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The ultimate gaming event returns to Abu Dhabi, now with even more exclusive fan experiences! 

Be part of an incredible weekend of action, as the BLAST Premier World Final takes over the iconic Etihad Arena with entertainment for the whole family. 

Watch the best Counter-Strike teams in the world compete for a $1 million prize pool, get access to an exhilarating selection of fan experiences in our ‘BLAST Zone’ that includes: 
  • Open E-sport Tournaments: Compete for a prize pool of AED 40,000
  • Mobile Gaming Area: Play the latest games and compete in pop-up tournaments
  • VR Park with the latest tech and games
  • Arcade games through the ages from old gen consoles to the latest
  • Meet & Greet opportunity with e-sport teams and influencers
  • Racing Simulators (provided by Lynk & Co) 
  • Indie Gaming Zone: Showcasing the indie developers’ latest games and tech 
  • E-sport Stage: To experience what it’s like to compete on stays like pro players 
  • Esports & Education Zone: For people wanting to expand their career and education in the world of gaming 
  • Merchandise, photo ops and much more…. 

The two-day event offers some thrilling action each day: 

Saturday 16th December - Schedule 
  • 12:00 - Doors open and BLAST Zone opens 
  • 14:45 - Semi-finals schedule commences 

Sunday 17th December - Schedule 
  • 12:00 - Doors open and BLAST Zone opens 
  • 14:15 – Finals and show match schedule commences 

** Timings are subject to change based on team performance and if matches go into extra-time

What is included with my ticket?
Tickets include a seat in the arena to see the BLAST Premier World Final with best Counter-strike teams in the world competing for the $1 million prize pool, AND access to an incredible selection of fan experiences in our 'BLAST Zone', so you can meet & greet global esport stars, as well as play the latest games and simulators yourself, and discover the latest gaming technology

Tickets Terms and Conditions:

● There is no age restriction for this event and all guests require a valid ticket
● No refunds. All ticket sales are final and are non refundable
● Strictly no readmission
● Disorderly conduct, noncompliance with security measures, violation of any rules, policies, or regulations, or unauthorized use of this ticket may result in denial of admission or removal of ticket holder from Etihad Arena and/or prosecution, as determined in the sole discretion of Etihad Arena, their representatives, affiliates and/or agents or law enforcement.
● Bags larger than 30x30x15 are not permitted; No storage or cloakroom facilities available.
● Access is available for people of determination.
● Accessible tickets must be purchased in advance
● No professional cameras

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