According to a report by Luís Mira from HLTV, Valve has scrapped the first CSGO major of 2021 which was scheduled to be held in Spring. The game developer had to settle on this verdict after the effects of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic spread across the globe. Valve had previously planned to conduct the CSGO 2021 Spring Major between May 10-23. As reported by HLTV.org, Valve already has a partner and an EU venue lined up for the Fall Major.
Earlier this year, The ESL One Rio Major which was to be held in November after being postponed was too called off as the Organizers and game developers did hit the same rock as they did now.
In a blog, they did emphasize the safety concerns for their crowd who would have attended the major, stating,” We’re not going to ask players and fans to risk their health in order to attend a Major while the pandemic still poses a threat to travelers. Therefore, we have made the painful decision to cancel the November Major.”
In 2019, Valve had revealed its plans for the 2020-2021 majors which were:
- May 11-24, 2020
- November 2-15, 2020
- May 10-23, 2021
- November 1-14, 2021
The fact that we can’t expect a CS:GO major until the next fall has transitioned into a reality from a potential nightmare.