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Our CS:GO plan for the remainder of 2020

Josh Folland
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Calendar TL;DR:

  • Update: ESL One Rio 2020 Major
  • October: IEM New York 2020 - Online
  • November: IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 - Online
  • December: IEM Global Challenge 2020

UPDATE: ESL ONE RIO 2020 CS:GO MAJOR

Together with Valve we had to make the tough but safe decision to cancel the ESL One Rio Major 2020 due to the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We worked through several alternative options down to the last hour to make the Major a reality, but ultimately have to face the fact that the global situation currently does not allow for a Major to take place. While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we'll work to bring the Major to Rio. New dates will be announced once a return for an in-arena Major is safe for everyone involved. All purchased tickets remain fully valid or can be refunded upon request.

Visit the ESL One Rio website here: http://esl.gg/rio2020

OCTOBER: INTEL® EXTREME MASTERS: NEW YORK 2020

Taking place across the 6th - 25th of October, IEM New York 2020 Online features three regional divisions; Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with 32 teams in total competing for $250,000. The tournament will be awarding ESL Pro Tour (EPT) points towards IEM Katowice 2021 and Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points for the NA and CIS region.

Visit the IEM New York website here: http://esl.gg/NewYork2020

NOVEMBER: INTEL® EXTREME MASTERS: BEIJING-HAIDIAN 2020

Featuring four regional divisions; Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia. The competition will host 32 teams competing for $250,000 USD as well as ESL Pro Tour points in order to qualify for the Masters Championship to be held in Katowice in 2021.

Visit the IEM Beijing website here: http://esl.gg/Beijing2020

DECEMBER: INTEL® EXTREME MASTERS: GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2020

The IEM Global Challenge 2020 is set to bring CS:GO and it's players back to a LAN* environment across 15th - 20th of December! With 8 top teams being directly invited to compete for $500,000 live from Cologne, Germany. The prize money for this tournament comes from the $500,000 ESL One Cologne prize purse deferral which was previously planned for redistribution for tournaments in 2021.

*our current plan A, yet still subject to change pending on COVID-19 developments

Visit the IEM Global Challenge website here: http://esl.gg/GlobalChallenge2020
 

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