Parimatch sportsbook, in partnership with Starladder, introduces a new CS:GO league; Parimatch League CS:GO. The league features the 16 best teams from Europe and the Confederation of Independent States (CIS). The teams will battle for the title and the USD $100K prize pool from April 4 to May 3.
Stepan Shulga, head of esports at Parimatch, introduced the league today. In a press release via Field Level Media, Shulga revealed Parimatch’s plans to offer online CS:GO events today and in the future: “Now is the time to focus our resources on online events. I’m sure that spectators who are forced to stay home and thus help to positively resolve the situation in the world will be satisfied with our tournament.”
The 16 CS:GO teams come from different sources and regions—Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. The first set of teams are directly invited and confirmed to attend. The list includes forZe, Virtus.pro, Syman, pro100, Gambit Youngsters, and Team Spirit. Their opponents will be the winners of Parimatch League CS:GO open qualifiers scheduled to take place between April 4 and 5.
It will be followed by the group stage from April 13-26. Eight teams from Europe and 8 teams from the CIS play in their groups to determine two winners each. The grand final, which will take olace between May 1-3, features another double-elimination bracket to settle the winner.