BLAST Pro Series Istanbul in doubt due to snap elections

BLAST Pro Series' upcoming event in Istanbul is in doubt after Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, called for snap elections on June 24, the event's organisers have revealed.

On BLAST Pro Series' Twitter, RFRSH Entertainment revealed that it is "now evaluating our alternatives" as the event is set to clash with the country's parliamentary and presidential polls, which have been brought forward by more than a year.

BLAST Pro Series Istanbul is in doubt

It is currently unclear whether RFRSH will prioritise finding a new location or simply postponing the Turkish event, which was due to be held at the Ulker Sports Arena.

"One thing has not changed: We want to bring World Class Counter-Strike and the most interesting, engaging and fun esports event to Istanbul," RFRSH Entertainment added.

RFRSH had recently pushed the event back a day to June 23-24 to avoid a clash with important university exams that will take place across Turkey, with Space Soldiers, NiP, SK, FaZe, Astralis and Cloud9 all confirmed for the six-team competition.

BLAST Pro Series Istanbul is the first of four international events that RFRSH have planned for 2018. A second event, announced on Tuesday, will be held at Copenhagen Games' Royal Arena on November 2-3, with $250,000 on offer.

wtf? again delayed? SAD! this is truely unexpected! didnt expect turkey to have elections...erdogan is gonna win anyway lol
2018-04-18 20:43
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#8
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Austria shaak!
3rd world
2018-04-18 20:43
10 replies
erdogan ayy lmao online soldiers ftw
2018-04-18 21:04
9 replies
#83
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Turkey Mustafa-
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2k18 LUL
2018-04-18 21:09
8 replies
#84
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Brazil junera
I thought the headline would be: "BLAST PRO SERIES ISTANBUL IN DOUBT DUE TO ONLINE SOLDIERS EMBARASSING PERFORMANCES ON LAN"
2018-04-18 21:12
7 replies
ONLINE SOLDIERS ONLINE 😨 ONLINE SOLDIERS ON LAN 🤣
2018-04-18 21:16
6 replies
😆😂😂🔥🔥💯 fam we HAWT
2018-04-18 21:59
Why you switch flags?
2018-04-19 02:50
4 replies
It's a tribute to Gaymers2, I like how they are garbage and made my prediction real
2018-04-19 03:02
3 replies
ok
2018-04-19 03:34
2 replies
#152
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Germany GODsuNny
wtf
2018-04-30 18:56
1 reply
what
2018-05-01 05:15
#15
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Paraguay imjustmau
SS won't win a Lan in 2018 confirmed
2018-04-18 20:44
#3
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Germany liddeb0b
erdogaN strong blast series wronk
2018-04-18 20:43
1 reply
+1
2018-04-18 21:15
#4
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Greece knk74
fakin erdocunt
2018-04-18 20:43
#5
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Turkey Alpyy
Fuck just cancel it
2018-04-18 20:43
#6
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India ashwani597
GG
2018-04-18 20:43
#7
kNgV- | 
Poland Mleko1
unluko maluco
2018-04-18 20:43
BLAST unluko
2018-04-18 20:43
#10
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Brazil m4ri
erdogan = dilma
2018-04-18 20:46
2 replies
More respect to the best presidAnta
2018-04-18 20:58
1 reply
#106
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Brazil m4ri
0/8
2018-04-18 22:00
Lol
2018-04-18 20:43
#12
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Bulgaria nekzcs
come to Sofia
2018-04-18 20:43
1 reply
#134
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Sweden zae
Is this becuase we R from BULGARIa??????
2018-04-19 03:07
ok
2018-04-18 20:44
erdogan is hating the youth
2018-04-18 20:44
1 reply
#51
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Other Arubian
Especially in our country :/
2018-04-18 20:55
#17
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France StickyRice
Rip Turkey
2018-04-18 20:44
ayy erdogan
2018-04-18 20:44
LOL! TURKEY SUCKS BLAST SUCKS
2018-04-18 20:44
3 replies
Judging by your name I'm pretty sure you are a jake pauler.
2018-04-18 20:49
1 reply
+1 lmao
2018-04-20 10:25
Prove it
2018-04-18 22:37
#20
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Brazil _Awper
kkkkkk unluko maluco
2018-04-18 20:44
3rd world lul
2018-04-18 20:44
4 replies
poland said lul
2018-04-18 20:51
2 replies
nodata said lul
2018-04-18 20:53
1 reply
#137
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Ireland kaffet
polish says 3rd world LOL
2018-04-19 05:52
Poorland says 3rd world lul
2018-04-19 08:17
erdogan to win 99% of votes
2018-04-18 20:44
#23
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Europe smasherrr
unlucky
2018-04-18 20:44
unluko
2018-04-18 20:44
erdoDOG
2018-04-18 20:45
1 reply
+1
2018-04-18 21:44
Erdogan loool
2018-04-18 20:45
Expected from a Turkey... i meant just Turkey
2018-04-18 20:46
unluko maluko erdogan
2018-04-18 20:46
#30
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Turkey ogmass
he ruined even counter-strike. i want to cry.
2018-04-18 20:46
LMFAO
2018-04-18 20:46
#32
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Germany _mAyo_
Sultan Erdoğan I.
2018-04-18 20:46
#33
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Nepal Askje
Once time we can have event in turkey and they second time delayed it LUL
2018-04-18 20:47
erDOG lul
2018-04-18 20:47
#36
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Poland KasPro
Rip
2018-04-18 20:47
erdogan cunt ruining turkish cs scene
2018-04-18 20:47
2 replies
Yes bro he should have checked if there s an event incoming before determining the date of snap election
2018-04-18 22:07
1 reply
exactly
2018-04-18 23:56
i like how blast series considers and respects university enterence exam but your fucking president doenst
2018-04-18 20:48
3 replies
Dont they have an exam on 24th aswell? Or is it only 23rd?
2018-04-18 20:51
1 reply
there is 2 exams on 23rd and 24th
2018-04-18 21:41
i am fucking speechless
2018-04-18 21:29
Unluko maluco
2018-04-18 20:49
Turkey in 2018 HYPERLUL
2018-04-18 20:49
#42
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Germany h1treX
Guess why noone ever organised an event in turkey :thinking:
2018-04-18 20:50
#JustErdoganThings
2018-04-18 20:50
Blast pro season 1- 1 day delay Blast pro season 2- Infinite delay I like where this is going
2018-04-18 20:52
SS dont deserve this tournament anyways.
2018-04-18 20:53
7 replies
Why !! because they was bad at dreamhack , right ?!?! Fucking idiot just support them , you should
2018-04-18 20:55
6 replies
Hassiktir lan! They got a gaming house, they got salaries, they got fame, they got everything that no other turkish cs players have. One thing they had to do is doing their best. They are not playing bad, they are playing like total pussies. You can see their body language, they are afraid to lose. Who cares if you lose, just play with courage and make us proud. No they dont deserve shit as long as they puss out like this.
2018-04-18 21:07
5 replies
But they did very good job for turkey cs . You can't betray . Not with only 1 tournament .
2018-04-18 21:45
1 reply
I dont care if they lose... When they play like pussies, they are not doing anything good for turkey.
2018-04-18 21:57
This is lan game teams are supposed to take it seriously and play more careful to no fuck such opportunities up . The problem with spacesoldiers they took it way too seriously
2018-04-18 22:11
2 replies
Yeah and the seriousness turns into fear. They were not motivated for this at all.
2018-04-18 22:27
1 reply
Stop calling them pussies. If you even watched their online games before coming here, you would understand that they weren't special at all and their aims weren't even at peak. They came to this tournament unprepared and they payed the price. You should also consider that they had a tough group. Astralis are the favorites to win the tournament, gambit played fucking awesome, a fluke, even adren said in his interview that they weren't expecting to play ct side so well. Even if ss won against gambit, beating liquid would have been incredibly tough. Also we all know that ss are a team who rely on momentum. In bo1's, if they lose momentum, they can't comeback. Also everyone had dogshit aim so expected but they will work hard for the upcoming 3 big tourney's and prove everyone WRONG!
2018-04-19 18:36
unluko maluco
2018-04-18 20:54
kick_erdogan_ffs
2018-04-18 20:56
expectad from erdogan dictator
2018-04-18 20:56
expected from Erdogan "Twofaced" Toledo
2018-04-18 20:56
#57
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Norway anMu
Lmao #Just3rdWorldThings People can’t go vote at morning before event starts or wtf??? Pls let’s just stick to EU and NA must be really fun to be worried every second someone can bomb himself in crowd.
2018-04-18 20:58
2 replies
Lul cry moar xD
2018-04-18 23:19
There is less terror in turkey than in france becouse noone cares if in there has been a bomb attack in turkey... it never gets to the world news, and the only reason of the attacks is to get attention. LMAO
2018-04-20 10:45
#58
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Germany _mAyo_
that might be a reason to vote out the sultan ;)
2018-04-18 20:56
#59
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Turkey Styyx
Amcik ya
2018-04-18 20:57
#61
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Europe WutZeFak
move it to copenhagen plzzzz
2018-04-18 20:58
#62
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Turkmenistan Autista
hahahah blast first even they plan for two days but only play one day and now they don't even manage to get one day pls disband
2018-04-18 20:58
OC
2018-04-18 20:58
#65
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Belgium Donderinho
Erdogan reported
2018-04-18 20:59
#67
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Slovakia TatKo
Feels kinda bad for the turkish guys.
2018-04-18 21:00
Better cancel it.ANELE
2018-04-18 21:01
Turkish cs
2018-04-18 21:01
feelsbad for turkeys
2018-04-18 21:02
Expected from dictator
2018-04-18 21:02
#75
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Europe erhansol
are you ready for dictatorship? we will miss you democracy and freedom
2018-04-18 21:05
erdogan did it so ss cant take rekt on lan with home crowd
2018-04-18 21:06
Erdogan don’t want to see SS being humiliated in turkey 😂
2018-04-18 21:08
Expected from dictator
2018-04-18 21:09
Democracy? Turkey lul
2018-04-18 21:13
#90
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Finland t33mu
Expected from dictator
2018-04-18 21:19
Imagine, if SS were able to perform on LAN..... ....the elections would be moved to a week after. They are trying to avoid the embarassment.
2018-04-18 21:29
ruhunuzu sikiyim sizin
2018-04-18 21:31
#94
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Australia StVincent
ty.mr erdogan hahaah
2018-04-18 21:34
#99
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Turkey okokaslan
expected amk
2018-04-18 21:44
blast pro katowice inc ez
2018-04-18 21:49
#103
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Finland Smoonah
get fkd by erdogans
2018-04-18 21:55
Why hold elections when erdoDOG will rig them anyway?
2018-04-18 22:01
3 replies
#119
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Turkey vortex1g
-Russian hackers -Cambrigde analytica Seems legit
2018-04-18 22:48
1 reply
-Russian Hackers Oh no so scared of what’s little more than a DNC sham. Besides people forgot how badly we rigged the Yeltsin election. -Cambridge Analytica Only retards don’t realize free websites need to make money somehow and you’re the product. I could care less considering I feed them false info anyway Go away now Erdogan voter and follow your stupid dictator
2018-04-18 23:54
+1
2018-04-19 07:19
ez for tsipras xD hahahahaha just kidding feelsbadfor turks hahahahah
2018-04-18 22:29
This day fucking everything bad for us !!###!!!!!!!##!!#**
2018-04-18 23:04
come to Tallinn
2018-04-18 23:26
#125
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Sweden loveZET
Unluko Maluko ! President Erdogan <3 Target 2023 OMEGALUL
2018-04-18 23:36
but what's the problem? no event can be held on election day?
2018-04-18 23:54
1 reply
I guess the stadium could be reserved as voting hall on election day.
2018-04-19 06:56
Im not love tayyip... im a angry now
2018-04-19 03:06
#135
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Pakistan perth
ah mr dictator back at it again
2018-04-19 03:13
So sad to those teams and blast pro series . I’m sorry boys nothing to do
2018-04-19 06:33
Rule Nr1 DO NEVER TALK ABOUT TURKISH POLITICS ON HLTV
2018-04-19 20:50
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