There’s a real treat for all the CS:GO fans out there this weekend! Of course, we are talking about the debut of the highly anticipated, much loved, Blast Pro Series. The organization is hosting its first ever tournament in North America in the beautiful city of Miami. Six of the most legendary Counter-Strike teams will face each other over two days of intense competition, with no sign of mercy to be spared. The teams will be competing in a “No-Qualifier” style tournament for a grand prize pool of $250,000 as well as points to contribute to the team’s total points, for secure placement in the Blast Pro World Series Championship.
The teams competing in the upcoming April 12 - April 14 weekend comprise of the most familiar names and faces in the Counter-strike fan’s mind such as Team Liquid, FaZe Clan, Cloud 9 and Astralis. To say the teams are veterans in the competitive Counter-strike landscape would be an utter understatement, as each team has their own combination of talent with varying track records from battle-scars to trophies from 2018.
Can’t ever talk about a Counter-strike competition without FaZe Clan being part of the conversation. As one of the earliest, most competitive teams to date, FaZe Clan has found the formula to continued victories and ranked placements. With their diverse roster, FaZe Clan has become a Counter-Strike fan favorite. In 2018, they have won 1st in EPICENTER, ESL One, and IEM, with the lowest placement of 2nd place. With so much experience and history under their belt, fans are expecting a great show from FaZe Clan.
Team Liquid continues to attract attention from the viewers. They have been runner-ups in major tournaments in 2018, and face high expectation from the community due to the strong performance of their talented team. Their roster was ranked number two as the best team in the world and is regarded as one of the fastest growing teams to date. Their current iteration is certainly under speculation of winning profusely. Team Liquid will definitely not be an easy defeat.
The Danish team has garnered lots of popularity and attention in the last few years for their astounding performance in many major CS:GO tournaments. With team members such as Magisk who had won the MVP award at IEM Katowice in 2019 paired with strong synergies between team members such as Device, Xyp9x, Dupreeh, great cooperation has been the greatest offensive tool. They have placed 1st in many of the major tournaments and continues to be one of the most closely watched team by the community. With this kind of track record, it is hard not to tread lightly when facing the Astralis team.
With so many qualified teams contending to be the best, Vertagear is proud to be the official chair sponsor and being able to participate in such a well-regarded event.
This weekend will be truly an exciting one. Make sure to tune in to the live stream with the link below and let us know who you are rooting for this Blast Pro Series – Miami.
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Here is the event schedule below
Friday, April 12
3 pm CT – MIBR vs. Natus Vincere
3 pm CT – Astralis vs. Cloud9
3 pm CT – Liquid vs. FaZe
Saturday, April 13
10 am CT – Cloud9 vs. FaZe
10 am CT – Astralis vs. MIBR
10 am CT – Liquid vs. Natus Vincer
11:20 am CT – Astralis vs. Liquid
11:20 am CT – Cloud9 vs. MIBR
11:20 am CT – FaZe vs. Natus Vincere
12:40 pm CT – MIBR vs. Liquid
12:40 pm CT – Cloud9 vs. Natus Vincere
12:40 pm CT – Astralis vs. FaZe