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BLAST set to host tournament in US

According to hltv.org, which cited its sources, Austin, Texas will probably be selected as the host city for BLAST’s plan to stage the first Counter-Strike 2 Major in the United States in 2025. Continue reading this article for the best information on esports predictions!

The announcement might be made at the June 12–16 BLAST Spring Finals, which are coming up. The organizers of the tournament recently declared that they will divulge some information at the London event, including the structure and venues of the tournaments in 2025, among other things. The season will come to an end with the inaugural 2025 Major, which is set for June 9–22. Dates for the Winter Major are set for December 1–14.

BLAST set to host tournament in US
Fans at the Blast.tv Paris 2023

BLAST has a track record of successfully planning Counter-Strike tournaments; in 2023, it staged the final CS:GO Major in Paris. “It was a very successful event for BLAST,” BLAST Premier’s Commissioner Andrew Haworth


Plans for BLAST

BLAST made a calculated decision in selecting Austin in order to reach the fervent and expanding Counter-Strike fandom in the United States. Austin is a suitable site for such a prominent tournament because of its thriving tech and gaming industries and history of organizing major events like the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.

The ELEAGUE Boston Major in 2018 was the last major held in the United States. Fans were enthralled by Cloud9’s historic triumph over FaZe Clan. Since then, no Major has taken place in North America, therefore this announcement has been anticipated for a long time. It is anticipated that Austin’s hosting of the Major would energize the region’s esports scene and boost player interest and engagement.

BLAST anticipates confirming the specifics at the June 12–16, 2024, BLAST Spring Final in London. Fans are anticipating this news with great excitement. It will also contain information about the sites and schedule of other 2025 events. Both professional players and industry observers are thrilled about the possibility of a Major in the United States and expect it to greatly improve the Counter-Strike scene in the area.


Previous tournaments

Majors in the United States were at that point starting to become a regular feature on the Counter-Strike calendar, with MLG Columbus in 2016 and ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 occurring in the years right before Boston. IEM Rio in 2022 was the closest Major for NA fans since Boston.

After winning the right to host the final CS:GO Major in Paris in May 2023, BLAST will only be hosting its second Major in a two-year period if this report comes to pass. The Denmark-based organization sponsored a Major for the first time with BLAST Paris, which according to Esports Charts achieved the fourth-highest peak viewership and the fifth-most total hours viewed for an event in Counter-Strike history.

On Friday, June 14, at the BLAST Premier 2024 Spring Final, further specific details might be revealed. The organizer has committed to revealing the BLAST Premier 2025 schedule’s sites and format at that time. Fans are excited to see what the future holds for the coming months and how this tournament could turn out.

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