NPCL becomes official partner of ESL in Russia
Today we are proud to announce the official partner of ESL in Russia: The National Professional Cybersport League (NPCL). The Opening Ceremony of NPCL Regular Championship Season 2 seems to become one of the biggest eSports events 2006 in Russia. Three main events are on the agenda in one evening.
The NPCL was established three years ago. Each year, one season was played. In the first season the games Counter-Strike, Starcraft - Broodwar and Warcraft 3 were supported. In the last two seasons Counter-Strike was the only game in NPCL. In every season, the 12 best Russian teams are playing against each other. The prize money is pretty spectacular: The teams are getting $66,000 in match bonusses during the season and another $18,000 at the offline finals (all in all $84,000 prize money).

Standings Last Season:
    1. Virtus.pro
    2. TRAP
    3. Seven.pro
    4. Begrip Gaming

The opening ceremony for the fourth season will be seperated into three main parts:

ESL comes to Russia:

NPCL becomes an official partner of ESL in Russia. As special guest of the ceremony, CEO of Turtle Entertainment Jens Hilgers will make a presentation of the ESL to Russian gamers.

Next season's team draw:

The 12 best Russian teams were chosen to take part in the next season of NPCL Regular Championship. The official public draw on the stage of "4GAME" center will start the new 5 months of the toughest Russian Counter-Strike matches. The points to be announced: 66 matches, prize money, schedule and special rules.

Show match:

Last but not least, the attendees will see the exciting show match between two of the world's best Counter-Strike teams. If not prevented by force majeure, the Norwegian all-stars from MeetYourMakers are facing the Russian powerhouse Virtus.pro. Both teams are currently fighting for €160,000 in prize money at the Extreme Masters by ESL.

Meet Your Makers vs. Moscow Five
sot3k, Tuesday, 05/12/06 22:14
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