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Sweden lift travel restrictions for the esports community

Sweden has eased travel restrictions for esports players coming into the country after adding esports competitions to the list of elite international sports events. This exception will go into effect from 23 August onwards. However, the players traveling into the country still need to produce a negative COVID-19 result upon entry.

I am glad that this decision now opens up the possibility of holding international esports events even during the pandemic. Sweden has long been a leader in esports, which is a position we must preserve.

Amanda Lind, minister for Culture and Democracy

The exemption that the Government has now adopted is important to be able to increase possibilities for holding international elite competitions in esports and similar events in Sweden.

Mikael Damberg, minister of the Interior

However, there still is one more obstacle, preventing PGL Major be held in Sweden. There are restrictions for indoor events including the closing of the 16,000-seater Avicii Arena. September 15 is now the second important deadline, by which PGL will decide the final location of the tournament.

PGL Major should start on October 23. It will feature24 teams from all over the world. The participants of the event will be decided via the Regional Major Ranking.

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