CSPPA look to return us to LAN

Gijs Verhoeff
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Source: Dreamhack. Illustration by NovaH

Guess who's back, back again.

Although this time the CSPPA is not at all shady. Together with ESL and their board of players, the CSPPA has established a new protocol surrounding the safe return to LAN amidst the ongoing pandemic.

Aptly titled the "Return To Lan" protocol, it applies certain measures related to testing before arrival and during stay at an event, safe travel to and from events, procedures for positive test results, but most interestingly and importantly, the creation of a sort of "bubble" for everyone involved in an event.

This would very likely remove the need for social distancing and masks, making the viewing experience more enjoyable.

It's a method that has been used before both in traditional sports and esports, and to great effect, which only makes the probability of us getting a LAN event higher.

Yes that's right, we're getting LAN events again!

Not only can we all agree that this is a good thing for us, the viewers, as online play is getting kinda boring, but this could also be a good thing for the players, who will likely have to play less games and tournaments at the same time, reducing fatigue.

Something that reduces ALL of our fatigue is that Gabe Newell said "CS:GO" in an interview. Oh and he casually mentioned that the Major might be hosted in New Zealand. Read that again.

January 21, 2021

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