BLAST Premier Fall Final to take place as an arena event in Copenhagen

A 12,000 capacity venue in Denmark will host the tournament on November 23-28, with the last three days being open to the public.

The BLAST Premier Fall Final will see Counter-Strike once again being played on stage and in front of fans as the event is set to take place in Copenhagen's Royal Arena in November, the organizer announced on Monday.

The tournament will be BLAST's first one in an arena setting in nearly 20 months and their inaugural arena event since moving away from the Pro Series format of competition to the Premier circuit at the start of 2020. The BLAST Premier Fall Final is scheduled after the PGL Stockholm Major, which is currently the first Counter-Strike arena event set to take place since the breakout of the coronavirus pandemic.

CS:GO returns to the Royal Arena for the fourth time

During a press conference relating to the announcement, BLAST's VP of Product & Executive Producer Nicolas Estrup said being the beating competition to be the first large-scale event isn't their priority.

"We have no desire in racing anyone anywhere when it is about a global pandemic," Estrup said, explaining that they are focusing on creating a different experience compared to previous BLAST arena events. "From the start, we felt like it wasn't needed for us to be the first. If anyone beats us to, great, if not, well then it is going to be exciting that we are the first ones. But safety first, health above everything," Estrup concluded.

BLAST noted that they are following government guidelines when planning the event, with Andrew Haworth, the Commissioner for BLAST Premier adding that they "have a number of contingencies in place to ensure the event is safe for the players through to the fans".

The tournament organizer is optimistic about the state the global health situation will be in November and is hoping that they will be allowed to utilize the full capacity of the 12,000 people venue. In the case of limitations due to health concerns, BLAST is looking at 5,000 people as a possible lower limit of attendance.

BLAST Premier Fall Final will take place over six days, with eight teams in competition for a $425,000 prize pool. Six teams will earn their place at the event through the Fall Groups (September 16-26), with two more earning their place through the Fall Showdown (October 12-17). The first three days of the event will be played behind closed doors, with fans allowed into the venue for the last three days.

NICE!!!
2021-06-14 14:01
9 replies
#29
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United States Shr3y
November is so far? Why blast spring not lan when all games organized Lans
2021-06-14 14:05
2 replies
LAN POG
2021-06-14 14:36
#97
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Finland iBait
Have any of those LANs been in Denmark though
2021-06-14 14:58
Won't happen
2021-06-14 14:08
1 reply
0/8
2021-06-14 14:16
SO EZ FOR FAZE ON LAN! #FaZeUp
2021-06-14 14:18
1 reply
#128
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Norway irnak2
lol bet
2021-06-14 16:20
#75
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Australia B_Tannen
Very cool indeed. Hopefully the conditions remain viable. GLHF.
2021-06-14 14:36
It's freaking November 23 to 28, 1 month after the LAN major. Why are people so surprised/hyped? Of course it was gonna be LAN. In any case, unless it actually happens, I am not trusting anything. However, things are indeed coming back to normal in Denmark.
2021-06-14 15:22
#2
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Poland parsnip
EZ4ENCE
2021-06-14 14:02
2 replies
+1
2021-06-14 14:10
+1
2021-06-14 15:14
#3
EliGE | 
North America erifam
pog
2021-06-14 14:02
#4
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Other M@GNU5
POG
2021-06-14 14:02
#5
Ro1f | 
Finland KassaK
LET'S GOOO
2021-06-14 14:02
Pog finally
2021-06-14 14:02
#7
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United States EligeDMassa
LEST GO CS IN LANNNNN
2021-06-14 14:02
NICE
2021-06-14 14:02
It's been 84 years...
2021-06-14 14:02
1 reply
#24
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United States Shr3y
GAMBIT ERA 84 YEARS!
2021-06-14 14:04
#10
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Netherlands Sem0733
LET'S GET ITTT!
2021-06-14 14:02
#11
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Brazil Nappox
FINALLYYYYYYYYYYYY
2021-06-14 14:03
#12
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Brazil uezu
Pog
2021-06-14 14:03
Idk why everyone is excited rn. Until it really happens I won't trust any fucking word. Enough of promising. Show it in the action, not in your words.
2021-06-14 14:06
9 replies
#17
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Pakistan Retardino
+1
2021-06-14 14:03
+1
2021-06-14 14:05
based
2021-06-14 14:09
+1
2021-06-14 14:18
nah Blast is not like ESL, if they give the word they will deliver for sure
2021-06-14 14:35
2 replies
+1 but this was not the case in 2019-2018 impressive how far they have come
2021-06-14 14:45
#117
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Denmark KING_VITO
+11
2021-06-14 15:42
#81
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France cedd
all the euro cup matches have crowds... they should b able to do this
2021-06-14 14:42
+1
2021-06-14 16:30
#14
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Pakistan Retardino
POGGERS
2021-06-14 14:03
POG
2021-06-14 14:03
woohoo!!!!
2021-06-14 14:03
pog
2021-06-14 14:03
EZ4FAZE lets goooo
2021-06-14 14:03
1 reply
Faze would actually need to qualify so ez if they want to watch it from home
2021-06-14 15:20
LETS GOOOOOO
2021-06-14 14:03
#21
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Albania Zhurma
big
2021-06-14 14:04
Doesn't change that fact d3vice is csgo scene biggest fraud and crybaby
2021-06-14 14:04
1 reply
+1
2021-06-14 17:20
Very cool
2021-06-14 14:04
poggers
2021-06-14 14:05
#26
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I am so hyped but in all honesty, I will wait till this actually happens before bursting with too much excitement.
2021-06-14 14:05
3 replies
From today we don't have to wear face masks anymore except for when standing up in public transport. Restrictions are being lifted heavily in the next two months and everyone should be vaccinated by the end of september, so I believe in it and will probably be there
2021-06-14 14:11
2 replies
#45
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Fingers crossed, friend. :D
2021-06-14 14:12
1 reply
<3
2021-06-14 14:17
Lets gooooo
2021-06-14 14:05
Nice
2021-06-14 14:06
Is Copenhagen good for tourism? I'd love to go to this LAN. I'm living in Canada so idk if they'll let me in.
2021-06-14 14:07
12 replies
it is very hip and since you are from Canada you will probably be used to the cold
2021-06-14 14:10
8 replies
#43
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Serbia eliiiiii_
holy shit it's prof himself ide gas
2021-06-14 14:11
4 replies
gas goes* this is an international website
2021-06-14 14:12
2 replies
#47
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Serbia eliiiiii_
apologies
2021-06-14 14:12
hello prof love u and the podcast so much <333
2021-06-14 16:29
wtf its wenger? Nice!
2021-06-14 14:24
Yoo it's actually prof. i sleep to confirmed everyday mens))
2021-06-14 14:36
Thanks coach, I can't wait to cheer in a lan crowd, so much hype.
2021-06-14 14:49
🔥 Prof has spoken. Come do Denmark mens)) its very nice here. 👌
2021-06-14 15:12
Tivoli in late November is so beautiful (xmas theme) and the christmas parties in the city bars are awesome and everyone speaks English. So yeah, come <3
2021-06-14 14:24
2 replies
Thanks I will keep this in mind :)
2021-06-14 14:53
1 reply
Yeah, and Astralis Nexus opened up just next to/in Tivoli astralisnexus.gg/en/home/
2021-06-14 14:54
am hyped but i dont think it will happen i know we have vaccines now but we had the same exact scenario last summer before the next lockdown happened in winter, seems like everyone just forgot about that
2021-06-14 14:07
7 replies
Except for the VERY big difference you meantioned youself; the vaccines
2021-06-14 14:28
6 replies
yes but access to vaccines is still way too limited + vaccines dont offer 100% protection i'd be very very sceptical about this announcement
2021-06-14 14:38
5 replies
#85
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France cedd
euro cup games have crowds and denmark just announced u dont need masks anymore except on public transit, other games have already done LANs recently.
2021-06-14 14:44
4 replies
yes, its almost exactly like last year. not saying it will be as bad as last year but it certainly is not over yet
2021-06-14 14:56
3 replies
It is over. If u r afraid, dont go outside. Even Spahn wanna abolish the mandatory masks indoors.
2021-06-14 15:35
2 replies
spahn is an idiot that's consistently deciding the wrong things for at least a year now so this doesnt come as a surprise i'm not afraid, and i'm also not saying everyone should hide indoors, i'm just saying people underestimate the situation and should at least be reasonably careful ..and not set their expectations too high for the end of the year
2021-06-14 15:51
1 reply
By september the whole of Denmark will be vaccinated. It'll never be truly over, but by september it's not gonna restrict anything in Denmark anymore.
2021-06-15 03:41
#33
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Brazil batcompany
Thank god this online shitshow is almost over.
2021-06-14 14:08
LET'S GOOOOOOO
2021-06-14 14:08
3 replies
Casablanca lan soon? PauseChamp
2021-06-14 14:47
2 replies
#96
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Morocco Rampage36
If a LAN would happen in Morocco, it would be surely in Marrakech
2021-06-14 14:58
1 reply
Tangier f mdinti, close to EU
2021-06-14 15:33
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeess!
2021-06-14 14:08
#38
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Denmark N1nQa
LETS GOOO
2021-06-14 14:09
#40
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India aR__
Let's gooooo! Any news on Cologne LAN? Is it taking place on LAN confirmed or going online, it's only like a month away.
2021-06-14 14:10
3 replies
I think it is a lan. But we cant sure about anything. Everything depends on covid bro.
2021-06-14 14:14
#84
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Australia jahsan
studio lan atm i think
2021-06-14 14:43
cologne will be held in a studio environment with no/little to no audience but its technically a lan as all players should be there
2021-06-14 15:52
#42
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Brazil guhzzz
BLAST > ALL
2021-06-14 14:11
Eyyyyu
2021-06-14 14:13
#51
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Czech Republic forseti12
We will see about that...
2021-06-14 14:15
5 months meh
2021-06-14 14:16
Too ez let’s go
2021-06-14 14:17
POGGGGGG
2021-06-14 14:18
POG
2021-06-14 14:18
Lesss gooo
2021-06-14 14:20
Gambot is shaking right now hahaha
2021-06-14 14:20
1 reply
#62
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Finland H0rnPub
rip gambit, heroic and big lmao
2021-06-14 14:21
3 replies
#82
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Ukraine Kastrulya
rip og
2021-06-14 14:43
1 reply
rip gambit
2021-06-14 16:29
rip VP also
2021-06-14 14:51
n1ce
2021-06-14 14:21
#64
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Poland Roxin
POG
2021-06-14 14:22
FINALLY
2021-06-14 14:27
lan =)
2021-06-14 14:27
#69
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Australia Skycap
so we going?
2021-06-14 14:28
#70
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United States Zymph0s
Do you think they require vaccine?
2021-06-14 14:30
Online >lan
2021-06-14 14:36
Free money for navi/g2 and launders
2021-06-14 14:36
BYE BYE GAMBIT
2021-06-14 14:40
#79
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United States Rayduh
So crowd or no crowd?
2021-06-14 14:41
#80
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Ukraine Kastrulya
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO cant wait to see how 13yo kids will crying when gambit will take this
2021-06-14 14:42
5 replies
it all depends if they up the security or not. No personal periphals, and it is all up for graps. But TO's don't dare implementing this rule. It will make a lot of pro's look mediocre. Those who say they believe that the scene is clean are IMO either lying through their teeth for the sake of their own economy (players, orgs, casters, TO's) or they are ignorant, and believe that the above are to be trusted as experts in this field. CS.GO is a great game, if it wasn't for the complete lack of security. And as cheating makes your stats better, it's pure logic that those with the best stats are most likely to be cheating. All it takes, is a private cheat, and you get access to an open bank vault.
2021-06-14 15:14
lmfao delulu
2021-06-14 16:29
#135
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Brazil angryyyy
lmaoo liquid ez win bro
2021-06-14 16:33
gambit on LAN will do shit
2021-06-14 16:59
1 reply
#144
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Ukraine Kastrulya
no sh1t Vanga
2021-06-14 17:00
#86
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Hong Kong Opekp
Gamb1t No Major such a loser
2021-06-14 14:45
EZ 4 FURIA
2021-06-14 14:48
too far away
2021-06-14 14:53
#98
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Chile cristiaan
FINALLY LETS GOOOOOOOO
2021-06-14 15:09
Ez for Gambit!
2021-06-14 15:10
FINALLY POGGGGG
2021-06-14 15:13
good
2021-06-14 15:14
#105
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Poooooog
2021-06-14 15:15
#106
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Europe tsken
Great news!
2021-06-14 15:17
Trying to read that 3rd paragraph and the following quote made my head hurt. It's like people are speaking in Google Translate.
2021-06-14 15:18
#110
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Serbia LtN))
NICE
2021-06-14 15:23
#111
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Brazil Anarchybr
RIP CIS ERA
2021-06-14 15:26
#113
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Indonesia lukerey
Please dont let me down, blast. I truly miss CSGO LAN. Let's go!!!!
2021-06-14 15:33
But isn't the Stockholm Major gon be the first crowd-Lan of the year? How?
2021-06-14 15:36
3 replies
No, RMRs will be lan before that
2021-06-14 16:19
2 replies
but with crowd?
2021-06-14 16:52
1 reply
Nobody knows yet
2021-06-14 17:12
NICE finally gambit will be last place
2021-06-14 15:39
Interesting to watch Gambit's performance at LAN. Hopefully they will participate here.
2021-06-14 15:48
NICE
2021-06-14 15:52
imagine making a lan just because valorant took 1m
2021-06-14 15:53
2 replies
Valorant didn’t invent lan…
2021-06-14 16:19
1 reply
+1
2021-06-14 20:38
#123
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Other M31F
november to long
2021-06-14 16:08
big if true
2021-06-14 16:08
Super
2021-06-14 16:10
Why Blast is best <3
2021-06-14 16:32
#134
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Brazil angryyyy
ez 4 liquid kk
2021-06-14 16:33
Let’s fucking goo
2021-06-14 16:37
F "PRO NET" kekw
2021-06-14 16:37
i dont mind, even if lan comes back i wont be able to travel so it would be the same
2021-06-14 16:38
BLAST 8/8 as always
2021-06-14 16:50
LETS GOOOO Pooooooooooooog I will be going with all my friends for sure
2021-06-14 16:57
Pog
2021-06-14 16:59
Great, please, let's finally comeback to normality, let's go <3
2021-06-14 17:03
LAN POGGS
2021-06-14 17:26
POGGERS!
2021-06-14 19:56
Let's see if Fnatic, Astralis, Team Liquid and many other teams who were very popular will perform like they were performing before the online era. Thank god this online era has finally ended.
2021-06-15 06:28
It's been awhile since we got to see teams do the airport speed runs. This has me excited for lan :)
2021-06-15 06:31
POGGGGGGGG
2021-06-18 09:45
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