MESA unveils partnership with BLAST for exclusive Mongolian broadcast

by Juandi

Mongolian Esports Association (MESA) has been named the official Asian Qualifier organizer and the Mongolian language broadcast partner for this year’s BLAST Premier circuit, the organizer announced on January 27.

MESA has announced that it has struck a partnership with BLAST Premier to host the Asian qualifiers for the Spring and Fall edition as well as serve as the circuit’s official Mongolian language broadcast partner in 2022.

Hailing from Denmark, BLAST is one of the biggest esports tournament organizers, mainly focusing on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. BLAST Premier Fall Finals 2021 was CS:GO’s second arena event with a live audience since February 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic started to impact major esports events worldwide. The event took place from November 23-28, 2021, with more than thousands of spectators in attendance at Copenhagen’s iconic Royal Arena.

Established in 2003, the Mongolian Esports Association (MESA) has been affiliated with a number of esports federations across the world, including the International Esports Federation (IESF), Global Esports Federation, Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF), and World Esports Consortium.

In July last year, MESA has also put ink on paper with The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), showing a strong commitment to combating fraud, corruption, and cheating scandals in the Mongolian esports industry. According to the press release, MESA hopes to establish a long-term relationship with the Danish-based tournament organizer for years ahead.

MESA’s deal, besides the official Mongolian language broadcast partner, includes the right to organize the “BLAST Premier SEA Finals” for the Spring and Fall edition.

Its most recent league, MESA League Season 2, will award two seats in the upcoming BLAST Premier Spring SEA Finals. Team NKT have secured the first spot after topping the regular-season standings. The playoffs will award the champions another berth to the BLAST qualifier. Additional information on the Asian Qualifier will be released in the near future.

MESA League Season 2 features a total of MN₮40,000,000 (~US$13,983) prize pool on the line

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With this partnership, MESA owns exclusive Mongolian language media rights to broadcast the entire 2022 season:

  • BLAST Premier Spring Groups
  • BLAST Premier Spring Showdown
  • BLAST Premier Spring Finals
  • BLAST Premier Fall Groups
  • BLAST Premier Fall Showdown
  • BLAST Premier Fall Finals
  • BLAST Premier World Final

More to come…

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Cover photo courtesy of BLAST

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