When BLAST Pro Series in November returns to Copenhagen, the tournament aims for a third consecutive full house in the 12,000 capacity Royal Arena.
Denmark is known for a massive amount of Counter-Strike talent and over the past years the fan scene too has grown to impressive numbers. This becomes obvious when 12,000 ectatic fans again will fill Royal Arena to the brink and the audience will be guaranteed to see 6 of the world’s best teams live on stage.
The world’s current number 1 Team Liquid, the all popular Swedish legends NiP, NaVi with the world’s best player, and the local favourites Astralis, who have yet to win a BLAST tournament on home soil. The last two teams will be announced at a later stage.
The format has been tweaked throughout the season including different types of qualifiers and with a semi-final format in the upcoming tournament in Los Angeles, and even though both Moscow and Copenhagen will be in BLAST Classic format, more tweaks will come through out the 2019 season.
Preparing for 2020
Nicolas Estrup, Director of Product and Event at BLAST Pro Series explain:
- The format of BLAST Pro Series guarantees the audience to see their favourite team live on stage for at least 3 matches plus the Grand Final on the same day. The initial, classic BLAST format was designed after input from players, orgs, fans and other stakeholders who called for a more compact format with fixed schedules and guaranteed stage time.
- We’ve learned a lot from the feedback we’ve received from all sides and throughout the 2019 season we’ve been tweaking the format and tried a lot of new stuff out. We’re very satisfied with the way we’ve changed the HUD, the production and live experience and we’re still gathering experience from doing qualifiers and the event format itself.
- Every part of BLAST has undergone a big development since the beginning 2 years ago, and we will continue to tweak throughout the season in order to prepare for 2020, where we will present a format that will include all the best from 2019. We want the community to know, we’ve heard your thoughts too.- and some new stuff as well.
- It is our ambition to create the best possible experience for the players, live fans, viewers and new audiences. This ultimately means adding a more open qualification system, we’re optimising the competitive match format, and we keep on investing in a high level of live- and broadcast production.
- We realise that presenting something new is always a challenge. We’re gaining a lot of experience as we go along, we receive a lot of feedback from the community and I for one am truly excited about the way we’re developing everything around BLAST. 2019 has been a big learning experience for us, and we are closing in on what will be presented for 2020. Right now the focus is on creating some massively entertaining tournaments.
12,000 fans are again set to fill Copenhagen's Royal Arena to the brink.
BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen will take place on November 1 and 2 in Royal Arena. The two initial group stage rounds will be live on twitch and TV stations in more than 200 million households worldwide, whereas the three decisive group stage rounds and the Grand Final can be experienced live in Royal Arena as well.
The pre-sales open on July 1 and it is possible to sign up via www.blastproseries.com. Official ticket sales will open via ticketmaster on July 3. 2017 and 2018 were both sold out and it is expected that 2019 will also be played in front of a completely packed Royal Arena.