Today, the ESL announced the details of the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League in 2017.
According to ESL, the CSO:GO Pro League in 2017 will return with more teams and regions, a record-setting prize pool, and for the first time, an offline finals in the United States. The total ESL Pro League 2017 prize pool will be US$2 million (US$1 million per season) a 25% increase from last year’s US$1.5 million.
ESL Pro League Season 5 will run from February to May with the Finals in June and Season 6 will be held from August to November with the Finals in December. ESL aslo announced that in order to ensure that all teams can participate in other tournaments, next year’s schedule has been built taking already announced events and leagues into consideration, with Pro League matches happening Tuesday to Thursday every week.
Ulrich Schulze, VP Pro Gaming at ESL added the following:
“The ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals once again showcased world class CS:GO in a thriving esports region.ESL brought more than 6,000 happy visitors to Sao Paulo and broke our viewership records for Pro League. We are excited to continue this growth and improvement in 2017 with an even larger global reach and increased prizing.”
Ticket sales and further event information will be available in the coming weeks.