Dune Cup to act as MENA qualifier for BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

Middle Eastern and North African teams will have the chance to claim a spot at the BLAST event in April.

BLAST has teamed up with Calyx, an esports organizer and production company operating in the Middle East, to put together a MENA qualifier for BLAST Spring Showdown. Named Dune Cup, the qualifier will run on March 14-20 and see one team go through to the BLAST tournament.

The event will kick off with two open qualifiers, one for GCC countries and another for teams from Levant and North Africa, and will be played out in best-of-one brackets up until the semi-finals, when best-of-three series will take over.

Dune Cup will have $25,000 and a spot at BLAST Showdown up for grabs

The four open qualifier finalists will then join four invited teams in a three-day playoff on March 18-20, where they will fight for the coveted BLAST Premier Spring Showdown spot as well as a $25,000 participation fee.

To compete in the GCC qualifier, teams will be required to have at least three citizens/residents from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain or Kuwait, while the Levant and North Africa qualifier will serve teams and players from Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, with the same three-player rule enforced.

The dates and sign-up links for the Dune Cup are:

GCC Qualifier - March 14 - 17
Levant and North Africa Qualifier - March 14 - 17

#1
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Israel KaL1L
Nice
2021-03-03 22:45
blacke4gle's time to shine xDD
2021-03-03 22:47
Middle east first major 2021
2021-03-03 22:47
nice
2021-03-03 22:49
#9
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Greece RedWinter
Nice to see, I hope BLAST can organize a major soon
2021-03-03 22:49
5 replies
+1 Blast has good production, entertaining formats and fun, not cringe content, everything we need. Only thing i dislike are the hud's color schemes
2021-03-03 23:00
4 replies
#38
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Canada gatssbyy
I definitely wasn't a fan of the huds when they first were on the scene but I've grown to like them. It makes Blast it's own unique thing while every single other TO has pretty much the same thing. Has a much more energetic and playful theming, not taking itself too seriously, and I think that's a pretty good way to appeal to audiences just getting into esports.
2021-03-03 23:22
2 replies
they're unique but i'd rather have them stick to the classic colors, i appreciate them trying something unique and i know there are a lot of viewers who prefer it over the traditional ones
2021-03-03 23:23
i wish they also had a record so they could play fire music
2021-03-04 00:12
+1 Blast amazing organizer. I wonder if they'd make a 1v1 (like those on their 3rd place team thing) tourney as showmatch, that would be so fun to watch
2021-03-04 05:13
cant wait to qualify for this ezpz
2021-03-03 22:49
8 replies
#17
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United States Goob
you got this king 👑
2021-03-03 22:53
7 replies
me and my gn4 squad about to curb stomp some noobs
2021-03-03 22:53
6 replies
#23
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Greece RedWinter
add me too plz, we used to be part of the same empire
2021-03-03 22:55
5 replies
u have to be from MENA tho, but you can be our coach or 6th man. XxX_AnimeFan_XxX is very shit on inferno we need a a anchor.
2021-03-03 23:08
4 replies
Yo le noob, Only 3 players from MENA are required, so u can get me in as well. Ez 200PINGPEEK
2021-03-04 16:32
3 replies
ok mens you are part of the team now! Lets dominate some noobs. But I have to bait you for stats sorry
2021-03-04 16:33
2 replies
That’ll do perfectly fine, we’ll drop you the bomb every round since you’re BomberMan_ ^^
2021-03-04 16:43
1 reply
not because of my name! because I am baiter
2021-03-04 17:57
I live near dune, can I participate too)))))
2021-03-03 22:50
I am coming boys!!
2021-03-03 22:55
1 reply
Hmm, name checks out
2021-03-04 12:42
Algeria coming
2021-03-03 23:00
1 reply
#63
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Algeria s1mbot
+1 but sadge if its not lan Algeria will not perform in the highest levels bcz of shitty internet ;(
2021-03-04 09:33
ez for blek legal
2021-03-03 23:10
#33
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Pakistan LeGiT^
No Pakistan in MENA qualifiers. I guess the world doesn't know that we get lower ping on middle east servers than Asian servers. RIP
2021-03-03 23:10
2 replies
ye, also no yemen and Iran, bad for you :C
2021-03-04 02:50
Yeah sad
2021-03-04 06:36
i read dane cup lul
2021-03-04 01:15
#53
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Hungary szia
Very cool, gl guys
2021-03-04 04:46
#57
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Poland SebL
Nice that there will be a MENA team at an event such as this, maybe they will show up, GL.
2021-03-04 07:56
#65
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Germany ConAction
LMAO Calyx xd
2021-03-04 09:46
Is it turkish player calyx or its just an organisation with the same name?
2021-03-04 12:43
1 reply
#87
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Russia vynn
An organisation
2021-03-04 14:52
Good luck arabs with our first qualification Viva palestina
2021-03-04 14:31
#96
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Tunisia LenkonFTW
Easy for me :)
2021-03-14 12:29
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