Heroic Becomes Member Of BLAST Premier

Heroic Becomes Member Of BLAST Premier

Heroic became an official member of BLAST Premier, the Danish esports organization announced on Thursday, April 21.

Heroic became an official member of BLAST Premier, the Danish esports organization announced on Thursday, April 21. Heroic took over the spot previously owned by Immortals Gaming Club following a bidding process.

Heroic Joins BLAST Premier

Founded in 2016, Heroic has quickly emerged as one of the world’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams and is currently ranked the no.5 on the global ladder. Now, Heroic took one step further to cement itself as one of the leading CS:GO teams by acquiring a BLAST Premier members team slot.

The move follows Immortals Gaming Club’s decision to sell the Members Team slot in what heroic described as a “highly competitive and in-depth bidding process”, which featured many prominent esports and CS:GO organizations who showed interest in becoming a BLAST Premier member.

Immortals Gaming Club, who owns MiBR, was an original BLAST Premier founding member and have participated in the BLAST tournament circuit since its inception in February 2020. Over that stretch. MiBR attended nine events but failed to achieve much success.

Their most notable achievement happened in June 2020, when MiBR placed second in the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 American Finals. But success has dried up since, as MiBR never placed better than the top-eight in the remaining tournaments over the next two years.

“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 look forward to having them back competing in our global qualifiers and regional Showdowns in the future,” said Charlotte Kenny, Managing Director of BLAST Premier.

“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.”

A Monumental Step For Heroic

Seeing Heroic acquire the BLAST Premier member team spot makes a lot of sense. The Danish squad is currently one of the top teams in the CS:GO ecosystem and is rapidly rising to the world’s no.1 spot.

In recent months, Heroic has reached IEM Katowice’s semi-finals and the PGL Major Stockholm. Moreover, the team has recently finished its European Regional Major Ranking (RMR) A campaign with a perfect 3-0 record, thus securing the Legends spot at the PGL Major Antwerp.

“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,” said Joachim Haraldsen, CEO for Heroic.

“We are really impressed by the product that BLAST has built so far and are super excited to contribute to the continued success of the tournament as one of the 12 members.”

By joining BLAST Premier as a member team, Heroic will be guaranteed a spot in any of BLAST tournaments. Up to now, Heroic has had to fight through BLAST qualifiers to compete in some of the biggest CS:GO events of the year.

Still, BLAST Premier will continue to provide opportunities for non-member teams to reach their biggest events of the year through global qualifying series. These cover all major regions around the world and fees into the BLAST tournament series’ regional Spring and Fall Showdown tournaments.

Heroic joined 11 other BLAST Partner Teams, which include Natus Vincere, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, OG, Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, FaZe Clan, Team Vitality, Evil Geniuses, Complexity Gaming, and BIG.

The next international BLAST event is the BLAST Spring Finals (June 15-19), which was announced to take place in Lisbon, Portugal.