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Intel World Open tournaments are a go after year-long delay ahead of 2020 Olympics

The event is being coordinated alongside the International Olympic Committee, the same organizer for the 120-year-old Summer Olympics.

The time has come for one of the most revolutionary esports events in the history of the subculture.

On 5th May 2021, the Intel World Open was officially jumpstarted again after a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Open will hold both a Rocket League and a Street Fighter tournament with country-based competition, meaning no organisations or sponsorships are welcome.

This format, in turn, makes the competition all for the sake of bragging rights, world domination and, of course, prize pool money.intel world open olympics 2020 tokyo esports(Picture: Olympics)

The esports event was set to be held last year but had to be dragged along the side of the road due to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo delays because of COVID-19 concerns.

At the time of writing, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are set to take place from 23rd July to 8th August 2021, still to be held in situ and in full colour.

Whilst the esports tournaments will carry out exclusively on online multiplayer lobbies with regional grand finals instead of a LAN international event, it is still a breath of fresh air to see the original plan take shape in the crazy world that once cancelled it a little over a year ago.

Make sure you catch the Intel World Open from 15th May to 21st July 2021 as more details come forward about the historic esports tournaments.