BLAST Pro Series Global Finals Going to Bahrain
The BLAST Pro Series 2019 Global Finals will be closing out its Counter-Strike season in the Kingdom of Bahrain on December 13-14. The Global Finals represent the year-long culmination of the BLAST Pro Series 2019. The top four teams with circuit points will be invited to compete in Bahrain for a shot at the tournament series’ grand prize. The event will have a US$500,000 prize pool, with the winner taking home $350,000, concluding the 2019 season.
RFRSH has partnered with the Bahrain Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs to bring the BLAST Global Finals to the Middle Eastern island nation. This is one-of-a-kind for the region, as this is the biggest esports tournament to be hosted there – so far.
H.E. Ayman Tawfiq Almoayyed, the Bahrain Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs commented:
“Esports is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Bahraini’s are passionate fans and players, and we are excited by the opportunity to bring this world-class tournament to the Kingdom. We look forward to hosting the teams and their fans from around the world, and building a lasting legacy for the sport in Bahrain and beyond.”
The event will have King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa’s vision in mind: to make the Kingdom the capital of Youth and Sports.
Before heading to Bahrain, there are still two more events left in the BLST Pro Series: Moscow and Copenhagen. Moscow is set to start later today, while Copenhagen begins November 2. As it stands, all seven league teams have a shot at competing in the Grand Finals, but it’s almost certain Astralis and Team Liquid will attend.
Here is the current BLAST Pro Circuit leaderboard:
- Team Liquid – 26 pts.
- Astralis – 22
- FaZe Clan – 20
- NiP – 10
- MIBR – 8
- Na’Vi – 8
- Cloud 9 – 6