BLAST Premier Appoints Andrew Haworth to Commissioner for 2021


by in CS:GO | Feb, 2nd 2021

BLAST Premier is truly going to be the pinnacle of CSGO action in 2021. With this in mind, BLAST Premier has named Andrew Haworth as the new commissioner. He will oversee the tournament format, rulebook, competitive integrity, and so much more for BLAST Premier. It’s going to be an excellent year for CSGO if you ask us.

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This isn’t a move that has come out of nowhere. Haworth has been a part of BLAST Premier for years now, and the 2021 commissioner announcement makes sense to us. Haworth will be taking control of cross-industry relationships with stakeholders like the ESIC and other tournament organizers, in addition to the other roles mentioned above. 

“For over two years, Andrew has been the driving force behind our operations department, and he’s helped create a highly successful BLAST Premier tournament series,” said Robbie Douek, BLAST’s CEO. “He’s the perfect person to continue to maintain and foster new industry partnerships, help teams follow rules and regulations, and ensure we’re providing a platform to empower other industry stakeholders and regions around the world.”

It sounds like the role will ensure that BLAST Premier will give opportunities to all regions and create a healthier CSGO ecosystem through partnerships industry-wide. We love CSGO here at Esports Talk and can’t wait to see what BLAST has for us this year.

“I’m delighted to be able to have this opportunity to help develop and build a better BLAST Premier and Counter-Strike scene for years to come,” Haworth said. “Our tournament series has grown to impressive heights over the last 12 months, and we want to maintain this by continuing to implement formats and rules that help create fair and exciting CSGO, ultimately making sure we’re always adding to and improving the ecosystem.”

The new BLAST Premier season begins on Thursday and will bring all of the major tournaments together under one banner. With that in mind, it’s a great time to announce the new BLAST Premier commissioner for 2021. All regions will compete, and towards the end of the year, we will see who the world champions of CSGO are. Up to 32 teams will take part across seven BLAST Premier events. When you combine that with a potential 286 matches and a $2.4 million prize pool? It’s going to be an excellent year for CSGO. 

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