FiReSPORTS partners with BLAST for $141,000 FiRe League

One Latin American team will get the chance to play at the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown at the end of the year.

FiReSPORTS has announced that it has struck a partnership with BLAST ahead of the launch of its next project, a Latin American league called FiRe League with a $141,000 prize pool. In addition to prize money, the competing teams will also vie for a spot at BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown, scheduled for late November.

The FiRe League will kick off in mid-September with a minimum of 24 teams across three regions: North (based in Mexico and including several Caribbean countries), Central (based in Colombia and including Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Panama) and South (based in Argentina and including Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay). All sub-regions will have $18,000 in prize money and $6,000 in "social performance" bonuses that will be based on fan engagement on social media.

The FiRe League will run from September until December

Halfway through the season, the table-toppers in the three sub-regions and one team decided by a fan vote will face off in a quadrangular tournament to determine the team that will attend the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, which will be held from November 25-29 and will have $325,000 and two spots at the Fall Finals on the line.

"There is a highly passionate and thriving CS:GO community in Latin America, we are really excited to be able team up with FiReSPORTS to offer the winning team an opportunity to play in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown later this year," BLAST CEO Robbie Douek told "We look forward to watching some of the best talent in this region go head-to-head and will welcome the eventual winner to our Fall Showdown where they can test themselves against the world’s top Counter-Strike teams on a global stage."

The top two teams from the South sub-region and the winners of the Central and North divisions will lock horns at the $40,000 Regional Finals, which will be held at the Movistar Arena, in Buenos Aires, on December 5. The following day, the two grand finalists will participate in the FiRe League Global Final, a $70,000 tournament that will also feature one team from Brazil and one from Spain.

"Latin America has the same potential as the rest of the world, but no one has dared to bet on this region with this strength," FiReSPORTS's Jerónimo Figueroa Reyes told Infobae. "With this we also want to help brands to acknowledge the Latin American circuit and to value it as they do the rest of the regions."

The open qualifiers for the three sub-regions will be held in August, with more information to be announced in the coming weeks by FiReSPORTS.

Below you can find the teams that have been invited to compete in the South division, which is likely to be expanded to as many as 12 teams:

2020-07-16 15:09
Vamos Betis!
2020-07-16 15:52
2020-07-16 22:04
tier 4 league?
2020-07-17 00:21
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2020-07-16 15:09
Poland Kobel_
2020-07-16 15:09
Russia ToughGuy
2020-07-16 15:10
Ez4 Isurus
2020-07-16 15:10
ez 4 Bit1 and 9z
2020-07-16 15:10
9z tier 4000 XD
2020-07-16 21:57
Gl brothers
2020-07-16 15:11
2020-07-16 15:11
bruh moment very cool
2020-07-16 15:12
Australia |bruh|
2020-07-16 18:18
2020-07-16 15:14
a good chance to the South American scene
2020-07-16 15:15
Ukraine YUR4S
lets go meyern
2020-07-16 15:16
Wtf u are making a csgo tournament in SA and didnt put a qualifier for the biggest country with the best teams? NA TOURNAMENT
2020-07-16 15:17
there will be a guest from brazil and another from spain at the finals, don't worry.
2020-07-16 15:32
Not for the BLAST qualifier tho
2020-07-16 20:33
Europe danjoft
gtfo damn leftie
2020-07-16 23:08
??? What's wrong with you, dumbfuck?
2020-07-17 01:13
Europe Aguss124
The owner and CEO of FiReSPORTS is Argentine. He did it because in the South American region there are no big tournaments except in Brazil. That is why Brazil only participated in the regional final. I would like Brazilian teams to participate, but it is good that other countries have their chance.
2020-07-16 22:42
no brazilian teams wtf
2020-07-16 15:19
there will be a team from brazil and another from spain invited
2020-07-16 15:46
2020-07-16 15:47
Brazil pooternd
let's go 9z vs mibr ez 2-0 for 9z what yes what yes british people is like when the
2020-07-16 15:25
let's go 9z vs mibr ez 2-0 for 9z what yes what yes british people is like when the
2020-07-16 23:58
Really Nice
2020-07-16 15:26
Argentina Maqu1nola
Finally someone bets on the rest of Latin America :D Excited to see everyone!
2020-07-16 15:26
eveyrone = argentina and chile
2020-07-16 15:39
Se vc souber ler, são 12 times total, por enquanto tem apenas 7 no pool. 5 serão brasileiros.
2020-07-16 16:02
só um brasileiro e um espanhol. e quando eu digo que a américa latina se resume em brasil, argentina,chile e colômbia eu infelizmente tô falando a verdade
2020-07-16 16:11
Provavelmente nunca saiu da favela.
2020-07-16 16:29
2020-07-16 16:43
Tbh in terms of cs that is probably true
2020-07-16 17:01
that's what i mean, people prefer not to see the truth and try to offend me when they realize that i said the truth
2020-07-16 17:05
"The FiRe League will kick off in mid-September with a minimum of 24 teams across three regions: North (based in Mexico and including several Caribbean countries), Central (based in Colombia and including Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Panama) and South (based in Argentina and including Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay" expected from br lol
2020-07-16 22:49
tell me one fucking bolivian full team that is actually playing atm, i'm gonna wait... you can put a paraguayan or even better.. a team from guyana or suriname! :D
2020-07-16 23:44
Don't be jealous man, it's an opportunity for LA countries but yours :)
2020-07-17 03:15
i really hope that some people of those countries have some opportunity, but is very hard you see a full bolivian team or something else
2020-07-17 14:00
back in the time, some people says the same of mibr because they are from br
2020-07-17 03:39
this isn't the answer that i expect
2020-07-17 13:59
when will we get this kind of investment in the MENA region even tho our fanbase is huge asf
2020-07-16 15:28
EZ for DETONA, fan vote decides 4th team
2020-07-16 15:29
Argentina Konigmdq
br no play
2020-07-17 01:53
2020-07-16 15:29
ez for coscu army
2020-07-16 15:41
2020-07-16 15:43
a $70,000 tournament that will also feature one team from Brazil and one from Spain. rip Portugal no iberian qualifier this time?
2020-07-16 15:47
Switzerland x676
how do you know there will be qualifier for Brazil and Spain?
2020-07-16 16:22
it says in the article
2020-07-16 16:50
Portugal ImCooL
They really want Movistar on the tournament and when Its an Iberian qualifier to blast It doesnt work
2020-07-16 17:03
ahahhaha yeah just realized the tournament organizers have Movistar argentina so... Hope Blast stills makes an Iberian qual :/
2020-07-16 17:06
2020-07-16 15:48
Nice, glad to see that there is a big tournament in SA
2020-07-16 15:59
Argentina itdios
ty king <3
2020-07-16 16:23
Hungary Shiron212
Good for the SA scene! Hopefully we'll see some talents soon
2020-07-16 16:19
Switzerland x676
wtf? why don't give one sport to Africa then?
2020-07-16 16:20
Argentina Konigmdq
because maybe africa does haven't the support of 100k views in their tts)?
2020-07-17 01:52
Switzerland x676
100k fake views. There were lots of paid bots from 9Z, at least the half. And many people had both streams open at same time. So maybe there were 8000 real viewers or something like that.
2020-07-17 08:26
wtf they weren't bots, they were just ratkids from coscu army and 9z (the ceos are the 2 most famous streamers in latin america) so, of the 100k viewers, only 20-30k like cs
2020-07-17 15:35
Argentina Konigmdq
HAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO JASDJSAASDSD ok bro, you are noob in SA but ceo in Coscu Army and ceo in 9z are the most famous stremers in latam
2020-07-17 21:04
so many scammers
2020-07-16 16:34
Australia popoto
2020-07-16 16:37
Finally! I hope that with this investment our scene can grow.
2020-07-16 16:38
I like to read the Brs tilteds for not participating in the tournament, so you know, the CEOs of firesports are Argentines, so cry Brazilians, it is our opportunity to enter the game and u will not take it away from us. #CryBrazil
2020-07-16 16:46
+1 kkkk
2020-07-16 22:34
9z will win it.
2020-07-16 17:07
Argentina DxRama
2020-07-16 17:20
Sweden Lagge15
Hopefully this means we'll get a decent SA RMR event as well
2020-07-16 17:38
no brazil teams? LOL
2020-07-16 17:41
meyern | 
Argentina imTD
2020-07-16 20:29
2020-07-16 21:30
Wat is FiR eLeague?
2020-07-16 21:37
2020-07-16 22:34
why do Wygers have a Kazakh player?
2020-07-16 22:42
Giving that his name is Eduardo, he probably is half latino
2020-07-17 11:37
2020-07-17 15:32
most likely, I'm just curious about his background, is he born in Kazakhstan or is it that he chose to represent his Kazakh heritage?
2020-07-17 21:35
2020-07-16 23:59
Argentina Konigmdq
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah SA ERA
2020-07-17 01:50
They could sold out a potential final in the Monumental
2020-07-17 04:46
LOL Ignacio ”elemeNt” Lagos nice fakenicker
2020-07-17 11:07
finally a tournament meyern can win
2020-07-18 02:28
Ez for 9z or Isurus
2020-07-18 04:20
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