The organizer also announced the venue – Copenhagen.
BLAST Premier World Finals will take place in Copenhagen, the tournament organizer has revealed. The worsening COVID situation is the main reason behind this decision.
The BLAST Premier World Finals is the final CS:GO event of the year and features some of the best teams from across the world. With a million dollar prize pool and invitations to teams that have proved themselves repeatedly throughout the year, this event is the perfect ending to the year.
No live audience for the last CS:GO event of 2021
2021 started with a BLAST event. It’s ending with a BLAST event. While fans and players were looking forward to a live audience, it’s not to be. Despite hosting a successful event with the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, the organzer has had to change plans for the World Finals.
The players will be playing from a controlled studio environment on a LAN setting.
The World Final is the endgame for all teams competing in Counter-Strike across 2021 and the perfect way to crown the best and most consistent team across the last 12 months of competitive play. The qualifying mechanism for this event means we’ll have eight of the strongest teams competing for our biggest prize pool this year of $1 million. We can’t wait to welcome these teams to our studio in Copenhagen and end the year in style.Andrew Haworth, Commissioner for BLAST Premier,
Teams qualify for the World Finals if they win some premier events such as ESL Pro League, the Major or other BLAST events. The remaining slots for the World Finals go to teams based on their performance in the World Final leaderboard.
Which teams are participating in the BLAST Premier World Finals?
The tournament has eight teams competing for the million dollar prize pool.
- Gambit esports (Spring Finals)
- Heroic (ESL Pro League Season 13).
- Natus Vincere (PGL Stockholm Major, ESL Pro League Season 14, BLAST Fall Finals).
- G2 esports (Global Leaderboard).
- Team Vitality (Global Leaderboard).
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Global Leaderboard).
- Astralis (Global Leaderboard).
- Team Liquid (Global Leaderboard).
All matches will be streamed live on Twitch.