ELEAGUE zooms into its second season on TBS with Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO). The digital warring world has found a comfortable home in an unlikely old-school venue — cable television. Given the size of the player base, it’s probably no surprise: Counter-Strike has been one of the most played first-person shooter video games since its release in 1999, with more than 25 million units sold, and it has had huge success in the competitive gaming circuits that ELEAGUE is all about.
TBS reported that its first season of televising the ELEAGUE season brought 19 million viewers to the channel, a figure especially rich in the coveted 18-to-34 year old male demographic. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition was also shown on Twitch. The Season 2 North American preliminary round kicks off Friday at 10pm on TBS. The league consists of 24 teams from around the globe vying for $1.4 million in prize money.