ESL and Valve announced that the ESL One Rio Major has been postponed ©Getty Images

The ESL One Rio Major, originally scheduled to take place in May, has been moved to November and the second Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) major of the year cancelled as a consequence.

The event has been pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A venue for the second major of the year had not been announced, so organisers have move the Brazilian event into that window and combined the prize money into a single pot.

That now stands at $2 million (£1.7 million/€1.9 million).

The event will remain at the Jeunesse Arena, now running from November 19 to 22.

Organisers ESL and Valve said it remains to be determined how participants will qualify for the new event, with it possible some may need to re-qualify.

An announcement will also be made at a later date in regards to any event - possibly one played online - taking place in May when the ESL One Rio Major had been scheduled to take place.

Now set to be the only CS:GO major contested in 2020, it will also be the major with the biggest prize pot yet.

It is also the first to be held in South America.