BLAST has announced a third official event in Copenhagen, where the first-ever BLAST Pro Series event was held in November of 2017. After two successful events in the Danish capital, the fixture returns this year as the sixth and second-to-last stop before the BLAST Global Finals.
BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 will feature six CS:GO esports teams going head-to-head at the 13,000-capacity Royal Arena in Ørestad Syd.
Four teams have already been confirmed for the event. Alongside the top two in the world, Team Liquid and Astralis, last year’s champions Natus Vincere and runners-up Ninjas in Pyjamas will also feature in Denmark.
The tournament will use a classic BLAST format. The six teams will play each other once in a Bo1 round-robin group stage, after which the top two will advance directly to a Bo3 grand final series.
The first two rounds of the group stage will be played behind closed doors on November 1, with the remaining three rounds and the finals to take place in front of a live audience at Royal Arena.
The tournament will also feature a BLAST Pro Standoff bonus match, where the third-placed team at the end of the group stage gets to choose an opponent for five 1v1 aim duels. While there are no points on offer, the winner will take home a $20,000 cash prize.
Copenhagen will be the second-to-last stop before the 2019 BLAST Pro Series Global Finals, which are set to take place in December 2019 with the top four teams on the circuit battling it out for the lion’s share of $500,000.