ESL Pro tour 2021 events revealed
ESL and DreamHack have announced plans to run eight ESL Pro Tour LAN Tournaments in 2021, with a total prize pool of $4.5 million. After consultation with the teams and players, the organizers have also changed the format of the event, which will now run for two weeks with a break between the group stage and the playoffs.
The authors of the calendar assured that these changes will allow the teams to spend less time on flights, as the total number of tournaments will be reduced by half in comparison with the current year. Of all the announced events at the moment only the venue of the final two Intel Extreme Masters series is unknown.
Preliminary calendar ESL Pro Tour for 2021:
IEM Katowice - February 16-28 ($1,000,000)
ESL Pro League Season 13 - 10 March-18 April ($750,000)
DreamHack Masters - June 3-13 ($250,000)
ESL One Cologne - July 6-18 ($1,000,000)
IEM Melbourne - August 17-22 ($250,000)
ESL Pro League Season 14 - September 1-10 October ($750,000)
IEM - October 14-24 ($250,000)
IEM - December 2-12 ($250,000)
ESL plans for 2021 together with the summer break to spare 21 weeks in the calendar, and in case of two majors - 15 weeks. It is expected that in the near future BLAST, Flashpoint and other tournament organizers will make statements