BLAST returns to Copenhagen's Royal Arena for Fall Finals
Only two of the five tournament days will be played in front of a live audience this November.
The $425,000 BLAST Premier Fall Final tournament will take place on November 23-27 in Denmark, Copenhagen, the tournament organizer announced on Sunday. This will be the fifth time BLAST hosted a tournament at the venue, following up on the 2021 Fall Final that was won by Natus Vincere.
Unlike the previous year, just two of the five days will be played in front of the live audience in the 12,000-capacity Royal Arena, down from three arena days in 2021.
"Denmark is home to BLAST and the Royal Arena is synonymous with some of Counter-Strike’s most famous and iconic moments over the years," Charlotte Kenny, Managing Director of BLAST Premier, said in a statement.
"We welcomed a record 25,000 fans throughout last year’s Fall Final and we can’t wait to be back in the arena later this year for our fifth BLAST event in the venue. Last year’s show saw BLAST raise the bar in what’s achievable for esports production and fan experience, we’re excited to push that standard even further in November."
A total of eight teams will compete at the BLAST Premier Fall Finals, following the same format that is in use for the currently active Spring season. Six partner teams will qualify directly from the group stage, with the final two found through the Showdown, where a mixture of partnered and non-partnered teams will have a chance to earn their slot at the event.
The winner of the tournament will also earn a spot at the $1,000,000 BLAST Premier Global Final, scheduled for December 14-18.