CS:GO has been one of the most played first person shooters in the past year. As such, the game has received quite a lot of spotlight, which enabled it to reach the eSports platform in a big way. Numerous tournaments and leagues take things to the next level in CS:GO. Teams compete on a global scale to make their way up the ladder and hold their place there.
Esports as a culture has picked up quite a lot recently and more and more organizations continue to pump in money into the industry. Faceit and Twitch have decided to drop a huge bag worth $3.5 million into the industry, aimed at CS:GO. The two joined hands to bring a whole new eSports league of their own.
Faceit is a CS:GO server platform, and Twitch is probably the most utilized streaming platform available today. Both organizations are top notch at what they do and it’s not really surprising that they would be willing and able to put together $3.5 million for an eSports league.
The league is going to be called the Esports Championship League (ECS) and boast a rather hefty $3.5 million prize pool. The tournament will bring a total of 20 teams, 10 from North America and 10 from Europe. What’s unique about this tournament’s progression is that the teams will be allowed co-ownership. For obvious reasons, the league will exclusively be streamed by Twitch.
Co-founder of Faceit, Michele Attisani made a statement regarding the commencement of the league.
“Players and teams are the heart of the esports community and deserve the opportunity to reap the rewards of their hard work and dedication to grow esports into a mainstream phenomenon. We make the community our first priority and as such, we’re excited to support the first esports league that positions teams as co-owners.”
ECS seems like a pretty cool name that could be going around the eSports community in a while, alongside names like ESL.