All ESL Pro Tour event locations and dates leaked
Thanks to a hidden image on the ESL Pro Tour website and a few extra pieces of hidden information, we know the locations for every single ESL Pro Tour event in 2020. Images, proof, and all of the details are inside!
Esports Kingdom reached out to ESL for comment on Sunday night. Since then, the hidden elements have been removed from the webpages, but as of time of publication ESL haven't confirmed or denied the accuracy and have not provided comment on the matter.
If ESL provide further comment, we will amend the article to reflect that.
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This hidden image shows the continental location of every Challenger-level and Masters-level event in the ESL Pro Tour for 2020. If we combine this information and the information we discussed in an article we posted a few days ago about the ESL Pro Tour schedule, along with some extra inferences - we get an almost complete picture of the ESL Pro Tour 2020.
DreamHack Open Leipzig
DreamHack Open Anaheim
An IEM event in Europe
I couldn't find any information about a location
MDL Season 33 Global Challenge in Europe
I couldn't find any information about a location, but Leicester is the only European location used by MDL
ESL One Rio de Janeiro (Spring Major)
DreamHack Masters Jönköping
ESL Pro League Season 11 Finals in Dallas
The event "Dallas 2020" is also in a hidden element on the ESL Pro Tour website
DreamHack Open Valencia
ESL One Cologne
An IEM event in Oceania
Most likely in Melbourne because of similarities in dates to ESL-hosted MEO
DreamHack Open Montreal
u/dabchiken pointed out that ESL have a 3-year deal with the United Center in Chicago
DreamHack Open Rotterdam
DreamHack Open Hyderabad
A Masters-level event in Asia
Most likely the Autumn Major because there isn't room for another Masters-level event in November
Most likely a DreamHack Masters event because there is always two and Jönköping stands out as a weird change
Most likely in Shanghai because it is hosting a lot of large esports events recently (LoL Worlds 2020, DOTA TI 2019)
DreamHack Open Winter
DreamHack Open Sevilla
ESL Pro League Season 12 Finals in Europe
Most likely in Odense because that is where it has been for Seasons 6, 8, and 10
Anything in italics is speculation on my part