Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs brings leading esports tournament to Bahrain in December 2019
The long awaited BLAST Pro Series Global Final 2019 will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain from December 13-14, 2019.
The spectacular final event of a seventh-stop world tour will be hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the first time, making it the biggest esports event ever held in the region.
The final will see the top four teams vying for the Championship Trophy and the chance to take home a share of the ($500,000) prize pool.
The top four teams will be decided after the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen event on November 1st and 2nd. With only2events left in the series, all seven teams will battle it out for a chance to qualify.
The Global Final will crown the 2019 BLAST Pro Series Season Champion. The champion team will win 131,00 Bahraini Dinar ($350,000 USD). The total prize pool for BLAST Pro Series 2019 season is 752,000 Bahraini Dinar (2 million USD).
H.E. Ayman Tawfiq Almoayyed, the Bahrain Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs:
- Esports is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Bahraini’s are passionate fans and players, and we are excited by the opportunity to bring this world-class tournament to the Kingdom. We look forward to hosting the teams and their fans from around the world, and building a lasting legacy for the sport in Bahrain and beyond.
Robbie Douek, CEO of BLAST Pro Series:
- Bahrain is the perfect place to hold the 2019 Global Final. There is already a strong and engaged base of fans, an emerging scene of talented young players, and a country famed for its welcoming hospitality. We will be bringing four of the world’s best teams to battle it out for the chance to be crowned Champion.
- Gaming and esports are one of the most popular activities for young people across the world. It is highly-skilled, engaging and interactive. People connect across continents, they create friendships, work together, learn new skills, solve puzzles, focus on teamwork and have a lot of fun. We are looking forward to welcoming fans and their families to the event in Bahrain.
BLAST Pro Series is a global circuit of premium tournaments that deliver elite-level Counter-Strike and world-class entertainment for everyone. The best teams in the world compete simultaneously in a packed arena, three games live at the same time.
World number 1 Team Liquid, newly major winners Astralis, BLAST Miami winners FaZe Clan, Russian superstars NaVi, the fighters from Cloud9, legendary NiP and the superstars from MiBR are all in the race for the Top 4 and qualifying for the Global Final.
The hosting of the event falls squarely with His Highness Sh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s vision to make Bahrain the Capital of Youth and Sports.
Nawar Al Mutawa, Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, +973 3945 4552
Frederikke Emily Wacker, BLAST Pro Series, +45 31 41 40 81