A new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league operated by FACEIT is coming in March, and it has one of the greatest teams of talent we’ve seen in a long time.
FACEIT’s new league, which has the code name ‘B-site’, begins in March and is the brainchild of both Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields and former Overwatch League caster Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles. The league is being designed for “adults, not Disney,” and it’s clear FACEIT wants to get off to a good start with its impressive talent lineup.
Auguste ‘Semmler’ Massonnat, who recently revealed he left the Overwatch League because the meta made it difficult for him to cast, will be joining the new league, although it’s not clear whether he’ll be casting or take control of the desk. Sean ‘seangares’ Gares will take on analyst duties alongside Thorin, and Freya Spiers will be the stage host.
Anders ‘Anders’ Blume, Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole, Daniel ‘ddk’ Kapadia, and James ‘JZFB’ Bardolph have all been confirmed as the league’s casters, and MonteCristo says he’ll make an appearance at some point too.
A new CS:GO League. Coming March 2020.
— ECS (@ecs) January 23, 2020
Rumours of B-site first circulated following a DBLTAP report that indicated FACEIT would drop the Esports Championship Series to begin work on a new tournament. However, this league is set to overlap with the ESL Pro League, meaning ESL will have to find different talent for its event.
The 12 teams participating in the league have not yet been revealed, although early reports indicate that Cloud9, MIBR, Gen.G, Dignitas, and Mad Lions are involved.