BLAST Pro Series format announced

RFRSH Entertainment has revealed more details concerning the BLAST Pro Series, including tournament format and prize-pool distribution.

The BLAST Pro Series will kick off with an event in Copenhagen, Denmark, from November 24-25, where six invites teams will battle it out for their share of the $250,000 prize-pool.

Teams will face each other once in a best-of-one round robin group stage, with three matches being played simultaneously. The first two rounds of matches will be played on Friday at an as-yet undisclosed location, while the rest of the tournament will be held at the Royal Arena. 

In the BLAST Pro Series, 15 matches will be played in the group stage

The top two teams from the group stage will face each other in the best-of-three grand final, while the teams ranked third to sixth will play the BLAST Pro Standoffs, two $10,000 winner-takes-all matches. The third-placed finisher gets to pick their opponent, indirectly determining the other match-up as well.   

Here is how the prize-pool distribution for the event looks:

1. $125,000
2. $50,000
3. $25,000
4. $15,000
5. $10,000
6. $5,000

* +$20,000 via the Standoffs

Below you can find the factors that will be considered if teams are tied for points at the end of the group stage:

  • Match wins between tied teams
  • Round difference between tied teams
  • Round difference for the whole group
  • Sudden Death Shootout (only for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place rankings)

If a tie between three or five teams happens, RFRSH will adopt the Sudden Death Shootout, a series of 1on1 aim duels between players. Below you can find more details about this tiebreaker scenario:

Each team will play each other. For each match, both teams will blindly submit their players, in a 1 to 5 order, for duels to the tournament officials.

The first players listed will play a 2 minute aim map duel, with the highest kills scoring a point for the team. The second players will then play, followed by the third and if needed, fourth and fifth.

If two players are tied on kills after 2 minutes, the duel will be recorded as a draw and both teams will be awarded a point.

A team will win the match by gaining a score that the opposition cannot equal within five duels or if the points are tied after five duels, a sudden death duel will occur. Each team will pick a single player for a final duel, the winner will take the match. This duel will be extended until a winner is determined.

#1
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Germany Sabba1 
finally a nice format
2017-08-29 18:58
#3
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World pcmasterrace 
stupid
2017-08-29 18:59
#12
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Norway bouncerul 
1. FaZe 2. Astralis 3. Fnatic if they're the last one invited 4. G2 5. NiP 6. North
2017-08-29 19:01
more like 1.Astralis 2.Fnatic 3.Faze 4.North 5.NiP 6.G2
2017-08-29 19:16
#19
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Norway bouncerul 
I believe in rainzera&co. Let's hope we'll have a great tournament
2017-08-29 19:19
#21
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Philippines itchybells 
why fnatic? if there is SK. IMMO and GAMBIT lol
2017-08-29 19:25
#22
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Norway bouncerul 
Why not?
2017-08-29 19:26
#27
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Netherlands Benji_In_FaZe 
gambit isnt good
2017-08-29 20:09
#28
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Philippines itchybells 
gambit isnt good? champ major? fitch > zeus fire power. and they are already adapted zeus plays.
2017-08-29 20:12
Wow
2017-08-29 20:36
#51
s1mple | 
United States iScorps 
This is eu tournament no favelas or blyats
2017-08-30 07:49
#58
kNgV- | 
Brazil above77 
Well... SK just got an invite rn
2017-08-30 19:02
#60
s1mple | 
United States iScorps 
Sad, wasted spot
2017-08-30 21:42
Someone didn't see them lose eleague qualifiers in first round
2017-08-30 11:42
#57
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Netherlands Benji_In_FaZe 
nt kys
2017-08-30 14:08
#36
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Denmark BassA 
are you drunk haha
2017-08-29 20:37
#42
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Norway bouncerul 
nahhhh dode
2017-08-29 21:29
If NiP does better than North, I'll sell you my house
2017-08-30 09:36
#54
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Inb4 Heroic or Godsent cuz RFRSH owns them too!
2017-08-30 10:20
+1
2017-08-29 20:37
#39
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Brazil ronibr 
-1
2017-08-29 20:59
#45
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United States _SaltY 
stupid tourney who cares anyway
2017-08-29 23:01
#2
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United States Jacacklin 
Wow #1
2017-08-29 18:58
almost gl next time
2017-08-29 19:42
#4
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Russia RussiaLovesG2 
suka blyat
2017-08-29 18:59
lol
2017-08-29 18:58
#6
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Slovakia le01 
logika dope
2017-08-29 18:59
#7
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Latvia Faaakk 
Interesting
2017-08-29 18:59
#8
jks | 
United States jv$ 
hi
2017-08-29 18:59
ok
2017-08-29 18:59
#10
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
That sounds fun and different. Glad i got my Blastzone tickets! :=)
2017-08-29 19:00
#16
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Brazil coldzao2 
smth weird happened to your nose
2017-08-29 19:16
fak off with your sellout lol
2017-08-30 00:20
Interesting
2017-08-29 19:00
Seems like the rest of the world is missing out on that Copenhagen Kush. Here's hoping that Na'Vi / flamie and s1mple aren't invited, because those two will fucking dominate any overtime.
2017-08-29 19:07
This can be good, hype
2017-08-29 19:09
man i read this and i dont understand anything
2017-08-29 19:14
#20
Nodios | 
Liechtenstein diosf 
+1
2017-08-29 19:25
#18
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Denmark bullerina 
Nice. So happy I already got my tickets! Only thing is dates are wrong, as it ends on the 25th and not 26th. Only one day with live crowd, which is a same...
2017-08-29 19:16
tHIS FORMAT SOUNDED PRETTY STUPID AT FIRST AND CONTINUES IN THE SAME FASHION. I REALLY HOPE I'M WRONG ON THIS ONE. A LOT OF MONEY ON THE LINE
2017-08-29 19:37
shoot out thingy sounds really stupid honestly but it could be fun to watch
2017-08-29 19:55
#26
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Malaysia phyzell 
Who cares about the format? Everyone just cares about the money. The prize distribution provides a better justice to all the teams that have invested their time and money to attend the event.
2017-08-29 20:06
#29
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Norway duffz00r 
gl
2017-08-29 20:13
#30
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
nice
2017-08-29 20:17
weird af
2017-08-29 20:22
If a tie between three or five teams happens, RFRSH will adopt the Sudden Death Shootout, a series of 1on1 aim duels between players LUL
2017-08-29 20:26
another shit format
2017-08-29 20:36
#37
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Portugal samf0rd 
Seems like a showmatch format
2017-08-29 20:42
Hope to see the 1v1s. I really think this could be great cause it seems interesting
2017-08-29 20:47
#41
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Australia vamped 
A teams tournament life depending on a fuckin 1v1 aim map is interesting? What are you 12?
2017-08-29 21:20
#46
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Brazil R_ananias 
The teams tournament life depends on winning matches! This is only in the case of a very rare draw.
2017-08-29 23:01
Is it the best way yo do it (to be fair to the teams)?: No, probs not! Will it be entertaining to watch: Probs will imo
2017-08-30 13:33
#40
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Brazil ronibr 
ez sk
2017-08-29 21:00
wat too long didn't read or understand
2017-08-29 21:47
Hard to understand something you didn't read tbh
2017-08-29 22:33
#47
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Brazil mth^ 
SK win BLAST Pro Series over Astralis
2017-08-29 23:03
i thought sk will be competing in the NA tournament of blast series'?
2017-08-30 00:34
#59
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Brazil mth^ 
They wont confirmed
2017-08-30 19:12
#50
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
Nice thanks for info
2017-08-30 00:57
#52
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Russia razorVJ 
Weird stuff.
2017-08-30 08:59
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