BLAST Premier, one of the major event organisers in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has reached a media rights agreement with DAZN, a global sports streaming corporation. According to an official blog post in BLAST Premier’s site. The partnership allows the company's competitions to be broadcast live and on-demand in more than 100 countries.
These include the United Kingdom, Japan and USA. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Last year DAZN broadcast over 27,000 sporting events across 956 million hours of streamed content to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide and it is the first fully integrated global sports entertainment platform.
As part of the deal, DAZN will broadcast BLAST Premier’s remaining five events of the year including the Spring, Fall and World Finals that are all set to be hosted in major arenas in key locations around the world.
DAZN, the first fully integrated global sports entertainment platform, transmitted over 27,000 sporting events and 956 million hours of streaming content to more than 200 nations and territories across the world last year.
BLAST Premier has already established itself as one of the world's largest event organisers. The tournament organiser has already broadened its reach by signing 35 arrangements for its own worldwide broadcast network by February. The arrangement includes the public Danish broadcaster TV2, the Asian TV network Astro, the African over-the-top service StarTimes, the Brazilian Twitch streamer Gaules, and the Ukraine-based WePlay Esports.
DAZN, which launched in 2016, has experienced significant growth in recent years, with the addition of many exclusive broadcasts: The FIFA World Cup qualifications, the UEFA Champions League, the Bundesliga, the MLS, the NFL, Formula 1 and the Olympic Games in Tokyo and Beijing are just a few examples. With this new arrangement, the streaming company will make a significant entry into esports.
The tournament organiser BLAST Premier is recognised for hosting large-scale Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions; most recently, the tournament organiser staged its spring group stages in February in preparation for the Spring Final on June 15-19, 2022. DAZN will distribute the upcoming Spring final as the first BLAST Premier broadcast.
OG, Vitality, Faze Clan, and G2 Esports have already confirmed their participation at the BLAST Premier's Spring Finals in Lisbon’s Altice Arena. The teams are currently battling for a piece of the $425,000 prize pool as well as 400 BLAST Premier points, which will automatically qualify the victorious team for the next Fall Finals.
We predict that in the end of this tournament either ENCE or FaZe will come out as the winner, but, and this is a big BUT, the fresh look OG may very well surprise and take the CS:GO esports scene by storm.
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