Starladder partners for a new online league
Parimatch League CS:GO is an online league in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from Parimatch and StarLadder, with $100,000 total prize pool. 16 teams from Europe and the CIS will take part in the league, with 4 teams going to League through open qualifiers.
According to the format, the league will be split between three stages: open quals, group stages and finals. The key feature of the league will be the regional divisions: 8 teams from Europe and 8 teams from CIS will play in their groups to determine two winners in each, and only in the final stage the best teams from two regions will meet. Open qualifiers will also be divided into CIS and Europe, and will be open for everyone:
- •CIS qualifiers — registration open until April 4
- •Europe qualifiers — registration open until April 4
Virtus.pro, Team Spirit and forZe received the direct invites and already confirmed their participation in the Parimatch League CS:GO. The remaining direct invites we will announce in the near future.
Schedule of the Parimatch League CS:GO:
- • Open Qualifiers — April 4-5
- • Group Stage — April 13-26
- • Final — May 1-3
“Now is the time to focus our resources on online events. We have been looking for the opportunity to cooperate with StarLadder in the CS:GO discipline, where our partners have the strongest expertise and an impeccable reputation. After the good results of our Dota2 League, which was reflected in the interest of the audience and the viewing rates, the organization of the CS:GO league under own brand was a matter of time. Since we are partners of the leading eSports clubs from CIS, it is natural that they were the first to receive direct invites. I am glad that they found an opportunity to participate. Also, I want to highlight the fact that in a tournament with a solid prize pool of $100,000 there is an opportunity for ambitious newcomers to prove themselves against top teams, of course, if they manage to qualify. Good luck to the participants. I’m sure that spectators who are forced to stay home and thus help to positively resolve the situation in the world will be satisfied with our tournament," commented Stepan Shulga, Head of Esports at Parimatch.