Who We Are — ELEAGUE
Beginning in 2016, two of the most influential brands in global media, Turner and WME | IMG, will partner to create a professional eSports league, named the ELEAGUE, unprecedented in its size, scope and production value. For the first time in gaming history, in addition to over 30 hours of weekly competition streamed live digitally, eSports will be exhibited regularly on a fully-distributed national television platform, TBS, and will be staged, produced and promoted in a manner reflective of other major traditional American sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball. ELEAGUE will debut in 2016 with tournaments featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO).
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
Since its introduction, the Counter-Strike franchise has been the very definition of the competitive first person shooter category in eSports. In recent years, the game has exploded in popularity and reach, with competitions selling out stadiums and setting new viewership records on streaming platforms. Millions of players log on to the Steam Platform each month to see if they’ve got what it takes. Now, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is poised to take competitive video games, and eSports, to the next tier with the introduction of the ELEAGUE. Top teams will take part in two 10 week seasons in 2016, each crowning a grand champion.