ESL One Rio rescheduled to November 2020. The second Major of the year is cancelled

ESL One Rio rescheduled to November 2020. The second Major of the year is cancelled

CS:GO Major tournament ESL One Rio 2020 is rescheduled from May to November because of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers themselves stated this. The tournament will still be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and its prize pool will be increased to $2 million dollars.

Major tournaments are the main events in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They are sponsored by Valve, but hosted by external tournament operators two times in a year. The prize pool of Major tournaments is one million dollars, but every team on the tournament receives an additional profit from in-game stickers sales. As reported, overall income by players and organizations can reach $15 million per Major.

The first Major of 2020 was to be held on May 11-24 in Rio de Janeiro by ESL tournament operator. Minors were scheduled for April 26 – May 2 and also was to be held in Rio to avoid visas problems. However due to coronavirus pandemic all esports LAN-events are cancelling or rescheduling.

ESL One Rio will be held in November 2020 with exact dates yet to be announced. As the second Major of the year was denied, the prize pool of ESL One Rio was increased to $2 million. In addition, ESL have not announced if teams keep their slots for Minors. It is still plenty of time until November. Some teams with Minor slots will definitely change their rosters significantly and some of them can be even disbanded by that time.

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