This November (24-25th) six of the world’s top CS:GO teams will meet in Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in a brand new format for the BLAST Pro Series. Each and every team will be guaranteed to play on the main stage in front of a packed arena.
A total of 10,000 tickets will go on sale to the public on August 31st, and there’ll doubtless be considerable interest for the biggest ever international esports event on Danish ground with the first two teams announced as Astralis and North.
Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen of Astralis commented: “I can’t wait to play this tournament. One because of the format, where all teams are guaranteed to play on stage in front of a packed arena, and two because it’s going to take place in my own back yard. Playing some of the best teams in the world in front of thousands of Danish fans is a dream come true, but I hope we’ll see a lot of international fans too.
“I love the idea that fans know for sure, their team will be playing live in the arena, and it’s going to be interesting to experience the group stage in front of a full house. Normally we don’t have a live audience for the group stage, so this will certainly be a different experience, but personally I look very much forward to playing. Also because we know, we will play North in the arena; that’s going to be so intense!”
North’s Philip ”aizy” Aistrup added: “It’s the first international tournament with the top teams and 10.000 spectators in Denmark, and playing here will surely be different. I think the Danish crowd will be all hype for this event, and I can only say that I look forward to playing in front of our home audience.”
The remaining teams will be announced before tickets go on sale on 31st of August. There will also be a pre-sale will take place on 29th-30th August via blastproseries.com.
Esports Insider says: With all Danish Astralis and North signed up already this could prove to be a battle for national pride more than any prize pool. That said, at $250,000 the prize pool is tasty too especially for a six team competition…