CSPPA: Official summer break to take place one month earlier in 2023
The player association announced that the official tournament break in the summer will run from June 12-July 9 in 2023.
The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) has announced its decision to move the official summer tournament break so that it takes place a little over a month earlier than in previous years.
The body shared that it had reached the decision after consulting the matter with tournament organizers, revealing that the change was made in order to split the year into two more even seasons.
Aimed at giving top-tier players the chance to recharge batteries between the first and second part of the season without the pressures of having top-tier events held in that time, the official summer break has been in place since 2017. It was originally set for August before it was moved to take place from mid-July to mid-August in the past few years.
With the winter off-season typically set for around mid-December to mid-January, as the breaks stood they had split the seasons unevenly, with the first part lasting around six months and the second around four months. Following the changes, the split is expected to be closer to five months each.
It is unclear whether and how Valve will react to the news given that the developers have set 2023's Major windows to late May and early November, which means the first Major of 2023 would end around two weeks before the new tournament break. CSPPA has noted that it will engage in dialogue with Valve and other stakeholders to "better align with the CS:GO Majors."