ESL One Rio Major 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19, IEM Global Challenge announced – Republic World
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive occasion, the ESL One Rio Major 2020, has been cancelled due to security concerns in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The only significant CS: GO occasion of 2020, the ESL competition was at first arranged to take place in the month of May in Brazil. It was later on delayed to November due to the global impact of the pandemic. With Brazil having a hard time to include the pandemic (over 4.2 million reported cases up until now), the organisers were required to cancel the occasion.
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” Dear CS: GO fans worldwide, together with Valve we needed to make the tough but safe choice to cancel the ESL One Rio Major 2020 due to the ongoing disturbance triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. We, and Valve, are committed to return with the CS: GO Major to Brazil when it is safe to do so,” the press release of ESL checked out. “While Valve is presently unable to state when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Significant to Rio. As the advancement of the international pandemic is unpredictable, the new dates will be revealed when a return for an in-arena Major is safe for everybody involved.”
Fans those who have actually purchased tickets for the event will have the choice to redeem it during a future Major or claim a total refund, announced ESL.
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While there is little to no wish for a Significant event being hosted in 2020, ESL and Valve do have plans for a number of tournaments, starting October. The 2020 Major occasion will be replaced by the Intel Extreme Masters International Obstacle, which is meant to happen in Perfume, Germany from December 15 to 20. IEM Global Challenge will bring a combined reward swimming pool of $500,000.
IEM New york city will be held between October 6 and 25 and will be an online-only occasion. IEM New York 2020 Online will feature a total of 32 teams from 3 regional divisions – Europe, The United States And Canada and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). It will carry a $250,000 handbag. The month of November will see IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 – Online. An overall of 32 teams from Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia will complete for a $250,000 prize swimming pool.
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