ESEA season 11 features 1.6 & CS:GO
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.
ESEA offers a chance to get a CS:GO beta key for the fastest teams
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.