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DAZN signs agreement to debut in e-Sports in Brazil

The platform will broadcast BLAST Premier 2020

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  • The new tournament circuit will have two seasons (spring and autumn), with a prize pool of $4.25 million throughout the competition;
  • The Brazilian team MiBR is among the 12 teams that will participate in the competition.

DAZN announced the acquisition of the broadcast rights for BLAST Premier 2020 (former BLAST Pro Series of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CS: GO). The competition not only changed its name but also its format and award, it should be the first step of DAZN in the exhibition of e-Sports in Brazil.

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The new tournament circuit will have two seasons (spring and autumn), with a prize pool of $4.25 million throughout the competition. The Brazilian team MiBR is among the 12 teams that will participate in the competition.

The current format of the initial phase, called “Play-in”, will have more matches and will be played for a period longer than the only two days of the old model. The teams will be divided into three groups and will duel in a best of three (md3) for three weeks.

The broadcasts begin this Saturday (1st), starting at 12:30 pm, with narration in English.