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Astralis added to Blast Pro Series São Paulo lineup

They join local side MIBR, although there are four more teams yet to be revealed before the event gets underway in March.

We've only just reported on TV station Globo partnering with the Blast Pro Series as it heads to São Paulo in March, but now we have some big news that will be of interest to fans, as Danish side Astralis has been revealed for the competition.

This isn't the biggest surprise since they're a regular to the tournament and are also affiliated with Rfrsh Entertainment, but it's still a big deal since they were Lisbon champions and are often favourites to win. They join Brazilian outfit MIBR, who will of course have the home advantage with this crowd.

The São Paulo event will be going down between March 22 and 23, and the other four teams will be revealed in the coming days. That said, you can order tickets as of tomorrow via this site, so you don't even have to wait for the whole lineup.

MIBR (then under the SK Gaming banner) won the opening event in Copenhagen back in November of 2017, but with NaVi and Astralis claiming titles in the subsequent events, the rivalry between the Danes and the Brazilians has been strong.

Astralis' In-Game Leader Lukas 'Gla1ve' Rossander said: "I know how big and exciting an experience it is to play in front of a crazy home crowd, and I know how MIBR will feel on stage in Ibirapuera Arena. Our goal is always to win no matter who we face, but to play against the new all brazilian MiBR roster in front of thousands of cheering brazilian fans will be such a different experience. Hopefully we can do our best and have some payback from 2017."

Is this lineup already looking good to you?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Photo: Blast Pro Series