Tournament Organizer Blast along with Polish Agency Fantasyexpo has revealed Blast Rising, a new initiative for the up-and-coming and-coming-teams, and is currently scheduled to kick off in May with a prize pool of €30,000 up for grabs.
Blast Rising is set to be produced by the Polish agency Fantasyexpo and will be broadcasted on BlastTv’s Twitch channel.
This event will feature 16 teams from across the European zones who currently reside in the lower stratums of the rankings. These 16 participants would be determined via direct invites which would be done on 28th of April by Blast, followed by the event where the teams would be drawn for the group stages on 30th of April. These 16 teams would then be distributed into four Round-Robin groups where they would face each other twice in Best of one matches with top two sides from each group advancing to the single elimination playoff brackets.
BlastTv will be anchoring these matches on it’s Twitch channel from Monday to Thursday where we would get to witness two teams from every group compete against in a bid to book a berth at the playoffs scheduled to start from 18th of May – 22nd of May.
Also, we got to hear something from Krzysztof Stypułkowski, Co-founder of Fantasyexpo who commented, “BLAST Rising tournament will be an amazing experience for esports fans as well as the players, who will participate in. The structure of the tournament is organized in a way so it can provide a lot of emotions from the first matches until the very final. Mixing the teams from different HLTV levels will spice things up and allow lower-ranked teams to fight with those better than them, which can bring a lot of surprises and game-changing action. I am very happy that we are organizing this tournament together with BLAST.”