Russian teams not to take part in Blast tournaments

Blast responded to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.

Blast became one of the first tournament organizers to react to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.

Blast shared their reaction with community
Blast shared their reaction with community

Blast officially announced that they won’t invite teams based in Russia to their tournaments. TO explained this decision with the situation in the world, saying that it is not appropriate. "We are sorry to our fans and players from the CIS region for this decision, but we do not think it is appropriate that this event goes ahead." – Blast stated.

The teams to be affected are Gambit, Virtus.pro, forze, K23, Spirit. They are not partners with tournament organizers and would have had to take part in qualifications for big events.

The next Blast tournament without Russian-based teams will be Blast Premier Spring Showdown, which starts on April 27th.