ELEAGUE reveals first groups

Turner Broadcasting and WME/IMG have revealed the first three groups of ELEAGUE.

Twenty-four teams from all over the world will be competing in the debut season of ELEAGUE, the first of two seasons that Turner Broadcasting has committed to hosting in 2016, each one with $1.2 million on offer.

The competing teams have been split into four pots based on their previous achievements. A total of six groups of four teams will be drawn, with one side from each seeding pot in each group.


Luminosity to face three rivals who compete in North America

Only four teams will be at Turner's Atlanta studios per week during the group stage, which will consist of two parts, a double round robin phase and a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket. 

Teams will face each other twice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in best-of-one matches to determine the placement in the group's bracket. The group winners will go straight to the playoffs, while the runners-up will get a second opportunity via a last chance qualifier, scheduled for week 8.

"Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to eSports, each week of ELEAGUE will feature compelling storylines as the top CS:GO teams in the world compete to earn a spot in the playoffs," ELEAGUE Commissioner Min-Sik Ko said in a statement.

"The premiere season of ELEAGUE is set to provide world class competition and ‘must-see’ live event coverage in which every match has meaningful implications."

Below you can find the first three groups:

Group A (May 24-27) Group B (May 31-June 3) Group C (June 7-10)
Brazil Luminosity Sweden NIP Denmark Astralis
United States Liquid France G2 United States CLG
United States Cloud9 China TYLOO Denmark SK
Australia Renegades Canada OpTic United States NRG

ELEAGUE will feature live event coverage from Turner's Atlanta Studios, with matches being broadcast exclusively on Twitch from Tuesday to Thursday and simultaneously on Twitch and TBS on Friday evenings. The full tournament schedule can be found here.

easy for finnish electronic sports organication, ENCE eSports
2016-04-28 19:04
36 replies
UK CS > FINNISH CS? Yes.
2016-04-28 19:13
21 replies
#101
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United Kingdom MantleKek
ty for believing in us
2016-04-28 19:45
14 replies
its a joke
2016-04-28 21:04
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#155
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United Kingdom MantleKek
Are u sure cause murica keep picking up no scene uk and Spanish players
2016-04-28 21:35
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azk
2016-04-28 21:50
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2016-05-01 23:45
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2016-05-02 15:43
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2016-05-18 14:01
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north
2016-05-22 21:42
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american
2016-05-22 21:43
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player
2016-05-22 21:43
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2016-05-22 21:43
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andersvinde
2016-05-22 21:46
2 replies
nice spelling
2016-05-22 21:45
he
2016-05-22 21:49
+1
2016-05-21 17:14
ENCE top10 UK tier10
2016-04-28 20:13
4 replies
Top10 next joke pls
2016-04-28 21:30
1 reply
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2016-04-29 06:35
ENCE top 10 are you high?
2016-04-28 21:42
1 reply
yes. its a reference to lurppis(?) who said that allu makes ENCE borderline top10
2016-04-28 21:47
Finnish healtcare>murica healthcare
2016-04-28 21:54
Enough.
2016-04-28 19:15
10 replies
OH SHIT HIDE THE MEMES
2016-04-28 19:17
1 reply
JET FUEL CAN'T MELT DANK MEMES
2016-04-28 19:25
#99
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Spain Shurpresa
omg, real og shit from hltv
2016-04-28 19:34
how much?
2016-04-28 19:47
5 replies
All on mouz yesterday.
2016-04-28 19:48
4 replies
rip
2016-04-28 20:16
#141
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Iraq omar^
Damn, FeelsBadMan.
2016-04-28 20:42
2 replies
Didn't see it was show match. I'm a fool.
2016-04-28 21:29
1 reply
#154
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Iraq omar^
i.imgur.com/1vod7I0.jpg me after losing stupid bets
2016-04-28 21:30
ez for Martin, the hltv anti-meme professional admin from Denmark
2016-04-28 20:01
nt
2016-04-28 19:27
Are you a coooawp?
2016-04-28 20:07
lel
2016-04-28 23:55
nice
2016-04-28 19:03
2 replies
That group A. That's rough.
2016-04-28 19:50
1 reply
get rekt na :D
2016-04-28 23:59
ez for ence profesional esport team from finlandia, scandinavia
2016-04-28 19:04
6 replies
we are not in scandinavia fail xd
2016-04-28 20:38
1 reply
lul xd ty for info
2016-04-28 20:38
Fennoscandia*
2016-04-28 20:41
3 replies
Suomi
2016-04-28 21:09
Didn't knew that something like this is a thing, good to know
2016-04-28 21:13
1 reply
Fennoscandia is an old term in Polish as I have read, its called Baltic Shield, but nobody refers to Finland like this, you are scandinavians for us
2016-04-28 21:18
#6
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Europe SteffeMvrs
SUINO
2016-04-28 19:03
d
2016-04-28 19:03
-
2016-04-28 19:03
nice
2016-04-28 19:03
f
2016-04-28 19:03
#11
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African Union master kek
XAXAAX
2016-04-28 19:03
fak
2016-04-28 19:03
n1
2016-04-28 19:03
lol
2016-04-28 19:03
1
2016-04-28 19:03
r
2016-04-28 19:03
n1
2016-04-28 19:03
Selling this place for ads
2016-04-28 19:04
2 replies
kys
2016-04-28 19:15
1 reply
thanks, but no
2016-04-28 19:16
#19
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Poland czeczeniec
nice
2016-04-28 19:03
lmao
2016-04-28 19:03
Rip optic
2016-04-28 19:03
n1
2016-04-28 19:03
dada
2016-04-28 19:03
#25
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Turkey Taylannnnn
ez for nip
2016-04-28 19:03
EZ
2016-04-28 19:03
#27
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North America ewo
N1
2016-04-28 19:03
#29
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Brazil Flepo
group A tho lol
2016-04-28 19:03
10 replies
You mean the weakest group for LG?
2016-04-28 19:08
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#57
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Brazil Flepo
LG always have tough games against Cloud9 and Liquid.
2016-04-28 19:08
8 replies
Only Online though, Liquid without s1mple EleGiggle, and C9 on LAN? I aren't think that!
2016-04-28 19:09
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#60
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Brazil Flepo
I hope u are right haha =)
2016-04-28 19:09
Isn't group stage online?
2016-04-28 19:16
2 replies
No,
2016-04-28 19:16
It would be played in Atlanta.
2016-04-28 20:38
liquid was in top10 w/o s1mple
2016-04-28 20:01
1 reply
Liquid with s1mple #15 w/o s1mple #20
2016-04-28 20:39
16x2 kek hard
2016-05-22 21:46
#30
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0
ez 4 LG <3
2016-04-28 19:03
ez
2016-04-28 19:03
#35
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Brazil NaruVR
xD
2016-04-28 19:03
NO vp? rip
2016-04-28 19:03
1 reply
Havent finished groups yet. still 3 more groups to be announced
2016-04-28 19:23
expected
2016-04-28 19:04
ez 4 monkeys AYYYYYY
2016-04-28 19:04
HAHAHAH GROUP A
2016-04-28 19:04
Ah I see, they want at least a NA team to go through.
2016-04-28 19:04
nip vs. optic : 16-0 nip vs. g2: 16-1 nip vs. tyloo: 16-2 ez
2016-04-28 19:04
2 replies
Jeez man how big of a NiP fan are you. No I'm not b8ed if this is
2016-04-29 03:27
1 reply
the biggest
2016-04-29 11:00
holy shit these groups are so fucked
2016-04-28 19:04
Love how the first group has two top North American teams, the 2nd best team in the world, and Renegades... whereas Group C has CLG, NRG, and SK. What the fuck.
2016-04-28 19:05
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#51
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Spain Alser
CLG on LAN is a top 3 NA team
2016-04-28 19:06
5 replies
Outside of the G2 stomping, I would dispute that claim. They've struggled against Tier-3 teams, and their only real map win was against an incredibly broken EnvyUS.
2016-04-28 19:12
3 replies
in the last couple of months yes, but youre ignoring a long history of LAN results for CLG. theyre an upset team that has beaten some damn good teams throughout the last year and a half
2016-04-28 20:05
2 replies
So we cite results from over 4 months ago, with a different roster, and its quite clear the team is a shell of its former self? Got it. Edit: I append, a counter argument would be no other teams in NA have really been attending LANs, so they'd be 3rd by default. But CLG being "bad online" and "good on lan" is a pretty shitty narrative that people try to stick with.
2016-04-28 20:12
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where the hell are you seeing that narrative at? ive not seen any of that, really. also, with a different roster? theyve made two changes in the last year and a half, same nucleus, and one of the changes was for support players. thats hardly a change, definitely not one to completely disregard previous accomplishments. if you think those results shouldnt be taken into consideration then i HIGHLY question your thought process..... EDIT: plus, their two changes have made their team better, which makes your assertion even less relevant
2016-04-28 20:40
CLG now top1 NA team, Liquid 3rd with OpTiC, Skadoodle9 2nd
2016-04-28 21:14
Nevermind
2016-04-28 19:20
Easy for NiP
2016-04-28 19:05
ez LG, NiP & Astralis
2016-04-28 19:06
#50
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Sweden godname
lets go g2
2016-04-28 19:06
Oh fuck. Rip OpTic. They might have a chance though, if they manage to beat G2 and TyLoo
2016-04-28 19:06
why so ez group for luminosity?
2016-04-28 19:07
1 reply
u mean why so ez group for australian esport team RENEGADES? kangaroos>burgers>favelas
2016-04-28 20:05
When does it start?
2016-04-28 19:08
1 reply
may 24
2016-04-28 19:13
wtf CLG so lucky
2016-04-28 19:09
why group with all NA? so bad
2016-04-28 19:10
1 reply
Ikr, what were they thinking? I was excited to see Renegades (and C9) play European teams, but I guess I'll have to wait :/
2016-04-28 19:55
these are such easy groups for the good teams so far
2016-04-28 19:10
EZ LG
2016-04-28 19:11
Of course 3 of my favorite teams are in the same group...
2016-04-28 19:12
ez 3 tournament for nip after esl pro league finals
2016-04-28 19:12
Are those games played on LAN? or online?
2016-04-28 19:12
RIP renegades
2016-04-28 19:13
2 replies
actually liquid/c9 not looking too good right now so maybe no rip
2016-04-28 19:14
1 reply
Yeh but RNG suck worse :(
2016-04-28 19:55
haha its back on track, ez group for nip once again 97-0 is real
2016-04-28 19:13
3 replies
astr and LG have easy groups as well
2016-04-28 20:18
in the other hand 3 other groups will be much more harder cuz only 3 NA teams left:complex , echo fox and optic
2016-04-28 20:21
1 reply
Wrong reply
2016-04-28 20:30
#85
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United States Warfororks
"The competing teams have been split into four pots based on their previous achievements" So basically turner has no idea what theyre doing
2016-04-28 19:17
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What's wrong with that? I don't like the groups but the 4 pots make sense
2016-04-28 19:56
Based on the seeds so far it looks very reasonable
2016-04-28 20:31
inb4 questions if it's online league :D
2016-04-28 19:17
LG, Liquid NIP, Tyloo (g2 is garbage, optic is alright but not good enough to advance) Astralis, CLG
2016-04-28 19:18
5 replies
LG C9*
2016-04-28 20:07
2 replies
autism
2016-04-28 20:18
1 reply
NO NO NO Remember the autist moved back to Ukraine
2016-04-28 20:23
Astralis, NRG
2016-04-28 22:54
1 reply
Maybe
2016-04-28 23:09
#90
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Finland R1PST3R1
Where is f3
2016-04-28 19:19
#97
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Sweden Cabenstone
Ez Renegades
2016-04-28 19:29
#100
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United States kamideREK
Ez for Tyloo
2016-04-28 19:39
#105
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Norway Bananper
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-04-28 19:49
tyloo easiest group ever
2016-04-28 19:58
EZ TYLOO
2016-04-28 20:04
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Iceland PrTz1
LG = new nip ? always easy groups ? ROFL
2016-04-28 20:14
LG / C9 G2 / NIP Astralis / NRG
2016-04-28 20:17
1 reply
This looks pretty good actually. Unless tyloo surprises again. +1
2016-04-28 22:57
LG C9 NiP G2 Astralis CLG
2016-04-28 20:24
2 replies
I think NRG might top clg in their group. Astralis, NRG
2016-04-28 22:57
1 reply
Could be
2016-04-29 02:44
these groups are actually so fucking stupid
2016-04-28 20:30
#132
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Poland MatiPasio
the groups are not balanced ...
2016-04-28 20:33
#133
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Malta WATSKy
I HAVE ONE ONLY QUESTION? IS THIS TOURNAMENT LAN??!?!?
2016-04-28 20:34
So it's actually not a league? wtf?
2016-04-28 20:35
1 reply
yeah name is very misleading
2016-04-28 20:43
Wtf such shit teams :/
2016-04-28 20:50
Nip let's go
2016-04-28 21:01
#150
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United Kingdom WWiz
ez NIP?
2016-04-28 21:22
they should have mixed group A and B...srsly wtf who decides shit like this....nip so easy... rip c9
2016-04-28 21:29
If Astralis choke in this group... pls disband!
2016-04-28 21:37
Holy hell Group A! NIP and Astralis have ridiculously easy groups.
2016-04-28 22:03
damn that first group is boring can we get some eu mixed in @_@
2016-04-28 23:03
LGGGG <3
2016-04-28 23:11
They put the top teams on the top list because those are the winners
2016-04-28 23:34
t2LEAGUE 24 teams is way too much. CS:GO is like La Liga... fnatic vs na'vi vs LG madrid vs madrid vs barca none of the other matches are interesting (sometimes you get a valencia/astralis do well but not often)
2016-04-28 23:43
3 replies
Are you really complaining?
2016-04-29 03:30
2 replies
Just means 80% of matches with low viewing figures
2016-04-29 10:08
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#191
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United States hehexddd
Says you. I never watch those matches. I might go back and watch them if they were exciting matches. If there's an NA team, Tyloo, Renegades, or a Brazilian team, you know you're in for an interesting match. Just my opinion :P although I love watching NiP and Na'Vi play.
2016-04-29 11:09
6 spots for NA, hope they can archive somethings with LG
2016-04-28 23:51
#176
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Brazil hugoooo
What a fucking joke... A group without Europeans!? WOW
2016-04-28 23:58
Wait I thought this was a league so why is there groups?
2016-04-29 00:00
as usual TyLoo getting toughest opponents at Dreamhack it was Luminosity,Liquid,Mousesports and now this. But still think TyLoo will advance
2016-04-29 01:07
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*probably not toughest. Not in group A so I mean... NiP is still worse than LG and Optic and G2 are not too bad. I'll admit group C is too ez. They should swap Liquid and CLG tbh.
2016-04-29 03:32
light a candle for renegades [*]
2016-04-29 06:19
ez astralis
2016-04-29 09:17
Ez for Renegades
2016-04-29 10:26
#190
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United States hehexddd
This isn't good. Having a weekly LAN like this, will NiP, Astralis, G2, Tyloo, SK all live in the US? Wtf???
2016-04-29 11:07
1 reply
There are these things called hotels.
2016-05-01 23:49
#197
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Serbia whoa!!
group b sick as fuck
2016-05-18 14:00
now you see me, now you don't
2016-05-21 16:58
FYI: ELEAGUE Reaches Multi-Year Agreement with Twitch to Distribute Live Event and On Demand Content Source: esports-marketing-blog.com/eleague-reach..
2016-05-22 12:51
where is fnatic nv virtus pro navi?
2016-05-22 18:09
2 replies
"ELEAGUE reveals first groups"
2016-05-22 21:44
1 reply
X')
2016-05-22 21:45
rip tyloo
2016-05-26 07:52
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