2021 Tournament Calendar
EPT Masters & Championship
EPT Challenger
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EPT CS:GO July/August Update

LAN is finally back to Counter-Strike.

Our return to LAN is complete with IEM Cologne, EPL is underway, IEM Fall & Winter are being evaluated for LAN and changes made to the DH Open tournaments for the remainder of 2021. Read it all below.

Product Updates: EPT Masters & Championships

ESL Pro League S14

We are currently LIVE, tune in HERE to the ongoing broadcasts.

After winning IEM Cologne, NAVI is in a position to tie up the Intel Grand Slam should they win this season. They have eligible wins from IEM Katowice 2020, DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 and IEM Cologne 2021 (all details HERE). Should they top EPL, then they’ll be only the third team to do so in history - in the footsteps of Astralis and Team Liquid - this would pocket them the $1,000,000 and mark their era in CS:GO history.

IEM Fall

As recently announced (all details HERE).

IEM Fall will take place as the final RMR for the second half of 2021. All 6 regions will compete in the last opportunity to qualify for the Valve CS:GO Major later this year. Due to the current situation and ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19, we will not be able to gather teams on LAN in all regions. European teams will meet at LAN, where as CIS, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania will be played fully online within the respective regions.

While the tournament will not contribute towards the Intel Grand Slam, this tournament will provide EPT points which will lead towards the team's qualification for the next EPT Masters Championship at IEM Katowice in 2022.

Intel Extreme Masters: fall

September 29 - October 10
Tournament
Teams
Invited Teams
Qual Teams
Format
Prize Pool
Europe
24
12
12
LAN
$105,000
North America
12
6
6
Online
$70,000
CIS
12
6
6
Online
$50,000
South America
4
2
2
Online
$10,000
Asia
4
2
2
Online
$10,000
Oceania
4
2
2
Online
$10,000

With the changes of IEM Fall gaining RMR status, we’ve created further changes to our calendar to accommodate qualifiers and the main event, primarily to the Challenger tier and DreamHack Open. Read more about these updates below.

IEM Winter

Hoping to build on IEM Fall, IEM Winter is also planned to take place on LAN. It will be the final competition of the 2021 calendar and the last remaining EPT Masters event ahead of IEM Katowice 2022.

The tournament will take place between Dec 2 - 12, gathering 16 teams for a $250,000 prize purse and eligible for Intel Grand Slam which some teams are still in a good position to tie up before New Years.

Product Updates: EPT Challenger

DreamHack Open

DH Open will see changes made for the remainder of 2021. Below is an overview of the latest information.

Dreamhack Open 2021

Original Planning
Tournament
Dates
Regions
Environment
EPT Connections
DreamHack Open 46
Sep 8 - 12
NA & SA
Online
IEM Fall
DreamHack Open 47
Oct 13 - 17
EU & ANZ
Online
IEM Winter
DreamHack Open 48
Nov 12 - 14
TBA
Online
TBA
DreamHack Open 49
Nov 26 - 27
TBA
Online
TBA
New Planning
Tournament
Dates
Regions
Environment
EPT Connections
DreamHack Open 46
Sep 22 - 26
NA & SA & ANZ
Online
Advance to TBA Q4
DreamHack Open 47
Nov 10 - 14
EU
Online
Advance to TBA Q4
TBA Q4
Nov 23 - 28
TBA
Online
Advance to TBA 2022
Important note: With the change to the status of #IEM Fall to the final RMR competition, teams that qualified via DHO45 will be invited to the TBA Q4 EPT competition later this year, more news to come.

Rationale behind these updates:

  • DHO48 and DHO49 were planned as offline competitions that will no longer take place.
  • The CS:GO calendar in Q3 & Q4 is overwhelmed which causes challenges to plan online qualification and tournaments.
  • We will revamp the overarching EPT structure, which will see the DHO49 weekend occupied with a new TBA Q4 tournament. More news soon.

Qualifiers details for DH46:

NA Region:

  • Open Qualifier #1 - 2nd & 3rd September - SIGN UP HERE
  • Open Qualifier #1 - 4th & 5th September - SIGN UP HERE
  • Closed Qualifier - 14th - 17th September

SA Region:

  • Open Qualifier #1 - 2nd & 3rd September - SIGN UP HERE
  • Open Qualifier #1 - 4th & 5th September - SIGN UP HERE
  • Closed Qualifier - 14th - 16th September

ANZ Region:

  • Open Qualifier #1 - 4th September - SIGN UP HERE
  • Open Qualifier #1 - 5th September - SIGN UP HERE
  • Closed Qualifier - 14th - 16th September

ESEA Premier

Season 37 has ended. Congratulations to the winners; Team One, Sinners Esports who join Bad News Bears and Entropiq in the ongoing ESL Pro League S14. The ESEA Premier S38 finalized divisions are below and are officially underway.

As always, there will be regular match days on Tuesday and Wednesday with the majority of matches covered on our well known Twitch channels esl_csgo and esl_csgob.

Additionally, ESEA is about to add some heat with a series of exciting events before the summer ends, see all our activities within the following calendar. All details HERE.

National Championships

Most ESL National Championships are in the final preparation for the upcoming season.

Season start per National Championship:

  • Switzerland: July 26th
  • Australia: August 16th
  • Germany: August 17th
  • United Kingdom: August 30th
  • France: August 30th
  • Poland: August 30th
  • Spain: September 13th
  • Benelux: September 20th

A landing page for all National Championships can be found HERE. Visit to find out the latest from each region and how to participate in the future.

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