Original article by: Dot Esports
The Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA) has entered an agreement with two major tournament organizers, ESL and DreamHack, to change the current format and schedule of their CS:GO tournaments, the CSPPA announced today.
The most important tournaments in the world have been played online since the coronavirus pandemic started and CS:GO players are struggling with substantial workloads and a lack of time to recover between tournaments and games, according to CSPPA’s statement.
CSPPA recently formed a group with ESL and DreamHack to monitor the working conditions for players and to propose relevant changes to the schedule and format of tournaments based on feedback received from players.
As a first step of this collaboration, there will be four changes to the schedule and format of events that will be implemented as soon as possible:
The CSPPA is thrilled to have established this line with ESL and DreamHack. “The collaboration has proven to work very well and I think that is because we are pursuing the same goal—to make the CS:GO schedule more balanced and sustainable for all parties involved,” said CSPPA CEO Mads Øland.
CS:GO fans will likely notice these changes at DreamHack Open Fall Europe, which will kick off on Oct. 15.