ESEA Season 35 Global Challenge canceled

ESEA will restructure the MDL season to be played entirely online.

ESEA announced they are calling off their end-of-season LAN, the ESEA Global Challenge, as much of the world is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases.

The organizers, who were hopeful in September that the LAN could take place, have now stated that with "rising cases across the globe and iconic physical sporting organisations unable to avoid postponing matches, we find it not feasible to have an MDL Global Challenge with participating teams from four different regions in the world."

ESEA are forced to cancel their Global Challenge LAN for a second time

This is the second Global Challenge affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as ESEA had to cancel the previous one in July for the same reason, and will once again have to restructure the season for it to be played online throughout.

As happened last time, the two ESL Pro League spots that were to be up for grabs at the Global Challenge LAN have been reassigned to the winners in Europe and North America. The three top teams in the European and North American regions, who would be the ones affected by the LAN's cancelation, will therefore now have the following prize pool:

1. $12,500 + ESL Pro League
2. $10,000
3. $5,000

The two regions that will miss out on the opportunity to qualify for ESL Pro League due to the cancellation of the Global Challenge, Asia and Oceania, will each get a $10,000 bump in the prize pool and ESEA will be working with ESL to see what future opportunities the winning teams could get in the 2021 calendar.

sh1ro | 
Spain IMV_
2020-10-31 12:38
1 reply
banned himself?
2020-10-31 16:04
Sweden Fizze
F EDIT: I miss crowds :(
2020-10-31 12:40
4 replies
Finland SininenMF
I dont. Brazilians giving away positions, now that everything is online u can see their true level
2020-10-31 13:06
3 replies
Danish also
2020-10-31 13:25
danish btw
2020-10-31 15:26
2020-10-31 15:34
Netherlands Nathank138
2020-10-31 12:39
2020-10-31 12:39
I mean this is kinda good .
2020-10-31 12:39
1 reply
Except for the part where previously saw would have a shot at qualifying to the pro league for being 3rd in Europe's MDL and now they don't... because the 1st classified gets it automatically...
2020-11-01 20:28
Switzerland x676
There shouldn't be a spot for EPL then. It will be really undeserved to whoever gets it.
2020-10-31 12:40
6 replies
Sweden crittaN
So who deserves to get the spot?
2020-10-31 13:53
3 replies
Switzerland x676
nobody, I said this season shouldn't be any spot
2020-10-31 15:15
2 replies
Sweden crittaN
But the format needs a certain number of teams to work?
2020-10-31 18:42
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Switzerland x676
no, MDL gives a spot to EPL every 2 seasons. EPL would have the same teams playing next season.
2020-10-31 21:25
I like the chance they give to t3 teams to prove themselves against t1.
2020-10-31 14:22
Sprout or Forze play in mdl so...
2020-10-31 14:28
Algeria Tari)))
2020-10-31 12:43
2020-10-31 12:44
brum brum
2020-10-31 12:48
IT´s so sad !!! F corona!!
2020-10-31 13:01
eh, still waiting for lans
2020-10-31 13:03
Portugal WillyanI7
still ez 4 saw
2020-10-31 13:03
2 replies
No my friend... this means SAW is out... The winner of MDL Europe is either Sprout or hellraisers... SAW gets 5k because of 3rd place
2020-11-01 20:29
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Portugal WillyanI7
Do you know that still exists the play-offs right?
2020-11-03 23:50
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Expected of course.
2020-10-31 13:17
2020-10-31 13:18
United Kingdom DDoubleE
Well, not surprised, lol.
2020-10-31 13:18
2020-10-31 13:21
s1mple | 
Poland SebL
Sad, but expected.
2020-10-31 13:27
cOVERRATEDronavirus strikes again
2020-10-31 14:26
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2020-10-31 16:05
9 replies
Stop writing that nickname to me What do you want to say by this?
2020-10-31 16:23
8 replies
2020-10-31 19:21
7 replies
Ok,i will call him
2020-10-31 19:32
6 replies
Ok men)) thanks
2020-10-31 19:39
5 replies
Hello.What do you want?
2020-10-31 20:16
4 replies
WTF mens)) the legend himself SouthRussian 😳😳😳😳 how are you men
2020-10-31 20:25
3 replies
I'm good,but still sad from loss in IEM NY CIS fantasy league
2020-10-31 22:20
2 replies
Shit men, shit happens. Cant win everything
2020-10-31 22:21
1 reply
Ty for support I'm going good on BLAST but I need to Astralis win 3 times
2020-10-31 23:32
2020-10-31 14:38
2020-10-31 14:54
1 reply
na team oNe
2020-10-31 15:47
Thanks Corona ResidentSleeper
2020-10-31 15:01
2020-10-31 15:50
oh no
2020-10-31 17:50
Seriously? ESEA already have a cheating problem in their own tournaments with multiple cheaters winning the top prizes and beating teams like NaVi Jnr / Espada to get them. And the funniest thing, they won't even ban these BLATANT cheaters because it's against their policy to manually ban and they need evidence from their anticheat to ban. Now they're moving EVERYTHING online so cheating will be really damn easy on ESEA. FACEIT is so much better, they manually ban the blatant cheaters at the very least.
2020-10-31 19:36
Brazil parrud0www
Sad! This event is one of the best for me!
2020-10-31 23:42
So who advances to pro then?
2020-11-01 05:13
1 reply
first place in NA and Europe MDL premier league
2020-11-01 12:32
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