The theme of the new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league has so far been just something that has been rumored. Today, however, we finally got to know the specifics, and the league which as a placeholder is called B Site has become a fact.
The first information was published via the official ECS Twitter account, which is not surprising due to recent reports that FACEIT intended to end its own league to focus on the upcoming B Site. Either way, there is not much information because we still do not know a lot, including the list of teams that we will be able to watch, but instead, we met the analyst and commentary cast of the entire event. Among the announced ones, there were interesting, recognizable names on the CS:GO stage, but there were also a few surprises.
One of them was undoubtedly the presence of Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, who until now has been associated with League of Legends and Overwatch. It was with this second game that he was involved in the last few years, commenting on the Overwatch League, but a few days ago he revealed that we will not see him in the third season. Now we know that he will cooperate with B Site — on the video material published by ECS he received the title of “special guest”.
A new CS:GO League. Coming March 2020.
— ECS (@ecs) January 23, 2020
In addition to the American, willingness to cooperate with the new league was also expressed by Anders “Anders” Blume and Jason “moses” O’Toole, two casters known to all Counter-Strike fans. During the broadcasts from B Site, we will also see Duncan “Thorin” Shields, who is always controversial, and who will also act as the creative director of the entire competition. At the same time, it seems that Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat decided to return to CS after a long time, who, like MonteCristo mentioned above, spent the last few years on Blizzard’s Overwatch.
The full cast of the new league is as follows:
According to the announcement, the new league with a working name B Site is expected to start in March this year. We remind you that, according to recent rumors, the slot in the league cost up to $2 million and its prize pool is also expected to be the same. Potential participants include, among others, Astralis, Cloud9, Dignitas, MIBR, and TSM.