The BLAST Premier 2020 starts with a stacked roster

The BLAST Premier 2020 starts with a stacked roster
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According to reports, the roster will compete in the regular season for a chance at attending the Spring 2020 Finals.

The competition has provided the opportunity for new faces that will square up against top contenders like Astralis and Natus Vincere.

Coming to a new decade of Counter-Strike, there will be twelve teams fighting for the $1M prize for the Global Final Champions.

The participating teams include 100 Thieves, Astralis, Complexity Gaming, Evil Geniuses, FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, MIBR, Na’Vi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, OG, Team Liquid, Team Vitality.

BLAST CEO Robbie Douek, in a press release, noted that the platform had entertained millions of Esport fans around the globe, adding that the new BLAST Premier format is more engaging, fast-paced, and easy to consume.

Expressing excitement over the development that will witness participation from world-class teams come January.

Apart from the $1 million grand prizes, all the participating teams will be fighting for a spot in the Spring 2020 Finals.

In a press statement, the CEO further said BLAST is aiming to transform the industry.

On his part, Vitality CEO Nicolas Maurer expressed believed that the BLAST approach of producing best in class entertainment will continue to attract large new audiences. This he said that the competition is played as a global series in cool locations with the innovative format and unique experiences, and it was a no-brainer to participate for all teams and players.

How are the qualifications sorted? The last eight teams from the regular spring season will secure a spot at the finals. The remaining teams will, therefore, be relegated into the Spring 2020 Showdown. They will have the opportunity of playing against each other and four other teams that will earn a spot at the event.

According to the organisers, dates for all of the tournaments and matches will be announced in the near future.

It could be recalled that Astralis joined the participating teams after sweeping past Liquid in the BLAST Pro Series Global Finals.

With this performance, Astralis, which is rated the best team in CS: GO therefore ended their year on a high after coming out top by defeating Team Liquid 2-0 in the final of the tournament.

Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed