ESL Rio CS:GO Major Rescheduled to November Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The ESL Rio Major has been rescheduled to November.
The ESL Rio Major has been rescheduled to November. | Photo by ESL

The ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in Rio de Janeiro, originally scheduled for May, has been rescheduled to Nov. 19-22 amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic sweeping the world.

ESL Rio CS:GO Major Rescheduled to November Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The Rio Major replaces the second Major of the CS:GO calendar year. "In conjunction with Valve, this decision has been reached in light of the global pandemic in the interest of everyone’s safety. The Champions Stage of the competition will remain at the Jeunesse Arena and will be played on Nov. 19-22. The May Major’s prize pool will be added to the November Major, so the Rio Major will have a $2,000,000 prize pool in total," ESL said in a press release.

Ticket holders will have their tickets honored in November, but refunds are available on Eventbrite if fans are unable to make the rescheduled date.

The ESL Rio Major will still count toward the Intel Grand Slam and have Championship level status for the ESL Pro Tour.