BLAST Premier host city process underway for 2023 season
BLAST Premier has hosted memorable events in Miami, Istanbul, London, Copenhagen, São Paulo and Madrid
Esports tournament organiser BLAST Premier has kickstarted its host city selection process for the 2023 season, following last week’s announcement on the Spring Final returning to Lisbon’s Altice Arena in June.
Running from April-August 2022, BLAST will begin working with interested parties to find suitable host city locations and partners to deliver a number of event opportunities across their global tournament circuit in 2023.
As part of the process, BLAST will host engaging workshops on the benefits of hosting an esports event, create opportunities for behind-the-scenes experiences at BLAST Premier live events (including the Spring Final in Lisbon) and offer opportunities to meet the BLAST team in-person.
Last week, BLAST announced plans for a return to Lisbon nearly four years after their first event in the Portuguese capital. The tournament organiser has visited a number of other iconic locations in recent years, from London to Copenhagen, Miami to Sao Paulo and Istanbul to Madrid - with the main aim of uniting fans through their shared love of esports and CS:GO.
Charlotte Kenny, Managing Director of BLAST Premier, said, “BLAST Premier has a rich history of hosting memorable events in iconic locations around the world. With a global audience and passionate fanbase, our previous events have seen many host cities benefit from a positive impact in many ways. We want to build on this success and are seeking enthusiastic host cities to work with us to bring our incredible tournament and experiences to life. We can't wait to work with applicants to understand more about their cities and find the perfect places for our amazing arena events next year."
BLAST Premier is a global Counter-Strike tournament series, where the best teams and brightest stars fight it out for glory and a multi-million dollar prize pool, while offering opportunities to regions across the globe and crowning the world champions of CS:GO. Up to 32 of the best teams take part in the seven BLAST Premier events across the year with a combined prize pool of $2,475,000 on the line.
BLAST has partnered with The Sports Consultancy (TSC) to manage the independent bidding process. Widely recognised as leaders in host city procurement and major event bidding, TSC is inviting cities to formally express their interest.