BLAST Rising 2021 teams and groups announced

The European tournament will run concurrent to Flashpoint 3 and consist entirely of teams ranked below the top 20.

BLAST and Fantasyexpo have announced the teams that will play in BLAST Rising 2021, a $30,000 tournament that intends to help the development of teams outside of the top 20 in the world rankings.

The event, which will run from May 3-23, will kick off with six GSL-style groups where the top two teams will advance directly to the playoffs. The third-place teams from each group will then face off in last-chance match-ups on May 17 for four final spots in the single-elimination playoffs. All matches will be played in a best-of-three format.

BLAST Rising will kick off on May 3

Notable names included among the attending teams are Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist's GORILLAZ, who are in Group F alongside Nordavind and Finest, as well as DBL PONEY in Group D with Copenhagen Flames and Nexus.

SKADE are the highest-ranked team in attendance at No. 23, followed by AGO (No.28) and Sprout (No.30), both of whom reside in Group B. The tournament also features a number of academy and junior rosters split among the groups, including NAVI Junior, Young Ninjas, and Astralis Talent.

Below you can find the group draw in full, as well as the dates for each group:

Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1737
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Tunisia Tunisiaa
pog
2021-04-29 10:05
6 replies
SKADE are going to beat Sinners in the final
2021-04-29 10:10
4 replies
#38
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Poland Rainbow_P
> skade > final pick one
2021-04-29 10:31
3 replies
Skade bots play 10 series a day they still suck lol
2021-04-29 11:03
1 reply
#82
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Poland Rainbow_P
dude they barely won aganst fucking 1win
2021-05-03 10:27
actually pog
2021-04-29 11:38
Pog Let's go Double Poney
2021-04-29 10:06
#3
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Poland Perakk
poggies
2021-04-29 10:05
#5
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Finland ManLikeRopz
LET'S GO GORILLAZZZZZZ SO EZZZZZ
2021-04-29 10:05
#7
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United Kingdom Mayhemm
Gorillaz looking kinda sus
2021-04-29 10:07
EZ 3 UMX
2021-04-29 10:07
1 reply
#33
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United Kingdom tomtom94
+1
2021-04-29 10:27
6 groups pog
2021-04-29 10:07
#WEARESINNERS #SINNERSWINNERS
2021-04-29 10:07
#11
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Spain G3CK0
No movistar riders :(
2021-04-29 10:08
1 reply
#68
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Portugal w1nter23
And no sAw. Only OFFSET to represent the Iberian Scene. Big F.
2021-04-29 12:06
pls Nexus overachieve like GameAgents
2021-04-29 10:08
1 reply
#50
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Romania Pooknezeu
+1
2021-04-29 10:52
#13
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Portugal Hmikas
yes sprout is very unheard
2021-04-29 10:08
Ez 4 SINNERS
2021-04-29 10:09
POG #GODBL
2021-04-29 10:09
#17
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Ukraine IAFNN
EZ4SPIRIT academy
2021-04-29 10:10
ez 4 señor VAC
2021-04-29 10:10
Gl
2021-04-29 10:10
Skade threw flashpoint to play in this competition, kappa
2021-04-29 10:10
#21
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Bulgaria Kepler_Bg
EZ 4 Skade #LetsHunt
2021-04-29 10:11
ez4YoungNinjas
2021-04-29 10:11
#23
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Hungary szia
LETS GO BUDAPEST5
2021-04-29 10:14
#24
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Finland spurku
pog gorillaz
2021-04-29 10:15
I guess Endpoint is too good for this tournament Vamos UMX
2021-04-29 10:17
EZ4SINNERS
2021-04-29 10:17
EZ4NAVIJUNIOR
2021-04-29 10:20
1 reply
+1111111
2021-04-29 10:21
ez 4 navi jr and GOAT monesy
2021-04-29 10:21
1 reply
ez 4 navi jr and good player monesy*
2021-04-29 12:25
go Nexus <3
2021-04-29 10:24
Group A: ez 4 Sangal Group B: ez 4 AGO or Sprout Group C: lookin competetive, could go out between SKADE, Anonymo, maybe even Attax Group D: ez 4 DBL PONEY Group E: ez 4 Sinners Group F: ez 4 Nordavind or GORILLAZ
2021-04-29 10:25
9 replies
Attax? Haahhaha deluded
2021-04-29 10:31
6 replies
i said "_maybe_ even attax" i know they're not quite there yet but they're working pretty hard to fix their mistakes. they will at least make it look competetive
2021-04-29 10:33
5 replies
no, they wont make it look competitive. closed
2021-04-29 11:15
4 replies
/opened you're wrong /closed
2021-04-29 11:25
3 replies
german fans are so deluded about their own teams. attax wont do shit same as BIG.
2021-04-29 11:26
2 replies
BIG won an event 3 days ago & they are #6 world, what more do you want i'm also not saying attax will win here, i know they are not quite there yet, as i already stated in #39 but i know reading is hard if your main occupation is shitposting and creating bad baits typical s1mple fan
2021-04-29 11:29
1 reply
tier 100 event.
2021-04-29 11:33
Last time LDLC stomped Sangal
2021-04-29 11:01
1 reply
gotta be honest with you i dont see LDLC play that much. roster looks pretty solid for that level tho so yeah, maybe its ez 4 them
2021-04-29 11:05
Ez4teamnow
2021-04-29 10:26
GORILLAZ vs DBL Poney grand final
2021-04-29 10:28
1 reply
+1
2021-04-29 10:31
nice
2021-04-29 10:31
Lets go sangal
2021-04-29 10:36
can't wait to see what nexus can do
2021-04-29 10:37
2 replies
#49
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Romania Pooknezeu
Honestly I would rather see GameAgents than Nexus, but I guess it's good that we have one RO team
2021-04-29 10:52
1 reply
yeah, ga are looking strong rn, but I am excited to see blytz and s0und in this new lineup
2021-04-29 11:01
Movistar¿?
2021-04-29 10:39
Pretty disappointed that no finnish teams (hyped of gorillaz ofcourse but no finnish organisations)
2021-04-29 10:41
#44
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Sweden axelious
Nice! lets gooo Galaxy Racers!! (And YN, Apeks and Flusha ofc!)
2021-04-29 10:41
Group A: 1. LDLC 2. Sangal 3. EC Brugge 4. UMX Group B: 1. AGO 2. Sprout 3. Astralis T 4. Galaxy Racer Group C: 1. Skade 2. Attax 3. Anonymo 4. Spirit Academy Group D: 1. DBL Poney 2. Offset 3. Copenhagen Flames 4. Nexus Group E: 1. Sinners 2. Navi Junior 3. Apeks 4. Budapest Five Group F: 1. Young Ninjas 2. gorillazz 3. Nordavind 4. Finest
2021-04-29 10:45
2 replies
Anonymo 3 nice joke
2021-04-29 11:10
1 reply
Sorry to hurt your feelings.
2021-04-29 12:30
Ez4Sinners
2021-04-29 10:46
NICE. GORILLAZ . floosha
2021-04-29 10:46
Mad lions didn't got invited lmao.
2021-04-29 10:50
#53
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France Zed44240
Why the tweet from fantasyexpo begin with a Nivera's clip while is not playing this tournament? Maybe -NBK +Nivera in Doubleponey ...
2021-04-29 11:02
Awesome work BLAST. Hope we don't get 2 hour "tech-pause" every map.
2021-04-29 11:04
#64
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Poland kacper89k_
Ez 4 Anonymo
2021-04-29 11:49
#65
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Spain LoLaZo
where are Riders? wtf??
2021-04-29 12:02
Nice tourny
2021-04-29 12:04
EZ FOR GORILLAZ
2021-04-29 12:08
Letsgo Budapest Fivee
2021-04-29 12:26
#72
s0und | 
Romania crrm
let's go nexus 💚
2021-04-29 12:27
fox rising talent POG
2021-04-29 12:27
Why no blink ????
2021-04-29 12:33
Nexus LUL
2021-04-29 12:47
#77
Xyp9x | 
Hungary xAii
GOBP5
2021-04-29 13:04
who cares?
2021-04-29 13:11
Legitimately interested to see who GORILLAZ play with as a 5th
2021-04-29 17:14
GLHF
2021-04-29 18:32
#83
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Romania SoCate
Nexus will get 1st place în grup cause they beat CPH and they re the best team în The group Nexus 2-1 CPH Snow Sweet Snow 3 regionals
2021-05-08 14:18
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