“It’s going to be insane playing in the Royal Arena in front of the biggest CS:GO crowd in Denmark ever,” FaZe Clan’s Finn “karrigan” Andersen said in a statement. “I love the idea of fans knowing for sure their favorite team will play live on stage in the arena, which is quite unique for any tournament, and naturally I hope to see a lot of FaZe fans in the crowd. The format is new and different, but for sure it will be a heck of an experience for everybody watching live or online.”
With the addition of NiP and FaZe, four of the six teams have been confirmed, as North and Astralis were announced Aug. 8. The BLAST Pro Series was created with input from popular caster Anders Blume, who is the executive consultant. PGL, which ran the most recent CS:GO Major, will produce the event. RFRSH owns a majority stake of Astralis, which makes Astralis’ presence in the tournament a direct conflict of interest.
The tournament will take place Nov. 24-25 at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has a prize pool of $250,000. It will feature six teams with three simultaneous matches during a best-of-three group stage, allowing fans to change the sounds of their individual headsets to the matches they wish to watch. The semifinals and final will take place on the center stage and played in a best-of-three format. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Aug. 31, with pre-sales on Aug. 29 and 30 via the tournament’s official website.
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