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Sri Lanka Coman 
BLAST Format is so trash. Just a easy money format for the tournament organizer. Every match is Bo1 as always except the the Final. No Bo3 = No real CSGO Tournament.
2019-04-13 19:25
delete blast
2019-04-13 19:26
Europe Cirro 
Delete your brain... Oh i see u already did
2019-04-13 19:33
o kaaay?
2019-04-13 19:35
blast is poo
2019-04-13 19:27
Croatia TricKED 
reported for swearing
2019-04-13 19:46
nt north flair
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2019-04-13 22:24
+1 just watch the latest 2 matches.
2019-04-13 19:27
all matches should be bo3
2019-04-13 19:27
Hungary soque 
Lost money on Astralis vs Mibr? xddddd
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Brazil theuso 
2019-04-13 20:28
Czech Republic mirtN 
BO3 is final, this is the best format, no one wants to watch 1 week tourney or smth like that, this is best format
2019-04-13 19:27
You have to be kidding????
2019-04-13 19:28
Wtf did I just read
2019-04-13 19:29
The retarded ramblings of a fake cs fan.
2019-04-13 19:30
So true
2019-04-13 19:31
Germany szily 
2019-04-13 22:23
What is better in CS than sitting down to an epic 5 map series between 2 great teams?????
2019-04-13 22:26
well I agree, for the audience its best format. Since if the game is boring they walk like 15 meters and they see another match which might be more interesting
2019-04-13 19:40
+1 at least someone clever outta here
2019-04-13 19:42
well cuz its similar with tennis tournament I have been recently, Miami Open. Like if the game is boring or you want to see someone you can go between like 10+ courts, you have a selection of what you want to watch.
2019-04-13 19:43
yeah, exactly, you dont really wanna be watching that like a boring football match
2019-04-13 19:44
But heres the issue, football or tennis or whatever sport dont really have map pools, a Bo3 is there to try and make it more fair, so people get to play on maps they like, and so any luck evens out over time, with tennis or football you have physical limitations, no human can play 270 minutes of football, you would collapse, with CS its very different so there is no excuse for such a bad format.
2019-04-13 19:47
Dude there are few die hard fans in audience, people are there for entertainment purpose only
2019-04-13 19:49
Yeah its a watered down event for casual. The event is made for minimal effort and maximum profit at the expense of any quality, its corporate and disgusting.
2019-04-13 19:50
Esport is for entertainment lmao, personally if I went to Blast I would really enjoy this, cuz I don't have to sit all day to wait for fun game if astralis are 2-0 quickly someone, but when you have a choice cuz some games are boring, it's better
2019-04-13 19:52
Its not better when none of the results mean anything and the vast majority of people watching it online miss 66.6666r% of the event due to playing 3 games at once, this isnt better, its worse in every possible way, its why the arena is silent and mostly empty.
2019-04-13 19:55
Watching cs at home to hear the arena LUL, I watched bit c9 vs mibr, got bored switched to Navi vs faze, so much better
2019-04-13 19:55
But it means nothing as its not a Bo3, this also mean if there are 2 good games you miss one of them, you also miss many great plays live. You also get random fake results due to only playing on one map, then you have the stupid round robin system that doesnt work well when you play so few games.
2019-04-13 19:57
Make a choice what to watch xD or split screen. There will be bo3 final, to see who is a better team
2019-04-13 19:57
No, i have 3 screens, but there is a big difference between glancing at something and watching it, a Bo3 is the minimum, all group stage games should be Bo3, ideally finals are Bo5, there is no place in high level CS for Bo1's. ENCE have proven recently to be a better team than Liquid, they beat them soundly in a Bo3 at the major, then because of the stupid lack of a tie breaker liquid went through by only getting to 15, thats not how CS works, its 16 rounds or OT for tournaments.
2019-04-13 19:59
United Kingdom EddieNahui 
2019-04-13 20:23
there is crowd, also in bo3 teams can throw/not try in their opponent pick if it isnt going well and try their hardest final map. Meanwhile every bo1 everyone have to turn up, in bo3 u have room for error, in bo1 if u lose, u lost the game.
2019-04-13 20:28
I know there is but its not that big. In Bo1 luck is a huge factor, in Bo3 luck has far less on an impact and consistency is also far more of a factor in a Bo3, you cant just have a strong little streak in the game and win off of that in a Bo3. "also in bo3 teams can throw/not try in their opponent pick if it isnt going well and try their hardest final", they can do this but thats only bad for them, and if they lost their pick then they cant, Bo3 isnt perfect, Bo5 is better, but Bo3 is the minimum. Bo3 and 5 gives you time to more accurately separate luck from skill, it also test map pool something that separates the best teams from the teams jut below them. Its clear to me you know very little about pro CS, its very possible in a Bo1 to end up on a map that you dont really like and thats not fair.
2019-04-13 20:33
ill give you another example. A Bo1 in CS is like a 3 round spar in boxing it doesnt mean a lot and it heavily favours people who are just athletic, i used to box and people who were faster than me would beat me in a 3 round spar, you put them in there for 12 rounds with me and i have time to break them down and slow the down, ill take them out late or out point them, because im a more consistent and more refined boxer than they are.
2019-04-13 20:36
the tiebraker is actually round difference which males no fucking sense tbh. The format of Blast is a joke and everything refresh stands for os disgusting...
2019-05-11 19:44
United Kingdom EddieNahui 
2019-04-13 20:22
Sweden fxzo 
It's a good format I agree, maybe I would make it 4 or 3 days. But its nice, for example StarSeries was long, and this format of just 2 days like me
2019-04-13 20:09
Its not a good format, IEM Kato is a good format, ESL use good formats, SS was a good format apart from one team having to play the quarters and semis on the same day but that was the only issue.
2019-04-13 20:25
Agree, the format of blast does not allow real CS no Bo3s not even OT, its a joke. The Major handled it well in Katowice K have to say, maybe its long, but a FIFA world cup is also like a month long. The seeding at the major worked out so well, giving us exciting matchups imo
2019-05-11 19:49
How is an event too long, a month long event is fine, i dont see an issue, people seem to think you need to condense events into a few days or a week and its BS, they should have 3 major a year, each taking about a months, we then have the IEM's and ESL's around that and then some smaller events and not blast.
2019-05-11 21:51
I agree, i wasn't trying to say, that a month is too long, quite the opposite in fact. Sorry if it came across drifferently
2019-05-11 22:16
2019-04-13 20:32
+1 idk how people can disagree with this..1week tournament waste time energy etc etc
2019-05-11 19:51
Israel fvlion123 
how much?
2019-04-13 19:28
final is bo2
2019-04-13 19:28
how much did you lost on mibr vs astralis?
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Brazil theuso 
ok you can say the real value now
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Finland kommunisti 
Yes bo1 useless
2019-04-13 19:34
Finland $ek$i$ei$ka 
BLAST should be BLASTED out of the cs scene kkkkkkk xaxaxaxa hohoho
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2019-04-13 20:52
I pretty much agree Bo3 is much meter to watch, but it creates diversity that is so much needed so as long as not all tournaments are like this it is fine, also the stand off is almost always lit.
2019-04-13 19:36
But this isnt real diversity, diversity is good as long as quality remains, you will always have diversity in matches themselves between good teams, you need a format that allows that, not one that tries to force it. The map randomiser they had in the past added diversity, it fucked up results often and gave teams wins they didnt deserve and screwed over good teams.
2019-04-13 19:39
Is it just me or does Frankies constant nodding while someone answers hers questions get really annoying.
2019-04-13 19:37
it's better than the double-elimination system with upper and lower bracket, but still shit. Swiss format > all
2019-04-13 19:37
No its much worse, the swiss format is only good with seeding and all Bo3.
2019-04-13 19:38
2019-05-11 19:32
Peru AgentLF 
Still better than most events nowadays
2019-04-13 19:39
Like what???????
2019-04-13 19:40
Not true
2019-04-13 20:06
true bro, like at least the structure of the championship is really good, tier 1 really, but the format are so shit, only bo1 is really shit, the vetos system is shit
2019-04-13 19:40
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
I think people will soon grow tired of BLAST and RFRSH will be forced to improve the system if they want to be seen as a serious tournament organizer.
2019-04-13 19:41
I think the first blast was back in 2017 wasnt it????? You'd be shocked by how long you can keep casual hooked on low grade shit, you just have to make it look shiny.
2019-04-13 19:42
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Yeah, pretty sure it was in late 2017. BLAST has been hosting an insane amount of tournaments recently though. I feel like people will grow tired of BLAST in the not too distant future (late 2019, early 2020)
2019-04-13 19:44
Stop crying.
2019-04-13 19:49
Stop hosting shit events.
2019-04-13 19:52
Sorry bby <3 I'll do better.
2019-04-13 19:55
Stop crying. Nobody forces you to watch it, go outside nerd.
2019-04-13 19:58
Im not watching it, but it gets in the way of good events.
2019-04-13 19:59
Turkey moreblazz 
but they have a lot of prestige bro
2019-04-13 19:49
Its good, fun and quick. Bo1s will always be a bit random tho.
2019-04-13 19:52
Its not good, its not fun, its quick and random, neither of those are good. Its a low quality cash grab made by shareholders who dont care about the game, only their bottom lines are part of their concern, its nothing but bad for the scene, Blast is basically rape of real high level CS.
2019-04-13 20:03
From the point of view of occasional viewer its good. I jump in, watch 1-2 quick bo1s and out. Idea of watching week tournament is ridiculous, I got bored after 2 days.
2019-04-13 20:09
Well then im sorry but you arent really a pro CS fan, you arent part of the core target audience the audience that built CS into what it is. I play CS roughly 6-7 hours a day and i have for many years, i have watched pro CS since roughly 2007, i personally detest these events as they are the same as the shit back them, awful format over a few days, just more prize money, i thought we left that behind.
2019-04-13 20:10
the target audience of this are live spectators Its a great format since nobody wants to use more than 1-2 days watching this
2019-04-13 20:10
"Its a great format since nobody wants to use more than 1-2 days watching this" Yeah because its low quality, look at events like IEM's, ESL's and the major, you get plenty in the venue and they dont complain that 3 games at once arent on and they arent Bo1's, this isnt to appeal to the audience, its to minimise time and maximise, profit, they are using that as excuse.
2019-04-13 20:12
The other events are more competetive, and I enjoy watching them more as well from home. Obviously they are gaining financially off of this (they are also getting a lot of money to host it from the municipality here in Copenhagen). I'm just saying for the people who actually want to go to an event, this is actually very good and you can watch the whole event in one day pretty much. Which also welcomes more casual "fans".
2019-04-13 20:18
But in the long run thats actually bad. Its like what happens to companies, you have an idea, you make money off of it, shareholders come in and bastardise it to make more money at the expense of quality, RFRSH are the shareholders in this case. This will only lead to people seeing this is profitable and copying it and flooding the scene with these low quality events. Why not have it so the group stage is played and only showed online over a week or so, then have the palyoff in the arena, im pretty sure you can fit it in the same time format.
2019-04-13 20:22
Watched every tournament in 2014-2016. Call it a boredom, its too repetitive after some time.
2019-04-13 20:14
Well yeah thats called burnout, it happens, i played CS for about 4 years straight at one point, got bored took a year and a half away from the game as you get burned out.
2019-04-13 20:16
You play 6-7 hours a day? You need a life man
2019-04-13 22:48
Roughly if i have no other obligations, all of my friends also play it so i spend all my time playing CS with them unless i need to do something else.
2019-04-13 22:49
That's sad.
2019-04-14 01:38
Russia xtkjdtr01 
Why do u bet if u cant lose man)))
2019-04-13 19:53
I don't bet.
2019-04-13 20:07
Switzerland KAISR 
Best tournament would be : - TOP 8 teams of HLTV rankings on average for the past 3 month are invited directly. - A 8 spot qualifiers with the TOP8 to TOP16 invited in it and 8 teams comming from an open qualifiers. - Once you have your 16 teams, every team faces off all the others in a BO2. ( 2-0 = 2pts, 1-1 = 1pts, 0-2 = 0pts ) - The top 8 goes to playoffs and is offered legend status for the next tournament. - Then we have normal BO3 in calculated draws with the point system until the final who's a BO5. - Make that an CS:GO international, giving shitloads off money, atleast to cover travel & etc fees.
2019-04-13 20:02
its a regular short monthly or bi monthly tournament. you have a lot of these for games like dota games, starcraft. its good for the scene, especially if when its organized in a certain region some higher rated players/teams dont bother attending because its not worth their time so regional teams can have a chance to make some good money. as long as its not completely region locked.
2019-04-13 20:16
Portugal vicadinsx 
I think this is fine, this is no major and the tournament is rather good with a nice prize pool. Just think they could make only 1 stream and get 1 more day.
2019-04-13 20:21
Brazil blankenstein 
I like Blast. Not the best format, but nice to watch.
2019-04-13 20:21
hahahahahah where r u from?
2019-04-13 20:37
Brazil morFeux 
its a blast. explode or be exploded. no room for consistent error. i like it.
2019-04-13 20:44
Thats is the dumbest thing i have ever heard.
2019-04-13 22:20
Brazil morFeux 
im sorry for u.
2019-04-14 02:02
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Europe SadPuppet 
I like blast so much. they created really complex project : is fast, only T1 - T2 teams here, so many interviews, and value of production is at top level (no long breaks with boring music, no delays, plus showmatch bonus)
2019-04-13 21:03
You sound like one of those idiots who just like shiny things. The format is random shit, Bo1's have no place in tier 1 CS, the interviews are weak with shit and meaningless questions, the production is average, again with the shiny thing.
2019-04-13 22:21
It's not too bad, the problems I have with BLAST are that it's basically just the same teams, and there are so many tournaments nowadays. If there were only 4 of these tournaments a year, with different teams and not the same pretty much every time, it would be cool but with this frequency it's just getting redundant and boring. If you're having like 10 tournaments a year, it better be a good format and an interesting tournament, but it's unfortunately not yet. Also they should do different showmatches instead of that 1v1 thing. Again, it's just getting redundant and boring.
2019-04-13 22:30
And the format is pure trash and you get a farce where Liquid really could have just thrown the game.
2019-04-13 22:29
Yeah I agree. Since there's almost a BLAST tournament every month it's just unacceptable for them to have such a trash format still.
2019-04-13 22:31
Even if there was one a year its still stupid. I mean people trivialise this, they are playing for the chance to win 125k, devide that by 5 thats 25k, even if they take only half that its still 12.5k, thats a lot of money, most people work hours and hours to make that, they play a few Bo1's you could easily fluke and one Bo3 and then thats it, this an event that should have a 50k prize pool at most.
2019-04-13 22:33
That's a good point too but with the caliber of teams that they want, the prize pool has to be high or else BLAST would be stuck with tier 2 teams, which they don't want for obvious reasons.
2019-04-13 22:38
This is why we need a governing body to control this shit, they need to access the format and decide if its worthy of its prize pool.
2019-04-13 22:39
Yeah that's fair. It seems to me like BLAST is hurting the entire CS scene by having good teams commit to their inferior tournaments so much, especially in a time where teams are realizing that they need to pick and choose tournaments instead of going to all of them. Hopefully BLAST reflects on everything and actually try to be like ESL after the current circuit is over because they aren't that bad at organizing tournaments IMO, I just have a problem with the frequency of these sub par tournaments.
2019-04-13 23:20
8 team B03 all matches should be good
2019-04-13 22:31
And another trash final. Bo1 is so bad
2019-05-11 18:50
Blast is shit, there was better events before, now one shit blast a month
2019-05-11 18:52
Indonesia Konerd1 
It looks more like festival then tournament tbh.
2019-05-11 19:34
Brazil llskll 
Blast is 4fun don't take it serious. I have to agreed this is the worst format ever
2019-05-11 19:37
Japan Yeah_Hentai 
2 MINUTE slowmode twitch chat ResidentSleeper
2019-05-11 19:52
Brazil frajolla 
The format is trash, but i'm sure that this kind of "fun" tournaments brings new players
2019-05-11 19:55
Faroe Islands luciid^ 
Please don't delete my comment even tho it looks big and looks a lot like the other comments, but please don't ban it for that reason moderators please don't do it men
2019-05-11 19:56
Agreed with easy money for organizer part. Thats why they want to start doing it every month
2019-05-11 19:57
they should try doing BLAST with bo3 in group and bo5 in final
2019-05-11 21:52
Blast bestest 😎😎
2019-05-11 21:53
agreed. blast is shit. they gotta stop the series
2019-05-11 21:56
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