Major esport organisations launch new team-owned CS:GO leagueFlashpoint aims to address “lack of stability and long-term investment” issues of current pro sceneHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterWednesday 5th February 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareAn ambitious Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) league has launched today, with hopes of tackling the “lack of stability and long-term investment” issues currently facing the professional scene. Founded by leading esport organisations such as Cloud9 and Dignitas among others, Flashpoint is the first CS:GO league to be owned and operated by its teams. A statement issued on behalf of Flashpoint said the league was formed to address issues threatening the future of CS:GO as an esport. “Flashpoint was created in partnership with some of the longest serving members of the community as a response to the current issues putting competitive CS:GO at risk, and is committed to establishing a new league that puts players and teams at the forefront of the operation.” reads the statement. “Each team in the league will be free to participate in tournaments outside of Flashpoint’s two annual seasons, including Majors or circuit events hosted by independent tournament organisers.” Team-funded organisation B Site has been founded to manage Flashpoint, and will be responsible for developing sustainability and prosperity for the league. Meanwhile, esport production company FaceIt has been brought on board to operate the league. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Promising a “gritter show” targeted at adults, Flashpoint will take inspiration from professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Players will receive the highest revenue share in esports, and the league offers one of the largest CS:GO prize pools, totalling $2 million in 2020; it will also operate an open circuit to find new talent, and provide financial support for new teams. Flashpoint Open Qualifiers begin on February 6, 2020 across Europe, North America, and South America. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesMTG loses money in Q1 despite greater revenuesESL Gaming parent company doesn’t expect a significant return to live esports events until 2022By Brendan Sinclair 12 days agoGrid secures $10m in Series A fundingGerman-based esports data company will use the “investment to take on the US”By Jeffrey Rousseau A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.