BLAST Pro Series São Paulo viewer's guide

Held at the legendary arena of Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 22-23, the first BLAST Pro Series tournament of 2019 will feature six of the top eight teams in the world fighting each other in the running for the title.

BLAST Pro Series São Paulo viewer's guide
Astralis to win BLAST Pro Series São Paulo

Held at the legendary arena of Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 22-23, the first BLAST Pro Series tournament of 2019 will feature six of the top eight teams in the world fighting each other in the running for the title.

The new season kicks off with a best-of-one group stage — round-robin format, with the top two sides advancing to contest the grand final in a best-of-three maps for the $125,000 first-place prize.

Here's the six teams in attendance to the event:

Astralis
Liquid
MIBR
ENCE
FaZe
NiP

The complete tournament schedule looks as follows:

PRELIMINARY GROUP STAGE MATCHES
Friday, March 22

Round 1
19:00 -  FaZe vs.  NiP | BO1
19:00 -  MIBR vs.  ENCE | BO1
19:00 -  Astralis vs.  Liquid | BO1

Round 2
20:30 -  Astralis vs.  ENCE | BO1
20:30 -  FaZe vs.  MIBR | BO1
20:30 -  NiP vs.  Liquid | BO1

GROUP STAGE MATCHES, SHOW AND GRAND FINAL
Saturday, March 23

Round 3
13:00 -  ENCE vs.  NiP | BO1
13:00 -  Liquid vs.  FaZe | BO1
13:00 -  Astralis vs.  MIBR | BO1

Round 4
14:20 -  MIBR vs.  Liquid | BO1
14:20 -  ENCE vs.  FaZe | BO1
14:20 -  Astralis vs.  NiP | BO1

Round 5
15:40 -  ENCE vs.  Liquid | BO1
15:40 -  MIBR vs.  NiP | BO1
15:40 -  Astralis vs.  FaZe | BO1

17:00 - BLAST Stand-off - five 1v1 aim duels

18:00 - Grand final | BO3
* All times in GMT -3 / BRT


TALENTS & PRIZE DISTRIBUTION

Headlining the talent list, Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere will for the first time be seen as the desk host of an international CS:GO event. The popular League of Legends host will be joined by the analyst trio of Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Christine "potter" Chi, and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez plus three commentator duos bringing to you the action live.

Here is the complete on-air team:

Adam Savage - Stage Host

Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere - Desk Host

Frankie Ward - Interviewer

Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst

Anders Blume - Commentator
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentato
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Commentato
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl – Commentator

$250,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

1. $125,000
2. $50,000
3. $25,000
4. $15,000
5. $10,000
6. $5,000

BLAST Stand-off winner: $20,000