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ELEAGUE is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league that began broadcasting in Summer 2016 on TBS. On September 24, 2015 Turner Broadcasting announced that it was partnering with talent agency WME/IMG for a new esports project.[1] The league features 24 teams from across the world to compete in two 10-week league seasons annually,[2] which includes a regular season, playoffs, and a championship.,[3] Sources at Turner say there are no plans to lock teams into exclusivity, unlike the Championship Gaming Series, a previous attempt in 2006-2008 to bring professional video games to television in the United States.[4] Matches are broadcast live on TBS on Friday nights, which began in May 2016.[5] The broadcast is simultaneously available on the online streaming service Twitch.[6] Matches are played at the Turner Studios facility in Atlanta.[7][8] Esports programming is planned to be part of a revamped TBS.[9] The name "ELEAGUE" was officially unveiled on December 4, 2015.[10]

Turner will be partnering with online streaming services to bring additional video content.[11] One such program will feature the Renegades' move from Australia to the United States. Additional content will be available on Bleacher Report's Team Stream App.[12]


Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
Invitational 2019
2019-01-25 2019-01-25 to 2019-01-27
FaZe Clan Cloud9
Premier 2018
2018-07-21 2018-07-21 to 2018-07-29
Astralis Team Liquid
Major: Boston 2018
2018-01-12 2018-01-12 to 2018-01-28
Cloud9 FaZe Clan
Premier 2017
2017-09-08 2017-09-08 to 2017-10-13
FaZe Clan Astralis
Clash for Cash: The Rematch
2017-06-16 2017-06-16
Major: Atlanta 2017
2017-01-22 2017-01-22 to 2017-01-29
Season 2
2016-10-21 2016-10-21 to 2016-12-03
OpTic Gaming Astralis
Season 1
2016-05-24 2016-05-24 to 2016-07-30
$1,400,000 Fnatic
Road to Vegas
2016-01-07 2016-01-07
OpTic Gaming Lounge Gaming


  1. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO".
  2. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO".
  3. Allegra Frank (2015-09-24). "eSports comes to primetime on TBS in 2016 with Counter-Strike: Global Offensiv".
  4. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO".
  5. Richard Lewis (2017-08-17). "Turner set to unveil televised esports league featuring CS:GO".
  6. timewarner (2015-09-24). "Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and WME".
  7. Nick Schwartz (2015-09-23). "Turner buys into eSports with creation of new 'Counter-Strike' league".
  8. Chris Higgins (2015-09-24). "Turner Broadcasting unveils new televised CS:GO league".
  9. Darren Heitner (2015-12-05). "New Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) League Announces $1.2 Million Prize Pool".
  10. Paresh Dave (2015-09-23). "Competitive video gaming is set to return to TV in 2016".
  11. Jared Wynne (2015-11-06). "Turner plans to partner with an online streaming company, expand into other esports".
  12. timewarner (2015-09-24). "Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and WME".