ESL One Cologne faces risk of cancellation or delay due to Germany suspension on all events until August 31
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Germany has extended its ban on all events until the end of August due to coronavirus concerns.
This report comes from the German Press Agency that states that Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is set to announce the extension on this restriction on Wednesday. This restriction prevents and permits events of certain sizes of going on during this period.
ESL One Cologne is scheduled to take place from July 6 - July 12, 2020. The playoffs were planned to be held in the Lanxess-Arena in Germany. The capacity of the facility is 15,000. ESL One Cologne bolsters a prize pool of $1 million.
This issue isn't new territory for ESL or any event organizer for that matter. ESL Pro League Season 11 saw a complete restructure from a LAN format to an online one that was separated by region. Earlier in the year, ESL also had to make a last-minute decision for IEM Katowice, where no live audience was allowed to attend. ESL One Rio 2020, the first CS:GO Major of 2020, also had to be postponed, taking the original spot for the second Major of the year in November.
At this time, there has been no statement or release from ESL regarding this issue with ESL One Cologne.