Esports events operator StarLadder has announced a partnership with betting platform Parimatch to host a $100,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league.
The Parimatch League CS:GO will feature 16 teams between Europe and CIS with competition spanning between April 4th and May 3rd. The event will be separated into two groups between Europe and CIS with up to 12 invited teams. At the time of writing, Virtus.pro, forZe and Spirit are the only teams revealed as invites. The remaining four slots into the Parimatch League CS:GO can be earned through one of two open qualifiers for each region.
The announcement marks StarLadder’s return to Counter-Strike, having remained dormant since October after wrapping up the StarSeries i-League Season 8. Prior to that, the tournament organizers had secured a Valve Major with the StarLadder Berlin Major, which saw Astralis earn its fourth championship.
Parimatch League CS:GO will run off the following schedule:
Open qualifiers: April 4th-5th
Group stage: April 13th-26th
Final stage: May 1st-3rd