The ESL Pro League CS:GO competition will return for another two seasons in 2017, with $2 million on the line throughout the course of the year.
The two million prize pool gives each season a prize pool of $1 million, which is a 25% increase on last season. ESL have said that the Pro League in 2017 will feature more teams from more regions, although specifics were not mentioned.
Season 5 of the ESL Pro League kicks off on February 7th 2017, and runs through to June 4th, when the LAN final ends. The LAN final will take place at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, Texas on June 3rd and 4th. Amazingly this will be the first LAN finals in the States for the Pro League.
Season 6 of the Pro League will then run from August to November with the finals in December. Exact dates are yet to be announced.
The ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals once again showcased world class CS:GO in a thriving esports region,” said Ulrich Schulze, VP Pro Gaming at ESL. 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.”
We are continuing to make Pro League bigger and better. Through increased prize money, expanding the regions to introduce new teams, and holding our Season 5 Finals in the United States, we are confident that 2017 will be the most exciting year in Pro League's history,” said Ken Hershman, Commissioner and Executive Chairman of WESA.