$60,000 sound good?
If money, fame, and godlike skills are your goals, you pro-gamers need to register right now; the North American ESports Entertainment (ESEA) League pro-tourney is now open. Running till Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 11:59pm CST, gamers will have until that time to register, and then they will have one week to get acquainted to the league rules/regulations and set up for their matches.
Matches will start on Sunday, January 9th, 2011.
Season 7 was quite a winner, with matches being played in Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, and Team Fortress 2. So now Season 8 will have some new changes, one major change being the addition of Starcraft II to the mix of games played. And some bonuses are also included for free, such as Mumble VOIP Support, IRC Stat tracking to prove how great a gamer you are, and more proof of your l337 skills with access to your game performances recorded via the Source Engine in-game demo recorder (both in-game match view and POV demos available).
Key Changes From Season 7 to Season 8:
- Increased prize pot from $56,550 to $60,000+
- Addition of Starcraft II division
- Every registered team will receive a free Mumble VOIP server
- Increased number of League servers on new hardware to ease scheduling availability
Features of ESEA League include:
- Two matches per week for all divisions
- Complete web match scheduling
- SMS scheduling alerts
- All matches played on our ESEA servers across eight locations
- Protection from our industry leading anti-cheat / config locking Client
- Helpful team of handpicked paid league Admins who are active in each community
- Complete box scores and stats for EVERY match (just as we have for pugs and scrims)
- HL TV and Source-TV demo downloads for every match within 5 minutes of matches finishing
- Automatic live HL TV and Source-TV for every match (unlimited number of spectators)
- Automatic live IRC score-bots for every match
- Automatic POV demo recording
- User prediction system for every match
- LAN event for all Invite division playoffs
- You build your permanent league record
No major details yet, especially with team arrangements, prize pot breakdowns, and map rotations for the games, but here is your chance to win 60K worth of goodness. So get yer butts in gear and sign up now!
More info and sign-up page [via ESEA Season 8 Tournament]