Yesterday offered great news regarding this year’s upcoming event in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. 193 days have passed since Intel last participated in a LAN tournament. For most big teams, this was the last event they played on site physically.
Now the final announcement of advancement has landed regarding the Valve-sponsored major tournament. At the moment, no new date has been set, but it has been decided that it will not be played this year. The event, which would take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will hopefully take place in the same city sometime in 2021. The reason is of course spelled covid-19 pandemic.
The wait is over.
It’s been 193 days since our last LAN event. The #IEM Global Challenge is set to bring CS: GO and its players back to LAN on 15 – 20th of December live in Cologne.
– Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) September 9, 2020
A little happier news for the supporters and players is that Intel and ESL will hold a LAN tournament in Cologne in December. There, eight invited teams will compete for first place. This will then be the first “on-site” tournament since this spring.