- Fantasyexpo reveals more details about the upcoming BLAST Rising 2021 tournament
- All groups have been set with the best two teams of each group proceeding to the playoffs
- Four teams will have to battle during the play-in knockout stage for a shot to make the playoffs which begin on May 19
The BLAST Rising 2021 hosted by Fantasyexpo is set to begin on May 3 with the names of all teams and their respective groups revealed.
Fantasyexpo Details Group for BLAST Rising 2021
BLAST Rising 2021 is just around the corner and this is good news for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans the world over. Spectators will have a chance to enjoy an action-packed month with the tournament spanning from May 3 through May 23.
Hosted by Fantasyexpo, a Polish gaming agency, the BLAST Rising will feature no fewer than 24 teams, which are the world's elite. The current edition is a significant step-up in the overall efforts to bring more Counter-Strike action following a difficult 2020 which saw all mainstream in-person events suspended.
Fantasyexpo's event will be played in a double-elimination bracket with the best two teams from each region making it to the playoffs. The third team will have to join the play-in series instead. Fantasy and BLAST have already revealed the groups, offering an early insight for anyone who appreciates the occasional esports flutter:
- LDLC OC
- eClub Brugge
- UMX G2A
- x-kom AGO
- Galaxy Racer
- Astralis Talent
- ALTERNATE aTTaX
- Spirit Academy
- Copenhagen Flames
- DBL PONEY
- NAVI Junior
- Budapest Five
- Young Ninjas
BLAST isn't the only game in town. Recently, Elisa Esports have revealed a new esports series with a total prize pool worth $2.7 million in a bid to strengthen the European Counter-Strike competitive scene.
The play-in knockout stage will begin on May 17 and four teams will be joining the 12 waiting for them in the playoffs on May 19.