The players, the fans, the game... We're bringing the @CSGO Major for the first time to a special place where passion leads the dream. Introducing #ESLOne Rio 2020!— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) December 11, 2019
Tickets will go live tomorrow, Thursday 12th at 12:00 PM BRT
The next CS:GO Major taking place in 2020 has been confirmed to be ESL One Rio by the tournament organiser.
After rumours and leaks of the news appeared, many fans had been waiting for official confirmation of the news from ESL themselves.
ESL One Rio will form part of the ESL Pro Tour that combines all ESL and DreamHack tournaments into a unified circuit that allows teams competing in smaller Challenger events to qualify for Masters level tourneys.
This marks a return to Brazil for ESL after 2018's ESL One Belo Horizonte and for parent company MTG following DreamHack Open Rio back in April.
For those looking to attend South America's first CS:GO Major, it is worth noting that caster audio inside the Jeunesse Arena from May 21-24th will be broadcasted in Portuguese while analysis will be in English.
Online casting will still be available in English so it is unknown if this means English casters will be flown out to Rio de Janiero or will instead cast from studios owned by ESL.
Tickets will go live on 12th December at 3pm UK time (12:00 BRT) and more information can be found here on the official ESL website.
With six months to go, teams will be looking to hold on to their spots in the Valve-sponsored event as others fight to make it through the Open Qualifiers in the new year.