ESL announces 13 partnership teams; all 24 teams for ESL Pro League Season 11 revealed
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ESL has announced its 13 partnership teams for the ESL Pro League.
These 13 organizations will be a part of a long-term partnership with ESL that will guarantee them a place in the ESL Pro League, while the other 11 will have to qualify every season. The 13 partnership teams will also have a number of reserved spots at ESL Pro Tour tournaments.
The now Louvre Agreement, previously called the LANXESS agreement, is no longer a rumor with this announcement. This LANXESS agreement was leaked earlier this year, revealing clauses that stated these teams would not be able to compete in other leagues. Valve released a Keeping Things Competitive statement late in 2019 that said that the developer did not like terms like these in agreements. ESL stated that they would rework the agreement to exclude this measure, but a new agreement has yet to be released.
The 13 teams announced here will be majority stakeholders in the new league:
- Evil Geniuses
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Liquid
- Team Vitality
- 100 Thieves
Here are the other 11 confirmed teams competing in ESL Pro League Season 11:
The 13 partnership teams listed here are all within the top 15 teams in the world, leaving very little top teams for competing league FLASHPOINT.