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ELeague to host third CS:GO season, starting in September

CS:GO returns to ELeague (Turner/ELeague)

ELeague will be holding its third season of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition, the tournament organizer announced via Twitter. The new season will kick off this fall, with the first matches starting September 1.

As with previous ELeague events, select matches of the tournament will be aired on TBS for the television viewing public. The first broadcast will be at 10:00 PM ET on September 1.

While there aren’t any details as to the teams competing or what the prize pool will be, it’s safe to assume that the prize pool will be similar to the $1.4 million in Season 1 and $1.1 million for Season 2. Virtus.Pro took home the Season 1 trophy, while OpTic Gaming was victorious during Season 2.

In between CS:GO tournaments, ELeague has been holding a Street Fighter V competition. Most recently, Ai “Fuudo” Keita and Joshua “Wolfkrone” Philpot have moved on to the playoff stage by taking down the Group C competition.

In other CS:GO news, Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko is reviving team pro100 and Subaru has announced a brand new CS:GO tournament. For more, head over to the Yahoo Esports CS:GO hub.


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