ESEA postpones MDL Global Challenge Season 33

ESEA has announced details regarding the postponement of the MDL Global Challenge event, which was originally planned to be held in April, with three spots in ESL Pro League Season 12 on offer.

In its announcement, ESEA revealed that it is aiming for the Global Challenge to be held sometime during Season 34 — which will not have a Global Challenge event of its own due to being a training season — and before the start of ESL Pro League Season 12, in September.

The announcement adds to a long list of tournaments that have been postponed or canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with travel restrictions and health and safety concerns leaving the fate of offline events up in the air for the near future.

Teams who qualified for Global Challenge may opt to skip Season 34

Due to the almost five-month-long delay, ESEA has revised its roster restrictions for the eight teams who will be competing in the event, allowing them to add up to two additional members to their roster. The change offers a lifeline of support to teams like Triumph, who recently lost Logan "⁠Voltage⁠" Long to Chaos and parted ways with Peter "⁠Asuna⁠" Mazuryk.

Teams competing in the Global Challenge will be able to opt out of Season 34 due to the overlapping schedule without the risk of losing their spot in Season 35 if they fail to qualify for ESL Pro League.

As a reminder, the eight teams who have earned spots in MDL Global Challenge Season 33 are:

United States Peter 'Asuna' Mazuryk
Peter 'Asuna' Mazuryk
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
82
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long
Logan 'Voltage' Long
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
403
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Oops :(
2020-04-12 11:32
1 reply
expected
2020-04-12 12:24
#4
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Estonia whosmans
nobody is upset
2020-04-12 11:32
expected
2020-04-12 11:32
#6
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Sweden Fizze
Noooo
2020-04-12 11:34
Triumph not getting their free money :(
2020-04-12 11:41
#9
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India FosFate
ok
2020-04-12 11:46
It was inevitable
2020-04-12 11:49
wow the person who wrote this article isnt too bright or even specific...hey Nohte....do some research buddy and you will find out just how many types of ''corona virus's'' there are...COVID-19 is what is going on right now...i know ur not a DR. but come on dude...really...dont you read or watch the news up there in canada???
2020-04-12 12:19
7 replies
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Brazil Karlogaria
Wow, as if we needed clear specification of the virus that everybody knows what is
2020-04-12 12:36
2 replies
not everyone does...but some do knows what is....
2020-04-12 15:54
1 reply
I don’t understand your New York.
2020-04-12 16:28
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Finland ollli
The virus is called SARS-COV-2 though
2020-04-12 15:16
hey smartass, if you correct people at least do it right. COVID-19 stands for "corona virus disease 2019" - the name of the disease, not the virus. the virus is called "SARS-CoV-2".
2020-04-12 22:00
2 replies
now go look up SARS and let us all know...you got 2min to do it...hurry up...tick tock...
2020-04-12 22:55
1 reply
why should i? you can do it yourself. just don't call other ppl "not too bright" when you don't know what you're talking about, it makes you look laughable.
2020-04-23 22:01
Tier 74 event :(
2020-04-12 12:22
2 replies
not really
2020-04-12 12:25
#20
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Sweden Lagge15
Of the teams that played last season it is now 3 teams in top 30 and the rest are close to top 30
2020-04-12 13:10
#14
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United States clockworkk
imagine naming yourself after an anime bitch Asuna
2020-04-12 12:24
2 replies
Who is Asuna?
2020-04-12 16:29
1 reply
rip
2020-04-12 12:24
1 reply
#29
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Sweden swedz4
2019 was the last year in the history of mankind where we had LANs :( WW3 next year
2020-04-12 16:23
Only Sprout is good team rest tier999 bots
2020-04-12 12:37
1 reply
#21
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Sweden Lagge15
Isn't bad news bear ranked 31 in the world... Before playing Flashpoint 1
2020-04-12 13:11
Ez 4 Sprout in a non specific time when this event could get a new date!
2020-04-12 13:00
t.me/TheRed06 -- subscribe
2020-04-12 15:02
What are those teams? I only recognize AGO and Sprout xD
2020-04-12 15:28
LETS GO TEAM ONE!
2020-04-12 15:52
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Poland SebL
It had to happen. But im happy that Poland can finally have a team in ESL Pro League. Because i think AGO is the favourite to make it through.
2020-04-12 22:40
8 replies
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Finland 0lter
hahahahahhaahahaha
2020-04-15 13:42
7 replies
#38
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Poland SebL
Why are you smiling? Who do you think has better chances to do it? There are 3 spots if I'm not wrong, so there is for sure Sprout who will make it. Japaleno no chance for me. Triumph has big chances, but it depends on what will be last players they will play with. Bad News Bears 95% they will make it to. TeamOne i don't really think so. ORDER should make it most likely. And i think Lucid Dream has some chances aswell. So for me, three teams that will make it are : Sprout AGO Triumph (If they finish their roster)
2020-04-15 16:44
6 replies
#39
akez | 
Finland 0lter
sprout, japaleno, bnb
2020-04-15 16:45
5 replies
#40
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Poland SebL
bnb has great chances. But Japaleno no chances bro.
2020-04-15 16:47
4 replies
#41
akez | 
Finland 0lter
still better than ago ahahah
2020-04-15 16:51
3 replies
#42
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Poland SebL
AGO made big changes recently. Their new roster is very good, but they need some time. Also they are for sure better than Japaleno.
2020-04-15 16:52
2 replies
#43
akez | 
Finland 0lter
2020-04-15 16:55
1 reply
#44
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Poland SebL
As i said, they did huge changes, and they need more time. But they for sure will be good with this roster.
2020-04-15 16:56
#36
akez | 
Finland 0lter
rip
2020-04-15 13:42
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