World top esports champions to gather I Abu Dhabi for Blast Premier World Final

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Some of the world’s best esports professional players are looking forward to competing in Abu Dhabi at the BLAST Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi, WAM reports.

Yas Island’s Etihad Arena will stage the Counter-Strike 2 tournament on 16th and 17th December where eight of the best teams will battle to become 2023 champions and a share of the US$1 million prize pool.

The tournament is organised by BLAST in partnership with ADGaming, a pioneering gaming and esports initiative under the Abu Dhabi government.

The teams line-up is now finalised after Cloud9 from the United States with a European core of players became the eighth and final side to qualify for Abu Dhabi’s World Final. Their semi-final appearance in the recent BLAST Premier Fall Final in Copenhagen saw them secure their qualification through the season’s world leaderboard position after Fall Final champions Team Vitality had already booked their World Final berth following their Paris Major triumph in May.

The BLAST Premier World Final is the most high-profile esports tournament to take place in Abu Dhabi for the second consecutive year and will help contribute to growing the esports sector in the Emirate.

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