If the developers introduce a new format with 12 rounds per half, matches could become shorter on the pro scene. The editor of HLTV.org calculated how in terms of time matches could shorten.

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For the analysis, the editor took matches from four tournaments: IEM Cologne 2023, IEM Dallas 2023, BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 and BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023. The match duration in the table is the time from the start of the pistol round of the first map to the end of the encounter. bo3 matches that end 2-0 will become shorter by about 25 minutes, and 2-1 matches will become shorter by 41 minutes.

Previously, a dataminer wrote that the developers intend to test the new system in ranked matches. Perhaps in the future half of the meeting will last 12 rounds instead of 15.

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