A couple of weeks ago, I covered the semifinals and championship of ELeague Season One, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, for ESPN. It was the culmination of a 10-week competition that started with 24 teams, all playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. These are all professional teams, complete with sponsorships, coaches, etc. It’s serious business with lots of money on the line. The winners, Virtus.Pro, took home $400k after defeating FNATIC. Above, Robin Ronnquist (flusha), who plays for FNATIC, warms up for the semifinal round against NA’VI.
I covered the first week finals, back in May, also for ESPN. The first nine weeks of season one were played at a custom-built studio at Turner Studios in Atlanta. I’m already looking forward to next season!
Wiktor Wojtas (TaZ) of Virtus.pro celebrates winning the Championship against FNATIC.