EPS Germany switches to CS:GO
The Electronic Sports League has announced that the German EPS will replace Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the next season.
While the summer season has now reached the semi-finals, ESL has made the announcement that the winter season will only consist of on CS title, the soon to be released CS:GO.
The announcement was made today on the German ESL website, with Product Manager Bastian Veiser stating that "it was a difficult but necessary step for the EPS and the German CS scene."
This means that the current EPS season will be the last to feature 1.6, a game included into the German league over 10 years ago. In the 10 years a total of 20 seasons have been played, 14 of them won by mousesports, 3 by Alternate, 2 by Ocrana and 1 by a-Losers.
The team to win this last 1.6 EPS season will be receiving a direct invite to the upcoming season in CS:GO, as will the winners of the current CS:S EPS season.