It has been a while since we heard much from our owner’s organisation camp. Rasta Gaming has announced their return to competitive CS:GO with a brand new team ready to hit various LAN events and online events over the course of 2018. It is a team that is very much comprised of some familiar names within the UK scene.
A brand new season of ESL Premiership kicks off once again tonight, and what a cracking unpredictable season we have in store here. As the UK scene comes out of a lengthy vacation period between last events of 2017 and the beginning of events this year, we now have the crown jewel back at the top of our agenda. ESL Premiership this season boasts £12,000 in Prize pool, and instead of the 8 teams we have become accustomed to, we have 10. This merited a bit more exposure on the league itself, and a chance for players to chip in and build some branding to help them elevate to new levels in the UK Counter-Strike scene.
It’s a little bit of time since the end of ESEA Season 26, but thanks to ESL’s announcement we now know the teams who have managed to qualify to the ESL Premiership – the highest possible (now that Gfinity Elite Series has dropped CS:GO) and longest running (7 seasons) league within the UK. After a very long and tiring season for many teams, over 89 teams competed in the season with 32 teams making the playoffs to find the four teams who would join the other four teams in ESL Premiership.
TLR.esports have recently announced that they have returned to UK Counter-Strike by picking up a rather interesting team. It has been a while since TLR were around officially, as it around a year since they last had their official roster when they announced the picking up of ProjectX at the time.