BLAST is really living up to its name after announcing four of their upcoming Pro Series tournaments right before the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2018 which begins today.
Literally going global
The Danish organizer reveals Lisbon, São Paulo, Miami, and Madrid to be the upcoming hosts of their slated tournaments until Spring 2019.
The Lisbon leg will take place on the second week of December, marking it as the last event of 2018 for the organizers. Portuguese CS fans will gather at the Altice Arena in Portugal's capital city.
São Paulo, Miami, and Madrid meanwhile will consecutively be held within March to May of 2019.
FaZe Clan, Made in Brazil, Cloud9, Astralis, and Ninjas in Pyjamas are already confirmed to attend the Lisbon Leg.
There is more to come
BLAST’s Director of Esports Operations Frederik Byskov also hinted on Twitter that there will be a total of eight events in 2019, which means that there are five more locations to be revealed.
All tournaments confirmed will have a prize pool of $250,000 USD each, which was the standard for their previous iterations in Istanbul and Copenhagen.
No more Dubai?
The CS:GO community recently received leaks before that BLAST Pro is set to launch a leg in Dubai this December.
According to a tweet by esports journalist Guillaume “neL” Canelo, the Finnish Esports Federation had leaked the event prior to a formal announcement.
The leak shows an announcement by Finnish national TV station TV Yle that they have acquired multiple TV rights on the following events that includes a “BLAST Dubai” slated in December.
Also BLAST’s Director of Product Nicolas Estrup hinted in a cryptic tweet before that there was the possibility of making an event in the country. However with the confirmation of the Lisbon leg, looks like BLAST Pro Series Dubai won’t be in the books this time.