Rest of World Showdown gets more American
This morning, BLAST announced that Party Astronauts will be replacing MongolZ in BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2023, as the Asian team ran into visa issues. With little to no time to adequately replace a team from the region or the Asian qualifier, Party Astronauts were selected as the next logical replacement.
Additionally, Victory Zigzag have been replaced by former ATK AWPer Jonathan "b0denmaster" Bodenmalm and Alliance as they were disqualified following numerous integrity concerns. The squad saw former player Joel "joel" Holmlund suspended by the Esports Integrity Commission following suspicions of matchfixing.
Both Showdown events start on October 4th, with the following teams competing in the Americas event: