Melbourne Esports Open, IEM postponed to 2021

The Melbourne Esports Open and the newly relocated IEM 2020 will be postponed until 2021, its organisers have announced.

“The Melbourne Esports Open will no longer take place in 2020, and instead has been rescheduled to the weekend of August 21-22, 2021,” a statement on the Melbourne Esports Open website reads. “This decision has been reached in light of the current global health situation, and is in line with protective measures implemented in respect of mass gatherings, and importantly, is made in the interest of safety for players, staff, and fans looking to attend the event.

“If you have already booked your trip to Melbourne in 2020, we recommend you reschedule any bookings where possible. Your purchased tickets for 2020 still remain fully valid for the Melbourne Esports Open in 2021. If you already know you can’t make the new dates, you are able to request a refund anytime over the next month through Ticketek.”

An FAQ page is also available.

We’ll let you know when Melbourne Esports Open and IEM Melbourne 2021 events are detailed.

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