The organizer of esports tournaments BLASThas initiated a process of selection of destinations for its major events for the year 2024 onwards. It has stated that Will work with those venues interested and will explore opportunities that may arise in hosting its events there.
The organizer is offering more than five hosting opportunities, with the series Counter-Strike BLAST Premier and the circuit Rainbow Six BLAST R6 as examples, no others were mentioned at the moment, but BLAST has also produced events such as the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) by EPIC Games. and its own CS:GO Major, the Major de Paris of BLAST.tv. In the past, he developed esports events of. Apex Legends, VALORANT and Dota 2.
James Woollard, BLAST’s Director of Commercial Solutions.said in a statement that BLAST events have had a positive impact on the company’s business. economic impact of more than €22M for the venues. In addition, more than 60% of the attendees at these events come from outside the host city.. The organizer has held events in Paris, Madrid, London, Copenhagen, Lisbon and Washington D.C.
BLAST has built a reputation for staging world-class stadium events that produce tangible impacts for the host destination and exciting experiences for fans. Hosts have benefited from economic impacts, global and passionate eSports fan base, increased international exposure, and premium, broadcast-quality content that showcases the host destination to tens of millions of viewers. With 2024 on the horizon, which is shaping up to be one of our biggest and best years to date, we are looking for new opportunities to create incredible events in leading venues around the world.
James Woollard, BLAST’s Director of Commercial Solutions.
BLAST is not the only prominent tournament organizer highlighting the economic impact of hosting esports events. For example, Riot Games and the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, reported that the 2023 LCS spring finals generated a direct economic impact of $2.74M. for the city.