Blast har introduceret Blast Premier, en global turnering der kører i bedst-af-tre-format. Desuden er der et PlayIn-system, der giver alle hold mulighed for at kvalificere sig til en Global Final og to sæsonfinaler, hvor de sidstnævnte giver hele $500.000 til vinderen. Global Final-vinderen hiver dog $1 million hjem.
"The next evolution of our tournament series is going to blow people away. We have spent months developing the right format. A format that will create the greatest entertainment product for fans at events and viewers watching across the world. We believe we have perfected that format. We will finish the year with a surge of excitement as we crown the 2019 BLAST Pro Series Champion. And we look forward to creating something incredible in esports with Blast Premier in 2020," siger Blast CEO Robbie Douek.
"Developing our 2020 format and experience has been one of the most exciting tasks since I joined the company. We've taken onboard the incredible feedback from our show surveys and across the Counter-Strike community. It's only been 12 months since we were in Istanbul, our second ever event, and here we are, almost a full trip around the world later and a lot wiser. The culmination of everything we've done so far is Blast Premier - a competitive Best of 3 format, where anyone can win the Global Final - enhanced by great storytelling and a fan focused experience," tilføjer Nicolas Estrup, der er direktør for Product & Experience.