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The Most Anticipated CS:GO Upcoming Tournaments

Every year, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, holds many memorable tournaments. Die-hard CS:GO fans may remember PGL Major Krakow 2017 or ELEAGUE Boston Major 2018. Inspiring tournaments that gave us incredible emotions from the pro teams.

In 2020 the COVID-19 situation turned against offline tournaments. Due to the global pandemic, most of the competitions in spring 2020 were canceled or rescheduled. Some operators changed the type of events from offline to online, allowing players to complete the tournament from their home/training facilities.

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But the global lockdown will not take away from us beautiful CS:GO moments. That’s why we’ve prepared the best tournaments that you can see in 2020, even when all stadiums are empty.

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BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European/American Finals

BLAST Premier: Spring 2020
  • Location: Online
  • PrizePool: $500,000 - European, $250,000 - American
  • Participant Teams: 8 - European, 4 - American
  • Organizer: RFRSH
  • Start: 06/15/2020
  • End: 06/21/2020

Initially, RFSRH planned to hold BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Finals in Moscow, like a general tournament between all regions. But given the situation, they changed the type to online and separated Europe and America into two different competitions. Also, the winner of the American Finals and two first places of the European Finals will get a direct invite to the Global Final 2020, which will be held in January 2021.

We know that RFRSH is a good tournament operator that prepares interesting LAN-events, but we will see how they will customize their tournaments with a new format.

ESL One Cologne 2020

ESL One Cologne 2020
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • PrizePool: $1,000,000
  • Participant Teams: 16
  • Organizer: ESL
  • Start: 07/06/2020
  • End: 07/12/2020

ESL One Cologne is a great tournament called The Cathedral of Counter-Strike. For several times the competition in Cologne has been considered a major’s tier. Historical moments of CS:GO have happened in Germany, such as: olofmeister’s in-fire defuse, s1mple’s double AWP noscope, friberg and Banana and Fnatic’s four AWPs.

Cologne is a real historical town for CS:GO. The tournament in 2020 is not a major, but should also be fantastic and memorable. Sixteen teams at the Lanxess-Arena will consider who will take what part of the $1,000,000 and of course, the Champions Trophy of Cologne.

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ESL Pro League Season 12

ESL Pro League Season 12
  • Location: TBA
  • PrizePool: $750,000
  • Participant Teams: 24
  • Organizer: ESL
  • Start: 08/31/2020
  • End: 10/11/2020

ESL had to cancel EPL Season 11 in March and April 2020, but they’re planning to hold a new season in the Fall. ESL Pro League has a unique CS:GO format with 24 teams playing for two months to determine who will get to the final. In the final stage, they identify the champion of EPL. There are many chances that ESL will change the format of the EPL Season 12, we should see it soon.

BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Regular Season

 BLAST Premier: Fall 2020
  • Location: TBA
  • PrizePool: $300,000
  • Participant Teams: 12
  • Organizer: RFRSH
  • Start: 10/15/2020
  • End: 10/31/2020

In the start of 2020, RFRSH planned to hold two different seasons; spring and fall. But as we know, they had to change the spring part. Maybe we will see the same changes for all; we’ll know soon enough. The start of a new season and new tournaments will be sure to give us new emotions. The same as the Spring Regular Season tournament, the fall will identify a participant of Blast Premier: 2020 Fall Showdown and Blast Premier: 2020 Fall Finals.

ESL One Rio 2020 Major

ESL One Rio 2020 Major
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • PrizePool: $1,000,000
  • Participant Teams: 24
  • Organizer: ESL
  • Start: 11/9/2020
  • End: 11/22/2020

ESL One Rio is the first major in 2020 and the first event of such importance in Brazil. Even with a global pandemic, this beautiful country cannot be without such a remarkable tournament. Valve and ESL changed the date from spring to fall and increased a prize pool from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000. It will be divided among the sixteen teams, and the top eight teams will get pro circuit points. On the three last majors, we saw a massive performance from the Astralis, maybe that will change in Brazil.

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BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Finals

BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Finals
  • Location: TBA
  • PrizePool: $750,000
  • Participant Teams: 8
  • Organizer: RFRSH
  • Start: 12/08/2020
  • End: 12/13/2020

BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Finals is the last RFRSH tournament before the BLAST Global finals and the last big competition in 2020. Eight of the best worldwide teams will fight for the $750,000 and an invite to the Global Finals.

Pro players and CS:GO fans love tournaments from RFRSH. These competitions have a pleasant atmosphere, a high level of organization, and offer huge emotions to any fan. The new format of the BLAST series will give us many more happy memories and moments that we can remember for a long time.

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