SteelSeries Announce a new CS league in China

SteelSeries Announce a new CS league in China

After the recent investment in a SteelSeries retail shop in Zhengzhou China, SteelSeries looks to further its investment in the Chinese eSports market, specifically the Counter-Strike scene.  A new eSports media outlet known as, Chinese Cyber Sports Kingom (CCSK)has partnered up with SteelSeries to form a new league for local Counter-Strike teams.

China once had a strong Counter-Strike scene with the likes of wNv.CN and GM; however, now there are seemingly no professional teams left in China – resulting in no leagues for the once thriving eSport.

This new league, which boasts a $875 prize pool, with additional hardware prizes, will attempt to give a platform for Chinese Counter-Strike teams to stand on.  The league itself will play host to notable teams such as Tyloo gaming, e-future, and DuskBin.hk.

The league will consist of a 12 conference qualifier, where the top three teams from each qualifier will perform in a regular season.  From here, the playoffs will consist of a “King of the Game” format.

Below you can see the prize distribution and schedule of events:

Schedule of Events

Sign up – April 20th to May 3rd
Conference Qualifier (no HLTV) – May 7th to May 15th
Regular season – May 20th to July 21st
Playoffs – August 6th to August 7th
Grand Finals – August 14th – August 15th

Maps: de_dust2, de_inferno, de_nuke, de_train, de_tuscan
Note: All matches other than the Conference Qualifier will be broadcasted by HLTV and YY (Chinese Internet Radio)

Prize Distribution

1st - $435 + SteelSeries Siberia v2 x5
2nd - $290 + SteelSeries Xai Laser x5
3rd - $150 + SteelSeries Kinzu Optical x5

Regular Season MVP – SteelSeries 6G v2

Stay tuned to Fnatic.com as we will bring you updates on the matches and announce when the regular season begins with the proper broadcasting schedule and information.

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9 comments

  • roychez roychez
    Posted Apr 27, 2011 at 12:03

    How much I like the idea, I don't think CS is the best thing for SteelSeries to invest in in China at the moment. There are not a lot of teams out there. It's great to see their support though. What have been even more better (I feel at least) is that they invested in StarCraft 2 in China, since they finally are in the beta stages over there and SteelSeries could really lay a foundation and grab the reign in the Chinese StarCraft 2 scene.

  • roychez roychez
    Posted Apr 27, 2011 at 12:20

    Can do both as well of course!

  • Cameron Cameron
    Posted Apr 27, 2011 at 14:16

    Im not going to disagree with you, because I do feel right now is the absolute perfect time to jump into SC2 in China, but this is great in my opinion, Im glad to see Tyloo and DuskBin.hk with something to play in : )

  • roychez roychez
    Posted Apr 27, 2011 at 14:21

    I agree that it is very nice for Chinese CS, but from a business point of view it's kind of weird to invest in Chinese CS at the moment :) But I'm sure you understand that

  • Cameron Cameron
    Posted Apr 27, 2011 at 16:19

    It isn't a lot of money, and they will capture all of the Chinese CS fans, as well as some international ones via the HLTV streams should western media get a hold of it, so it makes sense business-wise. It isn't like they are spending thousands of dollars, they are just giving some products and a tiny amount of cash. Seems like a good deal to me : )

  • roychez roychez
    Posted Apr 27, 2011 at 16:38

    Fair enough!

  • z1n0 z1n0
    Posted Apr 28, 2011 at 11:11

    Not a ton of money though, Roald ^^

  • roychez roychez
    Posted Apr 28, 2011 at 12:01

    Yeah, that's why I said "Fair enough!" to Cameron :P

  • Noname Noname
    Posted Apr 30, 2011 at 13:25

    In a country swarmed by RTS games, it's good to know there's still some leagues for the others!