BLAST takes its eSports action to Latin America

BLAST takes its eSports action to Latin America

The eSports tournament organizer is expanding into South America

The tournament organizer of one of the most prestigious circuits in the Counter-Strike scene, BLAST, recently announced its third edition of BLAST Rising and for the first time in history, it will be held in Latin America. This competition will be working under the tutelage of the Fantasyexpo agency, a licensee of the broadcasting rights in Poland of BLAST Premier. The aim is to encourage the development of regions and teams below that aspire to the highest competitive level.

According to what is known so far, it will have 16 invited teams and will be played from November 30 to December 12. It will distribute $15.000 and the last four days will be reserved for the final stage. The news actually comes as no surprise about the growing interest that exists on the part of those responsible for BLAST in the region, who for the last year have expanded their circuit with the arrival of qualifiers that offer two annual quotas to participate in the BLAST Premier Showdown.

“After the success of the first two European-based BLAST Rising tournaments, we’re delighted to be able to expand into the LATAM region and give teams in South America a platform to compete and impress,” said BLAST Premier Commissioner and BLAST Director of Operations and Production, Andrew Haworth.

Project Manager of Gaming at Fantasyexpo, Adrian Błaszczyk reaffirmed that BLAST Rising has the main goal of creating a space for teams that do not have enough exposure, visibility, and opportunities to show what they are made of. “I am excited to discover more regions, in this case, LATAM, which currently has the largest community,” he noted.

The new edition of BLAST Rising LATAM will be broadcasted through BLASTtv’s Twitch channel. As if this were not enough, the organizer will also collaborate with local casters to offer broadcasts in multiple languages. At the moment, the participating teams have not yet been announced, but more information is expected to arrive in the coming days.

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