ESL add Ancient to the map pool at IEM Summer 2021
Tournament operator ESL has announced the addition of the Ancient map to all ESL Pro Tour events, starting next month. The decision was made after consultation with the Counter-Strike Professional Players Association (CSPPA) and representatives of ESL Pro League partner teams.
After talks with both the @CSPPAgg and the #EPLPlayerCouncil starting in June we'll be using the updated @CSGO map pool at all levels across the #ESLProTour!— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) May 12, 2021
Meaning that #IEM Summer will be our first tournament to feature Ancient and all EPT events afterwards will do so too.
The next ESL Pro Tour event to include Ancient is IEM Summer 2021. The sixteen-team competition will take place June 3-13 online in the European region.
Earlier we heard that Ancient will participate in the championship Elisa Invitational Summer 2021, which also starts June 3.
Recall that Valve has changed the list of maps for tournaments on May 4. Ancient replaced Train and will only be added to the RMR tournaments map pool after the spring series of regional championships.