ELEAGUE

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[e][h]ELEAGUE
Company Information
Partners:
Founded:
2016-05-24
Headquarters:
Atalanta, USA USA
Key people:
Min-Sik Ko
Events:
ELEAGUE Season
ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017
ELEAGUE Road to Vegas
ELEAGUE Clash for Cash: The Rematch
Links

About[edit]

ELEAGUE is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league that began broadcasting in Summer 2016 on TBS. On September 24, 2015 Turner Broadcasting announced that it was partnering with talent agency WME/IMG for a new esports project.[1] The league features 24 teams from across the world to compete in two 10-week league seasons annually,[2] which includes a regular season, playoffs, and a championship.,[3] Sources at Turner say there are no plans to lock teams into exclusivity, unlike the Championship Gaming Series, a previous attempt in 2006-2008 to bring professional video games to television in the United States.[4] Matches are broadcast live on TBS on Friday nights, which began in May 2016.[5] The broadcast is simultaneously available on the online streaming service Twitch.[6] Matches are played at the Turner Studios facility in Atlanta.[7][8] Esports programming is planned to be part of a revamped TBS.[9] The name "ELEAGUE" was officially unveiled on December 4, 2015.[10]


Turner will be partnering with online streaming services to bring additional video content.[11] One such program will feature the Renegades' move from Australia to the United States. Additional content will be available on Bleacher Report's Team Stream App.[12]


Events[edit]

Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018
2018-01-19 2018-01-19 - 2018-01-28
$1,000,000
TBD TBD
ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017
2017-09-08 2017-09-08 - 2017-10-13
$1,000,000
FaZe Clan Astralis
Clash for Cash: The Rematch
2017-06-16 2017-06-16
$250,000
Astralis Virtus.pro
ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017
2017-01-22 2017-01-22 - 2017-01-29
$1,000,000
Astralis Virtus.pro
ELEAGUE Season 2
2016-10-21 2016-10-21 - 2016-12-03
$1,100,000
OpTic Gaming Astralis
ELEAGUE Season 1
2016-05-24 2016-05-24 - 2016-07-30
$1,400,000
Virtus.pro Fnatic
ELEAGUE Road to Vegas
2016-01-07 2016-01-07
$50,000
OpTic Gaming Lounge Gaming


References[edit]

  1. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO". dotesports.com.
  2. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO". dotesports.com.
  3. Allegra Frank (2015-09-24). "eSports comes to primetime on TBS in 2016 with Counter-Strike: Global Offensiv". polygon.com.
  4. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO". dotesports.com.
  5. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO". dotesports.com.
  6. timewarner (2015-09-24). "Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and WME". timewarner.com.
  7. Nick Schwartz (2015-09-23). "Turner buys into eSports with creation of new 'Counter-Strike' league". usatoday.com.
  8. Chris Higgins (2015-09-24). "Turner Broadcasting unveils new televised CS:GO league". mcvuk.com.
  9. Darren Heitner (2015-12-05). "New Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) League Announces $1.2 Million Prize Pool". forbes.com.
  10. Paresh Dave (2015-09-23). "Competitive video gaming is set to return to TV in 2016". latimes.com.
  11. Jared Wynne (2015-11-06). "Turner plans to partner with an online streaming company, expand into other esports". dotesports.com.
  12. timewarner (2015-09-24). "Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and WME". timewarner.com.