Blast announce $2.5M tournament circuit for 2021

Phillip Rasmussen
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If you hadn't realized it yet, we're certified sceptics here at TLDR, so when Blast was originally announced, we didn't quite buy what they were selling.

Simultaneous games, six team Round Robins, weird tiebreaker rules. Change? We don't like that one bit.

Now that they've killed off pretty much all of it, we're kind of on board with their format, and using a flaming logo to indicate a team is "on fire" is pretty rad.

In 2021 they're continuing the trend of improving the circuit, as they've just announced the changes to their next season.

Here's a quick TL;DR for you:

  • Prize pool is $2,475,000 for the entire year
  • It's split out on 7 tournaments, with the 2021 Finals once again having $1M
  • After 100T dropped out of CS:GO, HLTV reports that a replacement team will be added to Blast's partner team list, to bring it back to 12 in total
  • Qualification to the 2021 Finals will be based on not just Blast Premier events, but also Flashpoint, ESL and the Major
  • Asia and Oceania will be getting opportunities to qualify to the Blast Premier Showdown Fall tournament in October next year
December 14, 2020

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