ELEAGUE Premier with $1 million prize fund

ELEAGUE has announced that its upcoming season, called ELEAGUE Premier, will have $1 million up for grabs.

The ELEAGUE Premier champion will take home $500,000, which is $100,000 more than Virtus.pro and OpTic won by topping seasons one and two, respectively.

On September 1, TBS will air a one-hour episode to preview the tournament, featuring "commentary and analysis on the teams and players" who will take part in the competition. The 16 participating teams have been split into four GSL groups, which will determine the eight teams advancing to the single-elimination playoffs. 

ELEAGUE Premier prize pool revealed

The competition will kick off only on September 8 with Group A, featuring FaZe, Natus Vincere, G2 and a qualified team. The group stage will come to an end on September 30, with the playoffs being held from October 10-13. 

"We couldn’t be more excited for the return of Counter-Strike as the game’s elite teams and players prepare to compete in the upcoming ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017," said ELEAGUE GM and Turner Sports Vice President of esports Christina Alejandre.

"We’re looking forward to showcasing a tournament field that will provide a compelling live event experience and must-see content for our audiences across all platforms."

Twelve spots at ELEAGUE Premier have already been filled through invites, which were revealed at the end of July. The remaining four teams will be determined by open online qualifiers for teams from the Americas and from Europe/CIS.

Nice
2017-08-16 17:43
#13
fer | 
United States ferGOD 
noic :3
2017-08-16 17:44
#25
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Switzerland DavenCSGO 
dw idiot
2017-08-16 17:44
#44
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Switzerland DavenCSGO 
haha funny how you edited your comment from "dw" to "Noic" just to be the first guy on the 1st guys comment... xddd
2017-08-16 17:45
#53
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
V i r t u s . p r e m i e r
2017-08-16 17:47
#62
TaZ | 
Poland VeryTazGuy 
n o m o r e m a j o r s
2017-08-16 17:59
My medkitdudes, unite!
2017-08-16 17:53
#63
fer | 
United States ferGOD 
#44 LOL get internet as good as mine and might get top15 :3
2017-08-16 17:59
#65
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Switzerland DavenCSGO 
wtf are you even talking about? Didn't even try to be first you idiot. Nice that you showed your intention behind that. :-)
2017-08-16 18:02
#67
fer | 
United States ferGOD 
LOL you did and were mad cuz slow pc get_owned mega lul
2017-08-16 18:03
#68
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Switzerland DavenCSGO 
trashtalk on point
2017-08-16 18:03
#72
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Germany lawlig 
how can you get so mad because of a comment lol
2017-08-16 18:17
#99
fer | 
United States ferGOD 
lmao noscener
2017-08-16 20:18
#17
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India TYZ4 
Ez for FlipSid3. GODtronic GODedit GODkeloff GOD1ad3 BOTlander
2017-08-16 17:45
#85
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United States destrossive 
AHAHAHAHAHA BOTLANDER
2017-08-16 19:17
#104
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United States Artifactz 
LOL nice
2017-08-16 21:07
blander
2017-08-16 22:50
glade
2017-08-17 09:33
wtf????
2017-08-16 17:44
? Did i reply to quickly to the article?
2017-08-16 17:56
#52
Friis | 
Poland Austinn 
Only 1mln? nice usa
2017-08-16 17:46
#101
mason | 
World PRQN 
1mill only? bitch dota2 had 24m prize like fuck outta here
2017-08-16 20:37
You can't compare really..
2017-08-16 21:46
#119
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Portugal Fherrera_34 
We need 10 million prize pools Valve, get your damn shit together!
2017-08-17 00:12
#132
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Germany KRY2k 
ELEAGUE>Valve
2017-08-21 10:57
#2
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Poland Snacer1337 
Run VP
2017-08-16 17:43
#69
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Poland henklewe 
ez
2017-08-16 18:10
#3
Patitek | 
Canada Skjaerr 
Broken Tag, NICE
2017-08-16 17:43
#15
rain | 
Norway sliknoy 
my favorite team
2017-08-16 17:44
#21
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Brazil Waff 
Favourite team!
2017-08-16 17:44
Broken Tag, PogChamp
2017-08-16 17:44
#5
Jamie | 
United Kingdom Blorp_ 
PogChamp
2017-08-16 17:43
Broken tag
2017-08-16 17:43
#7
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
oh shit
2017-08-16 17:43
#8
World Fr3de 
cheering for broken tag!
2017-08-16 17:43
lul
2017-08-16 17:43
#10
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India crossxs 
GG
2017-08-16 17:44
#11
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France Ryzerr 
Broken Tag HYPE !
2017-08-16 17:44
WHAT
2017-08-16 17:44
Hi
2017-08-16 17:44
#16
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Switzerland DavenCSGO 
very good
2017-08-16 17:44
#19
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Pakistan pakistaniboss 
ez 4 broken tag
2017-08-16 17:44
#26
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Finland Al_Aziz 
Broken tag!
2017-08-16 17:44
#27
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
Broken tag
2017-08-16 17:44
#28
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France France98123 
BROKEN TAG
2017-08-16 17:44
#29
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Poland Banan_IDK 
ez for Broken tag
2017-08-16 17:44
#31
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Sweden zl1ze 
broken tag ez
2017-08-16 17:44
Let's go Broken tag
2017-08-16 17:44
#33
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Ukraine XFESTER 
NaVi broken tag ???
2017-08-16 17:44
I don't see anyone but Broken Tag winning this one, HYPE!
2017-08-16 17:44
#35
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Europe BOOMICH 
CSGOBIG
2017-08-16 17:44
#36
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Belgium LuckyV555 
broken tag is my fav team <3
2017-08-16 17:44
#37
ryx | 
Venezuela gaditoh 
Hola como estan?
2017-08-16 17:44
#38
jks | 
United States Sacko117 
EZ 4 BROKEN TAG
2017-08-16 17:44
#39
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United States KarbiaN 
Ez for BROKEN TAG ( Natus Vincere)
2017-08-16 17:45
can I ask why everybody is calling them Broken Tag?
2017-08-16 18:12
on some big csgo news site was 'broken tag' instead of 'navi' (obv some mistake, broken link or smth)
2017-08-17 09:35
Ok ty :)
2017-08-17 10:11
#40
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Romania RobyXD 
Ez
2017-08-16 17:44
#41
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Estonia cvnt669 
Broken tag #1
2017-08-16 17:44
broken tag is going to win that
2017-08-16 17:44
WutFace
2017-08-16 17:44
"DUDUDUDUDU" incoming <3
2017-08-16 17:45
Broken Tag #1 ez
2017-08-16 17:45
Brokentag top 1 EU
2017-08-16 17:45
#49
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Russia Floirex 
WOOOOW!!
2017-08-16 17:45
#50
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Brazil R_ananias 
Broken Tag new team?
2017-08-16 17:45
#51
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Canada PwnNewb 
who is on Broken Tag roster? Friburg?
2017-08-16 17:45
#54
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Greenland LilPeep 
Broken Tag too strunk
2017-08-16 17:47
Fuck dem Valve majors, we will have an additional 1 million USD tournament anyway! But... That TBS bullshit which causes limited cast on twitch/youtube is bad.
2017-08-16 17:48
#56
United States Ryux 
Go go Fnatic!!!
2017-08-16 17:49
BROKEN TAG <3
2017-08-16 17:51
#58
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Spain Alser 
ez for Virtus Premier I guess
2017-08-16 17:51
OpTic won Eleague?
2017-08-16 17:53
Sure
2017-08-16 18:14
#75
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Brazil davidzor 
yeah, over Astralis.
2017-08-16 18:27
Sure
2017-08-16 19:22
Back when they had stanislaw :(
2017-08-16 19:05
#108
nEGRo | 
Macau m8Oman 
team of snakes
2017-08-16 22:05
Boy now I rememver they made 2 finals in a row what a crazy day Kek
2017-08-16 22:13
#64
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
noice
2017-08-16 18:00
OpTic will win again ez
2017-08-16 18:02
#73
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
we need asia qualifier dude
2017-08-16 18:20
#74
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Norway sparta92 
What is this broken tag?
2017-08-16 18:24
at first the article had the error message "broken tag" at the list of the invited teams instead of "Natus Vincere". they fixed it now
2017-08-16 19:03
#86
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Norway sparta92 
HAHAHA
2017-08-16 19:17
#76
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CIS vreiden 
Ez for FlipSid3. GODtronic GODedit GODkeloff GOD1ad3 BOTlander
2017-08-16 18:31
#77
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United States jnqe 
Yesssss i love Eleague
2017-08-16 18:39
gj Eleague, keep growing
2017-08-16 18:39
#79
NBK- | 
France sacrebleu 
people still making "csgo is dead" threads
2017-08-16 18:49
#80
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Bulgaria TEDDSENN 
yeah boii lets gooo major now will be 2 millon prob
2017-08-16 18:53
valve, is your turn now.
2017-08-16 19:10
#84
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France StickyRice 
Doesn't Eleague know that GSL is so 2015 lul ?
2017-08-16 19:13
#87
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North America MootK 
EZ 4 Richard Lewis
2017-08-16 19:19
#89
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Belgium RikkieZ 
every season always downgrade of the money rip
2017-08-16 19:33
#90
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Russia Averageruski 
shit pricepool. look at dota and lol. Make it 2-3 mil
2017-08-16 19:36
this is not a major though
2017-08-16 23:20
#91
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Denmark muggge 
Great! Eleague is the most entertaining CS show
2017-08-16 19:37
#92
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
if its not major the viewership will be disapointed ... i feel sad for it that they never gonna invest 1 milion again .
2017-08-16 19:43
500k is for the hotel costs and other team attending expenditures so they only rly invest 500k..
2017-08-16 19:58
#97
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Philippines itchybells 
are you really fucking sure? lol it doesnt matter if its a major or not. as long as top players are playing on it.. most of the viewers of csgo are bettors.
2017-08-16 20:10
Major or not, Eleague has been pumping out the highest viewership for a while now.
2017-08-18 00:08
#93
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Malaysia phyzell 
Let's find the first esport player that can own a sports car via MVP.
2017-08-16 19:53
#96
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Philippines itchybells 
taz
2017-08-16 20:08
#100
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Malaysia phyzell 
He got the car from his boss. I mean event managers should have the ability to get a deal with car manufacturers for their big tournaments like in a golf/tennis championship.
2017-08-16 20:28
#95
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Philippines itchybells 
Optic can win this 5v2 hahaha
2017-08-16 20:07
#98
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Sweden 133665 
Cheap bastards it used to be 1.1 mil lol
2017-08-16 20:17
in first season it was 1,4 Million LEL
2017-08-16 22:06
this is a Major ?
2017-08-16 20:51
Cant wait for dudududud music
2017-08-16 21:04
Lowest low of CS gonna be followed by the highest high, this is gonna be the greatest season yet I tell you!
2017-08-16 21:49
Better than PGL
2017-08-16 22:04
#110
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Portugal TonyPRZ 
Eleague lul
2017-08-16 22:10
#114
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Expected... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-08-16 23:42
#116
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Brazil Collee 
Do you think we are going to win, my friend?
2017-08-16 23:45
#117
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
<3 we can do it mate, we can do it... Let's go Brazil zil zil zil, we'll do it!
2017-08-16 23:55
#118
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Brazil Collee 
No chokerino this time, we'll win it <3 We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2017-08-16 23:56
#115
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Brazil Collee 
More money to papa FalleN, ez life
2017-08-16 23:44
XD
2017-08-17 00:19
#122
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Bulgaria zspL 
I want to see imperial on this one and how underdog comming to the top <3
2017-08-17 05:58
#127
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North America hiqb8s 
I want double elimination playoffs, fuck this shit
2017-08-17 12:19
#131
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Poland kick_michu 
what about Optic slot in this tournamnet ?
2017-08-18 11:26
#133
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India hdsheta10 
Ez new Faze
2017-08-24 22:48
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