CSPPA, tournament organizers in talks to change off-season dates

The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) and various tournament organizers are locked in talks about changing the dates of the summer and winter player breaks, HLTV.org has learned.

The change to the summer off-season dates was proposed by ESL in cooperation with DreamHack and StarLadder in light of the global limitations imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, which have caused tournament organizers to make considerable adjustments to the event schedule.

Scheduled to start on July 15 and end on August 15, the summer break would take place more than two weeks earlier, from June 29 to July 31, according to the proposed dates. That change would most notably affect ESL One Cologne, whose original dates on July 6-12 would fall within the off-season.

ESL One Cologne might be moved to August and played in a studio

ESL is currently studying the possibility of moving the staple event to August and holding it in a studio environment. The German tournament has been in serious doubt since the country's government extended the ban on all major events until the end of August in response to the pandemic.

The CSPPA has suggested prolonging the winter off-season by a week to last until January 17, taking into account players who celebrate Orthodox Christmas on January 7. That adjustment, which has already been accepted by ESL, DreamHack, and StarLadder, was proposed after several parties expressed their criticism regarding the old dates when IEM Katowice Europe Closed Qualifier took place on January 9-10 this year.

HLTV.org has reached out to ESL and the CSPPA for comment.

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JoJo | 
Russia N1kDaN
nice
2020-04-27 21:17
who
2020-04-27 21:18
#10
JoJo | 
Russia N1kDaN
random guy from Russia
2020-04-27 21:20
CSPPA who ??
2020-04-27 21:21
#15
JoJo | 
Russia N1kDaN
Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA)
2020-04-27 21:24
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United States Thorolf
Players union
2020-04-27 21:24
what is this ? kkkkkkk
2020-04-27 21:37
It's like NBK-, chrisJ, Taco, EliGE, n0thing, tarik (wtf) and Xyp9x, to make pro player event condition and schedule better for other pros
2020-04-27 23:44
Tarik but watermelon brain only.
2020-04-28 01:04
*other tier 1 pros
2020-04-28 03:09
maybe
2020-04-28 11:31
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Portugal moupz
FIRST
2020-04-27 21:17
nt
2020-04-27 21:18
nt
2020-04-27 21:18
nt
2020-04-27 21:37
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Europe Vallon3
nt
2020-04-27 21:39
nt
2020-04-27 22:11
nt
2020-04-27 22:17
nt
2020-04-27 22:38
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Canada U_S_of_Gay
nt
2020-04-27 22:46
nt
2020-04-27 23:00
nt
2020-04-27 23:08
#55
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Sweden swedz4
nt
2020-04-27 23:38
nt
2020-04-27 23:46
#69
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Brazil JMB_17
nt
2020-04-28 01:03
nt
2020-04-28 01:59
nt
2020-04-28 02:26
#77
ZywOo | 
Greece Arba_
nt
2020-04-28 06:12
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France Il_padrino
nt
2020-04-28 08:07
Lol
2020-04-28 09:09
nt
2020-04-28 10:30
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Iran VenoxeR
nt
2020-04-28 12:46
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Switzerland x676
SPUNJ is Movistar Riders n1 FAN! <3
2020-04-27 21:18
ok
2020-04-27 21:18
#66
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Bulgaria untiltabl3
ok
2020-04-28 00:40
#8
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United States Thorolf
Cool
2020-04-27 21:19
#9
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Sweden Fizze
Smart TBH better to see more LAN later in the year
2020-04-27 21:20
ok
2020-04-27 21:21
"Orthodox Christmas" is inaccurate, considering not all Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on that day, but definitely a great move!
2020-04-27 21:21
Love when Americans speak something they dont know nothing about... Enlighten us, when is it ?
2020-04-27 21:46
When is what? The moment you either realize my statement is factually correct or out yourself as an Old Calendarist schismatic?
2020-04-27 21:51
Oh Muricans... By Old Calendar they are on the same date (I think the topic is Christmas, dont you? ), but because Orhodox Church switched to new, its been pushed back to 7th of January... American education, as expected..
2020-04-27 22:10
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United States Frotha
so mean mens))
2020-04-27 23:03
wow you are a mean person lol
2020-04-28 03:43
#38
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United States xtkjdtr001
What?
2020-04-27 22:29
Some Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on December 25th while remaining in communion with Constantinople. I refer to January 7th as "Old Calendar Christmas" because it's a more accurate title.
2020-04-27 22:36
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United States xtkjdtr001
Oh
2020-04-27 22:38
We all celebrate it on 25th dude...... "Many Orthodox churches recognize the holiday dates according to the Julian calendar. Christmas is still on December 25 in the Julian calendar so the January 7 date is only valid between 1901 and 2100 The Gregorian date for Orthodox Christmas will be January 8 in 2101 if the Julian calendar is still used."
2020-04-27 22:43
Missing the point
2020-04-27 22:51
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Serbia DjapeZ
What orthodox curches celebrate it on 25th ?
2020-04-28 00:49
Wait so with this whole "stay at home" and not traveling and not having to attend offline events players still planning to have one month off? Living a dream
2020-04-27 21:23
cool
2020-04-27 21:26
Nice
2020-04-27 21:27
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Russia EveryDayOk
horoshechno
2020-04-27 21:34
shit association
2020-04-27 21:36
CSPPA is great
2020-04-27 21:38
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Netherlands itsm
Never understood player breaks. I get it that top tennis players need their moment to rest their muscles and mind. But esporters? Enjoy that u can travel rather than making it seem like labour intensive work.
2020-04-27 21:39
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Netherlands itsm
Yall have player breaks 365 days of the week. Normal ppl work 8-10 hours a day doing physical labour while yall just sit in your room in front of a screen playing games. And yes. I envy everyone whos in that position
2020-04-27 21:45
#39
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United States xtkjdtr001
U are such a fucking moron :)
2020-04-27 22:30
#47
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Netherlands itsm
No argumentation only means youre the moron.
2020-04-27 22:54
you clearly don't understand what their job is
2020-04-27 23:44
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Bosnia and Herzegovina fucklove
tell me what their job is ?
2020-04-28 00:20
All online. No players break necessary. if you want a break just stay offline.
2020-04-27 21:45
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United States Frotha
+1
2020-04-27 22:00
I have this feeling that these pros are so spoiled it's unbelievable. While they are literally playing VALORANT while they are at the road to the MAJOR! Yet they seem to care more about their breaks and how long will it be.. And if it will effect them more or not.. smfh.
2020-04-27 22:04
I don't see why it is a bad thing to play valorant while playing the major qualifier
2020-04-28 06:55
byalistyle playing pubg in major prac room
2020-04-28 08:04
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Ukraine volod1m1r
+1
2020-04-28 00:17
#31
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United States Frotha
Not like they’re going anywhere, why have a break? lol
2020-04-27 22:00
Who cars
2020-04-27 22:07
Who buses
2020-04-27 23:22
#62
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United States Gryff1n76
Who trucks
2020-04-28 00:16
Who planes
2020-04-28 02:27
#54
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Sweden swedz4
who 🚗
2020-04-27 23:38
Make breaks shorter pls since all CS is online
2020-04-27 22:23
Pls push the date for Cologne more just so we can see the tournament with crowd !
2020-04-27 22:49
It has to happen.
2020-04-27 23:07
#53
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Sweden swedz4
Who cars about orthodox christians? Or religious ppl in general? smh
2020-04-27 23:37
+1 They should hold it Jan 3 instead so drunk people have time to wake tf up, and kids are still on vacation from school which means higher viewer numbers and more profit to the companies involved. (Because kids control a decent chunk of their parents economy on average.)
2020-04-27 23:52
Interesting
2020-04-28 00:37
why and why does it matter?
2020-04-28 00:57
nice english
2020-04-28 06:26
uh?
2020-04-28 15:53
why not?
2020-04-28 14:59
because its related to cs?
2020-04-29 02:18
Hello, everyone.
2020-04-28 07:13
Good English
2020-04-28 07:37
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Russia Ducat
Will be good for esl, if this happen
2020-04-28 07:40
not really, esl worries about other things
2020-04-28 14:59
who what when?
2020-04-28 15:06
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