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Silicon Sports | 05/08/2020

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MEO & IEM Postponed to 2021

MEO & IEM Postponed to 2021

Sadly, COVID 19 has forced the postponement of MEO & IEM to August 21-22 2021.

MEO Attendee Update

The Melbourne Esports Open will no longer take place in 2020, and instead has been rescheduled to the weekend of August 21-22, 2021. This decision has been reached in light of the current global health situation, and is in line with protective measures implemented in respect of mass gatherings, and importantly, is made in the interest of safety for players, staff, and fans looking to attend the event.

If you have already booked your trip to Melbourne in 2020, we recommend you reschedule any bookings where possible. Your purchased tickets for 2020 still remain fully valid for the Melbourne Esports Open in 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.

The Intel Extreme Masters will be returning to the Melbourne Esports Open in 2021 also, with all tickets purchased in 2020 staying valid for next year’s event. Stay tuned for more information on the Melbourne Esports Open 2021.

The 2020 League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL) Grand Final will still take place on Friday 28 August 2020 – further details to be released by Riot Games in due course. The top two OPL teams from Split 2, starting Friday 5 June, will compete for a coveted spot at the League of Legends 10th World Championships, set to be hosted in China.

For further questions, please visit our FAQ page, or reach out to staff members on our Discord.

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IEM Melbourne Update

Dear CS:GO Fans,

In light of the current global health situation, local restrictions on gatherings, it’s with a heavy heart we communicate that IEM Melbourne will no longer take place in 2020, and instead has been rescheduled to August 21-22, 2021.

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. Please contact our support team via csgo@eslgaming.com if you have any questions, or join our event Discord.

Over the last three years, the entire team at ESL Australia, and ESL crew from around the world have looked forward to IEM as one of the highlights of our year – like every CS:GO fan in the country. Thousands have come to watch some truly memorable games, and to take their place in what is the best crowd in esports. We are looking forward to being able to deliver these memories once again in 2021, and hope to see you there.

#YTB

Your ESL Team

Source: MEO Attendee Update // IEM Melbourne Update