BLAST Pro Series São Paulo viewer's guide
As we approach the starting time of BLAST Pro Series São Paulo, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need to know about the $250,000 event.
The first BLAST Pro Series tournament of 2019 will be held at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil, where six of the top eight teams in the world will be in action on March 22-23.
The competition will kick off with a best-of-one, round-robin group stage, with the top two sides advancing to the grand final to fight for the $125,000 first-place prize. The map vetoes for all the group stage games will be revealed on Thursday in a live stream session.
The first two group stage rounds will be played behind closed doors on Friday, while the remaining three rounds and the grand final will be held in front of a live audience on Saturday.
A bonus match called 'BLAST Pro Stand-off' will take place prior to the grand final, where the third-placed team in the group stage picks another side to play in a match featuring five 1vs1 aim duels for a chance to win a $20,000 prize.
Below you can find the six teams in attendance:
The complete schedule for this two-day event looks as follows:
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
21:00 - BLAST Pro Series Stand-off | five 1vs1 aim duels
22:00 - Grand final | BO3
Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere, who will make her first appearance at an international CS:GO event, headlines the talent list. The famous Belgian host will be joined by the analyst trio of Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Christine "potter" Chi, and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, while three commentator duos will bring you the action live.
Below you can find the complete on-air team for the event:
Adam Savage - Stage Host
Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere - Desk Host
Frankie Ward - Interviewer
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Anders Blume - Commentator
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Commentator
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl – Commentator
The prize distribution will be as follows:
BLAST Pro Stand-off winner: $20,000