Epic Partnership in the Esports Arena
Esports and Tourism Collide in Denmark’s Capital
In a groundbreaking partnership, Visit Denmark has teamed up with esports entertainment giant BLAST ahead of the much-anticipated BLAST Premier Fall Final, set to take place from November 22 to 26. This collaboration aims to spotlight Denmark as a top-tier travel destination and a central hub in the esports world.
Countdown to Copenhagen’s Clash
World’s Elite Counter-Strike Teams Ready for Action
Copenhagen’s Royal Arena is gearing up to host the world’s elite Counter-Strike teams, battling it out for a whopping $425,000 prize pool and the prestigious Fall Final trophy. With eight top-tier teams in the fray, the event promises to be a high-stakes showdown that will captivate fans worldwide.
Denmark’s Esports Dominance
A Hub for Gaming Excellence
Denmark has rapidly risen to prominence in the esports arena, a trend underscored by Dansk Industri’s August 2023 report, “Denmark as an esports nation.” With over 3,000 full-time esports employees, surpassing the Danish film industry, Denmark is on track to double this number by 2030. 2023 has been a landmark year for Copenhagen, hosting more large-scale esports events than any other city globally, including major tournaments from Ubisoft, Epic Games, and Valve.
Economic Boom Through Esports
A Significant Financial Upswing for Copenhagen
The economic impact of esports on Denmark is substantial, with last year’s BLAST Premier Fall Final alone injecting a staggering $8.8 million into Copenhagen’s economy. This year’s event, combined with other major tournaments, is set to further boost the city’s financial and cultural landscape.
Voices from the Esports World
Insights from BLAST and Visit Denmark
Alexander Lewin, VP of Distribution and Programming at BLAST, highlights Denmark’s dual appeal as a travel and esports destination. Similarly, Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, a celebrated Danish Counter-Strike player, expresses his pride in promoting his homeland. Katja Moesgaard, CEO of Visit Denmark, emphasizes the significance of hosting numerous esports events in Denmark, seeing it as a testament to the country’s innovative spirit and a chance to attract global fans.
The partnership between Visit Denmark and BLAST Premier ahead of the Fall Final in Copenhagen marks a significant stride in promoting Denmark as both a premier tourist destination and an esports powerhouse. The event is not just a competition but a celebration of Denmark’s vibrant gaming culture and its economic impact on the country.