"Our goal is to better support amateur and semi-professional esports communities."
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) March 10, 2020
WINNERS League Season 4 brings big changes
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams of all levels are invited to compete in the biggest WINNERS League season to date.
Registration for WINNERS League Season 4 is now open, meaning that teams from North America and Europe can sign up to claim their share of a $50,000 prize pool. The EU and NA Starter Divisions will both have a $4,800 prize pool with both winners getting $2,000. Both regions will have a $6,100 prize pool in the Main Division, with both winners receiving $2,500 of the prize pool. The Invite Division will have a $15,000 prize pool for both EU and NA. The victors will receive $7,000 each.
And this season isn’t just exciting for the competitors. Partnerships with Bayes Esports Solutions and Abios will allow viewers to access pre-match and live odds, live data, and curated results. Fans can also find news on the league, as well as records, statistics, and match demos on the dedicated WINNERS League website: winnersleague.gg You can also follow the latest league news on WIN.gg.
This new partnership isn’t the only big change for WINNERS League this season. The tournament format is also seeing major improvements. Just like last year, players can participate in the league via the FACEIT platform, proving themselves in the lower divisions and fighting for a spot in the Invite Division. This season, the Invite Division features 16 teams per region. There will also be a swiss group stage instead of the previous round-robin style, with the season’s duration now being set at six weeks.
The Invite Division will also feature a high-quality broadcast to be streamed on Winners League twitch channel featured throughout each week of play, so returning fans and newcomers to the league can enjoy the live action from anywhere around the globe.
This is a chance for up and coming CSGO teams to prove themselves to a dedicated audience and to earn the chance to play with the best CSGO players in the world.
Last season saw 1.000.000 + viewers across English Russian and Brazilian (Portugues) language streams, which included over 850 matches. Last season also had a combined following of over 4 million people across Twitter and Facebook, proving that there’s a big audience for this level of competition that is often overlooked. This has made WINNERS League a fan favorite, as well as an opportunity for partners and teams to benefit from a previously untapped market.
“There is so much talk about the new big leagues right now and so much focus on the handful of top teams involved in them,” said Nick Gorbunov, project lead for WINNERS League. “Everyone seems to forget about the semi-pro scenes and the upcoming teams, which are the heart and soul of CSGO as an esport.”
Gorbunov explains that the gap between these teams on the rise and the best CSGO squads in the world is getting smaller every day. WINNERS League is a platform that allows teams who haven’t yet had the opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stages to show their quality and the exciting intensity of their play.
This is a sentiment shared by WIN.gg founder and CEO Serge Vardanyan. He states that the focus of FLASHPOINT, ESL Pro League, and BLAST Premier is tier-one competition — the top 20 teams. WINNERS League, meanwhile, is one of the only organizations focused on tier two and three scenes, aiming to build the scene and support its fanbase.
“Our goal is to better support amateur and semi-professional esports communities. We do that by incentivizing them to pursue those goals through the WINNERS League. We’ve done a pretty good job by providing the coliseum for the teams, but there is so much we can do,” he explained. “I want to use the opportunity of this interview and address the leadership of FLASHPOINT and BLAST. If you love Counter-Strike as we do and understand the importance of having a healthy secondary scene, we are ready to become your backbone and allow you to appeal to all the demographics from casual gamers to pros.”
WINNERS League Season 4 starts on April 27.
Additional information on rules, standings and registration terms can be found on https://winnersleague.gg/
Don’t forget to follow our Twitter (WINNERSLeagueGG) and Discord channel for updates.