Schedule for Blast Pro Series Global Finals Unveiled
The schedule for the Blast Pro Series Global Finals has just been revealed, with the $500,000 event to be held from December 12-14 in Riffa, Bahrain, a small island country in the Persian Gulf.
The Global Finals will feature the four highest-scoring teams over the course of the season; Faze Clan, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis and Team Liquid.
The choice of format for the Global Finals is double elimination with a Bo3 bracket, which has left some fans disappointed they won’t see more matches. However, the caliber of teams in the final four should make for great entertainment.
Despite Faze Clan finishing 1st in the Blast Pro Series rankings, they were on the receiving end of a heavy beating from Astralis at IEM Beijing last weekend, who obliterated them 16-0 and 16-2 to reach the Grand Finals. A rematch between the pair in the upper or lower-bracket finals is hopefully on the cards.
Ironically, despite the Blast Pro Series being held partly responsible for Astralis’ loss of form in the past – so much so that people called them Blastralis – they head into the Global Finals as favorites having won the $125,000 IEM Beijing.
The schedule for the Blast Pro Series Global Finals is as follows:
Thursday December 12
12:00 – Faze Clan versus Ninjas in Pyjamas
16:00 – Team Liquid versus Astralis
Friday December 13
12:00 – Upper bracket Final
16:00 – Lower bracket Final
Saturday December 14
12:00 – Consolation Final
15:35 – BLAST Stand-off
17:00 – Grand Finals
Fans will be delighted to know that the BLAST Pro Stand-off, a series of 1v1 duels, will be a part of the Global Finals. The duels will take place on the BLAST Stand-off Aim map, with the first player to 7 kills winning their match-up.