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​BLAST Pro Series ends year in Lisbon - Spring Calendar revealed

Press release   •   Oct 31, 2018 10:11 UTC

BLAST Pro Series Lisbon will close the year.

On December 14th and 15th 2018 BLAST Pro Series will bring the world-class Counter-Strike live tournament to Lisbon, set to culminate in an amazing year end show on Saturday, December 15th in Altice Arena.

Also the Spring Calendar for 2019 has been revealed and it includes tournaments on 3 continents: Sao Paulo in in March, Miami in April and Madrid in May.

BLAST Pro Series is the newest, most energetic and cutting edge live event of esports and the 4th tournament of the Series will is set to bring World Class Counter-Strike to Lisbon. 6 international top teams will play live on the iconic A Stage in a tournament that will reach millions online and on flow tv on 5 continents. The total Prize Pool for each tournament is 250.000 usd, bringing the first season’s prize total to one million dollars.

Already the 5 of the 6 teams for Lisbon have been announced, and the crowd in Altice Arena can look forward to meeting the global superstars of Counter-Strike:

Astralis, Major Winners, current number 1 on the World Rankings,

NiP, Swedish Counter-Strike legends and one of the biggest esports brands.

FaZe Clan, International team of Counter-Strike superstars

Cloud9, One of the biggest brands in esports, won the Major in January

MIBR, Brazilian powerhouse, winners of the first ever BLAST Pro Series and finalists from Istanbul

The 6th and final team will be announced soon.

 

"We expect a sold out arena"

Jordi Roig, Executive Producer of BLAST Pro Series:

- BLAST Pro Series is an international series of tournaments taking place in premium cities and arenas. We’re bringing the very best esports has to offer to both the live audience in the arena and to online/tv-viewers across the globe.- We are extremely proud to bring world class esports entertainment to Portugal and Lisbon. For every event we develop and refine the show, the broadcast and the live experience and for the year ender in Lisbon, we’ll set new standards for live esports and competitive entertainment.

- 6 of the best teams in the world will take the stage in Lisbon and as a fan, a commercial partner and broadcaster you will know way ahead of time which teams will be battling it out live on stage, the map selections and the full match program.

- Just like the previous events and the upcoming tournament in Copenhagen, we expect all tickets to be sold before the event day, and I really believe the Portuguese fans to create an electric atmosphere in Altice Arena. We can promise the audience an experience they will not forget and that they will not get anywhere else - not in esports and not in any other form of live entertainment. BLAST is truly so much more than just a tournament and we can’t way to officially have Lisbon on the global BLAST Pro Series series calendar this year and in the years to come.

BLAST Pro Series will bring the newest and most entertaining esports event, top-entertainment and world-class Counter-Strike teams to Lisbon.

The tournament will be played on 14th-15th December with all the decisive groups stage matches and Grand Finals played in Altice Arena on 15th December. 

 

Ticket sales for the arena event on 15th December will open on 3rd November via www.blastproseries.com/lisbon

Doors will open at 12 noon on 15th December and the event is expected to end around 10pm.

More information on the event, full programme, teams and all activities will be announced over the coming weeks.

 

BLAST Pro Series, Spring 2019

In the spring of 2019 BLAST Pro Series goes truly global. Already now, 3 tournaments in 3 cities on 3 continents have been announced:

March: Sao Paulo, Brazil

April: Miami, USA

May: Madrid, Spain

The full calendar for 2019 will be announced at a later date.

ABOUT BLAST PRO SERIES

BLAST Pro Series is the most exciting new edition to the esports scene. In a new electrifying format, 6 of the best Counter-Strike teams in the world will play live on stage in front of a packed arena and millions watching online all over the world.BLAST Pro Series was launched in Copenhagen in 2017 and the circuit will take the tournament to major cities around the world over the coming years.The event will be broadcasted live on global tv to an audience of an estimated 275 million households. The first event in Copenhagen broke all broadcasting records for Danish national TV, DR3, and surpassed the Olympics, the X Games and the Eurovision in the channel’s viewership.

With a total of 6 million viewers, including over 2.5 million on Twitch, and a social media reach of more than 100 million, BLAST Pro Series is the most exciting new, international esports tournament.The event is created with the sole purpose of making the best possible live experience. No boring long breaks, complex gaming language and days of unclear scheduling. BLAST Pro Series is a compact, fast and well-organized tournament. It is an action-packed event where the audience get to see their international Counter-Strike idols play against each other in a fast-paced and engaging format. Bonus show matches and exciting arena entertainment will ensure an unforgettable experience for both core and new esport fans.

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