North American CS:GO teams allegedly considering move to Europe for fall tournaments. Several North American CS: GO teams could finish the season in Europe, according to HLTV.org, which would allow the best teams in both regions to face off in person for the first time since IEM Katowice, which was held in Spodek, Poland from February 18 to March 1.
The esports calendar was divided into regional divisions in light of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Although the specifics are still being sorted out, the plan is that after IEM New York, which is scheduled from October 6 to October 18, the teams will fly to Europe. The first tournament to feature teams from both regions will be the BLAST Premier Fall Series.
Although most regional events would still be held online, the European events would potentially culminate at the IEM Global Challenge in Cologne. Plans to hold the $500,000 ESL LAN tournament in the German city in December are still underway. Sources say BLAST has been spearheading negotiations to bring its four North American teams — Liquid, Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves and MIBR — to Europe for the fall season, therefore, combining both BLAST Premier regions into one.
Three North American teams and five European teams will appear in the final lineup. The ESL World Ranking system will decide all the invitees, with two invites for Europe, one for the CIS Region, and one for North America.
Meanwhile, in light of these developments, other tournament organisers are also waiting to see if their regional tournaments are going to proceed. IEM Beijing-Haidan and DreamHack Masters Winter, following IEM New York, a Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament, and BLAST Premier Fall, are the next events on the calendar featuring regional divisions, set up during the pandemic to prevent travel and reduce inactivity.
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