Louvre Agreement deal extended to 2025

The deals of all 14 of the current ESL Pro League member teams have been extended for the next four years.

The ESL Pro League Commissioner's office has announced that the deal called the 'Louvre Agreement,' which offers revenue share and permanent spots in the league as well as other ESL Pro Tour competitions to its members, has been extended at least until the end of 2025.

The news comes three months after two new organizations entered the agreement, FURIA and BIG, to expand the list to 14 names. Heroic are also set to become one of the partner teams in the latter half of 2022, though the Norway-based organization was not mentioned as part of the deal extension.

In announcing the extension, the Commissioner's office and the partners have vowed to work together to grow and support the North American ecosystem, which has taken a hit in the last few years, in part due to the pandemic and the arrival of VALORANT.

"This extension was agreed on unanimously, which reiterates the partner's joint dedication to our goals of a peerless competition for fans, a stable environment for teams and players, and an attractive destination for investment," ESL Pro League Commissioner Alexander Inglot said in a statement. "There is so much we can achieve now that we are working on a time scale of 2025 and beyond."

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"Extending the Louvre Agreement is such a momentous occasion for competitive CS:GO," Liquid founder and co-CEO Victor Goosens added. "Not only does it symbolise a commitment by the partner teams to grow the competitive CS:GO space, it’s also a force-for-good in the joint efforts to strengthen the North American CS:GO ecosystem. It’s a display of what we can build together."

#1
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4ENCE mon€ys
2022-01-13 12:00
5 replies
ez 4 the mona lisa
2022-01-13 12:03
1 reply
#15
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Finland Cucumber))
GOAT
2022-01-13 12:03
Ence got money but OG don't wtf
2022-01-13 12:37
2 replies
Yes ☺️👍
2022-01-13 12:58
OG is a BLAST partner
2022-01-13 13:25
Great
2022-01-13 12:00
good
2022-01-13 12:00
GG
2022-01-13 12:00
#5
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United Kingdom dmsum
Wow
2022-01-13 12:00
#6
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Slovakia P3T3R13
Pog
2022-01-13 12:00
#7
Pol0 | 
Czech Republic olpp
ok
2022-01-13 12:01
#8
b1t | 
Netherlands staticNL
aaaight
2022-01-13 12:01
#9
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Denmark kns377
money money money
2022-01-13 12:01
-ENCE +Gambit
2022-01-13 12:02
14 replies
mouz, big, col are doing worse than ence. if u wanna remove one remove one of those teams and gambit had the chance to join but they didnt want to at that time
2022-01-13 12:06
6 replies
+1
2022-01-13 12:10
You forgot EG, they face relegation this year if they end up last again
2022-01-13 12:38
4 replies
u sure there is relegation? i havent seen any factual proof of it exsisting. many people say it exsists but none can prove it
2022-01-13 12:49
3 replies
#92
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
0/8
2022-01-13 15:29
1 reply
what? i have tried to search for a relegation but couldn't find ANYTHING. if u have proof it exists then let me know
2022-01-13 15:35
"III. Partner Teams have a permanent slot in Pro League every season. The permanent slot shall be subject to review if Partner Team places last in their group in 3 out of 4 seasons." EG placed last in last two seasons
2022-01-13 19:59
If you signed the contract, you need to perform poorly in 3 of the 4 most recent seasons to get relegated. Ence have been reaching the playoffs in the last 3 seasons, once even making it to the QF, so they don't deserve to get relegated
2022-01-13 12:18
5 replies
but nobody wants to watch their games, mouz are still a team with interesting players.
2022-01-13 12:19
4 replies
If CS becomes a popularity contest it will be a sad day. And they signed a contract, there's repercussions for any side breaking it.
2022-01-13 12:28
Mouz lul And ence is a pretty interesting team to watch. Just check those nationalities. 2 from Poland, 1 from Denmark, 1 from Israel and probably 1 from Montenegro. Pretty big fan base in my opinion. If there arent any French players, bad for u my friend. Sad times.
2022-01-13 12:38
ence matches were some of the most watched of epl 14
2022-01-13 12:50
1 reply
#65
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Serbia Mipedian
Exactly, everybody that watches ence, watches because they play very structural cs and very interesting one. They were one of the most interesting teams for me in 2021, dont know about you guys.
2022-01-13 13:16
When asked about why the new additions included no CIS organizations, Inglot recognized that the region is having its purple patch at the moment, also noting Spirit as a key name in the area, and shared that although there had been interest from the big names, some of it waned off as the talks progressed to the final phases, with the Commissioner initially speaking in vague terms about the biggest brands in the region before singling out one name in particular — Gambit. "We reached out to all the names you and I have mentioned in this conversation, we reached out either proactively or they came in through the process organically," he said. "But really, through the process, some of them decided that they wanted to step out. I think it's fair to say that we didn't consciously eliminate any CIS region teams." "Ultimately, I can't force Gambit to bid or to be in the process. We had hoped that they would be part of the conversation, and we had a few CIS teams who went a little bit further, some that didn't go a little bit further, but ultimately once we got to the final three, we didn't have any teams from the CIS region that we felt were really comparable to the three that we finally chose." If gambit continue to play like they did in 2021, they will be given spots based on esl ranking
2022-01-13 15:18
y no VP
2022-01-13 12:03
poggers
2022-01-13 12:03
gg
2022-01-13 12:03
#16
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Greece RedWinter
Where is Godsent
2022-01-13 12:04
#17
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Tonga Iuca5
okay sure but this is the limit to the franchising, if you ever try to remove qualifiers we will fucking riot
2022-01-13 12:04
8 replies
they wont remove qualifiers if they are smart, if they do it they will be hated on by all fans
2022-01-13 12:05
#42
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Denmark kns377
+1
2022-01-13 12:33
+1
2022-01-13 12:40
+1
2022-01-13 13:53
+1
2022-01-13 14:13
#107
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Finland skaril
lol where are you gonna riot? post some angry messages on hltv, maybe even mention them in a tweet?
2022-01-13 16:52
2 replies
#108
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Tonga Iuca5
enough social media pressure will make any company fold if theres enough of it, and if the company wont the orgs def will
2022-01-13 16:56
1 reply
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Finland skaril
orgs love these things they are guaranteed money and big tournaments to them
2022-01-15 17:12
nice
2022-01-13 12:04
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Germany JonnyEGood
Heroic cheater org in Louvre deal? Wow what a shame, Mona Lisa is rolling in her grave.
2022-01-13 12:05
5 replies
#29
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Slovakia P3T3R13
Mate read some articles about Heroic and then say something, you don’t understand everything around Herouc
2022-01-13 12:10
4 replies
#31
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Germany JonnyEGood
I read that Teses boosted Hunden in non-boostable position on Dust 2 where he got stuck on for the coach camera, and Stavn used fake tears in their explanation video and that Niko knew about the hacks and didnt think it was wrong and what I also read, is that Cadian will get bragging rights for years to come when they beat Astralis, what they didnt end up doing. That is what I read.
2022-01-13 12:13
2 replies
They beat them afterwards too
2022-01-13 12:40
Didn't cadian say this afterwards "The Danish CS:GO throne isn't decided by one match"
2022-01-13 15:13
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Italy Skye620
Yes I read that Hunden was banned for using the spectator bug. Pretty sure that means he (therefore the team) was caught cheating :)
2022-01-13 16:49
who cares dead game
2022-01-13 12:05
5 replies
Cry me a river kid, csgo will be the one to beat in FPS for many years to come
2022-01-13 12:33
3 replies
in terms of what?
2022-01-13 15:28
1 reply
What is this question even supposed to mean?
2022-01-14 06:23
Doubt it, Valorant is growing, CS is dying.
2022-01-13 17:09
Valorant gay eboy furry game is better or what? At least cs does not have that retarded community.
2022-01-14 06:34
No Gambit for another 3 years?
2022-01-13 12:07
1 reply
gambit had and will probably get a chance to join and even tho they arent a louvre team doesnt mean they wont play epl
2022-01-13 12:18
Nice.
2022-01-13 12:07
What a nostalgic picture
2022-01-13 12:08
money money money
2022-01-13 12:10
It's a disgrace
2022-01-13 12:10
#30
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Asia flipflop
Let's go to Louvre
2022-01-13 12:12
nice
2022-01-13 12:14
Cheatroic paid for their spot so they can't get kicked kek
2022-01-13 12:18
Let's go CS!
2022-01-13 12:19
wtf is this name "the Louvre agreement", like they signed some monumental act or something lmao, that is so pretentious
2022-01-13 12:23
2 replies
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Denmark kns377
Because ESL probably feel like some 20th century european intergovernmental organisation "The saviors of CS"
2022-01-13 12:38
It's funny because I had the exact thought when they first announced this way back when. It's like a treaty for the end of some war. Which I guess in a way it kind of is.
2022-01-14 01:44
They used a pic of Magisk for Astralis lol
2022-01-13 12:30
1 reply
Its an old picture thats why. For Mouz they used a picture of ropz, and blameF for complexity
2022-01-13 12:33
k
2022-01-13 12:33
#53
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Europe Kephea
i hate this
2022-01-13 12:49
3 replies
why?
2022-01-13 13:06
2 replies
#113
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Europe Kephea
this partner team bs does not give a chance to low tier teams to show up and compete against higher tier teams
2022-01-13 19:54
1 reply
alright. thats a valid point but cant low tier teams quality for those "louvre team tournaments"? they will probably not make all the slots for the events exclusive to lourve members. so its not gonna be like this planned (and dumped) super league in soccer. but I get your point.
2022-01-14 09:41
Dont car
2022-01-13 12:58
Money isn’t everything, only 99% and the last 1 can be fixed by money
2022-01-13 13:00
Half of these teams are not tier 1 anymore. What's the point of paying for a spot when you don't have competitive team?
2022-01-13 13:00
#61
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Denmark Derige
Alot of the players on the picture are not playing for that team anymore
2022-01-13 13:04
#62
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Algeria MagnumDz
the same teams is boring
2022-01-13 13:04
20 mill??? damn :)
2022-01-13 13:06
5 replies
Where did you get that number from
2022-01-13 14:10
4 replies
From this article hltv.org/news/32932/epl-commissioner-on-.. With the help of ESL Pro League Commissioner Alexander Inglot and Heroic CEO Joachim Haraldsen, we peek behind the curtain of the $20 million deal that saw three new organizations enter in partnership with ESL and find answers to some of the key questions surrounding the new additions.
2022-01-13 15:26
2 replies
thanks for your assistance
2022-01-14 09:39
Ty
2022-01-14 10:30
Lost_Wanderer beat me to the punch
2022-01-14 09:38
Dont care, boring as always, same top teams and some qualified teams that will be on last places Money waste
2022-01-13 13:20
3 replies
cry loool
2022-01-13 14:49
2 replies
Hah i wont cry i will just make money on these boring shits
2022-01-13 16:25
1 reply
LOOOOOL STOP TROLLING ME!
2022-01-13 16:33
#70
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Sweden dogtown
that means csgo is alive for another 3 years.. damn that's sad.
2022-01-13 13:39
2 replies
if nft never dies neither csgo csgo can survive only on skins
2022-01-13 16:04
1 reply
esports is a huge marketing driver for csgo even if the esports side itself doesn't make money. CSGO wouldn't die but it'd shrink big time.
2022-01-14 01:45
pls MOUZ Vit and NiP get new logo.. also old fnatic logo was better
2022-01-13 13:42
2 replies
Nip good logo tho wtf
2022-01-13 14:09
1 reply
my eyes are bleeding
2022-01-13 16:44
Money talks
2022-01-13 13:45
#74
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Latvia Sabito
CSGO will be dead by 2025
2022-01-13 14:04
#75
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Poland Skurzaker
what's good about it?
2022-01-13 14:05
CoL BIG EG in Pro Legue it's disgusting
2022-01-13 14:07
3 replies
ye and no vp wtf
2022-01-13 14:23
Money does wonders
2022-01-13 15:22
#93
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Europe S0me_dude
BIG > VP
2022-01-13 15:29
#81
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Russia mshkoda
Good and lucky turn of events for Complexity and EG)
2022-01-13 14:35
Gambit > EG + Ence + BIG
2022-01-13 14:38
babki babki suka babki sukaaa
2022-01-13 14:42
noobs
2022-01-13 15:00
#86
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Singapore 2200DPI
ESL changing theme confirmed
2022-01-13 15:00
This is what Flashpoint was supposed to do as well, except they didn't get the good teams. Though ESL is also missing out on some great teams while just having crappy teams there like EG, and Complexity, which doesn't even have a team.
2022-01-13 15:30
the worst thing that could have happened to cs competition
2022-01-13 15:47
1 reply
agree
2022-01-13 16:17
Sellout league
2022-01-13 15:59
esl pro league died cuz of this and now its money league
2022-01-13 16:18
#101
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Finland AliSabid
sick
2022-01-13 16:20
hey! we got pro cs until at least 2025!
2022-01-13 16:38
#109
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Canada Lachance
lol no Gambit..
2022-01-13 17:04
very nice
2022-01-13 17:27
#112
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Hungary Shiron212
Let's goo
2022-01-13 17:46
You know they talk a lot about North America here. The problem I imagine they are having is the big nice NA orgs you'd want like c9, envy, tsm, immortals etc just don't seem to be interested in returning any time soon. Unfortunately the talent still hasn't replaced itself at the tier 2 level yet. This is not to even mention a lot of these na owners feel better in the cdl's and lcs's of the world. I think realistically best case for na is liquid, eg and col make NA teams and keep them. You can't really build anything else epl worthy right now.
2022-01-14 01:50
1 reply
Daps's team looks good to me
2022-01-14 10:32
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