(Sunday, February 22, 2015) – CEVO, North America’s largest competitive online PC gaming league, and MLG, the global leader in eSports and premium video network, today announced a partnership to host the CEVO-P CS:GO Season 6 LAN Finals at the MLG.tv Arena in Columbus, Ohio from Monday, April 13th to Wednesday, April 15th and broadcast the CEVO-P CS:GO Season 6 Online Playoffs from Sunday, February 22nd to Thursday, February 26th on MLG.tv.
The CEVO-P Season 6 LAN Finals will feature the top four North American CS:GO teams from Season 6, competing in a three-day tournament for their share of just over $11,500 USD. The action will kick off Monday, April 13th and continue through to the grand finals match on Wednesday, April 15th. Leading up to the event, CEVO will host the CEVO-P CS:GO Season 6 Online Playoffs, broadcast on MLG.tv to determine the four qualified teams.
The CEVO-P Season 6 Online Playoffs will feature the top eight teams from Season 6, competing all week in a double elimination (bo3) bracket to secure one of the four LAN Finals invitations. The first playoff matches begin on Sunday, February 22nd and will continue throughout the week until Thursday, February 26th.
CEVO-P Season 6: Playoff Brackets – http://cevo.com/event/cs-globaloffensive/bracket/co2nbzvr/
Be sure to catch all of the CS:GO action starting on Sunday, February 22nd at http://tv.majorleaguegaming.com/channel/playcevo.
More information about the CEVO-P Season 6 LAN Finals including the qualified teams, event format, broadcast schedule, and information for spectators will be released in the coming weeks.
CEVO is a global eSports company built around North America’s largest competitive online PC gaming league. Founded in December of 2004 with the intention to transform competitive online gaming into a professional sport, CEVO has been hosting both free and pay-to-pay tournaments across a variety of AAA titles for almost 10 years. Through CEVO-TV we are also engaged in online broadcasting and other digital media. Additionally, CEVO offers event management, marketing, development, and design solutions for clients looking to get involved in the business of eSports. For more information visit cevo.com.
About Major League Gaming (MLG):
MLG is the leader in eSports delivering premium gaming content to viewers through its streaming platform – MLG.tv and promoting eSports globally through premier competition. MLG.tv is one of the fastest growing broadcast networks worldwide reaching 20 million highly-engaged fans each month via web, mobile, connected TVs, gaming consoles and social media. MLG pioneered the eSports industry as the longest-running competitive gaming league in North America and through Gamebattles, the largest cross platform online gaming tournament system with 9 million registered users. For more information: MLG.tv.
About Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
CS:GO is the latest installment in the Counter-Strike series. Since it was launched in August of 1999, Counter-Strike has become one the most played online games of all time, and the series has sold over 25 million copies. In the past year, CS:GO’s player numbers have increased by more than 250%, and over $3.5 mil have been paid to community content creators making and selling new items and levels for the games.