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- eXTREMESLAND announces the cancellation of CS:GO Asia Open 2020.
- The tournament which was scheduled to take place later this year will not be played as an online tournament.
- eXTREMESLAND instead plans on organizing online tournaments for both grass-root and professional level players.
Another tournament falls victim to the on-going global health situation as eXTREMESLAND announces the cancellation of the upcoming CS:GO Asia Open 2020. The tournament which was scheduled to take place later this year now stands cancelled, as the organizers are “faced with concerns and uncertainties” over the global impact that the virus might have on the games, players, staff, and their families.
The organizers have made an early decision after taking into consideration “the travel ban and quarantine rules that might still remain in place, later on in the year.”
“Thus, eXTREMESLAND Official has made this difficult and reluctant decision, announcing the cancellation of eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2020 Shanghai Final.”
The tournament which had witnessed the infamous “Forsaken Incident” around 2 years back, has shown time and again their strictness associated with integrity and competition fairness. With this being said, the organizers clarify that “we will not turn CS:GO Asia Open 2020 into an online tournament.”
Stating esports as being a ‘very lucky industry’, as gamers are still able to enjoy the games they like through the internet, the organizers stated that as an alternative to the tournament getting cancelled “we will instead be forming other types of tournaments over different game titles, for both grass-root to professional level players to enjoy without travelling and taking the risk of infection.”
‘CS:GO Asia Open’ has been the staple CS:GO tournament for its organizer eXTREMESLAND, taking place every year in the month of October-November with a total prizepool of $100,000. It is one of the biggest CS:GO tournaments within Asia, with top teams from across the continent competing to be the best within Asia.
eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia 2019
eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2018
eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2017
eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2016
Winners of the Previous Editions of eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open
It will surely be a big blow for the Asian teams that look forward to competing in this tournament. CS:GO on a professional level has been on a decline ever since the release of VALORANT, with the highest rated Japanese and South Korean teams, Team Absolute and MVP PK leaving Counter-Strike to focus all their efforts towards the tactical shooter.