The yearlong tour still consists of three regular GSL Code S tournaments and two Super Tournaments. The biggest change in format is to Code S, which has shifted from a 32 player tournament to a 28 player tournament. GSL now begins with an initial first group stage of 24 players (down from 32). The 12 players that advance will join 4 seeded players in the second group stage (the round of 16). From there on out the format is the same as before, with eight players advancing to a single elimination playoffs.
Each Code S season awards a total of $140,000 USD (roughly the same as the 170,000,000 KRW awarded in 2020), while each Super Tournament awards $30,000 (previously 30,000,000 KRW). The total prize pool of $480,000 USD is roughly equivalent to last year's 570,000,000 KRW, depending on the exchange rate at the time.
As previously announced by ESL, the three GSL Code S winners will receive direct seeds to the Masters Championship at IEM Katowice 2021.