[Source: BLAST] Esports entertainment company BLAST has kicked off its formal destination selection process ahead of an exciting calendar of major esports events in 2024 and beyond.
Running from July 2023, BLAST will begin working with interested parties to find suitable locations and partners befitting of a number of exciting event opportunities across their global tournament circuits in a variety of games in 2024.
BLAST has a strong track record of delivering world-class esports arena events that benefit the host destinations, economy and local partners. The tournament organiser has visited a number of other iconic locations in recent years, from London to Copenhagen, Washington, D.C. to Sao Paulo and Madrid to Lisbon - with the main aim of uniting travelling and local fans around the globe through a shared love of esports.
2024 looks to be another exciting year for BLAST’s global arena events, with over five current hosting opportunities of various scales across different events and titles -
including BLAST Premier, the leading tier one Counter-Strike tournament series, and BLAST R6, an exciting global circuit for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege with a passionate fanbase.
James Woollard, Head of Commercial Solutions at BLAST, said, “BLAST has built a reputation of delivering world class arena events that produce tangible impacts for the host destination and exciting experiences for fans. Hosts have benefited from economic impacts, esports' truly global and passionate fanbase, increased international exposure, and premium content and broadcast exposure showcasing the host destination to tens of millions of viewers. With 2024 on the horizon, which is shaping out to be one of our biggest and best years yet, we are looking for further opportunities to create incredible events at leading locations around the world.
“These events will help position host destinations as tech hubs, while providing wider socio-economic benefits, including educational programmes, festival opportunities and commercial partnerships. With thousands of fans expected in-arena, including over 60% on average from outside of the host city, and economic impacts of over €22m for the host economy at previous BLAST events, we are looking forward to working with host city destinations to bring these benefits to their locations while creating engaging esports experiences for fans.”