ESL Pro League season 16, the upcoming edition of one of the most competitive CS:GO tournaments in the world, will have a live crowd following the playoff action in the event location in Malta at the Salini Resort.
ESL Pro League season 16 will be the first season of the competitive CS:GO tournament to feature a live audience since season 10, which was held in Odense, Denmark in December 2019. The league stopped welcoming fans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in all of the following editions.
The news comes as a part of ESL extending its partnership with the Ministry for the Economy, EU Funds and Lands via the GamingMalta foundation. The deal between both parties has been extended for the next three years, beginning with ESL Pro League season 16, which will run from Aug. 31 to Oct. 2.