Esports event the BLAST Pro Series for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) will be probing new venues and host new and exciting tournaments in South America, as part of a global expansion plan.
The BLAST Pro Goes International
The BLAST Pro Series featuring the popular first-person shooter (FPS), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is planning a broader international future for itself. According to the company, the Series are now going to feature new cities in 2019, including venues, expanding their present activity.
This year’s competition will conclude on December 15 at Altice Arena in Portugal. Following that, the Series will return for three announced events, one of which will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the competition taking place in March.
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After this first meet-up, the event will move to Miami, Florida a month later in April, and continue back in Madrid, Spain in May. If 2018 is any indication, the BLAST Pro Series will feature more esports events, too.
Meanwhile, the Lisbon competition will see six professional CS:GO teams attend the event. All of the attendees are big names in the CS:GO scene, with Astralis and Made in Brazil standing out from the crowd. The Danish players from Astralis have been completely dominating the competitive scene over the past few months.
Just like the previous events and the upcoming tournament in Copenhagen, we expect all tickets to be sold before the event day – BLAST Pro Series Executive Producer Jordi Roig.
Meanwhile, the company’s head of production, Jordi Roig, has said that the BLAST Pro Series continue to command interest in the esports community. As a result, the company has managed to sell out all tickets for the events it had been organizing.
The Series also secured another important partnership, adding accessory and headset maker company Turtle Beach as an investor just days ago.
Roig was confident that the upcoming match in the Altice Arena will come along with an “electric atmosphere” owing to the fans that support it.
BLASTing the Mould
The international reach of the tournament hosts is in fact a change in the strategy of the entire tournament series, which were held in two locations exclusively, to wit Istanbul and Copenhagen. Alongside with taking the show on the road, the parent company of BLAST, RFRSH Entertainment, has confirmed that five new events will be coming up in 2019.
BLAST has been exploring new opportunities coming directly of its newly-tied sponsorship with betting agency Pinnacle, allowing the series to seek a truly international reach and bring first-rate esports action to the doorstep of people from around the world.
Pinnacle’s commitment to the segment is not surprising either. The operator just managed to win another distinction, having been chosen for “esports operator of the year” in the ERG awards for 2018.
The operator has featured as the 2016 winner as well and it was shortlisted in 2017 as well. With its newly-found power, the BLAST Pro Series is about to become an even more significant operator of esports events across the globe.
South America, the hosts believe, are just the beginning, as the Series are preparing to operate on a truly international scale.