ESL and BLAST are working together on rulebook alignment, integrity policies and scheduling for the 2022 season. ESL Pro League, IEM Fall and BLAST Premier Fall group have new dates, the tournament organizers have announced.
ESL and BLAST have announced some changes to the CS:GO calendar for the second half of the year. The two tournament organizers released a joint statement announcing the changes with the end goal of ‘positively impacting teams’ ability to travel, train and perform at events’.
What are the changes to the CS:GO esports calendar?
Previously announced dates that were set for the ESL Pro League Season 14 and BLAST Premier Fall Groups have been rescheduled within their existing allocation to ensure competing teams receive flexibility in order to travel and compete. IEM Fall 2021 will also be rescheduled to avoid the existing clash with the Valve CS:GO Major. Professional teams were consulted and informed ahead of this update.
The statement says the organizers took this decision after consulting with professional teams. The date changes are within the existing allocation for the tournaments and will allow teams more flexibility in order to travel and compete.
Here are the new dates for the three CS:GO events later this year:
- ESL Pro League Season 14: Aug 16 - Sep 12.
- BLAST Premier Fall Groups: Sep 16 - Sep 26.
- IEM Fall: Sep 28 - Oct 10.
ESL Pro Tour Dates
ESL Pro League Season 14 will be the first event after the player break that runs till August 15.
BLAST Premier Dates for 2021 Season
The two tournament organizers also said they are working on a range of matters which include rulebook alignment, integrity policies and scheduling for the 2022 season. CS:GO fans can expect more collaboration between the two companies and announcements soon.