The world’s best esports and Counter-Strike players will descend on London next summer, when the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 takes place at OVO Arena Wembley from 12 to 16 June 2024.
BLAST has teamed up with Live Nation, one of the world’s largest live entertainment companies, along with leading business growth and destination agency London & Partners to bring the Spring Final to London in June 2024. The partnership forms part of BLAST’s ambition to create the best esports experiences by working closely with destinations and the biggest and best live entertainment partners.The event will bring the world’s best esports teams and players from all across the world to compete in London – four years since BLAST’s last event in the United Kingdom’s capital with the city’s second largest indoor venue set to host Counter-Strike’s elite. The announcement aligns with London & Partners’ ambition to position England’s capital as a global hub for leading esports and gaming events in the future. The UK currently has an 8% share of the global esports industry, which is set to reach $1.6 billion by the end of this year.
The Spring Final 2024 will be the biggest Counter-Strike event to take place in the United Kingdom since the London Major 2018, which took place in the OVO Arena Wembley and saw Danish organisation Astralis crowned champions.All eight teams that eventually qualify for the Spring Final will be competing for a massive prize pool of $425,000 and a place in the highly anticipated World Final in December 2024. The first two days of the event will be played behind closed doors in the arena while the Friday-Sunday (June 14-16) will be played in front of a packed out arena for each day. Tickets for the event will go on presale from Wednesday, 25th October and general sale from Friday, 27th October.