ELeague lines up first six teams to compete in first Counter-Strike: GO season

The first official season of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition from ELeague is set to launch in May and the first six teams have been named.

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Back at the end of January, Turner Sports and the folks at ELeague laid out the full schedule for the inaugural Counter-Strike: Global Offensive regular season of competition. There are 18 teams that are scheduled to compete and this morning, ELeague has laid out the first six teams that have confirmed their participation.

The following teams will compete in the first CS:GO season when it premieres on May 24:

  • Cloud9
  • Renegades
  • Counter Logic Gaming (CLG)
  • Astralis
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Mous esports

For more on the teams competing, check out the ELeague website. The stakes are high in the first season of competition, with a prize pool of $1.2 million up for grabs. Viewers will be able to catch the 10-week tournament when it airs on TBS every Friday night, right up until the global championship event commences on Saturday, July 30.

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