ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne 2020/2021 Update

Dear CS:GO Fans around the world,

We have been closely monitoring the developments in regards to the global health situation and want to be as transparent with you, the fans, as possible. After careful evaluation of the upcoming ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne events in 2020, we have come to a decision in line with current regulations on large gatherings in both Germany and Australia. As a result of this, both ESL One Cologne and IEM Melbourne will not occur with audiences this year, with both live events postponed until 2021.

Update for ESL One Cologne 2020 & 2021
Following Germany’s official ruling that no large gatherings can take place until the end of August, 2020 we are announcing that the 2020 edition of ESL One Cologne will take place without a live audience this year. At the same time, we unveil the ESL One Cologne 2021 dates: July 16 -18 with all purchased 2020 tickets remaining valid for next year’s event.

We will be back in LANXESS arena on July 16-18 in 2021. If you have already booked your trip to Cologne in 2020, we advise to cancel and reschedule your bookings. Your purchased tickets for 2020 remain fully valid for ESL One Cologne 2021. If you already know you can’t make the new dates next year, you are able to request a ticket refund until the end of 2020. Please read through the official event website and FAQ on how to request a refund.

In the spirit of esports and to keep the competition for players going, this year's ESL One Cologne will be transformed into a broadcasted tournament without a live-audience on August 21-30. Our team is currently working out the final tournament details to still bring ESL One Cologne to you, the fans, with a solution that is the best and safest for players, coaches, employees, and talent. More information will be available soon.

ESL One Cologne 2020/2021 Event website:


Update for IEM Melbourne 2020 & 2021

IEM Melbourne will no longer take place in 2020, and instead has been rescheduled to 2021. The decision has been reached in light of the current global health situation, and is in line with local restrictions on gatherings..

We will be heading to Rod Laver Arena at the 2021 edition of the Melbourne Esports Open, which will take place over the weekend of August 21-22, 2021. If you have already booked your trip to Melbourne in 2020, we recommend you cancel your trip and reschedule any bookings where possible. Your purchased tickets for 2020 still remain fully valid for IEM Melbourne 2021. If you already know you can’t make the new dates, you are able to request a refund anytime over the next month through Ticketek.

Stay tuned for more information on IEM Melbourne 2021 and the Melbourne Esports Open 2021.

IEM Melbourne 2020/2021 Event website:

Please contact our support team via if you have any questions or need help and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and more updates.

We are going to miss every single one of you this year!
Your ESL Team


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