CSPPA announce 2020 summer player break dates
The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association has notified tournament organizers when they will take their summer break in 2020.
The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association has let tournament organizers know that top-flight teams will be taking their summer vacation in 2020 between July 15th and August 15th.
The first organized player break came about in August of 2017, before the CSPPA was founded the following year, when players from the best teams in the world decided they were not going to attend Big Events in August in order to rest ahead of the second half of the year.
This year's player break, which is currently underway, will be the last one to have a Major right after it, something several players openly criticized when the StarLadder Major dates were announced. The two 2020 Majors will take place in May and November, giving players ample time to rest without having to prepare for the Valve-backed events.
The move by the CSPPA to lock in the dates for the player break a year in advance follows Valve's decision to schedule for the Majors years ahead of the events, as the 2020 and 2021 Major dates have been set in order for teams, organizers, and players to be able to plan around them.