ESL And DreamHack Sign Deal With CSPPA For ESL Pro Tour
Posted 17th January 2020 By: Derpina    161 Views
Esports News – ESL and DreamHack, two of the biggest esports organizers in the world entered into an agreement with the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA) to improve the system and framework of the ESL Pro Tour inside and out.
The agreement is the first of its kind in the esports industry, but it has been a standard practice in traditional sports competitions. Ultimately, it aims to establish a system for CS:GO-sponsored tournaments and forge a strong bond among the involved organizations.
In a press release led by Mads Øland, CEO of the CSPPA, the organization explained the main goal of the agreement: “The agreement solidifies the working partnership between CSPPA, ESL and DreamHack, and establishes the best possible basis for us to work together on elevating professional CS:GO to the benefit of all stakeholders involved and for the players to deliver a performance which meets the highest standards demanded by the global CS:GO community and the game and its 20-year legacy.”
The agreement covers all 20 major events and other competitions under ESL Pro Tour, the new global circuit established by ESL and DreamHack. It will mainly benefit the players and tournament organizers of CS:GO tournaments sponsored by the two organizers.
Currently, the terms include administering the tournament circuit, player rights, tournament conditions, and tournament breaks (winter and summer). Later on, the three organizations will work on player contracts, player intellectual property rights, and potential partnerships.
Specifically, CSPPA handles the improvement of the working conditions of the players. Through research and monitoring, the job of CSPPA is to provide input from players regarding tournament-related matters. Further, they are also responsible for electing representatives for the ESL Pro League Player Council to govern the tournament.
ESL and DreamHack, meanwhile, vows to retain their current standard and function. They monitor and take care of the training needs analysis by providing travel and hotel accommodation for seven members per team, group stage venues and private practice rooms inside the hotel, and strategic locations and venues for the playoffs.
The agreement takes effect immediately, starting with IEM Katowice 2020 in February. The Katowice event is the very first major of the ESL Pro Tour 2020.