Leading Esports professional star hoping to end year in style in front of big crowd at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena

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  • Team Vitality became the latest team to book their place for BLAST Premier World Final and star player Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen wants as many people as possible to experience one of the best gaming tournaments in the world when it takes place in Abu Dhabi between 14th-18th December.
  • Tickets are now available to purchase for the gaming event. General admission ranges from AED 85 to AED 150 only while Students will be charged AED 50.
  • The BLAST Premier World Final 2022 is in partnership with Abu Dhabi Gaming.

Abu Dhabi: Team Vitality’s star gaming player and four-time Counter-Strike Major winner Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen is relishing the opportunity of playing in front of a big crowd at Etihad Arena and hopes to finish the year in style when his team travels to Abu Dhabi for the BLAST Premier World Final.

The French team, one of the high-profile professional esports organisations in the world, became the latest team to book their place in the season-ending finale, which takes place between 14th-18th December after reigning supreme in the ESL Pro League Season 16.

Peter Rasmussen, known as ‘dupreeh’ in the esports circuit, says his team-mates are looking forward to the World Final in Abu Dhabi and hopes many people are present at the Etihad Arena to experience one of the best gaming tournaments.

He said: “For any player, it is always amazing to be playing in an arena so to play in a big arena (like Etihad Arena) is going to be massive for everyone. We love playing in front of a crowd and we want to make sure there’s a great atmosphere with lots of fans and it’s something that we’re looking forward to.”

BLAST has partnered with AD Gaming – a pioneering gaming and esports initiative – to bring its prestigious global esports tournament, the BLAST Premier World Final to Abu Dhabi which will feature eight of the world’s best Counter-Strike teams as they aim to claim a share of the $1 million prize pool.

Team Vitality joins other leading esports organisations – NAVI and Faze Clan for the tournament and given the best sides will be participating, Rasmussen expects stern tests, making it enthralling viewing for the fans in attendance.

He said: “You want to leave a good impression on the final event of the season – we always want to do our best but if you win the last competition of the season, people will remember those moments. The teams who have qualified shows how difficult it will be as it’s only the best of the best teams and they have proven themselves this year. It’s going to be difficult but at the same time you want the competition to be the best as possible. It’s going to be extremely competitive but also fun.”

Tickets for the last two days of the gaming tournament on 17th and 18th December start from only AED 85 per person while Student tickets are priced at AED 50 with different hospitality packages are also available.

About BLAST

We’re on a mission to take esports to the next level of global entertainment. We excite and invite billions of fans to join the esports revolution. We create live and digital experiences – from tournaments that pack out major arenas around the world to great content that’s guaranteed to blow your socks off.

We work with some of the world’s best game publishers and brands to elevate their properties into amazing esports experiences – having delivered tournaments, content and shows in a variety of games, including: Counter-Strike, DOTA 2, VALORANT, Apex Legends, FIFA 2022 and Fortnite.

Over the last year, we’ve been working with Fortnite to develop industry leading, year-round, calendar of exciting and competitive esports events. Following last year’s FNCS All-Star Showdown and FNCS Grand Royale tournaments, we’re now operating the entire FNCS Chapter 3 broadcast schedule during each Fortnite Season for 2022.

BLAST Premier is a worldwide Counter-Strike tournament series where the best teams and biggest superstars fight it out for glory and a multi-million dollar prize pool. Famous for its unparalleled production quality and game changing fan-first moments. Attracting tens-of-thousands of fans to our crazy-big-adrenaline-pumped live events in big arenas from London and Copenhagen to Miami and Sao Paulo, with millions more watching at home on our broadcast tuning in from more than 154 territories and in 25 different languages.

About AD Gaming

Abu Dhabi Gaming is a collaborative initiative that aggregates the broad efforts throughout Abu Dhabi to drive and build a self-sustaining gaming and esports ecosystem.

Its role is to facilitate, empower and create an industry that is essential for the future of Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment industry.

Fostering an environment of growth and knowledge, AD Gaming will provide a support system for the next generation of game developers and players, consumers and businesses alike.

Abu Dhabi Gaming is powered by the collaboration of multiple Abu Dhabi based governmental and commercial organisations, as well as content creators and gamers, with the collective focus to build this creative sector.