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BLAST Format
Greece alexo22 
One of the worst formats There's no point in final round matches because the finalists are already determined. It made much more sense when there was a semi-final as well....
2018-09-29 15:37
#1
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
theres +5k $ payjumps for the rest of the teams tho
2018-09-29 15:38
#38
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Which is fuck all when they make 25k/month, besides SS.
2018-09-29 16:25
#40
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
also ive just read 3rd place goes to a stand off match where they battle 1v1 for extra 25k $ lol They pick their opponent from the remaining 3 bottom teams
2018-09-29 16:26
insta pick vp xd
2018-09-29 16:36
i think they could have made top 1 go streight into finals and let top 2 and top 3 fight in semis so they could meat top 1 atleast we can get 2 bo3 matches instead of 1
2018-09-29 15:38
#4
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Denmark Derige 
id like that
2018-09-29 15:39
It was exactly the format of last BLAST in Denmark. But something has hit their heads so they decided not to make semifinals...
2018-09-29 15:40
2018-09-29 15:44
Oops, I thought otherwise somehow. But, still, it would be much more interesting with a semi-final
2018-09-29 15:46
#3
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Denmark Derige 
when? First blast pro series was the same format. The first 4 rounds just played out differently so round 5 was relevant
2018-09-29 15:38
#5
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France Fiktion 
its not a completely serious tournament, its a bit more serious than cs_summit but its more for the players to enjoy, hence why there is a showmatch aswell.
2018-09-29 15:39
#8
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Denmark Derige 
+1 rfresh is not trying to compete with DHM, majors and other big tourneys. They are trying to make like a fun entertaining single day tournament with a few gimmicky idears and non stop games
2018-09-29 15:41
#9
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France Fiktion 
exactly and the prize pool isnt really that big, i mean its still big and alot of money but in comparison to other events its low
2018-09-29 15:42
It's not a reason to make games which mean nothing. It doesn't also explain why they abandoned semi-final.
2018-09-29 15:43
#11
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Denmark Derige 
they never planned for semi-finals. Also the games do mean something most of the time. In this case it just didnt because mibr and astralis were too dominant
2018-09-29 15:44
#18
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Denmark Derige 
The thing is we have SOOOO many 8 or 16 teams tournaments with GSL or swiss into play-offs its getting stale. One of the tournaments i miss the most is the one where the winner chose the next matchup and teams had like 3 lives. Yes its not as competetive. but every tournament doesnt have to matter alot. Variation is way more fun for me. And let the gimmicky tourneys have lower prize pools so people dont complain
2018-09-29 15:46
I'd like just to see fewer tournaments so that they are more prestigious. But making tournaments only for fun isn't good imo, the best option is to combine prestigious tournaments like esl one cologne or majors and some fun actions during them. Also there shoudn't be two tournaments with top teams at the same time as it is now, because it destrusts competition.
2018-09-29 15:51
#20
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Denmark Derige 
if you want fewer tournaments you can just not watch the ones you dont like
2018-09-29 15:57
It's not about what I personally want. I personally watch them rather rarely. But competitiveness suffers very much. Earlier, winning a tournament meant very much. Now, no-one cares if you win DH Stockholm, for example, just becuase you can easily not make it to play-offs at the next tournament. Or Navi, they got the second place at the major, but didn't even pass the group in NYC.
2018-09-29 16:03
#27
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Finland Jansk1h 
Yeah but their format absolutely sucks and I hate it. The only good thing in this format is that the map vetos are decided in advance so teams can prepare for them. Everything else sucks starting from the color scheme to the "fun" lightning round which could be a good concept but the host just sucks and doesnt know how to do his job properly. He should ask questions related to the game not some inane shit like he does
2018-09-29 16:05
#39
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Denmark Derige 
Most of that is just your personal opinion. And while i can understand you i can tell you that the format is SOO much better live. I was in the royal arena in copenhagen for the first blast pro series. And live this format works very very well
2018-09-29 16:25
#41
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Finland Jansk1h 
I dont give a fuck about the live event and I seriosly dont think anybody here does either. I dont think a format like this has any future. It's bad from a pure competitive standpoint and the viewer experience just sucks as well, I see absolutely no benefits of spreading the viewership across 3 streams. It costs more money and it doesnt improve the tournament in any way and actually hurts the viewership. The live event component might seem cool, but it only works because there are no competing tournaments held in Turkey. (Probably because it's not economically viable and I highly doubt this one is either)
2018-09-29 16:32
#47
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Denmark Derige 
I like that i dont have to wait a day between every time astralis plays. I dont think its costs more this way in fact its probably way cheaper because you only have to rent the venues for 1 day. Like i said earlier they are not aiming to make blast pro a top competetive tournament. They are aiming to make a entertaining single day event
2018-09-29 16:41
#54
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Finland Jansk1h 
You can still do the event in a single day if you have 2 streams even if you add 2 more teams. There are multiple examples of other tournaments doing this. I dont understand why Blast feels the need to rush through all those games since they have a completely pointless showmatch that takes time and they had to rent the venue for 2 days regardless. The overall format is just very badly thought out and I actually hope they'll lose a bunch of money for making a tournament as dumb as this is.
2018-09-29 16:52
#55
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Denmark Derige 
Pointlesst showmatch??? Its the most fun part of the entire tournament
2018-09-29 16:56
But HLTV considers it as a tier 1 tournament ?
2018-09-29 16:00
#29
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Finland Jansk1h 
Because it has Astralis who are the major winners, but in reality it's just a shitty excuse to give Astralis an extra 125k
2018-09-29 16:06
#30
apEX | 
France Fiktion 
stfu chuckyyyyyy
2018-09-29 16:09
Why :(
2018-09-29 16:09
#32
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France Fiktion 
your opinion is invalid
2018-09-29 16:12
It is not an opinion but a fact nt
2018-09-29 16:15
#36
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France Fiktion 
where is the word tier 1 written anywhere?
2018-09-29 16:19
Cuz you saw tier 1 written for the FACEIT Major on HLTV ?
2018-09-29 16:42
#50
apEX | 
France Fiktion 
yes, but where does it say Blast Pro, tier 1?
2018-09-29 16:43
Show me for the FACEIT Major
2018-09-29 16:49
i'ts because have 4 crap teams against mibr and astralis, in bo3 make more boring because 90% are 2-0 for sure
2018-09-29 15:39
#16
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Serbia whoa!! 
mibr is trash aswell lol
2018-09-29 15:45
#42
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North America AlanSmith 
nip can win mibr in bo3 lmao
2018-09-29 16:35
last games will determine 3-4 stand off game
2018-09-29 15:44
#13
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Norway Trombass 
It is a "viewers" experience hence the format. I went to the Copenhagen last year and it was fun. Always a match. All teams at the stage.
2018-09-29 15:44
The format is a trash, but Mibr and Astralis are too strongs for the rest.
2018-09-29 15:45
#43
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North America AlanSmith 
mibr are too strong for nip?really?
2018-09-29 16:35
#21
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Norway PeteZz 
Probably fun if you go the event. But pretty stupid and shouldn't be compared to "real" events. More of a show tournament for fans and players (with a lot of money at stake).
2018-09-29 16:00
#23
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Brazil fuNNa 
I like blast format fun to watch
2018-09-29 16:00
agreed,i dont like this format at all only bo1s except the final,no OT
2018-09-29 16:02
Make u tournament and a better format
2018-09-29 16:05
There's dozens of tournaments who have a better format... Where you're not competing when the finalists have already been decided..
2018-09-29 16:18
I have literally no idea what's going on in this tournament
2018-09-29 16:06
Doesnt work well with CS compared to dota
2018-09-29 16:16
Its more entertaining for the viewers
2018-09-29 16:23
Nope, i dont give a f about this tournament. Whats the point to make another rofl event which is not entertaining like summit for example.
2018-09-29 16:40
all matches in same time no thank you m8
2018-09-29 16:38
At least there were o 1 day long tech issues (cough :Major: cough)
2018-09-29 16:42
to me this tournament is as relevant as summit, sad because the production is great but this format is way too dumb
2018-09-29 16:44
#52
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Europe NeO_RiGhT 
2 days of tournament. How is it possible ?
2018-09-29 16:44
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