BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 Location and Schedule Announced
BLAST has announced details about the culminating finals.
BLAST has announced the location and schedule of its culminating final CS:GO tournament of the 2022 esports circuit, BLAST Premier: World Final 2022.
The tournament organizers revealed that this event has been scheduled to take place from 14th to 18th December and will be taking place at the Etihad Arena located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD (INR 7,89,82,600) will be up for grabs with a total of eight qualified CS:GO teams competing for it. So far only two teams have secured a slot for themselves - Natus Vincere (NAVI) and FaZe Clan.
BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 to take place in Abu Dhabi in December
BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 will be taking place in the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi which has a total capacity of 18,000 from 14th to 18th December. This indoor arena is located in the Yas Bay Waterfront district of the Yas Island. The best part is that there will be a live audience at the venue and the tickets for this will be announced for sale at a later date.
FaZe Clan was the first CS:GO team that qualified for this tournament after winning both the ESL Pro League Season 15 and the PGL Antwerp Major 2022, followed by NAVI who made its way by lifting the trophy at the recently concluded BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2022 which took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
Charlotte Kenny, managing director of BLAST Premier, said “As part of our host cities process, we are always on the lookout for leading locations and arenas all around the world, Abu Dhabi is the perfect location to follow on from this month’s highly successful Spring Final in Lisbon and November’s Fall Final in Copenhagen. The World Final will follow in the footsteps of popular sports such as UFC, F1 and NBA in hosting major events in Abu Dhabi and the remarkable Etihad Arena provides the perfect stage for our World Final event."
James Hartt, director of strategic partnerships at Abu Dhabi Gaming, added: “BLAST is truly a world leader in the esports industry, so their commitment to Abu Dhabi perfectly demonstrates the scale and impact of the Emirate’s growing gaming and esports sector, both in terms of the industry and the player community.”
Over the course of the remaining BLAST competitive circuit six more CS:GO teams will make their way to this final event. This will include winners of the BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2022, IEM Rio Major 2022, and ESL Pro League Season 16, while the remaining three slots will be given to teams on the basis of the BLAST Premier World Leaderboard 2022.