BLAST Pro Series Global Final to feature $500,000 prize pool

RFRSH Entertainment has revealed more details about the final event of the year, which will have $500,000 on the line.

The announcement brings the total prize pool for the year to $2.25 million as the event will bring the curtain down on the season after seven regular tournaments, each one with $250,000 on the line.

The BLAST Pro Series Global Final, to be held at an as-yet undisclosed location in December, will feature the four highest scoring teams according to a point system introduced by BLAST this year.

Astralis are currently leading the season standings

The event will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three format, with the winning side earning $350,000 and the title of BLAST Pro Series season champion.

Seven teams are confirmed for the season, and, according to RFRSH Entertainment, they "will each play 5 BLAST Pro Series tournaments". This means that Astralis, the team with the most trophies in BLAST history to date (three), will skip two of the four events that will be held after Madrid.

The seven teams confirmed for the season are:

Starting in Madrid, every BLAST Pro Series event will feature just five sides from this lot, who will be joined by either a wildcard team or the winner of a qualifier. The Spanish event has one slot open for an Iberian qualifier, featuring the likes of Movistar Riders and Giants.

The BLAST Pro Series season leaderboard currently looks as follows:

#1
NiKo | 
Slovenia ArlindEl 
Wow
2019-04-12 16:47
F5
2019-04-12 16:48
#35
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
why invite mibr
2019-04-12 16:54
#40
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Brazil RyanBCKS 
It's because Brazilian need a tier 1 champ to view
2019-04-12 16:55
#152
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
You can watch tournaments that there ar no Brazilian teams you know that?
2019-04-13 00:13
#154
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Brazil RyanBCKS 
Yes, but Brazilian public is too big, they need them, that gives money a lot, I watch a lot of games, Asia, Europe, South America, North America
2019-04-13 00:16
mad because BIG aren't good enough to be invited for t1 events? OMEGALUL
2019-04-12 16:57
#45
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
no, they arent tier1 so thats fair. But neither are mibr edit: I rather had ence or Renegades invited
2019-04-12 16:59
from a business standpoint its smarter to invite mibr/cloud9/nip or some team with a lot of fans. more fans = more viewership = more money
2019-04-12 17:02
#72
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Austria shaakeh 
Where is North then
2019-04-12 17:12
Irrelevant
2019-04-12 17:18
#81
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Norway SaltySausage 
only danish team people care about is astralis
2019-04-12 17:18
Denmark
2019-04-12 17:26
#113
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United States TeasinTrio 
wow ur actually smart
2019-04-12 17:50
#120
frozen | 
Slovakia Akos 
Ence has a lot of fans tho And so do the renegades Its cuz they have a partnership with immortals actually so they basically have to invite mibr
2019-04-12 18:05
#153
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
If you think those 2 teams have a bigger fanbase than mibr you’re stupid
2019-04-13 00:14
#58
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Poland Djdawidosik 
+1 Renegades would be awesome!
2019-04-12 17:05
#60
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Netherlands Dust2isBest 
Mibr have shit ton of fans but why does nip get to attend all of them? We should have seen mouz or renegades, fnatic or even Tyloo once
2019-04-12 17:06
#67
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
they are well known for their dominant phase 3 years ago smh
2019-04-12 17:10
#135
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World neomax360 
every team can't play blast Pro series. Only 7 slot available for this season. If Ence keep up this year, then next will get invite in all big event next year. And Mibr keep sucking dick then they will become like G2 (having to through qualifier to attend big event)
2019-04-12 19:23
#63
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
+1
2019-04-12 17:08
Exactly...
2019-04-12 17:32
Hopefully RNG gets an invite along the way
2019-04-12 18:02
Yee
2019-04-12 18:38
#143
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Brazil AidoNou 
I agree with everything but the wth renegades there, if you're picking tier 3 teams you should bring furia and vitality
2019-04-12 21:15
#163
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
0/8
2019-04-13 10:49
+1
2019-04-13 08:53
#79
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India AMKW 
C9 is not T1 #142 is the rank
2019-04-12 17:16
neither are MIBR now
2019-04-12 17:43
MIBR- 0 points
2019-04-12 17:45
#17
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Bulgaria potatomato 
F5
2019-04-12 16:49
Blast format NotLikeThis
2019-04-12 17:02
F5
2019-04-12 16:51
sad
2019-04-12 16:54
#54
NiKo | 
Slovenia ArlindEl 
Are you mad bcuz im not
2019-04-12 17:03
#2
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Ukraine Dragonb0rn 
ye
2019-04-12 16:47
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez for TL
2019-04-12 16:48
#27
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United States zmpneon 
Mmmmmm shmart
2019-04-12 16:51
+1
2019-04-12 17:45
Free $350,000 for Astralis
2019-04-12 16:48
as always
2019-04-12 16:49
#28
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
+1
2019-04-12 16:51
#5
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Denmark Shremble 
gj
2019-04-12 16:48
#7
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India rohansamal 
This is exciting
2019-04-12 16:48
EZ money for Astralis
2019-04-12 16:48
ez 500k for mobr
2019-04-12 16:48
+1
2019-04-12 16:48
#10
woxic | 
Turkey Samsun85 
No NRG? That sucks...
2019-04-12 16:48
whoa
2019-04-12 16:48
Wtf
2019-04-12 16:49
Rigged for Astralis
2019-04-12 16:49
#16
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Uruguay zero`SAMA 
NO FLUKENCE? WAT ?
2019-04-12 16:49
#93
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North America SLGam1ng 
Wnce was there because c9 had to widraw from sau paulo for not having a roster
2019-04-12 17:28
#124
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Uruguay zero`SAMA 
FLUCK
2019-04-12 18:34
Fuck this tournament already, always same teams, always same shitty format, conflict of interest everywhere
2019-04-12 16:49
And always the same winner
2019-04-12 16:53
#85
Magisk | 
Brazil vChuck1 
Format is different u stupid
2019-04-12 17:21
Br talking lmao, Im talking about how they organise their shit overall, dont care about that useless lan final with half the team not deserving an invite
2019-04-12 17:37
#88
woxic | 
Turkey Samsun85 
Agreed
2019-04-12 17:23
#19
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
naice
2019-04-12 16:50
Nice
2019-04-12 16:50
Wow nice
2019-04-12 16:50
#22
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Germany k_den 
astralis skipping 2 blast events confirmed that means 2 easy lans for their intel grand slam count so win back2back
2019-04-12 16:50
#87
Magisk | 
Brazil vChuck1 
And we know they will play Copenhagen so we can predict 🤓
2019-04-12 17:22
#23
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India pm_oldmonk 
PLEBS AGAINST ROUND ROBIN CRY IS FREE
2019-04-12 16:51
#25
HUMANS | 
Europe Men))) 
Rigged for Astralis AF
2019-04-12 16:51
#145
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Denmark Duckter007 
How
2019-04-12 22:16
+1 but do BO3 format
2019-04-12 16:51
Do it in Portugal pls!
2019-04-12 16:52
SAME TEAMS ....
2019-04-12 16:52
#32
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
'The event will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three format' this must be a joke. A tournament with 4 teams either needs a Bo5 final or be double elimination, Blast can't stop disappointing. 7 events + finals = 105 Bo1s + ONLY 10 Bo3s what a shitshow
2019-04-12 16:54
#56
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United States jaeger_steam 
This whole format confuses me. When the first blast was announced, it seemed just like a fun, 2 day tournament, with the 1v1s providing some non serious entertainment for both the players and the fans. Now they turn the whole thing into a legit tournament circuit with a championship tournament at the end? While still keeping the same super casual format? What?
2019-04-12 17:04
#78
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Finland JAarnio 
+11111111
2019-04-12 17:16
#98
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Exactly this.
2019-04-12 17:34
yeah pleaseeeee change to bo3's and add a day
2019-04-12 17:44
I don't know for sure, but this format could be easier to sell to TV stations? Only bo3 and a bo5 final is too much for most mainstream channels.
2019-04-12 20:36
#140
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United States jaeger_steam 
I dont know. I feel if TV was the goal, they wouldve tried to partner with a network first and make a format that fit that schedule at that point, while using an actually good format in the meantime. To me it just seems like they are caught between being a casual, just for fun tournament and a serious tier1 tournament circuit that all of the top teams want to go to (which they cant because it is primarily invite only because it is a small, non serious format...) But RFRSH is danish correct? Have there been any rumblings on danish networks about a tv deal?
2019-04-12 20:45
It's already on Danish TV, have been for a while now. The channel broadcasting, will have 700 hours of CS:GO this year. FIFA also gets TV time, on another network in collaboration with dreamhack
2019-04-12 22:33
#148
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United States jaeger_steam 
Well shit, nvm then. Thats pretty cool. Denmark is really starting to embrace esports it seems. Apart from eleague, its still a no go over here. Too many traditional sports that get all the attention
2019-04-12 23:00
Our "national sports association", offers courses for people who want to coach CS and a couple of other games. Plus we have more and more "eSports colleges" that offer CS/eSports classes. Koreans of europe!
2019-04-12 23:03
#157
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United States Jammin800k 
Alright I'm moving to Denmark
2019-04-13 02:48
I love these RFRSH guys :) keep up with the good work :)
2019-04-12 16:53
#99
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Kids said this to Michael Jackson too :>
2019-04-12 17:34
Mad cuz of the format?
2019-04-12 17:53
#136
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Because RFSH doesn't give a shit to improve the CS + owning a team and inviting them to your event + shit Bo1 formats + Shit finals format + making Astralis skip events because of Blast + inviting teams like C9, NiP, Mibr because of fans and not CS performance + 3 simultaneous games + shit aim battle. I appreciate them as owners of Astralis but as a tournament organizer its just a train-wreck
2019-04-12 19:56
Yeah i am not a big fan of this format. But they are doing those things in one day so even if they change it, it will not be that much different but still thats ok, i still have fun with it and especially i am very grateful to them, to taking the CS to various countries which are not good with their esports organizations like Turkey, Spain.. (Denmark and US not included) So yeah, they are doing great work imo
2019-04-12 20:55
#36
shox | 
India iejesus 
same shitty teams
2019-04-12 16:54
Nice
2019-04-12 16:55
#38
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Poland misioneos 
tier1 teams, tier1 prize pool, tier4 tournament because of retarded format ;///
2019-04-12 16:55
ez 4 ence
2019-04-12 16:55
#41
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Sweden ZYNGA_ 
Where is ENCE?
2019-04-12 16:56
#164
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Europe lalt 
Well, ENCE isn't even included on leaderboard despite being 3rd in last tournament. Final tournament is exclusively for their 7 partner organizations.
2019-04-13 17:41
meme WESG 800k
2019-04-12 16:57
Where's ence?
2019-04-12 16:58
#46
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Russia undeadc00l 
stop inviting clown9 and m1:3r
2019-04-12 16:58
cloud 9 actually does better than nip, faze and mibr at half these events. (MIBR and Faze at all of them)
2019-04-12 17:02
#74
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Russia undeadc00l 
top 142 btw
2019-04-12 17:13
#102
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Blast wants fans not quality CS
2019-04-12 17:37
Probably won't be in NA given so many visa issues. RIP. Gonna be in EU so good for EU folks.
2019-04-12 17:01
#167
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Denmark NoHx|FOXZ 
Tell me if I’m wrong but is Miami and Los Angeles not in NA?
2019-04-14 07:22
#47
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
Yh ok whatever anymore news about blast isnt news same teams same event ez free ranking points for invites
2019-04-12 17:01
#49
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Indonesia en1lykS 
Still the same invites team? WTF...
2019-04-12 17:01
Literally a money laundering scheme for the Astralis players.
2019-04-12 17:03
#55
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Denmark Jonasnhj 
Thats Amazing!
2019-04-12 17:04
#57
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
free $$$ for Astralis
2019-04-12 17:04
But ENCE!
2019-04-12 17:06
#62
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Asia fakedollface 
Blast Major maybe?
2019-04-12 17:07
#64
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Finland lasarus 
C9 LMAO
2019-04-12 17:09
ez 4 astralis
2019-04-12 17:09
LISBON???????
2019-04-12 17:09
POG
2019-04-12 17:11
#69
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Chile strong221 
PHO
2019-04-12 17:12
#70
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Ukraine ksay 
ence didn't happen ECKSDEE
2019-04-12 17:12
#71
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
mibr wasted spot
2019-04-12 17:12
#73
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Finland Emvi 
people saying amazing didn't read the announcement...
2019-04-12 17:13
#75
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Germany Constikdw 
That’s pretty unfair. No Chance for teams to qualify. Always the same teams, most of them don’t even deserve to be there (mibr, faze, nip, c9). And the shitty format makes it even more laughable. Tbh just fuck blast
2019-04-12 17:14
#76
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Finland Emvi 
+1
2019-04-12 17:16
#94
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Germany lor3nz 
+111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
2019-04-12 17:31
Yes! Ofc i would want to see Ence there, but renegades would do also. We need qualis for this shit. Fakin wasted spots.
2019-04-12 17:46
Astralis gonna win
2019-04-12 17:16
#82
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Switzerland camboy 
„Navi is like a 2v5 for us“ - Naf Navi > Ence > LiQuit
2019-04-12 17:19
#83
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Norway PeteZz 
Finally! Excited about this one.
2019-04-12 17:19
Astralis will get it
2019-04-12 17:21
Matchfixing scum bag org with 15-15 draw to make just profit
2019-04-12 17:22
#89
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France DesmondHumes 
Invite G2 or Vitality !
2019-04-12 17:23
#91
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Godstralis and Liquid already in (supposedly). I hope they’re joined by NiP and FaZe or maybe NaVi.
2019-04-12 17:27
Where’s ence?
2019-04-12 17:28
NIP, MIBR , C9 and Faze are all wasted spots. Renegades, Vitality, ENCE and NRG all deserve the spots more than any one of those teams.
2019-04-12 17:33
+9999
2019-04-12 17:47
Lul ence yes the rest no
2019-04-12 18:54
dont be retarded men
2019-04-12 18:55
Imagine owning the best team in the world, you can organize events, get sweet advertising revenue, and redistribute most of the cashprize to yourself anyways
2019-04-12 17:32
#100
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Portugal SnakeEyes69 
GIANTS
2019-04-12 17:37
- mibr -c9 + ence +renegades They just get mibr and c9 because they got big fanbase...
2019-04-12 17:37
+9999
2019-04-12 17:47
#122
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United States ferric 
+1 even tho I dislike enfe, have to agree with this one
2019-04-12 18:16
Welp just how it goes, ence and renegades getting higher rank is more recent development anyway, maybe if they were top 5 teams start of the year they could have had better chance to be in this...
2019-04-13 02:57
Same fucken teams everytime
2019-04-12 17:41
Yeah but these are the top teams rn xd
2019-04-13 04:03
Cloud 9, mibr are not really top teams right now looking at their form
2019-04-13 05:11
#112
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Canada rdss 
remove mirb.....invite ence mibr waste of spot.....
2019-04-12 17:48
#115
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Finland dev2ce 
wtf nice format, one bo3 and you’re out
2019-04-12 17:52
#137
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Shit formats and Blast events name a more iconic duo
2019-04-12 19:58
#117
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Poland SchuceK 
ENCE?
2019-04-12 18:02
who cares? Worst format of any tournament which sets up the team that they own to win every time ZzZzZzZzZzZzZz CONFLICT OF INTEREST HERRO
2019-04-12 18:02
Yeah, rfrsh is clearly giving astralis the win for free, They just give them wallhack so they can win Astralis is a shit team which cant win anything dude OMEGALOL
2019-04-13 04:02
#121
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United States ferric 
Why make a global finals tournament when the only teams that ever make it to the tournament are the invited teams that RFRSH chooses? This is just a move by Blast to stay relevant as a top tournament organizer. They will never be a premier tournamnent org with their invite system and format.
2019-04-12 18:15
Yeah exactly I have no idea what the fuck this tournament is anymore. All I can say it looks like it’s free money for astralis every tournament. Do they realize it gets stale watching the same fucking teams try to beat Astralis every tournament
2019-04-12 18:53
#123
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
Finals in Lisbon? POG
2019-04-12 18:16
OOF just imagine it KreyGasm
2019-04-12 20:56
pls mibr))
2019-04-12 18:35
#126
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Other notAbait 
easy money laundry tournament
2019-04-12 18:36
Seriously
2019-04-12 18:53
#134
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Other notAbait 
Yes /s
2019-04-12 19:11
Subscribe to Braxter on youtube with smiley face!
2019-04-12 18:39
Blast ProSeries is a fucking joke. Yeah let’s keep inviting the same fucking teams to every event when there’s only six teams that can be there. So in the end it’ll be the exact same teams it started off the year that will be in the finals. If you’re not a fan of one of the teams in the tournament, then these tournaments are shit to watch. Every time we know Astralis will win. Yet the same fucking teams are invited to every fucking blast tournament. Someone better fix their fucking format before next year or the viewership is going to rocket down
2019-04-12 18:54
#138
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Blast doesn't give a shit to online viewers and the CS scene overall. As long as the arenas are stacked and the crowd its hyped its all good thats why they chose locations with passionate fans like Brazil, Turkey and Denmark. The shit format and short event makes the tournament cheap to run so they can maximize their profit.
2019-04-12 20:03
They choose these locations because the government's of the them pay half the costs with tax payers money.
2019-04-13 02:45
#144
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
No ence? Refresh worst org ever
2019-04-12 21:26
again same teams... so boring
2019-04-12 22:24
#150
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Norway SystRay 
Awesome stuff
2019-04-12 23:29
Invite asian team man stupid fuck.. you got 7 team 500k cant invite 1 asian team? Shows your tourney racist
2019-04-12 23:32
how the fuck is it racist
2019-04-13 20:45
#155
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United States subzera 
pls be in NA
2019-04-13 02:01
Um, what about ence?
2019-04-13 23:31
The event will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three format
2019-04-14 10:38
Stupid invite nip when got better team in asia vici tyloo Racist tourney
2019-04-14 18:13
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