ESL and ESEA to host $1 million league

ESL and ESEA have partnered up to create a global CS:GO league with $1 million in cash prizes.

Named the ESL ESEA Pro League, this new competition will be divided into two invitational divisions, one in Europe and one in North America, featuring 24 teams, 12 per region.

Weekly matches will be played online in ESEA's servers, with ESL's arenas in Cologne and Los Angeles hosting the global finals, where the top teams from each region will face each other.


ESL joins forces with ESEA for a super CS:GO league 

Two ESL ESEA Pro League seasons will be held in 2015, with $500,000 up for grabs in each one of them, making it a combined $1 million purse for this year.

"ESL started out with Counter-Strike more than fifteen years ago," said ESL managing director Ralf Reichert.

"Now, many years later, we are extremely excited to be in a position where we can take the industry to the next level with the first regular US$500,000 Counter-Strike league together with ESEA."

Despite the fact that this is already by far the biggest prize purse in the history of CS:GO, ESL and ESEA have vowed to increase the amount of money on offer for future editions as they attempt to "strengthen the competitive scene".

"ESEA is where the pros play, it's been that way for more than a decade, and combining our league expertise, a million dollars, and ESL's exceptional production quality represents a major milestone for everyone who loves Counter-Strike," ESEA president and CEO Eric Thunberg said.

More information about the ESL ESEA Pro League, which is scheduled to start on May 4, will be released in the coming days.

ESL's plans of tying teams down to exclusivity deals are seemingly dead in the water, according to a report by the Daily Dot, following "numerous concerns" from several parties involved in the negotiations.

But even if limiting the teams' involvement in other tournaments is off the table, the prospect of seeing top-flight sides put all their focus on this super CS:GO league appears to be very real as players often have to deal with a packed schedule and the subsequent lack of time to prepare for the big events.

omg
2015-04-28 17:31
5 replies
PogChamp!!!
2015-04-28 17:38
Get rekt volvo
2015-04-28 17:39
n1
2015-04-28 17:45
EPIC CANT WAIT FOR NEW CHEATS ~
2015-04-29 09:03
Nice!
2015-04-28 17:31
PROGRESS
2015-04-28 17:31
2 replies
regress. total money still lesser than in an valves majors (sticker money!) and no global finals? wtf?! givign the same prize to the best NA and the best EU team!?
2015-04-28 17:54
1 reply
Did you bother to read the article? It explicitly states there will be a global finals.
2015-04-28 18:31
AAAAAAAHHHHHHH
2015-04-28 17:31
WAT
2015-04-28 17:31
omfg
2015-04-28 17:31
oh shi-
2015-04-28 17:31
finally more prices!
2015-04-28 17:31
3 replies
prizes*
2015-04-28 17:33
2 replies
I bet he was reading some catalog ._.'
2015-04-28 20:39
1 reply
Huehue
2015-04-29 08:48
[/heade] you forgot to add "r"
2015-04-28 17:31
lowballer
2015-04-28 17:31
Money talks...
2015-04-28 17:32
1 reply
I've been slaping the living crap out of a benjamin and still can't make it say a thing :(
2015-04-29 16:08
1M?
2015-04-28 17:32
1 reply
123M?
2015-04-29 09:38
I've been refreshing HLTV for the last 3 hours because I had a dream last night that something insane would happen for CS today. Hahah. Dat premonition.
2015-04-28 17:32
7 replies
damn can you tell me who will win all matches plz?
2015-04-28 17:36
4 replies
Hunden and his bois
2015-04-28 17:37
3 replies
Hunden 1v5
2015-04-28 17:52
2 replies
that's a weirder dream than the one Martin Luther King had
2015-04-28 18:04
1 reply
xD
2015-04-28 18:27
Your dream was a signal from God! A signal that you need a life.
2015-04-28 17:45
nt emillio
2015-04-28 17:50
woow
2015-04-28 17:32
DAYUM
2015-04-28 17:32
Damn sananananananann
2015-04-28 17:32
gg
2015-04-28 17:32
WOW
2015-04-28 17:32
not bad
2015-04-28 17:32
Happens all the time.
2015-04-28 17:32
Holy shit, that's quite a lot. Might even be too much, but we'll see. :9
2015-04-28 17:32
"to created" Dear native English speakers, wtf is that?..
2015-04-28 17:32
what kind of shitty news is that??? Looks like a reality tv show commercial. Give the enitre news or nothing.
2015-04-28 17:32
IT'S HAPPENING
2015-04-28 17:32
n1
2015-04-28 17:33
2015-04-28 17:33
Source?
2015-04-28 17:33
7 replies
No, I guess it's GO.
2015-04-28 17:34
CSGO I think ;)
2015-04-28 17:34
5 replies
#203
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Australia evaD3
rekt by 1 sec :(
2015-04-28 17:51
3 replies
first comment in over a year... just to be smashed to pieces!!! I'm shattered now, see you in a year :D
2015-04-28 18:01
2 replies
Nooo Aussie don't leave us :(
2015-04-28 18:47
#440
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Brazil m1tzin
:') have a good life
2015-04-29 00:36
Thats not what i meant, sorry for the confusion, i commented when the article was just a fucked up header bcuz mirra jumped the gun.
2015-04-28 18:38
n1
2015-04-28 17:33
n1
2015-04-28 17:33
gr8 m8, cs 1.6 > csgo ^^
2015-04-28 17:33
Good to hear it isn't a TI-kind of thing.
2015-04-28 17:33
players are gonna cheat so bad to win
2015-04-28 17:33
2 replies
flusha is coming!!! hahha
2015-04-28 17:35
1 reply
Yeah will have money to pay the subscription again (^^,)
2015-04-28 18:06
#43
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Brazil hoovR
OH MAH GAHD THIS IS SO GOOD.
2015-04-28 17:33
FUCK YES!!
2015-04-28 17:33
wtf
2015-04-28 17:33
HOLY SHITEE!!
2015-04-28 17:33
O_o
2015-04-28 17:34
Is Valve sponsoring any of the price money?
2015-04-28 17:34
2 replies
not i think
2015-04-28 17:36
No.
2015-04-28 17:40
Kreygasm
2015-04-28 17:34
HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
2015-04-28 17:34
n1 pyth
2015-04-28 17:34
1 reply
lol.pyth knows the new 1st _D
2015-04-28 20:41
expected
2015-04-28 17:34
IT'S COMING.
2015-04-28 17:34
cool
2015-04-28 17:34
wow
2015-04-28 17:34
rip cs
2015-04-28 17:34
I hope this is not gonna be something such as LoL Challenger Series and their Amateur LCS
2015-04-28 17:34
JW COMMENT ON THIS @ TWITTER: Okay, we're done with being nice. Back to dominating. twitter.com/jwCSGO/status/59307569549398..
2015-04-28 17:34
1 reply
His coder released undetectable cheats it seems to be
2015-04-28 18:07
WTF
2015-04-28 17:34
N1, cs=$$$
2015-04-28 17:35
#64
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Brazil Collee
ez for SK
2015-04-28 17:35
HAPPENING
2015-04-28 17:35
nice
2015-04-28 17:35
OMG
2015-04-28 17:35
unexpected
2015-04-28 17:35
Omg!!!!
2015-04-28 17:35
#73
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Brazil CHEMyyy
yessssss
2015-04-28 17:35
"partnered up to created..." rip
2015-04-28 17:36
1 reply
bestest london
2015-04-28 18:09
It's two seasons with combined 1 million. Still pretty nice, but I'd love to get ONE MASSIVE tournament with 1 million dollars as prize money.
2015-04-28 17:36
2 replies
^this
2015-04-28 17:58
#418
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Poland venomstw
250k for eu and 250k for na each season?
2015-04-28 21:27
1 reply
dank
2015-04-28 17:39
niceeeeee!!!
2015-04-28 17:36
dayum nice
2015-04-28 17:36
very goood!!!
2015-04-28 17:36
daym
2015-04-28 17:37
ou mai gad
2015-04-28 17:37
ESL ESEA Pro League The best teams from Europe and North America will compete in the ESL ESEA Pro League. The teams will face off in a round robin league separated into two divisions (Europe and North America) with twelve team in each of them. This means that all teams within the region will face off against each other twice per season. Teams will play their matches over several weeks in a best of 1 format with preselected maps. Each match will be streamed on Twitch for all CSGO fans to watch.
2015-04-28 17:37
3 replies
#113
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Brazil Collee
inb4 bad EU teams moving to Murica
2015-04-28 17:38
2 replies
^so much this. In LoL and sc2 even alot of Koreans, who are superior to Na and EU, are moving to NA because they smell the easy money. I think thats what will happen in CSGO aswell.
2015-04-28 18:59
1 reply
#380
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Brazil Collee
Yeah they are moving to SA too. We have some koreans in our LoL scene. Brazilian teams actually spend a lot of money in LoL teams, since the community is huge here and they have a good return. Some of them even have gaming houses. The investment is too far away from what kabum/keyd spent with CSGO, sadly
2015-04-28 19:22
gg
2015-04-28 17:37
holy moly
2015-04-28 17:37
Expected
2015-04-28 17:37
expected KLappa
2015-04-28 17:37
:O
2015-04-28 17:37
inb4 1 million over a full year with exclusive contracts.
2015-04-28 17:37
ermagerd progression
2015-04-28 17:37
WOOOOW. NOOOOT. Isn't it ESEA who already has 700k in prize money through the whole league? Or was it FACEIT. Can't remember. 300k more is not that much of a step up. Sure its nice. But not much to be hyped up about.
2015-04-28 17:37
1 reply
You are an hltv idiot
2015-04-28 18:27
WOW!!!!!!!
2015-04-28 17:37
good1 esea n esl
2015-04-28 17:37
pathetic....not even billion
2015-04-28 17:38
Holy fuck esea, u are rekting volvo
2015-04-28 17:38
SHIIIT!!
2015-04-28 17:38
holy shit
2015-04-28 17:38
noice
2015-04-28 17:38
holy fffff
2015-04-28 17:38
holy shit
2015-04-28 17:38
The IT
2015-04-28 17:38
my english is not so good but i think there should be create* instead of created* am i right? if not i can learn something also :> thanks
2015-04-28 17:38
1 reply
You are right.
2015-04-28 17:40
ARTICLE IN FULL World’s largest Counter-Strike league to be hosted by ESL and ESEA Million dollar prize pool for 2015’s best Counter-Strike teams from North America and Europe. (Los Angeles, CA) April 28, 2015 - ESL, the world's largest esports company, and ESEA, the world's largest competitive Counter-Strike community, are set to host the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league in the game's history. For 2015, the league has committed to paying out US$1,000,000 in prize money to the world's best teams, in addition to full travel support for offline finals. The ESL ESEA Pro League will see prize money increase over the coming years as it strives to strengthen the competitive scene. Starting May 4th, the new competitive esports league is the result of two esports giants looking to grow and sustain the global Counter-Strike scene. ESL, together with ESEA, bring almost thirty years of combined experience in high quality esports production and broadcasting to what will be the world's most prestigious Counter-Strike league. ESL's state-of-the-art esports arenas in both Cologne (Germany) and Los Angeles (US) will host the league's four day offline season finals in 2015. Multi-month Pro League seasons scheduled around Valve-supported majors aim to consolidate the Counter-Strike market by providing consistent high quality content to the global esports audience. Initially split across North America and Europe, Pro League will encompass one division per region, and will consist of twelve invited teams per division. Weekly matches will be held online, protected by ESEA's industry leading anti-cheat client, with an offline final for each division in North America and Europe. "ESL started out with Counter-Strike more than fifteen years ago. Now, many years later, we are extremely excited to be in a position where we can take the industry to the next level with the first regular US$500,000 Counter-Strike league together with ESEA" said Ralf Reichert, Managing Director of ESL. "ESEA is where the pros play, it's been that way for more than a decade, and combining our league expertise, a million dollars, and ESL's exceptional production quality represents a major milestone for everyone who loves Counter-Strike," said Eric Thunberg, President & CEO of ESEA.
2015-04-28 17:38
1 reply
#225
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Australia evaD3
ty
2015-04-28 17:54
#114
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France rsi_rise
finally!
2015-04-28 17:38
what 1$ league? HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
2015-04-28 17:38
3 replies
#267
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World madman112
Is ca nugget here
2015-04-28 18:08
1 reply
Hola como estas?
2015-04-28 18:28
really beautifull notice!
2015-04-28 17:38
hello dota2.
2015-04-28 17:38
Wooo n1
2015-04-28 17:39
kukly to win !
2015-04-28 17:39
#123
hypn | 
Serbia hypn`
n1
2015-04-28 17:39
ESL and ESEA have partnered up to created a global CS:GO league with $1 million in cash prizes.
2015-04-28 17:39
god damit NICE
2015-04-28 17:39
err... longest article wtf
2015-04-28 17:39
rip all other leagues unfortunately
2015-04-28 17:39
3 replies
+1337 haha rip other leagues
2015-04-28 17:40
not faceit really
2015-04-28 17:40
centryz back to the old job alrdy?
2015-04-28 17:45
#130
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Turkey Zazzop
csgo >dota
2015-04-28 17:40
nice
2015-04-28 17:40
Expected
2015-04-28 17:40
gud
2015-04-28 17:40
omg n1
2015-04-28 17:40
MOM GET THE CAMERA
2015-04-28 17:40
PogChamp PogChamp PogChamp !!!
2015-04-28 17:40
the international confirmed?
2015-04-28 17:41
EZ TSM
2015-04-28 17:41
#145
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Costa Rica Gomezio
WE DID IT REDDIT
2015-04-28 17:41
Nice
2015-04-28 17:41
ESL AND ESEA!!!! No need fucking VOLVO
2015-04-28 17:41
Bad time for NA teams to be in a slump and especially bad time for get banned from tournaments. Are you going to be aight now, steel, are you gonna be aight??+
2015-04-28 17:41
2 replies
xD
2015-04-28 17:42
1 reply
ima be aiiiight
2015-04-28 17:42
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
2015-04-28 17:41
#153
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Belarus Starvoid
YAY! TI FOR CSGO FFS!
2015-04-28 17:42
Shit just got real no love for other regions though :(
2015-04-28 17:42
#155
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Finland RaiGaaZi
Nice :D
2015-04-28 17:42
#158
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Sweden Mikacage
wtf
2015-04-28 17:42
"ESL's exceptional production quality" ayyyy lmao
2015-04-28 17:42
1 reply
if they said "ESEA's exceptional production quality" we'd be really fucked.
2015-04-28 17:45
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat are you kidding me ?
2015-04-28 17:43
#163
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Finland 2op
woah!
2015-04-28 17:43
Just checked the site. pro.eslgaming.com/csgo/proleague/ It says "World's largest Counter-Strike League $1,000,000 in total prize money for 2015" So thats what, ESL Katowice + Cologne already 500k and ESEA 144k. Then theres 356k $ left for another tournament? If thats the case then this "league" is just some bullsh*t. Or do they not count Katowice cuz Valve sponsored it with cash?
2015-04-28 17:43
6 replies
katowice doesnt count cologne tho i think does
2015-04-28 17:45
katowice and cologne were not leagues ^^
2015-04-28 17:46
2 replies
are not*
2015-04-28 17:47
No but they could be part of one larger league, as some kind of final tournament with the largest prize pool. Like the play offs in NBA or NHL or any sports league with play offs after the main season.
2015-04-28 18:14
Cologne is ESL One, not ESL Pro League, therefor no :)
2015-04-28 17:49
1 reply
But that was before this league was announced. Things might change till August.
2015-04-28 18:15
gonna be the league with the highest percentage of cheaters we have seen so far
2015-04-28 17:44
wtffffffff
2015-04-28 17:45
ez for fnatic
2015-04-28 17:46
No South America or Oceania? ;-;
2015-04-28 17:46
This is good. Much better than the rumors (if this is the same thing). Most important part: "Weekly matches will be played online in ESEA's servers" It's incredibly important that it's online, and not offline. Being offline like LCS would limit the participating teams greatly. Hyped. Should be good.
2015-04-28 17:46
same money for NA and EU while there is far more level in Europe...
2015-04-28 17:46
3 replies
hahaha, that is so fucking stupid the eu scene is miles ahead of the na scene, yet they both get the same amount of money? rofl...
2015-04-28 17:49
2 replies
1 reply
yeah, i noticed that the hltv article changed as well, much better now :)
2015-04-28 18:12
2015-04-28 17:47
whats happens now with ESEA Season 19? and I think that ASIA,SOUTH AMERICA & OCEANIA need a competitive league too.
2015-04-28 17:48
esea esl pro league>fragbite masters>faceit>major FUCK U V0VlV0 and GabeN
2015-04-28 17:48
HYYYYYYYYYYYYPE
2015-04-28 17:48
Pyth knew this would happen so he moved to NA for ez money
2015-04-28 17:49
3 replies
#232
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Finland jayss
LMAO
2015-04-28 17:57
#237
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
ayyyy
2015-04-28 17:58
#254
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Denmark jjh
hahahahahahah this one
2015-04-28 18:04
fnatic ez
2015-04-28 17:49
12 teams from NA? oh sh..., pyth, now I know why you moved to Luminosity :D
2015-04-28 17:50
I love cs go now my love has multipled by a trillion billion gazillion tons
2015-04-28 17:50
So THAT'S why pyth moved to NA and also why SK was made and why we will see SO many international teams in the future with most of EU's tier 2 talent moving to NA.
2015-04-28 17:50
1 reply
Looks like only europe & NA rip the rest of the world
2015-04-28 17:52
ez money for pyth
2015-04-28 17:50
I was happy first but then i realised ESL is going with their casting/analysing "talent"
2015-04-28 17:51
Veri good for CS! <3
2015-04-28 17:51
wow, dayM
2015-04-28 17:51
500k $ for NA TEAMS? cmon give 800 EU and 200 to NA now everybody know why pyth moved to NA EASY MONEY
2015-04-28 17:51
500 000 dollars will be handed out to American teams that are not even top 8 in Europe... Guys, this is the time to move if u have any talent in this game what so ever
2015-04-28 17:52
1-12 eu teams 12-24 murica true story
2015-04-28 17:52
ayyyy
2015-04-28 17:52
500k $ for NA? Pls stop with this april fools
2015-04-28 17:52
offine. Huge progress in eSports CS:GO scene.
2015-04-28 17:53
Wait 500k for eu and 500k for NA thats bull....
2015-04-28 17:53
Pretty unfair. 50/50 EU/NA? Rly? EU teams are miles better than NA.
2015-04-28 17:53
wow
2015-04-28 17:54
i always tought esl started in 2003 with cs so that would make it 12 years ago not 15.
2015-04-28 17:54
n1!
2015-04-28 17:56
With this, it makes more sense Hiko+Skadoodle will have to be on an invite team. So will it be CLG?
2015-04-28 17:56
1 reply
nvm, they increased the slots to 12 from 9 :D
2015-04-28 18:01
NA doesn't deserve $500k leagues yet.. they cant even compete with tier 2 EU teams at the moment lol
2015-04-28 17:57
1 reply
well, hopefully they dedicate more time to improve in the game with this amount of money to be won.
2015-04-28 18:06
#234
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
leagues are boring as fuck, tournaments ftw
2015-04-28 17:57
And again South America, Asia and Oceania are not counted.
2015-04-28 17:57
1 reply
Its not a charity league. Its for the best teams and biggest scenes (even NA sucks, they have at least some proper teams). KeyD and Vox/Immunity are the only teams outside NA/EU who are good enough to compete with these teams. Not worth making any league...
2015-04-28 18:05
It's not $500k for EU and $500k for NA. It's $500k prize pool per season in a global final.
2015-04-28 17:58
2 replies
So after every season the top say 5 or so from each region will play at either cologne or LA? Initially it looked like it would be 250k per season per region for the finals. Are you sure?
2015-04-28 20:38
1 reply
top 4 from each region play at either cologne or LA. $500k per season
2015-04-28 21:28
wohooo!!! amazing, just amazing!!!
2015-04-28 17:59
Really ? 12 teams per region: 1-12 - EU 13-24 - NA
2015-04-28 18:00
STEP UP VALVE U GREEDY FAGGOTS
2015-04-28 18:01
are banned esea players allowed to play in this league?
2015-04-28 18:01
wow n1
2015-04-28 18:01
PogChamp
2015-04-28 18:02
#250
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Portugal 69_mL
it's something like in football... not bad
2015-04-28 18:03
#251
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Denmark jjh
so NA and EU players won't play against each other? this league fucking sucks then.
2015-04-28 18:03
lucky NA L wouldnt get anything if they had to compete against EU
2015-04-28 18:03
RIP ESL. They could have gone big. But ESEA will destroy their reputation.
2015-04-28 18:07
What about a LAN playoff between the 2....??
2015-04-28 18:07
nice logic esea + esl us = eu pls these retards won no map on your last lan and you give them the same money as the guys who dominated them wtf?
2015-04-28 18:08
holy fuck
2015-04-28 18:08
This sounds amazing, I would love to have more weekly matches. However I want less delay then we have now for every single damn match and bo3 not useless bo1 matches.
2015-04-28 18:08
Now it will be like in SC2. "Pyth and co" will go to NA for ez skins.
2015-04-28 18:08
#272
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Austria db42
so could anyone confirm if this was the thing everyone was talking about which would potentially destroy the scene?
2015-04-28 18:09
"This new competition will be divided into two invitational divisions, one in Europe and one in North America, featuring 24 teams, 12 per region." 12 European teams and 12 North American teams..? Seriously... 12 NA teams? Unlucky Aus, Brazil, China, South Korea etc.
2015-04-28 18:09
2 replies
+1 keyD are better then NA teams '-'
2015-04-28 18:12
1 reply
#384
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Brazil Collee
They won't make a SA league. Keyd is the only team worth something here to compete for 1 million. Keyd would have to move to NA
2015-04-28 19:25
wow
2015-04-28 18:10
#275
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Denmark jjh
and BTW you can barely find 4-5 teams in NA that can compete even with each other on some decent level. they shpuld seriously consider inviting teams like KeyD to NA League.
2015-04-28 18:10
2 replies
Make it open for SA there are teams playing hard without leagues and doing pretty good with 150 ping en esea f.e perfection vore from peru even Brasil didnt have the chance to prove theirselves they did with a slOt in a na tourney if they make it open for other teams from.SA im pretty sure there will be more team.and better matches with keyd and other teams from sa Sorry for bad englando
2015-04-28 18:58
1 reply
Than just na matches*
2015-04-28 19:01
hmmm seems like the game is more and more going out of valves hands
2015-04-28 18:11
#279
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World madman112
Hahahahaha 500k for 12 American amateurs. And 500k for 12 European pro teaMs. #logic
2015-04-28 18:12
#280
shox | 
Canada dB-
no mention of a Global LAN finals like ESEA already does? It just sounds like the EU and NA scene would be completely separate
2015-04-28 18:12
1 reply
ESEA has since updated its official announcement to mention that there will be global finals
2015-04-28 18:23
n1
2015-04-28 18:12
#282
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Serbia R4ngO
Next year $10 millions
2015-04-28 18:12
SO NUTS, LETS GO BABY
2015-04-28 18:13
Now, a long series of comebacks will take place...
2015-04-28 18:13
not bad
2015-04-28 18:13
go,go,go,everyone!!!
2015-04-28 18:14
LETS FUCKING GOOOOO
2015-04-28 18:16
Ah Pyth u clever boy
2015-04-28 18:18
Should have regional leagues for south america, ozeania and maybe asia aswell.
2015-04-28 18:18
111WTF
2015-04-28 18:19
sick sick sick stuff boys !!! <3 to ESL & ESEA
2015-04-28 18:20
Yeahhhhh... Go sk fast
2015-04-28 18:22
I loled @ North American league No murican team would even be considered better than semi-pro in europe stay mad murifats
2015-04-28 18:23
2 replies
The truth is cloud9 and vox qualified for the valve major recently by beating yuros.
2015-04-28 18:31
2015-04-28 19:17
CSGO is catching up with doto B|
2015-04-28 18:25
omg omg
2015-04-28 18:25
Watch as more old retired pros try to make comebacks lol.
2015-04-28 18:25
1 reply
if SpawN makes a comeback, it's good for me :)
2015-04-28 18:33
nice
2015-04-28 18:26
Shieeet :D
2015-04-28 18:26
16 europe 8 NA thanks
2015-04-28 18:26
thats a lot of fucking money, awesome
2015-04-28 18:26
"EU and NA finals are combined as they are today for ESEA Invite" (c) ESEA
2015-04-28 18:29
Why not one lan finals with both NA and EU and 1m prize pool instead of 2 with 500k?!
2015-04-28 18:29
2 replies
because its better to have 2event than one.
2015-04-28 18:30
1 reply
no it's not...Imagine the hype for a big event with 1m prize and the best teams attending through qualification...
2015-04-28 18:36
The league should have more regions
2015-04-28 18:29
THERE WILL BE GLOBAL FINALS WHERE EUROS AND NA TEAMS ATTEND TO FIGHT FOR 500k.
2015-04-28 18:32
Why are all the euros mad we get even split of prize, get over yourselves.
2015-04-28 18:35
2 replies
#343
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Europe skelteR
you don't get even split, though. Global finals
2015-04-28 18:42
1 reply
Ya i know but still doesnt excuse all this elitest mob mentality.
2015-04-28 19:14
1 reply
Still he will have to fight against EU teams if his reaches offline finals
2015-04-28 18:48
ESL and ESEA have partnered up to created nice englando
2015-04-28 18:37
nip wonnered confirmed
2015-04-28 18:38
would be nice without shitty NA teams.
2015-04-28 18:41
online qualifiers :( but nice i guess also hoping this wont be exclusive or something
2015-04-28 18:42
Next: Fifflaren returns to competive gaming. ez money for pyth and fiffy. Let's see how many teams & players will move NA.
2015-04-28 18:42
#345
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Algeria NS!
Holy Moly.
2015-04-28 18:42
I can't believe it. CS:GO gets even bigger!
2015-04-28 18:47
Nice!
2015-04-28 18:51
gl i hope it gets bigger and expands to other regions
2015-04-28 18:53
wTF
2015-04-28 18:54
cevo + faceit next?
2015-04-28 18:55
shitty euro's proud cause only a selected few is good.ur mid tier is the same as ours..
2015-04-28 18:56
5 replies
Wrong. Our mid tier is the same as your top tier.
2015-04-28 19:02
1 reply
LOL You euros need to stop inbreeding. IQs getting far too low
2015-04-28 19:06
keep believing bro
2015-04-28 19:02
You make 0 sense
2015-04-28 19:05
EU is just a little bit better than NA IMO. About mid-tiers - it's true.
2015-04-28 19:27
#359
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Russia Reph
major event with souvenirs and stickers?
2015-04-28 19:02
damn!
2015-04-28 19:04
RIP Thorin
2015-04-28 19:05
EZ money for Pythosity
2015-04-28 19:05
OMFG!!!
2015-04-28 19:05
I hope they now are going to change the format, that to the 3-4th wont be the same, there should be separate match for that to see who is the 3rd best team not just some fuck you, you're the same as 4th place.
2015-04-28 19:05
500k for na are just a waste considering current state of na scene, but i have to understand the agreement between esl and esea that is looking to improve cs:go scene in na
2015-04-28 19:07
1 reply
2015-04-28 19:16
n1
2015-04-28 19:08
2 replies
hahah
2015-04-28 19:25
AHAHHAHa 1.6 fanboys so cute :)
2015-04-28 20:34
great I just wish they could somehow exert pressure on VALVe to make the game as competitive as the scene...
2015-04-28 19:11
Just to clarify for all those guys who can't read with proper understanding there will be TWO LAN finals (2x500k$)- one in Cologne, one in LA featuring best EU and NA teams from online stage. So stop saying shit about how NA gets 500k alone.
2015-04-28 19:15
Nice!=)
2015-04-28 19:19
#381
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Brazil Nobuga
Expected.
2015-04-28 19:25
Holy shit, that's dope!
2015-04-28 19:25
Expected.
2015-04-28 19:28
#388
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
The ESL ESEA League, they just couldn't come up with a better name?
2015-04-28 19:32
OMFG Niceeeeeeeeeee
2015-04-28 19:34
Leagues sucks. Tournaments all the way.
2015-04-28 19:35
not hyped at all, still 1m is nothing, sadly volvo cant help with prize.
2015-04-28 19:38
1 reply
Yeah man 1m is just chump change... what a dumb statement... There's also the majors with 250k, esea 200k per season, faceit 100kish, cevo 70k + more. Plenty to go around.
2015-04-28 20:44
holy shit thats great
2015-04-28 19:49
need to add australian and asian teams
2015-04-28 19:54
i love the typo ESL and ESEA have partnered up to CREATED a global CS:GO league with $1 million in cash prizes.
2015-04-28 19:58
ESL ESEA PRO LEAGUE Dayum, dat name Still, this is awesome, CS will be number 1 in e-sport again
2015-04-28 20:09
Europe = 12 high skill teams North America = 2/3 high skill teams VERY LOGIC. OKEY :DDDDDDDD
2015-04-28 20:18
sooooo nice :D
2015-04-28 20:22
progress
2015-04-28 20:22
holy shit
2015-04-28 20:24
This could be good. Explicit exclusivity isn't needed. If you make the best tournament it will naturally attract top contenders. With a league like this, top teams could afford to skip some smaller tournaments which in turn would widen the competitive team pool. Lesser teams could financially justify staying full time pro. However, in my mind the Valve sponsored events would still be the majors.
2015-04-28 20:37
#408
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Brazil woody77
Invite #Keyd #Dextery!
2015-04-28 20:40
CSGO deadened game. In two years it will be forgotten. (c) hltv users 2012/2013
2015-04-28 20:42
Should be America instead of North America
2015-04-28 20:47
Love it <3
2015-04-28 20:54
Unfortunate NA will not see this money. :(
2015-04-28 21:07
n11111111
2015-04-28 21:25
in b4 12 eu teams move to murica and no NA teams in :(
2015-04-28 21:33
no shit americans won't see this money, we're mediocre in every respect and don't deserve a penny. maybe if we stopped pretending dazed was going to do anything besides get knocked out of group stages for the rest of his career we'd collectively focus on bettering ourselves instead of having a 6 month long pity party.
2015-04-28 21:39
Can anyone even list 12 NA teams? :|
2015-04-28 21:39
2 replies
Sure m8 1. Noobs 2. Noobs 3. Noobs 4. Noobs 5. Noobs 6. Noobs 7. Noobs 8. Noobs 9. Noobs 10. Noobs 11. Noobs 12. Noobs
2015-04-29 09:40
1 reply
n1
2015-04-29 15:34
:(
2015-04-28 21:41
WAW.
2015-04-28 21:42
That's good, but why don't they host only one event with all teams? Sure, it will boost both scenes, but it would be much better if all teams would meet in the finals, and not separate NA and EU.
2015-04-28 21:49
2 replies
no one wants the muricans over here
2015-04-29 09:41
1 reply
Yes. I do, for example. And all people who care about the CS:GO scene should want NA to join the biggest events, as well as South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. A healthy scene is a global one.
2015-04-29 11:45
The next big step! :]
2015-04-28 21:50
This is the biggest prize pool, They started with CS, and now they're taking it to the next level. Such an amazing feeling, amazing community.
2015-04-28 22:09
Easy money for euro teams
2015-04-28 22:14
#429
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Ukraine petruska
rip CS GO
2015-04-28 22:15
s1ck
2015-04-28 22:21
siiiiick
2015-04-28 22:29
How much?
2015-04-28 22:30
huge :)
2015-04-28 22:51
Opened only for europe and America , what about Africa ? the flag close to the thread is the world , but it's not really true ...
2015-04-28 23:39
ESL + ESEA?! This is huge! Best event organizers + best conf provider. Now I thinking of playing ESEA :)
2015-04-28 23:51
absolutely sick!
2015-04-28 23:54
More money, more refined hacks, more professional cheaters.
2015-04-29 00:38
Finally csgo is going big!!!!
2015-04-29 00:44
VOLVO ITS YOUR TURN NOW
2015-04-29 01:31
Thats it... I'm quitting my job!
2015-04-29 02:11
Yay!
2015-04-29 07:48
Nice!
2015-04-29 09:10
Ok thats it... Time to quit school/job boys and play hard go pro.
2015-04-29 09:11
ESLEA better name.
2015-04-29 10:29
Hey guys! Everyone, let's move to NA where the possibilities to grab the price are x30000000.
2015-04-29 11:54
Quote: "Despite the fact that this is already by far the biggest prize purse in the history of CS:GO" Does anyobody know what the biggest prize in CS 1.6 tournament was?
2015-04-29 14:06
2 replies
think eswc had around 200 000$ 1 year and WEG used to have pretty big prizepools around 150 000 and tons was around 100 000
2015-04-29 17:33
CPL Summer 2003, according to this page esportsearnings.com/tournaments
2015-04-30 21:56
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