The BLAST Pro Series Global Final 2019 is another important Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) competition taking place this week. The event will take place December 12-14 in the city of Riffa, Bahrain. Over there, only the top four BLAST Circuit teams this year – including Marcelo “coldzera” David FaZe Clan – will be looking for the title and most of the $ 500,000 prize pool.
This final will consist of the 4 teams that scored the most points in all editions of the BLAST Pro Series throughout this season. Astralis, NiP, FaZe and Liquid will be vying for the final title. It will be played in an elimination key and best of three matches. This final will also have the well-known BLAST Pro Series Stand-Off, 1×1 duels will be held between the two teams that will not reach the grand final.
The #BLASTGlobalFinal is closing in! ?
Here is the FULL SCHEDULE for the Global Final in Bahrain.
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— BLAST Pro Series (@BLASTProSeries) November 13, 2019
Thursday, December 12
09:00 – FaZe vs. NiP
13:00 – Liquid vs. Astralis
Friday, December 13
09:00 – Upper bracket final
13:00 – Lower bracket final
Saturday, December 14
09:00 – Consolidation final
12:45 – BLAST Stand-off
14:00 – Grand final
They won the Miami stage in April defeating Liquid in the final, and last month, with the entry of Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David also won the Copenhagen stage. However, the team comes from third place in IEM Beijing and disappointment in ESL Pro League Season 10, where they failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Astralis won the stage in Sao Paulo by beating Liquid in the final, making a very solid second half of 2019, winning in November the ECS Season 8 Finals and also IEM Beijing, and of course StarLadder Major Berlin. The Danes are in the TOP 1 in the world, but they want to win again as they placed third in the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals.
NiP Swedes did not win any BLAST round during the year, but they did well in all, they got a fourth place, two third places and a second place, so they got a high score for the Grand Final. Bitter fast for more than 2 years without lifting a trophy, can they now top the best in the world?
The Americans from Liquid won the BLAST Los Angeles stage and secured their presence in the Grand Final. After a devastating first half, they failed to maintain their solidity and the world top 1 falling to fourth position. The last trophy they raised was in July at IEM Chicago. Can Liquid win again in its last championship in 2019?