The Blast Pro Series Sao Paulo 2019 will take place in Brazil as the fifth CSGO tournament of the series. The competition will feature the top six Counter-Strike teams battling it out on the 22nd and 23rd March in the hopes of winning a share from the prize pool of $250K. After the success of ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018, this esports match will be another great chance for Brazilian CS fans to meet and support their favourite players.
The CSGO match series all started in 2017 in Copenhagen where SK Gaming beat Astralis in the final match. The next stop was the Blast Pro Series Istanbul in September 2018, esports fans saw how Astralis outplayed MIBR claiming the prize of $125K. The previous event was the Blast Pro Series Lisbon where Counter-Strike fans got to see Astralis overcome Navi with an incredible score of 2-1. Below is an overview of what happened at the Blast Pro Series Lisbon 2018.
The Counter-Strike match will take place at the sports and entertainment arena, Ginásio do Ibirapuera. From sports events to concerts, 2019 will bring the futuristic Counter-Strike battlefield on the stage to host its first ever esports tournament, the Blast Pro Series Sao Paulo 2019.
Sao Paulo is known to be one of the largest cities in the world with its excellent history and modern architecture. Bringing you the most energetic atmosphere and prestige will set new records at the Blast Pro Series Sao Paulo 2019.
Blast Pro Series 2019 Tournament Format
The secret to the success of the Blast Pro Series event is the fact proper planning on behalf of RFRSH Entertainment. The Group Stage matches, as well as the Grand Final, will take place over the span of two days.
The Group Stage Championship will kick off in a single round-robin format where all six esports teams will compete in best-of-1 tournaments. Out of the Groups, the two top teams that score the highest points will advance to the Grand Final in a best-of-3.
Another match worth watching is the Blast Pro Standoff where the third runner up in the competition gets to choose from the other teams that classified from the fourth ranks down. The Showmatch winner will take home a bonus prize of $20K added on to their prize winnings of the Blast Pro Series.
CSGO teams at the Blast Pro Series Sao Paulo 2019
Made in Brazil
The Brazilian Counter-Strike players of MIBR will compete in the fifth consecutive Blast Pro Series event as the first team to be invited, competing in their home country. Made In Brazil consist of the best players in Counter-Strike led by legendary gamer Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo. The latest roster changes in MIBR reveals that Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip left the active squad with Epitacio ‘Taco’ de Melo from Liquid, reverting to a full Brazilian roster starting in 2019. With the full support of their esports fans in home soil will MIBR reign and prove to be unstoppable at the Blast Pro Series 2019 at Sao Paulo?
The Danish team of Astralis managed to reach the final at the CSGO tournament iBuypower Masters IV. They finished in second place to lose against Team Liquid with a score of 1-2. So far in the Blast Pro Series of Counter-Strike events, the Danes have won the CS tournaments in Lisbon and Istanbul. 2018 was quite a year of Astralis taking some prestigious titles such as the ESL Pro League Season 8 finals, IEM Chicago, FACEIT Major London, Eleague CSGO Premier 2018, ESL One Cologne among many more. Although there were times when Astralis were beaten at the Blast Pro Series Copenhagen 2018 to finish third place. Another occasion where the Danes came close at Dreamhack Masters Stockholm 2018 but were outplayed by North in the final to take second place. With the tremendous recent wins, Astralis have the competitive experience to get back on their feet.