HLTV.org live from Riffa

Our two-man crew has arrived at the ISA Sports City in Riffa, Bahrain to begin our live coverage of BLAST Pro Series Global Final.

The $500,000 tournament featuring the best-performing teams in the 2019 BLAST Pro Series circuit, Astralis, Liquid, FaZe, and NiP, will kick off at 13:00 with the first match of the double-elimination bracket as the Swedish squad will take on Nikola "NiKo" Kovač's side.

The No.1 and No.4 teams in the world, Astralis and Liquid, will go head to head in a highly-anticipated encounter to close out the first day, before Friday and Saturday will see the rest of the bracket play out.

FaZe and NiP are set to kick off the Global Final

As always, we have prepared a viewer's guide with all the details about the event, and to find out about the storylines going into the tournament, make sure to read up on all the teams in a preview written by Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin.

Our two-man crew boasting Radoslaw "MAKKU" Makuch and Milan "Striker" Švejda has already been in Bahrain since Wednesday and talked to all four participants during the media day.

You can find all of the pre-interviews below:

Denmark Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander on mouz loss: "I'm blaming myself; I think I threw some of the rounds"

Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic: "I think it was for sure an Astralis year, but this was an amazing year for North America"

Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer: "In Odense, I couldn't hit a bus if I wanted to"

Sweden Fredrik "REZ" Sterner: "THREAT hasn't really come into the team yet; he will do more in the future"

You can look forward to more interviews as the tournament progresses, more photos in the galleries, and regular stories on Instagram.

Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1271
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1353
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
903
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
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#2
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Sweden Nokkeri 
Nice ones
2019-12-12 12:47
indeed
2019-12-12 16:25
#3
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Norway FACEIT_LVL_10 
WHERE LUL
2019-12-12 12:48
Cool
2019-12-12 12:49
#15
oBo | 
United States FrothaJuan 
13 comments lol
2019-12-12 13:10
#17
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0 
Lol where xD
2019-12-12 13:13
#18
oBo | 
United States FrothaJuan 
All deleted
2019-12-12 13:22
ok
2019-12-12 13:11
#19
oBo | 
United States FrothaJuan 
GL Liquid
2019-12-12 13:24
lol how can all comments be deleted
2019-12-12 13:46
#21
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Ukraine Hierophant 
Nice
2019-12-12 13:48
thanks but I'd rather watch a cool tournament like cs_summit
2019-12-12 13:49
#23
FalleN | 
Brazil zeraSK 
Cool
2019-12-12 14:01
will there be any crowd? xD
2019-12-12 14:03
Yeah
2019-12-12 14:28
This country is also hosting the next Football World Cup
2019-12-13 06:36
Shit tournament?
2019-12-12 14:06
#26
oBo | 
United States FrothaJuan 
Wow new format looks weird, might need some explaining
2019-12-12 14:17
It’s double elimination The event says single elimination though((( hltv.org/events/4889/blast-pro-series-gl..
2019-12-12 14:22
#28
oBo | 
United States FrothaJuan 
Nah not this current format, this new blast event format
2019-12-12 14:22
Ok
2019-12-12 14:26
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