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Although ESEA season 10 playoffs are yet to take place, the plan for season 11 has been announced with ESEA hosting a league in both CS 1.6 and CS:GO.
ESEA has been known to host various different leagues over the years, starting with Counter-Strike 1.6 but adding more games as the seasons went on and featuring both 1.6 and CS:S as well as Team Fortress 2 for multiple seasons now.
In the season which is scheduled to begin on April 2, they have also decided to add a 32 team Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta division, therefore quickly jumping on ESL's bandwagon of organizing CS:GO tournaments online.
LAN finals will be held for the invite division of each game, although based on the news post on ESEA's website, it would seem like CS:GO would only feature a single division and therefore not have an invite division, and as a result, would be finished entirely online.
Among other changes for the upcoming season, the total prize money that is split between the featured titles has increased from $80,000 to $85,000. Possibly interested users will also be happy to know that the 32 first fully registered and paid teams will receive CS:GO beta keys.
ESEA allows you to compete in multiple games and it will be interesting to see if any of the North America's best 1.6 teams opt to make the switch early in order to get an advantage of the Europeans who are likely to stick to 1.6.
esea is the only reason a north american cs scene still exists.
...exactly, it was a terrible league for anyone playing competitively because so little was at stake (forget about lan finals too).
cevo was already far superior to cal when cal died, so you're wrong on that as well - the entire reason cal died, was teams switched over to cevo who ran good events with prize money.
do you're sponsor's tell you to say this?
Post edited 2012-02-28 05:38:10
prize money is different; you always have to be among the best to win anything. however, they still give out a reasonable amount of money to lower divisions as well
Everybody gonna see this when CS:GO release with his final version.
Post edited 2012-02-24 17:51:10
didnt read after that.
And don't worry, CS:GO won't have huge update. Watch Chet Falizsek's PAX 2011 interview :)
Post edited 2012-02-24 17:57:30
-WCG picked 1.6 in 2012
-ESEA kicked CSS in 2012
-ESWC was a disaster for CSS in 2011, horrible numbers, very low audience. They will probably stick to 1.6 this year, and kick CSS.
-IEM is all for 1.6, because of its huge audience, and IEM6 WC will be a huge success.
-IGC 2012 replaced CSS with 1.6
Facts > source trolls.
Post edited 2012-02-24 18:19:00
Post edited 2012-02-24 18:17:26
The original question might be - why did they even make these games. LoL and HoN was made cos DotA had bad graphics etc. and they just tried to do something better looking.
It's isn't a lot of money for those two leagues. They wanna see how it goes, that's all. IEM already said, there is a chance to maybe see CS GO in IEM 7.
Please forget source and CS:GO and another shit just Go 1.7 may be, thats all !
You might wanna start support CS:GO with constructive criticism instead of trolling or stating the obvious. CS 1.6 is so damn good today because it sufered a number of iterations.
Maybe CS:GO v0.1 or something will be much better, who knows. What I know is that its success relies on the community and the developers and this unfriendly environment is not healthy.
It didn't happen overnight though, but he got the fundamentals right to allow it to evolve over the next 5 years into what we now know as 1.6. ShaGuar and friends changed the money system to allow for a better version of competitive play to arise. But again, this took years.
Nowadays with social media, streams, everyones access to a computer; The events, sponsors, and competitive community will be what brings people to GO. But valve HAS to do the right things that gooseman did in 1999. We have 13 years of knowledge at our disposal. It shouldn't take 5 years to make a competitive ready version of GO. I say summer of 2013 we will start seeing very big tournaments if valve gets it right.
TLDR; It shouldn't take 4+ years to make an updated version of competitive 5v5 shooters when we have 13 years of knowledge and experimenting. It's all about what valve wants in the end, so lets hope they have the right people working on it now. All we can do is put our best players forward to give input, and hope they listen. No one will invest years at getting better at a game if it doesn't have what original CS had.
Valve has a top-secret project. They're saying this years will be like stone ages. Valve said that they dropped episodic model(that means there will be no HL2:EP3). Probably it's HL3 and according to a valve employee ;
'CS2 will come before HL3 is.'
Everybody know that.
you should stop pulling out from your ass.
I am tired of this brainless guy posting the same shit over and over again all over the forums.
I'm talking about Valve employee.
Valve said 'THIS IS NOT COUNTER-STRIKE 2'. Even this is a evidence that there will be a CS2.
Post edited 2012-02-24 18:59:18
Europeans who are likely to stick to 1.6.
-let's make a new one!
alien guy meme *americans*
>let's make a new one
>rush it into stores
>really stupid community of console gamers, noobs, and kids with too much free time
I'm sorry lad, I'll be over here reading my Dante, listening to my Schubert, drinking my tea, and playing 1.6 like a true sir.
BOTH GAMES'S GOALS AREN'T SAME.
CSP IS " 1.6 with Source graphics "
CS:GO IS " Console(Casual) game with modified source gameplay"
CSP IS trying to refresh 1.6 with source graphics
CS:GO is trying to get more players to CS.
"That's what Counter-Strike is: a game of skill. And this is what CS:GO is: an effort to put anyone who has or should play Counter-Strike into the same game. That's a big enough goal but not a grand enough one to merit the name Counter-Strike 2."
Stfu now kid.
Post edited 2012-02-24 21:05:24
Seriously... why am I living on this planet. 1.6 isn't dead, they just try to get the fucking console fags to play Counter-Strike. They are going to destroy the passion of Counter-Strike my friends. CS on console = RIP CS
Check old events. WCG,ESWC.. 100k for CS, 160k for CS..
Now 30-40k for CS.
People getting older and you can't play video games all your life. CS community needs new players to get bigger like old times.
What would you prefer? Battlefield 3, Mw3 or 1.6?
New players can give a try to CS:GO. Actually it can help to get more players to CS. Because this is CS:GO's goal.
If valve wanted to kill CS why they started to talk 'This'snot CS2' after CS:GO's announcement? We know there will be a cs2 and probably will come before HL3. We can move on with 1.6 for now.(It's still huge) But CS2 is for future.
Post edited 2012-02-24 21:37:47
Sooo they need new games to take more money from us... Dont be fooled to think that they care about community or CS 1.6 or CS;GO. It's all about the money.
We don't expect (and don't want) 1.6 or CSS to go anywhere. We'll continue to support each community and everyone can choose which version of CS, including CSGO they want to play on ESEA :)
Cs 1.6 is not just a game.
Cs is a game for skill, css & Global Offansive are games for fun.
I don't think you understand how powerful CALEAGUE was being associated with CPL you fucking pasty gronk. You talk as if you were winning CPLS when the only noticeable accomplishment you've done was goto WEG.