Copenhagen has played host to some of the best tournaments in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive history, and this weekend’s BLAST Pro Series already seems likely to join that list. After the first day was cancelled due to some unavoidable, and unfortunate, technical issues, the entire tournament will now be played in one day.
Six of the highest ranked teams in the world set to face off in the tournament’s 5 round group stage, before the field is narrowed down for the playoffs and finals.
Why you should watch
Unlike many other CS:GO tournaments that bring in a large variety of teams, the action for BLAST Pro is centered almost exclusively on the best in the world. Six of the seven best teams currently competing will be facing off at the tournament, meaning that every single match should be even and unpredictable.
Adding to the tournament’s drama are the events of IEM Oakland just last week, where Ninjas in Pyjamas left as champions. Just a few months ago the Ninjas seemed like a weak link among the other teams in Copenhagen for BLAST Pro, but after their recent roster moves and incredible performance last weekend, Ninjas in Pyjamas have gone from underdogs to tournament frontrunners almost overnight as they moved from the ninth in HLTV’s team rankings, to third.
Meanwhile, both Faze Clan and SK Gaming — the first and second-ranked teams in the world — will be looking to use this tournament as the perfect stage for revenge against Ninjas in Pyjamas, who knocked both teams out of the playoffs at IEM Oakland, during the finals and semifinals respectively.
Astralis vs SK Gaming, 4:00 a.m. EST, Stream A
Faze Clan vs Ninjas in Pyjamas, 4:00 a.m. EST, Stream B
North vs G2 Esports, 4:00 p.m. EST, Stream C
Faze Clan vs North, 6:30 a.m. EST, Stream A
SK Gaming vs G2, 6:30 a.m. EST, Stream B
Astralis vs Ninjas in Pyjamas, 6:30 p.m. EST, Stream C
Astralis vs North, 8:00 a.m. EST, Stream A
SK vs Ninjas in Pyjamas, 8:00 a.m. EST, Stream B
Faze vs G2, 8:00 a.m. EST, Stream C
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs North, 9:10 a.m. EST, Stream A
SK vs Faze, 9:10 a.m. EST, Stream B
Astralis vs G2, 9:10 a.m. EST, Stream C
SK vs North, 10:20 a.m. EST, Stream A
Astralis vs Faze, 10:20 a.m. EST, Stream B
G2 vs Ninjas in Pyjamas, 10:20 a.m. EST, Stream C
SK Gaming vs Astralis, 1:00 p.m. EST, Stream A