Fnatic and Mouz declined their invites?
pretty sure blast are paying the teams because of competition. tbh blast has been the worst thing to happen to the csgo scene since r8
its all about partnership, contracts, money, thats just business things, maybe fnatic mouz didnt agree to sign something or didnt pay enough to enter. i guess u didnt know it but only blast contracted teams played at blast and sometimes there were wild card invites if some of contrActed teams couldnt attend
mouz never played any blast, don't know if it is the same for fnatic
I don't know, I could understand mouz but fnatic is surely bigger than nip and mibr, even if you only care about money and fans and not teams results
I expected COL and OG, actually I was even expecting GenG instead of MIBR
Welcome to the future of esports.
Might as well go and watch WWE.
I understand MiBR and NiP to a certain degree, but COL and OG over Fnatic and Mouz? I think its safe to say they have way bigger fan bases, probably enough money to buy in and the availability next year especially due to the prestige these tournaments now hold.
Hope information is given soon cos this is crazy
Its all about money of course, orgs can buy these spots, BLAST is allowed to completely buy up the competitive scene of cs and destroy not only the integrity of the ranking but also the big events circuit because you will have same as early 2019, all events that used to be amazing big events will all be shit because half the top teams are forced to miss it for fucking BLAST, same as this year there wiwll only be like 1 or 2 events where all good teams actually show up, terrible for cs players, terrible for cs viewers, all players and teams involved should be ashamed to work with such money hungry assholes as blast. Faith in cs has been lost
What did you people not understand? "BLAST has announced all 12 partnered teams"
This is how BLAST works. You become a partner and sell your soul to this organizer and thus is required to participate and play in X amount of BLAST tournaments throughout the year, which we ALL know there will be quite alot of them. Some teams like NiP try their hardest at every BLAST tournament because thats really the only tournament they have a chance in. Other teams like Astralis don't give a fuck and is satisfied with collecting enough points to become top4 overall. I don't think this will change during 2020 no matter how much money they throw into it.
As a viewer however, I do enjoy BLAST, but I can definitely understand how a team like fnatic can decline their spot because they want to focus 200% on qualifying for the major and get back to where they belong.
fnatic and mousesports are two of the most notable omissions from the partnered list, but the organizers have stressed that the 12 partnered teams will not be the only ones participating in BLAST tournaments throughout the year.
WHY CAN'T PEOPLE FUCKING READ
CompLexity and OG both have undeserved spots, of course they paid for it
Teams can play in BLAST Showdowns and from there they can attend Spring/Fall finals if they qualify and the Global final.
mouz etc will play in 2020 Showdown, idk why but they will.