Fnatic, Na`Vi, and Luminosity confirmed for inaugural 24-team ELEAGUE season
ELEAGUE is one of four confirmed tournaments with a seven-figure prizepool in Counter-Strike this year, propelling the game forward in its argument to be the number one esport. It's the most popular game among esports fans to both watch and play, and ELEAGUE is about to put it front and center on a major cable network.
While ELEAGUE is the only esports competition on U.S. television, the league still faces stiff competition. The new Esports Championship Series, run by Twitch and FACEIT run, boasts a $3.5 million prizepool—the biggest in the history of first person shooters.
Among the other teams newly announced today are DreamHack Cluj winners EnVyUs, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid and DreamHack Malmo surprise package Tyloo. Optic Gaming won their place in the league in the live qualifier at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
In total, 24 teams will participate in the league.
Here's the full lineup for ELEAGUE:
Counter Logic Gaming
Ninjas in Pyjamas
The inaugural season of ELEAGUE begins May 24, with the premiere on TBS slated for May 27. The season will conclude with live finals on July 30.