$30.000 is up for grabs in the tier two tournament BLAST Rising next month.
The tournament was announced today, and will feature 24 teams from outside the first tier teams.
Andrew Haworth, Commissioner for BLAST Premier and Director of Operations & Production for BLAST, said.
- We are thrilled to be able to bring BLAST Rising back for a second year and offer teams outside of the world’s elite an opportunity to impress. Being able to broaden the CS:GO landscape to a wide range of teams and help create a sustainable ecosystem is something that is hugely important to us at BLAST.
The tournament will be organized with Fantasyexpo, who was also part of the inaugural edition.
- Last year's BLAST Rising was an amazing experience for us. We learned a lot from the first event, and as a result we've made improvements and expanded the format for this year's event. We know how important the BLAST Rising is for the Counter-Strike ecosystem, and we're happy to once again contribute directly to the scene, Krzysztof Stypułkowski, Co-Founder of Fantasyexpo, said.
HAVU won last year's season by beating Endpoint 2-1 in the Final.
This year's edition will run from 3/5-23/5.