BLAST Pro Series — Istanbul 2018 has commenced in Turkey, with six teams being invited to compete for the chance to win the majority share of $250,000. Many CS:GO fans will be expecting Astralis to take the entire tournament after their dominant win at the FACEIT Major — London 2018 last weekend.
The likes of Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan, and mousesports may not be present, but the Danish squad still has some tough competition. Cloud9 will be looking to turn some heads with their new signing Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, whereas MIBR is looking to prove that bringing Janko "YNk" Paunović in as their coach was the right move.
So, how can you watch the action in Istanbul if you're not there? As usual with esports matches, there are a couple of options. Unfortunately for some, Facebook and YouTube have been left out for this particular event.
If you're unable to tune in to the action but want to keep up to date with the results, our event hub will keep you in the know throughout the BLAST Pro Series: Istanbul.