BLAST Rising with €30,000 prize pool announced

BLAST and Fantasyexpo have announced a new tournament for up-and-coming teams called BLAST Rising, which will be held in May and feature a €30,000 prize pool ($32,300).

Produced by Polish agency Fantasyexpo and broadcast on the BLASTtv Twitch channel, BLAST Rising will run over the course of three weeks, from May 4-22, with each week featuring four play days.

The tournament will house 16 European teams from the lower echelons of the rankings, with the participants — all of whom will be determined by direct invites — set to be announced on April 28.

"At BLAST we love the elite and allow everyone to be a part of Premier through the Qualifier Series and the Race to the Global Final, but have created BLAST Rising to support teams and players at all stages of their careers," Nicolas Estrup, Director of Product and Experience for BLAST, said in a statement.

"By giving teams and players more opportunity and exposure in the way only BLAST can, we want BLAST Rising to be a platform that drives forward their personal and team growth."

The draw for the group stage will follow on April 30. The 16 teams will be distributed into four round-robin best-of-one groups, in which each team will play each other twice, with the top-two sides advancing to the single-elimination playoff bracket.

In the group stage, each day from Monday-Thursday will see one set of matches played in each group over the first two weeks before the tournament concludes with the playoffs from May 18-22.

#1
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United Kingdom tpsa
nice
2020-04-24 12:04
16 replies
ez 4 mibr
2020-04-24 12:06
12 replies
#26
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Portugal donotrushb
+1
2020-04-24 12:13
3 replies
ez last place indeed
2020-04-24 12:51
2 replies
30k KEKW
2020-04-24 16:06
1 reply
blastralis KEKW
2020-04-24 16:58
+1
2020-04-24 12:18
+1
2020-04-24 12:31
+1
2020-04-24 13:33
#76
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Argentina Sagon1
I would want that but the tournament is just for EU teams :/ Ez4riders
2020-04-24 14:13
1 reply
hahahahahahahhaha
2020-04-24 14:52
Lol the face you said ez for mibr in a tournament for "rising" teams awesone
2020-04-24 14:39
+1
2020-04-24 15:25
Mibr is not a rising team This tournament is for underrated and lower teams Mibr already in the showdown
2020-04-24 16:43
nice dig/mibr should get invite first
2020-04-24 12:17
1 reply
'for up and coming teams'
2020-04-24 13:29
#113
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Portugal ZePagode
EZ4ENCE
2020-04-24 20:13
what
2020-04-24 12:04
awesome!
2020-04-24 12:04
#5
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Russia Ceo_of_navi
ok
2020-04-24 12:05
Ez for Movistar riders
2020-04-24 12:05
12 replies
Don't put them that low lol
2020-04-24 12:06
11 replies
Its their level..
2020-04-24 12:45
6 replies
they legit just won against mousesports. Chill tf out
2020-04-24 18:20
4 replies
Fluke lol, before that theyve done fuck all. Like ever. Nothing offensive towards them but this is kinda their level.
2020-04-24 19:55
3 replies
#116
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Argentina Sagon1
Honestly, I agree with you I don't think they'll win every T1 since today, probably fluke
2020-04-25 03:21
If they can't keep consistent from that game against Mousesports then i'll believe u chief keef.
2020-04-25 14:42
1 reply
Their past since they cant
2020-04-25 14:43
sit the fuck down kiddo
2020-04-24 19:16
#73
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Spain ZephyrBruh
I mean, et's be honest, it says 25+ EU teams and riders is somthing like 36-7 so it's a tournament they should be playing, like mdl
2020-04-24 14:08
Yes, they just won vs top 4 of the world
2020-04-24 18:32
2 replies
#114
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Finland Hei456
One win doesn't tell anything
2020-04-24 20:47
1 reply
#117
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Argentina Sagon1
They won vs ENCE when they were better than this time and they also won vs BIG couple of times. i think they have to be invited
2020-04-25 03:24
#7
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Czech Republic Cuki_
30 000 OMEGALUL
2020-04-24 12:05
3 replies
it would be better if the winner also claimed a spot for blast showdown.
2020-04-24 13:30
why would they throw away money for shit teams xD
2020-04-24 15:44
1 reply
#118
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Argentina Sagon1
But knowing they make more juicy prize pools for T1, I think 30k it's kinda poor prize pool for this teams. Idk
2020-04-25 03:27
30k LUL lootbet 2 inc
2020-04-24 12:05
wtf
2020-04-24 12:05
Ez for secret
2020-04-24 12:06
1 reply
#37
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Albania Edjon
+1
2020-04-24 12:20
I'm signing in
2020-04-24 12:06
EZ 4 ENDPOINT
2020-04-24 12:06
3 replies
i hope they get invited
2020-04-24 14:27
1 reply
+1 they might do good in a tournament like this
2020-04-24 15:11
+1
2020-04-24 15:15
Nice to see
2020-04-24 12:06
#16
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Poland Julka
Very nice
2020-04-24 12:06
#17
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Croatia nAmeless69
Another loot.bet, can’t say i am not excited.
2020-04-24 12:07
blast from tier1 tours to matchfixing tours like lootbet shame on you
2020-04-24 12:07
2 replies
They are doing both bro, this is just smart from them, Keeps doing tier1 events with Exclusive deals plus these match fixing small tourneys for the revenue
2020-04-24 12:10
spotted the retard
2020-04-24 15:45
#19
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Poland Roxin
invite AVEZ plz
2020-04-24 12:08
Good guy blast giving some money to teams like NaVi! They need it
2020-04-24 12:10
2 replies
#94
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Europe AlL1n
Why so mad bru weather still bad and nights long over there?
2020-04-24 15:30
1 reply
yes :/ We had only 5 hours of sun yesterday
2020-04-24 15:36
please invite sAw or Giants, tyty
2020-04-24 12:10
4 replies
#25
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Portugal chicosar
Please invite sAw or Baecon
2020-04-24 12:13
3 replies
yea, baecon > giants, but giants have way more international exposure than any other portuguese team
2020-04-24 12:15
2 replies
#38
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Portugal chicosar
You would rather have a "worst" team playing because they have more international exposure than others? If u think that way, MIBR should be invited to all T1 tournament eventhough they are not good enouth.
2020-04-24 12:20
1 reply
#43
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Portugal chicosar
enough*
2020-04-24 12:26
#23
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Norway PatrickGI
Noice
2020-04-24 12:10
go skade
2020-04-24 12:12
Invite sAw
2020-04-24 12:14
chance for BIG?
2020-04-24 12:15
1 reply
BIG Top 5 Team so no chance for this tourney to be any good if they are not in it.
2020-04-24 12:16
#30
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Poland vexxy77
Chance for polish teams. Let's gooo
2020-04-24 12:16
#31
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Albania Edjon
invite secret ez
2020-04-24 12:16
People clearly didnt read and instead typed some bs, look guys: "The tournament will house 16 European teams from the lower echelons of the rankings" 32.000$ is a lot of money for the smaller teams. Obviously Fnatic, Astralis and NaVi wont attend.
2020-04-24 12:19
1 reply
#54
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Japan pawbeast
Yea 30 000 is a lot for my global elite mix Hope we can win
2020-04-24 12:53
#36
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China KoreanFan
Look at the boy on the left smh.
2020-04-24 12:19
Crazy money god damn!
2020-04-24 12:21
gl hf North
2020-04-24 12:24
Finally we can see the ez4ence meme again
2020-04-24 12:24
EZ4ENCE
2020-04-24 12:32
gambit Y and navi J confirmed i guess
2020-04-24 12:33
invite saw!! i promise they will not disapoint!!
2020-04-24 12:35
1 reply
+1
2020-04-24 12:53
#48
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Romania LicaMihai
Just invite Nexus (RO) and easy 2k+ viewers
2020-04-24 12:35
#49
Grim | 
United States Bibby
INVITE FATEEEEEEE
2020-04-24 12:42
INVITE NEXUSSSS GAMING!!
2020-04-24 12:43
#52
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Denmark ChirosK
No teams from within top 30..
2020-04-24 12:50
#56
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France Il_padrino
Nice for Heretics !
2020-04-24 12:54
#57
Kylar | 
Mongolia alp3n
Ez for AVEZ
2020-04-24 12:59
€30,000 prize pool? So another matchfix league
2020-04-24 13:02
#59
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Portugal EddyParera
Invite Saw, they definitly are worth the invite as they won ESEA Open and are directly on the ESEA Advanced... They are the 2nd best Iberian team with Movistar Riders being 1st (well Saw won against them in January with only one week worth of training, and soon they will battle on ESL Masters so it's really unclear if Saw can surpass MR in a bo3 but definitly a even match) Also, Blast has seen our passion about the game and the numbers we've been putting in streams.
2020-04-24 13:25
2 replies
i hope they invite sAw but that comment dont really makes sense, winning esea open is not that hard the only great team they won against was Heretics(with coach) because for me Giants is really far away from sAw level atm, and Esea advanced is like a 3rd division with 60 teams so... but i hope they invite sAw they have been working hard and having good results beating Winstrike 16-2 and Tricked 16-4 last weekend in DH qualifier almost qualifying for the closed
2020-04-24 13:43
1 reply
#77
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Portugal EddyParera
Sure, Esea Open is not hard but had good teams like Euronics that fell to the runner-up... And Esea Advanced is 2nd division, just below MDL. But you can pick the Flashpoint qualifier and DH qualifier to showcase what Saw can reach...
2020-04-24 14:19
LETS GO HERETICS
2020-04-24 13:27
LETS GO TENERIFE TITANS)
2020-04-24 13:31
2 replies
#74
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Spain ZephyrBruh
the real stev0se? pog, but ez4riders
2020-04-24 14:09
1 reply
VAMOS RIDERS TODAY! And yes)
2020-04-24 14:36
#65
ewjerkz | 
Faroe Islands DJ8
Invite sAw
2020-04-24 13:41
ok
2020-04-24 13:41
#69
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Portugal tiagoacf23
hope saw gets a spot!!
2020-04-24 13:47
#70
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Romania limoo92
Invite Nexus Gaming !
2020-04-24 13:54
Gambit Youngsters?
2020-04-24 13:59
#72
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Russia Syonamaru
Nice. Spirit and ForZe should get invites
2020-04-24 14:07
1 reply
#81
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Austria SplasJ
No ranked to good
2020-04-24 14:36
invite SKADE!
2020-04-24 14:13
Dignitas, godsent, big , forze, spirit.. Will be a good tournament but the prize is low :/ Should be atleast 50k.
2020-04-24 14:22
2 replies
#83
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Austria SplasJ
U do realize that nearly every team u mentioned is ranked too good for this Tournament
2020-04-24 14:37
1 reply
Go check the blast rankings and than reply bro :)
2020-04-24 16:32
That guy in the right, in the picture used in the post, looks 100% like VP.Ramzes666 of Dota 2. Wtf.
2020-04-24 14:35
#84
mir | 
Russia M13F
lul lootbet 50k blast 30k
2020-04-24 14:39
1 reply
Loot bet has the money to do it with all their fixes
2020-04-24 14:55
I support OG,Dig ,you?
2020-04-24 14:41
#89
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Poland SebL
Maybe there will be some Polish teams.
2020-04-24 14:58
#sAwtouadar
2020-04-24 15:53
#104
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Sweden shonk
i thought 30 millies XXDDDD #ValvePleaseInternationalinCSGO
2020-04-24 17:47
Ez for ??
2020-04-24 17:51
Lootbet with better production Pog
2020-04-24 19:03
cool
2020-04-24 19:34
#115
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Portugal Diogo0814
Invite saw.
2020-04-24 21:17
1 reply
#119
akez | 
Finland 0lter
shit team
2020-04-25 14:32
#122
BIG | 
Russia mcdima
NICE!!
2020-04-27 05:17
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