer to participate for all teams and players. We are excited to be competing against each other.”
The twelve teams, drawn from around the world, include 100 Thieves, Astralis, Complexity, Evil Geniuses, FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, MIBR, NaVi, NiP, OG, Team Liquid, and Team Vitality.
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