Tournament organizers in talks to change off-season dates
The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) and various tournament organizers are locked in talks about changing the dates of the summer and winter player breaks.
According to the published information, the organizers of the tournaments have to make adjustments to the schedule due to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. If the parties come to an agreement, the coming holiday for players may take place between 29 June and 31 July, more than two weeks ahead of the officially announced dates.
Also as part of the negotiations, the union raised the issue of extending the winter break until January 17, so that players can celebrate Orthodox Christmas. The previous time the tournament operators were criticized because the competitive season started two days after the Christian holiday.