In a bid to carry extra Counter-Strike: World Offensive groups to its flagship ESL Professional League, ESL Professional League Commissioner Alex Inglot introduced the official launch of the “Request for Proposals” system. Groups that specific an curiosity in competing on the ESL Professional League degree can submit a type after which a evaluation course of will happen. This search was voted on and authorized by the present ESL Professional League groups as a way to usher in one other group for Season 14 and past.
The EPL commissioner has already engaged in casual conversations with greater than 15 groups trying to be a part of the league. Nevertheless, in accordance with the group, it now feels that this can be a good time to carry on one other partnered group with the league having fun with good monetary footing. ESL’s Co-CEO Ralf Reichert stated of the search, “…with our foundations now in place and a powerful monetary yr behind us, it was the correct time to discover if and the way we may prolong this stability and alternative to a different group.
After filling out the curiosity type, groups will endure a evaluation course of that may search to search out out extra info on the organizations’ financials and possession/authorized traits. Aggressive efficiency, model imaginative and prescient, and values, market analysis and engagement ranges, personnel and infrastructure setup may also be a spotlight of the group evaluation.
The method shall be carried out in six phases that cowl the whole lot from beginning the search to member groups voting on the group to be included.
Section and timeline for group addition:
Section 1: RFP Launch to be accomplished by March 25;
Section 2: Invitation Section (three weeks) the place groups will submit signed formal Declarations of Curiosity and NDAs;
Section 3: Submission section (4 weeks) the place potential groups obtain applicant pack, evaluation and ship proposals;
Section 4: Commissioner evaluation (three weeks) that may see the commissioner undertake an preliminary evaluation of all proposals;
Section 5: Bidding course of (one week) the place organizations make binding provides for league slots;
Section 6: Member Assembly Vote (two weeks) govt board makes suggestion.
Any organizations can go to right here for extra info.
Editor’s word: The story has been up to date with some clarifications on group and commissioner designations to keep away from confusion.