ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne 2020 live events cancelled: Know More

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

May, 06.2020

One of the most prestigious, historically beloved tournaments on the CS:GO calendar – ESL One Cologne, have been effectively canceled according to a tweet from tournament organizer ESL. while the details for the online replacement events are still a work in progress. 

A statement on the ESL website reads: “After careful evaluation of the upcoming ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne events in 2020, we have come to a decision in line with current regulations on large gatherings in both Germany and Australia. “As a result of this, both ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne will not occur with audiences this year, with both live events postponed until 2021.”


Tickets purchased for this year’s event will remain valid for 2021, with the company also announcing ESL One Cologne 2021 will take place 16-18th July at LANXESS Arena. IEM Melbourne 2021 will take place at Rod Laver Arena on 21-22nd August. If you can’t make the new dates, you can request a refund for your tickets. These are the most recent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events to be affected by the pandemic. IEM Katowice was played in February without fans. In March, ESL rescheduled the Rio Major from May to November.

ESL's update reads:
"We have been closely monitoring the developments in regards to the global health situation and want to be as transparent with you, the fans, as possible. After careful evaluation of the upcoming ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne events in 2020, we have come to a decision in line with current regulations on large gatherings in both Germany and Australia. As a result of this, both ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne will not occur with audiences this year, with both live events postponed until 2021."