ESL One Rio 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Tournament operator ESL has announced the cancellation of Major ESL One Rio 2020. The reason is the unfavorable epidemiological situation in the world.

Initially, the tournament was planned to take place in Brazil from 11 to 24 May, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it was postponed to November 2020 with an increased prize pool of $2 million.

After the final cancellation, ESL undertook to hold the tournament in Rio de Janeiro as soon as Valve decided on a new date.

Dear CS:GO fans around the world,

together with Valve we had to make the tough but safe decision to cancel the ESL One Rio Major 2020 due to the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We, and Valve, are committed to return with the CS:GO Major to Brasil when it is safe to do so.

While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we'll work to bring the Major to Rio. As the development of the global pandemic is unpredictable, the new dates will be announced once a return for an in-arena Major is safe for everyone involved. All purchased tickets remain fully valid. If you prefer to get a refund you can request it directly in your Eventbrite account using the email address you purchased your ticket with. Please contact our support team via [email protected] if you have any questions.

ESL One Rio 2020 will be replaced in the calendar by IEM Beijing-Haidian, an online event in four regions with a prize pool of $250,000.