Report: BLAST to Host First CS:GO Major of 2023 in France
The community has been heard as BLAST could host the next Major.
After downplaying its commitment towards bidding for the Major tournaments planned to take place next year, it is being heavily speculated that BLAST could be hosting the first CS:GO Major of 2023 in France from 8th to 21st May.
Following the hyped IEM Rio Major 2022 which is scheduled to take place from 31st October to 13th November in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world championship might return back to Europe next year, according to a report by Dexerto.
If all the claims stand true, this would be the first CS:GO Major for both BLAST and France, with Paris being given the outmost priority as the plausible host city by the tournament organizers.
Report: BLAST might host the first CS:GO Major of 2023 in France during the month of May
Earlier this year in July during an interview, Charlotte Kenny, managing director of BLAST, confirmed the organizations interest in hosting a CS:GO Major while stating "When the time is right, we will do a Major."
Well, reports have started to roll out that BLAST could be hosting the first Major of 2023 in Paris, France during the month of May. This could lead to a lot of firsts in terms of - the people hosting the event and the venue where the event is being hosted.
The speculated date for this Major is 8th to 21st May, very similar to the dates of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 which took place earlier this year in Antwerp, Belgium from 9th to 22nd May.
BLAST has been operating small to mid-scale international CS:GO tournaments since the past six years and has established a robust annual circuit called BLAST Premier which hosts some of the biggest teams from across the globe.
The Danish company has been praised for its high-level production and broadcast quality by majority of the CS:GO community on numerous occasions, along with the type of content that it produces and the overall package it presents to the audience through its tournaments.
However, BLAST has never organized any event which is on the scale of a CS:GO Major and this could be its crowning achievement if accomplished successfully.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron as part of his re-election campaign earlier this year had stated that he wants to host some of the biggest esports events in the world alongside the Olympics in 2024.