BBC Sport will be broadcasting the upcoming CSGO Blast Premier Series, which will see UK org Endpoint competing against some of the world’s best teams.
Coverage will start with the Blast Premier Fall Showdown on Tuesday November 24th, with viewers able to watch it on BBC iPlayer.
BBC says the move comes following the success of Rocket League and League of Legends NLC on BBC iPlayer.
Featuring 12 elite teams from America and Europe, the series will begin with the aforementioned Blast Premier Fall Showdown, followed by the Blast Premier Fall Final on December 8th.
It will conclude with the Blast Premier Global Final on January 19th 2021, where the world’s best teams will battle for the trophy and a $1m prize pool.
UK-based team Endpoint have been invited to take part as they recently were the first British team to break into the CSGO world top 30. As underdogs they will hope to cause an upset as they go up against some of the world’s best teams.
Blast has offices in London and hosted the Blast Premier Spring Series in the capital city back in February this year.
The BBC is the latest broadcast partner to join Blast’s global portfolio of TV and online partners that have a joint reach of over 150m TV households and broadcast in 18 languages.
Alexander Lewin, VP of distribution and programming for Blast, said: “The BBC is admired around the world for its standard of excellence, and its digital platforms provide the perfect destination for Blast Premier’s fans based in the United Kingdom to watch the world’s best Counter-Strike players go head-to-head.”
The news comes as Edge Investments, UK creative economy growth investor, invests £1.7m into Blast.
The BLAST Premier tournaments can be watched on BBC iPlayer, starting with the Fall Showdown on Tuesday November 24th to Sunday November 29th.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.