Get Ready for ESL Pro tour 2021
Following one of the most unpredictable and challenging years in esports history, we’d like to reveal our vision and outlook for ESL Pro Tour 2021. By announcing our calendar for the upcoming events next year we wish to bring some stability back for the players, fans and ourselves. We hope that LAN events will return and we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation leading into 2021.
The official CS:GO 2021 calendar
|IEM Katowice||16 - 28 Feb||$1,000,000||24||Online|
|EPL: Season 13 Malta||8 Mar - 11 Apr||$750,000||24||Online with Studio Playoffs|
|DreamHack Masters Spring||29 Apr - 9 May||$250,000||16||Studio|
|IEM Summer||3 - 13 Jun||$250,000||16||Studio (prev. IEM Melbourne)|
|ESL One Cologne||6 - 18 Jul||$1,000,000||24||Live Event LANXESS|
|EPL: Season 14 Malta||8 Sep - 10 Oct||$750,000||24||Studio|
|IEM Fall||14 - 24 Oct*||$250,000||16||Studio|
|IEM Winter||2 - 12 Dec||$250,000||16||Live Event Asia|
* All dates are still subject to change
our vision for CS:GO in 2021
BETTER FOR PLAYERS, BETTER FOR FANS.
In 2021 we wish to enhance our shows and the key to this is better storytelling. The new format for ESL Pro Tour events will help shape our vision for the future of Counter-Strike. Starting with Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2021, all of our 8 ESL Pro Tour Masters and Masters Championship tournaments will be held over the course of two back-to-back weekends, with the group stage being played from our new ESL Pro Tour CS:GO Studio. The second weekend will as usual take place in some of the most prestigious stadiums across the world.
What exactly does that mean? For the players this will mean a lower density of matches and will allow them more time to better prepare for their opponents and tournaments. At the same time it means less time spent away from home. For our tournaments it means we will now have much more time to be able to create premium content, tactical analysis, hype trailers and really focus on the storylines of Counter-Strike. This is a great step for both the players, the fans and will enable us to deliver the best viewing experience we can.
preparation time for teams.
finals into prime time.
experience for fans.
Live Event location
Media & Rehearsal
A studio designed for Counter-Strike
Welcome to the new home of Counter-Strike, welcome to our brand new ESL Pro Tour Studio! In 2021 we are taking yours, ours and the player’s experience to the maximum level with a studio designed for CS:GO. It will feature all of the latest Intel technology along with 240Hz monitors, height adjustable tables, anti-flash smart glass, rotating players booths and more - this studio will have it all and we are building it right now, while also following the highest possible COVID-19 safety measures.