BLAST Pro Series Madrid viewer's guide
With BLAST Pro Series Madrid kicking off in 24 hours, we present a comprehensive viewer's guide for the $250,000 tournament.
The third BLAST Pro Series event of 2019 is set to kick off on Friday, May 10, taking place at the Madrid Arena, located in the heart of the Spanish capital. Over the next two days, six contestants will duke it out in looks to secure the grand prize of $125,000.
Consistent with previous events of the BLAST Pro circuit, the group stage will feature a best-of-one, round-robin format, with the top two sides advancing straight to the best-of-three grand final.
Currently only five contestants are known for the tournament, as the sixth will be decided in a best-of-three Iberian play-in, featuring Movistar Riders and Giants. The play-in will precede the first two rounds of the group stage, all of which will take place inside the Madrid Arena on Friday, May 10. The second, and final day of the tournament will also take place in front of a live audience on Saturday, May 11.
Prior to the start of the grand final, a bonus match called the 'BLAST Pro Stand-off' will take place, where the third-placed team of the group stage will pick another side to face in a showmatch featuring five 1vs1 aim duels. The subsequent victor of the match-up will secure an additional $20,000 in prize money.
Below are all currently-known participants of BLAST Pro Series Madrid:
The full tournament schedule can be found below:
Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
19:00 - BLAST Pro Series Stand-off | Five 1vs1 aim duels
20:00 - Grand final | BO3
Adam Savage will once more be bringing the hype to the crowd in the capacity of stage host, while Alex "Machine" Richardson will be hosting the desk. Analysis will be brought by a talented mix of former and active professional players in Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, Christine "potter" Chi and Noah "Nifty" Francis, with three casting pairs describing in detail all the matches.
Below is the comprehensive on-air talent lineup:
Adam Savage - Stage Host
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host
Frankie Ward - Interviewer
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
Noah "Nifty" Francis - Analyst
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Commentator
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Anders Blume - Commentator
James Bardolph - Commentator
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
The $250,000 prize pool will be distributed as per below:
1. $125,000 + 10 BPS Points
2. $50,000 + 8 BPS Points
3. $25,000 + 6 BPS Points
4. $15,000 + 4 BPS Points
5. $10,000 + 2 BPS Points
BLAST Pro Stand-off winner: $20,000