BLAST Premier Fall Finals set to have a live audience
For the first time in 20 months, CS:GO is finally set to have a live arena with fans inside. The upcoming event BLAST Premier Fall Finals is the word of mouth because it has been a long time since the games have seen a lot of fans join them on the big stage.
Fans are now hyped for more CS:GO action as the BLAST Fall Finals is now set to take place in Copenhagen’s Royal Arena this November - along with a live audience as well. The games will have three days off the stage and the last three will be set in front of many fans.
The event will run from November 23-28 and is set to take place in a 12,000-seater venue. This is the most ideal place for any CS:GO tourney to take place, but the total will be held to just 5,000 for now.
Many fans have been keen to push the game masters to at least try to bring the game back into the LAN setting with live fans as well. It took some time as most have weighed in on the fact that the pandemic is far from over. Lots of other offline events lined up later in the year.
PGL went on to claim that the first LAN event for the game will take place in Stockholm, and the BLAST series will follow after that. The PGL Major’s move to the live setting is a huge step for CS:GO’s return to the top once more. BLAST VP Nicolas Estrup said they had to look and put the players’ health first.
‘From the start, we felt like it wasn't needed for us to be the first’, the VP said. ‘If anyone beats us to, great, if not, well then it is going to be exciting that we are the first ones. But safety first, health above everything’.
The BLAST games will see eight teams fight for the prize pool of $425,000. Teams will have to win for slots in the contest via the fall groups in September to go with the Fall Showdown in October. This is a huge move for CS:GO.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores