Melbourne 2021

Dear CS:GO Fans,

Due to the continued impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Intel® Extreme Masters Melbourne is shifting to an online only format and will no longer be played live at the Melbourne Esports Open 2021.

Unfortunately for Aussie CS:GO fans, this means that there won't be a chance to watch the world's best teams live in Rod Laver Arena this year. Anyone who has an existing ticket to the event will receive a full refund from Ticketek. Please contact our support team via if you have any questions.

Since the first IEM down under in 2017, the entire team at ESL Australia, and the ESL Crew around the world have looked forward to putting on IEM as one of the highlights of the year, like every CS:GO fan in the country. While we are not able to host the tournament in-person this year, we are looking forward to the chance to showcase the same memorable CS:GO in an online setting, and can't wait to see the Aussie crowd again in the future.


Your ESL Team

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Get informed About ticket refunds & More

I purchased a ticket for IEM Melbourne at the Melbourne Esports Open 2020. Is my ticket valid for 2021?
Yes. Any ticket purchased for the Melbourne Esports Open 2020, including IEM Arena tickets, will be valid for the 2021 edition of the event.
Can I get a ticket refund if I already know that I can’t make it to the new 2021 dates?
Yes, if you cannot attend the rescheduled event, please contact Ticketek here to arrange a refund.
Do I need to decide now? When is the latest that I can still get a refund for my 2020 ticket?

All requests for refunds should be submitted no later than 23:59pm on 26 May 2020.

What is happening with IEM Melbourne in 2020?

Intel Extreme Masters Melbourne will not take place in 2020, and will return to the Melbourne Esports Open on August 21-22, 2021

What is happening with the Melbourne Esports Open 2020?
The Melbourne Esports Open will not take place in 2020, and will return on August 21-22, 2021
Will MEO feature the same tournaments next year?

The Intel Extreme Masters will return to MEO in 2021, for all other future tournament announcements, please stay tuned to the Melbourne Esports Open on social media.

Are IEM and MEO next year at the same event?
Yes, IEM will be returning to the Melbourne Esports Open in 2021.
Who do I speak to about the rescheduling of the 2020 festival?
Ticketek are contacting all ticket holders via email with important ticketing information. Ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as they will be valid for the new 2021 dates.
With the rescheduled dates, will we still get the same seats?
All ticket purchasers will receive an email from Ticketek outlining the important ticketing information.
My 2020 ticket included a goodie bag, what happens to that?
You will get a Goodie Bag at IEM Melbourne 2021!
What is happening with the ESL Pro Tour Finals for Warcraft 3 Reforged?
Originally scheduled to be held at this year’s Melbourne Esports Open, we will be releasing more information on the ESL Pro Tour: WC3 soon. In the meantime, stay tuned to the official ESL Pro Tour website here: