Norwegian esports organisation Heroic has been announced as a BLAST Premier Member Team after acquiring the slot from Immortals Gaming Club, the owners of MIBR.
Heroic will join other notable CS:GO organisations as a Member Team, including Astralis, Natus Vincere, Team Vitality and others. BLAST Premier member teams gain direct entry to a number of BLAST Tournaments, such as Spring and Fall Groups.
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BLAST has cited that Immortals Gaming Club decided to sell its slot and a ‘highly competitive bidding process’ was undertaken. According to BLAST, there was interest from a number of esports and CS:GO organisations, but the slot was ultimately secured by Heroic.
Charlotte Kenny, Managing Director of BLAST Premier, commented: “We thank MIBR for being one of our partners for the last two years. Their renowned and passionate Brazilian fanbase have ensured there’s never been a dull moment, even when we had to pivot to online-only shows in 2020.
“We’re delighted to welcome on board Heroic, they’ve proven through their performances on the server over the last few years, that they belong alongside the world’s elite of Counter-Strike. Their impressive showing at last year’s Fall Final in Copenhagen highlights what they will add to our tournaments.”
Immortals Gaming Club was one of the original BLAST Premier Member Teams and has played in the tournament circuit since its launch in February 2020. Prior to Heroic, the most lastest addition to BLAST’s membership programme was Berlin International Gaming (BIG) in 2021.
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Heroic joins a group of 11 other member teams: Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, Complexity Gaming, Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses and BIG.
Joachim Haraldsen, CEO for Heroic, added: “Today marks a massive milestone for Heroic Group. Our entry into BLAST Premier provides us with a unique position alongside the biggest brands in our industry, and a platform for collaborative growth that we strongly believe in.”
Esports Insider says: Heroic joins a very competitive group of CS:GO teams that are partners of BLAST. The Norwegian organisation fields a strong CS:GO team that has proven to be successful and will be a welcome partner for the tournament organiser in the future. It’ll be also interesting to see how MIBR operates within BLAST’s ecosystem given IGC’s decision to sell its membership spot.
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