ESL, ESEA team up with Mountain Dew for CS:GO pro tournament
Esports continues to generate interest even on non-IT or computer related brands as big beverage name Mountain Dew collaborates with ESL and ESEA for a Counter Strike: Global Offensive pro tournament.
ESEA, or the Esports Entertainment Association, one of the largest online competitive gaming communities, has revealed that they will be working together with popular beverage brand Mountain Dew for the upcoming Mountain Dew League, a tournament aimed at breeding the next generation of pro players for Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
The Mountain Dew League will grant players in the North American and European regions a chance to make it to the big leagues as the top teams will get a chance to qualify for the next sesason of the ESL Pro CS:GO League, and as well as help nurture pro players along the way as Mountain Dew aims to provide the competing players with tools and training, such as online tutorials and professional coaches.
In a statement by ESL CEO Craig Levine, Mountain Dew “provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional gamers to realize their dreams on a global stage” as it aims to find the “next generation of Counter-Strike superstars“.
The MDL will kick-off this coming August 27 to 28, 2016 together with the Mountain Dew Last Chance Qualifier, where it will choose 24 from a pool of possibly over 7000 players that compete in CS:GO’s ranked matchmaking, the chosen teams will the battle it out for 8 weeks in the Mountain Dew League season, and will culminate in the Mountain Dew Championship this coming December.