LEAGUE is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league broadcast on TBS. Turner and WME | IMG, have partnered to create ELEAGUE, unprecedented in its size, scope and production value. For the first time in gaming history, in addition to over 30 hours of weekly competition streamed live digitally, eSports will be exhibited regularly on a fully-distributed national television platform, TBS, and will be staged, produced and promoted in a manner reflective of other major traditional American sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball.
During ELEAGUE’s weekly group stages, each of the four teams will play one another twice in a round-robin system on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each victory will award the winning team with one point, which will be added up at the end of play on Wednesdays to rank the group. A semifinal for the group will be held on Thursdays matching up the 1st and 4th ranked teams and 2nd and 3rd ranked teams, with the winners of those matches competing in the Friday night showcase on TBS.
The winner of the group will punch their ticket to the playoffs, beginning in Week 9, while the runner-ups will get a second opportunity in the “Last Chance Qualifier” round in Week 8, it is a single elimination Best-of-Three braclet where two teams qualify for the playoffs.
The Playoffs is a Best-of-Five single elimination bracket that begins July 21st with the quarterfinals and the Grand Final is held on the 31st of July.