Some of the world’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) organisations will see their academy rosters do battle once again in the WePlay Academy League.
Season 2 of the league will start on September 27th 2021. It will kick off with a group stage, with two groups adopting a GSL format. The strongest team from each group will proceed to the double-elimination playoffs, while the teams which take the last place in their respective groups will be eliminated from the competition.
The remaining organisations will fight for the two vacant slots in the playoffs during the last chance group.
The playoff stage will take place offline at the WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv, and the total prize pool of the second season will once again be $100,000.
The same teams from the first season will take part once again:
- NAVI Junior
- Young Ninjas
- mouz NXT
- BIG. OMEN Academy
- Astralis Talent
- Fnatic Rising
- FURIA Academy
The teams will consist of at least four players aged between 16 and 20 years old. Each team will be allowed to field one player aged over 20.
In terms of the event schedule, the group stage will take place from September 28th to October 5th, the last chance group will occur from October 7th to 9th and the playoff stage will take place from November 12th to 14th 2021.
The news comes after Mouz NXT won the CSGO WePlay Academy League’s inaugural season, with the UK’s Fnatic Rising finish third.
You can watch the WePlay Academy League Season 2 on the official WePlay CSGO Twitch channel, as well as the WePlay Smart TV application.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.