- BLAST Premier Fall Showdown expands to cover numerous countries and regions
- The tournament’s qualifiers will be open to 60 countries
- The finals will feature 64 teams across eight regional events
BLAST Premier Spring Showdown’s success inspires the organizers to reach out to new regions and countries.
Inheriting Spring Showdown’s Success
As the final phase of the Spring Showdown approaches, tournament organizer BLAST Premier already announced details about the autumn tournament of its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series. According to what BLAST shared, the Fall Showdown will be much more ambitious and will cover more regions than before.
Commissioner Andrew Haworth from BLAST Premier shared:
“The Spring qualifiers were a huge success, and we are delighted to be able to build on that by expanding into new regions, offering more places in the Fall Showdown, and investing $200,000 via participation fees into these teams’ long-term futures.”
BLAST Premier seems excited to catch the wave and push its events on the global esports scene even further.
“We approached the 2021 season with the aim of creating more opportunity and investment into regions around the world – we feel we are on the right path to achieving that and look forward to seeing another set of qualifiers packed with big upsets and brilliant CS:GO,” Haworth added.
Fall Showdown Qualifiers Open to Sixty Countries
The event is set to open its qualifiers to 60 countries across eight different regions. Sixty-four teams in total will proceed to the final stage of the qualifying phase, which will be held in eight separate events – one for each region.
- Western Europe – Fantasyexpo Cup: September 7-9
- Eastern Europe – TBC: September 10-12
- China – TBC by Douyu
- North America –
- South America – Latin Power by FiReSPORTS: September 10-12
- Iberia – RTP Arena Cup: July 9-11
- Nordics – Nordic Masters by Pelaajat: September 3-5
- Middle East – Dune Cup by Calyx: 26-28 August
The qualifiers will be joined by eight teams each and will be operated by regional partners of BLAST Premier. The teams will be selected from local tournaments, open qualifiers, and some will be directly invited. Each separate event will be three days long.
During the qualifiers, teams will fight for a spot in the main event Fall Showdown event and a $25,000 participation fee. The BLAST Premier Fall Showdown will provide more opportunities to teams as it is the gateway to the World Final. The Fall Showdown event will feature a total prize pool of $162,500.
BLAST Premier has been focused on its own growth. The company recently struck some valuable partnerships with Shikenso Analytics and Coinbase that will improve its performance. Therefore esports fans can expect the quality of BLAST events to go even higher for the global Fall Showdown event.