ESEA MDL 33 Cancelled; Event To Return After Player Break
ESEA MDL Season 33, one of this year’s most-anticipated CS:GO tournaments in Europe and North America, is canceled due to the pandemic. The rest of the tournament’s playoffs bracket resumes shortly after the player break.
The tournament’s organizers were forced to cancel the ongoing CS:GO event due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in both regions. As the tournament is currently in its playoffs stage, the two regions’ upper bracket finals, consolidation finals, and grand finals will continue as a new season after the player break on August 7 to 9. Expect the tournament to be back on the CS:GO Bitcoin betting odds markets by then.
The winner of the event receives the lion’s share of the prize pool and a spot at ESL Pro League Season 12. Here’s the prize pool distribution for the tournaments in Europe and North America:
1. $12,500 + ESL Pro League Season 12 spot
Although the next stages of ESEA MDL Season 33 aren’t cancelled completely, this decision takes a toll on some of the remaining teams in the competition—especially those who are currently dominating the stages they are in.
Sprout, AGO, and Galaxy Racer are supposed to be competing in the last stages of the European league, while Triumph, Bad News Bears, and TeamOne reached the upper bracket and consolidation finals in the North American division. All these teams have to start over, and some might be forced to come up with a new roster. While this is bad news for fans, this might positively affect the improvement of CS:GO Bitcoin betting tips and future odds to come.
According to reports, Bad News Bears formally disbanded in mid-May and the team’s lineup in ESEA MDL Season 33 lacks two players to compete. In addition, competing players like Mitch “mitch” Semago, Austin “crashies” Roberts, and Michael “dapr” Gulino will reportedly move to Riot Games’ Valorant.
The cancellation of the tournament’s North American and European divisions also affected the Asian and Oceanic representatives who already qualified for the Global Challenge. Champions Lucid Dream and ORDER will instead receive financial compensation.
ESEA MDL Season 33 Global Challenge was supposed to take place in April, following the conclusion of regional leagues in the middle of March. Due to the alarming threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers postponed the event later this year before officially announcing its cancellation this week.