BLAST Pro Series Madrid overview

BLAST Pro Series Madrid overview

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) tournament, BLAST Pro Series Madrid, will take place on 10 and 11 May. This will be the third edition of the year 2019, that takes place in Spain. The tournament will host six great powers of the competitive landscape of CS: GO in the Madrid Arena. In all, the tournament will distribute US $ 250,000 in prizes. We will not see MIBR participate in BLAST Pro Series Madrid. Yet the competition will include the No.1 team in the world, Astralis who is also the winner of the BLAST Pro Series Sao Paulo. Check out the guide for the tournament below.

The teams

The BLAST Pro Series Madrid will have six teams in the tournament in Spain. Astralis, Cloud9, Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) got a direct invitation to the event. The Finnish side, ENCE, who are one of the great surprises of 2019, gets the Wild Card entry. The sixth and the last spot will be will contested by Movistar Riders and Giants Gaming. The match will take place later today.

Without FaZe Clan, winner of the BLAST Pro Series Miami, Astralis again features as a title favorite. Winners of the IW Katowice 2019, the Danes also reigned supreme in BLAST Pro Series São Paulo. Na’vi is also on the radar as they are StarSeries & i-League S7 champions. The Ukrainians rely on the strength of Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, the current best player in the world to shine for them in the Spanish capital.

The format

Madrid will follow the traditional rules of the circuit: All teams will compete against each other in the best one matches during the group stage. In the end, the top two in the table compete in the grand final in a best of three series. Although the game maps have not yet been defined, the tournament will be played on Dust2, Mirage, Inferno, Nuke, Train, Overpass and Vertigo. Vertigo debuted on the circuit after returning to the competition at the end of May, with the update that took Cache out of the competitive landscape.

The third-placed will choose from the fourth, fifth or sixth-placed team to face in the BLAST Pro Standoff. The Standoff will be played on an exclusive map: the BLAST Standoff Aim Map. In it, the teams will play in five 1v1 duels with pre-defined weapons: M4A4 / M4A1-S, Desert Eagle, AK47, CZ75 and AWP. The team that gets the highest number of kills, will get a bonus of US $ 20 thousand.

The BLAST Pro Series Madrid is the third event of the circuit in 2019. It kicked off in Sao Paulo as one of the Premier CS: GO events on the Brazilian soil. Then the tournament took place Miami, USA. After the taking place in Spain, the circuit will continue to Los Angeles in July, where we will see the MIBR side.