IEM will return to Brazil! Read on for IEM Brazil 2023 details plus the ESL Pro Tour 2023 schedule.

It’s official. ESL FACEIT Group has announced that IEM will return to Brazil in 2023 for more competitive CS:GO action! Read on for information about IEM Brazil 2023 plus the ESL Pro Tour details for 2023!

IEM Brazil 2023

IEM Brazil 2023 will be a part of the ESL Pro Tour’s CS:GO program in 2023. It will be an ESL Pro Tour Masters tournament and showcase the skills of the very best CS:GO teams from across the globe.

The IEM Brazil 2023 event will also include the top 16 CS:GO teams duking it out for the lion’s share of the $250,000 total prize pool. Other items at stake include a win towards the Intel Grand Slam and a coveted spot in a ESL Pro Tour Championships, namely IEM Katowice or IEM Cologne.

While IEM Rio 2022 just took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the exact location of IEM Brazil 2023 hasn’t been confirmed yet.

CS:GO esports in 2023

For the ESL Pro Tour Championships, IEM Katowice 2023 will take place from January 31st to February 12th. Meanwhile, IEM Cologne 2023 will happen through July 25th to August 6th. Each of these momentous tournaments will feature a whopping $1,000,000 total prize pool.

“Revealing our plans for the next year is always an important milestone for us,” Shaun Clark, CS:GO Senior Director of Game Ecosystems, said in a press release. “It’s exciting to be looking forward to over 40+ tournaments around the globe, serving all tiers of the CS:GO competitive pyramid–from aspiring to professional.”

Clark added that while his team planned out these esports events, the work isn’t finished as they want to keep improving and creating amazing experiences for the global community.

IEM Katowice or IEM Cologne information
IEM Katowice or IEM Cologne information. Image via ESL FACEIT Group.

ESL Pro Tour Masters

The core professional CS:GO program will have qualifications to the ESL Pro Tour Championships at stake. Below is the schedule for the important dates of 2023:

  • ESL Pro League Season 17: February 21st to April 2nd – Malta
  • IEM Spring 2023: April 17th to 23rd – Location TBA
  • IEM Dallas 2023: May 29th to June 4th – Dallas, Texas
  • ESL Pro League Season 18: August 15th to September 24th – Malta
  • IEM Fall 2023: October 16th to 22nd – Location TBA
CS:GO ESL Pro Tour 2023 schedule
CS:GO ESL Pro Tour 2023 schedule. Image via ESL FACEIT Group.

ESL Pro Tour Challenger 2023 events

As for ESL Pro Tour Challenger events, they’re made for aspiring CS:GO teams. These tournaments will give players regional and national chances to level up their gameplay.

Here is the ESL Pro Tour Challenger 2023 schedule for 2023:

  • ESL Challenger #52: April 28th to 30th – Location to be announced
  • ESL Challenger Hannover: June 9th to 11th – Hannover, Germany
  • ESL Challenger Jönköping: November 24th to 26th – Jönköping, Sweden
  • ESL Challenger Atlanta: December 15th to 17th – Atlanta, Georgia

Online ESL Challenger tournaments

Below are the dates for the purely online tournaments as well:

  • ESL Challenger League Season 44: January 17th to March 26th – Online
  • ESL Challenger League Season 45: April 4th to May 28th – Online
  • ESL Challenger League Season 46: June 11th to September 17th – Online
  • ESL Challenger League Season 47: October 3rd to December 10th – Online

Of course, don’t forget about competitive CS:GO on the national level. There are lots of online and in-person events happening across the globe next year. Here are the event dates plus relevant locations:

  • ESL National Championship Season 1 2023: April to June – Online and in-person – Australia/New Zealand, the Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom
  • ESL National Championship Season 2 2023: October to December – Online and in-person – Australia/New Zealand, the Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom

That’s all for now. Stay tuned on Esports.gg for more CS:GO news and updates!

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