BLAST Rising invites annoucned

Apr 28 2020 2 min read
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All 16 teams invited to the BLAST Rising event with a $32,300 prize pool have been announced. BLAST Rising is not an event that is a part of the BLAST Premier Spring Series, like the BLAST Showdown event, as it features teams that are not above #20 in the HLTV rankings.

BLAST Rising will be an online event hosted for up-and-coming teams, the highest-rated teams being HAVU at #22Heretics at #30, and Movistar Riders at #32 in the HLTV rankingsHAVU recently placed third in FLASHPOINT 1, while Heretics and Movistar Riders are currently participating in ESL One: Road to Rio.

Here is the full 16 team list that will be taking part in the BLAST Rising event:

  • HAVU
  • Movistar Riders
  • Heretics
  • Endpoint
  • AGO
  • Japaleno
  • Nordavind
  • AVEZ
  • FATE
  • Apeks
  • Secret
  • Tricked
  • sAw
  • Giants
  • Salamander

These 16 teams will be placed into four groups during a group draw on April 30BLAST Rising is set to take place from May 4 - 22 and will be live-streamed on the official BLASTtv Twitch channel. The event will have the four double round-robin groups compete with only the two teams from each group advancing. Then, those two teams will move onto a best-of-three, single-elimination playoff bracket.


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