ESL announced IEM New York 2020 Online CS: GO – the tournament will be the last in the Regional Major Rankings series for the CIS and America. The organizers will also host a separate competition for Europe without qualifying points for the Major.
The start of IEM New York 2020 Online is scheduled for October 6th. 12 teams will perform at tournaments for America and the CIS – they will compete for $ 60 thousand and $ 50 thousand, respectively. The prize fund of the European Championship will amount to $ 140,000, it will be divided by eight teams that will receive invitations from the organizers – they will be announced later.
At RMR tournaments, participants will play in groups of six teams in a double-elimination format. Three best teams will advance to the playoffs, where they will compete in the single-elimination bracket.
The RMR series are qualifying rounds for the Brazilian Major. ESL One Rio 2020 was supposed to take place from May 11 to May 24, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now its start is scheduled for November 9th.