BLAST Premier, a Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports competition, recently secured a broadcast rights deal involving the sports streaming company, DAZN.
As part of the agreement, the company would stream the upcoming Spring Final in Lisbon, as well as the remainder of BLAST Premier’s tournaments in 2022. Over 100 countries will have access to the tournament, including Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The partnership with DAZN marks BLAST Premier’s second broadcasting rights commitment in 2022.
Audiences would still be able to view BLAST matches on Twitch and YouTube, as per the company’s statement. The 2022 championship will be broadcast in over 130 TV areas in 25 languages, thanks to the circuit’s broadcasting deals. The BLAST Premier circuit in 2022 includes seven championships and 32 teams from around the world. Teams would be competing for a take of $4.275 million (£3.51 million) in winnings.
Alexander Lewin, Vice President of Distribution and Programming at BLAST, said, “We’re thrilled to team up with one of the world’s biggest and most respected sports streaming services in DAZN. Our overarching aim is always to ensure BLAST Premier is available and accessible in as many regions around the world as possible, this partnership is helping us to achieve that goal with BLAST now broadcast in 154 territories and in 25 languages.
“Our partnership with DAZN in over 100 markets is testament to the current global demand for BLAST Premier and the high production quality.”
It’s not the first occasion where DAZN and BLAST Premier have partnered up. The network purchased the Brazilian streaming rights to the tournament in February 2020.
BLAST Premier has recently reaffirmed and expanded the number of collaborations, including ones with Betway and Shikenso Analytics.