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We now know more details about Blast Pro Series Istanbul

Including teams, the arena, tickets, and more.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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The Blast Pro Series held its first competition in Copenhagen last November, and now we know the details of its excursion to Istanbul for its second outing, as the Ülker Sports Arena will host the action on June 23, where six top teams will compete for $250,000 USD in prize money.

Tickets go on sale on April 2, and the competition will see the return of the A-shaped stage where six teams play live at once, including SK Gaming, FaZe Clan, Astralis, Space Soldiers, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Cloud9.

The group stage matches and the grand finals will all take place on that one day, and tickets will include access to the arena and to the fan zone all day. More details, however, are being announced over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for those.

Turkish Cloud9 player Tarik 'tarik' Celik had this to say on the event: "I am so excited to bring my team mates to Istanbul to show them the city and introduce them to the amazing people there. Winning the Major was the biggest thing in my life, but being able to go and participate in an event like Blast Pro Series in the country of my parents... It will be an amazing experience, and we will do everything to make the fans proud. We have never been to Blast before, but from everything we've seen and heard it's the best event you can imagine and we can't wait to play on that stage in front of that audience!"

Do you have high hopes for this competition?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Photo: Blast Pro Series