Turner's first ten week ELEAGUE season to debut May 24
As anticipation continues to build for the start of Turner's Counter-Strike league, we now know just how long we'll have to wait.
ELEAGUE will debut on Tuesday May 24 at noon Eastern with a seven-hour online broadcast. The league will air at those times Tuesdays through Thursdays over six weeks of group play, but will also feature a last-chance qualifier week.
Each week of competition will culminate in a three-hour broadcast at 10pm on Fridays that will air simultaneously online and on TBS.
The group play will run until July 1, with last chance qualifiers from July 12 to 15. The quarterfinals are set for July 21 and 22, with the semifinals and finals airing live on TBS and online from July 29 to 30. The grand final will be a best of three, while the format for the rest of the league has not been revealed.
The final will air at 4pm Eastern on July 30 rather than the late night timeslot for the rest of the season, where it may well have to compete against Major League Baseball—though of course there's not likely to be a huge audience crossover.
With four months to go until the league debuts, fans are still waiting to hear if the top teams in Counter-Strike like Fnatic, Na`Vi and EnVyUs will join those teams that are confirmed: Optic Gaming, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming and Renegades.
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