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Professional Esports Association

Professional Esports Association
Professional Esports Association logo.svg
GameCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Founded2016[1]
CommissionerBoard of Governors (interim)
No. of teams8
CountriesNorth America
Official websitewww.proesports.org

Professional Esports Association (PEA) is an upcoming professional video gaming and esports league set to launch in 2017. Its founding members include esports teams Team Solomid, Cloud9, Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming, Immortals, NRG Esports, and compLexity Gaming.[2] The PEA will have a minimum $1 million prize pool for its first year, with the first confirmed competition being a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league beginning in January 2017. The organization was created with the aim of having a "stable, healthy, long-term environment for the players."[3] The league plans to institute a new profit sharing system not seen in the current esports environment.[4] The PEA is owned and run by its teams, unlike other esports leagues.[5]

On February 17, 2017, Professional Esports Association commissioner Jason Katz and additional staff were relieved from their positions on Friday, the organization announced. Katz was the commissioner since the association's inception in the summer of 2016. The association says its Board of Governors will conduct business in the interim and will appoint sub committees.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Professional eSports Association". proesports.org. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  2. ^ "Professional esports Association unveiled, announces CS:GO league". espn.com. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  3. ^ "The Professional esports Association officially launches in 2017". engadget.com. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. ^ "Owner-operated PEA wants to improve player pay in esports". mashable.com. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  5. ^ "North American esports orgs form PEA, a new team-owned esports league". esports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  6. ^ Wolf, Jacob (February 17, 2017). "Professional Esports Association (PEA) commissioner Jason Katz and additional staff were relieved from their positions on Friday, the organization announced". ESPN. Retrieved July 2, 2019.