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.

The 2020 player break dates will not be in conflict with any Majors

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.

cool
2019-08-02 19:36
Very neat
2019-08-02 19:37
#39
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Too long
2019-08-02 19:52
#46
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Poland Unluko
Holy shit
2019-08-02 20:02
man it's hard playing video games for life and making 20-25k a month they need a break
2019-08-02 23:03
good change, they deserve more free time
2019-08-03 00:29
In 2022 the player break will be 6 months every year and they'll still get full salary
2019-08-03 06:34
summer break for an indoor video game lul
2019-08-03 09:09
is that statement supposed to make sense?
2019-08-03 16:14
Most of europeans have a vacation about a month but other country people don't. So he feels it is too long.
2019-08-03 02:22
But he has a trillion public holidays that totals the same amount of days off a year anyway. I hate the “oh Europeans have so much vacation” lie.
2019-08-03 10:19
Yes, players don't deserve a whole month! They should constantly playing tournaments for our enjoyment!
2019-08-02 22:11
#81
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United Kingdom XNL
There should be 4 tournaments each month and 5 majors a year. They don't deserve a break.
2019-08-02 23:48
#83
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Spain N0Love
Instead of a coach they should also have a guy behind hitting them with a whip. Fuck them
2019-08-03 00:28
#85
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United Kingdom XNL
They should be forced to stand and play. Sitting is for the weak!
2019-08-03 00:32
Hell! They should be in a plank for the whole game! Real gamers could hold a plank for at least an hour 30.
2019-08-03 00:42
#95
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North America onionmesh
Planking through Minecraft Mondays hbu
2019-08-03 06:48
#110
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Spain N0Love
That's a lifestyle right there
2019-08-03 17:50
Lmao
2019-08-03 04:35
#96
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
+1
2019-08-03 07:23
Hasn't Na'Vi and Astralis taken like 3-4 months worth of breaks already this year? There's PLENTY of downtime between S-Tier tournaments for players to have breaks - especially when some skip the events, lol... Some tier 1 orgs have even had breaks as long as a month between Lans already this year, fact. And for tier 2-300 teams, they don't need breaks, they need MORE practice to be tier 1. So, this really only applies to T1 orgs, imo. The rest should use that time to catch up.
2019-08-07 07:28
So because some teams skip events the ones who don't shouldn't get a break? Liquid isn't skipping events, they've been playing several times a month, do they not deserve a break? So have vitality and NRG. Plus, in their down-time they're still practicing (Between events and stuff).
2019-08-07 13:24
I believe teams should make their own breaks from events - that there doesn't need to be a mandated one. If they're greedy, they want to stay greedy. Their reward is success and money... It's their choices to skip and/or attend events. As for practicing, lol... Streaming* Practicing would involve other tier 1 teams being able to pick apart the #1 team with enough focus and practice on them. Tbh, they're kids who would rather goof around while streaming than sit in a game room and go over opponent demos and practice diff tactics. Hence why some teams stay on top for so long - lack of opposing effort.
2019-08-08 08:11
The point of a CSPPA mandated break is so that teams don't have to organise their own breaks. So you can get the best teams at every event. The teams who are taking extra breaks consistently perform worse after them and it show's whether or not they've been practising properly. If a team takes a break in january, a different team takes a break in march, one in april, july ect. then it becomes a lot harder to get good scrims against the teams that you maybe need the most practise against. Teams aren't supposed to take random breaks, its a job, they get payed every month, so if a team is taking a break from events then they're probably practising. An organised player break allows them to choose not to practise. But you're not going to change your mind so I'm gonna stop returning to this thread.
2019-08-08 14:54
CSPPA announce 2020 summer player break dates
2019-08-03 12:35
#111
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Europe braxtey
too long for viewers, too less for players
2019-08-04 07:43
I don't think thatz
2019-08-02 19:39
#2
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Romania RunnerB0Y
Nice
2019-08-02 19:36
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass LMAO
2019-08-02 21:24
#97
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Russia GramDEL
+1
2019-08-03 08:54
Good one zj2
2019-08-03 10:23
wow
2019-08-02 19:36
#6
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Turkey LULTARES
zt?
2019-08-02 19:36
#4
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Turkey LULTARES
Cool
2019-08-02 19:36
#5
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Liechtenstein FadE_xanny
1
2019-08-02 19:36
+1
2019-08-02 19:36
You're doing a great job on aleksib's hair! Keep it up
2019-08-02 19:37
#27
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Turkey holyshper
+1 xd
2019-08-02 19:40
+1
2019-08-02 19:51
#45
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France t3r4byt3
+1
2019-08-02 20:02
#63
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Brazil mrschagas
+1
2019-08-02 21:12
#73
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United States R4nger)(
+1
2019-08-02 21:52
+1
2019-08-02 23:30
+1
2019-08-03 01:04
#112
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Europe braxtey
haah +1
2019-08-04 07:44
+1
2019-08-04 20:03
who
2019-08-02 19:36
you
2019-08-02 21:21
#9
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India Noobdian
Nice
2019-08-02 19:36
that's nice
2019-08-02 19:37
Very nice
2019-08-02 19:37
#14
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Germany sLiCKz_
ok
2019-08-02 19:37
nice
2019-08-02 19:37
#16
XigN | 
India h4rd^
Nice
2019-08-02 19:37
What relevance does this actually have? Lets say I organize a 1 Mil tournament during that break. Which team is actually not going to send their players? It's basically just big talk, isn't it?
2019-08-02 19:38
If there is a players association to decide on this it makes no sense for any team or organization to go against it
2019-08-02 19:41
#33
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Bulgaria Grezko
Not big talk. Prizepools are not everything nowadays. I will give the WESG tournaments for reference. Bigger prizepool than the major, barely any top 10 teams in attendance.
2019-08-02 19:45
Only because of 1 country rule (that now, for next edition, doesn't exist anymore). Doesn't count.
2019-08-02 19:58
Astralis, North, and Nip didn't even attempt to go to wesg
2019-08-02 20:34
No, it’s because most people hate the event and hate chinese events overall
2019-08-02 20:47
All big organizers will abide by these rules to keep good relations with the teams and organizations. And many top teams would be fully willing to skip large prize pool events, as they have done it in the past.
2019-08-02 19:46
#51
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Myanmar xdcc
look at how many events there are right now until the major. thats the entire point - make events in a different time so most teams could come. its so rare in cs scene for players to randomly take vacations as it pretty much wrecks the team. most events/organisers invite many months in advance and plan around other events. you could do that just dont expect top teams to show up. especially if they have vacation plans already or want to prepare for the major.
2019-08-02 20:28
#64
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Iceland fatboislim
Well organizers want sponsors, and its harder to get big sponsor amounts without big teams.
2019-08-02 21:14
#77
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Denmark MeToxi
I guess the players on the founding players board and their teams is a safe bet. That means liquid, MiBR, astralis, NRG, mousesports and vitality is out. Thats basically enough on its own but then theres also all of the members of csppa who'll most likely stay away. Otherwise, why would they become a member?
2019-08-02 22:31
Didn't know about the existente of the CSPPA, nice to know now!
2019-08-02 19:38
counter strike pee pee airstrike
2019-08-02 19:38
Nice
2019-08-02 19:38
Nice clipping of that tweet title
2019-08-02 19:38
Hahahahahaha
2019-08-02 19:40
#38
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Palestine Baitor69
xaxaxaxxaxaxxaxaxaxa
2019-08-02 19:51
#98
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Russia GramDEL
yeah XD
2019-08-03 08:54
yeah same here ebin :DDDD
2019-08-02 20:43
kek
2019-08-02 20:57
Finally the CSPPA is starting to act more like a union. If every eSports does this it might see a more organized shift and help make eSports mainstream sports
2019-08-02 19:40
Very cool
2019-08-02 19:42
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 19:41
ASS
2019-08-02 19:44
#32
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Russia Praeter
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 19:44
ass xdd
2019-08-02 19:46
#36
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Finland entsyymi
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 19:49
+1
2019-08-02 19:55
#42
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Europe LoookATme
source2 2020 inc?
2019-08-02 19:58
#44
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Serbia nocturnSRB
nice
2019-08-02 20:01
#47
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
HF
2019-08-02 20:10
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 20:14
Very good to have a coordinated player break. I hope we accelerated periods of game development during these breaks in the future past 2020.
2019-08-02 20:23
unions in csgo LOL
2019-08-02 20:45
Break from playing videogames... What a joke.
2019-08-02 20:50
#82
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
you are the joke...go hide under your stone again bitch!!
2019-08-02 23:59
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass gachiHYPER
2019-08-02 20:53
Replied to the wrong person. Gg
2019-08-03 15:34
#58
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq
Ok, ty csppa
2019-08-02 20:55
Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 21:08
welcome blast pro major 2020
2019-08-02 21:10
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 21:21
#67
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South America mik00
as if it were a job ... and it's just the shit of video games
2019-08-02 21:23
hope their ass will have enough rest
2019-08-02 21:26
no vacation for players! They are slaves to us, the viewers, who buy shitty product to keep them alive!
2019-08-02 21:26
#71
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Russia Ducat
ass we can
2019-08-02 21:27
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 21:51
#79
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Portugal macpjoao
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass
2019-08-02 23:10
F
2019-08-02 22:06
it should be from December to March imo
2019-08-03 01:50
#89
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Iceland caverat
nice ass
2019-08-03 02:06
#91
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Australia JAY_DAWG
is just me or does the tweet say "Counter-Strike Professional Players' Ass"
2019-08-03 02:44
Nice
2019-08-03 06:19
#100
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Slovakia TatKo
A 1 month vacation. Damn nice
2019-08-03 10:18
game is dead there minglee
2019-08-03 11:26
Nice
2019-08-03 12:42
I will host a $1 million dollar tournament at this time, are you saying nobody will come?
2019-08-03 14:03
idk if its only me but the summer events used to be hype as fuck
2019-08-03 15:24
#113
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Europe braxtey
too much for viewers, too less for players
2019-08-04 07:45
C what?
2019-08-04 08:18
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